November 2018

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Notorious RBG

Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg on view through March 10th at Skirball Cultural Center

Notorious RBG

  • By Karen Vock
  • Photo Courtesy of Skirball

Precious few public figures, much less a Supreme Court justice, generate the passion to concurrently inspire a popular Tumblr fan blog, a New York Times bestselling book, an acclaimed documentary (CNN’s “RBG”), a soon-to-be-released feature film (“On the Basis of Sex,” starring Felicity Jones) and now, a museum exhibition at LA’s own Skirball Cultural Center.  Coinciding with the 25th anniversary of her appointment to the high court, Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the first-ever retrospective about the famed associate justice and American icon.

 Based upon that bestseller, this exhibition was created in collaboration with the very engaging co-authors Irin Carmon, a senior correspondent at New York magazine, and attorney Shana Knizhnik, who founded the Tumblr blog. Visually rich and entertaining, the exhibition playfully riffs off connections between the Notorious RBG and Notorious B.I.G. with the name of each gallery section alluding to a song or lyric from the late hip-hop artist. Visitors experience RBG’s life and work through compelling photographs and documents, contemporary art, media and lively interactives.

In the works prior to the 2016 election, the timing of this celebration (now through March 10) could not be more perfect.  An afternoon with RBG can provide some much needed hope in these stressful days.

For more details, click here.

Zoe Leonard!

Zoe Leonard at MOCA

Zoe Leonard!

  • By Cynthia Lum
  • Photo Courtesy of Moca

New York based Zoe Leonard is one of the most critically applauded artists and poets of her generation with worldwide recognition.  Over the past three decades she has produced work in both photography and sculpture that has been celebrated for its poetic, emotional and expressive observations of daily life coupled with a rigorous questioning of the politics and conditions of display and image making.

Zoe Leonard: Survey at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA from November 11, 2018 to March 25, 2019 is the first large-scale overview of the artist’s body of work in an American museum. The exhibition takes viewers on a journey exploring Leonard’s career highlighting her engagement with a range of themes, including gender and sexuality, loss and mourning, migration, displacement, and the urban landscape. Leonard confronts themes of societal convention gentrification and everyday life, using her work to ask the viewer to scrutinize their own surroundings.  Rather than focus on any particular subject, however, Leonard’s work slowly and reflectively evaluates vision and form.  Using repetition, small and subtle changes of perspective, and shifts of scale, Leonard drawers into an awareness of the meanings behind otherwise familiar images or objects that are often overlooked.

For more details, click here.

Seinfeld Live!

Jerry Seinfeld plays Pantages November 2nd & 3rd  (4 performances!)

Seinfeld Live!

  • By Ken Werther
  • Photo Courtesy of Pantages

A bit of TV trivia — Jerry Seinfeld had a small recurring role on the sitcom Benson (1979-1986), playing a mail delivery boy who had comedy routines no one wanted to hear … the classic sitcom Seinfeld was originally titled The Seinfeld Chronicles (1988) … by its fourth season, Seinfeld had become the most popular and successful sitcom on American television. The final episode aired in 1998 and the show has never been out of syndication since. As a young stand-up comedian, Jerry Seinfeld appeared at New York’s comedy club Catch a Rising Star where he caught the attention of comedy legend Rodney Dangerfield, who then put him on his HBO special. In May of 1981, Seinfeld appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and the rest, as they say, is history.

Other fun facts: Jerry Seinfeld has been practicing Transcendental Meditation for over 40 years. He is an automobile enthusiast and avid collector; he owns more than 150 cars including more than 40 Porsches. His latest projects include the Emmy nominated web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee and his Netflix special Jerry Before Seinfeld.  The best fun fact: he’s returning to the Pantages Theatre this month with his signature stand-up routine! He has been hailed for his uncanny ability to joke about the little things in life that relate to audiences everywhere. Ready to laugh? Head for the Pantages!

To purchase tickets, click here.

Dennehy on Stage!

Brian Dennehy stars in Hughie & Krapp’s Last Tape at Geffen Playhouse

Dennehy on Stage!

  • By Ken Werther
  • Photo Courtesy of Geffen Playhouse

This month at the Geffen Playhouse, two-time Tony Award-winner Brian Dennehy reprises two roles that have garnered critical and popular acclaim — Erie Smith in Eugene O’Neill’s Hughie and Krapp in Samuel Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape. This powerful double bill explores the ways in which two very different men grapple with the realization that their winning odds only diminish with age. Directed by Steven Robman, the cast will also include Joe Grifasi and Armin Shimerman.

In Hughie, high-rolling gambler and small-time hustler Erie Smith loses his confidant Hughie during the summer of 1928 and his life takes a turn for the worse. In his grief, Erie befriends a new hotel night clerk and sees a chance for a winning streak. Eugene O’Neill wrote Hughie in 1942 but it did not receive its world premiere until 1958. It was first produced on Broadway in 1964 and has since been revived three times (1975, 1996, 2016).

Krapp’s Last Tape is also a one-act play. Preparing for his birthday ritual, Krapp stumbles upon a recording of a tender memory from a lifetime ago. As he immerses himself in his own personal history, Krapp questions whether his present lives up to his past. First performed in 1958 as a curtain raiser to Endgame at the Royal Court Theatre in London, it premiered in America in 1960. This will be an evening for true theatre lovers, not to be missed.

Hughie & Krapp’s Last Tape runs November 5th through December 19th at the Geffen Playhouse. For more details and to purchase tickets, click here.

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