August 11, 2000
Here are the locations, hours and prices of the politically themed cultural events going on in Los Angeles during the Democratic National Convention: "Madison Avenue Goes to Washington: The History of Presidential Campaign Advertising," Museum of Television & Radio, 465 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills. Wednesdays through Sundays. 3 p.m. Ends Nov. 12. $6; senior citizens and students, $4; under age 12, $3. (310) 786-1000.
August 11, 2000 |
Art, drama, film and TV reflect--and, some would say, shape--the nation's social climate. So as the delegates, pols and protesters come to town for the Democratic National Convention, politically themed exhibits, screenings and performances arrive too. One such production is "Madison Avenue Goes to Washington: The History of Presidential Campaign Advertising" at the Museum of Television & Radio.
May 29, 2000 |
For the most part, the arts in Los Angeles are booming. In the wake of the Getty Center opening, Walt Disney Concert Hall finally got its green light. A spate of mid-size theaters such as the El Portal in North Hollywood and the International City Theatre in Long Beach have emerged. The city has more than 1,100 nonprofit arts organizations and is considered a nexus for cutting-edge classical music and visual arts. The perception, however, doesn't always match reality.
March 16, 2000 |
Nostalgia tends to be in the eye--or the ear--of the beholder. For Generation X, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young tours, concerts by Bob Dylan or Joni Mitchell or even the Rolling Stones fall neatly into the category of baby boomer nostalgia. But reframe the reference point, take the perspective back a couple more decades and nostalgia takes on an entirely different character.
March 5, 2000 |
For decades, the L.A. theater scene has been divided mostly between the large and the small. A handful of big theaters--such as the Mark Taper Forum and the Pantages, ranging in size from 700 to nearly 3,000 seats--dominate the territory, staging well-endowed productions and maintaining high public profiles. At the same time, more than a hundred professional but tiny theaters, each with fewer than 100 seats, struggle for a chance to be noticed, often operating on a shoestring.
February 17, 2000 |
Sure, a centennial is a natural time for new productions of major work from important artists such as Kurt Weill. The question is, why "Happy End"? "The songs," Weba Garretson says flatly. "It has all the great songs." As Salvation Army missionary Lillian Holiday, Garretson gets to sing many of those songs--including "Surabaya Johnny" and "Bilbao Song"--in a new production of the show opening Wednesday at the Museum of Contemporary Art.