Getty Offers ‘Eyewitness Views’ of European Events and Lure of Italy

Getty Offers ‘Eyewitness Views’ of European Events and Lure of Italy

Back in the centuries before 24-hour news and social media channels existed, or a camera was in everyone’s pocket or purse, how did people see depictions of events? Besides written accounts, painters visually commemorated many historical occasions that would make the nightly news today. A new groundbreaking exhibit at the Getty Center in Los Angeles […]

Tragicomedy ‘Archduke’ Looks at Terrorists and Shooting That Started WWI

Tragicomedy ‘Archduke’ Looks at Terrorists and Shooting That Started WWI

The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand by a Serbian in Sarajevo touched off the first World War, according to many historians. Playwright Rajiv Joseph’s “Archduke,” which opened Sunday, May 7, 2017, at the Mark Taper Forum, offers a mix of history and levity while ambitiously looking at the terrorists recruited for the pre-WWI shooting. The […]

Paul Simon’s Prolific Musical Career on Exhibit at Skirball

Paul Simon’s Prolific Musical Career on Exhibit at Skirball

A new Skirball Cultural Center exhibit invites visitors to take a trip on the “Bridge Over Troubled Water” to “Graceland,” with “Mrs. Robinson,” “The Boxer,” and “The Boy in the Bubble” to remember Paul Simon’s prolific prose and musical career. Spanning more than 50 successful years as a recording artist, both with Art Garfunkel and […]