Culture: High & Low With Carolina A. Miranda
From a motorcycle obstacle course to experimental vocals: Latino performance art coming to L.A. in 2018

If 2017 has been the year for Latin American and U.S. Latino visual art in Los Angeles — courtesy of the exhibition series Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA — then 2018 should be the year of performance.

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Essential Arts & Culture: The theater-TV nexus, a new CEO at the LA Phil, an art collection comes to light

“November — with uncanny witchery in its changed trees. With murky red sunsets flaming in smoky crimson behind the westering hills.”

That’s a little somethin’ somethin’ from L.M. Montgomery’s “The Blue Castle” to mark the hallowed month of Scorpio. I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer at the Los Angeles Times, with your rundown of all things arts, culture and, well, Scorpio.

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Painter Ellen Gallagher's tragic sea tales: How African slaves went from human to cargo on the Atlantic
Datebook: Paintings from Mexico, art of the Cold War, and shows about politics
A border wall rises in Oceanside — but this one is an art project, by Tijuana artist Marcos Ramirez 'ERRE'
Essential Art & Culture: The L.A. Phil at 100, Plácido's L.A. decades, getting funny with Shakespeare

L.A. is awash in art and music and opera this week — featuring Chinese dissidents, roving aliens and feral little girls. I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, with the week’s essential culture stories:


The Los Angeles Philharmonic held its first concert on Oct. 24, 1919. To mark its centennial, the 2018-19 season promises to be beyond lavish.

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