Friday, May 24


Creating a true 'Geisha'

Slowly, streams of blood-red dye begin to appear in a river, representing the bloodshed of World War II. The redness then transforms into long, flowing pieces of beautiful, red kimono cloth. Read more...


Art of meditation

Of the 18, mostly Chinese, artists whose work is being featured this week in a Kerckhoff Art Gallery exhibit titled “Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance,” only one currently resides in China. Read more...


Old rocker still showing off new tricks

At the age of 63, rock “˜n’ roll legend John Cale wants to get funky. The former Velvet Underground creative force has been many things throughout his long career: a child prodigy on classical piano and viola who moved to New York at the age of 21 with the help of composer Aaron Copland; an avant-garde minimalist who collaborated with John Cage; and a violent punk rocker who once cut off a live chicken’s head on stage and threw it into the audience. Read more...


“˜Tireless cat’

Talking on his manager’s cell phone from somewhere in Washington, D.C., at noon last Saturday, Afro-Cuban jazz pianist and composer Omar Sosa sounded tired. His voice, worn out and husky with a heavy Cuban accent, made it hard to decipher what he was saying at times. Read more...


Positive poetry

A group of young hip-hop musicians who call themselves the Renegade Soldiers met last Saturday afternoon in a well-furnished apartment on Selby Avenue off of Little Santa Monica Boulevard. Read more...


White Stripes put on a wacky but lovable show

There is evidence now that seems to confirm that Jack White is from another planet. It’s not just about his appearance anymore. (White has put off many with his ghost-white complexion and untamed, wiry black locks ““ think Edward Scissorhands.) At one point during the White Stripes concert on Aug. Read more...



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