Archive for February, 2010

Musical Performance

Fri. February 26

Performer Polli Chambers-Salazar links composers Scriabin and Hindemith to Jawlensky,  Klee, and other painters after Ingres.

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Norton Simon Museum of Art.411 W. Colorado Boulevard Pasadena, CA 91105



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Feb 24-28

Don Quixote

Orange County Performing Arts Center. 600 Town Center Drive. Costa Mesa, CA 92626


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Due to its dire fiscal straits, the LA City Council considered a bill this month that would have slashed the funding from LA’s Department of Cultural Affairs. The proposal re-evaluated the $1 tax per $100 in hotel room charges that results in about $10 million of funding per year for the Department of Cultural Affairs.

Due to the intense public outcry that included thousands of emails, letters, and a viral campaign on Twitter and Facebook, the motion to  was “filed” away.

“As citizens of this democracy, you are the rulers and the ruled, the law-givers and the law-abiding, the beginning and the end.” — Adlai E. Stevenson

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MOCA’s Board of Trustees named influential New York Gallerist, Jeffrey Deitch, as the museum’s new director.

A prominent figure in the art world, Mr. Deitch has worked with such artists as Jean Michael Basquiat and Jeff Koons, in addition to founding the vanguard gallery, Deitch Projects. An avid art connoisseur, Mr. Deitch is also a an arts writer and critic. According to MOCA Board Co-Chair Maria Bell, “Jeffrey lives, eats, sleeps, and breathes art. He is passionate about contemporary art and is committed to the future of MOCA.”

Mr. Deitch will take the helm of MOCA commencing June 1, 2010.

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Fashion Police


by Leticia Marie Sanchez

Crazy polka dots, mismatched leggings, fanny packs: we’ve all heard the term.

But what is its origin?

During the Middle Ages, feudalism reigned. A strict hierarchical social code classified lords, ladies, knights, vassals, and serfs.

The medieval social code governed people’s behavior and manner of dress. Clothing functioned as a way to distinguish the classes. If someone dared to don the attire for the class above theirs, the authorities would throw them in jail for transgressing social norms. Hence, the term Fashion Police.

Pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse’s rendition of Lady Juliet Capulet.

Only a woman of her station would be permitted to don this blue necklace.

The sartorial choices of two medieval cooks.

(The chickens, however, are, free to don their birthday suits)

In medieval times, if a person wore the wrong fashion,  ‘twould be a crime.


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