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6:25 PM Mon | Michael Fleming says last week's story suggesting there was too much diversity in TV casting was a big mistake: "Our hearts are heavy with regret."
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Metro is installing the artwork for the elevated station at Sepulveda Boulevard. Westwood/Rancho Park and Palms went first.
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.
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 LA Philharmonic and LA Opera are going head to head with major contemporary works at the same time.
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.

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The city's Board of Cultural Heritage Commissioners today voted unanimously to extend history-cultural monument status to the threatened Norms coffee shop on North La Cienega.
The news doesn't really get better for fans of the Googie-style Norms coffee shop.
Move has been in the works for awhile, he says. Amy Scattergood slides up to food editor.
The former Broadway landmark has been closed since 2011, so this is progress.
With a documentary on him debuting at Sundance, the restaurant reviewer says he will no longer pretend that no one knows it's him.
City Cultural Heritage Commission votes to take Norms status under advisement.
An exuberant example of the California coffee shop type and an expressive Googie masterwork by Armet & Davis, the LA Conservancy says.
Another of LA's chain restaurant pioneers passes away. He 'popularized the concept of the sit-down Mexican chain.'
One in a (possibly) occasional LA Observed series.
Look for a brew pub kind of experience in about a year. The deal is for 20 years.

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