| Nov 15, 2014
| 8:09 AM
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra's Beyond the Score series has been remiss in not exploring the music of living composers. Creative director Gerard McBurney made amends with his most recent presentation, "A Pierre Dream: A Portrait of Pierre Boulez," a...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 11:49 AM
If practice is what gets you to Carnegie Hall, as the saying goes, what gets you to the Music Center has always been a car.
The performing arts complex, which will turn 50 next month, sits atop Bunker Hill in downtown Los Angeles like a late-modern,...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 3:46 AM
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: The elite New York chamber collective, which recently extended its Harris Theater residency two more seasons, begins its 2014-15 residency with a varied program ranging from works by Dvorak and...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 8:06 AM
Nicki Minaj, Alicia Keyes and Ariana Grande were among the performers at the MTV Europe Music Awards, which took place in Glasgow, Scotland, on Sunday. Winners included One Direction, Five Seconds of Summer, Minaj, Grande, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber and...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 5:48 PM
The recent outpouring of negative sentiment in Chicago against MAD Architects' proposal for George Lucas' lakefront museum is troubling to read.
Chicago is a great city for architecture and has historically supported innovative, forward-looking work....
| Nov 26, 2014
| 6:30 AM
A hundred and some years ago, an aesthetic force called the City Beautiful movement professed the theory that grand public buildings, lovely civic palaces, could inspire Americans to become good citizens.
It may be no coincidence that at the same time,...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 8:20 PM
Hurricane Mama, the Walt Disney Concert Hall organ, is a young mama, but she's already made her mark as the model for a 21st century organ. For her 10th birthday party Sunday night, she had a brood of nine performers on hand to celebrate. And the first...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 7:08 AM
We think of innovators in general, and the giants of the Digital Age in particular, as lone geniuses. But just as the heralded designs attributed to visionary architects such as Frank Gehry and Renzo Piano are actually group efforts produced by...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 5:07 PM
He's an architect, not a psychic, but Frank Gehry can see into the future in part because he's the one creating it. Fresh off the opening of his floating glass ship of a museum in Paris, the indefatigable Gehry is at work on the Grand Avenue project...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 7:53 AM
The Paris runways have been a youth quake of swinging '60s and '70s style. And on Wednesday morning at Louis Vuitton, designer Nicolas Ghesquiere joined the march, showing a collection that was luxe-meets-lava lamp, crushed velvet, “Partridge...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 6:47 PM
Enough with the yuppies — this new Bunker Hill apartment building is for grown-ups.
It's not that Related Cos. is trying to scare off young professionals who are flocking to downtown Los Angeles. It's just that it seems as if every other developer...