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Friday, February 21, 2020

Weekend edition: news & events, February 21st and beyond. (2020)

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Updated Saturday, Feb 22nd, 7:10 am.

This is a shorter edition than planned. Due to a death, we are publishing only what was ready to go. We hope to make additions to the events sections, if possible. Thanks to our readers who have shared kind wishes at this time.

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News comes first, followed by updated events for this weekend (Friday, Feb 21st through Sunday, Feb 23), and beyond, then our section with multiple-day, continuing events.

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Fighting back from the inside...


Making the GRAMMYs inclusive 


We've lost the Cajun-Zydeco GRAMMY. It was "consolidated" into an amalgam category of "regional music," an apples-and-oranges lunacy that pits New England fiddle, Tex-Mex accordion, Jimmy Buffet style beach music, and everything else "regional" against Cajun and Zydeco which already needed to be two categories (during the brief time we had it at all as one category). Such dismissive dumping into one big bucket is like trying to boil crawfish with taco meat and corned beef and cabbage. It is an arrogant dismissal of many genres with seriously studied musicians and categories on bins at the record store. It just isn't right, and too much gets dissed.

For example, Nashville pop-country ignores practitioners of its roots under the current structure.  Neither is there a GRAMMY for Western music -- much less all the awards such a rich genre deserves: for best male and female artists, best band, best new original song, best traditional cowboy ballad, best western swing performance, best single or best album. All are ignored, equally, because there isn't one GRAMMY for Western music.

It keeps worse. Now the Bluegrass GRAMMY could vanish in favor of yet another rap/hip-hop or electrocution electronica or pop-country award.

We've sounded the alarm numerous times in recent years. We've published stories on how things got to be the way they are -- with everyone being force-fed the preferences of a corporate music establishment that laughs at art and cares only about engineering profits through Sounds like sameness and lowest-common-denominator thinking.

We maintain that the Canadian JUNO Awards are the model the GRAMMYs should adopt. Our neighbors to the north have many more categories so they can recognize excellence in genres that the GRAMMYs won't admit exist.

We like the approach IBMA -- the International Bluegrass Music Association -- is advocating. Read their promo piece and click the link (the word "here" in the first line of small text). It's the path to getting all who are qualified to become voting members in the Recording Academy -- the sponsoring body of the GRAMMYs. It's a way to end the stupid hype and the superfluous multiplicity of awards for essentially the same things, and to expand to reflect the full spectrum of music excellence.

It won't be easy, but we CAN combine forces to bring back recognition and rewards for more culturally diverse music genres. For more inclusion. Especially before we lose any more.

KEEP THE BLUEGRASS GRAMMY ALIVE BY
JOINING THE RECORDING ACADEMY!

Find out how to become a Voting or Professional member of the Recording Academy here to participate in the 63rd GRAMMY Awards process. Recording Academy members have the opportunity to play a part in creating a better world for music and its makers. Members submit recordings for GRAMMY consideration, advocate and fight for music creators’ rights, recommend other new members, elect the Recording Academy governing boards, propose changes to GRAMMY rules and of course, Voting Members can also vote for who they think deserves to win a GRAMMY Award.
A new member submission includes two recommendations and a complete profile by March 1, 2020. New member submissions are considered by the Recording Academy’s Peer Review Panel each spring.


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A Black History Month music feature story...


The Complicated Legacy of Minstrel Shows



an excerpt from
Billie Holiday: The Musician & The Myth
Author: John Szwed
Publisher: William Heinemann
Copyright John Szwed 2015
Pages: 23-30

We begin with this intro from DelanceyPlace.com:

"Minstrel shows, most often with white entertainers performing in blackface, were a highly racist phenomenon that were a pervasive form of entertainment in America for over 80 years through the 1800s and early 1900s. Yet as complicated and fundamentally offensive as they were, it was part of what led to a break with a purely European music tradition."

Now, from the book, "Billie Holiday..." by John Szwed:

"African Americans were leading the way in breaking with European musical tradition, and, strange as it might seem, this break had been anticipated, and maybe even urged, by the minstrel show, the first form of musical theater to reach the whole country. Its history is much longer than the eighty or so years that it is said to have lasted in the United States; its legacy is far more complicated than just a matter of white people copying black people, and even today questions about the sources of this music and its influence remain unsettled.


"Some minstrels were black, and some of those we now consider white performers were then categorized as nonwhite in one way or another. A few of the white performers who wore blackface, such as Al Jolson or Libby Holman, were very popular among people of color. Minstrelsy reached a much wider audience than just the United States, and it took on different meanings in other countries. In South Africa minstrel performances in blackface have been popular for over a century among nonwhite Africans in Cape Town during Coon Carnival in January of each year. Adolf Hitler's mistress Eva Braun posed in blackface for professional entertainers' photos in imitation of her favorite performer, Al Jolson, who was Jewish. Billie Holiday, like many other black performers of her time, at least once had to darken her skin so as not to look too white when appearing with a band of black musicians before a white audience.

Thanks to DelanceyPlace.com, where this excerpt appears as their daily eclectic excerpt. Check them out or sign up for their brief daily email with an excerpt or quote they "view as interesting or noteworthy," at www.DelanceyPlace.com


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Spaciness, part one...


Lunar Transit? It's heeeeere


    Not "transit" as in taking a trip aboard a conveyance... rather, its meaning in astronomy: one object passing in front of another.
     Amateur astrophotographer Javier Manteca captured the International Space Station (ISS) as flew in front of the Moon. That was February 5th, while most eyes were on the change of command ceremony taking place inside the Space Station. ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano was about to return to Earth after 201 days in space, as Javier set up his gear to track the Station from the small town of Campo Real in Madrid, Spain.


     Using a camera attached to a 150/750 telescope recording at 25 frames per second, Javier captured the 690 millisecond transit on video and composed this image made from 17 stacked frames.

      For Javier, planning and capturing the fleeting moment was two years in the making. Everything isn't instant gratification.


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Spaciness, part TWO...


Abandoned  SPACE SHIPS? Soviet "Buran" Space Shuttles in Baikonur


Even "space nerds" know of just one Soviet Space Shuttle orbitter. Turns out there is a partially-completed fleet, with two appearing to be externally finished. One of those seen in the abandoned assembly plant is said to have been 78% complete. The builders simply walked away in 1993 when the fall of the USSR suddenly ended the program.

Only one Buran ever flew, on an unmanned test mission to space and back. A completed Buran was destroyed in a hangar collapse, according to the screen notes in this video. This is a time capsule of a space future that never was.


You'll need to hit "skip ads" multiple times after viewing the requisite few seconds. The footage in Baikonur runs over 15 fascinating, thoroughly engrossing, minutes. It apparently was taken during a clandestine visit, evading security patrols through the large, abandoned complex of buildings.

The explorers even go aboard one Buran and into the cockpit.

https://youtu.be/-q7ZVXOU3kM

This just screams out for a song. When you write it, send it to us!


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Recommended listen...


"Corporate Media Are Not Observers of the Electoral Process; They Are Participants"



In the Feb 14, 2020, episode of "CounterSpin," Janine Jackson interviewed Jim Naureckas of FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting) about the Democratic primaries. This is insightful and you'll also find it "inciteful" in terms of your personal awareness.


Excerpt:
"Remember when Les Moonves declared that Donald Trump’s candidacy 'may not be good for America, but it’s damn good for CBS'-? That wasn’t a faux pas; it was an operating principle. And we can’t be shocked that it’s carrying through to coverage of the Democratic primary process, which has foregrounded far more 'radical' ideas—and public receptivity to them—than corporate elites are comfortable with."

 Listen to the interview here.

https://fair.org/home/jim-naureckas-on-democratic-primaries-nina-luo-on-decriminalizing-sex-work/


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Urgently needed activism...


Saving a National Monument, or dynamiting to build "The Wall"?


Preserving, protecting, and fully funding America's public lands used to be what government did. In fact, every elected official is obligated to safeguard ALL public property as part of their fiduciary responsibility. But (as you have ample reason to know) the current administration is not doing that 

The Trust for Public Land -- a good organization that does the work its name proclaims -- sent us this:

Congress: Stop the destruction of Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument



Blasting has begun in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in southern Arizona, as contractors for U.S. Customs and Border Patrol clear sections of the precious landscape for a fortified section of border wall.

Our national monuments are the pride of the nation and we cannot stand by and watch as the Trump administration moves to destroy Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. Take action now and demand Congress act to stop the destruction of Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument!

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument is a UNESCO biosphere reserve, a designation conferred in 1976 to honor the land’s outstanding ecological value. This destruction undermines that very concept, and will have harmful consequences for Organ Pipe’s fragile landscape. Construction of the border wall has already ripped up 100 cacti, including 76 iconic saguaros that are found only in the Sonoran Desert and normally live 200 years, or more!

Organ Pipe is also home to cultural sites and grounds sacred to the Tohono O’odham people, who are among many Indigenous nations who trace their ancestry to lands protected by the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.

Some places are too precious to dynamite, dig up, or destroy; and Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument is one of them. We cannot lose this incredible and irreplaceable place. Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument is at risk of irreversible destruction, but with your help, we can beat back this attack by taking the fight head-on in Congress.

Take action right now to stand up to the destruction of Organ Pipe so the National Monument is not subject to dynamite blasting and destruction.

You can sign the letter to Congress at this long url:

https://secure.tpl.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=813


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SO, WHERE'S ALL THE NEW MUSIC RELEASE NEWS?


As we said first thing: This is a shorter edition than planned. Due to a death, we are publishing only what was ready to go. Thanks to our readers who have shared kind wishes at this time.


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Time, and not taking it for granted...

"Go buy a ranch somewhere in the West. All your life you've wanted to be a cowboy. Why play Wall Street and die young when you can play cowboy and never die."

~  Will Rogers


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On to the Guide's select Events


What's going on out there (with fresh additions & updates)...

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Friday
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Today is Friday, February 21, 2020.
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THOUGHT FOR TODAY from one born on this date

"I and the public know / What all schoolchildren learn, / Those to whom evil is done / Do evil in return."

~ W.H. Auden
(1907-1973), English-American poet, playwright, and composer.

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Happy birthday today to...

Mary Chapin Carpenter, American singer-songwriter and guitarist.

Charlotte Church, Welsh singer-songwriter and actress.

David Geffen, American businessman, co-founded DreamWorks and Geffen Records.

John Lewis, African-American civil rights icon, activist for individual rights, and congressman.

Chad Watson, American singer-songwriter, bass player on countless recordings by numerous stars, and record producer.

Cathy Richardson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist.

Corbin Bleu, American actor, model, dancer, film producer and singer-songwriter.

Jerry Harrison, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer.

Johnny Echols, American singer-songwriter and guitarist.

Chantal Claret, American singer-songwriter.

Christine Ebersole, American actress and singer.

Kelsey Grammer, American actor, singer, and producer.

Tyne Daly, American actress and singer.

Steve Wynn, American singer-songwriter.

Eric Wilson, American bass player and drummer.

James Dean Bradfield, Welsh singer-songwriter and guitarist w/ Manic Street Preachers.

Jake Burns, Northern Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist.

Ranking Roger, English singer-songwriter and musician.

Jean-Jacques Burnel, English bass player, songwriter, and producer.

José María Cano, Spanish singer-songwriter and painter.

Floor Jansen, Dutch singer, songwriter, and vocal coach.

Heri Joensen, Faroese singer-songwriter and guitarist.

Tiziano Ferro, Italian singer-songwriter and producer.

Seo Taiji, South Korean singer-songwriter.

Jennifer Love Hewitt, American actress and producer.

Ellen Page, Canadian actress.
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In memorium to departed musicians and artists born on this date...

Andrés Segovia (1893-1987), Spanish guitarist.

Nina Simone (1933-2003), American singer-songwriter and pianist.

Ann Sheridan (1915-1967), American actress and singer.

Arline Judge (1912-1974), American actress and singer.

Tadd Dameron (1917-1965), American pianist and composer.

Bobby Charles (1938-2010), American singer-songwriter.

W. H. Auden (1907-1973), English-American poet, playwright, and composer.

Bill Slayback (1948-2015), American baseball player and singer.

Vince Welnick (1951-2006), American keyboard player.

Shane Gibson (1979-2014), American guitarist w/ stOrk and Jonathan Davis and the SFA.

Sam Peckinpah (1925-1984), American director and screenwriter.

Erma Bombeck (1927-1996), American journalist and author.

Rue McClanahan (1934-2010), American actress.

Jeanne Aubert (1900-1988), French singer and actress.

Kenneth J. Alford (1881-1945), English soldier, bandmaster, and composer.

Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937), French organist and composer.

Léo Delibes (1836-1891), French pianist and composer.

Carl Czerny (1791-1857), Austrian pianist and composer.

Sethus Calvisius (1556-1615), German astronomer, composer, and theorist.

Barbara Jordan (1936-1996), American lawyer and politician, legendary blsck Texas congresswoman.

Jeanne Calment (1875-1997), French super-centenarian, oldest verified person ever.

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Here are TODAY'S EVENTS...
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** TICKET ALERT...
The DAVE MATTHEWS BAND plays Sep 11 & 12 at FivePoint Amphitheatre, Irvine CA, on their Summer Tour 2020. TIX available starting Fri, Feb 21 at 10 am, at: https://www.ticketmaster.com/dave-matthews-band-tickets/artist/746531
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Concludes this weekend; Feb 11-23; FILM FESTIVAL:
28th annual "PAN AFRICAN FILM & ARTS FESTIVAL" (PAFF) is currently taking place at the Cinemark 15 Theatres, Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, Los Angeles CA
*  PAFF is the largest and most prestigious Black film festival in the United States and the nation's largest Black History Month cultural event.
*  This year, it has selected a record-breaking 225 films, representing 52 countries in 26 languages. Each year, it screens more than 150 films made by and/or about people of African descent from around the world.
*  Its concurrent ArtFest features more than 100 fine artists from around the world.
*  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has designated PAFF as an official qualifying film festival for live action and animation short films.
*  PAFF is a non-profit corporation, founded in 1992 by award-winning actor Danny Glover ("The Color Purple," "Lethal Weapon" movie franchise), the late Emmy Award-winning actress Ja'Net DuBois (best known for her role as Willona in the TV series, "Good Times" and as songwriter of "The Jeffersons" tv theme), and executive director Ayuko Babu, an international legal, cultural and political consultant who specializes in Pan African Affairs.
*  PAFF is dedicated to the promotion of ethnic and racial respect and tolerance through the exhibit of films, art and creative expression.
*  Complete schedules and more at: https://www.paff.org/
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Fri, Feb 21:
7 pm - THE STRING REVOLUTION plays the Fiddler's Crossing concert series at Mountain Bible Church, 630 Maple St, Tehachapi CA 93561
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Fri, Feb 21:
7 pm ' BEAUSOLEIL AVEC MICHAEL DOUCET, Cajun legends, plays the Museum of Making Music, 5790 Armada Dr, Carlsbad CA 92008; 760-438-5996
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Fri, Feb 21:
7:30 pm - WILLY PORTER plays the "AMSD Concerts" series in Sweetwater Community Church, 5305 Sweetwater Rd, Bonita CA 91902; 619-201-0520
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Fri, Feb 21:
8 pm - CARLA OLSON & STEPHEN McCARTHY with Johnny Indovina, Rob Waller, and John York, play the famous concert hall in back of McCabe's Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Bl, Santa Monica CA 90405
*  An evening to celebrate the release of "True Voices" and "Have Harmony, Will Travel" on Sunset Blvd Records
*  TIX, www.mccabes.com
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Fri, Feb 21:
8 pm-11 pm - RIDERS IN THE SKY play the Lancaster Performing Arts Center (LPAC), 750 W Lancaster Bl, Lancaster CA 93534
*  Round-up your herd and hit the trail for fun with America’s favorite singing cowboys, winners of the music OSCAR for the "Toy Story" motion picture theme.

*  For more than forty years, Riders in the Sky have been keepers of the flame passed on by the Sons of the Pioneers, Gene Autry, and Roy Rogers, reviving and revitalizing the genre.
*  Remaining true to the integrity of Western music, they have themselves become modern-day icons by branding the genre with their own legendary wacky humor and way-out Western wit — all the while encouraging buckaroos and buckarettes to live life “The Cowboy Way!”
Music vid: Riders in the Sky performing "Ghost Riders in the Sky":
https://youtu.be/HFUGEaIKrVM
*  TIX, $27 & $32, youth $10, at 661-723-5950 or http://www.lpac.org/
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Fri, Feb 21:
8 pm - DIANA REIN, plus on the 2nd stage, BOBBY BLUEHOUSE, at the Arcadia Blues Club, 16 E Huntington Dr, Arcadia CA

*  Fun venue, two stages for continuous music, dance areas for each, ample seating, friendly crowd, full bar, pool tables, tasty menu offerings (generous portions, two can share); but bring earplugs -- seriously.
*  Doors at 7 for an early start on food, bar, pool.
*  TIX  online advance always save substantially over admission at the door,  but the venue is never expensive, anyway.
*  More & TIX, at: www.arcadiabluesclub.com
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Fri, Feb 21:
8 pm - JOSHUA RADIN & FRIENDS plus BEN KWELLER & WILLIAM FITZSIMMONS play the Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano CA 92675; 949-496-8927
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Fri, Feb 21:
8 pm - THE TILLERS play Boulevard Music, 4316 Sepulveda Bl, Culver City CA 90230; 310-398-2583
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Fri, Feb 21:
8 pm - L.A. PHIL presents the second of two nights of "DUDAMEL EXPLORES DVOřáK & IVES" at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, L.A. Music Center, downtown Los Angeles CA
*  "Charles Ives was our first great American composer." ~ Leonard Bernstein.
*  Gustavo Dudamel conducts.
 * Revealing unpredictable connections between the two composers, Dudamel’s unexpected pairing of symphonies by Ives and Dvořák begins with each showing us new ways to view vernacular music in a symphonic context.
*  GO EARLY for "Upbeat Live with Christopher Russell," starting at 6:45 pm: Before the concert, some of the sharpest musical minds around – including members of L.A. Phil – guide you through the evening’s music, complete with a Q&A sessio. This free event is held in the main auditorium, accessible after your ticket is scanned.
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Fri, Feb 21:
8 pm - LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO plays the "Lobero Live" serues in the Lobero Theatre, 33 E Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara CA 93101; 805-963-0761
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Saturday
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Today is Saturday, February 22, 2020. 

This is the traditional Washington's Birthday holiday, before he was amalgamated into a three-day weekend that "honors" all the presidents (including those who do NOT deserve honors.)
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THOUGHT FOR TODAY from one born on this date

"My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth."

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"Laws made by common consent must not be trampled on by individuals."

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"If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter."

~ George Washington (1732-1799), American general who led the rag-tag Continrntal Army to defeat the forces of the British Empire, he became a politician and 1st President of the United States; "the indispensable man" in forging a nation from 13 disparate colonies, who, for all of them, was "First in war, first in peace, first in the heart of his countrymen."


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On this day...

Original idea for 9/11...
     Samuel Byck attempts to hijack an aircraft at Baltimore/Washington International Airport with the intention of crashing it into the White House to assassinate Richard Nixon, but is killed by police, today in 1974.

Cold War freeze-out...
    In Lake Placid, New York, the United States hockey team of college kids and other amateurs defeats the juggernaut professional Soviet Union national hockey team 4–3 in the "Miracle on Ice" game at the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, NY, today in 1980. No summer games would follow that year for the US team, because the Soviet Union's invasion of Afghanistan would cause several Western nations to boycott the summer Olympics -- held in Moscow. In 1984, the Soviet team retaliated, not competing in the Olympics in Los Angeles.

Ukraine shuffle...
     President Viktor Yanukovych of Ukraine is impeached by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine by a vote of 328–0, fulfilling a major goal of the Euromaidan rebellion, today in 2014.
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Happy birthday today to...

Jude Johnstone, American singer-songwriter and guitarist.

James Blunt, English singer-songwriter and guitarist.

Ellen Greene, American singer and actress.

Dave Spitz, American bass player and songwriter.

Rebecca Hall, American musician.

Shamari Fears, American singer-songwriter and actress.

Scott Phillips, American drummer and producer.

Harvey Mason, American drummer.

Lenny Kuhr, Dutch singer-songwriter.

Jenny Frost, English singer and dancer.

Genesis P-Orridge, English singer-songwriter.

Jeanette Biedermann, German singer-songwriter and actress.

Akira Takasaki, Japanese guitarist, songwriter, and producer.

Drew Barrymore, American actress, director, producer, and screenwriter.

Rachel Dratch, American actress and comedian, "Saturday Night Live" cast member.

Jeri Ryan, American model and actress, "Seven of Nine" in the Star Trek franchise.

Lea Salonga, Filipino actress and singer.

Kang Sung-hoon, South Korean singer.

Han Hyo-joo, South Korean actress and model.

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In memorium to departed musicians and influencers born on this date...

George Washington (1732-1799), celebrated above with bits of what he said.

Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell (1857-1941), English general, co-founded The Scout Association that became the Boy Scouts. A 9,400-ft peak in the San Gabriel Mountains above Los Angeles bears his name in tribute. Less soaring is the descent of the Boy Scouts of America into scandal and, last week, bankruptcy.

Olave Baden-Powell (1889-1977), English scout leader, founded the Girl Guides.

Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950), American poet, playwright, and libertine, she wrote a poem with the oft-quoted "There isn't a train I wouldn't take, no matter where it's going." She also wrote poems published in the children's magazine "St. Nicholas" when she was 14; before long she recited a poem that won her a private scholarship to Vassar College from a woman who who merely heard her recite it. (Never underestimate the power of your performance.) At Vassar, she became a notorious hell-raiser who wasn't kicked-out because of her status as prodigy poet. She became an icon of the Jazz Age reciting her poems about bohemian parties and free love, found in her 1920 collection "A Few Figs from Thistles."  She became the first woman poet to win the Pulitzer Prize, in 1923. The poet Thomas Hardy famously said that America had produced only two great things: the skyscraper and the poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay.

Ted Kennedy (1932-2009), American soldier, lawyer, politician, US Senator from Massachusetts who became "The Lion of the Senate," youngest brother of JFK and RFK, probably never elected president because of the Chappaquidick Island scandal in which a young woman campaign worker drowned in his car.

Texas Johnny Brown (1928-2013), American singer-songwriter and guitarist.

Marni Nixon (1930-2016), American soprano and actress.

Joe Wilder (1922-2014), American trumpet player, composer, and bandleader.

Bradley Nowell (1968-1996), American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer.

Ernie K-Doe (1933-2001), American R&B singer.

Don Pardo (1918-2014), American on-air announcer from radio's greatrst era and the early years of television.

Guy Mitchell (1927-1999), American singer.

Mick Green (1944-2010), English rock & roll guitarist.

Bruce Forsyth (1928-2017), English singer and television host.

Oliver (1945-2000), American pop singer.

Diane Charlemagne (1964-2015), English singer-songwriter.

Sarah Fuller Flower Adams (1805-1848), English poet and hymnwriter.

Johann Nikolaus Forkel (1749-1818), German musicologist and theorist.
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Here are TODAY'S EVENTS...
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Sat, Feb 22, FREE FESTIVAL:
6 pm - "BEN VAUGHN's WONDER VALLEY MUSIC FESTIVAL" at the Palms Restaurant, 83131 Amboy Rd, Twentynine Palms CA 92277

*  Psych folk rockers I SEE HAWKS IN L.A. say, "Come out to the deep desert for a night of strange magic. It's a land where a man can take a stand!"
*  PERFORMERS:
  ⊙  6:00: BEN VAUGHN DUO
  ⊙  6:15: ROSA PULLMAN
  ⊙  7:00: GWENDOLYN
  ⊙  7:45: THE SIBLEYS
  ⊙  8:45: DRAGSTER BARBIE
  ⊙  9:45: BEN VAUGHN ENSEMBLE
  ⊙  10:45: I SEE HAWKS IN L.A.
*  FREE admission. Camping on site. Music starts at 6 pm.
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Sat, Feb 22; See now; ART EXHIBITION, unknown duration:
"UNTITLED (QUESTIONS)," by artist BARBARA KRUGER at Los Angeles Union Station, Alameda Av, downtown Los Angeles CA
*  This exhibition, part of "FRIEZE WEEK 2020," is still up. Everything else from the big frieze officially ended after the advertised Feb 10-16 run.
Barbara Kruger, ’WHO BUYS THE CON’ mural, on the façade of NeueHouse Hollywood.
Photo, Fredrik Nilsen
*  "Untitled (Questions)" features large-scale queries, alternating between English and Spanish, created by the artist.
*  This project brings Kruger’s provocations/interrogations, which "are indeterminate and open to subjective interpretation," into physical proximity with the public. It's part of "Frieze Week Los Angeles," presented at sites throughout the greater L.A. area.
*  "Wallpaper" says, "Graphically bold and politically audacious, Barbara Kruger is known for plastering her unmissable slogans all over the place – an assimilation of mass media imagery and words reassembled and thrown back in the face of passive spectatorship. Sex, society and politics are Kruger’s primary materials – three topics that are as hot in the US today as they were when she started making work in the 1980s."
*  "Untitled (Questions)" debuted in its original form, 1990-2018 at MOCA. At Union Station, it's co-presented by "Metro Art" and "Frieze Los Angeles."
*  Beyond the iconic train station, a series of 20 questions composed by Kruger such as ‘IS THERE LIFE WITHOUT PAIN?‘ or ‘WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?‘ will be installed outside a number of prominent art spaces, civic landmarks and public centers across the city, on digital billboards, light pole banners, murals, print and digital media.
*  Frieze partnered with multiple venues, including Metro (at Union Station), the West Hollywood Design District, L.A. Tourism & Convention Bureau,  NeueHouse, The Forum, The Standard, and Banc of California Stadium.
*  Tip: avoid traffic and expensive parking by taking Metro to downtown events, aboard the Red / Purple Subway, Gold Line light rail, or Silver Line express bus, all direct to Union Station. The Orange Line from Chatsworth / West SFV connects at NoHo; Blue and Expo light rail connects at Metro Center, 7th and Figueroa, DTLA. Plus, Foothill Transit's Silver Streak from points east gets you there.
*  Riding a bus or train, getting out of the individual encapsulation of your car, helps you "get" the point of this exhibition. Transcendent point -- Transit: try it, you'll liiiike it.
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Sat, Feb 22; FREE CONCERT:
6 pm-9 pm - LISA HALEY & THE ZYDEKATS play the L.A. Farmers Market, 3rd/ Fairfax, Los Angeles CA
*  Come catch zydecosis with these Cajun-Zydeco Grammy nominees. Get there early for a seat.
*  Gig is free, but parking there costs and is expensive. Park at the Grove, get it validated there, and walk two blocks to the Farmers Market.
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Sat, Feb 22:
8 pm - ANNA TIVEL plus JEFFREY MARTIN play the famous concert hall in back of McCabe's Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Bl, Santa Monica CA 90405
*  Venue promo: "ANNA TIVEL reaches for that thread of understanding with her music, that moment of recognition, of shared experience. There are thousands of miles on her touring odometer and each town is a tangled web of heartache and small reasons to believe. She gravitates toward the quiet stories of ordinary life. Someone changing shape, someone falling in love, someone all alone."
*  Venue promo: "As a babe JEFFREY MARTIN sought out solitude as often as he could find it. He's always been that way, and he has never understood the whole phenomenon of smiling in pictures, although he is a very happy guy. One night in middle school he stayed up under the covers with a flashlight and a DiscMan, listening to Reba McEntire's 'That's the Night that the Lights Went Out in Georgia' on repeat until the DiscMan ran out of batteries. That night he became a songwriter, although he didn't actually write a song until years later. After high school he spent a few years distracting himself from having to gather up the courage to do what he knew he had to do."
*  TIX are nearly gone; act promptly at: www.mccabes.com
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Sat, Feb 22:
8 pm - BEN RICE, plus on the 2nd stage, BOBBY BLUEHOUSE, at the Arcadia Blues Club, 16 E Huntington Dr, Arcadia CA
*  Fun venue, two stages for continuous music, dance areas for each, ample seating, friendly crowd, full bar, pool tables, tasty menu offerings (generous portions, two can share); but bring earplugs -- seriously.
*  Doors at 7 for an early start on food, bar, pool.
*  TIX  online advance always save substantially over admission at the door,  but the venue is never expensive, anyway.
*  More & TIX, at: www.arcadiabluesclub.com
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Sat, Feb 22:
9 pm - "MARDI GRAS ON THE BLVD" at Cold Crush, 500 W Lancaster Bl, Lancaster CA 93535
*  Jazz band BlakToP performing.
*  Free Mardi Gras Beads.
*   Cajun-Creole style menu.
*  TIX, $20 pre sale tix include bottomless daiquiris
*  TIX at:  661-579-6132; menu at https://coldcrush.hrpos.heartland.us/
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Sun, Feb 23:
2 pm - "THEATRE 40 MUSICAL MATINEE" is a special production of Theatre 40, in the Reuben Cordova Theatre, 241 S Moreno Dr, Beverly Hills CA 90212
*  This is "Ninety minutes of musical theatre Heaven" as the vocal talents of Theatre 40's performing artists sing the great songs of musical theatre.
*  Southern Cal theatre guru Philip Sokoloff tells us, "If you love musical theatre, this is the show for you."
*  Directed by Gail Johnston. Musical director, Carol Weiss. Presented by Theatre 40, the professional theatre of Beverly Hills, on the campus of Beverly Hills High School.
*  Ample free parking beneath the venue; enter parking from driveway at the intersection of Durant and Moreno Drives.
*  Since this is a revue,  the Guide expects it will appeal to a broad audience. So, get your tix early.
*  TIX: all seats $25 at 310-364-3606 or http://theatre40.org
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Sun, Feb 23:
8 pm - WILLY PORTER plays the famous concert hall in back of McCabe's Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Bl, Santa Monica CA 90405
*  Willy Porter has been turning first time listeners into die hard fans for more than two decades. Willy blurs the line between indie-folk and rock with his searing signature finger-picking guitar sound, absorbing lyrics, and playful, high-energy live performance style. He has shared world stages with music icons Jeff Beck, Tori Amos, and Paul Simon, carving out a successful solo career as an artist who makes music that resonates long after the last guitar chord fades.
* Equally accomplished as a guitarist, singer, and songwriter, his songs weave a universal perspective about the questions, struggles, and triumphs of human existence. His live shows are guitar-driven events--equal parts grit, soul, and muscle--that are electrifying, dynamic, and wholly original in the way that Willy’s voice blends and fuses with his virtuoso fret work.
*  TIX, www.mccabes.com
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Tue, Feb 25, on tv:
5 pm (Pacific) - "DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES DEBATE" (The 10th so far) this time it's post-Nevada, pre-South Carolina, and this one is on CBS.
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Tue, Feb 25:
8 pm - JUDY COLLINS plays the lovely McCallum Theatre, 73000 Fred Waring Dr, Palm Desert CA 92260; 760-340-ARTS or 866-889-ARTS
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Thu, Feb 27:
8 pm - LEO KOTTKE plays the Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano CA 92675; 949-496-8927
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Thu, Feb 27:
8 pm - BEYOND THE PALE plays the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles CA
*  Combining fiddle, mandolin, upright bass, accordion and clarinet, they have carved their own niche.
*  The exciting acoustic Toronto, Ontario-based band finishes a two-week western US tour with two shows in Southern Cal, Feb 27 & 29 in different cities.
*  Playing eleven shows in 15 days, spanning the Pacific Northwest, California and New Mexico, they made a fun lil' one-minute music video to promote it, here.
*  TIX & more at: www.beyondthepale.net
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Thu, Feb 27:
FREEBO & His FABULOUS FRIENDS, featuring an opening set by CATFISH HODGE, at Bogie’s Bar in Westlake Village CA
*  Freebo tells us, "I am always excited to play with my amazing band of world-class musicians, FUZZBEE MORSE, CHAD WATSON, JT THOMAS, and DAVID GOODSTEIN. These great players take my songs to a higher and deeper level, allowing for some very cool jams, solos, and sweet interplay…. a real treat for me and the audience."
*  Opening the show, says Freebo, is "my old friend and compelling blues singer CATFISH HODGE. Catfish and I were in THE BLUESBUSTER BAND together for 5 years, I produced several records for him, and we’ve spent many wonderful and memorable times on stage together over the years. This will be a reunion of sorts… I’ll play bass with Catfish and have him join the band on a few tunes."
*  Bogie’s Bar, says Freebo, has "great food, drink, and sound!"
*  More at:
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Fri, Feb 28:
8 pm - EDI ROQUE, plus on the 2nd stage, BOBBY BLUEHOUSE, at the Arcadia Blues Club, 16 E Huntington Dr, Arcadia CA
*  Fun venue, two stages for continuous music, dance areas for each, ample seating, friendly crowd, full bar, pool tables, tasty menu offerings (generous portions, two can share); but bring earplugs -- seriously.
*  Doors at 7 for an early start on food, bar, pool.
*  TIX  online advance always save substantially over admission at the door,  but the venue is never expensive, anyway.
*  More & TIX, at: www.arcadiabluesclub.com
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Sat, Feb 29:
7 pm - BEYOND THE PALE plays the Museum of Making Music, Carlsbad CA
*  Combining fiddle, mandolin, upright bass, accordion and clarinet, they have carved their own niche.
*  The exciting acoustic Toronto, Ontario-based band finishes a two-week western US tour with two shows in Southern Cal, Feb 27 & 29 in different cities.
*  Playing eleven shows in 15 days, spanning the Pacific Northwest, California and New Mexico, they made a fun lil' one-minute music video to promote it, here.
*  TIX & more at: www.beyondthepale.net
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Sat, Feb 29:
8 pm - WISHBONE ASH plus THE BOBBY BLUEHOUSE BAND and various special guests, play the Arcadia Blues Club, 16 E Huntington Dr, Arcadia CA 91006
*  Fun venue, two stages to assure continuous music, pool tables, bar specials, tasty menu (generous portions, two can share). But bring earplugs.  Seriously.
*  Advance online tix save money, but this venue is never overpriced, anyway.
*  Upcoming events, more: www.arcadiabluesclub.com
*  TIX for all concerts here, at: http://arcadiabluesclub.eventbrite.com
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Benefit Concert


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Sun, Mar 1; FREE EVENT:
2 pm - "(Re)IMAGINING MEXICAN MUSIC & THEATRE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA" at the Homestead Museum, 15415 E Don Julian Rd, City of Industry CA 91745
*  Join Dr. John Koegel, Cal State Fullerton Professor of Musicology, for a visually and musically illustrated history of Californio/Mexican music and early theatrical traditions in Southern California between 1840 and 1940.
*  A light reception follows his presentation.
*  Free, free parking; reservations are recommended at: https://homesteadmuseum.typeform.com/to/CVHhbM
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Sat, Mar 7:
8 pm - CHRIS WEBSTER & NINA GERBER play Russ & Julie’s House Concerts in Oak Park CA (Agoura Hills / Thousand Oaks area)
*  It's a return performance at the series for singer-songwriter Chris Webster  and master guitarist Nina Gerber -- they sold-out last time.
*  Individually and together, music fans know Chris Webster & Nina Gerber. They've played all the major folk festivals for more than a decade and they are two of the most skilled and artful musical talents from the Bay Area.
*  As Russ & Julie say, "Webster’s voice is uniquely compelling while Gerber’s guitar is beautiful and powerful. Together they are magical."
*  Chris Webster is a soul singer. Her voice conveys a passion that connects with the longings of her audience. She expresses sometimes-troubled feelings that everyone understands. Performing live, her intensity brings a hush to every room she plays.
*  Guitarist Nina Gerber first earned recognition for her accompaniment of Kate Wolf. Since then, her acute skills as performer, producer and arranger have continued to deepen. She has accompanied and/or recorded with Karla Bonoff, Peter Rowan, Eliza Gilkyson, Nanci Griffith, Greg Brown, Lucy Kaplansky, Mollie O’Brien, Rosalie Sorrels, Laurie Lewis, and many others.
*  Chris Webster & Nina Gerber perform a delightful mix of originals, tasteful covers, soulful ballads, jazzy tunes and sweet folk... a great show.
*  LISTEN & WATCH: Chris Webster & Nina Gerber - "Wild Ride"
   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyv3aucxzHU
*  NOTE: Russ & Julie have ended their monthly house concert series and will now be occasional presenters. That tells us their shows will selk-out QUICKLY, so don't dawdle.
*  Hosts have their usual “potluck” style coffee and dessert buffet. Doors at 7:30 pm.
*  TIX: "suggested donation" $20 per person, payable in cash at the door. All the money goes to the performers.
*  Reservations get directions: rsvp@houseconcerts.us
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Thu, Mar 12:
7 pm - JOEL RAFAEL, SARAH LEE GUTHRIE, & ANDY & RENEE team-up for a house concert worthy of a big venue, hosted By Andy Hill in Torrance CA 90504.
*  Reservations get directions.
*  SARAH LEE GUTHRIE's lineage is undeniable: granddaughter of Woody, daughter of Arlo. But if you close your eyes and forget that her last name is synonymous with the river-legacy of a widening current of American folk music, you’d still be drawn to the clarity and soul behind her voice.
*  There is a gentle urgency to Sarah Lee's interpretations of the songs she sings and the classic music of her heritage. It flows from the continuity of her family, her vital artistic life today and the river of songs that have guided her to where she now stands.
*  Over the last two decades on the road and in the studio, she and her husband JOHNNY IRION have created a signature pop-fused folk-rock sound that is appealing and engaging through a series of critically-acclaimed albums: "Exploration," "Folksong," "Bright Examples," and "Wassiac Way."
*  On 2009’s "Go Waggaloo" she created a family album of original songs (and a few with Woody’s lyrics) that won a "Golden Medallion" from "The Parents' Choice Foundation."
*  Sarah Lee Guthrie now ventures on a road that leads back to the rich culture of her family running through the warmth of her own bloodlines. This is a rare opportunity to witness the growth of one of America's finest young folk singers.
*  JOEL RAFAEL, as a solo performer and with his band, has opened shows and shared stages with artists who include Emmylou Harris, Jackson Browne, Joan Baez, John Lee Hooker, Arlo Guthrie, Bonnie Raitt, John Trudell, Laura Nyro, Kris Kristofferson, Dar Williams, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Odetta, and Taj Mahal.
*  "Rose Avenue" (2019), Joel Rafael’s latest work, gracefully defines him and his contribution to the American canon. The ten-song masterpiece includes nine originals that reflect the honest accounting of a man in his 70th year, with a lifetime’s insight into the songs he writes; as well as a full measure of gratitude for what has been, and what lies ahead.
*  ANDY & RENEE are the longtime leaders of Aaard-winning band HARD RAIN,  and performing hosts of the annual "DYLANFEST." They've toured internationally, and always come back to small Southern Cal venues to play for a loyal fanbase.
 *  Doors at 6 pm, show at 7 pm.
*   BYOB & Pot Luck.
*  TIX, $25 ("donation," It's a house concert.) Space is limited....Get tickets for this gig AND FOR DYLANFEST, at: http://www.andyandrenee.com/store.php
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Sat, Mar 14:
"SHAMROCK 'n' ROLL" aboard the RMS Queen Mary, permanently docked at 1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach CA 90802
*  The Queen Mary presents a party that hosts claim "would make St. Paddy proud: Shamrock 'N' Roll!"
*  Celebrate the revelry, tradition, and spirit of Ireland with a rocking event unlike any other.
*  This features a lineup of live entertainment "sure to make you dance a jig all night long, with music perfect for fans of the 70's and 80's, Ska, punk, folk, soul, and of course, Irish rock," says the promo.
*  Four diverse bands perform throughout the evening: YACHTLEY CREW, HOIST THE COLORS, THE UNTOUCHABLES, and DIRTY OLD TOWN.
*  TIX, $30, at: https://www.seetickets.us/event/Shamrock-N-Roll/407629
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Sun, Mar 15; FREE EVENT:
2 pm-4 pm - "RAGTIME, JAZZ, & SWING: EARLY 20th CENTURY DANCE & SOCIETY" at the Homestead Museum, 15415 E Don Julian Rd, City of Industry CA 91745
*  In the first half of the 20th century, dancing was central to almost any occasion when men and women came together. Restaurants and night clubs featured dance floors and live bands.
*  Big cities like Los Angeles were home to multiple mega-ballrooms with rooms for thousands; and in taxi dance halls, lonely men paid women for anonymous foxtrots.
*  Join Walter Nelson as he describes this era and its popular dances using contemporary writings, images, and film clips.
*  The presentation is followed by an optional 45-minute Jazz age foxtrot introductory class.
*  Free, free parking; reservations are recommended:
https://homesteadmuseum.typeform.com/to/TkzG0Y
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Sun, Mar 29; FREE FESTIVAL:
Noon-4 pm -  "SILK ROAD UNITY FESTIVAL 2020" at Brookhurst Community Center & Park, 2271 W Crescent Av, Anaheim CA 92801
*  Celebrating the cultures along the Ancient trade route through their art, performances, cuisine, and more, this is an event for the whole family.
*  Features a day-long stage presentation of acts that originated around the world, an international food court, a bazaar, and a kid’s crafts zone.
*  Sponsored by the Fullerton-based Muckenthaler Cultural Center.
*  Info, incl. signup for free email updates: https://themuck.org/silk-road-unity-festival
*  Free.
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Fri-Sun, Apr 3-5, 2020:
"HISTORYCON" is a national event, conference, and exhibition at the at the Pasadena Convention Center, Pasadena CA
*  Discover and experience history at this three-day convention.
*  Be sure to check-out a lecture with Josh Garrett-Davis, associate curator at the Autry, and stop by the Autry's booth.
*  Experience history coming to life, from Civil War reenactors to living historians, it’ll be like stepping back in time.
*  Authors, history programs, explore a vast variety of things like "the origins and evolution of soul food" with the panel "Slow-Cooked and Southern: A History of Soul Food."
*  Exclusive content from tv, meet & greets, photo ops with stars.
*  Get 15% off convention tickets by using code AUTRY15 at check-out.
*  Details and Tickets: https://www.historycon.com/
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Sat, Apr 11:
10 am-2 pm - "ORANGE COUNTY JAMBOREE" at Irvine Park, Irvine CA
*  Features Western Music by the California Chapter of the Western Music Association, in cooperation with The Orange County Parks Historical Division.
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Tue, Apr 14:
"TITANIC SEANCE: A NIGHT TO REMEMBER" dinner show aboard the RMS Queen Mary, permanently docked at 1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach CA 90802
*  On the anniversary of the night Titanic sank, "you will become a passenger of that ill-fated voyage and experience an evening that you will never forget," says the promo.
*  Dine on a 5-course gourmet meal, inspired by the final first-class dinner served aboard.
*  View artifacts from the ship and hear the tales of the passengers who both lived and died on that cold April night.
*  Then, attend a seance.
*  If the whole idea doesn't give you the creeps.
*  TIX, $315 & $415, at: https://www.seetickets.us/event/A-Night-to-Remember/406381
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Thu-Sun, Apr 16-19; FESTIVAL:
Annual "SANTA CLARITA COWBOY FESTIVAL" in William S. Hart Park and nearby concert and theatrical performance venues in Old Town Newhall, Santa Clarita CA; www.cowboyfestival.org
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Fri, Apr 17:
8 pm - SOURDOUGH SLIM plays the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena CA; www.coffeegallery.com
*  More: www.sourdoughslim.com
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Sat, Apr 18:
7:30 pm - SCOTTISH FIDDLERS OF LOS ANGELES present their 39th Anniversary "SPRING CONCERT" at the Hermosa Beach Community Theatre, 710 Pier Av, Hermosa Beach CA
*  Acclaimed Cape Breton fiddlers ANDREA BEATON and TROY  MacGILLIVRAY join a 40-person orchestra for a lively evening of foot-stomping good fun.
*  MORE at: http://scottishfiddlers.org/
*  Adv tix available via Brown Paper Tickets as of Jan 6, at: https://m.bpt.me/event/4478119
*  TIX: $15 Gen'l, $25 Preferred (1st 5 rows); FREE for ages 18 and under.
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Sat & Sun, Apr 25 & 26; FREE FESTIVAL:
1 pm-5 pm - Annual "VICTORIAN FAIR" at the Homestead Museum, 15415 E Don Julian Rd, City of Industry CA 91745
*  Explore Los Angeles during the Victorian Era.
*  Enjoy music, dancing, fashion shows, historic house tours, demonstrations, and much more.
*  Period attire is encouraged.
*  Free event & free parking, but bring spending money for food and shopping.
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May 2:
11 am-3 pm - "RANCHO DAYS FIESTA" at Heritage Hills Park in cooperation with The Orange County (CA) Parks Historical Division.
*  Features Western Music by the California Chapter of the Western Music Association.
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Sat, May 16:
8 pm - BRANDI CARLILE plays the Terrace Theater, Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center, Long Beach CA
*  TIX, $96.50-$156.50, available now at: https://www1.ticketmaster.com/brandi-carlile/event/0B005843D5934C3F
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Sun, May 17, FESTIVAL:
All day - Annual "TOPANGA BANJO FIDDLE CONTEST & FOLK FESTIVAL" at Paramount Ranch in Santa Monica Mtns Nat'l Recreation Area, off Kanan Rd in Agoura Hills CA
*  Info, contest registration, more, at: https://www.topangabanjofiddle.org/
*  Tix go on-sale Jan 13th at 10 am
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May 26-31; PEACE CONFERENCE:
"NO WAR 2020: DIVEST, DISARM, DEMILITARIZE" (#NoWar2020) is a conference to bring conversion for a peaceful, green, & just future, and it happens this year (its 5th), in Ottawa, Canada.
*  It is timed to coincide with "CANSEC" -- Canada's biggest weapons expo -- to bring international attention to Canada's complicity in the global arms trade.
*  The conference is part of a weeklong series of events starting May 26th, including nonviolence training, art-making workshops, film screenings, and nonviolent direct actions at CANSEC, the weapons expo.
*  #NoWar2020 is the product of a truly global effort.
*  "World BEYOND War" -- the organizers of this, their 5th global conference -- have this to say: "We're working hand-in-hand with dozens of allies, including 350.org, the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space, and Canadian Voice of Women for Peace, to pull together this week of education and nonviolent action. And a big thank you to Jim Prues of Panoptic Media for creating the new promo video!"
*  You can watch the new video about it on YouTube, here.
*  "World BEYOND War" is a global network of volunteers, activists, and allied organizations advocating for the abolition of the very institution of war. Their "success is driven by a people-powered movement." They seek the support of individual citizens throughout the world, saying, "our work [is] for a culture of peace."
*  IF YOU GO... go early, so you can catch LEE CAMP, host of "Redacted Tonight," in his live show in Ottawa on May 24th (info & tix at link below).
*  More on the conference, including registration to attend, is at:
https://nowar2020.worldbeyondwar.org/
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Sat, May 30; FESTIVAL:
All day - 30th Annual "DYLANFEST" in the tree-shaded courtyard at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center, Torrance CA
*  This is a splendid live music event, reliably wonderful year after year. Sponsors and award-winning host band ANDY & RENEE & HARD RAIN always book many of L.A.'s top musicians, and for this big three-decade anniversary, you can expect a lot. You can also expect it to sell-out early.
*  TIX on sale soon as of our Jan 8 press time; keep watch, and more info, at: www.andyandrenee.com
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Sat & Sun, Sep 26 & 27; FESTIVAL:
9 am-7 pm - 26th annual "DULCIMER FESTIVAL" presented by SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DULCIMER HERITAGE (SCDH); Saturday at Riviera United Methodist Church, 375 Palos Verdes Bl, Redondo Beach CA 90277;
Sunday at two other locations (Fullerton and Lakewood).
*  This charming annual event mixes workshops, vendors of traditional and vintage string instruments, jams, group performances, and featured top-flight artists doing Mid-Day & Twilight Concerts.
*  This year's top artists doing instructional workshops and concerts are:
  ⊙  Tina Bergmann - Hammered Dulcimer  https://allroadsleadhome.com
  ⊙  Tull Glazener - Fretted/Mountain Dulcimer  http://www.TullGlazener.com
*  Sunday's FOCUS WORKSHOPS, Sep 27, are both 10 am-2 pm:
  ◇  Hammered Dulcimer & Mixed Instruments - Fullerton
  ◇  Mountain Dulcimer - Lakewood area/ Long Beach
*  More, and TIX when available (plus other dulcimer concerts & events), at:
www.scdh.org
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See it now; ART EXHIBITION, unknown duration:
"UNTITLED (QUESTIONS)," by artist BARBARA KRUGER at Los Angeles Union Station, Alameda Av, downtown Los Angeles CA
*  This exhibition, part of "FRIEZE WEEK 2020," is still up. Everything else from the big frieze officially ended after the advertised Feb 10-16 run.
Barbara Kruger, ’WHO BUYS THE CON’ mural, on the façade of NeueHouse Hollywood.
Photo, Fredrik Nilsen
*  "Untitled (Questions)" features large-scale queries, alternating between English and Spanish, created by the artist.
*  This project brings Kruger’s provocations/interrogations, which "are indeterminate and open to subjective interpretation," into physical proximity with the public. It's part of "Frieze Week Los Angeles," presented at sites throughout the greater L.A. area.
*  "Wallpaper" says, "Graphically bold and politically audacious, Barbara Kruger is known for plastering her unmissable slogans all over the place – an assimilation of mass media imagery and words reassembled and thrown back in the face of passive spectatorship. Sex, society and politics are Kruger’s primary materials – three topics that are as hot in the US today as they were when she started making work in the 1980s."
*  "Untitled (Questions)" debuted in its original form, 1990-2018 at MOCA. At Union Station, it's co-presented by "Metro Art" and "Frieze Los Angeles."
*  Beyond the iconic train station, a series of 20 questions composed by Kruger such as ‘IS THERE LIFE WITHOUT PAIN?‘ or ‘WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?‘ will be installed outside a number of prominent art spaces, civic landmarks and public centers across the city, on digital billboards, light pole banners, murals, print and digital media.
*  Frieze partnered with multiple venues, including Metro (at Union Station), the West Hollywood Design District, L.A. Tourism & Convention Bureau,  NeueHouse, The Forum, The Standard, and Banc of California Stadium.
*  Tip: avoid traffic and expensive parking by taking Metro to downtown events, aboard the Red / Purple Subway, Gold Line light rail, or Silver Line express bus, all direct to Union Station. The Orange Line from Chatsworth / West SFV connects at NoHo; Blue and Expo light rail connects at Metro Center, 7th and Figueroa, DTLA. Plus, Foothill Transit's Silver Streak from points east gets you there.
*  Riding a bus or train, getting out of the individual encapsulation of your car, helps you "get" the point of this exhibition. Transcendent point -- Transit: try it, you'll liiiike it.
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Concludes this weekend; Feb 11-23; FILM FESTIVAL:
28th annual "PAN AFRICAN FILM & ARTS FESTIVAL" (PAFF) is currently taking place at the Cinemark 15 Theatres, Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, Los Angeles CA
*  PAFF is the largest and most prestigious Black film festival in the United States and the nation's largest Black History Month cultural event.
*  This year, it has selected a record-breaking 225 films, representing 52 countries in 26 languages. Each year, it screens more than 150 films made by and/or about people of African descent from around the world.
*  Its concurrent ArtFest features more than 100 fine artists from around the world.
*  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has designated PAFF as an official qualifying film festival for live action and animation short films.
*  PAFF is a non-profit corporation, founded in 1992 by award-winning actor Danny Glover ("The Color Purple," "Lethal Weapon" movie franchise), the late Emmy Award-winning actress Ja'Net DuBois (best known for her role as Willona in the TV series, "Good Times" and as songwriter of "The Jeffersons" tv theme), and executive director Ayuko Babu, an international legal, cultural and political consultant who specializes in Pan African Affairs.
*  PAFF is dedicated to the promotion of ethnic and racial respect and tolerance through the exhibit of films, art and creative expression.
*  Complete schedules and more at: https://www.paff.org/
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Opens Feb 14; through Mar 15; MUSICAL:
"LAW AND ORDER: THE MUSICAL!" in its world premiere at Broadwater Second Stage, 6320 Santa Monica Bl, Hollywood CA 90038.
*  A parody in accordance with fair use law.
*  This musical by Ilyse Mimoun and Jeremy Adelman spoofs the popular TV series.
*  Runs Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 7 pm. Ends March 15.
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Opens Feb 19; through Mar 29; MUSICAL:
8 pm - “THE BOOK OF MORMON,” the big musical comedy, returns, opening Feb 19 in the Ahmanson Theatre at the L.A. Music Center, 135 N Grand Av, downtown Los Angeles CA
*  TIX start at $45, at 213-972-4400 or www.CenterTheatreGroup.org
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Thu, Mar 12-Sat, Mar 21:
"HAMILTON" touring cast plays the Hollywood Pantages theatre, Hollywood CA
*  TIX, $253-$1,250 each (gasp), at ticketmaster.
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Feb 18-Feb 26:
"ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE" touring cast brings the JIMMY BUFFETT musical to the Dolby Theatre, Hollywood CA
*  TIX, $35-$152, at Ticketmaster.
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ONGOING, indefinite; FILM:
"EARTH" (Not Rated) 115 mins, is a new documentary film that opens Fri, Feb 7 at the Laemmle, Glendale CA, then moves to other Laemmles as part of the "Culture Vulture" film series.

*  This German-English-Spanish-Hungarian-Italian production was filmed at seven locations completely transformed by humans:
(1) mountains being moved in California;
(2) a tunnel being sliced through rock at the Brenner Pass;
(3) an open-cast mine in Hungary;
(4) a marble quarry in Italy;
(5) a copper mine in Spain;
(6) the salt mine used to store radioactive waste in Wolfenbüttel;
(7) a tar sands landscape in Canada.
*  Initially shown from above as abstract paintings, the terrain is then explored on the ground.
*  The film weaves together footage of machines in operation and conversations with workers.
*  Opens today in Glendale. Coming to these other Laemmle Theatres on dates indicated:
  •  Claremont 5 on 02-10-20
  •  Town Center 5 on 02-10-20
  •  Playhouse 7 on 02-10-20
  •  Royal on 02-10-20
*  TIX, and/or watch the trailer for this documentary about protecting Earth:
https://www.laemmle.com/trailers/342462
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ONGOING, ART EXHIBITION, indefinite:
Annual "MASTERS ART EXHIBITION AND SALE" opens Feb 8 at the Autry Museum of the American West, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Griffith Park / Los Angeles CA 90027
*  Paintings and sculptures by 64 premier Western artists ate in the exhibition, to see and purchase.
*  "Masters" opens with an artists' dinner on Friday evening, and then a full day of festivities on Saturday — including artist talks, an awards presentation, and an evening cocktail reception, where approximately 250 fixed-price works are sold through a drawing.
*  Note: All-weekend VIP tickets are SOLD OUT, but Saturday-only tickets are available at the door.
*  Proceeds from "Masters" support the "Campaign for the Autry," which helps provide essential support for the Autry’s educational programs, innovative exhibitions, and over 100 public events annually.
*  Special events with "Masters" include:
   •  "TRUNK SHOW AT THE AUTRY STORE" Sat, Feb 8, 10 am-4 pm.
   •  "GALLERY NIGHT WITH DUBLAB" on Thu, Feb 20, 6:30-9 pm.
*  Note that Feb 8 the museum and store both close at 4 pm.
*  Opening weekend schedule of all related events: https://theautry.org/exhibitions/masters-art-exhibition-and-sale/masters-opening-weekend-schedule
*  PHOTO GALLERY of artists and artwork:
https://theautry.org/exhibitions/masters-american-west/artists-and-artwork
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ONGOING, Feb 8-Feb 23; LIVE THEATRE:
2:30 pm - "ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING" presented in the West Coast Premiere of Joanna Lipari's show about a senior who refuses to let society make her invisible.
* At the Sierra Madre Playhouse, 87 W Sierra Madre Bl, Sierra Madre CA 91024
* Runs Saturdays & Sundays at 2:30 pm.
* Ends Feb 23.
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ONGOING, through Feb 29:
"MATTHEW PERDONI EXHIBITION" at Encinitas 101 (aka E101) Gallery, 818 S Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas CA
*  This, Perdoni's most recent series, was inspired by a past CROSS-COUNTRY TRAIN-HOPPING TRIP that spawned an entire collection of scenes and characters gathered while riding the rails.
*  Otherwise, he creates fine art paintings and public artworks in San Diego.
*  His work is heavily illustrative, often exploring stories and themes that resonate in his own life experiences.
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ONGOING, Feb 6-Mar 1; LIVE THEATRE:
6 pm - "THE MANOR" is Theatre 40's production of Kathrine Bates' drama about a murder and suicide that took place at Greystone Mansion a century ago.
* It's AT the Greystone Mansion, 905 Loma Vista Dr, Beverly Hills CA 90210
* Runs Thu & Fri at 6 pm (Saturdays and Sundays are sold out.)
* Ends March 1.
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ONGOING, through Mar 21; KIDS MUSICAL THEATRE,
(but it's an Equity show):
"THE ADVENTURES OF PETER RABBIT" with book and lyrics by Anthony Gruppuso, who directs. Music by Matt Dahan.
* At Theatre West, 3333 Cahuenga Bl West, Los Angeles CA 90068
* Runs Saturdays at 1 pm.
* Ends March 21.
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ONGOING through Feb 22; MUSICAL THEATRE:
"DAY AFTER DAY (THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF DORIS DAY)" in its West Coast Premiere, produced by the P3 Theatre Company at the Ernest Borgnine Theatre (inside the Long Beach Scottish Rite Cultural Center), 855 Elm Av, Long Beach CA 90813
*  This is a brand new musical telling the dramatic personal life story of Doris Day through her music. Songs including "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered," "Sentimental Journey," "Secret Love," "It’s Magic," "A Guy is a Guy," and "Que Sera, Sera," turned Doris Day into America’s Sweetheart.
*  Take a deep and personal look into this star’s dramatic personal life while appearing as the quintessential “girl-next-door” in Warner Bros. musicals.  Blending factual life events and her songs, this show is a love letter to this extraordinary icon.
*  Written by Tony Santamauro, starring Deborah Robin as Doris Day.
*  "(Deborah) Robin absolutely shines in her role, fully inhabiting Day’s perky demeanor and delicious voice from her early years as a big-band singer and top recording star– beginning with “Sentimental Journey” after World War II– through to her movie roles opposite leading men such as Rock Hudson, Cary Grant, and James Garner." -- Anita W. Harris, Signal Tribune.
*  TIX: 800-595-4849 or www.P3Theatre.biz
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ONGOING, STAGE PLAY, Feb 28-Mar 15:
World Premiere of "LYING WITH BADGERS" presented by "NATIVE VOICES AT THE AUTRY" at the Autry Museum of the American West, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Griffith Park / Los Angeles CA 90027

*  This dark comedy — featuring puppets who interact with humans — tells the story of two estranged brothers of the Blackfeet Nation.
*  Runs Thursdays and Fridays, 8 pm, and Saturdays and Sundays, 2 pm.
*  TIX, $15 non-mbrs / $10 Students, Seniors (60+), & Military (w/ ID), at:  https://theautry.org/events/performing-arts/native-voices-presents-world-premiere-lying-badgers-previews
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ONGOING, Feb 29–Mar 15; CONTEMPORARY OPERA:
"SWEET LAND" presented by The Industry at L.A. State Historic Park, at 1724 Baker St, Los Angeles CA 90012 (in the NEZ corner of the State Historic Park)
*  L.A.’s contemporary opera company brings a performance that disrupts the dominant narrative of American identity.
*  The Arrivals wash up on the shore. They make contact with another civilization they call “the Hosts.” And from there, the story splinters, following diverging perspectives. Starting as a procession through the L.A. State Historic Park, "Sweet Land" becomes an opera that erases itself.
*  The company that created "Invisible Cities" and "Hopscotch" now brings "a grotesque historical pageant."
*  It's the result of a highly collaborative and multi-perspect approach.
*  Composer Du Yun is a Chinese immigrant whose recent work originates from what she states “is a lack of understanding and empathy around immigration”. Her last major opera, "Angel’s Bone," won a Pulitzer Prize for music and explores the psychology behind human trafficking.
*  Composer Raven Chacon, "United States Artists" fellow and winner of the "Creative Capital Award," is a composer, performer and installation artist from Fort Defiance, Navajo Nation.
*  Librettist Douglas Kearney is a poet whose “polyphonic diction pulls history apart, recombining it to reveal an alternative less whitewashed by enfranchised power” (BOMB Magazine).
*  Librettist Aja Couchois Duncan is a mixed-race Ojibwe writer who works to advance equity and social justice.
*  Cannupa Hanksa Luger is a multidisciplinary artist who interweaves performance and political action to communicate stories about 21st-century Indigeneity. He co-directs "Sweet Land."
*  Yuval Sharon, co-director, is the Founder and Artistic Director of The Industry and a 2017 MacArthur Fellow.
*  Info: https://theindustryla.org/projects/sweet-land/
*  TIX: https://theindustryla.org/sweet-land-tickets/
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ONGOING, Jan 29-May 27; FILM SCREENING of LIVE THEATRE:
"NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE," a series of productions filmed live on London's West End, screening at Boston Court Pasadena, 70 N Mentor Av, Pasadena CA 91106; www.bostoncourtpasadena.org
*  Boston Court, itself renowned for live theatre, brings these brilliantly filmed plays from across the pond; some have two dates, and the near-term one is sold-out; get tix early:
■  "ALL ABOUT EVE," starring GIllian Anderson:
Wed, Jan 29, 8 pm, get tix now.
■  "HAMLET" (encore), starring Benedict Cumberbatch:
Sun, Feb 2, 1:30 pm, get tix now.
  "FLEABAG," written & performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge; two dates:
Thu, Jan 30 - Sold out; Wed, May 20, 8 pm, get tix now.
  "PRESENT LAUGHTER," starring Andrew Scott; two dates:
Fri, Jan 31, Sold out; Wed, May 27, 7:30 pm, get tix now.
■  "ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS" (encore), starring James Corden; two dates:
Sat, Feb 1, 1:30 pm; Sat, May 16, 7:30 pm; get tix now, either date.
■  "THE AUDIENCE" (encore), starring Helen Mirren:
Sun, May 10, 1:30 pm, get tix now.
  "HANSARD," starring Alex Jennings and Lyndsey Duncan:
Tues, May 12, 8 pm, get tix now.
  "CYRANO DE BERGERAC" – New, starring James McAvoy; two dates:
Mon, May 18, 7:30 pm; Fri, May 22, 7:30 pm; get tix now, either date.
*  TIX, $20; Box Office, 626-683-6801, 11 am - 5 pm, Tue-Fri.
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ONGOING, Feb 26-Mar 12:
“WHAT IS IT ABOUT TREES?” is on view in the El Camino College Art Gallery, 16007 Crenshaw Bl, Torrance CA
*  Featuring "a forestful" of artists.
*  OPENING RECEPTION is Wed, Feb 27, 7 pm-9 pm.
*  Artists’ talk on Tue, Mar 3, 1 pm, in the gallery.
*  Info, 310-660-3010. Closes March 12th.
*  Pictured, “Blue Ridge Forest, Fiddle Music, Forky Deer 1920,” by Nancy Mooslin.
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ONGOING, Feb 15-Feb 29:
“LOVE HURTS” opening reception at ShockBoxx Gallery, 636 Cypress Av, Hermosa Beach CA
*  Features work by Debbie Korbel, Dustin Grabiner, Mike Collins, Wendy Layne, and KT.
*   Participating artist KT says, “With the theme of this show I was even more excited since the topic of Love is miserable.”
*  GALLERY OPENING: Sat, Feb 15, 6 pm-9 pm.
*  MORE at: www.shockboxxproject.com
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ONGOING, PODCAST, on-demand:
"RECORDING ARTISTS: RADICAL WOMEN" is a new podcast series from the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. In it, art historian HELEN MOLESWORTH explores the lives and work of six artists — ALICE NEEL, LEE KRASNER, BETYE SAAR, HELEN FRANKENTHALER, YOKO ONO, and EVA HESSE.
*  What was it like to be a woman making art during the feminist and civil rights movements? In this season of "Recording Artists," Molesworth delves into their lives and careers, spanning several generations. Hear them describe, in their own words, their work, relationships, and feelings about the ongoing march of feminism. Contemporary artists and art historians join the conversation, offering their own perspectives on the recordings and exploring what it meant—and still means—to be a woman and an artist. Share this with one who'll appreciate it.
*   HERE'S THE LINK. The whole series is here in individial episodes so you can pace yourself or binge it. You'll hear rare audiotaped interviews and fresh perspectives on what it meant — and still means — to be a woman making art:
http://www.getty.edu/recordingartists/
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ONGOING, through Feb 23; FREE:
11am-5 pm - "FALLEN FRUIT: SUPERSHOW!" at PDC Gallery, 8687 Melrose Av, West Hollywood CA
*  Runs Sun, Nov 24 through Feb 23; free.
*  Opening day Sunday features outdoor jamming, preceded by an artist talk with FALLEN FRUIT (aka DAVID BURNS and AUSTIN YOUNG), and Young will be taking his trademark portraits of whoever wants one inside the installation, plus music and apparently, cheerleaders.
*  This is "A gorgeous mile of fruit and flower garland wallpaper in a gradient of saturated hues containing within its two story installation multiple scenarios and vignettes of photography and ceramic, faux Grecian luxury statues, gilded mirrors, chaises and sundry objects. All of this exists in the mode of a secular temple to beauty, as well as a sort of public living room where communities are formed through the universal language of shareable fruit."
*  Might be the right thing for a memorable date.
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ONGOING, through Mar 1:
“MUSEUM ACQUISITIONS 2019: DIRECTOR’S CHOICE” at the Getty Museum, 1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles CA 90049
*  This intends to be the first of many annual exhibitions that highlight the Getty Museum’s acquisitions made throughout the year.
*  Highlights key works of newly added art selected by the Museum's director. It includes ancient gems and sculpture; Renaissance and 19th-century paintings; Renaissance sculpture; medieval manuscripts; old-master drawings; and 20th-century and contemporary photography.
*  "It’s a small but succinct show, just one gallery, but with a variety of work, including [an] early Crucifixion in which our Lord appears to have four arms, a sort of biplane Jesus." -- Easy Reader News.
*  Open 10 am-5:30 pm Sun-Fri, Sat 10 am-9 pm, closed Mon.
Holiday closures: Dec 25, Jan 1; early closings Dec 24 & 31 at 4 pm; short hours Dec 23 & 30, 10 am-5:30 pm.
*  Free admission, parking costs. Info, 310-440-7300 or www.getty.edu
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ONGOING, through May 29:
“INCREDIBLE JOURNEY: BUGS” opened mid-Dec at the South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Bl, Palos Verdes Peninsula CA
*  Gawd, we love experiential learning. Whichever journey Garden visitors decide to take, they are transformed into that bug – literally (via props).
*  This program interactively educates visitors about the butterflies, spiders, ants and bees that can be found in the Garden.
*  Full info, 310-544-1948 or www.southcoastbotanicgarden.org
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"When the sea shall give up her dead."
The many displayed artifacts recovered
from the ocean floor include the
Stele of Thonis-Heracleion (SCA 277),
loaned by the National Museum of Alexandria –
IEASM excavations. Photo by Christoph
Gerigk ©Franck Goddio/Hilti Foundation
ONGOING, through April 12, daily:
10 am-5 pm - "EGYPT'S LOST CITIES" exhibition at the Reagan Library, 40 Presidential Dr, Simi Valley CA 93065
*  Akin to your best fantasies of Atlantis, these are artifacts recovered from beneath the sea.
*  One day as the Mediterranean sun beat down on the bay of Aboukir, two bustling cities of ancient Egypt slipped into the sea without a whisper of wind, buried for centuries.
*  These cities, before they sank beneath the waves, were known throughout the world as cultural centers of power, of wealth, of trade, and novel artistry.
*  Time may have eroded the memory of a civilization, but not the mystery -- or the breathtaking artifacts -- of what it was.
*  This exhibition runs Oct 5, 2019–Apr 12, 2020.
*  View the holiday tree exhibit (through Jan 5; see our listing) and the Air Force One Pavilion, along with this current special exhibition, all during one visit for the price of museum admission. But allow yourself PLENTY of time.
*  Open seven days a week, except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
*  Facility features a nice cafeteria-style cafe.
*  TIX include the exhibition and the 125,000 square feet of all the permanent exhibits and displays, including Air Force One; you need to allow three to four hours to enjoy all of the galleries and grounds. Gen'l adm $29.95, discounts for youth, kids, seniors; active US military get in free. Free parking. Tix available in advance or at the door. It's worth adding the $7 "audio tour." Online adv. tix:
https://www.reaganfoundation.org/library-museum/online-ticket-sales/
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ONGOING, Feb 5-Mar 1; LIVE THEATRE:
"THE FATHER" starring acclaimed actor ALFRED MOLINA in "a tour-de-force performance that will leave you breathless," at the Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S El Molino Av, Pasadena CA 91101; 626-356-7529; www.pasadenaplayhouse.org
*  90 minutes, no intermission.
*  “Savagely honest … Hugely rewarding” -- The Guardian.
*  Directed by Boston Court Pasadena Artistic Director Jessica Kubzansky. Written by Florian Zeller, translated into English by Christopher Hampton.
*  About the play: André was once a tap dancer. He lives with his daughter, Anne, and her husband, Antoine. Or was André an engineer, whose daughter Anne lives in London with her new lover, Pierre? The thing is, he is still wearing his pajamas, and he can’t find his watch. He is starting to wonder if he’s losing control.
*  An Open Captioned performance is Sun, Feb 23 at 2 pm.
*  TIX: $25, less 20% off tickets with code MEMORY. Restrictions may apply.
*  TIX at https://www.pasadenaplayhouse.org/event/the-father/
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