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Bad Apples Is Destined for the Big Apple

Natalie Pace | Posted 12.22.2012 | Los Angeles
Natalie Pace

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.

Theater Review: Seminar at the Ahmanson Theatre

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 12.19.2012 | Los Angeles
Hoyt Hilsman

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.

Dogs Take Over the Catwalk for UK Artists The London Police (PHOTOS)

Tanja M. Laden | Posted 12.12.2012 | Los Angeles
Tanja M. Laden

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.

PLAN ForYourArt: October 11-17

Bettina Korek | Posted 12.11.2012 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

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.

Six Picks for This Week From the Family Savvy

Sarah Bowman | Posted 12.11.2012 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

It feels good to settle into the routine of the fall, and especially nice to have temperatures back in the range of normal. Here are some activities to keep you busy this week.

A Remarkably Apolitical Political Film

Abigail E. Disney | Posted 10.04.2012 | Los Angeles
Abigail E. Disney

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.

Metro's Monumental New Sculpture

The Source, Metro Los Angeles | Posted 11.26.2012 | Los Angeles
The Source, Metro Los Angeles

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.

Norman Lear Presents Theatre West Award to Beau Bridges!

Jay Weston | Posted 11.18.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

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: Drugs, Guns And Art

Tanja M. Laden | Posted 09.13.2012 | Arts
Tanja M. Laden

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.

Placido Domingo Celebrates 45 Years at L.A.Opera!

Jay Weston | Posted 11.11.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

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!

Six Picks for the Week Ahead from The Family Savvy.com

Sarah Bowman | Posted 10.31.2012 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

Summer's Last Hurrah is upon us and we've got ideas for squeezing every last moment from the glorious season.

Six Picks for This Week From the Family Savvy

Sarah Bowman | Posted 10.22.2012 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

Only two more weekends until summer is officially over. Here's how to make the most of every moment.

Dudamel Conducts Domingo at Bowl in Iturbi Foundation Concert!

Jay Weston | Posted 10.21.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

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!

Sparkle Is an Exciting Movie... Fun, Flawed and Moving!

Jay Weston | Posted 10.20.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

As a picture of a pop music world only recently updated, Sparkle is a magnificent masterpiece that "has soul, sound, and sizzle."

The Largest iPhone Art Festival In The World!

Broke Girls Guide | Posted 08.16.2012 | Los Angeles
Broke Girls Guide

Our weekend itineraries seem to be getting longer and longer as summer grows shorter and shorter. So much to do, so little time! Let's get started...

Street Art Is a Love Affair With the City

Gregory Linton | Posted 10.16.2012 | Los Angeles
Gregory Linton

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.

Ojai Playwright's Conference - Planting Seeds of Greatness

Jonathan Whipple | Posted 08.15.2012 | Los Angeles
Jonathan Whipple

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.

Kirk Douglas Is Spartacus at Academy Screening!

Jay Weston | Posted 10.15.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

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.

Ars Longa, Vita Brevis

Edward Goldman | Posted 08.10.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Monday brought the sad news of the death of Robert Hughes, one of the most influential art critics and historians of the last few decades. We, art lovers, are indebted to this great man.

Inspired Madness

Edward Goldman | Posted 07.26.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

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A Cinematic Love Letter To Los Angeles

Marielle Wakim | Posted 09.23.2012 | Los Angeles
Marielle Wakim

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.

The Masterful Puppetry of War Horse Thunders Through the Ahmanson

Xaque Gruber | Posted 09.10.2012 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

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.

Six Picks for This Week From The Family Savvy.com

Sarah Bowman | Posted 09.09.2012 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

Still making plans for the week ahead? Here are ideas for all age groups from The Family Savvy, from fireworks, to music, to dinner and a movie.

It Was a "Mad World" Last Night at the Motion Picture Academy!

Jay Weston | Posted 07.10.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

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.

Things to Do in LA This Weekend: Tom Cruise & Twilight

Broke Girls Guide | Posted 09.05.2012 | Los Angeles
Broke Girls Guide

While it was nice to have a day off from work mid-week, we feel teased and are now just counting the minutes until the weekend. Here are a few things to look forward to when the clock strikes however-early-you-can-pull-your-parachute-today.