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Does Downtown Need Frank Gehry?

Jack Skelley | Posted 03.05.2014 | Los Angeles
Jack Skelley

The question is whether Gehry and the other mega projects can, starting from scratch, capture the magic Downtown is already generating. Will they selfishly corral pedestrians? Will they be bunkers and monoliths? Will L.A. commit the same old errors?

Frank Gehry Could Get Another Shot At Downtown LA Skyline

Los Angeles Daily News | Christina Villacorte | Posted 03.16.2014 | Los Angeles

Renowned architect Frank Gehry may get another chance to reimagine the downtown Los Angeles skyline, with county officials poised on Tuesday to consid...

Live & Dangerous: Thanksgiving 2013

Jeff Pollack | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Jeff Pollack

Thanksgiving is upon us - and while this time of the year may not be ripe for festivals in the US, that doesn't mean there aren't some great shows happening all over the country in the next few weeks worth checking out.

Famed Musician Yo Yo Ma Talks Gustavo Dudamel and What He Failed in College

Susan Michals | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Susan Michals

You probably didn't know that not only is Yo Yo Ma is not only one of the most pervasive, iconic musicians of our time, he's also hilarious.

The New LACMA: I'm a Believer!

John Lopez | Posted 08.06.2013 | Los Angeles
John Lopez

If you've ever wondered why LACMA's east campus looks like a Lincoln Center-wannabe emerging from an '80s porn star's pink-tiled shower stall, this exhibition will tell you exactly why. But the showstopper, which entranced me for a solid three hours yesterday, is Zumthor's proposed redesign.

Six Picks for the Week Ahead from the Family Savvy

Sarah Bowman | Posted 02.17.2013 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

Fast away the old year passes! As the sand runs through the hour glass for 2012, take a break from shopping and cooking to enjoy each other. Here are our ideas for some fun ideas for the next two weeks.

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...

Kathleen Miles

PHOTOS: Our New City Oasis

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 05.31.2012 | Los Angeles

Angelenos might actually come face-to-face and meet each other this summer. Downtown Los Angeles is about to be reoriented around a four-block, 12-...

The Walt Disney Concert Hall Organ: L.A.'s Finest Instrument

Xaque Gruber | Posted 07.22.2012 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Unorthodox as it is unforgettable, Los Angeles' premiere performance organ is the subject of a compelling new documentary by Raoul Peter Mongilardi. Sitting down with Mongilardi, we discussed L.A.'s "organ of the future."

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.

An Orchestra Worth A Thousand Pictures

Posted 03.27.2012 | Home

Forty-eight hours of sequential photos, 1,000 musicians and the production of one of the largest classical choral productions in history seems like a ...

Famous Architect Designs Grammy Poster

Posted 12.09.2011 | Arts

The innovative architect Frank Gehry has turned his propensity for out-of-left-field lines on the new poster for the 54th Grammy awards. The Recording...

Gustavo's Mendelssohn Live a Dud at Disney

Laurence Vittes | Posted 12.11.2011 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

Sunday afternoon's concert, which was shown live in more than 400 movie theaters in the U.S., may have been a blockbuster hit (the numbers will not be made available by NCM Fathom, which aired the spectacular) but in Disney Hall the concert was a dud.

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.

Your L.A. Weekend: Eat, Then Dance

The Huffington Post | Katherine Spiers | Posted 07.06.2011 | Los Angeles

There's a lot of eating to be done this weekend, but there are plenty of chances to burn off the calories, too. Here's what's going on in Los Angeles ...

Honoring Ernest Fleischmann, Legendary Impresario

Barbara Isenberg | Posted 05.28.2011 | Los Angeles
Barbara Isenberg

With one music director after another, Fleischmann extended the orchestra's reach musically, financially and geographically.

Be Warned: You Can't Operate a Vehicle After Watching This Video

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

A good fellow American, and a faithful listener of Art Talk on KCRW, sent me a link to a Vatican website with a 360 degree panorama of the Sistine Chapel. For the next hour, wild horses couldn't have driven me away from the computer screen.

Mohsen Namjoo: A New Music and Poetry for Modern Iran

Touraj Daryaee | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Touraj Daryaee

Namjoo has appeared to breathe new life into Iran's poetry. His poetry is accompanied with melodic masterpieces, from ballads to screaming rock-like shouts over medieval Persian poetry.

Your Weekend To Do List

Huffington Post | Nicole Larson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

We've rounded up our top picks for this weekend's to do list. So whether you have a sweet tooth or prefer something salty, whether you're into indie r...

The LA Phil Plays With Fire -- in Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven

Rodney Punt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Rodney Punt

One can hear the flickering flames depicted in the oft-performed and thoroughly charming overture, far and away the most developed movement in the score.

CLASSICAL MUSIC: The Emerging Young Musicians Of iPalpiti

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Too often when classical music organizations think big, especially in these tough economic times, they run the risk of unmet expectations and financia...

Eli Broad's New Drive-Through Museum: A Win-Win for the Collector and LA

Lee Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lee Rosenbaum

Some commentators have questioned whether the new $80-100 million facility, expected to be completed in 2012, makes one too many contemporary art museums for Angelenos. I say, the more the merrier.

PERFORMANCE SPOTLIGHT: Lionel Bringuier's 'Romantic Masterworks'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHO: Lionel Bringuier (conductor), Augustin Hadelich (violin), and the Los Angeles Philharmonic WHAT: 'Romantic Masterworks' WHEN: August 19th, 2010...

Fidelity FutureStage Helps Public Schools Get a Groove On

Terry Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Terry Gardner

I learned Fidelity Investments not only accepts investments, it invests in its neighboring communities through arts education in public schools, and it's been investing in school children nationwide since 2006.

Dudamel Adds Another Concert To His Season

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Philharmonic is giving audiences an added chance to catch music director Gustavo Dudamel this season. Dudamel will perform an addit...