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By Lisa Dupuy | August 5, 2009
?Charlatan? at the Sidewalk Studio Theatre in Burbank is a perfect example of simple theater at its captivating best. It is the story of a compelling figure in Europe?s cultural history. Sergei Diaghilev, patron of the arts and founder of the Ballets Russes, the Russian Ballet company that took Paris by storm in 1909, was a passionate and emotionally driven man, fascinated by fame and beauty, sex and youth. Director, writer and veteran actor Tony Tanner brings Diaghilev to life with brilliant artistry.
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June 3, 2005
Raye A. Rhoads The continuing flap over La Canada High School's production of "Bat Boy: The Musical" (pun intended) gave me a huge case of deja vu. I remember well the lurid tabloid photo of the supposedly half-bat child allegedly found in a Virginia cave, with his human face distorted by huge, pointed ears and small, pointed teeth. It was a remarkable picture production in a pre-Photoshop era. A musical based on the story would have elements of rape and bestiality by definition.
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By Kirk Silsbee | June 11, 2012
One of the more hidebound notions about American art is that modern art photography was strictly an East Coast phenomenon, and that Los Angeles represented a cultural backwater. Last fall's publication of “Artful Lives,” Beth Gates Warren's groundbreaking study of modernist photo icons Edward Weston and Margrethe Mather, thoroughly debunks this falsehood. Warren's exhaustively researched tome reveals how Weston's work greatly matured during the 1920s in the semi-rural Tropico, now southern Glendale.
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By Lisa Dupuy | August 5, 2009
?Charlatan? at the Sidewalk Studio Theatre in Burbank is a perfect example of simple theater at its captivating best. It is the story of a compelling figure in Europe?s cultural history. Sergei Diaghilev, patron of the arts and founder of the Ballets Russes, the Russian Ballet company that took Paris by storm in 1909, was a passionate and emotionally driven man, fascinated by fame and beauty, sex and youth. Director, writer and veteran actor Tony Tanner brings Diaghilev to life with brilliant artistry.
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