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  • Preview: Summer classical music and dance

    Preview: Summer classical music and dance
    In Los Angeles, classical music and dance don't take a summer vacation, as happens in some other major cities. In fact, summer provides some of the best opportunities to catch world-class musicians and dancers at settings as big as the Hollywood Bowl...
  • Allman Brothers come home to Wanee

    Allman Brothers come home to Wanee
    It has been a star-studded stretch for the Allman Brothers Band, which seems to share the stage with some music legend almost every other night. There was, of course, the annual run earlier this year at the Beacon Theatre in New York, where the guest...
  • Finally, the ritual is legally theirs

    For The Record: Roman Catholic bishops: An article about gay marriage in Tuesday's Section A reported that L.A. Cardinal Roger Mahony and seven other Southern California Roman Catholic bishops reaffirmed their opposition to same-sex marriage. In...
  • American art gets a higher profile in U.S. museums

    American art gets a higher profile in U.S. museums
    Long the stepchild of a Eurocentric art world, American art is finding new favor at home as a growing number of institutions showcase work from Colonial times to World War II. Today, the Huntington in San Marino will join the Metropolitan Museum of Art...
  • Somalia: A trip fraught with risk to a nation in need

    Sometimes the most a U.S. congressman can hope for is a little drive-by diplomacy. On Monday, Rep. Donald M. Payne, a Democrat from New Jersey, made a surprise five-hour stopover in this dangerous seaside capital -- against the advice of his family and...
  • Carlos Mencia couldn't save them

    Carlos Mencia couldn't save them
    My son is receiving a wonderful education at a Spanish-English immersion public school in Santa Monica called Edison Language Academy. This spring, as an Edison parent, I got my own education: in old-time ethnic activism, outright intimidation and my...
  • Chatsworth train crash survivor has a long road back

    Chatsworth train crash survivor has a long road back
    Racheal Mofya sits quietly, her head down, there but not there. Her left arm rests in a sling. She scratches at the healing scars all over her body. A plum-colored turban hides the thick, livid scars snaking around her head. Mofya is in a gaily...
  • Fiction review: Don't Cry: Stories by Mary Gaitskill

    Fiction Don't Cry: Stories. Mary Gaitskill. Pantheon Books. $23.95. 226 pp. Mary Gaitskill's first book, the story collection Bad Behavior (1988), established her as a young writer with an unflinching eye for the grotesqueries of modern life —...
  • Balto. Co. couple to be sentenced in son's death

    There was little reason to suspect that something terrible - the withering abuse and neglect of a child - was happening behind the walls of the Griffin family's rented brick townhouse in Rodgers Forge. John Griffin, a graduate of private schools in...
  • Buskers take it to the streets

    Buskers take it to the streets
    Contortionist Mason Davis -- known professionally as Masonious Max -- isn't scared of dying during his act, which includes target shooting with a whip, dislocating his shoulders to squeeze his upper body through a toilet seat and retrieving items from a...
  • 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire' returning to ABC

    The show that saved ABC -- at least for a while -- a decade ago will be back on the air in the summer. "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" will return to the network this summer to celebrate its 10th anniversary -- and, ABC hopes, give the network's summer...