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FOR DEREK WALCOTT

“What better way is there to memorialize a writer than to read what he has written and remember who he was in all those worlds of words he was brave and confident enough to imagine in the first place?” Hilton Als on Derek Walcott Join Elizabeth Alexander, Robert Antoni, Carolyn Forché, Lorna Goodison, Jamaica Kincaid, Karl […]

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THE HENDRIX PROJECT

The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival and CalArts Center for New Performance present the world premiere of Roger Guenveur Smith’s THE HENDRIX PROJECT The show will be staged this month in Brooklyn and in February in Orange County. “On New Year’s Eve 1969, Jimi Hendrix’s trio, Band of Gypsys, played a legendary concert at the Fillmore East. […]

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ALICE WATERS IN CONVERSATION

The great California restaurateur and early advocate of sustainable eating Alice Waters will kick off the FOG ART + DESIGN fair with a lunch and conversation with Christina Kim.   ALICE WATERS—INNOVATORS LUNCHEON, Thursday, January 11, at noon. FORT MASON FESTIVAL PAVILION, 2 Marina Boulevard, San Francisco. fogfair.com/schedule From top: Alice Waters’ meal card from […]

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ASTRID HADAD AT THE MAYAN

Astrid Hadad—performance art diva and a mainstay at the old El Hábito in Mexico City—brings her extravagant brand of feminism to the Mayan Theater this week with a show that combines activism, satire, and “Heavy Nopal” cabaret.* The evening is a presentation of the Redcat initiative Live Art: LA/LA, a Pacific Standard Time program.   […]

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CHRISTOPHER STRONG

Katharine Hepburn’s second film CHRISTOPHER STRONG—directed by Dorothy Arzner—is a high-style oddity, the story of an “aviatrix” and her fatal affair with an older married man. The RKO cult classic is part of month-long LACMA tribute to Arzner, the only female director working in Hollywood in the 1930s.   CHRISTOPHER STRONG (1933), Tuesday, January 9, at 1 […]