Multi-Instrumentalist Mayra Vargas Breaks into the Los Angeles Music Scene with her First Andean Pop Single

Every so often I have the good fortune to connect with musicians who are part of the vibrant Los Angeles music scene. Just last week I published an interview with the talented Martin Lopez-Iu, in which he discussed his debut solo project Zanja Madre … [Continue reading]

Los Angeles Folk-Rocker Martin Lopez-Iu Talks About His Debut Solo Album, William Mulholland & Writing Songs About Place

As longtime readers of Curating LA know, I love talking to writers, musicians and artists who are inspired by Los Angeles and whose work is able to reveal some truth about the city through their artistic expression. I was therefore very intrigued … [Continue reading]

Curating Los Angeles Turns Six!

HB Chandler Painting

Since I no longer live in, or even near, the City of Los Angeles (see the About page for details), people often ask me why I continue to publish Curating Los Angeles (CLA). My answer is always the same: “I love LA and feel a special affinity to both … [Continue reading]

Renato D’Agostin Photographs Los Angeles and Mines the City’s Collective Memory

There are different ways to represent, and share one's impressions of, a place. Photographers use light to define their subject as they see it, while writers use words to describe, explain and tell stories about particular settings. In a recently … [Continue reading]

One Guitar | One Week | One Song

In a world that seems to grow ever more complex by the day, it’s refreshing to come upon a simple idea that’s well executed and leads to a satisfying outcome. That’s precisely how I’d describe The Acoustic Guitar Project (AGP), “…a global music … [Continue reading]

Living with Art at the Weisman Estate

While I love spending time in museums and galleries, one of my favorite places to experience art is in a private home. It’s there I not only encounter individual pieces of creative expression, but a highly personal context for the collected works. … [Continue reading]

Rock Day LA – Own a Piece of the 6th Street Viaduct

If you’ve been following the 6th Street Viaduct Replacement Project, you probably know that the old bridge is being demolished because a chemical process in the cement supports, known alkali silica reaction, has made the structure seismically … [Continue reading]