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Meet an Artist Monday: Senon Williams

Senon Williams, familiar to fans of Cambodian psych-rock outfit Dengue Fever as the band’s bassist, is also an accomplished visual artist. His ink and watercolor/acrylic drawings and a newly released zine share an edgy folkloric quality, with axiomatic bits of observational text and evocative existential commentary embedded in the organic color washes and visual puns of his ethereal images. L.A. WEEKLY: When did you first know you were an artist? SENON WILLIAMS: I don’t have recollection of becoming an artist. From my earliest memories I had the desire to make or destroy things. What is your short answer to people who ask what your work is about? Humanity. What would you be doing if you weren’t an artist? Does being a musician count? Did you go to art school? Why/Why not? I did...

Movie Pick: Party at the Drive-In with The Great Gatsby

The Grove’s new rooftop movie theater, the Level 8-Drive-In, is located atop the parking structure of L.A.’s popular shopping destination. On the last Wednesday of every month, guests can enjoy a screening of a crowd favorite while munching snacks and candy. This month’s program features The Great Gatsby, Baz Luhrmann’s splashy Fitzgerald adaptation starring Leo DiCaprio. Presented by Citi in partnership with Petersen Automotive Museum and luxury car dealership O’Gara Coach, the evening is a throwback to the drive-in theaters of old. Bring your car, your appetite, and a spirit of nostalgia and enjoy the show. The Grove, 189 The Grove Dr., Fairfax, Wed., July 31, 8 p.m.; $25. (323) 615-2202, pacifictheatres.com/grove. The post Movie Pick: Party at the Drive-In with <i>The Great Gatsby...

Movie Pick: Party at the Drive-In with The Great Gatsby

The Grove’s new rooftop movie theater, the Level 8-Drive-In, is located atop the parking structure of L.A.’s popular shopping destination. On the last Wednesday of every month, guests can enjoy a screening of a crowd favorite while munching snacks and candy. This month’s program features The Great Gatsby, Baz Luhrmann’s splashy Fitzgerald adaptation starring Leo DiCaprio. Presented by Citi in partnership with Petersen Automotive Museum and luxury car dealership O’Gara Coach, the evening is a throwback to the drive-in theaters of old. Bring your car, your appetite, and a spirit of nostalgia and enjoy the show. The Grove, 189 The Grove Dr., Fairfax, Wed., July 31, 8 p.m.; $25. (323) 615-2202, pacifictheatres.com/grove. The post Movie Pick: Party at the Drive-In with <i>The Great Gatsby...

Theater Pick: What if Anne Frank Had Survived the Holocaust?

In Anne, A New Play, Dutch playwrights Jessica Durlacher and Leon de Winter re-imagine Anne Frank’s story with an alternate path many wish we could’ve seen come true — the writer safe, alive and well living in a post-war world. After meeting a publisher interested in her story, the Holocaust survivor looks back on her years hidden away with her family during the Nazi occupation with a new, more embellished perspective that we never saw in historical accounts of her life. The novel production immerses the audience and actors into what they say feels like the same “dramatic plane,” bringing a realism and power to the show that’s been getting accolades from the theater community. Directed by Eve Brandstein, the play is produced by Tony Award-nominee Suzi Dietz and adapted for American audienc...

Theater Pick: What if Anne Frank Had Survived the Holocaust?

In Anne, A New Play, Dutch playwrights Jessica Durlacher and Leon de Winter re-imagine Anne Frank’s story with an alternate path many wish we could’ve seen come true — the writer safe, alive and well living in a post-war world. After meeting a publisher interested in her story, the Holocaust survivor looks back on her years hidden away with her family during the Nazi occupation with a new, more embellished perspective that we never saw in historical accounts of her life. The novel production immerses the audience and actors into what they say feels like the same “dramatic plane,” bringing a realism and power to the show that’s been getting accolades from the theater community. Directed by Eve Brandstein, the play is produced by Tony Award-nominee Suzi Dietz and adapted for American audienc...

My Favorite Album: Imperial Teen’s Will Schwartz and Lynn Truell

The Flaming Lips The Soft Bulletin (Warner Bros.) LYNN TRUELL: I always go to The Flaming Lips’ The Soft Bulletin, the one with “Waitin’ For a Superman” on it. Everybody should buy that album. WILL SCHWARTZ: I’ve had favorites over the years. It’s hard to pick just one album. But if I think of the albums that really had a huge effect on me musically, The Breeders’ Pod was a huge album for me. Bjork’s Homogenic was a huge thing for me. Patti Smith’s Horses. The Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers. My Bloody Valentine’s Loveless. Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On? There are so many. TRUELL: Just put The Soft Bulletin. Imperial Teen plays with The Younger Lovers and DJ Javi En Rose at 6 p.m. on Saturday, August 3 at The Echo...

My Favorite Album: Imperial Teen’s Will Schwartz and Lynn Truell

The Flaming Lips The Soft Bulletin (Warner Bros.) LYNN TRUELL: I always go to The Flaming Lips’ The Soft Bulletin, the one with “Waitin’ For a Superman” on it. Everybody should buy that album. WILL SCHWARTZ: I’ve had favorites over the years. It’s hard to pick just one album. But if I think of the albums that really had a huge effect on me musically, The Breeders’ Pod was a huge album for me. Bjork’s Homogenic was a huge thing for me. Patti Smith’s Horses. The Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers. My Bloody Valentine’s Loveless. Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On? There are so many. TRUELL: Just put The Soft Bulletin. Imperial Teen plays with The Younger Lovers and DJ Javi En Rose at 6 p.m. on Saturday, August 3 at The Echo...

My Favorite Album: Imperial Teen’s Will Schwartz and Lynn Truell

The Flaming Lips The Soft Bulletin (Warner Bros.) LYNN TRUELL: I always go to The Flaming Lips’ The Soft Bulletin, the one with “Waitin’ For a Superman” on it. Everybody should buy that album. WILL SCHWARTZ: I’ve had favorites over the years. It’s hard to pick just one album. But if I think of the albums that really had a huge effect on me musically, The Breeders’ Pod was a huge album for me. Bjork’s Homogenic was a huge thing for me. Patti Smith’s Horses. The Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers. My Bloody Valentine’s Loveless. Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On? There are so many. TRUELL: Just put The Soft Bulletin. Imperial Teen plays with The Younger Lovers and DJ Javi En Rose at 6 p.m. on Saturday, August 3 at The Echo...

How Democratic debate rules are forcing a billionaire to plead for pennies

Billionaire Tom Steyer is begging for money. “Can you contribute even one dollar?” Steyer says in a presidential campaign ad running on Facebook, where he is spending thousands of dollars seeking a relative handful of $1 donations in return. “That would help a lot.” The hedge fund founder’s online panhandling is a surreal consequence of the Democratic Party’s presidential debate rules. Steyer launched his 2020 campaign a little over two weeks ago and plans to self-fund his White House run with $100 million of his own money. But he still needs 130,000 people to donate to him by August 28 (and get at least 2 percent in four polls) to qualify for the third primary debate in mid-September and prove his mettle against rival candidates. The bars imposed by the DNC pose a major test of whether St...

How Democratic debate rules are forcing a billionaire to plead for pennies

Billionaire Tom Steyer is begging for money. “Can you contribute even one dollar?” Steyer says in a presidential campaign ad running on Facebook, where he is spending thousands of dollars seeking a relative handful of $1 donations in return. “That would help a lot.” The hedge fund founder’s online panhandling is a surreal consequence of the Democratic Party’s presidential debate rules. Steyer launched his 2020 campaign a little over two weeks ago and plans to self-fund his White House run with $100 million of his own money. But he still needs 130,000 people to donate to him by August 28 (and get at least 2 percent in four polls) to qualify for the third primary debate in mid-September and prove his mettle against rival candidates. The bars imposed by the DNC pose a major test of whether St...

How Democratic debate rules are forcing a billionaire to plead for pennies

Billionaire Tom Steyer is begging for money. “Can you contribute even one dollar?” Steyer says in a presidential campaign ad running on Facebook, where he is spending thousands of dollars seeking a relative handful of $1 donations in return. “That would help a lot.” The hedge fund founder’s online panhandling is a surreal consequence of the Democratic Party’s presidential debate rules. Steyer launched his 2020 campaign a little over two weeks ago and plans to self-fund his White House run with $100 million of his own money. But he still needs 130,000 people to donate to him by August 28 (and get at least 2 percent in four polls) to qualify for the third primary debate in mid-September and prove his mettle against rival candidates. The bars imposed by the DNC pose a major test of whether St...

How Democratic debate rules are forcing a billionaire to plead for pennies

Billionaire Tom Steyer is begging for money. “Can you contribute even one dollar?” Steyer says in a presidential campaign ad running on Facebook, where he is spending thousands of dollars seeking a relative handful of $1 donations in return. “That would help a lot.” The hedge fund founder’s online panhandling is a surreal consequence of the Democratic Party’s presidential debate rules. Steyer launched his 2020 campaign a little over two weeks ago and plans to self-fund his White House run with $100 million of his own money. But he still needs 130,000 people to donate to him by August 28 (and get at least 2 percent in four polls) to qualify for the third primary debate in mid-September and prove his mettle against rival candidates. The bars imposed by the DNC pose a major test of whether St...