Entertainment & Arts


The L.A. Phil roars back with Gustavo Dudamel’s Pan-American Music Initiative, a revived Power to the People! festival and a new Gen X festival.

Joni Mitchell might not have wanted to be the glamorous bard of women’s rising consciousness, but with “Blue,” she became just that.

Misogyny is a root cause of homophobia, but a famously LGBTQ-friendly city has just raised a monument to it. The cognitive dissonance of #MeTooMarilyn

We asked 10 of our favorite artists to each choose one track from Joni Mitchell’s ‘Blue’ and describe what makes the song and artist so indelible.


Dozens of protesters gathered outside Agoura Hills’ Canyon Club concert venue, where Foo Fighters held a full-capacity show only for vaccinated fans.

Warning: Justin Chang’s “return to the movies” essay is a tear-jerker. But you’ll laugh too as he revisits cinematic memories and ponders post-pandemic moviegoing.

The new Orange County Museum of Art designed by Morphosis is three-quarters built. New director Heidi Zuckerman gives us a glimpse at what’s ahead.

Amanda Kloots publicly chronicled the COVID ordeal of her actor husband, Nick Cordero. Now she has a memoir, “Live Your Life,” about optimism and its limits.

Call it the ‘pandemic dividend’: A rising stock market helped endowments rise as much as 40%, yet museums are still selling pieces of their collections.

Tremendous singing propels L.A. Opera’s return to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Stravinsky’s tough, timely “Oedipus Rex.”

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The experimental opera company behind ‘Sweet Land,’ ‘Hopscotch’ and ‘Invisible Cities’ turns the artistic director position into a cooperative.

Why composer Derrick Senam Eugene Skye changed his name from Derrick Spiva Jr. Also, a modern museum rises in Orange County, why white shows shouldn’t be rebooted with Latino casts, and more in this week’s arts newsletter.

‘Battle of the Vaccinated Bitches,’ Wild Up, Lynn Nottage’s ‘Sweat’ and an acclaimed solo show about the DACA experience: Plan your weekend here.

Off-black walls, African-inspired murals and comfortable vintage furnishings make Adrien Beard’s DTLA loft an inspiring place to hang. That’s the point. They call this fresh, unique style Neo Afro Eclectic.

Amid all the Picasso, Matisse and Giacometti, savvy pieces by lesser-known artists await. Our critic’s guide to three discoveries.

Forget musicals. The time is now for the American play, and ‘An Octoroon’ is just one of many groundbreaking works by women and writers of color.

The billionaire philanthropist donated $2.7 billion to 286 arts, educational and social justice organizations. Here are some of the SoCal recipients.

From Leimert Park’s annual celebration to Segerstrom’s first year of festivities, commemorations of Juneteenth will feature Black art across the region.

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