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December 1, 1996 | Kristine McKenna, Kristine McKenna is a regular contributor to Calendar
How to explain the terrible beauty of natural disasters? Earthquakes, fires, volcanic eruptions; they can result in devastating tragedies, of course, yet the human mind is fascinated by their sheer scale--perhaps because such displays of nature's power temporarily absolve us of responsibility for the world. Even man, that most egotistical of creatures, can't delude himself that he's running the show when the planet itself is convulsing.
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December 1, 1996 | Kristine McKenna, Kristine McKenna is a regular contributor to Calendar
How to explain the terrible beauty of natural disasters? Earthquakes, fires, volcanic eruptions; they can result in devastating tragedies, of course, yet the human mind is fascinated by their sheer scale--perhaps because such displays of nature's power temporarily absolve us of responsibility for the world. Even man, that most egotistical of creatures, can't delude himself that he's running the show when the planet itself is convulsing.
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January 3, 1997
* MUSIC: Ami Porat leads his orchestra, the Mozart Camerata, in a Mozart program at Irvine Barclay Theatre, Saturday night at 8, and at St. Andrew's Church in Newport Beach, Sunday at 4 p.m. Daniel Shapiro will be the soloist in the Piano Concerto No. 15. The program will also include the symphonies Nos. 1 and 36 ("Linz"). . . . James Vail conducts Bach's "Christmas" Oratorio at St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Westwood, Sunday at 3 p.m. . . . Also in Westwood, Sunday at 4 p.m.
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January 3, 1997
* MUSIC: Ami Porat leads his orchestra, the Mozart Camerata, in a Mozart program at Irvine Barclay Theatre, Saturday night at 8, and at St. Andrew's Church in Newport Beach, Sunday at 4 p.m. Soloist is pianist Daniel Shapiro. . . . James Vail conducts Bach's "Christmas" Oratorio at St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Westwood, Sunday at 3 p.m. . . . Also in Westwood, Sunday at 4 p.m. at Westwood United Methodist Church, pianist Michael Sellers plays music by Grieg, Villa-Lobos, Chopin and Liszt.
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May 3, 1997 | WILLIAM WILSON, TIMES ART CRITIC
The Pasadena Armory for the Arts' exhibition "Romanticism and Contemporary Landscape" is a thoughtful assembly of paintings, drawings and photographs by 10 artists. According to a handout sheet by exhibition curator Jaime Villaneda, the intent is to explore the continuing influence of the 19th century Romantic movement. Villaneda's exhibition makes the point.
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December 26, 1996 | DAVID PAGEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"On the Edge of America: California Modernist Art" is an ambitious attempt to survey art made on the West Coast during the 1930s, '40s and '50s. Bringing together 90 paintings and drawings by 44 artists, this remarkably coherent exhibition at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts provides a long overdue overview of an often overlooked era. Organized to coincide with the publication of a collection of 11 essays about California Modernism edited by Paul J.
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