The Sunday afternoon line outside the Broad Contemporary Art Museum went down the block
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News, observations and links on the arts, music, theater, dance, photography and local institutions
if you were lucky enough to hear Schnittke's "Not a Summer Night's Dream" from the LA Philharmonic, led dazzlingly by Gustavo Dudamel, it had to grab you.
'Antiques Roadshow' revisits Palm Springs, where nine years ago a record was set for the most treasures valued at six figures.
The iconic Luis Valdez play is back where it started in 1978.
Been a few years since I posted on the anniversary. But here are a couple of videos.
January 21 was a great day for immersive theater in Los Angeles.
Every location, in order, researched by reader Don Bentley and his brother.
LACMA exhibit provides a window into the life and personality of the octogenarian South Pasadena collector.
As Lynne Seemayer, she created an indelible part of LA street art lore and became something of a legend.
Wong's artwork inspired "Bambi." He contributed to other films and was also known for his beach kites.
My year-end highlights list gives me a chance to admire productions that I didn't mention earlier in the year.
I attended services at the church of Stew (and Heidi) last night.
The singer writes about her performance of a Bob Dylan song at the Nobel Prize ceremony.
If we're lucky UCLA's Royce Hall will stage an encore of "Letter to a Man." And more.
London artist Rich McCor has been in Los Angeles air tagging some of the local landmarks.
Two major productions in LA right now more or less begin with scenes set in LA - which is so unusual on our larger stages that I'm happy to salute any effort to examine our own community.
Donna Perlmutter celebrates the fall season in LA classical music and arts.
The telenovela genre embraces the theater in "Destiny of Desire," Karen Zacarias' wildly funny play at South Coast Repertory.
The legendary guerrilla cliff art was painted in one night by a young mother hanging from ropes. She's still around and should be more famous.
Davidson reached his most public pinnacle of success when Center Theatre Group.co-produced three plays nominated for Broadway's best-play Tony Award.
Davidson, the founding artistic director of Center Theatre Group, died at age 83. This is from an unpublished biography.
What do women want? Power. That's what Shakespeare said.
A new exhibit at LACMA showcases the renowned West Hollywood print workshop.
MONA had to leave downtown in 2011 but things are all right now. Visiting is like seeing old friends again.
Have you seen any alfresco theater yet this summer? Our columnist has.
Vice revisits the story of how designer Amy Inouye saved Chicken Boy from the landfill.
Nowhere -- not at Boston's Tanglewood in the Berkshires, or New York's Lewisohn Stadium, or Chicago's Ravinia -- is there such a summer symphony spot as Hollywood Bowl.
Take My Picture Gary Leonard runs weekly at LA Observed.
I was watching Musical Theatre West's revival of "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" in Long Beach when Donald Trump invaded my thoughts.
Art FridayThe day after Thanksgiving was jumping at LACMA.
Neon treasures of LAThe Museum of Neon Art is thriving in Glendale and that's OK.
Mellow DTLA SundayLate afternoon in the courtyard at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel.
Rain RoomMuch-anticipated installation at LACMA requires timed tickets. A peek inside.
Chuck Berry and the StonesOne rocking Saturday night in the KHJ-TV studios in 1965. Video and backstory
Neutra and SchindlerPlay imagines what happened after the estranged architects were reunited in a 1953 hospital room. Karen Wada
'Good morning, people!'Grace Slick and the Jefferson Airplane at Woodstock. Turn it up.
For your considerationTwo costume designers who should have received Emmy nominations in our blogger's judgment.
Music at Doheny MansionIris Schneider takes in some chamber music with the Da Camera Society. More
A tale of two Sugar Plum FairiesJoy Womack comes to the Santa Monica Nutcracker from Moscow, Lyrica Blankfein from NYC. More
Baryshnikov springs onstageAfter roughly 15 years of wandering in the theatrical desert, Mikhail Baryshnikov has finally found the most deserving spotlight of his post-dancing career. Donna Perlmutter
Harry Shearer and NixonFor Harry Shearer, Richard Nixon is still the one.
Millard Sheets muralArtist's work goes from home to the Huntington.
Made in America sceneMayor Garcetti with Jay-Z, Beyonce and Steve Aoki at the music festival in Grand Park. Photo on Aoki's Instagram feed.
Dancers auditionTryouts for LA's Barak Ballet. Photo by Judy Graeme
Curator's guide to HuntingtonLearn about the redone gallery of American art. Native Intelligence
Voices of LAKamau DaÃ¡ood recites poetry backed by a klezmer jazz ensemble at Breed Street Shul. Iris Schneider
Fans at KCONFans swoon at LA's big Korean music festival. More photos by Iris Schneider
Kimono exhibit at LACMA"Kimono for a Modern Age" presents more than 30 of the traditional garments. Curator Sharon S. Takeda walks us through.
Selected arts and culture links
Cultural institutionsAmerican Youth
Autry National Center
Broad Arts Foundation
Center for Land Use
Center Theatre Group
Cerritos Center for
Collage Dance Theatre
Craft and Folk Art Museum
Italian Cultural Inst.
Long Beach MOA
L.A. Chamber Orchestra
L.A. Children's Chorus
L.A. Master Chorale
Municipal Art Gallery
Mus. of Jurassic Technology
Museum of Latin
Natural History Museum
Norton Simon Museum
OC Perf. Arts Center
Pasadena Museum of
Santa Monica MOA
Santa Monica Symphony
Skirball Cultural Center
UCLA Hammer Mus.
USC Fisher Mus.
USC Thornton School
Watts Towers Center
West Coast Jewish
Zipper Concert Hall
Calendars and eventsArtSlant LA
L.A. Art Openings
LA Brain Terrain
Out West Arts
USC Arts and Events
Media and blogsRichard Ankrom
Arts for L.A.
Blur + Sharpen
City of the Angels
Da Camera Society
Downtown Art Walk
Fine Arts L.A.
Frenchy but Chic
I call it Oranges
L.A. Art Girls
LACMA on Fire
L.A. in Bloom
LA Mano Press
L.A. Modern Auctions
LA Stage Alliance
Man One World
Modern Art Notes
NoHo Arts District
Positive Ape Index
Rembrandt in SoCal
Ruskin Art Club
The Judson Studios
The O.C. Art Blog
Rubén Ortiz Torres
Zero Degrees Art
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