Railway Modeler Pulls into Bergamot Station

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When something captures a child’s attention, he or she locks onto the subject and doesn’t let go. Visiting the Lois Lambert Gallery at Bergamot Station several weeks ago to see an exhibition titled “Sonny Wizelman – A Moment in Time,” I watched a young girl circle the room, mobile phone in hand, taking video of finely detailed railway models from every conceivable angle. She couldn’t seem to get enough of the intricate scenes and creative use of mechanization, color, sound and light. [Continue reading]

Los Angeles City Planning Needs to Focus on Place, Not Movement

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Periodically Curating Los Angeles publishes guest posts that highlight an interesting facet of life in greater Los Angeles. While they can focus on people, organizations, or places, among other subjects, what I look for is an article with a … [Continue reading]

Mansfield Park – An Opera UCLA Production, Comes to the Clark Library

Literary creations often inspire other creative works. Think Phantom of the Opera (a novel turned into various stage and film adaptations, such as Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical) and The Wizard of Oz (another novel turned into multiple stage … [Continue reading]

Blast From the Past: Historic Renaissance Faire Advertisements from the LA Free Press

Have you ever flipped through the pages of an old publication and found yourself transported back in time to a specific moment in your childhood? Something like that recently happened to me when I looked at a pair of advertisements for the … [Continue reading]

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is Back!

Where can you celebrate books with the people who write them and a community of passionate readers? Why – at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books of course. Now in its 22nd year, the festival “has grown to become an essential part of the L.A. … [Continue reading]

Sing Your Own Song: An Opera Love Story – Feel the Joy

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Sometimes the most compelling stories are the ones unfolding right in our own backyard. Such was the case for Burbank-based documentary filmmaker Anne Davis O’Neal. In 2010 she learned about a group of Los Angeles area opera singers who gathered … [Continue reading]

Three Artists Interpret Los Angeles

The Los Angeles art scene is so vibrant that to get noticed artists often have to promote their own work. That’s exactly what Vivian Shih did when she reached out to inform Curating LA about The Land Around Us, a self-curated group show that features … [Continue reading]