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

 

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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

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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

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

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 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

The Descanso Gardens — The Lilacs are in Bloom

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Don’t you envy those whose birthdays are in Apri? It’s when the natural world turns out to celebrate with resplendence. LA’s gardens are blooming magnificently right now, and we recommend a jaunt to these rare environs to savor the …

4.4.13

Rocka Your Soul at Grand Park this Saturday, April 6 to celebrate Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

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To celebrate Alvin Ailey’s iconic masterpiece, Revelations, on the occasion of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater coming to town this month, the Music Center is throwing an incredible afternoon party at Grand Park on Saturday (4/6) from 1:00 …

4.4.13

Spring Break 2013 Edition

10 ACTION ITEMS for this year's Spring Break The goal of any vacation is to expand our horizons beyond the normal routine. There's plenty of ways to do just that, here in LA. We've organized this year's Spring Break Edition with some motivating verbs!
3.26.13