Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Marvelous Mark Morris

By Victoria Looseleaf How do I love thee, Mark Morris? Let me count the ways. Let’s just say that The Leaf has been a major fan since you choreographed John Adams’ opera, Nixon in China, and the brilliantly hilarious Hard … Continue reading

Posted in APOLLO’S ANGELS, HANDEL, JENNIFER HOMANS, JOAN ACOCELLA, JOHN ADAMS, LOS ANGELES OPERA, MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP, NIXON IN CHINA, THE HARD NUT | Comments Off

Have A Little Faith

By Victoria Looseleaf Can’t tear yourself away from the ongoing insanity that is/has been/and will, no doubt, continue to be coverage of the event known simply as The Royal Wedding? Somehow The Leaf, who much prefers the Fred Astaire version … Continue reading

Posted in DON QUIXOTE, EIFMAN BALLET OF ST. PETERSBURG, FAITH, FRED ASTAIRE, KATE MIDDLETON, L.A. TIMES, MACALLAN SCOTCH, PAT GRANEY COMPANY, PRINCE WILLIAM, REDCAT, ROYAL WEDDING, WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL | Comments Off

Don Q as Madman: Cue Inmates

By Victoria Looseleaf It’s bad enough having to schlep to Orange County from The Leaf’s City of Angels’ digs, but getting stuck in a construction zone on the way back is murderous. Which isn’t why I was all riled up … Continue reading

Posted in ANNA KARENINA, BORIS EIFMAN, DON QUIXOTE, EIFMAN BALLET OF ST. PETERSBURG, FACIAL FLEX, HUFFINGTON POST, Los Angeles Times, MIGUEL de CERVANTES, NUTHOUSE, PETIPA, SEGERSTROM CENTER FOR THE ARTS | Comments Off

Boozing, Brawling and Behaving Badly

By Victoria Looseleaf From our perch in the front row of the 1,800-seat Ahmanson Theatre, we could almost feel the spray of spit emanating from the New Jerseyed mouth of James (Tony Soprano – we can’t help it, we were … Continue reading

Posted in AHMANSON THEATRE, BRANGELINA, GOD OF CARNAGE, HOPE DAVIS, JAMES GANDOLFINI, JEFF DANIELS, KATE WINSLET, MARCIA GAY HARDEN, MATTHEW WARCHUS, ROMAN POLANSKI, THE LOUD FAMILY, TONY SOPRANO, YASMINA REZA | Comments Off

What They Are: Edie Brickell Introduces the Gaddabouts

The Gaddabouts: Pino Palladino, Andy Fairweather Low, Edie Brickell, and Steve Gadd. Photo by Jonathan Mover and Amy-Beth McNeely. By Mary Lyn Maiscott Rhymin’ Simon seemed almost at a loss for words to express how he felt about the performance … Continue reading

Posted in Andy Fairweather Low, Carnegie Hall, Edie Brickell, Paul Simon, Pino Palladino, Steve Gadd, The Gaddabouts, Zankel Hall | Comments Off