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Events This Weekend - March 23-25 Downtown Los Angeles

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PREMIERES and LIMITED RUNS

  • O-Lan Jones' Overtone Industries presents the world premiere of its new opera The Woman in the Wall, with two weekends of performances. Reuniting the award-winning Overtone creative team of the critically-acclaimed 2010 Songs & Dances of Imaginary Lands, The Woman in the Wall is an operatic work by Composer O-Lan Jones and Librettist Kathleen Cramer, conducted by David O. Inspired by the 14th Century tradition of The Anchoress, the opera is a "mystery play" in the ancient traditions; it explores the openings and paths that are revealed when all doors are locked shut.

Dates: Opening - Mar. 23 - Mar. 31, 2012- Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00pm
Where: Masonic Lodge
9635 Venice Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232
http://www.overtoneindustries.org
Ticket prices:
$25 for Peasants (seating closest to the performers)
$40 for Royalty (seating in the middle of the performance space)
$50 for the Virtuous (reserved seating on an elevated platform)

  • Del Shores brings the WORLD PREMIERE production of THE BOOMERANG EFFECT to the Odyssey Theatre. Five bedrooms. Five couples. One chain of well-intentioned disasters in this new comedy that peeks under the covers. Multi-award winners Del Shores, and Dámaso Rodriguez Los Angeles are teaming up for this new comedy. DATE: opening March 24th , 2012 and runs Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sundays at 2pm through April 29, 2012. WHERE: The Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025. Tickets are $20-$30 http://www.odysseytheatre.com/box.htm or (310) 477-2055.
  • The Who’s Tommy – DOMA Theatre Company opens its 2012 season of musical theater with a revival of the Tony Award-winning rock opera. DATES: March 23rd-April 15th WHERE: DOMA Theatre Co. @ The MET Theatre, 1089 N. Oxford Ave.,Los Angeles, 90029 - (323) 465-0693; Tickets- $20-$39.99 www.domatheatre.com
  • My CD Pick of the Week from KCRW- Joachim Cooder - Love on a Real Train

Release date: April 3rd - Aeronaut Records — KCRW chose percussionist Joachim Cooder’s smooth jam, Sade-inspired collaboration with brother-in-law Robert Francis for Today’s Top Tune. Listen here: http://bit.ly/GDuT26 The track is from Cooder’s new LP, ‘Love on a Real Train,’ which KCRW calls “a thoughtful cycle of songs inspired by the view from his Echo Park studio at sunset.” Featuring musicians Inara George, Petra Haden, Juliette Commagere, Matt Costa, Jon Hassell, and Frank Lyon, this is Cooder’s debut as a bandleader. Stream the entire record here: http://bit.ly/AAec2j

“These are love songs mostly,” says Cooder, “but what I love about them is that they are imaginary and abstract and somewhat internal. Since everything is so in your face these days, we've lost the mystery that is so important and that’s what I’m always striving for.”

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