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THE VIEW UPSTAIRS AT CELEBRATION

“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), […]

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PARTY FOR McSWEENEY’S 50TH

Join Kevin Moffett, Corinna Vallianatos, Sarah Walker, Carson Mell, and Brian Everson (who will all give readings) at the release party for Issue 50 of McSWEENEY’S, the quarterly founded in 1998 by Dave Eggers. The new issue—in a hardcover book format—includes contributions by Carrie Brownstein, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Thomas McGuane, Sheila Heti, Kevin Young, Jonathan Lethem, Lydia Davis, Sherman […]

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RAINBOW’S END

A STAR IS BORN (1954, directed by George Cukor)—a trenchant film noir, a Technicolor/CinemaScope extravaganza, and Judy Garland’s last great musical—is a Hollywood story that Hollywood has told many times: a great but aging male star on his way down meets a green-but-talented actress (or singer) who becomes his protégé, and whose fame soon surpasses his.* Despite […]

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CHAGALL — BALLET AND OPERA

Yuval Sharon—one of the most innovative directors of stage music, movement, and dramaturgy in Los Angeles—was tasked by LACMA to design the exhibition CHAGALL—FANTASIES FOR THE STAGE. Sharon enlisted his Young Caesar collaborator, projection designer Jason H. Thompson, and together they’ve created a suitable dreamscape to appreciate and study Marc Chagall’s costumes and set designs […]

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AT MARCIANO, UNPACKING REPACKING

The inaugural show at the Marciano Art Foundation, UNPACKING, will be up through mid-September, when it makes way for the installation of a Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA exhibition, opening in October, 2017.* Included in UNPACKING—curated by Philipp Kaiser—are works by El Anatsui, Walead Beshty, Huma Bhabha, Carol Bove, Latifa Echakhch, Cyprien Gaillard, Rashid Johnson, Glenn Ligon, […]