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Interview With Frank Gehry: How Does He Do It?

Patricia Zohn | Posted 12.14.2014 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

Architect Frank Gehry says on the occasion of the opening of his new LV Fondation building and retrospective in Paris, "Well, you live a couple of lives, for me personally, I feel like the luckiest guy ever."

Thanksgiving as Communion

Bridget Fonger | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Bridget Fonger

I was with my 95-year-old friend Adelaide the other night. I always learn from all 9.5 of her decades when we are together. She took me to see Manfr...

The Bad Beast Was Good at Disney Hall

Sharon Smith | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Sharon Smith

It was a wonderful afternoon at Disney Hall, proving how an orchestra ticket took me on a journey I didn't know I'd be having, back into my early life, rich with emotion and play.

L.A. Dance Project's Promising Debut At Disney Concert Hall

Debra Levine | Posted 11.24.2012 | Arts
Debra Levine

New kids on the block, L.A. Dance Project, in their highly anticipated company debut, took to the sacred space of Walt Disney Concert Hall in a well p...

Jazz Review: Keith Jarrett At Walt Disney Concert Hall

Debra Levine | Posted 06.05.2012 | Home
Debra Levine

Keith Jarrett, the 66 year-old jazz legend, opened his solo concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall Tuesday night by plucking on his Steinway's strings, avant-garde style.

Disney Hall Gets A Makeover

Posted 03.06.2012 | Arts

As if the futuristic architecture of Frank Gehry's Disney Hall wasn't trippy enough, Gabor Ekecs has created disorienting photographs of the iconic st...

Celebrate a Fantastic Klezmatic Hanukkah

Tom Teicholz | Posted 02.08.2012 | Los Angeles
Tom Teicholz

On Dec. 19, as part of their 25th anniversary tour, the Klezmatics will perform at Walt Disney Concert Hall for a Chanukah concert featuring both their well-known and new repertoire.

The Car Plays: Real Drive-In Theater in Downtown LA?

Wyatt Closs | Posted 08.15.2011 | Los Angeles
Wyatt Closs

Couldn't resist the pun in that headline, but in this case the stage is a car, so it works. In fact, the stage is 15 cars. Thats the number that sit i...

Fairs, Fairs on the Wall, Which Is Prettiest of Them All?

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

The month of January is crowded in L.A., with art fairs that bring art dealers eager to spread before you thousands of paintings, sculptures, photographs, videos -- you name it.

Why I Love The Broad Even if I Don't Understand It

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

As well as he writes when he is focused on architecture, Nicolai Ouroussoff's review of Broad the museum and Broad the patron isn't worth the paper and pixels it is written on.

Top 10 Classical Music Moments 2001-2010

Laurence Vittes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

1. The Opening of Walt Disney Concert Hall in 2003 It was a hall that reflected in its billowing waves and lavish interior all that classical music H...

Clap Between Movements: Plus Where The Dude's At For New Year's

Laurence Vittes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

Dec. 16-19 LA Phil, Disney Hall Nicholas McGegan conducts Cherubini, Mozart and Haydn Robert Levin, piano • Cherubini: Anacreon Overture by th...

Insider: What It's Like To Play For Gustavo

Dana Hansen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Dana Hansen

Playing for Gustavo Dudamel requires a ton of energy. Whether you're in a rehearsal or a concert, he asks for every ounce of musicianship you have in you, at all times. His energy seems boundless.

Stretching a Buck

Bill Lasarow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Bill Lasarow

Public budget debates continue to play out as government enters its new fiscal year on July 1st. Fears continue to mount that important community organizations may be dismantled.

Dance Review: Merce Cunningham's "Roaratorio"

Debra Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Debra Levine

"It was unutterably moving to watch," said long time company archivist David Vaughan of the historic reconstruction of "Roaratorio" (1983) that graced...

A Delayed Debut: Weilerstein Reunites With Dudamel at Disney Hall

Donna Perlmutter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Donna Perlmutter

The profoundly gifted cellist Alisa Weilerstein kept her downtown date with Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Philharmonic and let us in on a big secret.

Will Eli Broad Join Jeffrey Deitch and MOCA on Grand Avenue?

Brady Westwater | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Brady Westwater

After a cross-town game of musical chairs, the Broad Art collection may finally have the one site that makes the most sense, south of Disney Hall and across Grand Avenue from MOCA.

Maazel to the Podium -- Still Collecting Orchestras

Donna Perlmutter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Donna Perlmutter

Lorin Maazel strode vigorously across stage to the Disney Hall podium, telegraphing to the audience that this was no crochety 79-year-old maestro, but a commanding presence still.

Dudamel Begins New Era at L.A. Philharmonic

Donna Perlmutter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Donna Perlmutter

On Thursday, Gustavo Dudamel, the Los Angeles Philharmonic's new podium chief, bedazzled an elite crowd, sold to the walls and thronged with celebrities.

The Best And Worst Architecture Of The '00s

The Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Architecture is symbiotically linked to the flow of money, and so it was a topsy-turvy decade, beginning in exuberance, and ending with talk that perh...

A Good Hair Day for the Los Angeles Opera

Alexandra McNally | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Alexandra McNally

For some people, three hours watching zaftig women and baritone men in tights belt out Italian (or even German) lyrics is like hanging out in Dante's seventh circle of hell. But not me.

Culture Zohn: Alt Oscar: The Other Gold in Los Angeles

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Patricia Zohn

2009-02-20-zpull.jpg We also have actual places to go and things to see that will make your heart go pitter-patter and even echo this year's Best Picture nominees.