Have you ever felt ecstatically lucky when you found a coin or a dollar bill? When the supermarket cashier forgot to charge you for an item? Or when you treated yourself to a calorie-laden dessert and didn't gain any weight the next day? Perhaps you aced a dreaded exam or...
David Ives' is best known for his scintillating Venus in Fur, thought-provoking New Jerusalem and comic gems All In The Timing. But Lives of the Saints revived off-Broadway at The Duke, is a disappointment.
Liberal Arts Education,
You might not have observed what is called "street art stickers" before, but once you do, you'll start seeing them everywhere.
Long Beach Playhouse Mainstage Theatre,
The Real Thing,
Mostly well done, Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing, directed by Sean Gray for the Long Beach Playhouse Mainstage Theatre, recounts the story of Henry (Noah Wagner), a brilliant and celebrated playwright.
Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer,
Grammy Award Winners,
Human Rights Campaign,
Children Of Divorce,
Family Equality Council,
National Adoption Day,
Many parents thought the song should be an anthem in every elementary school in the country. But others refused to let their child sing on the song, or even sing on the recording, if we were going to include this song.
His latest effort is a full-fledged concept album. Hand. Cannot. Erase. is nothing short of an epic tale of modern-day isolation. Wilson wrote the songs from a female perspective, finding inspiration for the concept and story in the fascinating case of Joyce Carol Vincent.
Dances At a Gathering,
San Francisco Ballet,
San Francisco Dance,
The sight never fails to thrill: like an exceptionally bright star, the Space Station zooms across the sky at nearly five miles per second, manned by American, Russian, European and Japanese astronauts who spend their days conducting scientific research and testing the effects of zero gravity on their bodies
Wesley Kimler, one of the last tough-guy painters, likes his studio chaotic. It's a kind of parallel universe, which suits Kimler fine, since he acknowledges that he has "an inability to live in the real world."
Ultimately, it's all about taking female strength and purpose seriously. Here are nine classic films which feature strong, complex, well-rounded women.
Once upon a time, the mixtape was the audio valentine of choice. It was the preferred method of telling a guy or girl you wanted to hold their sweaty palm in yours and pretend to watch a movie.
I'm halfway into my first Kickstarter campaign for my latest book, and it's kind of kicking my ass, but in that worthwhile, good-for-you-in-the-long-run, Mr. Miyagi-to-the-Karate Kid kind of way.
Now that America is preparing for summer concert season it will be hard to find a festival lineup that doesn't feature popular Dutch producers such as Afrojack and Tiësto. Yet, beyond the house rhythms in the city of Amsterdam, there is soul, pop, jazz and the gifted Benny Sings.
Kurt Cobain has been called the canary in the coal mine of American youth, as well as the icon of the dying Age of Pisces. Yet, there was a legend built around the artist's entrance into "the 27 club" when he committed suicide in 1994, taking away from the timelessness of his universal message.
It is astounding to stop and think of how young the U.S. really is and what that means for art coming from the American context.
Into The Woods,
The Rude Pundit,
Bloggers and social media can create quite a brouhaha over matters of cultural significance. What sounded like a deafening chorus of back-seat drivers analyzing Into The Woods for its inherent sexism, racism, and/or casting choices revealed high levels of personal umbrage combined with an inability to handle cruel but basic truths.
Imagining a Venn diagram of combat sports and painting, it's difficult to conceptualize any logical correlation between the two art forms. Martial arts favor heavy, powerful strikes, while visual arts prefer the finesse of light, deft strokes.
"Growing up," as Peter Pan author J. M. Barrie once said, "is such a barbarous business, full of inconvenience... and pimples." But how quickly adults forget. It can be hard to really understand teenagers -- their struggles, their awakenings, their triumphs.
"Surround Audience" also sets out to explore the myriad ways artists maneuver outside the established channels of the art world and "how art is migrating across context," from YouTube and Instagram, to corporate boardrooms.
Lewis, sitting at counter, reading Ulysses. Customer walks in, wearing jeans, t-shirt and a knit hat.
Presented in collaboration with LA Opera, the production is directed by Netia Jones, combining illustrations, live action, interactive animated projections, costumes and choreography. The buzz is intense; tickets are impossible to get for the two performances Friday and Saturday nights.