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  • Long Beach Opera tackles controversy with 'The Death of Klinghoffer'

    Long Beach Opera tackles controversy with 'The Death of Klinghoffer'
    It is an opera that like its choruses rouses recriminations and unsettled ghosts. "The Death of Klinghoffer" by composer John Adams sets the Israeli-Palestinian struggle on a ship sailing with the histories and opposing realities of two peoples bound by...
  • Could Facebook really lose 80% of users by 2017? Not likely

    Could Facebook really lose 80% of users by 2017? Not likely
    A study by Princeton University researchers says Facebook could lose 80% of its users by 2017, but that if that sounds far fetched to you, it's because it is. To forecast Facebook's downfall, the researchers applied a model that is used to study the...
  • ‘Walking Dead’ trailer: Amid zombies, Rick vows ‘We’re not too far gone’

     
    “The Walking Dead” is set to return for the second half of its fourth season on Sunday, Feb. 9, and […]...
  • Asian Americans and the 'model minority' myth

     Asian Americans and the 'model minority' myth
    Previews of Amy Chua's forthcoming book, "The Triple Package" (co-written with husband Jed Rubenfeld), detonated a social media uproar among Asian Americans. Many were infuriated by the New York Post's report that Chua, the self-styled Tiger Mom, was...
  • Review: Spiritualized reaches the outer limits at the new Ace Hotel

    Review: Spiritualized reaches the outer limits at the new Ace Hotel
    There was a perverse sort of logic at work in the cultish U.K. band Spiritualized opening the reborn United Artists Theatre, now the lavish centerpiece of downtown's new Ace Hotel. The band never made the same impact on American pop culture as...
  • Rabbit in Mandela statue's ear has to go, South African officials say

    Rabbit in Mandela statue's ear has to go, South African officials say
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- When Nelson Mandela's sculpture was unveiled at the seat of government in Pretoria after his burial last month, no one noticed one small detail: a bronze rabbit nestled in his right ear. The Department of Arts and Culture...
  • Grammys 2014: Who'll be this year's Esperanza Spalding?

    Grammys 2014: Who'll be this year's Esperanza Spalding?
    When Esperanza Spalding was named best new artist at the 2011 Grammys, not even the most ardent jazz fan dared believe this would usher in a new era for a marginalized genre long left out of the major award categories. Still, there was hope. Beyond...
  • 'Days of Our Lives' renewed for two more years

    'Days of Our Lives' renewed for two more years
    NBC announced on Wednesday that it is renewing the long-running soap opera "Days of Our Lives" for two more years, taking it into 2016. The renewal means the show will get to celebrate its 50th anniversary while still on the air in November 2015, an...
  • Critic's Pick: Claudio Abbado on disc

    Critic's Pick: Claudio Abbado on disc
    When Claudio Abbado, the revered Italian conductor who died Monday, turned 80 last summer, record companies celebrated with several super-sized box sets of his recordings and videos. It’s not hard to find discs with which to spend the weekend...
  • LA Art Show: Tips for young collectors

    LA Art Show: Tips for young collectors
    When the LA Art Show -- which wrapped its 19th event on Sunday -- launched its first underground art section this year, executive producer Kim Martindale had some concerns. Among them: The show has been criticized in the past for being less focused than...
  • Claudio Abbado, greatness beyond just a career

     Claudio Abbado, greatness beyond just a career
    That Claudio Abbado, who died Monday at 80, would become an important conductor was never in doubt. He was elegant in that intimidatingly sophisticated way of Milanese artists. He wasn't flashy, but he was of his time. In his youth he had the charisma...