Monthly Archives: December 2011

A Love Affair With The Artist

By Victoria Looseleaf Before we get out of Dodge to ring in the New Year, we simply must say a few words about The Artist, though forgive us for coming somewhat late to the game. (And no, we cannot pronounce … Continue reading

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King of Cool: Christopher Walken

By Victoria Looseleaf It’s that time of year when we reflect: on life, love, loss, latkes and leftovers. As for us at The Report, we’ve been pondering Christopher Walken recently and would like to take a few moments to pay … Continue reading

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Homeland Season Finale: Shocked, Just Shocked

By Victoria Looseleaf Talk about your major wardrobe malfunction: Thank you, Homeland, for sparing Sgt. Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis, another amazing British actor with a killer American accent, above left and below), in your 90-minute season one finale. (Spoiler alert: … Continue reading

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Jonesing For Bill T…And Fela Kuti

By Victoria Looseleaf There are geniuses and then there are…geniuses. Einstein, Stravinsky and Steve Jobs come to mind. Then there’s Fela….as in Kuti, and Bill T. Jones. Having been Jonesing – hahaha, all puns intended – to see Fela!, the … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Jimmy Darmody

By Victoria Looseleaf Say it ain’t so, Terence Winter. Has the fabulous Mr. Darmody, AKA, Michael Pitt, really left your incredible HBO series, Boardwalk Empire, for that great TV heaven in the sky? (Wherever the hell that is, resting place … Continue reading

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The Tree of Life: A Magnificent Meditation

By Victoria Looseleaf Like Shostakovich’s 1932 satiric opera, Orango, which received its world premiere only last week at Walt Disney Concert Hall (click here to read our review of that), we’re coming to The Tree of Life, directed by Terrence … Continue reading

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Shostakovich: Better Late (But Still Great), Than Never

By Victoria Looseleaf Ear-shattering. Propulsive. Simian. This unlikely combination of adjectives came together last weekend at Walt Disney Concert Hall when Esa-Pekka Salonen led the Los Angeles Philharmonic in the world premiere of Dmitri Shostakovich’s 1932 satiric opera, Orango. Staged … Continue reading

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Dance Medicine: Staying On Point(e)

By Victoria Looseleaf Help is on the way! Yes, ‘tis the season to be merry, but it’s also time to let our readers know about Cedars-Sinai/USC School of Theatre Dance Medicine Center. Devoted to a dancer’s well-being (at least the … Continue reading

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Nutcrackered Out: On Ballet’s Most Popular Work

By Victoria Looseleaf Love it or loathe it, The Nutcracker, that E.T.A. Hoffmann story set to Tchaikovsky’s glorious score, is here to stay. We are, fortunately, in the former category, though our Nutcracker threshold seems to get lower with each … Continue reading

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Glee’s Brooke Lipton: Dance on Fire

By Victoria Looseleaf The gal with the non-dragon tattoo – but she does have a pierced nostril – rocks. Proving we’re serious straddlers of high and low culture, we interviewed Glee’s super-talented assistant choreographer, Brooke Lipton, for a Dance Teacher … Continue reading

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