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by Iris Mann

June 4, 2014 | 2:58 pm

Garrett Hedlund in “Lullaby.” Photo courtesy of Arc Entertainment

Our film-going readers can look forward to an embarrassment of cinematic riches this summer, with an eclectic mix of movies promising something for almost everyone.

A few of the films... read full article

  • ‘Intersection’ at the Breed Street Shul

    By Jonathan Maseng

    June 4, 2014 | 12:04 pm

    The heavily Latino neighborhood of Boyle Heights might seem an odd place to hold an art show that appeals to Jews, but for many native Angelenos who are familiar with the neighborhood’s history, it makes perfect sense. 

    Boyle Heights, the onetime home of most of the city’s Jewry,...

  • Judith Prays’ ‘Bracelet Project’

    By Avishay Artsy

    June 4, 2014 | 11:14 am

    How often do you think about the Ten Commandments?

    I’m not talking about a gray-bearded Charlton Heston on Mount Sinai, gripping two stone tablets under a lightning-filled sky.

    I mean the instructions you were taught as a child: to worship only God, to keep the Sabbath and to...

  • “The Classical Style: An Opera (of Sorts)” to premiere at Ojai Fest

    By Rick Schultz

    May 28, 2014 | 2:03 pm

    In addition to Uri Caine’s appearance, another highlight of this year’s Ojai Music Festival sounds like a joke, and, at least in part, it is. Festival music director Jeremy Denk, 44, one of the finest pianists of his generation, wrote a libretto for an opera based on “The Classical...

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  • Bringing Klezmer to Ojai Music Festival

    By Rick Schultz

    May 28, 2014 | 1:53 pm

    Growing up Jewish in Philadelphia, Uri Caine, the genre-bending jazz pianist and composer, said he was “too cool for klezmer.” Although that Eastern European musical tradition surrounded him — his childhood friend, Hankus Netsky, became a klezmer authority — Caine preferred the...

  • Art that’s happenin’ in L.A. at the Hammer

    By Tom Teicholz

    May 28, 2014 | 1:19 pm

    In keeping with summer being the season for superhero sequels, the Hammer Museum is presenting “Made in L.A. 2014,” its second biennial selection of contemporary artists working in Los Angeles. Organized by the museum’s chief curator, Connie Butler, along with independent curator...

  • Hans Zimmer: Proud to say ‘My people’

    By Jared Sichel

    May 28, 2014 | 12:55 pm

    When Hans Zimmer stepped up to the podium during a press conference at the Berlin Film Festival in 1999 to discuss his score of “The Last Days,” a Holocaust documentary produced by the Shoah Foundation, he was asked why he chose to work on the movie.

    And that’s when Zimmer...

  • LACMA ’s upcoming brush with German, French expressionists

    By Tom Freudenheim

    May 28, 2014 | 12:45 pm

    Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s (LACMA) pre-eminent role as the American museum most regularly engaged in exhibitions to re-examine German Expressionism, its offshoots and variants was firmly established decades ago. The museum’s Robert Gore Rifkind Center for German...

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