May 2017

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Celebrating Five!

LAArtsOnline is celebrating 5 years this month!

Celebrating Five!

  • By Adam Tyler Hughes
  • Photo Courtesy of Shawn Mosher

Three years ago, I was fortunate enough to have my first article for LAArtsOnline. It was for The Amazing Spiderman 2, and I’ll never forget it. Three years later, as of May 1st, LAArtsOnline is now five years old. That’s five years of celebrating the arts.

In that five years, we’ve visited and featured over 250 Los Angeles restaurants as well as more than 250 stories about different movies, television shows, musical artists, and, let’s not forget, the thriving theater community. And it’s all thanks to our Publisher: the one, the only, Paige Petrone!

When asked why she does this, Paige said, “I love to support the arts and celebrate it.” I think that quote perfectly encapsulates what we do here at LAArtsOnline. In a world where opinion is a deciding factor, it’s so great to have a place that’s just here to celebrate art, in all aspects, as it comes, as it goes, and as it grows. Thanks to Paige, this website has offered something unique and something that offers writers the ability to enjoy the artistic medium while creating something themselves.

At LAArtsOnline, we cover it all. From food and theater to television and music, our celebrations know no bounds. And we don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. So join us as we continue ahead, celebrating what we love best: the Arts!

To see what we have been up to, click here.



  • Story / Photo By Paige Petrone

On April 4th LAArtsOnline hosted VIPs at the first preview performance of Into The Woods at the Ahmanson Theatre. The show was brilliant and inspired. Then we hosted an opening night party (April 7th) for The Encounter at The Wallis. Through sound effects (the audience wears head phones) and some trickery, the show transforms you to the jungle! It was an interesting experience, one that will not be forgotten for sometime.

Next up on April 21st was Lounge Fridays at the Geffen Playhouse for an enthusiastic performance of The Legend of Georgia McBride. We had a blast! The show was lively and light-hearted. Big fun. I highly recommend it. We then headed down to La Mirada Theatre on April 27th for West Side Story. The dancing and singing were truly incredible. The show is timeless and this production did not disappoint. Bravo!

Finally, on April 28th we were thrilled to attend (with a group of VIPs) a “meet and greet” with Jersey Boys’ cast members Cory Jeacoma, Mark Ballas, Keith Hines, and Matthew Dailey at The BoardRoom in downtown L.A. The guys performed several hits from the show, and it was really special in such an intimate setting. We can’t wait to see the show! Jersey Boys opens May 16th at the Ahmanson Theatre. To get tickets, click here.

To see all the photos from these events, click here. To view videos from these events, click here.


Venice Art Walk is happening May 21st


  • By Deborah Behrens
  • Photo Courtesy of Venice Art Walk

What better way to spend Sunday afternoon at the beach than to shop for art and support a vital resource to our Los Angeles community!

Now in its 38th year, Venice Family Clinic’s Art Walk & Auctions raises critical funds to provide quality medical, dental, mental health and child development services for 24,000 low-income, uninsured and homeless children and adults in ten locations. The event was started nearly four decades ago by local artists to provide health care for themselves and their neighbors in need. Held at Google’s Venice headquarters in the Frank Gehry-designed “Binoculars Building” at 340 Main Street, the highly-attended free annual gathering features live music, art exhibitions, artisan booths, an Imagination Station for kids and gourmet food.

Attendees can purchase work from more than 250 renowned artists during its signature Silent Art Auction including Kelly Akashi, Don Bachardy, John Baldassari, Billy Al Bengston, Douglas Bloom, Andrea Bowers, Sam Durant, Jennifer Moon, Ana Prvacki, Ed Ruscha and Analia Saban. The 2017 Signature Artist is feminist icon Barbara Kruger whose art graces this year’s limited edition merchandise. For $50, enthusiasts can also embark on Artist Studio Tours to meet local artists and get a behind-the-scenes look at their creative process.

Venice Family Clinic Art Walk & Auctions happens Sunday, May 21st. 12pm-6pm. For more information, click here.

May Madness!

Segerstrom’s Celtic Woman and Harry Potter concert (Photo Courtesy of Warner Bros.)

May Madness!

  • By Andrew Fish
  • Photos Courtesy of Segerstrom

With its exceptional architecture and dazzling vibe, the Segerstrom Center for the Arts is a key component to Orange County’s creative community — and their May roster is a case in point.

“Benjamin Grosvenor in Recital,” on May 3, features the renowned young pianist playing pieces by Schumann, Mozart, Beethoven, Scriabin, Granados and Liszt. “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert” takes the stage on May 12 and 13, and features a screening of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets accompanied by a live performance — by the Pacific Symphony — of John Williams’ soaring score. “A Sea Symphony,” on May 13, brings the poetry of Walt Whitman to life with the music of the Pacific Chorale. “Mozart & Don Quixote,” running May 18-20, features acclaimed pianist Orli Shaham, who offers Mozart classics and Strauss’ homage to Cervantes’ noble eccentric.

“The Painted Garden,” running May 20-21, is an interactive dance experience that invites children to accompany the dancers. On May 26, “Celtic Woman” will feature vocalists Susan McFadden, Mairéad Carlin and Eabha McMahon, along with Celtic violinist Tara McNeill, performing music from their upcoming Voices of Angels album. On May 27, Jake Shimabukuru enthralls with innovative ukulele tunes infused with jazz, pop and funk.

For all things at Segerstrom, click here.

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