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BOWIE’S LAZARUS IN CONCERT

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“For the first time and for one night only, the theatrical premiere of the film LAZARUS – shot during the London theatrical production – will be soundtracked live by the actual band who brought the show to life in New York, including the four songs written specifically for LAZARUS: the title cut, and ‘No Plan,’ ‘Killing a Little […]

UNBOUND IN SAN FRANCISCO

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This weekend the San Francisco Ballet’s UNBOUND festival brings Alonzo King’s THE COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT (a new collaboration with pianist and composer Jason Moran), Christopher Wheeldon’s BOUND TO (with music by Keaton Henson), and Justin Peck’s HURRY UP, WE’RE DREAMING (set to songs by M83) to the stage of the War Memorial Opera House.   SAN FRANCISCO BALLET – […]

SONIA WIEDER-ATHERTON’S CHANTAL

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This week at Redcat, cellist Sonia Wieder-Atherton – the life partner of Chantal Akerman and a strong influence on the late filmmaker’s use of music in her work – will perform her tribute piece CHANTAL?, conceived by Wieder-Atherton and Renaud Bouchard-Gonzalez. “I wanted to play along with her, her every move, her silences, her dancing at […]

GRACE JONES

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“If the lights should go out, if the sound fails, I can still hold the audience. In the dark, without any trimmings. It’s a lonely place, but it’s a fascinating lonely place.” – Grace Jones Jones is in her sixties and she can’t understand why everyone nowadays goes to bed so early. Party-goers in New York […]

STARDUST — COMPLEXIONS CONTEMPORARY BALLET

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STARDUST, a new work by Complexions Contemporary Ballet celebrating the music of David Bowie, will be performed at the Music Center this weekend in its Los Angeles premiere. For many years following the 1972 release of The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, Bowie had discussed staging alternative versions of […]

L.A. DANCE PROJECT AT THE WALLIS

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The Los Angeles company premieres of Benjamin Millepied’s SARABANDE and Ohad Naharin’s YAG are among the highlights of L.A. Dance Project’s spring season at The Wallis. Also on the bill: the three Graham pas de deux that make up MARTHA GRAHAM DUETS, and HELIX, choreographed by Justin Peck and set to music by Esa-Pekka Salonen. For […]

AHMET ERTEGUN

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“I first met [Ahmet Ertegun] at a time when his hegemony in the music business had reached a climax. For some time after that, I tried to find the locus of his authority and could not. I was by turns infatuated and disappointed. In time, I learned that this was appropriate—that Ahmet was himself always […]