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  • The archaeology paradox: more laws, less treasure

     The archaeology paradox: more laws, less treasure
    The Getty Center in Los Angeles, the Metropolitan Museum in New York and Sotheby's auction house — these are just some of the major institutions that have been forced to repatriate artworks in recent years. Italy, Egypt, Greece, Turkey and...
  • Awaiting the welcome return of performance to art museums' mission

     Awaiting the welcome return of performance to art museums' mission
    Shortly after assuming the helm as the fourth director of the Museum of Contemporary Art last month, Philippe Vergne visited the Los Angeles Times to meet with editors and writers. Still in the beginning stage of absorbing MOCA's history and formulating...
  • Music review: James Conlon, L.A. Phil relish snippet of Schulhoff

    Music review: James Conlon, L.A. Phil relish snippet of Schulhoff
    With some time to kill between performances of "Lucia di Lammermoor" at Los Angeles Opera (the last one is Sunday), the peripatetic James Conlon merely had to cross 1st Street in order to lead the first of three subscription concerts with the Los...
  • Review: Neil Young on the rock pulpit at Dolby Theatre

    Review: Neil Young on the rock pulpit at Dolby Theatre
    This post has been corrected. See below for details. It wasn’t a big leap to wonder during Saturday’s opening night of Neil Young’s four-night run of solo acoustic concerts in Hollywood whether Jesus, if he returned to address a...
  • In Post-Minimalism's music, everyone gets along

     In Post-Minimalism's music, everyone gets along
    Before there was Minimalism there was Post-Minimalism. That might seem hardly feasible if you put your trust in time being an irreversible process. Theoretical physics, however, allows for a more open future in which the concepts of past and present...
  • Review: At Disney Hall, L.A. Phil elegance amid an earthquake

     Review: At Disney Hall, L.A. Phil elegance amid an earthquake
    If you ever wondered how cool the Los Angeles Philharmonic is under fire, a good test came unexpectedly Friday night, during the orchestra's first concert after concluding a North American tour. Six minutes into the performance of Ravel's complete...
  • Iranian Americans unite, share culture for New Year celebration

    Iranian Americans unite, share culture for New Year celebration
    Wearing a dark blue traditional Iranian garment, Roxanna Ameri followed the rhythm of the music as she marched with others outfitted in festive shades of red, green and purple. Ameri, 18, was among hundreds of Iranians who flocked to the Los Angeles...
  • Vienna Philharmonic wins prestigious Birgit Nilsson Prize

    Vienna Philharmonic wins prestigious Birgit Nilsson Prize
    The Vienna Philharmonic has become the first orchestra to win the prestigious Birgit Nilsson Prize, one of the highest honors in the classical-music field. Organizers of the Nilsson Prize, which carries a $1-million award, made the announcement on...
  • L.A. Phil's Minimalist Jukebox has maximum exposure in the Southland

    L.A. Phil's Minimalist Jukebox has maximum exposure in the Southland
    "This primitivistic music goes on and on," the prescient San Francisco Chronicle music and art critic Alfred Frankenstein wrote in his 1964 review of the premiere of Terry Riley's "In C." "At times you feel you have never done anything all your life...
  • Questions roil San Diego Opera in aftermath of its decision to close

    Questions roil San Diego Opera in aftermath of its decision to close
    There's nothing opera buffs like better than a climactic death scene. But the one that San Diego Opera scripted for itself has gone over so badly that its leaders are now trying to write a new ending. Last month's sudden announcement that the opera...
  • Critic's Pick: New West Symphony

    Critic's Pick: New West Symphony
    In his second season as music director of New West Symphony, the 34-year-old Brazilian conductor Marcelo Lehninger has not quite yet developed a large presence in Southern California. But he is a conductor on the cusp, beginning to build a strong...