7 Days In Arts
The yearlong celebration of the music of composer Kurt
Weill for his centenary year gets a grand finale tonight at the Ford
Amphitheatre. A 27-member big band led by Roger Kellaway, featuring blues
guitarist Robben Ford and vocalist Anne Kerry Ford, leads the musical
celebration, presented free for the start of Memorial Day weekend and the Ford.
s 2001 season. 8 p.m. Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Los Angeles.
For reservations or more information, call (323) 461-3673.
When violinist Israel Chorberg isn’ t busy with his
concertmaster duties for ballet companies across Europe, he finds time to lend
his bow to recordings for artists from Wynton Marsalis to Portishead. Catch him
live in Los Angeles today as the Uruguay-born, Soviet-trained violinist performs
a program, with piano accompaniment, featuring the music of Schubert, Schumann
and Franck. General admission $15; students and seniors $8. 3 p.m. Herbert
Zipper Concert Hall, Colburn School for the Performing Arts, 200 S. Grand Ave.,
Los Angeles. For tickets, call (323) 936-9937.
An Armenian emigre, artist Evrika Zatikyan spent eight
years imprisoned in Siberia for the anti-Soviet nature of his art. An exhibit of
Zatikyan. s oil and acrylic paintings now on display at the Bernard Milken JCC
includes a range of the artist. s works, from the dark, haunting images of his
imprisonment in the 1970s to bright and joyous depictions of freedom in his new
home. Through June 22. Downstairs at the Milken, 22622 Vanowen St., West Hills.
For more information, call (818) 888-0583.
Attention Rainy Day Women and Tambourine Men: Bob Dylan
turns 60 this week, and Los Angeles is gearing up for a tribute. Since 1962, the
former Robert Zimmerman has been alternately shocking, soothing, irritating and
inspiring the world with his poetic and powerful songs. Tonight, the Knitting
Factory is bringing it all back home with a birthday tribute concert featuring
bluesy folk-rock troubadour Peter Case (of . 80s band The Plimsouls) and others
covering Dylan. s extensive catalogue of classics. $8. Knitting Factory Los
Angeles, 7021 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. For more information, call (323)
The City of Los Angeles (C.O.L.A.) supports
distinguished local artists with annual fellowships to encourage the creation of
new work; this year. s new work is on view now in the C.O.L.A. 2001 exhibition
at the Skirball Cultural Center. The 10 artists receiving 2000-2001 C.O.L.A
fellowships present a broad range of styles and media, from Sandow Birk. s
Hogarth-inspired paintings and etchings depicting the Rampart police scandal to
Jennifer Steinkamp. s computer-animated light projection . Tra-La-La-Boom.. $8
(general admission); $6 (seniors and students); free (members and children under
12). Tue.-Sat. noon-5 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Through July 15. 2701 N.
Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, call (310) 440-4500.
The Social Circle of Stephen S. Wise plus friends and
guests are in for a theatrical treat when dramatist Roberta Randall presents her
solo performance of the drama . A Woman of Independent Means.. Adapted from
Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey. s novel, the play tells the story of iron-willed Bess
Steed Gardner. As the audience watches, a remarkable woman. s tale unfolds as
she grows older before their eyes. The play, originated for the stage by Barbara
Rush, has also been an NBC miniseries with Sally Field. $12 (members); $16
(guests). 7 p.m. Hershenson Hall, Stephen S. Wise Temple, 15500 Stephen S. Wise
Dr., Los Angeles. For reservations or more information, call (310) 204-1240.
Tonight and Saturday, the New Beverly Cinema screens
two fine examples of the ever-popular . Woody Allen playing the Woody Allen
character. film genre. First in the double feature, . Stardust Memories. offers
Allen in the role of a filmmaker at a retrospective of his work. . Love and
Death. makes it a double, wherein Woody the Russian soldier fights the French.
$6 (general admission); $5 (students); $3 (seniors and children). Tonight: 7
p.m. and 10:25 p.m.; Sat, June 2, 3:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 10:25 p.m. 7165 Beverly
Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, call (323) 938-4038.