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  • Jan 5-11, 2012
  • Vol. 34, No. 7
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  • Who's That Girl?
  • Who's That Girl?

    Almost an urban legend of contemporary art, Vivian Maier: A Life Discovered is the archive, found posthumously, of a gifted but unknown photographer and documentarian, whose work presented with such aesthetic power and narrative intrigue that it inspired cataloging, exhibition, a book and a film. Maier was a consummate traveler...
  • On Key
  • On Key

    Leroy Anderson, that inveterate composer of oh-so-distinct American music such as Sleigh Ride and The Syncopated Clock, made his indelible mark on the culture in 1950, when he composed The Typewriter, or, as it has come to be known, Concerto for Typewriter With Orchestra. This supremely eccentric work features a...
  • Barbara Morrison
  • Barbara Morrison

    If there is such a thing as an institution on the SoCal jazz scene, one need look no further than singer Barbara Morrison. Morrison has been a fixture in area jazz for decades since moving from her native Detroit, and has likely appeared in as many settings and venues as...
  • Marathon Man
  • Marathon Man

    Paul Jacobs has been lighting up the pipes — organ pipes, that is — since a 3,500-member parish in his hometown of Washington, Penn., welcomed him as head organist when he was just 15 years old. The keyboard prodigy went on to receive degrees from the Curtis Institute, Juilliard and...
  • Get a Life!
  • Get a Life!

    Picture this: You're sweating through an interview with a film studio honcho. He says he's interested in producing a drama with a strong Glenn Ford type in the lead and would like your suggestions. Your head's swimming. Is he related to Harrison? Gerald? Galpin? If you're still without an industry...
  • Bronson Bared
  • Bronson Bared

    Harriett Bronson, who signs and presents her new book Charlie & Me (Timberlake Press), isn't writing about the Viet Cong or the faceless boss of three Angels. She's writing about her life with husband Charles Bronson, the action-adventure star who appeared in more than 100 films and TV shows from...
  • Weeds' Wunderkind
  • Weeds' Wunderkind

    Kevin Nealon is one of the most underrated stand-up comics working today, armed with a wit so dry it slices like a paper cut. He's starred for the past seven years as accountant Doug Wilson on the Showtime black comedy Weeds, a heavyweight of absurdist thought moving seamlessly through the...
  • Triple Threat
  • Triple Threat

    The Unholy Three describe their act as "a quickly paced, provocative, Dada-esque combination of wizardry, mentalism and offbeat humor." But it's so much more. Made up of the ghoulish Rob Zabrecky (former Possum Dixon frontman), "scientific phenomenalist" David Lovering (who also percusses for the Pixies) and Fitzgerald the "Delusionist" (best...
  • Kind of a Dragon
  • Kind of a Dragon

    Ring in the Year of the Dragon at the Oshogatsu Family Festival, which celebrates the Japanese New Year. Traditionally, family activities are the order of the day for this weeklong holiday, so the Japanese American National Museum is providing ample opportunities for familial bonding centered around the designated fire-breathing beast...

Film

Music

  • Stravinsky vs. Schoenberg: Who Was More Gangsta?
  • Stravinsky vs. Schoenberg: Who Was More Gangsta?

    Towering classical music geniuses Igor Stravinsky and Arnold Schoenberg were pitted against each other as the two great rivals of the 20th century. But who was really better? The dour Austrian professor who emancipated dissonance (Schoenberg), or the tiny Russian conductor who lifted other composers' musical styles like a kleptomaniac...
  • Top 5 Hip-Hop Albums of 2012 So Far
  • Top 5 Hip-Hop Albums of 2012 So Far

    Top 60 Worst Lil Wayne Lines on Tha Carter IV Top Ten Rap Albums For People Who Don't Know Shit About Hip-Hop Top 20 Greatest L.A. Rap Albums Of All Time: The Complete List Thoughts From A Random Black Guy Syd the Kyd on Odd Future, Her Sexuality and Why...
  • Quetzal, East L.A. Activists to Their Core, Play Tomorrow
  • Quetzal, East L.A. Activists to Their Core, Play Tomorrow

    See also: *Las Cafeteras Defy Tradition Sitting in a Highland Park restaurant behind a plate of french fries and a mint tea, Quetzal Flores talks about gentrification. The subject plays into his new album with his Mexican-Afro-Cuban rock band Quetzal, called Imaginaries, which is out next month on Smithsonian Folkways,...
  • Club Cheval - Check Yo Ponytail 2 - 1/10/12
  • Club Cheval - Check Yo Ponytail 2 - 1/10/12

    Club Cheval Check Yo Ponytail 2 @ Echoplex 1/10/12 Better than... spending another night looking for Soundcloud mixes. You know DJs have skill when Shazam is completely confused by what's playing. That was the case at Check Yo Ponytail 2 last night, where the Club Cheval DJs chopped up tunes...
  • Who Is Superior, R.E.M. or Soul Asylum?
  • Who Is Superior, R.E.M. or Soul Asylum?

    See also: *The Talking Heads Were Way More Innovative Than The Ramones *Stravinsky vs. Schoenberg: Who Was More Gangsta? The alt-rock explosion of the '80s and '90s gave us titans like R.E.M. as well as also-rans, like Soul Asylum. Although the world has stuck with Michael Stipe through his many...

Restaurants

  • Sadie (Formerly Les Deux) To Open Jan. 24
  • Sadie (Formerly Les Deux) To Open Jan. 24

    After converting from Hollywood hot spot to neighborhood gastropub, Les Deux closed its doors for good in March. A new restaurant, Sadie, is taking over and will open Jan. 24, says publicist Lawrence Moore. The Les Deux chef and beverage director are both back for this new incarnation. David Schmit,...
  • More with <em>Survivor</em> Coach Benjamin Wade + His Peshawr Beef Recipe
  • More with Survivor Coach Benjamin Wade + His Peshawr Beef Recipe

    Not having a decent meal for almost 100 days as a Survivor contestant, Benjamin "Coach" Wade can't help but fixate on food now. We certainly don't blame him, it's our favorite topic. While chatting all-things-edible with us, he strayed from talking Survivor and shared his list of top five L.A...
  • Free Sausage at Currywurst

    To kick off the new year, Currywurst the new-ish sausage shop on Fairfax, is hosting a sausage party. (Sorry, we couldn't resist.) Every Tuesday in February, Currywurst will serve free sausages -- but only for 20 minutes and 12 seconds (2012, get it?) beginning at 7 p.m...
  • Carousel: The Joy of Mezze, With or Without Belly Dancing
  • Carousel: The Joy of Mezze, With or Without Belly Dancing

    The Lebanese-Armenian restaurant Carousel has been holding down its position in Little Armenia longer than almost anyone can remember, as it's a reliable place for kebab platters, the usual salads, and an exemplary version of muhammara, a rough, spicy paste of pomegranate molasses, roasted peppers and crushed walnuts that carries...
  • Milo and Olive: 3rd Wave Pizza + Empire-building in Santa Monica
  • Milo and Olive: 3rd Wave Pizza + Empire-building in Santa Monica

    Those Rustic Canyon guys? It's an empire they're building in Santa Monica, from ice cream, to wine, to breakfast -- and now pizza, at this new, perpetually crowded small-plates restaurant whose dining room probably is smaller than some of its customers' breakfast nooks. Really, once you've resigned yourself to waiting...
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Theater

  • <i>Danny and the Deep Blue Sea</i> at Crown City Theatre, Reviewed
  • Danny and the Deep Blue Sea at Crown City Theatre, Reviewed

    There's a reason that John Patrick Shanley's two-character, 75-minute "apache dance" from 1984, set in the Bronx, is one of the most-produced two-actor showcases (though surely topped by Alan Bowne's Beirut). The latest local rendition of Danny and the Deep Blue Sea has been extended into late January in a...

Arts

  • Sexy Sex Writers Wanted
  • Sexy Sex Writers Wanted

    L.A. Weekly is seeking new contributors who are willing to write on the wild side. Our NSFW blog is recruiting freelancers of all stripes: essayists who can write about their own experiences, reporters who know how to track down the experts and punchy stylists who don't mind riffing about sex,...
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