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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.

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...

Yefim Bronfman Illuminates the Walt Disney Concert Hall with Passion and...

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As part of the Coburn Celebrity Recital series, the awe-inspiring Israeli classical pianist graced the stage alone, captivating his audience with a recital that...

The Totalitarian Brilliance of Stalin’s Master Class Dominates at the Odyssey...

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Becoming Joseph Stalin, Ukrainian actor Ilia Volok captures the composers and audience with charismatic manipulations that ruffle totalitarianism's dark and bloody shadows. By John Lavitt Los...

Animaniacs In Concert in Malibu Opens the Door to Childhood Nostalgia...

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At Smothers Theatre on the Pepperdine University campus, original voices from the classic animated show entertain a sold-out house with comedy, songs, and cherished...