Category Archives: Los Angeles Times

On Zürich, Zeitgeists and Zingers

By Victoria Looseleaf As you can tell, The Leaf loves alliteration – but there’s not much with the letter ‘Z,’ save in Scrabble and the OED. She could mention that Zürich, the lakeside hamlet she recently visited for the first … Continue reading

Posted in CHANEL, HANGOVER 2, Los Angeles Times, MONTPELLIER DANCE FESTIVAL, OED, SCRABBLE, SWITZERLAND | Comments Off

Around & About Amsterdam…Again

By Victoria Looseleaf She hasn’t blogged from the road before, but The Leaf will give it a shot. Needless to say, she is happiest when traveling around the world (she loves interviewing cool peeps, too, such as Javier Bardem, Jane … Continue reading

Posted in AMSTERDAM, BATSHEVA DANCE COMPANY, CHRIS PINE, GAGA, JANE FONDA, JAVIER BARDEM, Los Angeles Times, OHAD NAHARIN, The Looseleaf Report | 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

Tango: The Dance of Obsessive Love

By Victoria Looseleaf Having traveled to Buenos Aires to cover dancer Julio Bocca’s farewell performance for the Los Angeles Times (he was a superstar with American Ballet Theatre for two decades as well as having founded his own troupe, Ballet … Continue reading

Posted in ASTOR PIAZZOLLA, BAJOFONDO, ELECTRONICA TANGO, GUSTAVO SANTAOLLA, JULIO BOCCA, Los Angeles Times, MARIA DE LOS BUENOS AIRES, SEGERSTROM CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, TANGO BUENOS AIRES | Comments Off

Memories of My Friend, Harvey Pekar

By Victoria Looseleaf The city of Cleveland is mourning. Not because LeBron James decamped for Miami but because the much-maligned town has lost one of its true originals. Harvey Pekar, the surly comic book writer who began chronicling his hum-drum … Continue reading

Posted in CLEVELAND, DAVID LETTERMAN, HARVEY PEKAR, LEBRON JAMES, Los Angeles Times, The Looseleaf Report | Comments Off

On Queers, Harps, and Hanging On

Dances with Harps, featuring Ellen Barnaby (background), Johnni Durango, and composer/harpist Zeena Parkins (in profile). Photo by Frank Mullaney. By Victoria Looseleaf For those of you following me on Facebook and Twitter, you know that I’ve had blood clots in … Continue reading

Posted in Beethoven, Harps, Los Angeles Times, Neil Greenberg, Otolaryngologists, Queers, REDCAT, Steroids | Comments Off