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Dido and Aeneas, Bluebeard's Castle in a Duo at LA Opera

Rodney Punt | Posted 12.30.2014 | Arts
Rodney Punt

Two probing views of obsessive love spelled success for the marriage of inconvenience between Purcell's Dido and Aeneas and Bartók's Bluebeard's Castle. Their double-bill opening Saturday at the Chandler Pavilion marked the LA Opera's second collaboration with wave-making Australian stage director Barrie Kosky.

Indie Filmmakers Storm the Beach at American Film Market

Michael Rose | Posted 01.07.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Rose

When Warner Bros. took a pass on his latest film, The Ides of March, George Clooney refused to give up. He sauntered down to the annual American Film Market and started to pitch his project to an endless succession of buyers from around the world.