July 12, 2012
COMEDY Beth Lapides' free-form UnCabaret helped forge the voice for the so-called "alternative" comedy scene in Los Angeles during the '90s, and its latest incarnation in the shadow of Disney Hall has proven to be as packed with laughs as ever. This week's lineup looks particularly powerful with scheduled performances by Margaret Cho, Dana Gould, Taylor Negron and up-and-coming talent, Tig Notaro. First and Hope, 710 W. 1st Street, L.A. Sun., 8:15 p.m., $20. http://www.uncabaret.com .
July 3, 1989
An evening of political satire and cabaret with Indecent Exposure, gay and lesbian rap with Age of Consent, and actress/poet/film maker Saundra Sharp will be presented by Ash Grove for the Coalition for Safe & Legal Abortion at the Music Machine in West Los Angeles on Friday at 8 p.m. The event will be hosted by Peter Bergman of Firesign Theatre and comedian Beth Lapides.
November 15, 2012
Founder of the long-running comic smorgasbord Uncabaret, Beth Lapides curates a night of post-election storytelling called "Say the Word: The New America. " Writers and comic minds including Dana Gould, Taylor Negron, Moshe Kasher and more will perform as a part of the Skirball's lineup of political-oriented exhibitions under the heading "Democracy Matters. " Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 North Sepulveda Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. Thu. $10, (877) SCC-4TIX, http://www.skirball.org.
January 24, 1999
VIDEO Who killed Kurt Cobain? For some, the mystery remains. The controversial "Kurt & Courtney" film is out on video this week. FAMILY The L.A. Connection Comedy Theatre in Sherman Oaks hosts "Comedy Improv for Kids" with kid performers every Sunday. (818) 784-1868. COMEDY Kevin Nealon, Moon Unit Zappa and Dana Gould stop by Beth Lapides' Uncabaret tonight at LunaPark, West Hollywood, (310) 652-0611.
October 5, 1987 |
"Controlled Fall," a grab-bag of works by local choreographers and performance artists, ranged from the strong to the embarrassing Saturday at the Wallenboyd Theater. Most powerful was David Leahy's "Second Ending," in which Leahy simulated his own drowning. Leahy juxtaposed a videotape of his arriving at a beach for a swim with similar actions performed live, but out-of-synch and with occasionally different time values.
August 20, 1991 |
Robert Tyler, a UC Irvine student who had hoped to open a visual and performance-art venue in Santa Ana next month, died Sunday after a long illness, a close friend of Tyler's said Monday. All plans for the avant-garde venue have been abandoned, said Russell Jobe of Corona del Mar. Tyler, who was 29, had signed a one-year lease for an industrial park unit to launch Sho, but his family does not wish to carry on with the project, Jobe said.
September 1, 1991 |
In September's theater lineup, Cole Porter swings in North Hollywood, Orson Bean sings about the labor movement, Beth Lapides hosts a late-night "Un-Cabaret" and Sid & Imogene are "Together Again." The openings include: Wednesday: "Short Works, Tall Tales" features performances by Denise T. Y. Uyehara, Lauren Tom, Michele Benzamin Masuda, Saachiko, Louise Mita and Ken Choy at Highways in Santa Monica.
April 20, 1992 |
Like recent benefits held by the Los Angeles "alternative" rock community for such issues as the pro-choice movement and AIDS awareness, Friday's Hollywood Palladium concert supporting the U.S. Senate campaign of Rep. Barbara Boxer (D-Greenbrae) had some distinctively alternative twists.