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  • Sneak peek: Los Angeles Opera debuts rare glass harmonica for 'Lucia'

    Sneak peek: Los Angeles Opera debuts rare glass harmonica for 'Lucia'
    Who knew the sound of insanity could be so beautiful?
  • Getty Villa's 'Heaven and Earth' a blockbuster show of Byzantium art

     Getty Villa's 'Heaven and Earth' a blockbuster show of Byzantium art
    When the great Irish poet William Butler Yeats prayed for some kind of connection to permanence and immortality, his thoughts turned to Byzantine art as the most perfect emblem of the profound, eternal state of creative grace he was after. He wrote,...

    Huge significance rolled into tiny Cyrus Cylinder at the Getty Villa

    Huge significance rolled into tiny Cyrus Cylinder at the Getty Villa
    The Cyrus Cylinder sits dramatically lighted behind glass at the center of a dimmed gallery at the Getty Villa. But the splendorous setting, including walls painted a deep royal blue, can't dispel the notion that this may be the homeliest object ever to...

    'King Gesar' gathers 'round the campfire in Long Beach

    'King Gesar' gathers 'round the campfire in Long Beach
    The late American composer Peter Lieberson imagined he was creating a campfire opera, a Tibetan Buddhist legend told by a narrator, who recites, scats and sings, backed by a small instrumental ensemble in front of an audience happily eating and drinking....

    Fall theater season listens to new voices and old

    Fall theater season listens to new voices and old
    Theater festivals have the potential to galvanize an audience, but in a sprawling city already awash in performance, the importance of sharp curating can't be overemphasized. Radar L.A., an adventurous amalgam of international theater, made a winning...