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Stax Records musical aiming for Broadway

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:03pm
Following in the footsteps of Broadway's "Motown: The Musical," the Tony Award-nominated jukebox production that opened in New York last year, Concord Music Group is looking to launch a musical of its own, telling the story of the rise of the Stax Records label.

LACMA, Metro discussing new museum tower on Wilshire Boulevard

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 3:55pm
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art announced plans this month to build a new wing spanning Wilshire Boulevard.

American Museum of Natural History is holding an adult sleepover

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 10:06am
Having recently cleaned its big blue whale, the American Museum of Natural History in New York is ready to welcome adult visitors for its first 21-and-over sleepover Aug. 1.

Vermeer painting 'Saint Praxedis' sells for more than $10 million

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 6:30am
A painting attributed to 17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer sold at an auction in London for $10.7 million (6.2 million pounds) on Tuesday. "Saint Praxedis," which depicts the female Christian saint, comes with a dramatic back story, including a debate over whether it was actually...

Michael Lynton of Sony Entertainment elected to Getty Trust board

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 1:56pm
Michael Lynton, the chief executive officer of Sony Entertainment, has joined the board of trustees of the J. Paul Getty Trust in Los Angeles. He is one of two recently elected Getty trustees, along with James F. Rothenberg, a financial executive who will join the board in January.

Huntington acquires paintings by Robert S. Duncanson, Charles White

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 10:00am
The Huntington Library has acquired two paintings by a pair of prominent African American artists, Robert S. Duncanson and Charles White. The works are gifts from collectors Sandra and Bram Dijkstra to the San Marino-based institution.

'Cats' to be revived in London, and maybe made into movie too

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 9:42am
In John Guare's "Six Degrees of Separation," an urbane New York society lady is called out for having once dismissed the musical "Cats" as being an "all-time low in a lifetime of theatergoing." Her distaste for the popular Andrew Lloyd Webber production doesn't prevent her or her equally...

Bradley Cooper in 'The Elephant Man' on Broadway is delayed

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 7:00am
The much-anticipated Broadway return of Bradley Cooper in a revival of "The Elephant Man" has been delayed by a few weeks, with the start of performances pushed back to Nov. 7  from a previously announced start of Oct. 18. 

'Black Orpheus' to become a Broadway musical

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 6:00am
The movie "Black Orpheus," which won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1959 and an Academy Award for foreign-language film, will become a Broadway musical under the creative guidance of George C. Wolfe and playwright Lynn Nottage.

Violinist Midori is expecting a child

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 10:03am
Midori, the renowned Japanese American violinist who shot to international fame as a child prodigy and grew up in the eyes of the public, is expecting a child of her own. A representative for Midori confirmed the musician's pregnancy, saying that she is in her first trimester.

San Diego Opera cutting costs as part of effort to achieve stability

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 5:45am
As San Diego Opera continues to regroup and work toward mounting its planned 2015 season, scheduled to begin in January, the troubled company has put cost-cutting measures in place that are expected to help it achieve a measure of financial stability.