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  • Review: Philip Glass portion of 'CIVIL warS' rings true at Disney Hall

    Review: Philip Glass portion of 'CIVIL warS' rings true at Disney Hall
    Los Angeles' two greatest cultural disappointments of the past three decades may have been the failure of the Olympic Arts Festival in 1984 to mount director Robert Wilson's eight-hour international operatic epic, "the CIVIL warS" and the Music Center's inadequate support in 2000 of Frank Gehry's grand plan to renovate and urbanize the facility and reshape downtown's civic center in the process.
  • 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...

    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...