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Classical Pick of the Week: Just Dance

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LAist reported earlier that LA Phil violinist Robert Korda has been missing for three days now. His son Noah posted a few hours ago that "Verizon has cooperated...because we managed to get a court order". Once again, if anyone sees a Geo Metro with the license plate 3GPJ453, please call the LAPD Missing Persons Unit at (213) 485-5381 or (877) LAPD-24-7.

In other news, the LA Phil is offering a free concert welcoming Gustavo Dudamel on Saturday, October 3rd, at the Hollywood Bowl. Musical guests include Andrae Crouch, Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Herbie Hancock, David Hidalgo, Alfredo Rodriguez, and more. Dudamel will conduct Beethoven's 9th Symphony. Tickets are released to the public on August 1st via phone, box office, and online. For more information, click here.

If you're interested in some Spanish classical music and the flamenco dance, you're in for a treat. The Manhattan Beach Library will host dancer Susana Elena and guitarist Almer Imamovic on Tuesday at 2 PM and 3:15 PM. This includes duets, dances, lectures, and activities that the audience can engage in as well. The concerts are free and recommended for all ages. Tickets are not required. If you can't make it out to Manhattan Beach, Silver Lake restaurant El Cid hosts weekend performances of flamenco dance. You can get tickets on Goldstar for 50 percent off. The tickets cover the cost of food and the show, which takes place every weekend.

The American Ballet Theatre comes to town July16th-19th for performances at the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion. The ABT will put on one of their most well known productions, of Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet. Once again, you can get tickets for 50% off on Goldstar. An NYC friend of LAist recommends the showing on the 16th, featuring Roberto Bolle and Irina Dvorovenko as Romeo and Juliet. They were magnificent in the pas de deux, she says. The LA Times has an article on Bolle and the ABT in the Sunday paper.