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  • Kevin Jarre dies at 56; screenwriter of 'Glory' and 'Tombstone'

    Kevin Jarre dies at 56; screenwriter of 'Glory' and 'Tombstone'
    Kevin Jarre, a screenwriter steeped in American history who wrote the Civil War saga "Glory" and the western "Tombstone," died unexpectedly of heart failure April 3 at his Santa Monica home, said his aunt, Patty Briley Bean. He was 56. Jarre had been a...
  • George Clooney's next movie: World War II art drama

     
    George Clooney says next movie is WWII story "The Monuments Men....
  • Jasper Johns is first studio artist in 34 years to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

     
    Obama to confer 2011 Presidential Medal of Freedom on Tuesday; arts honorees are Yo-Yo Ma and Jasper Johns, the first visual artist to win since 1977....
  • See Works by James Wyeth at the New Britain Museum of American Art

    See Works by James Wyeth at the New Britain Museum of American Art
    James Wyeth on Rudolf Nureyev: The Artist Paints the Dancer Through July 31, New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain, nbmaa.org In an age when celebrities and attendant stylists, trainers and dietitians are hyped as "brands"...
  • New life for a Jerome Robbins ballet

    New life for a Jerome Robbins ballet
    Several major transformations are embodied within a single unusual hour of television airing on PBS Wednesday evening. A 1958 Jerome Robbins ballet, which astutely captured the essence of that moment's younger generation, has been transformed into a...
  • Dance review: Los Angeles Ballet's Balanchine program

     
    Los Angeles Ballet entered a new phase this weekend, its dancers showing increasing mastery with a repertory that, while familiar, is unforgiving. The company opened its fourth season at Freud Playhouse by adding pieces of 20th century master George...
  • Obama confers arts and humanities medals on big names, including Dylan and Eastwood

     
    After deliberating for hours on healthcare in Thursday's summit, President Obama turned to the arts, entertainment, literature and scholarship, conferring the National Medal of Arts -- the nation's highest award in the field -- on 12 recipients and the...
  • Closing Saturday: James Welling's Glass House show at Regen Projects

     
    It's your last chance: Between October 2006 and October 2009, Los Angeles artist James Welling photographed one of the most famous private residences in the world: the iconic Philip Johnson Glass House in New Canaan, Conn. On Saturday, a new selection...
  • Talking with Dance Theatre of Harlem's co-founder Arthur Mitchell

     
    “I didn’t want to be a ballet dancer. My motivation was the musicals,” says Arthur Mitchell, one of the 20th-century’s noblest classical dancers, who grew up in New York City in the 1940s enamored of Broadway. “Vaudeville was incredible. The.......