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'The White Snake' at Old Globe is a sprightly fable of attraction

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

SAN DIEGO — God reputedly made the world in seven days, but that seems lazy by Mary Zimmerman's standards. She needs only a few seconds and some billowing fabric to conjure the four elements of classical mythology onto a bare stage.

An 'obnoxious gesture'? L.A. architect Thom Mayne's tower in the Alps draws ire

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

Release a rendering of a very tall, very shiny glass tower looming over an idyllic mountain village and the Internet goes bananas. That's what happened earlier this week when Morphosis Architects of Los Angeles released its design renderings for a new luxury hotel in Vals, a...

Energetic 'Newsies' chock full of extras -- read all about it

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

Unbridled zeal and nonstop zest propel "Newsies" in Hollywood. The North American tour of Alan Menken, Jack Feldman and Harvey Fierstein's adaptation of the 1992 film about the Manhattan newspaper boys' strike of 1899 sailed into the Pantages Theatre on Wednesday, and the walls may still be...

Review: Marten Elder at Tif Sigfrids Gallery

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

One of Marten Elder’s six large-format pigment prints at Tif Sigfrids shows the prickly pads of a Nopal cactus against an urban stucco wall, bathed in riveting hues. They range from scarlet and deep purple to lime green and palest blue. It’s not like any plant you’ve ever...

Out of Carey Perloff's 'Chaos' comes theatrical harmony

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

Carey Perloff, now in her 23rd season as artistic director of San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater, doesn't mince words when talking about the challenges confronting the American theater, a principal subject of her fiery new memoir, "Beautiful Chaos: A Life in the Theater."

A futuristic library in Santiago by Chilean architect Mathias Klotz

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

One in a series of dispatches by Carolina A. Miranda on the art and architecture of Chile.

YOLA and a musical experiment in Fukushima, Japan

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

YOLA has touched down in Soma. And it is not, as might have been expected, the far side of the moon. 

At Norton Simon, a delicate 'Tete-a-Tete' with Whistler, other masters

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

Hanging a masterpiece on the wall of a museum is a lot like hanging a flea market painting up in your living room. Eyeballing makes all the difference.

Datebook: '80s L.A., women photographers, Inglewood's architectural stage

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

The L.A. photographs of Robert Rauschenberg, images by female photographers and a benefit exhibition that pays tribute to filmmaker Isaac Julien. Plus, Los Angeles graffiti artists and a talk about the evolving streetscape of American cities. Here are six things to do in Los Angeles and...

LACMA strikes 'unprecedented' museum deal with carmaker Hyundai

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

In a deal that will be the longest corporate sponsorship in its history, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is expected to announce Thursday a partnership with Korean automaker Hyundai, a ten-year agreement that will put a spotlight on Korean art through exhibitions and provide support for...

As Pierre Boulez turns 90, conductor-composer's impact beyond question

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

Pierre Boulez — who has done as much as if not more than any other living composer and conductor to change the way we think about and make music — turns 90 on Thursday.

National World War II Museum gets $20-million gift

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

The National World War II Museum in New Orleans has received a gift of $20 million from Donald T. "Boysie" Bollinger, a shipping magnate and member of a prominent Louisiana family, leaders of the museum announced on Tuesday.

What's behind the #ProtectCity campaign for artist Michael Heizer

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

Since 1972, land artist Michael Heizer has been obsessively reshaping a patch of desert in Nevada's Garden Valley into a truly monumental work of land art. "City," as the piece is titled, is 1 1/4 miles long and more than a quarter of a mile wide. In terms of size, it's up there with...

William Pope.L sets the U.S. flag waving at the MOCA/Geffen

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

In the spring of 2008, months before distracted voters focused on the fall presidential election, several TV reporters ginned up a fake campaign controversy to fill some airtime in the insatiable maw of the 24-hour news cycle.

Peter Zumthor's plan for LACMA undergoes makeover

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

It still crosses Wilshire Boulevard. But in other ways, architect Peter Zumthor's plan for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art has undergone a significant makeover.

Roundup: Madonna stingy with her Kahlo, a pyramid lost, a city found

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

Copyright laws in England ... green roofs in France ... destroyed pyramids in Peru ... Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera in Detroit ... the spiritual aspect of TED Talks.... grappling with zoning issues in Houston and Los Angeles. Here’s...

Carole King musical on Broadway will be made into a movie

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

"Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" will be the latest Broadway hit to be turned into a movie.

A by-the-book 'Marriage of Figaro' from Los Angeles Opera

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

Los Angeles Opera's journey through playwright Pierre Beaumarchais' Figaro trilogy opened with John Corigliano's expansion of Part 3 of the story, "The Guilty Mother," in "The Ghosts of Versailles." The company then doubled back to the beginning of the saga with Rossini's "The Barber of...

In 'Marilyn Forever,' Monroe yearns to be merely herself

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

Marilyn Monroe was a figure of fascination whose allure went far beyond any fascination with her figure. Hers was the appeal of a divine beauty of outer form and inner substance, yet she proved too vulnerable to endure.

Amir H. Fallah, caught between fact and fiction

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

Amir H. Fallah’s “From the Primitive to the Present” fills Charlie James Gallery with enough material for three or four installations.

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