September 29, 11:20 pm
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On Thursday, Sept. 30, Royce Hall is rewinding back to 1970s "“ this time without the oversized bellbottoms and tacky sideburns. John Cale, original co-founder of The Velvet Underground, will be performing his 1973 solo album, entitled “Paris 1919,” alongside his band and 19 members of the UCLA Philharmonia.
"‘Paris 1919’ is a tuneful but moody collection of songs with lyrics that are rich in poetry and color," said Neal Stulberg, music director and conductor of the UCLA Philharmonia.
Originally released in 1973, and then re-mastered again in 2006, “Paris 1919” seamlessly threads together the renowned avant-garde style of the 1960s Velvet Underground with classical melodies that are backed by a full-fledged orchestra. Read more...
September 27, 7:42 pm
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The show that introduced fist-pumping and Snooki into the mainstream mindset has, quite arguably, lost its sense of intoxicating fun.
“Jersey Shore” was a show unaware of its own annoying, yet endearing, charm, with the unabashed self-deprecation and that freshman thrill of seeing embarrassing incidents in the club. Angelina left early on, the Situation's abs were a fresh anomaly of the human body, and Snooki did those back flips. Since the second season started, the show has become aware of its obnoxiousness and capitalizing on it at every chance possible. Now it's just intoxicating in the bad way. The way that ends with a whole lot of vomiting of alcohol and cheese fries and lamentations of "Why?" Read more...