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"Pacific Standard Time: Art in Los Angeles 1950-1980," goes on exhibit at Berlin's Martin-Gropius-Bau
Curators at Berlin's Martin-Gropius-Bau have assembled a program containing works from two of the core exhibitions of Pacific Standard Time: Art in Los Angeles 1950 to 1980.
The multi-institutional, multi-discipline art collaboration that opened last year across Southern California included over 60 institutions and galleries and was a decade in the making.
More than 70 works by over 50 artists were chosen from "Crosscurrents in L.A. – Painting and Sculpture, 1950-1970" and "Greetings from L.A. – Artists and Publics, 1950-1980."
Lauded by the museum's former director as a "temporary national gallery of southern California art," guests of Berlin's Martin-Gropius-Bau will get a primer on three decades of Los Angeles art.
The exhibition project “Pacific Standard Time – Art in Los Angeles, 1950-1980” traces the development of the Los Angeles art scene during the post-war period, when the city on the Pacific hosted an impressively varied and versatile art scene, thus proving that it was more than Hollywood and a sprawling metropolis in the land of sunshine and palm trees.
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There are Pi lovers. There are pie lovers. There are chicken pot pie lovers. There are pizza pie lovers. There are whoopie pie lovers. And even Barack Obama wanted in on the math pun dessert action.
Here is a piping hot roundup of what some fellow Earthlings did to celebrate their favorite mathematical constant.
Use a napkin.
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L.A. Marathon 2012 runners may be racing in the rain for the second year in a row, according to the National Weather Service.
The 26-mile feat of strength begins March 18 at 7:24 a.m. at Dodger Stadium, and will likely have a weather component added in for extra challenge.
Sunday's runners can expect rainshowers throughout the day, while temperatures are not expected to break 55 degrees.
Last year, more than 300 Los Angeles Marathoners were evaluated for hypothermia following the deluge de résistance. At least 20 people were hospitalized for a variety of ailments.
Event registration for the amibitious and admirable is still open.
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Santa Anita Racetrack
HBO suspended its filming of horses following the third death at Santa Anita Racetrack in connection with the dramatic series "Luck."
A horse was euthanized at the track on Tuesday after the animal reared and fell back, suffering a head injury, NBC LA reports. The horse was being led to a racetrack stable when it accident occurred, according to HBO.
"Luck," a Dustin Hoffman-starring production in its second season, was already the focus of a PETA complaint. The organization says it sent a notification to local law enforcement to investigate the deaths of two other horses that were hurt in racing scenes and euthanized during the first season of filming in 2010-2011.
Though this week's accident did not occur during filming or racing, The American Humane Association insisted in a statement that a stoppage in the filming of horses, "remain in full effect pending a complete, thorough, and comprehensive investigation."
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In the face of dramatic funding cuts Santa Monica College's governing board has approved a two-tier course pricing plan for a number of its in-demand classes.
Students under the new plan would be charged a higher price to take a course when the state-funded classes fill up. It is believed to be the first program of its kind in the country, reports the L.A. Times.
Regulated course fees at SMC are currently set at $36 per unit, and are expected to rise to $46 this summer.
The two-tier plan would see the college create a nonprofit foundation to offer select popular classes at approximately $200 per unit, and the structure could go into effect as soon as the upcoming summer session. It would expand to the entire academic year if the program is successful.
"The mechanics of the program are still being worked out, but generally the higher-cost classes would become available after state-funded classes fill up. The winter session may offer only the higher-cost classes, officials said," notes the Times.