Friday, September 26, 2008

Saturday Arts 092708

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Art and Science, Virtual and Real, Under One Big Roof By DENNIS OVERBYE, NYTimes
Eight years and $200 million in the making, the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center aims to be a technological pleasure dome for the mind and senses.

Using Old Materials to Put a New Face on a Museum By ROBERTA SMITH, NYTimes
The opening shows at the new Museum of Arts and Design resemble an art seminar-cum-food-fight — an amazing cacophony that is by turns dismaying, enervating, infuriating and invigorating. Slide Show

Movie Review Hollywood War, Revised Edition By A. O. SCOTT, NYTimes
Spike Lee's “Miracle at St. Anna” exists in part to make the overdue point that African-American soldiers fought as bravely and as hard as the characters in Hollywood combat epics. Audio Slide Show

Movie Review 'The Class': Learning to Be the Future of France By MANOHLA DARGIS, NYTimes
The young bodies crowding “The Class,” an artful, intelligent movie about modern French identity and the attempt to transform those bodies into citizens through talk, talk, talk, come in
all sizes, shapes and colors.

Museum of Tolerance stays on message By Mike Boehm, LATimes
With a $13-million makeover to celebrate, the L.A. institution has big plans...

"Confucius: Shaping Values Through Art" LATimes
This show explores key concepts of the philosopher's teachings. This 17th century scroll painting is attributed to Xiang Shengmo. It's one of more than 60 pieces being shown at Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena through Jan. 11, 2009.

Philharmonic plants Youth Orchestra seed By Joanna Lin, LATimes
Lessons and instruments are free. The No. 1 goal is participation.

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