by Drew Hunt
Known for his expansive PBS documentaries on the histories of baseball and jazz, filmmaker Ken Burns narrows his scope a bit in The Central Park Five, currently at Facets Cinematheque. It tells the story of what J.R. Jones describes as "the savage rape of an upper-class jogger in New York’s Central Park in April 1989, and the gross miscarriage of justice that followed."
The In>Time Performance Festival features performing arts in venues across the city. The festivities last until Sat 3/2, so if you can't make it today's event, which features a performance from conceptual dance artist Miguel Gutierrez at the Museum of Contemporary Art, there are plenty of opportunities in the future.
Kevin Warwick suggests checking out the Vaccines at Lincoln Hall: "Never mind its title—last year’s Come of Age (Columbia), the sophomore album from London indie rockers the Vaccines, is of a piece with the infectious and well-crafted hooks on their breakout release, 2011's What Did You Expect From the Vaccines? I suppose if you hate fun you could hate on the band for not developing or maturing, but I say who cares." San Cisco opens.
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