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Gustavo Dudamel Leads the LA Phil Mathew Imaging

Dudamel and the LA Phil Blow the Roof

By Donna Perlmutter — October 06, 2011 — 1 Comment

Hooray! They’re back. The men and women in black. Yes, those 100 stellar musicians who make up the Los Angeles Philharmonic have decamped to the Walt Disney Concert Hall after spending their summer at the Hollywood Bowl.

August Downtown Art Walk Eric Richardson / blogdowntown

Art Walk Could Owe Thousands in Event Fees

By Eric Richardson — October 05, 2011 — 3 Comments

The Downtown Art Walk would be designated a "special event" and could be required to pay thousands of dollars in monthly fees under recommendations put forward by the Board of Public Works.

Trespass Parade Eric Richardson / blogdowntown

Trespass Parade Makes Its Way Up Broadway

By Eric Richardson — October 02, 2011 — 3 Comments

Art and activism collided in front of a largely-puzzled crowd of Broadway shoppers on Sunday afternoon as the Trespass Parade made its way through the heart of Downtown.

Trespass Parade Photographs by Tina Hosseinzadeh

Art and Activism Collide This Sunday for Trespass Parade

By Fareeha Molvi with Hayley Fox — September 30, 2011 — 10 Comments

Downtown has played host to plenty of parades and protests, but it is unlikely that one event has ever combined the two quite like Trespass Parade, which will march 25 blocks this Sunday.

Eugene Onegin

By Donna Perlmutter — September 30, 2011

The profound Russian melancholy of Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” and the antic comeuppance of Mozart’s “Così fan tutte” begin the LA Opera’s seasonal salvo.

Million Dollar Theater Wendell Benedetti/LAHTF

11 Weeks of Film Coming to Million Dollar

By Eric Richardson — September 15, 2011 — 8 Comments

A wide-ranging slate of 20 films spread over 11 weeks comes to the Million Dollar Theater this fall thanks to a partnership with UCLA's Film and Television Archive.

August Downtown Art Walk Eric Richardson / blogdowntown

New Art Walk Rules Raise Costs of Monthly Event

By Eric Richardson — September 08, 2011 — 12 Comments

The city's task force is getting closer to finalizing a set of rules to govern vendors and food trucks at the Downtown Art Walk, but costs for the monthly event are rising in the process.

Lucent Dossier Experience Eric Richardson / blogdowntown

Lucent Dossier Finds a Soulmate in 100-Year-Old Palace

By Eric Richardson — July 26, 2011 — 1 Comment

The 100-year-old Palace Theatre will blaze to life on Thursday, as avant-garde circus troupe Lucent Dossier brings a show that combines aerialists, music and fire dancers.

Todd Rundgren Sullivan

Todd Rundgren Shares Musical Milestones At Grammy Museum

By Mike Palecki — July 21, 2011 — 1 Comment

On Monday, a rapt Grammy Museum audience got to know songwriter, musician and recording engineer Todd Rundgren, learning about a career that has spanned 40 years.

American Ballet Theatre Rosalie O'Connor

"Bright Stream" Flows Again

By Donna Perlmutter — July 18, 2011

Stalin thwarted and condemned Dmitri Shostakovich as a subversive, but that didn’t mean "Bright Stream", the composer’s lively, spirited ballet, would stay buried.

United Artists Theatre, Los Angeles

By Eric Richardson — July 01, 2011

Get another chance to join the Broadway 100 celebration on July 14 by participating in the Historic Theatre Foundation's sidewalk tours during the Downtown Art Walk.