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Entries by James Scarborough from 11/2010

"Annie," Musical Theatre West

| Posted 11.01.2010 | Arts
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Saturday night at Musical Theatre West was a more than fit night out for man and beast. It was a knockout.

Murder by the Book at the Long Beach Playhouse Mainstage Theatre

| Posted 11.09.2010 | Arts

Saying that you admire the "complications" or the "clever turns" of a script is a polite way of saying that the script stinks. Murder by the Book doesn't stink, but only because of the able direction of Nunn and the ensemble performances.

"The Little Flower of East Orange," The Elephant Theatre Company

| Posted 11.15.2010 | Arts

In an era of discredited priests, apostasy and religious fundamentalism, what the world needs is a good old saint; miracles not required.

Stephen Adly Guirgis in Los Angeles | All The World's A Stage

| Posted 11.17.2010 | Arts

Is Los Angeles theatre big enough for three simultaneous productions by Stephen Adly Guirgis? All irreverent, topical, and explosive, the answer is a resounding "yes."

"Personal Identities: Contemporary Portraits" (PHOTOS)

| Posted 11.19.2010 | Arts

This exhibit proves that as long as Earth sustains human life, then sitters will furnish inspiration for portrait painters.

The Zero Sum Game of Felicity Nove

| Posted 11.24.2010 | Arts

The surfaces of her canvases seem to roil with spillage, splats, and collisions. Forms seem to rip asunder. Together these elements seem to describe the aftermath of an aesthetic storm.

The Post-Humanism of Peter Santi

| Posted 11.30.2010 | Arts

Nourished on wistful humor and piercing intelligence, London-based artist Peter Santi's work embarks on a quixotic journey through a world re-configured by human interaction with machines that erase distinctions between nature, artifice, human, machine, and gender.