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April 6, 1992 | PENELOPE MOFFET, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The idea for a radio program that would draw together snippets from a wide range of ordinary citizens' political opinions about the condition of democracy in the United States came to performance artist Jacki Apple "because I yell at my television" when she watches many news-related programs. "You see commentators just skimming over important issues," said Apple, who has hosted KPFK-FM's Tuesday night "Soundings" show for 10 years. "I'll bet there are a lot of people yelling at their TVs."
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June 22, 2002
I saw the final dress rehearsal of "Follies," and it seems like I saw an entirely different production than the one Reed Johnson reviewed (" 'Follies' Remains Marvelous Contradiction," June 18). To imply that Patty Duke might have to "win over" the audience in order to be a "keeper" in the lead foursome was totally unfair. Her acting, as always, was superb. She also sang and danced (and did a great, campy job of it, judging by the audience reception the night I attended). Perhaps Johnson is too young to appreciate the abilities of the performers in the starring roles, or the midlife crisis they portray.
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September 7, 1991
Why place Sandra Bernhard's review ("An I-Full of Bernhard at Coach House," Aug. 19) under the rubric of "performance art"? Sandra is an excellent stand-up comedian and does skits and musical numbers. This does not make her a performance artist. As my friend writer Jacki Apple, says, Bernhard is an entertainer who deals in a form of satire that could be dubbed experimental or radical entertainment. Lenny Bruce and Lily Tomlin come to mind in this category. Performance art has a tradition of visual or sound-oriented conceptual content that is usually cross-disciplinary.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 6, 1992 | PENELOPE MOFFET, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The idea for a radio program that would draw together snippets from a wide range of ordinary citizens' political opinions about the condition of democracy in the United States came to performance artist Jacki Apple "because I yell at my television" when she watches many news-related programs. "You see commentators just skimming over important issues," said Apple, who has hosted KPFK-FM's Tuesday night "Soundings" show for 10 years. "I'll bet there are a lot of people yelling at their TVs."
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September 14, 1987 | LEWIS SEGAL, Dance Writer
Rudy Perez remarked in these pages last week that his program for the Los Angeles Festival would represent a summing up of his achievements as a choreographer--and he was right. But, except for a revival of his classic postmodern solo "Countdown" (1965), Perez presented only new works at the Tom Bradley Theatre of the Los Angeles Theatre Center on Saturday.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 22, 2002
I saw the final dress rehearsal of "Follies," and it seems like I saw an entirely different production than the one Reed Johnson reviewed (" 'Follies' Remains Marvelous Contradiction," June 18). To imply that Patty Duke might have to "win over" the audience in order to be a "keeper" in the lead foursome was totally unfair. Her acting, as always, was superb. She also sang and danced (and did a great, campy job of it, judging by the audience reception the night I attended). Perhaps Johnson is too young to appreciate the abilities of the performers in the starring roles, or the midlife crisis they portray.
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August 24, 1990
The Santa Monica Museum of Art and the Coalition for Freedom of Expression have scheduled a series of eight discussions about the museum's current "Tongues of Flame" exhibition by controversial New York-based artist David Wojarowicz. Artists--including Jacki Apple, Renee Petropoulos, Diane Buckler, Ed Landler, John O'Brein and Margaret Lazzari--will talk about Wojarowicz's work and address issues of censorship that have been raised by the show. The free discussions will begin at 1 and 3 p.m.
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October 17, 1998
Re "As LACE Shifts Course, Rifts Grow Wider," by Suzanne Muchnic, Oct. 2: As a former artist board member and programming committee chair, I object to the accusation made by Peter Norton that "the responsibility for the decline of LACE in the past rests squarely on the shoulders of artists." Norton hasn't done his homework. The artists and community members that have challenged the present administration have all at one time or another served on LACE's board and/or on the artist committees.
NEWS
August 4, 1991 | R. DANIEL FOSTER
Even performance artists need training manuals. "It's very difficult to go to prospective churches and say, 'Hey, I want to put blood in your baptismal font and smear it all over my dress or climb on your altar and crucify myself,' " writes Cheri Gaulke, one of many contributors to "Doing It Right in L.A., Self-Producing for the Performing Artist" (co-published by Astro Artz and Fringe; $12). Nevertheless, Gaulke recommends United Methodist and Unitarian churches as being receptive to her kind.
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August 15, 1989 | JAN BRESLAUER
Just when you thought we were done piddling around with post-modernism, Jacki Apple's "Fluctuations of the Field" arrives to reassure you that the late '70s are alive and kicking on the Westside. Presented Saturday at the Santa Monica Beach performance platforms as the finale in the Santa Monica Arts Festival series, Apple's spectacle invoked the specters of Dada, Constructivism and Robert Wilson--proving that traditional performance art is not an oxymoron.
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September 7, 1991
Why place Sandra Bernhard's review ("An I-Full of Bernhard at Coach House," Aug. 19) under the rubric of "performance art"? Sandra is an excellent stand-up comedian and does skits and musical numbers. This does not make her a performance artist. As my friend writer Jacki Apple, says, Bernhard is an entertainer who deals in a form of satire that could be dubbed experimental or radical entertainment. Lenny Bruce and Lily Tomlin come to mind in this category. Performance art has a tradition of visual or sound-oriented conceptual content that is usually cross-disciplinary.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 14, 1987 | LEWIS SEGAL, Dance Writer
Rudy Perez remarked in these pages last week that his program for the Los Angeles Festival would represent a summing up of his achievements as a choreographer--and he was right. But, except for a revival of his classic postmodern solo "Countdown" (1965), Perez presented only new works at the Tom Bradley Theatre of the Los Angeles Theatre Center on Saturday.
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August 3, 1987 | DONNA PERLMUTTER
Too bad that it takes more than a gimmick and a cliff to seriously engage an audience--otherwise Jacki Apple's ocean-side, mini-extravaganza, "Palisade," would have everything going for it. Little items like cogency, for instance, got lost Saturday in the 100-foot sprawl of the Rose Garden Trellis House in Santa Monica, where a cast of 26 meandered and postured and danced and posed, a la "Last Year at Marienbad," for this venture sponsored by Santa Monica Arts (SMARTS) Festival.
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July 29, 1985 | LEWIS SEGAL, Times Dance Writer
Dominating the Friday "Dance Park" program at the John Anson Ford Theater by ambition alone, "The Amazon, the Mekong, the Missouri and the Nile" used the resources of multimedia movement theater to depict Western man's instinct to define himself through conquest. Jacki Apple's scenario and text evoked the ravaged cultures left in the wake of four major river expeditions.
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