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Rauschenberg Foundation announces grants for art projects about incarceration

The Rauschenberg Foundation has named 10 winners of its annual Artist as Activist Fellowship, providing a total of $775,000 over two years so recipients can explore issues relating to incarceration.  

Among this year’s recipients is the Los Angeles Poverty Department, a performance art group dedicated to homeless people and located in downtown L.A.’s skid row.

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First U.S. show for German woodblock artist is delectably disorienting
Nancy Evans marries metaphor and myth at Jason Vass gallery
For Tennessee Williams fans, 'Eccentricities of a Nightingale' is a rewarding revival

With “The Eccentricities of a Nightingale,” Tennessee Williams’ 1951 revision of his earlier play “Summer and Smoke,” Pacific Resident Theatre in Venice continues its 30th anniversary season with a quietly remarkable production.

Williams preferred “The Eccentricities of a Nightingale” to its predecessor.

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East West Players names Snehal Desai as new artistic director

East West Players has found its new artistic director from within its own ranks and will announce on Wednesday that Snehal Desai will succeed outgoing producing artistic director Tim Dang, who has led the downtown Los Angeles theater company since 1993. 

Desai, 36, is set to assume leadership on Friday. He joined East West’s staff in 2013 and has worked as artistic associate and literary manager.

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Music Center to honor Rita Moreno at Summer Soirée

Rita Moreno, whose career has spanned an Academy Award-winning turn as the hotheaded Anita in 1961’s “West Side Story” to her role as Liliana De La Vega on the CW’s “Jane the Virgin,” will be honored at the Music Center of Los Angeles’ inaugural Summer Soirée next week.

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