| Jul 24, 2011
David McCullough, the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer of Harry Truman and John Adams, had good things to say about President Barack Obama in an interview with CNN's Fareed Zakaria this morning. “I admire him very much,” McCullough said of...
| Aug 18, 2011
After President Obama remarked on how comments about him compared to those directed at Abraham Lincoln, we take a look at some historical trash talk....
| Sep 27, 2011
Robert Gates speaks candidly about the troubles in the nation's Capitol....
| Mar 14, 2012
LA Philharmonic chairman David Bohnett with his guest Deborah Borda, president and CEO of the LA Phil, will be attending a White House state dinner tonight honoring British Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha Cameron....
| Sep 28, 2008
Immediately after conducting the last Los Angeles Philharmonic concert of the 2007-08 season in June, music director Esa-Pekka Salonen took off for Stockholm, where the Swedish Radio Orchestra celebrated his 50th birthday with an affectionately...
| Aug 13, 2010
| 7:47 PM
Three people remained in critical condition Friday and two others were released from the hospital days after a violent car crash near the Eastern Sierra community of Bishop killed a former Newport-Mesa cheerleading coach, officials said.
| Apr 22, 2007
ANYONE attending a symphony concert can spot the gorgeous, gleaming harp, even from the last row of the last balcony. Children and adults alike gasp at the size of it, at its sparkling gold crown towering above the musicians. Lou Anne Neill, principal...
| Feb 17, 2010
Basking in the popularity of Gustavo Dudamel, the Los Angeles Philharmonic used an online press conference Tuesday morning to announce that that -- unlike most recession-weary arts organizations -- it will hold the course.
The orchestra's 2010-11...
| May 10, 2009
Words & Ideas
Compiled by Grace Krilanovich.
Michael Schmelling The author of "The Plan" will present and sign his new photography book documenting the homes of compulsive hoarders. Family, 436 N. Fairfax Ave., L.A. 7:30 p.m. Free. (323) 782-...
| Oct 20, 2009
| 4:37 PM
In his Oct. 15 Op-Ed article, "James Monroe, a president for our times?," Harlow Giles Unger offers an enthusiastic portrait of the fifth president's two terms in office from 1817-25, giving him much credit for the New Deal-like programs that helped end...
| Nov 22, 2009
In April 1989, the glamorously autocratic Herbert von Karajan resigned from his post as music director of the Berlin Philharmonic, the West German ensemble he had led for 35 years and made into the most brilliant orchestra the world had ever known. In...