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  • Where's our public art? Wrapped up in red tape.

     Where's our public art? Wrapped up in red tape.
    When the city of Los Angeles established its "1% for the Arts" program more than two decades ago, the rationale was that commercial and municipal development takes a toll on the visual landscape of the city. To mitigate that, and to contribute to the artistic vitality of the city, developers were required to pay a fee equal to 1% of the construction value. That money was supposed to pay for art in public places.
  • L.A. moving to get $7.5 million in public art funds off starting block

    L.A. moving to get $7.5 million in public art funds off starting block
    Los Angeles officials are starting to get serious about freeing up $7.5 million or more in city government funds that are earmarked for visual art, performances or other cultural events, but have been wrapped tightly for years in legal red tape. The...

    'Become Ocean' by John Luther Adams wins Pulitzer Prize for music

    'Become Ocean' by John Luther Adams wins Pulitzer Prize for music
    John Luther Adams won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for music for his composition "Become Ocean," an orchestral work that premiered last year with the Seattle Symphony, which commissioned the piece. "Become Ocean" is a sonic work that is intended to evoke the...

    Review: Minimalist Jukebox Festival anything but minimal here

    Review: Minimalist Jukebox Festival anything but minimal here
    The Los Angeles Philharmonic's Minimalist Jukebox Festival orchestral program last weekend was not minimal, which Roget's tells us is synonymous for negligible, trifling, slight, nominal, token, insignificant, smallest. Find a dictionary of antonyms and...

    Letters: Archaeology and anti-looting laws

    Re "More laws, less treasure," Opinion, April 7 As an archaeologist with more than 30 years' experience, I can say that Adam Wallwork's analysis of laws protecting cultural heritage is misguided. Archaeologists don't seek "treasure." We seek information...