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After graduating with honors from Brown University, John Lavitt lived on the Greek island of Patmos, studying with the late American poet Robert Lax. As a journalist, John published over 550 articles for The Fix about addiction and recovery from 2015-2022. As a Hollywood Times reviewer, John has been awarded two National Arts & Entertainment Awards from the Los Angeles Press Club: Second Place for "Music Critic - Any Platform" in 2023 and Third Place for "Theatre/Performing Arts Feature - Online" in 2021. Find John on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

The Brilliant Deconstruction of Cultural Prejudices and Neurotic Creativity in A...

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At the Ahmanson Theatre, A Strange Loop, the hit Broadway musical in Los Angeles for a limited run (June 5 – June 30, 2024),...

Natalie Merchant Brings Joy and Magic to the Walt Disney Concert...

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A perfect end to a beautiful season at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Natalie Merchant returns as a Goddess of the Earth, crying out...

The extraordinary versatility and dedication of Cécile McLorin Salvant at The...

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At the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the unparalleled vocal prowess of Cécile McLorin Salvant not only shone but also left an indelible mark on...

A Sumptuous Turandot at the LA Opera Equals a Feast for...

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David Hockney’s scenic design takes Giacomo Puccini’s classic opera to the next level of excellence by transforming it into a visual extravaganza to match...

Gustavo Dudamel Spotlights John Williams By Conducting the Music of Harry...

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At the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil paid tribute to John Williams with a family-friendly program of the music...

The Astounding Diversity and Breadth of Gustavo Dudamel and the LA...

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When a program includes works by John Williams and Antonín Dvořák, there is no doubt that the Los Angeles Philharmonic, led by conductor Gustavo...

Duran Duran Rediscovers the Joy of Music and Vitality in a...

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Perhaps the cruelest aspect of a cruel world is mortality. We all get older as time passes, even rock stars, yet Duran Duran defies...

A Stirring World Premiere Of Andreia Pinto Correia’s Cortejo by the...

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Under the mastery of Gustavo Dudamel, the Portuguese Composer’s new work resonated like two armies amassing before an epic battle, brimming with skirmishes. By John...

BeachLife Festival 2024 Reveals How Music Transcends Division, Bringing Forth Unity

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At the BeachLife Festival 2024 in Redondo Beach, pop stars and music legends bring diverse crowds together in a commercial celebration of unity beyond...

A suave Jerry Clarke illuminates Studio City’s Write-Off Room with blend...

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“One morning a few years ago, while I was lying in bed with my wife. I realized that not all the music in my...