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Almost all successful comedic farces begin with realistic situations and properly motivated characters who gradually become more exaggerated until they reach a fevered pitch of ridiculousness.

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Last month, some of the world’s finest classical music students descended on Montreal for a series of prestigious concerts and competitions. By the time the proceedings wrapped, a Downtown Los Angeles student had walked away with one of the highest prizes.

Theater is a refined medium powered by elegant prose in which professional thespians dig deep to don new personas and bring unique stories and settings to life. It’s live art — the field of Shakespeare, Beckett and Arthur Miller — with no time for post-production or correction. When done rig…

For almost nine decades, London’s Royal Ballet has been creating innovative dance with some of the world’s top performers. This week, the company visits Los Angeles for the first time in nearly a quarter century.

It’s time to dust off that crimson Edward Elric jacket or Goku’s iconic orange and blue karate gi. If you know what that means, then you’re likely already aware that anime experts, video game aficionados and passionate fans of Japanese pop culture will converge on Downtown Los Angeles this w…

One of Downtown’s biggest summer concert series is ready to return this month. The staff at the city Department of Recreation and Parks recently announced the lineup for the Downtown Stage concerts at Pershing Square.

Downtown Los Angeles is celebrated for, among other things, its collection of notable museums with heavyweight shows. Just glance across the community and you’ll see, for instance, The Broad’s lauded Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983 or the Museum of Contemporary Art’…

It doesn’t matter if a writer turns away from his creation or allows it to be censored and have its textual heart and soul ripped from it. It doesn’t matter if those who first brought it to life are long gone, and the work itself lays forgotten beneath layers of ash.

In just six short years, the BET Experience has cemented itself as one of, if not the biggest celebrations of black media culture in Los Angeles.

Kaiju, the “strange beasts” of Japanese cinema, have inspired hit movies, toy lines and media franchises. Now there’s a day-long festival in Downtown Los Angeles to celebrate their legacy. Kaijucon runs 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, at the Japanese American National Museum at 100 N. C…

In 2015, the Los Angeles Philharmonic announced that the acclaimed young composer and theater director Yuval Sharon would join the orchestra for three years as its “artist-collaborator.” Sharon, perhaps best known in los Angeles for creating the car opera Hopscotch with his company The Indus…