Jessica Gelt is an arts and culture writer for the Los Angeles Times. In her career at the paper she has served as assistant style editor for the Sunday magazine, co-edited the Daily Dish food blog, written a nightlife column called “The Enabler” and regularly covered red carpets and backstage events at the Emmys, Oscars, Grammys and Golden Globes. She has penned cultural commentary and reams of celebrity profiles, as well as investigated claims of sexual misconduct in music and the arts. Over the years, she has written in-depth features about theater, television, film, music, movies, books, art, fashion, food, travel and more. Her award-winning work has appeared in the New York Observer, the L.A. Weekly and Vulture, among others.
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Cirque du Soleil was a scrappy Montreal startup when it first landed in Las Vegas 30 years ago. Today, Cirque shows are featured at casinos up and down the Strip — a reminder that Cirque helped build Sin City into a global entertainment destination.
Nov. 29, 2023
The bestselling children’s book series ‘Dog Man’ gets the musical treatment in a touring show playing at Center Theatre Group’s Kirk Douglas Theatre.
Nov. 28, 2023
Getty’s PST Art collaboration (previously known as Pacific Standard Time) is set to open next fall with a vast array of public programming set to examine the intersection of art and science.
Oct. 31, 2023
A convicted felon started an LGTBQ+ travel company with a ‘Mean Girls’ star and an ‘Amazing Race’ runner-up. Now he faces questions about his past.
Oct. 17, 2023
Recently touted as the hottest red carpet in L.A., the Hollywood Legion Theater is now beset by a litany of problems including sexual harassment claims and labor strife.
Sept. 27, 2023
Tarell Alvin McCraney’s appointment as the Geffen Playhouse’s new artistic director places one of the most accomplished dramatists of his generation at the helm of the city’s most prominent Westside theater.
Sept. 12, 2023
Named after late actor Leonard Nimoy, CAP UCLA’s renovated, multi-use 300-seat venue at Westwood’s historic Crest Theatre will be L.A.’s newest performing arts space.
Sept. 1, 2023
Whether visiting a gallery or attending a theater, dance or music performance, the fall is packed with arts events that brim with community and camaraderie.
Sept. 1, 2023
In February, 14 dancers who performed with Lizzo during the 2019 Video Music Awards settled a payment dispute after they discovered behind-the-scenes footage of them was used without their permission in HBO Max’s “Love Lizzo” documentary.
Aug. 23, 2023
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art announce that it has surpassed its $750-million fundraising campaign goal for the David Geffen Galleries.
Aug. 22, 2023