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L.A. Phil's revelatory pairing of Beckett and Schubert, 'Night and Dreams'

For Samuel Beckett, it was never words and music, no matter that they were personified in his 1962 radio play, “Words and Music.” It was ever words are music.

Reputed to have been a fine musician himself, Beckett directed his plays as though he were conducting an orchestra.

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L.A. Without the NEA: Cornerstone brings theater to the theater-less

Theater is more than entertainment. It’s a way to bring people from wildly different walks of life together for a common purpose. This is the binding philosophy of Cornerstone Theater Company in the Arts District of downtown Los Angeles.

The second installment of our series “L.A.

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Curator Nato Thompson shines a light on art and the culture wars in 'Culture as Weapon'

We live in an era in which image memes are lobbed as political salvos. In which security is “theater” and defining who controls the “narrative” in a world of facts and alternative facts is the daily bread of the hot-take class.

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Chicano murals, Industry opera on a San Pedro beach among winners of Mike Kelley Foundation grants

An oceanside “sculptural stage” set on fire, an exhibition on seven local Chicano muralists and the first performance of a work by the late electronic music pioneer James Tenney are just a few of the projects to receive grants from the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts, the organization is expected to announce Wednesday.

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Lourdes Ramos named president of the Museum of Latin American Art — first Latina to hold the post

Lourdes Ramos, who for the past dozen years has led the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico in San Juan as executive director and chief curator, has been named the new president and chief executive of the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) in Long Beach. She will be the first Latina to hold the post.

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It's the Kenny Scharf show: Junked TVs as a painter's canvas
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