Less than a week after the L.A. Dance Project made its debut in Walt Disney Concert Hall, dance returned there Thursday night, this time at the invitation of the Los Angeles Philharmonic for its annual gala.
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Jacaranda: Different Islands
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Herman Melville's prose is nearly impossible to transmute into music (George Rochberg and Jake Heggie failed the challenge), but in The Encantadas, Tobias Picker conjures an appropriate accompaniment to depict "the special cu ... More >>
Poor Mary Magdalene. All she wants is a little sleep, but the junkie in the jail cell next to hers is screaming in agony from withdrawal. As Mary tries to understand the addict's pain, a chorus sings "Howl ye, howl ye, for the day of the Lord is at hand." Confused? Welcome to The Gospel According to ... More >>
Michelle Obama's first book, American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America, hits the bookstores today. Just in time for summertime gardening, for your kids' summer vacation projects (Cook your own dinner! Build your own compost bin!), and even for a season of ... More >>
One of the fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People 2012 issue. Check out our entire People 2012 issue here.
Andreas Mitisek is sitting in the Long Beach Opera's modest church-rental office near the southern terminus of the 710 freeway, days after wrapping the first performances of th ... More >>
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This year is the 100th anniversary of the birth of America's most influential composer, John Cage. He was born and raised -- and studied composition with Arnold Schoenberg -- right here in L.A. The man was one of the great ... More >>
We all know that Prohibition was a brief, controversial, Jazz Age constitutional amendment that made drinking a big, jail-worthy offense, and turned on a spigot of organized crime instead. But did you know about the saga of how criminalizing the sale, manufacture and transporting of all things firew ... More >>
Shannon CottrellThe interior of Michael Jackson's art studio, which he shared with friend and artist Brett-Livingstone Strong
See more photos in "Michael Jackson Art: An Exclusive Look at the Musician's Drawings and Paintings."
Until now, Michael Jackson's art collection was shrouded in myst ... More >>
COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSNEW THEATER REVIEWSStage FEATURE on Gregg Ostrin's KowalskiKris BicknellD is for DogThis week, Deborah Klugman was smitten with Kate Polebaum's new play about 1950 suburbia gone awry, D is for Dog. Also, weekly critics filed strong reviews this week for As You Like ... More >>
COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSNEW THEATER REVIEWSStage FEATURE on Salome and J.M. Barrie at PRTCuriousjosh.comThe Burning OperaThe Burning Opera: How to Survive the Apocalypse, created by Mark Nicols and Erik Davis, and being performed at Syrup Loft downtown, is among the productions being revie ... More >>
NEW THEATER REVIEWSStage FEATURE on Radar L.A.Sean LambertBash'd, A Gay Rap OperaA string of recommends comes with this week's theater reviews: Bash'd, A Gay Rap Opera at Celebration Theatre, Blackbird at Rogue Machine, Blood Wedding at the Odyssey, Broadsword at the Back Dahlia, Closet Land at ... More >>
Anna Hult courtesy Gothenburg SymphonyChicks dig Dudamel's Shirley Temple 'froThe youth is starting to change -- and year-old L.A. Philharmonic conductor Gustavo "The Dude" Dudamel is making sure the symphony changes with it.
Last fall, LA Weekly wrote about the youth-ification of the Philha ... More >>
Anna Hult courtesy Gothenburg SymphonyChicks dig Dudamel's Shirley Temple 'fro
Last fall, LA Weekly wrote about the youth-ification of the Philharmonic by the Venezuelan boy wonder. Top suits at the Phil contracted Dudamel for his kinetic approach to leading the orchestra, which they hoped m ... More >>