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Saturday, April 6, 2019

Essential Arts: L.A.’s Gay Men’s Chorus, once a safe space, now ‘in a world of hurt’ by Carolina A. Miranda

The dramas of King Lear, the Gay Men’s Chorus and LACMA. I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer at the Los Angeles Times, with the week’s essential art news: A brazenly busy 'Lear' Thea…

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Friday, March 29, 2019

At the Bombay Beach Biennale, an opera greets the sunrise over a toxic Salton Sea by Carolina A. Miranda

It is dawn on Sunday morning and a sliver of blue light has begun to emerge from behind the Chocolate Mountains, illuminating the steely waters of the Salton Sea. Several dozen people, in an…

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Saturday, March 16, 2019

Essential Arts: Those curatorial changes at LACMA? Our critic says they do not bode well by Carolina A. Miranda

Spring has arrived, and so have a slew of cultural happenings. I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer at the Los Angeles Times, with your weekly roundup of all things culture — and Norweg…

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Saturday, January 19, 2019

Essential Arts: 'Hamilton' in Puerto Rico, a bad-boy play, an incandescent portrait by Carolina A. Miranda

Aaaaand the arts season is back in full swing! I’m Carolina A. Miranda of the Los Angeles Times, with the week’s essential arts news ... and disco cumbia: ‘HAMILTON’ IN PUERTO RICO I…

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Thursday, January 3, 2019

A grand old theater, a middle class house: How Mexico City's landscape helped Alfonso Cuarón tell the story of 'Roma' by Carolina A. Miranda

When the Cine Metropolitan opened on Avenida Independencia in Mexico City in 1943, it was one of those spare-no-expense architectural extravaganzas that reveal why movie theaters were once r…

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Saturday, December 22, 2018

Essential Arts: Bryan Cranston on Broadway, LAUSD backs off mural censorship, a violinist's new gig by Carolina A. Miranda

Welcome to the holiday weekend! I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer at the Los Angeles Times, with your weekly dose of what is making us mad as hell … in the best way possible. A POTEN…

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Saturday, December 15, 2018

Essential Arts: Whitewashing a mural, 'Mockingbird' on Broadway, Zubin Mehta hits L.A.s by Carolina A. Miranda

A little bit of controversy. A little bit of Broadway. A little bit of Zubin Mehta. I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, with the week’s essential arts storie…

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Saturday, November 24, 2018

Essential Arts: Turkeys! — plus plays on Broadway, Fluxus in concert and Koolhaas in L.A. by Carolina A. Miranda

Time to carbo-load! I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer at the Los Angeles Times, with a special, holiday edition of the Essential Arts newsletter featuring turkeys, Broadway, Fluxus and…

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Saturday, October 27, 2018

Essential Arts: the politics of theater criticism, a magnificent 'Satyagraha,' a theater reborn by Carolina A. Miranda

Welcome to the weekend. And go, Dodgers! I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer at the Los Angeles Times, with the week’s essential arts news: POLITICS GETS THEATER WRONG Times theater cr…

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Westwood's Crest Theater to be reborn as UCLA Nimoy Theater, an experimental performance space by Carolina A. Miranda

For years, Kristy Edmunds, director of UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance, has cruised by the old Crest Theater on Westwood Boulevard on her way to and from work. “I’d go past th…

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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Essential Arts: L.A. Phil turns 100, an opera inspired by David Lynch, tumult at a university museum by Carolina A. Miranda

Get ready to party like it’s 1919: the Los Angeles Philharmonic is turning 100! Plus, we’ve got news on a David Lynch-inspired opera, experimental theater and moody paintings of women. I…

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Datebook: Mini object theater set in the Holocaust, art between borders and an improvised performance by Carolina A. Miranda

A hybrid work that fuses performance, sculpture and video, and a museum show that brings the U.S. and Mexico closer together. The arts season is happening! Here’s what to check out in the …

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Saturday, July 28, 2018

Essential Arts & Culture: Theater takes on the financial, a buoyant 'Bolero' and more Kusama-mania by Carolina A. Miranda

Theater that tackles the dark side of capitalism and a rousing performance at the Hollywood Bowl. Plus: The Times pays tribute to beloved critic Jonathan Gold, who passed away last week. I…

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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Essential Arts & Culture: The Hammer's firm leadership, a youth not so victorious, Tony Awards wrap-up by Carolina A. Miranda

Happy Weekend, El Lay! It’s been a busy week culture-wise, with Tony Awards, new gallery shows and a blazing music festival. I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer at the Los Angeles Time…

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Saturday, June 9, 2018

Essential Arts: Your Tony Awards primer, the Hammer's 'best' biennial, musically avant-garde in Ojai by Carolina A. Miranda

It’s Tony Awards weekend. And the Hammer Biennial and Ojai Musical Festival are in full swing. I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer at the Los Angeles Times, and we’re knee-deep in ea…

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Saturday, June 2, 2018

Essential Arts: OCMA's new look, the Venice Architecture Biennale and the violinist shaking up Ojai by Carolina A. Miranda

Happy Weekend! I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, with the week’s culture news, including the latest on architecture (O.C. and Italy editions) and plenty of…

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Saturday, May 12, 2018

Essential Arts & Culture: A new Iceman Cometh to Broadway, singing the blues at the Wallis, and paintings of history by Carolina A. Miranda

Hello, weekend! I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, back in the saddle after a couple of weeks off, with the week’s blazing arts and culture news — not to …

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Monday, April 16, 2018

NEA study explains financial effect of the arts nationally — and California's huge cultural economy by Carolina A. Miranda

Data released Wednesday by the National Endowment for the Arts, in a joint effort with the Bureau of Economic Analysis, offers an argument for keeping arts funding alive at a time when the T…

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Saturday, April 7, 2018

Essential Arts & Culture: Opera and the black experience, 'Shrew' and TV's 'Jesus Christ Superstar' by Carolina A. Miranda

Opera’s intersections with race, plus a re-imagination of a sexist Shakespeare play. I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer at the Los Angeles Times, with the week’s most interesting cu…

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Saturday, March 31, 2018

Essential Arts & Culture: King Tut and 'Angels in America' return, Laura Owens' 356 Mission to close by Carolina A. Miranda

“Angels in America” comes soaring back and King Tut makes the rounds — again — while painter Laura Owens announces that her art space 356 Mission will close. I’m Carolina A. Mirand…

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Friday, March 23, 2018

Essential Arts & Culture: Our spring arts preview, more silence from MOCA, a feminist 'Shrew' by Carolina A. Miranda

Spring has sprung! And we’ve got previews, new plays, more MOCA stonewalling and Chicano everything. I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer with the Los Angeles Times, with the week’s t…

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Friday, February 9, 2018

Essential Arts & Culture: Is the border art? Plus, L.A. Phil's 100th, Jasper Johns and 'Doggie Hamlet' by Carolina A. Miranda

Border walls as art and Hamlet with dogs. Southern California can never be accused of being boring. I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer at the Los Angeles Times, with your weekly dose al…

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Saturday, December 23, 2017

Essential Arts & Culture: Art and the West, L.A.'s queer Chicano networks, Harry Potter architecture by Carolina A. Miranda

It’s the most wonderful time of the week — when the Essential Arts newsletter hits your inbox! I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, and I just wanted to tak…

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Essential Arts & Culture: Museums facing fires, Misty Copeland onstage, and Broadway's new 'Hamilton' by Carolina A. Miranda

Fires and art. Misty Copeland lands in Southern California. And a new lead for “Hamilton.” I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, with the week’s most impor…

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Essential Arts & Culture: Special Thanksgiving edition, starring Donna Summer, William Kentridge and tattoos by Carolina A. Miranda

The season of mashed potatoes and gluten-free vegan nut loaf is upon us! I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, with a special advance edition of everything that…

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Essential Arts & Culture: The theater-TV nexus, a new CEO at the LA Phil, an art collection comes to light by Carolina A. Miranda

“November — with uncanny witchery in its changed trees. With murky red sunsets flaming in smoky crimson behind the westering hills.” That’s a little somethin’ somethin’ from L.M.…

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Essential Arts & Culture: The new MacArthur winners, Gehry's Bilbao effect, Springsteen on Broadway by Carolina A. Miranda

The new MacArthur winners. Springsteen does the Great White Way. And a look at what made Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Bilbao such a hit. I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer with the Los An…

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

In a sold-out L.A. show, J Balvin keeps the crowd on its feet with fluid reggaeton beats and a message of unity by Carolina A. Miranda

As soon as the lights dimmed at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday night, the screaming began. And it lasted — at varying levels — for practically the entire two-hour run of J Balvin’s so…

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Friday, September 22, 2017

The 1910 bombing of the Los Angeles Times has been the subject of books and film. Now it's a bus tour by Carolina A. Miranda

The weapon: 16 sticks of dynamite and a windup alarm clock. The target: The old Los Angeles Times building, an 1886 brick-and-granite edifice known as “the fortress,” on Broadway and Fir…

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Essential Arts & Culture: Yo-Yo Ma seduces; PST: LA/LA officially lifts off; mourning a theater innovator by Carolina A. Miranda

A searing cello solo. Latin American art takes over Los Angeles. And the passing of a great man of the stage. I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, with the week…

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Friday, August 25, 2017

Has former NEA target Ron Athey bled enough for his art? He's back with a new happening at the Broad by Carolina A. Miranda

The L.A. artist known for performances that employ the body and blood in visceral ways (and for drawing the ire of conservatives) is organizing a performance series at the Broad.

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