Hollywood’s ‘Big Night’ Faces Comedy and Crisis in Kirk Douglas Premiere

Hollywood’s ‘Big Night’ Faces Comedy and Crisis in Kirk Douglas Premiere

Paul Rudnick’s new play “Big Night,” which has an Oscar-nominated Hollywood veteran facing comedy and crisis, premiered, at Center Theatre Group’s Kirk Douglas Theatre on Saturday, September 16. The seriocomic ensemble play looks at fame, family, and a desire to speak out on the awards stage (before the orchestra plays them off). On many levels, […]

‘La Raza’ Exhibit at Autry Shows 60’s Equal Rights Issues Still Relevant

‘La Raza’ Exhibit at Autry Shows 60’s Equal Rights Issues Still Relevant

Walking through the “La Raza” display that just opened at the Autry Museum of the American West, the photos could be a recent DACA or immigration reform march. Mostly, it is the clothes and cars that reveal the 50-year gap. The ‘La Raza’ exhibit at Autry shows very clearly that the 1960’s equal rights issues […]

Latino Art Invasion Hits Southern California in Pacific Standard Time

Latino Art Invasion Hits Southern California in Pacific Standard Time

People often envision Latin American art as Aztec gold pieces, Mayan design elements, or painters Diego Rivera and Freda Kahlo. But using those images to represent all art from south of the U.S. border is tantamount to mentally defining European art as gilded church altarpieces, Minoan ceramics, Claude Monet’s airy images or Pablo Picasso’s cubism. […]