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  • Street artist Jay Shells returns to L.A. with @TheRapQuotes

    Street artist Jay Shells returns to L.A. with @TheRapQuotes
    On this warm Easter Sunday morning, New York street artist Jason Shelowitz (a.k.a. Jay Shells) is on the streets of Inglewood. He pulls over his rented silver Chevy at the bustling intersection of Imperial Highway and Western Avenue, hip-hop prattling...
  • Review: Rapt in Byzantine gold at Getty Villa's 'Heaven and Earth'

     Review: Rapt in Byzantine gold at Getty Villa's 'Heaven and Earth'
    Think of Byzantium, and a color leaps to mind. That color is gold. The empire ruled from the crossroads of the Mediterranean and the Black Sea for a thousand years between AD 324 and its final collapse in 1453. At the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades,...
  • Getty Villa's 'Heaven and Earth' a blockbuster show of Byzantium art

     Getty Villa's 'Heaven and Earth' a blockbuster show of Byzantium art
    When the great Irish poet William Butler Yeats prayed for some kind of connection to permanence and immortality, his thoughts turned to Byzantine art as the most perfect emblem of the profound, eternal state of creative grace he was after. He wrote,...
  • Sneak peek: Los Angeles Opera debuts rare glass harmonica for 'Lucia'

    Sneak peek: Los Angeles Opera debuts rare glass harmonica for 'Lucia'
    Who knew the sound of insanity could be so beautiful? We had the opportunity to sit in on a rehearsal of Los Angeles Opera’s production of Gaetano Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor," which opens Saturday. The afternoon was the very first time...
  • Review: 'Prometheus Bound' is a graceful revival at Getty Villa

    Review: 'Prometheus Bound' is a graceful revival at Getty Villa
    Prometheus has long been a symbol of the rebel hero, a revolutionary challenging an oppressive order. Dubbed "the patron saint of the proletariat," he is a god who sided with mankind against the immortals, bestowing on them enlightenment and the great...
  • Getty makes thousands of images available for public use

    Getty makes thousands of images available for public use
    The Getty is making a wide selection of art-related images in its digital database available for public use and at no cost. The announcement, which was made on Monday, is part of a Getty-wide move toward open content, according to James Cuno, the...
  • Fall theater season listens to new voices and old

    Fall theater season listens to new voices and old
    Theater festivals have the potential to galvanize an audience, but in a sprawling city already awash in performance, the importance of sharp curating can't be overemphasized. Radar L.A., an adventurous amalgam of international theater, made a winning...
  • 'King Gesar' gathers 'round the campfire in Long Beach

    The late American composer Peter Lieberson imagined he was creating a campfire opera, a Tibetan Buddhist legend told by a narrator, who recites, scats and sings, backed by a small instrumental ensemble in front of an audience happily eating and drinking....
  • Getty Villa's 5-ton wheel keeps 'Prometheus Bound' centered

     Getty Villa's 5-ton wheel keeps 'Prometheus Bound' centered
    At first, director Travis Preston wanted to seat the audience for "Prometheus Bound" at the Getty Villa where the actors would normally be: on the plaza in front of the museum that doubles as a stage for the Getty's annual late-summer outdoor...
  • Huge significance rolled into tiny Cyrus Cylinder at the Getty Villa

    Huge significance rolled into tiny Cyrus Cylinder at the Getty Villa
    The Cyrus Cylinder sits dramatically lighted behind glass at the center of a dimmed gallery at the Getty Villa. But the splendorous setting, including walls painted a deep royal blue, can't dispel the notion that this may be the homeliest object ever to...
  • Getty-Sicily art partnership under strain

    Getty-Sicily art partnership under strain
    Relations between Italy and Los Angeles' J. Paul Getty Museum seemed to be smoothing when Sicily lent the museum antiquities for a major exhibition, "Sicily: Art and Invention Between Greece and Rome." The show of more than 100 ancient treasures opened...
  • 'Alcestis' is haunting and funny

    'Alcestis' is haunting and funny
    Mortality: the inexorable reality of life and the unsettling theme of Critical Mass Performance Group's movement-based and myth-inspired new theater piece, "Alcestis," at Theatre @ Boston Court in Pasadena. Deeply researched, based on multiple...