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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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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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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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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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Friday, August 18, 2017

Essential Arts & Culture: 'Hamilton' opens, the debate over Confederate monuments, Mozart reimagined by Carolina A. Miranda

A small matter of a musical about that guy named Alex on the $10 bill. Our Confederate monument legacy. And an energizing Mozart opera in Austria. I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer for…

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Essential Arts & Culture: Frida as opera, Julius Caesar continued, Taylor Mac's day-long songfest by Carolina A. Miranda

Frida Kahlo in opera. Beyond the “Julius Caesar” controversy. And 24 hours of song. I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer at the Los Angeles Times, lover of hot coffee and burritos, wi…

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Essential Arts & Culture: L.A. Phil wraps up the season, Tony Awards coming up, reconsidering Frank Lloyd Wright by Carolina A. Miranda

Los Angeles Philharmonic winds down the season. The Tony Awards offer plenty of drama. And Frank Lloyd Wright turns 150. I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer with the Los Angeles Times, w…

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Saturday, June 3, 2017

Essential Arts & Culture: Ojai's new musical direction, a bangin' Bartók, an innovative arts patron gets her due by Carolina A. Miranda

Ojai takes a jazzy turn. Yuja Wang takes on Bartók. And LACMA features the history of an unsung Los Angeles gallery. Plus: the future of the movie theater, as well as the arts scene in Mexi…

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Essential Arts & Culture: The new Marciano museum, the Center Theatre Group at 50, LACMA's museum-rethink by Carolina A. Miranda

New museums! Big retirements! Schubert and Beethoven and some fellas from Jersey. I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, with the week’s tastiest culture storie…

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Essential Arts & Culture: Björk-apalooza, a master of theater, architecting L.A.'s newest museum by Carolina A. Miranda

We’ve got Björk. We’ve got the legendary theater director Peter Brook. We have a 24-hour party for Lou Harrison and the architect behind the Marciano Art Foundation. I’m Carolina A. M…

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Essential Arts & Culture: 'The Encounter's' circular time, L.A. Phil's Icelandic time, Center Theater Group's anniversary time by Carolina A. Miranda

It’s been a busy art week — with stellar plays, Icelandic music and art exhibitions that feature overlooked women. I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer at the Los Angeles Times, with …

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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Essential Arts & Culture: Luminous canvases, a mirrored house and all the 'Hamilton' you can handle by Carolina A. Miranda

A painter’s light-filled turn. A reflective desert house. And “Hamilton” arrives in San Francisco. I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, with all the best …

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Essential Arts & Culture: NEA threats, the Lucas museum vision, minimalist music and the return of Zubin Mehta by Carolina A. Miranda

Oh, the brave new world that has such people in it! The big day, Donald Trump’s inauguration, has come and gone. We’re looking at a variety of stories that are related and not — from…

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Friday, December 16, 2016

Essential Arts & Culture: Mighty year-enders, naked hotel theater, a 'Messiah' for rich and poor by Carolina A. Miranda

It’s December and SoCal is bursting with everything arts and culture. I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, and here are some of the week’s most intriguing a…

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Essential Arts & Culture: The 'Hamilton' ruckus, Baryshnikov's tribute, SoCal's architectural temple by Carolina A. Miranda

A face-off between Broadway and a president-elect. A tribute to the seminal Vaslav Nijinsky. And a look at the masterful architecture of Louis Kahn. I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer o…

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Essential Arts & Culture: An immigration musical, self portraits fusing black and white, getting gender-bendy by Carolina A. Miranda

A new show of photography merges black and white identity. Redoing the postmodern Crystal Cathedral in Orange County. And a Finnish conductor brings a fresh perspective to established works …

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Friday, September 23, 2016

'Teatro Moz': A theater festival in Boyle Heights takes on love, loss and the Mexican fascination with Morrissey by Carolina A. Miranda

Two years ago, Casa 0101 theater in Boyle Heights held an open call for short plays about, inspired by and tangentially touching on the life, times or melancholy of singer Morrissey — r…

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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Essential Arts & Culture: Deciphering Civil War telegrams, summer of Shakespeare, a conductor's fiery performance by Carolina A. Miranda

From Civil War telegrams to a historic Los Angeles house to the shaky place of art in Brazil, there has been terrific culture writing going on. I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer for t…

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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Essential Arts & Culture: The theatricality of the Olympics, Wall Street on stage, a Luis Buñuel opera by Carolina A. Miranda

Olympics pomp and design. A play about greed and our financial system. And an opera inspired by Luis Buñuel. I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer at the Los Angeles Times, and here are t…

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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Essential Arts & Culture: Trump v. Shakespeare, LACMA in Venice, Beyonce's think tank by Carolina A. Miranda

I'm Carolina A. Miranda, arts and culture staff writer at the Los Angeles Times. Welcome to your weekly guide to everything happening in the arts in Southern California and beyond. Don’t m…

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Roundup: The passing of a history-making a ballerina, Israeli blacklists, a new L.A. arts fund by Carolina A. Miranda

An Israeli artist blacklist. Boston gets a Frida. And Microsoft founder Paul Allen’s possibly short-lived Seattle art space. Also: the passing of an iconic American Indian dancer, a galler…

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Teaching an old Met contemporary tricks: Museum director Thomas Campbell on launching Met Breuer by Carolina A. Miranda

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art may be almost a century and a half old, but that doesn't mean that one of the oldest art institutions in the United States isn't intent on evolving. In …

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Saying goodbye to the 6th Street Bridge with artist Susan Silton's 'Sublime Madness' opera by Carolina A. Miranda

For several months, Los Angeles has been bidding goodbye to the 6th Street Bridge. There have been street parties, art exhibitions and cruising flotillas of custom cars, all in advance of …

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Five totally immoral books besides 'Fun Home' Duke University students should also skip by Carolina A. Miranda

A group of Duke University students made headlines after announcing they wouldn't read Alison Bechdel's 2006 graphic novel memoir, "Fun Home," because of its "graphic visual depictions…

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

The myth of L.A. as a 'creatives' paradise -- and why loving the city means seeing its flaws by Carolina A. Miranda

In the last several months, a wondrous mythology has emerged about Los Angeles in cultural circles. A steady drip of articles - in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and other outl…

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