| 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....
| Sep 20, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Walt Disney Concert Hall turns 10 on Oct. 23. Before the downbeat of the Los Angeles Philharmonic's new season, here is a look at the first 10 years, as told in the words of those who were there.
Martin Chalifour, concertmaster, L....
| 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...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 10:00 PM
Walt Disney's name is on Los Angeles' world-famous concert hall, but it was a far less-known Disney who came from behind the scenes to ensure that architect Frank Gehry's vision for the building stayed intact.
Diane Disney Miller, Walt Disney's eldest...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 9:00 AM
When plans commenced in 1987 to build Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown L.A., architect Frank Gehry was a relatively youthful 58 years old. By the time the hall was completed, after a number of delays and setbacks — not to mention some...
| 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 22, 2013
| 4:37 PM
LAS VEGAS — Las Vegas is changing. Not the strip, a symphony of ersatz that only knows how to become more so. Along with a phony Paris or sham Sphinx, the city has a fairly recent faux Frank Gehry design that serves as a home to high-end shops,...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 9:56 AM
Sir Anthony Caro, the renowned British sculptor whose abstract creations have been hugely influential, has died. The 89-year-old artist suffered a heart attack and died on Wednesday, said the Tate Museum in London.
Caro is recognized widely for...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 8:18 AM
Facebook is taking its friendship with Frank Gehry across the Atlantic, reportedly signing the Los Angeles architect to work on new office space in Dublin, Ireland, where the company already has a major presence. He will also design new office space for...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 1:18 PM
Although it is now celebrating its 10th anniversary, Walt Disney Concert Hall has been in operation during 11 calendar years, and in each one history has been made.
The Los Angeles Philharmonic runs the venue, and the orchestra, under its president...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 10:50 AM
After taking on rising sea levels and the foreclosure crisis, the Museum of Modern Art’s newly activist architecture and design department is set to tackle the megacity.
The museum on Thursday announced an exhibition and series of design workshops...