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Luckman Fine Arts Complex
at Cal State L.A. 5151 State University Drive Los Angeles, CA 90032
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10 events
6 reviews
2 stars
Casual dress. Nicely kept, organized, attractive, intimate theatre
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8 events
5 reviews
13 stars
9 of us drove to eat at Korean BBQ, in Korea town, that took us about 10 min or so to arrive to. If your in such a large group I suggest breaking it up in two to be seated much faster, also read rules as restuarant we sat at charged for meat left over by the pound? We also ended choosing the 9.99 menue each and somehow ended up paying a $20 gratuity fee, that unless it was written in Korean we did not know about prior, nor told about. This turned out to be less than what we normally would have tipped., hidden fees are just not fun.
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Reviews & Ratings

"TAO: The Martial Art of Drumming"
14 ratings
4.8 average rating
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50 events
12 reviews
5 stars
attended Feb 13 2010

This was a great night of entertainment.

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36 events
12 reviews
13 stars
attended Feb 13 2010

One of the best shows I've seen.

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10 reviews
6 stars
attended Feb 13 2010

I loved the show, I took a friend and his 11 year old daughter, he is japanese and she is half, I thought she should see it and she loved it. He thought it was brilliant. My only negative would be that it is a bit long.

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The magical excitement of neo-traditional drumming has critics waxing lyrical about TAO’s extraordinary precision, energy, and stamina. With hundreds of sold-out shows and more than a million spectators, TAO has proven that modern entertainment based on the traditional art of Japanese drumming, has massive global appeal.

The stars of TAO live and train at a compound in the mountains of Japan, reaching the highest level of virtuosity only after years of intensive study; however, these performers each bring nontraditional flair to the group by drawing on their diverse backgrounds: one as a hard rock musician, another a gymnast, and yet another as a composer. They offer a young and vibrantly modern take on a traditional art form.