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  • Harley riders donate bikes, other toys to kids on skid row

     
    Harley-Davidson motorcycle riders gave away 550 new bicycles and 800 other toys to needy children at the Fred Jordan Mission in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday morning....
  • Vanger vs. Wagner? 'Dragon Tattoo' family has familiar ring

     
    "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" features the movie season's most disturbing and detestable family -- the Vangers, a Swedish industrial dynasty whose great material wealth is matched only by its great moral corruption. In their role as the ultimate...
  • FSU gets $8.5M grant to find answers to dyslexia

     
    Researchers at Florida State University won an $8.5 million grant last month from the National Institutes of Health to help further the understanding and treatment of dyslexia and other learning disabilities, the university announced. As many as 15 to...
  • Pasadena Symphony: Michael Stern takes baton for ailing DePreist

     
    Pasadena Symphony artistic advisor James DePreist is recovering from heart surgery; Michael Stern will replace him for its April 28 program at the Ambassador Auditorium....
  • Kandinsky retrospective is natural for Guggenheim

    Kandinsky retrospective is natural for Guggenheim
    "Kandinsky," the big exhibition of 95 oil paintings made between 1902 and 1942 by the visionary pioneer of abstraction, Vasily Kandinsky, is a show that looks like it was made expressly for the spiral ramp of the Guggenheim Museum. That's because in a...
  • Chopin's bicentennial, Boulez's birthday and more

    Chopin's bicentennial, Boulez's birthday and more
    The dominant theme in the 2010 musical performance landscape is the Frederic Chopin bicentennial. More than 2,000 worldwide events will honor the beloved Polish composer and his elegiac piano scores. Chopin festivals abound seemingly everywhere: London,...
  • Wagner's 'Ring' has an ardent circle in L.A.

    Wagner's 'Ring' has an ardent circle in L.A.
    Typically, artistic ventures are judged two ways: by the critical community and in the court of public opinion. But in the case of Richard Wagner's four-part "Der Ring des Nibelungen," attention must be paid to a third constituency: enthusiasts of the...
  • Esa-Pekka Salonen's colleagues share reminiscences

    Esa-Pekka Salonen's colleagues share reminiscences
    Some glimpses of the conductor from his friends and colleagues who were asked to share a key memory. The reminiscences were mostly written, at the invitation of The Times. Several were shared in interviews with music critic Mark Swed and staff writer Mike...
  • Primetime Views: 'What holiday tradition are you most looking forward to?'

    We asked Chicago and suburban residents: 'What holiday tradition are you most looking forward to?' Here's what they had to say: Grace Alfano - 75, Willowbrook - "For Christmas Eve my husband dresses up as Santa Claus. We used to have a lot more of the...
  • Richard Wagner's 'Ring Cycle'

    Richard Wagner's 'Ring Cycle'
    Los Angeles Opera's "Ring Cycle" clocks in at nearly 19 hours (with intermissions). That's not only a lot of Richard Wagner's music but plenty of love greed, incest and murder. Here, for the uninitiated, is a summary of the four operas. -----------------...
  • Critic's Notebook: L.A. gets an in-depth look at complex and contradictory Wagner

    Critic's Notebook: L.A. gets an in-depth look at complex and contradictory Wagner
    By now you've probably gathered that Richard Wagner was opera's great maker of epics, with the singular ability to rouse emotions, amass followers and incite enmity. He was mythmaker, and he was mythologized. His operas are massive pageants of humanity,...