Arts & Entertainment

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Artist, teacher, Chicano activist, Jose Montoya made history

Much-beloved California artist, teacher, and former poet laureate of Sacramento, Jose Montoya died Sept. 25 at the age of 81.

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Skagos' “Anarchic” disregards the “laws” of its genre

Composed of two musical pieces, each over 30 minutes in length, the release offers a poetic perspective on the current state of the natural world.

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Saudi girl's story exposes oppression of women

The film audience cringes as Wadjda's flowering pre-teen youth is hammered with humiliations and denials of even the slightest sign of human growth.

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Art project asks: Is capitalism working for you?

"How's capitalism working for you?"is the question of a new interactive art installation in New York City.

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Locked-out musicians "devastated" by director's resignation

MINNEAPOLIS (PAI) -- Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra, locked out of their jobs for the past year, were devastated by the Oct. 1 resignation of its music director, Osmo Vänskä, who quit when management refused to end the lockout in time for rehearsals for a concert at Carnegie Hall.

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New York City Opera files for bankruptcy

With the Oct. 3 announcement that New York City Opera is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the city and the entire country are losing a major cultural institution.

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Has “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” suited up for failure?

The show is interesting in that it offers a behind-the-curtain look at this fantastical world of heroes. But in many ways, it may have missed its mark.

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"Awake and Sing!": Classic proletarian theater, so timely

Newcomers to the work of Clifford Odets, the Group Theatre's greatest dramatist, as well as longtime fans familiar with this avatar of proletarian theater, are in for a treat at North Hollywood's Lonny Chapman Theatre.

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Films depict Palestinians' tragedy, humanity

TORONTO - There's a definite increase of films by and about Palestinians being shown around the world, and several were shown at the Toronto International Film Festival this year.

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Must-see film “Inequality For All” opens Sept. 27

The focus though is on the facts, such as the U.S. being the nearly most wealth-unequal country in the world.

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