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  • Dr. Phillips Center poised to change face of Orlando

    Dr. Phillips Center poised to change face of Orlando
    Like many Orlando theater- and concertgoers, Audrey Lentz has wished for a new performing-arts center for a long time. A very long time. "I've been waiting since 1974 for this," said the Winter Park resident. "So I'm thrilled." After decades of...
  • Taysir Batniji's ghostly carvings at Barnsdall recall fallen brother

    Taysir Batniji's ghostly carvings at Barnsdall recall fallen brother
    On the surface, Taysir Batniji's installation at Barnsdall Park's Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery might seem like just another conceptual art gag: two walls full of what appear to be 60 plain, white pieces of paper displayed in plain white frames. But...
  • L.A. Islam Arts Initiative to open shows at Barnsdall

    L.A. Islam Arts Initiative to open shows at Barnsdall
    Artist Amitis Motevalli, who grew up in Los Angeles' El Sereno neighborhood after her family immigrated from Tehran in 1977, recalls pronounced racism, particularly in the early 1980s, after the Iran hostage crisis. “We had privileges my friends...
  • Anthony Quinn 'Pope of Broadway' mural to get restored

    Anthony Quinn 'Pope of Broadway' mural to get restored
    “The Pope of Broadway” will be getting a face-lift. The famed mural of actor Anthony Quinn, which artist Eloy Torrez painted in 1985 on the side of the Victor Clothing Building on Broadway in downtown Los Angeles, looms over a parking lot...
  • Probing the legacy of the motorcycle jacket

    Personal protection was the big attraction of the first motorcycle jackets, which early 20th-century riders donned as indispensable body armor. But despite the advantages of these full-length steerhide and horsehide coats in terms of function, it wasn't...
  • NaNoWriMo: Lots of local events

    NaNoWriMo: Lots of local events
    Hampton Roads wrimos, the name given to people participating in the National Novel Writing Month challenge, are busy getting preparing for the stint that is NaNoWriMo. Beginning Nov. 1, they will write 1,667 words a day. NaNoWriMo is an annual challenge...
  • Children's Museum gets OK to apply for city grants

    Children's Museum gets OK to apply for city grants
    The DuPage Children's Museum may get a share of Naperville's annual grant money for capital projects. Councilmen agreed to change the terms of the museum's lease to lift a prohibition on applying for Special Events and Cultural Amenities funds. In...
  • Broward's yearlong centennial celebration to kick off at The Block Party

    Broward's yearlong centennial celebration to kick off at The Block Party
    The official launch of Broward County's yearlong 100th birthday celebration this month means living, working, playing and visiting here just got more exciting. "Broward 100: Celebrating the Art of Community" will kick off on Thursday, Oct. 16, at The...
  • Branded Arts to stage festival at Chinese Theatre in Hollywood

    Branded Arts to stage festival at Chinese Theatre in Hollywood
    Art entrepreneur Warren Brand's Branded Arts in Culver City has staged about half a dozen large-scale events fusing live music, fashion and street art. He's also spearheaded about 90 public murals in the Los Angeles area, including Kenny Scharf’s...
  • Angels Gate center uses personal histories to unite community

    Angels Gate center uses personal histories to unite community
    People, however different, should try to understand one another, figure out what they have in common, come together and learn. That is the ethos of Angels Gate Cultural Center, housed in former military barracks on a San Pedro bluff. The center for...
  • Wendy Whelan stops off at Colburn Dance Academy

    Wendy Whelan stops off at Colburn Dance Academy
    New York City Ballet's Wendy Whelan's first stop after she retires from the company Oct. 18? Downtown Los Angeles. The Colburn School announced Monday that Whelan will do a four-day residency this month at its new Colburn Dance Academy, a program that...