April 12, 2014

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PERFORMING ARTS:
An ABT Corsaire at the Met
REVIEWED BY PALOMA PASQUALITOS
Based on Lord Byron’s 1814 narrative poem, the latest American Ballet Theater production of the chestnut, Le Corsaire was staged by Anna-Marie Holmes, after Marius Petipa and Konstantin Sergeyev’s 19th century ballet, with music by Adolphe Adam (1803-1856) and several others.
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PERFORMING ARTS:
Circa comes to the Broad
REVIEWED BY DIANE MONROE
In Santa Monica, where you will find the Broad Stage, Circa, an Australian company performed with a great deal of physical prowess
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ART:
Nefertiti in Berlin
REVIEWED BY PALOMA PASQUALITOS
A famed bust of Queen Nefertiti got some company at an exhibit at Berlin’s Neues Museum designed to recreate the site where it was found.
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BOOKS:
Faithfull
REVIEWED BY CHARLES LONBERGER
There is a beauty to inevitability, even when it unravels before our very eyes.
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FILM RECENTLY RELEASED:
La Vie d’Adele
REVIEWED BY CHARLES LONBERGER
This film, released in the United States as Blue is the Warmest Color, is promising in concept, but fatally flawed by misjudged direction.
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FILM FROM THE VAULT:
Europa
REVIEWED BY CHARLES LONBERGER
The closest thing to a conventional production that Lars von Trier has yet to mount, and, not coincidentally, the most accessible, tailored to the concerns of a targeted audience, Europa, from 1991, addresses themes of guilt and complicity arising out of the Second World War.
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