‘Spamilton’ Spoofs ‘Hamilton,’ Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Broadway

‘Spamilton’ Spoofs ‘Hamilton,’ Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Broadway

The overwhelming success of Broadway juggernaut “Hamilton” currently playing to sell-out crowds in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, and soon London has producers wondering how to top it or at least capitalize on it. So, it is no wonder that Gerard Alessandrini, an impresario who has made his career spoofing musical theater, developed a show […]

Degas Reputation as Sculptor ‘Taking Shape’ in Norton Simon Exhibit

Degas Reputation as Sculptor ‘Taking Shape’ in Norton Simon Exhibit

While largely known for his pastel ballet dancer pieces, Edgar Degas’s artistic practice included sculpting as well as painting and drawing. Timed with the 100th anniversary of Degas’s death, a new exhibit called “Taking Shape: Degas as Sculptor” at the Norton Simon Museum looks at his sculptures. The Norton Simon Museum, located in Pasadena, Calif., […]

California African American Museum Exhibits Illustrate Diverse Influences

California African American Museum Exhibits Illustrate Diverse Influences

The California African American Museum (CAAM) officially focuses on the cultural heritage and history of African Americans, particularly in the western United States, but the exhibits currently on display are more expansive, The three main exhibits at CAAM, which is in L.A., illustrate the diverse backgrounds and influences of black (or partly black) artists. While […]

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