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L.A. Opera has a hit on its hands in Barrie Kosky's cheeky, subversive staging of Mozart's opera 'The Magic Flute' as a dazzling, adorable live-action cartoon. With its show-business staging of Mozart's "The Magic Flute" as a cheekily animated silent movie, Los Angeles Opera on Saturday night got what it very much needs. Show More Summary
They're also racially divided in a take devised by Sheldon Epps and starring Jason George. Epps discusses how it came about. One of Barack Obama's most heartfelt moments as president and the vitriol of online bigots contributed to director Sheldon Epps' decision to put a new twist on "12 Angry Men" at the Pasadena Playhouse.
A number of new releases of 'War Requiem' recordings confirm the work's status as a classic. As if to underscore the classic status of Britten's "War Requiem," a swarm of new and old recordings of the piece has been released this fall. Show More Summary
Pacifist Benjamin Britten's 'War Requiem' resounded in a time of conflict. The piece will be conducted by James Conlon in Costa Mesa and Disney Hall. Can a serious, lengthy, topical piece of contemporary music make an impact beyond the...Show More Summary
Brian Dennehy confronts an almost-impossible part at the Taper in 'The Steward of Christendom,' a green monster of a play set in post-revolutionary Ireland. Brian Dennehy sat cross-legged on a stool and bent to rub his aching right knee and shin. His day of rehearsing "The Steward of Christendom" would soon be done.
Ellen von Unwerth's playful, sometimes-daring images of Hollywood will be on display at the Fahey/Klein Gallery for her 'Made in America' exhibit. Photographer Ellen von Unwerth is European by birth and a New Yorker by choice, but during her semi-monthly trips to Los Angeles she happily settles in to work at the Chateau Marmont. Show More Summary
When the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art opened its doors in Bentonville, Ark., in late 2011, a primary goal was making contemporary art accessible -- both intellectually and physically -- to people in the region. Not to mention unearthing emerging artists that might otherwise go unnoticed.
The magazine's 'Power of Photography' exhibit at the Annenberg frames the last 125 years with the best work from its photographers. The visual history of the natural and civilized world runs 125 years deep in the archives of National Geographic magazine. Show More Summary
Theater leaders in Southern California will convene for a second panel on racial diversity that will serve as a sequel of sorts to last year's discussion hosted by East West Players in downtown Los Angeles.
Matthew Bourne’s delirious remake of "The Sleeping Beauty," which opened Thursday at the Ahmanson Theatre, managed to leapfrog through time as magically as other major productions while remaining uniquely contemporary in look and sensibility.
Austrian-born conductor Manfred Honeck took over the Pittsburgh Symphony in 2008 following a short-lived experiment with a troika of conductors -- and evidently they like him there, extending his contract through 2020. He has led the...Show More Summary
George Lucas wants to build his new art museum featuring works from his personal collection at the Presidio in San Francisco. But officials at the famous site are pushing back, having asked the "Star Wars" creator and other competing projects to rethink their designs before a decision is made.
As the nation marks the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination in 1963, a few cultural groups in Southern California are observing the occasion with performances dedicated to the memory of the 35th president.
Playwright Young Jean Lee shares the bleak facts of life in her delightful hipster cabaret. Death and denial were made for each other, but for those facing tragedy, the raw truth can be a tonic.
Officials in Germany have released an additional 54 images of artworks that were recovered from the Munich apartment where an art dealer was recently revealed to be hiding a stash of more than 1,400 pieces.
As the Geffen Playhouse's revival of the 2010 off-Broadway hit "Play Dead" came to its macabre, gory and unexpectedly palpable crescendo Wednesday, I was ready to rush home and describe my blood-chilling experiences.
Monty Python has made it official.
Hanukkah comes early this year, starting at sundown on Wednesday, meaning the eight-day holiday overlaps with Thanksgiving. (Thanksgiving-akah anyone? Hanukkagiving?)
Two interesting art events have caught our eye for Thursday night – both with a high energy, pop-cultural spin.