Author: JohnValbyNation

Classical music in L.A. this week: LA Phil's 100th birthday concert and more

Here is a list of classical music performances in L.A. for Oct. 20-27: American Youth Symphony Season opener includes Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral,” plus Joan Tower’s “Sequoia” and Sibelius’ Violin Concerto with violinist Gallia Kastner. Royce Hall, UCLA, 10745 Dickson Court, Westwood. Sun., 7 p.m. Free. (310) 470-2332. Bela Fleck, Zakir Hussain, Edgar…

By JohnValbyNation October 20, 2019 0

Hot Property: Last laugh? Gwen Stefani sells L.A.-area home to stand-up comic

1/12 Singer Gwen Stefani sold her contemporary-style compound in the Beverly Hills Post Office area to stand-up comic Sebastian Maniscalco for $21.65 million. The 11,845-square-foot spread, which was once owned by Jennifer Lopez, features a black-and-white striped kitchen.   (James Moss) 2/12 The renovated contemporary-style home is in a guard-gated enclave north of Beverly Hills…

By JohnValbyNation October 20, 2019 0

Chicago teachers' strike takes toll on parents

CHICAGO —  Chicago parents leaned on family, friends and community groups as 25,000 teachers in the nation’s third-largest school district went on strike this week, canceling classes for more than 300,000 students. For some families, the Chicago Teachers Union walkout meant a day off and a bit of inconvenience for parents juggling work schedules. For the…

By JohnValbyNation October 20, 2019 0