The Skirball Cultural Center’s Top 10 Things to See and Do

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We’re always impressed with the exhibitions at the Skirball – they’re intellectually challenging and equally stimulating visually. The Skirball Cultural Center heralds an interest in expanding its reach to all peoples, not just those of the Jewish faith, as might …

6.5.13

Yvonne Mounsey & the Westside School of Ballet in Santa Monica

A memoir by a former student

A few weekends ago, Westside School of Ballet held its annual Spring Performance at Pepperdine’s Smothers Theatre. And while each and every show that Westside puts on is a delight to all audience members, …

6.5.13

The Getty Center’s Top Ten Things to See and Do

 

getty center garden

One of LA’s top tourist destinations is likewise a favorite of locals. Just to be on the hill with the views is a pleasure… and then, there is the art. Several major shows visit the Getty each year, and …

5.24.13

James Turrell: A Retrospective at LACMA

 

james turrell lacmaThe most exciting exhibit of the year opens at LACMA on Sunday, just in time for summer exploration. James Turrell: A Retrospective revels in the pure sensation and joy of Turrell’s work over the past 50 years. The 70 …

5.23.13

LACMA’s Top 10 Things to See and Do

LACMA

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is a large campus of seven museum buildings and generous outdoor space, an institution in the center of town that is endlessly entertaining for all members of the family. The permanent collection is …

5.16.13

What To Read Right Now: May and Beyond

 

Laura Cornell

In the last few months, new titles have felt a bit slim-pickings, so I went back and read East of Eden by John Steinbeck, which never disappoints. I recently convinced my book club to read Cannery Row, which …

4.30.13

Grandparent Tip — Stay Up to Date with Grandparents Link

We know from our recent TFS survey that we have more than a few savvy grandparents as readers — maybe because they have learned that one of the secrets of gaining successful access to the grand kids is having fun …

4.30.13

From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

From the Mixed UP Files...

One of my favorite authors died over the weekend, E.L. Konigsburg. She was 83 years old. The news gave me pause – caught my breath up, actually. And, when I saw a FB from a writer friend who admitted that …

4.23.13

TRACES Coming to The Music Center

Traces Bradley Anderson

 You’ll Want to Run Away to the Circus!

For three shows only, between April 26-28 (and including a Sunday matinee), TRACES, a highly energetic and unusual dance troupe graces the stage of The Music Center. No staid production, this …

4.8.13