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‘The World of Extreme Happiness’ Casts Shadow on World We Live In

A play about the Chinese Dream that offers an excoriating take on contemporary Chinese urban life. Read story.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Delivers Thrilling Performance

Nicola Benedetti joins OAE for all-Beethoven program. Read story.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

‘Dreaming the Beatles’

‘Rolling Stone’ writer offers a funny, imaginative, thoroughly researched book that may well convince you to join the band’s perpetual magical mystery tour. Read story.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Cirque Éloize Performed Wild West–Inspired ‘Saloon’

The Montreal-based troupe brought their contemporary take on circus acrobatics and theater to the Granada. Read story.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Kader Attou and Compagnie Accrorap

French dance troupe unveiled its particular flavor of hip-hop in one unrelenting, heart-pumping wave. Read story.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

‘Brought to Light: Revelatory Photographs’ on Exhibit at SBMA

The show features more than 60 works of recent acquisitions and institutional favorites that together emphasize a range of photographic practices, from gelatin silver to inkjet prints. Read story.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

‘The 15:17 to Paris’ Reenacts 2015 Terrorist Attack

Clint Eastwood directs the three American heroes who helped subdue a gunman on a train to Paris. Read story.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Ensemble Theatre Company Presents ‘The City of Conversation’

The play exemplifies the unsettling notion of the impossibility of bipartisan cooperation, even among family members. Read story.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Author Nomi Prins Releases ‘Collusion: How Central Bankers Rigged the World’

Former Wall Street executive’s new book is a warning that the lessons of 2008 haven’t been learned. Read story.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Painting the Santa Ynez River

Six area artists use the gouache style to capture the 92-mile waterway from origin to outlet. Read story.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

DramaDogs Explores Breath, Movement, Sound

Theater troupe kicks off its 25thyear of performances with ‘Earth Duet and Other Stories,’ a series of short plays about environmental conservation. Read story.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

‘Winchester’ Offers Engrossing, Eerie Viewing

Helen Mirren stars in the story of the ghosts of the infamous “Mystery House.” Read story.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

‘Rebound’ Qualifies as Fitness Bible

Books tells readers how to regain strength, move effortlessly, and live without limits at any age. Read story.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

‘Hostiles’ Paints Bleak Yet Beautiful Impression of 19th-Century Midwest America

The film offers an evocative look at the cyclical consequences of hatred. Read story.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Los Angeles Philharmonic Delivers the Goods

Joseph Pereira, the in-house percussionist for the L.A. Philharmonic, stole the show with semi-improvisational piece. Read story.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
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