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.

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 […]

Kiss My Aztec: A History Lesson

La Jolla Playhouse presents John Leguizamo’s new musical, Kiss My Aztec! By Pat Launer.   They invented chocolate and devised a game like soccer. They built pyramids, causeways, aqueducts and dikes. They introduced irrigation, performed surgeries, developed a hieroglyphic form of writing and created a 365-day calendar. They popularized popcorn and chewing gum. They had a rich mythology and cultural heritage. At the height of their power […]

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 […]

Essence of Laguna: Art Exhibit at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

In partnership with artists of the Laguna Beach Sawdust Art Festival, the oceanfront resort debuts a new art exhibit. Edited by Whitney Lauren Han. (June 13, 2019 edit: This exhibit is no longer up for show at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel) With Laguna Beach being home to many art galleries and local artists, it’s no […]

Free Solo Is One of the Best Films of the Year

Academy Award-nominee and BAFTA winner for Best Documentary, Free Solo is the breathtaking film from documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi and world-renowned filmmaker/cinematographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin, that follows free soloist climber Alex Honnold as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock—the 3,200-foot El Capitan in […]

Grand Avenue Gem: The Colburn School

The Colburn School transforms talented musicians and dancers into performers—and also offers classes to the public. By Libby Slate. On March 2, an orchestra that has performed under conductors Gustavo Dudamel, Michael Tilson Thomas, James Conlon and Plácido Domingo, and whose guest soloists have included Joshua Bell and Pinchas Zukerman, will play a program of […]