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TILER PECK’S BALLET NOW

In the local dance world, there are few things rarer or more anticipated than a West Coast visit by the New York City Ballet. This weekend, principal Tiler Peck brings out ten of her City Ballet colleagues for her BalletNOW program at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.* Joining Peck and company are four of their Lincoln […]

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UGO RONDINONE

In conjunction with UGO RONDINONE: THE WORLD JUST MAKES ME LAUGH, Lee Plested, director of Griffin Art Projects in North Vancouver, will discuss Rondinone’s work with Lawrence Rinder, director and chief curator of BAMPFA (the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive). LEE PLESTED ON UGO RONDINONE, IN CONVERSATION WITH LAWRENCE RINDER, Wednesday, June 28, at […]

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VAGINAL DAVIS PLAYS L.A.

In theory, the Saturday night Nico tribute WARHOL ICON took place all over the Broad Museum and its courtyard, and circulation was encouraged. But when the museum doors opened at 8:30, performance artists Sheree Rose and Ron Athey, filmmaker Eliane Lima, and 200-plus revelers made a beeline for Oculus Hall and stayed put for the next two hours, […]

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TAVERNIER’S CINÉMA FRANÇAIS

“Jacques Becker’s mise en scène flexes the emotions, the way you flex your muscles.” — Bertrand Tavernier Long before he directed Isabelle Huppert and Philippe Noiret in Coup de torchon, Dexter Gordon in Round Midnight, or Dirk Bogarde and Jane Birkin in Daddy nostalgie, Tavernier was a cinephile par excellence. In his youth he founded a cinema club, wrote […]

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DEVOS AND BAYE IN MOKA

MOKA is the color of the car that killed Emmanuelle Devos’ son in a hit-and-run. Nathalie Baye, a beauty shop proprietor, is Devos’ quarry. MOKA—shot in the Lake Geneva area—is a French thriller, so things might not be what they seem. Olivier Chantreau co-stars as Vincent. Director Frédéric Mermoud’s script is based on Tatiana de Rosnay’s novel […]