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Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra Launches in Los Angeles

Rodney Punt | Posted 12.01.2014 | Arts
Rodney Punt

Performing arts organizations are complicated enterprises to run. Keeping them afloat prompts ever-new experiments. One of the latest is the Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra, formed by clarinetist cum entrepreneur Benjamin Mitchell and an ambitious group of L.A. musicians, inspired by NY's Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.

Ding, Dong! DOMA's Dead: Love Is Sweeping the Country

Rodney Punt | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Rodney Punt

The Supreme Court struck down the so-called Defense of Marriage Act and upheld a lower court's dismissal of California's Proposition 8. Let's celebrate the validation of civil rights with a song written over 80 years ago but still relevant today.

The Mortal Thoughts of Lady Macbeth: A Chamber Opera of Horrors at Fais Do-Do

Rodney Punt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Rodney Punt

Shakespeare's Macbeth has the reputation of a problematic, even unlucky play, but its fantastical elements give it terrific potential for operatic treatment.