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Verdi Chorus Performs "Hidden Gems"

The Verdi Chorus pulled out all of their "Hidden Gems" for their Spring performances at the acoustically-sound First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica. In their 32nd year, the chorus continues t...

 
 By Steven Lieberman    Events   

Verdi Chorus To Perform In Santa Monica This Month

The Verdi Chorus takes great pride in announcing the continuation of its 32nd year with their spring concert entitled Hidden Gems. On April 25 and 26 they will present a gala recital of some...

 

Coach Explains Why Kings Missed The Playoffs

It was the final regular season game for the Los Angeles Kings, a team that was eliminated from playoff contention, but they came out and ended the season with a bang by beating the San Jose Sharks,...

 

Rollins' Homer Gives Dodgers Opening Day Win

Former Dodger Matt Kemp drove in all three of the Padres runs, but it was the former Philly, Jimmy Rollins, and his three-run blast in the eighth that would out-shadow Kemp and help the Dodgers to...

 

Cat Stevens Appears At Nokia Theatre

Yusuf, formerly known as the incomparable Cat Stevens, made a stop on his "Peace Train" on December 14 during his five-city swing of America to present his "U.S. Peace Train...Late Again Tour 2014."...

 

LA Chamber Orchestra Opens With Special Performance

The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) opened its “Baroque Conversations” series on Thursday at Zipper Concert Hall at The Colburn School in downtown Los Angeles. It was a special affair honoring James Arkatov, artistic founder of LACO and...

 

Los Angeles Master Chorale Excels In Holiday Concert

Grant Gershon, esteemed Artistic Director/Conductor of the Los Angeles Master Chorale (LAMC), filled the Walt Disney Concert Hall with his passion and joy as they presented their annual holiday concerts. He channeled his un-rivaled enthusiasm during...

 

Verdi Chorus' Concert Is A Triumph

The Verdi Chorus triumphed in their presentation of their fall concerts titled “Distant Lands” this past weekend at the acoustically-sound First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica. The chorus is one of the jewels of the Los Angeles opera...

 

Kings Rally To Defeat Ducks

The Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks "faced-off" in the always much-anticipated "Freeway" rivalry at Staples Center on Saturday. The Ducks were playing without an injured Corey Perry, one of their...

 

Clippers Win First Game For New Owner

The stage was finally set for the Los Angeles Clippers home opener on the day before Halloween. The NBA strategically chose the Oklahoma City Thunder, a great rival who eliminated the Clippers in the...

 

Champion Kings Lose Season Opener

It was a big day for the Los Angeles Kings last Wednesday. They opened up the 2014-15 NHL season, received their long-awaited championship rings the day before, and finally got to raise their second Stanley Cup championship banner to the rafters at...

 

$2 Billion Later Ballmer Takes LA by Storm

By Steven Lieberman Observer Reporter Steve Ballmer, Clippers new owner, approached the stage at Staples Center today like a boxer making his way to the ring as all of his adoring fans lavished him...

 

Dodgers vs Angels

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw got off to a rocky start in the second game of the two-game homestand against their “I-5” rival Angels, but thanks to closer Kenley Jansen striking out all three batters he faced in the ninth, and then pinch-hitter...

 

Dream Job: Being a Laker Girl

Every July, there is summer excitement brewing at the Toyota Sports Center, the Lakers headquarters and practice facility in El Segundo. No, it wasn't the news that Jeremy Lin was just traded to the...

 

Dodgers Win With Kershaw Shutout

Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers pitching ace and arguably "the best pitcher in the world" according to teammate Matt Kemp, finished off the Cardinals on Sunday by hurling 13 strikeouts in seven innings...

 

Kings Win Stanley Cup At Home

By Steven Lieberman Observer Reporter No team in the history of the National Hockey League (NHL) has ever won the Stanley Cup by winning three seventh games on the road in the first three playoff...

 

Sterling Saga Moves Forward With Clippers Sale

After a recording of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling making racist remarks was released in April, he was fined $2.5 million, banned from NBA games for life, and forced to sell the team alon...

 

Kings Win, Salute Retiring Salanne

By Steven Lieberman Observer Reporter It has been a miraculous run for the Los Angeles Kings so far in the playoffs. In round one, they managed to pull off a reverse sweep of the San Jose Sharks,...

 

Giants Give Dodgers More Trouble

It was a heated four-game series battle between the Dodgers and Giants this past weekend at Dodger Stadium -- one of the best rivalries in sports history. The Giants put forth a "Giant" effort as...

 

Verdi Chorus Scores Again

Anne Marie Ketchum, Music Director and Founding Artistic Director for The Verdi Chorus (now Frank and Merle Strauss Artistic Director), pulled out all the stops for their Spring performances this past...

 

Master Chorale Celebrates 50th Anniversary

The Los Angeles Master Chorale, a cultural icon heralded around the globe for its exceptional artistry, pulled out the stops for their 50th anniversary weekend celebration. The program featured two performances of Bach’s B Minor Mass - the choral...

 

Ducks Win Dodger Stadium Hockey Spectacle

The NHL's 2014 Coors Light Stadium Series made a stop at Dodger Stadium on Saturday night which featured the Southland rival Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks in the first-ever regular season...

 

Clippers Expose Lakers' Problems

An injury-depleted Lakers team was dominated by the Clippers, their intra-Staples Center rivals, being blown-out, 123-87, on Friday. The 36-point victory margin was the Clippers’ largest ever against the Lakers, besting a 125-94 victory in 1992 at...

 

UCLA Loss Gives Arizona State South Title

The Arizona State Sun Devils will be playing in their first Pac-12 Championship, game as they defeated UCLA at the Rose Bowl on Saturday, 38-33. The Sun Devils got off to a quick start, running the ball six times for 67 yards on their first...

 

Verdi Chorus Celebrates Giuseppe Verdi's 200th Birthday

I know that Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi is smiling with pleasure from the beyond as The Verdi Chorus presented their fall gala concerts this past weekend in honor of his 200th birthday at First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica. The...

 

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