• Listening in to LACO’s Baroque Conversations

    By Melina Paris, Music Columnist The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra has a well-loved tradition of performing the five concert “Baroque Conversation” series. Now in its ninth year, music director Jeffrey Kahane leads the program. This year the program uniquely included four harpsichords with the chamber orchestra. There were two perf

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  • If Not Now When?

    How We Fail at Democracy, How It Fails Us James Preston Allen, Publisher We spend a lot of time in this country talking or posturing about defending democracy. How many times have we gone to war in the past 100 years on this very premise? Yet, I am constantly reminded of how often we don’t live up

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  • Being Homeless is Not a Crime

    [gallery ids="8555"] By Zamná Ávila, Assistant Editor Neecee, who asked that her last name not be included in this article, has been homeless for the past three years. She often gets the free meals offered at Mary Star of the Sea Church or Kurt’s Kitchen on Pacific Avenue in San Pedro. At 45 years of age, she carries her

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