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  • Art review: Bart Exposito at Thomas Solomon Gallery

     
    For most of the past decade, Bart Exposito has been making sleek abstract paintings that bridge seemingly unbridgeable gaps -- between high-style fashion and low product-design, machine fabrication and hand craft, bemused spontaneity and earnest control....
  • Art review: Oakland Museum of California

     
    OAKLAND --When the Oakland Museum of California unveiled its sprawling and distinctive new building for art, history and natural sciences 41 years ago -- a terraced, walled-garden structure that became an instant national landmark -- a review in The...
  • Familiar names dot Grammy jazz categories

     
    The late keyboardist Joe Zawinul takes the contemporary prize, with Chick Corea and John McLaughlin getting the instrumental award. But singer Kurt Elling wins his first Grammy. In a year when the nominees in jazz featured a welcome number of......
  • Art review: 'Collection: MOCA's First Thirty Years'

     
    By Christopher Knight Art Critic It resonated like a huge stone dropped into a big pond: A year ago, as reports surfaced that the Museum of Contemporary Art had dug itself into a deep financial hole from which it might......
  • Solid choices in Grammy jazz nominations

     
    Allen Toussaint's 'Bright Mississippi' is in the running in the best instrumental album category. The Bay Area's Julian Lage is one of the contemporary nominees, as is veteran Mike Stern. Grammy voters might have made some baffling choices this year......
  • Getting progressive: The Rock Hall votes in Genesis. Is Yes or Procol Harum next? *[Updated]

     
    Is the impending induction of Genesis the beginning of progressive rock getting its long-denied due from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Or is this just tokenism, a one-time exception made because of all the pop hits Genesis scored......
  • Live review: B??la Fleck, Edgar Meyer and Zakir Hussain at Royce Hall

     
    The jokes came quickly at Royce Hall on Thursday night as UCLA Live director David Sefton introduced the trio of virtuoso musicians about to take the stage. With B??la Fleck on banjo, Edgar Meyer on double-bass and tabla master Zakir......
  • Karl Benjamin dies at 86; painter created colorful geometric works

    Karl Benjamin dies at 86; painter created colorful geometric works
    Karl Benjamin, a painter of dazzling geometric abstractions who established a national reputation in 1959 as one of four Los Angeles-based Abstract Classicists and created a highly acclaimed body of work that celebrates the glories of color in all its...
  • From the archives: 10th Los Angeles Conference on Magic History

    From the archives: 10th Los Angeles Conference on Magic History
    As exclusive gatherings go, this one was noteworthy, even by the high local standards set by A-list Hollywood, with attendees including a former acting director of the CIA, at least one prime-time TV star and half of Penn & Teller (the smaller, quieter...
  • Los Angeles art history a timeline

    Los Angeles art history — a timeline
    A selective timeline of modern and contemporary art in the L.A. area 1927 Walter and Louise Arensberg, major patrons of Marcel Duchamp, move from New York to Los Angeles and install their trove of modern art and ethnic artifacts in a Hollywood house that...
  • The viola sings out

    Google "viola joke" and you'll be rewarded with thousands, an afternoon's worth of hilarity at the expense of one of the most expressive sound producing machines ever conjured up. Here's a popular example: What's the difference between a viola and a...