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Ed Moses, 'Cool School' painter who helped forge L.A.'s art scene, dies at 91

When he was 90 years old, preparing for a 2016 exhibition of new work, Ed Moses zipped across the courtyard of his Los Angeles art studio in a paint-spattered wheelchair and stained Birkenstocks. The artist, who was still working every day, jerked his chair to a stop at a row of enormous canvases, the fresh paint drying in the sun.

"You caught me on a good day!"

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Kelsey Grammer and Christine Ebersole take the L.A. Opera stage for 'Candide'

The line between real life and entertainment can seem increasingly blurry these days, especially for those in Tinseltown who find themselves in traffic alongside the celebrities whose characters — and personal lives — we follow on our screens. But the street signs advertising Los Angeles Opera’s upcoming production of “Candide,” starring Kelsey Grammer and Christine Ebersole and opening Jan.

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L.A. Opera announces 2018-19 season with 'Satyagraha,' 'Titus' and Off Grand world premieres

Philip Glass’ “Satyagraha,” Mozart’s “The Clemency of Titus” and a world premiere by up-and-coming composer Ellen Reid will form part of Los Angeles Opera’s 2018-19 season, the company announced Thursday.

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Weekend Picks for Jan. 19-21: Segerstrom's Off Center Festival and more
Schubert's lonely hearts club band and a heartthrob tenor

A mill. A brook. A body.

A pretty, fickle daughter. A blithe wanderer. A hunter. Nixies. A broken heart. An atmosphere of underlying weirdness. A strophic soundtrack underscoring all that is inexplicable in wooded nature and adding a beat to its offbeat inhabitants.

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Billy Crudup in 'Harry Clarke': A deviously brilliant performance is reborn as an audiobook

One of the last performances I saw in 2017 was one of the sliest: Billy Crudup in David Cale’s “Harry Clarke” at New York’s Vineyard Theatre. I caught this off-Broadway solo work at the end of its run and regretted that I hadn’t seen the show earlier to spread the word.

The sad thing about the theater is that when a production closes, it’s gone forever.

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