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Venice Architecture Biennale, Day 1: Govan and Zumthor make their LACMA pitch

Having won a measure of financial and political support at home for their plan to remake the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Michael Govan and Peter Zumthor have taken their show on the road — to Italy.

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Datebook: A painter's wild set designs, photos of downtown, a Chris Burden doc

A new show that explores the painterly set designs of a Los Angeles artist. Art that is about art, not market. Chronicles of a changing downtown Los Angeles. Plus, a documentary about the iconoclastic Chris Burden, a group show that explores the idea of the window (both literal and figurative) and wild drawings inspired by fashion.

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East West Players lets fly a heartfelt take on 'La Cage aux Folles'

The best of times are now at the David Henry Hwang Theatre, where East West Players concludes its 50th anniversary season with an idiosyncratically endearing revival of “La Cage aux Folles.”

Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein’s Tony-winning 1984 musical is the final staging of artistic director Tim Dang’s storied tenure. It’s a felicitous match-up of sensibilities.

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Artist Rodrigo Valenzuela's shrines of disillusionment
From housing project to gallery wall: Nathaniel Mary Quinn's portraits put subjects in a new light
In Havana, following a USC museum director in search of great Cuban art
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