State of the Arts: VR “Tempest”

Attention, gamers who love theater … or theater-lovers open to alternative platforms: “The Under Presents: Tempest” is a new live immersive theatrical production viewed using a virtual reality headset.

At Home With Wagner’s Ring Cycle

L.A. Opera audio streams Richard Wagner’s 15-hour epic. A marathon all-day audio stream of Wagner’s epic Der Ring des Nibelungen July 25 commemorates the 10-year anniversary of L.A. Opera’s first Ring cycle. Conducted by music director James Conlon, the RING-a-Thon presents a back-to-back audio stream of all four operas: Das Rheingold at 8 a.m.; Die Walküre at 11 a.m.; Siegfried at 3 p.m.; and Götterdämmerung at […]

Black-Owned Businesses to Support in Los Angeles

Looking for ways to show your support for the black community? Donate, shop and dine at the many outstanding black-run businesses throughout Los Angeles. by Alicia Luchak and Gillian Glover BUSINESSES Adaora Beauty This salon and beauty supply company has it all, from skin care to top-tier unprocessed wigs. Plus, check out its selection of […]

SoCal’s Seclusion Survival Guide—Part V: For the Theater Lovers

Southern California stages might be shuttered, but for theater lovers, the show still goes on. Theater companies, musicians, and artists are finding ways to keep the creative community nourished.   STREAMING   ART GOES ON PROJECT Center Theatre Group’s Art Goes On Project explores new ways to inspire conversation and community around art—and what that […]

Shirin Neshat: I Will Greet The Sun Again

  Originated by The Broad, Shirin Neshat: I Will Greet the Sun Again is the largest exhibition to date of internationally acclaimed artist Shirin Neshat’s approximately 30-year career. Taking its title from a poem by Iranian poet Forugh Farrokhzad, the exhibition (which presents over 230 photographs and eight immersive video installations works) offers a rare glimpse into the evolution of Neshat’s […]

Bohnett’s Bounty: Supporter of Arts and Social Causes

by Libby Slate David Bohnett is a former five-year chairman of the Los Angeles Philharmonic board and its current vice chair, chairman of the executive committee on the board of the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills and a trustee of the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.—among other positions. But it’s […]

The Show Must Go On… Or Not?

by Libby Slate One Saturday in April, the Broadway matinee of the musical King Kong had to be canceled after Act 1, when the equipment operating the 2,000-pound puppet that portrays the titular ape malfunctioned and couldn’t be easily fixed. As the show’s production stage manager reportedly told the audience, “We can’t do King Kong […]

Hollywood Bowl Updates Food and Drink Offerings for 2019

By William Yelles. Chef Suzanne Goin has introduced over a dozen new food and drink offerings for the 2019 Hollywood Bowl season, served at many locations throughout the Bowl including three sit-down restaurants and street-food kiosks. Also available are pre-ordered picnic boxes, and a full-service dinner delivered to your box seat. Returning for the 2019 […]

L.A. Drama Critics Circle Announces Awards Recipients

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle announced the recipients of its 50th annual awards for distinguished achievement in theater Monday at the Pasadena Playhouse. There were four recipients of the 2018 Production award: Cambodian Rock Band (South Coast Repertory), Come From Away (Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre), Cry It Out (Echo Theater Company), and Sell/Buy/Date (Geffen Playhouse / Los Angeles LGBT Center). Awards […]

LA Phil Talent Search: Winner to Perform at Hollywood Bowl

By William Yelles. It’s like American Idol for violinists. World-renowned violinist Ray Chen and the Los Angeles Philharmonic have announced the Play with Ray competition. The international skills-based talent search aims to find a violinist to perform Bach’s Double Concerto with Chen and the LA Phil, led by Ben Gernon, at the iconic Hollywood Bowl […]