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<<  Month of April 2013    >>           Music Events   
 
Saturday, April 6, 2013 | 8:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Elegant, sensual, and captivating, this company melds ancient Chinese forms with modern dance in an artistic and inventive marriage of styles to reveal the strength, beauty, and complexity of the Chinese woman. Experience a dazzling journey of contrasts, from ancient Chinese dynasties to remote regional cultures, from the elegance of court dances to the dynamic brilliance of contemporary ribbon dancing.
 
 
Sunday, April 7, 2013 | 6:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Enjoy an evening of traditional Indian dance.
 
 
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Artists in Northern Europe developed a style different from their neighbors to the south. Learn why these differences may have come about as we discuss the Limbourg Brothers, Van Eyck, Van der Weyden, Bosch, Brueghel, and other artists of the era.
 
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Artists in Northern Europe developed a style different from their neighbors to the south. Learn why these differences may have come about as we discuss the Limbourg Brothers, Van Eyck, Van der Weyden, Bosch, Brueghel, and other artists of the era.
 
 
Thursday, April 11, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Artists in Northern Europe developed a style different from their neighbors to the south. Learn why these differences may have come about as we discuss the Limbourg Brothers, Van Eyck, Van der Weyden, Bosch, Brueghel, and other artists of the era.
 
 
Friday, April 12, 2013 | 7:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Enjoy an evening of Cirque entertainment that is fun for the entire family. See aerial silks, hoop, Chinese poles, cry wheel, tight-wire, contortion, acrobatics, hip hop dancing and much more! Featuring Dream World Cirque, this evening is a magical journey filled with colorful characters who laugh, dance, flip, fly, play and love.
 
 
Saturday, April 13, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Bring the little ones for a morning of music and fun, with some of the best names in children's musical entertainment! This concert series is recommended for ages one to five, and is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. No registration is required, but the room can get crowded, so please arrive on time. Call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Saturday, April 13, 2013 | 8:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Come travel and explore the lives of well known American composers and their songs which have remained a part of the American music foundation for decades performed at the Torrance Civic Chorale’s annual spring concert.
 
 
Sunday, April 14, 2013 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
This music competition by young classical musicians will be exciting and entertaining.
 
 
Friday, April 19, 2013 | 7:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Follow the excitement of Sweet Water, Ohio when a rock ‘n roll sensation visits the town to kiss a lucky high school student before he heads off to the army.
 
 
Saturday, April 20, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Cultural Arts Center [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
This hugely popular festival features performances, exhibits, demonstrations, and workshops of Japanese dance, music, martial arts, flower arranging, calligraphy, a tea ceremony, and more! A variety of Japanese foods will tantalize your taste buds and there will be games for the children to enjoy. Don’t miss this fun-filled family event.
 
 
Saturday, April 20, 2013 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Follow the excitement of Sweet Water, Ohio when a rock ‘n roll sensation visits the town to kiss a lucky high school student before he heads off to the army.
 
 
Saturday, April 20, 2013 | 7:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Follow the excitement of Sweet Water, Ohio when a rock ‘n roll sensation visits the town to kiss a lucky high school student before he heads off to the army.
 
 
Sunday, April 21, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM   
16500 South Western Avenue, Gardena, CA 90247
Please join us on Sunday, April 21, for the Okinawa Association of America's Spring Concert & Fundraiser! Browse through our yard/rummage sale (many new/unused items), purchase andagi and Okinawa soba for lunch, and enjoy an entertainment program featuring traditional Okinawan music and dance, karate, hula and Polynesian dance, and more! PRESS RELEASE: “Dī tiganē sabira!” translates to “let’s help out!” in Uchinaaguchi, one of Okinawa’s six unique languages. Outside of the Los Angeles Okinawan community, the Okinawa Association of America, Inc. (OAA) may be best known for its Uchinaaguchi class and of course its andagi (also referred to as “Okinawa dango”). South Bay residents often flood and buy out the andagi booths at Obon Festivals and the OAA’s annual October Bazaar, a reaction that the OAA hopes to achieve with their upcoming Spring Concert & Fundraiser on Sunday, April 21. The OAA’s Spring Concert & Fundraiser will benefit their weekly computer classes and the Worldwide Youth Uchinanchu Festival (Wakamono Taikai) on July 18~21. The Wakamono Taikai can be best described as a 4-day conference for “next generation” Uchinanchu (Okinawans) ranging from 18 to 35 years old, with programs that emphasize Uchinanchu identity, strengthen the global Okinawa community, and explore ways in which the younger generations can keep alive the Okinawan traditions, arts, history, and languages. At April 21’s event (free admission), the OAA will be selling homemade andagi as well as Okinawa soba and taco rice (literally taco ingredients over rice; a popular cross-cultural dish in Okinawa). Another highlight of the event will be its lunchtime entertainment line-up of young performers to promote the “next generation” theme of the Wakamono Taikai, featuring: Yoshiaki Chinen (sanshin), Choichi Kai L.A. (sanshin), Shigeru/William Logan (jazz instrumental), Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko L.A. (eisa/taiko), Ai Teshima (hula & Polynesian dance), and traditional dancers Sayuri Kinjo, Amy Ono, and Akiko Yamauchi. The OAA will also have the pleasure of hosting local artists from F*ART (Free + Art), hula students from Hickory Elementary, and guest performers from San Diego: Ashley/ Brandon Arashiro (karate) and San Diego Warabi Eisa (eisa/taiko)! (performances subject to change) The Spring Concert & Fundraiser will be held at the OAA Center (16500 S. Western Ave. Gardena), 11:00AM~2:00PM (entertainment begins at 11). Admission is free. The OAA highly recommends pre-ordering andagi ($3 for 2) and Okinawa soba ($7) because these items tend to sell-out quickly. Tented tables and chairs will be available for eating during the free entertainment program. Please contact the OAA at mensore@earthlink.net or 310-532-1929 to place your orders.
 
 
Sunday, April 21, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Cultural Arts Center [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
This hugely popular festival features performances, exhibits, demonstrations, and workshops of Japanese dance, music, martial arts, flower arranging, calligraphy, a tea ceremony, and more! A variety of Japanese foods will tantalize your taste buds and there will be games for the children to enjoy. Don’t miss this fun-filled family event.
 
 
Sunday, April 21, 2013 | 1:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Enjoy an evening of Japanese popular songs sung by amateur karaoke singers from local lounges in the area.
 
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Enjoy this performance from 9th through 12th graders as they present jazz, ballet, hip hop, Latin, contemporary, lyrical, and other popular styles of dance.
 
 
Thursday, April 25, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Enjoy this performance from 9th through 12th graders as they present jazz, ballet, hip hop, Latin, contemporary, lyrical, and other popular styles of dance.
 
 
Saturday, April 27, 2013 | 8:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
A rock musical that takes you back to the disco era and one of the top best pop bands in history, ABBA. Abbamania features nine musicians and singers performing the hits of this iconic group, complete with all the costume changes, choreography, a live band, back-up singers and a big studio sound.
 
 
Sunday, April 28, 2013 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Like a lavish three-course dinner, this trio of one-acts is “smartly directed by James Robinson and conducted with sweeping lyricism by Patrick Summers” (San Francisco Chronicle). Soprano Patricia Racette tackles all three soprano rolls. “Racette modulated the quality and tone of her radiant, muscular sound accordingly. The title role in Suor Angelica is the real soprano showcase, a virtuoso exercise in both soaring vocalism and emotional specificity, and Racette rose superbly to the challenge” (SFC). (2 hours 49 minutes; two intermissions)
 
 
Sunday, April 28, 2013 | 6:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Like a lavish three-course dinner, this trio of one-acts is “smartly directed by James Robinson and conducted with sweeping lyricism by Patrick Summers” (San Francisco Chronicle). Soprano Patricia Racette tackles all three soprano rolls. “Racette modulated the quality and tone of her radiant, muscular sound accordingly. The title role in Suor Angelica is the real soprano showcase, a virtuoso exercise in both soaring vocalism and emotional specificity, and Racette rose superbly to the challenge” (SFC). (2 hours 49 minutes; two intermissions)
 
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