Thought-Provoking ‘What the Constitution Means to Me’ Opens in Los Angeles

Thought-Provoking ‘What the Constitution Means to Me’ Opens in Los Angeles

A play that explores the U.S. Constitution’s content and ambiguities may sound like a dull evening. However, Heidi Schreck’s engaging “What the Constitution Means to Me,” which opened Friday at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, offers an entertaining, thought-provoking production that forces the audience to think about the document and its meaning to […]

Creative ‘Swan Lake’ Outshines ‘Nutcracker’ in Los Angeles Showcases

Creative ‘Swan Lake’ Outshines ‘Nutcracker’ in Los Angeles Showcases

Dance productions abound this time of year typically featuring a Sugar Plum Fairy and waltzing flowers. Accordingly, American Ballet Theatre (ABT) came to the Orange County area for a return presentation of choreographer Alexei Ratmansky’s kid-friendly version of “The Nutcracker.” Meanwhile, in downtown Los Angeles, however, choreographer Matthew Bourne’s creative take on “Swan Lake” at […]

Villa dei Papiri Artifacts Buried by Vesuvius on Display at Getty Villa

Villa dei Papiri Artifacts Buried by Vesuvius on Display at Getty Villa

The Getty Villa along the California coast is a recreation of the ancient Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneum, Italy. The original villa, owned by Julius Caesar’s in-laws, was buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. Now, items from that ancient estate are on display at the Getty. “Buried by Vesuvius: Treasures from […]