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September 05, 2002



The American Cinematheque presents "Poet of Doom: A Tribute to Werner Herzog," an eight-film retrospective of the eccentric German director's work, beginning tonight with a sneak preview of his latest film, "Invincible." Part of the New German Cinema movement of the '60s and '70s, Herzog later established his own unique presence in world cinema through his work with actor Klaus Kinski ("Aguirre, the Wrath of God," "Nosferatu, the Vampyre") and unconventional documentaries such as "My Best Fiend," a chronicle of his collaboration with Kinski. Herzog's work became the stuff of documentary in Les Blank's film, "Burden of Dreams," an account of the arduous making of "Fitzcarraldo" in the Peruvian Amazon. See descriptions of Herzog films in Screening Room, Page 24.

The American Cinematheque presents "Poet of Doom: A Tribute to Werner Herzog," Lloyd E. Rigler Theatre at the Egyptian, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. "Invincible," 7:30 p.m. "My Best Fiend--Klaus Kinski," Friday, 7 p.m. "Aguirre, the Wrath of God," Friday, 9:45 p.m. Double Feature: "Wings of Hope" and "Little Dieter Needs to Fly," Saturday, 5 p.m. "Nosferatu, the Vampyre," Saturday, 9:15 p.m. "Burden of Dreams," Sunday, 4 p.m. "Fitzcarraldo," Sunday, 7 p.m. $6 to $8. (323) 466-3456.




When 21-year-old tenor saxophonist Scott Hamilton arrived on the New York jazz scene in 1976, his classic 1930s-'40s-style sound caught people's attention partly because it was out of step with the times. Since then, Hamilton's sound has evolved to embrace both the traditional and the modern. His is one of those rare voices that is instantly recognizable, even to the casual listener. Hamilton and company will do two shows per night through Saturday.

Scott Hamilton Quartet, Catalina Bar & Grill, 1640 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood, Thursday to Saturday, 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. $15 to $20. (323) 466-2210.



Pop Music

KXLU-FM (88.9) remains one of the city's last strongholds of maverick music, and some musicians whose only conceivable airplay comes on such scrappy college-rock outlets--including Mike Watt with his bass-drums-organ trio, veteran shard-rockers Saccharine Trust and the up-and-coming Dengue Fever--pitch for the annual KXLU Fund Razor. In the bar area, station personnel will be the acting DJs.

KXLU Fund Razor, with Mike Watt & the Secondmen, Solid Eye, others, Knitting Factory Hollywood, 7021 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 6:30 p.m. $15. (323) 463-0204.




When bank accounts drop, so do six pairs of trousers in "The Full Monty," the Broadway musical about unemployed Buffalo, N.Y., steelworkers who form a male striptease act in hopes of earning a buck. Terrence McNally adapted the British film for the stage, and Jerry Yazbek wrote the songs for the show, now on tour and being given its Orange County premiere.

"The Full Monty," Orange County Performing Arts Center, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Tuesdays to Fridays, 8 p.m., Saturdays, 2 and 8 p.m., Sundays, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Ends Sept. 15. $27.50 to $64.50. (714) 556-2787.

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