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Saturday, July 4, 2015

HAPPY MUSICAL 4th OF JULY!

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LIVE MUSIC EVENTS ON THE 4th include a pair of daytime festivalish musicalities, some "SHOW-of-the-WEEK" picks, music before fireworks, music with fireworks, and a Grammy-winning rockabilly star who performs after you've had time to catch fireworks.

We open this edition with a moving essay — an anonymous essay — on Americana Music for the Fourth of July. Get your hankie ready.

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AMERICA'S MUSIC & THE FOURTH OF JULY

If you attend a fireworks show tonight, you'll hear the annual resurrection of John Phillip Souza's rousing band music. More than likely, it'll be combined with some Aaron Copland and plenty of modern film music, the latter mostly by John Williams.

But we want to note how appropriate it is on this American National Holiday to think about, celebrate, and hear Folk-Roots-Americana music. And we mean to celebrate all of it in its broadest, most inclusive sense.

We were sent a fine essay that helps do just that. It's origins are a bit obscure. It may date to 1993, though things in it are clearly more recent cultural idioms.

An old email from Jerry Kay to Ed Pearl is as far back as we can trace it. It is supposed to have been written by "A local reporter," perhaps in Northern California, been printed, and years later, reprinted in at least one newspaper, and at one time it seems that it appeared on the now-defunct santacruzlive.com site.

Like all buried treasure, the excitement of the find only adds to its sparkle.

Here it is:

"There are, of course, many fine and meaningful ways to spend the Independence Day holiday. Spending time with the family is an admirable one, as is getting out of the house and into the woods somewhere. After all, how can you love a country if you never get out into the country?

"But one that resonates deep within me is music. Mount Rushmore is a pathetic monument indeed compared to the magnificently rich heritage of American music. Young (and not so young) people much too hip to ever profess love of their country are moved every day by musical expressions that in some deep way say something about who we are and where we came from.

"So let us, this Fourth of July, declare a new brand of patriotism that has nothing to do with flags, marching bands and bombs bursting in air; that rejects cheap 'hooray-for-our-side's' boosterism.

"What then exactly is this new love of country?

"It's the ancient sounds of Mississippi Delta blues. It's the growl of Muddy Waters, the wail of Bessie Smith. It's the primeval sound of Son House, the electric emotion of B.B. King. It's Howlin' Wolf and Big Bill Broonzy.

"It's the wandering loneliness of Leadbelly, the dusty minstrel voice of Pete Seeger, the mournful keening of the Appalachian fiddle. Utah Phillips and Doc Watson.

"It's the lost spirit of Hank Williams, the damned soul of Jerry Lee Lewis, the soft menace of Johnny Cash.

"It's Nat King Cole and Hoagy Carmichael. It's the rolling piano of Fats Waller, the Kansas City sass of Count Basie. It's the doomed artistry of Monk, Mingus, Coltrane and Bird. It's the brilliance of Miles Davis.

"But it's also the New Orleans gris-gris of Dr. John, the whiskey-tinged Texas sound of Waylon Jennings. It's church-pew gospel and street corner doo wop. It's Motown, it's rockabilly. It's Elvis and Buddy Holly.

"It's Woody Guthrie's 'Aint Got No Home,' Bob Dylan's 'With God On Our Side,' and Peter Rowan's 'Dust Bowl Children,' Otis Redding and Marvin Gaye. It's Aretha and James Brown.

"It's Janis Joplin's 'A Piece of My Heart.' It's a Dead show at the Fillmore. It's Hendrix at Monterey Pop.

"It's the rambling songs of Steve Goodman, the beautiful cynicism of Randy Newman. It's Duane Allman riding down Highway 41. It's Kate Wolf on a Sonoma County riverbank.

"It's nortenyo and tejana. It's Hawaiian slack-key. It's samba and salsa. It's Navajo wood flute. It's reggae and ska, California-style.

"It's Lou Reed in New York, Carlos Santana in San Francisco, Emmylou Harris in Nashville. It's visionary misfits like Neil Young, Frank Zappa and Brian Wilson.

"America is a noisy place. Walt Whitman recognized that more than a hundred years ago when he wrote, 'I Hear America Singing.' Yet, that singing wasn't always the clipped, efficient unison of the military marching band doing 'Stars and Stripes Forever.' It was a million-throated cacophony of voices.

"There is nothing more quintessentially American than picking up a used guitar and singing Grateful Dead tunes on the street corner for quarters. There is no greater expression of the personal freedom embodied in this great nation's mythology than dancing barefoot on the grass with an abandon of a child.

"Free speech is revered as one of the greatest guarantors of our political freedom. But free speech doesn't have to be speech at all. John Coltrane's free speech was his sax, T-Bone Walker's his guitar.

"No rational person can look at America and not see its flaws, its ugly history, its arrogances and blindness. But, for most of us, it's the only home we've ever known. And it is worth cherishing.

"So, if you're like me, you'll cherish America this Fourth of July by playing or listening to the music you love. If enough of us do that, maybe even old Walt Whitman will still be able to hear us."

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Thanks to Ed Pearl's The Ash Grove for bringing this fine essay to us so we can share it with you.

Happy Fourth of July!


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LIVE MUSIC EVENTS ON THE 4th...


Sat, Jul 4, in Topanga:
11 am-all day  "OLD-FASHIONED BARN DANCE & BARBEQUE" with master fiddler and dance caller EVO BLUESTEIN, at the lovely outdoor Will Geer Theatricum-Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Canyon Bl, Topanga 90290; 310-455-3723.
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The delightful venue brings an all-ages event that includes children’s games, a pie-eating contest, a watermelon-seed-spitting contest, cake walk, horseshoes, relay races, dunk bucket, and more. Call for ticket info.

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FESTIVAL "plus,"
near Temecula:
11 am-2 pm  "FRENCH VALLEY FOURTH OF JULY FESTIVAL" features the nu-folk of SHELBY & TIEG with their BAND, in Field View Park, "a fun little festival at a park" near the corner of Benton & Washington in the town of Winchester, near Temecula.
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Shelby & Tieg go on at 12:45 pm. They're freshly back from playing Anchorage, Homer and Seldovia, Alaska, and the Seldovia "Summer Solstice Music Festival."
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About today, the musical duo tells us, "It'll have food and rides and the best part is, it’s FREE! Since the event ends kind of early in the day and you might like to just spend the rest of the day in Temecula, there’s a great place you can go to have fun and view THE fireworks show of Temecula if you find yourself at a loss for what to do with the rest of the day. I’ll post the information on where each event is below. Hope we can see you there in your red, white and blue!"
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Here’s Tieg's info for the "Fun and Fireworks" after their event is over. It's just a 15 minute drive away from the festival. Festivities in Temecula start at 2 pm in Ronald Reagan Sports Park, where the Fireworks show starts at 9 pm. Full schedule and details at:
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http://temeculaevents.org/4thofjulyfireworks/

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A “SHOW-of-the-WEEK” pick:

Sat, Jul 4, in Venice:
4 pm  “OF THEE I SING: THE MAGNA CARTA AT 800,” is ROSS ALTMAN’s latest musical presentation of history and culture, and it encores tonight only at Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Bl, Venice 90292; 310-822-3006.
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Tonight’s presentation varies from the original last month on the actual 800th birthday of the Magna Carta; this is “a musical performance featuring Ross Altman with special guests Jill Fenimore & April Halprin Wayland, presented by Beyond Baroque,” and the original presentation was Ross mostly solo.
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“Of Thee I Sing: The Magna Carta @ 800” is a © production of Grey Goose Music. For more, contact Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center at 310-822-3006 or email Ross Altman at greygoosemusic@aol.com
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Admission is only $4, so this will sell-out. Call ahead and arrive early for a good seat. Light refreshments served. And you're out in time for fireworks.

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Sat, Jul 4; Fri-Sun, Jul 3-5, in Hollywood:
7:30 pm  Annual "FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR" symphony concert at the Hollywood Bowl. You may still be able to find tickets somewhere if you Google it.

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Sat, Jul 4, in OC (Costa Mesa):
7:30 pm  Annual "4th OF JULY FIREWORKS CONCERT" with Pacific Symphony at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre. Go early to have time for food and libations from vendors or take your own picnic. Hint: if you have the best seats for the concert, you won't be able to see the fireworks. When the mass migration occurs from the seats to the meadow, be part of it to see the fireworks.
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Tix at:
www.pacificsymphony.org

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A “SHOW-of-the-WEEK” pick:

Sat, Jul 4, in Pasadena:
8 pm  DUSTBOWL REVIVAL brings its acclaimed Americana and array of acoustic instruments, including horns, to the special Fourth of July FREE CONCERT at the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts in Memorial Park, 85 E Holly St (at Walnut), Pasadena 91103; 626-683-3230.
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The park affords decent viewing of the massive fireworks show above the Rose Bowl.
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Ride the Gold Line light rail to Memorial Park Station and you're right there — having avoided all that Rose Bowl traffic!
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Food vendors are on-site; some local eateries have take-out and are several blocks' walk. Or best of all, bring a picnic (but no alcohol is allowed in the park and they will cite you).
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Best of all, this is great music, fireworks after the concert, and it's FREE.

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A “SHOW-of-the-WEEK” pick:

Sat, Jul 4, in OC (Santa Ana):
8 pm  Grammy-winning rockabilly legend WANDA JACKSON, with bassist PAUL MARSHALL, headlines a night with ISAAC ROTHER & THE PHANTOMS, BIG SANDY & HIS FLY-RITE BOYS, and CUTTY FLAM, in a rather 'uge show at The Observatory, 3503 S Harbor Bl, Santa Ana 92704; 714-957-0600
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Doors at 7; Wanda is on at 11 pm. So you can watch fireworks in the sky and still get there to watch Wanda make musical fireworks on stage.
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Admission is a shockingly cheap $5. FIVE BUCKS(!)

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

CANADA DAY! Time to Celebrate Canada's Musicians


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A special edition of the Acoustic Americana Music Guide for "Canada Day!" For a country with such a small population, the number and quality of Canada's musicians is truly astonishing.

It's a good time to acknowledge just HOW MANY famous "Folk-Americana" musicians should really be called Folk-Canadiana musicians, eh? Except their music is rarely about their native land. And just who they are, in many cases, will surprise you.

So let's have a look at musicians who are famous in The States but who were born north of the border. And while we're at it, we'll look at "O, Canada," their national anthem, the twists and turns of how Canada Day came about, and just how new that anthem AND Canada's flag are. (Hint: many of the people reading this are older than both those things.)

FAMOUS MUSICIANS FROM CANADA

There are many lists. We chose, as our starting point, one compiled by UC Davis, in California — though we quickly determined we had to spend serious time making numerous additions to correct GLARING omissions. It's now as solid as we can make it in time for today's special celebration.

NOTABLE MUSICIANS FROM CANADA. Alphabetic, by last name or band name:

• Adams, Brian: Musician. "Cuts Like a Knife","Everything I Do,I Do It For You"
• Aglukark, Susan: Folk musician (added)
• Anka, Paul: Musician. "Diana," "My Way," "The Tonight Show Theme"
• April Wine: Band. "You Could Have Been A Lady," "Bad Side Of The Moon"
• Arden, Jann: Musician. "Living Under June"
• Bahamas: Folk band (added)
• Bachman-Turner-Overdrive: Band. "Let It Ride," "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet"
• Barber, Del: Folk musician (added)
• Barenaked Ladies: Band. "If I Had $1,000,000," "Be My Yoko Ono"
• Bennett, Willie P.: Folk musician (added)
• The Bills: Folk band (added)
• Brooks, Jon: Folk musician (added)
• Bulat, Basia: Musician. Current successful folk artist (added)
• Charlebois, Claude: Folk musician (added)
• Charlebois, Robert: Musician
• City and Colour: Band. Current successful folk artists (added)
• Cockburn, Bruce: Musician. "Wondering Where the Lions Are," "If I Had a Rocket Launcher"
• Cohen, Leonard: Author, Musician. "Suzanne," "Beautiful Losers"
• Cole, Holly: Singer. The Holly Cole Trio
• Connors, Stompin' Tom: Folk musician (added)
• Cormier, J.P.: Folk musician (added)
• Cousins, Rose: Musician (added)
• The Cowboy Junkies: Band. "The Trinity Session," "Black-Eyed Man"
• The Crash Test Dummies: Band. "God Shuffled His Feet," "Mmm, Mmm, Mmm, Mmm"
• Dion, Celine: Singer. "Beauty and the Beast"
• Edwards, Kathleen: Musician (added)
• Fearing, Stephen: Folk musician (added)
• Feist: Folk musician (added)
• Ferguson, Maynard: Jazz Trumpeter. "Gonna Fly Now" theme from Rocky
• Ferron: Musician. "Phantom Center"
• Francey, David: Musician. Current successful folk artist (added)
• Fraser, Willie: Musician. Scottish-Gaelic step-dancing fiddler, died in 2015 at age 100 (added)
• Furtado, Nelly: Folk musician (added)
• Gallant, Lennie: Folk musician (added)
• Gilbert, Tyler: Musician. Emerging "underground folk musician" (added)
• Gilday, Leela: Folk musician (added)
• Gillis, Tanya Tagac: Musician (added)
• Gould, Glenn: Classical Pianist. "Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould"
• Grant, Jenn: Musician (added)
• Great Lake Swimmers: Band. Current successful folk artists (added)
• The Guess Who: Band. "American Woman"
• Gunning, Dave: Folk musician (added)
• Harmer, Sarah: Folk musician (added)
• Hart, Corey: Musician. "Sunglasses at Night"
• Healey, Jeff: Musician. "Angel Eyes," "Confidence Man"
• Hemsworth, Wade: Folk musician (added)
• Hynes, Ron: Folk musician (added)
• Jepsen, Carley Rae: Musician (added)
• Joel, Matthew: Musician. Emerging "underground folk musician" (added)
• Keelaghan, James: Musician (added)
• The Koles: Folk band (added)
• Krall, Diana: Jazz vocalist
• Kreviazuk, Chantal: Musician. "Under these Rocks and Stones"
• lang, k.d.: Musician. "Absolute Torch and Twang," "Ingenue"
• Lanois, Daniel: Producer, Musician. "Acadie," also produced U2 and Bob Dylan
• Lavigne, Avril: Musician, songwriter. The 7th biggest-selling songwriter of all time (added)
• Lightfoot, Gordon: Musician. "Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald," "If You Could Read My Mind"
• Lombardo, Guy: Musician, Band Leader.
• MacIsaac, Ashley: Musician. "Hi, How Are You Today?"
• MacMaster, Buddy: renowned Cape Breton fiddler, died in 2014 at age 89 (added)
• MacMaster, Natalie: Musician, champion Cape Breton step-dancing fiddler (added)
• MacNeil, Rita: Folk musician (added)
• Maida, Raine: Folk musician (added)
• Mangan, Dan: Folk musician (added)
• McGarrigle, Kate and Anna: Musicians. "Heart Like a Wheel," "Heartbeats Accelerating"
• McKennitt, Loreena: Musician. "The Mask and Mirror," "The Book Of Secrets"
• McLachlan, Sarah: Musician. "Fumbling Towards Ecstasy"
• McLauchlan, Murray; Folk musician (added)
• McClellan, Catherine: Folk musician (added)
• McRae, Linda: Folk musician (added)
• Michel, Jacques: Folk musician (added)
• Miles, Lynn: Folk musician (added)
• Mitchell, Joni: Musician. "Raised on Robbery," "Help Me," "Free Man in Paris"
• Moody, Ruth: Folk musician (added)
• Morissette, Alanis: Musician. "You Oughta Know," "Jagged Little Pill"
• Murray, Anne: Musician. "Snowbird," "You Needed Me"
• Nash, Jordy: Folk musician (added)
• Old Man Luedecke: Band. Current successful folk artists (added)
• Parker, Jon Kimura: Classical concert pianist.
• Peterson, Oscar: Jazz Pianist.
• Plamondon, Luc: Composer. "Starmania"
• Plaskett, Joel: Musician. Current successful folk artist (added)
• The Pursuit of Happiness: Band. "I'm an Adult Now," "Two Girls In One"
• Rankin, Jimmy: Folk musician (added)
• Robertson, Robbie: Musician. Formerly of The Band, "Somewhere Down the Crazy River," "Storyville"
• Rogers, Garnet: Folk Musician
• Rogers, Stan: Folk Musician. "Northwest Passage"
• Rough Trade: Band. "All Touch (and No Contact)," "High School Confidential"
• Rush: Band. "The Spirit of Radio," "Tom Sawyer," newsgroup
• Sainte-Marie, Buffy: Musician, Actress. "Universal Soldier," "Summer Boy"
• Sexsmith, Ron: Folk musician (added)
• Shaffer, Paul: Musician. Band leader on "The Late Show with David Letterman"
• Shauf, Andy: Musician. Emerging  "underground folk musician" (added)
• Siberry, Jane: Musician. "Mimi on the Beach," "Love is Everything," biography
• Skinny Puppy: Band. "Addiction," "Stairs and Flowers"
• Snow, Hank: Musician. "I'm Moving On," "I've Been Everywhere"
• Stratas, Teresa: Opera singer.
• Twain, Shania: Musician. "The Woman In Me"
• Two Bicycles: Band. Emerging "underground folk musicians" (added)
• The Tragically Hip: Band. "New Orleans is Sinking"
• Tyson, Ian: Folk, cowboy music icon (added)
• Tyson, Sylvia: Folk musician (added)
• Valdy: Folk musician. Icon (added)
• Vannelli, Gino: Musician. "Black Cars Look Better in the Shade"
• Voisine, Roch: Musician, Actor. "Hélène"
• Wainwright, Martha: Folk musician (added)
• Wainwright, Rufus: Musician (added)
• Young, Neil : Musician. "Heart of Gold," "Southern Man," "Powderfinger," "Keep on Rockin' in the Free World" (song added)

(Sources of above list: 40% from The Guide, 60% from UC Davis, at:
http://particle.physics.ucdavis.edu/Canadians/musicians.html )

Back to CANADA DAY.

Which, by the way, was called "Dominion Day" until 1982.

And it's more than just the title affixed to the day that, as it turns out, is a rather new-ish thing. 2015 marks only the 50th anniversary of Canada's national "maple leaf" flag (the date was in February).

Canada Day — which, in French, the nation's other official language, is Fête du Canada — is THE national day of Canada, like America's Fourth of July. In Canada, July 1st (even back when it was "Dominion Day") is a statutory holiday celebrating the anniversary of the 1867 enactment of the British North America Act. And oh, Canada has changed the name of that, too. Today it's called the Constitution Act, eh? Either way, it's what united the three colonies of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and the United Province of Canada into a single country called Canada within the British Empire.

Originally, as Dominion Day — or in French, Le Jour de la Confédération — the holiday just sounded pompous, officious, and like something imposed by a monarchical presence. It was renamed in 1982, the year the Canada Act took effect, the Act that resulted in "the patriation" (ratification) of the Constitution of Canada. Now, annual Canada Day observances take place throughout the world's second-largest nation (in terms of its land area) and Canadians everywhere engage in revelry internationally.

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MORE MUSIC

"O, Canada" is the national anthem. Here are the official lyrics — since July 1, 1980 — and the story behind them.

Lyrics in English

O Canada! Our home and native land! True patriot love in all thy sons command.

With glowing hearts we see thee rise, The True North strong and free!

From far and wide, O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

God keep our land glorious and free! O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

(Official Lyrics as of July 1, 1980.)

Lyrics in French

O Canada! Terre de nos aïeux, Ton front est ceint de fleurons glorieux.

Car ton bras sait porter l'épée, Il sait porter la croix.

Ton histoire est une épopée, Des plus brillants exploits.

Et ta valeur, de foi trempée, Protégera nos foyers et nos droits.

Protégera nos foyers et nos droits.

Canada's national anthem, as proclaimed in 1980, is a slightly modified version of the first verse of a poem written by Judge R. Stanley Weir in 1908. Here's that poem.

O Canada! Our home and native land! True patriot love in all thy sons command. With glowing hearts we see thee rise, The True North, strong and free! And stand on guard, O Canada, We stand on guard for thee.

Refrain O Canada, glorious and free! We stand on guard, we stand on guard for thee. O Canada, we stand on guard for thee!

O Canada! Where pines and maples grow. Great prairies spread and lordly rivers flow. How dear to us thy broad domain, From East to Western Sea, Thou land of hope for all who toil! Thou True North, strong and free!

Refrain O Canada, glorious and free! etc.

O Canada! Beneth thy shining skies May stalwart sons and gentle maidens rise, To keep thee steadfast through the years From East to Western Sea, Our own beloved native land! Our True North, strong and free!

Refrain O Canada, glorious and free! etc.

Ruler supreme, who hearest humble prayer, Hold our dominion within thy loving care; Help us to find, O God, in thee A lasting, rich reward, As waiting for the Better Day, We ever stand on guard.

Refrain O Canada, glorious and free! etc

Original Poem by Judge, R. Stanley Weir, 1908
Music by: Calixa Lavallée.

(Source: http://www.wowzone.com/o_canada.htm )

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Want more?

What Exactly Is Canada Day?

by Miss Cellania

(From Mental Floss)

Happy Canada Day! On July 1, 1867, the nation was officially born when the Constitution Act joined three provinces into one country: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Canada province, which then split into Ontario and Quebec. However, Canada was not completely independent of England until 1982. The holiday called Dominion Day was officially established in 1879, but it wasn't observed by many Canadians, who considered themselves to be British citizens. Dominion Day started to catch on when the 50th anniversary of the confederation rolled around in 1917. In 1946, a bill was put forth to rename Dominion Day, but arguments in the House of Commons over what to call the holiday stalled the bill.

The 100th anniversary in 1967 saw the growth of the spirit of Canadian patriotism and Dominion Day celebrations really began to take off. Although quite a few Canadians already called the holiday Canada Day (Fête du Canada), the new name wasn't formally adopted until October of 1982. Image by Martin C. Barry.

What's a patriotic celebration without a parade? There will be parades held in cities, towns, and villages all over Canada today. Flickr user Antony Pranata captured images of the Canada Day parade in Richmond, British Columbia in 2008.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police have an established group called the RCMP Musical Ride. These 32 officers, who are rotated after three years service, perform equestrian drills for the public throughout Canada. Flickr user Nikki Tate caught the Musical Ride performing in Ottawa on Canada Day in 2007, and posted a set of great photographs.

Other Canada Day traditions that are gaining footholds are picnics, festivals, sporting events, and fireworks.

Many Canada Day events are planned all over the country, including Vancouver, Ottawa, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal, and Victoria. Image by Bruce Stotesbury/Times Colonist.

http://m.mentalfloss.com/article.php?id=31069


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Friday, June 26, 2015

Friday through the Weekend: Festivals, Concerts, Workshops, more – June 26-28, 2015

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Here’s the complete edition as a “whole enchilada.” To save yourself a lot of scrolling, each section is also available at its own separate link. Might be a good idea to go that route this time around.

This weekend is just about enough to put you to sleep – to sleep at work all next week, that is, where you’ll need to go to recover from ALL THIS WEEKEND’S LIVE MUSIC!

Here’s a quick lil’ orientation, before the more formal table of contents...

NEWS FEATURES: this edition takes us PAST 100 in the last six months. There are two exceptionally good new ones today. PLUS, please take note of the third feature, being repeated. It gives you the link for the SEPARATE EDITION that catalogues all NINETY-SIX (96-!)News Features the Guide has published during these past six months, through the June 23rd edition. All that is apart from the (literally) thousands of write-ups for festivals, concerts, and music and arts events that have appeared in each edition, together with all those news features, when and where they were originally published.

FESTIVALS: it’s multiple-choice that we demystify for a happily brisk set of choices this weekend – and beyond.

CONCERTS and other arts events: there’s so much, in abundant profusion, for you to find something good any night you want to venture forth – including, well, TONIGHT. And of course, since there’s more this weekend than any one person could possibly do (unless they’ve perfected cloning), we must promise to publish all that soon for you, nice and clean, but not muddled-in now.

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Guide to this edition…

1) NEWS…
• FROM SANTA MONICA TO CHAPEL HILL: Thousands of Recordings of Live Performances by Folk Music Greats at McCabe’s are Preserved in North Carolina
• MICHELE SHOCKED Brings Music to the River – The L.A. River(!) Saturday
• The Guide’s “News Features,” in a Catalogued “Find-It” Format

2) FESTIVALS this weekend...
•  Annual "OJAI LAVENDER FESTIVAL" (a late addition)
• 7th annual “ROADSHOW REVIVAL, A Tribute to the Music of Johnny Cash”
• 2nd annual “SUMMERFEST” free festival with lots of live folk-friendly music
• Annual “SAN DIEGO SCOTTISH HIGHLAND GAMES & Gathering Of The Clans”
• Annual “BANDS & BELLIES FESTIVAL” with a concert by MARINA V
• Annual “HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL”
• Weekly “MONROVIA FAMILY FESTIVAL” is a street fair with music

3) WORKSHOPS for ARTISTS and MUSICIANS this weekend…
• “GOOSING YOUR MUSE! with JOANN BRAHENY” presented by LAWIM, Sat, 11 am-1 pm.
• “BLUES GUITAR WORKSHOP” with DOUG MacLEOD, Sat, 2 pm.

4) Music on TV

5) FRIDAY’s concert & arts scene

6) SATURDAY’s concert & arts scene

7) SUNDAY’s concert & arts scene

8) TICKET ALERTS…
• More festivals are coming soon (after this weekend).
• Concerts, theatre, and more things coming your way (we update it all the time).


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• FROM SANTA MONICA TO CHAPEL HILL: Thousands of Recordings of Live Performances by Folk Music Greats at McCabe’s are Preserved in North Carolina
• MICHELE SHOCKED Brings Music to the River – The L.A. River(!) Saturday
• The Guide’s “News Features,” in a Catalogued “Find-It” Format

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• Today’s first news feature story...

FROM SANTA MONICA TO CHAPEL HILL: THOUSANDS OF RECORDINGS OF LIVE PERFORMANCES BY FOLK MUSIC GREATS AT McCABE’S ARE PRESERVED IN N.C.

By Charlie Shelton (republished by permission)

McCabe’s Guitar Shop in Santa Monica, CA has seen more than 1,600 musicians perform in the store. Those live performances have produced thousands of recordings documenting the livelihood of folk music for the past 45 years.

Those recordings have now come to North Carolina. Bob Riskin, store owner, recently donated the collection to the Southern Folklife Collection at UNC-Chapel Hill.

“It was important that these taped recordings, which are old and fragile and have significant scholarly value, go to a place where they would be carefully conditioned and conserved,” Riskin said in a statement. “We did an inventory and cataloged more than 2,000 tapes. When I began to think of who should receive the gift, several knowledgeable people I respect, including my sound engineers, all said the best choice would be the University of North Carolina.”

Steven Weiss, curator of SFC, said Chapel Hill is a good home for the collection. SFC already houses hundreds of recordings of folk and roots music, but Weiss said McCabe’s collection is one of a kind.

“This collection is a national treasure that documents nearly five decades of top performers in an intimate setting,” Weiss said.

Weiss said people will be able to listen to portions of the recordings starting in September of 2016.

Riskin donated the collection of audiocassettes and open reel tapes to the SFC so it can preserve it by creating digital copies of the recordings.

The recorded performances include those by:

RAMBLIN’ JACK ELLIOT
JOHN FAHEY
JOHN HAMMOND
BILL MONROE
ODETTA
JEAN RITCHIE
DAVE VAN RONK
MIKE SEEGER
RALPH STANLEY
MERLE TRAVIS
KATE WOLF
TOWNES VAN ZANDT
DOC WATSON

It also includes live performances by Carrboro's ELIZABETH "LIBBA" COTTEN. Check out an excerpt of Cotten playing "Going Away" at McCabe’s in 1978 below.

NOTE: Cotten says she is from Chapel Hill, North Carolina when she introduces herself. Our guess is that Chapel Hill may have been a little more familiar to her audiences.

You can find recordings like these and more great collections exploring the Southern Folklife Collection at Wilson Library at UNC-Chapel Hill.

http://wunc.org/post/listen-thousands-rare-recordings-folk-music-greats-come-chapel-hill

[That web address includes audio links.]

©2015 North Carolina Public Radio - WUNC (Used by permission.)
http://wunc.org

The Guide sends our thanks to Keith Weston at WUNC Radio for his help in making this feature article available.


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• Our second news feature story today...

MICHELE SHOCKED BRINGS MUSIC TO THE RIVER – THE L.A. RIVER(!) SATURDAY

It's a venue along the Elysian Valley L.A. River Bike Path, and the masterful songwriter and always-full-of-surprises MICHELLE SHOCKED, plus OLLIN, are coming there to perform FREE for you. It’s called the Frog Spot - Friends of the L.A. River, at 2825 Benedict St, L.A. 90039. The music starts at 7 pm, Saturday, June 27.

The new venue is one of several that have come pretty much from nowhere along what has always been an embarrassing concrete ditch, but which is about to be transformed. The Frog Spot is open every weekend, Saturdays 8 am-8 pm, Sundays 8 am-6 pm. It’s all ages, and they have beer & wine specials.

Michelle tells us, "I’ll return for a command performance at The Frog Spot [this Saturday] and another on July 18th. I’m honored to share the stage with my new favorite East Los band, OLLIN [at 8 pm], and also rawkus bike punx PEDAL STRIKE [performing at 6 pm]."

She continues, "The Frog Spot is a pop-up project of FoLAR. The Friends of the L.A. River is a cultural institution in Los Angeles... [It] began with a visionary poet named Lewis MacAdams asking the river if he could speak for it and the river told him yes. The dream that began almost 40 years ago will come true next month when the Army Corps of Engineers undertakes to remove broad stretches of concrete that have entombed the river. An expansive bridge will be rebuilt at Sixth Street resembling a ribbon, and a bike path and green beltway will connect Angelenos to the natural beauty of the Arroyo, which Woody Guthrie describes in 'The Flood of 1934'."

She adds, "Please feel welcome to join in the daily weekday conversation or drop by if you’re in the neighborhood. Mondays at Church & State, Tuesdays at Urban Radish, Wednesdays at Daily Dose Cafe and Thursdays at The Springs. I’m on Meerkat every weekday at 3 pm for the summer, hosting a livestream. It isn’t a big production number, just a daily chat for 15-20 minutes — sometimes I sing a song, sometimes I read poems or excerpts from my unpublished manuscript, 'Bootleg This,' and yes, on occasion I opine. You can download the Meerkat app on your phone or follow via Twitter at @mshockedrox. Facebook isn’t much longer for this world, I expect, they’ve changed their rules once too often, but in the meantime, there’s a video snippet I’ve posted there."

Of course, Michelle Shocked is kinetic energy. She says, "Details are still coming in on my September tour, but it looks like it will start in France, then Portugal, Spain and swing into Italy. I’ll post the dates on my website as soon as they’re confirmed. Last but not least, I’m giddy with excitement to start rehearsals in the fall for the production of #HOPSCOTCH that will premiere with L.A.'s new opera company, The Industry. I’ve composed some music and will also be singing in a scene. How glamorous is that?! The artistic director, Yuval Sharon, is a creative mastermind, so audacious in his vision for opera and Los Angeles that the whole city, me included, is in love with him."

She's also an enthusiastic Bernie Sanders supporter. And ever the exciting performer.


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• Our third news feature story today, is, well, news about the news…

THE GUIDE’S “NEWS FEATURES,” IN A CATALOGUED “FIND-IT” FORMAT

Are you missing your Music & Arts News? The Guide's current & recent NEWS & REVIEWS feature stories, separated from its many thousands of events listings, are now neatly catalogued in a separate and special "find-it" edition, with all the web addresses and story titles.

It's easy to spot what you'd like to read, and to get right to it! The catalog reaches back six months(!) and you'll be astonished at all that's been covered. After all, the folks at the Acoustic Americana Music Guide wouldn't want you to miss anything!

It’s right here, at:

http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2015/06/the-guides-news-features-reviews-etc.html



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Detailed in this section...
• Annual "OJAI LAVENDER FESTIVAL" (late addition)
• 7th annual “ROADSHOW REVIVAL, A Tribute to the Music of Johnny Cash”
• 2nd annual “SUMMERFEST” free festival with lots of live folk-friendly music
• Annual “SAN DIEGO SCOTTISH HIGHLAND GAMES & Gathering Of The Clans”
• Annual “BANDS & BELLIES FESTIVAL” with a concert by MARINA V
• Annual “HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL”
• Weekly “MONROVIA FAMILY FESTIVAL” is a street fair with music

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Sat, Jun 27,
FESTIVAL,
in VC (Ojai):
(LATE ADDITION...)
10 am-5 pm Annual "OJAI LAVENDER FESTIVAL" in Libby Park, Ojai, is free, has lots of food and art, over 100 vendors, and features good acoustic music.
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10 am - Richard Kaller does acoustic music on the front patio.
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SCHEDULE AT THE GAZEBO:
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10:30 am - Steel Cut
Noon - Ventucky String Band
1 pm - Cindy Kalmenson and the Lucky Ducks
2 pm - Smitty and Julija
3 pm - Honeysuckle Possums
4 pm - Jerry Pugh
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Fri-Sun, Jun 26-28,
FESTIVAL,
in Ventura:
10:30 am (Sat & Sun) 7th annual “ROADSHOW REVIVAL, A Tribute to the Music of Johnny Cash,” has a focus of live Rockabilly and Outlaw Country Music and brings two days of music performances, fun, and a vast variety of planned activities that include Car Shows and a Pin-Up Contest, in the festival’s NEW LOCATION at Mission Park in old downtown Ventura (across from Mission San Buenaventura), at 185 E Santa Clara St, Ventura.
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You just can’t beat this for the expected temperatures: 75° Sat, 78° Sun.
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Parking may be challenging, unless you bought a VIP ticket. VIP parking is at the Ventura County Museum (next to the venue) $10. Parking entrance on Santa Clara. Walk up Main Street for early (10:30am) VIP check-in.
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A 7 pm FRIDAY NIGHT KICKOFF EVENT and Sunday night AFTER PARTY have been added.
Both happen at Bombay Bar & Grill, 143 S California St, downtown Ventura. Performances by the RSR tribute to the "Million Dollar Quartet" featuring "Elvis", "Jerry Lee Lewis", "Johnny Cash" and "Carl Perkins," plus the band JACKASS and special guests. Drink specials and Roadshow Revival merchandise giveaways. Party kicks off at 7 pm.
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The festival itself, in the park, runs Saturday & Sunday.
The festival features 2 Stages, 20+ artists / bands, a full bar area, food trucks, vendors, a Kids Area, and a vast variety of activities.
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This year’s lineup includes:
REVEREND HORTON HEAT - rockabilly virtuosos
BILLY JOE SHAVER - outlaw country legend
THE BLASTERS - roots rockers
BIG SANDY AND HIS FLY RITE BOYS
JOHN DOE from seminal L.A. punk band X
SLIM JIM PHANTOM from THE STRAY CATS
ROBERT GORDON - rockabilly revivalist
GAMBLERS MARK
THE FREIGHTSHAKERS
PETUNIA & THE VIPERS
BIG TWEED
THE VONETTES
MATT ARMOR
MEDICINE HAT
JUST DAVE BAND
HIGHWAY STARR
and more
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Here’s the complete 2015 Roadshow Revival
PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE...
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SATURDAY on the
GET RHYTHM STAGE...
11:30-12:15 BIG RIVER
12:15-12:35 NATIONAL ANTHEM
12:35-1:15 HARD SIX
1:15-1:35 PIN UPS
1:35-2:15 SLIM JIM PHANTOM
2:15-2:35 PASTOR READING
2:35-3:15 JAMIE JAMES AND THE KING BEES
3:15-3:35 TBA
3:35-4:15 RSR ALL STAR TRIBUTE TO THE MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
4:15-4:35 PASTOR READING
4:35-5:15 ROBRT GORDON BACK UP BAND THE REVEREND HORTON HEAT
5:15-5:35 TROPHIES
5:35-7 THE REVEREND HORTON HEAT

SATURDAY on the
HEY PORTER STAGE...
12-12:40 JIPPY JOSH
12:40-12:55 PIN UPS
12:55-1:35 THE WALKING PHOENIXES
1:35-1:50 TBA
1:50-2:30 JACKASS
2:30-2:45 PASTOR READING
2:45-3:30 FIFTY STICKS OF DYNAMITE
3:30-3:45 PASTOR READING
3:45-4:30 GAMBLERS MARK

SUNDAY on the
GET RHYTHM STAGE...
11:30-12 THE WALKING PHONIXES
12-12:15 NATIONAL ANTHEM
12:15-12:45 BIG TWEED
12:45-1 PASTOR READING
1-1:35 BIG SANDY
1:50-2:30 JOHN DOE
2:30-2:45 PASTOR READING
2:45-3:30 THE BLASTERS
3:45-4:20 THE FREIGHT SHAKERS
4:20-4:45 PASTOR READING
4:45-6 BILLY JOE SHAVER

SUNDAY on the
HEY PORTER STAGE...
11:45-12:15 MATT ARMOR
12:30-1 PETUNIA AND THE VIPERS
1:15-1:45 THE VONETTES
1:45-2 PASTOR READING
2-2:30 JUST DAVE BAND
2:45-3:15 HIGHWAY STARR
3:15-3:30 PASTOR READING
3:30-4 MEDICINE HAT
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This 7th annual event, presented (as always) by Ross Emery Entertainment, features different themes each day. Sunday brings popular outlaw country, rockabilly, and bluegrass bands. Saturday centers around MANY Johnny Cash tribute bands.
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Along the way, there’s a pin-up girl pageant, hot rods, custom cars and motorcycles, Johnny Cash memorabilia, a guided tour of Johnny Cash’s legacy in Ventura, food & beverage vendors, a kid’s corral, and scores of vendors with unique offerings and collectibles.
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Tix and info, www.roadshowrevival.com
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Tix are $32 (advance) for a 2-Day “Get Rhythm” Main Stage Pit ticket ($65 value) with access to all of the Roadshow Revival festivities as well as entry into the Pit area of the Main Stage.
$20 (advance) gets you a 2-Day general admission ticket ($40 value).
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WAIT! DISCOUNT TIX... the Guide comes through for you...
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A Two-Day gen’l admission or a Two-Day “Get Rhythm Main Stage Pit” ticket can be had for HALF-PRICE
Sale Price $20
Regular Price $40
You Save 50%
At:
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Fri-Sun, Jun 26-28,
FREE FESTIVAL,
in Sunland-Tujunga:
2nd annual “SUMMERFEST” festival with lots of live folk-friendly music and much more, in Sunland / Tujunga Park, 8651 Foothill Bl, Sunland / Tujunga 91040.
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Times vary by day: Fri, Jun 26, 5-10 pm; Sat, Jun 27, Noon-11 pm; Sun, Jun 28, Noon-9 pm.
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Sunday evening’s performers include some fine BLUES BANDS, with:
WUMBLOOZO (5-6 pm)
BULLFISH (6-7 pm)
TONI DODD & SOUTHBOUND BLUES (8-9 pm)
More blues earlier Sunday; see schedule below.
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Live music stage schedule, all three days...
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Friday, June 26 ~
4 pm Drum Circle led by Joe DeCenzo
5 pm PI Jacobs
6 pm Alma Sangre
7 pm No Convention
8 pm Brave Ones
9 pm Dead Lazlo’s Place

Saturday, June 27 ~
12 pm Find The Lotus
1 pm Opening Ceremonies / Amy Heldman Tibert
2 pm Art Stucco
3 pm Locke Bros.
4 pm Liliana Sanchez
4:30 pm Travis Creeps (really funny, entertaining, and musically proficient Americana)
5 pm Charley and Jesi
6 pm Jeb Lipson
7 pm Stereo Love
8 pm ThunderTap
9 pm Reno Goodale
9:20 pm Boys of Summer

Sunday, June 28 ~
12 pm Evans & Rogers (songs and styles of the ’20s & ’30s)
12:45 pm Chris and Maggie
1:30 pm Sanggar Tujunga
2 pm Seth Freeman
3 pm AM Blues Band
4 pm Interstate Blues
5 pm Wumbloozo
6 pm Bullfish
7 pm Billy’s Nite Out
8 pm Toni Dodd & Southbound Blues
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This event is dedicated to the well-being of the local wildlife and all animals, and the proceeds are used to fund the development of a nature center located in the foothills. SUMMERFEST features various animal rescue groups that specialize in finding good homes for the many animals in their care. They bring a summer carnival to Sunland Park with local arts and crafts sales, animal adoptions and more.
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Free live music all weekend, carnival rides, animal adoptions, activities for kids, local arts & crafts, booths for animal info, local services and more.
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Bring the family and support local artists and musicians, and help protect wildlife.
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website lists all the bands performing each day of the festival:
www.sunlandsummerfest.com


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Fri-Sun, Jun 26-28,
FESTIVAL,
in San Diego Co (Vista):
Annual “SAN DIEGO SCOTTISH HIGHLAND GAMES & GATHERING OF THE CLANS” at Brengle Terrace Park, 1200 Vale Terrace Dr, Vista 92084.
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This is a big event. The main festival is Saturday & Sunday, with an opening event Friday evening. There are plenty of entertainers, Scottish-style “Heavy Athletics” competitions, celebrations and gatherings of the clans, Highland Dancing, Piping & Drumming (that’s bagpiping), Sheepdog Trials, and plenty more. It all (or a lot of it, anyway) evokes ancient feuds, misty moors, Highland spirits, the wail of bagpipes, the sweet sound of fiddles, and the magic of Scottish legends.
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A FRIDAY EVENT HAS BEEN ADDED, with a special STORYTELLING SHOW to kick off the annual San Diego Highland Games, at 7 pm on the Beer Garden Stage at Brengle Terrace Park.
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Each year, there’s plenty of music, beyond the featured four groups of entertainers on two stages. This year, Irish / Celtic harp master AEDAN MacDONNELL is playing both days, and judging the harp competition on Sunday. Here are the four featured acts...
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On the Beer Garden Stage...
THE WICKED TINKERS, a longtime festival favorite, return. The Tinkers’ Aaron Shaw is an expert piper – each morning before the Tinkers play, Aaron acts as a judge for the piping competition. Aaron is joined by Keith Jones on snare and other percussion, CJ Henderson on didgeridoo and horn, and Tiki King on the big drums.
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STAND EASY joins the Tinkers on this stage. This is their first time at this festival. Led by John McLean Allen, the group fuses traditional Celtic tunes and highland pipes with modern rock styles.
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On the Main Stage...
HIGHLAND WAY has been a popular attraction at these games for many years, and this year they’re moving to the main stage on the athletic field. Lead singer and guitarist Brian Caldwell, a native of Glasgow, is joined by Paul Castellanos. Paul plays fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo, and almost anything else with strings. They’re joined by Jim Soldi on bass, Sharon Whyte on accordion, Bob Sale on drums, and Glen Fisher on bass. Together they put a modern spin on traditional Celtic music.
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THE BROWNE SISTERS AND GEORGE CAVANAUGH round-out the lineup on the main stage. Sisters Diane, Pamela, and Laura have been singing together since they were little, and their three-part harmony can carry you away. Their cousin George adds his rich vocals and masterful guitar to make an outstanding quartet. A truly fine act.
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It turns out that Brian Caldwell (HIGHLAND WAY) and George Cvanaugh (BROWNE SISTERS) have been good friends for a long time, so expect some musical intermingling at some point during the weekend.
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There’s so much to do at the Games, but be sure to reserve some time to sit and listen to the featured musicians.
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Notes on two of the bands...
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WICKED TINKERS – “Cask Strength Tribal Celtic Music!” Pioneers of the growing Tribal Celtic movement, the Tinkers have been playing haunting, heart-pounding bagpipes and irresistible tribal drums as a professional touring band since 1995. With the addition, several years back, of the mesmerizing drone of the Australian didgeridoo and Bronze Age Irish horn, the magic was complete. Sit back and be transported to an earlier time in Scotland and Ireland, when battle cries filled the air and strange, unheard-of creatures roamed the night. Or better yet, get on your feet and let your body move to ancient rhythms and forgotten sounds.
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HIGHLAND WAY plays everything from high-energy festivals to those big Performing Arts Theaters from Scotland to Nova Scotia, and Ireland to California. These seasoned studio session musicians bring the same polished energy to stages around the world. With their huge repertoire they know how to tailor their performance to the audience. A native Scot with his Glasgow accent, Brian Caldwell is well known for his wonderful ability to charm any crowd while his energetic and driving rhythm guitar blends flawlessly with the rest of the band. Joining Brian are Paul Graham Castellanos - on fiddle, mandolin, guitar, banjo, Sharon Whyte - on accordion and keyboards, Bob Sale - on percussion and drums, Glen Fisher - on bass, and master of guitars Jim Soldi. Highlighting Celtic music from Scotland and Ireland, with originals and the occasional popular cover.
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Full info, online tix, etc, at:
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http://sdhighlandgames.org


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Sat, Jun 27,
FESTIVAL,
in OC (Irvine):
Annual “BANDS & BELLIES FESTIVAL” at the Temple Of Light OC, 11 Goddard, Irvine 92618.
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This one features a 7 pm full concert set by the wonderful MARINA V (just before she embarks on another world tour), plus belly-dancing, yoga, arts & crafts, and food vendors. Marina tells us, “I played at this festival two years ago and everybody was so nice and we had a GREAT time! And all proceeds benefit an animal rescue in Irvine, so your ticket money will go to a great cause.
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More info: www.bandsandbellies.com/current-show.php
www.marinav.com
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Admission (suggested donation): $12 for admission and concert, or $20 for show and the 5:30 pm Yoga class (cost for age 16 and up), Free for children under age 5.


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Through June 28,
FESTIVAL,
in Hollywood:
Annual “HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL” runs for over a week, with live music performances in various genres (some are folk-friendly), in venues large and small, all over the Hollywood end of L.A.
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There’s also local and international theater. The ever-expanding event hosts around 275 shows each year. You’ll find everything from one-person shows, to new musicals with chorus lines, to comedies, to edgy dramas. For an abridged version, you can get tix to “The Pick of The Fringe,” showcasing five of the best shows, on Friday night, June 19.
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Info, schedules, venues, and discount tix all at Goldstar:
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www.goldstar.com


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Fri, Jun 26,
PSEUDO-FESTIVAL,
in SGV (Monrovia):
6-10 pm Weekly “MONROVIA FAMILY FESTIVAL” is a street fair with music on the corners, on a stage, and in several venues (some that serve food, some with full bars). Of note to folkies is the weekly “KATTYWOMPUS CONCERT / JAM,” at 8 pm, right in the middle of things at Dollmakers Kattywompus, 412 S Myrtle Av, Monrovia 91016; 626-357-1091.



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• “GOOSING YOUR MUSE! with JOANN BRAHENY” presented by LAWIM, Sat, 11 am-1 pm.
• “BLUES GUITAR WORKSHOP” with DOUG MacLEOD, Sat, 2 pm.

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Sat, Jun 27,
WORKSHOP,
in L.A.:
11 am-1 pm “GOOSING YOUR MUSE! with JOANN BRAHENY” presented by Los Angeles Women in Music (LAWIM), at the SAE-LA Institute, 6700 Santa Monica Bl, Classroom #1 (1st floor), Los Angeles 90038.
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Tickets at the door only if space permits. Creativity, brain-storming and collaboration workshop. Be prepared for a fun and engaging two hours with a unique resource in our music community. JoAnn has been guiding and supporting creative individuals on their career paths for 20+ years.
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Topics include: The Inner Critic -- What it is and how to manage it and put it to much better use. How Ideas Are Formed -- A practical explanation of where we get stuck (and how to get 'unstuck') during the brain-storming process. Career Path Patterns -- The 'corporate ladder' model often doesn't apply to creative people. There are three other patterns that help define a more appropriate career path for those in the arts. Liberating info! One lucky attendee will win a one-hour consultation with JoAnn! *** Raffle ticket included with paid reservation.
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JoAnn Braheny has a deep background in the music business. She was the first full-time female radio disc jockey in Atlanta where she got her Bachelor’s degree at Georgia State University in Commercial Music & Recording. In LA since 1980, she has worked in record promotion, music publishing, and public relations with internationally-known actors, songwriters, musicians and celebrities. She also worked with visual artists in Talent Development for Walt Disney Imagineering. For 20 years she's worked part-time at The Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Specializing in giving workshops on the creative process, brainstorming and collaboration techniques, she presents 'Goosing Your Muse' Creativity Seminars, nationwide.
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Advance tix: (Guaranteed seating) $20 LAWIM Members, $25 with Student Discount, $30 General Public, and all tickets are $5 more at-the-door.
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Tix at:
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www.eventbrite.com/e/goosing-your-muse-tickets-17193668726?ref=estw

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Sat, Jun 27,
WORKSHOP,
in Culver City:
2 pm “BLUES GUITAR WORKSHOP” by National Guitar endorsed artist DOUG MacLEOD at Boulevard Music, 4316 Sepulveda Bl, Culver City 90230. Call to reserve your spot, 310-398-2583.
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Doug MacLeod and Denny Croy also perform at the venue Saturday night at 8 pm. See listing. Call for tix.



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4) Music on TV
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Great offerings this weekend, Friday through Sunday. KLCS, an especially roots-Americana-music-friendly L.A. PBS affiliate, is usually the ONLY place to be on Friday night, if you’re unable to enjoy the live scene in the venues. This Friday, they have some good competition!


Fri, Jun 26, on KCET tv:
7-8:30 pm “TOMMY EMMANUEL: CENTER STAGE” is a 2008 concert at Sierra Nevada Brewery by the Aussie guitar virtuoso. Repeats 12:30-2 am tonight.

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Fri, Jun 26, on KLCS tv:
8-8:30 pm “SUN STUDIO SESSIONS” repeats a 2015 episode with singer-songwriter BILLY WOODWARD, who appeared in the “Million Dollar Quartet” Broadway musical. Repeats 3-3:30 am tonight.

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Fri, Jun 26, on KCET tv:
8:30-10 pm “DAILEY & VINCENT – ALIVE!” is a 2014 concert with the bluegrass award-winners backed by a 10-piece band AND a full orchestra in Manassas, Virginia. Repeats tonight, 2-3:30 am.

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Fri, Jun 26, on KLCS tv:
8:30-9 pm “BLUEGRASS UNDERGROUND” airs a 2014 how with singer-songwriter CHIP TAYLOR. The venue is 333 feet underground in a limestone cavern in Tennessee. Repeats 3:30-4 am tonight.

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Fri, Jun 26, on PBS SoCal:
9-10 pm “IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE” is a new 2015 production celebrating “THE GOSPEL TRADITION” with a stellar cast that features EMMYLOU HARRIS, RODNEY CROWELL, LYLE LOVETT, MICHELLE WILLIAMS, and many artists from the world of gospel music. It repeats 7-8 pm next Thursday and 4-5 am July 3, both times on “PBS+.”

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Fri, Jun 26, on KLCS tv:
9-10 pm “AUSTIN CITY LIMITS” repeats a 2014 show with LOS LOBOS and THAO & THE STAY DOWN. Repeats Saturday morning, 4-5 am.

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Fri, Jun 26, on PBS SoCal:
9-10 pm “IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE” re-airs a second episode tonight, this one from 2011, the Obama’s “TRIBUTE TO COUNTRY MUSIC,” with a variety of trad, roots, and pop country stars. It repeats 8-9 pm next Thursday and 5-6 am July 3, both times on “PBS+.”

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Fri, Jun 26, on KLCS tv:
10-11 pm “FRONT & CENTER” airs a 2015 edition with the duo FOR KING & COUNTRY from the McKittrick Hotel in NYC. Repeats Saturday morning, 5-6 am.

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Early Sat AM, Jun 27, on “PBS+” tv:
3-4 am “INFINITY HALL LIVE” is a new 2015 edition with the TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND.

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Early Sat AM, Jun 27, on KCET tv:
3:30-5 am “TENNESSEE ERNIE FORD” is remembered in performance footage.

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Early Sat AM, Jun 27, on “PBS+” tv:
4:30-5 am “JAMMIN’ AT HIPPIE JACK’S” from 2014 is an edition with KIM RICHEY. (Note that Kim Richey plays the Huntington Beach Art Center Friday and McCabe’s Saturday night.)

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Sat, Jun 27, on PBS SoCal:
1-2:30 pm “THE TENORS: UNDER ONE SKY” is a 2015 concert from Windsor, Ontario. Repeats 11:30 am-1 pm on Sunday.

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Sat, Jun 27, on PBS SoCal:
6-7 pm “LAWRENCE WELK” (stop laughing) performs with his whole orchestra from way back when, in a 2008 compilation salute to “BROADWAY MUSICALS”

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Sun, Jun 28, on “PBS+” tv:
6-6:30 pm “INFINITY HALL LIVE” is a new short (1/2 hr. version) of “WOMEN OF SONG,” with TORI AMOS, AIMEE MANN, SHELBY LYNNE, THE WAILIN’ JENNYS, WILSON PHILLIPS,& JOAN OSBORNE in a new 2015 edition. You can catch the one-hour version on KLCS on Mon, 7-8 pm or on early Tue morning, 2-3 am.

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Sun, Jun 28, on “PBS+” tv:
7:30-8 pm “JAMMIN’ AT HIPPIE JACK’S” from 2014 is an edition with DON HENRY.



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Fri, Jun 26, in Burbank:
1-3 pm WOODY JAMES BIG BAND plays their usual late lunch Friday gig at Cody's Viva Cantina, 900 Riverside Dr, Burbank 91506.
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This sensational 15-piece aggregation, which often features the gorgeous pipes of acclaimed jazz vocalist LYNN KELLER, kicks off your weekend with a selection of swinging classics in the Trailside Showroom.
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A one-menu-item cover applies. Venue has a full menu & full bar.

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Fri, Jun 26, in Burbank:
5-11 pm LIVE MUSIC in a full lineup on two stages in separate rooms at Cody's Viva Cantina, 900 Riverside Dr, Burbank 91506.
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* 5-7 pm THE GREG & CHRIS SHOW take a time traveling trip through the hits of the ’50-’70s, in the Front Showroom.
* 7 pm PLAY 'N LUCKY takes the stage in the Front Showroom.
* 8-11 pm WUMBLOOZO returns for an evening of blues done right in the Trailside Showroom.
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All ages; a one-menu-item cover applies. Venue has a full menu & full bar. Additional parking across the street at Pickwick Bowl (same owners).

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Fri, Jun 26, in Ventura:
7 pm “ROADSHOW REVIVAL LAUNCH PARTY” is the kickoff event for this weekend’s big JOHNNY CASH TRIBUTE FESTIVAL, the “ROADSHOW REVIVAL.” Both the Friday night launch and the Sunday night “after party” are at Bombay Bar & Grill, 143 S California St, downtown Ventura.
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Performances by the Roadshow Revival tribute to the "Million Dollar Quartet," featuring "Elvis," "Jerry Lee Lewis," "Johnny Cash," and "Carl Perkins," plus the band JACKASS and special guests. Drink specials and Roadshow Revival merchandise giveaways. No cover. More info in the festival listing.

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Fri, Jun 26, in Tehachapi:
7 pm KERRY PATRICK CLARK plays Fiddler's Crossing, 206 East F St, Tehachapi 93561; 661-823-9994.

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Fri, Jun 26, in Ventura:
7-10 pm SONGMAKERS monthly “BELL ARTS SONG CIRCLE” at the Bell Arts Factory, 432 N Ventura Av, Ventura 93001.

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Fri, Jun 26, in OC (Newport Beach):
7:30-9:30 pm THE DENNIS ROGER REED BAND plays Alta Coffee Warehouse & Restaurant, 506 31st St, Newport Beach 90814; 949-675-0233.
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Fri, Jun 26; through Jun 30, in OC (Laguna Beach):
7:30 pm “HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN” returns to the Laguna Playhouse for 14 performances only. The show ran at the venue earlier this year to critical and audience success.
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The Laguna Playhouse has arranged a special 2-for-1 opportunity for Pacific Symphony patrons to see this show a code. Use code: HersheyFriend to receive 2-for-1 tickets.
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Call 949-497-2787 ex. 1 or purchase online at:
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http://purchase.lagunaplayhouse.com/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=4689&utm_source=mail2&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=HersheyFelder
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Mr. Felder brings to life the remarkable story of Irving Berlin. Named “the greatest songwriter that has ever lived” by George Gershwin, Irving Berlin is known for innumerable classics including “God Bless America,” “White Christmas,” and “Top Hat, White Tie and Tails.” Hershey Felder’s masterful creation of character and musical performance makes this evening with Irving Berlin an unforgettable journey. It is, writes the Los Angeles Times, a "remarkable portrait...richly entertaining and ultimately touching."
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Show Schedule: Mon, Jun 22 7:30 pm; Tue, Jun 23, 7:30 pm; Wed, Jun 24, 2 pm & 7:30 pm; Thu, Jun 25, 2 pm & 7:30 pm; Fri, Jun 26, 7:30 pm; Sat, Jun 27, 2 pm & 7:30 pm; Sun, Jun 28, 1 pm & 5:30 pm; Mon, Jun 29, 7:30 pm; Tuey, Jun 30, 7:30 pm.

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Fri, Jun 26, in downtown L.A.:
8 pm Folk-rockers RUN RIVER NORTH and orchestral indie band THE FAMILY CREST play the FREE summer “Grand Performances” series at California Plaza, atop Bunker Hill, at the top of Angel’s Flight.
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Free, all-ages show. Bring a picnic dinner or acquire local take-out cuisine.

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A “SHOW-of-the-WEEK” pick...

Fri, Jun 26, in Altadena:
8 pm MISS DEVON & the OUTLAW plus KRISTYN HARRIS with BROOK WALLACE, bring top award-winning Western music to the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena.
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Western swing is the official music of Texas, and these four award-winning, high energy western music performers from Texas, have thrown in together to kick up some serious dust around the old corral. As a result, what Miss Devon & the Outlaw, Kristyn Harris, and Texas champion fiddle player Brook Wallace do is more fun than puttin' socks on a rooster.
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MISS DEVON & THE OUTLAW are Devon Dawson and Jessie Robertson who formed their musical duo in 2007. Since then they have won many awards. Devon is a top entertainer in western music, known for her "vintage sock-rhythm guitar style, and warm 'swingtime cowgirl' vocals which bring to mind legendary B-western ladies of the silver screen. Jessie has a"fine tenor to baritone vocals" reminiscent of Tommy Duncan, lead singer with Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys. He also plays a little saxophone and may drift off into a dozen alias personalities… better keep an eye on the rascal.
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Western Music Association: 2014, 2013 Duo/Group of the Year; 2013 Trio/Group Harmony Award with Kristyn Harris; 2009, 2012, 2014 Duo/Group Harmony Award; Academy of Western Artists 2009 Female Performer of the Year (Devon); National Cowboy Hall of Fame: 2013 Wrangler Award for New Horizons; GRAMMY Award: Woody's Roundup, Riders in the Sky, based on Toy Story 2; Miss Devon received a Grammy certificate for singing two songs on the award-winning album as JESSIE, the Yodelin' Cowgirl.
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Western Music Association: 2014 Female Performer of the Year, Youth Harmony Duo of the Year with Olivia Hobbs, 2013 Western Swing Album of the Year, 2012 Crescendo Award for Rising Star, Academy of Western Artists: 2013 Female Performer of the Year, Cowtown Society of Western Music: 2015 Rising Star of the Year Inductee.
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KRISTYN HARRIS started playing music at age 14 and last fall, became the youngest performer to win the WMA Female Vocalist of the Year. Kristyn is "noted for her powerful vocals, solid rhythm guitar style, songwriting, yodeling, and captivating stage presence." She is joined by award-winning fiddle champ Brook Wallace.
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BROOK WALLACE, award-winning fiddle champ, joins Kristyn on stage. Growing up as the eldest of 10 kids in a large family near Fort Worth, Texas, she holds the distinction of being the youngest person ever to win all three nationally-ranked junior old-time fiddling championships, held in the same year , and that was when she was barely 9 years old. This was not a false start or beginner’s luck, for Brook is a fiddlin’ phenom, a high octane performer who keeps a busy performance schedule, playing for top bands in just about every style her fiddle can imagine. Audiences quickly discover that she is downright irrepressible when digging into some western swing or letting loose on some fine old gypsy jazz tune. Lock ‘n load, git ‘er done - the girl can play.
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Bob Stane says, “This is a rare opportunity to catch two acts in one for the same price. We are confident you'll enjoy this evening of wonderful Western music by four talented Texans.”
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Tix. $20.

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Fri, Jun 26, in OC (Huntington Beach):
8 pm KIM RICHEY plays the Huntington Beach Art Center, 538 Main St, Huntington Beach 92648; 714-374-1650; more at www.songwriterserenade.com

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Fri, Jun 26, in SaMo:
8 pm DAN PENN plays McCabe’s, 3101 Pico Bl, Santa Monica 90405; 310-828-4497.
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McCabe’s says, “We are THRILLED to present a very rare and special evening with the great DAN PENN! ‘Do Right Woman, Do Right Man’...’ The Dark End of the Street’... ‘I'm Your Puppet’...’The Letter’... The list goes on. The man is one of the architects of the Muscle Shoals sound and Southern R&B, and we can hardly believe we'll have him for a solo acoustic show.”

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Fri, Jun 26, in SFV (Chatsworth):
8 pm ROB STALEY performs his second of two nights at the Cowboy Palace, 21635 Devonshire St, Chatsworth; 818-341-0166.
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This is L.A.’s last real honky-tonk, no cover, full bar, and friendly people who all like to dance. Go early for the free dance lessons. There’s live music every night, seven nights a week; sometimes acoustic, sometimes heavy on the pedal steel or the twang, but never that annoying fahke ackscent Nashvulle scene.

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Fri, Jun 26, in L.A.:
8-10:30 pm "SONGWRITER'S ROUND" with performing host ANNIE BOXELL and musical guests, at Muse on 8th, 759 S La Brea Av (just S of Wilshire), Los Angeles 90036; http://museon8th.com

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Fri, Jun 26, in Pasadena:
8 pm INCENDIO plays the FREE summer concert series at Levitt Pavilion in Memorial Park, 85 E Holly St (in the park between Walnut and Holly), Pasadena 91103; 626-683-3230.
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This is a huge free show. It will be Incendio's 5th appearance at one of L.A.'s greatest free outdoor venues. The band tells us, “We will be professionally filming and recording this show and would love to have you come join us and give us all your energy and support. The show will feature many songs from our most recent Amazon-chart-topping CD, ‘The Shape of Dreams.’ There is also a very special guest, dancer ARLEEN HURTADO (www.arleenhurtado.com).
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Fri, Jun 26, in L.A.:
8 pm BLACK VIOLIN plays the free summer series at the Levitt Pavilion at MacArthur Park, 2230 W 6th St, Los Angeles 90057; 213-384-5701.

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Fri, Jun 26, in SFV (Tarzana):
8-11 pm SOUL DOGS, with guest JOHN KITO on keyboards, returns to the Corbin Bowl, 19616 Ventura Bl, Tarzana 91356; 818-996-2695; www.corbinbowl.net
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Band member Sharon Benson says, “This is one of the coolest venues in The Valley, with the newly remodeled Corbin Lounge, and you can do some bowling, shoot some pool, hang with friends, eat, drink, dance and celebrate summer!”
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SOUL DOGS lineup is Sharon Benson (7-string Viper violin; guitar; vocals); Steve Kaufman (guitar; vocals); Gary Fitzgerald (bass; vocals); Leslie Daniel (drums); John Kito (keyboards).
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They’ll play “some cool arrangements, with our own fusion style, on covers in the genres of blues, R&B, classic rock, and country rock, plus SD originals.”
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Fri, Jun 26, in San Pedro:
8 pm RICHARD SHERMAN TRIO plays Alvas Showroom, 1417 W 8th St, San Pedro 90732; 800-403-3447 for reservations.
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Richard Sherman Trio features Grammy Winning vocalist Bili Redd, Richard Sherman on piano, Adam Cohen on bass, and Jon Stuart on drums.
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Richard has been in love with performing live since the age of five when his father taught him to play the ukulele by ear. His love of performing began at six with local talent shows. At ten he began the study of piano. Ever since he has been playing the piano, writing music, performing live and recording from Miami to Los Angeles. Richard's unique style frequently makes him a guest musician and he has sat in with bands at jazz clubs Le Petit Journal and Le Consulat in Paris. In 1992, Richard recorded and released the album "Dream Street" which has aired on LA radio stations KKGO (105 FM) and KFOX (93.5 FM). He recorded "An Evening with The Richard Sherman Trio" live at the Armstrong Theater in 2002.
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Richard and Grammy Award winning vocalist Bili Redd have been playing music together for over seven years. In addition to local nightclubs in the South Bay, they have also performed in eight benefit concerts.
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Complimentary coffee, tea, hot cocoa and "Alvas" bottled water are provided. Bring your own food & drinks.
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Fri, Jun 26, in SGV (Arcadia):
8 pm BB CHUNG KING & THE BUDDAHEADS, plus BOBBY BLUEHOUSE, at the Arcadia Blues Club, 16 E Huntington Dr (just E of Santa Anita Av), Arcadia; www.arcadiabluesclub.com
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Doors at 7 pm. Venue has good food (generous portions), full bar, pool tables. Substantial discount for tix bought online. Fun place, but bring earplugs. Seriously.

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Fri, Jun 26, in Los Feliz (L.A.):
8-11 pm THE PLOUGHBOYS play their weekly residency at the Tam O' Shanter Ale & Sandwich Bar Lounge, 2980 Los Feliz Bl, Los Feliz 90039; 323-664-0228.

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Fri, Jun 26, in Long Beach:
8 pm Monthly “ROOTS MUSIC NIGHT” at Alex's Bar, 2913 E Anaheim St, Long Beach 90804: 562-434-8292.

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Fri, Jun 26, in Culver City:
9 pm RICK SHEA & THE LOSIN END plus DAVID SERBY & THE LATEST SCAM, at the Cinema Bar, 3967 Sepulveda Bl, Culver City 90230.
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David Serby & The Latest Scam play at 9 pm.
Rick Shea & The Losin End are on at 10:30 pm.
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No cover. Venue is 21+, the size of a postage stamp, and barstool seating is competitive. Still it’s always a fun place.

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Fri, Jun 26, in South Pas:
9 pm Stellar musician PRESTON SMITH performs at the Barkley, 1400 Huntington Dr (at Fair Oaks), South Pasadena.
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Preston promises “Some new blues and some old soul.”
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No cover, plus the “Great Rat-Packish Lounge vibe,” full bar, great food.

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Fri, Jun 26, in Murietta:
9 pm CRAIC HOUSE plays the Shamrock Irish Pub & Eatery, 39252 Winchester Rd, Ste 145 Murrieta 92592; 951-696-5252; www.getshamrocked.com; www.theshamrockirishpubandeatery.com

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Fri, Jun 26, in OC (Newport Beach):
9 pm THE AMERICAN WAKE plays Muldoon's Irish Pub, 202 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach; 949-640-4110; www.muldoonspub.com

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Fri, Jun 26, in Long Beach:
10 pm HUMBLE HOOLIGANS play the Auld Dubliner Irish Pub, 71 S Pine St, Long Beach; 562-437-8300; www.aulddubliner.com

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Sat & Sun, Jun 27 & 28, atop SFV:
Noon & 2 pm “A MUSICAL ROAD TRIP THROUGH AMERICA” summer series debuts this weekend with performances Saturday by THE OOKS OF HAZZARD and Sunday by EVERLY SNODGRASS at Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N Sepulveda Bl, Los Angeles 90049; www.skirball.org; 310-440-4500.
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This summer’s Skirball “Family Amphitheater Performances” take family visitors on “a ramblin’ musical road trip, inspired by Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution.” Series runs Saturdays and Sundays, Jun 27–Sep 6, with performances at noon and 2 pm.
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Sat, Jun 27, in Highland Park (L.A.):
1 pm Monthly “OLD TIME / TRADITIONAL SOUTHERN FIDDLE & BANJO MUSIC JAM” outdoors under the big trees at the Audubon Nature Center in Debs Park, 4700 N Griffin Av, Highland Park (off the 110 Fwy), Highland Park 90031; 323-221-2255.

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Sat, Jun 27; through Jun 30, in OC (Laguna Beach):
2 pm & 7:30 pm “HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN” returns to the Laguna Playhouse for 14 performances only. The show ran at the venue earlier this year to critical and audience success.
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The Laguna Playhouse has arranged a special 2-for-1 opportunity for Pacific Symphony patrons to see this show a code. Use code: HersheyFriend to receive 2-for-1 tickets.
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Call 949-497-2787 ex. 1 or purchase online at:
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http://purchase.lagunaplayhouse.com/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=4689&utm_source=mail2&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=HersheyFelder
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Mr. Felder brings to life the remarkable story of Irving Berlin. Named “the greatest songwriter that has ever lived” by George Gershwin, Irving Berlin is known for innumerable classics including “God Bless America,” “White Christmas,” and “Top Hat, White Tie and Tails.” Hershey Felder’s masterful creation of character and musical performance makes this evening with Irving Berlin an unforgettable journey. It is, writes the Los Angeles Times, a "remarkable portrait...richly entertaining and ultimately touching."
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Show Schedule: Mon, Jun 22 7:30 pm; Tue, Jun 23, 7:30 pm; Wed, Jun 24, 2 pm & 7:30 pm; Thu, Jun 25, 2 pm & 7:30 pm; Fri, Jun 26, 7:30 pm; Sat, Jun 27, 2 pm & 7:30 pm; Sun, Jun 28, 1 pm & 5:30 pm; Mon, Jun 29, 7:30 pm; Tue, Jun 30, 7:30 pm.

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Sat, Jun 27, atop SFV:
2 pm “A MUSICAL ROAD TRIP THROUGH AMERICA” summer series debuts this weekend with performances Saturday by THE OOKS OF HAZZARD and Sunday by EVERLY SNODGRASS at Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N Sepulveda Bl, Los Angeles 90049; www.skirball.org; 310-440-4500.
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Sat, Jun 27, in Burbank:
2 pm REX McNEAL & FRIENDS play early at Cody's Viva Cantina, 900 Riverside Dr, Burbank 91506.

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Sat, Jun 27, in Pasadena:
4:30 pm LEFTOVER CUTIES perform at “Full Moon Saturdays” at Stonywood Backyard Concert Series in Pasadena. Info at: www.facebook.com/fullmoonsaturdays

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Sat, Jun 27, in SFV (NoHo):
5 pm CORKY SIEGEL & JAMES LEE STANLEY team-up on guitar, harmonica and piano at Kulak’s Woodshed, 5230 1/2 Laurel Canyon Blvd. North Hollywood 91607.
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The show will be available on a live web simulcast, but not taped and NOT on the Kulak's site. It's on "Concert Window" at 5 pm Pacific, 8 pm EDT, only on June 27. Purchase simulcast tix online (available at press time) at:
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Corky Siegel is a renowned Chicago Blues harmonica virtuoso and piano player, composer, fine performer, creator of Chamber Blues and co-founder of the Siegel-Schwall Band. He toured with George Carlin and Bob Hope. The late Studs Terkel, Pulitzer Prize author, called Corky, "One of America's true music treasures".
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James Lee Stanley, who toured regularly with comedian Steven Wright, is a singer-songwriter of whom author Tom Robbins said, "We could say that James Lee Stanley is probably the last great undiscovered singer-songwriter in America. But true as that may be, let's say something else, let's say that a diamond has been smuggled into the wasteland…and here is where the wasteland ends".
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Limited seating; call early for tickets, 818-766-9913.

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Sat, Jun 27, in OC (Anaheim):
5-6:45 pm Monthly “LIVING TRADITION FOLK MUSIC JAM” at the Anaheim Downtown Community Center, 250 E Center St, Anaheim.

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Sat, Jun 27, in San Diego:
6-9 pm ANDY & RENEE, the delightfully talented leaders of the award-winning band HARD RAIN, play a House Concert at the home of Janis Green in San Diego 92124. Reservations get directions at: amontera@aol.com.
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Sat, Jun 27, CLOSING NIGHT, in Hollywood:
6 pm “THE LOAD-IN,” a world premiere comedy and “HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL” selection, starts June 7 at Three Clubs Cocktail Lounge, 1123 N Vine St, Hollywood 90038. World Premiere engagement of a new comedy, written and directed by David Svengalis. Produced by Mahoobla Productions. Original music by Nicole Marcus. 21+ show.
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Sat, Jun 27, in Lancaster:
6:30 pm Monthly “A.V. CONTRA DANCE” with DANANCE and caller WAYNE THOMPSON at Lutheran Church of the Master, 725 E Ave J, Lancaster.
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DANANCE contra dance band is Marsha Trochim, Paul Schwerdt, Emily Amado, Mark McAndrew and this month, Wayne Slater-Lunsford is sitting in for Dan McMahon.
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Bring a snack or dessert to share at Intermission. More info, ma.trochim@roadrunner.com (Marsha). Producer is Kevin Reilly, 661-256-0563, buffpilot1@att.net
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It’s a California Dance Cooperative Affiliate: www.caldancecoop.org
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Sat, Jun 27, in the San Bernardino Mtns:
NOTE: WITH THE FOREST ON FIRE, CHECK BEFORE YOU TRY TO DRIVE UP THERE.
6:30-9 pm GRITS & GRADY, an old-timey band featuring DIANE GRADY & SANDI HUCKABY on hammered dulcimers, plays the Lake Inn in Green Valley Lake, San Bernardino Mountains. Info, Sandi Huckaby, 909-867-7105.

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Sat, Jun 27, in Lakewood:
6:30 pm Weekly “BLUEGRASS CONCERTS” series at Me ‘N Eds Pizza Parlor, 4115 Paramount Bl, Lakewood 90712; 562-421-8908.

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Sat, Jun 27, in L.A.:
7 pm MICHELLE SHOCKED, plus OLLIN, play the Frog Spot - Friends of the L.A. River, at 2825 Benedict St, L.A. 90039.
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It's a venue along the Elysian Valley L.A. River Bike Path! It's open every weekend, Sat 8 am-8 pm, Sun 8 am-6 pm. All ages, beer & wine specials.
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Michelle tells us, "I’ll return for a command performance at The Frog Spot [this Saturday] and another on July 18th. I’m honored to share the stage with my new favorite East Los band, OLLIN [at 8 pm], and also rawkus bike punx PEDAL STRIKE [performing at 6 pm]."
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She continues, "The Frog Spot is a pop-up project of FoLAR. The Friends of the L.A. River is a cultural institution in Los Angeles... [It] began with a visionary poet named Lewis MacAdams asking the river if he could speak for it and the river told him yes. The dream that began almost 40 years ago will come true next month when the Army Corps of Engineers undertakes to remove broad stretches of concrete that have entombed the river. An expansive bridge will be rebuilt at Sixth Street resembling a ribbon, and a bike path and green beltway will connect Angelenos to the natural beauty of the Arroyo, which Woody Guthrie describes in 'The Flood of 1934'."
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She adds, "Please feel welcome to join in the daily weekday conversation or drop by if you’re in the neighborhood. Mondays at Church & State, Tuesdays at Urban Radish, Wednesdays at Daily Dose Cafe and Thursdays at The Springs. I’m on Meerkat every weekday at 3 pm for the summer, hosting a livestream. It isn’t a big production number, just a daily chat for 15-20 minutes — sometimes I sing a song, sometimes I read poems or excerpts from my unpublished manuscript, 'Bootleg This,' and yes, on occasion I opine. You can download the Meerkat app on your phone or follow via Twitter at @mshockedrox. Facebook isn’t much longer for this world, I expect, they’ve changed their rules once too often, but in the meantime, there’s a video snippet I’ve posted there."
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Of course, Michelle Shocked is kinetic energy. She says, "Details are still coming in on my September tour, but it looks like it will start in France, then Portugal, Spain and swing into Italy. I’ll post the dates on my website as soon as they’re confirmed. Last but not least, I’m giddy with excitement to start rehearsals in the fall for the production of #HOPSCOTCH that will premiere with L.A.'s new opera company, The Industry. I’ve composed some music and will also be singing in a scene. How glamorous is that?! The artistic director, Yuval Sharon, is a creative mastermind, so audacious in his vision for opera and Los Angeles that the whole city, me included, is in love with him."
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Sat, Jun 27, in L.A.:
7 pm Weekly “RANCH PARTY” brings performances by DAVID SERBY & THE LATEST SCAM plus DOWN & OUTLAWS play the Original Farmers Market Los Angeles, 6333 W 3rd St, Los Angeles 90036.

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Sat, Jun 27, in SGV (Monrovia):
7-9 pm Monthly “MONROVIA TRADITIONAL MUSIC GATHERING” featuring performances this time by LOONEY'S FORTUNE and KATTYWOMPUS, at Dollmakers Kattywompus, 412 S Myrtle Av, Monrovia.
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Sat, Jun 27, in Altadena:
7 pm CHORO DAS 3 plays the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena 92675. Reservations, 626-798-6236.

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Sat, Jun 27, in Burbank:
7 pm “THE MELROSE MUSIC REVIEW” happens in the Trailside Showroom at Cody's Viva Cantina, 900 Riverside Dr, Burbank 91506.

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Sat, Jun 27, in Pasadena:
7 pm Monthly “QUARTER MOON REVUE” dinner-and-a-show concert brings performances by PHIL WARD, CHRIS MATHIEU, THE SECRET GARDENERS, and the DAVE MORRISON BAND, in Old Throop Hall (behind Throop Unitarian Universalist Church) in Pasadena. Dinner is included.
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Recording artist and very funny guy PHIL WARD tells us, "I'm doing a four-or-five-song guest spot, supporting the SECRET GARDENERS (featuring insanely great guitarist Barrett Tagliarino). Along for the ride are the (very good) DAVE MORRISON BAND, regulars at Old Throop Hall, and, I'm proud to say, my friend from the comedy improv world, CHRIS MATHIEU, who just released his first full-length CD -- turns out he's a terrific singer-songwriter."
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Sat, Jun 27, in SFV (Sherman Oaks):
7-10 pm Monthly "SONGWRITERS SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE + Open Mic" co-presented by Songsalive! and SongNet at the Cork Lounge (next to Corky’s Restaurant), 5043 Van Nuys Bl, Sherman Oaks 91403.
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Featuring songwriters PAUL RASMUSSON, JEANNIE WILLETS, DIANA WEYNAND, and JIMI YAMAGISHI, followed by an OPEN MIC after the featured acts.
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Doors at 6 pm, show starts at 7 pm sharp with featured performers. and ends at 10pm. Open Mic sign-ups end at 7.30 pm.
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Both Songsalive! and SongNet present multiple events every month in Southern Cal:
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Songsalive!, founded in 1997, "is the largest international non-profit membership organization and social community for songwriters and composers." More at www.songsalive.org with local info at www.songsalive.org/group/losangeles
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SongNet is "a network of career-minded songwriters, musicians, artists and music industry professionals, supporting each other through network events, seminars, showcases and collaboration." More at: www.thesongnet.org
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No cover. Venue has diner-style / bar menu, full bar.

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Sat, Jun 27, in Palmdale:
7 pm KERRY PATRICK CLARK, plus DOWN HOME TIME, play Butler's Coffee, 40125 10th St W, Palmdale 93551; www.butlerscoffee.com.
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Sat, Jun 27, in SFV (North Hills):
7 pm GRANT GEISSMAN'S BOP! BANG! BOOM! BAND performs at the “Stardust House Concerts” series in North Hills. Reservations get directions at: www.stardustconcerts.com
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Host Jaynee Thorne says it’s, “An evening of eclectic, quirky, and fun original jazz music. It's jazz for people who don't like jazz... and for people who do!”
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Suggested donation, $20.

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Sat, Jun 27, in SFV (Woodland Hills):
7-11 pm SONGMAKERS monthly “WEST VALLEY HOOT” in Woodland Hills 91367. Info and location at www.songmakers.org

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Sat, Jun 27, in L.A.:
Time tba BRILLIANT GYPSIES with PETER ROMANO play the Wilde Thistle, 3456 Motor Av, Los Angeles.

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Sat, Jun 27; through Jun 30, in OC (Laguna Beach):
7:30 pm “HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN” returns to the Laguna Playhouse for 14 performances only. The show ran at the venue earlier this year to critical and audience success.
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Sat, Jun 27, in Newhall (Santa Clarita):
7:30 pm GRATEFUL DUDES play their weekly BLUEGRASS residency, sometimes with very impressive musical guests, at Vincenzo's Pizza, 24500 Lyons Av, Newhall 91350.

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Sat, Jun 27, in Agua Dulce (N of Santa Clarita):
7:45-10:30 pm SIERRA HIGHWAY plays the Sweetwater Café, 33310 Agua Dulce Canyon Rd, Agua Dulce 91350; 661-268-1213.
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No cover. Venue has good food and great atmosphere, with horse hitchin’ rails out front.

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Sat, Jun 27, in SaMo:
8 pm KIM RICHEY plays McCabe’s, 3101 Pico Bl, Santa Monica 90405; 310-828-4497.

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Sat, Jun 27, in Culver City:
8 pm DOUG MacLEOD & DENNY CROY play Boulevard Music, 4316 Sepulveda Bl, Culver City 90230; 310-398-2583.
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National Guitar endorsed artist DOUG MacLEOD also does a 2 pm “BLUES GUITAR WORKSHOP” at Boulevard Music. Call to reserve your spot, 310-398-2583.

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Sat, Jun 27, in SGV (Arcadia):
8 pm HUNTER & THE DIRTY JACKS, plus BOBBY BLUEHOUSE, at the Arcadia Blues Club, 16 E Huntington Dr (just E of Santa Anita Av), Arcadia; www.arcadiabluesclub.com
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Doors at 7 pm. Venue has good food (generous portions), full bar, pool tables. Substantial discount for tix bought online. Fun place, but bring earplugs. Seriously.

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Sat, Jun 27, in Pasadena:
8 pm BLACK VIOLIN plays the free summer series at the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts in Memorial Park, 85 E Holly St, Pasadena 91103; 626-683-3230.

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Sat, Jun 27, in L.A.:
8 pm BEN FOLDS with YMUSIC play the Greek Theatre in Griffith Park.

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Sat, Jun 27, in Burbank:
8 pm “CARMINE SARDO’S BIRTHDAY BASH” will be a musical extravaganza at Cody's Viva Cantina, 900 Riverside Dr, Burbank 91506.

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Sat, Jun 27, in SFV (Chatsworth):
8 pm DEBRA LEE & TRIGGER HAPPY play the Cowboy Palace, 21635 Devonshire St, Chatsworth; 818-341-0166.
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This is L.A.’s last real honky-tonk, no cover, full bar, and friendly people who all like to dance. Go early for the free dance lessons. There’s live music every night, seven nights a week; sometimes acoustic, sometimes heavy on the pedal steel or the twang, but never that annoying fahke ackscent Nashvulle scene.

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Sat, Jun 27, in San Pedro:
8 pm CALEB QUAYE & THE FACULTY play Alvas Showroom, 1417 W 8th St, San Pedro 90732; 310-519-1314 for reservations.
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Complimentary coffee, tea, and hot cocoa are provided. Bring your own food & drinks.
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Tix, $20.

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Sat, Jun 27, in Santa Barbara
8 pm “ARTISTS IN THE ROUND” series plays the Trinity Backstage Coffee House, 1500 State St, Santa Barbara 93101; 805-962-2970.

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Sat, Jun 27, in South Pas:
9 pm THE NE'ER DUWELLS bring their top-flight, trad and innovative Irish / Celtic music to Griffins of Kinsale, 1007 Mission St, South Pasadena 91030; http://griffinsofkinsale.com
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This is the wonderful ensemble of Ken O'Malley, Patrick D'Arcy, Bryan Dobbs and Grammy-winner Forrest Robinson.

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Sat, Jun 27, in Murietta:
9 pm THE U2XPERIENCE plays the Shamrock Irish Pub & Eatery, 39252 Winchester Rd, Ste 145 Murrieta 92592; 951-696-5252; www.getshamrocked.com; www.theshamrockirishpubandeatery.com



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Sun, Jun 28, in Hollywood:
8 am-1 pm FAIR MARKET BAND plays every week at the Hollywood Farmers Market, between Ivar Av. & Selma Av, Hollywood 90028.

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Sun, Jun 28, in San Diego:
10 am-1 pm Monthly “BLUEGRASS BRUNCH” at Urban Solace, 3823 30th St, San Diego 92104; 619-295-6464.

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Sun, Jun 28, in Burbank:
Noon-2 pm MURPHY'S FLAW plays the “BLUEGRASS BRUNCH” at Cody's Viva Cantina, 900 Riverside Dr, Burbank 91506; 818-845-2425.
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They’re followed, 3-5 pm, by BURNING HEART BLUEGRASS.

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Sun, Jun 28, atop SFV:
Noon & 2 pm “A MUSICAL ROAD TRIP THROUGH AMERICA” summer series debuts this weekend with performances Saturday by THE OOKS OF HAZZARD and Sunday by EVERLY SNODGRASS at Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N Sepulveda Bl, Los Angeles 90049; www.skirball.org; 310-440-4500.
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This summer’s Skirball “Family Amphitheater Performances” take family visitors on “a ramblin’ musical road trip, inspired by Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution.” Series runs Saturdays and Sundays, Jun 27–Sep 6, with performances at noon and 2 pm.
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All performances are included with Museum admission. Free on-site parking; street parking strictly prohibited.

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Sun, Jun 28, in San Diego:
Noon-4 pm THEO & THE ZYDECO PATROL plays the Barefoot Bar at Paradise Point, on Mission Bay, San Diego.
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It’s “an outdoor venue with eats, entertainment and dancing with panoramic views of the Bay.” Amp up your Sunday afternoons at the legendary waterfront bar with live music by San Diego's favorite zydeco band, local brews, signature cocktails, and unrivaled views of Mission Bay. Walk, paddle or sail up to the Paradise Point dock. Always family-friendly.
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Never a cover, parking, or docking charge.

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Sun, Jun 28; through Jun 30, in OC (Laguna Beach):
1 pm & 5:30 pm “HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN” returns to the Laguna Playhouse for 14 performances only. The show ran at the venue earlier this year to critical and audience success.
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The Laguna Playhouse has arranged a special 2-for-1 opportunity for Pacific Symphony patrons to see this show a code. Use code: HersheyFriend to receive 2-for-1 tickets.
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Call 949-497-2787 ex. 1 or purchase online at:
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http://purchase.lagunaplayhouse.com/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=4689&utm_source=mail2&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=HersheyFelder
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Mr. Felder brings to life the remarkable story of Irving Berlin. Named “the greatest songwriter that has ever lived” by George Gershwin, Irving Berlin is known for innumerable classics including “God Bless America,” “White Christmas,” and “Top Hat, White Tie and Tails.” Hershey Felder’s masterful creation of character and musical performance makes this evening with Irving Berlin an unforgettable journey. It is, writes the Los Angeles Times, a "remarkable portrait...richly entertaining and ultimately touching."
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Show Schedule: Mon, Jun 22 7:30 pm; Tue, Jun 23, 7:30 pm; Wed, Jun 24, 2 pm & 7:30 pm; Thu, Jun 25, 2 pm & 7:30 pm; Fri, Jun 26, 7:30 pm; Sat, Jun 27, 2 pm & 7:30 pm; Sun, Jun 28, 1 pm & 5:30 pm; Mon, Jun 29, 7:30 pm; Tue, Jun 30, 7:30 pm.

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Sun, Jun 28, in SFV (West Hills):
1-5 pm Monthly “BASC BLUEGRASS JAM” at West Valley Music Center, 24424 Vanowen St, West Hills 91307; 818-992-4142.

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Sun, Jun 28, in San Diego:
1:30-4:30 pm Monthly “SAN DIEGO FOLK SONG SOCIETY” music session at Serra Mesa-Kearny Mesa Branch Library, 9005 Aero Dr, San Diego.

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Sun, Jun 28, atop SFV:
2 pm “A MUSICAL ROAD TRIP THROUGH AMERICA” summer series debuts this weekend with performances Saturday by THE OOKS OF HAZZARD and Sunday by EVERLY SNODGRASS at Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N Sepulveda Bl, Los Angeles 90049; www.skirball.org; 310-440-4500.
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Sun, Jun 28, in SGV (Covina):
2-5 pm Monthly “BLUEGRASS JAM” at the Fret House, 309 N Citrus Av, Covina 91723; 626-339-7020; www.frethouse.com
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The venue says, “This is a group of beginner and intermediate Bluegrass Jammers who have been playing at the Fret House Music Shop since about 2010, with support from Bluegrass Jammers from Long Beach and West Los Angeles. This meetup is formed to develop Bluegrass Jamming skills in the San Gabriel Valley area. To promote and develop Bluegrass music and jamming for the beginner to intermediate player, but all skill levels are welcome. We follow the precepts and jamming etiquette as established by Pete Wernick aka Dr. Banjo and his Bluegrass Jamming School. This will allow participants to be able to play in jams at Bluegrass Festivals.” Organizer is Rene Baquet, phone, 626-339-7020.
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Check out the video at:
http://youtu.be/R3PLoftdK40
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More info at: www.meetup.com/The-Fret-House-Bluegrass-Jam/

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Sun, Jun 28, in Altadena:
3 pm THE NE'ER DUWELS play a matinee at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena 91001. Reservations a must (it’ll likely sell-out), at 626-798-6236.
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They’re still making the rounds with the local part of their CD release tour. This is a great opportunity to hear The Ne'er Duwels' traditional Irish music in a comfortable show room with an excellent sound system. The Ne'er Duwels shows at the Coffee Gallery have sold out in the past but we have always been able to accommodate the waiting list. Additionally, patrons who reserve in advance have preferred seating. The band says, “If you have never been to this beautiful all-ages "listening venue" you have missed something special!”
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More info at www.coffeegallery.com/showsat.htm.
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Tix, $20 (includes a discount coupon for their next show here).

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Sun, Jun 28, in Burbank:
3-5 pm BURNING HEART BLUEGRASS plays early at Cody's Viva Cantina, 900 Riverside Dr, Burbank 91506; 818-845-2425.

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Sun, Jun 28, in Echo Park (L.A.):
3-8 pm Weekly "GRAND OLE ECHO" presents "one killer bill" this time around, with THE FAR WEST, SMOOTH HOUND SMITH, CALE TYSON, & JONATHAN TYLER, at the Echo, 1822 Sunset Bl (near the Glendale Bl underpass), Echo Park 90026; 213-413-8200.
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About this week's acts...
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CALE TYSON is a singer and songwriter from Nashville, TN. Born in a small town in Texas, he was raised in Fort Worth, the home of Townes Van Zandt and the place where he first heard the classic country sounds that have inspired and enriched his gentle, melancholy, and undeniably whiskey-soaked sound.
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No less than Rolling Stone calls him, "Old school, sad-bastard outlaw country for a new generation of excited country fans."
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THE FAR WEST — Not much needs to be said about this group of five - they have been touring the US for the past year while opening shows for Dave and Phil Alvin & The Guilty Ones. It's become a rarity to see them play a show in Los Angeles, so GOE producers day, "Get your butts off the couch and come see them tear the building down!"
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JONATHAN TYLER is a blues-rock singer-songwriter who offers a sneak peak of his new album, "Holy Smokes," with the single, “Riverbottom.” The tune was written by the band’s guitarist, Brandon Pinkard. “The first time I heard ‘Riverbottom,’ I knew it was a hit,” Tyler said. “I remember where I was. Brandon and Jordan were making their first 'Rise and Shine' record in a cabin 40 miles outside Dallas. I drove out to record some harmonica on a tune. They played a few of the tracks and ‘Riverbottom’ was one of them. I instantly fell in love with the infectious groove and hooky chorus.”
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"Holy Smokes" will be released this August. Listen to “Riverbottom” now, at:
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http://www.americansongwriter.com/2015/06/jonathan-tyler-premiers-new-song-riverbottom/
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In addition to the live acts, DJ "The Roamer" will be spinning Records on "The Porch" out back. A GOE producer tells us, "Each week while you're hanging on the porch enjoying the sun and sipping on a delicious ice cold beer, you hear the tunes curated from Jocelyn Romo (aka 'The Roamer'). She'll be spinning the real deal on Sunday brining her record collection and a far out and groovy attitude for your listening pleasure."
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You can "Listen To Her Playlist" whenever you'd like, at:
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www.thegrandoleecho.com/playlist-1/
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No cover before 6 pm, $5 thereafter. All ages. Venue has full bar and sometimes food.

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Sun, Jun 28, in San Pedro:
3 pm KEVIN O'NEAL, featuring PATRICE QUINN, plays Alvas Showroom, 1417 W 8th St, San Pedro 90732; 310-519-1314 for reservations.
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Also featuring Gary Matsumoto on piano and Marvin "Smitty" Smith on drums.

$29 includes the show and a “gourmet pizza lunch.” Complimentary coffee, tea, and hot cocoa are provided.
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Sun, Jun 28, in L.A.:
3-7 pm THE PRATIES play the "CELTIC ART SHOW OPENING," featuring the works of acclaimed Irish born artist Brian Boylan, at the Wilde Thistle, 3456 Motor Av, Los Angeles; www.wildethistle.com
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Boylan will discuss his art and sign prints. Complimentary snacks and Irish Butter Coffee samples. Door prizes on the hour. No Host Bar.
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Note, the usual 3-5:30 pm weekly “IRISH SESSION” is cancelled this week.

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Sun, Jun 28; through Sep 26, in Topanga:
3:30 pm “AS YOU LIKE IT” re-sets Shakespeare to the American Civil War, at the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Canyon Bl, Topanga, midway between Malibu and the San Fernando Valley.
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Note, “the rebel camp is alive with music — banjo, guitar, ukulele, mandolin and more.”
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In this production of “As You Like It,” director ELLEN GEER moves the tale of two sets of brothers — one alienated by ambition, the other estranged by envy — to the divided South of the post-Civil War era, adding traditional American folk music and dance from the period. Rosalind is forced to flee camp when her uncle Frederick, usurper of his brother’s position as a general in the Union army, threatens to have her killed. Accompanied by her cousin Celia, Rosalind disguises herself as a man for safety's sake. The disguise comes in handy when she tests the devotion of her noble admirer, Orlando, on the run from his hostile older brother. Meanwhile, the rebel camp is alive with music — banjo, guitar, ukulele, mandolin and more. With Rosalind's wit leading the way, the forces of true love, justice and song eventually triumph.
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This production runs June 7 through Sep 26, ALTERNATING WITH OTHER PRODUCTIONS. Production dates / times: Sunday, June 7 at 3:30 pm • Sunday, June 14 at 3:30 pm • Saturday, June 20 at 3:30 pm • Sunday, June 28 at 3:30 pm • Sunday, July 12 at 3:30 pm • Saturday, July 18 at 3:30 pm • Saturday, Aug. 1 at 3:30 pm • Sunday, Aug. 9 at 3:30 pm • Saturday, Aug. 15 at 3:30 pm * • Saturday, Aug. 22 at 3:30 pm • Saturday, Aug. 29 at 3:30 pm • Sunday, Sept. 6 at 3:30 pm • Sunday, Sept. 13 at 3:30 pm • Saturday, Sept. 19 at 3:30 pm • Sunday, Sept. 20 at 3:30 pm • Saturday, Sept. 26 at 3:30 p.m .
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A special Prologue (pre-show discussion) happens Saturday, Aug 15 at 2:30 pm. (included in ticket price).
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Tickets range from $10-$39.50; children 6 and under are free. Info, complete schedule of all performances this summer, and advance tix, at 310-455-3723 or www.theatricum.com

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Sun, Jun 28, in Long Beach:
4-7 pm Weekly “TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC SESSION” is a structured jam at the Auld Dubliner, 71 S Pine Av, Long Beach 90802; 562-437-8300.

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Sun, Jun 28, in Murietta:
4 pm DUELING PIANOS play the Shamrock Irish Pub & Eatery, 39252 Winchester Rd, Ste 145 Murrieta 92592; 951-696-5252; www.getshamrocked.com; www.theshamrockirishpubandeatery.com

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Sun, Jun 28, in Long Beach:
4:30-7 pm HIGH LIFE CAJUN BAND makes their debut performance at the weekly “CAJUN ZYDECO DANCE SERIES” at the Golden Sails Hotel, PCH Club (the bar), 6285 E Pacific Coast Highway (between Loynes and 2nd St) Long Beach 90803.
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Doors at 3:30 pm; Basic Dance Lesson at 4 pm; band plays 4:30-7 pm. Info, Karen Redding, 562-708-8946.
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$15 per person, exact change appreciated. Gumbo available for $5 donation per bowl.

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Sun, Jun 28, in West L.A.:
5-9 pm SONGMAKERS monthly “WEST L.A. HOOT & POTLUCK” in West L.A. 90025; location and info at www.songmakers.org or email WestLAHoot@Songmakers.org

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Sun, Jun 28; through Jun 30, in OC (Laguna Beach):
5:30 pm “HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN” returns to the Laguna Playhouse for 14 performances only. The show ran at the venue earlier this year to critical and audience success.
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Sun, Jun 28, in Burbank:
6 pm DEBRA LEE & TRIGGER HAPPY play early at Cody's Viva Cantina, 900 Riverside Dr, Burbank 91506.

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Sun, Jun 28, in OC (Newport Beach):
6 pm BLUE DEUX, said to be “a great Celtic band,” plays Muldoon's Irish Pub 202 Newport Center Dr. Newport Beach 949 640-4110 www.muldoonspub.com

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Sun, Jun 28, in San Diego:
6:30-8:30 pm GONE TOMORROW brings bluegrass to Bistro Sixty restaurant, 60th St & El Cajon Bl, San Diego.

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Sun, Jun 28, in L.A.:
Time tba “SONGWRITERS ON SONGWRITING LIVE” with the bestselling author of the book of that title, PAUL ZOLLO. Paul is hosting legendary Chicago blues phenomenon CORKY SIEGEL, whom he calls, “one of the stars of my youth.” The event is at The Songwriting School of Los Angeles.
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The public can attend; we’ll have details soon, here in our “Ticket Alerts” section.
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Corky Siegel, says Paul, “emerged from the Siegel-Schwall Blues Band to become a solo act back when I was in high school and would thrill at any chance to hear him. Amazing pianist, remarkable harmonica player and great songwriter. A night with Corky will be amazing. Thanks to his friend and mine James Lee Stanley for making this happen.”

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Sun, Jun 28, in Pasadena:
7 pm BARBARA MORRISON plays the free summer concert series at Levitt Pavilion in Memorial Park, Holly & Walnut, Pasadena.
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Legendary American blues & jazz vocalist Barbara Morrison’s musical career has spanned decades and traveled across continents. Enjoy her unique and soulful interpretations of familiar jazz, blues classics, and contemporary tunes.
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More at: www.barbaramorrison.com
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Ride the Gold Line light rail to Memorial Park and you're right there.
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Go early for Rhyan Rhiesgo on the "Hillside Stage" at 6 pm, and to check-out the food vendors, and if you have small fry, the free activities in the "Kid Zone," starting at 5:30 pm. You can picnic in the park, but there is an enforced city ordinance prohibiting alcohol.

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Sun, Jun 28, in Altadena:
7 pm QUARTERMASTER plays the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena 92675; phone for reservations, 626-798-6236.

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Sun, Jun 28, in SFV (Chatsworth):
7 pm J.D. CRAWFORD plays the Cowboy Palace, 21635 Devonshire St, Chatsworth; 818-341-0166.
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This is L.A.’s last real honky-tonk, no cover, full bar, and friendly people who all like to dance. Go early for the free dance lessons. There’s live music every night, seven nights a week; sometimes acoustic, sometimes heavy on the pedal steel or the twang, but never that annoying fahke ackscent Nashvulle scene.

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Sun, Jun 28, in Santa Barbara Co (Buelton):
7-10 pm CALICO THE BAND plays the Standing Sun Winery in Buelton (Santa Ynez) area.

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Sun, Jun 28, in Culver City:
7 pm Monthly “VARIETY NIGHT OPEN MIC & FEATURED ARTIST,” with performing guests THE NORAL TWINS, at Boulevard Music, 4316 Sepulveda Bl, Culver City 90230.
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Eight spots are available in the open mic, and you can reserve in advance. Call for your spot, 310-398-2583.
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Tix, $4.

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Sun, Jun 28, in Claremont:
7 pm Monthly “FOLK MUSIC CENTER OPEN MIC” at Folk Music Center & Museum, 220 Yale Av, Claremont 91711; 909-624- 2928. Signups at 6 pm.

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Sun, Jun 28, in San Diego Co (National City):
7:30 pm KIM RICHEY plays the “AMSD Concerts” series in the Laura R. Charles Theater at Sweetwater High School, 2900 Highland Av, National City 91950.

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Sun, Jun 28, in SaMo:
7:30-11 pm Weekly “O'BRIEN'S IRISH MUSIC SESSION” is a structured jam at O'Brien's Irish Pub & Restaurant, 2226 Wilshire Bl, Santa Monica 90403; 310-829-5303.

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Sun, Jun 28, in SaMo:
8 pm TOM FREUND plays McCabe’s, 3101 Pico Bl, Santa Monica 90405; 310-828-4497.
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Lincoln Myerson, McCabe;s booker, says, “We welcome back local Venice homeboy Tom Freund, who has steadily built an impressive body of work that contain some of our favorite L.A. albums of the last decade.” Call for tix.

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Sun, Jun 28, in SaMo:
9 pm KEN O'MALLEY plays his weekly residency at O'Brien's Irish Pub & Restaurant, 2941 Main St, Santa Monica 90405.

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ONGOING EVENTS are listed in the next section, followed by UPCOMING FESTIVALS listed in their own section, then our ever-growing section for UPCOMING CONCERTS and arts events.

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Now through Jun 30, in OC (Laguna Beach):
Times vary “HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN” returns to the Laguna Playhouse for 14 performances only. The show ran at the venue earlier this year to critical and audience success.
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The Laguna Playhouse has arranged a special 2-for-1 opportunity for Pacific Symphony patrons to see this show a code. Use code: HersheyFriend to receive 2-for-1 tickets.
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Call 949-497-2787 ex. 1 or purchase online at:
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http://purchase.lagunaplayhouse.com/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=4689&utm_source=mail2&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=HersheyFelder
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Mr. Felder brings to life the remarkable story of Irving Berlin. Named “the greatest songwriter that has ever lived” by George Gershwin, Irving Berlin is known for innumerable classics including “God Bless America,” “White Christmas,” and “Top Hat, White Tie and Tails.” Hershey Felder’s masterful creation of character and musical performance makes this evening with Irving Berlin an unforgettable journey. It is, writes the Los Angeles Times, a "remarkable portrait...richly entertaining and ultimately touching."
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Show Schedule: Mon, Jun 22 7:30 pm; Tue, Jun 23, 7:30 pm; Wed, Jun 24, 2 pm & 7:30 pm; Thu, Jun 25, 2 pm & 7:30 pm; Fri, Jun 26, 7:30 pm; Sat, Jun 27, 2 pm & 7:30 pm; Sun, Jun 28, 1 pm & 5:30 pm; Mon, Jun 29, 7:30 pm; Tue, Jun 30, 7:30 pm.

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Now through Sep 26, in Topanga:
3:30 pm “AS YOU LIKE IT” re-sets Shakespeare to the American Civil War, at the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Canyon Bl, Topanga, midway between Malibu and the San Fernando Valley.
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Note, “the rebel camp is alive with music — banjo, guitar, ukulele, mandolin and more.”
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In this production of “As You Like It,” director ELLEN GEER moves the tale of two sets of brothers — one alienated by ambition, the other estranged by envy — to the divided South of the post-Civil War era, adding traditional American folk music and dance from the period. Rosalind is forced to flee camp when her uncle Frederick, usurper of his brother’s position as a general in the Union army, threatens to have her killed. Accompanied by her cousin Celia, Rosalind disguises herself as a man for safety's sake. The disguise comes in handy when she tests the devotion of her noble admirer, Orlando, on the run from his hostile older brother. Meanwhile, the rebel camp is alive with music — banjo, guitar, ukulele, mandolin and more. With Rosalind's wit leading the way, the forces of true love, justice and song eventually triumph.
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This production runs June 7 through Sep 26, ALTERNATING WITH OTHER PRODUCTIONS. Production dates / times: Sunday, June 7 at 3:30 pm • Sunday, June 14 at 3:30 pm • Saturday, June 20 at 3:30 pm • Sunday, June 28 at 3:30 pm • Sunday, July 12 at 3:30 pm • Saturday, July 18 at 3:30 pm • Saturday, Aug. 1 at 3:30 pm • Sunday, Aug. 9 at 3:30 pm • Saturday, Aug. 15 at 3:30 pm * • Saturday, Aug. 22 at 3:30 pm • Saturday, Aug. 29 at 3:30 pm • Sunday, Sept. 6 at 3:30 pm • Sunday, Sept. 13 at 3:30 pm • Saturday, Sept. 19 at 3:30 pm • Sunday, Sept. 20 at 3:30 pm • Saturday, Sept. 26 at 3:30 p.m .
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A special Prologue (pre-show discussion) happens Saturday, Aug 15 at 2:30 pm. (included in ticket price).
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Tickets range from $10-$39.50; children 6 and under are free. Info, complete schedule of all performances this summer, and advance tix, at 310-455-3723 or www.theatricum.com

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Jul 11 through Sep 26, in Topanga:
7:30 pm “GREEN GROW THE LILACS,” the Pulitzer Prize-nominated play that inspired “Oklahoma!”, at Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Canyon Bl, in the heart of Topanga Canyon, midway between Malibu and the San Fernando Valley. The production opens Sat, Jul 11 and runs through Sep 26. See the feature story in the “News” section of the Guide’s Jun 22 edition.
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Tix range from $10-$39.50, with discounts available for students, seniors, the military and AEA members.
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The season’s offerings here alternate. For a complete schedule of the summer season’s performances and to purchase tickets, call 310-455-3723 or go to www.theatricum.com

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Now through Aug 2, in Hollywood:
Andrew Lloyd Webber's “THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA” is a new production by Cameron Mackintosh at the Hollywood Pantages, 6233 Hollywood Bl, Hollywood; www.HollywoodPantages.com
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In L.A. for a limited 8-week run through August 2 at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre, with newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design. This new version of “PHANTOM OF THE OPERA” is performed by a stunning cast and orchestra comprised of 52 superbly talented actors, singers and musicians. It’s being billed as “the MUST SEE production of 2015.”
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Tix start at $29. Box office opens daily at 10 am except holidays for in-person or phone orders at 800-982-2787. Info on the production, a video sneak peek, and online tix at: www.ThePhantomOfTheOpera.com/ustour

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FESTIVALS
happening after this coming weekend
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Out-of-Town Festivals…

Thu-Sun, Jul 2-5,
FESTIVAL,
in Oregon:
Annual “WATERFRONT BLUES FEST” in Portland, OR. Their 2015 schedule is not yet posted, nor are prices and discount accommodations at nearby PSU.
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BUDDY GUY is the festival headliner on Sunday, July 5.
Over 80 local & national blues bands will perform on three main stages.
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Zydeco bands include:
CHUBBY CARRIER
ROSIE LEDET
DOG HILL STOMPERS
COREY LEDET ZYDECO BAND
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Plus local Cajun-zydeco bands and a large zydeco dance floor.
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Sat, Aug 8, in downtown L.A.:
3-7 pm “BURGERS & BEER FESTIVAL” at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Features Los Angeles’ best burger restaurants serving their signature sliders and the state’s best craft breweries sampling the brews that have made them famous. Confirmed restaurants include Animal, Bouchon Bistro, Grill 'Em All, Ledlow, Pono Burger and many more to come. Confirmed breweries include Angel City Brewery, Bottle Logic Brewing, Ninkasi Brewing, Strand Brewing Company and many more to come.


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Fri-Sun, Sep 4-5-6,
FESTIVAL,
in Rhode Island:
Annual “RHYTHM & ROOTS FEST” in Ninigret State Park, RI. If you go, make it a day early to catch STEVE RILEY & THE MAMOU PLAYBOYS on Sep 3 at the Towers.
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Full info at www.rhythmandroots.com


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Fri-Sun, Sep 18-21,
FESTIVAL,
in Coloma (Northern Cal):
9th annual "AMERICAN RIVER MUSIC FESTIVAL" announced its lineup and began offering discounted early bird tickets on May 1, and that offer closes SOON.
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The festival recently announced its line-up:
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Main Stage:
Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, The Infamous Stringdusters, Dangermuffin, Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line, Shook Twins, David Luning Band, Songs of the Fall, David Myles Trio, Spark and Whisper, Dennis Johnson and The Mississippi Ramblers.
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Other Stages ~ Campgrounds and Hot Spots:
Dangermuffin, Shook Twins, David Luning Band, Songs of the Fall, David Myles Trio, Spark and Whisper, Dennis Johnson and The Mississippi Ramblers, A Thousand Years at Sea, Proxima Parada, Achilles Wheel Duo, McNevin & The Spokes, Island of Black and White, The Keller Sisters, Stringtown Ambassadors, The Love Choir, Moon Shiner, The Painted Horses, Lumadae, Tamra Godey.
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Friday Night Showcase hosted by Michael Gaither:
Ten more performances tba.
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Sponsors say, "The South Fork wants you to hear music on its banks! Limited Time left to get ‘Early Bird’ discounts at the festival website.”
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The festival was named "Best of" choice for fun things to do in the Sacramento Bee newspaper, and called, "Friendly, Unforgettable" in the Mountain Democrat. "...what a great vibe at the festival" wrote the Auburn Journal. "Music and Moving Water in Perfect Harmony" says Submerge Magazine.
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Full info and tix, www.americanrivermusic.org/festival.php


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Fri-Sun, Oct 9-11,
FESTIVAL,
in Louisiana:
Annual “FESTIVALS ACADIENS” in Lafayette, LA. Info at www.festivalsacadiens.com includes discount room rates at Ramada Inn, Lafayette, if you book early.


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All coming up, some SOON, many with advance discounts, others that’ll sell-out quickly.

Thu, Jul 2, in Agoura Hills:
“ALL-STAR CHARITY TRIBUTE TO THE BEACH BOYS AND THE CALIFORNIA SOUND” at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills. Over 50 of L.A.'s finest will be performing live, including CARNIE & WENDY WILSON (WILSON PHILLIPS), BOB COWSILL (THE COWSILLS), DON RANDI (THE WRECKING CREW), ROSEMARY BUTLER, MARCY LEVY (ERIC CLAPTON, ELTON JOHN), FREEBO (BONNIE RAITT), BERTON AVERRE (THE KNACK), MARK LENNON (VENICE), DAVE PEARLMAN (DAN FOGELBERG) and many more. This show benefits City of Hope's "Rock The Cure."

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Wed, Jul 8, in Santa Barbara:
DAVID GRAY & AMOS LEE plus special guest JOSEPH, at the Santa Barbara Bowl. Tix on sale now at: www.nederlanderconcerts.com/shows/

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Wed, Jul 15, in Hollywood:
JOHN FOGERTY's "1969" TOUR plays its only L.A. (and Southern Cal) date at the Hollywood Bowl, with trad-New Orleans keyboard wizard BOB MALONE.

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Wed, Jul 15, in L.A.:
7:30 pm “CAN'T STAND LOSING YOU: SURVIVING THE POLICE” screens in the “Reel To Reel” series, featuring a special post-screening discussion with guitarist ANDY SUMMERS, at the Grammy Museum, 800 W Olympic Bl, Ste A245, Los Angeles 90015.
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General tix sale begins Thu, June 25, at noon.
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Based on the acclaimed memoir “One Train Later” by guitarist Andy Summers, “Can't Stand Losing You: Surviving The Police” follows Summers' journey from his early days in the psychedelic '60s music scene when he played with THE ANIMALS to chance encounters with drummer STEWART COPELAND and bassist STING, which led to the formation of the Grammy-winning trio THE POLICE.
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During the band's rise and its dissolution at the height of their popularity in the mid-’80s, Summers captured history with his candid photographs. Using rare archival footage and insights from the guitarist's side of the stage, “Can't Stand Losing You” brings together past and almost-present as the band members reunite, two decades later, for a global reunion tour in 2007. Following the film screening, Summers will participate in a panel discussion, moderated by Scott Goldman, Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation.
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Tix, $20, available three ways: in person at the Museum Box Office; online at www.grammymuseum.org or at 213-765-6803. Tix are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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Aug 22, in Bev Hills:
LEON RUSSELL plays the Saban Theatre, 8440 Wilshire Bl, Beverly Hills.
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Tix at www.canyonclub.net or 888-645-5006.

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Sep 10, in Bev Hills:
JOHN HIATT & THE COMBO plus TAJ MAHAL TRIO play the Saban Theatre, 8440 Wilshire Bl, Beverly Hills.
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Sat, Sep 19, in Hollywood:
LILA DOWNS plays the Hollywood Pantages.

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Oct 2, in BevHills:
GORDON LIGHTFOOT plays the Saban Theatre, 8440 Wilshire Bl, Beverly Hills.
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Dec 12, in BevHills:
""FRANK SINATRA'S 100th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION" featuring FRANK SINATRA JR. "Sinatra Sings Sinatra" at the Saban Theatre, 8440 Wilshire Bl, Beverly Hills.
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