| Nov 3, 2013
| 7:00 AM
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...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 2:24 PM
What started out 33 years ago as a cathartic purge of Vietnam combat trauma demonstrates artistic staying power and relevance in the hard-hitting revival of “Tracers” at the AMVETS Post II Building in Culver City.
Depicting the fates of...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 2:15 PM
Giuseppe Verdi’s 200th birthday celebration resumes in Southern California this weekend with the three-day Italian Opera Festival at the Soka Performing Arts Center in Aliso Viejo.
The composer's birthday was Oct. 10. On Saturday, the festival at...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 12:29 PM
If you hoped to catch the twilight Pacific Surfliner on Saturday at Union Station, you first had to pass through the Twilight Zone. The sign on the information booth read: "Please do not bother the nice person on the computer. She is part of an opera...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 10:00 AM
It’s a newer Argentina than not on display in “Evita” at the Pantages. This glossy touring edition of director Michael Grandage’s 2006 revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Tony-winning phenomenon doesn’t...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 8:00 AM
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."
| Nov 7, 2013
| 6:30 AM
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...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 4:25 PM
How to enumerate the myriad wonders and delights of “Totem,” now taking its viewers on a dazzling trek from the primordial to the cosmic?
For starters, there’s Cirque du Soleil’s signature yellow-and-blue Grand Chapiteau,...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 3:28 PM
The temptation for an orchestra to celebrate the opening of a concert hall by commissioning a major new work is obvious and irresistible. It's also, more often than not, a bad idea.
Preparing a premiere is hard enough under normal circumstances. There...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 6:00 AM
These days it seems as though every time I turn around there's another installment of the Peter Pan story. Next stop for that flighty green-garbed spotlight-chaser: his own reality TV series, "The Real Lost Boys of Neverland," followed by a special...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 6:00 AM
HOUSTON — Forget Monticello or the Chrysler building: There may be no piece of architecture more quintessentially American than the Astrodome.
Widely copied after it opened in 1965, it perfectly embodies postwar U.S. culture in its brash...