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Victoria Looseleaf

Victoria Looseleaf

Victoria Looseleaf is an award-winning international arts journalist, having contributed many hundreds of articles to the Los Angeles Times, KCET Artbound, Dance Magazine, Performances Magazine and the New York Times, among other outlets. In addition, she publishes a blog, The Looseleaf Report, adjudicates dances festivals, and frequently moderates pre-concert talks. Looseleaf has also filed datelines from around the world, including such cultural hotspots as Abu Dhabi, Vienna, Tel Aviv, Buenos Aires, Berlin and Amsterdam. Her novella in verse, "Isn’t It Rich?" is currently being adapted for the stage.

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Nathan Cole teaches online violin classes. | Courtesy of Nathan Cole
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Southland Sessions

How Three LA Phil Musicians Are Generating Secondary Income Streams

COVID-19 has decimated arts and culture workers throughout the world. See how three of LA Philharmonic’s musicians are finding new income streams for the benefit of students around the world.
Lisa Bielawa conducts the Kronos Quartet on the set of Vireo
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Artbound

Lisa Bielawa Furthers Philip Glass' Legacy

Award-winning composer Lisa Bielawa is tasked to help preserve Glass’s inimitable legacy in music, but also to create new courses and curricula that build on the principles and vision of Glass.
Aliens made by Calder Greenwood for "War of the Worlds" performance | Greg Grudt of Mathew Imaging
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Artbound

Orson Welles' Classic 'War of the Worlds' Resurrected in Downtown L.A.

Now, nearly 80 years after that first iconic broadcast, "War of the Worlds" is brought to life at Walt Disney Concert Hall and the streets of downtown Los Angeles. 
Jesus Christ the Mysticall or Gospell Sun, 1652 by Fulk Bellers | Rare Book Collection, Huntington Library
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Artbound

Eclipse Exhibition Grapples with Mankind’s Ongoing Fascination with the Celestial Event

A collaborative exhibition between artists and scientists showcases mankind's fascination with eclipses and evokes the strange feelings associated with the rare event. 
Frau Fiber and the global wage awards | John Michael Kohler Arts and Industry Residency
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Artbound

Sewing is an Act of Rebellion: Frau Fiber's Crusade

Carole Frances Lung's one of a kind garment production performances investigating the human cost of mass production and consumption.
Exterior of NuMu
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Artbound

Guatemala's Only Contemporary Art Museum is a Rehabbed Egg Stand — and LACMA Wants to Bring it to L.A.

NuMu, located in Guatemala City, is shaped like an egg and, at most, accommodates up to four visitors. But for those unable to travel to Central America, an exact replica of NuMu will be making its own pilgrimage.
Aubrey Longley-Cook's "RuPaul Cross-Stitch Animation Frame 27" | Courtesy of the artist Queer Threads
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Artbound

This Isn't Your Grandma's Doiley: Queer Artists Work in Fiber

A new tome, “Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community,” co-edited by John Chaich and fashion mogul Todd Oldham features the works of 30 actively engaged LGBTQ artists using fiber to ask tough questions.
Jennifer Koh in "Shared Madness" | Chris Lee
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Artbound

A Violinist Evolving the Classical Mold

Jennifer Koh is not like every classical violinist, who plays only Bach, Tchaikovsky, Brahms and the like. Over the years, she has become an advocate for contemporary compositions, premiering more than 50 works written especially for her. 
Gregory Purnhagen in "Vireo" while filming in Alcatraz | David Soderlund
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Artbound

The Baritone That Goes From Cuban Music to Tibetan Throat Singing

There aren’t too many lyric baritones who can not only sing in a number of Philip Glass operas and work with Björk, but also assume the guise of Desi Arnaz. It seems Gregory Purnhagen can do it all.
Lisa Bielawa conducts the Kronos Quartet on the set of Vireo
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Artbound

The Women Breaking Opera's Glass Ceiling

We may not have elected a woman president in 2016, but more and more women are gracing the podium and the stage in classical opera. Here are a few stellar examples and what obstacles they faced to get where they are.
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