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  • 'Made in L.A. 2018': Curators announced for Hammer biennial

    'Made in L.A. 2018': Curators announced for Hammer biennial

    The Hammer Museum on Monday announced curators for its fourth biennial, “Made in L.A. 2018”: Hammer senior curator Anne Ellegood and independent L.A. curator Erin Christovale. “Each iteration of ‘Made in L.A.’ changes the way we think about art and artistic production in Los Angeles,” said Hammer...

  • 'Zoot Suit' at the Taper: An L.A. revival, perfectly timed

    'Zoot Suit' at the Taper: An L.A. revival, perfectly timed

    “Zoot Suit,” the landmark 1978 play by Luis Valdez that put the struggles of Mexican Americans front and center, is back where it originated at the Mark Taper Forum in an exhilarating revival that couldn’t have come at a more opportune time. It may be hard for 21st century theatergoers racking...

  • Thomas Adès and the L.A. Phil find life in the Dance of Death

    Thomas Adès and the L.A. Phil find life in the Dance of Death

    Thomas Adès was a dazzling  composer in his 20s (and even earlier). By his 30s, he had become one of Britain’s most important musicians. At age 45 and with such recent works as his opera “The Exterminating Angel” (which premiered last summer at the Salzburg Festival), Adès has become an essential...

  • L.A. Opera wins two Grammys for 'Ghosts of Versailles'

    L.A. Opera wins two Grammys for 'Ghosts of Versailles'

    When Los Angeles Opera took its curtain call Sunday at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the usual applause grew to a roar at the appearance onstage of two shiny guests stars: Grammy Awards that the company had just won.  The company’s 2015 production of composer John Corigliano and librettist William...

  • 'The Color Purple' cast album wins Grammy

    'The Color Purple' cast album wins Grammy

    “The Color Purple” took home the Grammy Award for musical theater album Sunday during the pre-telecast ceremony in Los Angeles. The cast album features Danielle Brooks, Cynthia Erivo and Jennifer Hudson — who played Sofia, Celie and Shug Avery, respectively, in the Broadway production — as principal...

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