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  • Concert review: eighth blackbird at the MCA

    Concert review: eighth blackbird at the MCA
    The Italian form of theater known as Commedia dell'arte long has influenced visual artists and composers, and Friday night at the Museum of Contemporary Art the sextet known as eighth blackbird presented a new "musical fantasy" that again looked back to...
  • Moment of Friday: Artist Rashid Johnson loves watching 'Black Jesus'

    Moment of Friday: Artist Rashid Johnson loves watching 'Black Jesus'
    A Jesus that swears like a sailor, turns water into Cognac, smokes all the weed and hangs out in Compton. That's Jesus as portrayed in Adult Swim's new comedy "Black Jesus," the brainchild of Aaron McGruder, who also created "The Boondocks" comics strip....
  • First ladies' key role in presidential libraries

    In just over a century and a half, the concept of a presidential library has evolved from a small room in a home where first lady Sarah Polk kept her late husband's letters and mementos into multimillion-dollar complexes that house thousands of official...
  • In Old Montreal, it all seems to happen on St. Paul Street

    In Old Montreal, it all seems to happen on St. Paul Street
    St. Paul, the oldest street in one of North America's oldest cities, runs through the heart of Old Montreal. It's barely a mile long, but its first cobblestones predated American democracy, and its restaurants, shops and galleries are tucked into some...
  • Jelly bean art returns to Reading museum

    A year ago, Reading Public Museum had success with an exhibit of art masterpieces, including "American Gothic" and "Mona Lisa," fashioned out of jelly beans. Now the candy creations are back, and this time the subjects are endangered species of...
  • Social sense: Guide to the fall party season

    Social sense: Guide to the fall party season
    The fall fundraising party season revs into high gear next weekend with a plethora of big shindigs that can cost big bucks to attend — all for a worthy cause, of course. From the Night of 100 Elvises to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Gala, tickets...
  • Fall marks season of revival for architecture in Los Angeles

     Fall marks season of revival for architecture in Los Angeles
    Architecture is not just slow. It's a hurry-up-and-wait profession at its core, chancy and contingent, as vulnerable to the cold feet of clients as the whims of capital markets. During the Great Recession, as financing dried up and confidence cracked, the...
  • Fall 2014 performance arts: Echoes of 1984's Olympic Arts Festival

    Fall 2014 performance arts: Echoes of 1984's Olympic Arts Festival
    A new fall arts season is our perennial reversal of nature. We enter into it anticipating spring's rebirth and renewal, not autumn's death and destruction. The planting, of course, starts early, typically years early. This fall, though, is an occasion...
  • Fall arts preview 2014: Museum listings

    Fall arts preview 2014: Museum listings
     "Citizen Culture: Artists and Architects Shape Policy"  Through Dec. 13 A group exhibition exploring the connections between art and politics will also provide a platform for open dialogue and engagement with the community. Santa Monica Museum of...
  • Fall arts preview 2014: Dance listings

    Fall arts preview 2014: Dance listings
    "Yvonne Rainer: Two Works." Oct. 3-4 The postmodern dancer/choreographer/filmmaker/writer performs her in-progress work, "The Concept of Dust, or How do you look when there's nothing left to move?" in conjunction with the current exhibition, "Yvonne...
  • Fall arts preview 2014: Classical music and opera listings

    'St. Matthew Passion' and 'The Gospel According to the Other Mary' Oct. 7-8; Nov. 21-Dec. 14 Director Peter Sellars' staging of conductor Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmoniker's presentation of Bach's sacred oratorio has its U.S. premiere as part...