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?
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.