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October 5, 1997 | Natalie Nichols
The young L.A. violinist flexes her versatility, melding folk, funk, jazz, pop, rock, samples and bits of electronics into a surprisingly cohesive, self-produced debut. Her two-year Viper Room residency has yielded a sprawling yet tightknit ensemble that nimbly negotiates the layers. Haydn's high-pitched vocals may not appeal to some listeners, however, and at times her violin sounds equally shrill in the mix.
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December 5, 2013 | By Margaret Gray
In “God's Gypsy,” now at the Lillian Theatre, playwright and performer Coco Blignaut dramatizes the life of St. Teresa of Ávila, the 16th-century Spanish nun known for her ecstatic visions (the most famous starred a handsome angel who pierced her heart with a flaming sword). Targeted by the Spanish Inquisition and accused of blasphemy, hysteria and demonic possession, she nonetheless persevered in reforming the Carmelite order and establishing monasteries around the world.  This world premiere begins with appropriately bliss-inducing original music by violinist/vocalist/composer Lili Haydn (who performed live on opening night)
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June 12, 1995 | CHRIS RUBIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Violin isn't the standard rock 'n' roll instrument of choice, but don't tell that to Lili Haydn. Her rapidly growing list of credits includes playing live or recording with everyone from B.B. King and Sandra Bernhard to Porno for Pyros and Bill Laswell.
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October 5, 1997 | Natalie Nichols
The young L.A. violinist flexes her versatility, melding folk, funk, jazz, pop, rock, samples and bits of electronics into a surprisingly cohesive, self-produced debut. Her two-year Viper Room residency has yielded a sprawling yet tightknit ensemble that nimbly negotiates the layers. Haydn's high-pitched vocals may not appeal to some listeners, however, and at times her violin sounds equally shrill in the mix.
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September 16, 1992 | MICHELLE QUINN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
She is the clutchy, kvetching Mom From Hell. The hippie mama who loves too groovily. Photo albums are not good enough for this maternal obsessive. A Jewish, single mother, she prefers a library of her daughter's answering machine messages from college. "I wanted a record of her growth," says L.A. comic Lotus Weinstock, thinking nothing of this display of motherly devotion. But how does the alternative parent cut the umbilical cord?
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September 19, 1992 | NANCY CHURNIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
One feels a bit like a voyeur at "Molly & Maze," now playing at the Gaslamp Quarter Theatre Company's Hahn Cosmopolitan. The show, written by stand-up comedienne Lotus Weinstock, stars Weinstock and her daughter, actress and concert violinist Lili Haydn, in a story about a stand-up comedienne and her daughter who have much in common with the performers portraying them. It is essentially a story about letting go, or rather, not letting go.
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December 5, 2013 | By Margaret Gray
In “God's Gypsy,” now at the Lillian Theatre, playwright and performer Coco Blignaut dramatizes the life of St. Teresa of Ávila, the 16th-century Spanish nun known for her ecstatic visions (the most famous starred a handsome angel who pierced her heart with a flaming sword). Targeted by the Spanish Inquisition and accused of blasphemy, hysteria and demonic possession, she nonetheless persevered in reforming the Carmelite order and establishing monasteries around the world.  This world premiere begins with appropriately bliss-inducing original music by violinist/vocalist/composer Lili Haydn (who performed live on opening night)
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May 11, 1988 | JANICE ARKATOV
Lotus and Lili are determined to have a happy breakup. "I really do not want to hold onto her," said comedian/poet/musician Lotus Weinstock, whose daughter Lili Haydn will attend Brown University this fall. "The guilt of doing that would make me nauseous. I love my daughter winning in this life. That doesn't mean I haven't shed a tear. But by the time she goes, I hope we're both OK. Our assignment is going to be to turn it into a positive thing."
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September 14, 2002 | Marc Weingarten
As a '70s icon, Robert Plant can't help it if he evokes fuzzy nostalgic feelings, but he is trying his best not to simply phone it in as an oldies act. The ex-Led Zeppelin singer's invigorating performance at the Greek Theatre on Thursday rejiggered classic rock warhorses in compelling ways and found the common ground where hard rock eddies back into vernacular music. Even when he was a heavy metal Bacchus, Plant flashed his love for folk and blues all over Led Zeppelin's albums.
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October 18, 1997 | SANDY MASUO
Matchbox 20 frontman Rob Thomas clearly aspires to blue-eyed soul a la Van Morrison. But he doesn't seem to realize that soul means more than a driven delivery and personal lyrics; it relies on astute songwriting, solid chops and deep passion.
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June 12, 1995 | CHRIS RUBIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Violin isn't the standard rock 'n' roll instrument of choice, but don't tell that to Lili Haydn. Her rapidly growing list of credits includes playing live or recording with everyone from B.B. King and Sandra Bernhard to Porno for Pyros and Bill Laswell.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 19, 1992 | NANCY CHURNIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
One feels a bit like a voyeur at "Molly & Maze," now playing at the Gaslamp Quarter Theatre Company's Hahn Cosmopolitan. The show, written by stand-up comedienne Lotus Weinstock, stars Weinstock and her daughter, actress and concert violinist Lili Haydn, in a story about a stand-up comedienne and her daughter who have much in common with the performers portraying them. It is essentially a story about letting go, or rather, not letting go.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 16, 1992 | MICHELLE QUINN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
She is the clutchy, kvetching Mom From Hell. The hippie mama who loves too groovily. Photo albums are not good enough for this maternal obsessive. A Jewish, single mother, she prefers a library of her daughter's answering machine messages from college. "I wanted a record of her growth," says L.A. comic Lotus Weinstock, thinking nothing of this display of motherly devotion. But how does the alternative parent cut the umbilical cord?
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May 11, 1988 | JANICE ARKATOV
Lotus and Lili are determined to have a happy breakup. "I really do not want to hold onto her," said comedian/poet/musician Lotus Weinstock, whose daughter Lili Haydn will attend Brown University this fall. "The guilt of doing that would make me nauseous. I love my daughter winning in this life. That doesn't mean I haven't shed a tear. But by the time she goes, I hope we're both OK. Our assignment is going to be to turn it into a positive thing."
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November 22, 1998
With Bruce Springsteen's "Tracks" collection of vaults material in stores, talk of a reunion tour with the E Street Band is heating up, with a spring trek of North American arenas a possibility. There's also discussion about waiting until fall, with an opening date serving as the first concert in L.A.'s Staples Center. . . . Busta Rhymes, Q-Tip from A Tribe Called Quest and Kurupt are among the guests on the debut album from Detroit hip-hop trio Slum Village, due from A&M Records in March.
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January 19, 2004 | Steve Hochman, Special to the Times
The idea of transforming Bob Roberts, the title character of Tim Robbins' 1992 movie about a folk-singing right-wing politician, into a punk-influenced rebel-rocker has the makings of some strong election-year satire. But that didn't seem where Robbins was taking the notion at the Knitting Factory on Friday.
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