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Monday, June 24, 2019

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: 70 years ago vs today. June 24 2019



This is a short special edition. The LATEST EVENTS EDITION, frequently updated (as recently as SUNDAY night), has our coverage of festivals, concerts, film events, gallery openings, musicals, other live theatre, and quite literally, MUCH more. Get there by scrolling past this special news edition, or go there directly at:

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Monday, June 24th, in history... prepare to be furious.

Dishonoring the Universal Declaration of Human Rights’ 70th Anniversary


by Larry Wines


M
onday marks the 70th anniversary of the “Universal Declaration of Human Rights.” Around the world, a special flag will be flown today — not so much to celebrate as to remind.

To remind, because…


  • Unimaginably barbaric abuses; oppressions; deprivations; denials of freedom, physical or intellectual or of dignity;
  • Proclaimed denials to the world by perpetrators who continue to inflict barbarity; incarcerations of prisoners of conscience; “re-education” brainwashing;
  • Torture; sex-exploitation slavery; political slavery, economic slavery, conflict-related slavery, and slavery designed to extract labor while inflicting pain and killing those in bondage;
  • Myriad manifestations of physical-mental-emotional brutality;
  • Deprivations and genocidal exterminations based simply on race, creed, religious or ethnic or tribal affiliation;
  • Intentionally-inflicted blindings and amputations and cripplings by sledge hammer and pliers and sharpened stick and sword, and beheadings and other forms of executions (some performed slowly) often to make examples and send messages to keep others in line. 
 To remind, because ALL of those things still continue in our world that is inexcusably fond of denying it.
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The word “outrage” has become the political equivalent of the “f-word,” so frequently and reactively expressed that it has lost the power that words should evoke.

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Shockingly, horrifyingly, disgracefully, inexcusably, incomprehensibly, those things are happening right now, today, even on this anniversary day, and they continue to happen every day. Right here in our not-yet-bright-future with our virtual, cyber, order-everything-on-line voluptuary of the future, we never got the future we were promised. Our instantly-available-everything world is a distraction of self-indulgent playthings to avoid our contemplating that our little worlds do not reflect objective reality, or our expectations derived from a tv reality show, because actual reality is invisible to our denyingly, delusionally, comfortably-numb, market-driven, predictive-analytic-trending-fad, media-ratings-driven world of the 21st century.
And if learning there are  within United States government-run "Immigrant Detention Facilities” — lice-infested, flu-ridden, vomiting sick children, with infants left solely in their care, with no showers and no soap and no running water and an open bucket in the middle of a crowded cell as the only toilet; and that many of these children and infants are sleeping on concrete floors;


  • in these government-run de facto concentration camps in Texas;
  • about which a U.S. Justice Department lawyer has proclaimed in court that a “toothbrush, soap, and blanket are not necessary provisions” in these “detention camps” populated by incarcerated children;
And if learning about these things sounds like any of the litany of abuses by the world’s most depraved dictators and their regimes; and if these sound like the very things that all the signatory nations of the “Universal Declaration of Human Rights” agreed, 70 years ago today, that they would not allow to happen ever again, anywhere?
“Verily I say unto you, Since you have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, you have done it unto me.” — from the Biblical Book of Matthew (25:40), and often cited by the late Mother Teresa.
The word “outrage” has become the political equivalent of the “f-word,” so frequently and reactively expressed that it has lost the power that words should evoke. If we can bestow any vestige of its original meaning, what is happening in those border “detention camps” is an ABSOLUTE, un-nuanced, horrifying outrage that should shake this country to its very foundations.
If we just ruined your day, we won’t apologize. If you didn’t know, you needed to. So, now—if the will of the people really does prevail in this society—what are you going to do about it?
You can get all the contact links for your elected federal representatives here.
W
hile you are giving them a piece of your mind, ask them if they are ready to “Repeal section 1325” of the Immigration and Naturalization Code. It’s the section that allows these incarcerations to happen.

It's especially relevant that today marks another anniversary. It is the birthday of the late Norman Cousins, author, editor, journalist and professor. Born June 24, 1915, he died in 1990. That's relevant because among the things he said and wrote is this:

"All men -- whether they go by the name of Americans or Russians or Chinese or British or Malayans or Indians or Africans -- have obligations to one another that transcend their obligations to their sovereign societies."

Thus the challenge for any citizen to obey the laws of his or her society, and reconcile that unconscious obedience with the conscious obligation to the least of our brethren and to all of humankind — as expressed in our best and highest obligations, including the "Universal Declaration of Human Rights," adopted while every society was forced to extract meaning and direction in the wake of World War II.


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The LATEST EVENTS EDITION, frequently updated, has our coverage of festivals, concerts, film events, gallery openings, musicals, other live theatre, and more.
    Get there by scrolling past this special news edition, or go there directly at: 

https://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2019/06/whole-lotta-goings-on-goin-on-mid-june.html
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Last week, THE GUIDE published a special edition calling on you, our readers, to take a simple action to STOP the build-up to yet another war, this time with Iran. That edition has been read by many thousands, all around the world. "Time (just barely enough time) to stop the next war, and help suffering victims of the last one" was published June 20, 2019.
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OTHER RECENT EDITIONS...
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The Guide's special edition for the 75th anniversary of D-Day and its meaning in our world today, has been read by many thousands of people in over 30 countries (so far); it is still available, at:

https://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2019/06/d-day-in-perspective-75-years-hence-for.html
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The most recent 'uge, 2-volume NEWS FEATURES edition was a while back, but it's still available. You can find it at:

 https://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2019/04/musicafied-mollified-or-muellerfried.html

As always, we have lots of MUSIC NEWS features in the works, and they'll be along as we get them dressed, shoes tied, cowlicks combed down, bowties cranked straight, and strings tuned.
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'Til we catch ya on the flip side,
as Buford the Wonder Dog looks on, 
and in our best Kathy Baker
"Hee Haw" voice: "THAT's all!"
Stay tuneful!
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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Time (just barely enough time) to stop the next war, and help suffering victims of the last one. SPECIAL EDITION, June 20 2019.

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The LATEST EVENTS EDITION, frequently updated (as recently as SATURDAY MORNING SUNDAY AT 12:30 pm), has our coverage of festivals, concerts, film events, gallery openings, musicals, other live theatre, and quite literally, MUCH more. Get there by scrolling past this special news edition, or go there directly at:

https://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2019/06/whole-lotta-goings-on-goin-on-mid-june.html
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THIS IS A special edition, calling on you, our readers, to take a simple action to STOP the build-up to yet another war, this one with Iran. This edition has already been read by many thousands, all around the world.

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THE (SNAKE) OIL SALESMEN'S WAR WITH IRAN. 
YOU CAN STOP IT, IF YOU ACT IMMEDIATELY


by Larry Wines

We intrude here less frequently with news of the outside world, because there is so much to report about music and the arts. But sometimes we must ask you to accompany us to a reality check, and ask that you join us in making a difference. Right now, it's necessary that we join together to face responsibilities to our own people for the last war, even as we take crucial steps to stop the next one.

It doesn't get any more serious than trying to stop a war. We're often told "It's a democracy, you decide," even as we live with the disillusionment of knowing that Big Money, Big Oil, Big Pharma, Big Chem, Big Ag, and Big Media rule a corporatocracy that seduces us with cyber baubles and rules us with predictive analytics derived from their incessant theft of our own data. Realizing such things leads quickly to despair that our voice does not matter. But these are volatile times. It's all up for grabs. Small things do matter, and they can produce profoundly big outcomes.

You can stop the next war. If you waste no time. "Time," that by the way, the chronically ill first victims of the last war no longer have.

We nearly published a piece a few days ago in support of immediate, emergency legislation to restore funding for the medical care needs of 9/11 First Responders. But it looked like Jon Stewart's brilliantly dramatic and eloquent testimony before Congress had dislodged that dysfunctional assemblage from dead center, and put things on the fast track for passage.

Turns out it didn't. And now the excruciatingly pathetic and wholly unjustifiable dithering, dawdling, bickering, and one-upmanship game-playing of our elected representatives? It is costing the health, lives, and family finances of firefighters, Port Authority cops, NYPD officers and others who ran into the danger, and who rescued -- and then recovered remains of -- the initial victims.

Now there are many more victims. And not just the endlessly re-deployed uniformed military whose traumatized veterans fall to suicide at the rate of 22 each day. Failure to care for, in the words of Abraham Lincoln, those "who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan," is wrong in only one respect -- both military and 9/11 heroes and victims are not limited to males. Women also bravely rushed in on that September morning, wearing turnout coats and blue uniforms or office attire. Now, even as military veterans' needs are underserved, all those First Responders are being kicked to the curb.

With even Fox News supporting Jon Stewart's appeal for 9/11 First Responders, there should not have been anyone playing obstructionist. Nope. Epic fail for Congress to do its job.
Before we ask you to call your Senators and Members of Congress so you can do some kicking of your own, and kick their asses up around their shoulderblades over this mother of all failures to do their job, we have another item for you to add: demand that they, our elected representatives, prevent the perpetuation of more horror in our names, and stop the next war.

Having failed to care for the last war's wounded, is it time to make more?

Early Thursday morning U.S. time, Iran shot-down a U.S. drone — and the mission and capabilities of that drone are being obfuscated, and whose airspace the drone was in is being disputed. Suffice it to say, the questions are being supressed and the bugle is in the hands of those inclined to sound the charge.

The provocation is being kept simple enough for the chronically stupid: it's the "unprovoked" shoot-down of a $200 million spy plane, either a US Navy BAMS-D, Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Demonstrator, or a USAF RQ-4A Global Hawk, depending on your source. Actually, it might be a prototype of something even more advanced. Either way, it's a 737-sized U.S. military drone that's capable of launching offensive missiles. (Oops. The media isn't supposed to reveal capabilities of "our" freedom-defending drones, are we? We are not alone in not getting the memo.)


The downing of the drone marks a new escalation in a very tense situation  — and with the Trump administration stacked with warmongers, we may well be witnessing the kabuki theatre "presented in a flashy way with little (or sometimes misleading) substance" that leads inexorably to the beginning of a war.

After the second round of oil tanker attacks last week, the Trump war cabinet instantly blamed Iran, ordered 1,000 more troops, and set their pro-Iran-war public relations campaign on full blast.

Iran is the historical Persia. All the modern names
were applied when Britain and France carved the
Middle East into convenient colonies after WW I.
Which often explains plenty about today's strife.
"It is a MIRACLE missiles haven’t already been launched. We CANNOT let that happen. But Pompeo, Bolton, and Trump’s campaign is more aggressive, more extreme, and more sustained than anything we’ve faced in a very long time," writes Stephen Miles (with capitalization as depicted) of the Washington, D.C.-based "Win Without War."

Miles continues, "We remember the Iraq War. We know the immense human horror and heartbreak that we are SO CLOSE to again — which is why Win Without War has been working flat-out to put an emergency brake on this march to war, through Congress, the media, and with allies around the world."

US troops assembling to invade Iraq. Is Iran next?
His organization is not alone. "Just Foreign Policy" is also mobilizing supporters to oppose another war.

Regardless of who is responsible for the tanker attacks, the ensuing crisis and potential escalation toward war is literally because of the actions of Donald Trump and his war cabinet.

Since taking office, Trump walked away from the historic, multinational Iran deal; he's waged economic warfare against Iran through suffocating sanctions; he's launched an administration-wide “maximum pressure” campaign of hostility and antagonism against Iran; and with unprecedented muscle-flexing bluster, he's built-up military forces in the Middle East with the express goal of “confronting Iran.”

In the past few days, we’ve also learned that behind closed doors, Trump's Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has been telling lawmakers they will have nothing to say about it. He says the 2001 AUMF (Authorization for the Use of Military Force) — we call it a "one-size-fits-all-wars-on-people-we-don't-like" law -- passed EIGHTEEN YEARS AGO in response to the 9/11 attacks, would (according to Pompeo) give them authority to wage war against Iran without a Constitutionally-required Declaration of War or any specific Congressional approval.

We’re seeing Team Trump re-launch an intensified public relations campaign selling anti-Iranian and anti-Muslim hate to set the stage for a destructive war with Iran. One by one, they’re trying to lock-in everything they need to launch some kind of war against Iran.

What's the public to believe? Brian Dickerson writes in the Detroit Free Press, "I want you to think about the dangers of charging, tip-toeing or stumbling into such a conflict under the leadership of a commander-in-chief a majority of Americans suspect may be a lying narcissist, and who has demonstrated a willingness to subordinate his country's interests to his own."

Dickerson continues, "But now the president who just weeks ago accused the intelligence community of conspiring in an unsuccessful coup against his presidency is citing the same agencies as authority for his own assertions that Iran is responsible for attacks that crippled two oil tankers in waters south of the Strait of Hormuz... this past week."

All this -- attacks on four oil tankers in May, two more in June, and the shoot-down of the US spy drone -- has occurred in the narrowing passageways leading to or through the Straits of Hormuz (above and to the right of the word "Dubai" on the map). The red arrow marks the site of two tanker attacks. Map: Newswirenow.com
All appearances are that we are on the brink of yet another war. Those organizing to prevent it agree it would be an "absolutely unnecessary, catastrophic, and costly war with Iran," and they're scrambling to unify the message to "stop a needless, costly, and destructive war with Iran."

On Fox News on Thursday, Greg Guttfeld celebrated that "Drones have replaced bones... this is now a big video game. We can fight wars without hurling bodies at bodies... this is good news... you retaliate with machines against machines. Fortunately we have the best stuff, the most advanced machines."

Four nations, before and after 21st century U.S. "regime change" aerial wars.
Tell that to the starving, disease ridden millions in Yemen, Greg. Tell it to the citizens of nations whose cities, villages, and infrastructure have been demoted to the stone age by U.S. bombs. And tell it to U.S. troops whose armored vehicles had their floors implode when they ran over a buried homemade IED bomb. "Video game?" It's enough to make you scream. Or to remember the old Bruce Cockburn song about the rocket launcher that needs to be aimed at the advocates of war.

The good news is it looks like the public isn’t buying the administration's war-mongering, or Fox News playing cheerleader while wearing its video game's virtual flak vest.

The late professor Howard Zinn, author
of "A People's History of the United States"
In part, that's thanks to a growing sense that other voices are the ones who are getting it right.

These include America's most important intellectual, Professor Noam Chomsky; economist Richard Wolff; whistleblower John Kiriakou; human needs advocates Medea Benjamin, Dr. Jill Stein, Kshama Sawant, and Dr. Margaret Flowers; journalists like Pulitzer Prize-winner Chris Hedges, along with Cenk Uygur, Matt Taibbi, Glenn Greenwald, Abby Martin, Aaron Mate, Seymour Hersh, Max Blumenthal, Dan Cohen, Mark Crispin Miller, Amy Goodman, Juan Gonzalez, Robert Scheer, Thom Hartmann, Russell Banks, Ben Norton, Rania Khalek, David Cay Johnston, Ana Kasparian, Loretta Napoleoni, Brian Dickerson, and thankfully, still more fiercely independent pursuers of truth who refuse to be intimidated by "corpirate" media; and organizations like Win Without War, RootsAction, Just Foreign Policy, Veterans for Peace, Food Not Bombs, and a growing number of others; and insightful (and "inciteful") laser-focused, no-BS comedians like Lee Camp, Trevor Noah, and Stephen Colbert.

All are combining to take the wind out of a warconomy that conducts an endless psychological hammering of the masses with stacked-deck partial truths, sensationalist distraction, trivial diversion and fear-based obfuscation that collectively functions as disinformation, underpinned by self-serving assumptions, en-route to things going bang in the night. Make no mistake, the corporacratic oligarchs' money and power and "short-term-profit-taking" investor class are aligned against all who oppose the profitable pursuit of reaping blood money on an industrial scale.

Of course, this meme is from the last
go 'round. Iran is not tribal or tentbound.
It is urbane with a population of 82 million people.
A recent CNN poll (conducted by the independent SSRS research) showed a shockingly ominous 32% of Americans approve of the way Trump is handling the situation with Iran, with only 43% opposed to his Iran policies and 12% undecided. 

Dickerson looks at history: "This [attack on oil tankers and how we respond to it] is precisely the sort of hiccup (Google 'assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand' or 'Gulf of Tonkin incident') that presaged some truly memorable 20th Century bloodbaths. So the president's un-nuanced accusations ('Iran did do it') and threats ('If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran') have rattled even a global audience grown accustomed to Trumpian bluster." 

He cites the established pattern from the Commander-in-Tweet, whose thumbs threatened a month ago:

"If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again!"

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 19, 2019

SecState Pompeo cites motive, means, and opportunity for attacks by Iran on "the world's oil supplies," and in case we don't get the message that we, the citizens of the U.S., are somehow obligated by a new Manifest Destiny to always make that our business? Just add-in a measure of who's the biggest badass on the block, and emotion will trump reason.
Old themes as new memes on social media. 
Over time, do messages take hold?
The truth is made elusive, caught in a twilight zone of truthiness and emphatic opinion based on delusion characterized by shouted chants of "U-S-A, U-S-A!" and Making America Great Again. It's propelled by intimidating the rest of the world and aggressively accelerating distrust of science, fear of obsolescence, exacerbation of climate change, xenophobia, and ultimately, the militarism required to get away with being a bully.

But as Dickerson says, the "smoking guns are suspect." Tanker crews say they saw incoming missiles, yet the U.S. says that mines, magnetically-attached to the ships' hulls, were detonated. U.S. drones precisely report their flight paths with exact location known, moment by moment. Yet the Pentagon briefing was made by phone, from an empty podium, and no data was offered to support the claim that the drone was over international waters. There's an even bigger disconnect with a president who repeatedly tells us not to trust the very same agencies he now calls upon to provide his provocation for war.

The fight to stop yet another war could go either way. Both the House and Senate have introduced legislation that would bar funding for an illegal, unauthorized war with Iran. HR 2354 in the House of Representatives and S 1039 in the Senate would prohibit the U.S. from using any federal funds to engage in military action in Iran without congressional approval or a declaration of war. But passage of either is doubtful.

In addition, public opinion is a manipulated commodity. We know that "Media censors the opinions of 37% of Americans. And... they’re gloating about it," as Ted Rall recently cited in LA Progressive. He continued, "The majority is voiceless. A privileged minority rules. The United States is a political apartheid state."

Everyone else invests in infrastructure that we "protect"-?
Whether or not the hegemony and agenda-setting of corporate media is quite that bad, one thing is inescapable: none of us can expect someone else to "do something," and magically take action in our place to stop the sabre-rattling for the next war.

Dickerson concludes his piece using a quote: "'We ride too high on deceptive notions of power and security and control,' an aging Nobel laureate muses near the end of 'Asymmetry,' Lisa Halliday's best-selling novel. '... Our military might is unmatched, and, in any case, the madness is at least an ocean away.'

"'And then all of a sudden we look up from ordering paper towels online to find ourselves delivered right into the madness. And we wonder: How did this happen? What was I doing when this was in the works?'

"It is time to look up from our screens — or at least use them to learn some geography."

Simultaneously, Miles says, "We are in a race against time to stop Trump’s warmongers crossing-over their self-determined threshold before bombs start to rain down."

Doing your part to stop it -- provided you do it early -- is simple:

Heavy-handed admonitions didn't stop escalating wars
under Bush 43 or Obama. What will it take this time?
Or is that "The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind"-?
CALL YOUR MEMBER OF CONGRESS AND YOUR TWO U.S. SENATORS.


Tell them, "RECLAIM YOUR CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY, RESPONSIBILITY, AND YOUR OBLIGATIONS TO 'WE, THE PEOPLE,' THAT COME WITH YOUR OFFICE. NO WAR AGAINST IRAN -- NO CREATED PROVOCATIONS (no more ginned-up Tonkin Gulf Resolutions, no more AUMFs)."

NO WAR USING U.S. FORCES, NO PROXY WAR (by supplying arms to Saudi Arabia or Israel or anyone else to attack Iran for us). NO DRONE WAR, NO AERIAL WAR, NO MISSILE WAR, NO NAVAL BLOCKADE WAR -- NO. WAR. -- NO WAR!"

Once you've expressed that, tell them you aren't done yet.

First, you also want them to act IMMEDIATELY, before they take the first of their many summer vacations, because they need to take care of PERMANENT (not more wimpy stop-gap) medical funding for 9/11 First Responders.

Second, clearly communicate something more: you want them to know you are watching them, and if they don't do their jobs, you will happily vote for someone else who can and who will.

You can get all the contact information for your elected
federal representatives at:


https://www.usa.gov/elected-officials/

"No one could make a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little." -- Edmund Burke, Irish orator, philosopher, and politician (1729 - 1797).


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THIS IS A special edition, calling on you, our readers, to take a simple action to STOP the build-up to yet another war, this one with Iran.
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The LATEST EVENTS EDITION, frequently updated, has our coverage of festivals, concerts, film events, gallery openings, musicals, other live theatre, and more.
    Get there by scrolling past this special news edition, or go there directly at: 

https://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2019/06/whole-lotta-goings-on-goin-on-mid-june.html
___

The Guide's special edition for the 75th anniversary of D-Day and its meaning in our world today, has been read by many thousands of people in over 30 countries (so far); it is still available, at:

https://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2019/06/d-day-in-perspective-75-years-hence-for.html
___

The most recent 'uge, 2-volume NEWS FEATURES edition was a while back, but it's still available. You can find it at:

 https://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2019/04/musicafied-mollified-or-muellerfried.html

As always, we have lots of MUSIC NEWS features in the works, and they'll be along as we get them dressed, shoes tied, cowlicks combed down, bowties cranked straight, and strings tuned.
_________________________________

'Til we catch ya on the flip side,
as Buford the Wonder Dog looks on, 
and in our best Kathy Baker
"Hee Haw" voice: "THAT's all!"
Stay tuneful!
_________________________________


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We'll be back again soon with music news and more "News of the Non-Trumpcentric Universe." (c)

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Boilerplate? Where's the main pressure gauge? And the firebox?

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Saturday, June 15, 2019

Whole Lotta Goings-On a-goin'-on: mid-JUNE update, 2019

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(1) latest updates added Friday, Saturday, SUNDAY at 12:36 pm, June 23...

(2) free event with blues legend GEORGE THOROGOOD in Hollywood, June 28, 6:30 pm (announced June 18 and immediately added to the Guide) -- See Jun 28, 6:30 pm listing.
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Music -- festivals, concerts, etc -- and other EVENTS, including film, storytelling, art gallery  openings and exhibitions, plus workshops, seminars, and MORE -- are updated (and get continuous additions) in this edition.
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The Guide's special feature for the 75th anniversary of D-Day and its meaning in our world today) has been read by many thousands of people in over 30 countries (so far); it is still available, at:

https://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2019/06/d-day-in-perspective-75-years-hence-for.html

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In this Edition...

   The Southern California summer MUSIC SCENE is in full bloom, plus film events, arts, musical theatre, and more that's happening out 'n about:

        ONGOING EVENTS in the first section

        DAY-BY-DAY EVENTS thereafter, listed by date & start time (festivals first)

Let's get started!

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♡   ONGOING EVENTS...
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...some ending soon, some impending.
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ONGOING, through June 30:
“OPEN VIEW” exhibition at Artlife Gallery, 720C S Allied Way, Plaza El Segundo, El Segundo CA
*  This show is devoted to the international group of artists represented at this gallery, and it’s in many styles and mediums.
*  Exhibition opens with a 6 pm reception on Jun 22 (See listing) and runs through June 30.
*  Info on gallery hours, etc, at 310-938-2511 or email artlifesouthbay@gmail.com
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ONGOING, through June:
CHANGING ENTIRELY -- VOTING & ELECTIONS IN CALIFORNIA. A series of FREE community meeting/seminars, presented by the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, www.lavote.net, are being presented throughout the county. 

*  Anyone who anticipates taking part in a political campaign in the 2020 election cycle NEEDS to understand all that's changing, because the voters you meet will ask and EXPECT you to know.
* Click for a pdf download of the COMPLETE LIST & LOCATIONS of free sessions.
*  Learn more on the future voting experience at: https://vsap.lavote.net/

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ONGOING, FREE: Jun 18-Aug 24:
11 am-5 pm - “GENERATION W(AR): INVESTIGATING THE MECHANISMS BEHIND THE MILITARIZATION OF SOCIETY” at the Torrance Art Museum, 3320 Civic Center Dr, Torrance, CA 90503
*  Runs regular gallery hours: Tue-Sat, 11 am-5 pm, Jun 18-Aug 24. Closed Sun, Mon, and all major holidays.
*  Features 16 artists reflecting on increased military engagement across the globe.
*  Opens June 15 with an evening reception, 6 pm-9 pm; see listing.

*  Pictured, “Besieged,” by Jerome Lagarrigue.
*  "GENERATION W(ar)" explores the intersections between art and warfare, between artists who focus their art practice toward political expression and criticisms of the institutionalization of war into the fabric of society.
*  The 16 featured artists are Shusuke Ao, Josh Azzarella, Vanessa Beecroft, Dan Van Clapp, Melanie Friend, Shaun Gladwell, Ben Jackel, Jerome Lagarrigue, Dinh Q Lê, Hillary Mushkin, Simon Norfolk, Isabel Rocamora, Kim Rugg, Joaquín Segura, Allison Stewart, Yoram Wolberger, and there is a continuous screening of the film, "Body of War" by Harun Farocki.
*  21-year olds have never lived during a time when the US was not at war. How and where can we see this reflected in the art works of our time? Where does patriotism end and nationalism begin? How much militarism in a democracy is too much?
*  The artists of "Generation W(ar)" investigate the mechanisms behind the militarization of society, the embedding of the warrior culture, the invisibility of things in plain sight, and the daily relationship to war that underlies the culture at large.
*  Curated by Ichiro Irie and Max Presneill.

*  Info: 310-618-6388 or www.TorranceArtMuseum.com
*  FREE admission.
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ONGOING, through Jun 30:
"HAPPY DAYS," by SAMUEL BECKETT, onstage at the L.A. Music Center's Mark Taper Forum, 135 N Grand Av, downtown Los Angeles CA
*  Extensive good review at: https://easyreadernews.com/happy-days-samuel-becketts-trouble-in-paradise-at-the-taper/
*  Performances run Tue-Friday at 8 pm, Sat at 2:30 pm & 8 pm, and Sunday at 1 pm & 6:30 pm. Exceptions, no 1 pm performances on Sun, Jun 2 & 23; no 8 pm performance on Sat, Jun 8; and no 2:30 pm performance on Sat, Jun 15. Closes with the 1 pm performance on Sun, Jun 30.
*  TIX, $115 to $32, at 213-628-2772 or www.CenterTheatreGroup.org
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ONGOING, Jun 14-30:
New Stuff Productions presents Theresa Rebeck’s “SEMINAR” at the Second Story Theater, 710 Pier Av, Hermosa Beach CA
*  The play was staged at the Ahmanson with Jeff Goldblum a few seasons back. It centers on four young would-be writers and their self-important professor. Jack Messenger directs.
*  Runs through Jun 30: Fri & Sat at 8 pm, plus Sat & Sun 2 pm matinees.
*  Tix, $30, at 310-710-7035 or www.newstuffproductions.com
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ONGOING, Jun 13-Aug 17, FREE LIVE THEATRE:
"SHAKESPEARE BY THE SEA," bringing free productions of the Bard to several Southern California communities, begins its 22nd season on June 13 with a thtee-night opening of “THE COMEDY OF ERRORS” at Point Fermin Park, on the stage near the lighthouse, at 807 W Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro, CA 90731
*  "In this play, everything that can go wrong does go wrong. Which doesn’t mean it isn’t a barrel of laughs." -- Easy Reader News.
*  They are doing 42 performances in 23 locations this year.
*  This season brings two Shakespeare plays --  “The Comedy of Errors” and "Henry V" -- in repertory, through Aug 17.
*  Season calendar; all June productions at 8 pm; most nights in July and Aug at 7 pm, with a few at 8 pm:
♤ “THE COMEDY OF ERRORS” dir. by James Rice, is at at Pt. Fermin on: Jun 27 & 29 at 7 pm, and Jul 5 at 8 pm, and returns Aug 17, 8 pm, for the season's grand finale at Pt. Fermin.
• ALSO RUNS: 
• Jul 7, at Civic Center, 30940 Hawthorne Bl, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
• Jul 11, 7 pm, at Valley Park, Valley & Gould, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
• Jul 12, 7 pm, at Monte Verde Park, 4626 Shadeway Rd, Lakewood, CA 90714
• Jul 14, 7 pm, at Rush Park, 3021 Blume Dr, Rossmoor, CA 90720
• Jul 17, 7 pm, at the Venice Beach Boardwalk, 1800 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90291
• Jul 21, 7 pm, at Cesar Chavez Park, 1401 Golden Av, Long Beach, CA 90802
• Jul 24, 7 pm, at Roxbury Park, 471 Roxbury Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
• Jul 25, 7 pm, at Birch Park, 210 N Birch St, Santa Ana, CA 92701
• Jul 27, 7 pm, at Wilson Park, 2200 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, CA 90501
• Jul 28, 7 pm, at Terranea Resort, 100 Terranea Wy, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
• Aug 1, 7 pm, at Garfield Park, 1000 Park Av, South Pasadena, CA 91030
• Aug 4, 7 pm, at Eisenhower Park, The Pier, Main & Ocean Av, Seal Beach, CA 90740
• Aug 7, 7 pm, at Soka University, 1 University Dr, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
• Aug 8, 7 pm, at Virginia Avenue Park, 2200 Virginia Av, Santa Monica, CA 90404
• Aug 10, 7 pm, at Polliwog Park, 1601 Manhattan Beach Bl, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
• Aug 14, 7 pm, at La Mirada Community Regional Park, 13701 Adelfa Dr, La Mirada, CA 90638
• Aug 15, 7 pm, at Don Knabe Community Regional Park, 19700 Bloomfield Av, Cerritos, CA 90703
♧ "HENRY V" dir. by Stephanie Coltrin, is at at Pt. Fermin on Jun 20-22 & 28 at 7 pm, and Jul 6 at 8 pm; it returns to this, the home venue, Aug 16, 8 pm, for the grand finale.
• ALSO RUNS at all these venues: 
• Jul 10, 7 pm, at Valley Park, Valley & Gould, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
• Jul 13, 7 pm, at Rush Park, 3021 Blume Dr, Rossmoor, CA 90720
• Jul 18, 7 pm, at Schabarum Park, 17250 Colima Rd, Hacienda Heights, CA 91745
• Jul 19, 7 pm, at Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center, 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo, CA 92692
• Jul 20, 7 pm, at Cesar Chavez Park, 1401 Golden Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802
• Jul 26, 7 pm, at Wilson Park, 2200 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, CA 90501
• Jul 31, 7 pm, at Garfield Park, 1000 Park Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030
• Aug 2, 7 pm, at Adventure Park, 10130 Gunn Ave, Whittier, CA 90605
• Aug 3, 7 pm, at Los Encinos State Historic Park, 16756 Moorpark St, Encino, CA 91436
• Aug 9, 7 pm, at Polliwog Park, 1601 Manhattan Beach Bl, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
• Aug 11, 7 pm, at Pan Pacific Park, 7600 Beverly Bl, Los Angeles, CA 90036
*  FREE to attend at all the venues; donations accepted. 
*  Info: 310-217-7596 or www.shakespearebythesea.org
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ART SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED through Aug 15...
The 8th annual “CA 101 2019” art event takes place from Oct 4 to 13 on Fisherman’s Wharf in Redondo Beach CA.
*  Organizers are now accepting submissions, through August 15, in most mediums (check for each specific medium). 
*  Inquiries to Sandra Liljenwall, exhibition director, at 310-617-2840 or email sandra@ca101artexhibit.com
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ONGOING, through Sep 30:
L.A. RIVER KAYAKING, NATURAL SECTIONS, RE-OPEN FOR 2019 SEASON. It isn't all an ugly concrete ditch. There are stretches that are wild, where the Army Corps of Engineers found it had "no bottom," and so they couldn't concrete and entomb the river. Those stretches are loaded with wildlife, and in recent years, the best outdoor adventure anywhere below the high San Gabriel Mountains.
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*  You can go sit on the bank with your guitar, write songs, or just enjoy the bird songs. 
*  The more adventurous are offered guided experiences or can just "put in" with their own or a rented kayak.
*  Yep: for the safely outdoor-savvy, you can just go! In addition to taking to the water, you can hike, fish, birdwatch, critter watch, and see the sights you thought were long gone. 
*  There ARE rules, starting with going in only at marked entry points; it's illegal and unsafe to just go in anywhere; the current in the concrete inner ditch is deceptively fast and frequently drowns those dumb enough to get in it.
*  From Memorial Day through Sep 30, bookings for guided tours are available. Currently, reservations for those guided experiences are being taken through the first week of June, with more dates, through the summer, opening up soon. (Link below.)
*  The two major areas of entry for natural surroundings / river adventure can be found at the Sepulveda Basin River and Elysian Valley. See the downloadable simplified maps of each (addresses online) and be sure to download the rules and cautions.
*  Thanks to "DoLA" for the pic of kayakers on the L.A. River.
*  Get all the info, rules, etc, at:http://lariverrecreation.org/2017/05/19/about-the-los-angeles-river-recreation-zone/
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ONGOING, FREE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES:
2 pm-4 pm - "CONCERTS AT METLOX" is a Free live music series on SUNDAYS, May 26-Sun, Sep 1, at Metlox, 451 Manhattan Beach Bl, Manhattan Beach CA
*  Bring a blanket or chair.
*  Metered parking in the Metlox structure.
*  Band line-up for the season, at: www.metloxmb.com/events/
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ONGOING, FREE OUTDOOR FILM SERIES:
7:30 pm-10 pm start times; vary by sunset - "FREE FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT" returns May 24 for the summer, on the Boardwalk at Redondo Beach Pier (below Kincaid’s), 500 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach CA
*  Bring a low-back beach chair or blanket.
*  Screening starts at dusk so actual times vary.
*  Up-to-date movie schedule at: www.redondopier.com
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ONGOING, opened May 18, 2019:
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART -- MOCA -- Admission is now FREE. On May 18, the downtown Los Angeles art museum, atop Bunker Hill and a short walk from the Music Center, announced complimentary tickets for all visitors, thanks to a $10 million donation. The funding is reported to be enough to enable no-fee entry for the next five years. BUT CHECK WITH THE VENUE TO BE SURE THE NEW NO-FEE ADMISSON HAS STARTED.
     "We're so excited to add MOCA to the list as a museum that's *always* free, no matter the day! This is a massive opportunity for Southern California locals and tourists alike to discover everything the L.A. art scene has to offer," said a MOCA spokesperson.
     Want to visit more Los Angeles-area art institutions and museums for no charge? Head to the DoLA site to check out the designated days you can do that, at: https://dola.com/p/los-angeles-free-museum-days
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ONGOING, opened May 15, 2019:
MUSEUM OF DREAM SPACE (MODS) grand opening was May 15, 2019.
*  Advance tix at a 25% discount are available now.
* MODS is the first museum in the US that's focused on exhibiting digital art.
*  The design concept of MODS is illuminated by art design from Yayoi Kusama (famous for "infinite rooms") and the global development of digital art.
*  The aim of MODS is to provide an immersive, magical and unique art experience to visitors.
*  DISCOUNT TIX at: https://modsla.com/
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ONGOING, month of June...
"ASSOCIATED ARTISTS GALLERY EXHIBITION" in the gallery/artists studios at 1815 W 215th St, Torrance CA. 
*  50 paintings by 30 Associate Artists affiliated with "Destination: Art" are displayed for the entire month of June.
*  June 1 is the exclusive reception from 5 to 7 pm, with awards; see that listing.
*  Info, 310-742-3192 or www.destination-art.net
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ONGOING, opened May 25:
10 am-5:45 pm - SEASIDE LAGOON reopens May 25 in Hermosa Beach, open daily for the summer through Mon, Sep 2. Swim in the protected saltwater lagoon. A children’s play area, snack bar, barbeque pits and tables for parties are available. Info, 310-318-0681.
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ONGOING: through Jan 5, 2020:
Art exhibition: "COYOTE LEAVES THE RES: THE ART OF HARRY FONSECA" at the Autry Museum of the American West, across from the L.A. Zoo in Griffith Park, at 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027

*  Explore the complexity of Harry Fonseca’s art (Nisenan Maidu, Hawaiian, Portuguese, 1946–2006) within the context of a contemporary world, in which new freedoms and old biases often exist side-by-side.
*  Featuring paintings, sketches, and lithographs, this exhibition focuses on the recurring figure of Coyote, a trickster, shape shifter, and storyteller capable of moving undetected between different worlds.
*  Fonseca was an instrumental force in reshaping Native art with his trademark blend of traditional imagery, contemporary experience, and vibrant color and form. As he used his art to explore both his personal journey and the role of history in shaping Native consciousness in the present, Fonseca sought to expand definitions of American Indian art and to shatter the expectations and stereotypes that had long confined it.
*  As both a gay man and a person of mixed heritage, Fonseca used his work as a vehicle for self-discovery a means of navigating different aspects of his life and identity during a time when ideas about Native peoples were often driven by outside forces, including commercial markets, tourism, and historical clichés.
*  RUNS May 19, 2019–January 5, 2020 in the Autry's George Montgomery Gallery.
*  Opens daily at 10 am. Closes Tue-Fri at 4 pm, Sat & Sun at 5 pm.
*  TIX: included with regular museum admission.
*  More: https://theautry.org/exhibitions/coyote-leaves-res-art-harry-fonseca
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ONGOING, Sundays:
10 am-2 pm - THE GENTLE BARN welcomes visitors, and makes a great Earth Day or Easter destination, at 15825 Sierra Hwy, Santa Clarita, CA 91390; www.gentlebarn.org/california/
*  Go hug the cows, give the pigs tummy rubs, cuddle the turkeys, and enjoy a beautiful day at the Gentle Barn.
*  To ensure that the smaller animals in the upper barnyard don't feel stressed or overcrowded, groups are allowed to go into the upper barnyard after a presentation.
*  Out of respect for the animals, do not bring any dairy, egg, meat, poultry, or seafood onto the property.
*  This is an outdoor farm environment; it's recommended all guests wear long pants, closed-toe shoes, a hat, and plenty of sunscreen. Be sure to bring plenty of water for your group.
*  TIX (Donation) adults $22, kids $12. Website above.
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☆   DATE-SPECIFIC  EVENTS...
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...festivals to concerts to club gigs to film screenings and more. If folky-Americana-ish / acoustic renaissance / film-video-sound-lovers and other creative types are apt to like it, then it's in here. Along with plenty of opportunities to broaden one's horizons...

FESTIVALS appear first in each day's listings, then all the other events happening that day are chronological, by start time. Note that SUNDAY listings do not re-list festivals that started on Saturday (or earlier), AND, you should always remember to take a gander at the "Ongoing Events" section, to get the complete picture of all that's happening.

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Sat, Jun 15, FESTIVAL:
11 am - Annual "SAM HINTON FOLK FESTIVAL" presented by San Diego Folk Heritage at Templars Hall in Old Poway Park, 14134 Midland Rd, Poway, CA 92064; 858-566-4040
*  This is a  long-running one-day festival with plenty of fans who go every year.
*  Featured music acts:
⊙ Gregory Gross and friends
⊙ Trails and Rails
⊙ Calamity
⊙ Travis Oliver
⊙ Enter the Blue Sky
⊙ Baja Blues Boys
*  Storytelling in the Porter House, with:
◇ Bugs!
◇ Liars and Thieves
◇ All the Pretty Horses
*  Open mic for kids and adults.
*  Family dance in Templars Hall with music by More the Merrier and caller Chris Page.
*  Irish session, Old-Time jam, Bluegrass jam, Song circle
*  TIX & info: http://sdfolkheritage.org/events/sam-hinton-festival-3/
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Sat, Jun 15; Thu-Sun, Jun 13-16, FESTIVAL:
Annual CALIFORNIA BLUEGRASS ASSOCIATION "FATHER’S DAY BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL" at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, 11228 McCourtney Rd, Grass Valley, CA 95945; 209-588-6031
*  Lineup features Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers, Lonely Heartstring Band, Sister Sadie, Po' Ramblin' Boys, Volume Five, Dave Parmley & Cardinal Tradition, Evie Ladin Band, Fy5, Carolina Blue, Tommy And The Rozumatics, CBA Music Camp Allstars, Kids On Bluegrass, and more.
*  TIX & info, http://fathersdayfestival.com/
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Sat, Jun 15, FREE FESTIVAL:
10 am-6:30 pm - 29th Annual "POMONA VALLEY JUNETEENTH JAZZ & ARTS FESTIVAL" in  Ganesha Park, 1570 White Av (at McKinley), Pomona, CA
*  "Juneteenth" is the annual celebratory remembrance of the final word reaching Texas in June, 1865, that the American Civil War had ended in April and all persons held in bondage had been freed.
*  It is celebrated on various days across America, depending on where you are. Here, It's June 15. In Riverside, it waa June 1 (see listing).
*  THIS YEAR ALSO MARKS 400 YEARS OF AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE AMERICAS, 1619-2019.
*  Features JAZZ, GOSPEL, OLD SCHOOL R & B, POETRY, VENDORS, & FUN FOR THE KIDS.
*  Click poster to enlarge for details.
*  Info: www.jetmacinc.us or call 909-418-8530 or 909-989-4844.
*  Info on this and other Juneteenth events: www.juneteenthsocal.org
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Sat, Jun 15; Thu-Sun, Jun 13-16, FREE FESTIVAL:
6 pm-9 pm - "IDYLLWILD SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL"  happens evenings in "a beautiful outdoor space" at Spirit Mountain Retreat Center, 25661 Oakwood St, Idyllwild, CA 92549; venue phonr 951-659-2523
*  Runs 6 pm Jun 13 through 9 pm Jun 16; free to attend.
*  Founded by grammy nominee BRETT PERKINS, who performs a set Jun 13 at 7 pm.
*  Songwriters who attended the June 9-14, 2019, "Idyllwild Listening Room Songwriting Retreat" are among those who will perform. Thus, we cannot provide a lineup with performance times for the artists/bands.
*  Founded in Los Angeles in 1991, the retreat-concert-festival series operates internationally, based from Denmark since 2006.
*  Idyllwild has earned the distinction of becoming one of the 100 Best Small Art Towns in America. (As designated in the book of the same name by John Villani, A John Muir publication). The town features over 15 galleries representing the work of more than 200 artists. Idyllwild is filled with unique gift and antique shops, boutiques, galleries, and wide variety of dining options.
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Sat, Jun 15:
3 pm - DELIRIUM MUSICUM chamber ensemble performs at the First Lutheran Church & School, 2900 W Carson St, Torrance CA

*  Founded by Midori student Etienne Gara, it's “dedicated to providing impassioned and engaging musical performances by a young generation of top Los Angeles artists.”
*  Info, 310-316-5574
*  FREE; donations appreciated.
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Sat, Jun 15, on TV:
6 pm-10 pm (PDT) - "HISTORY OF THE EAGLES" (2013) is a rockumentary that tunefully traces the development of the band, its dominance of a folk-rock genre that became a pillar of Americana Music, the group's personnel changes and breakup, and how "Hell Freezes Over" in their reunion. Individual members subsequent and concurrent projects are likewise covered.
Eagles lineup for many of their hits in the early 1970s (from left):
Bernie Leadon, Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Randy Meisner, and Don Felder
*  The group's career includes (so far) six GRAMMYS, induction into both the Vocal Group Hall of Fame (2001), and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1998), the RIAA award for "Best Selling Album of the Century" (1999) for their "Greatest Hits (1971–1975)," and since the film was made, the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors, postponed for a year because of Glenn Frey's poor health (he died a month later).
*  This is the film's only scheduled airing.
*  On CNN. Adjust for your time zone.
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Sat, Jun 15, FREE GALLERY EVENT:
6 pm-9 pm - ONE-NIGHT GALLERY EVENT FOR PRIDE MONTH presented by the South Bay LGBTQ Center at Artlife Gallery, 720 S. Allied Way, Plaza El Segundo, in El Segundo CA
*  The event is an art show, fine arts auction, and fundraiser
*  EXTRA OPTION: 5-6 pm is a "VIP Experience" for a $100 tax-deductible donation, which includes early entrance into the art exhibition, champagne, hors d’oeuvres, a swag bag, photo booth, and more.
*  Visitors have free access to the art 6-9 pm.
*  Info, and learn more about the Center: 310-328-6550 or www.southbaylgbtcenter.org
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Sat, Jun 15, GALLERY OPENING:
6 pm - “GENERATION W(AR): INVESTIGATING THE MECHANISMS BEHIND THE MILITARIZATION OF SOCIETY” at the Torrance Art Museum, 3320 Civic Center Dr, Torrance, CA 90503
*  Features 16 artists reflecting on increased military engagement across the globe, plus continuous screening of the film, "Body of War" by Harun Farocki, which accompanies the exhibition's run.
*  Opens June 15 with a reception from 6 pm-9 pm. Thereafter, runs regular gallery hours: Tue-Sat, 11 am-5 pm, Jun 18-Aug 24. Closed Sun, Mon, and all major holidays.
*   Pictured, “Besieged,” by Jerome Lagarrigue.
*  "GENERATION W(ar)" explores the intersections between art and warfare, between artists who focus their art practice toward political expression and criticisms of the institutionalization of war into the fabric of society.
*  The 16 featured artists are Shusuke Ao, Josh Azzarella, Vanessa Beecroft, Dan Van Clapp, Melanie Friend, Shaun Gladwell, Ben Jackel, Jerome Lagarrigue, Dinh Q Lê, Hillary Mushkin, Simon Norfolk, Isabel Rocamora, Kim Rugg, Joaquín Segura, Allison Stewart, Yoram Wolberger, and there is a continuous screening of the film, "Body of War" by Harun Farocki.
*  21-year olds have never lived during a time when the US was not at war. How and where can we see this reflected in the art works of our time? Where does patriotism end and nationalism begin? How much militarism in a democracy is too much?
*  The artists of "Generation W(ar)" investigate the mechanisms behind the militarization of society, the embedding of the warrior culture, the invisibility of things in plain sight, and the daily relationship to war that underlies the culture at large.
*  Curated by Ichiro Irie and Max Presneill.
*  Info: 310-618-6388 or www.TorranceArtMuseum.com
*  FREE admission.
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Sausage Grinder never looks this this stoic or frozen when on stage.
Sat, Jun 15:
7 pm - SAUSAGE GRINDER plays the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena, CA 91001; reservations by phone only, 10 am-10 pm, 7 days, at 626-798-6236.
*  Sausage Grinder, Los Angeles' classic old-time and country blues band, combines the traditional sounds of fiddle and banjo breakdowns with the low-down sound of country blues, topped off with a touch of ragtime and hillbilly jazz. The versatile acoustic ensemble features fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin, jug, washboard, and a few odds and ends. And They're really delightful.
*  More at www.sausagegrindermusic.com
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Sat, Jun 15; Sat & Sun, Jun 22 & 23:
7:30 pm - WORLD PREMIERE opening night for “THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE” presented by LONG BEACH OPERA at the Warner Grand Theatre, 478 W Sixth St, San Pedro CA
*  The new play by Anthony Davis focuses on the arrest and conviction of New York City teenagers in the 1980s, who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. They were found to be innocent, but that took years from their lives.
*  Performances are Sat, Jun 15 & Sat, Jun 22, at 7:30 pm, and Sun, Jun 23, at 2:30 pm.
*  TIX: $150 to $49, at 562-470-7464 or www.LongBeachOpera.org
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Sat, Jun 15:
7:30 pm - DAVE ALVIN plus GREG LEISZ AND CHRISTY McWILSON play the AMSD Concerts series in Sweetwater Community Church, 5305 Sweetwater Rd, Bonita, CA 91902; 619-201-0520
*  CLICK THE ALBUM COVER TO ENLARGE.
*  The tour by the threesome celebrates the 25th Anniversary of Dave's definitive "King of California" album. They also play McCabe's on Sunday; see listing.
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Sat, Jun 15:
8 pm - DAN NAVARRO plus JAMES LEE STANLEY play a double-bill in the famous concert hall in back of McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Bl, Santa Monica, CA 90405; 310-828-4497
*  DAN NAVARRO’s long-awaited studio album "Shed My Skin" is available now on iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Deezer and Spotify, and available at the show. A beloved folkie with plenty of rock and pop credits, he's continued to delight audiences after his many years with his late Lowen & Navarro songwriting/performing partner Eric Lowen.
*  JAMES LEE STANLEY performs up to three hundred dates a year with such diverse acts as BONNIE RAITT, ROBIN WILLIAMS, NICOLETTE LARSON and he even opened for BILL COSBY. On a somewhat less controversial note, STEVEN WRIGHT chose James Lee as his opening act three years in a row.
*  Phone for tix before it sells-out.
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Sat, Jun 15:
8 pm - JANET KLEIN & HER PARLOR BOYS bring their charming and naughty music of the 1920s to Boulevard Music, 4316 Sepulveda Bl, Culver City, CA 90230; 310-398-2583


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Sat, Jun 15, FREE LIVE THEATRE:
8 pm - "SHAKESPEARE BY THE SEA," bringing free productions of the Bard to several Southern California communities, begins its 22nd season on June 13-15 with “THE COMEDY OF ERRORS” at its home venue, Point Fermin Park, on the stage near the lighthouse at 807 W Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro, CA 90731
*  "In this play, everything that can go wrong does go wrong. Which doesn’t mean it isn’t a barrel of laughs." -- Easy Reader News.
*  The Shakespeare theatre troupe is doing 42 performances in 23 locations this year.
*  This season brings two Shakespeare plays --  “The Comedy of Errors” and "Henry V" -- in repertory, through Aug 17.
*  See ONGOING EVENTS section for the series' complete multi-venue season calendar.
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Today is "World Sea Turtle Day," part of "Ocean Month."  
      From the reefs of Indonesia to Florida’s Gulf Coast, sea turtles are decreasingly found in all of our ocean’s global waters.
      For thousands of years, they’ve remained a symbol of grace and wisdom to indigenous cultures, worldwide (even to Native American cultures that are far from the sea).
      But for the past few decades, the tide has turned for these magnificent animals as they face serious and devastating threats to their survival.
      Right now, six of the seven sea turtle species that live in our ocean are listed as vulnerable, threatened or endangered.
      From mighty leatherbacks who can grow up to 2,000 pounds to their smaller relatives, Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles (who weigh a "modest" 100 pounds), all sea turtles are impacted by ocean plastics, discarded fishing gear and environmental pollution. Warming beaches are also posing a threat to nesting sea turtles, who depend on certain temperatures for healthy hatchlings.
      Banning or reducing use of disposable plastics, and demanding an end to economic enrichment by exacerbating climate change are not abstract concepts.

      
As the late Pete Seeger said:

"If it can't be reduced, reused, repaired
Rebuilt, refurbished, refinished, resold
Recycled or composted --
Then it should be restricted, redesigned
Or removed from production." 

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☆  See Saturday's listings for multiday FESTIVALS that conclude today (we no longer re-list them each day).
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Sun, Jun 16:
Noon-2 pm - MURPHY'S FLAW bluegrass band with special guests BRANTLEY KEARNS & PADDY HILL, play this week's "Bluegrass Brunch" series at Viva Rancho Cantina, 900 W Riverside Dr, Burbank CA 91506 (next to the L.A. Equestrian Center)
*  Free admission with a purchase from the menu.
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Sun, Jun 16:
Noon-3 pm - Monthly "WESTERN MUSIC & COWBOY POETRY/STORYTELLING SHOWCASE" at the Autry Museum of the American West, 4700 Western Heritage Way, across from the L.A. Zoo in Griffith Park, Los Angeles CA 90027
*  Co-sponsored by the California Chapter, Western Music Association.
Multiple-award-winning Joyce Woodson often 
performs here when she's not on the road
*  Free with paid museum admission.
*  There are often nice surprises, based on who is in town, recording or making a movie.
*  Those performing get in free; things function like the Nashville-style "song round." If you are a performing artist with suitable material, you can join-in.
*  Go early to see the museum. Two new galleries just opened.
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Sun, Jun 16:
8 pm - DAVE ALVIN and GREG LEISZ, plus CHRISTY McWILSON, celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Dave's definitive "King of California" album in the famous concert hall in back of McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Bl, Santa Monica, CA 90405; 310-828-4497
Dave Alvin, as envisioned by Butch Hancock
*  They perform this show here two nights, Fri Jun 14 & Sun Jun 16.
*  They're in San Diego with the tour at 7:30 pm Saturday; see listing.
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Mon, June 17:
Today is the 42nd anniversary of the WATERGATE BREAK-IN. In the middle of the night, while making his rounds, Frank Wills, an observant security guard discovered duct tape across the lock inside a door jamb. The door, which was supposed to be locked, led from the parking garage into the suites of offices in the Watergate building. He reported it, and DC police were called; they found another duct-taped lock on an office door -- of the Democratic National Committee. The burglars inside, who were caught planting electronic bugging devices and rifling through files, were on the Republicans' "Committee to Re-Elect the President" (CREEP) payroll, and taking their orders from Attorney General John Mitchell and the Nixon White House. 

That security guard, Frank Wills, is forgotten to history. But giant things happen when somebody acts conscientiously.The rest, as the saying goes, is history.
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Mon, Jun 17:
7:30 pm - BLUEGRASS on TWO STAGES at Viva Rancho Cantina, 900 Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91506; 818-845-2425
*  7:30 pm-10:30 pm - THE BROMBIES play their every-Monday residency on the stage in the front bar room.
*  8 pm-11 pm - It's "BASC BLUEGRASS NIGHT" as the Bluegrass Assoc. of Southern California presents its every-third-Monday show with one or more bands on the stage in the Rancho Room.
*  No cover, if you buy something from the menu.
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Mon, Jun 17:
8:30 pm-11 pm - "CELTIC ARTS CENTER WEEKLY IRISH MUSIC SESSION & SLOW PLAY IRISH MUSIC SESSION" are every Monday, presented by the Celtic Arts Center at The Mayflower Club, 11110 Victory Bl, North Hollywood, CA; 818-760-8322; www.celticartscenter.com

*  Irish music sessions have an esoteric rule paradigm -- they're structured jams.
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Tuesday
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Tue, Jun 18, FREE CONCERT:
6 pm - JAMESTOWN REVIVAL does a free, live-in-store performance at Amoeba Records Hollywood, 6400 Sunset Bl, Hollywood / Los Angeles CA 90028
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Wednesday
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Wed, Jun 19, ONLINE, ALL-DAY:
"JFK SPACE SUMMIT" live from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum, Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125; 617-514-1600
*  Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing and President Kennedy’s vision that launched the effort, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, with Ambassador CAROLINE KENNEDY, hosts this day-long symposium highlighting the history that led not only to the first Moon landing, but also current scientific and technological space initiatives and the future of space exploration.
*  Featured speakers include Blue Origin founder JEFF BEZOS, Apollo 11 astronaut/Command Module Pilot MICHAEL COLLINS, scientists, an international cast of astronauts, and former leaders from NASA, to discuss how President Kennedy’s vision to send a man to the Moon still inspires our role in the universe today.
*  It "will challenge Americans to learn from the past, draw inspiration from President Kennedy’s vision, and renew our civic commitment to solving the great challenges of our own time."
*  Here's the day's schedule, adjusted to Pacific Daylight Time (each program has its own link, also reachable from the master link):
○  6 am-7 am: KEYNOTE ADDRESS. Boeing Company Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer DENNIS MUILENBURG gives the keynote address for the JFK Space Summit at the JFK Library. (https://www.jfklibrary.org/watch-the-jfk-space-summit/keynote)

○  7:30 am-9 am: "ASTRONAUTS SPEAK: DISPATCHES FROM THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION." An extraordinary panel of international astronauts including CHRIS CASSIDY and TRACY CALDWELL DYSON (United States), KOICHI WAKATA (Japan), PAOLO NESPOL (Italy), and OLEG KOTOV (Russia) will discuss the international cooperation that has been essential to so many of the scientific and technological breakthroughs resulting from human space exploration. Moderated by DOUG BRINKLEY, author of "American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race." (https://www.jfklibrary.org/watch-the-jfk-space-summit/astronauts-speak)

○  10 am-11:30 am: "EARTH, MOON, PLANETS, AND COSMOS: WHAT WE KNOW AND WHAT DISCOVERIES AWAIT." Former NASA Earth Science Division Director MICHAEL FREILICH examines how space satellites have revolutionized our understanding Planet Earth. Scientists MARIA ZUBER, MIT Vice President for Research, LAURIE LESHIN, President, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and SARA SEAGER, MIT Professor of Planetary Science and Physics, will discuss scientific discoveries that have changed our understanding of the universe beyond Planet Earth, and questions that still remain unanswered. CNN host S.E. CUPP moderates. (https://www.jfklibrary.org/watch-the-jfk-space-summit/earth-moon-planets-cosmos)

○  2 pm-3:30 pm: "NASA: FROM THE MOON TO MARS AND BEYOND." Apollo 11 Lunar Command Module pilot MICHAEL COLLINS, former NASA administrator CHARLES BOLDEN, former director of the Johnson Space Center ELLEN OCHOA, and former NASA deputy administrator DAVA NEWMAN discuss NASA’s past, present, and future with National Air and Space Museum director ELLEN STOFAN. (https://www.jfklibrary.org/watch-the-jfk-space-summit/nasa-from-the-moon-to-mars)

○  3:45 pm-4:30 pm: "FIRESIDE CHAT WITH JEFF BEZOS AND AMBASSADOR CAROLINE KENNEDY." The founder of Blue Origin joins the ambassador for a fireside chat about his vision for going to space to benefit Earth. (https://www.jfklibrary.org/watch-the-jfk-space-summit/fireside-chat)
○  Master link for info (remember to adjust from Eastern time zone) and to WATCH LIVE ONLINE: https://www.jfklibrary.org/watch-the-jfk-space-summit
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Wed, Jun 19:
5 pm-8:30 pm - UMOJA CENTER GRAND OPENING EVENT / JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION, at the new home for "Crenshaw Subway Coalition," 3347 W 43rd St, Leimert Park CA
*  Housed in the Leimert Park Village building made famous by Issa Rae's hit HBO show, "Insecure," The Umoja Center is a home for Crenshaw Subway Coalition to operate their many programs and advocacy campaigns to resist gentrification and advance community wealth building.
Click poster to enlarge to read.
*  Recognizing the broader needs of the Black community, importance of the geographic location and rich cultural history of the space, "The Umoja Center will also be an unapologetically Black, culturally-grounded meeting/event space for mission-aligned organizations, thought leaders, artists, and entrepreneurs to advance policy discussions and organizing, cooperative economics/social entrepreneurship, and artivism."
*  Their press statement continues, "We seek to cultivate a synergistic space where conscious thought leaders and organizers in policy, business, and the arts are comfortable, safe and encouraged to come together in unity to combat the Black community’s challenges and build towards a brighter future. We look forward to The Umoja Center hosting powerful community meetings, conscious Black art exhibits and expressions, seminars, book signings, retreats, and pop-ups before the center’s beautiful Ndebele mural."
*  More at: https://www.theumojacenter.com/
*  TIX, $30 online advance, $40 at door.
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Thu-Sun, Jun 20-23, FESTIVAL, in Colorado:
46th annual "TELLURIDE BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL" in the alpine meadow that's become Town Park, high up in the Rocky Mountains in Telluride, CO


*  This one is reliably amazing. You MUST go, sometime in your life.
*  If you're going this year, be sure to catch THE FIRST LADIES OF BLUEGRASS -- the stellar ensemble of award-winners ALISON BROWN, BECKY BULLER, SIERRA HULL, MOLLY TUTTLE & MISSY RAINES. They perform June 23rd.
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Thu, Jun 20, benefit concert:
3 pm-6:30 pm - "12th ANNUAL CONCERT FUNDRAISER" for SAFETY HARBOR KIDS with DOORS guitarist ROBBIE KRIEGER, in West Los Angeles, CA.
*  The organization helps orphans and foster and homeless children. Attend and make a difference in a child's life needs. This year, it will give over 12,000 gifts, plus scholarships and enrollment for these kids in programs, college, career, music, and the arts.
*  Join Doors guitarist Robbie Krieger for an early evening of music, food and fun with rock and roll celebrities, up close and personal.
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Thu, Jun 20, FREE ART EVENT:
5 pm-9 pm - 5th annual “EL SEGUNDO ART WALK” through downtown El Segundo CA
*  Extends through the city's "ever-evolving" Smoky Hollow neighborhood.
*  Details at www.elsegundoartwalk.com
*  Free.
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Thu, Jun 20:
6:30 pm-9:30 pm - SIMON SPALDING & JAMES HENDRICKS present a concert of SEA CHANTEYS at the Whale & Ale, 327 W 7th St, San Pedro, CA 90731
*  This dynamic duo of sea shanties & acoustic folk music delivers a treat tonight especially for those who love sea chanteys / shanties.
*  Free parking behind the venue in spaces labeled "Restaurant."
*  No cover.
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Thu & Fri, Jun 20 & 21; space science presentations:
7 pm - "SUCH STUFF AS DREAMS ARE MADE ON: DESIGNING TOMORROW ’s SPACE MISSIONS TODAY" is a two-night program in the open-to-the-public JPL/Caltech "von Kármán Lecture Series," with one night at JPL and one night at Caltech, both hosted by Brian White.
*  No space nerd can resist this.
*  Walk through the lifecycle of a mission from its start as a crazy idea, to concept, to development, through construction, testing and launch.
*  SCHEDULE:
Thu, Jun 20, 7 pm in the von Kármán Auditorium at JPL, 4800 Oak Grove Dr, Pasadena, CA
*  Thursday’s Speaker is Dr. RANDII WESSEN, JPL Systems Engineer, A-Team Lead Study Architect, JPL Innovation Foundry
 *  The THURSDAY lecture is also streamed live on Ustream, at: http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl2
  Fri, Jun 21, 7 pm, in Caltech’s Ramo Auditorium, 1200 E California Bl, Pasadena, CA
*  Friday’s Speaker is STEVE MATOUSEK, JPL Advanced Concept Methods Manager (A-Team), JPL Innovation Foundry
*  More on these, plus upcoming events, and archives of past events in the series, at: https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/events/lectures_archive.php?year=2019&month=6&utm
*  FREE, both nights.
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Thu, Jun 20:
 8 pm - I SEE HAWKS IN L.A., plus special guests BEN VAUGHN and the RICH DEMBOWSKI BAND, play the Hawk's CD release show for "Hawks With Good Intentions," at the Highland Park Bowl, 5621 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90042; https://www.highlandparkbowl.com/calendar
*  FREE - no cover.
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Friday
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Today is the Summer solstice: the first day of SUMMER and the longest amount of sunlight of the year. In the Northern hemisphere, that is. In Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and elsewhere in the Southern hemisphere, it's the Winter solstice and the shortest day of the year.
      It's an astronomical phenomenon determined by the Earth's inclination (tilt) on our planet's axis of rotation. Fascinating, as Mr. Spock would say. Look it up. Or just enjoy it.
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☆  See Thursday's listings for FESTIVALS that continue today (we no longer re-list them each day).
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Fri-Sun, Jun 21-23, FESTIVAL:
31st Annual "LIVE OAK MUSIC FESTIVAL" at its new site at El Chorro Regional Park in San Luis Obispo, CA
*  A spring institution in the hills inland from Santa Barbara,  the new site is farther away, but appears to offer real advantages.
*  In addition to the music, this one offers plenty of other activities that include ubiquitous dancers to the sides of the stage, a beer garden, an ArtWalk, and kids activities.
*  Buy tickets online in advance; higher at the gate.
*  Camping at the new site could sell out this year.
*  This festival has fiercely loyal devotees, partly because it funds KCBX, a favorite Central Coast radio station. And that is the key to understanding the broadly eclectic nature of its booked acts. There is top-notch Folk-Americana and thoughtful and creative singer-songwriter fare, and there is also world music and some stuff That's rather "out there."
*  LINEUP, day-by-day, all stages...
- Fri, Jun 21:
⊙ Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore with the Guilty Ones, American Roots Music
⊙ Shinyribs, Country-Soul / Swamp-Funk
⊙ T Sisters, Americana Indie-Folk
⊙ Arthur Watership, Experimental Folk, Baroque Rock

⊙ Brass Mash--Hot Licks Dance, Powerhouse Brass Band / Mash ups
⊙ The Upside--Stage Too, Ska
- Sat, Jun 22:
⊙ Antibalas, Afrobeat
⊙ Shook Twins, Indie Folk Pop
⊙ Orquesta Akokán, Joyous Cuban Big Band
⊙ Sunny War, Blues Folk Punk
⊙ Soul Scratch, Funk / Soul / R&B
⊙ Phil Salazar and the Kin Folk, Acoustic Folk Fusion
⊙ The Sam Chase & the Untraditional--Stage Too, Kick-A** Folk
⊙ Carbon City Lights--Stage Too, Groovy Indie Alt-Rock
⊙ True Zion--Stage Too, Roots Reggae
⊙ Derek Senn--Morning Hot Licks, Singer-songwriter
⊙ SLO County Stumblers--Morning Hot Licks, Old Time String Band
⊙ Something Ridiculous Jugglers--Beer Garden, Juggling and more
- Sun, Jun 23:
⊙ Brett Dennen, Folk Pop & Good Vibes
⊙ Bombino, North-African Desert Rock
⊙ John Craigie, Americana Singer-Songwriter
⊙ Moonshiner Collective, Indie Folk Rock n Soul
⊙ The Sons of the Soul Revivers, Traditional Gospel
⊙ The Ghost of Paul Revere--Stage Too, Foot-Stompin' Holler Folk
⊙ Midtown Social--Stage Too, Exclusively Inclusive
⊙ Soul Noach Tangeras--Beer Garden, Americana Roots
⊙ Chris Beland & Harmony--Morning Hot Licks, Father-daughter singer-songwriters
⊙ The Cimo Brothers--Morning Hot Licks, Folky Classical World Rock
*  Kids Activities here are outstanding. Day-by-day, they are:
◇ Friday: Delphinius Nature Hike; Crafts Workshops; Something Ridiculous Jugglers; John Beccia concert; Aerialist performers; Talent show tryouts; Craft Workshops; Sushi Making Workshop.
◇ Saturday: Delphinius Nature Hike; Yoga with Tim Costa; Kids Yoga with Anika; Tortoise & Snake Tutorial w/Professor Ron Rupert; Crafts Workshops; Jugglers Workshop; Skeedaddle Children's concert; Talent show tryouts; Sushi Making Workshop.
◇ Sunday: Nature hike Delphinius School; Yoga with Tim Costa; Kids Yoga with Anika; Craft workshops; Something Ridiculous Jugglers; Kids talent Talent Show.
*  Prefer a bed to camping? San Luis Obispo offers a wide variety of accommodations including hotels ranging from corporate to boutique, budget-friendly motels, quaint inns, and family-owned bed and breakfasts.  There's a link on the festival site for local hotels – book a stay at any of those SLO hotels during the festival and receive up to $10 off your festival tickets. Provide your hotel booking confirmation to promotions@sanluisobispovacations.com and receive a promo code to use when purchasing your festival tickets online.
*  Full info & tix, www.liveoakfest.org
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Fri, Jun 21; space science presentations:
7 pm - "SUCH STUFF AS DREAMS ARE MADE ON: DESIGNING TOMORROW ’s SPACE MISSIONS TODAY" is tonight's concluding presentation in a two-night program in the open-to-the-public JPL/Caltech "von Kármán Lecture Series," with one night (Thu) at JPL and one night (tonight) at Caltech, both hosted by Brian White.
Click image to enlarge
*  No space nerd can resist this.
*  Walk through the lifecycle of a mission from its start as a crazy idea, to concept, to development, through construction, testing and launch.
*  SCHEDULE:
 Thu, Jun 20, 7 pm in the von Kármán Auditorium at JPL, 4800 Oak Grove Dr, Pasadena, CA
*  Thursday’s Speaker is Dr. RANDII WESSEN, JPL Systems Engineer, A-Team Lead Study Architect, JPL Innovation Foundry
 *  The THURSDAY lecture is also streamed live on Ustream, at: http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl2
  Fri, Jun 21, 7 pm, in Caltech’s Ramo Auditorium, 1200 E California Bl, Pasadena, CA
*  Friday’s Speaker is STEVE MATOUSEK, JPL Advanced Concept Methods Manager (A-Team), JPL Innovation Foundry
*  More on these, plus upcoming events, and archives of past events in the series, at: https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/events/lectures_archive.php?year=2019&month=6&utm
*  FREE, both nights.
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Fri, Jun 21:
7:30 pm - "FIRESIDE CONCERT SERIES" presents DAN FRECHETTE & LAUREL THOMSEN plus THE HONEY WHISKEY TRIO at Borchard Community Center, 190 Reino Rd, Newbury Park, CA 92320
*  Info: Bob Kroll, at 805-499-3511 or folksgr1@aol.com
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Fri, Jun 21:
8 pm - AWARD-WINNING UKESTER VICTORIA VOX plays the The Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena, CA 91001; reservations by phone only, 10 am-10 pm, 7 days: 626-798-6236.
*  From The Berklee School Of Music, The Jay Leno Show (twice) and The Wall Street Journal’s front page, Victoria Vox is an award-winning, ukulele-toting, one-woman band & storyteller.
*  She has toured the world sharing her infectious and moving music. In addition to her songwriting and ukulele playing, Vox has received praise for her “invisible” instrument: The Mouth Trumpet. She was invited to blow her own horn on the Jay Leno Show in 2009 and in 2015, Vox was featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal as a leader in the mouth trumpet “revival”.
*  At 17, Vox spent a year abroad in France, bought a guitar, and proceeded to express herself through her songwriting. The rest is history.
*  Vox went on to study music — songwriting in particular — at the Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA) where she earned her degree in 2001. Shortly after stints in London, Vox began to tour across the US, singing at cafés and street-corners.
*  In 2003, Vox was given a ukulele and she fell in love with its limitations and simplicity. This lead to a more playful and melodic approach to her songwriting. As she continued to tour, ukulele-in-hand, the demand for a ukulele album grew. Vox recorded her debut uke album, “Victoria Vox and Her Jumping Flea”, in 2005 and played the tracks live, pre-release, on radio's "Tied to the Tracks."
*  She also toured Hawaii just before its official release in 2006. While in Hawaii, she landed an ukulele sponsorship with KoAloha Ukuleles, which became the tipping point to her becoming a household name at Ukulele Festivals around the world.
*  Today, Vox is an award winning songwriter — including awards for songs she has written in French. That includes Independent Music Awards, 6-time WAMMIE winner, International Acoustic Music Awards, and ADDYS. Plus, she has donated songs to causes like the American Asbergers Association and the Duchenne Foundation.
* Her music has been used in indie films and featured on NPR's "To the Best of Our Knowledge".
*  TIX, $20.
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Fri, Jun 21:
8 pm - "ALANIS MORISSETTE ACOUSTIC" at Humphreys Concerts By the Bay, San Diego, CA
*  She also performs Apr 26 & 27, 9 pm, in Las Vegas; see listings.
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Fri, Jun 21:
8 pm - CARSON McHONE plays the famous concert hall in back of McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Bl, Santa Monica, CA 90405; 310-828-4497
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Fri, Jun 21:
8 pm - OLD BLIND DOGS play the concert series at Bethany Lutheran Church, 2051 Sunset Cliffs Bl, San Diego, CA 92107
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Today is the annual "Great American Campout Day." Which is a little weird, since most people camp-out at night. Besides, being the solstice, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights are the shortest of the year in the northern hemisphere. Which would actually minimize the amount of camping you can do. A puzzlement. (See Friday's up-front note to make sense of that part.)
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☆  See Thursday and Friday listings for FESTIVALS that continue today (we no longer re-list them each day).
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Sat, Jun 22, FREE FESTIVAL:
11 am-5 pm - Annual “SOUTH BAY FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS” at the Cultural Arts Center, 3330 Civic Center Dr, Torrance CA
*  This "Multimedia extravaganza" has live music & entertainment on 4 stages, hands-on art, dance, theater, hands-off art, craft activities, food for sale from local vendors, and attractions for the whole family.
*  Music includes a 2-5 pm "Singer Songwriter Showcase," 30-min acoustic sets by Annabelle Bertucci, Jessica Lombardozzi, Liz King, Benjamin Wylder, Sylvia Bosco, & Bradley Mangrum.
Liz King
* PLUS, there's music by the Palos Verdes Symphonic Band, which presents its Wind Ensemble (11 am), Flute Ensemble (1 pm) and Brass Band Ensemble (1:30 pm); there's the Peninsula Youth Symphony (11 am); Bourque Music (piano & voice) at noon; The Torrance Youth Chorale (1:30 pm).
*  You can catch several rock outfits, a taiko performance, and world music and dance.
*  The stages include magicians, a girl-and-her-dog act, and the proverbial "more."
*  There's also "Storytelling with Angie Flores" at 12:30 pm.
*  More, including schedules for two of the stages, at http://torrancearts.org/
*  Free.
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Sat, Jun 22, FREE FESTIVAL:
2nd annual City of Thousand Oaks' "POP-UP MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL" presents its "AMERICANA & BLUES" night, with a free co-bill concert by THE SUSIE GLAZE NEW FOLK ENSEMBLE and TERESA JAMES & THE RHYTHM TRAMPS, at the Stagecoach Inn, 51 S Ventu Park Rd, Newbury Park, CA 91320
*  FESTIVAL RUNS THREE WEEKENDS, June 14-29, with a variety of SEVEN events at different locations in and around Thousand Oaks, CA.
*  The primary goal of the festival is "to provide residents and visitors with an opportunity to actively participate in and enjoy the arts in unexpected and distinctive locations throughout the community. These sites will include small neighborhood parks, historical sites, and the Lakes, and showcase a wide array of accessible, family-oriented arts events."
*  All events are free, all-ages, open to all.
*  TONIGHT, Jun 22, 7 pm, booked for the festival by Steve Brogden's "Brogden Bay Presents:"
 ⊙  TERESA JAMES & THE RHYTHM TRAMPS. Originally from Houston, Texas, Grammy-nominated Teresa James is based in Los Angeles where she has assembled a group of top L.A.-based touring and session musicians into this, her band.
• Regulars at blues festivals and clubs throughout the US and Europe for many years, for the last 13 years, the band has been a favorite on "Delbert McClinton's Sandy Beaches Blues Cruise."
• Teresa's most recent CD release, "Here in Babylon," was nominated for a "Contemporary Blues" Grammy this past year, a well-deserved honor. The album was also named one of the "20 Best Albums of 2018" by Downbeat magazine.
• She has performed live with Levon Helm, Delbert McClinton, Eric Burdon, Marcia Ball, Tommy Castro, Big Al Anderson, Kirk Whalum, and many others.
• Her voice is featured on albums by Randy Newman, Eric Burdon, Tommy Castro, Bill Medley, Walter Trout, and others. She has also sung for television and movie soundtracks; Teresa and her band were featured in the Disney movie and soundtrack for "Holes".
 ⊙  THE SUSIE GLAZE NEW FOLK ENSEMBLE. Award-winning vocalist Susie Glaze, mandolinist Steve Rankin,
fiddler Mark Indictor and bassist Fred Sanders comprise the newest name and lineup of this acclaimed Los Angeles-based Americana group.
• They present a lush nu-folk Americana fusion ensemble, with gorgeous eclectic blends of mountain folk and exciting new-grass and Celtic-inspired originals, all with the soaring voice of Susie Glaze.
• Susie is included on the recently-released Compass Records tribute album to her mentor, "Dear Jean - Artists Celebrate Jean Ritchie," alongside artists Judy Collins, Pete Seeger, Janis Ian, Tim O'Brien, John McCutcheon, Robin and Linda Williams, and more.
• "...with people like this to trust, my music will go on living, and soaring. And so will I.” - Jean Ritchie, speaking of Susie Glaze.
• “…one of the finest and most original Americana groups in California (or in the country for that matter).” - No Depression.
• "One of the most beautiful voices in bluegrass and folk music today.” - KPFK's "FolkScene."
• "Her singing is impressive at all ranges…" - Bluegrass Unlimited.
*  The festival's OTHER EVENTS during the 3 weekends:
▪ Jun 14, 7 pm: Versa-Style Dance Company presents a program of contemporary and urban dance in Oakbrook Park.
▪ Jun 15, 7 pm:  "Sing" screens for "movie night" in Triunfo Park. Activities start at 7. Movie at 8. Food trucks and perform-your-own karaoke with Mr. DJ before the movie.
▪ Jun 21, 7 pm: SIR, PLEASE, young alt-rock 5-piece with special guests, perform in Thousand Oaks Community Park.
▪ Jun 23, 2 pm-4 pm: "Let Your Creativity Take Flight" in Borchard Park. Build and fly kites with Art Trek. Food trucks available.
▪ Jun 28, 7 pm: "AN EVENING WITH SONDHEIM featuring 5-Star Theatricals" at The Lakes at Thousand Oaks.
▪ Jun 29, 7 pm: "NEW WEST SYMPHONY presents LEAH ZEGER QUINTET" in Northwood Park. Jazz, funk, classical, led by the vocals and violin stylings of Leah Zeger.
*  All 7 events are free.
*  More info, addresses of the other venues: http://www.civicartsplaza.com/popup
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Sat, Jun 22:
2 pm - CLOSING EVENT with Roots Americana Music for the current art shows -- STEVE SHRIVER and CANDICE GAWNE -- at SoLA Gallery, 3718 W Slauson Av, Windsor Hills / Los Angeles CA
*  From 2 to 2:30 pm, both artists will talk about their work.
LIVE ROOTS MUSIC 3 to 4 pm, with LOU MANNICK on the singing saw, SAM YODICE on guitar, and STEVE SHRIVER on harmonica.
*  More at 310-429-0973 or go to https://southbaycontemporary.org/
*  Free.
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Sat, Jun 22, rally:
3 pm-5 pm - "L.A. LABOR FOR BERNIE KICKOFF" at the National Union of Healthcare Workers, 225 W Broadway #400, Glendale, CA 91204
*  In the 2016 primary election cycle, The Guide endorsed Bernie Sanders. We have not yet made our endorsement for 2020 (as of press time for late additions, June 20th).
*  This rally is sponsored by a union who has endorsed Senator Sanders for 2020, saying, "Bernie is the best candidate for the working class, the labor movement, and our fight for a government that works for all, not just the 1%."
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*  More: https://laborforbernie2020.org/
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Sat, Jun 22:
4 pm - THE ONLIES play the "Deep End Sessions" in Santa Paula, CA 93060
*  Reservations get directions from David Bunn,  at deependsessions@gmail.com
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Sat, Jun 22:
5:30 pm - WILD MOUNTAIN MYSTICS plus NON DUO play the house concert series at 15206 Wyandotte St, Van Nuys, CA 91405
*  We didn't receive more details.
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Jun 22, outdoor screening:
5:30 pm - "STREET FOOD CINEMA" screens "JURASSIC PARK" (2 hrs 7 mins) in Victory Park, 2575 Paloma St, Pasadena, CA 91107
*  Okay, so it's been around awhile, but that JOHN WILLIAMS score still excites, and the character development in this original (1993) makes it waaay better than the 7-part sequel-and-remake technodazzle that's endlessly followed.
*  Bring your own chair, but NO TALL CHAIRS. No chairs over 6 inches off the ground.
*  PARKING - Suggested lot on 2727 Paloma St (not owned or operated by SFC)
*  METRO: producers say, "Take Metro Local Line 264 to Altadena & Paloma. The park is a 3 minute walk away." But the Guide cautions -- that line stops running before the movie is over. Plan your trip on www.metro.net or call 323-GO-METRO (323-466-3876).
*  Opens 5:30 pm, Live Music at 6:30 pm, Movie at 8:30 pm.
*  Food trucks: Dina's Dumplings (V), Chicken and Rice (V), Cousins Maine Lobster, Los Tamaleros, Street Kitchen LA (V), The Deli Doctor (V), The Triple Threat Truck (V), Dreamy Creations (V) and more! Most trucks have vegetarian options. Trucks with vegan options are marked (V).
*  ADVANCE TIX, Reserved Section $19, General $14, Children Reserved 6-12 $11, Children General 6-12 $6, Children 5 & Under Free. Higher prices at gate.
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Sat, Jun 22:
6 pm-9 pm - GALLERY OPENING RECEPTION for “OPEN VIEW” at Artlife Gallery, 720C S Allied Way, Plaza El Segundo, El Segundo CA
*  This show is devoted to the international group of artists represented at this gallery, and it’s in many styles and mediums.
*  Exhibition runs through June 30.
*  Info at 310-938-2511 or email artlifesouthbay@gmail.com
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Sat, Jun 22:
7 pm - “THENAGAIN,” A TRIBUTE TO THE EVERLY BROTHERS, plays the The Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena, CA 91001; reservations by phone only, 10 am-10 pm, 7 days: 626-798-6236.
*  ThenAgain is a dynamic and artful tribute featuring Bob Chambers on Guitar & Vocals and Cyril Cianflone on Bass & Vocals. Bob and Cyril have played together for over 30 years.
*  They have played with many artists, including Laura Nyro, Felix Cavaliere (of the Rascals), Carmine Appice, Eddie Money, Vinnie Vincent, and the Cowsills.
*  ThenAgain adds its own unique "live" rendition of the Everly classics by utilizing guitar and bass (instead of 2 guitars) without any other supporting instruments. This enables the duo to offer a fuller, richer sound stripped down to the basics while allowing an emphasis on their two-part harmonies.
*  You'll hear the tight harmonies, catchy melodies and heartfelt lyrics of the Everly Brothers. The Everly's had a profound influence on early Rock and Roll that can still be heard in present-day Pop and Country music. ThenAgain sings all their classics and more as they dig deep into the Everly catalog, covering little known gems like "Sleepless Nights" and "Don't Ask Me To Be Friends", songs you are very unlikely to hear anyone else performing.
*  The Everly Brothers music is classic “American Roots” music, and they were one of the first artists to have hit songs on the Pop, R&B and Country Music charts at the same time. 
*  TIX, $20.
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Sat, Jun 22:
7 pm -  SUSAN MARIE REEVES & KRISTINA OLSEN play the "Live at the A-Frame" House Concert series in Kagel Canyon, CA 91342
*  Reservations get directions at 818-486-8505 or Coddy.Nuckols@gmail.com
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Sat, Jun 22; live music / film screening:
7:30 pm-10:30 pm - "MUSIC BOX CINEMA: 'THE IMMMIGRANT' AND TWO MORE GREAT SHORT FILMS STARRING CHARLIE CHAPLIN," with live music for the screenings of silent films, presented by "The Retroformat Coalition" at Woman's Club of Hollywood, 1749 N La Brea Av, Los Angeles, CA 90046
*  Enjoy Charlie Chaplin at his greatest. The Retroformat Coalition and The Women’s Club of Hollywood present the Music Box Cinema’s presentation of three classic Charlie Chaplin silent films, with live accompaniment by Musical Director CLIFF RETALLICK and a special performance by special guest artist JANET KLEIN.
*  See three of Charlie’s funniest and most touching shorts:
■  "The Floorwalker" (1916)
□   "The Rink" (1916), featuring his amazing prowess on roller skates
■   "The Immigrant" (1917)
*   GO EARLY for a free tour of the historic Woman’s Club of Hollywood building, starting at 6:45 pm.
*  "The Retroformat Coalition" is a new nonprofit dedicated to promoting the art and history of silent film. The group is pleased to join with the "USC Hugh M. Hefner Moving Image Archive" and the Woman’s Club of Hollywood to present a new silent film series in the ballroom of the Woman’s Club’s historic building in the heart of Hollywood.
*  The opening here of the new "Music Box Cinema" begins a new era for Los Angeles' silent film fans.
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Sat, Jun 22:
7:30 pm - DAN FRECHETTE & LAUREL THOMSEN play the "Gelencser House Concerts" series in Claremont, CA 91711
*  Reservations get directions at 909-596-1266 or singfolk@yahoo.com
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Sat & Sun, Jun 22 & 23:
7:30 pm - WORLD PREMIERE run of “THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE” presented by LONG BEACH OPERA at the Warner Grand Theatre, 478 W Sixth St, San Pedro CA
*  The new play by Anthony Davis focuses on the arrest and conviction of New York City teenagers in the 1980s, who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. They were found to be innocent, but that took years from their lives.
*  Check out the New York Times article on Long Beach Opera's World Premiere of "The Central Park Five," at:
PHOTO: From left, Derrell Acon, Cedric Berry, Orson Van Gay, Nathan Granner & Bernard Holcomb play the men wrongfully convicted of raping a New York woman in “The Central Park Five,” opening in June at Long Beach Opera. Rozette Rago, for The New York Times.
*  Performances are Sat, Jun 15 & Sat, Jun 22, at 7:30 pm, and Sun, Jun 23, at 2:30 pm.
*  TIX: $150 to $49, at 562-470-7464 or www.LongBeachOpera.org
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Sat, Jun 22:
8 pm - OLD BLIND DOGS play the "Pasadena Folk Music Society" concert series in Ramo Auditorium on the campus of California Institute of Technology, 332 S Michigan Av, Pasadena, CA 91106

*  The show's producers sent us such a nice write-up (with music links), we'll share it with you:
"Scottish group Old Blind Dogs performs at Caltech in Ramo Auditorium. Tickets are selling well AND there are plenty of seats available, since Ramo Auditorium has more room than our usual venue.  We're Big League for this show, with ushers and a ticket booth that can even take credit cards!  If you haven't already made plans to come, just show up and you will be well rewarded.  Old Blind Dogs has been recording since 1990 and, though personnel have changed through the years, the current band has their own outstanding credentials, which you can see enumerated here.  They all play in lots of other configurations, but when they come together as Old Blind Dogs, it is magic!  Listen to a couple of songs from their most recent CD, Room with a View.  'Died and Gone' [Youtube video link], a medley of 4 tunes, starts sweetly and quietly, and then Ali Hutton sets down the whistle and straps on the bagpipes and things take off!  Old Blind Dogs is equally at home with slow airs, fast reels, and heartfelt ballads.  'Warlike Boys from Russia' [watch the video] is a rare (for the Dogs,) non-Celtic traditional song about the disastrous invasion of Russia by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1812.  The song starts with the great whistle playing of Ali and fiddling of Jonny Hardie, and then Jonny sings backing vocals to Aaron's lead vocal and guitar, with Don Hay's punctuating brush drumming keeping it all on course. They will likely have some new songs as well."
*  Tix:  $25 for adults, $5 for children and Caltech students.
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Artur Menezes when he thrilled "ABC" in January
Sat, Jun 22:
8 pm - ARTUR MENEZES, 2018 winner "BLUES GUITARIST OF THE YEAR," plus the BOBBY BLUEHOUSE BAND, play the Arcadia Blues Club, 16 E Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 91006; 626-447-9349; www.arcadiabluesclub.com
*  This guy is accomplished: Winner of the "Gibson/Albert King Award," named "Best Guitarist" by the Blues Foundation, and 3rd place winner at the "International Blues Challenge" in 2018.
*  Venue has two stages, so performances are continuous. Also, pool tables, friendly crowd, full bar and good food (generous portions; two can share).
*  Fun place, but bring earplugs. Seriously.
*  Online advance tix get a substantial discount. (Not that it's expensive, otherwise. The "ABC" is always remarkably affordable.)
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Sat, Jun 22:
8 pm - NATHAN JAMES plays a solo gig at the Fret House, 309 N Citrus Av, Covina, CA 91723; 626-339-7020
*  "One of the only guys in the world that can really play the traditional stuff right." - Kim Wilson.
*  "Of the 65 or so great guitar players I’ve had in my band, since the early 60’s, Nathan James is easily the A#1 hands-down stand-out!" -James Harman.
*  "Nobody else these days plays so many styles so well, be it old time country blues, low down Memphis or Chicago blues, or even uptown string bending blues." - Rick Holmstrom.
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Sat, Jun 22:
8 pm - PETER FELDMANN & THE VERY LONESOME BOYS play "a concert of bluegrass, country, and American folk music" at the Santa Ynez Valley Grange Hall, 2374 Alamo Pintado Av,
Los Olivos, CA
*  Tix: $15 at the door; $12.50 advance.
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Sat, Jun 22:
8 pm - INCENDIO brings their fiery acoustic strings to Boulevard Music, 4316 Sepulveda Bl, Culver City, CA 90230; 310-398-2583
Crystal Bowersox
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Sat, Jun 22:
8 pm - CRYSTAL BOWERSOX plus Special Guest KELLY HOPPENJANS play the famous concert hall in back of McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Bl, Santa Monica, CA 90405; 310-828-4497
*  TIX by phone, $28.50
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Sat, Jun 22:
8 pm - CLOSING NIGHT for the musical “PIPPEN” at the Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Av, Westchester CA
*  “Pippin” debuted on Broadway in 1972 with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by Roger O. Hirson.
*  Tix, $27, minus $2 for seniors, students, and armed services w/i.d.; tix at 310-645-5156 or go to http://kentwoodplayers.org/
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Sunday
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☆  See Thursday, Friday, & Saturday listings for FESTIVALS that conclude today (we no longer re-list them each day).
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Sun, Jun 23, FREE FESTIVAL:
10 am-5 pm - "DISCOVER MARINA DEL REY" plus "MARINAFEST" in Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindinao Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292; 310-877-5500
- Live music on multiple stages throughout the park
- Tall Ships
- In-Water Boat Show
- Harbor kayaking
- Children's activities
- Arts & crafts
- Marionette Shows
- Exhibits
- Vendors
*  Community, family-oriented event also features information booths from various organizations on health, safety, and the environment.
*  Only 4 miles from LAX and walking distance to world famous Venice Beach, Marina del Rey is known for exciting on-the-water activities and waterfront dining.
*  At the festival, you can grab lunch at one of the participating food trucks.
*  LIVE MUSIC INCLUDES:
- ORQUESTRA CHARANGOA, led by FAY ROBERTS, performs 1:30-3:30 pm; check 'em out at www.charangoa.com
Orchestra Charangoa
-  "JAM SESSION DRUM CIRCLE" 3:30- 5 pm. Take a rhythmic journey with Christopher Ramirez in this afternoon of interactive group drumming. Using a variety of percussion instruments, you''ll discover the joy of collectively creating beats and sounds with friends old and new.
*  FREE ADMISSION with a printed or digital Eventbrite ticket showing acceptance of the liability waiver; do that at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/discover-marina-del-rey-tickets-60501497608 (or, upon arrival, entrance requires completing & signing a hard-copy liability waiver form before accessing the rides & attractions).
*  Parking in County lots #4 and #5, located at 13500 Mindanao Way and 4545 Admiralty Way, respectively.
*  "MARINAFEST" happens both Sat & Sun, Jun 22 from 10 am-6 pm, Jun 23 from 11 am-5 pm; also free; it does NOT include most of the above events. Both days, it features:
- In-Water Boat Show
- Water Taxi
- Historic Water Tours
- Tall Ships
*  Download the printable pdf flyer on both events, at: http://file.lacounty.gov/SDSInter/dbh/docs/1054440_2019DiscoverMarinadelReyFlyer.pdf
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Sun, Jun 22 & 23:
2:30 pm - WORLD PREMIERE run concludes of “THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE” presented by LONG BEACH OPERA at the Warner Grand Theatre, 478 W Sixth St, San Pedro CA
*  The new play by Anthony Davis focuses on the arrest and conviction of New York City teenagers in the 1980s, who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. They were found to be innocent, but that took years from their lives.
*  Check out the New York Times article on Long Beach Opera's World Premiere of "The Central Park Five," at:
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/30/arts/music/central-park-five-opera.html
*  Performances are Sat, Jun 15 & Sat, Jun 22, at 7:30 pm, and Sun, Jun 23, at 2:30 pm.
*  TIX: $150 to $49, at 562-470-7464 or www.LongBeachOpera.org
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Sun, Jun 23:
4 pm - SALTY SUITES play Grapes and Hops, 54 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001; 805-641-0053
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Sun, Jun 23, FREE CONCERT:
5 pm - THE GREAT AMERICAN SWING BAND presented by "Summer Sounds WeHo" in Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Bl, West Hollywood, CA 90046
*  Repertoire includes Standards, Swing, Big Band, Jazz, Dixieland, Rhythm and Blues, Rock and Roll, and Contemporary Music.
*  Band's website: www.greatamericanswingband
*  Limited first come, first serve seating available, or bring a picnic basket and blanket.
*  Parking is always an expensive issue in WeHo and it keeps us from frequenting some legendary music venues there. Ride the Metro bus, or consult: www.weho.org/summersounds
*  Free.
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Sun, Jun 23, arts fundraiser:
5:30 pm - “BYE BYE, BAYOU… HELLO, TORRANCE” is the annual fundraiser gala presented by the "Friends of the Torrance Theatre Company" at the DoubleTree Hotel in Torrance CA
* It’s a comic murder mystery written by Cindy Shield and directed by Perry Shields.
*  Tickets are $125 and proceeds go towards the 2019-2020 season. Tix at 424-243-6882 or go to http://torrancetheatrecompany.com/
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Sun, Jun 23, on TV:
6 pm-7:48 pm - "APOLLO 11" (2019), an epic new documentary with a surprise vintage folk song, gets its TV premiere. It's already won awards at film festivals and had an IMAX theatre run in March.
*  Director Todd Douglas Miller captures momentous events with newly-discovered and restored archival footage from NASA vaults and the National Archives. That includes a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage, more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, and other never-before-seen clips, audio, and materials. Together, these are utilized to tell the story from a more inclusive perspective than was known 50 years ago when it happened.
*  Each of the Apollo lunar missions launched aboard the Saturn V rocket, as tall as a 36-storey skyscraper, developing over seven-and-half MILLION pounds of thrust from its first stage, alone. (See pic.)
*  Apollo 11 made the first Moon landing with a human crew on July 20th, 1969. This film airs so much earlier than the 50th anniversary date so it can beat the airdates of the upcoming miniseries doc from PBS.
* A folk song is the film's de facto theme track. The late John Stewart's "Mother Country" was identified on an archival film soundtrack, playing on a weightlessly-twirling cassette recorder aboard the spacecraft. Turns out it was on Buzz Aldrin's on-board mix tape. With the line, "What ever happened to those faces in the old photographs?" it seemed to the modern filmmakers to be the perfect choice to showcase, so they did. Read that full story here, where you can also play a vid of Stewart performing the song. Alas, he died of a sudden stroke in 2008, and never knew his song would reach a new audience -- of space nerds.
*  WATCH THE OFFICIAL TRAILER NOW, at: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3Co8Z8BQgWc
*  On CNN. Time is Pacific Daylight; adjust for your time zone.
*  Re-airs tonight 8 pm-9:48 pm (PDT).
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Sun, Jun 23:
8 pm - "SINGING OUT TOUR 2019" featuring HEATHER MAE  & CRYS MATTHEWS, arrives in the famous concert hall in back of McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Bl, Santa Monica, CA 90405; 310-828-4497
*  Tix, $20, at 310-828-4497
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Sun, Jun 23, on TV:
8 pm-9:48 pm - "APOLLO 11" (2019), an epic new documentary, gets its TV premiere night on CNN. It already aired at 6 pm; see that listing for our write-up.
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Monday
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Monday, June 24th, in history... prepare to be furious.

by Larry Wines 

Today marks the 70th anniversary of the "Universal Declaration of Human Rights." Around the world, a special flag will be flown today -- not so much to celebrate as to remind. 

Because unimaginably barbaric abuses; oppressions; deprivations; denials of freedom, physical or intellectual or of dignity; 

Proclaimed denials to the world by perpetrators who continue to inflict barbarity; incarcerations of prisoners of conscience; "re-education" brainwashing; 

Torture; sex-exploitation slavery; political slavery, economic slavery, conflict-related slavery, and slavery designed to extract labor while inflicting pain and killing those in bondage; 

Myriad manifestations of physical-mental-emotional brutality; 

Deprivations and genocidal exterminations based simply on race, creed, religious or ethnic or tribal affiliation; 

Intentionally-inflicted blindings and amputations and cripplings by sledge hammer and pliers and sharpened stick and sword, and beheadings and other forms of executions (some performed slowly) often to make examples and send messages to keep others in line; 

ALL still continue in our world that is inexcusably fond of denying it.


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Those things are happening right now, today, even on this anniversary day, and they continue to happen every day. Right here in our not-yet-bright-future with our virtual, cyber, order-everything-on-line voluptuary of the future, we never got the future we were promised. Our instantly-available-everything world is a distraction of self-indulgent playthings to avoid our contemplating that our little worlds do not reflect objective reality, or our expectations derived from a tv reality show, because actual reality is invisible to our denyingly, delusionally, comfortably-numb, market-driven, predictive-analytic-trending-fad, media-ratings-driven world of the 21st century.

And if learning there are -- within United States government-run "Immigrant Detention Facilities" -- lice-infested, flu-ridden, vomiting sick children, with infants left solely in their care, with no showers and no soap and no running water and an open bucket in the middle of a crowded cell as the only toilet; and that many of these children and infants are sleeping on concrete floors; 

   - in these government-run de facto concentration camps in Texas; 

   - about which a U.S. Justice Department lawyer has proclaimed in court that a "toothbrush, soap, and blanket are not necessary provisions" in these "detention camps" populated by incarcerated children;

And if learning about these things sounds like any of the litany of abuses by the world's most depraved dictators and their regimes; and if these sound like the very things that all the signatory nations of the "Universal Declaration of Human Rights" agreed, 70 years ago today, that they would not allow to happen ever again, anywhere?

"Verily I say unto you, Since you have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, you have done it unto me." 

-- from the Biblical Book of Matthew (25:40), and often cited by the late Mother Teresa.

The word "outrage" has become the political equivalent of the "f-word," so frequently and reactively expressed that it has lost the power that words should evoke. If we can bestow any vestige of its original meaning, what is happening in those border "detention camps" is an ABSOLUTE, un-nuanced, horrifying outrage that should shake this country to its very foundations. 

If we just ruined your day, we won't apologize. If you didn't know, you needed to. So, now -- if the will of the people really does prevail in this society -- what are you going to do about it?

You can get all the contact links for your elected 
federal representatives at:

https://www.usa.gov/elected-officials/

While you are giving them a piece of your mind, ask them if they are ready to "Repeal section 1325" of the Immigration and Naturalization Code. It's the section that allows these incarcerations to happen.
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Wednesday
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Wed, Jun 26:
2 pm-5 pm -  "PEACE AWARENESS LABYRINTH & GARDENS" holds its annual "Summer Barbecue and Tours" of their three historic West Adams buildings with a tasty barbecue in the courtyard alongside the labyrinth and beautiful pergola, at 3500 W Adams Bl, Los Angeles CA 90018; 323-737-4055.
*  Barbecue, 2 pm - 3 pm
*  Docent-led tour hours, 3 pm - 5 pm
*  Limited parking in the property. Street parking available.
*  Cost: $20 adults, $10 seniors and teens; for seniors & teens, apply code BBQDISCOUNT
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Thursday
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Thu-Sat, Jun 27-30, FESTIVAL:
Annual "KATE WOLF MUSIC FESTIVAL" in Northern California, with featured performances by Kris Kristofferson, Los Lobos, Ruthie Foster, John Hiatt, Eliza Gilkyson, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Old Blind Dogs, and much more.
*  We will have more when we get caught-up, but you can always jump on your browser (We always recommend Duck-Duck-Go and Startpage, they both work great and they don't steal your data and turn you into a marketing practice dummy like the "corpirate" cyber megagiants do...)
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Thu, Jun 27:
8 pm - EJ MATHEWS BAND plays Boulevard Music, 4316 Sepulveda Bl, Culver City, CA 90230; 310-398-2583
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Friday
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Fri-Sun, Jun 28-30, FESTIVAL:
Annual "MOKSHA FESTIVAL" in Frazier Park, CA
*  It's a weekend gathering of yogis, musicians, healers and teachers, with many classes, workshops and music.
*  Topanga-based musician ANNMARIE SOUL is a presenter/performer each day, and she tells the Guide, "Sign up using the code HEART MEDICINE and receive a 25% discount."
*  See poster (click to enlarge & read it).
*  Registration and more at: http://www.mokshafestival.com/Socal/
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Fri, Jun 28, FREE event:
6:30 pm - Blues Rock Legend GEORGE THOROGOOD live: Interview, Demo & Signing to celebrate the release of his new album “Good To Be Bad” AND debut and play a demo on his new signature Epiphone guitar, at Sam Ash-Hollywood, 7360 Sunset Bl, Los Angeles, CA 90046

*  Just announced to media, at 10:44 am, June 18.
*  FREE, but LIMITED CAPACITY, so first come, first served.
*  The first 30 attendees in line will get a special meet-and-greet and signing with GEORGE THOROGOOD; no line-ups at Sam Ash before 2 pm.
*  GEORGE THOROGOOD and his band, George Thorogood & The Destroyers, have sold over 15 million albums, built a classic catalog of hits, and have played more than 8,000 ferocious live shows.
*  In celebration of the release of his brand-new Epiphone Ltd. Ed. George Thorogood “White Fang” ES-125TDC Outfit, George is doing this special, live interview and demo of the new guitar.
*  Epiphone proudly presents the "Ltd. Ed. George Thorogood 'White Fang' ES-125TDC Outfit," the premier signature guitar by the blues legend. Featuring a vintage-inspired ES-125 hollowbody archtop in a Bone White finish with removable “Cobra” sticker, new ProBucker (TM) P-90 single-coil pickups, a hand-signed Certificate of Authenticity, Custom Hard Case with “snake-skin” handle, and Wilkinson (TM) Deluxe Tuners.
*  The ES-125 thin-line hollowbody was first introduced in 1956 as a student guitar, but in George Thorogood’s hands, his rare, late '50s two-pickup ES-125 was transformed into one of the most iconic instruments in American music.
*  Watch GEORGE THOROGOOD talk about and play his new “White Fang” ES-125TDC at: https://m.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=uZZvxHWZKn4
*  Info on the forthcoming North American “Good To Be Bad Tour: 45 Years Of Rock,” with the full itinerary of dates, is at: https://www.georgethorogood.com
*  FREE event.
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Fri, Jun 28:
7:30 pm - RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT plays the "AMSD Concerts" series in Sweetwater Community Church, 5305 Sweetwater Rd, Bonita, CA 91902; 619-201-0520
*  A true legend of the road and the recording studio, Ramblin' Jack is the last of the breed.
*  He also plays Santa Monica on Jun 30 at 8 pm; see listing.
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Fri, Jun 28:
8 pm - JOE ROBINSON plays the famous concert hall in back of McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Bl, Santa Monica, CA 90405; 310-828-4497
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Fri, Jun 28:
8 pm - THE STORYTELLERS play the Bon Vivant Market & Café, 3155 Glendale Bl, Los Angeles, CA 90039; 323-284-8013
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Saturday
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☆  See Friday & Saturday listings for FESTIVALS that continue today (we no longer re-list them each day).
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Sat, Jun 29:
Annual "BLUEGRASS DAY AT THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY FAIR," sponsored by the "San Diego Bluegrass Society" and "The North County Bluegrass & Folk Club." Details to appear on the fair's website.
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Sat, Jun 29, FILM SCREENING:
2 pm-4 pm - "VETERANS MAKE MOVIES" film event at LACMA.
*  Poster has details.
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Sat, Jun 29:
5 pm & 7:30 pm - ROY ZIMMERMAN, world-famous singing political satirist, does two performances of his new show, "RiZe Up ! - while we still have the 1st Amendment," at the Parlor Performances series at Cornerstone Music Conservatory, 12121 W Pico Bl (one door W of Bundy), Los Angeles 90064
Roy's fans include Tom Lehrer and Joni Mitchell.
*  Fans of Jon Stewart, Bill Maher, and Stephen Colbert -- and of course, fans of Tom Lehrer -- need to discover Roy Zimmerman.
*  "RiZe Up" is 90 minutes of Zimmerman's hilarious, rhyme-intensive original songs. The title is a reference to Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger to be sure, but also an acknowledgement that songwriting does good work in the world. 
*  "Sometimes I think satire is the most hopeful and heartfelt form of expression," says Roy, "because in calling out the world's absurdities and laughing in their face, I'm affirming the real possibility of change." 
*  LINKS TO SEE & HEAR Roy performing some of his bitingly hilarious Zimmerman gems:
⊙ "Psychedelic Relic" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpLLv_zjuzg
⊙ "Dream" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_5TkynyHvg (bring a hankie for this one)
⊙ "Socialist" - (what could be more topical?) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXJgM2Z8n8k
⊙ "Creation Science 101" - (he's been doing this one for years, and it's just as funny -- and important -- now) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIwiPsgRrOs
*  Venue is handicapped accessible via elevator; on 2nd floor next to the Party Store.
TIX require reservations, then it's cash or check at the door -- $20 for 5 pm show for a limited time, thereafter it's $25 for either show (7:30 is nearly sold-out). RSVPs for 6 or more save an addt'l $2 per ticket.
*   Make your required reservations at: Jeannine Frank, at 310-666-9066, or Jeannine@FrankEntertainment.com
*  More at: www.FrankEntertainment.com

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Sat, Jun 29:
7:30 pm - JOE ROBINSON plays the "Wooden Hall Concerts" series in the Alhecama Theatre, 914 Santa Barbara St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Sat, Jun 29:
7:30 pm - BERKLEY HART, San Diego's most awarded acoustic duo, plays the "San Diego Folk Heritage" concert series at Pilgrim United Church of Christ, 2020 Chestnut Av, Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Sat, Jun 29:
7:30 pm - ROY ZIMMERMAN, world
-famous Singing Political Satirist, does the second of his two performances of his new show, "RiZe Up ! - while we still have the 1st Amendment," at the Parlor Performances series at Cornerstone Music Conservatory, 12121 W Pico Bl (one door W of Bundy), Los Angeles 90064
See 5 pm for our full write-up.
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Sat, Jun 29:
8 pm - JOSH RITTER & THE ROYAL CITY BAND plus PENNY & SPARROW play "The Bluegrass Situation" concert series in the Theatre at the Ace Hotel, 929 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015; 213-623-3233
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Sat, Jun 29:
8 pm - JOHN McEUEN & THE STRING WIZARDS play the famous concert hall in back of McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Bl, Santa Monica, CA 90405; 310-828-4497
*  Sure, you know he is a GRAMMY-winner and founding member of the NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND, and a multi-instrumentalist of dazzling prowess.
*  But did you know he taught STEVE MARTIN how to play banjo?
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☆  See Friday & Saturday listings for FESTIVALS that conclude today (we no longer re-list them each day).
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Sun, Jun 30, pseudo FESTIVAL:
1:30 pm-9 pm - "ONE CITY ONE PRIDE DAY OF ART" is a day of performances and panel discussions in the West Hollywood City Council Chambers, 625 N San Vicente Bl, West Hollywood, CA 90069
*  Program is:
• 1:30 pm: Let Love Flourish and Everyone Deserves (A) Love (Poem) Queer Poetry Pop-Ups.
• 2:30 pm: Launch of “Crush: First Love, New Talent” an LGBTQ comic anthology.
• 3:30 pm: QueerWise writing collective and spoken word performance group led by Michael Kearns.
• 5 pm: “Where Love Is Illegal” panel discussion: Being LGBTQ is illegal in 70 countries; powerful images from award-winning photographer Robin Hammond’s project document what that means.
• 7 pm: “¡Gaytino! Made in America” Mariachi to Merman, Sondheim to Cesar Chavez, decades of Mexican-American/Chicano and LGBTQ history intersect in story and song as Dan Guerrero presents this first public screening of a new film of his acclaimed solo play. View the trailer at: https://vimeo.com/328527151
*    Free Admission.
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Sun, Jun 30:
8 pm - RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT plays the famous concert hall in back of McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Bl, Santa Monica, CA 90405; 310-828-4497
*  A true legend of the road and the recording studio, Ramblin' Jack is the last of the breed.
*  He also plays San Diego on Jun 28 at 7:30 pm; see listing.
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More FESTIVALS 'n concerts 'n
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HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!
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Thu, Jul 4:
11 am-5 pm - "4th OF JULY BARNDANCE" at the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Canyon Bl, Topanga, CA 90290; 310-455-3723
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Thu, Jul 4:
BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY plus RUMBLE KING play the City of Burbank's 2019 "Starlight Bowl Concert Season" at the Starlight Bowl, 1249 Lockheed View Dr, Burbank CA 91501
*  TIX at: www.starlightbowl.com
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Thu, Jul 4:
8 pm - "HOTEL CALIFORNIA: A SALUTE TO THE EAGLES" is this year's annual "July 4 Spectacular" with PACIFIC SYMPHONY and Eagles tribute band HOTEL CALIFORNIA in the Pacific Amphitheatre at the OC Fair & Event Center, in Costa Mesa CA
Orange County’s favorite 4th-of-July celebration! The highly acclaimed “Hotel California” band headlines our extravaganza with mega-hits like “Hotel California” and “Take It Easy” — plus enjoy patriotic favorites, our traditional salute to the U.S. armed forces and a brilliant fireworks finale.
*  You can add a picnic dinner to your ticket order. Options include prime rib, grilled salmon and fried chicken dinners, turkey, roast beef and ham sandwich boxes or a delicious charcuterie plate. All orders include a bottle of water. These pre-ordered picnic boxes are available for pickup on the night of the concert in the Plaza Pacifica picnic area.
*  TIX include an OC Fair admission (fair runs Jul 12 to Aug 11).
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Fri, Jul 5:
Time tba - DENNIS ROGER REED, plus SUITCASE JOHNNIE play Iva Lee’s in San Clemente CA
*  It's "good stuff" acoustic music from performing songwriter and FolkWorks columnist Dennis Roger Reed.
*  Check out his new (latest) CD, "BEFORE IT WAS BEFORE," folk, swing, folk rock, blues and bluegrass from Dennis Roger Reed with Don Reed, at:  http://store.cdbaby.com/cd/dennisrogerreedwithdonreed
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Fri, Jul 5:
8 pm - OLD BLIND DOGS play the "Ojai Concert Series" at Ojai Valley Woman's Club, 441 E Ojai Av, Ojai, CA 92023; 805-649-5189
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Fri, Jul 5:
8 pm - THE LONELY HEARTSTRING BAND plays the famous concert hall in back of McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Bl, Santa Monica, CA 90405; 310-828-4497
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Fri, Jul 5:
8 pm - KIKI EBSEN's "EVENING IN OLD HOLLYWOOD" at Vitello's, 4349 Tujunga Av, Studio City, CA 91604
*  Tonight, stunning, sultry song stylist Kiki Ebsen and her quartet take you back to the glamor and excitement of nights when men wore tuxedos and women, designer gowns. Back in those days, you might start the evening with a Daiquiri or an Old Fashioned, then head off to see Eartha Kitt at The Mocambo or Nat King Cole holding the crowds spellbound at the Cocoanut Grove. Later, you'd head downtown to Central Blvd. to catch some serious vintage jazz. Clubs like the Dunbar Hotel, The Bird in the Basket and the Downbeat hosted a myriad of legends of the time and the genre, including Charles Mingus, Charlie Parker and Art Tatum jamming into the wee hours. A late dinner at Musso and Frank’s might find you looking across the room to see Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, or Frank Sinatra. If you were there a few decades later, you’d spot a young Kiki Ebsen dining with her dad, Buddy, there at the first and his favorite restaurant dating back to 1935 and his arrival in Hollywood.
*  Kiki Ebsen has shared the stage with Al Jarreau, Kenny Rankin, Michael McDonald, and Patti Austin. She has written songs for Boney James and other recording artists.
*  Her quartet includes pianist Jeff Colella, saxophonist Kim Richmond, drummer Kendall Kay, and bassist Granville "Danny" Young.
*  “Kiki Ebsen is a consummate performer at the keyboard and as a guest vocalist. With a symphony orchestra, singing pop standards, or the catalog of Ella Fitzgerald to Joni Mitchell, a great artist.” — Larry Blank, Resident Pops Conductor, Pasadena Symphony.
*  Doors at 6:30 pm
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Sat, Jul 6:
8 pm - "AN EVENING WITH LYLE LOVETT AND HIS LARGE BAND" in the Fred Kavli Theatre at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E Thousand Oaks Bl, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362; Box Office, 805-449-2787
*  Singer, composer and actor Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums.
*  Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers.
*  TIX, $131, $91, $81, $66, at: http://www.civicartsplaza.com/show_detail.php?id=642
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Wed, Jul 10, FILM SCREENING EVENT:
7 pm - "WOMAN AT WAR," the LUX Prize 2018 winner, environmental-themed, feminist comedy-drama, gets a special screening at the USC School for Cinematic Arts, Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, 900 W 34th St, Los Angeles, CA 90007.
*  Co-sponsored by Outside the Box, Magnolia Pictures, The European Parliament European Liaison Office in Washington, D.C., and USC Schwarzenegger Institute.

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*  Representatives in attendance from the European Parliament, CA and Schwarzenegger Institute Environmental Policy Director Fran Pavley (former CA State Senator).
*  How's this to set the tone? “It’s time for all of our doubters and producers of pollution to join us and move forward together. We are asking you to stop lying to the people about climate change and pollution, and to offer them solutions instead of bullsh*t.” -- the former California governor who now heads the USC Schwarzenegger Institute, speaking at the third-annual R20 Austrian World Summit, May 28 at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna.
*  Sen. Pavley will introduce the film by explaining how her work on environmental policy and women’s rights issues were often intertwined.
*  The "R20 Austrian World Summit" brought together 150 leaders from politics, business, civil society and academia representing 30 countries to provide examples of best practices and innovative projects for climate protection.
*  The Political Climate podcast team attended the Austrian World Summit and heard firsthand from global leaders, like UN Secretary General Antonio Guterresand climate activist Greta Thunberg.  It underscored the fact that despite the U.S. pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement, other countries and subnational governments continue to step up in the face of mounting carbon emissions and the growing impacts of climate change.

Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger takes a selfie
with teenage environmental activist superstar Greta Thunberg
*  FREE to attend with advance reservation, at: https://cinema.usc.edu/events/reservation.cfm?id=48329
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Sat, Jul 13:
Time tba - DENNIS ROGER REED plays Middle Ridge Winery Tasting Gallery, 54301 N Circle Dr, Idyllwild CA; 951-659-9000; https://www.middleridge.com/Store/The-Gallery
*  Wine and art -- and, this evening, "good stuff" acoustic music from performing songwriter and FolkWorks columnist Dennis Roger Reed.
*  Check out his new (latest) CD, "BEFORE IT WAS BEFORE," folk, swing, folk rock, blues and bluegrass from Dennis Roger Reed with Don Reed, at:  http://store.cdbaby.com/cd/dennisrogerreedwithdonreed
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Sun, Jul 14:
9 pm - GETHEN JENKINS, named "Best Outlaw Country Artist" in LA Weekly’s “Best Of” issue, plays The Canyon Santa Clarita, 24201 Valencia Bl #1351, Santa Clarita, CA 91355
*  Tix now on sale, $15 seated, $10 standing, at: https://www1.ticketmaster.com/gethen-jenkins/event/090056B7C9873B53
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Wed, Jul, 17; FREE "making a difference" event:
10 am-2 pm - "SUSTAINABILITY PLAN SYMPOSIUM" at University of Southern California, Doheny Memorial Library, Room 240, 3550 Trousdale Pkwy, Los Angeles, CA 90089
*  Full name of event: "L.A. County Sustainability Plan: Gearing Up Economic Opportunity and Jobs"
*  What: the UCLA Luskin Center, the USC Schwarzenegger Institute, and the USC Center for Sustainability Solutions invite you to join the Los Angeles County Chief (of the) Sustainability Office for a discussion of the L.A. County Sustainability Plan and its potential to promote and expand new business opportunities in the United States’ most populous county and the world’s third largest metropolitan economy.
 *  A diverse group of business leaders, County officials, and economic and workforce development specialists from across California will examine the sustainability plan's potential to drive economic and job growth.
*  Featured discussion on how the plan will shape the future economy of LA County by accelerating demand for advanced transportation, renewable energy, energy efficient infrastructure, and urban greening while supporting strategic and inclusive workforce development practices.
*  Schedule
10 am-1 pm - Symposium
1 pm-2 pm - Networking Lunch
*  Parking, light refreshments, and a networking lunch are provided, complimentary with registration.
*  Questions, call 213-821-5536.
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Jul 21, benefit:
2 pm-6 pm - SWING DANCE FUNDRAISER for "Redondo Beach Scholarship Fund," a 501c3 nonprofit, sponsored by the Woman's Club Redondo Beach, 400 S Broadway, Redondo Beach CA 90277
*  Enjoy a great time dancing or just enjoying the music.
*  17 piece swing band, beginning dance lesson included,  Bake Sale, 50/50 Raffle, 40's 50's Costume Contest.
*  Tix, $25 in advance cash, or by check mailed to Woman's Club Redondo Beach, at above address, or send via Venmo.com - WCRedondoBeach.
*  $30 at the door.
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Aug 16-17-18, FESTIVAL:
Annual "SUMMERGRASS SAN DIEGO" Bluegrass festival, at the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum in Vista, CA; festival phone,858-679-4854.
*  Headliner lineup features The Grascals, David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition, High Fidelity, The Old Blue Band; also performing are: Tom Cunningham Band, Prairie Sky, Front Porch Music Preservation Society, Chris Cerna & The Bluegrass Republic, LeRoy Mack & Gloryland , Sheri Lee & The Blue Hearts, Vulcan Mountain Boys, and MohaviSoul.
*  It's 3 days of live music from 12 national, regional and local bands; music workshops presented by the same performing artists; a variety of family & kid-oriented music activities; lots of spontaneous live jam sessions; instrument raffles of top-grade new instruments; tasty food, and a variety of vendors.
*  Plus, the "Third Annual Pie Society Meeting" (and competition) happens at Summergrass 2019.
*  Info, tix, lineups, schedules, & volunteer opportunities, at: www.summergrass.net
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Sat, Sep 7:
8 pm - "TCHAIKOVSKY SPECTACULAR (with fireworks)" with CARL ST. CLAIR, conductor; BENJAMIN BEILMAN, violin; & PACIFIC SYMPHONY, at Pacific Amphitheatre, OC Fair & Events Center, Costa Mesa CA
* Southern Californians are incredibly fortunate to have the Hollywood Bowl, the Greek Theatre, the Ford Amphitheatre, and the OC Amphitheatre all available as splendid outdoor concert venues. Be sure to catch a symphonic treasure beneath the OC skies.
*  PROGRAM:
• KHACHATURIAN: “Sabre Dance”
• TCHAIKOVSKY: Violin Concerto
• RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: “Capriccio Espagnol”
• TCHAIKOVSKY: “1812” Overture
*  Complete with live cannons and brilliant fireworks, no SummerFest is complete without Pacific Symphony performing Tchaikovsky’s thrilling “1812” overture.
*  The evening features this famous romantic composer’s greatest hits, including his memorable Violin Concerto, performed by the first-prize winner of the 2010 "Montréal International Musical Competition," Benjamin Beilman. “The Times” has praised Beilman’s “handsome technique, burnished sound, and quiet confidence,” and “The Strad” described his playing as “pure poetry.”
 *  TIX and full info at: 714-755-5799 or www.PacificSymphony.org
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Sat & Sun, Oct 12 & 13:
CINDY KALLET & GREY LARSEN play a pair of rare West Coast gigs at the "Santa Monica House Concerts" series in Santa Monica, CA
*  Details will be posted closer to the dates, at:
http://santamonicahouseconcerts.com/
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IF YOU BUY EARLY 

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Series runs Sun, Oct 6, 2019, through Sun, Jun 6, 2020.
"LE SALON DE MUSIQUES: MASTERS REDISCOVERED" is the series' just-announced 10th anniversary season of nine concerts, all at the Los Angeles Music Center's Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Fifth Floor, 135 N Grand Av, Los Angeles, CA 90012; Self parking at the Music Center Garage on Grand Avenue.
*  EARLY BIRD OFFER FOR "A SUBLIME NEW SEASON"
*  "Le Salon de Musiques" is a chamber music series performed in an intimate space without any stage or separation between the audience and the artists. It allows you to feel the purity and quintessence of the music associated with the vibrations of each instrument and the connection to each artist.
*  A "Tresor de France Champagne" reception with a high tea buffet catered by Patina follows the performance and the Q & A between the artists and the audience.
*  TENTH ANNIVERSARY PROGRAM, 2019-2020, introduced by musicologists Dr. Kristi BROWN-MONTESANO & Julius REDER CARLSON.
*  Season "GRAND OPENING" - CONCERT ONE: Sun, Oct 6, 4 pm:
- W. MOZART: "Divertimento" in D Major for String Quartet
- G. HAENDEL: Sonata in G minor Op 2 for two violins & piano - J. HAYDN: String Quartet No.5 Op 64 in D Major "The Lark"
 - L. BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor Op 37 (Arranged for String Quintet)
- Featured artists: Jessica GUIDERI & Aubree OLIVERSON, Violins; Rob BROPHY, Viola, Yoshika MASUDA, Cello; Peter LLOYD, Bass; Vijay VENKATESH, Piano.
*  TIX for individual dates are available following season tix sales. The nine-concert season runs through Sunday, June 7, sponsored by Steinway & Sons, The French & German Consulates of Los Angeles, Champagne "Tresor de France," Performing Arts Live, and Eufloria. Buy the season now at the early bird price, saving 20%: $684 for all nine concerrs, instead of the regular full-season price of $855. Season tix get other perqs. Info and tix purchase at: 310-498 0257.
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The Guide's special edition for the 75th anniversary of D-Day and its meaning in our world today, has been read by many thousands of people in over 30 countries (so far); it is still available, at:

https://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2019/06/d-day-in-perspective-75-years-hence-for.html
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The most recent 'uge, 2-volume NEWS FEATURES edition was a while back, but it's still available. You can find it at:

 https://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2019/04/musicafied-mollified-or-muellerfried.html

As always, we have lots of MUSIC NEWS features in the works, and they'll be along as we get them dressed, shoes tied, cowlicks combed down, bowties cranked straight, and strings tuned.
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"Hee Haw" voice: "THAT's all!"
Stay tuneful!
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