| Oct 1, 2013
| 8:30 PM
To hear Gustavo Dudamel, the idea of how to celebrate Walt Disney Concert Hall's 10th anniversary was inspired by turkey jerky.
At Sept. 30's gala under a tent on Grand Avenue in downtown L.A., Dudamel said he was fed turkey jerky for the first time on a...
| Dec 9, 2012
Barry Alan Berkus, a California architect who left a deep imprint on mass-market housing, spurring trends toward homes with grand entrances, high ceilings, master suites, natural light and open spaces, has died. He was 77.
Berkus, who had leukemia, died...
| Feb 7, 2013
Father Maur van Doorslaer lived a kind of double life.
For decades, the Benedictine monk spent half the year working in a studio at an abbey in Belgium, painting abstract art in varying shades of white. For the other half, he took in the High Desert...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 11:21 AM
For those who like tangled webs of local connections with their music, the Hollywood Bowl served up a dandy of a lineup Tuesday night.
There were two composers who lived their last years in Beverly Hills: George Gershwin on Roxbury Drive and Sergei...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 10:30 AM
This post has been corrected. See note below.
Already a Los Angeles landmark, Walt Disney Concert Hall turns 10 this fall. Celebrations on Grand Avenue will be populist and bold, including a Los Angeles Philharmonic gala on Sept. 30 with video...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Who knew James Corner, the landscape architect best known for his work on the acclaimed High Line elevated park in Manhattan, had such a picturesque streak?
The British-born Corner and his New York firm Field Operations have just finished their first...
| Jan 13, 2013
Designers, celebrities or just plain folks -- everybody wants to tap into the zeitgeist. Or create it themselves. These days, nothing moves faster than a trend. The social-media-fed frenzy enables our access to the latest in fashion, interiors,...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 10:00 AM
The new architecture exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art — and we'll get to its ever-changing title in a moment — is the product of a museum in significant disarray.
That much has been clear for several weeks, as MOCA director...
| Jan 6, 2013
| 10:56 AM
"This is one of my favorite rooms," said SFJAZZ founder and Executive Artistic Director Randall Kline, smiling as he stepped over exposed pipes and dusty planks in the SFJAZZ Center. "Then again, they're all my favorite rooms," he added.
| Jan 26, 2013
| 12:19 PM
Franklin Street skirts the edge of a trendy neighborhood known as Hayes Valley, where Herman Leonard's oversize photographs of Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington and Art Blakey look down from the windows of an old brick building onto jazz's newest temple....
| Aug 1, 2013
| 11:00 AM
When, in the 1920s, the pioneering Southern California social critic Louis Adamic called Los Angeles "the enormous village," he didn't mean it as a compliment. Rather, he was referring to L.A.'s insularity, its status as what Richard Meltzer would later...