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This hilarious, transgressive détournement of “Hamlet”—written by James Ijames and the recipient of the 2022 Pulitzer Prize—shifts the play’s setting to North Carolina and replaces European angst with Black American joy. There is no theatrical experience in Los Angeles more

Back in town for its semi-regular spring visit, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater brings a mixed repertoire of old and new works to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. A highlight for its legion of local fans will be the Los

Posting up at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood and the Santa Monica Airport, the Felix Art Fair and Frieze Los Angeles return this week with their peerless combination of art world heft and West Coast vibes. And already L.A. Art Week events

Necessarily extending a hand to keep his mother’s work alive, Salomon Bausch—chair of the Pina Bausch Foundation—reached out to the École des Sables in Dakar and Sadler’s Wells in London with the idea of restaging Bausch’s 1975 interpretation of Stravinsky’s

Last year’s premiere performances of STAR CHOIR—Gaines and Segade’s long-evolving opera project, at an elevation of 5,000 feet inside Mt. Wilson’s largest observatory—was an unforgettable experience for the lucky few who gained admission. On January 24, back in town in

I became a fan of alto saxophonist and composer Steve Lehman the very moment I listened to his music for the first time. His album with the Senegalese hip-hop band Sélébéyone, his opus with his trio and Craig Taborn, The

Shortly before the recent pandemic, and picked up afterward, choreographer Dimitri Chamblas organized a participatory dance program for male inmates in the California State Prison system. As part of the Embodied Narrative Healing initiative, Chamblas’s work with the men is

It starts with a music loop, a hypnotic sound that fills REDCAT’s darkened theater. From this obscurity forms slowly emerge, four bodies turning on themselves, as if in a trance. They are dancing to the beats and the whispers of

“Boney Manilli,” Edgar Arceneaux’s dark comedy with music, was inspired by the tragic story of Milli Vanilli. The play’s main character, Edgar (Alex Barlas), is an artist tormented by self-doubt, frustration, and the unbearable feeling that he is an imposter.

This weekend, join Durk Dehner, the Tom of Finland Foundation, and the foundation’s summer 2023 artist-in-residence Felix d’Eon for the TOM OF FINLAND ART & CULTURE FESTIVAL 2023. The event in downtown Los Angeles’ Arts District includes exhibitions, installations, panel