As part of LA Opera’s upcoming city-wide festival celebrating the staging of the full cycle of Richard Wagner’s four opera “Ring” cycle, the Autry will present an online exhibition of opera related artifacts and research materials. The exhibition will include a painting of Wagner and the libretto from “La Fanciulla del West” with music composed by … Continue reading Coming in April: Autry Opera Collections Online Exhibition
March 25 — 28, 2010 Thursday, Friday, Saturday @ 8pSunday @ 2p Here’s what critics and audience members have been saying: “Dennis has a wondrous ear and his transitions are mesmerizing. His relaxed, almost self-effacing demeanor ingratiates him with his audience, allowing him to make dangerous and heart-wrenching revelations which are unmistakenably true.”- Penny Orloff, Culture Spot LA … Continue reading Only four performances left!
Ada Lovelace Day is an international day of blogging to draw attention to the achievements of women in technology and science. In celebration of Ada Lovelace Day, the Autry Libraries would like to recognize Henriette D. Avram, a networking pioneer at the Library of Congress and the developer of MARC (MAchine Readable Cataloging). Ada Lovelace (1815–1852) wrote … Continue reading Ada Lovelace Day March 24, 2010
Updated Mar. 15, 2011: Shirley Slee and Rachel Hess, Native American sisters of Miwok and Paiute descent who have been weaving baskets since childhood, in 2010 led the Autry’s Basketweaving Collaborative, an ongoing program that showcases their artistry and gives audience members a hands-on demonstration of this ancient tradition. The Community Basket program returns to the … Continue reading Basketweaving Collaborative at the Autry
Darrell Dennis, the First Nations (Shuswap) actor who is the author and star of Native Voices at the Autry's West Coast premiere of Tales of an Urban Indian, says he has seen a couple of other productions of his semi-autobiographical play. But they always leave him with a weird sensation.
Tales of an Urban Indian Don’t miss what audiences are calling a “fabulous,” “amazing” show! “The perfect blend of humor and tragedy. Superbly told.” “Darrell Dennis is the consummate storyteller for this generation.” “A story we can all relate to. I would highly recommend this to family and friends.” Only two weekends left! March 18 — … Continue reading Don’t miss this laugh riot!
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Stephen Aron, executive director of the Autry’s Institute for the Study of the American West, said this week he was “astounded” at the ratings for the première of NBC’s “Who Do You Think You Are?” in which Aron worked with Sarah Jessica Parker to find out more about her ancestry. The show was the second … Continue reading Stephen Aron on Working with Sarah Jessica Parker — and on the New Interest in Genealogy