Event: LA di DADA Saturday, June 23 :: A mind-blowing performance salon

Saturday, June 23, 2015 – Three Rooms Press and Beyond Baroque present…


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Event: SEVERAL SELF-GESTAPOS: Beyond Baroque, Saturday, May 16th, 2015

We’re doing something quite unusual at Beyond Baroque
on Saturday, May 16th.

Steve Goldman has written a poem about five entities who
attempt to bully, woo or cajole him into the afterlife.

“That the poem shall come alive…”  he is directing
a theatrical version with a cast of stellar poets as the
creatures.  Laurel Ann Bogen, Brendan Constantine
and Michael C. Ford are among the luminaries
gracing his stage.

And here is where it gets quite interesting.  He’s asked me to
direct a second version of the SAME POEM on the SAME NIGHT.
The two iterations are WILDLY different!

This is my most ambitious project since I was commissioned by the
LA Theatre Center to mount an original full-length piece for a six-
performance run.  Starring Wanda Coleman, it included a ballerina,
artists, members of Keith Antar Mason’s “Hittite Empire” and a
30-piece marching band from Compton.

I hope you can come out to see us next week.  And, if not, have
a splendid time with whatever interest engages you!



a siren-song from the afterlife.

by Steve Goldman

One Theatrical Poem

Two Directorial Visions

in the same evening!

First: by author-poet Steve Goldman

Second: by performance artist Linda J. Albertano

Choreography: by Louise Reichlin

Featuring: Laurel Ann Bogen

Brendan Constantine

Michael C. Ford

Poets! Dancers!! Clowns!!!


Beyond Baroque Saturday, May 16th @ 8pm $10

students & seniors $6 / members free

681 Venice Blvd. Venice, CA 90291 310-822-3006

BOXTOP: Beyond Baroque Experimental Theater of Poetry


Tickets: http://severalselfgestapos.eventbrite.com

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7th PHILOMENIAN, Aug 17, 2014, Beyond Baroque


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PRINCE DIABATE AND LINDA J. ALBERTANO, July 19, 2014 Motherland Music, Inglewood, CA

Featuring Bruno Coon on guitar

MOTHERLAND MUSIC     Sat. July 19th 8 PM
601 N. Eucalyptus Ave.
Inglewood, CA 90302
(310) 673-8000

PRINCE DIABATE is a direct descendent of the
Mandingo griots who are the oral historians, storytellers,
and living encyclopedias of West African Culture. Prince
Diabate has been recognized as one of the greatest
living virtuosos of the kora (West African Harp).

LINDA J. ALBERTANO is a musician and poet
who has travelled to Conakry, Guinea where
she studied kora, bolon, and n’goni (stringed
calabash instruments) with Prince Diabate and
masters of ancient musical traditions. She’s
accompanied him at the Getty Museum, the Sacred
Music Festival and other World Music venues
both grand and intimate for more than a decade.

Admission: $10    Park on Juniper near Eucalyptus

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Nearly Fatal Women, Friday, June 20th, 2014



“These three women, these three poets from the City of the Angels, have their performance licks tuned up, their wits honed bright, and a sense of humor, a collective tone, that avoids strident polemics while it affirms humane values.”

The Bookpress, Ithaca, New York

Friday June 20th 8PM

Just when you thought it was safe to utter the adverb Nearly

they’re BACK!

the serio-comic quasi-hellcats of thwarted desire

Linda J. Albertano . Laurel Ann Bogen . Suzanne Lummis


681 Venice Blvd. Venice, CA  (310) 822-3006

Tickets $12 /

Seniors and Students and Beyond Baroque members $7 


(And — No, there isn’t anything else like this.  And – No, there isn’t anyone else like us. And — No, you won’t have another chance soon.  And — Yes, there will be refreshments after.)

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LA DI DADA, Saturday, June 21, 2014


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Run for Pres_On May 3rd 2014 as part of Highways Performance Space’s 25th Anniversary, Linda J. Albertano appears in a special program of short performances celebrating the pioneering men and women who made the avant-garde scene and put LA on the performance-art map as radical changes swept through the performance-art genre, and practitioners embraced the allure of new media spectacle, increasingly drafting choreographers, musicians, actors, writers, filmmakers, and producers into something more theatrical, and all about the audience experience.

In that spirit, the night is a fast-paced program of radical work presented in five-minute increments evoking the revved up zeitgeist of the Big ‘80s.

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Poetry Hits the Streets Again

041914 Windows IV

In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, 2014,The Arroyo Arts Collective is proud to present Poetry in the Windows VI. Starting on April 19 and continuing for a month, prize-winning poems will be displayed on posters in merchants’ windows along Figueroa Street in Highland Park. Free bookmarks with the poems will be available inside the individual stores.


On Saturday, April 19, at 2 p.m. there will be a poetry walk beginning at the Highland Park Ebell Club, 131 S. Ave. 57, Los Angeles 90042. The poets will read their poems at each location. An awards reception for the poets takes place at the Highland Park Ebell Club immediately after the walk. For those unable to attend the walk, each poster will contain a QR code, allowing poetry lovers to scan each poster with their phones and hear an audio recording of the poet reading the poem.

In conjunction with Poetry in the Windows VI, Word!, a gallery exhibit of art works featuring text will be held at Rock Rose Gallery (4108 N. Figueroa St., Highland Park, 90065. The show opens as part of NELA Arts Second Saturday, April 12 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

View the posters and hear poets read their poems live at each location.
Posters will remain on view in the windows until May 31, 2014.

Poetry in the Windows VI is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.

All Poetry in the Windows VI events are presented by the Arroyo Arts Collective and made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.


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dadaland in lala land


From last year, 2013…
dadaland in lala land

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Night in the City, L.A. Noir

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