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Anne Johnstonbrown - North Hollywood - Presents:
LYMAN, The Musical

8/18/2018 - 8/26/2018 (next performance: Saturday, 8/18/2018)

Written and directed by Anne Johnstonbrown, "LYMAN, The Musical" stars Lou Beatty, Jr., and tackles the prevalent issue of homelessness and how choice and chance define our future. "LYMAN, The Musical" opens Saturday, August 18, 2018 and closes Sunday, August 26, 2018 for 7 weekend performances, including matinee and evening showings, at the historic El Portal Theatre.

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Pasadena Symphony and POPS - Arcadia - Presents:
Bernstein's New York

Saturday, 8/18/2018

Experience first-hand stories from West side Story to On the Town, and an intimate look at the legend’s relationships with Kurt Weill, Jerome Kern, Jule Styne and more.

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San Diego Symphony - San Diego - Presents:
Star Wars: A New Hope - In Concert A Bayside Summer Nights Special Concert

Saturday, 8/18/2018

Sarah Hicks, conductor

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Shakespeare by the Sea - San Pedro - Presents:
The Merry Wives of Windsor at Point Fermin Park

6/14/2018 - 8/18/2018 (next performance: Saturday, 8/18/2018)

Join us for The Merry Wives of Windsor! The Merry Wives of Windsor – a rollicking romantic comedy which tells of Falstaff’s folly: courting two married women at the same time. It’s mischief and mayhem galore.

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La Jolla Playhouse - La Jolla - Presents:
Seize the King

8/21/2018 - 9/16/2018 (next performance: Tuesday, 8/21/2018)

This upcoming World-Premiere play is a modern take on one of Shakespeare’s classics and is written by Will Power and directed by Playhouse Associate Artistic Director Jaime Castañeda. Will Power returns to the Playhouse in a five-person, full-throttle reinterpretation of Shakespeare’s Richard III. With England’s throne empty, Richard knocks down threats to his rule, fueling his insatiable ambition

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Laguna Beach Live! - Laguna Beach - Presents:
Jazz Wednesdays Summer with The Lineage Trio

Wednesday, 8/22/2018

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Backyard Renaissance Theatre Company - San Diego - Presents:
Smokefall

8/23/2018 - 9/16/2018 (next performance: Thursday, 8/23/2018)

Backyard Renaissance Theatre Company, as a part of the La Jolla Playhouse Resident Theatre Program, presents the San Diego premiere of Smokefall.

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LA Philharmonic - Los Angeles - Presents:
Chopin Piano Concerto

Thursday, 8/23/2018

ABOUT THIS PERFORMANCE Brilliant pianist Sergio Tiempo sweeps you away with the Romanticism and sparkling virtuosity of the Chopin concerto. Then Ludovic Morlot brings his unique brand of energetic conducting to one of the 20th century’s greatest symphonies, reflecting the composer’s desire to express the grandeur of the human spirit.

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San Diego Symphony - San Diego - Presents:
The Temptations + The Four Tops* A Bayside Summer Nights Concert

Friday, 8/24/2018

The Four Tops The Temptations

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LA Philharmonic - Los Angeles - Presents:
Tchaikovsky Spectacular with Fireworks

8/24/2018 - 8/25/2018 (next performance: Friday, 8/24/2018)

ABOUT THIS PERFORMANCE How do you make our perennial favorite even more spectacular? Have Gustavo conduct and add gifted actors performing scenes from Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet. Of course, we top it off with the 1812 Overture and fantastic fireworks!

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Ford Theatres - Hollywood - Presents:
Marjani Forté-Saunders' Memoirs of a…Unicorn

8/24/2018 - 8/25/2018 (next performance: Friday, 8/24/2018)

Choreographer and independent artist Marjani Forté-Saunders (Urban Bush Women, 2014 Princess Grace Choreography Fellow) has created a new solo evening length dance piece populated by structures created by MacArthur Genius and Tony Award-winning set designer Mimi Lien and built by her father, Rick Forté, a contractor.

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Community Actors Theatre - San Diego - Presents:
"Hamlet"

8/24/2018 - 9/9/2018 (next performance: Friday, 8/24/2018)

Running August 24 - September 9, 2018 is ”Hamlet” by William Shakespeare, directed by Jennie Hamilton. It is considered as one of the best-known plays in world literature. Hamlet is a philosophical study of life and death, laced with some of the most recognized of Shakespeare’s soliloquies including, Hamlet’s "To be or not to be..."

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Theatre West - Los Angeles - Presents:
The Man Who Saved Everything

8/24/2018 - 9/23/2018 (next performance: Friday, 8/24/2018)

The Man Who Saved Everything By Benjamin Scuglia Directed by Michael Van Duzer Cast includes: James J. Cox, David Mingrino, Ashley Victoria Robinson, Alan Schack and Julia Silverman An original drama by Benjamin Scuglia, is a timely, compelling and absorbing exploration of hoarding, family and memory, our possessions and the connections that bind us together.

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The Show at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa - Rancho Mirage - Presents:
Steve Martin & Martin Short

Friday, 8/24/2018

The Show at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa is pleased to welcome Steve Martin and Martin Short in “An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life,” featuring the Steep Canyon Rangers and Jeff Babko.

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San Diego Symphony - San Diego - Presents:
The Temptations + The Four Tops* A Bayside Summer Nights Concert

Saturday, 8/25/2018

The Four Tops The Temptations

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MUSE/IQUE - San Marino - Presents:
U.S./Routes

Saturday, 8/25/2018

Whether it is Duke Ellington’s New York state of mind or Jackie Wilson’s Detroit sound, whether it is the sparkling southern splash of James Brown, or the impossible cool of Frank Sinatra’s Vegas, the most memorable moments and places in our lives are always set to music. Audiences will be treated to the ultimate musical road trip as MUSE/IQUE celebrates and explores our unique American sound.

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Cal Poly Music Department - San Luis Obispo - Presents:
Cal Poly Collegians Alumni Big Band Concert

Saturday, 8/25/2018

The Cal Poly Collegians Alumni Big Band will celebrate its annual reunion with a performance from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, in the Madonna Inn Ballroom in San Luis Obispo. The band’s annual gathering draws more than 20 alumni musicians to recreate the swinging sounds of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Les Brown and other famous ensembles of the big-band era.

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Ford Theatres - Hollywood - Presents:
moon& by szalt (dance co.)

Sunday, 8/26/2018

Mirrored by the eight phases of the moon, moon& is a new evening-length work by Stephanie Zaletel for szalt (dance co.).

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Garden Grove Downtown Business Assn. - Garden Grove - Presents:
19th Annual Elvis Festival

Sunday, 8/26/2018

Themed “Always on Our Minds” the Elvis Festival, the only event of its kind in California, brings together Elvis fans and tribute artists who emulate the King of Rock and Roll in an all-day tribute near the anniversary of Presley’s death (August 16, 1977.)

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St. Luke's Presbyterian Church - Rolling Hills Estates - Presents:
Garden Concert Series - August 2018

Sunday, 8/26/2018

Encore Saxophone Quartet Douglas Masek (Soprano), Ken Foerch (Alto), David Brennan (Tenor), and Damon Zick (Baritone)

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AJU's Whizin Center - Bel Air - Presents:
The Promise: A Zeisl Concert

Sunday, 8/26/2018

Featuring the Jacob and Rachel ballet with BODYTRAFFIC and Students and Alumni of UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music with actor Fred Melamed as Narrator. The Promise represents Laban’s promise of his daughter Rachel to Jacob in exchange for seven years of labor. Laban tricked Jacob into marrying Leah first Jacob had to serve and wait an additional seven years for the promise to be fulfilled.

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San Diego Symphony - San Diego - Presents:
1812 Tchaikovsky Spectacular! A Bayside Summer Nights Concert

Friday, 8/31/2018

Sameer Patel, conductor Another fantastic summer at the Embarcadero comes to an end with our ever-popular Tchaikovsky concert, led by Associate Conductor Sameer Patel. Don’t miss the grand finale: the 1812 Overture with booming cannons and a grand fireworks display over San Diego Bay!

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Katy Skyrud - Coronado - Presents:
Coronado Playhouse Presents Follies: In Concert

8/31/2018 - 9/2/2018 (next performance: Friday, 8/31/2018)

FOLLIES: In Concert Friday 31 August & Saturday 1 September, 2018 at 7pm & Sunday 2 September, 2018 at 2pm Everything was possible. In Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman’s legendary musical masterpiece, the iconic Weismann Theater, now a crumbling shell of its former glory, is about to be demolished to provide precious New York City parking space.

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The Show at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa - Rancho Mirage - Presents:
Purple Reign: The Prince Tribue Show

Saturday, 9/1/2018

The Show at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa is ready to rock.

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LA Philharmonic - Los Angeles - Presents:
Mozart Under the Stars

Tuesday, 9/4/2018

Los Angeles Philharmonic Bramwell Tovey Jennifer Koh ABOUT THIS PERFORMANCE Mozart at the Bowl – what could be more wondrous and soul-satisfying, particularly with two symphonies and a glorious violin concerto!

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Geffen Playhouse - Los Angeles - Presents:
The Untranslatable Secrets of Nikki Corona

9/4/2018 - 10/7/2018 (next performance: Tuesday, 9/4/2018)

A Better Orpheus Inc. provides an unusual service—one that allows the living to communicate with the dead. When Nikki Corona loses her twin sister, A Better Orpheus puts her in touch with Orlando, a man dying too young. The ensuing love story leads to a journey through a vivid, surprising afterlife.

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Laguna Beach Live! - Laguna Beach - Presents:
Jazz Wednesdays Summer with The Laguna Beach Live! All Stars

Wednesday, 9/5/2018

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The Old Globe - San Diego - Presents:
The Heart of Rock & Roll

9/6/2018 - 10/21/2018 (next performance: Thursday, 9/6/2018)

Inspired by the songs of Huey Lewis and the News

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Muckenthaler Cultural Center - Fullerton - Presents:
It's A Good Day - A Tribute to Peggy Lee

Thursday, 9/6/2018

The New York Times raved, “Sullivan transports you to a twilight zone of wistful reflection that recalls the dreamier side of Peggy Lee.”

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Ford Theatres - Hollywood - Presents:
Saul Williams and Mivos Quartet

Thursday, 9/6/2018

This dynamic evening combines Mivos Quartet’s expressive and boundary-pushing string renditions with Saul Williams's evocative vocal poetry. For this intimate and exclusive event, audiences will experience this powerful expression of symphonic eclecticism in the round on the Ford stage.

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DANCEWORKS - Santa Barbara - Presents:
doug elkins choreography, etc.

9/7/2018 - 9/8/2018 (next performance: Friday, 9/7/2018)

DANCEworks is turning 10 in 2018, and what better way to celebrate this milestone than to welcome celebrated choreographer Doug Elkins back to the Lobero to create a new work based on influences from Japanese philosophy and art.

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Hollywood Bowl - Los Angeles - Presents:
Fireworks Finale: Harry Connick, Jr., 300th Birthday Celebration of New Orleans

9/7/2018 - 9/9/2018 (next performance: Friday, 9/7/2018)

A Big Easy bash with Harry Connick, Jr.! The beloved singer, bandleader and actor will pay tribute to his hometown on its 300th birthday – and close out our season in style with fireworks on a NOLA-themed night. The night will begin with Bonerama, the 20-year-old powerhouse touring band which has helped to cement the sound of the trombone in present-day New Orleans music culture, joined by special guest, vintage soul artist Erica Falls.

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Boston Court Pasadena - Pasadena - Presents:
Poets, Prophets and Philosophers: Visionaries in our Time

Friday, 9/7/2018

The Lyris Quartet and Hila Plitmann

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Pasadena Symphony and POPS - Arcadia - Presents:
Broadway Goes to the Movies

Saturday, 9/8/2018

Hear the best of hit shows that traveled from Broadway to Hollywood with Funny Girl, The Music Man, My Fair Lady and your favorite classic films. It’s quintessential Feinstein at its finest.

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Boston Court Pasadena - Pasadena - Presents:
Piano Spheres: Susan Svrcek

Saturday, 9/8/2018

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LA Philharmonic - Los Angeles - Presents:
Thibaudet Plays Bernstein

Tuesday, 9/11/2018

ABOUT THIS PERFORMANCE Continuing our Bernstein 100 celebration, this evening features one of Lenny’s most important works, a dramatic symphony with a concerto-level piano solo, played by virtuoso Jean-Yves Thibaudet. Opening is a terrific piece by African-American composer Julia Perry, and Brahms’ pastoral Second Symphony caps this program of contrasting delights.

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LA Phil - Los Angeles - Presents:
Plácido Domingo Conducts Music from Spain

Thursday, 9/13/2018

About This Performance All-Spanish program featuring works by Albéniz, Sarasate, and more Conducted by music icon Plácido Domingo, the joy, passion, and spirit of Spain dominate this star-studded evening, bringing the classical summer season to an uplifting close.

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Westwind Brass - San Diego - Presents:
‘Brass in the Park’

5/24/2018 - 12/10/2018 (next performance: Thursday, 9/13/2018)

The Westwind Brass, San Diego's Premier Professional Brass Ensemble, and Ensemble-in-Residence at the San Diego State University (SDSU) School of Music and Dance, announces their exciting interactive Concert Series entitled: ‘Brass in the Park’ at the Veterans Museum at Balboa Park 2115 Park Blvd., San Diego, 92101.

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Boston Court Pasadena - Pasadena - Presents:
The Harp Twins

Friday, 9/14/2018

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The Broad Stage - Santa Monica - Presents:
Kybele Dance Theater

Friday, 9/14/2018

Seda Aybay, Artistic Director/Choreographer

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