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NoL Nov 17, 2009

Hello friends and Fellows, You must, you absolutely must go see the Natilee Harren curated All Time Greatest at the FOCA space in Mandarin Plaza. Of course you’ll say I’m not exactly objective about FOCA, but when have I ever pretended to objectivity? And really – with a line up of artists like this do you even doubt that I’m right?! If you’re able, come this Saturday the 19th at 8 pm across the courtyard from FOCA at 970 N. Broadway, Suite 202-203 and experience concert performances by Steve Roden, Lucky Dragons and Eamon Ore-Giron. And then come again during the day sometime to see the work and play records selected by the artists. Yes my friends, you may handle vinyl, revel in old fashioned record cover art and operate the heavy machinery that is a turntable. AND make sound come out! Funny things will happen to you: your body may move rhythmically – or arhythmically, if you’re like me – your spirits will lift, and your mind will cast aside silly preoccupations and melt into the aether. We all like this. Come enjoy. While wandering in Chinatown Saturday night I talked with Pam Jorden about two upcoming shows at WPA: Saturday the 19th Dave Hughes has a show opening and then later on in March Pam will curate a show with Julie Becker, Katy Crowe, Virginia Holt, Alice K├Ânitz and Terri Phillips. WPA 510 Bernard St. 90012. More gossip about 2010! Kathryn Andrews has a space she calls Apartment 2, 2317 Merton Ave. 90041, and on January 10 Scott Benzel will have a string quartet playing new compositions...