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  • REDCAT announces lineup for 2010 NOW festival

     
    It's time to put on your avant-garde thinking caps. REDCAT's annual New Original Works (NOW) festival, which specializes in the weird, the wacky and the downright unclassifiable, is set to kick off July 22 for a three-weekend run. This year's......
  • Dance review: Raiford Rogers Modern Ballet at Luckman Theatre

     
    Ballet slippers have never been a perfect fit with the towering oeuvre of Ludwig van Beethoven, though daring choreographers continue to wade into his roiling musical waters. Los Angeles’ Raiford Rogers, who likes an aural and intellectual challenge, is...
  • Dance review: ABT's 'The Sleeping Beauty' at the Music Center

     
    The “Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at the Music Center” season that delivered artistic epiphanies with two important historic reconstructions – the Joffrey Ballet’s marvelous staging of Frederick Ashton’s “Cinderella” (1948) and Merce...
  • Merce Cunningham's 'Roaratorio'

    Merce Cunningham's 'Roaratorio'
    In fall 1986, as part of the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Next Wave Festival, John Cage delivered, in his uniquely spoken-sung fashion, poetic texts he had derived from James Joyce's readably unreadable comic novel "Finnegans Wake." Irish musicians...
  • Discoveries

    Discoveries
    Illuminations Arthur Rimbaud, translated from the French by John Ashbery W.W. Norton: 165 pp., $24.95 This may be the most beautiful book in the world — lighted from within and somehow embodying all forms of literature at the same time. The 44...
  • Merce Cunningham dies at 90; revolutionary choreographer

    Merce Cunningham dies at 90; revolutionary choreographer
    Merce Cunningham, arguably the greatest, most pioneering and widely influential contemporary choreographer of the past half-century, has died. He was 90. A seminal artist whom fellow choreographer Bill T. Jones called "the champion in the struggle to...
  • Artist mixed paint, sculpture, cast-offs

    Artist mixed paint, sculpture, cast-offs
    Robert Rauschenberg, the protean artist from small-town Texas whose imaginative commitment to hybrid forms of painting and sculpture changed the course of American and European art between 1950 and the early 1970s, died Monday night, according to New...
  • Dance review: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo at Carpenter Performing Arts Center

     
    The joking generally begins even before the ballerinas of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo make their startling first appearance, tutu-clad studs with ample chest hair. So it was Saturday night, when the popular Trocks returned to Cal State Long........
  • Monster Mash: Getty's grant money; Shepard Fairey faces criminal probe; top London theater critic stepping down

     
    -- Handing out money: The Getty Foundation is set to award $3.1 million to 26 arts institutions for a 2011 series of exhibitions about Southern California art after World War II. (Los Angeles Times) -- In deep: L.A. street artist......
  • The Dry Garden: Some sage advice for planting the right salvia in the right spot

     
    Many gardens go without sage in California but at the cost of soul. Sage is to the West what lavender is to France. Sage, or in botanical terms salvia, has it all: Its pungent aromas contain the signature scent of the Western chaparral. The silvers, grays...
  • July numbers for latimes.com: 'Strong month for breaking news of all stripes'

     
    Meredith Artley, Managing Editor, Online, gives the latest figures in this memo to staff: Colleagues: Latimes.com drew 142 million page views in July – up 10% over this time last year. And we had more than 23 million unique users,......