January 31, 1999
Dance National Ballet of Cuba, right, performs Alicia Alonso's acclaimed staging of the full-length classic "Giselle" on Saturday night and next Sunday afternoon in the Wiltern Theatre. Lorna Feijoo dances the title role at the evening performance, Alihaydee Carren~o at the matinee. Movies Mel Gibson stars in the thriller "Payback" as a tough antihero who gets double-crossed, left for dead--and now wants revenge.
November 5, 1998
* "Much Ado About Nothing"--Mark Bramhall and Jenna Cole, above, star in Sabin Epstein's engaging presentation at A Noise Within in Glendale through Nov. 22. * "Sylvia"--A.R. Gurney's hit comedy will be staged at the Laguna Playhouse in Laguna Beach through Nov. 29. * "Dirt"--Performance artist John Fleck explores the 20th-century obsession with gossip and innuendo Friday at the Getty Center.
May 21, 1998 |
Gotta get out, gonna get out, haveta get outta my . . . head. It's easy for us L.A.'ers to cocoon ourselves within our cars, within our homes, within our frantic desires for fame, fortune and material objects. Sometimes you've just got to break the "work to be free" rut you're in. Getting out of town can only help one appreciate coming back. As this article heads to the printing press, me and my best pal, Ryan, are heading to New Orleans in hopes of recharging our batteries.
January 25, 1998 |
Everyone was pleased to see that the wolf had arrived. Even though the thing resembled a cross between a stuffed teddy bear and a very old bathroom rug, this wolf would do quite nicely as one of the many oddball props for "The Mystery of Irma Vep," the comedy / horror whodunit by Charles Ludlam opening this weekend at West Hollywood's newly remodeled Tiffany Theaters on Sunset Boulevard.
April 1, 1996 |
Bitchy, swishy and quite often pathetic, John Fleck's character in "me III," the third incarnation of his one-man piece about a self-absorbed, over-the-hill actor, makes for a screamingly funny half-hour. But underneath the shouting and pouting, Fleck's preening loser invokes some raw issues that are far from his alone.
September 3, 1995
Local artist John Fleck misses the point in his complaint regarding NEA cutbacks on grants to artists producing "obscene" or "pornographic" material ("They Can't Shut Me Up," Aug. 27). Most taxpayers that I know don't want to stop Fleck and others from creating any type of art that they choose to. We just don't like being forced to pay for it. Any person wishing to can purchase a ticket to a performance or buy a painting and hang it on their wall. If an artist is unable to support himself by selling his work, then I suggest that he get a "day job" and stop looking to the government to bail him out. ALBERT FLYNN Los Angeles Many people work jobs they hate because they need to earn a living.