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  • National preservation trust tabs Southwest Museum a national treasure

    National preservation trust tabs Southwest Museum a national treasure
    After more than a decade of discord over the fate of the Southwest Museum, one of L.A.’s oldest, most distinctive but most underused cultural sites, America’s leading private historic preservation group is stepping in to help devise a workable...
  • Much remains unsaid since the slaughter at Charlie Hebdo

    It's not hard to imagine the scorn that the artists and writers of Charlie Hebdo might heap on the dour protests their deaths provoked. I can see a cartoon lampooning the political luminaries and cultural lions who turned out, trudging along in solemn...
  • Actor Jason Alexander brings his first love -- Broadway tunes -- to the Meyerhoff

    Actor Jason Alexander brings his first love -- Broadway tunes -- to the Meyerhoff
    Jason Alexander fully understands that he will always be most widely known as George Costanza, the highly neurotic, easily angered friend of Jerry Seinfeld on the NBC sitcom "Seinfeld." That's life when you're part of one of the most successful series...
  • Will Comic-Con leave San Diego? Other cities are making pitches

    Will Comic-Con leave San Diego? Other cities are making pitches
    Comic-Con International, San Diego's lucrative four-day convergence of costumes and commerce, may be ready for a change of scenery. With an expansion of San Diego's convention center stalled, other Southern California convention center operators are...
  • John Adams on a big Beethoven kick in San Francisco

    We cannot escape Beethoven. The big music book of the fall was American musicologist Jan Swafford's epic, 1,077-page "Beethoven: Anguish and Triumph," published less than a year after British broadcaster John Suchet's biography, "Beethoven: The Man...
  • 'Silent Witnesses' meets tales of horror with a quiet love

    'Silent Witnesses' meets tales of horror with a quiet love
    "Silent Witnesses," a modest and compassionate solo work written and performed by Stephanie Satie at the Odyssey Theatre, is based on interviews and conversations with child survivors of the Holocaust. On a darkened and mostly bare stage, Satie portrays...
  • Can computers beat critics at naming best movies? Study says maybe

    Move over, critics: Computers are the new film experts in Hollywood. According to a Northwestern University study released Monday, computer analysis has the potential to be as good or better at identifying significant films than human experts in the...
  • Best bets for Jan. 20

    Best bets for Jan. 20
    Music Diane Schuur: The multiple Grammy-winning vocalist and pianist performs a blend of traditional modern jazz, American Songbook standards, contemporary pop and even some country music. 7 and 9 p.m., Jazziz Nightlife , 201 Plaza Real, Boca Raton,...
  • A transcendent Bruckner 8th from Gunther Herbig, BSO

    A transcendent Bruckner 8th from Gunther Herbig, BSO
    A Cole Porter line popped into my head throughout Friday night's deeply fulfilling Baltimore Symphony Orchestra concert: "How strange the change from major to minor." Harmonic shifts, both subtle and startling, provide a key structural and emotional...
  • Henryk Górecki's quirky, final major musical statement

     Henryk Górecki's quirky, final major musical statement
    Henryk Górecki's Fourth Symphony, co-commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and given its U.S. premiere Friday night in Walt Disney Concert Hall, is powerful and peculiar. Just like the late Polish composer. It is a symphony that was not...
  • Got an hour? Tackle these money tasks

    You've read all the New Year's resolution money-advice articles with their suggestions, sometimes trite, "Skip your morning coffee and save a fortune!" and sometimes vague, "Spend less than you make!" Gee, thanks for that. Sometimes you just need...