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Joan Didion's 'The White Album' gets a stage treatment

An image from the theatrical presentation of Joan Didion's
An image from the theatrical presentation of Joan Didion's "The White Album."
Lars Jen

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On today's show:

The Decade That Went Boom!

(Starts at 7:45)

Joan Didion's iconic essay, "The White Album," is a collaged recounting of the tumultuous 1960s. Jumping around from psychiatric notes of a mental breakdown Didion suffered, to a recording session with Jim Morrison and The Doors, to the imprisonment of Black Panther leader Huey Newton, Didion's experience is both presently observational and strikingly disconnected. Stage and multi-media director Lars Jan brings his theatrical adaptation to Los Angeles, featuring Obie-award winning actress Mia Barron. They visited The Frame's studio to chat with guest host Steven Cuevas.


(Starts at :45)

The acclaimed French filmmaker has died at the age of 90. We revisit John Horn's interview with her from 2017, when her documentary, "Faces Places," was nominated for an Academy Award.


(Starts at 18:45)

For more than 10 years, Resonance Records has been quietly releasing previously unearthed jazz recordings. The label's recent releases feature some of the genre’s legends — Wes Montgomery, Eric Dolphy and Bill Evans. Archival producer Zev Feldman, who’s earned the nickname “The Jazz Detective,” is co-president at Resonant Records and a consulting producer at Blue Note Records. He spoke with The Frame’s Jonathan Shifflett about his current projects.