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  • The Mosul Museum video from Islamic State could be a staged drama

    The Mosul Museum video from Islamic State could be a staged drama
    The Islamic State wants the global community to know that there's a new sheriff in town. So it wrecked a museum full of precious sculptures and on Thursday posted video of the vandalism on the Internet. At least, that's what their video wants you to...
  • UNESCO condemns attack on Iraq museum shown in alleged Islamic State video

    UNESCO condemns attack on Iraq museum shown in alleged Islamic State video
    A shocking online video released Thursday, purportedly showing Islamic State forces destroying priceless antiquities in a museum in Iraq, has drawn condemnation from the head of UNESCO, the United Nations body that is mandated to oversee cultural heritage...
  • Riikka Kuittinen curates compelling street art in 'Street Craft'

    Riikka Kuittinen curates compelling street art in 'Street Craft'
    In the landscape of street art, graffiti paved the way for guerrilla gardening and yarnbombing. In "Street Craft," Riikka Kuittinen thoughtfully explores this evolution, offering a catalog of highly ephemeral art that has popped up worldwide in potholes,...
  • History of the Freddys

    History of the Freddys
    The Freddy Awards show is the brainchild of State Theatre president Shelley Brown. About 10 years ago, at a meeting for performing arts center administrators, she heard about another performing arts theater that held annual ceremonies to honor...
  • Datebook: Wild architecture, erotic painting, historic portraiture

    Datebook: Wild architecture, erotic painting, historic portraiture
    A solo outing by a master of lowbrow in Hollywood...bulbous babes in Beverly Hills...and wild architectural schemes in Westwood. Plus: historic portraiture in Laguna Beach, abstraction in Culver City, a collaborative installation in Santa Monica and a...
  • Will Santa Monica Museum of Art leave the city?

    Will Santa Monica Museum of Art leave the city?
    If there’s an art world equivalent of the endangered species list, the Santa Monica Museum of Art is officially on it, at least in its current habitat at the Bergamot Station arts complex. The Santa Monica City Council raised doubts at its...
  • Florida bike fests, rides and rallies

    Florida bike fests, rides and rallies
    Florida is a popular destination for motorcycle enthusiasts. With great coastal rides and world famous events, there is an something for everyone. Whether you ride or not, you will surely enjoy one of these popular annual events all over the state....
  • SoCal arts groups courting a new donor source: Chinese Americans

     SoCal arts groups courting a new donor source: Chinese Americans
    Old money, meet new yuan. The Los Angeles Philharmonic has never held a concert to officially mark Chinese New Year, but that changes Thursday night when the Phil kicks off a three-concert series featuring Chinese soloists at Walt Disney Concert Hall....
  • The Industry, wild Up to workshop new operas at 'First Take'

    The Industry, wild Up to workshop new operas at 'First Take'
    Yuval Sharon, artistic director of the experimental L.A. opera company the Industry, believes that opera is an emerging art form. Yes, he knows it's been around since the late 16th century, but he's passionate about its future: What opera can be. In...
  • Understated Modernism In Connecticut Farm Country

    Understated Modernism In Connecticut Farm Country
    LAKEVILLE — The barns were falling down. The little farmhouse was covered with asbestos siding. The views were gorgeous, but the meadow was impassably thick with brambles and high grasses. "People were afraid," says Pilar Proffitt. "We got...
  • Sneak peek: Broad Museum to open its doors on Sunday

    Sneak peek: Broad Museum to open its doors on Sunday
    The $140-million Broad Museum doesn't officially open until Sept. 20, but on Sunday it's set to welcome visitors for a sneak peek of its top-floor gallery. The one-day event has sparked massive interest among art lovers: When the $10 tickets went on...