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“Luigi” – latest theater review for Stage Raw – Los Angeles theater review

Photo by Lew Abramnson.

Hello #LAThtr fans! My newest theater review for the critical website Stage Raw — which contains the latest arts and theater coverage from our intrepid team of journalists & critics — is out now. Happy reading!   Luigi by Louise Munson. Louise Munson’s meandering and nostalgic family drama is set in Italy during a summer
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“Planes: Fire and Rescue” – new animated movie from Disney – Los Angeles film review

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With wildfires presently raging through Washington and Oregon states, and California and the rest of the country no stranger to devastation, Walt Disney Pictures’ newest animation release is timely and impactful. Ridiculously thrilling and entertaining, Disney’s Planes: Fire and Rescue is a fantastic 3D computer-animated comedy/drama for the whole family to enjoy. A sequel to
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LAST DAYS – works by Alexander Calder at LACMA – Los Angeles art review

Installation photograph, Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, on view November 24, 2013-July 27, 2014, © Calder Foundation, New York, Artists RIghts Society (ARS), NY, photo © Fredrik Nilsen.

  Alexander Calder. Whimsical mobiles. Free-standing ‘stabiles.’ A surrealist painting come to life! I’ve always loved those kinetic sculptures—the pretty mobiles of elegantly suspended shapes on wires that defined Calder’s artistic style. But what I didn’t realize was that Calder was a contemporary of the Surrealists that dominated the pre-WWII Parisian art scene. While in
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“Once” – the Broadway musical, now playing at Pantages – Los Angeles theater review

Photo: Joan Marcus

Attending the opening night performance of the national touring Broadway production of Once at the Pantages Theatre this past Thursday, starring Stuart Ward and Dani De Waal, I was reminded of the tagline on the poster of the movie that served as the source material for the original Broadway production, a winner of 8 Tony
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Okwui Okpokwasili performs “Bronx Gothic” – Los Angeles dance theater review

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In the corner of the theatre, as the audience files in, performer Okwui Okpokwasili has already begun her tour de force. With her back to the crowd, she shows a flash of sleek, muscular, jittering, twitching, red/black flesh – rippling in a wine colored, open-backed, sundress. A see – saw violin and crashing bellows music
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