Rage Against the Machine
Watching Muse on stage at L.A. Rising, it is difficult to imagine any group of three people being more thrilled about making sound, not just music.
Lauryn Hill and Rise Against
Compared with the throbbing fire of Immortal Technique, Lauryn Hill was a lovely, well-crafted scented candle.
There’s something special about a local band’s “homecoming,” especially when the atmosphere surrounding it is enhanced by a day-long festival.
July 30 was L.A. Rising, Rage Against the Machine’s combination of a homecoming celebration and vehicle for revolutionary activism.
So Damned Heavenly Bound
The Elephant Theatre
Through Sept. 10
When a 20-minute one-act play is set in the aftermath of a father’s death, there is a significant amount of emotional baggage to shove into a small time frame.
“So Damned Heavenly Bound,” the first play of a double feature at The Elephant Theatre which also included “You Make Me Physically Ill”, attempts to solve that issue by foregoing details about the father’s death and placing the emotional burden on four women, three of the man’s daughters and one his granddaughters.
The daughters, Liz (Malesa Farris), and Peggy (Sundee Martineau), as well as Liz’s daughter Lisa (Angela Poncetta), have spent the whole afternoon and evening preparing for the following day’s funeral.
Through Aug. 21
Addiction isn’t a problem that gets solved in an hour and a half.
This is why “Tweaked,” the new play by Paul Shoulberg, succeeds best in not attempting to propose a cure within its given time frame, but in allowing for an examination of the issues that stem from its continuation.
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