May 28, 2014

Playing a girl cop on the mean streets of Los Angeles

Depicting a darker side of Los Angeles not seen on TV since “The Shield,” the gritty new crime drama “Gang Related” patrols mean streets where police wage an uphill battle against drug lords, gang wars and human traffickers.

Teens make museum of teens

Guests were ushered into a room filled with Nintendo Game Boys, typewriters and guitars by two students who dressed up as Daisy Buchanan (the love interest from “The Great Gatsby”) and rocker Elvis Presley.

All night with God: Picturing revelation

In a City of Angels, with murals and figures of the agents of heaven fluttering everywhere, as we approach Shavuot and the time of Matan Torah — the receiving of the Torah — you would think that finding a place to have a revelatory moment would be as easy as stepping outside.

2014 Shavuot services

Chabad’s “Conejo Mount Sinai Experience” celebration of Shavuot features a reading of the Ten Commandments on June 4 at 10 a.m., followed by a sit-down dairy lunch of pizza and cheesecake.

Calendar June 1 – August 30

You’ve seen the banners around the city and we’re here to confirm it: Israel’s favorite son is coming to Los Angeles.

Fusing ritual and theater

In Encino, seven actors move across the scuffed hardwood floor of a gymnasium. It’s after 10 p.m. on a Tuesday night, and this is only the third rehearsal for the play “Tefillah or Prayer: A Transition.”

LACMA ’s upcoming brush with German, French expressionists

Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s (LACMA) pre-eminent role as the American museum most regularly engaged in exhibitions to re-examine German Expressionism, its offshoots and variants was firmly established decades ago.

Hans Zimmer: Proud to say ‘My people’

When Hans Zimmer stepped up to the podium during a press conference at the Berlin Film Festival in 1999 to discuss his score of “The Last Days,” a Holocaust documentary produced by the Shoah Foundation, he was asked why he chose to work on the movie.

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