When free jazz, multi-instrumentalist Vinny Golia first set foot in Los Angeles in the early 1970s he wasn't expecting to stay. But circumstances dictated he was here for good, so Golia embarked on a project that helped him become one of the most important guardians of the more experimental pockets ... More >>
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Timothy NorrisLana Kim on the screen above, Jennifer the Leopard and friends below The second installment of the New Original Works Festival 2009 took place this past weekend at the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theatre, and featured two vastly divergent performance pieces -- basically night ... More >>
The latest NEW REVIEWS are embedded in this week's COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSAlso, this week's STAGE FEATURE on improvised musicalsNEW REVIEW PICK THE MISER â€‹Photo by Miriam GeerDirector Ellen Geer delivers a hilarious and highly polished production of Moliere's comedy. It's a fait ... More >>
Until a few days ago, Jennifer the Leopard was an unknown animal to West Coast Sound, and, in fact, existed way beyond our imagination, as if you'd told us that a bear-squid had been found in a lake near Tahoe. But we got word that the band had snagged two nights at Redcat on July 30 and 31, which ... More >>
Nels Cline / Coward / (Cryptogramophone) Alex Cline / Continuation / (Cryptogramophone) There's something funny about the fact that local heroes the identical twin Cline Brothers -- Nels (Wilco/Geraldine Fibbers/Scarnella/Nels Cline Singers guitarist) and Alex (Alex Cline Ensemble/Julius Hemphil ... More >>
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