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May 26, 1999 | CORINNE FLOCKEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Josh Kornbluth was tooling along, headed straight for fame and glory as the world's uber-mathematician, when he suddenly came to a curve. It was calculus, and for all the priming he got from his math-teacher father, he just couldn't fathom his integral calculus class during his freshman year at Princeton. So he shifted gears.
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February 15, 2006 | Philip Brandes, Special to The Times
For monologist Josh Kornbluth, looks turned out to be everything. It was the sudden serendipitous recognition of his physical resemblance to the most eccentric Founding Father that launched the balding, bespectacled Kornbluth on the semiautobiographical odyssey he recounts in "Ben Franklin: Unplugged" at Ventura's Rubicon Theatre. That his similarity to Franklin took Kornbluth by surprise is typical.
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August 17, 1997 | Jan Breslauer, Jan Breslauer is a regular contributor to Calendar
What happens to a young boy who wakes up in the morning to find his naked Marxist father standing over his bed belting the Internationale? Well, Josh Kornbluth became a monologuist. The Bay Area-based performer, who first broke through to widespread recognition with his 1992 show "Red Diaper Baby," is an artist who knows well the meeting of the personal and the political.
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September 14, 2001 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES FILM CRITIC
Office temps are not ordinarily thought of as heroic figures in the James Bond mold. And transcribing and mailing "17 very important letters" in a timely and professional fashion may not sound like an exceptional challenge. The droll and disarming "Haiku Tunnel," however, sees things just a little bit differently, and that is its charm.
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September 14, 2001 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES FILM CRITIC
Office temps are not ordinarily thought of as heroic figures in the James Bond mold. And transcribing and mailing "17 very important letters" in a timely and professional fashion may not sound like an exceptional challenge. The droll and disarming "Haiku Tunnel," however, sees things just a little bit differently, and that is its charm.
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August 31, 1997
Jan Breslauer refers to Josh Kornbluth's "one previous performance in Los Angeles, in 1991" ("It All Adds Up Now," Aug. 17). In fact, there were 16 performances, which I produced, and they were critically very successful. Over the years I've attended dozens of solo shows, and Kornbluth's monologues are exceptional. There are a handful of solo artists, including Los Angeles-based monologuists Vicki Juditz, Barry Neikrug and Sandra Tsing Loh who, like Kornbluth, are able to mold their idiosyncratic and often quite shattering experiences into life lessons--where the audience walks away transformed and having been thoroughly entertained in the process.
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September 13, 2001 | ELLEN BASKIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"Haiku Tunnel" is an offbeat comedy about a downtrodden office worker; it's co-written and co-directed by two brothers but, no, it's not the latest Joel and Ethan Coen eccentricity or a new off-color joke fest from the Farrellys. "Haiku Tunnel" is from Josh and Jacob Kornbluth, Hollywood's newest fraternal duo. In addition to collaborating on the writing and directing of "Haiku Tunnel," which opens Friday, Josh stars in the film as a character named, not coincidentally, Josh Kornbluth.
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February 15, 2006 | Philip Brandes, Special to The Times
For monologist Josh Kornbluth, looks turned out to be everything. It was the sudden serendipitous recognition of his physical resemblance to the most eccentric Founding Father that launched the balding, bespectacled Kornbluth on the semiautobiographical odyssey he recounts in "Ben Franklin: Unplugged" at Ventura's Rubicon Theatre. That his similarity to Franklin took Kornbluth by surprise is typical.
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May 28, 1999
Theater Josh Kornbluth performs his comic monologue about confronting adulthood while a math major at Princeton. * "Mathematics of Change," Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine. 8 p.m. (949) 854-4646. Music Barry Brisk conducts the music of Mendelssohn, Mozart, Smetana, Sarasate and Prokofiev. * Beach Cities Symphony, Marsee Auditorium, El Camino College, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance. 8:15 p.m. (310) 379-9725.
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October 11, 1991 | ROBERT KOEHLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Josh Kornbluth on paper is one thing. Josh Kornbluth in person is another. The paper account of his solo performance, "The Moisture Seekers: A Monologue About Sex," makes it sound like yet another variation on "How I Lost My Virginity." And, in a sense, the live account is just that. But there's a context--which is where and how Kornbluth does his act.
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September 13, 2001 | ELLEN BASKIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"Haiku Tunnel" is an offbeat comedy about a downtrodden office worker; it's co-written and co-directed by two brothers but, no, it's not the latest Joel and Ethan Coen eccentricity or a new off-color joke fest from the Farrellys. "Haiku Tunnel" is from Josh and Jacob Kornbluth, Hollywood's newest fraternal duo. In addition to collaborating on the writing and directing of "Haiku Tunnel," which opens Friday, Josh stars in the film as a character named, not coincidentally, Josh Kornbluth.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 26, 1999 | CORINNE FLOCKEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Josh Kornbluth was tooling along, headed straight for fame and glory as the world's uber-mathematician, when he suddenly came to a curve. It was calculus, and for all the priming he got from his math-teacher father, he just couldn't fathom his integral calculus class during his freshman year at Princeton. So he shifted gears.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 31, 1997
Jan Breslauer refers to Josh Kornbluth's "one previous performance in Los Angeles, in 1991" ("It All Adds Up Now," Aug. 17). In fact, there were 16 performances, which I produced, and they were critically very successful. Over the years I've attended dozens of solo shows, and Kornbluth's monologues are exceptional. There are a handful of solo artists, including Los Angeles-based monologuists Vicki Juditz, Barry Neikrug and Sandra Tsing Loh who, like Kornbluth, are able to mold their idiosyncratic and often quite shattering experiences into life lessons--where the audience walks away transformed and having been thoroughly entertained in the process.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 17, 1997 | Jan Breslauer, Jan Breslauer is a regular contributor to Calendar
What happens to a young boy who wakes up in the morning to find his naked Marxist father standing over his bed belting the Internationale? Well, Josh Kornbluth became a monologuist. The Bay Area-based performer, who first broke through to widespread recognition with his 1992 show "Red Diaper Baby," is an artist who knows well the meeting of the personal and the political.
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May 28, 1999
Pop/Rock * Blues Experiment, Afrodisiac and 00 Soul play at the Galaxy Concert Theatre, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana. 8 tonight. $8-$10. (714) 957-0600. * Mulch, Famous Last Words, Speedbuggy and Pseudo Star play at Linda's Doll Hut, 107 S. Adams St., Anaheim. 9 tonight. $6. (714) 533-1286. * Hellbound Hayride, Hi-Fi & the Roadburners and Hai-Karate play at Club Mesa, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa. 9 tonight. Cover. (949) 642-8448.
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May 20, 1998 | DIANE HAITHMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The North American debut of contemporary dance company Ballet Preljocaj's "Romeo and Juliet," appearances by seminal 20th century music artists the Kronos Quartet and pianist Terry Riley, and the New York Philharmonic's first visit to Los Angeles since 1986 highlight the schedule for the UCLA Center for the Performing Arts 1998-1999 season.
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