Victoria Looseleaf
Victoria Looseleaf

Victoria Looseleaf is an award winning arts journalist and regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times, Dance Magazine, Performances Magazine and KUSC-FM radio. She also contributes to the New York Times and writes the program notes and broadcast scripts for the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl. In addition, she teaches Dance History at USC and does pre-concert talks at venues including the Los Angeles Music Center. She was the producer/host of the cable TV show on the arts, "The Looseleaf Report," which ran for 22 years in Los Angeles and New York, and now maintains a blog of the same name. One of her passions is covering international music and dance festivals, where her travels have taken her to places that include Abu Dhabi, Buenos Aires, Aix-en-Provence and Zakopane, Poland. Looseleaf has a bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley and a Master’s in the Performance and Literature of the Harp from Mills College. She has also released two albums, Harpnosis and Beyond Harpnosis, both registered trademarks.

Recent Articles
Los Angeles Poverty Department's Skid Row History Museum
Los Angeles Poverty Department's Skid Row History Museum
The inaugural exhibition of the Los Angeles Poverty Department is the first in a series of shows about activist initiatives that have, over the years, preserved Skid Row.
Librettist Erik Ehn on Writing 'Vireo'
Librettist Erik Ehn on Writing 'Vireo'
"Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch's Accuser" is based on research done by composer Lisa Bielawa did on the history of female hysteria for her college thesis.
'Parts and Labor' Returns: Heidi Duckler's Cadillac Dance
'Parts and Labor' Returns: Heidi Duckler's Cadillac Dance
The Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre launches its 30-year anniversary celebration with a re-imagining their car-centric work, first performed in 1992, as "Parts and Labor, Redux."
Echoes of Iran: The Music and Art of Sussan Deyhim
Echoes of Iran: The Music and Art of Sussan Deyhim
Sussan Deyhim, a performance artist and activist born in Iran and living in exile for 30 years, premieres a new performance, "The House is Black," at Royce Hall on January 23.
The Heart of Walt Disney Concert Hall
The Heart of Walt Disney Concert Hall
To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Walt Disney Concert Hall's organ, the L.A. Philharmonic will hold a number of concerts this season to highlight the 40-ton instrument.
Mary Woronov: Artist, Chelsea Girl, and B-Movie Queen
Mary Woronov: Artist, Chelsea Girl, and B-Movie Queen
An underground actress, writer, and figurative painter, Mary Woronov reflects on her career, including her influential time with Andy Warhol.
L.A. Opera's Vision for the 21st Century
L.A. Opera's Vision for the 21st Century
CEO and President of Los Angeles Opera Christopher Koelsch is helping to establish the organization as a leading arts institution for the 21st Century.
The Persians: Performing Aeschylus' Tragedy Today
The Persians: Performing Aeschylus' Tragedy Today
The ancient Greek drama "Persians," staged at the Getty Villa's amphitheatre through Sept. 27, resonates with today's audiences tuned to the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East.
Meet the Mudpeople
Meet the Mudpeople
Mike M. Mollett, a part of the Los Angeles art scene for some 40 years, founded L.A. Mudpeople, a troupe that appears on walkabouts in diverse parts of the city.
Taylor Negron: Art of the Everyman
Taylor Negron: Art of the Everyman
Taylor Negron, a character actor and comedian best known for his roles in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" and "The Last Boy Scout," died of cancer on Saturday. He was 57. We profiled Negron in May when his paintings were on view in a solo exhibition at the Laemmle Royal's "Art in the Art House" series.
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