Monday, November 11


Masochist Flanagan endures

Masochist Flanagan endures pain for the artistic pleasure By Nisha Gopalan "Sewn up and nailed to a two-by-four," reads the caption written by performance artist Bob Flanagan for a 1989 "Auto-erotic SM" performance. Read more...




Performers bleed for art

Performers bleed for art Burden delivers performance art innovative shot in the arm By Nisha Gopalan On Nov. 19, 1971 at 7:45 p.m., performance artist Chris Burden stood in anticipation while his friend, 15 feet away, shot him in his left arm with a .22-caliber rifle. Read more...


Accomplished musician Gothoni returns to L.A.

Accomplished musician Gothoni returns to L.A. By John Mangum Not many classical musicians can say they’ve received $500,000 for their talents. Pianist Ralf Gothoni can. His extraordinary playing earned him the generous Gilmore Award, which helped expose Gothoni to a wider audience. Read more...


Vibraphonist keys up old jazz sound

Vibraphonist keys up old jazz sound By John Mangum When people think of jazz instruments, they think of the trumpet, the saxophone and the piano. Way down there on the list the vibraphone eventually turns up. Read more...