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Archived Since:May 25, 2010

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Bowers exhibition to examine 'lost' ancient Chinese civilization

3 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

Most museum exhibitions try to give answers, but an unusual Chinese antiquities show the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana has announced as its big fall attraction will focus on 3,000-year-old artifacts in bronze, gold and jade that mainly have produced bafflement.

L.A. theater openings, March 30-April 6: 'White Marriage' and more

3 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

Here comes the bride in Tadeusz Rozewicz’s "White Marriage" at Odyssey Theatre. And here come the puppets in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at the Broad Stage and the citywide LA Puppet Fest 2014.

'Lucid Stead' artist Phillip K. Smith III to light up Coachella

3 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

Phillip K. Smith III’s art installation “Lucid Stead” lighted up the Joshua Tree desert for two weekends in October. The wooden shack, tricked out with mirrored slats and multicolored LEDs, stood alone in a dusty clearing where about 400 people trekked to ogle it.

Benedict Cumberbatch to play 'Hamlet' in London in 2015

3 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

Benedict Cumberbatch will return to the London stage next year to play the mopey prince of Denmark in a new production of Shakespeare's "Hamlet," which will run at the Barbican theater. The casting was confirmed Wednesday and will be the "Sherlock" actor's first big stage role since he appeared in the National Theatre's production of "Frankenstein" in 2011.

Autry's 'Route 66' exhibition looks for its funding kicks online

3 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

The Autry National Center of the American West is hoping lots of people will get their kicks by giving money online to help fund its coming exhibition “Route 66: The Road and the Romance.”

Music review: Evgeny Kissin puts distinct Russian stamp on Schubert

3 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

Evgeny Kissin shows why he might be the greatest Russian pianist of our day in program featuring Schubert and Scriabin at Disney Hall. There was no contesting yet another Russian annexation Monday night. Rather than the supposed 93%Show More Summary

Dance at the Music Center announces 2014-15 season

3 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

The new season of the series Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at the Music Center will feature seven productions, including visits from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and the Australian Ballet with its production of "Swan Lake....

Shigeru Ban: Aspen Art Museum is a first for Pritzker Prize-winner

3 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

Shigeru Ban, the Japanese architect who is the recipient of the 2014 Pritzker Prize, has never had his name attached to a permanent art museum in the U.S. in his three-decade-long career. But that will change in August when his new building for the Aspen Art Museum in Colorado opens to the public.

Shigeru Ban's L.A. days

3 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

It was in Los Angeles that Tokyo-born Shigeru Ban, the 2014 winner of the Pritzker Prize, first studied architecture.

Review: New West Symphony infuses a hopeful spirit in Verdi's Requiem

3 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

New West Symphony director Marcelo Lehninger guides a modest, heartfelt rendition of the Verdi Requiem. Following directly on the heels of the potent performance of Verdi's Requiem by San Diego Opera on Thursday, the New West Symphony tackled this great work for chorus, orchestra and four vocal soloists.

9/11 museum in New York set to open May 21

3 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

Officials with the  National September 11 Memorial & Museum  in New York announced Monday that they have set opening day as May 21.

Review: Noel Coward's 'Song at Twilight' is an overlooked gem

3 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

Old-fashioned grace and signature wit embellish a drama that grapples candidly with the costs of repression. Accustomed to living glamorously in the spotlight, Noël Coward conducted his private affairs, in the words of writer Rebecca West, "with an impeccable dignity … which was reticent but untainted by pretense."

Architect Shigeru Ban, known for disaster relief, wins Pritzker Prize

3 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

For the third time in five years, the Pritzker Prize is going to a Japanese architect.

Gustavo Dudamel, waylaid by 'severe' flu, cancels in New York

3 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

Gustavo Dudamel has withdrawn from a series of concerts with the New York Philharmonic, citing a severe case of the flu. The conductor was expected to lead concerts featuring Bruckner's Ninth Symphony at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center starting Thursday.

'The Simpsons': A lesson in art forgery, with Max von Sydow

3 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

"The Simpsons" on Fox took a trip into the art market on Sunday's new episode titled "The War of Art," which included a lesson in forgery delivered by actor Max von Sydow.

Collapse at London's Apollo Theatre blamed on old ceiling material

3 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

When part of the ceiling of the Apollo Theatre in London collapsed in December during an evening performance, the falling debris caused a number of injuries but no fatalities. On Monday, the cause of the collapse was determined to be old material that had deteriorated, according to reports in the British press.

Jack Kevorkian's paintings and death device come to L.A. gallery

3 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

It may not be art, but it's certainly going to be one of the most macabre objects ever shown in an art gallery: the Thanatron, the intravenous drip device that Dr. Jack Kevorkian invented to shuffle his clients off this mortal coil via...Show More Summary

Review: 'Quartet' lands Los Angeles Ballet foursquare in thrilling territory

3 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

The L.A. Ballet tackles four disparate and difficult works with versatility, grit and at times soaring artistry. In a show of mettle, Los Angeles Ballet mounted a challenging, thrilling and mostly rewarding program titled "Quartet" on Saturday night at UCLA's Royce Hall.

Strad Fest LA brings eight Stradivari violins together

3 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

Strad Fest LA, which will have eight Stradivari violins playing at events around L.A. over four days, is a rare chance to hear so many. The violins of Antonio Stradivari are revered for being not only superb instruments but works of art. Show More Summary

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