| Nov 20, 2013
| 7:21 AM
Diane Disney Miller, who died on Tuesday at 79, was famous for being the elder daughter of Walt Disney. In Los Angeles, she was also known as a formidable cultural presence who played a crucial role in the creation of Walt Disney Concert Hall.
| Nov 22, 2013
| 12:08 PM
Austrian-born conductor Manfred Honeck took over the Pittsburgh Symphony in 2008 following a short-lived experiment with a troika of conductors -- and evidently they like him there, extending his contract through 2020. He has led the Los Angeles...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 6:30 AM
It looked on paper, with a few small exceptions, like an ordinary season-opening gala, the kind every major U.S. orchestra seems to practice these days — a jumble of Tchaikovsky, Mahler, Saint- Saëns favorites.
The superstar soloist was Yo-Yo Ma,...
| 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...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The recent turmoil over the Grand Avenue redevelopment effort leaves a bunch of pretty basic questions unanswered.
For starters, who exactly is going to design a planned retail, residential and hotel complex across Grand from Walt Disney Concert Hall in...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 2:13 PM
The event: Monday night's “L.A. Phil Gala,” celebrating Walt Disney Concert Hall’s 10th anniversary and honoring the hall’s innovative architect Frank Gehry.
The performance: Gustavo Dudamel conducted the L.A. Phil in a varied...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 1:52 PM
Peter Lewis, who helped build Progressive Corp. into one of the largest auto insurers in the country and later became the billionaire backer of marijuana legalization, died Saturday. He was 80.
Philanthropic advisor Jennifer Frutchy said Lewis died at...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 1:55 PM
On Wednesday evening I took part in a panel discussion at Walt Disney Concert Hall with Mayor Eric Garcetti, Eli Broad, Frank Gehry and Los Angeles Philharmonic President Deborah Borda.
We were guests in a live on-stage version of the KCRW radio program...
| Oct 7, 2013
The Walt Disney Concert Hall, which opened its doors 10 years ago this month, is rightly celebrated as the most recognizable jewel in Los Angeles' cultural crown.
But we should remember that Disney Hall came very close to not being built at all....
| Oct 10, 2013
| 8:00 PM
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| Oct 15, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Once upon a time, people chuckled at the anomaly of a youth orchestra operating out of America's retirement capital. Nobody's chuckling anymore. Founded 26 years ago in Miami Beach, the New World Symphony has taken its place as one of the world's foremost...