STEVE TROVATO, MASTER GUITARIST

STEVE TROVATO

Steve Trovato has been called a jazz master, a superpicker, and a blues and rock virtuoso. He’s a long-time Professor at the Studio Guitar and Contemporary Popular Music Performance Departments at USC. He’s produced his own albums, created dozens of instructional videos and lesson books, won numerous awards, and been recognized internationally. He plays four […]

THE UNPREDICTABLE BEAUTY OF OUTLIER ART

SAM DOYLE

The above are works by Sam Doyle, one of my favorite “outliers.” And here’s this week’s arts and culture column: I’d been looking forward to “Outliers and American Vanguard Art at LACMA” (through March 17) for weeks. And let me say up front that if you’re really interested in outliers, I’d suggest “Raw Creation: Outsider […]

LEANING INTO THE WIND

ANDY GOLDSWORTHY

Leaning Into the Wind is a 2018 documentary about Andy Goldsworthy, a self-proclaimed “British sculptor, photographer and environmentalist producing site-specific sculpture and land art situated in natural and urban settings.” Goldsworthy does things like lie on the sidewalk when it rains so that, when he gets up, he leaves a body-shaped dry spot. Or covers his […]