| Dec 28, 2008
Robert Graham, a Los Angeles sculptor with a towering public presence who designed major civic monuments across the nation, died Saturday at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center, his friend Roy Doumani said. Graham, who had been ill for about six months,...
| May 4, 2008
The Dead All Have
the Same Skin
Boris Vian, translated from the French
by Paul Knobloch
TamTam Books: 120 pp., $18 paper
Imagine an intellectual, astutely French, who hangs out with the likes of Jean-Paul Sartre, has a child's sense of humor...
| Apr 18, 2007
LOX, matzo ball soup and corned beef sandwiches are on the menu, but Danny's Venice Deli isn't a traditional Jewish delicatessen — and getting comfortable with that idea is key to enjoying the many pleasures it offers. Over time, it's likely to...
| Oct 4, 2008
Pierre Boulez once infamously called for burning down opera houses as a way of beginning all over again with what seemed, to progressives in the 1950s, a moribund art form. He, of course, kept his matches in his pocket.
Thursday night during a Los...
| Apr 20, 2008
MOST people think of the accordion, if they think of it at all, as a social instrument, wheezing out polkas and folk tunes. The sound of it brings to mind French cafes, Mexican plazas, German beer gardens, Argentine nightclubs. Nick Ariondo, perhaps the...
| Mar 27, 2008
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What happens if, two-thirds of the way to a Palm Springs weekend, somebody grabs control of your family's vehicle, veers hard to the right, follows the cliff-clinging goat path known as California 243, then roars into the pines...
| Aug 26, 2009
Ernest "Brownie" Brown, a legendary tap dancer who was part of the Cook and Brown duo and the traveling Copasetics dance troupe, has died in suburban Chicago. He was 93.
Brown died Friday at a nursing home in Burbank, Ill., according to Scott Stearns,...
| Nov 18, 2008
It was ambitious to schedule a jazz show as the Greek Theatre's season finale.
But it may have been less the fear of a chilly November night than a sky full of smoke and a weekend of tragedy that kept more music fans from showing up Sunday for the...
| Jan 30, 2008
The military government's tightening grip doesn't give people here much to sing about, and when they do feel the urge to make music, even that can be risky.
The generals who rule Myanmar have spies snooping around for subversives in the most unlikely...
| Apr 6, 2009
The Quai Branly Museum, a steel-and-glass palace on the Seine River, has news for the culture world: "Three Little Bops" is art.
The Looney Tunes cartoon from 1957 retells the Three Little Pigs as a jazz fable with music by...
| Oct 29, 2009
Roy DeCarava, an art photographer whose pictures of everyday life in Harlem helped clarify the African American experience for a wider audience, has died. He was 89.
He died Tuesday in New York City, his daughter Wendy DeCarava said. The cause was not...