August 4, 2006
In the works: The Eagles are working on what would be the band's first studio album since "The Long Run" in 1979 and hope to have it ready for release next year, guitarist Joe Walsh told Billboard.com. Counting the house: For its 20th anniversary season that ended in June, L.A. Opera reported Thursday that it exceeded its ticket revenue projections by more than $900,000, with overall attendance at more than 86% of capacity.
March 20, 2000 |
Weaving powerful words around a soulful groove, New York-based Carl Hancock Rux limned the modern black experience in stark but not entirely bleak lines for a packed room at LunaPark on Saturday. Although the charismatic poet-playwright, performing in L.A. for the first time with his band Rux Revue, had little in common with the current R&B crooners who claim the legacy of such icons as Marvin Gaye and Curtis Mayfield, his work's depth and conviction made him a much more fitting heir.
October 22, 2000 |
The best film soundtrack albums are compelling whether you've seen the movie or not--"A Clockwork Orange," "Performance" and "Pulp Fiction" come to mind. With this one, you have no choice--the film doesn't exist, just a screenplay titled "Living Room." That didn't hamper Dublin DJ Holmes, whose music for "Out of Sight" was an arresting pastiche of techno-jazzy moodiness and bouncing swagger.
April 23, 2003 |
Los Angeles photographer Catherine Opie, Philadelphia hip-hop dancer and choreographer Rennie Harris, and New York-based jazz pianist, composer and improviser Vijay Iyer are among the winners of this year's Alpert Awards in the Arts. Also on the list are Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist Coco Fusco and playwright, poet and performer Carl Hancock Rux, also of Brooklyn.
June 26, 2003 |
Robert Wilson's show for this summer is his version of Gustave Flaubert's flamboyant novel "The Temptation of St. Anthony," reinterpreted through gospel music. The inspired score is by Bernice Johnson Reagon, founder of the group Sweet Honey in the Rock. The cast is made up of electrifying American gospel singers. Typically, Wilson drenches the stage in brilliant color and beguiling movement. The music is hot. It is a thrilling show. Over the next couple of months, "St.
January 11, 2001 |
Finally, the kingmakers unfurled their plans for the grandest of days, with no pause in the pageantry for the voice of a poet. O George W., the poets ponder, as they are wont to do, how could you not embrace us on the loftiest perch in the land? On Jan. 20, President-elect George W. Bush will take the oath of office in a swift swearing-in ceremony, according to details released by the Presidential Inaugural Committee this week.