| Dec 10, 2013
| 6:00 AM
In his only big-screen film role, Activision Blizzard Inc. Chief Executive Bobby Kotick appeared in "Moneyball" as a penny-pinching owner of the Oakland Athletics baseball team.
"I'm asking you to be OK not spending money that I don't have," he tells...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 2:13 PM
The event: Monday night's “L.A. Phil Gala,” celebrating Walt Disney Concert Hall’s 10th anniversary and honoring the hall’s innovative architect Frank Gehry.
The performance: Gustavo Dudamel conducted the L.A. Phil in a varied...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The recent turmoil over the Grand Avenue redevelopment effort leaves a bunch of pretty basic questions unanswered.
For starters, who exactly is going to design a planned retail, residential and hotel complex across Grand from Walt Disney Concert Hall in...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 7:55 AM
National monuments around the country remain closed following Tuesday's partial shutdown of the federal government.
The National Park Service, which oversees such monuments as the Lincoln Memorial in Washington and the Statue of Liberty in the New...
| Oct 7, 2013
The Walt Disney Concert Hall, which opened its doors 10 years ago this month, is rightly celebrated as the most recognizable jewel in Los Angeles' cultural crown.
But we should remember that Disney Hall came very close to not being built at all....
| Oct 6, 2013
| 7:40 PM
If a trend requires three of something, then free admission at prominent Los Angeles-area art museums is trembling on the brink of becoming a trend. Museum-wise, few could be better.
At the annual gala of the UCLA Hammer Museum on Saturday night,...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 7:08 AM
Mikhail Baryshnikov will be continuing his role in the stage adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s "Man in a Case," which had its world premiered at Hartford Stage last season, with a national tour of the mixed media show.
The 2013-2014 national tour...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 7:34 AM
The Smithsonian museums and national monuments will begin reopening Thursday as the federal government resumes operations after a late-night Wednesday congressional deal to end the 16-day shutdown.
On its website, the Smithsonian said all of its museums...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 10:50 AM
After taking on rising sea levels and the foreclosure crisis, the Museum of Modern Art’s newly activist architecture and design department is set to tackle the megacity.
The museum on Thursday announced an exhibition and series of design workshops...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 5:48 PM
Philanthropist Eli Broad has donated $250,000 to the downtown arts high school, officially signaling his influential approval for a high-profile, high-cost campus that has struggled to win civic support since opening in 2009.
The gift is a significant...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Building on the success of its YouTube channel, MOCAtv -- which features original documentaries, interviews with artists and an animated series and has more than 150,000 subscribers internationally -- the Museum of Contemporary Art is broadening its...