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The Japanese photographer's work is on view at the Getty.
Sloan, 70, died Monday night. 'For those who grew up in Southern California in the golden glow of the mid-'60s," Joel Bellman writes, "he produced the soundtrack of our lives."
After this week's Ovation Awards, I am suggesting - and hoping - that more producers, writers and actors start thinking about larger theater venues.
For her NPR piece on the Day of the Dead celebration at Hollywood Forever, Los Angeles correspondent Mandalit del Barco hooked up with El Mariachi Manchester.
Celebrating Day of the Dead early at Olvera Street. A little gallery.
This opera on the move across Los Angeles changes the nature of spectator and artist. Check out our sneak peek.
The interactive, large-scale installation that simulates the experience of continuous rainfall will open at LACMA on Sunday.
Marathons, hallmarks and icons -- are they the trick to boost ticket sales?
The session singer best known for "Gimme Shelter" and "20 Feet From Stardom" had both legs amputated below the knee after a freeway crash. She was honored last week at The Apollo in Harlem.
How to attract young-adult audiences to LA's professional theaters? Here are two productions that are trying.
The most diverse and widest ranging exhibit of Cuban art ever presented in Los Angeles opens Saturday night.
An exhibit of World War II camp photos at the Skirball includes images by Dorothea Lange and Toyo Miyatake.
May 15, 1965 was a bigger than usual Saturday taping night in the KHJ Channel 9 studios.
There are currently at least three productions of Shakespearean plays and variations, some more successful than others.
Two of the area's larger theaters are compensating for CTG's apathy toward its home town with productions about Eastside garment workers.
Terrifically rewarding. You can run downtown through Oct. 3 to see for yourself.
"The Princes of Kings Road" imagines the time when the architects found themselves sharing a hospital room.
The Broad on Bunker Hill looks to be a hit. The Petersen, on the other hand, looks like something...
A clip from Arthur Lee's revered 1967 album "Forever Changes" helps enliven a story on mortgages. Join me in "A House is Not a Motel."
Analyst Ken Doctor says the fight for Times control is still on and has some intriguing wrinkles.
Another gallery event where the art gets hijacked by the weird. And we mean that in a good way.
Watts Village Theater Company is observing the 50th anniversary of its community's most famous historical moment. And more local productions.
The dress code varies from beachwear to bistro, making the event a feast for the eyes as well as the ears.
Eagan and Frances McDormand decided Olive would only wear skirts, because maybe that's what her mother did.
Watching Mirga, Yuja, and other young symphonic star-gazers.
Fifty years ago on Aug. 27, Ivor Davis was the only newspaper reporter to go with the Beatles to Elvis Presley's Bel Air mansion. It was memorable.
The artist's latest big idea is his way to have a different conversation about art, music, time and place.
Grace Slick greets the dawn on Max Yasgur's farm on August 17, 1969. Turn up the sound.
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.
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
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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