Category Archives: Art

La Traviata: The Inexhaustible Variety of Life at LA Opera

LA Opera’s excellent production of Verdi’s La Traviata has two performances left at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Wednesday, June 19th, at 7:30 pm and Saturday, June 22nd, at 2 pm. Set in the jazz era, the dazzle of the set design and … Continue reading

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Celebrate Juneteenth at these Free, Family-Friendly Events Around LA

Bring picnic blankets and spend the afternoon at the California African-American Museum (CAAM) with DJ sets by Francesca Harding and family activities like a Freedom Drum Circle Workshop with Rene Fisher Mims, quilting, making family trees, and creating ancestor masks. Bring … Continue reading

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LA Through a Cracked Lens: Muckrock

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Film Review: ‘Barbara Rubin & The Exploding NY Underground’ Reveals the Real Warhol

Credited as the first multimedia experience, Andy Warhol’s “Exploding Plastic Inevitable” was a confluence of live sound by The Velvet Underground with psychedelic images projected over the room, musicians, and audience. It was in your face, on your face, constantly … Continue reading

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LA Through a Cracked Lens: Happy Pride!

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LA Through a Cracked Lens: Reflections

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LA Phil’s Noon to Midnight: from Sublime to Ridiculous and Back Again

Noon to Midnight, the marathon new music festival hosted last Saturday by Los Angeles Philharmonic, was a twelve hour exploration of both musical and physical architecture. Ensembles of varying size and instrumentation took over the entirety of the Disney Hall … Continue reading

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New Music, Food and Fun at LA Phil’s Noon to Midnight

The Los Angeles Philharmonic presents its third annual Noon to Midnight (N2M) festival in and around Walt Disney Concert Hall this Saturday, June 1st, 2019. N2M is the quintessential LA Phil event, combining uncompromisingly avant garde music with a fun … Continue reading

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LA Through a Cracked Lens: The City Sparkles Below

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“What Does Regret Mean?” Book Release with Gibby Haynes and David Yow 5/18/19

An interesting event at the Zebulon Cafe in Frogtown celebrating the release of the book “Butthole Surfers What Does Regret Mean?” The book focuses on graphics and photos with a smaller bit of text from those who experienced the band. … Continue reading

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