| Sep 22, 2009
| 4:32 PM
--'Genius grants': L.A. artist Mark Bradford, left, winner of many prestigious awards, adds the Big One: a MacArthur Fellowship. --Instant feedback: Audiences at the Metropolitan Opera in New York booed director Luc Bondy at Monday's season opener of...
| Oct 9, 2009
| 4:34 PM
The musician lets his avant-garde tendencies soar with the Calder Quartet. Andrew W.K. had just finished a piano-and-string-quartet version of his pop-metal hit "Party Hard" on Thursday night when a young man from the audience bum-rushed the stage at...
| Oct 29, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Wednesday afternoon and evening, dozens of dancers young and old, leading lights of American avant garde music and a large milling public invaded New York's Park Avenue Armory to remember Merce Cunningham. The startling 1881 structure, built to house the....
| May 7, 2009
The book “Learning by Heart: Teachings to Free the Creative Spirit” -- based on the work of the late Sister Corita, a legendary art instructor from L.A.'s Immaculate Heart College -- had little immediate effect when it came out in 1992. "It...
| Dec 8, 2008
The young Calder Quartet has arrived. For its program Friday night in the Zipper Concert Hall at the Colburn School, the box office was mobbed. A throng in hanging-from-the-rafters numbers so crowded a hapless box office that many did not get in in time...
| Feb 1, 2009
The history of American art has missed the mark, says curator Alexandra Munroe. It has overlooked the profound and pervasive contribution of Asian philosophy and culture to the caldron, and the exhibition she has spent five years organizing, "The Third...
| Feb 8, 2009
For the last seven decades, Mills College, which will celebrate the renovation of its gorgeous Spanish-style concert hall with a gala concert Feb. 21, has provided a haven for a remarkable number of cutting-edge composers. No matter how academically...
| Jun 11, 2008
Jennifer Bornstein was a kid in a candy store -- with almost half a year to gorge herself. When Hammer Museum curator Allegra Pesenti asked Bornstein to rummage through the institution's huge collection of graphic work and put together a show of...
| Oct 9, 2008
JOHN ADAMS is the voice of America. His instrumental music, and particularly that for the orchestra, conveys the American experience broadly. He is generous in his interests, which include the maverick Yankee-isms of Charles Ives, the populist strains...
| Oct 20, 2008
A Lou Harrison craze has appeared frustratingly just around the corner ever since this poster boy for gorgeous nonconformist California music died in 2003. Friday night Jacaranda, Santa Monica's new music series, opened its new season with a half-Harrison...
| Oct 28, 2008
Saturday morning, hyperbolic weather reporters here barked out warnings of heavy wind and drenching rain all day. A shower or two did dampen Manhattan streets, but the real New York weather over the weekend was elsewhere.
Friday night at the Chelsea...