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When we re-opened The Soraya in October, I had only two wishes: that we would do so safely, and that we would never need to shut the doors again.
Ginny Mancini was impeccable – stylish, glamorous, kind, worldly, and generous. So many here in Los Angeles, and far beyond, benefitted from her philanthropy, including The Soraya.
No band electrified audiences in the 1970s and ‘80s like The Police. Omnipresent on the airwaves, they had arenas pulsing across the globe. Punk energy unpinned by jazz figures, reggae rhythms and symphonic aspirations made The Police the defining New Wave band.
The timeless swing of the Count Basie Orchestra, the pure vocals of Lizz Wright, and the vibrant interplay of the Branford Marsalis Quartet represent three of the most important musical dialects in today’s national jazz conversation. Read more.
This is a moment built upon the steadfast commitment of many. As we reopen, everyone should take a bow. And though the pandemic may yet have twists and turns, may theaters and concert halls remain open to offer some modicum of healing that goes beyond the realm of medicine.