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Jessica Gelt

If it’s entertaining, Jessica Gelt has likely covered it. Since joining the Los Angeles Times in 2003, she has written about television, music, movies, books, art, fashion, food, cocktails and more. She once played bass in a band with an inexplicably large following in Spain, and still gets stopped by fans (OK, maybe a fan) on the streets of Barcelona. She loves dive bars and very dry martinis with olives, though never simultaneously.
Mike Kelley Foundation grants: 10 winners split $400,000 to make daring art

The Echo Park Film Center, the Pomona College Museum of Art, the Los Angeles Poverty Department and the 18th Street Arts Center are among the recipients this year of grants from the Mike Kelley Founation.

Center Theatre Group names its first female managing director

Center Theatre Group has named Meghan Pressman as its new managing director and CEO, making Pressman the first woman to hold the post in the nonprofit's 52-year history. Pressman comes from Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington, D.C.

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