The Huntington Library announced it has acquired a full set of Ansel Adams portfolios that the California photographer shot and printed himself between 1948 and 1976 and called "an excellent cross section of my work."
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"Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada" says the sign placed on the road into Vegas from LA in 1959. "A luminous diamond stretched like Silly Putty, each letter of 'Welcome' encircled by silver dollars."
In an attempt to reverse the trend of writing about great events after they over, here is a reminder about an annual opportunity to see dozens of French films in Hollywood.
"When a Man Loves a Woman" "raised the bar for soul balladeering for all time," the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame wrote. Sledge died today in Baton Rouge.
Hungarian director Kornel Mundruczo makes his point about the dangers of racism and prejudice in a visceral way.
Metro is installing the artwork for the elevated station at Sepulveda Boulevard. Westwood/Rancho Park and Palms went first.
Oh why not? Compliments of New York Magazine's Vulture site.
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino will open its new $68 million education and visitor center next Saturday, April 4.
I don't understand why Blythe Danner's words were chosen to receive the spotlight in a full-page LA Times ad about Actors' Equity and minimum wage.
She was hit and given a black eye by actor Scott Shepherd in London, and now leads an effort to make the theater a safer place for the people who on productions.
Choose your poison: the Hullabaloo Dancers or the Gazzarri Dancers?
Koudelka brought us into the Soviet invasion on the streets of Prague in 1968 by smuggling out his film. In a gripping show of his black and white images, we are thrown back into those days.
LA's theatrical landscape would still offer plenty of options for dedicated theatergoers, even without Equity's 99-seat plan.
The Da Camera Society's mission is to promote and enhance chamber music. Doheny Mansion "is the perfect setting to play this music."
The LA Philharmonic and LA Opera are going head to head with major contemporary works at the same time.
Take one chamber orchestra with innovative composer, add dollops of noise to melody, mix well and serve to the patrons who subsidized it.
Shirley also reviews "Cineastas," which closes Saturday at REDCAT downtown.
The downtown museum-to-be opened its doors on Sunday for a public viewing. Photos inside.
Shades of LA's celebrated avant-garde past lit up the new-music present at Santa Monica's 1st Presbyterian Church. Plus more.
Wooster Group production exposes something profound about the life and lives of Shaker women.
One of two musicals that opened over the weekend lives up to the expression "gotta sing, gotta dance."
New poster is here for the film about the LA talent who played on the hit records of the 1960s and 70s.
The ephemeral art of theater deserves an annual recap of the year's highlights. Of the 225 productions in greater LA I saw this year, here are 25 of the best.
Donna Perlmutter's year-end roundup of some of the notable performances she saw in 2014.
The renovated and rechristened Forum in Inglewood, former home of the Lakers and Kings, is a hit with music promoters.
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.
New girl in townJanie Taylor retired as a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet this year and moved to Los Angeles. Native Intelligence
Operas in LA and Ojai (sort of)Donna Perlmutter sees Angelin Preljocaj's latest at the Music Center and more. Native Intelligence
Oral history of The PalominoWillie Nelson and everybody else played at the Lankershim Blvd. club. Story
Opera showdownDonna Perlmutter wonders why men are so afraid of women, at least in the opera. Her report from LA's stages. Native Intelligence
A day at the Los Angeles County Art Museum for three LA designers. Native Intelligence
Bowl butts get cedar seatsNew benches go in at Hollywood Bowl. Read
'Cry, Trojans'Scott Shepherd and Kate Valk as lovers Troilus and Cressida. Iris Schneider
Misty Copeland has her sayMisty Copeland rose from a vagabond life in San Pedro to become the first black female soloist with the American Ballet Theater in 20 years. She talks with Judy Graeme. Native Intelligence
'Tartuffe' and 'Music Man'Classic con artistry in 'Tartuffe' and 'Music Man,' plus plays for the Passover season. Don Shirley
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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