Edward Elgar’s Enigma


    An enduring mystery surrounds a set of orchestral variations Edward Elgar began to compose in late 1898: Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36, known popularly as The Enigma Variations. The work explores a simple theme with 14 variations. In principle, this type of composition is as fundamental to Western music as the concerto, the string quartet or the symphony.

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    Nickolas Muray Photographs Frida Kahlo


    A traveling exhibition of Nickolas Muray’s portraits of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, almost 50 photographs, is now on display at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, Calif., where it will be up through Sept. 3.

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    Josef Schulz: Übergang

    posp23, 2005, C-Print, 120 x 157,4 cm

    Today, as Brexit and newly resurgent nationalist and nativist movements all over Europe flex their revisionist muscles, a series of photographs made by Josef Schulz in the first decade of this century bears vivid but quiet witness to a past that was defined for centuries by borders, tariffs and distrust.

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    Horseman, Pass By and Hud: From Novel to Film


    On May 21, 1962, a crew from Paramount Studios began 30 days of location filming in the small Texas Panhandle town of Claude, a ranching and farming community southeast of Amarillo, at the crossroads of U.S. Highway 287, Texas State Road 207 and State Farm Road 1151. The working title on the production call sheets was Hud Bannon.

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    Movie Palaces at the Herrick Library

    An exhibition at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ Margaret Herrick Library, “From Nickelodeons to Picture Palaces: America at the Movies, 1910-1960,” showcases a time when grand movie palaces created a shared civic experience, even in America’s smaller towns.

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    John Lewis and the March Trilogy


    The graphic-book trilogy March, which presents the Civil Rights Movement through the eyes of Congressman John Lewis, topped the best-seller list from 2013-2016, an achievement that suggests how relevant it is to our current political discourse.

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