Devil horns and diva dresses fly off the rack at L.A. Opera costume sale

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At Burning Man, people wear a lot of weird stuff — ski goggles, fairy wings, neon body paint. But some of the festival-goers who journey to Nevada’s Black Rock Desert this summer may be sporting outfits with an even more bizarre origin: the Los Angeles Opera.

Gustavo Dudamel’s contract with L.A. Phil extended 3 years to 2022

If there was any risk that New York City would sing a siren’s song to Gustavo Dudamel, the Los Angeles Philharmonic appears to have sailed safely past.

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Some strengths but no surprises in this ‘Tiger by the Tail’

A personals ad with a Florida state prison return address — what could possibly go wrong? Plenty, to the surprise of no one other than the gullible pen pal protagonist of “Tiger by the Tail” — and thereby hangs the tale in the first West Coast production of Frawley…

Björked: Jerry Saltz burns his MoMA press pass and more artsy discontent

There are pile-ons. And then there are pile-ons involving Spandex, face-paint and atomic knee drops. 

National World War II Museum gets $20-million gift

The National World War II Museum in New Orleans has received a gift of $20 million from Donald T. “Boysie” Bollinger, a shipping magnate and member of a prominent Louisiana family, leaders of the museum announced on Tuesday.

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Exploring the intersection of music and dance

Dancing a Balanchine ballet is hard enough. Explaining Balanchine aesthetics to a lay audience should be even harder.

Santa Barbara’s ‘Botticelli, Titian and Beyond’ a quirky gem

Scotland is apparently in the midst of a cultural tourism push, with traveling exhibitions from its national museums in Edinburgh and civic museums in Glasgow visiting California. Both are old-fashioned “treasures” shows.

Enchanting ‘Cinderella’ brings happily-ever-after to Ahmanson

Everything changes in this world — values, culture, technology, fashion — but the power of Cinderella seems weirdly impervious to time.