| Oct 17, 2013
| 7:34 AM
The Smithsonian museums and national monuments will begin reopening Thursday as the federal government resumes operations after a late-night Wednesday congressional deal to end the 16-day shutdown.
On its website, the Smithsonian said all of its museums...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 10:00 AM
As construction continues on the downtown Los Angeles museum Eli Broad and his wife, Edythe, have dubbed the Broad, the couple were due to give a look inside in a “hard-hat tour” Tuesday for news media and invited guests. And they had some...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 7:40 PM
If a trend requires three of something, then free admission at prominent Los Angeles-area art museums is trembling on the brink of becoming a trend. Museum-wise, few could be better.
At the annual gala of the UCLA Hammer Museum on Saturday night,...
| Oct 7, 2013
The Walt Disney Concert Hall, which opened its doors 10 years ago this month, is rightly celebrated as the most recognizable jewel in Los Angeles' cultural crown.
But we should remember that Disney Hall came very close to not being built at all....
| Oct 3, 2013
| 1:55 PM
On Wednesday evening I took part in a panel discussion at Walt Disney Concert Hall with Mayor Eric Garcetti, Eli Broad, Frank Gehry and Los Angeles Philharmonic President Deborah Borda.
We were guests in a live on-stage version of the KCRW radio program...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 6:33 PM
One of the challenges of writing about – and quoting – comedians, we here at Show Tracker have found, is that you typically can’t use the (often foul-mouthed) best stuff they say.
It seems that Piers Morgan had the same problem....
| Oct 2, 2013
| 7:55 AM
National monuments around the country remain closed following Tuesday's partial shutdown of the federal government.
The National Park Service, which oversees such monuments as the Lincoln Memorial in Washington and the Statue of Liberty in the New...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 2:13 PM
The event: Monday night's “L.A. Phil Gala,” celebrating Walt Disney Concert Hall’s 10th anniversary and honoring the hall’s innovative architect Frank Gehry.
The performance: Gustavo Dudamel conducted the L.A. Phil in a varied...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The recent turmoil over the Grand Avenue redevelopment effort leaves a bunch of pretty basic questions unanswered.
For starters, who exactly is going to design a planned retail, residential and hotel complex across Grand from Walt Disney Concert Hall in...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 12:19 PM
The prestigious Broad Prize, which honors academic excellence by minority and low-income students in urban districts across the nation, has once again eluded the Inland Empire's Corona-Norco Unified School District.
The Houston Independent School...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 2:58 PM
Will L.A.’s Museum of Contemporary Art hire a museum director who actually has experience in running a museum?
The last time it did, Jimmy Carter was president and MOCA was still three years away from opening its doors.
Whether MOCA goes for...