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L.A.'s Hollyhock House among Wright's buildings up for World Heritage List

Ten Frank Lloyd Wright buildings from seven states, including L.A.'s Hollyhock House, were nominated on Friday for the UNESCO World Heritage List, which recognizes the most notable sites -- cultural and natural -- around the globe.

The nomination was made by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, who said Wright was “widely considered to be the greatest American architect of the 20th century.” 

“His works are a highly valued and uniquely American contribution to the world’s architectural heritage,” Jewell said in a statement.

Other American sites already on the list include Monticello, the Statue of Liberty and the Grand Canyon.

If the Wright structures are selected by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in  summer 2016, they’d represent the first examples of modern architecture in the U.S. to be recognized. Other examples of modern architecture on the list, from other countries, include the Sydney Opera House in Australia and the Bauhaus School in Germany. 

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Lawyer E. Randol Schoenberg likes being film fodder for Ryan Reynolds

Like wars, movies about real, living people have a home front.

All is quiet on that front for Los Angeles attorney E. Randol Schoenberg, who starred in one of the great battles in art-law history, as he awaits the release of “Woman in Gold,” which tells that tale on the big screen. It’s scheduled to premiere Feb. 9 at the Berlin International Film Festival and open in U.S. theaters April 3.

The only people leery about those dates, Schoenberg said, are his teenage son and daughter, who have been coping with that common adolescent malady, fear of being publicly embarrassed by one’s parents.

Never mind that their parents are being played by “X-Men” and “Green Lantern” heart-throb Ryan Reynolds and Katie Holmes.

 “The 14-year-old said, 'I’m so glad none of my friends have said anything,’” said Schoenberg.  His 16-year-old daughter missed the screening of a preliminary edit the family saw because she had homework to do but apparently shares her brother’s worries.

“But the 10-year-old thinks...

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Mike Kelley Foundation to be represented by Hauser & Wirth

The Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts will be represented exclusively by the international gallery Hauser & Wirth, the organizations announced Thursday.

The foundation, established by Kelley in 2007, issues grants for challenging and novel projects in Kelley's favored mediums, which included textiles, drawing, painting, video, photography, sculpture, installation and performance.

When Kelley died of an apparent suicide in South Pasadena in 2012, the foundation took on the role of shepherding his legacy. Hauser & Wirth said it will seek to reinforce Kelley's stature as one of Los Angeles' most influential artists, expand the foundation's programs and exhibit Kelley's work at its galleries worldwide.


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L.A. theater openings, Feb. 1-8: 'Seussical the Musical' and more

3-D Theatricals enlists Cathy Rigby for "Seussical the Musical," veteran talk-show host Dick Cavett plays himself in "Hellman v. McCarthy," and "SNL's" Darrell Hammond debuts a one-man show.

The Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon Family-friendly fable based on the children’s books. Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, 12700 Center Court Drive, Cerritos. Sun., 3 p.m. $15, $20. (562) 467-8818.

Musi-cal Selections from new, locally created musicals. Rockwell: Table & Stage, 1714 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. Mon., 8 p.m. $15-$25. (323) 669-1550.

Dirty Dancing OC premiere of this musical based on the hit 1987 movie about a young woman’s eventful summer at a Catskills resort in the early 1960s. Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Tue.-Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 2 and 7:30 p.m.; next Sun., 1 and 6:30 p.m.; ends Feb. 15. $29 and up. (714) 556-2787.

Let’s Duet The Hollywood Jane Revue presents burlesque duets. Rockwell: Table & Stage, 1714 N. Vermont Ave., L.A....

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Placido Domingo teaming up with Woody Allen for L.A. Opera's new season

Los Angeles Opera will celebrate its 30th-anniversary season in the fall with a main-stage lineup featuring Plácido Domingo and Woody Allen working on "Gianni Schicchi," the L.A. debut of "Moby Dick" and the company debut of Gustavo Dudamel conducting "La Boheme."

The 2015-16 season, which is being announced on Tuesday, will include a total of six main-stage productions, beginning with a double bill of "Gianni Schicchi," which Allen created for the company in 2008, and a return of Franco Zeffirelli's production of "Pagliacci," first seen in L.A. in 1996, that Domingo will conduct. The double-bill program is set to run Sept. 12 to Oct. 3.

To mark its 30th anniversary, L.A. Opera will stage a special concert on March 18, 2016, with Domingo and soprano Renee Fleming.

Christopher Koelsch, the company's president and chief executive, said in a recent interview that the 30th-anniversary lineup is intended to celebrate the legacy of Los Angeles Opera and its history of collaborating with...

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The shows go on, despite snow, on Broadway

The Great White Way is just that – white with fresh snow – from the massive snowstorm that hit New York, but after a dark Monday, most of Broadway's Tuesday night performances will go on as scheduled.

The region was still dealing with transit and travel limitations and Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of the Broadway League, encouraged the snowbound to have a theater date.

“For those who are staying in hotels and can’t get home, it’s a great time to see a show,” St. Martin said. “As always, the safety and security of theatergoers and employees is everyone's primary concern, so those who can’t get in to the city should contact their point of purchase for questions about exchange or refund policies.”

Some productions are even offering weather-related deals.

“Honeymoon in Vegas” at the Nederlander Theatre is selling orchestra and front mezzanine seats for $79 – down from $152 -- when ticket buyers mention “the storm special” at the box office for Tuesday and Wednesday night...

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