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THE VIEW UPSTAIRS AT CELEBRATION

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“I love this busted-ass bar.” — Wes, in The View Upstairs THE VIEW UPSTAIRS, an off-Broadway triumph earlier this year, has made a welcome transfer to the Celebration Theatre in Hollywood for its West Coast premiere. Max Vernon’s musical—directed by Michael A. Shepperd—is set in a dive bar in New Orleans in 1973 (and 2017), […]

GENESIS BREYER P-ORRIDGE ON EDLEY ODOWD

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Saturday night, in conjunction with their exhibition DISCIPLINE—THE ART OF PSYCHIC TV, 2003–2016, Lethal Amounts gallery presents a lecture by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge on the work of Edley Odowd, followed by a DJ set by Gen + Edley. The night before, Psychic TV plays a gig at Echoplex in Los Angeles, and the night after […]

MATTHEW BOURNE’S RED SHOES

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For the last twenty years, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s film THE RED SHOES has been on the mind of choreographer Matthew Bourne, and this year audiences in Los Angeles and New York have the opportunity to see this ideal match of creator, subject, and source. MATTHEW BOURNE’S THE RED SHOES—in its U.S. premiere, at the Ahmanson—is […]

KNOW WAVE AT NY ART BOOK FAIR

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KNOW WAVE will carry a never-ending stream of live programming, interviews, and music broadcasts from this year’s NY ART BOOK FAIR. KNOW WAVE  know-wave.com NY ART BOOK FAIR, Thursday through Sunday, September 21–24. MoMA P.S. 1, 22–25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City. nyartbookfair.com/about/ See “Midnight Radio: Aaron Bondaroff on Know Wave,” PARIS LA 15 (Spring 2017): […]

HOLY SHIT — SOLID RAIN

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The new Matt Fishbeck/Holy Shit album SOLID RAIN is out on vinyl, and will be followed by a second Fishbeck release later this year. SOLID RAIN is the first musical release from Semiotext(e), and the album’s liner notes are by Ariana Reines. “Putting out the record for us now that L.A. is rapidly changing into a gentrification nightmare […]

CARMEN — CARMEN

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In the busy, declamatory plays of Simon Stephens, the most interesting characters explosively stake their claims on a loveless, transactional playing field with little regard to the consequences of their actions. Vulnerability is sneered at—often by the most vulnerable themselves—or dismissed as a form of mental illness. In CARMEN DISRUPTION (now at City Garage, directed by Frédérique […]

TAYLOR MAC IN SAN FRANCISCO

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Barlo Perry: “What was the impetus behind A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC? Taylor Mac: “It was [a 1986, San Francisco] AIDS walk. I had never seen an out homosexual before, and so many at the same time.  I discovered queer history, queer agency, queer pride while the community was being torn apart because of the […]