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To call something "notes" means it isn't finished. A preparation for something else, or a work in progress. Or It means I know this is less than perfect. It means the piecemeal composition is acknowledged, should be applauded. "And to my horror (for I...
Sun reporterWhen Grace Hartigan was a little girl, she was bewitched by gypsies. In the 1930s, the Travelers still roamed the countryside in nomadic caravans, and young Grace would shinny up the apple tree in her parents' backyard in Newark, N.J., to spy on them....
Zap2It.comPeter MacNicol, who's maybe best-known for playing John Cage on "Ally McBeal," will step into a decidedly different TV world next season. The Emmy-winning actor is joining the cast of "24" for the FOX show's sixth season, which gets underway in January....
Times Staff WriterIn the summer of 1955, "Stravinsky scarcely moved from Wetherly Drive," writes Stephen Walsh in the newly published second volume of his biography of the composer. Stravinsky scarcely moved because his arthritis was acting up and because he had music to...
Tags: Health, Culture, CBS Corp., Pierre Boulez, Sunset Boulevard
Times Staff WriterI try not to be shocked by the depths to which the music business can sink. And I fail. Remember David Helfgott, the mentally unstable Australian pianist? His handlers literally pushed him onto the stage and suckered a large classically clueless audience...
Tags: Death, Sony Corp., Arts and Culture, Joshua Bell, Music Theater
Times Staff WriterOn Dec. 7, 1992, the New York Philharmonic celebrated its 150th anniversary by unveiling a poster it had commissioned from Robert Rauschenberg. An attractive, if slightly innocuous, silk-screen collage, it is instantly recognizable as a Rauschenberg. In...
Times Staff WriterIt took Arthur Golden 15 years to research and write "Memoirs of a Geisha," his bestselling novel set in 1930s and '40s Japan. It didn't take quite that long for the story to make it onto the screen, though the road was long and reportedly bumpy. The...
Special to The TimesJennifer Bornstein was a kid in a candy store -- with almost half a year to gorge herself. When Hammer Museum curator Allegra Pesenti asked Bornstein to rummage through the institution's huge collection of graphic work and put together a show of...
Tags: Man Ray, Mark Rothko, Arts and Culture, Photography, Los Angeles
Special to The TimesJAO, an artist dressed in paint-spattered cycling gear, bounced before an easel set up in the bed of a bright yellow pickup — her "artmobile" — decorated with cartoon men with rake-like hands. While blasting a shrill police whistle, she did...
'The San Francisco Tape Music Center: 1960s Counterculture and the Avant-Garde' edited by David W. BernsteinThe San Francisco Tape Music Center 1960s Counterculture and the Avant-Garde Edited by David W. Bernstein University of California Press/Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: 336 pp., $65 THERE was a time when the zeitgeist used to get bashed about...
Special to The TimesHELMUT Lachenmann's work is very strange, even by contemporary standards. This preeminent German composer shapes what are essentially noises -- taps, scrapes and rustlings, though made largely by conventional instruments -- into beautiful, even spiritual,...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterJOHN ADAMS is the voice of America. His instrumental music, and particularly that for the orchestra, conveys the American experience broadly. He is generous in his interests, which include the maverick Yankee-isms of Charles Ives, the populist strains...
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