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JANE JACOBS

Jane Jacobs, 1961.
Image credit: New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection

“[Jane Jacobs’] name still summons an entire city vision—the much watched corner, the mixed-use neighborhood—and her holy tale is all the stronger for including a nemesis of equal stature: Robert Moses, the Sauron of the street corner. The New York planning dictator wanted to drive an expressway through lower Manhattan, and was defeated, the legend […]

REBECCA LEMME AND ANDREA GISE’S T3THERING

Dance Aegis
Photograph by Jamie Carr
Courtesy of Andrea Gise

In its third annual incarnation, T3THERING once again brings together two Los Angeles-based dance companies—Rebecca Lemme’s Acts of Matter and Andrea Gise’s Dance Aegis—for a weekend of performance and celebration. Lemme presents LOVE LETTER (full version), which she choreographed on Acts of Matter, and PERSIST (on the L.A. Contemporary Dance Company). Both are premieres. Gise presents the premiere […]

FAILURE: A LOVE STORY

Nicole Shalhoub and Denver Milord (foreground); Gina Torrecilla, Cristina Gerla, Brittney S. Wheeler, and Kurt Quinn (left to right, background) in the Coeurage Theatre production of Failure: A Love Story.
Photograph by Craig Schwartz.
© 2017 Craig Schwartz

Founded in 2009 by a dozen graduates from Cal State Fullerton, the Coeurage Theatre Company embodies the spirit of kids-putting-on-a-show with masterful comic timing and lyricism. FAILURE: A LOVE STORY, by Philip Dawkins, was originally produced by the company in 2015, and is now back on the boards in an energetic revival directed by Michael […]

HEROES: DAVID BOWIE AND BERLIN

Image credit: Reaktion Books

David Bowie moved to Berlin in late 1976 and stayed—on and off—for about two years. He recorded 32 songs for the “Berlin triptych”—Low, Heroes, and Lodger—but none of this dovetails too neatly: Low was started at Château d’Hérouville (“Honky Château”), outside Paris, and Lodger was recorded in Montreux. Only Heroes was made at Hansa Studios […]

SOMEWHERE BEAUTIFUL AT CINEFAMILY

Anthony Bonaventura (foreground) in Somewhere Beautiful
Image credit: Somewhere Beautiful The Film.

Albert Kodagolian will present his debut film, SOMEWHERE BEAUTIFUL (2014), on a special night of movie(s), music, and conversation at Cinefamily. Inspired by Atom Egoyan’s Calendar (1993), Kodagolian and Egoyan will be on hand to introduce and discuss their films. A set by musicians Andrea Silva and Avi Buffalo—who wrote several original songs for Kodagolian’s film—will follow the screening. SOMEWHERE […]

CLARENCE BARLOW AT REDCAT

Zero Crossing, a film by Clarence Barlow
Image credit: Clarence Barlow and REDCAT

 This weekend at REDCAT, by Kyle Rosen—  A chaconne for piano in which a photograph of the interpreter’s face is graphically reconstructed by stacking musical phrases and cycles on top of one another; a multidimensionally scaled Bach chorale based on harmonically rationalized pitches; a digital audio and video recording that tracks a global journey that […]

PENNY ARCADE AT UCLA

Penny Arcade
Photograph by Steven Menendez

Actor, satirist, and performance artist non pareil Penny Arcade became a member of New York’s Playhouse of the Ridiculous at 17, and invented her nom de guerre while tripping on LSD. She created her best known piece BITCH! DYKE! FAGHAG! WHORE! in 1990, and her work is collected in the Semiotext(e) volume Bad Reputation. This weekend Penny brings […]