| Jul 3, 2014
| 4:04 PM
The Fourth of July offers a number of opportunities to celebrate U.S. independence in a cultural setting -- the grounds of an art museum, perhaps, or the outdoor ambiance of a classical orchestra. Here are four local ways to observe this year's July 4....
| Jul 8, 2014
| 1:56 PM
Michael Lynton, the chief executive officer of Sony Entertainment, has joined the board of trustees of the J. Paul Getty Trust in Los Angeles. He is one of two recently elected Getty trustees, along with James F. Rothenberg, a financial executive who will...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 3:00 PM
The Getty Research Institute said Thursday that it was acquiring the archives of the late photographer Robert McElroy who documented New York's vibrant performance-art scene in the 1960s.
McElroy, who later became a staff photographer for Newsweek,...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 2:16 PM
A photographer's long overdue retrospective at the Getty, a garden-shed gallery in Pasadena and a show that takes its name from a novel by John Fante. It's all happening this week in our big sweaty city:
Minor White, “Manifestations of the Spirit,...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 10:08 AM
When the weather heats up, sometimes there's nothing better than a simple salad for dinner.
Here's a recipe for the honey chipotle shrimp salad from the restaurant at the Getty Center to try for dinner tonight. A simple salad of baby greens, red onion,...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 10:00 AM
The fall season always brings the hope that something new will astonish us. I'm betting that a few old works might fit the bill.
Perhaps I'm in a retrospective state of mind because my post-Labor Day theatergoing began at the beginning, with "Persians,"...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 8:00 AM
The local 7-Eleven is the meeting place, watering hole and cultural center of the San Fernando Valley.
At least that's what Valley-raised artist Jeffrey Vallance wrote in a 1985 essay titled "Avenue of the Absurd: Landmarks of the West San Fernando...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 6:12 PM
Imagine a play by a contemporary American playwright examining the war in Afghanistan from the point of view of Taliban leaders grieving their losses.
This superhuman leap of sympathetic imagination is what Aeschylus achieved in his 472 BC...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Shakespeare's "The Tempest" blows into South Coast Rep, it's Greeks vs. "Persians" at the Getty Villa, and a Louisa May Alcott classic gets a makeover in "Women" at Theatre Asylum.
Giddy Up, Lil’ Sunday! All-new sketch comedy show. The Groundlings...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 6:58 PM
The stars as seen through African eyes, a new space grows in Larchmont and shows in garages. Here’s what’s going down in L.A. and beyond:
“African Cosmos: Stellar Arts” at the L.A. County Museum of Art. More than three dozen...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 6:10 PM
Filling vacancies in two of the Getty Museum's most important jobs, museum director Timothy Potts has picked Jeffrey Spier, an American scholar with whom he's had a long professional connection, as its new senior curator of antiquities — the top...