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Japanese Tattoo Art Display at L.A. Museum

Japanese Tattoo Art Display at L.A. Museum

Tattoos have become commonplace in America with one in four people under 40 now having one. However, the art form dates back centuries in Japan and ancient designs influence modern tattoos as shown in a photographic exhibition at the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) in Los Angeles. Entitled Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World, […]

James Garner Dead at 86 the Golden Age of TV Westerns Loses Another Star

James Garner Dead at 86 the Golden Age of TV Westerns Loses Another Star

Actor James Garner has been reported to be dead at the age of 86 and the golden age of the TV western has lost another star. The six foot two inch tall actor was just one of several young men who starred in television tales of the old west. He did get the jump on […]

James Garner: The Rockford Files and Maverick Star Dead at 86

James Garner:  The Rockford Files and  Maverick Star Dead at 86

Star James Garner, who had two hit television shows a decade apart, Maverick in the 1960′s and The Rockford Files in the 1970′s has been reported dead at the age of 86. TMZ announced the film and television star had been found dead in his Los Angeles home after an ambulance responded to Garner’s residence […]

Canadians Presented Brilliant Romeo and Juliet Ballet in Los Angeles

Canadians Presented Brilliant Romeo and Juliet Ballet in Los Angeles

Romeo and Juliet can either be breathtakingly beautiful or overly melodramatic. However, as presented by the National Ballet of Canada at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles Sunday, Romeo and Juliet was the beautifully enacted tale of teen lovers dealing with controlling parents and social norms with brilliant pas de deux work, fun character […]

Buyer & Cellar Truly Funny Comedy Dealing with Funny Girl

Buyer & Cellar Truly Funny Comedy Dealing with Funny Girl

Imagine getting hired to work in Barbra Streisand’s basement or pseudo shopping mall tending her tchotchkes, costumes and doll collection? That is the premise of a truly funny one-man comedy that made its Los Angeles debut at the Mark Taper Forum this week – Buyer & Cellar – with highly engaging and entertaining Michael Urie as […]

The LAPD Is Predicting Crimes Before They Happen

The LAPD Is Predicting Crimes Before They Happen

With the use of computer analytic technology, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is predicting crimes before they happen. The Real-Time Analysis and Critical Response Division in downtown LA is the hub for this activity. The department has rows of crime analysts and technologists who observe news broadcasts, security camera footage, and maps of the […]

‘Minor White: Manifestations of the Spirit’ at the Getty

‘Minor White: Manifestations of the Spirit’ at the Getty

American photographer Minor White was polemical, often misunderstood and on occasion, forgotten. The 20th century photographer not only conveyed a fundamental mastery of the artistic and technical elements of photography, but its conceivability to become a “medium of spiritual transformation.” The J. Paul Getty Center presents Minor White: Manifestations of the Spirit from July 8 […]

‘Fútbol: The Beautiful Game’ Exhibit at the LACMA

‘Fútbol: The Beautiful Game’ Exhibit at the LACMA

The 2014 World Cup in Brazil is well underway. As fútbol aficionados around the globe are transfixed to their televisions or cheering in pubs, a Los Angeles museum is analyzing a different perspective of the game through photography, video, sculpture, painting and large-scale installations. The game’s popularity is transposed into a “universal conversation piece.” The […]

Expressionism Exhibit at LACMA Shows How Artists Influenced Each Other

Expressionism Exhibit at LACMA Shows How Artists Influenced Each Other

Expressionism in Germany and France: From Van Gogh to Kandinsky, a major exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) through September 14, takes a look at how artists in Germany and France in the early 20th century interacted and influenced each other’s styles. Expressionism is not presented as a German movement, but rather the […]

Univision Nielsen Rating Scandal and Possible Sale for $20 Billion

Univision Nielsen Rating Scandal and Possible Sale for $20 Billion

The largest Hispanic media company in the United States, Univision Communications, has had an up and down week with reports coming out that they could sell their company for more than $20 billion, but also that a radio executive in Los Angeles was caught in a scandal involving the Nielsen Rating system. Allegedly a radio-programming […]

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