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Elliott Carter, one of the preeminent American composers of the past century, has died at 103. He died of natural causes at his home in New York, according to his close friend and assistant Virgil Blackwell. A prolific composer who won two Pulitzer...
Joe South, a versatile singer-songwriter who penned "Games People Play," "Down in the Boondocks" and other pop-rock hits in the 1960s and '70s, has died. He was 72. South died Wednesday at his home in Buford, Ga., northeast of Atlanta, said Butch Lowery,...
LA Times MagazineIn the realm of arts + ideas: Soviet agitprop, Florida sun and L.A. public performance...
Beatrice Gersh, a distinguished art collector and patron of the arts in Los Angeles for more than half a century who played a significant role in the founding of the Museum of Contemporary Art, has died. She was 87. Gersh, the widow of Hollywood talent...
Dave Grohl saw the news online: The famously anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church planned a protest outside a Foo Fighters concert in Kansas City, Mo. The band was another target of the tiny church, which has heckled the funerals of fallen U.S. soldiers,...
Culture MonsterEsa-Pekka Salonen's Violin Conerto is the 2012 winner of the Grawemeyer Award, the most prestigious international prize for a musical composition....
Culture MonsterRachel Barton Pine will perform Paganini’s Caprices for solo violin on Sunday at UCLA's William Andrews Clark Memorial Library. She talks about her influences....
Culture MonsterTuesday at Zipper Hall, in her annual appearance at Piano Spheres, contemporary music heroine Vicki Ray upped the freshness ante by stocking her entire program with world premieres, including a rare piece with Ray’s own name in the composer role...
Culture MonsterThe Ojai Music Festival -- one of the country's premier venues for new music -- will feature a typically eclectic line-up for its 2012 edition, curated by pianist Leif Ove Andsnes. Prior to the summer festival, organizers will host a one-evening gala...
Culture MonsterComing to Southern California this weekend, Seattle-based saxophonist Skerik talks about his band's confrontational name and the perils of musical labels....
Culture MonsterThis year’s Lakers couldn’t manage a three-peat as champions, but the Los Angeles Philharmonic just did. For the third consecutive year, the home team has copped the Morton Gould Award for Innovative Programming by an orchestra. The $3,000...
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