JOHN CALE’S VELVET TOUCH, COMPOSER AND MAGICIAN OF MUSICIANS AT BAM

  A stroke of luck found me riding in a car from BAM back to Manhattan from the first night of John Cale, the Velvet Underground and Nico (an actual album), with legendary music producer Danny Fields. Fields had managed the Ramones; helped to launch the Doors; and told me that he had introduced Cale—…

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ACTORS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES IN “THE CRUCIBLE” BY VAN HOVE – REVIEW

Ivo Van Hove’s The Crucible, which is his second gig directing an Arthur Miller classic play on Broadway (the first being A View from the Bridge), sets him firmly in the minimalist camp of letting the actors speak for themselves. At the Walter Kerr Theatre, a wooden stage faces the audience, first hosting a classroom in which school girls…

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TREE OF CODES – WELCOME TO THE ART RAVE

Don't expect to see Tree of Codes and be swept away by the movements of the dancers, who throng the stage -- at first in bare skin toned leotards, progressing into primary colors later -- in this obtuse loose interpretation of Jonathan Safran Foer's novel of the title's name (which itself is an appropriation of…

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OUTSIDER STATUS: JEFF KOONS AT THE GUGGENHEIM & THE BASQUE COUNTRY

"I'm good enough. I'm smart enough. And doggone it, people like me." That self-help affirmation, from SNL's comedic character Stuart Smalley kept echoing through my head, as Jeff Koons addressed last week's opening night crowd of VIP journalists at his current exhibition the Guggenheim Bilbao. The mantra also seems to fit the Basque Country itself, a region that has…

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