At Lora Schlesinger Gallery in Santa Monica, painter Kimberly Merrill is showing a group of fifteen works that explore themes of spirituality, human connection and saintliness. Painted with exquisite care, Merrill's oils demonstrate her mastery of light and form. I recently interviewed Kimberly and asked her about her background, her ideas and her subjects.
Without a doubt, my grandfather would be happy to know that the United States and Cuba are finally moving forward and talking to each other again.
No surprise: the Museum of Modern Art has extended its exhibition of Matisse's cut outs as a result of popular demand. The same happened when the show featuring the master's late in life career debuted in London's Tate.
Few people would deny that politics is highly theatrical. Whether in film (The Candidate, All The President's Men, Lincoln) or onstage (The Best Man, Frost/Nixon, All The Way), conflict is easily found and ripe for dramatization.
I became aware of John MacConnell's Instagram account this summer and was quickly hooked.
"Letters of Sacrifice" is Hassin's tribute to those who have fought and died for our country in all wars, but represents those who have fallen since that infamous September day almost 14 years ago.
If the high level of dancing on stage continues, the company should expect a very robust and popular season.
I hope I encouraged one girl to find the joy in putting even painful words on paper. I hope I sang something that will help one girl look in the mirror tomorrow and like herself a little more.
As Islamic fundamentalists encroach on the basic liberties of people in Africa and the Arab world, we hear about it, but it's hard to put it into context and understand the magnitude of the situation. Leave it to veteran, Mauritanian filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissako to boil a complicated social phenomena down to a simple allegorical tale.
To Hugh Leonard, his father is the one thing he cannot escape. The autobiographical Da, now at the DR2 Theater off-Broadway, is the Irish Rep's revival of his bittersweet Tony-winning play.
Yes, this is obviously going to be another one of those actors-play-the-instruments affairs, which have become dime-a-dozen since John Doyle did it in 2004 with Sondheim's Sweeney Todd. In this Into the Woods, though, the device works well.
In Da, now revived by the Irish Repertory Theatre during its DR2 season, Hugh Leonard deals with a couple of irrefutable psychological truths.
Mary Testa is a pro: a belter, a diva and a clown, in the most beloved Broadway sense. She is a star talent who has rarely gotten star billing. You could write a musical about her.
Sophiensæle's eleven day performance marathon, Tanztage Berlin 2015, brought the city's unrestrained attitude about sex and the human body into a (re)volutionary movement.
In the modern city, space, as any over zealous estate agent will gleefully tell you, is at a premium.
In 2014, the San Francisco Silent Film Festival invited audiences to spend time with three women who, as a result of having defied parental authority, were forced to deal with severe repercussions to their rebelliousness.