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July 14, 1991 | MIKE BOEHM
*** David Byrne, "The Forest," Luaka Bop/Warner Bros. Byrne does Berlioz in this mainly orchestral, sometimes floridly Romantic piece. His stated aim is to sift the Industrial Revolution for Jungian revelations, or something like that. No such coherent program congeals, but "The Forest" takes a zig-zagging, interest-sustaining tour through exotic, sacred settings, ranging from an Andean peak to a pagan Temple of Doom.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 10, 1994 | CHRIS WILLMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
David Byrne and salsa music make classic star-crossed lovers. His yelpy, existential New York nervousness and the Latin music's tightly played, jubilantly felt release are unlikely enough suitors that only in irony the twain shall really meet, but there's a good amount of fun in the attempt. "Between the Teeth," an unadorned movie rendering of Byrne's 1992 tour, effectively documents the multicultural mirth.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 7, 1994 | RANDY LEWIS
What happens when rock's sartorial Renaissance man gets buck naked? At first, there's a tremendous feeling of newfound freedom, as David Byrne demonstrated Tuesday at the Coach House. Long rock's disinterested observer in the button-down collar, Byrne achieved that feeling several times in his new guise as an artist working in the emotionally exposed first person. But then there also were a number of times when he came across like nothing so much as a man in search of a bathrobe.
NEWS
June 7, 1990
Musician/composer/filmmaker David Byrne of Talking Heads fame will perform Tuesday at the Ventura Theatre, but don't expect a medley of his greates hits. Never shy about breaking new ground, Byrne currently is touring with a Latin American band, performing pieces from his most recent release, "Rei Momo," a combination of Latin and pop.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 30, 2004 | Randy Lewis, Times Staff Writer
David Byrne's musical expeditions have taken him over an ever-expanding swath of territory culturally, stylistically and chronologically. But one thing was clear from his career- and planet-spanning performance Saturday at Walt Disney Concert Hall: No matter where he journeys, he'll never get far from the beat.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 19, 1994 | ROBERT HILBURN, Robert Hilburn is The Times' pop music critic
The eclectic choices in this edition of the guide--a way to keep up with what's exciting in pop on a budget of $50 a month--range from a solo acoustic album by country legend Johnny Cash to the latest rap 'n' roll high jinks from the irrepressible Beastie Boys. May Johnny Cash, "American Recordings" (American).
ENTERTAINMENT
June 4, 2001 | STEVE APPLEFORD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
David Byrne isn't about to compromise. At the El Rey Theatre on Friday, he gave equal time to both Talking Heads songs and material from his solo career, demanding or assuming that fans see things the same way. The result was a broad range of passionate sounds, demonstrating his continued role as an innovator. Byrne's hair was gray and spiky, as if he has embraced the role of pop elder statesman, rather than the twitchy Talking Heads frontman of more than a decade ago.
NEWS
December 4, 2003 | James Verini, Special to The Times
For a prolific Renaissance man, David Byrne has always seemed a little removed. Not difficult, but removed.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 6, 1997 | JOHN ROOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"Hey, (your city here), are you ready to rock?" "How are you all doin' tonight?" They're both rock concert standards. But David Byrne had a different question for the crowd Thursday night at the Coach House here: "How many of you out there have computers?" Posed near the end of an energetic performance that leaned toward the unusual, musically and theatrically, the query barely raised an eyebrow.
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