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  • Englishman Peter Brook was already among the world's most prominent theater directors even before he established his own company at the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord in Paris in the 1970s. One of Brook's latest productions is The Suit, based on a story by apartheid-era black South African writer Can Themba. CAP UCLA presents The Suitthis weekend and next as it approaches the end of its two-year world tour.
  • On her sixth solo studio album, The Works, Jonatha Brooke lends her unmistakable timbre and solid songwriting skills to lyrics penned by Woody Guthrie more than 50 years ago. With the blessing and assistance of Guthrie's daughter, Nora, Brooke scoured the Guthrie archives to create one of the most intriguing albums of the year. Throughout the 13 tracks, Brooke's style intertwines with Guthrie's words to reveal a man who was at once passionate and flawed, frightened and brash.
  • The monster leads the Young Frankenstein cast in the show's big number, Putting on the Ritz.' The Mel Brooks' musical Young Frankenstein premiered in Los Angeles last week at the Pantages Theatre for a limited two-week run. The stage production is based on Brooks' 1974 film, which itself was a reimagining of Mary Shelley's classic novel. Roger Bart--you'll probably recognize him from Desperate Housewives or The Stepford Wives--leads the cast as Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced...
  • Hulk Hogan's gorgeous teenage daughter had a hard time getting out of the grasp of those 24 inch pythons, as was evident in the VH-1 hit reality series "Hogan Knows Best". We saw her get tracked via the internet when her brother placed a LoJack-like device on her car when she went on a date and when she turned right instead of turning left the Hulkster rang her up on the phone and immediately...
  • Alabama - Songs of Inspiration (RCA) Amy Annelle - Songs for Creeps (High Plains Sigh) George Benson & Al Jarreau - Givin' It Up (Concord) Jello Biafra - In the Grip of Official Treason (Alternative Tentacles) The Blow - Paper Television (K) Bright Light Fever - Bright Light Fever Presents the Evening Owl (Stolen Transmission) Children of Bodom - Chaos Ridden Years: Stockholm Knockout Live (Spinefarm) Converge - No Heroes (Epitaph) Cowboy Junkies -...
  • Because the girls we date are too young to remember audio tape very clearly, they missed out on one of the greatest commercials ever, the Maxell cassette that "blows away" the dude in the leather chair. The dude just happened to be Bauhaus singer and oft-called Godfather of Goth Peter Murphy. About whom our accomplices have no clue either. True goth -- especially in LA in the 80s -- will have its critics, but...
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