It's rare that you walk into a garage and see the next great work of art. That is exactly what happened when I stumbled upon Jim Leonard's new masterpiece, Bad Apples being performed into Atwarter Village Theater.
Plays about writers and writing present major challenges for both audiences and playwrights. Because writing is such an internal process, full of grinding frustration and occasional exhilaration, it is a tough subject to portray on stage.
The London Police are a pair of Amsterdam-based street artists from the UK, who happen to love dogs. For Dogs Sake is their newest multimedia art-circus, featuring one-of-a-kind doggie jackets custom-made by international street artists.
From September through December wild Up presents four distinct projects inspired by the Hammer's unique public spaces. Artists create site-specific projects that investigate the social and sonic nature of public space.
I object to the idea that the personal and the political have nothing to do with each other. I suspect it is precisely this divided consciousness that makes for a political culture as brutal, unkind and ineffective as the one we endure today.
An iconic, large-scale sculpture by Donald Lipski, an internationally renowned sculptor, has been installed at Metro's new El Monte Station, opening on Oct. 14. The sculpture, entitled Time Piece, is a monumental clock tower-with a twist.
Beau Bridges was a young actor who had only appeared in a few television shows and a small movie when, in 1968, I cast him in a top supporting role in my production of For Love of Ivy. There was something magical about young Beau.
Narcolandia features a range of colorful imagery and graphic depictions of a dark subject: drugs and guns, highlighting the tacit and illicit exchange that's often overshadowed by the broader and less complicated issue of immigration.
A little girl standing next to me at a recent opera rehearsal turned to me and said with tears in her eyes, "I didn't know that opera could be such fun!" Friends, it sure is, and we must do everything we can to support it!
When Donelle Dadigan, co-founder and president of the José Iturbi Foundation, invited me to attend a Hollywood Bowl concert on Sunday, I readily accepted and had one of the most profound and thrilling musical evenings of my life!
Knowing the intimate details of the city enables an artist to find the cuts and spots to place art where both the art, and the urban environment, will shine. Look at the streets. They are full with love letters.
In the warm, artsy town of Ojai, California, actors, playwrights and theater lovers gathered at the annual Ojai Playwright's Conference, which brings some of the brightest and most vibrant voices in theater together in an intimate environment.
Last night at the at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences they screened a new 70 mm print of Spartacus. Producer/Star Kirk Douglas, 95, was present with wife Anne, and engaged in a vigorous Q&A session.
Writing a love letter to your sweetheart is no small feat, but writing a love letter to your city? That's even harder. How do you celebrate a metropolis like Los Angeles? If you're Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, you make a movie.
War Horse, the not-to-be-missed Tony Award winning play, gallops its way through the Ahmanson Theatre this month, led by the magnificent equine creations of Adrian Kohler and Basil Jones, founders of South Africa's Handspring Puppet Company.
When the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences theater screened a newly-restored print of comic masterpiece, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, I was there, smiling and remembering the full and until-now untold story behind the movie.