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Curtain Call: Rosanne Cash’s New Album Focuses on Loss and Legacy For the eldest daughter of Johnny Cash, The River & The Thread may be the last part of a musical trilogy.
Sep 29, 2014 - By Craig Byrd
Tom shares music and thoughts about CAP UCLA's presentation of Rokia Traore.
Sep 26, 2014 -
L.A. Times story on the CAP UCLA 2014-2015 Season.
May 7, 2014 - By David Ng
Death in Peter Brook’s elusive, essential production of “The Suit,” which closes this weekend at UCLA, is not losing your balance. Falling and picking yourself up again means you can keep going. Brook vividly underscores that in the new documentary about his rehearsal process, “The Tightrope.”
Apr 17, 2014 - Mark Swed
Famed Theater Director Peter Brook Shows Strong 'Suit' at UCLA
Apr 12, 2014 - Lyle Zimskind
An ineffably effortless, modest and accomplished late work by theater titan Peter Brook.
Apr 11, 2014 - Myron Meisel
Review: Simplicity of 'The Suit' belies its power
Music review: Director Peter Brook's gracious mix of music, motion and speech artfully conveys the horrors of apartheid and humiliation.
Apr 11, 2014 - Mark Swed
Peter Brook at 89 keeps slipping into new suits
Retirement isn't on the director's calendar. He keeps working up projects, including 'The Suit,' which is paying a tour visit to UCLA.
Apr 9, 2014 - Mike Boehm
LA Times Critic's Notebook: The new music cornucopia Tune-In Festival L.A. features Ethel, eighth blackbird and more. Elsewhere, the ensemble What's Next? presents an evening of Dutch composer JacobTV.
Mar 31, 2014 - Mark Swed
Review: For Kronos Quartet, a time of renewal on 40th birthday
Kronos Quartet, ever spinning in a thousand directions, brings special anniversary concerts to UCLA with the help of Chinese pipa player Wu Man, Wilco's Nels Cline and Laurie Anderson.
Mar 17, 2014 - Mark Swed
The Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA brought a fantastic weekend of celebration to Los Angeles to honor the 40th anniversary of the Kronos Quartet in their home away from home at Royce Hall. The March 14 program featured a Los Angeles premiere by Phillip Glass and the world premiere of a composition written and performed by guitarist Nels Cline. The other works were from 40 years of experimental compositions written or arranged for their unique electronic mix of musical chamber culture.
Mar 17, 2014 - Theodore Bell
“Sandyland” – Sandra Bernhard’s new show commences its national tour – Los Angeles theater cabaret review
Feb 18, 2014 - Pauline Adamek
Culture Watch: Stories we tell
Feb 5, 2014 - Sarah A. Spitz
Beauty and anger co-exist in a restless evening of hard-driving dance and thrashing rock music in Susan Marshall’s “Play/Pause.”
Nov 18, 2013 - Victoria Looseleaf
"Lecture on Nothing," which is published in John Cage's "Silence," is a classic, studied and often recited. One of its much-quoted lines is "I have nothing to say and I am saying and that is poetry as I need it." The conductor Robert Spano read the lecture at the 2006 Ojai Festival, as the director Peter Sellars once did at the Salzburg Festival, slowly savoring every instant.
Oct 16, 2013 - Mark Swed
At last: "Einstein on the Beach," the opera that is not really an opera -- nor is it really about the physicist Albert Einstein -- who, by the way, is never seen at the beach and is portrayed by, among others, the fiddle-playing Jennifer Koh -- arrives at the Music Center courtesy of Los Angeles Opera and the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA (CAP UCLA).
Oct 8, 2013 - Victoria Looseleaf
Popping up this Saturday at UCLA's Royce Hall as one of the marquee headliners of the six-night Angel City Jazz Festival (which kicks off Friday at LACMA), the onetime Miles Davis sideman and longtime fixture on the jazz vanguard will appear with his latest ensemble, Prism. A bracing electric quartet composed of players who are bandleaders in their own right in pianist Craig Taborn, drummer Eric Harland and guitarist Kevin Eubanks, Prism's churning, groove-heavy sound is a marked departure from some of Holland's acoustic work with his quintet.
Oct 1, 2013 - Chris Barton
Rarely has the dance of shadows, the interplay of light and dark, been put to better storytelling effect in the theater than in the extraordinary "Shun-kin," a collaboration between the London-based company Complicite and Japan's Setagaya Public Theatre that brings to the stage a curious 1933 tale of love and sadomasochism by the Japanese writer Jun'ichiro Tanizaki.
Sep 27, 2013 - Charles McNulty
Australian choreographer Lucy Guerin has been recognized for her intriguing and thought-provoking works since the 1990s, when she spent a pivotal seven years performing and choreographing in New York City. Mikhail Baryshnikov took note of Guerin's individuality in 1999, including two of her dances in his White Oak Dance Project's repertory.
Sep 12, 2013 - Susan Reiter
Sometimes, you can tell a lot about a show based on its audience. In addition to drawing an inspiringly big, deeply attentive crowd to Royce Hall to close out the first season for the newly named Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA (and new Executive Artistic Director Kristy Edmunds), Saturday's double bill of the Bad Plus with the Brad Mehldau Trio also drew bassist and educator Charlie Haden, whose presence was humbly recognized from the stage by Mehldau early in his set.
May 5, 2013 - Chris Barton