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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 Undeniable Relevancy and Resonance of the Alvin Ailey American Dance...

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Starting a Four-Year Exclusive Southern California Residency at The Music Center, the 65th Anniversary Celebration of the Renowned Company is a Resounding Success By John...

The Lasting Emotional Resonance of Philip Glass and the Complete Etudes

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At the Walt Disney Concert Hall, five masterful pianists took on the challenge of interpreting the Complete Etudes, 1-20, and the result touched the...

Michael Deragon Presents a Vast Habitat of the Uncanny at 2220...

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At the downtown LA-based club, Michael Deragon offers an eerie set of electronic explorations into the uncanny as Noah Thomas plays the trumpet like...

Magic Hour in Los Angeles Illuminates the Mark Taper Forum with...

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Celebrating the Cultural Renaissance of 1974, the MUSE/IQUE performance highlights the landmark entertainment moment that forever transformed the City of Angels. By John Lavitt Los Angeles,...

The Contained Virtuosity of Mao Fujita at the Walt Disney Concert...

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Playing with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted by Domingo Hindoyan, the Japanese pianist's insulated musicality brings Rachmaninoff back to life with a determined passion. By...

Harpist Parker Ramsay Realizes Nico Muhly and Alice Goodman’s The Street at...

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Bolstered with narration by Mia Barron and hymns by Jennifer Ellis Kampani, this organic multimedia performance is a new take on the visceral spirituality...

Leila Josefowicz and John Novacek Optimize the Brilliance of the Violin...

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At the Walt Disney Concert Hall, an inspired duo demonstrates why the violin and the piano work so well together, as both modern and...

The Striking Authenticity of CM Talkington’s Musical Path to Texas Radio

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On his new LP entitled Texas Radio, CM Talkington’s redemptive journey is enhanced by collaborating with Renée Zellweger, who shares lead vocals with him...

The Primal Precision of The Rite of Spring at the Dorothy...

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The 2024 Season of Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center starts with a dynamic triumph in an epic African restaging of Pina...

The Eclectic Presentation of Terri Lyne Carrington at Royce Hall

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At Royce Hall, the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA (CAP UCLA) presented the jazz musings of the respected jazz drummer on...