Here, There & Everywhere: The 2012 Alpert Award in the Arts

By Don Heckman Herb Alpert has had more successes – creative and financial – than most artists can dream of experiencing.  And to his credit he’s handled them with remarkable finesse and generosity.  Music programs at UCLA and CalArts have benefited from his multi-million dollar grants to each institution. Today, another impressive display of the… Read More Here, There & Everywhere: The 2012 Alpert Award in the Arts

Ballet: The Joffrey Ballet’s “Nutcracker” at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

By Jane Rosenberg Whenever I approach a production of the “Nutcracker,” I bring along my seven-year-old self and wait expectantly for the holiday fantasy to begin.  Thursday night at the opening performance of the Joffrey Ballet’s “Nutcracker” was no exception.  I never tire of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic tale or of Tchaikovsky’s perfect ballet score, and… Read More Ballet: The Joffrey Ballet’s “Nutcracker” at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion