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  • 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...
  • Toy soldiers

    Harley-Davidsons bearing Barbie dolls and stuffed animals idled Sunday morning in south Glendale at the starting point of the 23rd annual L.A. Toy Ride. Event coordinator Richard Wagner said more than 1,000 riders would roar to the Fred Jordan Mission...
  • Loving Wagner anyway

     
    At the Hollywood Bowl recently, the Los Angeles Philharmonic gave a rare performance of Percy Grainger???s imaginary ballet, ???The Warriors.??? There were, as far as I could tell, no protests from the audience about performing this rambunctious and...
  • Monster Mash: Hollywood stars and a surprise at the Oliviers; Fox says no 'Glee' musical; @ the museum

     
    -- Toast of London: American playwright Katori Hall's "The Mountaintop" was the unexpected winner of the new drama prize at this year's Olivier Awards -- the British equivalent of Broadway's Tonys -- with other honors going to the musical "Spring......
  • L.A. Opera widens ticket buyers' options for 'Ring' cycle performances

     
    The slogan "Have it your way" has sold lots of Whoppers for Burger King. Now Los Angeles Opera is following that lead to sell tickets to the whopper of its world, Richard Wagner's "Der Ring Des Nibelungen." With about two......
  • Theater review: 'Richard and Felix: Twilight in Venice' at the Met Theatre

     
    Richard Wagner: humanist genius or egomaniacal racist? A bit of both, it turns out, in Cornelius Schnauber's complex portrait of the composer in his final hours, "Richard and Felix: Twilight in Venice" at the Met Theatre. As a participating event......
  • Scene & Heard: Los Angeles Opera celebrates its Wagnerian effort

     
    Supporters of the “Ring” gathered for a cast party following the opening performance of “Götterdämmerung” at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion last week. The opera is the final installment of Wagner’s four-part epic, which the Los Angeles Opera...
  • From 'The Mighty Thor' to 'Xena: Warrior Princess,' Wagner's influence runs deep in superhero land

     
    What do Thor, Xena, Hellboy and "X-Men's" Jean Gray all have in common? Besides being popular superhero figures with big cult followings, they can trace their roots all the way back to 19th century composer Richard Wagner and his four-opera......
  • The influence of Wagner's Ring cycle: Thor, Xena, Green Lantern and more

     
    A Sunday cover story in the Los Angeles Times Arts & Books section by David Ng takes a look at the long-running, and just plain long, Ring Festival operas by Richard Wagner -- produced in Los Angeles for the first......
  • Monster Mash: Meryl Streep among arts honorees; new Geffen season includes LaBute, Letts

     
    -- Academy's awards: Actress Meryl Streep and conductor James Levine have been elected honorary members of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Those inducted into the main body include composers Tania Leon and Fred Lerdahl, architect Thom Mayne,...
  • How Ann Magnuson gott her dammerung on (and became a Wagner groupie)

     
    Like many opera illiterates, I used to associate Richard Wagner’s “Gotterdammerung” with one thing: Nazis. Those ominous strings, the rumbling timpani, the heroic heralding horns; they could mean only one thing ... more Hitler footage on t...