Have you hugged a jazz musician today? You should. For the second year in a row, April 30th has been declared International Jazz Day by no less a reputable organization than the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. This year's host city is Istanbul.
But why not L.A.? A ... More >>
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This week's dance highlights include a quintet of L.A. dance companies coming to the Music Center on Christm ... More >>
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See also: Miles Davis Celebration and Postage Stamp Unveiling - Hollywood Bowl - 6/27/12
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For the past three years one of the most interesting invitations a 21 person in Los Angeles could secure was for The Pharmacie, a Mad-Men-esque cocktail party organized by gentleman "drinkist" and handsome bow tie wearer, Talmadge Lowe. For those of you who never made it to the party -- or maybe n ... More >>
We think Paul Simon must have accidentally left out a few lyrics from "Take Me to the Mardi Gras." Sure, we love the "music in the street both night and day" and the chance to "jingle to the beat." But what about the celebratory New Orleans-style food and drinks? Jambalaya, gumbo, crawfish and etouf ... More >>
Stock image: Sven Thielmann/ECM RecordsGary Peacock, Keith Jarrett, and Jack DeJohnetteWho: Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette
Where: UCLA Royce Hall
Better than...any other piano trio on the planet.
Last night the trio of pianist Keith Jarrett, bassist Gary P ... More >>
B. HansenCabrini Schnyder talking to guests at Nola
Down South is now downtown, thanks to Nola's A Taste of New Orleans, which celebrated its opening with a splashy Creole brunch on Sunday.
Nola's is on east 3rd Street in the Arts District in a space owned by Jason Ha, whose restaurants Zip ... More >>
The economy isn't entirely moribund, it's just that the real money's in wish fulfillment. At least that's the logical conclusion gained from last night's star-scarred Jay-Z and Eminem concert promoting DJ Hero, the latest sure-to-be-blockbuster installment of the Guitar Hero Franchise -- an event th ... More >>
Minister Brahmachari Dale explained their hope-filled transitional view of death, read from the Bhagavad-Gita, recited the 23rd Psalm, and exhorted attendees to concentrate on sending messages of love to Lux's spirit -- and damn, kiddies, it felt like he was right there in the room (when Ivy was arr ... More >>
DRACULADracula is this week's Pick. See review by pressing the Continue Reading tab at the bottom of this section. (All New Reviews are embedded within the Comprehensive Theater Listings.) Photo by Michael Lamont
Two bills of physical comedy are being performed at Sacred Fool ... More >>
BOHEMIAN COWBOY is this week's Pick of the Week
Crossing the Center Line
A father heads into the desert, never to return
By Steven Leigh MorrisThe original title of Raymond King Shurtz's one-man show was The Gospel of Irony â€• which would have been a particularly ironic title, had it stuck, s ... More >>
By Chris Gray
It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again.
As punk and disco exploded, the Piano Man's deeply unhip 1978 breakthrough proved that top-shelf Broadway/Brill Building songwriting could still sell - and, occasionall ... More >>