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  • Talking Heads' Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth screen Chronology in Fairfield on Nov. 21

    Talking Heads' Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth screen Chronology in Fairfield on Nov. 21
    New York City, not the sanitized, post-Giuliani one-percenter playground but its grittier, darker 1970s precursor, is on the minds of a lot of people these days, from Vanity Fair writer James Wolcott, whose memoir Lucking Out: My Life Getting Down and...
  • The best presents for the book nerds on your gift list

    The best presents for the book nerds on your gift list
    It Chooses You, by Miranda July (McSweeney's, 2011) The filmmaker/artist/poet/fiction writer Miranda July is well-known for her movies, whose moods share a kind of charming sincerity with that of her other work. Last month, July's first attempt at...
  • Ballet studio evolves while maintaining tradition of storytelling

    Ballet studio evolves while maintaining tradition of storytelling
    Natasha Middleton's ballet studio and company are evolving in their second decade, but she said she stays true to her main philosophy — perpetuating the tradition of the Ballet Russe while training young dancers for the professional spotlight....
  • The Sunday Conversation: Ravi Shankar 'fell in love' with California

    The Sunday Conversation: Ravi Shankar 'fell in love' with California
    Ravi Shankar, 91, India's most famous classical musician in the West since his collaborations with Beatle George Harrison and violinist Yehudi Menuhin in the 1960s, makes an infrequent concert appearance when he performs at the Terrace Theater in Long...
  • 'The Rest Is Noise, Listening to the Twentieth Century' by Alex Ross

    [This Book Review originally ran in the Los Angeles Times on Nov. 11, 2007] A unified, comprehensive history of 20th century music is the philosopher's stone of modern criticism: How to transmute such vast, maddening complexity into conceptual gold? It's...
  • Recording the sounds of the West

    Recording the sounds of the West
    A synthesized cellphone melody pulls Jeff Rice from his sleep. De-de da-de-de da-de-de da-de. De-de da-de-de da-de-de da-de. Rice hits the alarm. It's 4:30, still dark. He clicks on his headlamp and dresses in the confines of his tent. The nylon zipper...
  • The resurgence of Rudolph Wurlitzer

    The resurgence of Rudolph Wurlitzer
    Reading Rudolph Wurlitzer's novels is like watching a road movie backward. In his 1969 underground classic, "Nog," the narrator drifts across an amorphous terrain on which his shifting identity molds itself like soft clay. Rather than buttressing his...
  • Twyla Tharp-Elvis Costello work to open 'Dance at the Music Center'

    Twyla Tharp-Elvis Costello work to open 'Dance at the Music Center'
    The West Coast premiere of a Twyla Tharp collaboration with rock star composer Elvis Costello, "Nightspot," and the return of the Kirov Ballet will highlight the 2008-09 series. "Nightspot," to be danced by Edward Villella's Miami City Ballet, will...
  • 'Songs of Ascension' takes flight at REDCAT

    'Songs of Ascension' takes flight at REDCAT
    When the musician Meredith Monk and the visual artist Ann Hamilton first worked together in 2001, they created "Mercy," a work that was described variously as dance, opera, musical theater and installation art. The performance was a meditation on violence...
  • The Phil warms to Glass

    The Phil warms  to Glass
    Philip Glass' Violin Concerto, which finally made it to the Hollywood Bowl on Tuesday night, is the concerto that wouldn't die. It was premiered at Carnegie Hall in 1987. Glass had written little for traditional orchestra, and this was the first...
  • Review: Patti Smith and Philip Glass call up Allen Ginsberg's spirit

    Review: Patti Smith and Philip Glass call up Allen Ginsberg's spirit
  • Philip Glass documentary to air tonight on KCET

    Philip Glass documentary to air tonight on KCET