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Now here is a real PLUS for the museum world!

Glen Whitney, a former Math Professor and algorithm manager at a quantitative hedge fund, has created the only current Museum of Mathematics in the US.

The museum will open next year at 11 East 26th Street and will feature colorful, dynamic exhibits (like the one above which explores the interplay between math and music).

For the full story please read:

 at http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/28/science/28math.html?src=me&ref=general

For a link to the museum, please visit:

http://momath.org/

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The Encore Saxophone Quartet with pianist Bryan Pezzone

Sunday, July 3, 2011 | 6 pm

Members of the Encore Saxophone Quartet: Douglas Masek (soprano saxophone), Ken Foerch (alto saxophone), David Brennan (tenor saxophone), and Mark Watters (baritone saxophone) with pianist Bryan Pezzone perform works by Gershwin, Kern, Arlen, and Guiffre.

Bing Theater | Free, no reservations.

LACMA.  5905 Wilshire Blvd. LA, CA, 90036. 323-857-6000. For more information, please visit:

http://www.lacma.org


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Philip Glass, the creative and celebrated modern composer, courageously blazed a trail despite all the absurdities facing artists.

According to Elizabeth Lundy, in Secret Lives of Great Composers, Mr. Glass took on sundry jobs to pay the bills during the 60’s and 70’s, even while his operas were being performed at the Met in Lincoln Center:

Shortly after the New York premiere of Einstein on the Beach, Glass was driving a taxi. A well-dressed woman got into the cab, looked at his name [tag], and said in surprise, ‘”Young man, do you realize you have the same name as a very famous composer?'”

[Secret Lives of Composers, 278]

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Cosima Liszt, the daughter of the illustrious composer Franz Liszt, married conductor and pianist Hans Von Bulow.

While married to Von Bulow, she became pregnant three times with the offspring of German composer Richard Wagner, bearing Wagner three children: Isolde, Ava, and Siegfried.

Although she initially denied the affair, Cosima eventually left Von Bulow to move in with Wagner.

Von Bulow’s response?

In a letter contained in Norman Lebrecht’s “Book of Musical Anecdotes,” Von Bulow declares his wife’s lover to be superior to himself in every way:

You have preferred to devote your life and the treasures of your mind and affection to one who is my superior, and far from blaming you, I approve your action from every point of view and admit you are perfectly right…the only consoling though has been that Cosima is happy over there.”

Below: Richard and Cosima Wagner

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This year’s ClassicsFest

will include readings and workshop productions of

The Doctor’s Dilemma and Caesar and Cleopatra by George Bernard Shaw; The Lucky Chance by Aphra Behn; Twelfth Night, Othello and Macbeth by William Shakespeare; Long Day’s Journey Into Night by Eugene O’Neill; A Delicate Balance by Edward Albee (rights pending); After the Dance by Terence Rattigan; The Legend of Oedipus by Kenneth Cavander; The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder; and You Can’t Take it With You by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. Lysistrata by Aristophanes and works by Anton Chekhov

THE  ANTAEUS COMPANY @ Deaf West Theatre. 5112 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood CA 91601

(one block south of Magnolia; free parking available in the uncovered Citibank lot on Lankershim Blvd. south of Otsego St.)

HOW:

818-506-1983 or http://www.Antaeus.org

TICKETS:

All workshops and readings: $10

For more information call 818-506-5436 or go to http://www.antaeus.org.

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“Richard III”

Now is the winter of our discontent. Made glorious summer by this sun of York”

Melora Marshall & Chad Jason Scheppner share the role of Shakespeare’s villainous usurper

Performances: July 2 through October 2:

The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum. 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd. Topanga CA  90290

(midway between Pacific Coast Highway and the Ventura Freeway)

(310) 455-3723 or http://www.theatricum.com

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An Homage to Tennessee Williams Centennial

  • The Evening includes six of Williams’ plays, three of which are rarely performed.
  • During the evening various theories on the death will be presented. Was it accidental?  Was it suicide? Or was it murder?

In Bed With Tenn  runs from July 8th thru July 23rd Friday and Saturday nights at 8:pm. The show is approximately 120 minutes with an intermission.

Tickets: $20.00 – All performances $5.00 discount for Seniors and Students.

Performances are at:
The Promenade Playhouse. 1404 3rd Street Promenade. 
Santa Monica, CA 90401
For tickets, call (310) 656-8070 or RESERVE ONLINE:
www.plays411.com/bedwithtenn  

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