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Essential Arts: Dudamel speaks out, the new rack of Tony nominees, Cheech Marin's Chicano art center

921 days ago
L.A. Times - EntertainmentGustavo Dudamel goes political. The Tony nominations are in — and they are eclectic. Plus, Cheech Marin wants to open a Chicano art center in Riverside. I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, and here is your saucy guide... more info

Gustavo Dudamel speaks out about Venezuela

922 days ago
L.A. Times - EntertainmentUnder normal conditions, the news about Gustavo Dudamel this weekend would focus on his return to Walt Disney Concert Hall after a three-month absence to begin a rare cycle of Schubert symphonies. But these are not normal conditions. On Thursday, the... more info

Gustavo Dudamel on repression and violence in Venezuela: 'Enough is enough'

922 days ago
L.A. Times - EntertainmentGustavo Dudamel, the music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, is speaking out about Venezuela. Dudamel, the longtime face of the El Sistema music education program that has helped hundreds of thousands disadvantaged children in his native coun... more info

Gustavo Dudamel Tells Venezuelan Government ‘Enough Is Enough’

922 days ago
New York TimesThe star conductor issued his strongest statement yet about the crisis in his native country after a young musician was reportedly killed in street protests. more info

For a giant like the L.A. Phil, how does NEA funding factor into the big picture?

938 days ago
L.A. Times - EntertainmentThe Los Angeles Philharmonic is hardly a shoestring operation, with its $255-million endowment and an annual budget of $120 million for the 2015-16 season. The 106-member orchestra led by Gustavo Dudamel is considered one of the most preeminent in th... more info

Friday's TV highlights: 'Great Performances' spotlights Gustavo Dudamel conducting under the stars

957 days ago
L.A. Times - Entertainment SERIES MacGyver Mac’s (Lucas Till) friend (guest star Aly Michalka), a scientist at MIT, fakes her death to stay alive when someone wants to make sure she doesn’t finish her research. Justin Hires and George Eads also star. 8 p.m. CBS Grimm Thi... more info

L.A. Phil's 2017-18 season will build bridges, Dudamel says

988 days ago
L.A. Times - EntertainmentThe Los Angeles Philharmonic is expected to announce its 2017-18 lineup Tuesday, and in offering a sneak peek of the season, Music Director Gustavo Dudamel said if there is a theme, it is diversity — in cultures, in artists and in the music itself... more info

Gustavo Dudamel celebrates his 36th birthday with some Schoenberg

1019 days ago
L.A. Times - EntertainmentInstruct Gustavo Dudamel not to conduct; he conducts. Thursday was the Los Angeles Philharmonic music and artistic director’s 36th birthday. As Dudamel walked off the Walt Disney Concert Hall stage before taking his final bow at the end of his prog... more info

TV This Week, Jan. 1-7: 'From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration' and more

1047 days ago
L.A. Times - Entertainment  SUNDAY  Have baton, will travel: The L.A. Phil’s Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Vienna Philharmonic for “From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2017” on “Great Performances.” Julie Andrews returns as host. 7:30 p.m. KOCE A hotshot host... more info

Meet the film director helping Dudamel paint the story of 'The Creation' inside Disney Hall

1069 days ago
L.A. Times - EntertainmentAlberto Arvelo is used to hiring composers to set music to his films. The Venezuelan director’s most recent feature, “Libertador,” employed none other than Gustavo Dudamel — in his debut film score — for that task. The roles were reversed, ... more info

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