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  • Bonds to rescue L.A. Opera offer a nice return, but you can't invest

     
    Given Tuesday’s news that Los Angeles County will issue $14 million in bonds as a loan to the cash-starved Los Angeles Opera, some L.A. Opera fans might be wondering whether this could be an opportunity to do well by doing......
  • L.A. mayor is bullish on the arts, but funding outlook remains a bear*

     
    Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa remains bullish on the L.A. arts scene even though the city government’s balance sheet has gone to the bears and its funding for the arts appears to be in line for yet another cut. The mayor gave......
  • Zionism, anti-Semitism, Richard Wagner and ... George Eliot?

     
    What could Richard Wagner, Karl Marx and British novelist George Eliot possibly have had in common relating to issues of what Marx referred to as "the Jewish question"? An attentive reader asked for some elaboration on that point after reading......
  • ‘Madame Butterfly’

     
    Feb. 4, 1908: Sharpless (Ottley Cranston) and Pinkerton (Vernon Stiles) find the body of Cio-Cio San (Phoebe Strakosch) in the Los Angeles premiere of “Madame Butterfly.” One of the joys of research is following a thread wherever it leads. In this...
  • KUSC plans to broadcast entire L.A. Opera 'Ring' cycle

     
    At more than 17 hours, including intermissions, Richard Wagner's "Ring" cycle represents a sizable chunk of air time. But KUSC-FM (91.5) is up for the challenge of broadcasting the entire operatic epic in May and June. The classical music radio......
  • SoCal billionaires plentiful, but most are not known for giving big sums to the arts*

     
    What do the arts need to thrive? Well, apart from talented, creative and inspired artists, impresarios to give them a forum and arts-appreciators to enjoy the results, the arts mainly need rich people. Which brings us to Forbes magazine's annual......
  • Inside L.A. Opera's $32-million Wagnerian wager

     
    If there's one thing the public knows about Los Angeles Opera's $32-million production of Richard Wagner's "The Ring of the Nibelung," it's the price tag. While the big sum does serve as a convenient shorthand signaling that this is a......
  • 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......
  • Secrets In Stone

    A Wesleyan geology professor is on to something - like what really made the oracle speak, or dragons spew fire. Or where in the world Frodo fought the last battle in "Lord of the Rings." • • • The target audience for "The Lord of the Rings" movie...