• Standing Where U2 Stood Against the Joshua Tree

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Lyn Jensen, Contributing Writer In the darkness of the reactionary Reagan era, U2 lit a candle, an unforgettable fire of music that mattered. Throughout the 80s these four white Christian street punks from Dublin — Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. — gave us songs that honored M

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  • Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Pays Tribute to J. Dilla

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Melina Paris, Music Columnist Re-imagining the transcendent music of legendary producer Jay Dee, (or J. Dilla) is how multi-instrumentalist, arranger and composer, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson described his June 24 show at Grand Performances. The beloved J. Dilla’s music couldn’t have b

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  • Auction Brings Light to Gallery 478

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Andrea Serna, Arts and Culture Writer When a prolific artist approaches the end of her life, there is often the question of what will become of a large body of work. For fine art photographer Audrey Barrett, who spent the last five years of her life resisting cancer

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  • Jean Genet’s THE BALCONY @ the Garage Theatre

    About halfway through opening night of the Garage Theatre's production of The Balcony, I was put in mind of a bit I particularly like from Being and Nothingness, Jean-Paul Sartre's 1943 philosophical magnum opus. Sartre asks us imagine a waiter at a café, to examine his particular little movements and expressions as he takes orde

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  • The Nasty Woman Concert Series

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    LGBTQ Feminism and the Arts Intersect

    By Kym Cunningham, Contributing Writer During the October 2016 presidential debate, Donald Trump brusquely referred to Hillary Clinton as “such a nasty woman” to discredit her comments concerning his elusive tax returns. While th

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  • Nasty Woman Concert Series

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    ENTERTAINMENT

    July 8 Nasty Woman Concert Series The concert series is designed to bring together the women’s community through the healing power of music and comedy, especially those women who have been marginalized because of their gender identity and sexual orientation. Time: Read More
  • MACBETH @ Shakespeare by the Sea

    There's no denying that Macbeth is a tour de force of a treatise on ambition (one of the Bard's strongest subjects), and it has more than its fair share of brilliant lines. But despite its reputation, "the Scottish play" may be the most flawed of Shakespeare's serious (as opposed to trivial) work. "Double, double, toil and trouble"—the w

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  • Emerging Artist Shines His Light at Calyx

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Melina Paris, Contributing Writer [caption id="attachment_17294" align="alignleft" width="218"] Read More

  • Christian Scott Stretches Boundaries

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Melina Paris, Music Columnist To trumpet player, composer and producer Christian Scott, expression is supreme. His stretch music is a conversation of different cultures from both today and the past. Scott, who performed a show June 4 at the Roxy in Hollywood, expresses a musical diasp

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  • Dance, Opera, Tall Ships Go Beyond the Waterfront

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Andrea Serna, Arts and Culture Writer Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre is collaborating with Los Angeles Opera, Los Angeles Maritime Institute and marine research incubator AltaSea to bring an immersive art experience to the Los Angeles Maritime Institute’s twin 

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