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DAY AT ZENITH

Is THE PAJAMA GAME (1957) the “first left-wing operetta,” as Jean-Luc Godard once famously called it? What’s not in doubt is that Doris Day is at her peak in this, the last of her great musicals for Warner Bros. The film was directed by Stanley Donen and George Abbott, and co-starred Broadway powerhouse John Raitt as a […]

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MISS BERLIN FRAMED

“A growing, medial archive of performative scenes, roles and places performed live. Between movement and frozen images in the medium and also with MISS BERLIN FRAMED. “A field of tension live and in the projection. A back-and-forth. Who wins is unclear, and it is also not the question.”* Sabine Reinfeld brings her performance piece MISS BERLIN FRAMED to Los Angeles […]

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MAE WEST

“I wrote the story myself. It’s about a girl who lost her reputation and never missed it.” — Mae West Editor Michael Gregg Michaud will introduce the Mae West–Cary Grant classic SHE DONE HIM WRONG this weekend at the Egyptian. He will also sign copies of his new book of West interviews, MAE WEST—BETWEEN THE COVERS, […]

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IAN SVENONIUS IN LOS ANGELES

Ian Svenonius—punk rock provocateur and author of Censorship Now!!—brings Escape-ism, his first solo project, to the Getty Center this weekend. IAN SVENONIUS—ESCAPE-ISM Friday, August 17, after 6 pm, as part of Friday Flights GETTY CENTER, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Brentwood, Los Angeles. getty.edu/performance mergerecords.com/escape-ism escape-ism.bandcamp.com Top: Ian Svenonius, photographed on April 16, 2017 at Comet Ping […]

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NO SESSO AND KELSEY LU AT THE GETTY

“Designing is my art and my therapy. It brings me joy to make stuff… I design based off of emotion and how I feel, and what’s going on in my community around me.” — Pierre Davis, No Sesso* That community will meet at the Getty Center on Friday night when No Sesso debuts a site-specific […]