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Friday, April 21, 2017

WEEKEND MUSIC NEWS & LOTSA GREAT STUFF EDITION, April 21, 2017

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Lots happening. We have FOUR separate editions today to cover it all without too much scrolling. News Feature # 1 explains it all.

Let's get started!

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LATE BREAKING NEWS ADDITION... this sad news arrived after we went to press...

Slaid Cleaves and his wife Karen posted this aftrenoon...

"With heavy hearts we're sharing some sad news about a dear friend, Jimmy LaFave. Jimmy has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. There is a GoFundMe site in his honor, benefiting charities of his choosing. The family is asking that all his friends, fans, and well-wishers express their love through the comment section on this site, as a way of compiling the outpouring of love from the community in one central location."


https://www.gofundme.com/jimmylafave


They continue, "Jimmy is scheduled to play tonight 4/21 at 8pm in Austin, Texas, at Threadgill's World HQ. We'll be there to hear the soulful voice and songs that have enriched our lives, and to share our grief with friends. If Jimmy needs help getting through the night Slaid and many other Austin musicians will be at the ready."

Thank you,

(signed)
Slaid & Karen

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CONTENTS / IN THIS EDITION

1) This Weekend's Festival Scene is Wowsa with Abundance & Quality

2) A Guide to the 10th Annual "RECORD STORE DAY" on Saturday, April 22nd

3) A Special Bluegrass "RECORD STORE DAY" Release

4) After "Record Store Day," there's "RECORD STORE CRAWL 2017" in July

5) "EARTH DAY" Special Video Download: "EARTH AS A PLANET"

6) FREE (and Timely) Screening on Sunday of Top Documentary Film

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Quote of the week:

“If you pour some music on whatever’s wrong, it’ll sure help out.” — Levon Helm.

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# 1 news feature...


THIS WEEKEND'S FESTIVAL SCENE IS WOWSA WITH ABUNDANCE & QUALITY


Even before you get to the fact that it's EARTH DAY weekend and there are bunches of festival-size events for that? The big ones that were already on everyone's list are the annual "L.A. TIMES FESTIVAL OF BOOKS" and "SANTA CLARITA COWBOY FESTIVAL." Both run Saturday and Sunday and both are loaded with live music performances.

There are so many more festivals that we JUST published a fully UPDATED edition focused on ALL this weekend's festivals AND it covers all the festivals through the first week of May! It's a mighty big catalog, and it contains all ya need ta know to go. Or dream about going next year.

The Guide's catalog includes a separate list for the Earth Day-related festivals that are happening Saturday, and some that extend beyond that.

So we published three more SEPARATE editions, dedicated to covering the biggest and best festivals happening this weekend. The way to find all THREE of those Guide festival editions, PUBLISHED TODAY, is right here:
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✔ "Guide to ALL the Weekend Festivals, April 22 & 23 (and beyond!) - 2017" is at:

http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2017/04/guide-to-all-weekend-festivals-april-22.html
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✔ "L.A. Times Festival of Books" Apr 22 & 23 (USC, L.A., CA) has plenty of music, plus so much more that we offer you the BEST Guide anywhere to this gargantuan event. It's in its very own dedicated edition, at:

http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2017/04/la-times-festival-of-books-guide-april.html
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✔ "Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival" Guide, April 22 & 23 in Newhall (Santa Clarita) CA - 2017, gets its own dedicated coverage, at:

http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2017/04/santa-clarita-cowboy-festival-guide.html
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Here's a simple list of all the LOCAL festivals we include in today's companion editions, and we include a separate list for the Earth Day-related festivals.

Part one... everything LOCAL that isn't listed with the Earth Day-related fests...

✔ "SANTA CLARITA COWBOY FESTIVAL" Guide, April 22 & 23 in Newhall (Santa Clarita) CA - 2017

✔ "BERGAMOT STATION SPRING FLING" Apr 22 (Santa Monica, CA)

✔ "L.A. TIMES FESTIVAL OF BOOKS" Apr 22 & 23 with lots of live music (USC, L.A., CA).

✔ "DEAD ON THE HILLTOP - SPRING 2017" Apr 20-23 (Apple Valley, CA)

✔ 18th annual "NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL" Apr 20-27 includes music-related films and some live music (Newport Beach, CA)


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EARTH DAY-RELATED LOCAL FESTIVALS

Apr 22 and thereabouts, 2017:
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✔ "DEAD ON THE HILLTOP - SPRING 2017" Apr 20-23 (Apple Valley, CA)

✔ 18th annual "NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL" Apr 20-27 include the "Environmental Film Series" (Newport Beach, CA)

✔ "EARTH DAY FESTIVAL SANTA BARBARA" Apr 21-22 (Santa Barbara, CA)

✔ "BERGAMOT STATION SPRING FLING" Apr 22 (Santa Monica, CA)

✔ "CALIFORNIA POPPY FESTIVAL" Apr 22 & 23 (Lancaster, CA)

✔ "L.A. TIMES FESTIVAL OF BOOKS" Apr 22 & 23 (USC, L.A., CA). We include 12 listings for Earth Day-related exhibitors. (Plus, there's music.)

✔ "TOPANGA EARTH DAY FESTIVAL" Apr 22 & 23 is cancelled / on hiatus (Topanga, CA)

✔ "WILD FOR THE PLANET" Earth Day to Endangered Species Day, Apr 22-May 19 (L.A. Zoo)

✔ "ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION" Apr 29 (Hollenbeck Park, L.A.)
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THERE ARE MANY MORE. We also include -- with full write-ups -- the best Folk-Americana festivals that are happening elsewhere. But we didn't list those here. And in this short list, we didn't tell you about all the ones happening after this weekend. You'll find 'em all in the "Guide to ALL the Weekend Festivals, April 22 & 23 (and beyond!) - 2017."
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See the details of each one in our separate "FESTIVALS UPDATE" Guides, using the url's above.


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GUIDE TO THE 10th ANNUAL "RECORD STORE DAY" ON SATURDAY, APRIL 22nd


Event features special "RSD"-only releases and more

On Saturday, hundreds of independently-owned music stores across the world will simultaneously unite with the purpose of celebrating our culture and the unique place that record stores occupy both in their local communities and the world. The Guide is, and always has been, bigtime fans and proponents of record stores and "Record Store Day" (RSD), and the annual event is again proving its worth with a slew of special RSD releases.

Many of these record stores will have limited edition vinyl and/or CD releases pressed in cooperation with artists or labels, exclusively available for "Record Store Day." Amoeba, in Hollywood, promises "hundreds of RSD releases" available Saturday, in-store only. But it's a big deal in every record store, everywhere.

Canterbury Records in Pasadena says, "There will be around 350, mostly limited edition, mostly vinyl, releases on that day," and they promise to have "almost all of them in stock on Record Store Day."

With all the RSD-only releases everywhere they're available, you can't dawdle or put things off. At each store that offers special RSD items, things are limited to stock on hand and available on a first come, first served basis. Even at cavernous Amoeba, it's "No holds, no phone orders. Limit one copy per title, per customer." They add, "We cannot accept any store coupons on RSD releases."

Yeah, it's a big deal.

Also to commemorate Saturday's big day, many record stores will have RSD specials and sales on other merch, too -- sales on things like turntables and posters and t-shirts and used DVDs and/or CDs are featured at some stores. Some of 'em save-up the best used CDs for RSD, to add to the delight of those who go out that day.

At most participating record stores, anything that remains of the RSD titles will be posted for sale on Sunday, April 23rd. Note the word, "remains."

Pasadena is especially blessed with great record stores. Of course, it's worth getting acquainted with any that are local to you, and the ones that specialize in what you like, everywhere. Copy this list into your phone and keep it handy:

✔ Canterbury Records, 805 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA; 626-792-7184; www.canterburyrecords.com

✔ Poo-Bah Record Shop, 2636 E Colorado Blvd (relocated from the old, smaller location on Walnut), Pasadena, CA; 626-449-3359; www.poobah.com

✔ Bowl & Fork Records, 1308 E Colorado Blvd # 1346, Pasadena, CA 91106; 323-527-7147; www.fulltimevillain.com

✔ Penny Lane Records (formerly in Pasadena, now in larger quarters in Upland), 1551 W 13th St #107, Upland CA 91786; 909-982-1212; www.pennylane.com/visit-us.html

✔ Smogtown Records, 61 E Foothill Bl, Arcadia, CA 91006; 626-446-2100.

ON INTO L.A. & HOLLYWOOD, (grouped geographically) there are these fine independent record stores:

✔ Mono Records, 1610 E Colorado St, Glendale, CA 91205; 323-928-2475; www.monorecordsla.com

✔ Rockaway Records, 2395 Glendale Bl, Los Angeles, CA 90039; 323-664-3232; www.rockaway.com

✔ Jacknife Records & Tapes, 3149 Glendale Bl, Los Angeles, CA 90039; 323-661-4533; www.jackniferecordsandtapes.com

✔ Gimme Gimme Records, 5810 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA; 323-550-1878; www.gimmegimmerecords.com

✔ Permanent Records, 5116 York Bl, Los Angeles, CA; 323-739-6141; www.permanentrecordschicago.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html

✔ Now-Again Records, 5636 York Bl, Los Angeles, CA 90042; 323-254-2808; www.nowagainrecords.com

✔ Cosmic Vinyl, 2149 Sunset Bl, Echo Park (Los Angeles), CA 90026; 213-568-3113; www.cosmicvinyl.com

✔ High Fidelity, 1027 N Orange Dr (near La Brea & Santa Monica Bl), Los Angeles, CA 90038; 323-466-9694 ext 23; http://highfidelityla.com

✔ Amoeba Music, 6400 Sunset Bl, Hollywood, CA 90028;

✔ Counterpoint Records & Books, 5911 Franklin Av, Hollywood, CA 90028; 323-957-7965; www.counterpointrecordsandbooks.com

✔ Balsas Records and Altamirano Records, 2476 Fletcher Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90039; 323-661-6060. (Spanish music.)

✔ Sounds of Music, 4956 Whittier Bl, Los Angeles, CA 90022; 323-261-9224.

✔ Record Jungle, 2459 W Whittier Bl Ste B, Montebello, CA 90640; 323-725-0940; www.recordjungle.com
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At the giant Amoeba, they tell us it'll work this way: "Amoeba Hollywood uses a menu system and our staff pulls RSD titles for customers in the morning. On Saturday, the line for RSD titles will form early on Ivar [the sidestreet]. We’ll have free coffee and treats from our friends at the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf for the early birds in line. The store is open 10:30 am–11 pm on April 22. Please note, the trade counter will open late at 2 pm and close at 9 pm."


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A SPECIAL BLUEGRASS "RECORD STORE DAY" RELEASE


There are soooo many special releases due for Saturday's annual "Record Store Day," and we picked this one to report. It's a special "RSD" release that will interest many readers. It's "PICKIN' ON NIRVANA: THE BLUEGRASS TRIBUTE FEATURING IRON HORSE."

The special vinyl RSD record store day release ts Saturday, April 22, and the digital release is April 28. But there's more:

For those whose devices are infested with the myriad spyware that comes with any social media account, there is a "Facebook live IRON HORSE performance" at 10 am Pacific Time on Saturday, at:

https://www.facebook.com/PickinOnSeries/

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Here's the detailed info on the album and the release...

CMH Records is celebrating the release of "Pickin' On Nirvana: The Bluegrass Tribute Featuring Iron Horse," the latest installment of their series featuring bluegrass interpretations of influential artists. To commemorate the special vinyl release this Saturday, Iron Horse will perform live from Oz Music in Tuscaloosa, AL, with the entire set being streamed live on CMH Records' Facebook page (link above) at 10 am Pacific Time (noon Central, 1 pm Eastern).

This album presents the melody lines of songs by the seminal alternative rockers stripped down to bare bones roots music. Alabama-based quartet IRON HORSE brings their traditional instrumentation and harmonious vocals to bear while tackling KURT COBAIN's wildly influential fusion of melody and discordance. It all adds up to a collection of renditions that are unlike anything ever heard by fans of bluegrass and NIRVANA.

Select tracks from the album have been rolled-out in advance of the official release. "Rolling Stone" first premiered the music video for "All Apologies," while "Brooklyn Vegan" debuted the track "Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle" and "Glide Magazine" exclusively shared "Drain You."

IRON HORSE's RICKY ROGERS told "No Depression," "Most bluegrass groups cover FLATT & SCRUGGS, THE STANLEY BROTHERS, BILL MONROE, etc., because the performance of those songs by other artists are very close to the original compositions. I prefer the term 'tribute,' because we put a different interpretation on works that are widely recognized in their original form, and our intent is to pay tribute to the original artists' efforts and creations."

IRON HORSE's rendition of "Night on the Sun" from Pickin' On's tribute to MODEST MOUSE was featured prominently in HBO's "True Blood," and you can watch that at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3TeOth3aCA&feature=youtu.be

This past December 2016, their tribute to METALLICA, "Fade to Bluegrass: A Bluegrass Tribute to Metallica," reached #13 on the "Billboard Top Bluegrass Albums" chart. Check out Iron Horse performing "Enter Sandman" at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3c7bISLhVl8&feature=youtu.be
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Track listing for "Pickin' On Nirvana: The Bluegrass Tribute Featuring Iron Horse":

1. All Apologies
2. About A Girl
3. In Bloom
4. Polly
5. Drain You
6. Pennyroyal Tea
7. Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle
8. Come As You Are
9. Sappy
10. On A Plain
11. Dumb
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Born out of a love of rock music and for the virtuosity of bluegrass musicians, the CMH Records' "Pickin' On" series features the best in bluegrass, paying tribute to the biggest and brightest artists in rock and pop. Though it started modestly in 1993 with the release of "Pickin' On the Movies," tributes to The Beatles and Eagles soon followed, and by 1997 the Pickin' On Series was on fire.

CMH Records remains dedicated to presenting the finest in bluegrass and roots music, through re-issues of classic material by the greats and stellar recordings from new voices. Other artists that have been given the "Pickin' On" treatment include GRATEFUL DEAD, METALLICA, BOB DYLAN, THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND, COLDPLAY, THE BLACK KEYS, JACK WHITE, MODEST MOUSE, THE KILLERS, and many more.

We often played tracks from the many albums in the series when we did the weekly L.A. broadcast radio / web simulcast show, "Tied to the Tracks," and they were always hits with listeners.

The label boasts, "The Pickin' On Series continues to thrive with one hand in traditional bluegrass and the other in popular music, ready for the next chance to create innovative bluegrass music."
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The logistics might be challenging to hit your local independent record store on Record Store Day, and then keep any vinyl you buy protected from the mid-day heat while you hit one of the festivals. But it's surely worth doing.

Just as we celebrate (and to the greatest extent we can, promote) local musical instrument stores that feature sales, service, repair and appraisals of instruments, especially when they host jams and present concerts, we happily promote outlets for books on music, sheet music, and more. And we rise in celebration of Record Store Day.


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AFTER "RECORD STORE DAY," THERE'S "RECORD STORE CRAWL 2017" IN JULY


We must report this early, because it sells-out every year. "Record Store Crawl" returns to L.A. on Saturday, July 22. If you get your tix in time, you'll climb on a bus for a day of music-themed festivities, discounts, giveaways, and visits to the finest record stores in LA: Amoeba Hollywood, the Record Parlour, Permanent Records, Cosmic Vinyl, and High Fidelity. Organizers say, "It's like a bar crawl... but way better. Beer AND vinyl."

This sold out last year, so grab your tickets now, at:

www.recordstorecrawl.com

or at:

https://ticket.warnermusic.com/event/record-store-crawl---LosAngeles-ca54195138766485835/listing


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"EARTH DAY" SPECIAL VIDEO DOWNLOAD: "EARTH AS A PLANET"


There is no shortage of things we could discuss or links for images that show things going terribly wrong with humanity's failure to practice good stewardship for the only planet all of us have to live on. But we decided it would be better to inspire you.

Thus, we choose this short, eight-and-a-half minute video documentary from the European Space Agency's "ESA Euronews." It's titled "Earth as a Planet," released April 21, 2017.

Be sure to select the language you want. It's available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek, or Hungarian.

The promo reads, "Earth is the largest rocky planet in our Solar System, and the only body we know of capable of supporting life. With so much news about exoplanets dominating the headlines, in this episode of 'Space' we take a step back to take a look at Earth as a planet.
"Four and a half billion years old and 149.6 million kilometres from the Sun, it's not like anything else in the Solar System: 'Planet Earth is quite a particular planet,' says Josef Aschbacher, Director of Earth Observation at ESA. 'We have 70% of water, we have land masses which are actually moving over time. We have an atmosphere which is rich in oxygen, nitrogen, in water vapour. All of these are necessities in order to have life on a planet like this.'"

The film focuses on Rome, rather than being yet another "oh, wow" look at a rainforest canopy or melting glaciers. That's quite a brilliant choice, since most of us inhabit cities. The promo continues:

"Rome is a perfect spot to look at the defining characteristics of planet Earth, in particular the presence of liquid water. Our home planet has the right temperature and correct atmospheric pressure for water to flow on its surface, making it so hospitable to life."

It's at:

http://www.esa.int/spaceinvideos/Videos/2017/04/ESA_Euronews_Earth_as_a_planet

You can watch or download an MP4 in two formats, 72.41 MB or 221.51 MB. They allow you to keep a copy, but it is copyright ESA/Euronews.

That said, celebrate Earth Day on Saturday in some way that's meaningful to you. And remember that every day is Earth Day.


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FREE (AND TIMELY) SCREENING ON SUNDAY OF TOP DOCUMENTARY FILM


With the release on Friday of the new Hollywood feature film, "The Promise," that attempts to find heroes and redemption while finally addressing one of history's worst genocides -- which has been disgracefully repressed in America by international political "considerations" and an equally disgraceful fear of offending the nation of Turkey -- the local reprise of this acclaimed documentary is perfectly timed.

Sunday, April 23, 2017, at 4 pm, brings a FREE screening of "CROWS OF THE DESERT -- A HERO’S JOURNEY THROUGH THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE” at the Warner Grand Theatre, 478 W 6th St, in historic downtown San Pedro, CA 90731.

We mentioned the long-running fear of the US government about offending Turkey, which remains a key NATO ally despite the questionable election there, just a few days ago, that gave near dictatorial powers to its president.

Turkey has a long history of denying its holocaust, the mass extermination of a million-and-a-half of its Armenian citizens early in the 20th century. A story today in the "Hollywood Reporter" gets into the latest in the long series of the lengths to which Turkey will go to cover-up its scandalous past: "'The Promise' vs. 'The Ottoman Lieutenant': Two Movies Battle Over The Armenian Genocide" by Alex Ritman & Mia Galuppo was published at 6:30 am PDT, 4/21/2017. It details the "official" film from Turkey that seeks to discredit the new Hollywood feature film, "The Promise."

Read that story at:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/promise-ottoman-lieutenant-two-movies-battle-armenian-genocide-996196

As for the acclaimed documentary film that is screening FREE, "Crows of the Desert" -- this is a special reprise screening here of this 61-minute film in honor of "Armenian History Month." Produced in the USA in 2016, it's a moving and acclaimed documentary, directed by MARTA HOUSKE. It's presented by the "L.A. Harbor International Film Festival" (which happened in March and was covered in the Guide) and the office of L.A. County Supervisor Janice Hahn.

Be advised that some of the archival visual imagery will be disturbing. The story couldn't be told, otherwise. Doors open at 3 pm for the best seats.

FREE ADMISSION. More at: http://www.laharborfilmfest.com/new/laharborfilmfest/default.asp


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For now, Happy Trails!

MUCH, MUCH MORE is coming soon -- that includes MUSIC NEWS and the LOCAL and NATIONAL Folk-Americana music festival scene !

Meantime, don't sit home this weekend, or any weekend through the end of the month!


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What "boilerplate"? Who came up with that goofy term for the basic essential informational stuff...
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Pssst — Hey, kid. Yeah, YOU: It won't be so "basic" when we add all the links for the global network of music news / music education sites that we're joining; THAT'LL be here very soon, as an ESSENTIAL COMPONENT of the Guide returning to being a MUSIC NEWS journal!


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Guide to ALL the Weekend Festivals, April 22 & 23 (and beyond!) - 2017

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Yep, all of 'em happening this weekend. Then, a look ahead through the first week of May.

Now, we do have concurrent / separate editions that fully detail two of this weekend's biggest ones. When you get to one of those in here, you'll find a simple listing plus the url to read the complete Guide special edition (also updated today) with all the partic'lars for that event.

Got the rules straight? Great! Let's get started!

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Oh, we do have one quick rule-breaker. It's not music, but it's waaay cool. Friday, April 21, 7-9 pm at Occidental College.

It's a presentation by heretic economist RICHARD WOLFF. Whose ideas you really do need to hear. The last time he was in town, he spoke at the same place. Now, that was an entire book and a very long election season ago. In the video link below -- and certainly if you come out to hear what he has to say about what is happening now -- he will give you the history, the hope and the evidence that there can be a better way.

Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlhFMa4t28A

Friday's new event is titled: "RICHARD WOLFF: BEYOND CAPITALISM TO ECONOMIC DEMOCRACY." It's sponsored by the L.A. Progressive.

If you were active in the Bernie Sanders campaign, this will resonate with you. If you were not involved there, consider this a chance to learn why so many of your friends were so passionate for the change Bernie advocated.

Basically, Wolff lays-out the only real hope we have for saving some kind of capitalism that will encourage entrepreneurialism and end the insanity of all the wealth going to the top and to the investors who have nothing whatever to do with the actual work that produces products and services.

Tix for Friday's event in Choi Auditorium at Occidental College, eagle Rock (L.A.):

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/richard-wolff-beyond-capitalism-to-economic-democracy-tickets-33361373767

It's $20 general, $8 seniors.

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HERE ARE ALL THOSE FESTIVALS!
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Apr 8-May 21, 2017:
"THE ORIGINAL RENAISSANCE PLEASURE FAIRE" at Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area, 15501 E Arrow Hwy, Irwindale, CA 91706; www.renfair.com/socal
* TIX: discounted to $12-$15 from $25-. Ages 5-12 are free April 15 & 16. Discount tix at: https://www.goldstar.com/events/irwindale-ca/the-original-renaissance-pleasure-faire
* THE SCENE: The world's oldest Renaissance faire returns with jousting knights, period costumes, handicraft shopping, and medieval cuisine. Eat, Drink & Be Merry, 10 am-7 pm, as you "Take a journey into a land of imagination, where jousting knights, regal ladies, saucy wenches and royal overseers all mix and mingle with you and your family. The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire is the world's oldest Renaissance fair. Hundreds of performers dressed in the costumes of Elizabethan times create a magical world of music, language and fun, with 14 stages of entertainment options ranging from knife throwers to improv troupes -- just outside of Pasadena. More than 150 artisans will be exhibiting and selling their original handcrafted items, including hand-blown glass creations, pottery, authentic clothing and weaponry. And don't miss out on the more than 100 types of food and drink available."
* NOTE: Special event days include (1) "Pirate Weekend," Apr 22 & 23, when you can dress as your inner pirate and enter the Costume Contest. (2) "Military Appreciation and Scouts Weekend," Apr 29 & 30. (3) "Time Traveler Weekend," May 6 & 7. (4) The new "RennCon™ Weekend," May 13 & 14. (5) Annual "Closing Day Parade," May 21.
* 2017 LINEUP:
Though there doesn't seem to be a master list: There's always a large variety of singing groups with acoustic musicians playing ancient melodies on traditional instruments, including some ancient instruments. Everything from lutes, hammered dulcimers, whistles and flutes to hurdy gurdies. Some melodies are familiar, like "Greensleeves," because it actually dates to that era. The wild card in the deck is Steam Powered Giraffe, known as "the singing musical automatons," playing only once: at 6 pm on May 13th for the new "RennCon™ Weekend."

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Wed-Sun, Apr 19-23, 2017:
24th Annual "SANTA CLARITA COWBOY FESTIVAL" at Wm. S. Hart Park and multiple venues in and around Newhall (Santa Clarita), CA; www.cowboyfestival.org

THIS ONE HAS ITS OWN COMPLETELY UPDATED EDITION, a Guide to just this festival, with the complete performance schedules for all FIVE stages. It's at:

http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2017/04/santa-clarita-cowboy-festival-guide.html

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Apr 20-23, 2017:
"COACHELLA MUSIC FESTIVAL" at the Polo grounds in Indio, CA; www.coachella.com.
* TIX: $399.
* CAMPING: Yes.
* This is the second and final weekend of this mega-fest. There are some Americana acts and some folkish singer-songwriters — but they're sorta like needles in haystacks of everything else. And the presence of loud electronica here can send your shoulders up around your ears.
* THE SCENE: "Like a barometer always reading a temperature of awesome, the traditional kickoff to the summer festival season is dominated by Coachella. The glitz and glamour of Los Angeles migrates east to the Indio desert for back to back weekends of the biggest names in music. What started as a small electronic festival in the desert has transformed into a cultural touchstone for the festival season."

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Apr 20-23, 2017: (Earth Day Weekend)
"DEAD ON THE HILLTOP - SPRING 2017" festival at the Hilltop Tavern & Inn - High Adobe (formerly the Ponderosa), 9544 Kiowa Rd, Apple Valley, CA 92308; http://howardpresents.com/upcoming-events
* TIX: Adv $28; From Friday on, $33. Each ticket is for all 3 days and includes a dry camping spot. You use a different tix link, depending what you want: to purchase one ticket, it's https://buy.flint.com/G5zP2bo2017 ; two tickets, https://buy.flint.com/zn1Lf7e2 ; advance purchase special - buy 4 & get 1 free, it's https://buy.flint.com/E0K5e967
* CAMPING: Yes.
* THE SCENE: It's a festival of mostly Grateful Dead music produced by Howard Freiberg. There's a full bar on-site; breakfast, lunch, & dinner are served. Their promo says, "Out in the middle of nowhere (but only 90 minutes from L.A., and OC and only two hours from Las Vegas) is this great little ranch called the 'Hilltop Tavern and Inn - High Adobe' (formerly The Ponderosa) where we've been having weekend gatherings since the '90s. Not a corporate megafest, just an intimate place (with an incredible view overlooking the valley below) to gather for great live music, friendly people hanging out making new friends, a killer little bar and grill, helpful staff, and a fun place to camp and get away from the bullsh*t for the weekend." More info, 805-368-2659.
* 2017 LINEUP:
(Fri, 4:20 pm-2 am:)
Delta Shade
Coast To Coast
Jewels & Johnny Nation (Topanga Cyn faves)
Coast To Coast
special guest tba
- - - -
(Sat, 2 pm-2 am:)
Catfish John, Grateful Dead tribute band
Crazy Diamond, Pink Floyd tribute band
The John Garwood Blues Band, he of Mr. Ectomy
The Mark & Dave Duo
Gypsy & The Merry Mystics
The Time Bombs
- - - -
(Sun:)
tba

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Apr 20-23, 2017:
30th annual "OLD SETTLER’S MUSIC FESTIVAL" at Salt Lick Pavilion and Camp Ben McCulloch, Driftwood, TX; www.oldsettlersmusicfest.org
* Tix: $210-$500.
* CAMPING: Yes.
* This one has one of the best folk fest lineups of the year.
* THE SCENE: "Old Settler's Music Festival is a nationally known music festival featuring the best in roots and Americana music. The festival is held in the gorgeous Texas hill country, at the height of the Bluebonnet and wildflower season. Old Settler's Music Festival offers great music and activities for the whole family."
* NOTE: the festival has FREE ONLINE MUSIC from its artists, just published Apr 3. There's music listening on Spotify and vids at YouTube. All at: http://oldsettlersmusicfest.org/2017-spotify-playlist
* 2017 LINEUP:
Shakey Graves
The Del McCoury Band
Los Lobos
Sam Bush
Sarah Jarosz
Shinyribs
Elephant Revival
Anders Osborne
Gaelic Storm
Peter Rowan Band
The Travelin’ McCourys
Mandolin Orange
Wood & Wire
The California Honeydrops
Vasen
The Honeycutters
Billy Strings
River Whyless
Session Americana
The Lil’ Smokies


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Apr 20-27, 2017: (Earth Day Weekend)
18th annual "NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL" at several venues, principally the Island Cinemas, 999 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660; https://www.newportbeachfilmfest.com/
* TIX: separate tix for each event; see website.
* CAMPING: No.
* THE SCENE: Unlike most film fests, music, including live music performances, plays a big part at this one. We'll get to that after some basics. There's also an "Environmental Film Series" from Earth Day (Apr 22) through Apr 26. Orange County’s largest entertainment event will bring 350 films and nightly gala events to over 50,000 film fans. 2017’s spotlighted slate of Irish films has been greatly expanded, with 10 features and 14 shorts on the schedule — with several filmmakers set to attend. Over the past decade, nearly 60 Irish films have screened at the festival for more than 500,000 guests, making it a signature attraction that places a special emphasis on Irish cinema, cuisine and culture. MUSIC: The Newport Beach Film Festival’s "Music Film Series" "puts music center stage showcasing music videos, documentary, and narrative films propelled by music. Highlighting performances, historical headlines, struggling musicians and their unique stories this growing series explores the binding relationship that links music and film. Just as Orange County is a necessary stop for a touring band, our Music Series has found a devoted audience here in Newport Beach. Past highlights include Paul Simon’s journey to make the Graceland album in “Under African Skies,” 2012’s Sundance breakout “I Am Not a Hipster,” and “I Want My Name Back,” a documentary chronicling the rise and fall of the original members of the Sugar Hill Gang. In addition to our Music Film Series, the Festival is also proud to host our Music Video Program, a collection of music videos filmed for modern, original music."
* 2017 LINEUP:
The live music lineup is not listed. But this film will delight music fans:
"HORN FROM THE HEART: THE PAUL BUTTERFIELD STORY" screens twice: Fri, Apr 21 at 5:15 pm and Tue, Apr 25 at 2:30 pm.

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Apr 21-22, 2017: (Earth Day Weekend)
"EARTH DAY FESTIVAL SANTA BARBARA," in Alameda Park, Santa Barbara, CA; www.sbearthday.org
* TIX: It's free.
* CAMPING: No.
* THE SCENE: "Mega festival celebrates where Earth Day all began over 40 years ago, with two full days of live music performances, speakers, and family programming on three stages... the Festival is all about ACTIVISM in 2017, recalling the local energy that led to the nation’s first Earth Day in 1970. Earth Month is kicking off with news of suspended national climate plans and gutted environmental protection budgets. We need your help to create the local antidote to these threats." Produced by the Community Environmental Council (CEC). Runs 10 am- 6 pm Sat; 10 am- 5 pm Sun.
* NOTE: former Vice President Al Gore shares info on a video, at the event's website, on how "CEC’s Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival and year-round commitment to developing local solutions is exactly the type of work that we need to move the needle on climate change."
* 2017 LINEUP:
Stage schedules will be posted in mid-April. Past years have featured Folk-Americana and acoustic roots music.

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Apr 21-23, 2017:
"ETOUFEE FESTIVAL" at St. John Francis Regis Church Grounds, 370 Main St, Arnaudville, Louisiana; www.johnfrancisregis.net/index.php/festival; 337-754-5912.
* TIX: check their site.
* CAMPING: check their site.
* 2017 LINEUP:
Check their site.

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Apr 21-23, 2017:
"SWEETWATER 420 FESTIVAL" in Atlanta, GA; www.sweetwater420fest.com
* TIX: $123.
* CAMPING: No.
* Acts include Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, so it warrants listing. Way eclectic, though.
* THE SCENE: "An annual festival sponsored by Sweetwater Brewing Company in the heart of Atlanta at Centennial Olympic Park. Three days of environmental awareness, awesome bands from all around the country, Sweetwater's heady brews, killer people, tons of vendors and delicious food."
* 2017 LINEUP:
Dopapod
Widespread Panic
Ween
Trey Anastasio Band
Slightly Stoopid
Lettuce
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Dark Star Orchestra
Anders Osborne
Twiddle
Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds
The Hip Abduction
Dirty Heads
Savoy
Samantha Fish
Jon Rudnitsky
Jake Nordwind
moe.
Talib Kweli
Dopapod
Break Science
Jackie Greene
Ron Pope
The Temperance Movement
The Werks
Big Something
People’s Blues of Richmond
Fortunate Youth
Stop Light Observations
Major & The Monbacks
CBDB
Wild Adriatic
The Steppin Stones
Porch 40
Funk You
Chelsea Shag
Tedo Stone
Voodoo Visionary
Hedonistas
Virginia Bensch Band
San Holo
Savoy
G-Buck
Sunsquabi
Tep No plus Andy Bruh
Clavvs
Daily Bread
Hiku
Juju Beats
McBeezy
Organik
Parrotige
The Morkestra
Thrice Groove
Where Are We
Xavier BLK
Patrick Morgan
Probcause
Sam King

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Apr 22 and thereabouts, 2017:
EARTH DAY FESTIVALS... see listings for:
- - - -
✔ "DEAD ON THE HILLTOP - SPRING 2017" Apr 20-23 (Apple Valley, CA)
✔ 18th annual "NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL" Apr 20-27 include the "Environmental Film Series" (Newport Beach, CA)
✔ "EARTH DAY FESTIVAL SANTA BARBARA" Apr 21-22 (Santa Barbara, CA)
✔ "CALIFORNIA POPPY FESTIVAL" Apr 22 & 23 (Lancaster, CA)
✔ "L.A. TIMES FESTIVAL OF BOOKS" Apr 22 & 23 (USC, L.A., CA). We include 12 listings for Earth Day-related exhibitors. (Plus, there's music.)
✔ "TOPANGA EARTH DAY FESTIVAL" Apr 22 & 23 is cancelled / on hiatus (Topanga, CA)
✔ "WILD FOR THE PLANET" Earth Day to Endangered Species Day, Apr 22-May 19 (L.A. Zoo)
✔ "ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION" Apr 29 (Hollenbeck Park, L.A.)

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Apr 22, 2017:
"BERGAMOT STATION SPRING FLING" at Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Av, Santa Monica, CA 90404; http://bergamotstation.com/events/springfling2017
* TIX: It's free.
* CAMPING: No.
* THE SCENE: From 11 am-4 pm, the "annual spring arts community gathering will include access to galleries, live music, local vendors, and more... a list of exhibitions that will be on view at the galleries during the Spring Fling [will be available]..." And: "This is an unparalleled arts and community celebration in Santa Monica! Bergamot Station is an internationally renowned creative arts complex, boasting over 40 galleries and creative businesses. The Spring Fling highlights gallery exhibitions and brings together live music, local vendors and special events. Come enjoy a thriving arts community gathering! This is a FREE family friendly event! There are no tickets necessary to gain admission. It is highly encouraged that attendees carpool or ride share to get to the event.
* NOTE 1: There is limited parking at Bergamot Station. Take the Metro: The Expo Line light rail stop is onsite at the exit 26th Street/Bergamot. Or carpool or use services like Lyft and Uber to get there. The parking lot can fill-up quickly. Check their Facebook event page for Lyft and Uber discount codes, at: https://www.facebook.com/events/201029090376948/
* NOTE 2: More info, contact Diana McNeill: diana@lesliesacks.com or 310-264-0640.
* 2017 LINEUP:
Many of the 40 galleries in different buildings will feature live music throughout this huge arts complex. The full schedule was not published at press time (early April, 2017).

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Apr 22 & 23, 2017:
"CALIFORNIA POPPY FESTIVAL" in Sgt. Steve Owen Memorial Park (formerly Lancaster City Park), 43063 N 10th St West, Lancaster, CA 93534; http://www.poppyfestival.com
* TIX: $10; children (6-12) $5; free for age 5 & under; seniors (62+) and active/ret. military $5.
* CAMPING: No.
* THE SCENE: A carnival with music on two stages. As for the name? The area sees abundant poppy blooms when there's been enough rain. "The California Poppy Festival™ also began in part as a portion of the Earth Day celebration. Since the Golden California Poppy blooms each year around the time of Earth Day, it seemed appropriate for Lancaster to combine the two events into the California Poppy Festival™. The first Earth Day was held in the spring of 1970 with an estimated 20 million people participating worldwide. Through the years, the annual Earth Day celebration has grown in popularity; in 1990 an estimated 200 million people in 141 countries participated in different celebrations. The California Poppy Festival™ carries on the Earth Day tradition of concern and caring for the environment."
* 2017 LINEUP:
(it includes the following)
Mariachi Divas (Grammy winners)
Honky Tonk Boombox
NY NY Dueling Pianos
Mirage – Visions of Fleetwood Mac
Dog ‘n’ Butterfly – Tribute to Heart
Hula from the Heart
Groupo Folklorico
Ka Ohana O Keolanai

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Apr 22 & 23, 2017:
"L.A. TIMES FESTIVAL OF BOOKS" on the USC University Park campus in Los Angeles, CA; www.latimes.com/festivalofbooks

THIS ONE HAS ITS OWN COMPLETELY UPDATED EDITION, a veeery comprehensive and extensive special edition of the Guide, dedicated to just this festival! Don't go there without it! Of course, you can take it along in your phone. It's at:

http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2017/04/la-times-festival-of-books-guide-april.html

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Apr 22 & 23, 2017:
"TOPANGA EARTH DAY FESTIVAL" is NOT HAPPENING in 2017. It's ON HIATUS, but would be at the Topanga Community House & Fairgrounds, 1440 N Topanga Canyon Bl, Topanga, CA ; http://topangadays.com
* NOTE: It's an open question if this one will come back. It was well-produced, well-attended, with more music stages than most people could find, and it was tons o' fun. But the community of artists in Topanga Canyon is placing their emphasis on the annual "Topanga Days Country Faire," the only Southern Cal music festival that runs all three days of Memorial Day Weekend (see that listing).

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Apr 22 & 23, 2017:
"HIGH WATER FESTIVAL" in North Charleston, SC; www.highwaterfest.com
* TIX: $99.50-$274.50.
* CAMPING: No.
* THE SCENE: "The husband and wife team behind the folk duo SHOVELS & ROPE are the organizers of this new music festival in South Carolina. The lineup is filled with plenty of Americana folk rock acts like THE AVETT BROTHERS, THE SHINS, NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS, and DAWES. High Water also features plenty of tasty local libations along with Charleston chef... dining experiences."
* 2017 LINEUP:
The Avett Brothers
The Shins
Shovels & Rope
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Dawes
Jump, Little Children
Lucius
Margo Price
Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires
Deer Tick
JD McPherson
John Moreland
Julien Baker
The Suffers
Shrimp Records Family Band
Matthew Logan Vasquez
Slow Runner
Aaron Lee Tasjan
The Deslondes
Caroline Rose
Indianola
Arum Rae

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Apr 22–May 19, 2017:
"WILD FOR THE PLANET" runs Earth Day through Endangered Species Day at the Los Angeles Zoo, 5333 Zoo Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027; 323-644-4200; www.lazoo.org/wildfortheplanet
* TIX: Free with paid zoo admission or GLAZA membership. Gen admission: adult (ages 13-61) $20; Senior (Age 62+) $17; Child (Ages 2-12) $15; free for children under age 2.
* CAMPING: No.
* THE SCENE: 10 am–4 pm each day during the festival, there are special programs, with lots more on weekends, in conjunction with the zoo's 50th Anniversary. The highlights are "Four Weekends of Special Eco-activities and Entertainment." The promo says, "we’re putting a spotlight on conservation every day for a whole month. Weekends are even more special, with fun, informative activities, shows, and presentations that will inspire as well as entertainment." Having recently completed a $172 million master plan which significantly improved the Zoo facility, the 50th anniversary coincides with the early planning stages of a new Master Plan for the future. The landmark Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, drawing nearly 1.8 million visitors each year, is home to a diverse collection of 1,100 animals representing 250 different species, many of which are rare or endangered, as well as a botanical collection comprising over 800 different plant species with approximately 7,000 individual plants. the zoo was recently re-accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).
* NOTE: a "SAVING SPECIES" guide is distributed daily, with special animal enrichment programs and keeper presentations on weekends.
* 2017 LINEUP:
Not available at press time (early April, 2017) on their site, but it's in each day's "Saving Species" guide available at the zoo.

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LOOKING AHEAD... Festivals through the end of April and the first week of May...
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Apr 26-30, 2017:
"FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL D'LOUISIANE" in downtown Lafayette, Evangeline Parish, Louisiana; www.festivalinternational.com
* TIX: check their site.
* CAMPING: check their site.
* THE SCENE: "Historic downtown Lafayette is transformed into an entertainment complex featuring six music stages, food court areas, street musicians and animators, arts and crafts boutiques, art galleries, beverage stands, cultural workshops, international cooking demonstrations and a world music store."

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Apr 27-30, 2017:
"MERLEFEST" in Wilkesboro, NC; http://merlefest.org.
* TIX: available online.
* CAMPING: No.
* This one, founded by the late DOC WATSON in honor of his late brother Merle, needs to be a top-three item on your festival bucket list, whatever year you can go.
* THE SCENE: "Merlefest, considered one of the premier music festivals in the country, is an annual homecoming of musicians and music fans held on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina."
* 2017 LINEUP
Alberti Flea Circus
Todd Albright
Darin & Brooke Aldridge
Jim Avett
Banknotes
The BattleAxe Band
Bethel University Renaissance Bluegrass Band
Roy Book Binder
The Bluegrass Experience
Laura Boosinger & The Midnight Plowboys
Mark
“Brink” Brinkman
Zac Brown Band
Andy Buckner
Mark Bumgarner
Sam Bush Band
Chatham County Line
Michael Coleman
The Contenders
P. Cormier
Counterclockwise String Band
Dear Brother
Pat Donohue
Jerry Douglas
John Doyle
Eric Ellis
Flando Calrissian
Scott Freeman
Front Country
The Gravy Boys
The Green Grass Cloggers and Strictly Strings
Mitch Greenhill
Virgil Harden & the Appalachian Countdown
Nate Harris and Spice Creek Ramblers
Wayne Henderson
Bob Hill
David Holt
The Hook & Bullet
I Draw Slow
The InterACTive Theatre of Jef
Steve James
Chris Jones & The Night Drivers
Jim Lauderdale
Jack Lawrence
Jeff Little Trio
The Local Boys
Locust Honey String Band
Lydia Luce
Claire Lynch
Bill Mathis
Andy May
Del McCoury Band
Pat McInerney
Mountain Heart
Megan Nash
Carol Rifkin and Jeanette Queen
Roanoke
Peter Rowan
Scythian
ShadowGrass
Steve and Ruth Smith
Joe Smothers
Ed Snodderly
The Stray Birds
String Madness with Mitch Greenhill
Surry Line
Bryan Sutton Band
Swift Creek
10 String Symphony
Ken Tizzard
The Trailblazers
Happy Traum
Uncle Joe and the Shady Rest
The Waybacks
The WBT Briarhoppers
Charles Welch
Pete & Joan Wernick
Uncle Ted White
Tony Williamson

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Apr 28-30, 2017:
"OLD TOWN TEMECULA BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL" in Temecula, CA; www.temeculabluegrass.com
* It's MOVED and is now the "Temecula Valley Bluegrass Festival" on a nearby ranch; see listing.

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Apr 28-30, 2017:
"TEMECULA VALLEY BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL" at Tucalota Creek Ranch, 39560 E Benton Rd, Temecula, CA; www.temeculabluegrass.com
* TIX: 3-day pass $60. One-day passes: Fri $20, Sat $30, Sun $15.
* CAMPING: Yes. each RV or tent space comes with two 3-day pass wristbands.
* THE SCENE: This has taken the place of the "Oldtown Temecula Bluegrass Festival" that was held for many years s a free event on official stages, in the theatre, and on wood porches throughout the town. This new event is out of town, with outdoor concerts, camping, jamming, and workshops. It's now "a non-profit festival to benefit local school music programs and NDR Therapeutic Riding, under the management of MEG, Moyer Entertainment Group, Inc., a 501(c)(3)."
* 2017 LINEUP:
Jeff Scroggins & Colorado
Chris Cerna Bluegrass Republic
Grasslands
Bluegrass Brethren
The Salty Suites
Prairie Sky
Sligo Rags
Gone Tomorrow
Bluegrass Ghosts
Taildraggers
Damascus Road
MohaviSoul
Desperado
Sweet Tidings Gospel
Wild Oats
- - - -
Plus "some family-friendly folk-pop-acoustic acts on the single mic stage."
Will Champlin
Chi McLean
Lady Rogo
Dulaney & Co.
Isaiah Olsen
Keenwild
John Rankin

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Apr 28-30, 2017:
"STAGECOACH MUSIC FESTIVAL" at the Polo grounds, 81-800 Ave 51, Indio, CA 92201; www.stagecoachfestival.com.
* TIX: $299.
* CAMPING: Yes.
* THE SCENE: Plenty of bigtime Folk-Americana stars and iconic stars from the days of Country-Western all on the "B" and "C" stages; modern Nashville pop-country is loudly ensconsed on the "A" stage.
* NOTE: Set-times for each day on each of the four stages were released on Apr 19. View them at: http://www.stagecoachfestival.com/lineup/set-times/
* 2017 LINEUP:
38 Special
Aaron Lee Tasjan
Anderson East
Black Pistol Fire
Bobby Bones and the Raging Idiots
Brent Cobb
Brett Eldredge
Brooke Eden
Cam
Cody Johnson
Cole Swindell
Courtney Cole
Cowboy Junkies
Cyndi Lauper
Dan + Shay
Dan Layus
Dierks Bentley
Drew Holcomb And The Neighbors
Dylan Scott
Elle King
Jamey Johnson
Jerry Lee Lewis
John Doe
John Moreland
Jon Pardi
Jonathan Tyler
Justin Townes Earle
Kenny Chesney
Kiefer Sutherland
Kip Moore
Lanco
Levi Hummon
Los Lobos
Luke Combs
Maddie & Tae
Maren Morris
Margo Price
Nikki Lane
Quiet Life
Randy Houser
Randy Rogers Band
Rhiannon Giddens
Robert Ellis
Ruston Kelly
Ryan Hurd
Shania Twain
Son Volt
Steep Canyon Rangers
Steve Moakler
Terry Allen
The Blasters
The Cactus Blossoms
The Cadillac Three
The Hillbenders Present The Who’s Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry
The Long Ryders
The Sadies
The Walcotts
The Zombies
Thomas Rhett
Tommy James and the Shondells
Traveller
Travis Tritt
Tucker Beathard
Tyler Farr
Waddie Mitchell
William Michael Morgan
Willie Nelson & Family
Wynonna & The Big Noise

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Apr 28-30, 2017:
"MARANA BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL" in Marana, AZ; www.maranafestival.com
* TIX: available online.
CAMPING: Yes.
* THE SCENE: "This year Marana has put together a very creative and inclusive festival, with a little bit of everything & their headliner is an imaginative choice: Rebecca Frazier, a female flatpicker achieved notoriety in the bluegrass world as the first woman ever to appear on the cover of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine. Originally from Virginia, Frazier is perhaps best known for her work with Hit & Run Bluegrass, which made history as the only band to win competitions at Rockygrass (2002), Telluride Bluegrass Festival (2003), and the SPBGMA Band Championship in Nashville (2005)."
* 2017 LINEUP:
Rebecca Frazier & Hit & Run Bluegrass
The Sonoran Dogs
Run Boy Run
Way Out West
Cisco & The Racecars
Crucial County
Side Of Grits
2 Lazy 2 Ranch
Scattered Grass
Nehemiah
Jam Pak Kids
Hot Club Juniors

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Apr 28-30, 2017:
"PENSACOLA CRAWFISH FESTIVAL" in Pensacola, FL; www.fiestaoffiveflags.org/pensacola-crawfish-festival
* TIX: check their site.
* CAMPING: check their site.
* 2017 LINEUP:
Some Louisiana bands have performed in the past. Check website for lineup closer to the event dates.

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Apr 28-May 7, 2017:
"NEW ORLEANS JAZZ AND HERITAGE FESTIVAL" in New Orleans, Louisiana; www.nojazzfest.com
* TIX: check their site.
* CAMPING: check their site.
* THE SCENE: This one is massive, with 12 stages at the New Orleans Fairgrounds and the entire city attuned to it.

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Apr 29, 2017:
"ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION" in Hollenbeck Park, 415 S Saint Louis St M154, Los Angeles, CA 90033; 213-473-9950.
* TIX: It's free.
* THE SCENE: This 8:30 am-1 pm event takes place on a commemorative day that pre-dates Earth Day. There's food, music, hands-on educational exhibits, and family-friendly activities -- after the tree plantings. Hollenbeck ParkCity Plants and partners host this community fair. "Join Councilmember José Huizar, City Plants, the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, and the Los Angeles Conservation Corps for this annual National Arbor Day Celebration, this year in Hollenbeck Park since it's the site chosen for the tree planting event.
* 2017 LINEUP:
Not announced by press time (early April, 2017).

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Apr 29, 2017:
"LA WEEKLY’S BURGERS AND BEER FESTIVAL" at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, L.A., CA; https://burgersandbeer.laweekly.com
* TIX: general adm $50; VIP (early admission) $70; prices go up before the event date.
* THE SCENE: All-you-can-eat, all-you-can-drink. In the massive surroundings of the Coliseum, and for National Beer Day (which really does exist), this festival brings great music with "unlimited slider samples and beer pours from L.A.'s greatest burger restaurants and craft breweries."
* 2017 LINEUP:
(Americana Headliners:)
AJ Hobbs
Sam Morrow

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Apr 29, 2017:
"ADAMS AVENUE UNPLUGGED" is a FREE acoustic music festival in San Diego, CA; www.adamsavenuebusiness.com/event-info/adams-avenue-unplugged
* TIX: free; check their site for addt'l related evening concerts/club gigs.
* CAMPING: No. Check their site for nearby options.
* THE SCENE: Abba-loot-lee yuge: 25 stages, 135 acts, 150 performances. "Unplugged," formerly the 'Roots Festival," is a musical walk-about. Acoustic performances are held inside businesses and on large outdoor stages. Music is scheduled from noon to 10 pm on Saturday, and noon to 8 pm on Sunday.
* 2017 LINEUP:
Check their website; not announced at press time (early April, 2017).

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Apr 29 & 30, 2017:
"VICTORIAN FAIR" is an annual festival at the Homestead Museum, 15415 E Don Julian Rd, City of Industry, CA 91745; 626-968-8492; www.homesteadmuseum.org/festivals
* TIX: It's free.
* CAMPING: No.
* NOTE: View this year's flyer at the above link. It lists events we can't copy and paste. There's also a tab for photographs from last year's Victorian Fair.
* THE SCENE: With live music of the 19th century, Victorian dress worn by participants -- and encouraged for visitors -- special displays, presentations, and tours of the museum's two 19th century mansions, it's a fun and lively immersion for all ages in the Victorian era. You can even bring a picnic to enjoy in the museum’s picnic area or by the picturesque pond. Bring spending money for food and shopping. Runs 1-5 pm both days.
* 2017 LINEUP:
Not announced by press time (early April, 2017).

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Apr 30, 2017:
28th annual "FIESTA BROADWAY" is a street festival in downtown Los Angeles, CA; http://allaccess-la.com/fiesta-broadway
* TIX: It's free.
* CAMPING: No.
* THE SCENE: Fiesta in style at the signature L.A. Cinco de Mayo party — the largest celebration in the country of that holiday. The festival is held in Downtown Los Angeles along Broadway and around the streets of City Hall. It brings 300,000+ festival attendees to enjoy performances by well-known Latin American artists and authentic food from local-area vendors. Carnival-style games and rides fill out the fun.
* 2017 LINEUP:
Multiple mariachi groups in trad costumes, folklorico dancers, and more.

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Apr 30, 2017:
27th annual "DREAM MACHINE FESTIVAL" in Half Moon Bay, CA; https://dreammachines.miramarevents.com
* TIX: :$25 adults, $15 ages 11-17, free for kids age 10 and under.
* CAMPING: No.
* THE SCENE: It's "Half Moon Bay's festival of magnificent machines with a live music festival, car shows, air shows, motorcycle shows, tractor shows, maker fairs, food festivals, and living history festivals galore. Mix them all together in one venue on one day and you’ve got Half Moon Bay California’s remarkable, one and only 'Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show' — marking its 27th year in 2017 with a massive celebration of mechanical ingenuity, power and style..." Plus, WWII aircraft will fly-in and airplane rides are available. All for charity: "... it's the largest fundraiser of the year for the Coastside Adult Day Health Center."
* 2017 LINEUP:
Kevin Brennan & Wavelength (performing "A Tribute to Van Morrison" - band from Belfast)
Andre Thierry Accordion (Cajun-Zydeco Grammy nom)
Lyin’ I’s

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May 5 & 6, 2017:
"CENTRAL COAST FOLK FESTIVAL" is a new "Acoustic Folk & Jug Band Jubilee" in Los Osos, CA; https://www.centralcoastfolkfest.com
* TIX: $35 advance, $40 day of event.
* CAMPING: No.
* THE SCENE: New "Grassroots music festival featuring great americana/folk/jug/country/string/oldtime music, workshops, jam sessions, and more." It has two locations. Friday is the Big Jam at the Libertine Pub, in Morro Bay, 801 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442, 7-10 pm. Saturday is the main festival at the Red Barn Communty Center in Los Osos, 2180 Palisades Av, Los Osos, CA 93402, 1:30-8 pm. There will be food trucks to buy food. You may bring your own drinks. The entire festival is all ages.
* 2017 LINEUP:
Moonsville
Willy Tea Taylor
G Burns Jug Band
Mapache
Amber Cross
Echo Mountain String Band
High Life Cajun Band
Yo Pitzy Jug Band
Victoria Bailey
Peter Beck

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May 5 & 6, 2017:
"SOUTH TEXAS COWBOY GATHERING & WESTERN MUSIC FESTIVAL" at the Seguin Ooutdoor Learning Center, 1865 Hwy 90 East, Seguin, TX 78155; https://southtexascowboygathering.com
* TIX: By phone at 830-379-7652 and 830-491-8888. All activities all wkend, including sat. Cowboy Steak Dinner, $75. Sat & Sun daytine $25, youth (ages 12-17) $10.
* CAMPING: Yes; reserve at 830-660-3083.
* THE SCENE: "a great family event and brings people together from Texas and beyond to celebrate our Western heritage. There will be authentic cowboy and western swing music, storytelling, dancing, children’s activities, delicious cowboy cookin’ and more. Program kicks off Friday evening with a Campfire Happy Hour and chuckwagon hors d’oeuvres, an All Star Jam Session, followed by an Open Pickin’ & Grinnin’. There's a Saturday cowboy steak dinner & concert featuring R. W. Hampton. Then it's the Saturday night dance featuring Hot Club of Cowtown and the Rocky King Band.
* 2017 LINEUP:
R.W. Hampton
Hot Club of Cowtown
Pipp Gillette
Calvin Hampton
Tin Roof
Jill Jones
Mike Blakely
Jim Jones
Rocky King Band

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May 5-7, 2017:
"COWBOY WAY FESTIVAL" at the Gene Autry Oklahoma Museum, 47 Prairie St, Gene Autry, OK 73436; 580-294-3335; https://geneautryokmuseum.org
* TIX: adv, thru Apr 29: $25 per day plus $25 for each evening concert ($125 total for all; $250/couple).
* CAMPING: No.
* THE SCENE: Celebrities, Vendors, Performers (Music, Poetry, & More), and Chow (even Chuck Wagon Chow). Attending are James Drury, “The Virginian”; Ben Bates, “Gunsmoke"; Alex Cord, “Airwolf”; Roberta Shore, “The Virginian”; Gary Clarke, “The Virginian”; Ken Farmer, “Silverado” and Author; Charlie LeSueur, Western Historian and Q & A Mediator; John Buttram, Pat Buttram’s Nephew; Julie Ann Ream, relative of Cactus Mack, Glenn Strange, & Rex Allen, Sr. & Jr.; Don “Little Brown Jug” Reynolds, “Red Ryder” — Little Beaver; James Hoffpauir, Director/Actor.
* 2017 LINEUP:
Sons of the Pioneers
Rex Allen, Jr.
Les Gilliam
Devon Dawson with Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Hailey Sandoz, Leah Sawyer, & Eric Vasquez)
A Little Farther West
Three Generations (Jody Miller, Robin Brooks, & Montana Sullivan)
Steve Mitchell, Gene Autry Look/Sound-a-like
Call of the West (Jeanne & Jerome)
Billy Holcomb
Glenn Parks
Gary Pratt
Billy Payne
Kristyn Harris
Steeldust (The Poindexter Brothers & Friends)
A Little Farther West (Robert & Susie Case)
KG & The Ranger
Francine Roark Robison (Oklahoma Poet Laureate)
Susie Knight
Robert Doudell
Alan Bye
A Class Act Tap Revue
Starz of Texas Baton Twirlers
Bob Terry, Actor/Performer and emcee

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May 5-7, 2017:
2nd annual "BBQ & BEER FESTIVAL" in Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91350; https://www.bbqandbeerfestival.com
* TIX: $10-$40, based on the events of the day.
* THE SCENE: Three days of BBQ, handcrafted beer tastings, live entertainment, and kids activities. Sunday is "Blues, Brews And BBQ" noon-6 pm. Before that, Friday is the "Beer Festival" 5:30-9:30 pm, and Saturday is the "BBQ Festival" noon-8 pm.
* THE LINEUP:
(Sunday:)
Tommy Castro & The Painkillers
Jack Mack and the Heart Attack
and more

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May 5-7, 2017:
"BREAUX BRIDGE CRAWFISH FESTIVAL" in Parc Hardy, Breaux Bridge, Louisiana; http://bbcrawfest.com
* TIX: check their site.
* CAMPING: check their site.
* THE SCENE: Music and prodigious quantities of crawfish and other regional cuisine. "The Crawfish Festival has also become one of the largest gatherings of world famous Cajun musicians. All weekend long you can hear the sound of authentic Cajun, zydeco and swamp pop music rising from the festival. Whether your musical taste is Cajun or Creole, you can witness over 30 bands performing over the three day event if you think you have the stamina. It's a perfect opportunity to see our musical tradition passed from generation to generation. Watch the Cajun dance contests, and if you're brave, join in. There's no better way to learn. There are even Cajun music workshops held in the heritage tent."
* 2017 LINEUP:
Not yet announced at press time (early April, 2017).

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May 6, 2017:
"WILD WEST DAY" at the L.A. Co. Arboretum, 301 N Baldwin Av, Arcadia, CA 91007; 626-821-3222; www.arboretum.org/events/wild-west-day
* TIX: Adults $9; Students with ID & and Seniors age 62 and older, $6; Children ages 5-12 $4; Children under age 5 are free. The festival is included with arboretum admission; there are fees for some activities.
* CAMPING: No.
* THE SCENE: They recommend "cowboy and cowgirl attire." This one-day fest, 10 am-4 pm, features Western music, stage coach rides, a western BBQ, children's activities, living history demonstrations of blacksmithing, telegraph communications, weaving, and more. There are Queen Anne Cottage tours (the house from TV's "Fantasy Island") and Rose garden tours. Special festival exhibits include operating calliopes, cowboy artifacts, and Victorian clothing. There are open house activities in the old Santa Fe Ry santa Anita Depot and the coach barn. Children can pan for gold, do roping and play horseshoes, learn ranch crafts and telegram writing.
* 2017 LINEUP:
The Shadow Mountain Band
Calliopes (steam-powered musical instruments)
Christy Lewis does roping demonstrations

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Sat, May 6; 2017:
9th annual "ECLECTIC MUSIC FESTIVAL & ART WALK" is FREE and happens on several stages in South Pasadena, CA; www.theeclectic.rocks
* TIX: It's free.
* CAMPING: No.
* THE SCENE: It's the largest "Eclectic" yet, with 60 bands across 15 stages, some indoors, some outdoors, ALL FREE. Plenty of folk-friendly acoustic music, plus other genres -- remember, they named this one "Eclectic Music Festival." This really fun fest always has nebulous start times, so go much earlier than the advertised and you'll catch more music, have more gallery browsing, and get more of the complimentary snacks in the little venues. One principal stage is right by the Gold Line light rail station, at 1121 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA 91030; the main indoor stage is in the concert hall of the Carnegie Library; the biggest outdoor stage is a fair-piece of a walk east on Mission St., with plenty happening along the way. Plus there are lots of smaller stages and gallery shows and receptions and exhibitions, some obvious, some tucked-away, within a few blocks surrounding the light rail station. Plenty of artsy venues have free snacks and beverages, in addition to the food vendors.
* NOTE: Go Metro Gold Line light rail and/or bus and receive a free commemorative event poster at the entrance – while supplies last. (Parking near the festival is free, but challenging.) Plan your trip on transit and get details at www.metro.net/discounts
* 2017 LINEUP:
With 15 stages, you need to printout and take the schedule, at: www.theeclectic.rocks/lineup/
(Advertised headliners:)
Ozomatli (Grammy winners)
Ozokidz
Thorcraft Cobra
Shelby Gogreve & Taylor Plenn
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(We think you'll enjoy...)
Tony Gilkyson (Folk Rock)
The Ploughboys (Irish/Scotish)
Lisa Haley & the Zydekats (Grammy nom Cajun-zydeco)
Ricky Parish & the Rockabilly Rebels (Blues)
South Pasadena Transit Authority (Big sound, Chicago tribute)
Rick Shea (Western/Folk)
Kiki Ebsen's Joni Mitchell Project (Tribute Band)
Calvin Joe & the Orange Grove Rangers (Bluegrass)
Charlie Hickey (Singer-Songwriter)
Liv Kennedy (Singer-Songwriter)
BrowderSister (Blues-Folk-Soul)
Shelby Gogreve & Taylor Plenn ("Amazing Hometown Heroes")
Kids & Family by Theatre Americana (Kids Program)
David Margolis (Classical Guitar)
Powdercoat (Americana)
Dave Plenn & Friends (Americana)
Danette Christine (Memphis Soul)
The Anny Celsi Band (listed as "Power Pop," but can be folky)
Kate Brown (Country Pop)
The Turner Family (Acoustic Family act)
New Caribbean feat. Einstein Brown (Calypso)
Harmonius Tantrum (Empowering young ladies)
Open Jam at Craft Hill (with Backline)
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Guitar / vocalists:
Mikael Pederson (Blues guitar)
James Hurley
Jeanne Newhall
Dale LaDuke
Corrina Carter
Emma Schou
Chauncey Bowers
Eric Chase
Bill Burnett
Lisa Turner (Folk)
Tim Turner (Guitar & Blues)
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Plus, there's lots of jazz and more in other genres.

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Sat, May 6, 2017:
34th annual "TOPANGA BLUES FESTIVAL" in Topanga Canyon, CA; www.SocalBlues.Org
* TIX: check their site.
* CAMPING: check their site.
* Advance tix are required, because it sells-out early.

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May 6, 2017:
"STRAIGHT TO THE HEART MUSIC FESTIVAL" at the Saban Theatre, 8440 Wilshire Bl, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; 888-645-5006; http://sabanconcerts.com/events/straight-to-the-heart
* TIX: available online or by phone; $58 / $85 / $97 / $150 + applicable fees. Under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
* CAMPING: No. VIP Parking at 888-645-5006.
* THE SCENE: Doors 6 pm. show 8 pm. A one-night extravaganza with many artists in a theatre-concert format.
* 2017 LINEUP: "Few things lift the spirit like the sound of phenomenally talented young singers delivering songs directly from the heart, full of promise, hope and optimism. That is precisely what the eight principal singers in 'Straight To The Heart' bring to concert audiences. Coming from a variety of national, ethnic and religious backgrounds, these young prodigies combine their diverse talents in a show that spans inspired original compositions and inventive arrangements of a cross-genre presentation of music. Featured artist Ty Waters is an 11-year old Canadian with the voice of an angel and charisma to rival the young Stevie Wonder or Michael Jackson. The show also showcases seven other performers. Lebanese American pianist and singer Christen Ntanios a Lebanese-American protégé and member of the 'Ultimate Vocal Summit Elite' team. There are singer-songwriters Lane Hardy and Celeste Butler; singer and actress Hailey Faith; rock lyricist and vocalist Izzy Jones; and Canadian pop and R&B singer-songwriter Connor Nelson. The show opens with 4 ½ year old Abrielle Cummings performing The Carpenters’ 'Sing A Song.' Though newcomers to the national U.S. Scene, these artists have all garnered prizes, praise and renown in their communities, and are plainly destined for significant careers." Accomplished recording artist Bob Malone performs piano and keyboards for the cast.

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May 6, 2017:
58th annual "FIREMEN’S MUSTER" at Columbia State Historic Park, Main St & State St, Columbia, CA 95310; 209-532-3772; www.columbiacalifornia.com; www.visitcolumbiacalifornia.com/event/annual-firemens-muster/2017-05-06/
* TIX: It's free.
* CAMPING: Yes.
* THE SCENE: "Volunteer fire crews from around the western United States take part in the competition, presented by Columbia Volunteer Fire Department Engine Co. No. 1. The muster parade begins at 10 am (Columbia time) on Main Street in Columbia. Other events include hose cart races, bucket brigade, skills completion, hand pumper contest. Located in the heart of the California Mother Lode, Columbia State Historic Park is a living gold rush town featuring the largest single collection of existing gold rush-era structures in the state. Visiting Columbia is like traveling back in time to the sights, smells, and sounds of a nineteenth century mining town — merchants dressed in 1850s attire, a whiff of coal smoke from the blacksmith shop, and the rumble of a stagecoach pulling into town. Spend the day enjoying fun activities for the whole family. Pan for gold, explore exhibits, ride the stagecoach, discover unique shops, and learn about the rich history of the California gold rush on a guided town tour."
* 2017 LINEUP:
Not yet announced by press time (early April, 2017).

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Sat, May 6, 2017:
1st "aTROLLA MUSIC FESTIVAL" in Dallas, TX; www.atrollafest.com
* TIX: available online. Gen. adm. passes start at $89; VIP and travel pkgs available.
* CAMPING: No.
* More in the new trend of Folk-Americana & acoustic singer-songwriters mixed with other genres; BJ Thomas and Delbert McClinton are booked.
* THE SCENE: "Performers from the '60s, '70s & '80s — across a variety of music genres much like popular radio of the time — will perform on two stages." Plus, "some of the best food trucks Dallas has to offer." And, "on the beautiful lawn at Reunion Tower with Dallas' skyline as the backdrop, aTrolla is a single-day music festival providing a second chance to relive the best of times," says aTrolla founder Jaylene Moss, adding, "It's a music festival for us!"
* 2017 LINEUP:
*(North Stage):
Delbert McClinton
Carolyn Wonderland
KC & The Sunshine Band
Grand Funk Railroad
Tower of Power
The Romantics
The Zombies
*(South Stage):
BJ Thomas
Peter Cetera
War
Survivor
The Spinners
Dionne Warwick

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May 6 & 7, 2017:
18th annual "FULLERTON RAILROAD DAYS" festival at the Fullerton Transportation Center (Amtrak's old Santa Fe Ry station), 120 E Santa Fe Av, Fullerton, CA 92832; http://fullertontrainmuseum.org/railroad-days
* TIX: It's Free.
* CAMPING: No.
* THE SCENE: The real star this year at the two-day, 9 am-5 pm festival, is the appearance of a large, operating steam locomotive: former Santa Fe 4-8-4 "Northern" type, number 3751. There are historic and model train displays, lots of food options, and more. Amtrak is sending commemorative "Veterans Locomotives;" BNSF® Railway will have cab tours of a modern diesel locomotive; Metrolink will display commuter train equipment; Disneyland is sending the "Cyrus K. Holliday" steam locomotive # 1 that pulled trainloads of visitors around the park for decades; "Carolwood Foundation / Walt's Barn" will display large scale rail cars from Walt Disney's own railroad that he ran on his estate; SCRPA will display three vintage cabooses, one each from the Santa Fe, Southern Pacific and Union Pacific, and two 1949 Union Pacific passenger train lounge cars. The official promo says, "For the 18th year, the Southern California Railway Plaza Association (SCRPA) is producing their free community event honoring the region’s historic connections to railroads. Volunteers and sponsors are coming together to create another fantastic weekend for families and rail fans of all ages. This year promises to be bigger and better than ever with a fantastic lineup of featured participants, model train layouts, vendors and community groups. The excitement is increasing as the event draws near."
* 2017 LINEUP:
Not yet announced at press time (early April, 2017).

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May 6 & 7, 2017:
55th annual "SIERRA MADRE ART FAIR" in Memorial Park, 222 W Sierra Madre Bl, Sierra Madre, CA; 626-843-1117; http://sierramadrelibraryfriends.org/the-55th-annual-sierra-madre-art-fair-may-6-7-2017
* TIX: It's free.
* CAMPING: No.
* THE SCENE: Live Americana and Celtic music are featured throughout the weekend in the park's permanent band shell and on the southeast lawn. Food vendors offer a variety of food and drinks and there's a Wine & Beer Garden. For children, instructors from the Creative Arts Group have planned a special craft activity, making flower bouquets with different colors and shapes of paper. The heart of the art fair: "85 artists, including 12 newly juried, will display and sell their works of art. Mediums include oil paintings, jewelry, watercolors, glass, wood, metal, wearable art, photography, pottery, ceramics, mixed media and weaving. The Art Fair will be the perfect place to buy Mom that wonderful Mother’s Day gift or to buy upcoming graduation and wedding gifts, as well as to purchase pieces for your own enjoyment." All Proceeds from the Art Fair benefit the Sierra Madre Public Library.
* 2017 LINEUP:
(Sat:)
David Garcia Latin Band
Natalie Clark, music from Scotland
Luckpenny, Irish music
Evan Marshall, mandolin maestro
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(Sun:)
Steve Trovato and Tim Kobza, guitars and vocals
Severin Browne and Friends, original songs and Americana
Banna Beag Mall, Irish music
Jean Sudbury, playing "an eclectic display of Continental music"

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May 7, 2017:
27th Annual "DYLANFEST" in the Torino Plaza at the Torrance Cultural Center, 3330 Civic Center Dr, Torrance, CA 90503; http://www.andyandrenee.com/content.php?id=12.
* TIX: $30 adv, $35 at door; Kids $10 (ages 7-14 yrs); VIP tix (with lots of goodies), $100.
* CAMPING: Only in self-contained RVs (no hookups).
* There are plenty of videos of live performances from previous Dylanfests, plus you can check-out the program from the 25th Annual Dylanfest at the event's web page.
* THE SCENE: It's eight delightful hours with 50+ musicians performing 60+ songs, all the amazing music of BOB DYLAN, with no repeats. Some in the huge lineup of talented musicians come off the road just to play this annual event. ANDY HILL & RENEE SAFIER and their award-winning band HARD RAIN produce and present it each year. The venue is a large-ish outdoor courtyard with plenty of access to indoor shade. If it rains, it all moves inside. The Guide's staff are all longtime fans of this one. Really fun, various string instruments, some acoustic, some electric; always fun to see the ensembles, harmony groupings, great keyboards and horn players taking part.
* SPECIAL NOTE: "The audience is encouraged to dress up in costumes as characters, things, interpretations and comedic misinterpretations of Dylan’s song titles or lyrics. Some of the costumes over the years have included various versions of 'Tangled Up In Blue,' 'Highway 61,' 'Farmer’s Daughter,' 'Isis,' and 'Baby Blue,' among others."
* 2017 LINEUP:
Not yet announced by press time (early April, 2017).


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"Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival" Guide, April 22 & 23 in Newhall (Santa Clarita) CA - 2017

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The full extent of the 24th Annual "SANTA CLARITA COWBOY FESTIVAL" extends from Wednesday through Sunday, April 19-23, 2017, and we have been reporting on all the events for many months. You can read the most recent of our past coverage, describing all the off-site events in all the evening venues, plus the "field trips" and more, at:

http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2017/04/remembering-roz-larman-and-this.html

But that edition has too much that's already happened.

NOW THE BIG WEEKEND IS UPON US, SO WE NEED TO REPORT THE LATEST...

And that is the schedule of live music performances at the principal weekend festival site, Wm. S. Hart Park, in Newhall (Santa Clarita), CA; www.cowboyfestival.org

First, the basic items from our standard format...

✔ TIX: Single-day adv $10 adult, $7 child (ages 3-12); at the gate, it's $13 adult, $9 child. Adv online tix at http://cowboyfestival.org/tickets/; "add-on" tix for the many off-site events are mostly sold-out, as we told you (back in February and again in March) that they would be.

✔ CAMPING: No.

✔ THE SCENE: This is one of the finest Western/Cowboy music events in North America, proclaiming, "It's not Country, it's Cowboy!" The main festival site has FIVE stages in 2017, presenting "Cowboy, Folk, & Bluegrass." Things have changed: it's no longer a "one-price-gets-all" affair, and no longer held in Gene Autry's movie set Western town of Melody Ranch. But, in total, it still books the best stars in the genre, and top cowboy poets. Tickets for all the "add-on" events always sell-out in advance. * Sat & Sun, Apr 22 & 23, The MAIN ACTIVITIES of the festival are Saturday and Sunday at Wm. S. Hart Park. It's the old ranch founded by one of the first silent movie cowboy stars, with his preserved 1920s mansion (you can tour it), and there's even a herd of buffalo there. This year, some of the festival's biggest stars will perform at the daytime weekend main site, where there is plenty of continuous live cowboy / western / western swing music on multiple stages. You can get an all-day ticket for either day or a combo ticket for both days. Parking isn't a problem, since it's free at a huge remote lot off Newhall Ave (there are signs) with a fleet of free shuttle buses.

✔ 2017 LINEUP:

That's complicated, but we'll fix it for you. There are MANY acts on the FIVE stages at the general admission main site, Saturday & Sunday. But... some listed in the festival's master lineup do not perform at the main site, and required those extra tickets to various other festival event venues. Don't worry: there's PLENTY to enjoy this year with the single-price of admission to the main site -- MUCH MORESO than the last couple of years. We have already reported on the complete lineup at all the off-site venues, and all the "add-on" events, so we aren't repeating that. Instead, we're sticking with NEWLY PUBLISHED info on who you'll see on which stage at the main site on Saturday and Sunday.
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SCHEDULE FOR SATURDAY & SUNDAY: the five stages at the main festival site, only:
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✔ SATURDAY...
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MANE STAGE, Saturday (45 Minute Sets):

10:45-11:30 am: Jon Chandler & Ernie Martinez
11:45 am-12:30 pm: Tony Furtado
12:45-1:30 pm: Dead Winter Carpenters
1:45-2:30 pm: The Show Ponies
3-3:45 pm: Jon Chandler & Ernie Martinez
4-4:45 pm: Tony Furtado
5-5:45 pm: Dead Winter Carpenters
6-6:45 pm: The Show Ponies
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RANCH HOUSE STAGE, Saturday (30 - 45 Minute Sets):

10:15-10:45: Wild Horse Singers & Dancers
11-11:30 am: Pop Haydn
11:45 am- 12:30 pm: Joey Dillon
12:45-1:30 pm Joe Herrington & Sourdough Slim
1:45-2:15 pm: Wild Horse Singers & Dancers
2:30-3 pm: Pop Haydn
3:15-3:45 pm: Ballet Folkloríco
4-4:45 pm: Joey Dillon
5-5:45 pm: Joe Herrington & Sourdough Slim
6-6:30 pm: Wild Horse Singers & Dancers
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HART HALL STAGE, Saturday (30 - 60 Minute Sets):

10:15-11:15 am: Carin Mari & Andy Hedges
11:30-noon: Dave Stamey
12:15-12:45 pm: Tom Corbett & Bill Knopf
1-1:45 pm: Youth Poetry Presentation
2-2:45 pm: Gary Robertson & Kristyn Harris
3-4 pm: Carin Mari & Andy Hedges
4:15-4:45 pm: Dave Stamey
5-5:45 pm: Gary Robertson & Kristyn Harris
6-6:30 pm: Tom Corbett & Bill Knopf
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HERITAGE JUNCTION STAGE, Saturday (45 Minute Sets):

10:45-11:30 am: Run Boy Run
11:45 am-12:30 pm: Syd Masters & The Swing Riders
12:45-1:30 pm: The Vivants
1:45-2:30 pm: Haunted Windchimes
2:45-3:30 pm: Run Boy Run
3:45-4:30 pm: Syd Masters & The Swing Riders
4:45-5:30 pm: The Vivants
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OUTWEST STAGE, Saturday (20 Minute Sets):

10:30-10:50 am: John Bergstrom
11-11:20 am: Andria Kidd & P.W. Conway
11:30-11:50 am: Almeda Bradshaw
Noon-12:20 pm: Who Are Those Guys?
12:30-12:50 pm: 12:45 Women On The Move Trio
1-1:20 pm: How The West Was Weird
1:30-1:50 pm: John Bergstrom
2-2:20 pm: Buckaroo Story Time
2:30-2:50 pm: Women On The Move Trio
3-3:20 pm: Cheryl Rogers-Barnett
3:30-3:50 pm: Almeda Bradshaw
4-4:20 pm: Peter Sherayko
4:30-4:50 pm: 4:45 John Bergstrom
5-5:20 pm: Girls And Guns
5:30-5:50 pm: Women On The Move Trio
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✔ SUNDAY...
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MANE STAGE, Sunday (45 Minute Sets):

10:15-11 am: Tony Furtado
11:45 am-noon: Jon Chandler & Ernie Martinez
12:15-1 pm: The Show Ponies
1:15-2 pm: Tony Furtado
2:15-3 pm: Dead Winter Carpenters
3:15-4 pm: Jon Chandler & Ernie Martinez
4:15-5 pm: The Show Ponies
5:15-6 pm: Dead Winter Carpenters
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RANCH HOUSE STAGE, Sunday (30 - 45 Minute Sets):

10:15-10:45: Wild Horse Singers & Dancers
11-11:30 am: Pop Haydn
11:45 am- 12:30 pm: Joey Dillon
12:45-1:30 pm Joe Herrington & Sourdough Slim
1:45-2:15 pm: Wild Horse Singers & Dancers
2:30-3 pm: Pop Haydn
3:15-3:45 pm: Ballet Folkloríco
4-4:45 pm: Joey Dillon
5-5:45 pm: Joe Herrington & Sourdough Slim
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HART HALL STAGE, Sunday (30 - 60 Minute Sets):

10:15-11 am: Carin Mari & Andy Hedges
11:15-11:45 am: Dave Stamey
Noon-12:30 pm: Tom Corbett & Bill Knopf
12:45-1:30 pm: Gary Robertson & Kristyn Harris
1:45-2:30 pm: Carin Mari & Andy Hedges
2:45-3:15 pm: Dave Stamey
3:30-4 pm: Tom Corbett & Bill Knopf
4:15-5 pm: Gary Robertson & Kristyn Harris
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HERITAGE JUNCTION STAGE, Sunday (45 Minute Sets):

10:15-11 am: Run Boy Run
11:15 am-noon: The Vivants
12:15-1 pm: Syd Masters & The Swing Riders
1:15-2 pm: Haunted Windchimes
2:15-3 pm: Run Boy Run
3:15-4 pm: The Vivants
4:15-5 pm: Syd Masters & The Swing Riders
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OUTWEST STAGE, Sunday (20 Minute Sets):

10:30-10:50 am: Jerry Hall & Trick Shot
11-11:20 am: "From Novel to Screenplay"
11:30-11:50 am: John Bergstrom
Noon-12:20 pm: Who Are Those Guys?
12:30-12:50 pm: Almeda Bradshaw
1-1:20 pm: How The West Was Weird
1:30-1:50 pm: Jerry Hall & Trick Shot
2-2:20 pm: Buckaroo Story Time
2:30-2:50 pm: Almeda Bradshaw
3-3:20 pm: Cheryl Rogers-Barnett
3:30-3:50 pm: Jerry Hall & Trick Shot
4-4:20 pm: The West in Song
4:30-4:50: The West in Song and Word
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In addition, there are the concerts and events in/at other venues. We cover all of them in earlier editions. Find that info at:

http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2017/04/remembering-roz-larman-and-this.html

Tix, times, details, info, on the entirety of the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, including all off-site activities, with tix order links for whatever isn't sold-out, are all at: www.cowboyfestival.org


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Meantime, don't sit home this weekend, or any weekend through the end of the month!


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"L.A. Times Festival of Books" Guide, April 22 & 23 at USC, Los Angeles - 2017

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Here's the most comprehensive Guide we've ever published for this event. Geared for the interests of our readers, it's a lot easier to find what interests you than it is to use the event's official site and bring-up a separate page for each letter of the alphabet to see what's appealing.
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This year's "L.A. TIMES FESTIVAL OF BOOKS" happens Saturday & Sunday, April 22 & 23, 2017, and includes plenty of live music. It moved a few years back from UCLA to the USC University Park campus in Los Angeles, CA; www.latimes.com/festivalofbooks

✔ TIX: Free admission. But tix are needed for specific key events; a $35 festival pass allows you to reserve up to twenty "Festival of Books Conversation" tix for presentations by authors, etc.

✔ CAMPING: No.

✔ NOTE 1: Parking at USC is nightmarish. But you can ride the Expo Line light rail or take the free USC "main campus" or "University Park campus" shuttle bus from Union Station (not MTA, but a white USC bus).

✔ NOTE 2: The 37th annual "Book Prizes" are Friday night in USC's Bovard Auditorium. Get those tix at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/37th-annual-los-angeles-times-book-prizes-tickets-tickets-32606717570 ; everything else happens Sat & Sun.

✔ THE SCENE: This is so much more than books. There are 211 sessions with speakers, mostly authors, and a dozen featured music performances. The number of exhibitors in booths, many with programs and public presentations, is far more than we wanted to count. Because no one thinks "arts and music festival" when you tell them, "It's a book fair," we see the need to change that opinion. So it's getting, by far, the longest description of any festival in our comprehensive 2017 Festival Guide. Uniquely among all our featured write-ups, that monumental list of our recommended picks follows just after the music performance lineup.

✔ 2017 LINEUP:
Anna Dellaria (accomplished singer-somgwriter)
Bellorage
Cutty Flam
Definiens (classic strings)
Exploding Flowers
J. Ven
Korduroy
La Chamba Cumbia Chicha (Peruvian Chicha)
Nectarines
Pair of Arrows
Sin Color (trad Latin)
SoCal Vocals (four-time winners, Int'l Championship of Collegiate A Cappella)
Spelles
The Nova Darlings
Third Bird (jazz)
Thumpasaurus
Trio Ellas (Latin Grammy®–noms with fresh take on trad mariachi blends)
Trojan Marching Band (One of America's most innovative collegiate marching bands)
Wargirl

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HERE ARE THE GUIDE'S PICKS OF EXHIBITOR BOOTHS at the "L.A. Times Book Fair" 2017. The online master directory is one big alphabetical listing of everything. We've categorized the key things you'll want to see. So take us with you, or drown in the festival's own giant A-to-Z scroll that's fifty times longer. (Notes on individual booths are supplied by the exhibitors.)
Brace yourself. Here we go:

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✔ EARTH DAY HAPPENINGS for adults and kids at the "L.A. Times Book Fair" 2017:
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GY Creative Publishing
Booth: 588
A boutique publishing house from Santa Monica which specializes in musical children’s books about sustainability and climate change.
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Albin Gielicz
Booth: TBD
April 22, 10:00 a.m. The Super Sustainables: Facing the Drought, GY Creative Publishing
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National Wildlife Federation
Booth: 860
Non-profit organization working to protect Los Angeles area mountain lions through its #SaveLACougars program. Booth featuring celebrity cougar P-22 cutout selfie stand, author of book “When Mountain Lions Are Neighbors,” and a Virtual Reality film on the mountain lions.
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Nature Tale Books, Inc.
Booth: 573
Nature Tale Books publishes gift-quality picture books for early learners. Our stories promote environmental awareness and introduce children to the biology and geology found in American parks. It is our hope that after hearing our stories, children will want to visit our featured parks and create their own memorable adventures.
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Patt Morrison
Booth: 119
April 22, 3:00 p.m. Rio L.A.: Tales from the Los Angeles River, Angel City Press.
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Poetic Earth Handmade Journals
Booth: 151
Poetic Earth offers the Largest selection of quality handcrafted Leather bound journals, sketchbooks, vintage leather book bags that can be found in 1 place in the entire USA.Our items feature nature friendly handmade, handmade linen cotton paper of archival QUALITY that will never rot or fade. MADE IN USA.
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Red Barn Collections
Booth: 948
Red Barn rescues discarded books and gives them new life as journals and handbags. These literary treasures also also transformed into bows, bracelets, pounds of collage paper from vintage illustrations. Every part of the book is transformed to recreate the nostalgic love of books, writing, reading and creativity.
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SEA Lab
Booth: 959
April 22, 10:00 a.m. – April 23, 10:00 a.m. coral/sea anemone show & tell, KCETLink Media Group
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The Daily Zoo (Chris Ayers)
Booth: 725
Come check out the whimsical animal art of Chris Ayers, author & illustrator of the Daily Zoo books. Leukemia survivor Chris has been keeping the doctor at bay with a drawing a day for over eleven years now. We also have prints, shirts, and more.
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The Last Places on Earth
Booth: 143
Gary Mancuso is a USC graduate, holding an MA in International Relations. He is an author, lecturer, adventure travel specialist, and sustainable development advocate. Gary circled the globe into many of the world’s remaining intact cultures and great wilderness, in singular pursuit of what he describes as “Our Disappearing World”.
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The Mighty Adventures
Booth: 610
D.S. Venetta: Organic Gardening chapter books for kids. Michael Molinski: Miskito, a historical novel of adventure, greed and romance on the Mosquito Coast of Nicaragua during the 1800s. The Mighty Adventures Series: Rebecca Guerrero writes tales for children evoking imagination and fun-filled adventures.
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The Original Farmers Market
Booth: 2062
Established in 1934, The Original Farmers Market started when a dozen farmers parked their trucks in an open field to sell produce to locals. Now, more than 100 merchants call the Market home and remains to be one of the most beloved destinations in L.A.

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✔ WRITER'S ORGANIZATIONS / RESOURCES... ("L.A. Times Book Fair" 2017)
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Book Publicists of So California
Booth: 933
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Greater Los Angeles Writers Society (GLAWS)
Booth: 944
GLAWS is a non-profit that provides a forum for writers of all disciplines to meet and improve their knowledge and skills in the craft and business of writing. GLAWS accomplishes this through Special Speaker Events, genre-specific critique groups, workshops, conferences, bookfairs, and other events that educate and mentor writers.
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Independent Writers of Southern California (IWOSC)
Booth: 131
Helping Writers Succeed since 1982! Panels, seminars, satellites, networking. We provide professional development and networking opportunities that allow our members to be on the cutting edge of an ever-evolving and expanding world of publishing. (310) 773-8075
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Morrie Markoff’s Memoirs / Beverly Palm Books
Booth: 35
Morrie Markoff is a 103-year-old first time published author of “Keep Breathing.” Beverly Palm Books serves as a consultant and assistant for writers who wish to get their books off the ground and self-published.
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Mystery Writers of America SoCal chapter
Booth: 377
Mystery Writers of America is the premier organization for mystery writers, professionals allied to the crime writing field, aspiring crime writers, and those who are devoted to the genre. MWA is dedicated to promoting respect for crime writing and recognition for those who write within the genre.
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New Playwrights Foundation
Booth: 174
New Playwrights Foundation is a nonprofit, charitable, 501(c)3 corporation originally formed in 1969 to aid, nurture, and develop lesser-known local writers, to help them disseminate their works and establish their careers. The writers workshop meets alternate Thursday nights in the Santa Monica area. Visitors are welcome to attend.
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NewBookBay LLC
Booth: 824
New book bay is the world’s first creative writing incubator for discovering, publishing and awarding the new brilliant, unpublished literary material and nurturing the fresh upcoming writers.
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Northeast Los Angeles Writers
Booth: 835
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Romance Writers of America
Booth: 937
Los Angeles Romance Authors LARA is an affiliate of Romance Writers of America® (RWA) is a nonprofit trade association whose mission is to advance the professional and common business interests of career-focused romance writers through networking and advocacy and by increasing public awareness of the romance genre.
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Small Publishers, Artists & Writers Network (SPAWN)
Booth: 184
National nonprofit literary organization that provide information, resources and opportunities for anyone involved in publishing books or freelance work, whether they are an author, freelance writer, artist or indie publishing company. SPAWN’s website offers links to research sources, publishers, printers, the media, and other sources of importance to writers.
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SoCal Connected Correspondents
Booth: 959
April 23, 12:30 p.m. SoCal Connected, KCETLink Media Group
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Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Los Angeles Region
Booth: 518
The SCBWI-Los Angeles chapter is proud to represent the birth place of SCBWI. Many generous, talented and visionary individuals in the field of children’s literature, education and entertainment, have resided within its boundaries over the years, and many more such individuals are still to come.
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Stories to Tell
Booth: 166
Stories To Tell is a publishing company for independent and self-publishing authors. We produce professional print and eBooks, including illustrated books. We provide editing, design, publishing, and marketing services, and personally guide authors through each step. Authors keep all their rights and all their book’s profits.
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The Great Adventures of Rocky Raccoon
Booth: 541
The Great Adventures of Rocky Raccoon is an action adventure chapter book series written by a Kid 4 Kids. I am a self published 13 year old author with four books.
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The Tracking Board
Booth: 192
With a focus on identifying writers with cinematic vision and cross over potential to play in film, television and publishing worlds, the 2017 Launch Pad Manuscript Competition aims to discover new writers, new projects and new ideas, and introduce them to the entertainment industry.
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Tiki Machine, LLC
Booth: 831
Tiki Machine started in 2010 with the intent to self-publishing art books, kid’s books, graphic novels and ancient tiki manuscripts. It’s since evolved to include developing various properties for mobile gaming, interactive apps, animated series and online webcomics. Swing by to meet some of creators/artists and check out our products.
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ValStar Publishing
Booth: 844
One of a kind publishing house created specifically for inspired authors.All of our authors & book titles are published & marketed as a tool for raising awareness & funds for charities & not for profit organizations.We are here to make it happen,make it matter. We also sponsor the National Writer’s Union.
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Vox Box Arts Collective
Booth: 903
VOX BOX is a multi-cultural interdisciplinary arts group dedicated to presenting live performance, film, and visual arts to children and adults of diverse incomes, cultures, and abilities.
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Wordsmith Writing Coaches
Booth: 200
Wordsmith Writing Coaches help undergrad and grad students excel in academic writing and dissertations. We also help new authors along the road to publication and provide full-service editing for self-published authors. Let us help you write better, right now.
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WRiTE BRAiN BOOKS
Booth: 735
We provide the inspiration, YOU provide the imagination! Our colorfully iLLUSTRATED, WORDLESS BOOKS have lines on the pages for your story. Write and publish a children’s book! Our AUTHOR’S KiTS, STORY PUZZLES, STORY MATS & STORY CARDS are fun and engaging, disguised learning products! Hear about our K-12 educational programs!
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Writers Mastermind Alliance
Booth: 167
We are a diverse group of writers with different genres.

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✔ ARTIST-FRIENDLY RADIO / TV / BROADCAST PRINT MEDIA... ("L.A. Times Book Fair" 2017)
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KCETLink Media Group
Booth: 959
KCETLink Media Group is a national independent nonprofit media network that provides high-quality culturally diverse programming designed to engage the public in innovative, entertaining and transformative ways. KCET is a service of KCETLink. KCET plays a vital role in the cultural and educational enrichment in the community it serves.
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KCRW
Booth: 110
KCRW creates & curates music discovery, NPR news, cultural exploration and informed public affairs. From Los Angeles to around the world, KCRW.com
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KLCS
Booth: 901
✔ [GUIDE NOTE: KLCS is the Friday-night home of most of the acoustic roots music performance TV that's available weekly in L.A. Support them! At least go by and THANK THEM, so they'll continue to bring you "Sun Studio Sessions," "Bluegrass Underground," "Austin City Limits," "Front and Center," and more!]
KLCS is a multimedia public television station serving the greater Los Angeles area. We provide a wide range of outstanding public television programs, as well as this website and outreach services, which educate, inform, enlighten and entertain adults and children.
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KTLA
Booth: 964
KTLA, channel 5, is a CW-affiliated television station located in Los Angeles, California, United States. The station is owned by the Tribune Broadcasting subsidiary of Tribune Media.
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Larry Mantle
Booth: 119
April 22, 10:00 a.m. This is AirTalk: 20 Years of Conversation on 89.3 KPCC, Angel City Press
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Luis Fuerte
Booth: 959
April 22, 1:00 p.m. “Louie, Take a Look at This!: My Time With Huell Howser”, KCETLink Media Group
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PBS Kids
Booth: 533
Today, PBS SoCal is the top-rated and most-watched public television station in the Greater Los Angeles area, and the third most-watched PBS station in the nation. We now serve the region from our offices in Century City, Costa Mesa, and downtown Los Angeles.
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Sandi Latimer & John Kady
Booth: 210
April 22, 2:30 p.m. Newsroom Buddies: A Working Friendship at United Press International, Author Solutions.
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Soul Custody Press
Booth: 202
Soul Custody Press publishes “memoirs with a message” in the form of daily readers with 366 pages. The first title is “The Resting Place, A Graveside Diary,” by Pamela Little, for sale on Amazon. Add your daily reader to the growing list.
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Val Zavala
Booth: 959
April 23, 10:00 a.m. SoCal Connected, KCETLink Media Group

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✔ LOCAL PROJECTS / RESOURCES / OPPORTUNITIES... ("L.A. Times Book Fair" 2017)
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LA2024
Booth: 139
LA 2024 is the U.S. bid for the 2024 Olympic & Paralympic Games. By harnessing LA’s ideal climate, unparalleled culture of creativity and innovation, and state-of-the-art sporting infrastructure, LA 2024 will deliver a sustainable, fiscally responsible Games to benefit our city, our nation and the global Olympic Movement.
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LA84 Foundation
Booth: 139
As a legacy of the 1984 Olympic Games, the LA84 Foundation is a nationally recognized leader in support of youth sport programs and in elevating the importance of the role sports play in positive youth development. LA84 has invested $230 million in Southern California communities, supporting more than 3 million youth. Connect on social media + www.la84.org
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Little Free Library
Booth: TBD
Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization that inspires a love of reading, builds community, and sparks creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world. Millions of books are shared each year through more than 50,000 registered Little Free Libraries in all 50 states and 70 countries.
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Los Angeles County Office of Education
Booth: 608
“Los Angeles County Office of Education Head Start-State Preschool programs provide the first rung on a ladder out of poverty for thousands of our most vulnerable children and families. We offer high-quality early education programs with health, nutritional, social, and other services. Visit prekkid.org for more information and program locations.”
✔ [GUIDE NOTE: there are opportunities for musicians to perform in the schools. Always ask first about the paying gigs, or you'll discover you have volunteered.]
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Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder County Clerk
Booth: 164
Voter Registration informational table. We will offer printed material, digital application review and status updates. We offer the service to register people for all upcoming elections.
✔ [GUIDE NOTE: Register to vote. If you are not registered, you cannot vote. If you're disillusioned, welcome to the club; so register "no party preference" or Green Party. But register. And thank the Registrar's Office for doing a tough and thankless job as guardians of the gate.]
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Los Angeles Public Library
Booth: 382
The Los Angeles Public Library serves the largest and most diverse urban population of any library in the nation. Its Central Library, 72 branch libraries, more than 6 million books, state-of-the-art technology and many public programs, provide everyone free and easy access to information and the opportunity for life-long learning.
✔ [GUIDE NOTE: there are opportunities for musicians to perform in programs or cultural series in public libraries in MANY cities and counties. Always ask first about the paying gigs, or you'll discover you have volunteered.]
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Los Angeles Review of Books
Booth: 43
The Los Angeles Review of Books is a nonprofit literary and cultural arts organization that combines the great tradition of the book review with the evolving technologies of the web.
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Los Angeles World Airports/LA International Airport
Booth: 162
Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) is the City of Los Angeles department that owns and operates Los Angeles International (LAX) and Van Nuys (VNY) general aviation airports. Both play an integral role in helping to meet the Southern California regional demand for passenger, cargo and general aviation service.
✔ [GUIDE NOTE: LAX and many other airports feature changing arts exhibitions. It's an opportunity that very few artists know about. Those who do often get plugged-in to something lucrative that brings opportunities in more airports after the first one. Stop by and get acquainted with someone you can contact.]
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Reading to Kids
Booth: 133
Reading to Kids is a grassroots organization dedicated to inspiring underserved children with a love of reading, thereby enriching their lives and opportunities for success in the future. We gather on average 858 children and 372 volunteers at reading clubs on the second Saturday of every month.
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Star Education
Booth: 554
STAR Education offers a wide breadth of services to communities, schools and families before, during and after school hours. Working with superintendents, principals, teachers, and parents, STAR provides exceptional enrichment opportunities in math, literacy, arts, sciences and technology. STAR also offers award winning summer camps, Professional Development and GATE programs.
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The Help Group
Booth: 587
Founded in 1975, The Help Group is the largest, most innovative and comprehensive nonprofit of its kind in the United States serving children, adolescents and young adults with special needs related to autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, ADHD, developmental delays, abuse and emotional challenges. 6 campuses and 10 schools.
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The Imagination Machine
Booth: 530
The Imagination Machine is a Southern California based theatre company performing assemblies in approximately 400 elementary schools throughout the state. Programs offered are: “Who What Where” and “Write Away”, which teach the fundamentals of writing, and “The Writing Show”, where our professional actors perform stories written by your own students!
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The Jester & Pharley Phund
Booth: 572
The nonprofit Jester & Pharley Phund boosts literacy with read-a-thons in elementary schools that bring David Saltzman’s award-winning “Jester Has Lost His Jingle” book and Jester & Pharley doll to ill children. Phund programs encourage reading, compassion and kindness among students while providing laughter and joy to hospitalized children.
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The Literacy Guild
Booth: 538
The Literacy Guild is a literacy development center that provides high quality K-12 instructional services in small group learning environments. The curriculum and instruction is built upon the core theory that human learning is complex and dynamic. Students engage in authentic literacy and publish their compositions.
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The Los Angeles Review
Booth: 934
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Workshop 2.0
Booth: 609
WORKSHOP 2.0 offers a micro-enterprising model for special-needs employment. We empower transitional adult artists on the Autism Spectrum by giving them professional mentors and a space to share their extensive knowledge and create products to sell via the internet, using sites such as Amazon, YouTube, blogs, Etsy, and ebay.

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✔ PEACE AND WAR... ("L.A. Times Book Fair" 2017)
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Addicted to War
Booth: 930
We produce Anti-War books & DVD’s that are available to people interested in understanding the true nature of U.S. foreign policy and wars against the Third World.
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Maria M. Bowe
Booth: 223
April 22, 3:30 p.m. WARFARE: THE THINGS THEY NEVER TELL YOU ABOUT, PART 1, Author Solutions
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Nicole Waybright Author
Booth: 924
In Long Way Out, author Nicole Waybright tells her true story of coming of age while deployed as a young officer on a U.S. Navy destroyer, during the Navy’s greatest cruelty at sea scandal. An unlikely ending finds the author with a radicalized self-understanding, seeking a culture of peace. April 22, 10 am– April 23, 10 am. Long Way Out, Nicole Waybright Author.
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Robert Maddock
Booth: 212
April 22, 1:30 p.m. – April 23, 10:00 a.m. The 1,300 Years’ War: Volumes 1 & 2, Author Solutions
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Robert W. Bradshaw
Booth: 210
April 22, 11:30 a.m. Forty-Five Letters from a World War II Sailor: How to Fulfill Your American Dreams, Author Solutions.
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Soulful Journey: Against All Odds by Sotheary Ortego
Booth: 919
Soulful Journey: Against All Odds by Sotheary Ortego, chronicles a young woman’s extraordinary tale of courage and survival in a series of unfortunate events. Plus other authors: Post War Children by Michael Harris. The Immigrant Princess by Variny Yim. From Internment to Fulfillment by Neary Heng. Khmer Girl by Peu.
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Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at USC
Booth: 574
The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at USC provides high-quality, confidential and personalized mental health care to veterans and military families at no cost. Services are available to any person who has served in the U.S. Armed Forces, including National Guard and Reserves, regardless of their role/discharge.

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✔ TRAVEL... ("L.A. Times Book Fair" 2017)
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Aer Lingus
Booth: 762
Airline serves Ireland and Europe.
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Pat Hunter
Booth: 189
April 22, 1:00 p.m. – April 23, 12:00 p.m. Remembering the California Missions, An Artist and a Writer Travel Highway 1 South, Linden Publishing.
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Taiwan Tourism Bureau
Booth: 364
Taiwan – the ultimate hidden gem in Asia. You can savor the widest variety of street eats, immerse in nature’s abundance, bike through cities to the countryside, and admire the fascinating city skyline – all with one ride on the MRT Rail. Visit the fascinating island of Taiwan today.

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✔ EXHIBITORS OF NOTABLE INTEREST TO GUIDE READERS... ("L.A. Times Book Fair" 2017)
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Alice Lunsford
Booth: TBD
April 22, 10:00 a.m. Secrets of the Bayou, New Playwrights Foundation.
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Angel City Press
Booth: 119
Angel City Press celebrates 25 years creating books that showcase the history and culture of Southern California. Its award-winning work has established Angel City Press as the crown jewel of Los Angeles publishing.
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Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center
Booth: 340
Beyond Baroque is one of the United States’ leading Literary Arts Centers dedicated to expanding the public’s knowledge of poetry, literature and art through publishing, cultural events and community interaction. Founded in 1968, Beyond Baroque is based out of the original City Hall Building in Venice,California.
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Black Lives Matter
Booth: 930
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Book Soup/A.C. Vroman, INC
Booth: 88
Book Soup, “Bookseller to the Great and Infamous”, is a general independent bookstore located on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. Since 1975 the store has specialized in art, music, film, photography, fashion, and literary fiction, and is known for its celebrity clientele, robust author event series, and international newsstand.
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C-SPAN
Booth: 841Television for serious readers. Every weekend C-SPAN2 features Book TV – a 48-hour block of book programming. Book TV brings you a rich variety of nonfiction topics: history, biography, politics, current events, the media, and more. Watch author interviews, readings, panels, and the nation’s largest book fairs. www.booktv.org
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California Book Fairs
Booth: 536
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Cancer Control Society
Booth: TBDCancer Book House offers books, DVDs, Cancer Control Journals and Information Packets on Alternative Therapies and Nutritional Approaches to the prevention and control of cancer and other diseases.
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Center Theatre Group
Booth: 940
Center Theatre Group is one of the nation’s most influential nonprofit theatre companies. At the Ahmanson Theatre and Mark Taper Forum in Downtown L.A. and the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Downtown Culver City, we present the highest quality and broadest range of theatre: groundbreaking new works, explosive productions of the classics, and hit Broadway plays and musicals. As we celebrate our 50TH Anniversary in 2017, we are proud to continue contributing to the culture of our city and to the enrichment of the national theatre community, and we are grateful to our subscribers, donors, and board whose generous support makes our work possible.
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City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs
Booth: 743
Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) advances the social and economic impact of the arts and ensures access to diverse and enriching cultural activities through: grantmaking, community arts programming, arts education, public art, and partnerships with artists and arts/cultural organizations throughout the City of Los Angeles.
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David’s Doodles
Booth: 834
Self published art books, instructional and collection, art apparel, and art prints,
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Dr. Richard Erhlich
Booth: TBD
April 23, 10:00 p.m. Faces of Music, The Help Group
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Drumsong Music Company
Booth: 24Drumsong Music Company features books written by Drummer,Educator Ndugu Chancler.These books range from drum set method,philosophy of success to books about Micheal Jackson. Ndugu Chancler is currently part of the Flora L.Thornton Faculty.
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ECPrinting.com
Booth: 51
Affordable high quality book printing for the self publisher. Our 13th year exhibiting at the LA Times Festival of Books!
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Happy Science USA
Booth: 206
In 1986, Master Ryuho Okawa founded Happy Science, a spiritual movement dedicated to bringing greater happiness to humankind by overcoming barriers of race, religion, and culture and by working toward the ideal of a world united in peace and harmony.
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Haymarket Books
Booth: 158
Haymarket Books is a radical, independent publisher, who aims to connect activists, critical scholars, and politically conscious readers with the ideas they need to change the world.
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Jodi Bombardier Jewelry
Booth: 178
Men’s and women’s leather bracelets along with copper cuffs, bracelets, necklaces and earrings, all designed and handmade in Tucson, AZ. Jodi is a published author with 2 how-to-make wire jewelry books, has co-authored 2 jewelry books and has written how-to-make jewelry articles for Step By Step Wire Jewelry magazine.
April 22, 10:00 a.m. – April 23, 10:00 a.m. Artisan Filigree: Wire Wrapping Jewelry Techniques, Jodi Bombardier Jewelry
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Kinderwise
Booth: 540
Kinderwise is a family-owned business based in California specializing in SOCIAL SKILLS books and shows for children. They’ll be showcasing their Emotional Intelligence program for children which teaches empathy, social skills, self-awareness, and self-regulation through the eyes of Kinderwise characters Sparkelina (doll), Sophie (pink elephant), Busybee (giant bee).
April 22, 10:00 a.m. – April 23, 10:00 a.m. How to Describe My Feelings, How to Make and Keep Friends, How to Mind My Manners, How to Calm Down, Kinderwise
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Latino Literacy Now
Booth: 468
Latino Literacy Now is a nonprofit organization. We operate Educational Programs and community Festivals for under serviced audiences around the USA. We also operate the largest Latino cultural Awards in the USA with the International Latino Book Awards. Finally, we promote Latino literature and the authors that create the literature.
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Life is Good
Booth: 546
Optimistic apparel brand who donates 10% of all net proceeds to children in need. To date, they’ve donated over $11 million and counting.
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Mauricio Abril Art
Booth: 513
Storytelling with a side of magic, wonder and imagination for kids and kids-at-heart!
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Once Upon A Time Bookstore
Booth: 732
The oldest children’s bookstore in the country (51 years in 2017), this neighborhood touchstone engages the reading community with the best selected titles, hand-picked greeting cards, exquisite gift items for all ages and a warm and knowledgeable staff. Author events, storytimes, book and writing clubs. Special summertime kids activities.
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Orange County High School of the Arts OShop
Booth: 958
Orange County High School of the Arts OShop: handmade totes/quilts. Novelty prints always mixed with music prints to honor my mom who played piano for groups ’til 101 yrs old. Arts’ themed Ts.
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Booth: 708
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Pathfinder Books
Booth: 943
Books on the history of the working class movement. Speeches and writings by revolutionary working class leaders. Marx, Engels, Lenin, Trotsky, Cannon, Dobbs, Che Guevara, Fidel Castro, Malcolm X, Nelson Mandela, Thomas Sankara, Maurice Bishop, Jack Barnes, Mary Alice Waters. Books in English, Spanish, French, Farsi.
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PM Press
Booth: 152
Publisher of the finest print, audio and visual materials. To educate, enlighten, inspire, and entertain. Books, CDs, DVDs, and stylish apparel. From Angela Davis to Howard Zinn, and most of the other good stuff in-between.
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Prioriteze
Booth: 71
Unique paper products and systems to prioritize Life with ease. R.I.P – Really Important PapersTM preparation kit to prompt conversations and communication to help prepare for Life’s unexpected events. Action FoldersTM are attention-grabbing document ticklers to prioritize personal and professional day-to-day tasks and keep Life on track.
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Richard Curtner Art
Booth: 149
Word Collage art created by combining hundreds of cut-outs of written text found in magazines. All the text in the art pertains to individual themes. The hundreds of cut-outs are glued together and varnished. Every minute detail is cut out with an x-acto knife.
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Self-Realization Fellowship
Booth: 155
Self-Realization Fellowship, founded in 1920 by Paramahansa Yogananda, is the publisher for the complete line of Yogananda’s books and recorded talks, included his classic Autobiography of a Yogi.
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Share International USA
Booth: 182
The books of Benjamin Creme on the emergence of the World Teacher for this age, Maitreya. 17 books on the emergence, teachings and priorities of Maitreya.
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Stephan Poulter, Ph.D
Booth: 199
April 22, 1:30 p.m. The Art of Successful Failure, Author Solutions
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Stephen Gee
Booth: 119
April 22, 12:00 p.m. Los Angeles Central Library: A History of its Art and Architecture, Iconic Vision: John Parkinson, Architect of Los Angeles, Angel City Press
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Stephen J. Bost
Booth: 210
April 22, 3:30 p.m. Mystical Union: And the Metaphysical Philosophy of Yoga, Author Solutions
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Success Center, Inc.
Booth: 213
We help you Come Alive and reach YOUR Highest Potential via Hypnosis Sessions, Books, and Recordings or with Business/Life Coaching.
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SUSAN MOSS
Booth: 74
April 22, 2:00 p.m. – April 23, 2:00 p.m. KEEP YOUR BREASTS! & SURVIVE CANCER!, Cancer Book House
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The Theosophy Company
Booth: 225
We publish the original teachings of Theosophy, as recorded in the writings of H.P. Blavatsky and William Q. Judge. Key ideas are Universal Brotherhood, Human Solidarity, Reincarnation, Karma, Spiritual Evolution. Our affiliated student group is the United Lodge of Theosophists.
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Theosophical University Press
Booth: 180
The publishing activity of The Theosophical Society (Pasadena), founded in 1875, our press catalog includes the primary source literature of the modern theosophical movement, as well as more recent titles — all in print and internet versions.
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Transformations
Booth: 517
Through fun, educational, and creative books, dvd’s and other services, we help You and Your Children experience healthy, happy and enriched lives; enjoy a peaceful and prosperous family life together; and honor the commonalities and similarities of all people and all cultures.
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Vroman’s Bookstore/Children’s
Booth: 128
Vroman’s Bookstore is Southern California’s oldest and largest independent bookstore. Founded in 1894, Vroman’s is located in Pasadena and is home to 85,000 book titles, thousands of gift items, a beloved children’s department, an international newsstand, the Vroman’s Author Walk of Fame, and over 350 events a year.
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William Deverell
Booth: 119
April 23, 12:00 p.m. Woody Guthrie L.A. 1937 to 1941, Angel City Press.
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YaYa’s Creole Products
Booth: 2061
YaYa’s Creole Products is an array of Creole products including the beautiful YaYa’s Creole Cookbook filled with delicious recipes.YaYa also has Creole seasoning; Spicy Bourbon bbq Sauce; Chipotle Hot sauce; Creole hot sauce.
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Zoe Summer
Booth: 221
April 22, 10:30 a.m. You Are Enough: Thirty Mini Mantras for Self-Transformation Be Empowered, Enlightened, and Inspired, Author Solutions.
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(THE ABOVE is the "L.A. Times Festival of Books." It's the most extensive write-up in this entire Festival Guide. Notes on individual booths in the above are supplied by the exhibitors.)


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♪ The ACOUSTIC AMERICANA MUSIC GUIDE endeavors to bring you NEWS — and views of interest to artists everywhere — more specifically to musicians and the creative community and music makers and fans of acoustic and Folk-Americana music. That includes both traditional and innovative forms. From the deepest roots to today’s acoustic renaissance, that’s our beat. We provide a wealth of resources, including a HUGE catalog of acoustic-friendly venues (now undergoing a major update), and inside info on FESTIVALS and select performances in Southern California in venues from the monumentally large to the intimately small and cozy. We cover workshops, conferences, and other events for artists and folks in the music industry, and all kinds o’ things in the world of acoustic and Americana and accessible classical music. From washtub bass to musical spoons to oboe to viola to banjo to squeezebox, from Djangostyle to new-fangled-old-time string band music, from sweet Cajun fiddle to bluegrass and pre-bluegrass Appalachian mountain music to all the swamp water roots of the blues and the bright lights of where the music is headed now.
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