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Brahms Unbound Rises with Glorious Percussion

By Donna Perlmutter — May 24, 2011 — 1 Comment

On a recent night at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, it was the imposing sights and sounds of Sofia Gubaidulina's Glorious Percussion that stole the show.

Dudamel Conducts the LA Phil Courtesy LA Phil

Downtown Culture: The Week Ahead

By Ed Fuentes — May 12, 2011 — 1 Comment

As usual, if you are looking for cultural diversions in Downtown, there is something for everyone. The city's stages are waiting for you.

Imagin Asian Diego Cardosa

Art Walk Preview for May 2011

By Ed Fuentes — May 11, 2011 — 1 Comment

Art Walk for May includes an artist looking at redefining Downtown, either through planning at Metro or with paintings he showcases at his own gallery.

Shawn Gannon and Women Ken Friedman

Morris Brings Landmark L'Allegro to Music Center

By Donna Perlmutter — May 09, 2011 — 2 Comments

Now in its 30th anniversary season, choreographer Mark Morris has finally brought his landmark L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato to the Music Center.

The Library Store Ed Fuentes

Downtown Culture: The Week Ahead

By Ed Fuentes — May 05, 2011 — 1 Comment

Fiesta Broadway and opera takes both classic and modern are a part of Mother's Day Weekend in Downtown Los Angeles.

© 2011 Robert Lachman / Los Angeles Times

Downtown Culture: The Week Ahead

By Ed Fuentes — April 28, 2011

Art Walk art wins a Pulitzer, books are on show at USC, the Federal Reserve President talks Downtown and plenty of music is on tap this week.

Reflection Ed Fuentes

Downtown Culture: The Week Ahead

By Ed Fuentes — April 20, 2011 — 1 Comment

This week in Downtown culture: Dodgers ownership fails, L.A.'s pets are blessed and hailed and a photographer has a 60th birthday sale.

REDCAT / Eija-Liisa Ahtila

By Ed Fuentes — April 15, 2011

The stages of Downtown are busy with theatre, but it's a pair of humorists who hold court on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the Lakers kick off their playoff run.

LA Plaza Ribbon Cutting Eric Richardson / blogdowntown

LA Plaza Opens Its Doors to LA's Mexican History

By Eric Richardson — April 15, 2011 — 6 Comments

After months in the news for bones and controversy, LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes this weekend opens its doors to the story of L.A.'s Mexican heritage.

under the ridge Mark Indig

Art Walk Preview for April 2011

By Ed Fuentes — April 13, 2011

If you like to check out photography, the April 2011 Downtown Art Walk is the right night to roam Gallery Row.

Spidey Assault © 2009 Mel Melcon /Los Angeles Times

LAT Photogs Become Locals For Art Walk

By Ed Fuentes — April 12, 2011 — 2 Comments

The photographers of the L.A. Times will take their work to the streets this Thursday, trading in cameras for prints at a pop-up gallery for Art Walk.