Arts Alive October 13th at 8AM: La América Tropical, Book of Mormon, The Actors Gang, GLB Concert
In 1932, David Alfaro Siqueiros worked with an airbrush on wet cement to create the mural La América Tropical on an Olvera St. building. Within a year, the mural had been whitewashed. Now, 80 years later, the whitewash is gone, the mural is restored and it's getting a grand (second) reveal. Reporter Luis Torres brings the whole story to Arts Alive this week.
The Georgia Laster Branch of the National Association of Negro Musicians is putting on a concert next week to raise money for their scholarship fund. Countertenor, Darryl Taylor and Gloria Lyndsay, scholarship co-chair, tell Arts Alive all about it.
Reporter Laura Ornest heads to Culver City to see The Actors Gang' whose current play The Rivals may have been written in 1775, but, says director David Schweizer, really is timeless.
"Hit" is not a strong enough word to describe the musical The Book of Mormon. After a sold-out run on Broadway, the production is now in LA at the Pantages Theatre. Reporter Victoria Looseleaf talks to the show's co-creators, Matt Stone and Trey Parker--the same guys behind the TV show South Park--about storytelling, their intended audience and how they came to write a musical.
Dean Rob Cutietta answer the question "why no girls' choirs" in Ask the Dean and film critic Kenneth Turan reviews a real movie about a fake movie, Argo.
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