February 15, 1994 |
Is it possible for an exhibition to fully coax forth the sources of a painter's compelling imagery? Can the mysterious soup of thought, feeling and accident that meld in making a work of art really be laid out? Can a show truly burrow inside an artist's head? The answer of course is no. Some things are finally impenetrable. Yet, a marvelously engaging exhibition that opened Sunday at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art comes as close as is likely possible to accomplishing that formidable feat.
April 13, 2000
BOYS' BASKETBALL Dada All-Star Classic, Saturday at the Pyramid--Several of the top seniors in the country, including UCLA signee T.J. Cummings of Illinois and USC signee Desmon Farmer of Michigan, will play in the featured game between the West and U.S. All-Stars at 3 p.m. An all-Southern California all-star game precedes it at 1 p.m.
December 17, 1994
The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano has added the following shows: dada (Jan. 14), Israeli rock singer David Broza (Jan. 30) and a second show with The Church (Feb. 5). . . . New to the schedule at the Galaxy Concert Theatre in Santa Ana is Gato Barbieri (Jan. 27). . . . B.J. Thomas returns to the Crazy Horse Steak House in Santa Ana on Jan. 16.
February 9, 1987
Timothy Benson has been named associate curator of the County Museum of Art's Robert Gore Rifkind Center for German Expressionist Studies. Benson's area of expertise is the early 20th-Century Berlin Dada movement within the broader context of German Expressionism. Benson previously served as assistant professor of art at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, where he taught modern art.
October 10, 1999
* Angelo Badalamenti, "The Straight Story" soundtrack, Windham Hill. * Eric Clapton, "Clapton Chronicles: The Best of Eric Clapton," Reprise. * Continental Drifters, "Vermilion," Razor and Tie. * Cowboy Junkies, "Rarities, B-Sides and Slow, Sad Waltzes," Valley Entertainment. * Mint Condition, "Life's Aquarium," Elektra. * Kenny Wayne Shepherd, "Live On," Giant. * Sonia Dada, "Lay Down and Love It Live," Calliope. * Youngbloodz, "Against Da Grain," LaFace/Arista.
February 17, 1988 |
You know how it is when you suddenly realize you've become stale and musty? That's the way I felt when I heard that KCBS Channel 2--in its relentless quest for credibility and integrity--had changed its news name to "Action News." Of course-- action! That's what's been missing from this column--electricity, a sense of movement and danger, a feeling of being on the edge. A friend of mine agreed. "You do a nice job," he said. "But you're not, you know, exciting.
December 13, 2009 |
Almost immediately after she deposited herself in a corner booth at L'Espalier, the restaurant at Boston's Mandarin Oriental Hotel on the December afternoon after the first American date of her Monster Ball tour, Lady Gaga made a confounding statement. "I don't see myself as ever being like anybody else," said the 23-year-old known to her mom (eating lunch nearby) as Stefani Germanotta. "I don't see myself as an heir." Yet there she was, in a blond Hollywood bob and black tuxedo-bra combo much like the costumes Madonna wore 20 years ago, discussing a show that conjures the spirits of Michael Jackson, David Bowie and the punk-rock drag queens of downtown New York and promoting music -- the newly expanded edition of her 2008 debut album, "The Fame," greatly enriched by eight new songs and repackaged as "The Fame Monster" -- that pays blatant homage to ABBA, Queen, Eurodisco and Marilyn Manson.
August 23, 2001
Pop Music 8pm Guitarist-singer Michael Gurley and drummer Phil Leavitt, formerly of the art-rock group dada, have formed a new group, Butterfly Jones, put out a debut album, "Napalm Spring," and are on a tour that stops tonight at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano. The group tries to look forward and backward simultaneously with its "soulful neo-psychedelia" that weds hallucinogenic British rock melodies and introspective lyrics.