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DANCE

BalletFest 2001.
Fri., Aug. 10, 8 p.m., Sat., Aug. 11, 8 p.m., & Sun., Aug. 12, 3 p.m., Luckman Theatre.
The companies scheduled to perform are California Ballet Company, Francisco Martinez Dancetheatre, Inland Pacific Ballet, Los Angeles Chamber Ballet, Pasadena Dance Theatre, Sacramento Ballet Company, and San Pedro City Ballet. Call Luckman: (323) 343-6600 or TicketMaster: (213) 365-3500. "Sleeping Beauty" photo | "Is That All There Is?" photo

Luckman Season - Rudy Perez Project - Intimate Encounters Series.
Sun., Sept. 9, 2001, 3 p.m., Luckman Theatre.
photo by Nixon Borah | photo by Annette Cutrono Rudy Perez presents the essence of his heritage and legacy in this Intimate Encounter. Trained with such greats as Martha Graham, Mary Anthony, Merce Cunningham, to name a few, Perez became an iconoclastic member of Judson Church and later worked with companies of his own. Over twenty years as a West Coast artist, he reinvented his early training to develop a technique that is appropriate to the demands and dynamics of dancers of today. He is currently working on the refinement and documentation of his teaching and choreographic methods through a 1999 James Irvine Dance Fellowship. For the Luckman Intimate Encounters series, audience members are seated onstage. Parking is provided for Luckman 2001-02 Season events. Call Luckman: (323) 343-6600 or TicketMaster: (213) 365-3500.

Luckman Season - Jazz Dance L.A.
Sat., Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m. & Sat., Oct. 14, 2001, 3 p.m., Luckman Theatre.
Featuring works by top choreographers, the seventh annual JDLA choreography showcase returns to the Luckman to celebrate the art of jazz dance in all its forms, spotlighting past, present and future artists who make an impact with jazz dance in Hollywood and beyond. Founded by Hama, and co-directed by Claude Thompson, this showcase embodies the diversity of Los Angeles and the uniting force of art. Parking is provided for Luckman 2001-02 Season events. Call Luckman: (323) 343-6600 or TicketMaster: (213) 365-3500.

Luckman Season - Lula Washington Dance Theatre Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration.
Sat., Dec. 22, 2001, 8 p.m., Luckman Theatre.
A holiday tradition, Lula Washington Dance Theatre’s Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration Concert returns for the fifth year in a row to the Luckman, in celebration of Kwanzaa and Christmas simultaneously. “This celebration brings together families. It celebrates our children, our African heritage, and it gives the community a reason to gather in peace and joy,” says choreographer/dancer Tamica Washington-Miller. Parking is provided for Luckman 2001-02 Season events. Call Luckman: (323) 343-6600 or TicketMaster: (213) 365-3500.

Luckman Season - State Street Ballet: Salute to Swing.
Sat., Feb. 23, 2002, 8 p.m., Luckman Theatre.
Set to the music of Benny Goodman, Nat King Cole, the Andrews Sisters, Frank Sinatra, and Duke Ellington, State Street Ballet’s Salute to Swing is a tribute to the universal appeal of favorite tunes from the Swing Era. Tuxedo-clad men and elegantly gowned women, choreographer Heinz Poll’s “Eight by Benny Goodman” explores smooth swing and jazz rhythms; “B.A.N.D.” (Chor. Robert Sund); features ballets using such hits as “Mood Indigo” and “Rum and Coca-Cola;” and “Salute to Sinatra” (Chor. Victoria Simon) promises pure delight for fans of “Ol’ Blue Eyes,” one of America’s national treasures. Parking is provided for Luckman 2001-02 Season events. Call Luckman: (323) 343-6600 or TicketMaster: (213) 365-3500.

Luckman Season - River North Chicago Dance Company.
Sat., Mar. 16, 2002, 8 p.m., Luckman Theatre.
By audience request, the Luckman brings back Chicago’s jazz dance sensation, River North Chicago Dance Company, after its hit performance here in 2000. Whether first-time dance attendees or seasoned dance aficionados, audience members of all ages have been captivated by the troupe’s theatrical, accessible style. With dancers “as wild and smooth as aged whiskey” (Dance Magazine), River North Chicago Dance Company combines humor, style, technique and a sense of adventure. Parking is provided for Luckman 2001-02 Season events. Call Luckman: (323) 343-6600 or TicketMaster: (213) 365-3500.

Luckman Season - José Limón Co.: West Coast Première, Cross Roads.
Fri., Apr. 5, 8 p.m. & Sat., Apr. 6, 2002, 8 p.m., Luckman Theatre.
West coast première of Cross Roads performed by the José Limón Dance Company. A collaboration between composer James Newton and choreographer Donald McKayle, Cross Roads has been tri-commissioned by the Luckman, Jacob’s Pillow in Massachusetts, and the University of Texas at Austin. The Luckman presentation this fall will follow the U.S. première at Jacob’s Pillow, and a short tour of several other U.S. venues. Also on the program: If Winter, and There is a Time. Parking is provided for Luckman 2001-02 Season events. Call Luckman: (323) 343-6600 or TicketMaster: (213) 365-3500.

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MUSIC

Luckman Season - Latin American Composers Festival.
Sat., Oct. 27, 8 p.m. & Sun., Oct. 28, 2001, 3 p.m., Luckman Theatre.
Providing a musical landscape of Latin American classical music, the Festival of Latin American Composers will be an opportunity to hear music rarely performed in the U.S. Featured composers include Mexico’s most prominent living composer, Arturo Marquez; Cuban-American composer-conductor Tania León and Mexico’s Lidia Tamayo, regarded as the finest harpist in Latin America. The festival will also highlight the debut of the Luckman Chamber Ensemble, which will play selected works of Marquez, León, and others. Parking is provided for Luckman 2001-02 Season events. Call Luckman: (323) 343-6600 or TicketMaster: (213) 365-3500.

Luckman Season - Solomon Burke - Intimate Encounters Series: Blues.
Sat., Nov. 3, 2001, 8 p.m., Luckman Theatre.
For over four decades, recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Solomon Burke has been one of the most visible exponents of classic soul music — classic Soul with a capital S! — and has influenced a number of artists, most notably the Rolling Stones. Among his high charting hits is the standout 1999 cover of Credence Clearwater Revival’s “Proud Mary.” Seating is onstage for an informal and intimate evening with the legendary “King of Rock ’n’ Soul.” Parking is provided for Luckman 2001-02 Season events. Call Luckman: (323) 343-6600 or TicketMaster: (213) 365-3500.

Luckman Season - James Newton Conducts the Luckman Jazz Orchestra.
Sat., Nov. 17, 2001, 8 p.m., Luckman Theatre.
After a critically acclaimed debut last February, the Luckman Jazz Orchestra returns for a second concert. Flutist/composer/conductor James Newton, named in the Downbeat critics’ poll as the top jazz flutist for 19 years running, is also Professor of Music at Cal State L.A. — his alma mater. Parking is provided for Luckman 2001-02 Season events. Call Luckman: (323) 343-6600 or TicketMaster: (213) 365-3500.

Luckman Season - Bobby Rodriguez' LatinJazz Christmas.
Sat., Dec. 8, 2001, 8 p.m., Luckman Theatre.
East L.A.’s own Grammy-nominated jazz trumpeter Bobby Rodriguez and his orchestra return for the 5th Annual LatinJazz Christmas Show to play everyone’s holiday favorites in a Latin beat. Says Bobby, a highly acclaimed trumpet virtuoso. “This beautiful Latino Christmas show is full of hot salsa rhythms and good warm feelings for the whole family to enjoy.” Parking is provided for Luckman 2001-02 Season events. Call Luckman: (323) 343-6600 or TicketMaster: (213) 365-3500.

Luckman Season - West Coast Jazz Series: Tribute to Ernie Andrews.
Sat., Jan. 12, 2002, 8 p.m., Luckman Theatre.
Ernie Andrews became one of the most important artists in the Central Avenue jazz movement in the late forties. Mr. Andrews has demonstrated an astonishingly high level of vocal artistry in the jazz field for almost a half century. He has worked with Jay McShann, Gene Harris’s Superband, Kenny Burrell, Harry James, Capp/Pierce Juggernaut, and many other artists. The Luckman is honored to salute this artist whose contribution to West Coast jazz is immeasurable. Parking is provided for Luckman 2001-02 Season events. Call Luckman: (323) 343-6600 or TicketMaster: (213) 365-3500.

Luckman Season - Latin Jazz Live: Poncho Sanchez with Two Bands.
Sat., Jan. 19, 2002, 8 p.m., Luckman Theatre.
A rare presentation of two new Poncho Sanchez bands, plus the Jazz on the Latin Side Allstars. The two Sanchez bands are very different, acoording to José Rizo of KLON 88.1 FM’s "Jazz on the Latin Side," who programmed the concert. The sounds of the Poncho Sanchez and New Orleans Gumbo Band featuring vocalist Dale Spalding are described by Rizo as “Latin Jazz meets New Orleans,” while the Poncho Sanchez and Ortiz Brothers Band plays “a heavy dosage of typical Latin music featuring the leaders of Son Mayor — the top salsa band on the West Coast. Parking is provided for Luckman 2001-02 Season events. Call Luckman: (323) 343-6600 or TicketMaster: (213) 365-3500.

Luckman Season - Winter Blues: Buddy Guy.
Sat., Feb. 2, 2002, 8 p.m., Luckman Theatre.
Four-time Grammy winner Buddy Guy in concert at the Luckman. Parking is provided for Luckman 2001-02 Season events. Call Luckman: (323) 343-6600 or TicketMaster: (213) 365-3500.

Luckman Season - Los Angeles Philharmonic Concert.
Fri., Apr. 12, 2002, 8 p.m., Luckman Theatre.
Enjoy a free concert by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, offered for your pleasure as part of its Neighborhood Concert Series. The beginning of the program will feature musicians from Cal State L.A. and the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, and a student composition developed during the residency of Osvaldo Golijv with the orchestra. Parking is provided for Luckman 2001-02 Season events. Free, but reservations are required. Call Luckman: (323) 343-6600.

Luckman Season - Luckman Jazz Orchestra: Charles Mingus Birthday Celebration.
Sat., Apr. 20, 2002, 8 p.m., Luckman Theatre.
The Luckman Jazz Orchestra’s tribute to Los Angeles’ own Charles Mingus will cover a wide range of Mingus’s music, from his earlier years to some of his last masterpieces, which will be arranged for jazz orchestra for the first time. According to Luckman Director of Music Programming and Research James Newton, “Mingus’ music gave respect to the integration of through-composed and spontaneous composition. Mingus built upon the pantheon of Ellington’s language and gave the world something very powerful and new.” Parking is provided for Luckman 2001-02 Season events. Call Luckman: (323) 343-6600 or TicketMaster: (213) 365-3500.

Luckman Season - Abbey Lincoln Tribute: Film Screening, Nothing But a Man.
Fri., Apr. 26, 2002, 8 p.m., Luckman Theatre.
On Sat., Apr. 27, 8 p.m., Luckman will present Abbey Lincoln in Concert. Miss Lincoln is the quintessential composer figure when she chooses to interpret the work of other composers, it "becomes her own." The intelligence and sophistication of her art makes it indeed a rare opportunity to hear someone at her high level of achievement. A talented actress as well as musician, Abbey Lincoln has enjoyed a successful career in film, and formerly taught drama at Cal State L.A. The 1964 film, Nothing But a Man, directed by Michael Roemer and starring Miss Lincoln and Ivan Dixon, will screen the day prior to this historic concert. Parking is provided for Luckman 2001-02 Season events. Call Luckman: (323) 343-6600 or TicketMaster: (213) 365-3500.

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THEATRE

Luckman Season - A Christmas Carol.
Sat., Dec. 15, 8 p.m. & Sun., Dec. 16, 2001, 3 p.m., Luckman Theatre.
Using just a few props and a wealth of virtuosity and dramatic nuance, Patrick Stewart conjures up the full world of the beloved Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol. Stewart portrays every character and returns the story to its source: Dickens' own beautifully chosen words. The previous West Coast engagements played to sold out houses and unanimous critical acclaim. Parking is provided for Luckman 2001-02 Season events. Call Luckman: (323) 343-6600 or TicketMaster: (213) 365-3500.

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ART

Don Bradburn: Ballet in Los Angeles - A Moment in Time.
July 16-Aug. 12, 2001. Luckman Gallery.
Gallery Hours: Mon.-Thu. and Sat., 12 noon-5 p.m.
Artist's Reception: Sat., Aug. 11, 6-8 p.m.
Gallery talk: TBA.

A dancer by profession and artist by training, Don Bradburn has captured timely, transitory and intimate moments in his black and white photographs of legendary dance performances in Southern California for the past thirty years. His keen knowledge of choreography and his eye for excellence are revealed with stunning effect in this survey of rarely seen photographs. This exhibition coincides with BalletFest 2001 at the Luckman Theatre and is sponsored in part by the William Gillespie Foundation. Daytime parking is 50¢ per hour (ticket dispenser). Call Luckman Gallery at (323) 343-6610. "Billy the Kid" photo

Out of Bounds: Working off Paper.
(Tri-Cal State Drawing Exhibition)

Aug. 24-Oct. 13, 2001. Luckman Gallery.
Gallery Hours: Mon.-Thu. and Sat., 12 noon-5 p.m.
Opening Reception: Fri., Aug. 24, 6-9 p.m.
Gallery talk: Tue., Oct. 2, 12 noon.
Curated by Julie Deamer/Four Walls Productions.

Out of Bounds: Working off Paper focuses on work that expands the practice of traditional drawing. Featured are works on paper but also works of sculpture, video, and digital media that relate and refer back to drawing. Represented are artists from around the world, including, among others, Sonja Feldmeier (Basel), David Shrigley (Glasgow), Ceal Floyer (London), Mungo Thomson (Los Angeles), and Olav Westphalen (New York). This special exhibition is presented as part of a collaborative, three-part exhibition of contemporary drawing that also appears at the University Art Museum at Cal State Long Beach, and the Main Art Gallery at Cal State Fullerton. Daytime parking is 50¢ per hour (ticket dispenser). Call Luckman Gallery at (323) 343-6610.

PinturaFresca--First L.A. Exhibition of Work by 9 Tijuana Artists.
Oct. 26-Dec. 15, 2001. Luckman Gallery.
Gallery Hours: Mon.-Thu. and Sat., 12 noon-5 p.m.
Curated by Luis Ituarte.
Opening reception: Fri., Oct. 26, 7-10 p.m.
Taco Shop Poets: Tue., Oct. 30, 5 p.m.
Gallery talk--Tertulia: Tue., Nov. 13, 4 p.m., Maxwell Theatre, U-SU.
Symposium--La frontera sin fin: (postponed) Tue., Nov. 20, 7 p.m., L.A. Room B, U-SU.

The multifarious similarities between Los Angeles and Tijuana provide the impetus for this group exhibition of young and mid-career artists experimenting with painting in a variety of styles. Artists include Mely Barragán, Tania Candiani del Real, Pablo Llana, Jaime Ruiz Otis, and Daniel Ruanova, among others. Sponsored in part by the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department and El Instituto Municipal de Arte y Cultura de la Ciudad de Tijuana International Exchange Program, Bajo el Mismo Sol. Daytime parking is 50¢ per hour (ticket dispenser). Call Luckman Gallery at (323) 343-6610.

Yunhee Min: Events in Dense Fog.
Jan. 12-Mar. 2, 2002. Luckman Gallery.
Gallery Hours: Mon.-Thu. and Sat., 12 noon-5 p.m.
Opening reception: TBA.
Gallery talk: TBA.

Works by this Los Angeles-based artist employ juxtapositions of color and form in disarming and fascinating ways. Often embodying elements of the architecture and archeology of their surroundings, Min's paintings and installations evoke subtle shifts from place to place and time to time. For this special, site-specific installation, Min utilized the expanse of the Luckman Gallery, creating an environment that suggests, among other things, the atmospheric haze of fog. Daytime parking is 50¢ per hour (ticket dispenser). Call Luckman Gallery at (323) 343-6610.

Lurid Stories: Charles Gaines Projects, 1995-2001.
Mar. 16-Apr. 27, 2002. Luckman Gallery.
Gallery Hours: Mon.-Thu. and Sat., 12 noon-5 p.m.
Opening reception: TBA.
Gallery talk: TBA.

Works by this internationally recognized, Los Angeles-based conceptual artist provocatively navigate relationships between systems and nature. Featuring works by Charles Gaines since 1995, this exhibition includes his Night/Crimes and Absent Figures series, as well as two large-scale disaster machines, Airplanecrash Clock and Falling Rock. This nationally traveling exhibition was organized by the San Francisco Art Institute for Gaines, who is the recepient of their 2001 Adaline Kent Award. Daytime parking is 50¢ per hour (ticket dispenser). Call Luckman Gallery at (323) 343-6610.

Jack Goldstein: Paintings from the 1980s.
May 25-July 14, 2002. Luckman Gallery.
Gallery Hours: Mon.-Thu. and Sat., 12 noon-5 p.m.
Opening reception: TBA.
Gallery talk: TBA.

This selection of paintings from local collections together reveal how Jack Goldstein, an artist who rose to prominence in 1980's New York, predicted and predated the digital in painting. Representing the phenomenon of universal atmospheres, these vibrant works reveal the work of a true individual and innovator. Underrepresented for the past fifteen years, works by this artist appear perhaps more relevant to today's dialogue in abstract painting than they did to works of their own time. Daytime parking is 50¢ per hour (ticket dispenser). Call Luckman Gallery at (323) 343-6610.

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Other Events at the Luckman

Luckman COLTA-LACHSA Orchestra
Fri., Jan. 25, 2002, 10 a.m., Luckman Theatre.
The highly acclaimed Los Angeles County High School for the Arts Orchcestra performs music from its classical and romantic symphonic repertoire. COLTA performances are specially designed for students, and offer explanation and interaction with the audience members. Call the Luckman COLTA Program at (323) 343-6615 for more information.

LACHSA Music Gala.
Sat., Jan. 26, 2002, 7:30 p.m., Luckman Theatre.
Program: TBA. Call the L.A. County H.S. for the Arts at (323) 343-2787 for more information.

First Chair H.S. Honor Band & Section Leader Honor Choir Concert.
Sun., Feb. 10, 2002, 4 p.m., Luckman Theatre.
General: $10, students/seniors: $5. Call the Music Department at (323) 343-4060 for more information.

Luckman COLTA-John & Juan
Tue., Feb. 12, 2002, Luckman Theatre.
A play exploring the history of California. COLTA performances are specially designed for students, and offer explanation and interaction with the audience members. Call the Luckman COLTA Program at (323) 343-6615 for more information.

Luckman COLTA-State Street Ballet
Fri., Feb. 22, 11 a.m., Luckman Theatre.
State Street Ballet’s Salute to Swing is a tribute to the universal appeal of tune from the Swing Era. COLTA performances are specially designed for students, and offer explanation and interaction with the audience members. Call the Luckman COLTA Program at (323) 343-6615 for more information.

Luckman COLTA-River North Dance Company
Fri., Mar. 15, 10 a.m., Luckman Theatre.
River North’s Street Beat is a fun, fast paced jazz dance retrosepctive that demonstrates how the social climate and events of the day affected jazz dance throughout the 20th century. COLTA performances are specially designed for students, and offer explanation and interaction with the audience members. Call the Luckman COLTA Program at (323) 343-6615 for more information.

LACHSA Opera Performance.
Fri., Mar. 22-Sat., Mar. 23, 7:30 p.m., Luckman Theatre.
Program: TBA. Call the L.A. County H.S. for the Arts at (323) 343-2787 for more information.

Luckman COLTA--José Limón Dance Company
Thu., Apr. 4, 11 a.m. & 1 p.m., Luckman Theatre.
Students will have the chance to experience the west coast première of a new ballet performed by the José Limón Dance Company. A collaboration between composer James Newton, professor of Music and Luckman director of programming and research, and choreographer Donald McKayle, "Cross Roads" is a remarkable new work rich in story-telling movement and a perfect vehicle for discussing the idea of creating a work of art. Call the Luckman COLTA Program at (323) 343-6615.

Luckman Season - Abbey Lincoln Tribute: Film Screening, Nothing But a Man.
Fri., Apr. 26, 2002, time: TBA, Luckman Theatre.
On Sat., Apr. 27, Luckman will present Abbey Lincoln in Concert. Parking is provided for Luckman 2001-02 Season events. Call Luckman: (323) 343-6600 or TicketMaster: (213) 365-3500.

LACHSA Gospel Show.
Sun., Apr. 28, 2002 7:30 p.m., Luckman Theatre.
Program: TBA. Call the L.A. County H.S. for the Arts at (323) 343-2787 for more information.

LACHSA Spring Jazz.
Fri., May 24, 2002, 7:30 p.m., Luckman Theatre.
Program: TBA. Call the L.A. County H.S. for the Arts at (323) 343-2787 for more information.

Luckman COLTA--Nanae Mimura--Close Encounters with the Marimba.
(Postponed until next season in the Fall.)
Recognized in her native Japan as one of the most talented musicians of her generation, Nanae Mimura's soulful and inspired performances have been winning acclaim throughout Europe, Japan and the United States. The Luckman COLTA (Creating Opportunities for Learning Through the Arts) program, for K-12 students, is unique in the way that it links performance viewing with hands-on arts experiences. It offers performances, workshops and long-term residencies. These activities make the arts come alive for students, parents and teachers, and provide valuable life and learning skills. Call the Luckman COLTA Program at (323) 343-6615.

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