For art museums, is there a director’s gene? A distinctive bit of DNA material that distinguishes between a successful museum director and a successful curator?
If so, the Museum of Contemporary Art needs to start DNA testing of potential candidates to fill the directorship being vacated by Philippe Vergne.Read more
The Museum of Contemporary Art, ensconced in uncertainty and internal strife for months, announced Friday that director Philippe Vergne is leaving.
The board of trustees will not renew Vergne’s five-year contract, which expires in March. The museum said the decision was mutual.
MOCA announced the news to staffers in a morning meeting Friday.Read more
Suspending disbelief for Steve Apostolina’s play “Forever Bound” premiering at the Atwater Village Theatre proves a tall order.
Not that the production doesn’t feature many obvious virtues, including Ann Hearn Tobolowsky’s crackerjack direction and an able cast, including Apostolina himself, along with French Stewart, Rob Nagle and Emily Goss, all excellent.Read more
When “Solo” blasts into theaters Friday, audiences will hear Chewbacca’s trademark growl, the not-always-reliable engine of the Millennium Falcon and even the music of John Williams, who composed new themes for the latest episode in the expanding “Star Wars” universe.
What they won’t hear is a piece of music that heralded all the early “Star Wars” movies: the 20th Century Fox Fanfare.Read more
Like its title character, the small-scale musical “Violet” wishes merely to be seen, whole and true.
Set in September 1964, the story follows Violet — in her late 20s, her face disfigured by a childhood accident — as she travels across the South looking for a miracle.Read more