Upbeat ‘Hadestown’ Opens in Los Angeles

Upbeat ‘Hadestown’ Opens in Los Angeles

A musical based on Greek myths reset in a contemporary city resembling New Orleans with jazzy songs touching on climate change and capitalism seems a bit much. However, “Hadestown,” the Tony-award-winning musical that opened this week at Center Theatre Group’s Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, brings the Greek myths and jazzy score together with a generally […]

‘Blues for an Alabama Sky’ at Mark Taper Well-Acted, But Flat

‘Blues for an Alabama Sky’ at Mark Taper Well-Acted, But Flat

The production of Pearl Cleage’s “Blues for an Alabama Sky” at Center Theatre Group’s Mark Taper Forum offers a well-acted look at Depression-era Harlem, but ultimately falls flat. The play, directed by Tony Award-winning actress Phylicia Rashad and running through May 8, is pleasantly presented, which is part of the problem. In an attempt to […]

LACMA’s Barbara Kruger Exhibit Gets Visitors ‘Thinking’

LACMA’s Barbara Kruger Exhibit Gets Visitors ‘Thinking’

Barbara Kruger’s art focuses on contemporary culture with a critical and somewhat comical edge. The pieces in current retrospective at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), called “Barbara Kruger: Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You,” show her wit and are often thought provoking. The exhibition title itself reflects the fact that many of […]

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