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…presented by Robby Herbst at Human Resources – LA’s favorite community artist-run performance/art space – for ten days of activities, is where I went tonight to join a group of eight mostly familiar friendly faces for a couple hours of activity and conversation around general ideas of collectivism. I + We is an experimental and ..

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…opened tonight, featuring set installations by artist friends Alice Konitz and Katie Grinnan (presenting a bright shiny colorful dramatic ‘Junk Heap’). Crescent City is a hyperopera with music by Anne LeBaron, libretto by Douglas Kearney, and directed by Yuval Sharon. It’s the inaugural production of The Industry, a new home for new and experimental opera in ..

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…presented a dramatic scene at the entry to tonight’s Ball of Artists – on the very West Side, very Beverly Hills, very opposite side of town from me and my circle, where I was feeling like I had entered another dimension of my typical urban reality here – with a dancer hypnotically  twirling a white ..

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…at the Jane Hotel’s luxe comfy ballroom, where I found a spot on an old homey velvet upholstered couch, was an all afternoon performative reading of the entire text of of Frederic Tuten’s 1971 novel The Adventures of Mao on the Long March by over 70 people including Linsey Abrams, Michael Almereyda, Kurt Andersen, Laurie Anderson, Véronique Béghain, Ross Bleckner, Thomas Bolt’s, Cecily Brown, Lori ..

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…(the local artist-run performancey venue initiated and run by a loose collective of five, including friends Giles Miller, Dawn Kasper, and Eric Chen moved into a grand new space on Cottage Home in Chinatown while I was away) hosted the release event for Darin Klein’s Box of Books tonight, featuring colorful crocheted monsters by Zac Monday who ..

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…which seems to be a very tranquil town during the day, surprised me last night when the very designy chic bars and lounges spilled out on the the ancient whitewashed pedestrian streets, and the whole town (crying babies, rambunctious kids, cool teens, strolling couples, shuffling elderly) turned out to fill the Piazza San Oronzo and ..

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…was the happy surprise of the day – as I caught my folk-singing friend‘s last performance (involving layers of gorgeous vocals live and delayed echoing through the cold cavernous corridor of the 2005 Herzog & de Meuron designed addition, accompanied by a painted steamer trunk full of costumes such as pioneer bonnets and equipment like ..

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…which I arrived to from an earlier opening at Unosunove this magical warm summer evening by bicycle – locked up below at Piazza di Spagna to hoof it up the 132 Scalinata della Trinità dei Monti steps for shows presented by the French Academy fellows incluing films, a wandering bassoonist, an installation in the magnificent ..

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…tonight’s live, recorded, and simultaneously projected three hour performance in Vatican City by Christian Jankowski at Ospedale di Santo Spirito in Saxia (the city’s oldest hospital, dating back to 727 and first reconstructed in 1204) had a Catholic American Idol Broadway Chorus Line Biblical soap opera vibe – with a series of svelt swarthy actors ..

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…is a New York artist that I have been a fan of for a while, having first become aware of his work through friends that were in grad school with him, and who brought me to a few of his “performances” (more like chaotically staged collective activities that happen to have people around who want ..

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…performed in the rotunda of the Guggenheim Museum the other night, as a mega-fan I am extremely disappointed to have missed it – shucks. (website) Here is their text about the project: One of the things that you notice almost immediately in the jungle are the birds; so many different sounds coming from so many ..

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…performed (in Anna and Giles’ living room during their New Years Day potluck brunch) a collection of songs from baroque meditations on arts patronage to theatrical re-enactments of interviews with the staff of a troubled museum; and after watching them (Alex, Malik, and Jade) this afternoon, I was reminded that they are Los Angeles people ..

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