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Dorothy Chandler Pavillion

Hip Hop and Vivaldi? Oh, Yes!

Edward Goldman | Posted 06.21.2016 | Arts
Edward Goldman

I do like ballet, and I do like modern dance. But hip hop? Give me a break... That was my attitude until last weekend, when I attended a performance by the French group, Compagnie Käfig, at The Music Center.

Live Review: Sufjan Stevens Inspiring Performance in LA

Jose Martinez | Posted 06.06.2016 | Entertainment
Jose Martinez

The performance during the second night was at times a little sloppy but genuine nonetheless and sometimes, in those moments, even better than the stellar precision of the first night.

Fifty Shades of White, and More...

Edward Goldman | Posted 04.19.2015 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Upon entering Shulamit Gallery in Venice, one encounters a subtle, abstract, white on white wall relief by LA artist David Abir. This is another case where it is up to us viewers to count the number of shades of white.

The Amazing Ride with Artists at the Wheel

Edward Goldman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

For me, seeing inspiring performances on the stage-whether it's dance or opera-is similar to seeing a great art exhibition. In both cases, I feel happ...

An Azerbaijani Operetta at the Dorothy Chandler

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 11.09.2013 | Los Angeles
Hoyt Hilsman

A one-night only performance at the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion of The Cloth Peddler by Uzeyir Hajibeyli, the father of modern Azerbaijani music, was s...

Alvin Ailey Comes to Town and You Shouldn't Miss It

Danai P. Maraire | Posted 06.19.2013 | Los Angeles
Danai P. Maraire

If you've never had the chance to experience this particular dance company, there is no time like the present to discover what I already know: There is nothing like it.

Once Wild, Now Beloved: The Rite of Spring Is Back

Edward Goldman | Posted 04.01.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Exactly one hundred years ago, a riot broke out among the Parisian sophisticates attending the premiere performance by the Ballets Russes of Le Sacre du printemps, otherwise known as The Rite of Spring..

PHOTOS: Inside The Mansion Once Known As The 'Western White House'

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.19.2012 | Los Angeles

The iconic home that once belonged to Norman and Dorothy Chandler is coming back on the market for $11.25 million. The Windsor Square mansion -- a cit...

Are Cultural Landmarks Getting Left Behind To Rot?

Leo C. Wolinsky | Posted 11.29.2011 | Home
Leo C. Wolinsky

Many charitable foundations seem fixated on new buildings and organizations that can bear their names. The result could be a steady decline in the very institutions that define us as a culture.

L.A. Turns Its Back on a Cultural Icon

Leo C. Wolinsky | Posted 10.26.2011 | Home
Leo C. Wolinsky

The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, with its soaring concrete and glass structure, chandeliers and 24-karat gold-leaf ceiling, served as the centerpiece of what was to become the L.A. Music Center. Today, it stands like an aging and neglected dowager.

American Ballet Theatre Returns To The Music Center With Sleeping Beauty

Nicole Campoy-Leffler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Nicole Campoy-Leffler

Performed by ABT or not, Sleeping Beauty makes no pretense toward something new or innovative. It is a classic story ballet now more loved by audiences filled with first-timers and little boys and girls dreaming of their own days on stage.

All Right, Mr. DeMille, Ready for the Close-Up

Barry A. Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Barry A. Sanders

LA truly becomes "Bayreuth by the Beach" on Memorial Day weekend with the opening of the first of three cycles of The Ring by Richard Wagner at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

The Lords of The Fly

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The production contained some pre-requisites for the medium -- a tragic storyline that centered around love, sex and three principles, making it a theoretical candidate for an operatic treatment.