Archive for May, 2011

According to the Los Angeles Times, the Metropolitan Museum of Art will loan Vermeer‘s “Woman with a Lute” to the Norton Simon Museum this summer.  No West Coast museum currently owns a work by the celebrated Dutch Master.

For a full report, please read:


Johannes Vermeer,


“Woman With a Lute”


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by Leticia Marie Sanchez

A lecture by Professor Robert Greenberg, from San Francisco Performances, revealed hidden gems about Mozart’s name. Enjoy!

Baptized Name: Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart

The divinely-inspired composer adored word games.

He called himself: Di Mozartini, Mozartus, and Mozarti

 He also enjoyed playing with the letters of his name and called himself:

 Romatz, Trazom, Volfgangus (Latin Version) Gangflow (backwards)

 His middle name, Theophilus, had the most permutations

 His father called him GOTTLIEB because Gottlieb is the German version of Theophilus- “love of God”)

What was Mozart’s personal favorite? 

Amédée, the French version, which he picked up when he lived in Paris.

 He actually never referred to himself as Amadeus!

 (Unless it was a joke, then he would call him self Woolfgangus Amadeus)

Out of respect for Mozart’s preference, someone should have told FALCO to title their 80’s hit Rock Me, Gottlieb.”

or Rock me, Trazom.”

Editor’s Note: For a refresher on the Falco tune in question, check out:

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Revisiting the Regency;

England, 1811-1820

April 23- Aug 1, 2011

Library, West Hall

Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens 1151 Oxford Road. San Marino, CA  91108.


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George Frideric Handel’s “L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato” 

Pastoral ode after poems by John Milton, rearranged by Charles Jennens 
Mark Morris Dance Group 
Los Angeles Opera Orchestra and Chorus 
Grant Gershon, CONDUCTOR 
Hei-Kyung Hong, SOPRANO 
Sarah Coburn, SOPRANO 
Barry Banks, TENOR 

Available by phone only – 213.972.8001 – as an add-on to an LA Opera subscription._(No web orders or single ticket sales at this time.)
May 5 6, 7— 7:30 p.m.
May 8: 2:00 p.m

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The Fashionable Body: An Art and Fashion Dialogue

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Refreshments: 6:30pm Panel: 7–9pm

Ray Kurtzman Theater at Creative Artists Agency (CAA)

2000 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, 90067

Join the MOCA Contemporaries for a discussion about art and fashion with celebrity stylist and Academy Award-nominated costume designer Arianne Phillips, fashion designer Michael Schmidt, and painter Kimberly Brooks, moderated by fashion and culture writer, curator, consultant, and the former West Coast bureau chief ofWomen’s Wear Daily, Rose Apodaca. The panelists will discuss the convergence of couture and pop culture as it relates to performance and visual art.

INFO 213/633-5348

Tickets $40 at


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