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Story and score grab hands as they venture 'Into the Woods'

3 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

Critics often grouse about James Lapine's script. Some find Stephen Sondheim's music too muted. But a beautifully balanced production in Oregon shows how strongly connected the two parts are. Critics often grouse about James Lapine's script. Show More Summary

Hollywood Bowl's 'Noche de Cine' also a night of Gustavos

3 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

"Noche de Cine," a movie night at the Hollywood Bowl on Thursday, was also a noche de Gustavos.

Jo Ann Callis' photographs consistently compel at Rose Gallery

3 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

Jo Ann Callis dates her introduction to photography to the early '70s, when she was a graduate student at UCLA. By 1977, the year she earned her MFA, she had made all of the work on view now at Rose Gallery: inquisitive, provocative images as compelling as anything she has shot (or painted)...

Rich array of 'Beautiful Ugly Things' at Garboushian Gallery

3 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

A small, misshapen relic of a human, "Pompeii Baby" squeezes the elemental affinity between human and earthly clay for all that it's worth.

Marina Abramovic Institute responds to critics of unpaid positions

3 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

Art blogger Jillian Steinhauer of Hyperallergic picked up on an intriguing series of job postings Thursday on the website for the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). The not-for-profit Marina Abramovic Institute foundation (MAI), established by Serbian-born performance artist Marina...

Minor White snaps into focus again in Getty Museum show

3 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

Is a revival of interest in the photographs of Minor White (1908-1976) worthwhile?

Stepping delicately through a cryptic union at Samuel Freeman

3 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

The press release for "Standard Candles," a cooperative if not quite collaborative show by Andrew Cameron and Emilie Halpern, is spare, cryptic and precious, like the show itself.

'Endless Summer' yields special honor for artist John Van Hamersveld

3 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

John Van Hamersveld designed the famous album jacket for the Rolling Stones' "Exile on Main Street." Forty-two years later, he's embedded on Main Street.

'Into the Woods' teaser provides early peek of movie, but no songs

3 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

"Into the Woods" is a musical -- though you wouldn't necessarily know that from watching the recently released teaser trailer for Disney's big-screen adaptation.

Sotheby's to auction part of L.A. gallerist Joni Gordon's collection

3 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

Joni Gordon was a maternal figure to many local, up-and-coming artists,  painter Martha Alf told The Times after Gordon died in 2012.

Metropolitan Opera extends labor talks by three days

3 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

The Metropolitan Opera in New York avoided a lockout of union workers late Thursday by extending contract negotiations by 72 hours. The opera had previously threatened a work stoppage if negotiations with 15 of its unions weren't concluded by midnight Thursday.

Getting physical with clay and fiber at Marc Selwyn

3 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

The pairing of Brie Ruais and Anna Betbeze makes sense, even if their two-person show at Marc Selwyn is lopsided in terms of affecting depth.

Moment of Friday: Surf photographer Chris Burkard and an ant gallery

3 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

Photographer Chris Burkard has always loved water. "I just love being in it," he says. "I love surfing. I love body surfing. I love just getting into the ocean and swimming out."

The swimming pool, symbol of Southern California, takes a dip

3 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

A symbol of Southern California takes on new meaning in a time of shortage A symbol of Southern California takes on new meaning in a time of shortage

Cast gives 'Hair' a quick styling before Hollywood Bowl shows

3 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

Wherever the musical "Hair" is performed, the casting requirements are the same: young, good looking, capable of carrying a rock tune. Looking great in various states of undress also helps.

Datebook: Punk design, Tokyo photos, paintings by Marsden Hartley

3 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

The European years of a key American artist at LACMA, Japanese photography at the Getty, and an assortment of summer group shows that touch on everything from light to L.A. to rock 'n' roll. It’s happening all over our sun-baked metropolis:

'The Mother... With the Hat' invigorates at the Lost Studio

3 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

"Your – whaddyacallit – your world view? It ain't mine. And the day it is, that's the day I shoot myself in the head. I didn't get clean to live like that."

Neil LaBute's 'In a Dark Dark House' homes in on troubled past

3 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

Neil LaBute’s “In a Dark Dark House” begs the immediate question: why bother with the redundant title? Any residence where Mr. LaBute comes knockin’ is not likely to sit on the sunny side of the street, and his 2007 three-hander proves no exception in its solidly erected but emotionally...

Huntington Library acquires rare Chinese illustrated book

3 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is building on the work it started in 2008 with the opening of its Chinese Garden. On Thursday it announced that it had acquired a rare and prized 17th century Chinese illustrated book.

Object Lesson: When James Ensor turned to skeletons and satire

3 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

Of the more than 100 paintings, etchings and drawings in the Getty Museum's sprawling exhibition devoted to 19th century painter James Ensor, "Skeleton Looking at Chinoiserie" is the sort of work that you just might miss if you cruise through the galleries a little too quickly. It's small, with...

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