Arts

LACMA cancels exhibits to help close deficit

The economy’s forcing the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to cut back on exhibits it had planned in the next year. KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez has more.

Michael Jackson exhibited interest in rehab facility

As the world awaits Michael Jackson’s autopsy results, speculation runs rampant that a prescription drug overdose may have caused his death.

Parking rates rise at Getty Center, Getty Villa

If you plan on driving to the Getty Center or Getty Villa this Independence Day weekend, take a little extra money. Starting tomorrow, parking rates at the museums go up from $10 to $15 per car. More on the story from KPCC’s Brian Watt.

Parking fee at Getty Center, Getty Villa rises to $15

Starting tomorrow, it’ll cost $15 to park at the Getty Center and Getty Villa. That’s up from $10.

Auction house owner says Michael Jackson was 'eccentric,' 'eclectic' collector

Julien's Auctions of West Hollywood was closely involved with a massive auction of Michael Jackson memorabilia that was scheduled to take place in April. That auction was canceled. But the company did go forward on Friday with another auction that included some Michael Jackson memorabilia. Darren Julien, the owner of Julien's Auctions, spoke with KPCC's Alex Cohen about Jackson and his feelings about auctioning off Jackson memorabilia at this time.

Michael Jackson's LA session musicians remember

Producer Quincy Jones called on some of the top session musicians in the business to work on Michael Jackson’s albums. And much of that work took place in Los Angeles. KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez talked to some of those musicians and has this story.

LA dedicates street to Iranian-American for first time

For the first time, Los Angeles has dedicated a street to an Iranian-American. A stretch of historic Broadway theater district near downtown L.A. is named after Ezat Delijani, the man who owns and is restoring several movie palaces. KPCC’s Shirley Jahad has the story:

Michael Jackson fan remembers 'cool'

Hundreds of Michael Jackson fans gathered outside UCLA Medical Center Thursday to pay tribute to the pop icon.

Michael Jackson fans remember pop icon

Southern California fans of Michael Jackson gathered Thursday outside UCLA Medical Center – the hospital where the pop star died. KPCC’s Frank Stoltze spoke to some of them as they mourned, and celebrated, the life of Michael Jackson.

Charles Phoenix's retro slideshow tour

This week, the Eastman Kodak Company announced it would be discontinuing its iconic Kodachrome film. It's sad news for fans of the legendary color film. But you can celebrate the days when folks took pictures with film instead of with pixels this weekend at Charles Phoenix's Retro Slide Show Tour of California at the National Hot Rod Museum in Pomona. Host Charles Phoenix talks with KPCC's Alex Cohen about the show.

UCLA arts dean says Jackson's influence on music industry spread wide

KPCC's Alex Cohen talked with Christopher Waterman, Dean of the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture, about the influence Michael Jackson had on the music industry.

New revival of 'Little Foxes' hits Pasadena Playhouse

In 1939, Lillian Hellman wrote the play, “The Little Foxes,” set in the South in 1900. Its lead character, Regina Hubbard Giddens has a mind, and an agenda, of her own. The role’s been invented and reinvented on stage by Tallulah Bankhead and Elizabeth Taylor, and onscreen by Bette Davis. A new revival is at the Pasadena Playhouse. KPCC’s Steve Julian recently met with today’s Regina, Kelly McGillis. You might remember her from the movie Top Gun; and he also talks with director Damaso Rodriguez.

Palm Springs short film festival turns lens on Coachella Valley

Of the 300 or so short films screening at this year’s international “Short Fest” in Palm Springs, there are several that turn their lenses on the Coachella Valley. KPCC’s Steven Cuevas has a preview.

LA's Hammer Museum previews upcoming shows

The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles gave a preview of upcoming exhibits – and KPCC's Adolfo Guzman-Lopez was there.

Westwood's Hammer Museum unveils upcoming exhibits

Officials at Westwood's Hammer Museum today previewed the contemporary art museum's upcoming exhibits.

Writer John August writes short story 'The Variant' with help from Twitter

This weekend is Father’s Day and among those who will be celebrating is Los Angeles writer and dad John August. August wrote the films Go and Charlie’s Angels and he blogs about writing on his Web site, JohnAugust.com. He recently wrote a short story called "The Variant." And as he tells KPCC's Alex Cohen, he got a lot of help from his fans on Twitter.