Tuesday, September 18

The universal language of dance

The universal language of dance MFA candidate Malathi Iyengar translates human experience by weaving together ‘traditions and innovations,’ creating a tapestry of multicultural dancers, diverse dance techniques and Indian music. Read more...



Turning old songs into our worst nightmares

Turning old songs into our worst nightmares What’s the Noise? Michael Tatum Welcome to the first installment of my column, which purges the mysteries of all the music that I, and hopefully you as well, love: rock, rap, punk, country, blues, R&B, jazz, disco, techno, reggae, soul, African and other "world" music, top 40, and alternative ­ everything except heavy metal, because, to be brief, I could live without it. Read more...



L.A. Phil: It’s the new style

L.A. Phil: It’s the new style Setting 20th-century pace for rest of season, Los Angeles Philharmonic blazes through Stravinsky, darts gracefully through Prokofiev, teases audience through Lutoslawski By John Mangum Still feeling the rush from a recent European tour, the Los Angeles Philharmonic blazed through a program of uneven quality Thursday evening at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Read more...


Singer DeMent effortlessly confronts emotion

Singer DeMent effortlessly confronts emotion Gifted songwriter brings honesty, talent, elegance to country music By Michael Tatum My father died a year ago today Rooster started crowing when they carried Dad away There beside my mother, in the living room I stood With my brothers and my sisters knowin’ Dad was gone for good Well, I stayed at home long enough just to lay him in the ground And then I caught a plane to do a show up north in Detroit town Because I’m older now and I’ve got no time to cry. Read more...


Church rifts quell clergy in ‘Demon’ at Doolittle

Church rifts quell clergy in ‘Demon’ at Doolittle By Jennifer Richmond Daily Bruin Staff Different views often cause upheaval and tension. But when there is a serious difference of opinion among members of the church’s hierarchy, a type of genocide occurs within its walls. Read more...