TRIUMPH! Presents Women’s Stories Virtually in November

The Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival is presenting an exceptional slate of theatre, dance and storytelling.

TRIUMPH! Presents Women's Stories Virtually in November

The Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival is presenting an exceptional slate of theatre, dance and storytelling by remarkable performers that you can enjoy in a new virtual program, Triumph!

The two matinee programs are hosted by James and Lissa Reynolds. James is the Emmy Award winning star of the NBC Daytime Drama Days of Our Lives. Lissa is the Artistic Director of the Fremont Centre Theatre in South Pasadena, where she starred in A Woman of Independent Means.

Fay Hauser-Price directs the afternoon shows. A member of the Directors Guild, her film credits include Where’s the Smoke and 5150. Her TV credits include Act Now (PBS) and Read to Me L.A. She is also a producer, writer and actor.

Performers include:

November 1 at 3:00 p.m. PST

Mzuri Moyo Aimbaye in The Fannie Lou

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Sarasota Opera Presents SLEEPING BEAUTY

The screening takes place on October 18, 2020 as part of the HD at the Opera House series.

Sarasota Opera will present Sleeping Beauty – Ballet Film at Sarasota Opera House, as part of the HD at the Opera House series. The screening takes place on October 18, 2020.

This sumptuous ballet, choreographed by the great Rudolph Nureyev, returns to the stage with magnificent sets created by Oscar winner Franca Squarciapino, and Felix Korobov conducting the extraordinary score by Tchaikovsky.

International superstar Polina Semionova stars as the lovely Princess Aurora, who after being cursed by an evil fairy (Beatrice Carbone), must fall into a death-like sleep until a handsome prince (Timofej Andrijashenko) awakens her with a kiss. From Teatro La Scala.

Running Time: 3h 30m (includes one intermission)

Learn more and book at https://tickets.sarasotaopera.org/3879/4866.

Cast

  • Princess Aurora Polina Semionova
  • Désiré Timofej Andrijashenko
  • King Florestan XXIV Alessandro Grillo
  • The Queen Marta
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12 Easy Gift Ideas For Presents That Feel Personal

We’re breezing through fall and trudging right on into gift-giving territory. This year looks a tad different (to say the least), so we’ve been thinking of ways in which we can keep the 2020 holiday season feeling as heartwarming and untroubled as possible — even without flights home and in-person embraces. Our solution? A shopping guide to easy gift ideas that still feel personal (no matter how far away you are).

A fancy-schmancy gift is one thing, and a holiday card with sweet notes and aphorisms is another, but the real kicker comes with a personalized present’s ability to leave a lasting impression on the person you give it to. From initial-clad agate coasters to embossed cutting boards, embroidered robes, and much more, we’ve collected the custom monogrammed answers for a more uncomplicated and gracious gift-giving season.

At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff.

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Model Portfolio Presents Credible Emerging Markets Opportunity

Broadly speaking, emerging markets equities are flailing again this year as the MSCI Emerging Markets Index is lower by two-thirds of a percent.

However, there remain pockets of opportunities in developing economies. Advisors can leverage those opportunities with WisdomTree’s Emerging Markets Multi-Factor Portfolio.

“This model portfolio is designed for investors with a long-term horizon looking for exposure to a broad universe of Emerging Market equities primarily using factor focused ETFs,” according to WisdomTree. “The selected ETFs provide certain factor tilts that have the potential to generate excess return relative to comparable cap-weighted benchmarks over longer-term holding periods. The strategies may use both WisdomTree and non-WisdomTree ETFs.”

Emerging markets equities could be back in vogue if there’s regime change here in the U.S. come November and that could be a positive for some of the funds featured in the Emerging Markets Multi-Factor Portfolio.

Revisiting Emerging Markets

Morgan Stanley strategists are looking

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Pittance Chamber Music Presents MODERN BEAUTY

The programs will now premiere streaming online in three episodes.

Pittance Chamber Music Presents MODERN BEAUTY

Pittance Chamber Music, which presents the extraordinary musicians who perform in the pit at the Los Angeles Opera, presents Modern Beauty with special guest GRAMMY and EMMY-winning pianist Gloria Cheng.

Recorded during the pandemic, the programs will now premiere streaming online in three episodes, and will include artist and composer interviews with special tributes to Steven Stucky. One of today’s most respected and revered interpreters of contemporary repertoire, Cheng has been lauded in the Washington Post, New York Times and LA Weekly for her “breathtaking”, “exhilarating” and “broadly expressive” performances.

For this program she joins colleagues from the LA Opera Orchestra, bassoonist Judith Farmer, clarinetist Donald Foster and oboist Jennifer Cullinan, in a program of favorite chamber music pieces by composers with whom Cheng has collaborated – among them Billy Childs, Esa-Pekka Salonen, John Harbison, Steven Stucky and Gernot Wolfgang,

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