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The week ahead in SoCal classical music, Aug. 19-26: The LA Phil's 'Tchaikovsky Spectacular' and more

The week ahead in SoCal classical music, Aug. 19-26: The LA Phil's 'Tchaikovsky Spectacular' and more
  • The week ahead in SoCal classical music, Aug. 19-26: The LA Phil's 'Tchaikovsky Spectacular' and more FWC: The week ahead in SoCal classical music, Aug. 19-26: The LA Phil’s ‘Tchaikovsky Spectacular’ and more

    Compiled by Matt Cooper California Philharmonic The orchestra wraps its summer season with selections from John Williams’ film scores for “Star Wars”, “E.T.,” “Jurassic Park,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and the “Harry Potter” franchise, plus highlights from Bernstein’s “The Young Person’s Guide…

  • Racing! Biggest day of the year at Del Mar FWC: Racing! Biggest day of the year at Del Mar

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  • What $650,000 buys right now in three L.A. neighborhoods FWC: What $650,000 buys right now in three L.A. neighborhoods

    Here’s a look at what roughly $650,000 buys right now in the L.A. neighborhoods of El Sereno, Park Hills Heights and southwest L.A. EL SERENO: A top-to-bottom remodel has given this one-story home new floors, a revamped kitchen and a balcony out back with views of the neighborhood. Address: 3750…

  • The week ahead in SoCal dance, Aug. 19-26: 'Memoirs of a… Unicorn' and more FWC: The week ahead in SoCal dance, Aug. 19-26: ‘Memoirs of a… Unicorn’ and more

    Compiled by Matt Cooper Memoirs of a … Unicorn Dancer-choreographer Marjani Forté-Saunders performs this solo evening-length dance piece inspired by stories from her Arkansas-born father’s life. Ford Theatres, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hollywood. Fri.-Sat., 8:30 p.m. $25. (323) 461-3673. Letters…

  • Most corporate travel managers don't let employees book cheap, no-frills fares. Here's why FWC: Most corporate travel managers don’t let employees book cheap, no-frills fares. Here’s why

    Travel managers for big corporations love saving money, but most won’t let their employees book the cheapest fares on business trips and the reason may have to do with how much workers can get done in the cramped, back-of-the-plane seats. That was one of the findings of a study by Airlines Reporting…

  • Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, a 'rock star of diplomacy,' dies at 80 FWC: Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, a ‘rock star of diplomacy,’ dies at 80

    Kofi Annan, one of the world’s most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has died. He was 80. His foundation announced his death in Switzerland on Saturday in a tweet, saying he died after…

  • Essential California: Kevin De León is swimming against the tide FWC: Essential California: Kevin De León is swimming against the tide

    Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It is Saturday, Aug. 18. Here’s what you don’t want to miss this weekend: TOP STORIES No one needs to tell Kevin de León that his campaign to unseat U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein is a long shot. He’s reminded all the time. Clifford…

  • Three up, three down: The Mets have done it all this year, except win FWC: Three up, three down: The Mets have done it all this year, except win

    A look at what’s trending in Major League Baseball this week: THREE UP One shining moment: The New York Mets have done it all this season, except win. GM Sandy Alderson stepped down to fight a recurrence of cancer. Manager Mickey Callaway appeared unaware that outfielder Yoenis Cespedes might…

  • Mission Viejo wins in debut of new coach Chad Johnson FWC: Mission Viejo wins in debut of new coach Chad Johnson

    A year ago, Narbonne traveled to Hawaii to face powerhouse St. Louis and had a positive experience, figuring out its offensive woes in a 56-50 loss. The Gauchos returned to Honolulu on Friday, but things did not go well. St. Louis came away with a 47-7 victory. Steve Jenkins had Narbonne’s only score on a 10-yard touchdown run on a…

  • tofû x Chloe – Wayward FWC: tofû x Chloe – Wayward

    Absent Mind, the new label on the chill-out block, are back with another standalone single following their debut release last month, ZENDR’s impressive ‘Skin Deep.’ This time around they’ve got producer tofû who, along with classically trainer singer and songwriter Chloe Farrell, dish up the mellow zone out sounds of ‘Wayward’. Canada’s tofû presents a stringed, atmospheric production that holds…

  • Mavis Staples remembers Aretha Franklin in her own words FWC: Mavis Staples remembers Aretha Franklin in her own words

    Soul-gospel singer Mavis Staples, a peer and longtime family friend of Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, spoke to pop music writer Randy Lewis from her home in Chicago on Friday — a day after Franklin’s death at age 76. Staples, 79, touched on their long relationship, their shared history and passion…

  • Narbonne loses in Hawaii to St. Louis 47-7 FWC: Narbonne loses in Hawaii to St. Louis 47-7

    A year ago, Narbonne traveled to Hawaii to face powerhouse St. Louis and had a positive experience, figuring out its offensive woes in a 56-50 loss. The Gauchos returned to Honolulu on Friday, but things did not go well. St. Louis came away with a 47-7 victory. Steve Jenkins had Narbonne’s only score on a 10-yard touchdown run on a…