In "Stand-Off at HWY #37," Vickie Ramirez's deeply felt new play presented by Native Voices at the Autry National Center, a protest against a highway slated to cut across sovereign Indian land sparks issues of identity, cultural tradition, difficult historic truths and present-day hardball politics.
Many years ago, back when I used to answer my land-line telephone, I found myself in a conundrum. I realized that, when a caller asked, “May I speak to June, please?” I would answer “This is she.” But I couldn’t for the life of me explain why. Why did I use the subject form, “she,” for a pronoun in a spot that seemed to call for the object form, “her”? I had no idea.
In the summer of 2009, Dan Parris, now 29, Rob Lehr, now 31, and David Peterka, now 26, challenged themselves to try to experience extreme poverty by living on $1.25 a day and journeyed across three continents to experience poverty in each country, documenting the experience for a film.
As both producer and director — and, to a lesser extent, writer and actor — Tsui Hark has long been one of the most influential and proficient filmmakers in Hong Kong, directing “Peking Opera Blues,” the first three “Once Upon a Time in China” entries, “The Blade,” and maybe a dozen others and producing “A Better Tomorrow,” “The Killer,” “A Chinese Ghost Story,” and yet another dozen others — all within a little more than a decade. His pace slowed down when he made two English-language films with Jean-Claude Van Damme and never quite recovered.
Conductor Brad Keimach aims to keep the programs fresh for the audience and musicians of the Glendale Youth Orchestra.
Nominated for this year's Animation Oscar, the excellent “Ernest & Celestine” was, sad to say, not the winner. It was a tough field — hey, there was a Miyazaki film in there too — and I have no unkind words for “Frozen,” the winner, either. We've all heard the frankly hollow line about there not being any losers. But, in this particular case, there is some justification. On the eve of the expansion of its U.S. release, the lovely French/Belgian co-production will benefit from its brief mention in last week's world-televised awards show — one of the dullest ever, by the way.
The mayor of London wrote in a March 2 column in the Daily Telegraph that Muslim children who are at risk of radicalization by their parents are victims of child abuse and should be removed from their homes.
La Cañada’s Public Works and Traffic Commission will conduct a public meeting on Wednesday, March 19 at 6 p.m. to discuss issues surrounding traffic flow within the Town Center area and recommendations for how conditions might be improved.
From the very beginning of their career, Los Angeles-based noise-pop duo No Age has dug into rock's past, while side-stepping many of its clichés. The band, which consists of guitarist Randy Randall and drummer/vocalist Dean Spunt, was spawned from the Smell, a downtown L.A. all-ages performance space that didn't sell alcohol. Following that tradition, the band's show Friday, March 14, at the Center for the Arts in Eagle Rock will have no booze for sale, but concert-goers can indulge in vegan food provided by Pure Luck and Clara's Cakes.