Mar
15
2013

Two Gentlemen Of Verona

Lennox Theatre, Riverside, March 14, 2013 What a broad church the World Shakespeare Festival that surrounded last year’s London Olympic Games must have been. This two-hand production of Two Gentlemen of Verona by the British-based Two Gents Productions was part of it, with its elements of circus, vaudeville, pantomime, mime and the vibrant theatrical traditions […]

Mar
12
2013

Going Crazy, Goran Bregovich-Style

A party in the Balkans is unimaginable without two things: brass instruments and alcohol. Goran Bregovic may appear to have much the same needs. Despite the astonishing breadth of music that he composes (for performance and film) a brass band is never far away, and nor, if his unforgettable 2008 Concert Hall appearance is any […]

Mar
12
2013

Goran Bregovich

Concert Hall, March 8, 2013  I’ve witnessed it before, but not often. The great bluesman Muddy Waters had it, as did the magical jazz trumpeter Lester Bowie. Serbia’s Goran Bregovic had it in 2008, and now it was brimming off the stage again: a heady mix of earthiness, charisma, rampant fun and high art.  We […]