ARTS & CULTURE
08/20/2010 08:18 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

VOICES THIS WEEK: Cherie Louise Turner, Todd Reisz and Rory Hyde, Debra Levine, and Mat Gleason

REVIEW: DAVE EGGERS AND DAVID BYRNE AT SF ELECTRIC WORKS
by Cherie Louise Turner

This is not about Dave Eggers, the best-selling author and founder/editor of McSweeney's. Nor is it about David Byrne, the bike-rack designer and lead singer of the Talking Heads. This is about visual art and the two-man show that currently features work by both Eggers and Byrne at San Francisco's Electric Works (on show through August 21).
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RIYADH'S ICON-CLAD PERSPECTIVES
by Todd Reisz and Rory Hyde

It's a cliché by now that the cities of the Gulf have embraced the powers of icon building. For many observers, the Gulf region's unfailing fixation with the iconic represents the deflated essence of architecture: no longer communicating a civic temperament; instead it broadcasts competing corporate advertising, deafening but defeated. For this reason, some critics and architects say the icon is dead.
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AMERICAN MASTER CHOREOGRAPHER JACK COLE FETED AT JACOB'S PILLOW
by Debra Levine

Groundbreaking choreographer Jack Cole, the father of theatrical jazz dance, was born John Ewing Richter in New Brunswick, New Jersey, in 1911. He died, too young, 63 years later in Los Angeles. For four decades, Cole led a high-profile career as a top-notch dancer, gifted teacher/coach, and choreographer of sparkling invention.
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THE TEN MOST UNDERRATED LOS ANGELES WORLD ART STARS
by Mat Gleason

Here is my list of ten famous Los Angeles artists who, despite their success, continue to be underrated wherever contemporary art happens. They have each had their share of accolades, moments in the sun, additions to the permanent collection of international museums and received prestigious grants. Fame and fortune have not eluded most of these artists, but I insist that the fates smile more broadly in their direction and am certain that history shall.
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