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Jean-Yves Thibaudet's lyrical piano brightens L.A. Phil concert

April may be the cruelest month for some, but not for piano lovers -- at least not at Walt Disney Concert Hall, in a month that has seen impressive performances by Stephen Hough, Alexandre Tharaud, Behzod Abduraimov, Murray Perahia and now Jean-Yves Thibaudet.

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Survey of Agnes Martin's powerful yet meditative work draws a straight, vibrant line to Zen

Want to clear your mind? Get a pickup truck, then spend a couple years driving across and around the continent — alone.

That's the first lesson of the lovely retrospective of abstract paintings by Agnes Martin (1912-2004) newly opened at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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The 'Hamilton' Effect: The hit re-shapes Broadway's Tony season

Springtime on Broadway is usually racked with strategy, stress and speculation. New shows vie for any possible edge to capture the Tony Awards' brass ring of best musical, on the (often correct) assumption the award means industry prestige and a box-office bounce.

To paraphrase a certain hit show, Broadway this year is saying no to this.

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SFMOMA sneak peek: More space, more dude art and an Ellsworth Kelly-Agnes Martin surprise

In an era in which commercial galleries open at the scale of Home Depot, it comes as no surprise that museums are also in an arms race for maximum square footage. Certainly, that's the case with the new San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

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Experimental troupe Wilderness to bring back sold-out show 'The Day Shall Declare It'

Angelenos will get another dose of immersive theater beginning May 10 from the experimental company Wilderness, which will stage a six-week encore run of its performance piece "The Day Shall Declare It."

The show had its U.S.

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Joel Kyack's kinetic sculptures: The cycles of life in water bottles, buckets and a record player

You might want to use the restroom before visiting Joel Kyack’s exhibition at François Ghebaly Gallery.

The artist, known for his endurance performances and examinations of bodily processes, has turned his attention to the fountain as an aesthetic and mechanical form. The sound of running water permeates the show, uniting dark, intertwining notions of physicality, modernity and consumerism.

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