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  • Lively 'Peter and the Starcatcher' make us believers again

    Lively 'Peter and the Starcatcher' make us believers again
    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...
  • Why the Astrodome is worth saving

    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...
  • Joy Womack tells a story of bribe request, struggles at the Bolshoi

    Joy Womack tells a story of bribe request, struggles at the Bolshoi
    MOSCOW — Sipping tea in a cafe at the GUM department store overlooking the Kremlin, Joy Womack stared at Red Square and remembered arriving in Russia as a teen carrying huge hopes about her ballet career. She recalled how she would stand in the...
  • Guide to Los Angeles area 'Nutcracker' performances

    Guide to Los Angeles area  'Nutcracker' performances
    This season's offerings of "The Nutcracker" are robust and varied. Westside Ballet of Santa Monica presents Tchaikovsky's holiday classic. The Broad Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica, Dec. 1, 1 and 5 p.m. Sold out. (310) 434-3200. http://www....
  • Contrarian Mat Gleason joins L.A.'s establishment art club, kind of

     Contrarian Mat Gleason joins L.A.'s establishment art club, kind of
    Mat Gleason, in a black Smiths T-shirt and black jeans, a point-and-shoot camera swinging from his neck, surveys the chaos inside his Chinatown art gallery, Coagula Curatorial. Hammers pound, a buzz saw whines and two workmen weld metal braces onto a...
  • Difficult truths to face as theater leaders talk diversity, economics

    In 21st century America, there is one subject even more difficult to discuss honestly in public than race: money. It took a while but near the end of Monday evening's diversity forum featuring the artistic leaders of Southern California's most prominent...
  • 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,...
  • 'An Iliad' aims to make the Trojan War relevant to today's world

     'An Iliad' aims to make the Trojan War relevant to today's world
    Denis O'Hare's campaign to write and perform a solo play based on "The Iliad" has now lasted almost as long as the Trojan War itself. He began writing "An Iliad" in 2005 with his director and co-author, Lisa Peterson. Now they're bringing their 100-...
  • Millepied's L.A. Dance Project finds home: 1927 downtown theater

    Millepied's L.A. Dance Project finds home: 1927 downtown theater
    The bid to revive the stately old theaters of downtown L.A. has intersected with hopes for boosting the city’s chronically undernourished scene for major resident dance companies.  L.A. Dance Project, launched in 2012 by star choreographer...
  • Review: Beck and friends celebrate 'Song Reader' at Disney Hall

    Review: Beck and friends celebrate 'Song Reader' at Disney Hall
    On Sunday night in Los Angeles, two competing entertainments occupied downtown concert spaces to offer musical variety. At the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live before a few thousand people and a few million TV viewers, the American Music Awards beamed high-tech...
  • Inauguration poet Richard Blanco describes his path to 'One Today'

    When Richard Blanco became the inaugural poet this year, he was the first Latino, the first immigrant, the first openly gay person and the first engineer to serve in that role. Blanco describes the life-changing experience in his new book, "For All of Us,...