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August 21, 2003


Tale of teen girls in trouble

Nikki Reed, now a grand old 15, co-wrote and co-stars in "Thirteen," a cautionary tale that is a virtual horror film for parents of teenage girls. Evan Rachel Wood plays an adolescent girl whose pursuit of teenage cool makes her a wild new friend (Reed) and leads her down a dangerous path filled with sex and drugs. Director Catherine Hardwicke co-wrote the screenplay.

"Thirteen," rated R for drug use, self-destructive violence, language and sexuality, all involving teens, opens Friday in selected theaters.


Tunes in the woods

For those who prefer their jazz where the air is rarefied, the annual Idyllwild Jazz in the Pines festival happens this weekend. The jazz party in Idyllwild, which is in the San Jacinto Mountains 5,300 feet above Palm Springs, will offer such stars as Hiroshima, Poncho Sanchez, Charles McPherson and more than 15 other acts in a two-day, almost nonstop musical program on three stages. For a complete schedule, see

Idyllwild Jazz in the Pines, Idyllwild Arts Campus, 52500 Temecula Drive, Idyllwild, Saturday and Sunday, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. $45 per day. (909) 659-4885.


Look up! It's a movie screen!

The bumper-to-bumper club traffic on the Sunset Strip may be a pain, but it provides an audience

for the short films being projected on the jumbotron screens above the street.

Selected Super 8, computer-animated and Quicktime movies from USC's Arts in Motion IV Festival, to be held in October, are being shown hourly on the digital screens outside 8410 and 9039 Sunset Blvd. A reception will be held in the courtyard of 8410 Sunset Blvd. tonight from 7:30 to 9:30.

Arts in Motion on Sunset, 8410 and 9039 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. Hourly through December. Reception at 8410 Sunset Blvd., tonight, 7:30-9:30 p.m. No cover; RSVP to


A sprightly program

In addition to its impressive lineup, with N.E.R.D., the Roots, Talib Kweli, Robert Randolph & the Family Band and O.A.R., the Sprite Liquid Mix Tour is one of the bargains of the summer, with tickets under $20. Last year's inaugural show offered a promising, if uneven, addition to summer festival mania, and this year's bill looks even stronger.

Sprite Liquid Mix Tour, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 8800 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine. Friday, 4 p.m. $10-$17.50. (949) 855-8096.


Ah, sweet mystery

Peri Gilpin heads the cast in "As Bees in Honey Drown," Douglas Carter Beane's drama about a writer who falls for a glamorous woman after she commissions him to write a screenplay based on her life. Then she vanishes.

"As Bees in Honey Drown," Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena. Opens Friday. Runs Tuesdays-Fridays,

8 p.m.; Saturdays, 5 and 9 p.m.; Sundays, 2 and 7 p.m. Sign interpreted for the hearing-

impaired, Sept. 16; audio described for the visually-

impaired, Sept. 14, 2 p.m.; ends Sept. 21. $29.50-$34.50. (626) 792-8672.


A comic and her book

The redhead cups a hand to her ear and lets out an "Ahhhhh-eee-ah-ee-ah-ah!" And there's no doubt about it, Carol Burnett is in the house, er -- the bookstore. Burnett will be speaking to fans and signing her new book, "One More Time."

Carol Burnett, Brentano's Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A. Friday, noon. (310) 785-0309.


Novacek on piano

Los Angeles native John Novacek, now living in New York but a frequent Southland visitor, will be the soloist in two works with the Marina del Rey Summer Symphony led by Frank Fetta. He'll play Falla's "Nights in the Gardens of Spain" and Prokofiev's Third Concerto. The program will conclude the outdoor series for this season.

John Novacek and the Marina del Rey Summer Symphony, Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. Today, 7 p.m. Free. (310) 305-9545.


A world of movement

This weekend, dance at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre is all over the map, with Spanish Gypsy music and dance by Yaelisa and her Caminos Flamencos company on view Thursday and Saturday evenings, but the Lula Washington Dance Theatre sandwiched in between with a Friday night performance emphasizing African American expression. And that's not all: Inca, the Peruvian Ensemble presents a family program on Saturday morning. Stellar firebrand Domingo Ortega joins Yaelisa, who just finished overseeing the New World Flamenco Festival in Irvine. Besides offering four company premieres, Lula Washington will join former Katherine Dunham dancer Trina Parks in a danced tribute to the legendary Dunham. And Inca will turn Cahuenga Pass into a facsimile of the Urubamba River Valley in its folkloric morning program.

Yaelisa and Caminos Flamencos in "Ay! Flamenco," Thursday, 8 p.m., and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. $20 to $45. Inca, the Peruvian Ensemble in "Music and Dance of Peru," Saturday, 10 a.m. Free for children, $5 for adults. Lula Washington Dance Theatre in "Dancing Under the Stars," Friday, 8:30 p.m. $16-$30. All at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hollywood. (323) 461-3673.


A real, live astronaut

Mercury 7 astronaut Gordon Cooper -- one of the men featured in the book and movie "The Right Stuff" -- will serve as grand marshal for the Experimental Aircraft Assn.'s weekend Air Show & Fly-In. Along with narrated flight demonstrations, the event will recognize the 100th anniversary of the first Wright Brothers flight in Kittyhawk, N.C. Like a timeline, a series of static displays will offer a decade-by-decade progression of flight and aircraft advancement. Visitors may sign up for plane rides and there will be food, souvenirs, non-aviation exhibits and activities for kids.

Experimental Aircraft Assn.

Air Show & Fly-in, Camarillo Airport, 330 Skyway Drive. Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to

4 p.m. $8; free, children 12 and younger. (805) 383-0686.

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