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To see or not to see in LA this weekend 4/18/08

Weekend Cultural Menu   Art: To see or not to see:   “The Color of Life: Polychromy in Sculpture from Antiquity to the Present” Daily through June 23, 2008 Museum, Floor 2, Getty Villa  The White House should not be white.  Greeks had fun with garish colors. Check it out.  Check Website for ticket availability: http://www.getty.edu/visit/  Music: To hear or not to hear Walt Disney Concert Hall Thibaudet Plays Grieg  Thursday April 17, 2008 8:00 P.M  Friday April 18, 2008 8:00 P.M  Saturday April 19, 2008 2:00 P.M Sunday April 20, 2008 2:00 P.M  111 South Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA, 90012 323.850.2000  FEATURED ARTISTS: LA Philharmonic; Charles Dutoir, conductor; Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Piano Program: Ravel, Mother Goose Suite; Grieg, Piano Concerto; Saint-Saens, Symphony No.3 “Organ.”   Books: To read or not to read Stravinksy’s The Poetics of Music Who makes the best companion to a concert? Igor Stravinsky! In

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Get Lost! (Lost in Battery Park, that is)

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                                                      Fritz Koenig’sThe Sphere           It is the stillness after the storm, a place for reflection on the violence that occurred nearby in lower Manhattan. It is what Mayor Michael Bloomberg called a symbol of the “power of art to heal.”             The Sphere, a globe sculpted by the German artist Fritz Koenig, is the only structure to survive and remain standing after the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. The 45,000-pound steel and brass work, its face dented, chipped, fragmented, scuffed and scratched, now rests in a quiet place in Battery Park, a short distance from Ground Zero.             More than survivor,

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Gen Art’s The New Garde: LA Fashion Week, March 2008

 Since 2003, Gen Art has given the opportunity to emerging fashion talent to display their work in high-profile group runway shows and fashion presentations in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, and Chicago. Designers debuted by Gen Art include: Zac Posen, Rebecca Taylor, and Philip Lim for Development. Taking place during L.A’s Fashion Week, the New Garde sashayed at the Park Plaza Hotel,showcasing designers including Jessie Kamm, J. Mary, and Le Sang des Betes.  Upon Entering the Park Plaza, guests were greeted with a Singing in the Rain and Grecian Goddess motif. Three young gamines, encapsulated in clear white boxes and holding transparent umbrellas, smiled bravely while faux raindrops splashed upon their fetching bright blue dresses. They carried parasols labeled Botox, a cynical insinuation that a wrinkle-free complexion can keep rainy days at bay?      A few steps beyond, tall,

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Peripatetics: Jump into LA’s only cultural cab

For those in Los Angeles, Cultural Cocktail Hour can also serve as a menu to cultural events around the city. If you would like to entertain out of town guests or are looking for your own artistic adventure, consider this your Cultural Taxi (and yes, I will be covering New York as well!) Cultural Cocktail Los Angeles 1 Part Dudamel 2 Oz of The Getty Malibu 2 Teaspoons Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens And a Splash of BCAM Shaken, Not Stirred

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Good evening from your Resident Mixologist

  Calliope, Erato, Terpsichore, Thalia, and Company. Time to A-Muse Ourselves!   Welcome! Cultural Cocktail Hour is a happy hour in which we can share shots of music, swizzles of fine art, chasers of literature, frappees of fashion, and nips of theater.

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