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  • 'Brokeback Mountain' opera saddles up in Madrid

    'Brokeback Mountain' opera saddles up in Madrid
    MADRID — With just days left before the world premiere Tuesday of the opera "Brokeback Mountain," the Teatro Real in Madrid was hopping. Sixty feet below the stage, a props guy was painting rosy cheeks on Ennis Del Mar's baby. In the wig shop,...
  • Artful retirement ahead for Getty senior curator Scott Schaefer

    Artful retirement ahead for Getty senior curator Scott Schaefer
    "It's not about more. It's about better," says Scott Schaefer, the J. Paul Getty Museum's senior curator of paintings, a few days before his retirement. "The Getty's collections are meant to be small even though they are meant to be great. We have added...
  • Martha Graham Company comes home

    "It's little known that Los Angeles is the cradle of American modern dance, so if you start with Graham, you've served up the roots of the family tree and can go anywhere from there." Janet Eilber, talking by phone from New York, should know. The...
  • L.A. Opera's James Conlon takes on Verdi, Britten and a health scare

    L.A. Opera's James Conlon takes on Verdi, Britten and a health scare
    James Conlon had an increasingly perplexed expression on his face as he looked through a messy pile of books and manuscripts at his office at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. The conductor was searching for an essay he had written on composer Benjamin...
  • 'Two Boys' composer Nico Muhly digs online hoaxes, 'Law & Order: SVU'

    'Two Boys' composer Nico Muhly digs online hoaxes, 'Law & Order: SVU'
    NEW YORK — If classical music composer Nico Muhly had his way, his occupation would to the average person seem about as exotic as being a plumber. "I want it to feel the same relationship you'd have with your local butcher or neighborhood...
  • Review: Powerful 'Extreme Measures' is in moment with Chris Burden

    NEW YORK — Chris Burden's sculpture "The Other Vietnam Memorial" is not included in the compelling retrospective of the Los Angeles-based artist's four-decade career, which fills all five floors at the New Museum here as well as the building's...
  • Review: '12 Angry Men,' cast in black and white, misses the gray

    Direct from the age of black-and-white television, Reginald Rose's "12 Angry Men" has been redeployed to confront the issue of race relations. This Pasadena Playhouse production, which opened Sunday under the direction of artistic director Sheldon Epps,...
  • The long Yellow Brick Road to Hollywood's new museum

    The organization that brings us the Oscars aims to debut a major motion-picture museum in Los Angeles about 31/2 years from now. A star attraction will be a pair of the ruby slippers Judy Garland wore as Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz." Leonardo DiCaprio,...
  • Act it? Annie Golden of 'The Black Suits' has lived it

    In her role as a counterculture den mother to a group of suburban would-be rock stars in the new musical "The Black Suits," Annie Golden isn't just going through the motions. She knows rock 'n' roll. The 62-year-old actress was the lead singer of the...
  • Huge significance rolled into tiny Cyrus Cylinder at the Getty Villa

    The Cyrus Cylinder sits dramatically lighted behind glass at the center of a dimmed gallery at the Getty Villa. But the splendorous setting, including walls painted a deep royal blue, can't dispel the notion that this may be the homeliest object ever to...
  • L.A. Opera's unlikely — and unusual — 'The Magic Flute'

    L.A. Opera's unlikely — and unusual — 'The Magic Flute'
    In a bare rehearsal space downtown at the Music Center, a dozen or so people work through a scene in the dark. The only light comes from projected black-and-white animation flickering on the back wall of the stage — a nude fairy fluttering her wings...