It is no new news that Candide is as much a conundrum and a vampire as it is a playful and satirical romp. While each new interpretation sheds new light on the material, Candide remains an enigma: A malleable and adaptable satire with a great score that, despite its pleasures, seems nearly impossible to make into great theater.
The historic Breakers Building has launched a new art gallery space and, this Saturday, they're featuring a series of photographic portraits by Duke Givens. In this video interview, Givens speaks about The Power of Choice, his images of famed Long Beach rapper Snoop Dogg, and his recent visit to Sundance.
The public is invited to The Best of All Possible Opera Talks, taking place tomorrow, January 19 from 6:00 to 7:00PM, at the Expo Arts Center. Bob Bernard, the Long Beach Opera's host of educational salons, will present an interdisciplinary, video-based examination of Candide. The talk is free.