Culture: High & Low With Carolina A. Miranda
Culture and Trump: The Actors' Gang joins theater world's national call to create light for 'dark times'

Less than 12 hours before Donald Trump was scheduled to be sworn into office in Washington, about three dozen actors, writers, directors, crew members and others affiliated with the Actors' Gang theater in Culver City gathered in the plaza outside its building to turn on a light. 

The sky was turning cobalt and the wind had picked up a chilly edge as actor Brian Finney read from a short statement.

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Datebook: Old man blues, a photographer of artists, and an installation inspired by Clint Eastwood
Where music meets art: Café Tacvba and Santa Cecilia join L.A. Phil to kick off PST LA/LA

When Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, the Getty-funded exhibition series devoted to Latino and Latin American art, kicks off this fall, it will be with a bang. More specifically, with a celebratory concert announced Wednesday featuring the Grammy-winning  Mexican rock band Café Tacvba, L.A. roots rockers La Santa Cecilia and Chilean singer-songwriter Mon Laferte.

This concert, set to take place Sept.

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Necessary Links: How Trump boosted a graphic novel and the great inauguration painting debate

Marcia! Marcia! Marcia! Er, I mean, Trumpa! Trumpa! Trumpa! With the inauguration around the corner, we are all president-elect all the time — featuring Trump and the the Smithsonian, the Trump boost of a civil rights graphic novel and the ongoing debate about a painting that’s headed to the Trump inaugural lunch.

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Essential Arts & Culture: The Lucas Museum, reflecting on culture, zoot suits and racy French sculpture

Another museum lands in Los Angeles. What zoot suits reveal about youth culture. And how a young choreographer made it to the Wallis. Plus: Looking long and hard at how our culture industries reflect American culture. I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, and here’s everything you need to know about arts and culture this week:

Lucas museum lands in L.A.

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Datebook: The art of historic graphs, women of the '90s and a Coachella painter goes solo