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Banksy documentary to air on HBO starting November

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 9:54am
A new documentary about Banksy and the street artist's 2013 residency in New York is scheduled to air on HBO starting Nov. 17, the premium cable channel recently announced.

Grand Park benefits Made in America, but is the reverse true?

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 4:30am
Was Made in America more about bringing down barriers or putting them up?

Placido Domingo says Operalia prizes 'went to the right people'

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 4:00am
When he arrived last week in Los Angeles for Plácido Domingo's annual Operalia competition, the young Guatemalan tenor Mario Chang experienced a singer's worst fear: He had come down with a throat infection.

Operalia 2014 winners include Mario Chang, Rachel Willis-Sørensen

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 11:45pm
The winners of the 2014 Operalia competition were announced Saturday evening at the conclusion of the finals competition held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Tenor Mario Chang from Guatemala and soprano Rachel Willis-Sørensen of the U.S. took home the two first-place prizes.

Seth MacFarlane is a family guy at the Bowl's John Williams tribute

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 5:14pm
Seth MacFarlane: Live at the Hollywood Bowl!

'Fiddler on the Roof's' universal themes still resonate after 50 years

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 1:00pm
On Sept. 22, 1964, after the long-awaited Broadway opening of "Fiddler on the Roof," invited guests gathered at New York's swank Rainbow Room to celebrate. The first review that came in that night was from Herald Tribune critic Walter Kerr, and it wasn't very good. But producer Harold Prince...

Next lesson for Simone Porter, 17: solo debut with L.A. Philharmonic

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 12:00pm
Don't call her a prodigy.

LACMA exhibition 'African Cosmos' illuminates art of astronomy

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 11:00am
First, there was light. Then, a night sky filled with stars and a luminescent moon. Soon after? Art.

Rising playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney takes his own, wary path to L.A.

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:00pm
Tarell Alvin McCraney, one of the brightest American playwrights to come along in some time, showed up for our interview at the Geffen Playhouse with the buttoned-up demeanor of someone about to give testimony before a grand jury.

Play festival heralds impending revival of L.A.'s Vision Theatre

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 9:10am
A decade and a half has passed since Los Angeles city officials first resolved to renovate and reinvigorate the Vaudeville-era Vision Theatre as an arts hub for Leimert Park, itself a historic hub of black culture in L.A.’s Crenshaw District.

O.C. classical society sees big spending hike in most recent season

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 6:30am
Bucking a sense of retrenchment in the classical music world, including highly publicized recent cutbacks by New York’s Metropolitan Opera, the Philharmonic Society of Orange County increased its spending 36% during its most recent season and, thanks to its donors, did not go broke.

Operalia competition narrows field to 13 finalists

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 4:15am
And then there were 13. The judges of the 2014 Operalia competition have announced the finalists who will compete for the big prizes on Saturday evening at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles.

Datebook: African skies, a Pokémon festival and paintings by flies

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 5:58pm
The stars as seen through African eyes, a new space grows in Larchmont and shows in garages. Here’s what’s going down in L.A. and beyond:

'Bulrusher,' a Pulitzer finalist, is given a mesmerizing L.A. premiere

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:59am
The Los Angeles premiere of 2007 Pulitzer finalist “Bulrusher,” presented by Skylight Theatre Company and Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble, is a sometimes undisciplined outpouring that can frustrate and fascinate in equal measure. Nevertheless, director Nataki Garrett's precisely...

Family and faith set to simmer at Ruskin's 'Face in the Reeds'

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:45am
I hadn’t even started this review of Ruskin Group Theatre’s Passover dinner play, “The Face in the Reeds,” and I already felt guilty — which speaks at least to the authenticity of Robin Uriel Russin’s new dramedy about a dysfunctional contemporary Jewish...

'Trying' and succeeding: International City revival soars

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:15am
In "Trying," now in a beautifully acted revival at Long Beach's International City Theatre, the playwright Joanna McClelland Glass dramatizes the year she spent as secretary to Judge Francis Biddle in 1967-68.

L.A. theater openings, Aug. 31-Sept. 7: 'The Tempest' and more

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 8:00am
Shakespeare's "The Tempest" blows into South Coast Rep, it's Greeks vs. "Persians" at the Getty Villa, and a Louisa May Alcott classic gets a makeover in "Women" at Theatre Asylum.

When John Cassavetes staged 'Love Streams' in Los Angeles

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 4:35am
Before John Cassavetes shot his 1984 movie "Love Streams," he took the rather strange route of staging the original play on which the movie was based. The Los Angeles stage production, starring Jon Voight and Gena Rowlands, ran in repertory with two others Cassavetes-directed plays in 1981 at a...