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SIMONE FORTI AND CHARLEMAGNE PALESTINE

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The Box and 365 Mission present illlummminnnatttionnnsssss!!!!!!!, a collaborative work by Simone Forti and Charlemagne Palestine. Performances will take place the weekend before Palestine’s new show at 356 Mission.   ILLLUMMMINNNATTTIONNNSSSSS!!!!!!!, Friday, January 19, at 7 pm. Saturday, January 20, at 5 pm. THE BOX, 805 Traction Avenue, downtown Los Angeles. 356mission.tumblr.com/illlummminnnatttionnnsssss-by-simone-forti CHARLEMAGNE PALESTINE—CCORNUUOORPHANOSSCCOPIAEEAANORPHANSSHHORNOFFPLENTYYY, January 25 through […]

VARIEDADES AT THE MAYAN

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VARIEDADES is a music, spoken word, theater, comedy, visual arts happening loosely based on Mexican vaudeville shows in Los Angeles, but the list of performers is anything but old-fashioned: Alice Bag, Nao Bustamante with Dynasty Handbag and Karen Tongson, La Chica Boom, DJ Lengua, Rafa Esparza, Liz Miller Kovacs, Selene Luna, Cheech and Natasha Marin, Mickey Negron, […]

LULA WASHINGTON AT THE WALLIS

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Lula Washington Dance Theatre will bring three programs of modern dance to The Wallis this week. Program A features excerpts from Washington’s THE MOVEMENT (2004) and Donald Bryd’s COMMUNION (1994), as well as work by Christopher Huggins, Rennie Harris, and a new piece by Anthony Burrell titled TEMPORARY SPACES (2017). Programs B and C will open with the complete THE […]

THE HENDRIX PROJECT

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The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival and CalArts Center for New Performance present the world premiere of Roger Guenveur Smith’s THE HENDRIX PROJECT The show will be staged this month in Brooklyn and in February in Orange County. “On New Year’s Eve 1969, Jimi Hendrix’s trio, Band of Gypsys, played a legendary concert at the Fillmore East. […]

ASTRID HADAD AT THE MAYAN

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Astrid Hadad—performance art diva and a mainstay at the old El Hábito in Mexico City—brings her extravagant brand of feminism to the Mayan Theater this week with a show that combines activism, satire, and “Heavy Nopal” cabaret.* The evening is a presentation of the Redcat initiative Live Art: LA/LA, a Pacific Standard Time program.   […]

DUNCAN HANNAH’S DIARIES

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A New York Dolls costume party at the Waldorf, a Roxy Music concert at the old Academy of Music and after-party in Larry Rivers’ loft, Lou Reed’s scatological proposals in Max’s back room… It was all part of artist Duncan Hannah’s young New York life in the early 1970s. Naturally, he kept a diary: “Patti Smith […]

RACHEL AMODEO’S WHAT ABOUT ME

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At Jack Smith’s 1989 memorial service, director Rachel Amodeo and a group of friends put together a germ of an idea for WHAT ABOUT ME, her black-and-white, 16 mm, cinema vérité starring Amodeo as Lisa Napolitano, a homeless outcast who crosses paths—some of them through Tompkins Square Park—with Richard Edson, Nick Zedd, and Richard Hell. […]