The rise and spectacular fall of Venice Beach’s Pacific Ocean Park

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If you had walked along the beach in Venice in the early 1970s, you would have come across the sagging, crumbling, partially incinerated ghost of an old amusement park on a pier. If you’ve watched the skate documentary “Dogtown and Z-Boys,” which shows surfers nimbly riding waves under the…

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Lou Moore departs as head of Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, which only recently completed its inaugural season, confirmed Thursday that Executive Director Lou Moore has left the fledgling arts organization.

Everything goes right for Gustavo Dudamel in Beethoven program

There were no excuses Tuesday night.

‘Bullets Over Broadway’ to close in New York on Aug. 24

“Bullets Over Broadway,” the first stage musical based on one of Woody Allen’s movies, is a comedy about the difficulties of mounting a stage production in New York. It’s a challenge that the musical’s producers may know well given the show’s own difficulties in attracting audiences in recent…

Renee Fleming makes debut in a play at Williamstown Theatre Festival

Renée Fleming has performed dozens of opera’s leading roles in a professional career that has spanned three decades. This month, the soprano is trying something altogether new for her — she’s starring in a stage play.

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Dixie Longate rings up laughs and sales in ‘Dixie’s Tupperware Party’

Showbiz has been this route before: a man playing a woman who sports a stereotypical regional and class-specific accent, outrageous hair and accessories, and a wit wicked enough to keep the character airborne on continual gusts of laughter. Spasms, even.

Huntington’s new gallery rooms show promise

Sometimes an art museum opens new galleries more as an expression of ambition and possibility for the future than as the culmination of a completed achievement. That seems to be the case at the Huntington in San Marino, which on July 19 will inaugurate five new rooms in the Virginia Steele…

The Mistake Room brings global view to gritty downtown L.A. art scene

Construction workers hammer away in a warehouse near the southern edge of downtown Los Angeles. A buzz saw hits fever pitch, screeching in the background; the air is thick with dust.