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  • Carlos Almaraz's time is coming, nearly 30 years after death

    Carlos Almaraz's time is coming, nearly 30 years after death
    Beautiful and terrifying, the painting hangs in the foyer of Cheech Marin's oceanside home. It depicts a car crash on the upper deck of an L.A. freeway, an appallingly seductive vision of maimed metal erupting into fauvist-tinted fireballs. "That's...
  • Selected Shorts returns to the Getty, with snacks

    Selected Shorts returns to the Getty, with snacks
    The delightful reading series Selected Shorts returns to the Getty this weekend, complete with snacks. Actor Robert Sean Leonard will host all three shows, two on Saturday and one on Sunday. Selected Shorts features short fiction read-slash-performed...
  • 'Selected Shorts' celebrity readings and food pairings at the Getty Museum

    'Selected Shorts' celebrity readings and food pairings at the Getty Museum
    The public radio series "Selected Shorts" will be at the J. Paul Getty Museum this weekend for live food-themed performances by celebrity readers.  Robert Sean Leonard will host the "Drama at Dinner" series and lead a cast that includes Jane Kaczmarek,...
  • Storybook Mandeville Canyon cottage opens new chapter as modern mountain retreat

    Storybook Mandeville Canyon cottage opens new chapter as modern mountain retreat
    Fredda Weiss used to tell people visiting her Mandeville Canyon cottage for the first time to watch for the house "that looks like the seven dwarfs live there." Weiss' 1950s home was warm and inviting — but also a little dark and dated. So after...
  • Jackson Pollock's 'Mural' gives Getty a bump in attendance

    The Getty Museum reported an uptick in attendance for March due in part to interest in its exhibition devoted to Jackson Pollock's "Mural." March attendance at the Getty Center reached 127,466 visitors, an increase of 3% from the same month last year,...
  • Getty Museum to return 12th century New Testament to Greece monastery

    Getty Museum to return 12th century New Testament to Greece monastery
    The Getty Museum has announced that it is voluntarily returning a 12th-century Byzantine illuminated New Testament to a monastery in Greece after learning that the item had been illegally removed from the Monastery of Dionysiou more than 50 years ago....
  • ‘Da Vinci’s Demons’ composer Bear McCreary scores with Calder Quartet

     
    As a classical-music ensemble with a sterling critical reputation and a flair for the contemporary, the Los Angeles-based Calder Quartet […]...
  • George R.R. Martin may take 'Game of Thrones' to movie screens

    George R.R. Martin's "Game of Thrones" -- known to longtime fans as the "Song of Ice and Fire" book series -- is enjoying big success on television screens. But it might also be destined for something bigger: the movies. Martin told the Hollywood...
  • Artist's spirit takes wing at the Brecht house in Santa Monica

    Artist's spirit takes wing at the Brecht house in Santa Monica
    "I felt a creative spirit the first time I walked in this house," says Rina Welles of the 1921 Santa Monica house that was once home to renowned German playwright Bertolt Brecht. "I liked the energy." The foursquare house was where Brecht penned "The...
  • LACMA's Abstract Classicism tribute: Just call it 'hard-edge'

    LACMA's Abstract Classicism tribute: Just call it 'hard-edge'
    Was there ever a worse stab at naming a movement in Modern art than Abstract Classicism? Talk about self-cancellation. When the term was concocted in 1959 for a museum show of postwar Los Angeles painting, pure abstraction was just about as "avant" as...
  • Review: Rapt in Byzantine gold at Getty Villa's 'Heaven and Earth'

     Review: Rapt in Byzantine gold at Getty Villa's 'Heaven and Earth'
    Think of Byzantium, and a color leaps to mind. That color is gold. The empire ruled from the crossroads of the Mediterranean and the Black Sea for a thousand years between AD 324 and its final collapse in 1453. At the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades,...