More LAThis is another shot I took from the Getty Center last week, looking south-east across Bel Air towards Beverly Hills and Hollywood, with Century City in the right foreground and the Los Angeles CBD way over in the distance (click on it for a bigger view)
See that high white block of flats on the low part of the Hollywood Hills, about a third of the way in from the left? It's the Sierra Tower, and Elton John has the penthouse. Imagine the views!
:: This is what you can look forward to this month at UCLA — disregarding completely everything that's on in the rest of Los Angeles.
Wed-Thurs Feb 4-5: Tango, Historias Breves — Guillermina Quiroga Dance Company. The internationally renowned Argentinian dancer and her company offer a captivating program that combines some of Argentina's best poetry, music and sensuous dance.
Fri, Feb 6: The Master Musicians of Jajouka, led by Bachir Attar. The '4000-year-old rock'n'roll band' [William Burroughs] brings its enthralling, trance-inducing music to Royce Hall.
Sat, Feb 7: An Evening with Edward Albee. The three-time Pulitzer prize-winning writer discusses his work, including the masterpiece, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Sat, Feb 14: Sparks perform Exotic Creatures of the Deep, and Kimono My House. The LA natives perform two landmark albums in their entirety to be followed by a selection of assorted Sparks favorites.
Fri, Feb 20: Werner Herzog. The pioneering and controversial director of more than 60 films — from Aguirre, the Wrath of God to Grizzly Man — discusses his larger-than-life films and strange-as-fiction life in a conversation with Paul Holdengrabeer, followed by an audience Q&A.
Sat, Feb 21: Munich Symphony Orchestra, with Philippe Entremont, conductor and pianist. Wagner: Siegfried idyll. Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 1 in C major. Webern: Funf Sätze. Mendelssohn: Symphony no. 4 in A major.
Not bad, huh?