Browsing: Other Arts

The first and last time I ever saw Stephen Bannon was last May at the Cannes Film Festival, where his film Clinton Cash was screening for overseas buyers. The documentary, a strategically timed takedown of Hillary Clinton centring on her alleged ethical lapses and dubious financial dealings, was based on Peter Schweizer’s 2015 book of the same name. While I interviewed Schweizer in an empty ballroom of a Croisette hotel, Bannon – who wrote and produced Clinton Cash – paced outside, occasionally stealing a furtive glance our way through an open door. I was familiar with Bannon’s work as a…

Czech master filmmaker Karel Zeman draws liberally from literary and cinematic history to create his sumptuous and whimsical fantasy adventure The Fabulous Baron Munchausen, made with his signature flair. The Fabulous Baron Munchausen begins with a virtuoso sequence in which the evolution of flight is traversed by the frame accelerating up towards the stars. Along the way it passes a variety of aeronautical animals and contraptions, both real and imagined, rendered in stop-motion animation. From a final aeroplane, the camera continues into space. Almost a decade before man’s first steps on the moon, Zeman imagines footprints in the dust. In…

Actress and producer Susan Sarandon will receive the honorary Maverick Award, according to a press release issued by the Woodstock Film Festival on Monday. In addition to celebrating Sarandon’s film career during the October award ceremony, the Woodstock Film Festival will be screening “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story,” a film Sarandon headed up as executive producer. “I’m thrilled to receive the Maverick Award for this year’s Woodstock Film Festival,” Sarandon said in the press release. “Mavericks forge their own path and move through life by taking chances, and it’s an honor to be added to the Woodstock Film Festival’s catalog…

Hoffman, born in Los Angeles, Calif., burst on the acting scene in the late 1960s, specifically with Mike Nichols’ “The Graduate,” alongside the late Anne Bancroft. Most recently, Hoffman appeared in the Netflix historical drama “Medici: Masters of Florence,” and his latest film, “The Meyerowitz Stories,” premiered at Cannes this spring. The meticulous and well-versed actor is also a two-time Academy Award Best Actor winner, for 1980’s “Kramer vs. Kramer” and 1988’s “Rain Man.” Let’s take a look at some of the best projects on Hoffman’s filmography. “The Graduate” (1967) Dustin Hoffman looks over the stockinged leg of actress Anne Bancroft,…

On Saturday, September 16 artist, poet, and performer IN-Q will give his latest thought-provoking performance in “The Echo Chamber,” a witty and engaging perspective on the state of our society. IN-Q will headline a night that will open with special musical performance SYML and a special guest star. Location: The Theatre at Ace Hotel 929 South Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90015 (213) 623-3233 https://youtu.be/Rw7deJK__xs ABOUT IN-Q: Writer, poet, multiplatinum songwriter and lyricist IN-Q has wowed audiences with his breakthrough spoken word performances. From his award-winning appearances at the National Slam Poetry Championships to being featured on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, Cirque Du Soleil,…

The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill is celebrating three West African countries tomorrow night with live performances and the screening of two 30-minute documentaries. West Africa’s vibrant and diverse contemporary culture is the subject of Ismael Kouyate’s 45-minute set of African music, to be performed outdoors on the museum’s terrace at 7:30 p.m. with his eight-piece band, the Radiant Select. Mr. Kouyate, a renowned Guinean singer, choreographer, and dancer whose vocals can be heard on Beyonce’s song “Grown Woman,” leads the band, which merges West African roots music with funk, soul, and international rhythms. Its members are Electra Weston…

Remember the first time someone read to you? The magic of hearing stories come to life through the voice of a close family member or friend. Or maybe the first time you read to your son or daughter. I’m sure that moment has to be up there with first steps, first words and first day of school. That was our inspiration. Bringing people together to help them create a memory that would last a lifetime.Remember the first time someone read to you? The magic of hearing stories come to life through the voice of a close family member or friend.…

Nasser Farhoudi, an  Iranian sound engineer and music recording artist passed away in Tehran at the age of 65. Farhoudi worked with  major Iranian artists for a long time, using his knowledge and creativity to record some of the best albums ever produced in Iran.   Nasser Farhoudi was born in 1952 in city of Damghan and moved to Tehran at the age of 11. He graduated from Iranian Television University in the field of electronics and while studying, he also started to work as a sound engineer at Iranian television.  Later Nasser Farhoudi, joined Pop studio and worked there…

In January, Jon Bon Jovi announced on Facebook Live an exciting opening act contest to give bands the chance to open an arena date on Bon Jovi’s This House Is Not For Sale Tour. To enter the competition, thousands of bands uploaded audition videos at www.bonjovi.com/2017-opening-act-contest/ and a few other related sites. To pick the winner for each tour date, Live Nation chose 10 finalists and Bon Jovi management selected the contest winner from the shortlist. After an intense competition, LA-based Stellar Revival have been chosen as the winners of Bon Jovi’s opening act contest for Los Angeles. In addition…

BOB BAKER DAYS 2017 – This coming weekend you can attend the 3rd Annual Celebration of Bob Baker’s legacy! The puppets and the people of the Bob Baker Marionette Theater will entertain you with the sights and sounds of a celebration you’ll never forget – now this annual event is extending into an ENTIRE WEEKEND! This 2-day festival debuts the opening of a new act for The Bob Baker Marionette Theater as a non-profit organization, unveiling long-awaited plans for another half-century… and it’s brimming with marionettes and ice cream cups for generations of Angelenos and visitors, both new and seasoned!…

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