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globalFEST 2010 After Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s election, the 7th installment of the festival holds even more significance. *1IC B179> K+85 , *  9C 259>7 B55=2B1354 2I the world. There is a reinvigorated interest in artists trying to connect with the U.S. market.â&#x20AC;? Conveniently, fans and industry repsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;in town for the simultaneously scheduled Association for Performing Arts Festivalâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;are eager for unadulterated world beats. globalFEST 2010 features the U.S. debuts of Alif Naabaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s jazz tinged Moaga mixes from his native Burkina Faso, a Europop blend of Daft Punk, Taco and Pink, Namgarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Siberian shaman B?3;N 5CC5>D91<<I 1> 1CD5B> 6?<;6EC9?> ?6  C 21>4 %5> 1D -?B; 1>4 C1E3I CE<DBI (1>C91> lounge jazz from NguyĂŞn LĂŞâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Saiyuki. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also Argentine down tempo club beats from Federico E25<51>4D85?B>5BCD?>5C1>4$135<5>391C 70s style Nuyorican salsa. > January 10; 7pm at Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. For more information, visit 999+/2&%/*)561:24+


BY SARAH SHANOK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Legendary landmark Webster Hall continues its long tradition of serving as a multifaceted gathering place for diverging opinions and breeding ground for cultural fusions, hosting globalFEST 2010, showcasing world music talents on the verge of blowing up on the international scene. Begun in 2004, globalFESTT exposed audiences to diverse musical cultures, countering the xenophobic aftermath of 9/11 when many foreign musicians found difficulties breaking into Western markets, or even entering the U.S. And yet demand grows. Originally held at The (E2<93 +851D5B C?<4?ED 3B?G4C B5AE9B54 =?B5 room. At the better suited Webster Hall, festival directors Isabel Soffer (World Music Institute), Bill Bragin (Acidophilus: Live and Active Culture), and Shanta Thake (Joeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pub at the Public Theater) present twelve established and relatively unknown, E>9AE5 1BD9CDC ?> D8B55 49CD9>3D CD175C 1 <1B75 DG?<5F5<=EC9381<<1C=1<<5B3121B5DF5>E51>4 a standing room only dancehall with bar.

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Michael Cera’s Youthful Glory page epistolary novel, the diary of character

as to why Americans of all ages love a good teen

Nick Twisp. While translating the story to film

sex comedy. From Better Off Dead to Superbad,

necessitated cutting a large chunk of the book,

the genre’s standards are familiar: rebellion,

a substantial storyline remains. Nick falls in love

bonding, misguided puppy love and true romance.

while summering in a trailer park. The girl, much

We as a culture are often scolded for worshipping

too precocious for Nick’s shy bookish ways, must

youthfulness. But, still, these films engage us. We

be won. Given this typical teen movie conundrum,

laugh at Anthony Michael Hall trapped under a

something unexpected happens. The nerd triumphs

glass table in Sixteen Candles. We shudder when

by essentially splitting into two selves. The second

Jason Biggs gets caught atop that pie.

self is the suave Francois Dillinger.

Aside from the gags, these movies offer the

Francois, the smooth lover and gregarious rebel,

chance to witness young, raw acting talent get

is new territory for Michael Cera, most often

raucous and raunchy. Think of Sean Penn’s role as

trapped behind the last-good-guy type. And Cera,

Jeff Spicoli. From the current era, Michael Cera’s

with wit and surprising sexiness, takes on this

charisma has garnered a large, if youthful, fan

new bad self with verve. His acting skills graduate

base. But in his latest young adult film, Youth

from the teen sex comedy while working within

in Revolt, Cera breaks away from his lovable

the genre. Exuberant and youthful performances

heartthrob role to show his promise as a versatile

like Cera’s in Youth in Revolt are one of the less

film actor. He still plays the nice guy, and he does

gloomy explanations for why adults might be

get the girl, but there’s more to his character than

drawn to light adolescent cultural fare. If only John

endearing self-deprecation.

Belushi had a full career. > Youth in Revolt opens January 8

Youth in Revolt is based on a nearly 500-

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Michael Cera in Youth in Revolt

> Defending the value of teen culture in film

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Seconds, Please, Mr. Mendes LAByrinth Theater Company, Stephen Dillane, winner of the 2009 BAFTA award for best actor, Christian Camargo, an accomplished theater actor also known for his role as Rudy Cooper on Showtime’s Dexter, and Juliet Rylance, a regular performer at London’s Globe Theater. As seen last year, the performances will benefit from bringing together those with acting aptitude from two sides of the Atlantic. Conceived in the spirit of international collaboration for international audiences, the Bridge Project runs in repertory at BAM here in New York and at the Old Vic in London’s West End, also touring to the stages of other major theater-loving cities. Last year, the company traveled to Singapore, Madrid, Recklinghausen and Epidaurus. Wherever the 2010 Bridge Project performs this year’s offerings, the combined talent of two great theatrical metropolises will surely thrill its audience. > As You Like It runs January 12 – March 13 The Tempest runs February 14 – March 13

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By laura scott – Fresh off his filmmaking triumph with Revolutionary Road, Sam Mendes is in New York to once again direct some of the best theater talent from the UK and US in the second season of The Bridge Project at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. This winter, The Bridge Project takes on two of Shakespeare’s works. Joseph Melillo, BAM’s executive producer, says, “I look forward with great anticipation to the interpretation and juxtaposition of two of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays, As You Like It and The Tempest— each a masterpiece, yet wildly different from the other in tone and content.” And, indeed, The Tempest is one of Shakespeare’s latest plays, possibly his last, a complex tale with sorcerers and witches and shipwrecks. Whereas, As You Like It is a pastoral high comedy. But both plays, in undertones, consider the art of theater itself, a common thread Sam Mendes is sure to pull on. Some of this season’s acting talent includes Ron Cephas Jones, a member of New York’s

Sam Mendes [by: Evan Kafka]

> Another bridge of theatrical talent from London and New York

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