April 20, 1992 |
Hello Cello: Four USC students swept the awards in the Pasadena Fine Arts Club's Cello Competition. Brent Samuel took first place, Bongshin Ko and Jian Wen Tong shared the second prize, while Cameron Stone received honorable mention. The judges were Eleonore Schoenfeld, Rowena J. Hammill and John Walz.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 1998
Thank you for printing May Ling Halim's "Where's the Glory in the Arts?" (Voices, July 11), and many more thanks to Halim for pointing out so effectively the skewed value system that is widespread in public education. Those of us who teach in the arts have long been alarmed when school administrators reduce or eliminate training in art, music, theater and dance--always in the name of budget balancing. Recently publicized research shows that early instruction in the arts leads to improved performance in other fields of study; as a result, some administrators are realizing the true cost of their earlier actions and are beginning to revitalize their arts programs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 2000
Re "Art Needs Support, Not Dilution," Valley Edition Editorials, and "Secession's Impact," Letters to the Valley Edition, Sept. 17. It's a bit late in the day for the downtown cultural mavens to begin lamenting the competition for arts dollars. As a retired Valleyite living on an average income, I can no longer afford to attend cultural events in Los Angeles. The cultural powers that be have priced Staples Center and Music Center tickets and parking out of my price range. This culture vulture supports our own New San Fernando Valley Symphony Assn.
April 26, 2012 |
If names predict destinies, the venerable UCLA performing arts series anchored at Royce Hall is on the cusp of much bigger things. A new moniker will be unveiled Thursday, Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA. It's a mouthful intended to reflect the broader scope the university plans for the showcase formerly known as UCLA Live. The center (CAP-UCLA for short) aspires to be not just a performance series, but a creative habitat in which new work is developed, ideas are sparked and techniques are taught to the next generation of performers -- with the mission of presenting visiting talent to paying customers still at its core.
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August 20, 1998
Just read K.C. Cole's interesting article, "Why the Arts Are Important to Science" (Aug. 13). Why is it so astonishing and such a revelation when we discover over and over again that a successful human is made of a perfect integration of mind and body, brain and hand, logic and intuition, art and science, etc.? Opposites? Conflicting concepts? No way. Simply the remarkable complexity of the human animal. So why fight it? It's always a losing battle. Accept the fact: Art is an integral and important part of us, yes, Western technological rationalist persons though we be. And an enlightened government would reflect this understanding through adequate and enthusiastic funding instead of niggardly and reluctant handouts.
June 14, 2010 |
Awards should be aspirational, validating excellence and originality even though each and every one of us knows that commercialism rules the day. But far be it from the ever-insecure Tonys — the geeky glee club representative of the major entertainment awards — to bite the hand that feeds it. For the third year in a row the best musical award went not to the work that deserved it but to the one with the greatest box-office potential on...
July 7, 2012 |
The campus of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art has changed markedly since Michael Govan took over as director in 2006. Two gallery buildings by Renzo Piano have opened their doors: the Broad Contemporary Art Museum in 2008 and the Resnick Pavilion two years later. The old May Co. building anchoring the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue, which LACMA had for a time planned to renovate for its own use, is slated to hold a film museum run by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.