Jacquelin Sonderling reviews “Solar Mamas” from the PBS Independent Lens series, “Why Poverty?”.
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Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble
Meredith Monk, composer, singer, director, choreographer, and visual artist, has been bringing her unique and prolific work to audiences for nearly five decades. In January the 71-year-old force of nature debuted her newest evening-length work at the Freud Playhouse at UCLA.
Monk’s powerful work echoes 1960s and ‘70s performance art—no surprise, since [...]
Inviting new books on art, language and reincarnation
I like psychological thrillers. They keep me on the edge of my seat, but unlike some other genres, they don’t actually drop me off the psychic edge. “Side Effects,” directed by Stephen Soderbergh (slated for semi-retirement) and due in theatres any day now, will definitely keep you wondering what’s going on. Reminiscent of “The Postman Always [...]
Casa Patas Flamenco Dance Troupe
Theatre Raymond Kabbaz
If you thought flamenco is an exciting and passionate folk dance best seen on a tabletop at midnight in Madrid, you’d be only partially right. Last month it was equally charged on the stage at the Theatre Raymond Kabbaz, a jewel-box of a theatre located at Le Lycee Francais [...]
Directed by John Sorensen
What creates lasting happiness? That question is the premise of the film and movement, Project Happiness. Depression is on the rise in America, and 1 in 5 teens has thought about suicide in the last year, the film reports. Worse, 1 in 12 has tried it.
Concerned mom Randy Taran wanted to create [...]
The classic novel finds new life on the silver screen
By Susan Hornik
Fresh off her role as Bella, human turned vampire in the Twilight series, actress Kristen Stewart takes off on a completely different journey, as the free-spirited Marylou in On the Road, Walter Salles’ film adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s biographical novel. The widely read [...]