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SONDHEIM’S FOLLIES

FOLLIES—a psychological, philosophical memory play with showstoppers (“Broadway Baby,” “Who’s That Woman,” “Losing My Mind,” and the trouper’s biographical tour de force “I’m Still Here”)—is Sondheim at zenith, brilliantly staged in its current London revival by director Dominic Cooke, and available to Los Angeles audiences via a series of National Theatre Live screenings presented at UCLA […]

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Wolfgang Tillmans, La Palma, 2014
© Wolfgang Tillmans
Image credit: Tate Modern

WOLFGANG TILLMANS

Two opportunities to see the work of Wolfgang Tillmans: In his first exhibition at Tate Modern, a selection of photographs, recorded music, publications, videos, and digital slide projections by Tillmans since 2003 are now on view through the first week of June.   WOLFGANG TILLMANS: 2017, through June 11 TATE MODERN, Bankside, London tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/wolfgang-tillmans-2017   […]

Martha Graham and Erick Hawkins at Bennington College, 1938
Photograph by Barbara Morgan (co-founder of Aperture).
Image credit: Haggerty Museum

MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY

In a program unique to Los Angeles, the Martha Graham Dance Company presents MARTHA GRAHAM AND AMERICAN MUSIC on Saturday night at the CSUN Valley Performing Arts Center in Northridge. As a prelude to the performance, the troupe’s dancers will be joined by CSUN alumni and selected local dancers in the opening number PANORAMA. The main program […]

Cynthia Nixon as Emily Dickinson in A Quiet Passion, directed by Terence Davies
Image credit: Music Box Films

TERENCE DAVIES’ MASTERPIECE

The cinema of Terence Davies has drawn on the books and plays of Edith Wharton (The House of Mirth), John Kennedy Toole (The Neon Bible), and Terence Rattigan (The Deep Blue Sea). His early works (Distant Voices, Still Lives and The Long Day Closes) were autobiographical. Davies was not—is not—out and proud, but homosexual and […]

Image credit: Arthur Jafa, Love is the Message, the Message is Death

ARTHUR JAFA IN LOS ANGELES AND LONDON

“There’s just a certain genius to accompaniment, how you actually support other people being expressive, and that’s the jazz thing again. I keep coming back to that: listening and responding, but responding in a way where you still allow the person a certain kind of platform. To a certain degree it goes into this whole […]