Archive for the ‘Performance’ Category

Get Your Tix: My Chat with Costume Designer Michael Schmidt at LACMA

Please join me Wednesday evening, June 11, for an inside peek at one of the most talented individuals in the world of fashion and rock.

Madonna, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Cher, Tina Turner and a galaxy of pop culture’s supernovas owe a flash of their sparkle to Michael Schmidt, whose imaginative, provocative costumes and accessories are innovations in craftsmanship and materials—as disparate as plastic Legos, razor blades, Swarovski Elements and sterling silver links. […]

Posted in 3D, Costume, Craft, Design, Event, Fashion, Music, Performance, Technology

Must Watch: Celia Cruz in Zaire

As I tickled my laptop keyboard prepping the morning A+R newsletter with Andy, in the other room, Nina and I caught parts of Soul Power, the engrossing 2008 documentary on the three-day music celebration known as “Zaire 74.”

The concerts brought together some 80,000 fans to experience live African and African-American artists as seemingly disparate as Bill Withers and Miriam Makeba in the name of Black Power and, more specifically, the re-match between Muhammed Ali and George Foreman, billed as the “Rumble in the Jungle.”

Every one of the performances—both on and off the stage—are a captivating testament to the power of culture. […]

Posted in Film, Music, Performance, Style