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  • Florida travel calendar for August

    Florida travel calendar for August
    Check out festivals and events in August across the state. View events this coming weekend, or view the whole month's offerings by region below. This list is organized by region. Central Florida (Including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford,...
  • Hopeful times ahead for Chicago Jazz Festival

     Hopeful times ahead for Chicago Jazz Festival
    After three and a half decades, can the tradition-bound Chicago Jazz Festival evolve into something better, newer, fresher? Can the event break with formulas of the past and prove worthy of the great jazz city whose name it bears? At this late date,...
  • Luciano Perna's surprising life at Downtown Photoroom

    Luciano Perna's surprising life at Downtown Photoroom
    Luciano Perna’s nimble exhibition at Downtown Photoroom takes visitors on a whimsical trip to Naples, Italy, where he was born, and beyond — far beyond. Autobiography plays a part in the L.A. Conceptualist’s playful works, whose...
  • The stars move in for Chicago Jazz Festival

    The stars move in for Chicago Jazz Festival
    For jazz lovers, it's the best week of the year: a riot of activity starting Monday, as a lead-up to the Chicago Jazz Festival, which runs Thursday through Aug. 31. From a programming standpoint, the 36th annual Chicago Jazz Festival looks strong,...
  • Datebook: Artist comedy, a Chinatown bar rebuilt and everything Nagel

    Datebook: Artist comedy, a Chinatown bar rebuilt and everything Nagel
    The ladies of L.A.’s graffiti scene, a 1980s graphic icon, a defunct artist bar that gets new life, and two artists who examine the abandoned worker city tied to Chernobyl. There’s plenty to do while we pray to the heavens for rain. Here&...
  • Chicago plans global architectural expo for 2015

     Chicago plans global architectural expo for 2015
    Aiming to boost tourism and elevate its status as a design center, Chicago next year will mount a global exhibition of cutting-edge architecture that will strive to duplicate the cachet and commercial success of a cultural spectacle in Venice, Italy....
  • Here's what's up in Indy

    Here's what's up in Indy
    "This is not the city I grew up in," said Alyssa Starr Newerth, director of advancement at Indy Reads Books, a locally owned bookshop. "So much has changed. People love this city so much now — you can feel it." There is a feeling that Indianapolis...
  • Datebook: Punk design, Tokyo photos, paintings by Marsden Hartley

    Datebook: Punk design, Tokyo photos, paintings by Marsden Hartley
    The European years of a key American artist at LACMA, Japanese photography at the Getty, and an assortment of summer group shows that touch on everything from light to L.A. to rock 'n' roll. It’s happening all over our sun-baked metropolis:...
  • REDCAT New Original Works Festival

    There is only one thing I can tell you for sure about this week’s program, the second of three, for the New Original Works Festival at REDCAT. It won’t be like last week’s.  Or next week’s.  The festival is of emerging works by...
  • We can't stop talking about the Donelle Woolford controversy

    We can't stop talking about the Donelle Woolford controversy
    Who is Donelle Woolford? Who is Joe Scanlan? It's a debate that keeps going and going. A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a pretty epic (as in: loooong) overview and analysis of the controversy surrounding Woolford, the fictional African American female...
  • A shiny poem for Jeff Koons -- assembled from his Whitney reviews

    A shiny poem for Jeff Koons -- assembled from his Whitney reviews
    The Jeff Koons retrospective has opened at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and it is filled with BIG SHINY THINGS and LOTS OF COLOR. But if there's something that contains even more color, it's been all of the reviews of the show. In...