| Feb 14, 2014
| 1:00 PM
We cannot escape Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
On Thursday, Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, with help from the Símon Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, begin an 11-day TchaikovskyFest at Walt Disney Concert Hall that will include the...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 10:35 AM
CARACAS, Venezuela -- In the wake of civil unrest that left three dead and scores injured in the Venezuelan capital and other cities on Wednesday, President Nicolas Maduro said he would order the arrest of opposition leaders who he claimed were plotting...
| Jan 19, 2014
For tourist information about foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. Several no longer list phone numbers, so information is available only through their websites. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 8:02 AM
Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. This eek the world’s attention was on the Ukraine, where Russian gunmen on the Crimean peninsula and the embattled new Ukrainian government in Kiev continued to escalate a dangerous...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 7:00 AM
The Los Angeles Philharmonic TchaikovskyFest — 15 all-Tchaikovsky concerts in 11 days featuring the L.A. Philharmonic, the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela and YOLA (Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles) — ended with a sensational...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 11:34 AM
"Dallas Buyers Club" star and newly crowned Academy Award winner Jared Leto was the only Hollywood figure to address the current political unrest in Ukraine during the award show Sunday, but his words of support for the former Soviet republic weren't...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 9:42 AM
Tuesday's Pictures in the News begins in San Diego, where visitors to Chicano Park view dozens of murals painted on the concrete stanchions leading to and from the Coronado Bridge....
| Mar 2, 2014
| 1:25 PM
CARACAS, Venezuela -- Tens of thousands of students and other opponents of the Venezuelan government filled the streets of the capital Sunday, putting a damper on President Nicolas Maduro’s hopes that a mandated holiday might bring a respite to...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 9:02 AM
Monday's Pictures in the News begins in Russia with fireworks exploding around the Fisht Olympic Stadium at the end of the Closing Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics. In the capital, riot police detain activists during a demonstration against the...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 1:01 PM
CARACAS, Venezuela -- The Venezuelan government was seeking to arrest a top associate of jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez on Friday as the official death toll from more than two weeks of violence in the country rose to 17.
Protests continued to...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Orchestras everywhere play a lot of Tchaikovsky. The Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, its musicians raised on the Russian composer, plays a whole lot of Tchaikovsky, as it has been doing this week in the Los Angeles Philharmonic's...