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Caravaggio and His Legacy

Peter Clothier | Posted 02.12.2013 | Arts
Peter Clothier

Bodies and Shadows: Caravaggio and His Legacy studies that moment in art history when artists began to break away from aesthetic traditions and take a dive into the real-life physical and emotional drama of human existence.

Wallfisch Violin Concerto Premiered by LACO and Stanislav

Rodney Punt | Posted 02.05.2013 | Arts
Rodney Punt

The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra sported something of a British accent at its latest mid-November outing. The evening had begun with Sir Edward Elgar's "Introduction and Allegro for Strings" and concluded

Los Angeles Art Adventures to Put You in a Festive Mood

Edward Goldman | Posted 02.05.2013 | Los Angeles
Edward Goldman

With all the exhibitions up during the holiday season, I like to think of L.A. as a sort of sprawling Christmas tree with the art as its bright sparkling ornaments.

Unique LA's Creatives on Display

Wyatt Closs | Posted 02.03.2013 | Los Angeles
Wyatt Closs

With 350 vendors accepted (out of 800 that applied), 75,000 square feet of space and customers spending around $3.5 million over the three weekends a year that Unique L.A. happens, this is not your mother's flea market rummage.

Azealia Banks In Los Angeles: Rising Rapper's Surprise Performance at DETAILS Magazine Party

Alex Jeffries | Posted 01.16.2013 | Entertainment
Alex Jeffries

The crowd erupted the second Azealia Banks slid through the silvery strands that separate the stage from the back room, greeting the quick-tongued 21-year-old rapper with shouts and whistles.

'Present Laughter,' Little Fish Theatre

James Scarborough | Posted 01.14.2013 | Arts
James Scarborough

A sustained, delightful and genteel match of verbal badminton, Present Laughter elicits laughter that is both abundantly present and, yes, splendidly accounted for.

Old Dog, Young(er) Dog

Peter Clothier | Posted 01.09.2013 | Arts
Peter Clothier

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Renaud Capuçon: LA Phil's Blockbuster Lineup to Take Over Disney Hall

Laurence Vittes | Posted 12.28.2012 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

French heartthrob Renaud Capuçon talked to me about playing Erich Wolfgang Korngold's violin concerto earlier this week, and why it makes so much sense in L.A.

Sigrid Gilmer: A Playwright Rising

Michelle Flowers Taylor | Posted 12.22.2012 | Good News
Michelle Flowers Taylor

Rising to the status of successful playwright is no easy feat, but Sigrid makes it look like a cakewalk. But, this success has not come without time and perseverance.

Chanel Recreates Versailles in a Beverly Hills Garden

Golriz Moeini | Posted 12.19.2012 | Style
Golriz Moeini

Fashion has repeated these past recent decades so exhaustingly often that Chanel's designer Karl Lagerfeld is pushing us way back in time... like about three hundred years.