An Acre of Art on the Radio - Off-Ramp 10-2-10

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Resnick and Piano on LACMA's new Resnick Pavilion

KPCC's John Rabe attended the media opening for LACMA's huge new "Lynda and Stewart Resnick Exhibition Pavilion," and heard from museum director Michael "who knew?*" Govan, architect Renzo "I'm no Romantic" Piano, Lynda "I'm so excited" Resnick, and LA County Supervisor "This is big" Yaroslavsky. This weekend, the museum - including the pavilion - is free! Click through for a LACMA link. (*At the news conference, Govan said, on seeing the Resnick's collection for the first time, "Who knew there were collections like this in Los Angeles?!")
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LACMAS-Resnick Pt 2: Fashioning Fashion

Off-Ramp's John Rabe explores the "Fashioning Fashion" exhibit at the Resnick, which gathers exquisitely preserved men's and women's wear from Europe, 1700-1915.

Mummy's Descendent Visits Mummies Exhibit

We're probably all descendents of King Tut, somehow or other. But for the Mummies of the World exhibit, now at the California Science Center, they brought in a direct descendent of the mummies on display. Off-Ramp host John Rabe spoke with Dr. Manfred Baron von Crailsheim and Baroness Lieselotte von Crailsheim about two mummies ... from the crypt at the Baron's ancestral home, Schloss Sommersdorf. Click through for more about the castle, which is now a B+B!
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The Other Side of Siqueiros

The Mexican artist David Alfaro Siqueiros was more than a muralist.
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Lou Adler Finale: Family, Charity, and His Talent

Lou Adler discovered Cheech and Chong and brought the Rocky Horror Show to the screen. He co-wrote "What A Wonderful World" and "The Poor Side of Town." He managed Jan & Dean and The Mamas & The Papas and helped make Monterey Pop Happen. He produced "Tapestry," one of the best selling records of all time. But as Alex Ben Block of the Hollywood Reporter finds out in this, the final installment of our exclusive career-retrospective interview, Adler is also raising his sons, giving very sick kids summer camp fun at The Painted Turtle, and humbled by his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. We've also posted Alex's entire interview with Adler in case you missed it when it came out a special Off-Ramp podcast.

LA Record interviews Fitz and the Tantrums

Fitz and the Tantrums are a soul-revival band in the proud tradition of Motown legends like Marvin Gaye, the Jackson Five and The Four Tops, and even modern acts like Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings.
(UPDATE: This Old House has picked a Spanish Revival home in Silverlake to renovate. Click through to see the entire news release, with quotes from the LA Conservancy's Linda Dishman and LA City Councilman Eric Garcetti.) "This Old House" has been renovating homes on TV for thirty years and only now is taking on a project in Los Angeles. Listen as Off-Ramp host John Rabe talks with the show's Kevin O'Connor and Norm Abram for the inside story, and COME INSIDE for guidelines on nominating your project for the show.

Photo by Bob Martin from the LA Public Library/Hollywood Citizen News/Valley Times Collection: Debris tumbles down the hill and dust rises from demolished walls as a wrecking crane does its job on the Anthony's Hollywood Tudor-style house. The Anthonys' house is being razed to build a Hollywood television and film museum that never came to pass. Photo dated: Apr. 15, 1964.

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Marc Haefele reviews "Permanently Blue"

If you're a Democrat, you're probably dreading the November 2 Election as the Morning-After Hangover to the Obama Sweep of 2008. But now, just when you needed it most, comes a longer -- and highly optimistic view of the Democratic future, Dylan Loewe's "Permanently Blue". Marc Haefele has a review.

Dinner Party Download meets "Nowhere Boy director"

Dinner Party Download ... with Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam.
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