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  • Saxophonist Miguel Zenon mines the Puerto Rican songbook

     
    The Puerto Rican-born saxophonist discusses his new album "Alma Adentro," a reinterpretation of songs from his native country. Zenon performs live in Santa Monica Saturday...
  • Mariachis struggle in Mexico despite U.N. heritage nod

     
    Mexico United Nations Mariachi music now belongs to the world's list of "Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity," as declared this week by the United Nations....
  • Acting Getty Museum director David Bomford is leaving

     
    David Bomford, who has been acting director of the Getty Museum since the 2010 departure of former director Michael Brand, will leave the Getty and return to London, where he will "pursue research, scholarship and writing." He will leave Feb. 1, 2011....
  • Wynton Marsalis named 'cultural correspondent' for CBS News

     
    The trumpeter-composer Wynton Marsalis adds to an already busy schedule with a network TV gig that begins in January 2012....
  • Reading L.A.: Admirers of Los Angeles, warts and all

     
    Christopher Hawthorne's "Reading L.A." series considers books by Richard Longstreth, John Chase and William Alexander McClung....
  • Chinese will hear Ai Weiwei's appeal on tax evasion

     
    In a possible softening of their stance toward a leading dissident, Chinese authorities are allowing artist Ai Weiwei to appeal a fine for tax evasion, Ai’s representatives said on Friday....
  • 'Simpsons' to Iran: 'This means war!'

     
    Iran has banned the sale of "Simpsons" dolls within its borders. In response, Al Jean, executive producer of "The Simpsons" has declared, "This means war!"...
  • Simpsons dolls banned in Iran as 'promoters of Western culture'

     
    Sorry kids: The Simpsons are now forbidden in Tehran. An agency tied to the Iranian government has banned dolls of the cartoon characters, an Iranian newspaper reported Monday. According to Shargh, an independent newspaper, the Simpsons were banned to...
  • Wait! Isn't that Marge Simpson behind that veil?

     
    D'oh! I shouldn't have sent that Maggie Simpson doll to the orphanage in Tehran! The Associated Press is reporting that the Iranian government is banning the sale in Iran of Homer, Marge, Lisa and Maggie Simpson dolls. An official of......
  • Al Pacino, Andre Watts among National Medal of Arts winners

     
    Al Pacino and Andre Watts are among the National Medal of Arts winners announced Friday. President Obama will confer the awards on Monday at the White House....
  • National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medals announced

     
    The White House announced the recipients of the National Medal of Arts and the National Humanities Medals today. Poet Rita Dove (above) is the leading literary figure among the seven who will receive the National Medal of Arts, joining actor......