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  • Datebook: Surfboards and noise rock for the holiday weekend

    Datebook: Surfboards and noise rock for the holiday weekend
    A show that’s all about surf, a noise rock band downtown and an artist’s view of L.A. as told by installation. The Thanksgiving holiday weekend is quiet, but there are still things to do. Here’s what we have in the Datebook: “...
  • New Wave Czech films this weekend at the Getty

    New Wave Czech films this weekend at the Getty
    France wasn’t the only European country to experience a New Wave in filmmaking in the 1960s. This weekend, the J. Paul Getty Museum is presenting “Czech Film and the Prague Spring,” a series complementing the current exhibition on the...
  • Lonnie Bunch reflects on journey to national African American museum

     Lonnie Bunch reflects on journey to national African American museum
    Like Atlas in ancient Greek mythology, Lonnie Bunch has an immense load to carry as founding director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, which is now under construction near the Washington Monument on the...
  • Building huge hillside homes — and steep resentment — in Bel-Air

    Building huge hillside homes — and steep resentment — in Bel-Air
    When Joseph Horacek III looks at the "Starship Enterprise" — as he calls the mansion going up above his low-slung, Balinese-inspired contemporary in Bel-Air — visual pollution isn't his primary concern. The veteran entertainment attorney...
  • Gehry's Louis Vuitton Foundation museum is a triumph, but to what end?

    Gehry's Louis Vuitton Foundation museum is a triumph, but to what end?
    The personal or private museum, built to hold the blue-chip paintings of a wealthy collector, is more of an American phenomenon than a European one. In Los Angeles alone we have the examples of the Getty, the Huntington and the Hammer to look to, with...
  • After 405 Freeway project, a feeling-unblocked party in Bel-Air

    After 405 Freeway project, a feeling-unblocked party in Bel-Air
    Carmaggedon. Jamzilla. Those were just the headlines. The southwestern corner of Bel-Air had it bad for four and a half years. As a more than $1-billion 405 Freeway improvement project moved through the Sepulveda Pass, the streets up against the...
  • Getty mosaic program teaches conservation in conflict zones and beyond

    Getty mosaic program teaches conservation in conflict zones and beyond
    The scene shows a fair woman with red curls being abducted on a chariot by a determined, bearded figure. It's not a movie or TV show but an ancient mosaic that tells the story of the Greek goddess Persephone, kidnapped by Pluto and dragged against her...
  • Haymarket troupe parlays small operas into big successes

    Haymarket troupe parlays small operas into big successes
    Haymarket Opera Company is the most notable success story among the newer Chicago groups specializing in historically informed performances of pre-classical music. Since its calling-card production of Handel's rarely performed "Aci, Galatea e Polifemo"...
  • Praise for Brentwood QB: 'He's very presidential.' He's quick too

    Praise for Brentwood QB: 'He's very presidential.' He's quick too
    If you happen to be on the campus of Brentwood School, where you can see the Getty Museum from the baseball field and where Teslas often whiz by in the parking lot, make sure you take a moment to snap a selfie with 18-year-old senior Eli Stern, the...
  • Datebook: Baroque works, samurai armor, amateur dancing, skid row arts

    Datebook: Baroque works, samurai armor, amateur dancing, skid row arts
    The flamboyant armor of Japanese warriors, theatrical religious paintings, wild choreographies full of untrained dancers, a painter of the Harlem Renaissance, street signage reconsidered and an old East German guardhouse repurposed as art installation...
  • Norton Simon: A look at the art purchase that transformed the collector

    Norton Simon: A look at the art purchase that transformed the collector
    If there was a single day when Norton Simon declared himself a world-class art collector, it was April 18, 1964. That's when his foundation made a $4-milllion deal to buy the entire inventory of the New York gallery Duveen Brothers, along with its...