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May 22, 2012 | By Mike Boehm
While they adjust to a new name for the long-running performance series anchored at UCLA's Royce Hall, audiences may be reassured by the selection of major names that Kristy Edmunds, the new director who tweaked the title, has included in her first season of picks. The 2012-13 season announced Tuesday for the re-branded Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA (formerly UCLA Live) has some top stars of avant-garde or genre-blending performance in Laurie Anderson, Hal Willner, Meredith Monk, guitarist Bill Frisell and the Trisha BrownDance Company.
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January 10, 2013
With a bio that's often read like a tragic country song, the Texas singer-songwriter Steve Earle has pulled his act together in recent years and regained a lot of the footing he'd lost after starting out so promisingly a quarter-century ago as one of the most acclaimed young writers of his era. Earle is back to relying on his own pen in one of his strongest collections of songs, full of sharply etched observations on mortality, faith, the dirty side...
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January 10, 2005 | By Randy Lewis
Loudon Wainwright III and Richard Thompson wrapped up their five-week tour as a duo under the ironic title Loud & Rich at UCLA on Friday with a sterling display of songwriting acumen and musicianship -- but one that wasn't particularly loud or likely to make anybody rich. Not in the filthy lucre sense, anyway. These two folk-rock veterans appeared long ago to have achieved peace in the knowledge that their astute brand of music fills clubs and theaters, not arenas and stadiums. They've been pals at least since the days when Thompson produced a couple of Wainwright's standout albums in the '80s, and they used the occasion of their stop at Royce Hall as part of UCLA Live's eclectic music series to revel in the richness of words skillfully strung together and married to music that carries those words straight to the heart.
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December 18, 2012 | By Martha Groves, Los Angeles Times
Hours before showtime at UCLA's Royce Hall, Teri Meredyth leaned into a new Steinway & Sons concert grand piano. Behind her, stagehands hammered together a stage extension. In front, workers shoved into place wooden panels for a backdrop. Stage left, an electrician shouted to a colleague aiming spotlights. Meredyth, the hall's longtime piano technician, pounded the keys of the 9-foot-long grand, listening for off-kilter harmonics. She tweaked tuning pins and pricked felt hammers with a needle to soften them and thus warm the tone that would be produced when they hit the strings.
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May 16, 2007
Casting change: Michael York, who had been announced as the star of the "Camelot" production that will play Sept. 11 to 23 at UCLA's Royce Hall, will leave the touring show before it gets to L.A. He'll be replaced in the role of King Arthur by Lou Diamond Phillips.
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March 31, 1992 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Limber Up: Feld Ballets/NY will be looking for new dancers during the company's Los Angeles run, with open auditions for men and women taking place Friday at 12:30 p.m. at UCLA's Royce Hall. Auditions also will be held in San Diego on April 7 and in Berkeley on April 11. The contemporary ballet company performs Thursday through Saturday in Royce Hall, its first appearance here in seven years.
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November 20, 1992
It was with great sadness that I noted the passing of maestro Henri Temianka on Nov. 7. As a young piano student, bribed with the promise of a post-performance Wil Wright's ice cream, I attended Temianka's Concerts for Youth at UCLA's Royce Hall. I will never forget the joy and enthusiasm with which Temianka taught us to listen to and appreciate fine music. Some 25 years later, as an avid amateur musician and devoted concert-goer, I had the pleasure of hearing him give forth at his Sunday soirees at the Mark Taper.
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November 4, 2002 | Don Heckman, Special to The Times
Close to the end of his 90-minute set at UCLA's Royce Hall on Saturday, Salif Keita, the veteran singer from Mali, picked up his microphone -- along with its stand -- and launched into a soaring declamatory vocal. His high, penetrating voice, one of the marvels of African music, broke through the morass of low-frequency sound that dominated the program.
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July 28, 1991
Your interview with Williams has made me a fan, a cultural groupie. His analysis that "the arts are not positioned as an essential, substantive educational-cultural dimension of our society (but) are positioned largely as a frill" is penetrating and devastating. For more than 20 years, UCLA Design for Sharing, of which I am vice president for public relations, has been trying to fill this cultural vacuum. We bring thousands of young people from Los Angeles schools to live demonstration performances at UCLA's Royce Hall--to chamber music concerts, dance and theater.
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August 4, 1987 | DANIEL CARIAGA, Times Music Writer
Exposure to the broadest range of repertory is an ideal to which every musical training organization subscribes. However, in the day-to-day running of an educational facility--especially one that convenes for only a few weeks every summer--that exposure demands planning, cunning and astuteness. Those qualities seem to exist at the management level of the 1987 Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute.
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December 7, 2012 | By Mikael Wood
Meshell Ndegeocello's place in pop culture has shrunk since her mid-'90s days on MTV . But her talent has only grown. In October the New York-based singer-bassist released the stunningly beautiful "Pour Une Âme Souveraine," a collection of songs written or popularized by Nina Simone featuring guest appearances by Sinead O'Connor, Cody Chesnutt, Lizz Wright and others. Pop & Hiss caught up with Ndegeocello ahead of her show Friday night at UCLA's Royce Hall. "Pour Une Âme Souveraine" follows recent tributes you've done to Prince and Fats Waller . What do you get out of these kinds of projects?
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May 22, 2012 | By Mike Boehm
While they adjust to a new name for the long-running performance series anchored at UCLA's Royce Hall, audiences may be reassured by the selection of major names that Kristy Edmunds, the new director who tweaked the title, has included in her first season of picks. The 2012-13 season announced Tuesday for the re-branded Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA (formerly UCLA Live) has some top stars of avant-garde or genre-blending performance in Laurie Anderson, Hal Willner, Meredith Monk, guitarist Bill Frisell and the Trisha BrownDance Company.
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March 29, 2012
STAGE Ute Lemper brings her reinventions of cabaret for the new century to UCLA's Royce Hall. The German singer-actress skillfully melds the songs of modern writers with an old-fashioned theatricality, and her shows are a blend of pop concert and music-hall performance. She and her backing band offer contemporary takes on some of the Weimar Republic-era songs and French chansons for which she is best known, recasting classics in jazzy arrangements without trivializing them. Royce Hall, UCLA.
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February 22, 2012
Max Raabe & the Palast Orchester Where and when: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Irvine Barclay Theater; 8 p.m. Thursday, UCLA's Royce Hall Tickets: $30 to $90 Information: http://www.thebarclay.org or http://www.uclalive.org
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November 17, 2011
MUSIC Noel Gallagher is front and center, both live and on his solo debut, "Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds. " Not as memorable as Oasis' best anthems in the '90s, or as nasally rock-ready as his brother's latest incarnation, Beady Eye, the album hovers within a melodic good-to-average middle ground. If Liam hones the Stones, Noel reworks later-era Kinks, forgoing guitar theatrics for the inclusion of strings, horns and a chorus. The album encircles themes of love, melancholy and aging.
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November 6, 2011
'Kenny Burrell: 80 Years Young' Who: Burrell, with B.B. King, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Lalo Schifrin and the Los Angeles Jazz Orchestra Unlimited Where: UCLA's Royce Hall When: 7 p.m. Saturday Tickets: $30 to $85 Information: (310) 825-2101 or http://www.uclalive.org
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August 2, 1986 | ROBERT HURWITT
"This feels more like an initiation into some weird club than a rehearsal," observed soprano Kathy Knight as she scribbled notes in the margin of her score. Her confusion was easy to understand: Nearby, Japanese mime Hitomi Ikuma, outfitted in a flying harness attached to a thick elastic cord, was bounding all over the stage like a human cricket determined to defy gravity. Tenor John Duykers was explaining to tenor White Eagle some of the finer points of singing upside down.
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June 25, 1993 | STEVE HOCHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Bell Biv DeVoe. Gorbachev Schevardnadze Shultz? New Jack Swing met the New World Order at UCLA's Royce Hall on Wednesday for the taping of a mini-telethon to raise money for a child-immunization campaign headed by two former Soviet stalwarts and an ex-United States Secretary of State. Boston-based funk group Bell Biv DeVoe's lively two-song performance was one of the most entertaining segments of an evening as notable for its range of musical acts as for its selection of ideologies.
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April 21, 2011
Kay Ryan and Billy Collins Where: Royce Hall, UCLA, 340 Royce Drive, L.A. When: 8 p.m. Saturday Tickets: $28-$53 general admission, $15 UCLA students Info: (310) 825-2101; http://www.uclalive.org
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