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New Mexico: This year, New Mexicans mark 100 years of statehood. But much of the state's appeal stems from its human history that goes back much further. (In 2010, Santa Fe celebrated 400 years of cityhood.) Explore here: the adobe architecture and art...
Culture MonsterDefying the conventional wisdom that two heads are better than one, Long Beach Opera and Chicago Opera Theater announced Wednesday that the adventurous Southern California company’s general director, Andreas Mitisek, will do double duty starting...
Culture MonsterEast Coast earthquake damages National Cathedral...
Culture MonsterIf you were familiar with the experimental, risk-taking reputation of the Ojai Music Festival but didn't know much about the town where it is held every June, you might assume that the festival's rebuilt performance space, known as Libbey Bowl,......
Culture MonsterItalian conductor Riccardo Muti made his debut over the weekend as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's new music director. As befits the inaugural appearance of a world-renowned maestro, the city of Chicago rolled out the proverbial red carpet and threw a......
L.A. Times Olympics BlogEvan Lysacek, a native of the Chicago area, has called Los Angeles home since he moved here in 2003 to train in El Segundo with renowned coach Frank Carroll. With Carroll standing at the boards to support him, he won......
L.A. NOWThe Los Angeles City Council unanimously urged officials at the California High Speed Rail Authority today to consider two proposed alternatives for the bullet train stop at Union Station downtown. Councilman Ed Reyes said the alternatives were crucial to...
Culture MonsterVanity Fair recently asked 52 prominent architects and critics to name the most important pieces of architecture built since 1980. The winner of the informal survey -- which is to be published in the magazine's August issue -- is a......
Architecture CriticBefore we turn to an assessment of Aqua, a new residential skyscraper in Chicago, permit me a quick (and relevant!) detour to a sidewalk news conference in Lower Manhattan, held recently at the foot of the under-construction Beekman Tower. We join the...
Culture MonsterThe Chicago Symphony Orchestra has been without a music director for close to four years. Starting in September, that will all change when conductor Riccardo Muti assumes the top artistic post of the venerated institution. On Thursday afternoon, the...
Top of the TicketDemocrat vows not to let Americans mar the natural work of the nation's ages....
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterArtist Gordon Halloran, as befitting his Canadian roots, works in ice. His bold abstract paintings will be part of a celebration of winter at Chicago's Millennium Park from Friday to Feb. 29. The installation will incorporate a brilliantly colored, 95-...
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