June 25, 2001 |
The Middle East has been the center of cultural ferment for millenniums, from the dominance of Egypt to the campaigns of Alexander to the incursions of the Crusaders and beyond. It also has been a perpetual flash point, ignited by dreams of empire, ethnicity, religion and oil. The contradictions between those two factors--cultural connectivity and seemingly endless conflicts--underscored a concert of world music and dance Saturday night at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre.
January 24, 2000 |
Very late in the theater piece "Amar es Olvidar La Vida" (To Love Is to Forget Life) at the Los Angeles Theatre Center on Friday, an anguished scream from actor-dancer Robert Alvarez morphed into a classic, flamenco wail of pain coming from singer Jesus ('El Genio Gitano") Montoya.
March 29, 1998
MOVIES "Lost in Space," inspired by the old TV series, is a science-fiction adventure about a family's ill-fated voyage aboard a sabotaged spaceship. Gary Oldman, William Hurt, Mimi Rogers and Matt LeBlanc star with otherworldly creatures and high-tech robots. The film opens Friday in general release.
April 28, 2002
Movies Web-master "Spider-Man" spins his way onto the big screen Friday in the guise of Tobey Maguire. Sam Raimi directs as Peter Parker's alter ego squares off against the Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe). Kirsten Dunst, above right with Maguire, co-stars. Also: Woody Allen's "Hollywood Ending" is about a washed-up director who suffers psychosomatic blindness during the shooting of his comeback movie. With Tea Leoni, George Hamilton and Treat Williams. Opens Friday.
June 18, 2000
Movies Jim Carrey teams with the Farrelly brothers for "Me, Myself & Irene," an outrageous comedy about a woman who falls in love with a man with multiple-personality disorder. Opens wide Friday. * The Oscar-winning "Wallace & Gromit" hatches the truly high-concept "Chicken Run," which re-imagines "The Great Escape" as a clay-animated poultry caper with Mel Gibson voicing the Steve McQueen character's part. Opens Wednesday. Pop Music Veterans and newcomers mingle at Urbanfest L.A.
May 6, 2002 |
If Adam del Monte had offered a CD of music played in "Azahar," a program of music and dance at the Alex Theatre in Glendale on Saturday night, there would have been a long line of customers in the lobby.