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We’ve Got You Covered

By Victoria Looseleaf We’re writing as fast as we can, but it seems like there’s never enough time to meet deadlines, cross the pond, be at the Music Center multiple times in a week, read actual books, get to performances … Continue reading

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Motherless Days of May

By Victoria Looseleaf Thank God for arts and culture, otherwise we don’t think we would have been able to get through this trying period. (Do the half-green/half-purple jacaranda trees signify our mood – drought-stricken and unable to be in full … Continue reading

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The Cruelest Month

By Victoria Looseleaf How is it that March, which came in like a lion and went out like a, well, pitbull, escaped us (at least from our blogging point of view)? It’s not as if nothing transpired. It’s actually that … Continue reading

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February Flip-Outs, Offs & Ups

By Victoria Looseleaf During our international arts journalism career, we’ve done thousands of interviews (perhaps it could even be in the tens of thousands), but quantity is not the point. It’s about quality: From chatting with Plácido Domingo and the … Continue reading

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Jamming in January

By Victoria Looseleaf The year got off to a bang – literally – in San Francisco, where we ate, danced and made merry with friends and strangers at the Waterbar. We not only had a ringside view of the fireworks, … Continue reading

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Again With the (End-of-Year) Lists

By Victoria Looseleaf It’s become a tradition (of sorts, as we haven’t listed in several years), so here’s ours for the Best Dance of 2013, fashioned after our, er, beloved Los Angeles Times Tweet-centric style. And why the hell not, … Continue reading

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Painting the Town With Our Beaver (Coat), That Is…

By Victoria Looseleaf We were doing some much-needed fall cleaning, when we came across this portrait of our grandmother, Ms. Lillian. As you can see, she’s ultra-stylish and clad in fur, and since we inherited many of her coats, jackets … Continue reading

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Why We Can’t Stay Home and Knit

By Victoria Looseleaf Our mother was a master knitter – and master bridge player. We do neither. Well, we did know how to knit once upon a time, although a scarf we, er, made, looked more like a bowling pin, … Continue reading

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Dancing With Tweets: And Other Terpsichorean News

By Victoria Looseleaf We were thrilled to review David Roussève’s latest work, Stardust, for the LA Times last month at REDCAT (click here for our coverage, which makes use of texts and tweets to help tell a story). Stardust kicked … Continue reading

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Happy 10th Anniversary, Walt Disney Concert Hall

By Victoria Looseleaf Talk about culture vultures! We have been on a roll for the last month or so, but did want to check in on our homegalz site. Where to begin. Well, the 10th Anniversary of the opening of … Continue reading

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