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Show support for a city landmark — vote early and often

Show support for a city landmark — vote early and often

| September 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

My friend Tom Mayes, deputy general counsel for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, in 2013 was a recipient of the Rome Prize, awarded yearly by the American Academy in Rome to emerging artists and scholars who represent the highest standards of excellence in art and architecture. (Our own local residents Bill Fain and Elizabeth […]

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Slow-plucked chicken and M.F.K. Fisher’s anti-war essay

Slow-plucked chicken and M.F.K. Fisher’s anti-war essay

| September 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

There was a train, not a particularly good one, that stopped at Vevey about 10 in the morning on the way to Italy. Chexbres and I used to take it to Milano.” Thus begins the essay “The Flaw” by M.F.K. Fisher, one of the most subtle anti-war and anti-Fascist pieces of writing in English. “The […]

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TV costumes saluted, Tarfest, the arts celebrated at LACMA

TV costumes saluted, Tarfest, the arts celebrated at LACMA

| September 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Television Academy joined forces with the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) Museum to present the 12th annual exhibit of the “Art of Television Costume Design” Aug. 18. Some 600 very lucky guests, honorees and designers descended on the downtown grounds of the Institute for a first look at Emmy-nominated costumes from nine […]

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McAvoy on Preservation: Designation deadline nears for pre-eminent Los Angeles building

McAvoy on Preservation: Designation deadline nears for pre-eminent Los Angeles building

| August 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

We use the term “iconic” a great deal. It usually means something that stands out, a “cut above,” something almost everyone recognizes. Landmarks are often iconic by virtue of their style of architecture, a quality that allows instant recognition. City Hall. Walt Disney Concert Hall. The Chinese Theater. The historic preservation movement in Los Angeles […]

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A case of mistaken racial identity with non-stop laughs

A case of mistaken racial identity with non-stop laughs

| August 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Yellow Face by David Henry Hwang concerns a time period in the playwright’s life, like many of his shows. Mr. Hwang’s most recent production in Los Angeles was the book for “Soft Power,” the musical that opened in May of this year at the Ahmanson Theatre, Center Theatre Group. “Yellow Face” is an extension of […]

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Around the Town: Boys & Girls Clubs Youth Gala, private tour of ‘King Tut’

Around the Town: Boys & Girls Clubs Youth Gala, private tour of ‘King Tut’

| August 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Boys & Girls Clubs of America honored club members and club alumni at its annual Youth of the Year Gala July 12 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Boys & Girls Clubs alumnus and actor Anthony Anderson emceed the event, which featured a special performance by Aliyah Moulden, “The Voice” Season 12 finalist, who also is […]

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