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Special Supplement : Goings on out of town
of the Spirits," an animated fable by Cilia Sawadogo about two children who travel with the spirit of a baobab tree to revive their homeland. (For pro- gram information, go to www.cicff.org or call 773-281-9075.) “frAnK’s HoMe” Robert Falls directs the world première of Rich- ard Nelson's biographical drama about Frank Lloyd Wright's tumultuous summer of 1923. Nov. 25-Dec. 23. (Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dear- born St. 312-443-3800.) CHiCAgo HuMAniTies fesTiVAl The theme of the seventeenth annual C.H.F. is "Peace and War: Facing Human Con ict"; the program, which starts Oct. 28 and runs through Nov. 12, includes a concert by Joan Baez and readings, lectures, and performances by Paul Fussell, Philip Gourevitch, Grace Paley, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Errol Morris, Samantha Power, and members of the Steppenwolf Theatre com- pany. A concurrent Children's Humanities Fes- tival has a full schedule of puppet shows, dance, theatre, storytelling, and music. (www.chfesti- val.org. 312-661-1028.) los angeles, california los Angeles CounTy MuseuM of ArT 5905 Wilshire Blvd. (323-857-6000)---LACMA is in the midst of a revolution: the energetic Michael Govan, formerly of DIA, in New York, has been brought in as director, and ground has been broken on Renzo Piano's three-phase plan to redesign and unite the museum's cam- pus. "Breaking the Mode: Contemporary Fashion from the Permanent Collection." Pieces by Issey Miyake, Martin Margiela, and Jean- Paul Gaultier, among others. Sept. 17-Jan. 7. "Masquerade: Role-Playing in Self-Portraiture--- Photographs from the Audrey and Sydney Irmas Collection" will include work by Cindy Sher- man, Roger Fenton, Pierre Molinier, and oth- ers. Oct. 12-Jan. 7. "Magritte and Contempo- rary Art: The Treachery of Images." This show's title comes from a Magritte painting in LACMA's permanent collection that is perhaps more rec- ognizable by the cursive legend it bears below an image of an old-fashioned pipe: "Ceci n'est pas une pipe." With work by Magritte and later artists, including Vija Celmins, Jeff Koons, Ed Ruscha, and Robert Gober. Nov. 19-March 4. MuseuM of ConTeMPorAry ArT 250 S. Grand Ave. (213-626-6222)---The muse- um's main venue is a short walk from Frank Gehry's Walt Disney Concert Hall, and features a thousand- pound Nancy Rubins sculpture, built from scav- enged airplane parts, in the courtyard. "Eva Hesse: Drawing." The German-born American sculptor (1936-70) was also a consummate draftsperson whose works evolved through series of detailed drawings and collages. Through Oct. 23. "Skin + Bones: Parallel Practices in Fashion and Archi- tecture" will examine shared principles of design in the two disciplines. Nov. 19-March 5. “douBT” Cherry Jones stars in John Patrick Shanley's morality play, directed by John Hughes. Sept. 22-Oct. 29. (Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave. 213-628-2772.) los Angeles oPerA Los Angeles is nothing if not a city of stars, and Plácido Domingo's Left Coast company depend- ably provides them. The season opens with a brief run of "La Traviata," featuring Renée Fleming and Rolando Villazón; James Conlon, the company's new music director, conducts. (Sept. 9 at 6, Sept. 12 at 7:30, and Sept. 17 at 2.) Domingo him- self takes the podium to lead Massenet's "Manon," with Villazón joined by opera's new soprano of choice, the stunning Anna Netrebko. (Sept. 30- Oct. 21.) Monteverdi's "The Coronation of Pop- pea," cunningly dramatic and meltingly lyrical, will be performed by a cast that features Susan Graham, Frederica von Stade, and David Daniels; Harry Bicket conducts. (Nov. 25-Dec. 16.) (Dor- othy Chandler Pavilion. 213-972-8001.) los Angeles PHilHArMoniC Esa-Pekka Salonen, the charismatic Finnish com- poser-conductor, has led his orchestra to an un- precedented level of musical excellence and cul- tural relevance. The cherry on top is Walt Disney Concert Hall, one of most inviting halls in the world. Sept. 29-30 at 8 and Oct. 1 at 2: Sa- lonen begins the season in a big way, conduct- ing Mahler's Symphony No. 3 (with the mezzo- soprano Michelle DeYoung). Nov. 14 at 7: 2 goings on: fAll 2006 Helen Thomas, at the Miami Book Fair.
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