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Culture MonsterToo often when classical music organizations think big, especially in these tough economic times, they run the risk of unmet expectations and financial difficulty. (Given a recently announced $6-million deficit, supporters of L.A. Opera might worry...
Culture MonsterRemembering JFK: As part of its 2010-2011 season, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has announced a two-week series of programs and shows marking the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's inauguration. Among the offerings will be re-...
We're asking a lot of Barack Obama, just to right the sinking ship of American politics. Can we expect him to save American culture as well? Can a president spin that much gossamer from his oratory? Can the American people make better books, movies and...
Mitchell Lurie, a world-renowned clarinetist and clarinet teacher who taught for many years at USC and the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, has died. He was 86. Lurie, who had been in ill health in recent years, died of pneumonia Monday at his...
Tags: Health, Elmer Bernstein, Music, Australia (movie), Concerts
The Swampby Mike Dorning Desiree Rogers once made millionaires of a lucky few everyday people. Now she plans to give Americans dinner invitations to the White House. Rogers, a svelte, stylish Chicago business executive and socialite -- and a former Illinois......
Painters such as Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró and architects such as Antonio Gaudí have given this city a reputation as a center of European art. Less known is its role as a musical metropolis. But Barcelona, the capital of the Spanish region of Catalonia,...
Tribune arts criticIn 1923, a brilliant Austrian pianist commissioned a revered German composer to pen a most unusual work: a piano concerto that would be played not with two hands but with one, while a symphony orchestra accompanied. For pianist Paul Wittgenstein, the new...
Tags: Health, Gustav Mahler, Politics, Children, Austria
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterJacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, the most elegant, cultured yet tragic First Lady of the modern era, died Thursday night of cancer. She was 64. At her side in her spacious 5th Avenue apartment were her daughter, Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg, 36; her...
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