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Special Supplement : Goings on out of town
“THe ligHT in THe PiAzzA” This lovely and complicated musical by Craig Lucas (book) and Adam Guettel (music and lyrics) is based on Elizabeth Spencer's novella about a Southern lady who takes Clara, her beautiful but intellectually impaired daughter, to Florence, where she stumbles into a love af- fair. Oct. 10-15. (Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. N.E. 404-817-8700.) ATlAnTA ConTeMPorAry ArT CenTer 535 Means St. (404-688-1970)---"Signs of Life," a group show of contemporary artists who use textual elements in their work, includes pieces by Simon Evans, Rasmus Bjorn, and Kay Rosen. Oct. 13-Dec. 9. The group show "Louis Mor- ris" responds to the High's Morris Louis exhibi- tion with work by emerging artists who use sim- ilar principles of color and form in media other than painting. Oct. 13-Dec. 9. "Demetrius Ol- iver." Photographs by an artist who uses his own body as a prop and a canvas. Oct. 13-Dec. 9. ATlAnTA BAlleT The company performs "Giselle," the story of a young peasant girl driven to madness and death by betrayal; with its themes of ardent love and disillusionment, it is the epitome of Romanticism. Oct. 26-29. (Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. N.E. 404-817-8700.) austin, texas AusTin MuseuM of ArT 823 Congress Ave. (512-495-9224) and 3809 W. 35th St. (512-458-8191)---"William Kentridge: Weigh- ing and Wanting." The South African artist's char- coal drawings and lm (1997) address apartheid and its aftermath through the character of a soul- searching white industrialist. At the Congress Ave. location, through Nov. 5. "Mary Lee Bendolph, Gee's Bend Quilts, and Beyond." The Alabam- ian artist's extraordinary graphic quilts, crafted from leftover scraps of fabric, are paired with found-object sculptures by Thornton Dial and Lonnie Holley. Also on view is a lm about the Gee's Bend quilt-makers. At the Congress Ave. location, through Nov. 5. "Lu Ann Barrow's 'Soul-Journers': Friends, Family, and the Fabric of Daily Life." A retrospective of folkloric paint- ings by the Austin local. At the Congress Ave. lo- cation, through Nov. 5. "At the Water's Edge." Paintings, woodcuts, watercolors, and photo- graphs, all with aquatic themes, by sixteen con- temporary Texas artists. At the W. 35th St. loca- tion, through Sept. 24. "Radical New York!" A wildly inclusive survey of New York's down- town scene between 1974 and 1984; artists in- clude David Wojnarowicz, Karen Finley, Kathy Acker, Richard Prince, and Peter Hujar. At the Congress Ave. location, Nov. 18-Jan. 28. BlAnTon MuseuM of ArT Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd. at Congress Ave. (512-471-7324)---This museum, on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin, has a per- manent collection rich in European Renaissance and baroque paintings and works on paper. "WorkSpace: Carol Bove, Setting for A. Pomo- doro." Bove has built an installation around Ar- naldo Pomodoro's 1963 sculpture. Through Oct. 1. "Rembrandt's Etchings." In honor of the artist's four-hundredth birthday, the Blanton's curators present some two dozen etchings from the permanent collection. Through Dec. 10. "Luca Cambiaso, 1527-1585." Some fty paint- ings and seventy drawings have been brought together for this in uential Genoese artist's rst major show outside of Liguria. Sept. 19-Jan. 14. "Workspace: Cristián Silva." A site-speci c in- stallation piece by the Chilean artist. Oct. 13- Dec. 31. ArTHouse AT THe Jones CenTer 700 Congress Ave. (512-453-5312)---The con- temporary incarnation of what started in 1911 as the Texas Fine Arts Association. "Cantata for Twelve Choirs and Several Salamanders: Daniel Bozhkov, Recent Works." A survey of the Bulgarian conceptual/video artist, who once made a three-hundred-foot crop circle in the shape of Larry King's head. Sept. 9-Oct. 22. AusTin syMPHony The city's most venerable performing organiza- tion provides a range of classical and pops events throughout the year. Peter Bay conducts. Sept. 22 and Sept. 24 at 8: An all-Shostakovich pro- gram honors the full scope of the composer's range with the excerpts from his sentimental lm score "The Gad y" preluding the scintillating Piano Concerto No. 2 (with Melissa Marse) and the profound emotions of the Symphony No. 13, "Babi Yar" (with the bass Nikita Storojev), a me- morial to a Nazi massacre of Jews during the Second World War. Nov. 10-11 at 8: The great Ye m Bronfman plays piano concertos by Mo- zart (No. 24 in C Minor) and Rachmaninoff (No. 4 in G Minor) on a program that also features works by Richard Strauss. (Bass Concert Hall. 512-476-6064.) eMo’s 603 Red River St. (512 477-3667)---Sept. 25: We Are Scientists, a trio of wisecracking indie kids who play sharp, danceable rock, appear with Art Brut, a young British band known for taut, humorous guitar-driven songs. Oct. 6: Del tha Funkee Ho- mosapien, a hip-hop cult favorite who is also a cousin of Ice Cube, traf cs in quirky rhymes and innovative cadences. Oct. 7: The Boston post-punk quartet Aberdeen City, the tongue-in-cheek Detroit dance rockers Electric Six, and the Blue Van, a Danish foursome with chiselled chins, mop tops, and a penchant for the bluesy rock of the sixties. 2 goings on: fAll 2006 COVER: IMAGE100/ALAMY; ILLUSTRATIONS BY LARA TOMLIN
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