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A CBS News report discusses a ground-breaking new biography by two Pulitzer-Prize winning writers who argue that Vincent Van Gogh may not have committed suicide, as has been long believed.  Instead, their evidence points to his being shot by wealthy, rowdy teenage boys. The teens had taken previous pleasure in bullying Van Gogh by pouring salt in his coffee, snakes in his paint can, and having their girlfriends torment him. The authors argue that although these teens shot Van Gogh, as he lay dying, he protected them from police, asking investigators not to accuse anyone of the crime.

For the full report, please see:

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7384904n&tag=re1.galleries

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Active Cultures- Friday Oct. 21

Pacific Asia Museum

6 p.m. Galleries and Store open

7:30 p.m. Auditorium lounge opens

8 p.m. First Speaker begins

For more information, please visit:

http://www.pacificasiamuseum.org

Pianist In Young Huh performs an all-Liszt program- FREE- Sun Oct 23

in honor of Liszt’s 200th birthday

Bing Theater No reservations

LACMA 5905 Wilshire Blvd. LA, CA, 90036. 323-857-6000. For more information, please visit:

http://www.lacma.org

Goya at the Huntington

Oct. 1, 2011–Jan. 9, 2012

Dreams, Disasters, and Reality: Goya’s Prints from The Huntington’s Collections

Huntington Gallery Works on Paper Room presents about 10 works from all of Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes major etching series, including Los Caprichos and Los Desastres de Guerra (The Disasters of War) drawn from The Huntington’s collections.

For more information, please visit:

http://www.huntington.org/

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PLEASE NOTE:  The correct number to call for reservations is 213-972-3620


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Art Night Pasadena Friday Oct 14th- *FREE*Free Art, Entertainment, and Shuttles. Participating institutions include: the Armory Center for the Arts, the Norton Simon, Kidspace Museum, and the Alliance Francaise of Pasadena. For further information, please consult: http://www.artnightpasadena.org/

Saturdays Off the 405  Oct 15, 6 pm – 9 pm

Getty Center

Musicians Thundercat blend electronic music with the history of African American pop. Also performing: Low End Theory’s DJ Daddy Kev. For more information, please visit: http://www.getty.edu/

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra- Sat Oct 15th + Sun Oct 16th

Sat- 8:00 p.m Alex Theater, Glendale; Sunday Royce Hall, UCLA- 7:00 p.m.

Jeffrey Kahane, conductor; Karina Gauvin, soprano;

DVORÁK Nocturne in B major; BRITTEN Les illuminations; BRITTEN Now sleeps the crimson petal; BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major

For more information, please visit: http://www.laco.org/


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You are cordially invited to attend

The 55th Anniversary of the WESTERN REGIONAL FINALS

Featuring Amber Wagner, Western Region, 2006, Grand National Winner, 2007

Zipper Concert Hall, The Colburn School, 200 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90012

Special Finals Tickets 29 (Box Office 35). Reception Ticket 28. Please mail check to: Western Region- 2455 Adair Street, San Marino, CA, 91108 postmarked by Oct 13th.                                                                                   Or For more information, call: 626.285.3688 

 

 

 

 

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by Leticia Marie Sanchez

Picasso’s “Le Pigeon aux Petits-Pois” stolen from the Paris Museum of Modern Art last year.

Sacré bleu!

Is nothing sacred ?

A Parisian art thief confessed that he dumped more than $134 million dollars worth of art in a garbage bin.

The stolen works, including paintings by Picasso, Braque, Modigliani, Matisse. and Leger were looted from the Paris Museum of Modern Art last year.

Apparently the paintings were destroyed with the rest of the day’s trash.

The sticky-fingered art thief got cold feet after his cohorts in the art spree began to be questioned by police so he dumped the masterpieces in the garbage. Not even the recycling bin, mind you.

Now here is where the spurious story takes an even more sordid turn.

The thief’s ally in gaining the stolen treasure was a 43-year-old wall-climbing Serbian who managed to climb inside the museum. The clueless security guards outside were oblivious to the masked intruder within the museum walls strolling around for more than one hour cherry-picking works to his heart’s delight.

His nickname?

Spiderman.

For the full story, please read:

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-france-art-garbage-20111010,0,7870046.story

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