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Arts & Entertainment

A&E News Briefs

From Issue: Volume XX - Number 26
12/28/2012




Music UNTOLD partnered with KUSC Classical Radio to present the 150th Anniversary Emancipation Proclamation Concert featuring classical music and opera artists Donnie Ray Albert, Sanford Allen, Polli Chambers-Salazar, Annelle Gregory, Latonia Moore, Jammieca Mott, Nokuthula Ngwenyama, George Shirley, Richard Thompson, and Althea Waites. On Saturday, Dec. 29, at 7 p.m. KUSC Classical Radio 91.5 FM, www.kusc.org, will broadcast the 150th Anniversary Emancipation Proclamation Concert recorded on Sept. 22. See Lincoln’s strategy www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUVkXthLz4w

Long Beach Arena – Disney on Ice presents Dare to Dream, Jan. 3-6, with nine shows scheduled. This brand-new ice show allows the audience to relive memorable moments from Tangled, The Princess and the Frog and Cinderella as a cast of world-class skaters brings the romance, humor and adventure of the films to life. Tickets prices range from $22 to $75 and can be purchased through all TicketMaster outlets and the Long Beach Arena Box Office.

Long Beach Symphony Orchestra launches a new series on January 13, 2013 called Classical Insights. This fun, relevant and affordable series of three Sunday afternoon concerts offers commentary and performances of noted classical works that are equal parts relaxation and stimulation. The series kicks off with Debussy’s “La Mer,” and features Maestro Enrique Arturo Diemecke leading an enlightening discussion about the life and times of Debussy. Concerts are held at the Terrace Theater. For more info, call (562) 436-3203, or visit www.lbso.org.

International City Theatre presents Around the World in 80 Days Jan. 23 through Feb. 17 at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, 300 East Ocean Blvd. Stampeding elephants! Raging typhoons! Runaway trains! Hold onto your seats for the original amazing race. It’s 1872 and Phileas Fogg has agreed to an outrageous wager that puts his fortune and his life at risk. Tickets start at $29. Call (562) 436-4610 or visit www.InternationalCityTheatre.com.

Long Beach Opera presents Philip Glass’ The Fall of the House of Usher at the Warner Grand, San Pedro Jan. 27 and Feb. 2-3. Enter Poe’s eerie world where the border separating the real and the supernatural is blurred. Glass’ haunting and suspenseful music provides the soundscape for this journey to the edge of madness. Visit www.longbeachopera.org for tickets and information about the rest of the season or call (562) 432-5934.

Cal Rep presents German director Eberhard Kohler’s unique, experimental vision of Moliére’s Tartuffe. Stemming from the classic text, the director will lead actors and designers in a multi-media process that aims to challenge contemporary society’s notions of hypocrisy in the theater and in reality. Performances Feb. 15 – Mar. 9 at the Royal Theatre aboard the Queen Mary. For tickets call (562) 985-5526 or visit www.calrep.org.