At the Hollywood Bowl, an unhealthy glow

The four monitors penetrated the natural setting with a noxious glow. All showed the same images, cutting back and forth between long shots of the shell, medium shots of groups of players and pimple-close magnification of individual faces. Bad as that is, the screens are too far away to observe any meaningful detail, and the result is a bombardment of useless visual information. FULL COVERAGE: 2013 Spring arts preview I moved down a couple of sections for Liszt’s “Totentanz,” which featured Thibaudet. The speakers here sounded really good. The electronic balances may have put the pianist slightly too much front and center, but Liszt’s virtuosic demands are flabbergasting, and Thibaudet played like the glitteringly precise whiz that he is.
Source: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/culture/la-et-cm-hollywood-bowl-notebook-20130727,0,2838572.story

Letters: Big buildings in little Hollywood

This is the kind of story I want to see created. Mayfield wasnt alone: More than 90,000 fans of the cult TV series helped creator Rob Thomas raise a staggering $5.7 million on Kickstarter, surpassing the $2 million originally needed to get Warner Bros. to make the film. Its too soon to tell how it will fare at the box office, but the Veronica Mars movie, which just wrapped filming this week in Los Angeles, will be one for the history books. Too bad the same cant be said of The Lone Ranger, After Earth, White House Down, Turbo, or Pacific Rim. Those duds, which cost $130 million to $225 million to make, according to The New York Times , were dead on arrival with poor domestic ticket sales and press. The Lone Rangercost Disney more than $225 million to produce and took in $48.7 at the box office over the Independence Day weekend.
Source: http://www.inc.com/jill-krasny/what-hollywood-can-learn-from-kickstarter.html

Can Kickstarter Save Hollywood?

Apparently these people think they know better than geologists and seismologists. Many people I know have already stopped going to Hollywood because of the overdevelopment and hideous electronic billboards. The current proposal would make Hollywood more like Broadway in New York, and that’s not a good thing. Also
Source: http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/letters/la-le-0728-newsunday-hollywood-skyscrapers-20130728,0,6110685.story

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