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'Kinky Boots' a good fit for Cyndi Lauper, Harvey Fierstein

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

Girls just wanna have fun. So do boys. And so do boys dressed as girls.

Los Angeles' art world is bigger and wider

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

On a hot, arid, mid-August evening at the small but splendid Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Lincoln Heights, the tower's sonorous bell rang. Red double-doors opened wide, and a few hundred people filed inside, filling the pews in the handsome English Gothic Revival interior.

Fall marks season of revival for architecture in Los Angeles

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

Architecture is not just slow. It's a hurry-up-and-wait profession at its core, chancy and contingent, as vulnerable to the cold feet of clients as the whims of capital markets. During the Great Recession, as financing dried up and confidence cracked, the construction of important new buildings...

Steve Martin, Edie Brickell take musical detour with 'Bright Star'

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

In the basement of the House of Charm, watching a group of people sing and dance, Steve Martin consults his iPad and prepares, once again, to transform.

Fall 2014 performance arts: Echoes of 1984's Olympic Arts Festival

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

A new fall arts season is our perennial reversal of nature. We enter into it anticipating spring's rebirth and renewal, not autumn's death and destruction. The planting, of course, starts early, typically years early. This fall, though, is an occasion to look unusually far back.

Fall theater 2014: Classics by Beckett, Foote, Orton will arise anew

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

The fall season always brings the hope that something new will astonish us. I'm betting that a few old works might fit the bill.

Music Center celebrates its 50th with Dudamel, L.A. Dance Project

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

Turning 50 compels some people to attempt a risky new adventure — sky diving, perhaps, or white-water rafting or, for extremists, running with the bulls at Pamplona.

Cicely Tyson reflects on 'Trip to Bountiful' and journey back to stage

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

The role of Carrie Watts in Horton Foote's "The Trip to Bountiful" represents an artistic summit for an actress of a certain age — as well as a potential awards magnet.

'The Magic Flute,' South Africa style, heads for the Broad Stage

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

"The Magic Flute" has received numerous modern and nontraditional interpretations over the years, but few have been as radical as the staging by South Africa's Isango Ensemble, which has given Mozart's opera of sorcery and romance a new spin with indigenous costumes and marimbas in place of...

James Franco in 'Of Mice and Men' coming to cinemas in November

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

The recent Broadway revival of John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men" starring James Franco received mixed to negative reviews from critics but nonetheless proved to be a box-office success, recouping its $3.8-million initial investment...

'The Sound of Music' tour will open in Los Angeles in 2015

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

The streets of downtown Los Angeles will be alive with the sound of music next year.

Datebook: Painting, performance and film as art season gets into gear

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

With openings in just about every corner of the city, the art industry is going bananas this week as the fall season gets underway. This means social practice in Santa Monica, video about film failures in Westwood, textiles in Mid-City and Chicano art in East L.A. There’s also assemblage,...

Santa Monica City Council gives developer leg up on Bergamot Station

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

Wary of changing the character of the Bergamot Station arts complex or displacing the commercial galleries that have been its backbone, the Santa Monica City Council has given the inside track for an $84-million makeover of the former rail freight yard to a developer deemed least likely to...

'What I Learned in Paris' at the Colony Theatre

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

It's appropriate that Pearl Cleage's “What I Learned in Paris” should have had its 2012 world premiere at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta.

'O'Neill's Ghosts' haunt Odyssey Theatre

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

To likely audiences for “O’Neill’s Ghosts,” the late Jovanka Bach’s biographically-based drama about playwright Eugene O’Neill, it shouldn’t come as any great surprise that her subject had plenty of them — two failed marriages, a disowned daughter...

Review: 'Animals Out of Paper' at David Henry Hwang Theater is touching

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

The delicate art of origami provides both metaphor and motor for “Animals Out of Paper” at the David Henry Hwang Theater, and it enfolds the viewer with deceptive simplicity and considerable craft.

9/11 Museum unveils new display on hunt for Osama bin Laden

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York unveiled this week a new display devoted to the hunt for Osama bin Laden.

David Kordansky Gallery to open on La Brea with Rashid Johnson show

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

The David Kordansky Gallery of Culver City is moving to a larger home near Hollywood, where it will stage a Rashid Johnson show as its inaugural exhibit.

L.A. theater openings, Sept. 14-21: 'Low Hanging Fruit' and more

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

The plight of homeless female veterans is explored in "Low Hanging Fruit" at the the Zephyr Theatre, Jordan Harrison’s "Marjorie Prime" premieres at the Taper and Vox Lumiere presents a multimedia show inspired by "The Phantom of the Opera."

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