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“Maria By Callas”- A MUST SEE FILM

November 20, 2018

 “Maria By Callas: In Her Own Words”- A MUST SEE FILM by Leticia Marie Sanchez Directed by Tom Volf, “Maria by Callas,” offers a sublime, moving portrait of a legendary opera singer using never-before-seen footage. The film dispels the notion that…

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Review: In the Raw: A fresh take on the Renaissance at the Getty Center- A Must See Exhibit

November 5, 2018

In the Raw: A Fresh take on the Renaissance at the Getty Center by Leticia Marie Sanchez The Renaissance Nude Oct 30, 2018- Jan 27, 2019 The exhibit on the Renaissance nude at the Getty does not pull any punches-…

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Making a Splash at Christie’s Beverly Hills- October 23-27 (Post War Contemporary Sale-Los Angeles Tour)

October 23, 2018

by Leticia Marie Sanchez Art-loving Angelenos will have a chance to check out iconic Post-War paintings at Christie’s Beverly Hills this week! The works on view include David Hockney’s Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) and Edward Hopper’s Chop…

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Beautiful Day at the Norton Simon Fall Family Festival

October 22, 2018

All Photography  © 2018 Leticia Marie Sanchez

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Autumn in Los Angeles

October 18, 2018

“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.”– George Eliot, 1841 All photography ©2016 Leticia Marie Sanchez

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The Banksy Self-Destructing Art Mystery

October 10, 2018

The Banksy Self-Destructing Art Mystery by Leticia Marie Sanchez Last week in London, after being sold for 1.4 million dollars at auction, a Banksy painting self-destructed. Banksy’s “Girl with a Balloon” had just sold at Sotheby’s when a hidden shredder inside…

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Getty Villa Chefs and the Bacchae..

July 25, 2018

Chefs at the Getty Villa are already preparing the menu for the concessions available on the nights of the performances of Bacchae, opening September 6th. Treatsinclude the edible butterfly on this chocolate tart. The pleasure-seeking Dionysus would certainly approve of this Cultural Cocktail for the…

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A FOR ART- Icons of Style- A Century of Fashion Photography- A MUST SEE at the Getty Center

July 14, 2018

A for Art ICONS OF STYLE: A CENTURY OF FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY- A MUST SEE AT THE GETTY CENTER By Leticia Marie Sanchez June 26–October 21, 2018 Icons of Style at the Getty is NOT-TO-BE MISSED for a myriad of reasons. Firstly, the presentation itself is…

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New Installations at the Getty Villa- *A Must See!*

April 18, 2018

by Leticia Marie Sanchez Cultural Cocktail Hour had the pleasure of visiting the new installations at the Getty Villa. Prior to seeing it firsthand, I honestly wondered how this oasis in Malibu, remodeled after the home of Julius Caesar’s father-in-law, could in any…

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Cultural Cocktail Hour’s Interview with Timothy Potts, Director of the J. Paul Getty Museum

April 18, 2018

Photo Credit- Courtesy of the J. Paul Getty Trust. Cultural Cocktail Hour interviewed Timothy Potts, Director of the J. Paul Getty Museum, in advance of two openings at the Getty Villa on April 18th: The Reinstallation of the Antiquities Collection at the Getty Villa Plato in…

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