I was on a commercial flight yesterday, heading back from a visit to Atlanta, when the captain announced that the plane was transporting the body of a slain serviceman. I was sitting at the back of the plane, so when we finally arrived at LaGuardia, I had to wait several minutes for my turn to exit. When I finally stood up from my seat, the scene was surreal. The entire left side of the plane was empty. But everyone on the right side of the plane was still in their seats— faces pressed against the window. I walked past thirty rows of seats before I finally found an open window, and could see what everyone was looking at. The soldier’s name was Ibraham Torres.
FEATURED ARTIST: Diane Simpson, Vest (Scalloped), 2010. Copper, linoleum, steel base, wood, enamel. 56 x 22 x 14 inches. Courtesy the artist and JTT Gallery.
Diane Simpson (solo exhibition) is currently on view at JTT Gallery (170a Suffolk Street, NYC), extended through January 12th, 2013.
H is for Hall
We’re happy to say that The Theatre at Ace Hotel, formerly the historic United Artists Theatre, opens soon. We’ve been lovingly and meticulously restoring the place, and on Valentine’s Day — we’ll be swinging the doors open with a performance of arguably the greatest break-up album of all time: Spiritualized’s Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space.
It’s a landmark moment for all involved. The group revisits the iconic album in all of its gospel splendor with a 30-piece orchestra and choir, performing the show for the first time since 2010’s now-legendary revival at Radio City Music Hall — and for the first time ever on the West Coast. We couldn’t think of a more fitting way to welcome the world to our new home.
The Theatre opens in the historic Broadway Theatre District next door to Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles, opening January 6 with a handful of rooms available to book now.
Pre-sale tickets for Spiritualized will be available to Ace’s A-List subscribers this Wednesday, December 18, with sales to the public beginning on Thursday. More information and tickets can be found at acehotel.com/theatre.