Hot Sheet: And the Winner Is ...

The top 10 entertainment and events highlights this week include the latest video from out musician Steve Grand, the operatic version of Billy Budd, the film of Southern Baptist Sissies, and the 86th Academy Awards.



2. OPERA: Billy Budd
Los Angeles Opera revives the operatic adaptation of Herman Melville’s novel, a work rich in gay subtext, as the young, beautiful Billy becomes an object of desire for many of his fellow sailors. The gay geniuses who brought this story to the realm of opera in 1951, composer Benjamin Britten and co-librettist E.M. Forster (yes, the famed novelist), teased out that subtext even more. The L.A. Opera production has a very limited run; there are just five performances left, the next on Sunday, the last March 16, so order your tickets now. Watch a preview below. — Trudy Ring

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