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Monday, August 16, 2010

Acoustic Americana Music Guide, August 13 to 31 (and into the Fall & beyond) LATE UPDATE!

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UPDATED since August 15! More events, more festivals added!
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This week’s news is dominated by two musicians facing extremely serious health challenges, and the need to help them. These are our #1 and #2 News Features.
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Tied to the Tracks
ACOUSTIC AMERICANA
MUSIC GUIDE
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AUGUST 13 through 31 edition (+ events INTO THE FALL & beyond)
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NEWS FEATURES
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…in this edition:
1) A CALL TO ACTION: MUSICIAN KENNY EDWARDS NEEDS YOUR HELP
2) FOLK ICON ANNE FEENEY FACES SERIOUS HEALTH CHALLENGE
3) YOU BLOOM SONGWRITING CONTEST: FREE ENTRY, BIG PRIZES
4) RAGIN’ CAJUN IN TV FOOD TRUCK RACE, PARTY THIS SUNDAY
5) BLUE RIDGE PICKIN’ PARLOR CALLS IT QUITS
6) FOLK-AMERICANA MUSIC ON L.A. RADIO WINS AWARDS –
BUT FACES CANCELLATION (AGAIN) – YOU CAN HELP SAVE TWO SHOWS
7) AMERICANA / CANADIANA & NON-NASHVILLE COUNTRY: BIG IN CANADA
8) CALTECH FOLK SOCIETY TO BRING ELIZA GILKYSON, MARLEY'S GHOST,
PATRICK BALL
9) WE’D LIKE YOU TO MEET… TRACY NEWMAN
10) SUPPORT THE GUIDE NOW: OUR “THANK-YOU” GIFTS CHANGE AUGUST 31
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Two musicians face serious health challenges and need help – our #1 and #2 stories.
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1) A CALL TO ACTION: MUSICIAN KENNY EDWARDS NEEDS YOUR HELP
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“Our good friend KENNY EDWARDS needs our thoughts and prayers. He has been struggling with a serious health issue, and was hospitalized yesterday while on tour in Colorado with KARLA BONOFF,” was what we heard on the phone. It was an urgent call from RENEE BODIE, producer of the Bodie House Concert series in the Thousand Oaks Library.
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A founding member of LINDA RONSTADT’s band, THE STONE PONEYS, and the driving force behind the signature Ronstadt sound, he co-founded BRYNDLE with WENDY WALDMAN. A musicians’ musician, KENNY EDWARDS is, indeed, a legend among musicians, as he has been for more than 40 years. He’s recorded his own records and played on a great many others.
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Renee adds, “More importantly, he is a stellar person, and a great friend of our community. Now, he needs our help – he needs our light, our love, and our support in a big way. If you send good thoughts, send them. If you pray, pray. [Kenny] needs us. One of the best ways to do something positive would be to buy his CD, currently on sale at his website, www.KennyEdwards.com.”
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The Guide had just spoken with Kenny on June 19, about doing some long-postponed radio. He was in town to perform a solo set, and one with Karla, when they shared the bill with J.D. SOUTHER at the Levitt Pavilion Pasadena. It was the Pavilion’s season opener and the headline event for “Make Music Pasadena,” the local component of the worldwide, French-based, “Fete de la Musique.” Kenny was wonderful, as always, and he seemed to be in good health. Unfortunately, that didn’t last.
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Renee told The Guide, “Kenny was on tour with Karla [Bonoff] when this happened. It was quite sudden. He was hospitalized in very serious condition.” Fortunately, she explained, they were near Denver, and not far back in the Rockies, and he was taken to a fine, fully-equipped hospital.
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She says, “He is still unable to leave the hospital to come home to California. One option is a medi-vac flight [an airplane specially equipped to care for patients on a gurney]. That would cost $25,000. We just don’t know if that will be the only way to get him home. They’re hoping to stabilize him enough to make a very direct road trip home, but that’s still uncertain.”
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Beyond that, Kenny appears to want some privacy about the specifics of his condition.
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When you hit the “Donate” button on his website, there is more info if you wish to help.
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Renee continues, “We are accepting donations right now to help Kenny get through [this]. Please use the donate button [on his site]. All donations are welcome and those over $25 will receive a copy of his new CD, ‘Resurrection Road.’ Please include a mailing address if it's different from your PayPal address.”
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2) FOLK ICON ANNE FEENEY FACES SERIOUS HEALTH CHALLENGE
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The late Utah Phillips said, "Anne Feeney is the greatest labor singer in North America."
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For now, her formidable voice is silenced, but not her power to use the language. Anne writes, “How much one conversation with a doctor can change your life! This time last week I thought the next time I'd be writing to you would be with my exciting September news and Labor Day special...
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“This time last week I thought I'd be in Sweden tonight packing to go to Ireland to meet up with all my wonderful tourmates.
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“Instead, here I am in Pittsburgh packing to go Shadyside Hospital. On August 3rd, in Sweden, a lung specialist advised me that I have an 11 centimeter [4 1/3 inch] tumor on my lung that is stressing both my heart and lungs in dangerous ways. As terrifying as this diagnosis is, it is in many ways a relief to get an explanation for the several mysterious and troubling symptoms I've had for the past few months... including increasing fatigue, shortness of breath, terrible coughing, and bizarre heart rhythms.
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“I could have stayed in Sweden for the bronchoscopy, biopsy and surgery ... my health insurance would have covered everything in Sweden that it covers here. But even the best-case scenario here will involve a protracted recovery period and probably at least six months out of work. It was also hard to think about being so seriously ill so far away from my children, and my lifelong network of friends in Pittsburgh.
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“So here I am, at home in Pittsburgh, surrounded by friends and family.
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“Luckily, Tom Pigott and I have been able to arrange full and wonderful coverage for both the Ireland tours in August. The wonderful Charlie King will be joining the August 10-19th tour, and Tom will be hosting the August 22-31st tour with some of my favorite folks in Ireland. Both tours will continue uninterrupted, but, alas, without me this year.
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“My friend Jan Boyd has set up a Caring Bridge page for those of you who want regular medical updates on my condition. The URL is www.caringbridge.org/visit/annefeeney (The only reason you have to log in to the site is to keep spam robots from posting stupid messages.)
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“I hope to be posting updates on Facebook, as well, as soon as I feel up to it.
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“I'm pretty sure it will be difficult for me to talk on the phone for a while. I would love it if you'd post get well wishes, stories and jokes for me on my guestbook – http://annefeeney.com/guestbook.html (It's a moderated guestbook, so what you write won't appear on the guestbook until I read it and approve it – otherwise I'm pretty sure the guestbook would be nothing but ads for Viagra and such...)
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“This diagnosis has wiped-out most of my meager folksinger's savings. I've had to cancel a lot of work that I was counting on, and incurred a lot of unexpected travel expenses. Although most of my medical bills will be covered (now that I've come up with the $6000 in deductibles and co-pay), it seems unlikely that I'll be able to return to my hectic tour schedule, or any full time work, for several months.
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“If you want to help me out with what are going to be fairly staggering expenses by folksinger's standards... I'm hoping to find 1000 folks who'll pony up $50 ... I really *don't* want any larger donations ... I don't want anyone to dig deep for this... and if $50 is hard for you to come by, PLEASE don't think about sending me a cent. I know I have enough dear friends who are doing okay that those of you who are struggling shouldn't spend a second worrying about my finances.
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“You could send a check to me.”
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Anne Feeney
2240 Milligan Ave
Pittsburgh PA 15218
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or you can send a donation via Paypal to getwellanne@annefeeney.com. If you're not sure how to do that, there's a "donate" button you can click, about 4 inches down on the right hand side, at http://fellow-travelers-advisory.blogspot.com. Clicking on that "donate" button will allow you to make a safely encrypted online donation.
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“I'll have a lot more to say and share about health care... especially the amazing Swedish health care system, when I'm not so tired.
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“I hope that you'll spread the word to any of our friends that may not subscribe to the Fellow Travelers' Advisory.
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“As I'm wandering around the sweet little house I get to spend so little time in, I keep finding boxes and boxes of thank-you cards that I have purchased and never mailed. My heart overflows with gratitude to all of you for your daily work for justice, art and truth - for your steadfast support of the many projects I've brought to you in the past... I am so honored to call you my friend.
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“Many of my oldest and dearest friends are gathering here with me at the house to help me prepare for the coming ordeal. I cherish them, and you, and hope to be in touch with all of you soon.” – Anne Feeney
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More at www.annefeeney.com and www.cdbaby.com/all/unionmaid where you can buy Anne’s CDs, which of course helps generate income for her.
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3) YOU BLOOM SONGWRITING CONTEST: FREE ENTRY, BIG PRIZES
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It’s open now, and closes September 12, at 11:59 pm GMT. You can enter one or more of your songs in the YouBloom Song Contest at www.youbloom.com. Song entry is free, and you can enter one song per week.
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Spokesman STEPHEN GC says, “A few weeks back, four songwriters each won $2,000. The grand prize in November is $10,000.”
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Stephen explains how it works: “To win one of the heats, you must have your fans vote for you on the site (the sign-up takes less than a minute). Some songwriters have placed in the heats with as few as 40-50 votes. There are three winners per heat. The votes listed on the site are an approximation, as they are checked for validity at the end of each heat.
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“The industry judges are headed by BOB GELDOF, judge in the semifinal after the heats. The judges are looking for great songs and great acts. Everything is listened to, so even if your song doesn't win a heat, you may be recognized for a publishing deal or other industry benefit. Again, it's free!”
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4) RAGIN’ CAJUN IN TV FOOD TRUCK RACE, PARTY THIS SUNDAY
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Among the pleasures at the annual “LONG BEACH CRAWFISH FESTIVAL” last weekend was spending time with STEVEN DOMINGUE, an L.A. emigree from Layfayette, Louisiana. He’s very popularly known as “THE RAGIN CAJUN’,” for the restaurant he’s run for nearly two decades on the Hermosa Beach Pier. (Yep, there’s another one, beyond Louisiana’s musical Kershaw family.)
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Between his emcee duties on the main stage, and throwing strands of Mardi Gras beads into the crowd of dancers and happy listeners, and taking to the dance floor with a wireless mic for audience participation, Steven was a force of nature. He was everywhere at once, on stage, on the lawn with cheering music fans, on the dance floor, and at his food truck, working the crowd with free food samples and getting plates and buckets of tasty food for artists, event security guards, and festival staffers.
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Steven invited us to a party this Sunday. He invited ALL of us. Seems he’s on the premiere episode of the cable TV Food Network’s new series, “The Great Food Truck Race.” There are seven food trucks involved in the series, Steven’s is one of them, and he’ll have at least five of the seven trucks at this restaurant for the party, centered on the show’s premiere episode.
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At the Crawfish Festival, “The Ragin’ Cajun” food truck was doing plenty of business, propelled by a crew that worked the crowd with small, and quite delectable, free samples of everything from Cajun Sausage Bisque to Beef Brisket to Gumbo.
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There’s probably no other music festival that offers so much food. Most festival-goers had opted for a package-deal ticket that included a formidable crawfish feast, complete with red potatoes, a corn cobette, and up to an hour in line to get them. But that didn’t prevent the numerous other food vendors from doing a land-office business with bengues, red beans & rice, shrimp prepared various ways, and a whole lot more.
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But nobody else had a food truck with state-of-the-art graphics, including alligator skin across the front, bayou murals, and colorful logos on the sides. Steven said, “I’ve had a restaurant for 18 years, and I’ve never had a food truck. Then, I got this call to be part of the ‘Great Food Truck Race’ on the Food Network. I put this truck together in a day-and-a-half, and I was in!”
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That, alone, is more than enough to justify a party where Steven comes from. (He’s the only one of eight in his family who left Louisiana.) But the party this Sunday combines plenty of mixed emotions. “I’ve had my restaurant on the pier for 18 years. Eighteen years! And I’ve lost my lease,” he says, with a hint of a tear in his eye.
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Just as fast, he blurts out, “But we’re still goin’! I found a new place, and we’re moving to El Segundo! I expect to have Cajun-zydeco dances on Saturday nights!”
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Indeed, BJ DECULUS, leader of the BONNE MUSIQUE ZYDECO band, told the Guide, “Steven has already talked to us about playing for him in his new place.”
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Seems you can’t keep a good Cajun down. At least not one with the energy of “Ragin’ Cajun” Steven Domingue. Along the way, he let us know, “Everybody wants to put a ‘z’ on the end of my name. They don’t get the French derivation.”
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Just as fast, he was asking if we wanted to try his Cajun Bisque (it was savory and delicious) and he was talking about the upcoming party: “The show premieres at 10 pm on the East Coast, and I have it arranged for us to show the DVD at the same time here – that’s 7 pm Pacific – so that’s when we have the party, three hours before the show can be seen here on TV. Y’all come, really! Everybody is invited!”
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Then he was off to the main stage again, helping his young nephew learn how to throw necklaces of beads, deep into the crowd.
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“The Ragin’ Cajun’s” party for the premiere of the Food Network’s new series, “The Great Food Truck Race,” is at the Ragin’ Cajun on the Hermosa Pier, on Pier Av, Hermosa Beach 90254. It’s this Sunday, August 15, at 7 pm. Come early for a good seat and some really wonderful food. More at www.ragincajunonwheels.com
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5) BLUE RIDGE PICKIN’ PARLOR CALLS IT QUITS
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There was a short-notice announcement of a final “Pickin’ Night” with a farewell potluck, and over a third of a century as an acoustic roots and bluegrass mecca came to an end.
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The email began, “Dear Bluegrass Friend,” and continued, “As you might have heard, the Blue Ridge Pickin' Parlor is closing its doors…”
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The message went on, “Over the course of 34 years, millions of notes have echoed off the walls of the Blueridge. Hundreds of bands have played and thousands of Jams have taken place. Countless people have been exposed to live Bluegrass for the first time and have learned to play because of it. We feel very strongly about our contribution to the Los Angeles Bluegrass community, and we will continue to be a part of it, so check our website for updates.” That site is www.pickinparlor.com
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The word of the closing party arrived too late for our previous edition, so we carried only the basic announcement of the “Pickin’ Night,” just as we have every month for many years. More recently, the Guide has been filled with many new activities and classes at the Pickin’ Parlor. The final “BLUE RIDGE PICKIN’ NIGHT” at the Granada Hills landmark was Saturday August 7, and included a potluck dinner party.
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The announcement for that part read, “For the past 34 years, these Pickin' nights have been by donation only and we will always carry on that tradition. On the occasion of this final Pickin' Night, donations are more appreciated than ever.”
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Many people learned to play from previous owner FRANK DJVORSEK and his musical family members. With an expansion of music lessons and classes into a neighboring storefront, things appeared busier than ever over the past year – at least the opportunity for expanded capability was there. The Pickin’ Parlor’s instructors have always been first rate, maintaining a healthy rivalry with those at McCabe’s, Boulevard Music, and the Folk Music Center in Claremont. But when it came to bluegrass, this was the place you went to learn. The Pickin’ Parlor’s motto for years was, “Teaching people to play together since 1976.”
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There is a hint of a return, someplace else. The message asked, “please join us Saturday night for the final jam at this location and let's close the place down in style.”
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It was signed Judy and Randy. Proprietor JUDY HERSH is a notable figure on the Southern Cal bluegrass scene. The Guide has been unable to reach either Judy or Randy to ask about the possibility of a Blue Ridge future, elsewhere in L.A. ’Til then, thanks for the fine concerts and the year of flying your California “Bluegrass Republic” flag, with the bear kickin’ back, playing banjo. It flies in our hearts as one of the best musical icons anywhere.
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6) FOLK-AMERICANA MUSIC ON L.A. RADIO WINS AWARDS –
BUT FACES CANCELLATION (AGAIN) – YOU CAN HELP SAVE TWO SHOWS
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This has got to be an “only-in-L.A.” story. It’s the current state of affairs with folk-Americana music on Los Angeles broadcast radio, and it’s mixed with ironies and good-news/bad-news contradictions. Where else would (1) a sparse offering of folk-Americana radio programming on one station – KCSN – unquestionably be the reason for KCSN being named “Best of L.A.,” while, (2) “FolkScene,” the longest-running and one of the world’s best-known folk-Americana radio shows, carried on another L.A. station – KPFK – risk cancellation, together with “Alive and Picking,” that station’s only other folk-Americana show. Yet, KPFK is threatening cancellation of both, unless each show’s “pledge drive” performance tops the dollars raised by other offerings in KPFK’s overly-frequent (almost non-stop) “powered by the people” beg-a-thons. (Yes, KPFK will beg for money and threaten its pair of folk-Americana shows again this month.)
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Sure, the current economy has hurt attendance at concerts, at large and small venues – closing one landmark venue / music store just last week, the Blue Ridge Pickin’ Parlor, which, as its motto had proclaimed, had been “teaching people to play together since 1976.”
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Many music series are seeing lower attendance. The long-running Duncan House Concert series is calling it quits after it completes the shows Scott Duncan has already booked. This season has brought notably limited offerings of free summer concerts at L.A.’s Pershing Square, and in city parks everywhere (in all genres). And while some acoustic and Americana festivals in Southern Cal have seen strong 2010 attendance, many touring artists and music enterprises have been hurt.
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So, when we turn to radio, how much sweetness and light should we expect?
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First, in one of the strangest pieces of improbable good news, KCSN won the prestigious “Best of L.A. 2010” Award from Los Angeles Magazine. It’s the second time that’s happened, but… when the station won back in 2006, it was a 24/7 operation with hosted shows seven days a week, running from early morning until after midnight. Now, it’s an automated station, day-and-night through the full week, until live hosted programs start at 11 am on Saturday, continuing until the full week of un-hosted automation resumes on Sunday night. (In a sense, what kind of comment is that on the state of L.A. radio, if a mostly-AUTOMATED station is the “Best of L.A.”-?)
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KCSN broadcasts at 88.5 FM in the parts of L.A. where it can be heard – chiefly, the San Fernando Valley, spotty on the West Side and downtown, absolutely unavailable in Pasadena, the San Gabriel Valley, or anywhere to the well-populated east. KCSN offers a part-time web simulcast, which puts it in the arena of thousands of available music program streams on the internet – many of them hosted. But the “Best” broadcast radio station in L.A. can’t be heard on all-that-much of L.A.’s radio landscape, and when you can hear it, more than 5/7 of its programming week is an un-hosted, automated hodge-podge of somebody’s idea of “AAA” – Adult Alternative Album-mix – music.
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The station’s poor signal coverage was essentially the same when KCSN won L.A. Magazine’s “Best of” recognition back in 2006, when “Tied to the Tracks” was an important part of it. Indeed, at that time, KCSN was all about live hosted shows, seven days a week. It was, essentially, a “boutique” station, offering daytime weekday classical music, and roots / Americana / early British rock / recorded opera performances / and a Big Band show, all crammed into the weekends and weeknight post-classical evenings, going late into the night. In 2006, there was plenty of room for claims, from all over KCSN’s then far-flung musical map, about why the station won the “Best of” recognition.
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This time around, there should be no question – none – about the genre of programming that won:
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The small but mighty line-up of weekend shows – KCSN’s only hosted shows – are all folk-Americana music programs (and all are listed in the Guide’s daily radio sections for Saturdays and Sundays). The station’s hosted programs contain no world music, no world beat. No longer are there hosted programs there with pop tarts (not even wrinkled old ones), no longer is there any classical music there. No longer is there any hosted alt-pop or electronica or geriatric British rock on those hosted weekend shows.
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If anybody wants to offer an argument that KCSN’s “Best of L.A. 2010” recognition is due to the automated (and supposed) “AAA” mix, that should be easy to dismiss. If you can tolerate the un-hosted 5+ day/week offering long enough to discern its distinct lack of coherent format, you’ll find it to be a strange stewpot of old R&B and soul, early rock, easy listening, modern alternative, anything from Neil Diamond to Little Richard to Michael Buble to Cher to Madonna to The Association to dozens of old recordings and pop of various eras, all dumped into an hour-after-hour stream of everything from soup to nuts, continuously “chosen” by the computer’s randomizer with no regard for coherency. Sometimes it’s a clone of K-EARTH; sometimes of KOST-FM; except there’s no one there to assemble coherent sets or tell you what you just heard.
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KCSN went through a series of changes that had listeners wondering “WTF?” after its 2006 “Best of” award. In one incarnation, just after the station’s classical music hosts were fired, the weekday automated programming remained classical – until KUSC’s 24/7 hosted classical programming kicked little KCSN’s randomized part-time classical butt.
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Thereupon, automated classical was scrapped, replaced by a half-hearted and reinvented expansion of the overnight weeknight automated programming – and it randomly ran, unhosted, day and night. No mystery why that failed: it wasn’t only a mysterious, sometimes jarring, procession of thisa-and-thata posing as Americana; nearly every track was unrecognizable by the vast majority of listeners. With no hosts to craft coherent sets, interpret the music, reveal the artists, and do and say the things that build listener loyalty and a “comfort zone” for music most people have never heard, the average listener couldn’t tell who-was or what-was-what.
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Examples are in order. Take fiddle music, where most people couldn’t tell Alison Krauss from Bob Wills, or Hot Club of Cowtown’s Elana James (Bob Dylan’s global tour bandmate) from local wizards like Stephanie Bettman or Evan Marshall or Brantley Kearns. A mandolin-driven recording might feature Sam Bush, or Evan Marshall, or David Grissman & Tony Rice, or young prodigy Scott Gates. A banjo piece might be Earl Scruggs or Moira Smiley or John McEuen – or the Grammy-winning album from musician-actor-comedian Steve Martin. Who knew?
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Moreover, who could know, even if you wanted to find and hear music (old and new) from an artist whose name you would know if you heard it? With automated programming, it’s just a “disconnect.” Was that fast and furious string pickin’ Fur Dixon & Steve Werner, or the Avett Brothers, or the Stanley Brothers, or Chatham County Line, or Old Crow Medicine Show, or somebody 60 years ago, or somebody new whose name I don’t yet know? Were those amazing harmonies VOCO, or the Starland Vocal Band, or Blame Sally, or the Dixie Chicks’ duo Courtyard Hounds? Was that amazing blues recording by Lightnin’ Hopkins, or Big Bill Broonzy, or Odetta, or a new recording by Doug MacLeod, or Bernie Pearl, or T Model Ford, or Artwork Jamal, or Kelly’s Lot? Was that honky-tonk track from Kinky Friedman & the Texas Jewboys, or I See Hawks in L.A., Grant Langston & the Supermodels, or David Serby, or Red Simpson, or Buck Owens, or some brand-new standout from the Austin music scene? Again, who knew?
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And for listeners who don’t know any of the artist’s names in the first place, they didn’t have the cognitive framework on which to hang anything, to begin building appreciation and a desire to find more, to learn more, and of course to hear more. And you only got that far if you could handle the strange mix of other genres included with the automated whatever-it-was, that at worst, masqueraded as Americana, and at best, was mixed-in with acoustic and electric Americana.
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And therein lay another big problem for the station’s automated, nominally “Americana” experiment. Artists – even those based in L.A., or about to arrive here on tour – received no recognition and made no new fans from airplay of their tracks, since few listeners could discern who they were, anyway. (Even artists the listeners did recognize were unknown if an “unknown” recording by them was played by the computer.) No concert seats sold, no CD or music download sales, no awareness of who the hell played that song or that tune you just heard and may never hear again, and even if you did hear it again in the automated mish-mash, you still wouldn’t know who it was.
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Predictably, KCSN ended the short-lived automated “Americana” format, because they determined that it “had no market in L.A.” (Actually, any un-hosted automated format that plays largely unfamiliar music has no ability to build and expand a loyal audience.) Yet, the musical heart of that very same automated playlist was exactly the same musical genre that is presented now on the weekend’s hosted Americana shows. And those are the shows that just won the station the “Best of L.A. 2010” recognition. Go figure.
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What’s worse, is that KCSN has made it clear that it has no commitment to the current weekend lineup of hosted Americana programs. Radio industry insiders have done plenty of head-shaking over things that have happened in Northridge, at the only L.A. radio station based in the San Fernando Valley. Sure, KCSN will look foolish if they dump the part-time mini-format that just won the “Best of L.A.” on radio, but it wouldn’t be the first time that station has done abominably dumb things. What would the station’s management bring in, as the replacement? Insiders tell us they are considering “hosted triple-A shows, like the automated weekday/weeknight content.” And keep in mind that KCSN’s definition of “AAA” is not the industry standard definition of that format.
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The Guide hears often from people who report they can no longer listen to KCSN, except on the weekend. Of course, the station claims its automated genre mashup of supposed triple-A is successful, where its previous incarnation of automated programming – what it represented as folk-Americana – was not.
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The station says Americana programming was unsuccessful at KCSN. Unsuccessful automated programming. Or unsuccessful Americana programming, as the station claims? Hmmm. KCSN’s hosted programs are all folk-Americana shows, and comprise less than 2/7 of KCSN’s current programming pie – the shows that just won the station the coveted recognition as the “Best of L.A.” KCSN was recognized for programming nominally centered in a music genre the station says was unsuccessful (as automated programming). An unsuccessful genre, but one that, when presented as award-winning hosted programming – some shows are multiple-award-winning – the station says it is not committed to keep. Go figure. Their website, with contact info, or to listen to the live web simulcast when it operates, is www.kcsn.org
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And then, there is KPFK, with a widespread signal reach, at 90.7 FM in Los Angeles, simulcast at 98.7 FM in Santa Barbara. (In contrast with little KCSN, KPFK is the most powerful broadcast radio station west of the Mississippi.)
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KPFK is a Pacifica affiliate. That makes them wholly unlike any other kind of public radio, in that Pacifica stations will not take corporate or business sponsorships or underwriting. Nick Smith and Rex Mayreis, producers of the long-running Caltech Folk Music Society series, note that KPFK “continues to suffer financially and will have an additional fund drive in a couple of weeks.”
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Help Protect Two Folk-Americana Radio Shows
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Rex and Nick continue, “The station management is threatening shows that aren't able to raise adequate funds,” saying those shows “may be shortened or eliminated. If you like ‘Alive and Picking,’ your one chance to support the show's future will be Saturday, August 21 between 6 am and 8 am. And if you enjoy ‘Folk Scene,’ your one chance will be Sunday, August 22 between 6 pm and 8 pm. The threats are real, and you can read about them on [‘Alive and Picking’ host] Mary Katherine's ‘blob/blog’ at www.aliveandpicking.com/ramblings.html.”
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At least management at KPFK is taking steps to increase the visibility and accessibility of its folk-Americana (and other) shows, and providing an alternative to “appointment radio” listening. Nick and Rex report that KPFK has “restored the audio archives for their music shows,” which is “Good news for folk music.”
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So, after a lengthy absence, you can again go to http://archive.kpfk.org/parchive and find “Folk Scene” and “Alive and Picking” shows, catalogued by date and time. But, be aware that they keep music shows for only 2 weeks, owing to the industry’s multiplicity of demands for royalties on any distribution of recording music. It’s simply too expensive for most radio stations to archive shows and pay money each time someone uses the web to access an old broadcast.
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Right now, you can go to “Sunday, August 1, 2010 6:00 pm” and hear an excellent interview that the late HOWARD LARMAN did with PETE SEEGER over 30 years ago. And you can hear MARY KATHERINE ALDIN's “Alive and Picking” show from “Saturday, August 7, 2010 6:00 am,” when, as Rex & Nick observe, “she played the usual great music.”
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We, here at the Guide, continually let you know that we need your support, since assembling this thing every week takes a phenomenal amount of time and dedicated effort. Still, we are only too glad to put in a word for the need for you to support “FolkScene” and “Alive and Picking” on KPFK. And, if KCSN keeps its weekend hosted lineup of folk-Americana programs, including the last bluegrass radio show on L.A. radio, we’ll let you know when their pledge drive happens.
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Meantime, the latest urgent (if seemingly too frequent) need to support the two shows on KPFK is almost upon us – August 21 and 22. Their website, with contact info, or to listen to the live web simulcast or to the two-week archive of music shows, is www.kpfk.org
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We’ve found many reasons to revisit this topic in recent years, whether it’s to celebrate the wonderfully diverse and comprehensive categories of the JUNO Awards – given, for example, that Canada’s answer to the GRAMMYS aren’t focused so predominately on pop tarts and rap/hip-hoppers, and instead have many, many roots music and acoustic instrument categories.
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America’s music scene has been immeasurably enriched over the years by artists from the Great White North, from icons like NEIL YOUNG and ANNE MURRAY and GORDON LIGHTFOOT and SHANIA TWAIN to those who have performed live on radio’s “Tied to the Tracks,” like JUNO winners LYNN MILES and THE BILLS and DAVID FRANCEY, and other talented Canucks who’ve won music awards and done the show, like BEYOND THE PALE and THE BUCCANEERS and ASHLEY MAHER and the late CURLY MUSGRAVE.
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Certainly, the weak US economy has impacted our neighbors to the north. Moreover, since 9/11, far too many Canadian musicians have been put through pure hell trying to get out of their country and into ours to perform at festivals and concerts in the States. There have been far too many last-minute visas and last-minute cancellations of performances because of a too-often idiotically impassable international border.
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So, we’re happy when we can report that good things are happening for Canadian musicians, and doubly so when it benefits artists on both sides of a line that nowadays, can’t be crossed without a passport. The most recent example we can present of something positive is that of SAVANNAH MUSIC, the Nashville-based label run by BRIAN FERRIMAN. On August 9, he announced the reactivation of the SAVANNAH Label in Canada, after a 15-year absence there.
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In addition to being founder and president of Savannah Music Inc., Ferriman is the longtime personal manager of Canadian country music star MICHELLE WRIGHT. So he has retained knowledge of the Canadian marketplace.
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Ferriman commented, "When we closed the label in 1995 after a good 12-year run, the music business landscape was much less favorable for the independent sector than it is today. Not to deny the challenges we face, I'm excited to be working with the technological tools available to us now, and I look forward to having the entrepreneurial freedom and wherewithal to help my artists forge deep emotional links with their fans."
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The Savannah Music label will be distributed in Canada by FONTANA NORTH.
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The label's first release is the remastered/repackaged reissue of MICHELLE WRIGHT's 1988 Savannah debut, “Do Right By Me,” due for Canadian release Tuesday, August 24. More at www.savannahmusic.net
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8) CALTECH FOLK SOCIETY TO BRING ELIZA GILKYSON, MARLEY'S GHOST,
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ELIZA GILKYSON returns for her second show in the series, Sat, Sep 11, 8 pm, in Beckman Institute Auditorium (“Little Beckman”). Eliza, who has performed live on radio’s “Tied to the Tracks,” is, as Rex and Nick observe, “a very talented singer and songwriter, now living in Austin, Texas, that Mecca of fine musicians.” They add, “She has such a fine way with words, and her vocals are so compelling. She's a strong woman who can express the spectrum of feelings and her songs grow and deepen with each listening.” You can hear her sing "Borderline" on Youtube at www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QYuwwEw1Ac&feature=related. There’s more at Eliza's website, www.elizagilkyson.com.
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MARLEY'S GHOST performs in Beckman Institute Auditorium on Sat, Oct 9, at 8 pm. Rex and Nick gush, “We finally landed this incredible vocal and instrumental band… These five guys play guitar, mandolin, keyboards, pedal steel, bass, Dobro, drums, bouzouki, a bit of bagpipes and more! More importantly, you get five guys who can all sing lead, and they put together some of the finest harmonies we've ever had at Caltech, which is saying a lot! Their material is as eclectic as can be, including gospel, country & western, traditional folk, blues, and reggae. You just have to hear them to find out how they make this all work, but their music is stirring.” Tickets are $15, $5 for children and Caltech students, and their web site is www.marleysghostband.com.
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The Caltech Folk Music Society adds that you can “Find out more about these shows, as well as the excellent shows that we're partnering with Caltech Campus Events. They have a strong emphasis on dance this season, and you get $5 off each ticket for their shows if you mention the Folk Music Society when you make your purchase. You can see it all laid out, along with our shows, at our web site, www.folkmusic.caltech.edu, so take a look.”
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9) WE’D LIKE YOU TO MEET… TRACY NEWMAN
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(This is the latest in the Guide’s recurring series, profiling musicians and people on the music scene that you should know.)
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TRACY NEWMAN & THE REINFORCEMENTS is how she’s usually billed, though she does just fine solo, with her original songs and guitar. Tracy Newman is the only singer-songwriter who has both an EMMY and a PEABODY AWARD. If she can get a GRAMMY, she’ll have the trifecta. And she’s working on it.
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It’s taken TRACY NEWMAN a while to get back to her musical dream. Along the way, she worked as a TV writer, with writing partner JONATHAN STARK. Their first steady job was on "Cheers." After that, they were on staff at "Bob" (starring BOB NEWHART), then "The Nanny," "Ellen," and "The Drew Carey Show." In 1997, they won the Emmy and the prestigious Peabody Award for writing the ground-breaking “coming out” episode of “Ellen.” In 2001, they created the ABC comedy, "According to Jim," a TV series vehicle for JIM BELUSHI, which recently completed it’s eighth and final season of production.
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Tracy will tell you that she was writing songs all along. She is once again performing full-time as a musician – after a considerable hiatus doing a lot of other things and winning top awards. Her first CD, “A Place in the Sun,” debuted on radio’s “Tied to the Tracks,” en-route to global airplay, and most of the songs on it were first heard when Tracy performed them live on the show during a series of visits over two or three years.
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Tracy has some fascinating affiliations. She was co-founder of the famous comedy troupe, THE GROUNDLINGS. As for another co-founder? That’s her sister, LARAINE NEWMAN, one of the original cast members of TV’s “Saturday Night Live.” Their brother is “old-time” music-maker DUTCH NEWMAN of the MUSICAL MELODIANS. It’s quite a family, as Tracy subtly emphasizes when she sings “Laraine,” her tribute to her sister as life is for her these days, a Southern California mom who still enjoys time in the pool.
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Tracy and her siblings grew up in L.A. She started playing guitar at age 14, strumming for hours each day, sitting on the diving board of her family’s pool. Back then, she was influenced by the Kingston Trio, because she could actually play some of their songs. Tracy says, “especially ‘Tom Dooley’ which had, and still has, only two chords.”
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That led to a brief stint as the youngest member of THE NEW CHRISTY MINSTRELS – which ended when leader RANDY SPARKS worried about taking an attractive and talented underage girl on tour with the group.
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After graduating high school, Tracy wanted to be a folksinger, but her parents insisted she go to college. She went to the U of A in Tucson and quickly found Tucson’s local folk community. She hooked up with a high school boy who played great guitar. The two of them started playing on street corners for money. Tracy stopped attending college. She didn’t bother to drop out; she just stopped going. She earned a semester of F’s. Understandably, this freaked-out her mother, who flew to Tucson and dragged her back to L.A. for therapy. The doctor, an elderly man in a suit and tie, kept nodding off during Tracy’s sessions. Seems he couldn’t relate to an upper-middle-class 18 year-old girl who just wanted to be a folksinger.
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So, a very different, and very successful life followed. Tracy became a mega-award-winning TV writer, until years of not heeding the call to make music. Oh, there was that appearance on JOHNNY CARSON’s “TONIGHT SHOW,” to sing a song, and another, to dazzle with her card tricks. (Tracy is quite the card sharp.) But life was about devising stories and making them into scripts. Finally, the lure just became too strong to resist. Today, Tracy will tell you she’s retired from script writing (she mostly is).
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In recent months, she’s toured and performed a lot, and she’s got frequent bookings for herself and her band through the end of the year. When she’s in town, she pals around with HARRIET SCHOCK, one of L.A.’s most successful songwriting teachers. And she sometimes works with other songwriters, like JOAN ENGUITA, on whose multi-artist compilation, “Beautiful,” she performed as a member of the WOMEN ON THE MOVE ensemble (their album remains the longest-running “Top Editor’s Pick” in CD Baby’s history, and it’s a benefit album for domestic violence shelters.)
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Meanwhile, Tracy’s band, THE REINFORCEMENTS, have changed some and expanded a lot. There’s even a bit of a parallel to Tracy’s early work as a folk singer in a big group that spun-off many successful individual musicians. Original member LORI DOSWELL, one of Tracy’s first picks as a back-up performer, has graduated from the group, returning to solo performances as a singer-songwriter.
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Today, THE REINFORCEMENTS are longtime sideman GENE LIPPMANN on guitar and vocals, REBECCA LEIGH on vocals and guitar, JOHN O’KENNEDY on mandolin, DOUG KNOLL on drums, and JOHN CARTWRIGHT on bass. Tracy is fond of telling you that JOHN CARTWRIGHT performed with HARRY BELAFONTE for 35 years.
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Together, TRACY NEWMAN & THE REINFORCEMENTS, performing her originals and a few covers that fit them like a glove, put on a funny, moving and memorable show. Their next local performance is a Guide “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick on Saturday, August 14, at 7 pm, at the Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena (the venue named in FolkWorks as L.A.’s best intimate acoustic listening room venue). Reservations, 626-794-2424; there’s more info in the Guide’s listing, or at www.coffeegallery.com.
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10) SUPPORT THE GUIDE NOW: OUR “THANK-YOU” GIFTS CHANGE AUGUST 31
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Whether you’re here for the first time or a regular reader of the Guide, welcome.
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The Guide still needs everyone’s support. Really and truly. Many people read it regularly, and have never helped to sustain it. If that’s you, we especially need your support, together with support from the artists whose gigs always appear in our listings. Doing this requires a TON of time. We’ve made our case to you (and there’s more below). Our mailing address is here:
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We need your financial support – at a modest level – support from you, our readers and the musicians whose gigs appear in the Guide.
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BEFORE AUGUST 31 – please let us hear from you! We have extended the deadline from August 10, when it was scheduled to end, for your choice of three CDs from our catalogue, or our live concert DVD and one CD of your choice. Our “Thank-You” offer of DVDs / CDs in return for your support will CHANGE after August 31. We will offer ONLY the live concert DVD, plus one CD of your choice, WHILE THE CDs LAST.
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Please write your check for $25, made-out to “Tied to the Tracks,” and mail it TODAY.
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Then email us with a subject of “Guide thank you” and tell us whether you want 3 CDs of your choice, or the live concert DVD plus 1 CD of your choice. The catalogue of our extensive offerings is at http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2010/03/support-guide-and-get-some-great-dvds.html. Much of what’s listed there has already been claimed by other supporters, so list your second choices. (That’s why we must soon discontinue offering CDs.) We’ll email you back, and let you know. Please remember to title your email “Guide thank you.”
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We hope you’ll recognize that the Guide is unique: we aren’t just a calendar that lists events with names of artists you may not know. We tell you about those artists. Other sources offer only simple, “bare bones” notices of many of the events that are DETAILED in the Guide. Those other sources give you SOME of the “who, where, and when.” We give you that as the “starting point” – and then we give you MUCH more – and we bring you information on MORE events that the others list. MOST EVERYTHING IN THE GUIDE IS A VERITABLE FEATURE STORY ON EACH OF THE EVENTS. Along with letting you know “who, where, and when” the Guide gives you the all-important “WHAT” – what kind of music, what awards the artist or band has won, what the music media is saying about them, and often with useful info on the venue where they’re performing, and more.
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We hope you find that all of this is just so amazingly valuable that you’re willing to help us continue to do it, AND to move it all to a full-feature website with pictures, song clips, performance videos, and more! (Yes, we have that opportunity RIGHT NOW, if we can afford to take-on the responsibility to do it!)
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Our situation is ’purt near like your favorite NPR station: they depend, for most of their needs, on their individual supporters. We must depend on you, our readers, and the musicians whose gigs are listed in our pages. (We are simultaneously seeking commercial sponsors to assure that we can continue to publish and move the Guide to essentially “take-over” at www.acousticmusic.net, where the Guide is currently linked. There, we have been offered the opportunity to re-invent that site around the Guide, as a full-feature website with current reviews, photographs, music videos, and much more. But there’s no guarantee that we can get sufficient commercial sponsors to raise enough revenue to allow us to do that. We’re giving it a good go. Either way, just like a public radio or PBS station, we need financial support from YOU, our readers, and from the musicians whose gigs we list! Please help, so we can keep devoting the many hours required each week to do this!
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The Guide needs your support to continue to bring you NEWS, and CONCERT & EVENT LISTINGS, and to offer you FREE TICKETS through the summer and beyond, and we can only do that if we are still here. Some of you have responded with a check for $25, in return for THREE CDs of your choice, or for our professionally-produced live concert DVD + one CD of your choice. We are grateful to those readers and artists. (If you haven’t yet received your CDs or DVD/CD in the mail, please be patient, they’re coming.)
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Please sustain our ability to get free tickets and goodies for you, and for the Guide to be able to continue bringing you all the news and dozens and dozens of feature stories each edition, detailing live acoustic music events, festivals, workshops, and more. And thanks again to those who have contributed to continue making the Guide possible!
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August 4 edition’s News Features are available at:
http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2010/08/acoustic-americana-music-guide-news.html
The topics are:
1) “The New L.A. Folk Festival” Arrives this Saturday, August 7
2) Rickie Lee Jones, with Full Band & Horn Section, Free, August 5
3) N’Awlins, Cajun, Zydeco Music Is Back for One Last 2010 Festival
4) Hot Club of Cowtown to Play Free L.A. Show, August 12
5) Review: “Roots Roadhouse” – A Big Success
6) We’d Like You to Meet… Ali Marcus
7) Jason D. Williams CD, Produced by Todd Snider, Due in October
8) Listen to, or Drop-by, A Radio Show in Western Colorado…
9) Mavis Staples Performs Live on Radio’s “WNYC Soundcheck”
10) Dave Stamey, Hottest of Western Artists, to Play L.A.
11) If You Like The Guide, Please Support it!
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July 29 edition’s News Features are available at:
http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2010/07/acoustic-americana-music-guide-news_29.html
The topics are:
1) A Festival-Rich Weekend to Defy Mid-Summer Doldrums
1a) “Roots Roadhouse” is a Whole Lotta Music this Saturday
1b) “Big Bear Mountain Twilight Music Festival” is Saturday
1c) Festival + Artists’ Pick: “National Storytelling Network Conference” In L.A.
2) Bunchas o’ Events for Artists this Weekend
3) Autry Draws Massive Crowd for “National Day of the Cowboy & Cowgirl,” July 24
4) R.I.P., Ben Keith…
5) We’d Like You to Meet… [notes only; no one profiled this week]
6) The Guide Urgently Invites Your Support
7) “Thank You” CDs / DVDs from the Guide: the Times Are a-Changin’
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July 22 edition’s News Features are available at:
http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2010/07/acoustic-americana-music-guide-news_22.html
The topics are:
1) “National Day of the Cowboy & Cowgirl”
Venues Include the Autry in L.A., July 24
2) “Roots Roadhouse” Arrives July 31, as an “Event-of-the-Summer”
3) Pete Seeger’s “Reclaim the Coast” - Gulf Coast Oil Spill Benefit
4) Ford Amphitheatre Seeks Proposals for 2011 Summer Season
5) Indie-Music Top 25 Awards - Round 2 Deadline is July 31
6) New Mavis Staples Tune Debuts, Written by Jeff Tweedy
7) We’d Like You to Meet… MARK HOLT
8) The Fureys & Davey Arthur, plus Ken O'Malley: West Coast Tour in September
9) Is Internet Music “Completely Over” -?
10) The Guide Still Needs Your Support
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July 16 edition’s New Features are available at:
http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2010/07/acoustic-americana-music-guide-news_6388.html
The topics are:
1) Six Local Festivals this Saturday: 2 Free, 2 Charity Benefits, Plus Four Festivals on Sunday – One an “Event Of The Summer” -
> 1a) Saturday… 2nd annual “Sea Shanties Festival;” Friday evening early start, with “Sea Chanties… Evening” [with a note on various spellings of “chanties, chanteys, shanties, & shanteys”]; “Target Arts & Wonder Free Family Festival” in San Pedro; “A Sweet Taste of Jazz” benefit; 15th annual “NoHo Midsummer Nights Coffee House & Music Festival,” a local charity benefit; annual “Santa Barbara French Festival;” annual “Music in the Mountains Festival,” with Celtic and traditional Americana, at Green Valley Lake.
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annual “Boulevard Music Summer Music Festival;” annual “Americana Family Festival” in Santa Ana; day two of the annual “Santa Barbara French Festival;” day two of the “Target Arts & Wonder Free Family Festival” in San Pedro.
2) “Tin Pan Alley Jazz” at Descanso Gardens this Thursday Night
3) “Lord Of The Dance” Joins Ken O’malley, for July 16th Free Show
4) Tannahill Weavers Play Caltech Folk Music Series July 17th
5) Hawaiian Vocal Quartet, with Hula – and Bluesman Stan West?
6) “Roots Roadhouse,” a “Show-Of-The-Summer,” Coming July 31st - with Dave Alvin & The Guilty Men, Red Simpson, T Model Ford, Pete Anderson, I See Hawks In LA, Old Californio, Chatham County Line, The Chapin Sisters, Leslie & The Badgers, The Whispering Pines, Olin & The Moon, Triple Chicken Foot, Killing Cassanova, & Speedbuggy, in Echo Park...
7) Accessible Classical Goes “Bu-De-Bu-De-Ba, that’s all, Folks”
8) Still More Accessible Classical, Outdoors and Charming…
9) Jackson Browne & David Lindley at the Greek Theatre, July 23rd
10) Records, CDs, More, at Big Flea Market, July 18th
11) Please Support The Guide
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www.acousticmusic.net or at
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(1) Friday’s “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” picks:
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7:30 pm HOT CLUB OF COWTOWN plays the AMSD Concert Series in San Diego.
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7:30 pm JOAN BAEZ with ROGER MCGUINN play the “Summer Concert Series at The Queen Mary” in Long Beach.
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SOLD OUT: 8 pm DAVE ALVIN & CINDY CASHDOLLAR at McCabe’s in Santa Monica.
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8 pm CHRISTOPHER BURGAN TRIO at the Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena.
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8 pm “JUST 45 MINUTES FROM BROADWAY,” the critically-acclaimed world-premiere HENRY JAGLOM play has been extended at Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica.
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8:30 pm HARRY CONNICK JR. AND HIS BIG BAND play the “Weekend Spectaculars” series with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl;runs Aug 13 & 14.
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20th Annual “ROCKY MOUNTAIN FOLKS FESTIVAL” begins its three-day run today, with ANI DiFRANCO, THE SWELL SEASON, RICHARD THOMPSON, GREG BROWN, THE WAIFS, MARC COHN, DAVID WILCOX, DARRELL SCOTT, LIZ LONGLEY, and more, on the 14-acre Planet Bluegrass Ranch in Lyons, CO.
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Fri, Aug 13, in San Diego; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
7:30 pm HOT CLUB OF COWTOWN plays the AMSD Concert Series, 4650 Mansfield St, San Diego; 619-303-8176; www.acousticmusicsandiego.com. More at www.hotclubofcowtown.com
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8 pm BAND OF HEATHENS, plus GRANT LANGSTON opening, at Fishlips, 1517 18th St, Bakersfield 93301; reserve a table at 661-324-2557. Okay, so this’ll be mostly electric. BAND OF HEATHENS has been in the charts. Grant Langston is a fine alt-country performer – like country before Nashville ruined it. His band is GRANT LANGSTON & THE SUPERMODELS. More at www.grantlangston.com and www.myspace.com/grantlangston. Reservations recommended, as it will likely sell-out. Tix, $10.
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Fri-Sun, Aug 13-15, in Colorado; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick; festival:
20th Annual “ROCKY MOUNTAIN FOLKS FESTIVAL” with ANI DiFRANCO, THE SWELL SEASON, RICHARD THOMPSON, GREG BROWN, THE WAIFS, MARC COHN, DAVID WILCOX, DARRELL SCOTT, LIZ LONGLEY, and more, on the 14-acre Planet Bluegrass Ranch in Lyons, CO; www.bluegrass.com/folks.
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It's been twenty years since the first, modest, "summit on the song" in Estes Park. During that time the festival has moved to the Planet Bluegrass Ranch in Lyons, where it’s grown and developed, while remaining true to the producers’ initial vision for spending a glorious Colorado summer weekend celebrating stories and songs - from around the musical and geographic world.
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Fri, Aug 13; 2nd Fri every month, in Seattle:
8-10:30 pm “NORTHWEST SEAPORT CHANTEY SING” aboard the historic steamship “Virginia V” at Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109. Monthly installment of the 2009 Northwest Seaport Chantey Sing series, a sing-a-long with authentic chanteys and songs of the sea, hosted by Wayne Palsson. A recording artist is always on board as song leader to keep the music rolling, with opportunity for anyone to lead a song or just join in the chorus. Chanteys are work songs and foc’s’le ditties with great choruses that join present-day maritime traditions and lore with those of the past. Come and lead a song of the sea or just join in on the chorus. Chanteys and sea songs are easy to learn and fun to sing. The historic passenger ferry “Virginia V,” last of the Puget Sound mosquito fleet, will be docked at the Historic Ships Wharf during the sing. Refreshments & maritime CDs available. More at 206-447-9800 or www.nwseaport.org/programs.html. Free, donations welcome.
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Annual “STONY PLAIN COWBOY GATHERING” with SOURDOUGH SLIM, many others, in Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada. Info, www.stonyplaincowboypoetry.com.
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Check-out some Sourdough Slim performance videos:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-kbdZUDWBM
www.youtube.com/watch?v=HajY_r6RNy0
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49th Annual “SUNLAND-TUJUNGA WATERMELON FESTIVAL” begins today with multiple stages of music, at Sunland Park, 8651 Foothill Bl, Sunland; 352-5282; http://lionswatermelonfestival.com. Net proceeds from the festival go to support Sunland-Tujunga charities and programs, plus nearly 70 different regional, national and international charitable programs, including the City of Hope, Make a Wish Foundation, Guide Dogs of America, and more. Watch the free entertainment from the pavilion or the Beer Garden. There’s a Festival Marketplace, Food Court, free watermelon, seed-spitting and watermelon eating contests, petting zoo, alpacas, pictures on a pony, and bicycle race. JOHN BATDORF plays the Main Stage at 12:25 pm Sat.
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Fri, Aug 13:
7-10 pm KELLY FITZGERALD, who often plays solo acoustic, brings her electric band to The Hyatt Resort Hotel, 21500 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach; 714-845-4775. She won the Los Angeles Women in Music’s highest honor, and she’s quite wonderful. More at www.kellyfitzgerald.net
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Fri, Aug 13; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
7:30 pm JOAN BAEZ with ROGER McGUINN play the “Summer Concert Series at The Queen Mary” in Harry Bridges Memorial Park, adjacent to HMS Queen Mary, 1126 Queen's Hwy, Long Beach 90802; www.queenmary.com/index.php?page=concert; 877-342-0738.
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FolkWorks writes, “2008 was a landmark year for JOAN BAEZ, marking 50 years since she began her legendary residency at Boston's famed Club 47. She remains a musical force of nature whose influence is incalculable - Maring on the front line of the civil rights movement with Martin Luther King Jr., inspiring Vaclav Havel in his fight for a Czech Republic, singing on the first Amnesty International tour and just this year, standing alongside Nelson Mandela when the world celebrated his 90th birthday in London's Hyde Park. She brought the Free Speech Movement into the spotlight, took to the fields with Cesar Chavez, organized resistance to the war in Southeast Asia, then forty years later saluted the Dixie Chicks for their courage to protest war. Her earliest recordings fed a host of traditional ballads into the rock vernacular, before she unselfconsciously introduced Bob Dylan to the world in 1963 and focused awareness on songwriters ranging from Woody Guthrie, Dylan, Phil Ochs, Richard Farina, and Tim Hardin, to Kris Kristofferson and Mickey Newbury, to Dar Williams, Richard Shindell, Steve Earle and many more.”
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ROGER McGUINN was a legendary co-founder of THE BYRDS, who was instrumental in shaping their sound.
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7:30 pm MICHAEL BURKS, plus JOE WALLA BAND, with BOBBY BLUEHOUSE opening, at the Arcadia Blues Club, 16 E Huntington Dr, Arcadia 91006; www.arcadiabluesclub.com; 626-447-9349. Michael Burks at 11 pm, Joe Walla Band at 9:30, with Bobby Bluehouse opening at 7:30 pm. For seats, make reservations; dinner reservations hold tables until 8:30 pm. More at http://srv.ezinedirector.net/?n=3960166&s=93914888 and http://srv.ezinedirector.net/?n=3960167&s=93914888. Tix, $15.
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7:30 pm BLUEROSE SISTERS (TRACY BARNS, MARIA WEIR WORTH, & CATHERINE LE BELL), at Fiddlers Crossing, 206 Eas tF St, Tehachapi; 661-823-9994. They bring amazing harmony singing to the stage, accompanied by STEVE BELL on guitar and CHARLY WALLMO on bass. Tix, $15.
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Fri, Aug 13; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
SOLD OUT: 8 pm DAVE ALVIN & CINDY CASHDOLLAR at McCabe’s, 3101 Pico Bl (Pico at 31st), Santa Monica 90405; www.mccabes.com; 310-828-4403; tix, 310-828-4497. Dave (The Blasters) and Dindy, one of his luminary troupe of solo stars from DAVE ALVIN & THE GUILTY WOMEN, play this duet show, and it sold-out as soon as it was announced. Tix, $20.
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Fri, Aug 13; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm CHRISTOPHER BURGAN TRIO at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena 91001; reservations 626-794-2424; venue phone 626-398-7917; info www.coffeegallery.com. (“the venue named in FolkWorks as L.A.’s best intimate acoustic listening room venue”).
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Singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist Christopher Burgan brings his acoustic trio back to the venue, after some far-flung touring. The music features a dynamic mix of guitars, vocals, and percussion over a wide range of musical styles. A familiar face to Coffee Gallery patrons, Christopher has been lead guitarist since 1998 of the 1965 GRAMMY nominated WE FIVE, who got the nomination for the “San Francisco sound” mega-hit "You Were On My Mind." But we aren’t talkin’ ancient history here: along the way, Christopher has developed the reputation as a must hear "player’s player, singer and songwriter."
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His latest CD, “Breakfast In The Sunroom” was awarded a rare CD Baby Editor’s Pick in both “Fingerstyle” and “Folk Rock” categories. In addition, he is an ASCAPlus award winner, and his song, "Run To Mama", from the CD “Love, Hope Faith,” is a staple at Los Angeles Dodgers Dodger Stadium during baseball games.
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He gets great press:
Pasadena Weekly: “Burgan is his own man musically”
San Diego Troubadour: “Reminiscent of the late Michael Hedges‘ best works”
San Gabriel Valley Tribune: “Inspired”
San Gabriel Valley Examiner: "Integrity, honesty, and powerful guitars”
GC News: “A feast for the ears... melodic and moving”
More at www.chrisburgan.com. Tix, $15.
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8-10 KATYWOMPUS, that “fearlessly non-superstitious” roots string & hammer dulcimer band, plays (as on all Fridays) at The Dollmaker’s Shop, 412 S Myrtle Av, Monrovia 91016. No truth that, for Friday the 13th, it becomes The “Voodoo Dollmaker’s” Shop… No cover.
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Fri, Aug 13; world music:
8 pm BASSEKOU KOUYATE and DENGUE FEVER play the “GRAND PERFORMANCES” series at California Plaza Fountain Court, 350 S Grand Av, LA; 213-687-2159; www.grandperformances.org.
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8 pm Fri & Sat (& 5 pm Sun) “JUST 45 MINUTES FROM BROADWAY,” the critically-acclaimed world-premiere HENRY JAGLOM play has been extended at Edgemar Center for the Arts, on the Main Stage, 2437 Main St, Santa Monica 90405. Reservations req’d at 310-392-7327 or www.edgemarcenter.org (under events tab).
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Multiplatinum songwriter and cast member HARRIET SCHOCK tells us, “There’s a film being made of it, Henry Jaglom has already started shooting. Audiences love it and we’ve enjoyed performing it [well over 100] times. We’ve been extended again, but please don’t wait too long to see [this] wonderful, funny, moving, thoroughly enjoyable play.”
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Harriet Schock has worked with famous film director Henry Jaglom, writing the music for several of his feature film projects, and performing that music on-camera in his latest, “Irene in Time,” which stars Tanna Frederick, also the star if this play, making its world-premiere run.
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“JUST 45 MINUTES FROM BROADWAY” stars TANNA FREDERICK, JULIE DAVIS, DAVID GARVER, JACK HELLER, DAVID PROVAL, DIANE SALINGER, & HARRIET SCHOCK. Directed by Gary Imhoff, produced by Alexandra Guarnieri.
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"A near-Chekhovian delight! Go !!! " - L.A. Weekly
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"Henry Jaglom's new play rocks! A brilliant comic cast!" - The Huffington Post
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"Tanna Frederick moves effortlessly through an array of emotions, she & David Garver exude a quiet magnetism. Jaglom's homage to theatre people will appeal to everyone." - Hollywood Reporter
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"Henry Jaglom is a master storyteller. 'Lust 45 Minutes from Broadway' should tickle New York theatergoers when it moves closer than 45 minutes away." - For ReviewPlays.com )in The Santa Monica Daily Press and The San Diego Jewish World)
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Runs Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 5 pm, in an extended run. Parking is available (fee charged) in an onsite structure, and metered parking is available in nearby Lot 11, across the street from Peet's Coffee. Tix, $25.
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Fri, Aug 13; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8:30 pm HARRY CONNICK JR. AND HIS BIG BAND play the “Weekend Spectaculars” series at the Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N Highland Av, Hollywood; 323-850-2000 or 213-480-3232; www.hollywoodbowl.com. With the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Runs Aug 13 & 14.
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9 pm The HOLLYWOOD HILLBILLIES perform for listening & dancing at the Cowboy Palace Saloon, 21635 Devonshire St (Devonshire & Owensmouth), Chatsworth 91311; www.cowboypalace.com; 818-341-0166. Live music 7 nights a week, sometimes acoustic, sometimes electric. Preceded by free line dance lessons with Marie, 7-9 pm. No cover.
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(5b) Friday’s RECURRING
“LOS ANGELES AREA ACOUSTIC MUSIC PERFORMANCES” and related events.
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Included are today & tonight’s weekly and monthly residencies, series, showcases, workshops, open mics and other acoustic music events that are scheduled in advance to happen today and tonight, from northern Santa Barbara County to south Orange County, from downtown L.A. to the valleys to the Inland Empire, from the desert to the sea.
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http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2010/08/friday-second-friday-every-month.html
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All-day “RELAY FOR LIFE” benefit for the American Cancer Society, with PLENTY of music all day, at Farnsworth Park in Altadena, (See “Local Festivals.”)
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4 pm ACADIANA brings their delightful take on Cajun and zydeco to the “Concerts by the Sea” series in Oxnard.
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6 pm T-LOU & HIS RED-HOT ZYDECO BAND play the annual “Ice Cream Social & Dance” at Gardena City Hall.
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7 pm TRACY NEWMAN & THE REINFORCEMENTS, with guest SHAUN CROMWELL, at the Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena.
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7:30 pm LOS LONELY BOYS’ “ACOUSTIC BROTHERHOOD” TOUR plus special guests TIERRA, & EL CHICANO, at the Greek Theatre in Griffith Park, L.A.
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7:30 pm CHRIS SMITHER performs at the “Acoustic Music San Diego” series.
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7:30-9:30 pm INCENDIO plays the “MUSIC UNDER THE STARS” series at Olivas Adobe, Ventura.
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8 pm ANA EGGE & ELENI MANDELL at the CTMS Center for Folk Music in Encino.
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8 pm GONZALO BERGARA at Boulevard Music in Culver City.
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8 pm “SABRINA & CRAIG'S ACOUSTIC L.A.” with STEPHANIE BETTMAN & LUKE HALPIN, & MATT CARTSONIS, plus a set by hosts SABRINA & CRAIG, at Cahuenga General Store (the former Hallenbecks) in North Hollywood.
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8 pm “ALLSTAR Benefit Concert” with the ensemble of STEVE POSTELL, STEVIE GURR, FREEBO, DALE LaDUKE, & RICHARD MARTINEZ, with guest performances from MARI WILSON, JOHN BATDORF, & AMY RAASCH in support of “The Wrecking Crew Film;” at “Russ & Julie’s House Concert” series in Oak Park.
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8 pm “JUST 45 MINUTES FROM BROADWAY,” the critically-acclaimed world-premiere HENRY JAGLOM play has been extended at Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica.
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8:30 pm HARRY CONNICK JR. AND HIS BIG BAND play the “Weekend Spectaculars” series at the Hollywood Bowl.
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Best Out-of-Town pick:
20th Annual “ROCKY MOUNTAIN FOLKS FESTIVAL” continues today with ANI DiFRANCO, THE SWELL SEASON, RICHARD THOMPSON, GREG BROWN, THE WAIFS, MARC COHN, DAVID WILCOX, DARRELL SCOTT, LIZ LONGLEY, and more, on the 14-acre Planet Bluegrass Ranch in Lyons, CO.
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Sat, Aug 14, in San Diego; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
7:30 pm CHRIS SMITHER performs at the “Acoustic Music San Diego” series at 4650 Mansfield St, San Diego 92116; www.amsdconcerts.com; 619-303-8176. Tix are $50 with dinner and a premium seat, $25 concert only.
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Sat, Aug 14, in Port Gamble, Washington; festival:
Noon-5 pm Annual “PORT GAMBLE MARITIME MUSIC FESTIVAL” with Pint & Dale, Mariide, Watch the Sky, the Shifty Sailors, plus Sanger & Didele as emcees. Info, www.portgamblemaritimemusic.com
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At the picturesque old mill town of Port Gamble, the festival is held in a natural amphitheater overlooking Puget Sound. It’s a relaxing afternoon of great music. Performing will be Pint & Dale (internationally acclaimed duo), Mariide (powerful singer of nautical lore), Watch The Sky (high-spirited Celtic harmony), and The Shifty Sailors (men’s chantey chorus). Hosts will be the ever-amusing Sanger & Didele. Refreshments and booths with maritime gift shopping will be available. Presented by Puget’s Sound Productions, http://livelocalmusic.org. Free.
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Fri-Sun, Aug 13-15, in Colorado; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick; festival:
20th Annual “ROCKY MOUNTAIN FOLKS FESTIVAL” with ANI DiFRANCO, THE SWELL SEASON, RICHARD THOMPSON, GREG BROWN, THE WAIFS, MARC COHN, DAVID WILCOX, DARRELL SCOTT, LIZ LONGLEY, and more still to be announced, on the 14-acre Planet Bluegrass Ranch in Lyons, CO; www.bluegrass.com/folks.
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It's been twenty years since the first, modest, "summit on the song" in Estes Park. During that time the festival has moved to the Planet Bluegrass Ranch in Lyons, where it’s grown and developed, while remaining true to the producers’ initial vision for spending a glorious Colorado summer weekend celebrating stories and songs - from around the musical and geographic world.
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The festival opens with the prestigious “Folks Songwriter Showcase,” where a juried group of the most gifted new songwriters from around the world compete for a spot in the 2010 lineup. Songwriting workshops continue throughout the festival in the intimacy of the new Wildflower Pavilion. Music runs on the main stage from morning 'til after 10 pm each night, reinforced through a sound system the festival claims is “the best at any festival in the country.”
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Pack a picnic - you're welcome to bring in food and drinks, just no alcohol or glass. Or enjoy a wide variety of food options, from fish tacos to ice cream, dumplings to BBQ, from festival food vendors, as well as beer and wine, and free filtered local water. Numerous camping options nearby include on-site at the festival grounds or under the cliffs at Meadow Park, a quick five-minute walk to the festival. Parking is available at the Olson Property, a 10-minute walk or free shuttle bus ride to the festival grounds. Camping and festival tix are available at 800-624-2422 or http://shop.bluegrass.com.
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Annual “STONY PLAIN COWBOY GATHERING” with SOURDOUGH SLIM, many others, in Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada. Info, www.stonyplaincowboypoetry.com.
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Check-out some Sourdough Slim performance videos:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-kbdZUDWBM
www.youtube.com/watch?v=HajY_r6RNy0
www.youtube.com/watch?v=_V9NTG6cUj0
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All-day “RELAY FOR LIFE” benefit for the American Cancer Society, with PLENTY of music all day, at Farnsworth Park, 568 E Mount Curve Av, Altadena 91001; park phone 626-798-6335. Hosted and sponsored by JULIE SANDOVAL of the Coffee Gallery Coffeehouse & Coffee Gallery Frontstage in Altadena.
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Music lineup:
11 am DP FITZGERALD gently starts the ball rolling
11:30 am JIMMY AND TONY LICATA, lead us in song
12 Noon DUANE THORIN
12:30 pm MICHAEL KNIGHT
1 pm BILL BURNETT plays his hits to great acclaim
1:30 pm HAYDEN TIMM performs ambidextrous guitar songs
2:pm FORREST ROBINSON drum extravaganza
2:30 pm DAVE MORRISON
3 pm ERIC KNIGHT joins Forrest ....all star cast
3:30 pm CHRIS SHEA
4 pm BRAD RODGERS
4:30 pm STAR “focuses celestial energies and generates love power, & segues into presenting CB FLOYD
5 pm GARRET SWAYNE
5:30 pm OPEN JAM & SING ALONG, then all performers on stage & a group sing
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Julie says, “As you know, I’ve made a commitment this year to help save lives from cancer by taking part in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life®. I'm packing my tent, sleeping bag, and extra socks. This is going to be a very fun day as well as a very meaningful day. Cancer has definitely touched my life, even though I wished it would pass me by. [It’s] taken some of my loved ones and [is] putting others through the fight of their life. It has always left me with a feeling that there is nothing I can do – well, until I got involved in ‘Relay for Life.’ Please, if you are able donate, do it today. You can show your support by coming to Farnsworth Park to cheer us on, plus we have wonderful live music all day long!”
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Julie continues, “Your contribution will help people in our community and around the world who are fighting cancer and will help the American Cancer Society continue to save more lives from this disease. Cancer patients and their families need our support now more than ever. ’d like to invite you to visit my personal web page to make a secure online donation.” Julie’s page is
http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?px=17528017&pg=personal&fr_id=20305&fl=en_US&et=XEIxiqtbGHzPXifFp81Ngg..&s_tafId=405673
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Sat, Aug 14; Fri-Sun, Aug 13-15; festival:
All day - 49th Annual “SUNLAND-TUJUNGA WATERMELON FESTIVAL” begins multiple stages of music and more, at Sunland Park, 8651 Foothill Bl, Sunland; 352-5282; http://lionswatermelonfestival.com. Net proceeds from the festival go to support Sunland-Tujunga charities and programs, plus nearly 70 different regional, national and international charitable programs, including the City of Hope, Make a Wish Foundation, Guide Dogs of America, and more. Watch the free entertainment from the pavilion or the Beer Garden. There’s a Festival Marketplace, Food Court, free watermelon, seed-spitting and watermelon eating contests, petting zoo, alpacas, pictures on a pony, and bicycle race. JOHN BATDORF plays the Main Stage at 12:25 pm Sat.
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1 pm annual “SNOW LINE ORCHARD MUSIC FESTIVAL” in Oak Glen. Nestled among the trees in the beautiful hills above Yucaipa, Snow-Line Orchard presents a full day of music featuring KEN O'MALLEY & THE TWILIGHT LORDS as the headliner at 5 pm; several bands performing, beginning at 1 pm. Dinner is at 4 pm. More at www.bit.lv/snowlinemusic
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Sat, Aug 14; an “EVENT-OF-THE-WEEK FOR ARTISTS:”
(afternoon) GONZALO BERGARA does a guitar workshop at Boulevard Music, 4316 Sepulveda Bl, Culver City; www.boulevardmusic.com; 310-398-2583.
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GONZALO BERGARA brings his ever-so-hot guitar to Boulevard Music for an afternoon workshop and an evening concert. After touring the world extensively as a member of the JOHN JORGENSON QUINTET, the native Argentinian is tonight presenting selections from his new CD, “Portena Soledad.” The album has glowing reviews, globally. As when he plays with Jorgenson, expect hot gypsy jazz guitar, heavily influenced by that genre’s master, Django Reinhardt & the Hot Club de France. In addition, Gonzalo performed with LOS PINGUOS on July 22 at the Culver City Summer Concert Series, and he does a workshop at Boulevard this afternoon, before the 8 pm concert. Venue’s web site has a helpful local dining guide. Call venue for workshop time.
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2-5 pm KELLY FITZGERALD, who often plays solo acoustic, brings her electric band to Shoreline Village (outdoors), 429 Shoreline Village Dr, Long Beach. She won the Los Angeles Women in Music’s highest honor, and she’s quite wonderful. More at www.kellyfitzgerald.net
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2-5 pm ACOUSTIC OPEN JAM - any and all instruments, at a private residence in Green Valley Lake. Reservations get directions at huckaby49@yahoo.com
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Sat, Aug 14, in Ventura County; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
4 pm ACADIANA brings their delightful take on Cajun and zydeco to the “Concerts by the Sea” series in Peninsula Park, Channel Islands Harbor, 3401 Peninsula Rd, Oxnard 93035. More at www.acadiana-music.com
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4-5:30 pm “GARDEN CONCERTS FOR KIDS” series brings ELIZABETH MITCHELL & FAMILY at the Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr, L.A. 90049; 310-440-7300.
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5-7 pm TRIPLE CHICKEN FOOT plays the “HERITAGE SQUARE MUSEUM SQUARE DANCE” at Heritage Square, 3800 Homer St, L.A. 90031. BEN GUZMAN of “The Foot” says, “We play the tunes, Cory Marie calls the dances!”
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TRIPLE CHICKEN FOOT, or “The Foot” to their many fans, delighted the audience during their outdoor stage set at the recent “Roots Roadhouse” in Echo Park, and they generated plenty of phone calls when they performed live on radio’s “Tied to the Tracks.” They play rolickin’ old time music from the early twentieth century, proclaiming. “Old Time is a good time!” $5 cover.
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Sat, Aug 14; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
6 pm T-LOU & HIS RED-HOT ZYDECO BAND play the annual “ICE CREAM SOCIAL & DANCE” at Gardena City Hall, 1700 W 162nd St, Gardena.
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6:30 pm IAN WHITCOMB, FRED SOKOLOW & DAVID JONES play their residency at Cantalini's, 193 Culver Bl, Playa Del Rey; 310-821-0018; www.cantalinis.com. More at www.picklehead.com. Venue serves Italian food. No cover.
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Sat, Aug 14:
6:30 to 10 pm THE CALIFORNIA COWBOY BAND plays a fundraiser for the Red Bucket Equestrian Rescue, at Central Park Equestrian Center, 18381 Goldenwest, Huntington Beach. Earlier, the day includes an “Extreme Cowboy Challenge Race,” a BBQ, and The "Live Cowboy" Auction. Full info at HBHorseShows@yahoo.com
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7 pm TRACY NEWMAN & THE REINFORCEMENTS, with guest SHAUN CROMWELL, at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena 91001; reservations 626-794-2424; venue phone 626-398-7917; info www.coffeegallery.com. (“the venue named in FolkWorks as L.A.’s best intimate acoustic listening room venue”).
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She’s the only singer-songwriter who has both an EMMY and a PEABODY AWARD. If she can get a GRAMMY, she’ll have the trifecta. She’s working on it. It’s taken TRACY NEWMAN a while to get back to her musical dream. Along the way, she worked as a TV writer, with a partner – Jonathan Stark. Their first steady job was on "Cheers." After that they were on staff at "Bob" (starring Bob Newhart), "The Nanny," "Ellen" and "The Drew Carey Show." In 1997, they won the Emmy and the prestigious Peabody Award for writing the ground-breaking “coming out” episode of “Ellen.” In 2001, they created the ABC comedy, "According to Jim," starring Jim Belushi, which recently completed it’s eighth and final season of production. Tracy has been writing songs all along, and is once again performing full-time. Her debut CD, “A Place in the Sun,” debuted on radio’s “Tied to the Tracks,” en-route to global airplay.
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THE REINFORCEMENTS have changed some and expanded a lot. They are longtime sideman Gene Lippmann on guitar and vocals, plus Rebecca Leigh on vocals and guitar, John O’Kennedy on mandolin, Doug Knoll on drums, and John Cartwright on bass – he played with Harry Belafonte for 35 years. Tracy Newman and the Reinforcements put on a funny, moving and memorable show.
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SHAUN CROMWELL is a bluesman who was born in the unlikely blues incubator of Detroit (Royal Oak, Michigan, actually) and he lived there for many years. In Detroit he rocked in various jam-type groups, studied jazz and played in groups where he could play swing music. Shaun will tell you that he moved to Los Angeles because he no longer cared for snow and ice. Once here, Shaun took to, as he says, “finger picking his guitar and coming up with half-assed arrangements of traditional tunes.” He adds, “Too lazy to actually memorize a piece of music,” Shaun likes to perform his songs in an "improvised" fashion, resulting in slightly different versions each time he plays / sings them. While Shaun's primary influences on the guitar tend toward the Mississippi John Hurt, Ry Cooder, and Rev. Gary Davis ilk, his overall sound is one borne out of his varied musical influences garnered over a lifetime. Tix, $20.
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7 pm “GRASSROOTS ACOUSTICA” presents its “MAKE-UP EDITION” as this month’s charity-benefit showcase – with a full lineup of performers – at The Talking Stick, 1411 Lincoln Bl, Venice 92091; 310-450-6052; www.thetalkingstick.net.
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No, “MAKE-UP EDITION” does not mean that the musicians will be bedecked with grease paint, or look like a bunch of KISS wannabes. Series host/ producer MARK ISLAM explains, “This Saturday’s ‘Make-Up Edition’ centers around tunes cut from previous shows, as well as rescheduled appearances by performers who felt contrite about having to cancel in the past.”
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Mark continues, ”This Saturday, Grassroots Acoustica aims to shoe an entire school – thanks to all the wonderful artists who are donating their time and talents so that our L.A.-area school kids may attend school in comfort and with dignity in a NEW PAIR OF SHOES!"
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Grassroots Acoustica's first “Shoes That Fit” benefit two years ago raised enough to shoe one classroom. Back then, “venue-less castaway” Grassroots Acoustica had been nearly extinct. But it was just one month away from landing at The Talking Stick (where, next month will mark the series 2nd anniversary there).
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Mark says, “Had it not been for that pivotal ‘Shoes That Fit’ benefit, Grassroots Acoustica might not have seen a second anniversary, much less a third. So starting with this coming Saturday’s ‘Shoes That Fit’ toe-tapper, Grassroots Acoustica's devoting its third year to revisiting all those non-profits from that nomadic period. Making good and setting right is the theme of our third year.”
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More to the point, he continues, “Twenty bucks buys one child a pair of shoes, and while there's no cover charge, 100% of any gratefully appreciated donations will go directly to ‘Shoes That Fit.’”
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To learn about Shoes That Fit or to get involved or make a secure donation there, visit www.shoesthatfit.org.
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Here’s a bit of background on the series. Mark explains, “All of the performers, [make] good on their promise to busk their hearts out… new songs & everything… a Who's Hoot.” Past lineups have included Grammy winners / nominees and a Village Voice OBIE Award winner. Mark continues, “There's no shortage of acoustic eclecticism in Los Angeles.” More on Grassroots Acoustica, and lineup for tonight’s show, at www.grassrootsacoustica.org.
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The venue was named as co-winner for “Best Free (no cover) Acoustic Music Venue” in FolkWorks’ annual review in 2008, and this series had a lot to do with that recognition. No cover charge, but every show is a benefit for a nonprofit or charity.
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Sat, Aug 14; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
7:30 pm LOS LONELY BOYS’ “ACOUSTIC BROTHERHOOD” TOUR plus special guests TIERRA, & EL CHICANO, at the Greek Theatre, 2700 N Vermont Ave in Griffith Park, L.A.; Greek Theatre hotline, 323-665-1927; tix, 213-480-3232; www.greektheatrela.com.
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LOS LONELY BOYS’ mega-successful “ACOUSTIC BROTHERHOOD” TOUR began last summer, ran the better part of 2009, and picks-up again as a 2010 tour with a stop at The Greek Theatre. Here, it includes special guests TIERRA, & EL CHICANO.
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The band is touring in support of their current EP, “1969,” and in anticipation of their next full-length studio album. “This tour allows us to play the way we play in our backyards and really show the tradition of our Texican roots,” RINGO GARZA says about the Brotherhood tour.
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The Tex-Mex rock group LOS LONELY BOYS hail from San Angelo, Texas. It’s a family affair, with three brothers, guitarist HENRY GARZA, bassist JOJO GARZA, and drummer RINGO GARZA, JR. They released their self-titled debut album in March, 2004, and from came their monster hit, “Heaven,” that won a Grammy Award in 2005 for “Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.” Los Lonely Boys released their sophomore album, “Sacred,” in 2006, followed by “Forgiven” in July, 2008. This Texican trio has achieved multi-platinum record sales, widespread acclaim from critics and adoration from fans worldwide.
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Sat, Aug 14, in Santa Barbara:
7:30 pm ANNIE GALLUP plays the “Song Tree Concert Series” at Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 820 N Fairview Av, Goleta; www.songtree.org; 805-403-2639. More at www.anniegallup.com.
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Sat, Aug 14, in Ventura; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
7:30-9:30 pm INCENDIO plays the “MUSIC UNDER THE STARS” series at Olivas Adobe, 4200 Olivas Park Dr, Ventura. Info, 805-658-4726. This is a wonderful acoustic band with fiery guitars. More at www.incendioband.com. Series info, www.cityofventura.net/cs/events/mus. Tix, $18; optional dinner is $13.50.
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Sat, Aug 14; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm ANA EGGE & ELENI MANDELL at the CTMS Center for Folk Music, 16953 Ventura Bl, Encino; info, www.ctmsfolkmusic.org. Co-produced by Paniolo Productions.
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ANA EGGE has been described as, “Seemingly a wild and restless traveler,” and thaere’s no doubt that “statuesque blonde Ana Egge not only looks fearless but often sounds fearless, an interesting paradox of a young, adventurous songwriter combined with a woman who performs with a maturity beyond her 30-something years.” Ana’s appealingly rich vocal and intimate lyrical craft is somewhat akin to Joan Armatrading, or, as astutely suggested by Lucinda Williams, what Nina Simone might have sounded like if she had been handed a steel guitar. She’s currently touring “Road To My Love,” her sixth album in a career spanning an incredible 17 years, and this record offers a more personal glimpse into the life of someone who confesses to having been more guarded in the past. The distinctly worldly feel of Egge's music and her excellent command of melody is immediately apparent. More at www.anaegge.com
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Ana holds listeners spellbound with the passion of her performances and unique sense of melody and phrasing. But perhaps it is her voice that has most captivated fans and critics throughout her career. Mentors and supporters from Ron Sexsmith to Lucinda Williams have been singing Ana's praises ever since she moved to Austin at age 19, toting a guitar she built herself, and playing songs of unusual depth and maturity. Shawn Colvin says, "Ana has the rare gift of being so eloquent and simple that she takes your breath away. I just love her."
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ELENI MANDELL will tell you that the first record she got was “Shaun Cassidy's Greatest Hits,” for her 4th birthday. The first record she ever bought was X's “Under the Big Black Sun.” She bought it at Aron's records when it was located on Melrose Ave., and John Doe (of X) was shopping there, too, and gave her his autograph (which she still has). It reads "Yours with a big X- John Doe". That was the last autograph she ever asked for. An L.A.-raised artist through-and-through, the first time she performed music was at Highland Grounds' open mic night. Her first show at Largo was because an acquaintance needed someone to fill in for him at the last minute. There were four people in attendance that night, and one of them captured the event with his camera. She had a viola player with her that night named Steve Mirrione. She adds to her musical reminiscences that her father took her to two memorable shows when she was a teenager. Those were to see Albert King and Doc Watson. If you’ve heard her music, somehow that all makes sense. More at www.elenimandell.com
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Limited $12 Tickets (while they last) - enter the password "DRBOMBAY" or “POPSUN2” when ordering online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/119598. Doors at 7:30 pm. Tix, $15 advance, $18 door.
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Sat, Aug 14; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm GONZALO BERGARA at Boulevard Music, 4316 Sepulveda Bl, Culver City; www.boulevardmusic.com; 310-398-2583.
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GONZALO BERGARA brings his ever-so-hot guitar to Boulevard Music for an afternoon workshop and an evening concert. After touring the world extensively as a member of the JOHN JORGENSON QUINTET, the native Argentinian is tonight presenting selections from his new CD, “Portena Soledad.” The album has glowing reviews, globally. As when he plays with Jorgenson, expect hot gypsy jazz guitar, heavily influenced by that genre’s master, Django Reinhardt & the Hot Club de France. In addition, Gonzalo performed with LOS PINGUOS on July 22 at the Culver City Summer Concert Series, and he does a workshop at Boulevard this afternoon, before the concert. Venue’s web site has a helpful local dining guide. Tix for tonight’s concert, $15 (on sale July 31).
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Sat, Aug 14; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm “SABRINA & CRAIG'S ACOUSTIC L.A.” with STEPHANIE BETTMAN & LUKE HALPIN, & MATT CARTSONIS, plus a set by hosts SABRINA & CRAIG, at Cahuenga General Store (the former Hallenbecks; same owners, new name), 5510 Cahuenga Bl, North Hollywood 91601; www.MySpace.com/CahuengaGeneralStore; 818-985-5916.
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STEPHANIE BETTMAN & LUKE HALPIN have been touring the country for the last three months. “Full of fun and energy, not to mention kickin' musicality and gorgeous harmonies, these two are ‘must sees.’ Together, these two weave a spell that takes the listener from up-tempo down-home fiddlin', to soulful sorrowful, to superhooky folk/pop.” The duo has been recognized in various Regional and National Competitions, including Grand Prize Winners in the 2008 So Cal Live Acoustic Music Competitions and they were winners of the 2007 Topanga Banjo/Fiddle contest, as well as being named in Music Connection's Top 25 New Music Critiques of 2008. Their new album " It All Comes Back to Love," will be available at the show. The video on their website’s home page, www.StephanieBettman.com; offers a taste.
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MATT CARTSONIS has been a touring pro since age 16, and has performed, recorded and/or composed with legends PETE SEEGER, WARREN ZEVON, VAN DYKE PARKS, GLEN CAMPBELL, STEVE MARTIN, THE KINGSTON TRIO, JOHN McEUEN, and many, many others. He was a member of the AUSTIN LOUNGE LIZARDS. His music scores and compositions have enhanced award-winning feature films and documentaries as well as numerous TV shows and commercials. He is a sought-after session musician and composer, but his live shows allow the "man behind the music" to shine, front and center, as a great entertainer. His wealth of experience and deep musicianship merge with a marvelous sense of humor to create a delightful and unique performance. There’s more, but it’s waaay too humbly understated, at www.MattCartsonis.com
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Each featured guest plays two short sets, plus a short set by performing hosts SABRINA & CRAIG. Series runs 2nd Sat, every month, with different guest recording artists, playing acoustic.
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Sabrina says the series (2nd Saturday, every month), “came about through fond yearnings of a time before iTunes and iPods. For places like the Historic Ash Grove Coffeehouse in Hollywood and the bohemian places in Greenwich Village where music came directly from the instrument being held in the artist's hands and the voice that came directly from their hearts. For audiences that yearn for more than the Top 40 same-old-same-old, we are taking music back to its roots.” More on tonight’s show & the series at www.myspace.com/acousticla, and info on Sabrina & Craig at www.SabrinaandCraig.com and www.MySpace.com/SabrinaandCraig. Venue offers soups, sandwiches, salads, desserts, and non-alcoholic beverages. $10 cover.
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Sat, Aug 14, in Oak Park; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm RUSS & JULIE’S HOUSE CONCERTS presents an “ALLSTAR Benefit Concert” with the "2010 Russ & Julie's House Concerts All-Star Band" ensemble of STEVE POSTELL, STEVIE GURR, FREEBO, DALE LaDUKE, & RICHARD MARTINEZ, with guest performances from MARI WILSON, JOHN BATDORF, & AMY RAASCH in support of “The Wrecking Crew Film;” at “Russ & Julie’s House Concert” series in Oak Park (Thousand Oaks / Agoura Hills area); reservations get directions at 818-707-2179 or houseconcerts@jrp-graphics.com. Series and show info, www.houseconcerts.us.
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Sat, Aug 14; a notable showcase:
8 pm-midnight BRYAN CHAN & FRIENDS - ROUGHHOUSE & PAUL "BIG TIME" HUGHES, CHAUNCEY BOWERS, LISA TURNER, SUMMER LYNN, JUSTEFANIE, & GARRY CORMAN, at The Park Bar and Grill, 2007 W Burbank Bl, Burbank 91506. If you want to sample what’s on the local-resident part of the L.A. acoustic scene, this show, tonight, is a good place to go. Quotes below are from Bryan Chan.
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BRYAN CHAN, slide/blues, www.scvblues.org, plays 8-8:35 pm. Playing in the Delta Blues style with his own thought processes involved. “Always trying to achieve the goal of giving blues music the heart, soul and respect it deserves.” Competed at the International Blues Challenge 2009 in Memphis TN. You tube video, www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcrIBv1ug4c.
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ROUGHHOUSE & PAUL "BIG TIME" HUGHES play 8:35-9:10 pm. “Willie (RoughHouse) Hernandez on harmonica and Paul Hughes on guitar will pair together to bang out some down home blues.” You Tube video, www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPhfwgWaTs4.
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CHAUNCEY BOWERS, www.myspace.com/chaunceybowers, plays 9:10-9:45 pm. “Great performances, clever and well written songs is what singer/songwriter Chauncey Bowers is all about. Come see and hear him, you won't be disappointed.” You tube video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOCYufWoVhw.
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LISA TURNER, www.lisasongs.net, plays 9:45 pm to 10:20 pm. “A stellar local talent, Lisa can go from rocking to soft without skipping a beat. She is one of my favorite singer/songwriters. Besides sharing her own songs, she will be lending some harmony vocals to Chauncey's songs as well.” You Tube video, www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIwlZITGlb0
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SUMMER LYNN, singer/songwriter, plays 10:20-10:55 pm. “Summer is an up and coming singer/songwriter not to be missed. Expect an honest, stripped-down acoustic set. Experience haunting melodies and hypnotic vocals that are sure to draw you in.”
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JUSTEFANIE, www.myspace.com/killingcamille, plays 10:55-11:30 pm. “Beautifully powerful songs done with killer vocals and piano accompaniment makes Justefanie a must see.”
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GARRY CORMAN, www.myspace.com/fishgotgroovemusic, plays 11:30 pm to midnight. “Garry's favorite genre of music is a great song. He has had a number of indie cuts, including with Lisa O'Kane on her critically acclaimed "It Don't Hurt" CD (song is "Paper Thin" written with David Smith). He goes to Nashville several times a year to write, record, and hang with his pitch team at Sharp Objects. He is a proud member of The Heatseekers, Mr. Olever, and Coconut Teasers..... three bands formed from the creative fires of the L.A. Songwriting Community.”
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Bryan says, “This has been a great place for music showcases. Have a bite to eat and drink plus hear some great musical artists. There is no cover charge on this event.”
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Sat, Aug 14:
8 pm COREY STEVENS, with BOBBY BLUEHOUSE opening, at the Arcadia Blues Club, 16 E Huntington Dr, Arcadia 91006; www.arcadiabluesclub.com; 626-447-9349. Corey Stevens at 10:30, with Bobby Bluehouse opening at 8 pm. For seats, make reservations; dinner reservations hold tables until 8:30 pm. More at
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Sat, Aug 14; extended indefinitely; live theatre; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm Fri & Sat (& 5 pm Sun) “JUST 45 MINUTES FROM BROADWAY,” the critically-acclaimed world-premiere HENRY JAGLOM play has been extended at Edgemar Center for the Arts, on the Main Stage, 2437 Main St, Santa Monica 90405. Reservations req’d at 310-392-7327 or www.edgemarcenter.org (under events tab).
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Multiplatinum songwriter and cast member HARRIET SCHOCK tells us, “There’s a film being made of it, Henry Jaglom has already started shooting. Audiences love it and we’ve enjoyed performing it [well over 100] times. We’ve been extended again, but please don’t wait too long to see [this] wonderful, funny, moving, thoroughly enjoyable play.”
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Harriet Schock has worked with famous film director Henry Jaglom, writing the music for several of his feature film projects, and performing that music on-camera in his latest, “Irene in Time,” which stars Tanna Frederick, also the star if this play, making its world-premiere run.
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“JUST 45 MINUTES FROM BROADWAY” stars TANNA FREDERICK, JULIE DAVIS, DAVID GARVER, JACK HELLER, DAVID PROVAL, DIANE SALINGER, & HARRIET SCHOCK. Directed by Gary Imhoff, produced by Alexandra Guarnieri.
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"A near-Chekhovian delight! Go !!! " - L.A. Weekly
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"Henry Jaglom's new play rocks! A brilliant comic cast!" - The Huffington Post
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"Tanna Frederick moves effortlessly through an array of emotions, she & David Garver exude a quiet magnetism. Jaglom's homage to theatre people will appeal to everyone." - Hollywood Reporter
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"Henry Jaglom is a master storyteller. 'Lust 45 Minutes from Broadway' should tickle New York theatergoers when it moves closer than 45 minutes away." - For ReviewPlays.com )in The Santa Monica Daily Press and The San Diego Jewish World)
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Runs Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 5 pm, in an extended run. Parking is available (fee charged) in an onsite structure, and metered parking is available in nearby Lot 11, across the street from Peet's Coffee. Tix, $25.
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Sat, Aug 14; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8:30 pm HARRY CONNICK JR. AND HIS BIG BAND play the “Weekend Spectaculars” series at the Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N Highland Av, Hollywood; 323-850-2000 or 213-480-3232; www.hollywoodbowl.com. With the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Runs Aug 13 & 14.
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Sat, Aug 14:
8:45-11:30 pm KELLY FITZGERALD, who often plays solo acoustic, brings her trio tonight to La Palapa, 4020 Olympic Plaza, Belmont Shore; www.lapalapadelmar.com; 800-958-7729. She won the Los Angeles Women in Music’s highest honor, and she’s quite wonderful. More at www.kellyfitzgerald.net
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Sat, Aug 14:
9 pm JEFFREY MICHAELS performs for listening & dancing at the Cowboy Palace Saloon, 21635 Devonshire St (Devonshire & Owensmouth), Chatsworth 91311; www.cowboypalace.com; 818-341-0166. Check their website for each night’s performers. Live music 7 nights a week, sometimes acoustic, sometimes electric. Preceded every Saturday by free line / couple dance lessons with Charlotte, 7-9 pm. No cover.
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(5b) Saturday’s RECURRING
“LOS ANGELES AREA ACOUSTIC MUSIC PERFORMANCES” and related events.
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HERE ARE 29 (yep, Twenty-nine!) MORE EVENTS, HAPPENING TODAY & TONIGHT!
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Included are today & tonight’s weekly and monthly residencies, series, showcases, workshops, open mics and other acoustic music events that are scheduled in advance to happen today and tonight, from northern Santa Barbara County to south Orange County, from downtown L.A. to the valleys to the Inland Empire, from the desert to the sea.
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3 pm KEN O’MALLEY plays a matinee at the Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena.
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5 pm TERESA JAMES & THE RHYTHM TRAMPS play the Conejo “Summer Concerts in the Park” series in the Natural Amphitheater at Conejo Community Park in Thousand Oaks.
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5 pm “JUST 45 MINUTES FROM BROADWAY,” the critically-acclaimed world-premiere HENRY JAGLOM play has been extended at Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica.
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7 pm LEVON HELM & JENNY LEWIS, plus STEVE EARLE, and more, at the Greek Theatre in Griffith Park, L.A. (See listing for half-price tix!)
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7 pm WILL RYAN & the CACTUS COUNTY COWBOYS one of L.A.’s best unknown bands, plays band member “CACTUS CHLOE’S GOING-AWAY PARTY” at the Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena.
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7 pm TOULUSE ENGELHARDT, JIM MESSINA, & JOHN YORK are a formidable lineup at The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano.
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7 pm “THE RAGIN’ CAJUN’S” PARTY for the premiere of the Food Network’s new series, “The Great Food Truck Race,” at the Ragin’ Cajun on Hermosa Pier in Hermosa Beach.
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20th Annual “ROCKY MOUNTAIN FOLKS FESTIVAL” concludes today in Lyons, CO.
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Fri-Sun, Aug 13-15, in Colorado; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick; festival:
20th Annual “ROCKY MOUNTAIN FOLKS FESTIVAL” with ANI DiFRANCO, THE SWELL SEASON, RICHARD THOMPSON, GREG BROWN, THE WAIFS, MARC COHN, DAVID WILCOX, DARRELL SCOTT, LIZ LONGLEY, and more still to be announced, on the 14-acre Planet Bluegrass Ranch in Lyons, CO; www.bluegrass.com/folks.
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It's been twenty years since the first, modest, "summit on the song" in Estes Park. During that time the festival has moved to the Planet Bluegrass Ranch in Lyons, where it’s grown and developed, while remaining true to the producers’ initial vision for spending a glorious Colorado summer weekend celebrating stories and songs - from around the musical and geographic world.
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The festival opens with the prestigious “Folks Songwriter Showcase,” where a juried group of the most gifted new songwriters from around the world compete for a spot in the 2010 lineup. Songwriting workshops continue throughout the festival in the intimacy of the new Wildflower Pavilion. Music runs on the main stage from morning 'til after 10 pm each night, reinforced through a sound system the festival claims is “the best at any festival in the country.”
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Pack a picnic - you're welcome to bring in food and drinks, just no alcohol or glass. Or enjoy a wide variety of food options, from fish tacos to ice cream, dumplings to BBQ, from festival food vendors, as well as beer and wine, and free filtered local water. Numerous camping options nearby include on-site at the festival grounds or under the cliffs at Meadow Park, a quick five-minute walk to the festival. Parking is available at the Olson Property, a 10-minute walk or free shuttle bus ride to the festival grounds. Camping and festival tix are available at 800-624-2422 or http://shop.bluegrass.com.
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Annual “STONY PLAIN COWBOY GATHERING” with SOURDOUGH SLIM, many others, in Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada. Info, www.stonyplaincowboypoetry.com.
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www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-kbdZUDWBM
www.youtube.com/watch?v=HajY_r6RNy0
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All-day “WHEN YOU AWAKE'S FREE FOR ALL FESTIVAL” with featured musicians AKRON / FAMILY, LANGHORNE SLIM, ACTIVE CHILD, SEAN HAYES, OLD MAN MARKLEY, BAD WEATHER CALIFORNIA, HI HO SILVER OH, FRANK FAIRFIELD, DUSTBOWL REVIVAL, SMART BROTHERS, DON JUAN Y LOS BLANCOS, DREAMCATCHER, & MOUSE HEAVEN, playing this a one-day music and arts event debuting at the Echoplex, 1154 Glendale Bl, Echo Park; 213-413-8200. www.attheecho.com.
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The entire audience will participate in a recording of Akron/Family's "Woody Guthrie's America."
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Sun, Aug 15; Fri-Sun, Aug 13-15; festival:
All day - 49th Annual “SUNLAND-TUJUNGA WATERMELON FESTIVAL” brings multiple stages of music and more, at Sunland Park, 8651 Foothill Bl, Sunland; 352-5282; http://lionswatermelonfestival.com. Net proceeds from the festival go to support Sunland-Tujunga charities and programs, plus nearly 70 different regional, national and international charitable programs, including the City of Hope, Make a Wish Foundation, Guide Dogs of America, and more. Watch the free entertainment from the pavilion or the Beer Garden. There’s a Festival Marketplace, Food Court, free watermelon, seed-spitting and watermelon eating contests, petting zoo, alpacas, pictures on a pony, and bicycle race. JOHN BATDORF plays the Main Stage at 12:25 pm Sat.
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11 am-6 pm “L.A. RAW BAZAAR” brings live music today, including LISBETH SCOTT “doing a little performance” 3 to 3:45 pm at Jerry's Garden, 6132 W Pico Bl, L.A. 90035. Lisbeth says, “I am most assuredly a raw foodie and happily admit it! There'll be plenty of wonderful creations to eat so drop by if you can. And I'll be playing a cool new instrument that sounds like magic and will be joined by wonderful percussionist PATRICK RICHEY as well!”
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She’s performed live on radio’s “Tied to the Tracks” and sang on the soundtrack of “Passion of the Christ.” Her music is very spiritual, but not hard-boiled Christian. Very uplifting and enjoyable. More at www.lisbethscott.com and www.youtube.com/lisbethscott. Free.
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Sun, Aug 15, festival:
7 pm “ALOHAFEST! SONGS AND DANCES FROM PARADISE” at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 Cahuenga Bl East, Hollywood; 323-461-3673; www.fordamphitheatre.org

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Sun, Aug 15:
11 am PARACHUTE EXPRESS – one of the few kids’ music bands that is wonderfully musical and makes adults happy – plays a “Family Fundays” show at the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 Topanga Canyon Bl, Topanga; 310-455-3723; www.theatricum.com.
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Sun, Aug 15, in OC:
11:30 am-2:30 pm KELLY FITZGERALD plays her enduring solo acoustic brunch gig at Renaissance, 24701 Del Prado, Dana Point; www.renaissance-danapoint.com. She won the Los Angeles Women in Music’s highest honor, and she’s quite wonderful. More at www.kellyfitzgerald.net
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Sun, Aug 15; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
3 pm KEN O’MALLEY plays a matinee at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena 91001; reservations 626-794-2424; venue phone 626-398-7917; info www.coffeegallery.com. (“the venue named in FolkWorks as L.A.’s best intimate acoustic listening room venue”).
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Whether playing with his band, THE TWILIGHT LORDS, or solo, like today’s show, Dublin born Ken O’Malley's rich, resonant voice, authentic and original Irish songs, and engaging stage presence are wonderful. Ken brings songs in both English and Irish Gaelic, accompanied by his remarkable talent on guitar and mandolin. He has delighted audiences for over thirty years. In his solo performance, Ken transports his audience to his beloved Ireland through heartfelt singing and vivid storytelling.
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Find out why the Irish News calls this consummate entertainer “without question, . . .the single most enduring, influential and proficient of all Irish musicians in Southern California..”
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“Dust-free and polished to perfection, each song is performed with authenticity, and the care one might use when handling a valuable family heirloom” ----Lisa Elaine Scott, Music Connection Magazine.
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3 to 3:45 pm LISBETH SCOTT “doing a little performance” at Jerry's Garden, 6132 W Pico Bl, L.A. 90035.
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4-5:30 pm “GARDEN CONCERTS FOR KIDS” series brings ELIZABETH MITCHELL & FAMILY at the Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr, L.A. 90049; 310-440-7300.
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The summertime series brings free concerts in the Central Garden for kids and families with some of the best children's musicians from across the nation. One show remaining in the series, SARAH LEE GUTHRIE & FAMILY Aug 21 & 22. Free concert, parking is $10.
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Sun, Aug 15, in Thousand Oaks; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
5 pm TERESA JAMES & THE RHYTHM TRAMPS play the Conejo “Summer Concerts in the Park” series in the Natural Amphitheater at Conejo Community Park, 1175 Hendrix Av, Thousand Oaks; 805-495-2163. Series info, 805-381-1247. Teresa and her band have taken their “Blues and beyond” – where New Orleans meets Texas Blues – throughout the US and to the world. Free.
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Sun, Aug 15:
5 pm RANDY EMMETT & SIDESHOW BAND for listening & dancing plus the WEEKLY COMPLIMENTARY BBQ at the Cowboy Palace Saloon, 21635 Devonshire St (Devonshire & Owensmouth), Chatsworth 91311; www.cowboypalace.com; 818-341-0166. (BBQ changed to 5-8 pm, effective July 4.) Live music 7 nights a week, sometimes acoustic, sometimes electric. Preceded by free line dance lessons with Bonnie, 4-6 pm. Every Sunday they “light up the 'ol barbie and throw on anything from marinated tri-tip beef to good 'ol hamburgers. Every BBQ is served with all the fixin's, like baked beans, vegetables, rice, cole slaw, potato salad and more.” They tell us, “If you're looking for something really fun and different to do on Sundays, then head on down to The Cowboy Palace Saloon for dance lessons at 4, mouthwatering BBQ at 5, and a hot country band starting at 6!” No cover.
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Sun, Aug 15; extended indefinitely; live theatre; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
5 pm Sun (& 8 pm Fri & Sat) “JUST 45 MINUTES FROM BROADWAY,” the critically-acclaimed world-premiere HENRY JAGLOM play has been extended at Edgemar Center for the Arts, on the Main Stage, 2437 Main St, Santa Monica 90405. Reservations req’d at 310-392-7327 or www.edgemarcenter.org (under events tab).
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Multiplatinum songwriter and cast member HARRIET SCHOCK tells us, “There’s a film being made of it, Henry Jaglom has already started shooting. Audiences love it and we’ve enjoyed performing it [well over 100] times. We’ve been extended again, but please don’t wait too long to see [this] wonderful, funny, moving, thoroughly enjoyable play.”
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Harriet Schock has worked with famous film director Henry Jaglom, writing the music for several of his feature film projects, and performing that music on-camera in his latest, “Irene in Time,” which stars Tanna Frederick, also the star if this play, making its world-premiere run.
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“JUST 45 MINUTES FROM BROADWAY” stars TANNA FREDERICK, JULIE DAVIS, DAVID GARVER, JACK HELLER, DAVID PROVAL, DIANE SALINGER, & HARRIET SCHOCK. Directed by Gary Imhoff, produced by Alexandra Guarnieri.
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"A near-Chekhovian delight! Go !!! " - L.A. Weekly
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"Henry Jaglom's new play rocks! A brilliant comic cast!" - The Huffington Post
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"Tanna Frederick moves effortlessly through an array of emotions, she & David Garver exude a quiet magnetism. Jaglom's homage to theatre people will appeal to everyone." - Hollywood Reporter
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"Henry Jaglom is a master storyteller. 'Lust 45 Minutes from Broadway' should tickle New York theatergoers when it moves closer than 45 minutes away." - For ReviewPlays.com )in The Santa Monica Daily Press and The San Diego Jewish World)
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Runs Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 5 pm, in an extended run. Parking is available (fee charged) in an onsite structure, and metered parking is available in nearby Lot 11, across the street from Peet's Coffee. Tix, $25.
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6 pm BLUE ÖYSTER CULT rock stars of the ’70s, play this week’s free show at the “CONCERTS ON THE GREEN” series, sponsored by Valley Cultural Center at Lou Bredlow Pavilion, Warner Center Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Bl, Woodland Hills; 818-704-1358; www.valleycultural.org. Their song, “The Reaper,” is one of the top iconic songs of the rock era. Bring folding chairs or a blanket and get there early to find a good spot. Food and beverages available inexpensively in the park for these concerts. Free show.
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Sun, Aug 15; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
7 pm LEVON HELM & JENNY LEWIS, plus STEVE EARLE, and more, at the Greek Theatre, 2700 N Vermont Ave in Griffith Park, L.A.; Greek Theatre hotline, 323-665-1927; tix, 213-480-3232; www.greektheatrela.com.
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Wow. The Grammy winner for 2008 “Best Traditional Folk Album,” LEVON HELM, plus STEVE EARLE, Grammy Award-winner for the album, “Washington Square Serenade.”
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LEVON HELM, with a career spanning over 5 decades, is sure to captivate his audience of young and old fans. Helm achieved national fame as the drummer, and frequently lead and backing vocalist, for the THE BAND. His deeply soulful, country-accented voice and creative drumming style is highlighted on many of THE BAND’s recordings, including “The Weight,” “Up on Cripple Creek,” “Ophelia,” and “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down.” In September, 2007, Dirt Farmer Music and Vanguard Records released “Dirt Farmer,” Levon's first solo studio album in twenty-five years. It earned a Grammy Award for “Best Traditional Folk Album” in February, 2008. Helm released his follow-up CD, “Electric Dirt,” in 2009.
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STEVE EARLE just release his newest album, “Townes,” as his highly anticipated follow-up to the Grammy Award-winning album “Washington Square Serenade.” The 15-song double-CD came-out May 12 on New West Records, with songs written by Earle’s friend and mentor, the late singer-songwriter TOWNES VAN ZANDT. “Townes” is available as a deluxe two-CD set, and as a double Limited Edition 180 gram vinyl record set.
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JENNY LEWIS, known over the past 10 years for her rock band RILO KILEY, has transformed herself from a shy indie-rocker who sang barely above a whisper. Now, she belts ’em out in as authoritative, take-no-prisoners singer-songwriter-frontwoman. We’ve seen promo that calls her “Tack sharp, and unafraid of subject matter of any height or weight.” She has developed to deliver songs, whether with Rilo Kiley or in her solo work, that exhibit “her staggering range as a writer,” bringing her critical acclaim around the globe. She has released two solo albums including her latest, “Acid Tongue,” wherein she collaborated with several notable musician friends. “The album's tracks, disparate as they are, share a sparkling vitality; Lewis' voice has never sounded so expressive and the narratives have never been so hard-hitting and acerbic.”
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Sun, Aug 15; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick.
7 pm WILL RYAN & the CACTUS COUNTY COWBOYS one of L.A.’s best unknown bands, plays band member “CACTUS CHLOE’S GOING-AWAY PARTY” at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena 91001; reservations 626-794-2424; venue phone 626-398-7917; info www.coffeegallery.com. (“the venue named in FolkWorks as L.A.’s best intimate acoustic listening room venue”).
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Venue impresario Bob Stane says, “you’ll kick yourself in the head if you miss this show!” Cactus Chloe, the amazing musician who put the Woo in Wunderkind and has become the talk of musical circles throughout the West is leaving the agreeable clime of Cactus County (and Los Angeles County, too) to study music at a famous university Back East. Tonight will be her LAST PERFORMANCE with the band for many months, despite the fact that, as Bob says, “They’re all slated to perform for the ROYAL FAMILY (of Monrovia)! Here’s a rare chance for you to beat Royalty to the punch! See them all now!”
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So, “who are these galoots, anyway?” WILL RYAN & the CACTUS COUNTY COWBOYS bill themselves as “The Band that Won the West.” They claim to have recently been named “The Official Cowboy Band of the United States Horse Marines” by Captain Jinx himself, on their new radio series, “Will Ryan’s Cactus County Round-Up.”
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WILL RYAN is said to be “Radio’s Favorite Singing Cowboy! The King of Cowboy Skiffle!” But foolishness aside, he IS the winner of the “Annie Award,” the BMI Pioneer Award, and he was nominated for an Emmy Award, and a Writers Guild Award.
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He’ll say he’s “Currently up for an Oopy!” Uhh, must be a Cactus County thing…
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WESTY WESTENHOFER is a key band member, and they call him “the Paderewski of the Tuba! The Ace of the Bass! The Dr. Seuss of the Sousaphone!” Obviously, he’s a multi-instrumentalist with all-over-the-map talents.
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BUCKAROO BENNY BRYDERN is, they would have you believe, “the lo-falutin’ fiddler who put the Deuce in Dusseldorf! The Ooh in Stuttgart! The Sass in Sassafras!” In fact, he tours Europe all the time, and when he’s in L.A., he’s a key member of THE HOT CLUB QUARTET and JANET KLEIN’S PARLOR BOYS.
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CACTUS CHLOE FEORANZO is, says the band, “the Annie Oakley of the Cowboy Clarinet! The Audrey Hepburn of the Alto Sax! The purty little gal who put the Woo in Wunderkind!” She is a teenaged virtuose who skillfully blends sax and clarinet into the band’s repertoire, and Bob Stane always badgers her into a couple of solos.
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JOHN “PRESTO” REYNOLDS (“airline and riverboat schedules permitting”) will join in as “the Einstein of the Six-String! The Obama of the Banjo! The Feoranzo of the Frets!” And whatever foolishness, you know him from a dozen other very serious (and maybe not all that serious) old-time bands, and as a virtuoso of Djangostyle gypsy jazz guitar and old-time banjo.
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Along with being CACTUS CHLOE’S last appearance here for months, you can see and hear all-new songs from the group’s new CD. They have originals that sound like 1930s classics, and it won’t be long before others will be recording them. This’ll be a fine night. Tix, $15.
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Sun, Aug 15, in OC; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
7 pm TOULUSE ENGELHARDT, JIM MESSINA, & JOHN YORK are a formidable lineup at The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano; 949-496-8927; www.thecoachhouse.com
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TOULUSE ENGELHARDT is a fine guitarist whose music has been heard on radio’s “Tied to the Tracks.” More at www.myspace.com/toulouseengelhardt
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JIM MESSINA has been there, done that in the music world, including his days with KENNY LOGGINS in the ‘70s Top Forty duo, LOGGINS & MESSINA. More at www.jimmessina.com
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JOHN YORK was in the last big configuration of THE BYRDS, and lately, he’s been touring a show, “The Music of the Byrds and Beyond.” In addition, he tours with BARRY McGUIRE in their “Trippin’ the ‘60s” show. More at www.johnyorkmusic.com
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Sun, Aug 15:
7 pm “THE RAGIN’ CAJUN’S” PARTY for the premiere of the Food Network’s new series, “The Great Food Truck Race,” at the Ragin’ Cajun on the Hermosa Pier, Pier Av, Hermosa Beach 90254. TV show starts promptly at 7 pm, so come early for a good seat and some really wonderful food. See the Guide’s #4 News Feature. More at www.ragincajunonwheels.com
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8 pm VIJAY IYER plays the “Patchwork of America” series at Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts Pasadena, in Memorial Park, 85 E Holly St, (really Raymond & Walnut), Pasadena 91103; 626-683-3230; www.levittpavilionpasadena.org.
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The acclaimed, innovative jazz pianist draws from the Americana jazz catalogue and popular form.
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Series runs all summer, several themed nights each week, and includes the “Patchwork of America Series,” a children’s series (7 pm, Wednesdays), and a world music series. Some bench seating with backs is available to sides of center stage. Bring your lawn chair or blanket, and a picnic, but no alcohol is allowed in the park. Ride the Gold Line light rail to Memorial Park Station, to avoid dealing with expensive Old Town Pasadena parking (or park north of the 210 Fwy and walk). Nice outdoor venue.
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The summer’s free music series at the Pasadena venue includes Star Anna & the Laughing Dogs (Americana) on Aug 19; Dengue Fever on Aug 20; La Santa Cecilia on Aug 21; Christian Scott on Aug 22; Debi Derryberry (kids show) on Aug 25; Chuck Mead (Americana; former member of BR549) on Aug 26; Jayme Stone on Aug 27; Roger Espinoza on Aug 28; and a season closer with Rhythmic Circus presenting “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now,” an “innovative” jazz / urban tap dance show on Aug 29. There are other shows in the Levitt series, waaay outside the Guide’s genres. Full calendar of the venue’s summer series at their website. Free show.
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(5b) Sunday’s RECURRING
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Included are today & tonight’s weekly and monthly residencies, series, showcases, workshops, open mics and other acoustic music events that are scheduled in advance to happen today and tonight, from northern Santa Barbara County to south Orange County, from downtown L.A. to the valleys to the Inland Empire, from the desert to the sea.
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http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2010/08/sunday-third-sunday-every-month.html
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6:30 pm ROSEANNE CASH, with LISA FINNEY opening, for Roseanne’s musical BOOK SIGNING PARTY at the Saban Theatre, Beverly Hills (1/2 price tix in listing.)
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7-9 pm “JUST PLAIN FOLKS ORANGE COUNTY MEET-UP, NETWORK SESSION” with guest speaker DAVID BANTA sharing tips for recording, at Fountain Valley Music Center, Fountain Valley (OC).
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Mon, Aug 16; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
6:30 pm ROSEANNE CASH, with LISA FINNEY opening, for Roseanne’s musical BOOK SIGNING PARTY at the Saban Theatre, 8440 Wilshire Bl, Beverly Hills 90211. It’s a celebration for the release of ROSEANNE CASH’s new memoir, “Composed.” The event includes a discussion with Rosanne moderated by journalist-author MARC WEINGARTEN, following a pre-program cocktail reception featuring live music by LISA FINNIE, AND a post-discussion jam with Lisa and “very special” musical guests. (Roseanne is expected to do a few songs.) A portion of the proceeds will benefit “The Veterans Project,” a nonprofit group that helps military veterans reintegrate into society when they come home.
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7-9 pm “JUST PLAIN FOLKS ORANGE COUNTY MEET-UP, NETWORK SESSION” with guest speaker DAVID BANTA sharing tips for recording, at Fountain Valley Music Center, 8740 Warner Av, Fountain Valley; 714-963-2010 (off the 405 at Magnolia West on Warner, between Magnolia & Newland).
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DAVID BANTA is a producer / engineer / composer / and host of "Dave Banta's Home Recording Tips and Advice" on "SAMM BROWN'S FOR THE RECORD" every Sunday at 2 pm (Pacific) on KPFK 90.7 FM L.A / 98.7 FM Santa Barbara (the most powerful radio station west of the Mississippi). Simulcast at www.kpfk.org.
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JPF’s Linda Kraemer says, “Dave's a really nice guy, down to earth, and helpful. You will learn a lot whether or not you want to record soon. If you think you ever might want to put your song on a recording, or reproduce a song, or want some feedback on an already recorded song, he can help! He will talk and answer questions. Dave will share his experiences, and answer questions related to things such as: Getting ready for recording; Home Recording on Mac or PC; Producing and what to look for; How to make recording affordable; What can you record by yourself; Recording live; etc.
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“Bring recordings you've made that you want feedback on, or questions you have on producing a specific song, etc. Depending on time, we'll draw from a hat and play some music for him.” More on Dave, and his bio, at www.myspace.com/DavidBanta
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7 pm “MEXICANA FOOTBEATS” at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 Cahuenga Bl East, Hollywood; 323-461-3673; www.fordamphitheatre.org
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8 pm DAYLIGHT AGAIN, plus opening act TAPESTRY - A TRIBUTE TO CAROLE KING, at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena 91001; reservations 626-794-2424; venue phone 626-398-7917; info www.coffeegallery.com. (“the venue named in FolkWorks as L.A.’s best intimate acoustic listening room venue”).
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They recreate the CROSBY, STILLS & NASH experience: the vocal harmonies, the political rockers, the musical exploration. It’ll all come to life in this special acoustic concert at the Coffee Gallery Backstage. The band features some of the finest musicians in the tribute band business, including members of THE LONG RUN - EXPERIENCE THE EAGLES and LED ZEPAGAIN.
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JIM WOOTTEN, who sings the role of Graham Nash says, "After performing two really satisfying acoustic Eagles shows with The Long Run [at Coffee Gallery] I realized that the Coffee Gallery audiences are some of the most savvy, most appreciative music lovers anywhere. It just seems like a perfect fit to bring the music of CSN. to these wonderful listeners in this great little room."
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Crosby, Stills, & Nash are an indelible part of American pop culture. From their triumphant "second gig" at Woodstock in 1969 to their sold-out concerts on the CSNY2K tour and beyond, the music of David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash has never failed to captivate, enlighten and inspire their audiences. Opening the evening is TAPESTRY - A TRIBUTE TO CAROLE KING. Tix, $18.
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8 & 9:30 pm TIM DAVIES BIG BAND plays Typhoon, at the Santa Monica Airport, 3221 Donald Douglas Loop South, 2nd Floor, Santa Monica 90405; 310-390-6565; www.typhoon.biz
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Tim says, “We will be playing my newest piece, ‘Conceivilisation,’ for the first time. I was looking for a story that would allow for some really loud, big climaxes, and thought that making babies was as good as any..... It is my friend Jim Dooley's birthday in August so we will be celebrating by playing some music from his Emmy Award-winning score for the TV show ‘Pushing Daisies.’ I wrote these arrangements for the show and I have expanded them for this gig. And finally, Jimbo Ross will sit in for a few tunes on Viola. Yes, that is right, Viola. I know that to anyone who has ever been on a session I have conducted this does not make any sense. See you there.” More at www.Timusic.net and www.TimDaviesBigBand.com. Free parking, $10 cover.
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Included are today & tonight’s weekly and monthly residencies, series, showcases, workshops, open mics and other acoustic music events that are scheduled in advance to happen today and tonight, from northern Santa Barbara County to south Orange County, from downtown L.A. to the valleys to the Inland Empire, from the desert to the sea.
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7:30 pm “BLUEGRASS AT THE BRAEMAR” tonight brings THE BLADERUNNERS to the BASC (Bluegrass Association of Southern California) show at Braemar Country Club in Tarzana.
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8 pm LUCINDA WILLIAMS with CHRISSIE HYNDE & JP JONES & THE FAIRGROUND BOYS, in a night of powerful women of music at the Ventura Theater in Ventura.
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8 pm MURPHY'S FLAW brings their award-winning bluegrass to the Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena.
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8:15 pm “MASSENKOFF RUSSIAN FOLK FESTIVAL” is tonight’s offering in the “Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival” series at Redlands Bowl, 25 Grant St, in Smiley Park, off Brookside Av between Eureka & Grant, Redlands; www.redlandsbowl.org or www.redlandsbowl.com/programs.htm.
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7-9 pm 7th annual “WINE, JAZZ & MOONLIGHT SERIES” is free, in the Central Courtyard on level 2, in the Hollywood & Highland Complex, 6801 Hollywood Bl, Hollywood 90028; 323-817-0220.
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The summerlong “Hollywood & Highland Free Concert Series” presents a variety of jazz, from the genres that folkies like to the ones that only hardcore afficianadoes of “smooth jazz” find tolerable. Co-sponsored by Hollywood & Highland Center and KJAZZ 88.1 FM. These free concerts feature “some of the country’s top jazz performers.”
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Aug 17 - LUCKY 7 MAMBO
Aug 24 - LUCY WOODWARD
Aug 31 - OSCAR HERNANDEZ & THE LA-NY CONNECTION
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Event is free, and there’s an optional wine tasting donation of $10 to “Project Angel Food” that gets you two glasses of wine and an assortment of gourmet cheeses, crackers and fruit to enjoy during the performance. Seating is limited, so show up early. There is something available called a “Hollywood & Highland Center Elephant Card” that gets you discounts at retailers and restaurants throughout the Center.
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7:30 pm “BLUEGRASS AT THE BRAEMAR” tonight brings THE BLADERUNNERS to the BASC (Bluegrass Association of Southern California) show at Braemar Country Club, 4001 Reseda Bl, Tarzana 91356. (Take 101 Fwy to Reseda Bl, exit S, go 2 1/2 miles up the hill to the entrance on the right.)
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FolkWorks writes, “The BladeRunners combine an engaging country-flavored vocal sound with the thrilling, edgy instrumental spunk that characterizes the best of the modern traditional bluegrass bands. With an attitude and determination to grow and advance for the benefit and satisfaction of the listener, The BladeRunners have been continually if not tenaciously refining their sound since their inception in 1998. The BladeRunners are geared up to present a soothing musical experience that will resonate deep within the heart of every bluegrass and country soul.”
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This band is building quite a following. More at www.myspace.com/thebladerunners
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This monthly series brings live bluegrass – always one or more different bands of recording artists. Note changes: Show has a $5 cover that includes coffee, tea, or soda; or, dinner is an optional “ever changing” buffet complete with beverages and dessert for $15 (tax and tip included). Buffet served beginning at 6:30 pm. Bar service available. Ample seating, safe, secure free parking. Info on the monthly series at www.socalbluegrass.org. More? Contact Joy Felt, (during the day), at 818-705-8870 or bascinfo@socalbluegrass.org.
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7:30 pm “SONGSALIVE ORANGE COUNTY SHOWCASE” brings Nette Radio host ANNETTE CONLON as part of tonight’s lineup, at 14200 Beach Bl, Westminster 92683. Joining Annette is guitarist JEFF MARSHALL. No cover.
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8 pm LUCINDA WILLIAMS with CHRISSIE HYNDE & JP JONES & THE FAIRGROUND BOYS, in a night of powerful women of music at the Ventura Theater, 26 S Chestnut St, Ventura; 805-653-0721; www.venturatheater.net.
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LUCINDA WILLIAMS merged honky-tonk and rock when others merely settled for rockabilly. She can blow the doors off the joint, or melt you with an acoustic ballad.
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CHRISSIE HYNDE, as front woman for THE PRETENDERS, has made indelible marks on the rock landscape, writing and performing lyrics that belong to the folk world.
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Tue, Aug 17; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm MURPHY'S FLAW at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena 91001; reservations 626-794-2424; venue phone 626-398-7917; info www.coffeegallery.com. (“the venue named in FolkWorks as L.A.’s best intimate acoustic listening room venue”).
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The Flaw likes to say the band started when the members were thrown together haphazardly as terms of their parole. Bluegrass as a community service? Hardly. They've won at the local Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest each year they've entered except for last year, when they came in NINTH. That resulted in a well-attended "Recriminations and Excuses" concert for the Bluegrass Association of Southern California (BASC) at a local country club. They say they'd love to sell you a CD, but they can't figure out how to work the recorder. Tix, $15.
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8 pm THE CATS-A-RENO play for “TUESDAY BLUES DAY” at The Pig 'n’ Whistle, 6714 Hollywood Bl, Hollywood 90028; www.pignwhistle.com; 323-463-0000.
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8:15 pm “MASSENKOFF RUSSIAN FOLK FESTIVAL” is tonight’s offering in the “Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival” series at Redlands Bowl, 25 Grant St, in Smiley Park, off Brookside Av between Eureka & Grant, Redlands; www.redlandsbowl.org or www.redlandsbowl.com/programs.htm.
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HERE ARE 27 (Twenty-seven!) MORE EVENTS, HAPPENING TODAY & TONIGHT!
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Included are today & tonight’s weekly and monthly residencies, series, showcases, workshops, open mics and other acoustic music events that are scheduled in advance to happen today and tonight, from northern Santa Barbara County to south Orange County, from downtown L.A. to the valleys to the Inland Empire, from the desert to the sea.
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http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2010/08/tuesday-third-tuesday-every-month.html
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(1) Wednesday’s “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” picks:
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11:45 am LISA HALEY & THE ZYDECATS, Cajun/Zydeco Album-of-the-Year GRAMMY nominees, play the “Wild Wednesdays” summer series at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center.
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8 pm “JAZZ AT THE BOWL” series brings TREY McINTYRE PROJECT, NEVILLE BROTHERS, PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND, & THE DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND to the Hollywood Bowl.
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8:45 pm FAY WOLF, talented singer-songwriter, performs with her full band at Hotel Café in Hollywood.
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9 pm TRIPLE CHICKEN FOOT plays the “HOT AS HELLO-HOW-YA-DOIN' SQUARETIME HOP!” for “CRAFTNIGHT” at Akbar in L.A.
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http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2010/03/wednesdays-radio-web-radio-tv-acoustic.html
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Wed, Aug 18; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
11:45 am LISA HALEY & THE ZYDECATS, Cajun/Zydeco Album-of-the-Year GRAMMY nominees, play the “Wild Wednesdays” summer series at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center, 3330 Civic Center Dr, Torrance 90503. Catch a video of them live at the San Diego Gator Festival at www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKI9LHinDPM and www.youtube.com/watch?v=llHKUzjggg4 and more at www.myspace.com/lisahaley
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6:30-9 pm “WESTSIDE HAMMER DULCIMER SESSION” this month is moved to the 3rd Wed, at the new location, Culver Palms United Methodist Church, Room 6, 4464 Sepulveda Bl, Culver City 90230 (near I-405 & Culver Bl). Participants can arrive “at 5 pm+” for dinner at Green Peas, across the street. Please RSVP to Barbara Gershman at bgershman@socal.rr.com
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Wed, Aug 18; Wednesdays through Aug 25:
6:30-10 pm 14th annual “BIG WEDNESDAYS BENEFIT FOR ‘SAFETY HARBOR’ AND LOCAL CHARITIES” at Duke’s Restaurant, in the Barefoot Bar’s outdoor patio, in Malibu; www.dukesmalibu.com
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Each Wednesday through August 25, local residents gather at Duke's restaurant to benefit four local charities including Surfers Healing, Life Rolls On, theraSURF and Malibu's own, Safety Harbor Kids, supporting orphans and homeless children within 50 miles of Malibu. 100 raffle items are given out each week, including clothes, jewelry and surf related items.
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The grand finale will be August 25, with a performance by the reggae group Common Sense. Big Wednesdays is a family-friendly event.
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Duke's Restaurant Partner Josh Morgan sponsors this series and a holiday party for over 100 local orphans, foster and homeless children each year. The 4th Annual Safety Harbor Kids Spirit of Goodwill Holiday party is scheduled for Dec 12 at 1 pm in the Moana Room and is held for the benefit of children in group homes and shelters living within 50 miles of Malibu. Those wishing to support the event can contact them through www.safetyharborkids.com
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Wed, Aug 18; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm “JAZZ AT THE BOWL” series brings TREY McINTYRE PROJECT, NEVILLE BROTHERS, PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND, & THE DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND at the Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N Highland Av, Hollywood; 323-850-2000 or 213-480-3232; www.hollywoodbowl.com.
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8:45 pm FAY WOLF, talented singer-songwriter, performs with her full band at Hotel Café, 1623 N Cahuenga Bl, Hollywood 90028; www.hotelcafe.com; 323-461-2040.
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Read the review of a live show in “MUSIC CONNECTION” magazine, at http://musicconnection.com/digital/index.php?page=51.
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It’s Fay’s “Big ol' Birthday show, with a full handsome band, and so many sad songs that you might wanna meet up with your therapist right after.”
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Her band is Cormac Bluestone, John Forest, Dylan Halacy, and Jes Hudak. Check out Fay’s new “Blankets” EP at www.faywolf.bandcamp.com. More at www.faywolf.com and www.myspace.com/faywolfmusic and catch a performance video at www.youtube.com/faywolfmusic. Venue is 21+. Go earlier and enjoy whoever else is on the bill; sometimes the cover is cheaper, earlier. Cover for Fay’s 8:45 set, $10.
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Wed, Aug 18; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
9 pm TRIPLE CHICKEN FOOT plays the “HOT AS HELLO-HOW-YA-DOIN' SQUARETIME HOP!” for “CRAFTNIGHT” at Akbar, 4356 Sunset Bl, L.A. 90029. TRIPLE CHICKEN FOOT, or “The Foot” to their many fans, delighted the audience during their outdoor stage set at the recent “Roots Roadhouse” in Echo Park, and they generated plenty of phone calls when they performed live on radio’s “Tied to the Tracks.” They play rolickin’ old time music from the early twentieth century, proclaiming. “Old Time is a good time!”
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10:30 pm “BLUEGRASS NIGHT” with LUIS & MEANS AND BUD DILLARD'S, & THE GET DOWN BOYS, at Taix 321 Lounge, 1911 W Sunset Bl (at Alvarado), Echo Park; 213-484-1265. Part of the CAROLINA CHICKADEE presents “Wednesdays in August at Taix Lounge.” Come early for dinner. Music starts at 10:30.
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Included are today & tonight’s weekly and monthly residencies, series, showcases, workshops, open mics and other acoustic music events that are scheduled in advance to happen today and tonight, from northern Santa Barbara County to south Orange County, from downtown L.A. to the valleys to the Inland Empire, from the desert to the sea.
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http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2010/08/wednesday-third-wednesday-every-month.html
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Annual “BIG BEAR COWBOY GATHERING” at Big Bear Lake, including the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center, 39707 Big Bear Bl, Big Bear Lake 92315; 909-866-4970; bblpac@citybigbearlake.com. With many award-winning cowboy / western performers and cowboy poets. (Runs Thu-Sun, Aug 19-22.)
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7 pm ALISDAIR FRASER & NATALIE HAAS play the 16th annual “CULVER CITY MUSIC FESTIVAL,” the Thursday night free summer concert series at Culver City Hall Courtyard.
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7 pm legendary guitarist MICK TAYLOR plus THE TOM NOLAN BAND, at the 26th Annual “SANTA MONICA PIER TWILIGHT DANCE SERIES” on the pier in Santa Monica.
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8 pm STEPHANIE BETTMAN & LUKE HALPIN at the Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena.
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8 pm STAR ANNA & THE LAUGHING DOGS bring their “gritty Americana” to the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts Pasadena.
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http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2010/03/thursdays-radio-web-radio-tv-acoustic.html
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Thu-Sat, Aug 19-21; festival, in Knoxville, Tennessee:
“2010 INDIEGRRL WOMEN IN THE ARTS FESTIVAL / CONFERENCE” Holiday Inn World's Fair Park, 525 Henley St, Knoxville, TN. Indiegrrl is a key non profit indie music organization. Board Member GILLI MOON says, “I love them because they offer so much support and opportunities for female artists. This conference will include performances (mine included) of a ton of beautiful and strong women artists, and some great educational music business panels.”
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Performances are free to the public, and include an “Acoustic Room Stage.” Attending the music biz conference portion requires a fee. Full schedule and more at www.indiegrrl.com/conference.html
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Annual “BIG BEAR COWBOY GATHERING” with SOURDOUGH SLIM and many other headline acts, at Big Bear Lake, including the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center, 39707 Big Bear Bl, Big Bear Lake 92315; 909-866-4970; bblpac@citybigbearlake.com. This festival draws presents award-winning cowboy / western performers and cowboy poets; more at www.bigbearcowboygathering.net
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Check-out some Sourdough Slim performance videos:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-kbdZUDWBM
www.youtube.com/watch?v=HajY_r6RNy0
www.youtube.com/watch?v=_V9NTG6cUj0
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Thu, Aug 19, in OC:
Noon-2 pm WHEN PIGS FLY! plays the “ANAHEIM FARMERS MARKET & CRAFT FAIR” bringing “Downtown Anaheim Homegrown Music,” on Center Street Promenade & Lemon St, Anaheim; www.downtownanaheim.com; 562-861-7049. They perform adjacent to the parking structure. Free.
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6:30-8 pm HOT AUGUST NIGHT brings their NEIL DIAMOND tribute show to close-out this year’s “Arcadia Summer Concerts in the Park” series, on City Hall west lawn, 240 W Huntington Dr, Arcadia. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and a picnic dinner. Different show every Thu, 6:30-8 pm, early Jul to late Aug. Free “Kids Zone” with games, crafts, activities; inexpensive popcorn & sodas available. Free parking, free show.
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6:30-9 pm “SIZZLING SUMMER NIGHTS” Latin jazz music series at the Autry National Center / Autry Museum of the American West, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Griffith Park, L.A. 90027; 323-667-2000; www.theautry.org.
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PERICO HERNANDEZ Y SON DE LA TIERRA, Aug 19.
JOHNNY POLANCO Y SU CONJUNTO AMISTAD, Aug 26.
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The Thursday evening series offers the café’s taco and drink bar, open at 6 pm. Dance lessons with TRISH CONROY are included at each show. More available at www.theautry.org. It’s all-ages, and there are separate dance floors for adults and children. Tix are $7 and include museum admission (regular museum admission is $9 for adults, $5 seniors (age 60+) and students (with id), $3 for children age 3-12) so it’s a price break that adds the entertainment.
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Thu, Aug 19; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
7 pm ALISDAIR FRASER & NATALIE HAAS play the 16th annual “CULVER CITY MUSIC FESTIVAL,” a Thursday night free summer concert series (July & Aug), at Culver City Hall Courtyard, 9770 Culver Bl, Culver City; 310-253-5716; www.culvercity.org.
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This duo brings plenty of “wow.” He is a world-renowned Scottish fiddler, she is an ace on the cello. Together, their instrumental prowess is magic.
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ALASDAIR FRASER has long been regarded as Scotland's premier fiddle ambassador. The Scotsman newspaper wrote, "Fraser, one of the most respected of all exponents of the Scots fiddle, would look long and hard to find a more appropriate cellist as a partner. Haas can switch just as effortlessly as Fraser from a gentle singing tone to driving, dancing melody. A positive joy."
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Young California cellist NATALIE HAAS has been called “sizzlingly-talented.”
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In May, the two hosted the “SCOTTISH FIDDLE TRAIN” a musical and beautiful coastal train trip from California to Oregon and back. Joining Alasdair & Natalie were special guests playing fiddles and pipes, and there was whisky tasting, all abard vintage private railroad cars. Wish we coulda gone.
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The Boulevard Music website has a helpful local dining guide (always a good thing to check when you’re headed for Culver City). It’s at www.boulevardmusic.com. Concert is free.
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Thu, Aug 19; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
7 pm legendary guitarist MICK TAYLOR plus THE TOM NOLAN BAND, at the 26th Annual “SANTA MONICA PIER TWILIGHT DANCE SERIES” on the pier, W off Ocean Av (at Colorado), 2 blks S of Santa Monica Bl, Santa Monica; www.twilightdance.org; www.santamonicapier.org; 310-458-8901 or 310-396-0799.
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MICK TAYLOR counts, among his many credits, that he is a former Rolling Stone. As one of the most admired and respected guitarists in blues, R&B, and rock music, his distinctive, elegant slide guitar graces some of the key albums in rock history. Mick Taylor’s biggest impact and recognition came when he joined the ranks of illustrious alumni of JOHN MAYALL’S BLUESBREAKERS, accepting the Rolling Stones' offer to replace founding member Brian Jones in 1969. The Stones had already established their reputation as “the greatest rock’n’roll band” in the world, having just released the classic “Beggar's Banquet.” Taylor quickly added his imprint to the Stones and was present for the legendary concert tours through 1974.
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Taylor played on “Let It Bleed” and was featured on the live concert “Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out” from 1970. He added his distinctive and recognizable guitar style and bluesy lead guitar to “Sticky Fingers” (the notorious zipper cover!) and the Stones' magnum opus 1971 double album “Exile on Main Street.” Taylor’s last two albums before he left the Stones were “Goats Head Soup” and “It's Only Rock 'n' Roll” in 1974.
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This is a significant time for “Exile on Main Street.” The definitive, deluxe boxed-set reissue has just been released and catapulted immediately to #1 on the sales charts. With a DVD on the making of the album, articles and interviews everywhere around the world, this is a most timely visit from Mick Taylor, a mainstay of one the acknowledged “Top Ten Albums of All Time,” if not, as most people simply say, “the greatest rock album ever” and the Stones masterpiece! It has been over a decade since Mick Taylor last played in Southern California. More at www.micktaylor.net
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Plus, The TOM NOLAN BAND.
One word sums up the Tom Nolan Band’s mission: “Dance!” Long-time local favorites, TNB boasts a world-class rhythm section, great singers and soloists, and an intense stage show. TNB brings people to their feet playing a mix of originals and classic dance tunes which blend soul, blues, R&B and rock ‘n roll. In 2008, the band released its seventh CD, “Live at Rusty’s” to much acclaim. You may have seen them at a community concert, blues or jazz festivals around the state, or playing at Rusty’s Surf Ranch on Santa Monica Pier, where they have been in residence for fifteen years. The Tom Nolan Band often lends their talents, support and efforts to Habitat for Humanity, Katrina Relief, the Concern Foundation, the MS Foundation, the Red Cross, Heal the Bay, and many Los Angeles schools. More at www.tomnolanband.com
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“Twilight Dance” brings a different show, usually a concert, 7-10 pm every Thu, late Jun to late Aug. Costly nearby parking - walk, bike or take the MTA (www.mta.net) or Big Blue Bus (www.bigbluebus.com) or call 310-451-5444 for bus info. Bike valet starts at 6:30 pm on concert nights, offering safe parking for thousands of bikes. Pier is wheelchair accessible. Bring your lawn chair or blanket. If you want to avoid the crowd and hear but not see, you can sit on the beach under the pier. “Twilight Dance Series” is free.
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Thu, Aug 19; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm STEPHANIE BETTMAN & LUKE HALPIN at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena 91001; reservations 626-794-2424; venue phone 626-398-7917; info www.coffeegallery.com. (“the venue named in FolkWorks as L.A.’s best intimate acoustic listening room venue”).
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They’re back from the road, with their original and extraordinary fiddle & guitar show.
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“That Stephanie Bettman has reached a level comparable to others like Emmylou Harris, Joan Baez and Alison Krauss so quickly is a bit uncanny.” – Country Jukebox, Germany
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“Bettman jams it up like few others as she leads an ensemble with great imagination.” – Maverick Magazine, UK
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Stephanie Bettman is a singer-songwriter-fiddler extraordinaire and has been generating a buzz in bluegrass / country circles with inevitable comparisons to Alison Krauss and Emmylou Harris. She’s been named by Folkworks Magazine as one of LA’s top ten Female Singer Songwriters. Her partner, multi-instrumentalist, Luke Halpin, is an awesome talent in his own right. Listeners find Stephanie’s songs sometimes sad, sometimes sassy, sometimes stunning.
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Together, Stephanie and Luke have been winners in many local and national competitions, including:
* Grand Prize Winners in the 2008 So Cal Live Acoustic Music Competition.
* Winners in the 2007 Topanga Banjo / Fiddle contest.
* Folk Works Top Ten Los Angeles based female singer-songwriters of 2008.
* Music Connection’s Top Twenty-Five New Music Critiques of 2008.
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Inspired by the likes of Sam Bush, Tony Rice, and Mark O’Conner, Luke’s perfectly blended harmonies and his instrumental expertise, together with Stephanie’s artistry and performance, make for a dynamic entertaining experience. Tix, $15.
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Thu, Aug 19; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm STAR ANNA & THE LAUGHING DOGS bring their “gritty Americana” to the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts Pasadena, in Memorial Park, 85 E Holly St, (really Raymond & Walnut), Pasadena 91103; 626-683-3230; www.levittpavilionpasadena.org.
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They’re described as “Gritty Americana-laced rock mixed with sophisticated songwriting.”
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Series runs all summer, several themed nights each week, and includes the “Patchwork of America Series,” a children’s series (7 pm, Wednesdays), and a world music series. Some bench seating with backs is available to sides of center stage. Bring your lawn chair or blanket, and a picnic, but no alcohol is allowed in the park. Ride the Gold Line light rail to Memorial Park Station, to avoid dealing with expensive Old Town Pasadena parking (or park north of the 210 Fwy and walk). Nice outdoor venue.
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The summer’s free music series at the Pasadena venue includes Dengue Fever on Aug 20; La Santa Cecilia on Aug 21; Christian Scott on Aug 22; Debi Derryberry (kids show) on Aug 25; Chuck Mead (Americana; former member of BR549) on Aug 26; Jayme Stone on Aug 27; Roger Espinoza on Aug 28; and a season closer with Rhythmic Circus presenting “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now,” an “innovative” jazz / urban tap dance show on Aug 29. There are other shows in the Levitt series, waaay outside the Guide’s genres. Full calendar of the venue’s summer series at their website. Free show.
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8-10 pm “THURSDAY NIGHT SPOKEN WORD & A CAPPELLA SINGING SHOWCASE” is another of the new OPEN MIC nights on The Coffee Gallery FRONT stage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena; info, 626-398-7917. Everybody knows the world-famous Backstage, with its parade of world-class and renowned professional acts. Every Thursday is a weekly FREE stage in the front of the coffeehouse, “out front,” where you can buy coffeehouse treats and beverages to accompany – and take part in – the free performances.
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It’s a cappella, but they do allow you to use one other instrument:
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The series is hosted by DUANE THORIN, an experienced performer and soundman who runs the mic levels. The Tuesday series welcomes “poets, storytellers, a cappella singers, and other talents.” Signup starts at 7:30 pm, and does not close through the night. Duane says, “There is no entry or cover fee, and we hope you will join us for coffee or a snack while you’re there, peruse the artwork for sale on the walls, and invite friends to this comfortable and well known music venue.”
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In addition, you can catch the Coffee Gallery Front Stage’s live SUNDAY webcast of the MUSIC open mic – live or archived – at www.ustream.tv/channel/the-coffee-gallery-community-front-stage
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(5b) Thursday’s RECURRING
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HERE ARE 34 (geez, Thirty-four!) MORE EVENTS, HAPPENING TODAY & TONIGHT!
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Included are today & tonight’s weekly and monthly residencies, series, showcases, workshops, open mics and other acoustic music events that are scheduled in advance to happen today and tonight, from northern Santa Barbara County to south Orange County, from downtown L.A. to the valleys to the Inland Empire, from the desert to the sea.
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http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2010/08/thursday-third-thursday-every-month.html
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(1) Friday’s “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” picks:
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Annual “BIG BEAR COWBOY GATHERING” at Big Bear Lake, including the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center, 39707 Big Bear Bl, Big Bear Lake 92315; 909-866-4970; bblpac@citybigbearlake.com. With many award-winning cowboy / western performers and cowboy poets. (Runs Thu-Sun, Aug 19-22.)
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“SUMMERGRASS: THE SAN DIEGO BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL” begins today with JOHN REISCHMAN & THE JAY BIRDS, MICHAEL CLEVELAND & FLAMEKEEPER, SPECIAL CONSENSUS BLUEGRASS BAND, BLUEGRASS ETC, CHRIS STUART & BACKCOUNTRY, THE VIRTUAL STRANGERS, LONESOME OTIS, and more, at the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum in Vista. (Runs Aug 20-22.)
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7:30 pm RUFUS WAINWRIGHT plus MARTHA WAINWRIGHT, at the Greek Theatre in Griffith Park, L.A.
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8 pm SARAH LEE GUTHRIE & JOHNNY IRION play the Thousand Oaks Library Music Series, at Grant R. Brimhall Library in Thousand Oaks.
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8 pm SLIGO RAGS at the Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena.
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8 pm “JUST 45 MINUTES FROM BROADWAY,” the critically-acclaimed world-premiere HENRY JAGLOM play has been extended at Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica.
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8:30 pm “TCHAIKOVSKY SPECTACULAR WITH FIREWORKS” for the “Weekend Spectaculars” series at the Hollywood Bowl.
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http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2010/03/fridays-radio-web-radio-tv-acoustic.html
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Fri-Sun, Aug 20-22, festival, in San Diego County; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
“SUMMERGRASS: THE SAN DIEGO BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL” with JOHN REISCHMAN & THE JAY BIRDS, MICHAEL CLEVELAND & FLAMEKEEPER, SPECIAL CONSENSUS BLUEGRASS BAND, BLUEGRASS ETC, CHRIS STUART & BACKCOUNTRY, THE VIRTUAL STRANGERS, LONESOME OTIS, and more, at the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, 2040 N. Santa Fe Av, Vista; 858-679-4854; www.summergrass.net
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Fri, Aug 20; Thu-Sat, Aug 19-21; festival, in Knoxville, Tennessee:
“2010 INDIEGRRL WOMEN IN THE ARTS FESTIVAL / CONFERENCE” Holiday Inn World's Fair Park, 525 Henley St, Knoxville, TN. Indiegrrl is a key non profit indie music organization. Board Member GILLI MOON says, “I love them because they offer so much support and opportunities for female artists. This conference will include performances (mine included) of a ton of beautiful and strong women artists, and some great educational music business panels.”
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Performances are free to the public, and include an “Acoustic Room Stage.” Attending the music biz conference portion requires a fee. Full schedule and more at www.indiegrrl.com/conference.html
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Fri-Sun, Aug 20-22, in Singapore:
Annual “BAYBEATS,” Southeast Asia's version of SXSW, in the Republic of Singapore.
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Fri, Aug 20; Thu-Sun, Aug 19-22, in Big Bear; festival; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
Annual “BIG BEAR COWBOY GATHERING” with SOURDOUGH SLIM and many other headline acts, at Big Bear Lake, including the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center, 39707 Big Bear Bl, Big Bear Lake 92315; 909-866-4970; bblpac@citybigbearlake.com. This festival draws presents award-winning cowboy / western performers and cowboy poets; more at www.bigbearcowboygathering.net
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Check-out some Sourdough Slim performance videos:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-kbdZUDWBM
www.youtube.com/watch?v=HajY_r6RNy0
www.youtube.com/watch?v=_V9NTG6cUj0
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Fri & Sat, Aug 21 & 22:
7 pm ERIC SARDINAS, KEN VALDEZ, with BOBBY BLUEHOUSE opening, for “TWO NIGHTS, THREE GREAT BANDS” at the Arcadia Blues Club, 16 E Huntington Dr, Arcadia 91006; www.arcadiabluesclub.com; 626-447-9349. For seats, make reservations; dinner reservations hold tables until 8:30 pm. More:
Eric Sardinas info, http://srv.ezinedirector.net/?n=3960169&s=93914888;
Ken Valdez info, http://srv.ezinedirector.net/?n=3960170&s=93914888;
Bobby Bluehouse Band opening at 7 pm each night. Doors at 6 pm. Tix, $20.
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Fri, Aug 20; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
7:30 pm RUFUS WAINWRIGHT plus MARTHA WAINWRIGHT, at the Greek Theatre, 2700 N Vermont Ave in Griffith Park, L.A.; Greek Theatre hotline, 323-665-1927; tix, 213-480-3232; www.greektheatrela.com.
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Grammy nominated singer-songwriter RUFUS WAINWRIGHT is touring his latest CD, “All Days Are Nights: Songs For Lulu” (Decca/Universal Music Group). And if you’ve got the likes of MARTHA WAINWRIGHT in the family, of course you bring her along as your special performing guest. (It’s quite a family: RUFUS WAINWRIGHT is the son of musicians KATE McGARRIGLE and LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III.)
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The new CD is Rufus’ sixth studio album and his first new CD in three years. This tour, says its promo, “will be unlike any other for the musician: It will be the first time he performs his music with such intimacy while utilizing a sophisticated onstage production.”
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The new CD features original video art by Scottish artist and filmmaker DOUGLAS GORDON. That becomes key to understanding what you’ll see on stage. Gordon’s CD cover design features a dark eye drenched in mascara and black eye shadow – it’s Wainwright's eye – inspired by film scenes from such classics as G.W. Pabst's “Pandora's Box” (1929). In addition to designing the album cover, Gordon completed an exclusive video-piece for Wainwright's World Tour. The album’s promo asserts, “Gordon's visual language expresses the passion of sorrow, a re-surfacing theme of the twelve songs on Wainwright's most personal album to date.”
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Rufus himself says, "After hiding behind a 70-piece orchestra with my opera you can blame everything on the tuba player. With this album, when the curtain is raised it's me on my own," says Wainwright. Their collaboration will culminate live as Gordon has completed a 10-meter-wide projection that will be used as the backdrop of the stage during the show. The video-piece shows Wainwright's eye in motion and is manually adjusted to precisely fit the variable duration of each specific performance, allowing the audience to see every pupil-dilation, blink and tear, up close and to empathize with the mood of the performance.
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Rufus has just written and composed his first opera, "Prima Donna," and has released six studio albums and three DVDs to date. His previous album, “Release The Stars,” achieved Gold sales status in Canada and the U.K.
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Tix, $46 / $38.50 / $26, + “Convenience Charge” of $13.50 per order (unless you get ‘em from the box office).
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Fri, Aug 20, in Camarillo:
7:30 pm “FAMILY SINGALONG & NIGHT HIKE” at Peter Strauss Ranch, 30000 Mulholland Hwy (2 blks from Troutdale Rd), in Santa Monica Mtns Nat’l Rec Area, near Agoura Hills; 818-382-4819. It’s a “simulated campfire experience” (due to fire hazard), with a singalong and a short (6/10 mile) night hike through the woods. Bring a snack and flashlight. Info, contact Ranger Mary, at 805-370-2348. Free.
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Fri, Aug 20:
PADDY’S PIG plays the Cock 'N Bull Pub, 2947 Lincoln Bl, Santa Monica. All four band members, Missy, Mike, Damon, and Marty will play. This is a fine Irish band, performing traditional and original music. More at www.paddyspigla.com and www.myspace.com/paddyspigla
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Fri, Aug 20; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm SARAH LEE GUTHRIE & JOHNNY IRION play the Thousand Oaks Library Music Series, at Grant R. Brimhall Library, 1401 E Janss Rd, Thousand Oaks 91362; 818-621-8309; info, www.BodieHouse.com.
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Sarah Lee Guthrie with her husband Johnny Irion are one of the most acclaimed folk-rock duos of the last decade. The granddaughter of Woody Guthrie proves the musical genes were handed-down to yet another generation. Sarah Lee Guthrie and husband Johnny Irion delight festival crowds worldwide and play the prestigious big venues. They delighted thew crowd at last year’s “L.A. Acoustic Music Festival,” as they have at UCLA Live.
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Along the way, they’ve collected stellar reviews. "The distinguishing feature throughout is the couple's caressing harmonies, which carry on the legacy of Johnny and June, Gram and Emmylou." – Maverick. "...the pair click together like an old belt buckle." - Independent On Sun. "Welch and Rawlings apart - its hard to recall two modern country voices that dovetail as elegantly as this husband and wife team... A dream." – Uncut.
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FolkWorks says, “‘Authentic.’ ‘Timeless.’ ‘Harmonious.’ ‘Exhilarating.’ Any or all of these adjectives could describe the folk-rock sound created by Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion (eye-ree-un). The musical richness and psychological depth of their initial collaboration, the fittingly titled ‘Exploration,’ is irrefutable proof that the disarming granddaughter of Woody / daughter of Arlo and the prodigious South Carolinian quite naturally bring out the best in each other.”
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Fri, Aug 20; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm SLIGO RAGS at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena 91001; reservations 626-794-2424; venue phone 626-398-7917; info www.coffeegallery.com. (“the venue named in FolkWorks as L.A.’s best intimate acoustic listening room venue”).
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Named among the top acoustic bands in LA (by Folkworks Magazine) and two-time winners of the Orange County Music Award for Best Folk Band, this dynamic ensemble presents Irish Folk with a decidedly bluegrass attitude. Sligo Rags is taking the local and not-so-local Folk and Irish music scenes by storm with a unique blend of eclectic musical influences. Dan Miller of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine says “These guys have it all--great vocals, lots of energy, captivating songs, well executed arrangements, and tasteful solos.” Their debut studio recording, "The Night Before the Morning After", was called "the best I've heard from a stateside band" by Celtic Beat Magazine, while their sophomore effort, “The Whiskey Never Lies,” (called “the best from the West Coast Celts in many years” by Shay Clark of the Irish-American News), was named one of the top 10 of 2007 by Folkworks. Don’t be surprised if elements of country, gypsy jazz and swing manage to sneak their way into the act as well. Award-winning flatpicking and fingerstyle guitarist David Burns (recently featured in Flatpicking Guitar Magazine), fiddler extraordinaire Michael Kelly, world-renowned bassist Gordon Rustvold, and percussion whiz-kid Jonathan Baer are guaranteed to fill the room and your lives with electricity. They may give you a good laugh or two along the way as well.
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"Sligo Rags have mastered the ability to take songs from a time gone by and make them fresh and relevant for a modern audience. Their passion for the music and their willingness to take risks combine for an outstanding live show."--Music Connection.
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"…A ‘money back, no questions asked if you are not thrilled’ act. Bring friends. Dynamic, up tempo, multi-talented. A fusion that just crackles." —Bob Stane, proprietor, The Coffee Gallery Backstage. Tix. $18.
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Fri, Aug 20:
8 & 9:30 pm “THE JAZZ BAKERY'S MOVEABLE FEAST” brings THE CAROL WEISSMAN QUARTET to the Boston Court Performing Arts Center, 70 N Mentor Av, Pasadena 91106; www.bostoncourt.org; 626-683-6883.
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Carol Welsman is an internationally acclaimed singer and pianist whose expressive vocal styling and dynamic stage presence have captivated audiences around the world. She has sold over 60,000 CDs in Canada alone, something few jazz artists in Canada have experienced.
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Fri, Aug 20:
8 pm DENGUE FEVER at the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts Pasadena, in Memorial Park, 85 E Holly St, (really Raymond & Walnut), Pasadena 91103; 626-683-3230; www.levittpavilionpasadena.org.
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Okay, you may wonder how in the world this group got listed in the Acoustic Americana Music Guide. They’re “a psychedelic take on the Cambodian pop and rock sounds of the ‘60s.” They’re innovative, and we’re listing them.
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Series runs all summer, several themed nights each week, and includes the “Patchwork of America Series,” a children’s series (7 pm, Wednesdays), and a world music series. Some bench seating with backs is available to sides of center stage. Bring your lawn chair or blanket, and a picnic, but no alcohol is allowed in the park. Ride the Gold Line light rail to Memorial Park Station, to avoid dealing with expensive Old Town Pasadena parking (or park north of the 210 Fwy and walk). Nice outdoor venue.
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The summer’s free music series at the Pasadena venue includes La Santa Cecilia on Aug 21; Christian Scott on Aug 22; Debi Derryberry (kids show) on Aug 25; Chuck Mead (Americana; former member of BR549) on Aug 26; Jayme Stone on Aug 27; Roger Espinoza on Aug 28; and a season closer with Rhythmic Circus presenting “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now,” an “innovative” jazz / urban tap dance show on Aug 29. There are other shows in the Levitt series, waaay outside the Guide’s genres. Full calendar of the venue’s summer series at their website. Free show.
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Fri, Aug 20; extended indefinitely; live theatre; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm Fri & Sat (& 5 pm Sun) “JUST 45 MINUTES FROM BROADWAY,” the critically-acclaimed world-premiere HENRY JAGLOM play has been extended at Edgemar Center for the Arts, on the Main Stage, 2437 Main St, Santa Monica 90405. Reservations req’d at 310-392-7327 or www.edgemarcenter.org (under events tab).
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Multiplatinum songwriter and cast member HARRIET SCHOCK tells us, “There’s a film being made of it, Henry Jaglom has already started shooting. Audiences love it and we’ve enjoyed performing it [well over 100] times. We’ve been extended again, but please don’t wait too long to see [this] wonderful, funny, moving, thoroughly enjoyable play.”
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Harriet Schock has worked with famous film director Henry Jaglom, writing the music for several of his feature film projects, and performing that music on-camera in his latest, “Irene in Time,” which stars Tanna Frederick, also the star if this play, making its world-premiere run.
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“JUST 45 MINUTES FROM BROADWAY” stars TANNA FREDERICK, JULIE DAVIS, DAVID GARVER, JACK HELLER, DAVID PROVAL, DIANE SALINGER, & HARRIET SCHOCK. Directed by Gary Imhoff, produced by Alexandra Guarnieri.
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"A near-Chekhovian delight! Go !!! " - L.A. Weekly
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"Henry Jaglom's new play rocks! A brilliant comic cast!" - The Huffington Post
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"Tanna Frederick moves effortlessly through an array of emotions, she & David Garver exude a quiet magnetism. Jaglom's homage to theatre people will appeal to everyone." - Hollywood Reporter
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"Henry Jaglom is a master storyteller. 'Lust 45 Minutes from Broadway' should tickle New York theatergoers when it moves closer than 45 minutes away." - For ReviewPlays.com )in The Santa Monica Daily Press and The San Diego Jewish World)
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Runs Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 5 pm, in an extended run. Parking is available (fee charged) in an onsite structure, and metered parking is available in nearby Lot 11, across the street from Peet's Coffee. Tix, $25.
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Fri, Aug 20; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8:30 pm “TCHAIKOVSKY SPECTACULAR WITH FIREWORKS” for the “Weekend Spectaculars” series at the Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N Highland Av, Hollywood; 323-850-2000 or 213-480-3232; www.hollywoodbowl.com. With the LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC, BRAMWELL TOVEY, conductor; BAIBA SKRIDE, violin; USC TROJAN MARCHING BAND, DR. ARTHUR C. BARTNER, director. Runs Aug 20 & 21.
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9 pm THE MOTHER TRUCKERS from Austin play the Mint, 6010 W Pico Bl, L.A.; 323-954-9630; www.themintla.com. More at http://kgmusicpress.com/l/1xnf50/5258953. Tix, $12 advance, $15 door.
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HERE ARE 23 (yep, Twenty-three!) MORE EVENTS HAPPENING TODAY & TONIGHT!
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Included are today & tonight’s weekly and monthly residencies, series, showcases, workshops, open mics and other acoustic music events that are scheduled in advance to happen today and tonight, from northern Santa Barbara County to south Orange County, from downtown L.A. to the valleys to the Inland Empire, from the desert to the sea.
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http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2010/08/friday-third-friday-every-month.html
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Annual “BIG BEAR COWBOY GATHERING” at Big Bear Lake, including the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center, 39707 Big Bear Bl, Big Bear Lake 92315; 909-866-4970; bblpac@citybigbearlake.com. With many award-winning cowboy / western performers and cowboy poets. (Runs Thu-Sun, Aug 19-22.)
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“SUMMERGRASS: THE SAN DIEGO BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL” continues today with JOHN REISCHMAN & THE JAY BIRDS, MICHAEL CLEVELAND & FLAMEKEEPER, SPECIAL CONSENSUS BLUEGRASS BAND, BLUEGRASS ETC, CHRIS STUART & BACKCOUNTRY, THE VIRTUAL STRANGERS, LONESOME OTIS, and more, at the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum in Vista. (Runs Aug 20-22.)
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4-5:30 pm “GARDEN CONCERTS FOR KIDS” series concludes for 2010 with SARAH LEE GUTHRIE & FAMILY at the Getty Center in L.A. (Runs this Sat & Sun.
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7 pm MEN OF WORTH, the great Scottish duo, plays a house concert in Santa Monica.
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7 pm Champion Yodeler JUDY CODER plus top western music award winners THE TUMBLING TUMBLEWEEDS; double bill, at the Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena.
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7:30 pm JOYCE WOODSON plus RAY DOYLE, in an evening of western folk music at the “LIVING TRADITION” music series in Anaheim.
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7:30 pm ROUND MOUNTAIN & FRANK FAIRFIELD play a double bill of old time string music and vocals at the Folk Music Center & Museum in Claremont.
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7:30 pm LISA HALEY & THE ZYDEKATS, GRAMMY Nominee, play the “Music Under the Stars” series at Olivas Adobe in Ventura.
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8 pm CROOKED STILL, with BETTY SOO opening, play the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara.
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8 pm “JUST 45 MINUTES FROM BROADWAY,” the critically-acclaimed world-premiere HENRY JAGLOM play has been extended at Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica.
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8:30 pm “TCHAIKOVSKY SPECTACULAR WITH FIREWORKS” for the “Weekend Spectaculars” series at the Hollywood Bowl. (Runs Aug 20 & 21.)
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1 pm “DEVELOP AND IMPROVE YOUR YODEL” by JUDY CODER presented by the Western Music Association, California Chapter, at the Autry National Center / Autry Museum of the American West, in Griffith Park, L.A.
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http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2010/03/saturdays-radio-web-radio-tv-acoustic.html
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Sat, Aug 21; runs Aug 20-22, festival, in San Diego County; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
“SUMMERGRASS: THE SAN DIEGO BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL” with JOHN REISCHMAN & THE JAY BIRDS, MICHAEL CLEVELAND & FLAMEKEEPER, SPECIAL CONSENSUS BLUEGRASS BAND, BLUEGRASS ETC, CHRIS STUART & BACKCOUNTRY, THE VIRTUAL STRANGERS, LONESOME OTIS, and more, at the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, 2040 N. Santa Fe Av, Vista; 858-679-4854; www.summergrass.net
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Sat & Sun, Aug 21 & 22, in Western Canada:
Annual “PRINCETON TRADITIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL” in Princeton, British Columbia, with JON BARTLETT & RIKA RUEBSAAT, JOHN GOTHARD, STEWART HENDRICKSON, CHRIS ROE, GREAT BIG SING, SIMON TREVELYAN, and many others. Info, http://princetonfestival.wordpress.com
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Sat, Aug 21; Thu-Sat, Aug 19-21; festival, in Knoxville, Tennessee:
“2010 INDIEGRRL WOMEN IN THE ARTS FESTIVAL / CONFERENCE” Holiday Inn World's Fair Park, 525 Henley St, Knoxville, TN. Indiegrrl is a key non profit indie music organization. Board Member GILLI MOON says, “I love them because they offer so much support and opportunities for female artists. This conference will include performances (mine included) of a ton of beautiful and strong women artists, and some great educational music business panels.”
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Sat & Sun, Aug 21 & 22, in Denmark:
Annual “COPENHAGEN SONGWRITER’S FESTIVAL” produced by Southern Cal native BRETT PERKINS. Brett has built a big-deal event in Europe. Info, www.brettperkins.com
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Annual “BAYBEATS,” Southeast Asia's version of SXSW, in the Republic of Singapore.
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Annual “BIG BEAR COWBOY GATHERING” with SOURDOUGH SLIM and many other headline acts, at Big Bear Lake, including the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center, 39707 Big Bear Bl, Big Bear Lake 92315; 909-866-4970; bblpac@citybigbearlake.com. This festival draws presents award-winning cowboy / western performers and cowboy poets; more at www.bigbearcowboygathering.net
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Check-out some Sourdough Slim performance videos:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-kbdZUDWBM
www.youtube.com/watch?v=HajY_r6RNy0
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Sat, Aug 21, workshop; an “EVENT-OF-THE-WEEK FOR ARTISTS:
1 pm “DEVELOP AND IMPROVE YOUR YODEL” by JUDY CODER presented by the Western Music Association, California Chapter, at the Autry National Center / Autry Museum of the American West, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Griffith Park, L.A. 90027. Held in the classrooms adjacent to the museum’s Wells Fargo Theater.
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International Yodeling Champion and Kansas’ own “Yodeling Princess” JUDY CODER presents an exciting workshop on the techniques of yodeling. People throughout the world have used yodeling for communication and adding expression to their music. In the United States, both bluegrass and western music have integrated yodeling in their styles. Judy has twice been named “International Yodeling Champion” by the Western Music Association. Her other titles include Academy of Western Artists “Yodeler of the Year,” and she’s been named the “Patsy Montana National Yodeling Champion.” Classically trained with a background in music education, Judy applies her expertise to her yodeling, and she is a great teacher. This is a fine and very unusual opportunity to learn secrets from the expert.
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Questions, contact Marilyn Tuttle at 818-365-8709 or Lindalee Green at 661-297-5955 or lindaleegreen@earthlink.net. $20 fee; $15 for WMA members; $5 for kids age 12 & under.
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Sat & Sun, Aug 21 & 22; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
4-5:30 pm “GARDEN CONCERTS FOR KIDS” series concludes for 2010 with SARAH LEE GUTHRIE & FAMILY at the Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr, L.A. 90049; 310-440-7300.
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The summertime series brings free concerts in the Central Garden for kids and families with some of the best children's musicians from across the nation. Free concert, parking is $10.
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Sat, Aug 21; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
7 pm MEN OF WORTH, the great Scottish duo of DONNIE MacDONALD & JAMES KEIGHER, plays a house concert in Santa Monica. Reservations get directions. Info, www.menofworth.com
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“The folk-music duo, Men of Worth, was formed by James Keigher (Ireland) and Donnie Macdonald (Scotland) in 1986. Both exiles, it was through the Celtic music scene in Southern California that James and Donnie first met, and within a couple of years a partnership developed that was simultaneously serious and fun.
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“Geographical changes now find James and Donnie living in Southern Oregon and Northern California respectively. Whilst remaining true to their Gaelic roots, Men of Worth have successfully evolved as entertainers. Success breeds success, and a natural progression toward education and travel has sealed the next decade as an exciting and pioneering era for the versatile duo.” – FolkWorks.
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Sat, Aug 21; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
7 pm Champion Yodeler JUDY CODER plus top western music award winners THE TUMBLING TUMBLEWEEDS in a double bill at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena 91001; reservations 626-794-2424; venue phone 626-398-7917; info www.coffeegallery.com. (“the venue named in FolkWorks as L.A.’s best intimate acoustic listening room venue”).
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JUDY CODER is the International Yodeling Champion and Kansas’ own “Yodeling Princess.” Classically trained with a background in music education, Judy applies her expertise to her yodeling. Judy has twice been named “International Yodeling Champion” by the Western Music Association. Her other titles include Academy of Western Artists “Yodeler of the Year,” and she’s been named the “Patsy Montana National Yodeling Champion.” In the United States, both bluegrass and western music have integrated yodeling in their styles, deriving from a much older tradition. People throughout the world have used yodeling for communication and adding expression to their music. In addition to tonight’s show, Judy does a yodeling workshop for singers at 1 pm today at the Autry Museum (see listing).
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THE TUMBLING TUMBLEWEEDS return to the venue where they played their first show, on the way to winning the top awards in western music. While they began as a tribute to the SONS OF THE PIONEERS, they combine fine vocal harmonies with fancy footwork and their own originals that are played on all the western music radio shows in North America and Europe. Recently featured on the Channel 5 Morning News, they were the musical headliners at the Autry Museum’s “National Day of the Cowboy & Cowgirl” in July, an event that set records for attendance. More at www.thetumblingtumbleweeds.com. Tix, $20.
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Sat, Aug 21; Fri & Sat, Aug 21 & 22:
7 pm ERIC SARDINAS, KEN VALDEZ, with BOBBY BLUEHOUSE opening, for “TWO NIGHTS, THREE GREAT BANDS” at the Arcadia Blues Club, 16 E Huntington Dr, Arcadia 91006; www.arcadiabluesclub.com; 626-447-9349. For seats, make reservations; dinner reservations hold tables until 8:30 pm. More:
Eric Sardinas info, http://srv.ezinedirector.net/?n=3960169&s=93914888;
Ken Valdez info, http://srv.ezinedirector.net/?n=3960170&s=93914888;
Bobby Bluehouse Band opening at 7 pm each night. Doors at 6 pm. Tix, $20.
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Aug 21; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick, in OC:
7:30 pm JOYCE WOODSON plus RAY DOYLE, in an evening of western folk music at the “LIVING TRADITION” music series, at the Anaheim Downtown Community Center, 250 E Center St, Anaheim; www.thelivingtradition.org; reservations 949-646-1964 or steve@psitech.com.
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JOYCE WOODSON is Orange County’s own western-folk star singer-songwriter. Joyce beautifully presents her award-winning take on Western music. With her crystal clear voice and mellifluous guitar playing, her songs tell stories that bring the characters to life as if they are sitting next to you at the campfire.
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RAY DOYLE, a member of the award-winning WYLIE & THE WILD WEST band, has a personal history like a westerner of 150 years ago. He was born in Dublin, Ireland, and emigrated with his family to the US, eventually settling near Hollywood, California. His CD, “The Emigrant Trail”, celebrates his Irish heritage, Western music influences and the emigrant experience.
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Sat, Aug 21; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
7:30 pm ROUND MOUNTAIN & FRANK FAIRFIELD play a double bill of old time string music, contemporary roots music, and vocals, at the Folk Music Center & Museum, 220 Yale Av, Claremont 91711; 909-624-2928; www.folkmusiccenter.com. More at www.roundmountainmusic.com and www.myspace.com/frankfairfield. Doors at 7 pm. Tix, $12.
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Sat, Aug 21; every Sat, Jul 10-Sep 11, in Ventura:
7:30-9:30 pm “MUSIC UNDER THE STARS” brings a different band each week, for music in various genres, to Olivas Adobe, 4200 Olivas Park Dr, Ventura. Info, 805-658-4726. Tix, $18; optional dinner is $13.50.
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Sat, Aug 21; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick, in Ventura:
7:30 pm LISA HALEY & THE ZYDEKATS, GRAMMY Nominee, play the “Music Under the Stars” series at Olivas Adobe, 4200 Olivas Park Dr, Ventura 93003; show info, www.cityofventura.net/community_services/cultural_affairs/cultural_services_events/music_stars or 805-658-4726.
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Catch a video of them live at the San Diego Gator Festival at www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKI9LHinDPM and www.youtube.com/watch?v=llHKUzjggg4 and more at www.myspace.com/lisahaley
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Sat, Aug 21; world music:
NORTEC COLLECTIVE and MR. VALLENATO play the “GRAND PERFORMANCES” series at California Plaza Fountain Court, 350 S Grand Av, LA; 213-687-2159; www.grandperformances.org.
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Sat, Aug 21, in Santa Barbara; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm CROOKED STILL, with BETTY SOO opening, play the Lobero Theatre, 33 E Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara; 805-963-0761; www.lobero.com. (“Performances to Grow On” venue; www.ptgo.org; 805-646-8907.)
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“Purveyors of the nu-folk, bluegrass movement, Crooked Still are equal parts ambassador and innovators as evidenced on their newest release Some Strange Country available May 18th on Signature Sounds. The musical prowess of this defiantly non-traditional bluegrass quintet is on display as radically re-imagined traditional fare blends seamlessly alongside four original compositions and a surprising take on the Rolling Stones' ‘You Got The Silver.’” – FolkWorks.
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Sat, Aug 21:
8 pm LA SANTA CECELIA plays the “Patchwork of America” series at Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts Pasadena, in Memorial Park, 85 E Holly St, (really Raymond & Walnut), Pasadena 91103; 626-683-3230; www.levittpavilionpasadena.org.
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This group creatively combines cumbia, bossa nova, tango, rock, and klezmer music.
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Series runs all summer, several themed nights each week, and includes the “Patchwork of America Series,” a children’s series (7 pm, Wednesdays), and a world music series. Some bench seating with backs is available to sides of center stage. Bring your lawn chair or blanket, and a picnic, but no alcohol is allowed in the park. Ride the Gold Line light rail to Memorial Park Station, to avoid dealing with expensive Old Town Pasadena parking (or park north of the 210 Fwy and walk). Nice outdoor venue.
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The summer’s free music series at the Pasadena venue includes Christian Scott on Aug 22; Debi Derryberry (kids show) on Aug 25; Chuck Mead (Americana; former member of BR549) on Aug 26; Jayme Stone on Aug 27; Roger Espinoza on Aug 28; and a season closer with Rhythmic Circus presenting “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now,” an “innovative” jazz / urban tap dance show on Aug 29. There are other shows in the Levitt series, waaay outside the Guide’s genres. Full calendar of the venue’s summer series at their website. Free show.
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8 & 9:30 pm “THE JAZZ BAKERY'S MOVEABLE FEAST” brings THE WOODFORD, EHLING, RATNER & WALLACE QUARTET to the Boston Court Performing Arts Center, 70 N Mentor Av, Pasadena 91106; www.bostoncourt.org; 626-683-6883.
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It’s Colin Woodford on drums, Otto Ehling on piano, Adam Ratner on guitar, and Carter Wallace on bass.
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Sat, Aug 21; extended indefinitely; live theatre; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm Fri & Sat (& 5 pm Sun) “JUST 45 MINUTES FROM BROADWAY,” the critically-acclaimed world-premiere HENRY JAGLOM play has been extended at Edgemar Center for the Arts, on the Main Stage, 2437 Main St, Santa Monica 90405. Reservations req’d at 310-392-7327 or www.edgemarcenter.org (under events tab).
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Multiplatinum songwriter and cast member HARRIET SCHOCK tells us, “There’s a film being made of it, Henry Jaglom has already started shooting. Audiences love it and we’ve enjoyed performing it [well over 100] times. We’ve been extended again, but please don’t wait too long to see [this] wonderful, funny, moving, thoroughly enjoyable play.”
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Harriet Schock has worked with famous film director Henry Jaglom, writing the music for several of his feature film projects, and performing that music on-camera in his latest, “Irene in Time,” which stars Tanna Frederick, also the star if this play, making its world-premiere run.
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“JUST 45 MINUTES FROM BROADWAY” stars TANNA FREDERICK, JULIE DAVIS, DAVID GARVER, JACK HELLER, DAVID PROVAL, DIANE SALINGER, & HARRIET SCHOCK. Directed by Gary Imhoff, produced by Alexandra Guarnieri.
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"A near-Chekhovian delight! Go !!! " - L.A. Weekly
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"Henry Jaglom's new play rocks! A brilliant comic cast!" - The Huffington Post
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"Tanna Frederick moves effortlessly through an array of emotions, she & David Garver exude a quiet magnetism. Jaglom's homage to theatre people will appeal to everyone." - Hollywood Reporter
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"Henry Jaglom is a master storyteller. 'Lust 45 Minutes from Broadway' should tickle New York theatergoers when it moves closer than 45 minutes away." - For ReviewPlays.com )in The Santa Monica Daily Press and The San Diego Jewish World)
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Runs Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 5 pm, in an extended run. Parking is available (fee charged) in an onsite structure, and metered parking is available in nearby Lot 11, across the street from Peet's Coffee. Tix, $25.
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Sat, Aug 21; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8:30 pm “TCHAIKOVSKY SPECTACULAR WITH FIREWORKS” for the “Weekend Spectaculars” series at the Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N Highland Av, Hollywood; 323-850-2000 or 213-480-3232; www.hollywoodbowl.com. With the LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC, BRAMWELL TOVEY, conductor; BAIBA SKRIDE, violin; USC TROJAN MARCHING BAND, DR. ARTHUR C. BARTNER, director. Runs Aug 20 & 21.
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(5b) Saturday’s RECURRING
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HERE ARE 31 (wow, Thirty-one!) MORE EVENTS, HAPPENING TODAY & TONIGHT!
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Included are today & tonight’s weekly and monthly residencies, series, showcases, workshops, open mics and other acoustic music events that are scheduled in advance to happen today and tonight, from northern Santa Barbara County to south Orange County, from downtown L.A. to the valleys to the Inland Empire, from the desert to the sea.
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http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2010/08/saturday-third-saturday-every-month.html
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(1a) Sunday’s “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” picks:
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Annual “BIG BEAR COWBOY GATHERING” at Big Bear Lake, including the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center, 39707 Big Bear Bl, Big Bear Lake 92315; 909-866-4970; bblpac@citybigbearlake.com. With many award-winning cowboy / western performers and cowboy poets. (Runs Thu-Sun, Aug 19-22.)
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2 pm & 7 pm DAVE STAMEY, winner of every Western Music award, plays two shows, an afternoon matinee and an evening concert, at the Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena.
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4-5:30 pm “GARDEN CONCERTS FOR KIDS” series concludes for 2010 with SARAH LEE GUTHRIE & FAMILY at the Getty Center in L.A. (Runs this Sat & Sun.
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4:30-6 pm MEN OF WORTH, the great Scottish duo, joined by EVAN ANDERSON, JILL CASSIDY, BOB AND PEGGY DOUGHERTY, BARBARA GERSHMAN, PATTY MCCOLLOM, & BARBARA WHITNEY, at Lantern Bay Park in Dana Point.
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5 pm “JUST 45 MINUTES FROM BROADWAY,” the critically-acclaimed world-premiere HENRY JAGLOM play has been extended at Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica.
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7 pm CROOKED STILL plays McCabe’s in Santa Monica.
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7 pm (& 2 pm) DAVE STAMEY, winner of every Western Music award, plays two shows, an afternoon matinee and an evening concert, at the Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena.
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4:30-6 pm ”CHROMATIC HARMONICA WORKSHOP” with BILL BARRETT at the Folk Music Center & Museum in Claremont.
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Sun, Aug 22; Fri-Sun, Aug 20-22, festival, in San Diego County:
“SUMMERGRASS: THE SAN DIEGO BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL” with JOHN REISCHMAN & THE JAY BIRDS, MICHAEL CLEVELAND & FLAMEKEEPER, SPECIAL CONSENSUS BLUEGRASS BAND, BLUEGRASS ETC, CHRIS STUART & BACKCOUNTRY, THE VIRTUAL STRANGERS, LONESOME OTIS, and more, at the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, 2040 N. Santa Fe Av, Vista; 858-679-4854; www.summergrass.net
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Annual “COTATI ACCORDION FESTIVAL” with SOURDOUGH SLIM and other accordion-playing singers and multi-instrumentalists, at La Plaza Park in Cotati, CA. Sourdough performs with ROBERT ARMSTRONG at 11:35 am. Info, www.cotatifest.com
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Check-out some Sourdough Slim performance videos:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-kbdZUDWBM
www.youtube.com/watch?v=HajY_r6RNy0
www.youtube.com/watch?v=_V9NTG6cUj0
www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6aRDawFme4
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Sun, Aug 22; Sat & Sun, Aug 21 & 22, in Denmark:
Annual “COPENHAGEN SONGWRITER’S FESTIVAL” produced by Southern Cal native BRETT PERKINS. Brett has built a big-deal event in Europe. Info, www.brettperkins.com
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Annual “BAYBEATS,” Southeast Asia's version of SXSW, in the Republic of Singapore.
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Annual “BIG BEAR COWBOY GATHERING” with SOURDOUGH SLIM and many other headline acts, at Big Bear Lake, including the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center, 39707 Big Bear Bl, Big Bear Lake 92315; 909-866-4970; bblpac@citybigbearlake.com. This festival draws presents award-winning cowboy / western performers and cowboy poets; more at www.bigbearcowboygathering.net
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Check-out some Sourdough Slim performance videos:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-kbdZUDWBM
www.youtube.com/watch?v=HajY_r6RNy0
www.youtube.com/watch?v=_V9NTG6cUj0
www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6aRDawFme4
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Sun, Aug 22:
11 am HEIDI SWEDBERG & The SUKEY JUMP BAND play a “Matinee Kids' Show” at McCabe’s, 3101 Pico Bl (Pico at 31st), Santa Monica 90405; www.mccabes.com; 310-828-4403; tix, 310-828-4497. Tix, $8 (kids under age 2 are free).
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1:30-4:30 pm “CALIFORNIA OLD-TIME FIDDLERS ASSOCIATION ACOUSTIC JAM,” welcomes players, dancers, listeners, and those interested in learning to play an instrument, at Oak View Community Center, 18 Valley Rd, Oak View. Info, 805-517-1131 or 805-640-3689. Refreshments available for purchase. Free.
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Sun, Aug 22; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
2 pm & 7 pm DAVE STAMEY plays two shows, an afternoon matinee and an evening concert, at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena 91001; reservations 626-794-2424; venue phone 626-398-7917; info www.coffeegallery.com. (“the venue named in FolkWorks as L.A.’s best intimate acoustic listening room venue”).
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DAVE STAMEY is a marvelous performing songwriter who has won every award in western music, at least once. Voted Male Performer of the Year by the Western Music Association, winner of the Will Rogers Award for Male Vocalist of the Year from the Academy of Western Artists, and a five-time nominee before winning Songwriter Of The Year, Dave Stamey is one of the most popular Western Entertainers working today. His vast repertoire of classic and original Western folk music represents a link between today's Americana singer-songwriters and the old-time cowboy balladeers. He has delighted audiences in seven states, performed live on radio’s “Tied to the Tracks,” and will tell you he has found that he “prefers this type of work to being stomped by angry horses.”
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Sun, Aug 22; Sat & Sun, Aug 21 & 22; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
4-5:30 pm “GARDEN CONCERTS FOR KIDS” series concludes for 2010 with SARAH LEE GUTHRIE & FAMILY at the Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr, L.A. 90049; 310-440-7300.
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The summertime series brings free concerts in the Central Garden for kids and families with some of the best children's musicians from across the nation. Free concert, parking is $10.
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Sun, Aug 22:
4:30-6 pm MEN OF WORTH duo of DONNIE MacDONALD & JAMES KEIGHER, plus local musicians who were on the recent MEN OF WORTH tour to Scotland – EVAN ANDERSON, JILL CASSIDY, BOB AND PEGGY DOUGHERTY, BARBARA GERSHMAN, PATTY MCCOLLOM, & BARBARA WHITNEY – joining them for a cameo appearance the last 15 minutes, at Lantern Bay Park, 25111 Park Lantern Rd, Dana Point 92629. Info, call Patty, at 714-267-4567. Free.
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Sun, Aug 22; an “EVENT-OF-THE-WEEK for artists” pick:
4:30-6 pm ”CHROMATIC HARMONICA WORKSHOP” with BILL BARRETT at the Folk Music Center & Museum, 220 Yale Av, Claremont 91711; 909-624-2928; www.folkmusiccenter.com. More at www.myspace.com/billbarrett23. Call venue for sign-ups & info. Fee, $20.
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Sun, Aug 22; extended indefinitely; live theatre; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
5 pm Sun (& 8 pm Fri & Sat) “JUST 45 MINUTES FROM BROADWAY,” the critically-acclaimed world-premiere HENRY JAGLOM play has been extended at Edgemar Center for the Arts, on the Main Stage, 2437 Main St, Santa Monica 90405. Reservations req’d at 310-392-7327 or www.edgemarcenter.org (under events tab).
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Multiplatinum songwriter and cast member HARRIET SCHOCK tells us, “There’s a film being made of it, Henry Jaglom has already started shooting. Audiences love it and we’ve enjoyed performing it [well over 100] times. We’ve been extended again, but please don’t wait too long to see [this] wonderful, funny, moving, thoroughly enjoyable play.”
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Harriet Schock has worked with famous film director Henry Jaglom, writing the music for several of his feature film projects, and performing that music on-camera in his latest, “Irene in Time,” which stars Tanna Frederick, also the star if this play, making its world-premiere run.
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“JUST 45 MINUTES FROM BROADWAY” stars TANNA FREDERICK, JULIE DAVIS, DAVID GARVER, JACK HELLER, DAVID PROVAL, DIANE SALINGER, & HARRIET SCHOCK. Directed by Gary Imhoff, produced by Alexandra Guarnieri.
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Here’s a bit of the critical rave:
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"A near-Chekhovian delight! Go !!! " - L.A. Weekly
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"Henry Jaglom's new play rocks! A brilliant comic cast!" - The Huffington Post
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"Tanna Frederick moves effortlessly through an array of emotions, she & David Garver exude a quiet magnetism. Jaglom's homage to theatre people will appeal to everyone." - Hollywood Reporter
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"Henry Jaglom is a master storyteller. 'Lust 45 Minutes from Broadway' should tickle New York theatergoers when it moves closer than 45 minutes away." - For ReviewPlays.com )in The Santa Monica Daily Press and The San Diego Jewish World)
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Runs Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 5 pm, in an extended run. Parking is available (fee charged) in an onsite structure, and metered parking is available in nearby Lot 11, across the street from Peet's Coffee. Tix, $25.
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Sun, Aug 22:
6 pm TICKET TO RIDE (a tribute to THE BEATLES) play this week’s not-exactly-acoustic free show at the “CONCERTS ON THE GREEN” series, sponsored by Valley Cultural Center at Lou Bredlow Pavilion, Warner Center Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Bl, Woodland Hills; www.valleycultural.org; 818-704-1358. Bring folding chairs or a blanket and get there early to find a good spot. Food and beverages available inexpensively in the park for these concerts. Free show.
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Sun, Aug 22; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
7 pm DAVE STAMEY plays two shows, an afternoon matinee (2 pm) and this evening concert, at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena 91001; reservations 626-794-2424; venue phone 626-398-7917; info www.coffeegallery.com. (“the venue named in FolkWorks as L.A.’s best intimate acoustic listening room venue”).
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DAVE STAMEY is a marvelous performing songwriter who has won every award in western music, at least once. Voted Male Performer of the Year by the Western Music Association, winner of the Will Rogers Award for Male Vocalist of the Year from the Academy of Western Artists, and a five-time nominee before winning Songwriter Of The Year, Dave Stamey is one of the most popular Western Entertainers working today. His vast repertoire of classic and original Western folk music represents a link between today's Americana singer-songwriters and the old-time cowboy balladeers. He has delighted audiences in seven states, performed live on radio’s “Tied to the Tracks,” and will tell you he has found that he “prefers this type of work to being stomped by angry horses.”
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Sun, Aug 22; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
7 pm CROOKED STILL plays McCabe’s, 3101 Pico Bl (Pico at 31st), Santa Monica 90405; www.mccabes.com; 310-828-4403; tix, 310-828-4497.
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“Purveyors of the nu-folk, bluegrass movement, Crooked Still are equal parts ambassador and innovators as evidenced on their newest release Some Strange Country available May 18th on Signature Sounds. The musical prowess of this defiantly non-traditional bluegrass quintet is on display as radically re-imagined traditional fare blends seamlessly alongside four original compositions and a surprising take on the Rolling Stones' ‘You Got The Silver.’” – FolkWorks. Tix, $17.50.
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7 pm CHRISTIAN SCOTT at Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts Pasadena, in Memorial Park, 85 E Holly St, (really Raymond & Walnut), Pasadena 91103; 626-683-3230; www.levittpavilionpasadena.org.
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Christian Scott is a Grammy-nominated trumpeter, credited with leading a new generation of jazz musicians.
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The venue’s summer series features several themed nights each week, and includes the “Patchwork of America Series,” a children’s series (7 pm, Wednesdays), and a world music series. Some bench seating with backs is available to sides of center stage. Bring your lawn chair or blanket, and a picnic, but no alcohol is allowed in the park. Ride the Gold Line light rail to Memorial Park Station, to avoid dealing with expensive Old Town Pasadena parking (or park north of the 210 Fwy and walk). Nice outdoor venue.
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The summer’s free music series at the Pasadena venue includes Debi Derryberry (kids show) on Aug 25; Chuck Mead (Americana; former member of BR549) on Aug 26; Jayme Stone on Aug 27; Roger Espinoza on Aug 28; and a season closer with Rhythmic Circus presenting “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now,” an “innovative” jazz / urban tap dance show on Aug 29. There are other shows in the Levitt series, waaay outside the Guide’s genres. Full calendar of the venue’s summer series at their website. Free show.
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HERE ARE 39 (Thirty-nine!) MORE EVENTS, HAPPENING TODAY & TONIGHT!
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Included are today & tonight’s weekly and monthly residencies, series, showcases, workshops, open mics and other acoustic music events that are scheduled in advance to happen today and tonight, from northern Santa Barbara County to south Orange County, from downtown L.A. to the valleys to the Inland Empire, from the desert to the sea.
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http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2010/08/sunday-fourth-sunday.html
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MONDAY, AUGUST 23
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8 pm GWYNETH & MONKO at the Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena.
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Mon, Aug 23; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm GWYNETH & MONKO at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena 91001; reservations 626-794-2424; venue phone 626-398-7917; info www.coffeegallery.com. (“the venue named in FolkWorks as L.A.’s best intimate acoustic listening room venue”).
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The earnest folk sentiments of Gwyneth & Monko ring with purity on their mostly acoustic EP, “Good Old Horse.” The songs mirror the musicians’ earnest lives stemming from their childhood into young adults and touring musicians. With a voice that invokes Jenny Lewis’ solo work crossed with the intimate folk of Gillian Welch; Gwyneth Moreland strums her guitar in subtle chords while Michael Monko accompanies her lyrical stories with trickling mandolin, steady acoustic guitar and folk accents. Gwyneth & Monko sound as if they come from classic country roots, perhaps off a farm in Tennessee, but it’s northern California they call home.
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Monko grew up in the San Francisco suburbs. He was drawn to classic folk and country instruments like the fiddle, banjo, and mandolin. He enrolled in Berklee College of Music online and even took theory courses. It was as he was defining his folkier side, that fate stepped in and he met Moreland. He was an instant complement to Moreland’s voice and lyrics with Monko’s Americana instrumentation.
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Monko and Moreland formed as band after the 2009 release of Moreland’s solo album “Wishbone.” When she was getting ready to tour for Wishbone, she searched for a back up band and fortune gave her multi-instrumentalist Monko. Almost immediately upon touring, the pair began writing music together. “The first time I heard Gwyneth sing, I knew she was special,” beams Monko. “I could only dream of playing with such talent.” “We both play an array of instruments (on the forthcoming full-length) that we didn't play on the EP,” says the singer. “There will be electric guitars, banjo, accordion, bass and keys. We are really excited to have time to explore and get the sounds we want.” Tix, $15.
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HERE ARE 22 (yep, Twenty-two!) MORE EVENTS, HAPPENING TODAY & TONIGHT!
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Included are today & tonight’s weekly and monthly residencies, series, showcases, workshops, open mics and other acoustic music events that are scheduled in advance to happen today and tonight, from northern Santa Barbara County to south Orange County, from downtown L.A. to the valleys to the Inland Empire, from the desert to the sea.
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http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2010/08/monday-fourth-monday.html
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(1) Tuesday’s “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” picks:
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7:30 pm CHRIS ISAAK plus special guest MARC BROUSSARD, at the Greek Theatre in Griffith Park, L.A.
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8 pm ADAM RAFFERTY at the Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena.
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Tue, Aug 24, every Tue, through August:
7-9 pm 7th annual “WINE, JAZZ & MOONLIGHT SERIES” is free, in the Central Courtyard on level 2, in the Hollywood & Highland Complex, 6801 Hollywood Bl, Hollywood 90028; 323-817-0220.
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The summerlong “Hollywood & Highland Free Concert Series” presents a variety of jazz, from the genres that folkies like to the ones that only hardcore afficianadoes of “smooth jazz” find tolerable. Co-sponsored by Hollywood & Highland Center and KJAZZ 88.1 FM. These free concerts feature “some of the country’s top jazz performers.”
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Aug 24 - LUCY WOODWARD
Aug 31 - OSCAR HERNANDEZ & THE LA-NY CONNECTION
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Event is free, and there’s an optional wine tasting donation of $10 to “Project Angel Food” that gets you two glasses of wine and an assortment of gourmet cheeses, crackers and fruit to enjoy during the performance. Seating is limited, so show up early. There is something available called a “Hollywood & Highland Center Elephant Card” that gets you discounts at retailers and restaurants throughout the Center.
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7:30 pm CHRIS ISAAK plus special guest MARC BROUSSARD, at the Greek Theatre, 2700 N Vermont Ave in Griffith Park, L.A.; Greek Theatre hotline, 323-665-1927; tix, 213-480-3232; www.greektheatrela.com.
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He’s touring his greatest hits album, “Best of Chris Isaak,” with special guest MARC BROUSSARD.
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In the course of CHRIS ISAAK's career, he has released nine extraordinary albums, twelve singles, been nominated for two Grammy awards, acted in several motion pictures and starred in his own critically-acclaimed TV series. His shows with his longtime band SILVERTONE have entertained tens of thousands of people for over two decades. (Even his hair has its own fan club.) And yet, this highly praised platinum-selling artist had never done a greatest hits album, until now.
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“Best of Chris Isaak,” the CD and accompanying DVD, features 18 video clips by esteemed directors Gus Van Sant, Bruce Weber, Herb Ritts, Mary Lambert and Jean-Baptiste Mondino, and each takes listeners on a musical journey through the Stockton, Cal, native’s storied career, showcasing his celebrated songwriting, his smooth, dusky baritone (and tender falsetto that will alert your dog), and the intangible that’s been called his “effortless brand of stylish retro-cool.”
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The new album displays Isaak’s many different musical personas, as the rockabilly rebel (“Dancin’,” “Baby Did A Bad, Bad Thing,” “Speak Of The Devil”), the brokenhearted crooner (“Wicked Game,” “Somebody’s Crying”), and the breezy acoustic storyteller (“San Francisco Days,” “Two Hearts”). It includes two brand-new songs, the elegant “King Without A Castle,” and the break-up exhortation, “Let’s Have A Party,” along with his cover of Cheap Trick’s power-pop anthem “I Want You To Want Me” (a live Isaak concert favorite, previously unavailable on any of his CDs). Of that track, Isaak says, "It’s kind of fun to do something a little different for me." There’s one more cover, Isaak’s version of his hero, Roy Orbison’s, classic lovelorn ballad "Only The Lonely," and there’s a stirring, never-before-heard acoustic version of "Forever Blue." Live, it all oughta be even better.
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More on MARC BROSSARD at www.marcbroussard.com
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Tix, $100 / $70 / $50, + “Convenience Charge” of $13.50 per order (unless you get ‘em from the box office).
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Tue, Aug 24; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm ADAM RAFFERTY at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena 91001; reservations 626-794-2424; venue phone 626-398-7917; info www.coffeegallery.com. (“the venue named in FolkWorks as L.A.’s best intimate acoustic listening room venue”).
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Online guitar forums are full of posts with a link to a YouTube video and a note saying “You’ve got to see this guy!” Very often, the link leads to Adam Rafferty, whose funky approach to fingerstyle guitar—including some imaginative interpretations of tunes by Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, and other popular artists—has made him something of an overnight sensation. Rafferty is touring internationally as a fingerstyle guitar soloist and has had recent appearances in Europe, Asia and US as a guest with guitar legend Tommy Emmanuel. Come on down and hear some “Funky Fingerstyle Guitar from New York City”. Here's What Fingerstyle Champion Pete Huttlinger Has To Say: "Like a needle in a hay stack of guitar players, Adam is a rare find.
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8 pm THE CATS-A-RENO play for “TUESDAY BLUES DAY” at The Pig 'n’ Whistle, 6714 Hollywood Bl, Hollywood 90028; www.pignwhistle.com; 323-463-0000.
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HERE ARE 26 (Yep, Twenty-six!) MORE EVENTS, HAPPENING TODAY & TONIGHT!
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Included are today & tonight’s weekly and monthly residencies, series, showcases, workshops, open mics and other acoustic music events that are scheduled in advance to happen today and tonight, from northern Santa Barbara County to south Orange County, from downtown L.A. to the valleys to the Inland Empire, from the desert to the sea.
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http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2010/08/tuesday-fourth-tuesday-every-month.html
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(1) Wednesday’s “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” picks:
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7:30 pm NORAH JONES, plus CORINNE BAILEY RAE, in a night with two Grammy winners, at the Greek Theatre in Griffith Park, L.A.
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10:30 pm AMANDA ABIZAID plays her CD Release Show for "This Life," at the “ACOUSTIC CORDIALE” series at Café Cordiale in Sherman Oaks.
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http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2010/03/wednesdays-radio-web-radio-tv-acoustic.html
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Wed-Thu, Aug 25 & 26, in Reno:
Annual “NEVADA STATE WILD WEST FAIR” at the State Fairgrounds in Reno, Nevada. Music today includes SOURDOUGH SLIM. Info, www.wildwestfair.com
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Check-out some Sourdough Slim performance videos:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-kbdZUDWBM
www.youtube.com/watch?v=HajY_r6RNy0
www.youtube.com/watch?v=_V9NTG6cUj0
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Wed, Aug 25; series finale for the year:
6:30-10 pm 14th annual “BIG WEDNESDAYS BENEFIT FOR ‘SAFETY HARBOR’ AND LOCAL CHARITIES” at Duke’s Restaurant, in the Barefoot Bar’s outdoor patio, in Malibu; www.dukesmalibu.com
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Each Wednesday through August 25, local residents gather at Duke's restaurant to benefit four local charities including Surfers Healing, Life Rolls On, theraSURF and Malibu's own, Safety Harbor Kids, supporting orphans and homeless children within 50 miles of Malibu. 100 raffle items are given out each week, including clothes, jewelry and surf related items.
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The grand finale will be August 25, with a performance by the reggae group Common Sense. Big Wednesdays is a family-friendly event.
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Duke's Restaurant Partner Josh Morgan sponsors this series and a holiday party for over 100 local orphans, foster and homeless children each year. The 4th Annual Safety Harbor Kids Spirit of Goodwill Holiday party is scheduled for Dec 12 at 1 pm in the Moana Room and is held for the benefit of children in group homes and shelters living within 50 miles of Malibu. Those wishing to support the event can contact them through www.safetyharborkids.com
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Wed, Aug 25:
7 pm DEBI DERRYBERRY plays a kids show at the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts Pasadena, in Memorial Park, 85 E Holly St, (really Raymond & Walnut), Pasadena 91103; 626-683-3230; www.levittpavilionpasadena.org.
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Series runs all summer, several themed nights each week, and includes the “Patchwork of America Series,” a children’s series (7 pm, Wednesdays), and a world music series. Some bench seating with backs is available to sides of center stage. Bring your lawn chair or blanket, and a picnic, but no alcohol is allowed in the park. Ride the Gold Line light rail to Memorial Park Station, to avoid dealing with expensive Old Town Pasadena parking (or park north of the 210 Fwy and walk). Nice outdoor venue.
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The summer’s free music series at the Pasadena venue includes Chuck Mead (Americana; former member of BR549) on Aug 26; Jayme Stone on Aug 27; Roger Espinoza on Aug 28; and a season closer with Rhythmic Circus presenting “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now,” an “innovative” jazz / urban tap dance show on Aug 29. There are other shows in the Levitt series, waaay outside the Guide’s genres. Full calendar of the venue’s summer series at their website. Free show.
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7:30 pm NORAH JONES, plus CORINNE BAILEY RAE, at the Greek Theatre, 2700 N Vermont Ave in Griffith Park, L.A.; Greek Theatre hotline, 323-665-1927; tix, 213-480-3232; www.greektheatrela.com.
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A night with TWO Grammy winners. Multiple Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter NORAH JONES is touring her critically-acclaimed new album “The Fall,” (on EMI’s Blue Note Records) released in November. Opening for Jones is Grammy-winner CORINNE BAILEY RAE.
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“THE FALL,” her new album, finds Jones experimenting with a new set of collaborators, including JACQUIRE KING, a noted producer and engineer who has worked with KINGS OF LEON, TOM WAITS, MODEST MOUSE, and others. Jones enlisted several songwriting collaborators, including RYAN ADAMS and OKKERVIL RIVER’s WILL SHEFF, together with her frequent partner JESSE HARRIS. King helped Jones put together a new group of musicians to perform on the album, including drummers JOEY WARONKER (Beck, R.E.M.) and JAMES GADSON (Bill Withers), keyboardist JAMES POYSER (Erykah Badu, Al Green), and guitarists MARC RIBOT (Tom Waits, Elvis Costello) and SMOKEY HORMEL (Johnny Cash, Joe Strummer).
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Over the course of her three multi-platinum albums, 2002’s eight-time Grammy Award-winning “Come Away With Me,” 2004’s “Feels Like Home,” and 2007’s “Not Too Late,” (each of which topped the Billboard album charts) Jones has established a strong identity based around her sultry vocals and jazz-informed, piano-driven style, and her impossible-to-find-elsewhere-in-pop-music intelligent lyrics. On “The Fall,” in addition to an added emphasis on rhythm, Jones brings her own guitar playing front and center.
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CORINNE BAILEY RAE’s latest CD, “The Sea,” is the follow up to her 2006 self-titled debut. Bailey Rae’s new album entered The Billboard 200 chart at #7, selling upwards of 53,000 copies in its first week of release. The album was #2 on the R&B album chart, #3 on the digital album chart and #6 on the internet album chart.
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Bailey Rae was the first British female singer-songwriter in decades to have her first album debut in Billboard’s Top 200 within the Top 20. By year’s end, it was RIAA-certified Platinum. She won a Q Award, a MOJO Award, an Image Award, and two MOBO Awards. She was nominated for three Grammy awards, “Record Of The Year” and “Song Of The Year” for her first single, “Put Your Records On,” and “Best New Artist.” After Bailey Rae’s performance on the 2007 Grammy Awards telecast, the album rocketed into the Top 5 of The Billboard 200. In 2008, “Like A Star,” her second single, was nominated for “Song Of The Year” and HERBIE HANCOCK’s “River: The Joni Letters,” on which Corinne sang the title track, won the GRAMMY for “Album Of The Year.”
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Wed, Aug 25:
8 pm ZAPF DINGBATS at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena 91001; reservations 626-794-2424; venue phone 626-398-7917; info www.coffeegallery.com. (“the venue named in FolkWorks as L.A.’s best intimate acoustic listening room venue”).
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This improvisational performance will have you thinking variously of Second Line parades, Gypsy Jazz, Dawg music, Speakeasies, and Juke Joints. The band’s melting-pot of musical influences is the source of it’s unique sound. Leader David Bandrowski (guitar) hails from New Orleans and sets the tone of the band with his amazing musical vocabulary and background of Early Jazz, Second-Line and Traditional music. Chris Clarke (mandolin) who was born and raised in Virginia is steeped in Old Time, Folk & Country-Blues traditions. Doug Walker (bass) is a master of Contemporary and Progressive Jazz. Dane Terry (harmonicas) adds a little soul from Gospel and the Blues. The four combine to make a rich, spicy, savory, and altogether original recipe based on a broad (and deep!) variety of American traditional influences. Tixs: $18.
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9:30 pm ERIC SCHWARTZ at Genghis Cohen, 740 N Fairfax Av, L.A. 90046; www.genghiscohen.com; 323-653-0640. He tours so much it’s a rare opportunity to catch him on his home turf in L.A. Or you can go for his 6:30 pm in Pasadena on August 28. After that, he’s on the road again.
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Eric is hilarious, with a bitingly funny musical take on the times we live in, and the less-than-stellar characters in popular culture and politics. Nor mean, just funny, and he’s had over a hundred thousand hits EACH on his songs on YouTube. Venue is known for its Chinese food.
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10:30 pm AMANDA ABIZAID plays her Record Release Show for "This Life," at the “ACOUSTIC CORDIALE” series at Café Cordiale, 14015 Ventura Bl, Sherman Oaks 91423; dinner reservations, 818-789-1985; info, www.cafecordiale.com/music.html; www.myspace.com/cordiale. AMANDA ABIZAID will be accompanied tonight by MIKE MENNELL, RON DZIUBLA, STEWART JEAN, ALI SHAYESTEH & DAN NISSILA.
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EvSv at 9 pm
Morty Shallmann at 9:30 pm
Brett Mikels at 10 pm
Amanda Abizaid,. Headlining, at 10:30 pm.
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Amanda’s new CD is being sold in lots of stores, including Borders, Barnes and Noble, Best Buy and Amazon.com, and she’s embarking on an ambitious tour. Info at www.amandaabizaid.com
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This is an all-ages, free show, with plenty of free parking (huge lot in the rear). They serve dinner until 10:30. Call to reserve a table and dine while you enjoy the show. Full entrees start under $12. Amanda tells us “There's a new bar food menu featuring some great items for $9 and under. The place features a full bar and there are plenty of private tables. They'll be giving-away free dinners. Details will be explained on the mic!” No cover.
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10:30 pm “AMERICANA NIGHT” with the GIMME 5'S (As Rob Douglas says, 'nothing's more Americana then Memphis Soul!" amen to that) at Taix 321 Lounge, 1911 W Sunset Bl (at Alvarado), Echo Park; 213-484-1265. Part of the CAROLINA CHICKADEE presents “Wednesdays in August at Taix Lounge.” Come early for dinner. Music starts at 10:30.
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(5b) Wednesday’s RECURRING
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HERE ARE 29 (wow, Twenty-nine!) MORE EVENTS HAPPENING TODAY & TONIGHT!
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Included are today & tonight’s weekly and monthly residencies, series, showcases, workshops, open mics and other acoustic music events that are scheduled in advance to happen today and tonight, from northern Santa Barbara County to south Orange County, from downtown L.A. to the valleys to the Inland Empire, from the desert to the sea.
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http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2010/08/wednesday-fourth-wednesday-every-month.html
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Annual “HEMET ELKS BLUEGRASS JAMBOREE” with KEN MELLONS, THE BROMBIES, FAULTLINE, THE WIMBERLEY BAND, LONESOME OTIS, FINE LINE, SAWMILL ROAD, BLADERUNNERS, GRASSLANDS, WHISTLE STOP, and more, at the Golden Village Palms Resort in Hemet. (Runs Thu-Sun, Aug 26-29.)
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7 pm THE JOHN JORGENSON QUINTET plays the summer’s final show in the 16th annual “CULVER CITY MUSIC FESTIVAL,” the Thursday night free summer concert series at Culver City Hall Courtyard.
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8 pm CHUCK MEAD, former member of BR549, plays the “Patchwork of America” series at Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts Pasadena.
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http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2010/03/thursdays-radio-web-radio-tv-acoustic.html
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Thu, Aug 26, in Reno:
Annual “NEVADA STATE WILD WEST FAIR” at the State Fairgrounds in Reno, Nevada. Music today includes SOURDOUGH SLIM. Info, www.wildwestfair.com
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Check-out some Sourdough Slim performance videos:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-kbdZUDWBM
www.youtube.com/watch?v=HajY_r6RNy0
www.youtube.com/watch?v=_V9NTG6cUj0
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Annual “HEMET ELKS BLUEGRASS JAMBOREE” with KEN MELLONS, THE BROMBIES, FAULTLINE, THE WIMBERLEY BAND, LONESOME OTIS, FINE LINE, SAWMILL ROAD, BLADERUNNERS, GRASSLANDS, WHISTLE STOP, and more, at the Golden Village Palms Resort, 3600 W Florida Av, Hemet; 951-305-4604 or 951-551-9963; www.goldenvillagepalms.com.
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Thu, Aug 26:
Noon-2 pm WHEN PIGS FLY! plays the “ANAHEIM FARMERS MARKET & CRAFT FAIR” bringing “downtown Anaheim homegrown music” on the Center Street Promenade & Lemon St, Anaheim; www.downtownanaheim.com. They perform adjacent to the parking structure. Free.
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6:30-9 pm “SIZZLING SUMMER NIGHTS” Latin jazz music series concludes tonight with JOHNNY POLANCO Y SU CONJUNTO AMISTAD at the Autry National Center / Autry Museum of the American West, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Griffith Park, L.A. 90027; 323-667-2000; www.theautry.org.
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The Thursday evening series offers the café’s taco and drink bar, open at 6 pm. Dance lessons with TRISH CONROY are included at each show. More available at www.theautry.org. It’s all-ages, and there are separate dance floors for adults and children. Tix are $7 and include museum admission (regular museum admission is $9 for adults, $5 seniors (age 60+) and students (with id), $3 for children age 3-12) so it’s a price break that adds the entertainment.
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7 pm THE JOHN JORGENSON QUINTET plays the summer’s final show in the 16th annual “CULVER CITY MUSIC FESTIVAL,” a Thursday night free summer concert series (July & Aug), at Culver City Hall Courtyard, 9770 Culver Bl, Culver City; 310-253-5716; www.culvercity.org.
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Widely recognized as the best Djangostyle (Django Reinhardt) gypsy jazz guitar player working today, JOHN JORGENSON alone would be more than enough. Add his all-star quintet, and you’ve got an act that headlines major music festivals, worldwide. The quintet features superb clarinet, hot viola, upright bass, Jorgenson’s guitar, and always a few surprises.
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JOHN JORGENSON has a musical resume second to none. He was lead guitar for THE RHYTHM BROTHERS, THE DESERT ROSE BAND (which still reunites to perform, once in awhile), and the HELLECASTERS. His work with that last group was voted “Guitar Album of the Year” by Guitar Player magazine in 1993. Jorgenson was voted Academy of Country Music “Guitarist of the Year” three consecutive years. ELTON JOHN asked Jorgenson to join his band, in a stretch that lasted six years., with Jorgenson playing guitar, mandolin, and sax.
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The Boulevard Music website has a helpful local dining guide, at www.boulevardmusic.com. Concert is free.
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7 pm “BEATLESFEST” begins at the 26th Annual “SANTA MONICA PIER TWILIGHT DANCE SERIES” on the pier, W off Ocean Av (at Colorado), 2 blks S of Santa Monica Bl, Santa Monica; www.twilightdance.org; www.santamonicapier.org; 310-458-8901 or 310-396-0799.
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“BEATLESFEST,” a three-day tribute that began five years ago, opens as part of the summer lineup this year at the Twilight Dance Series. The band ABBEY ROAD will open the night with an acoustic set of the Beatles, followed by Los Angeles based LED ZEPAGAIN, taking a decidedly different road as part of the British Invasion.
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Throughout the day on Thursday, there will be Beatles karaoke, Beatles movies, memorabilia, the history of the Beatles, photo opportunities, food, the kids' zone at Pacific Park, celebrity appearances, radio personalities, raffles and much more.
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This will be followed by a “Tribute to the Beatles” on Friday and Saturday at the Pier with live entertainment throughout the day. The free festival runs 10 am-7 pm on Friday and Saturday. On Saturday night, the award winning musical “Ticket to Ride,” featuring the band ABBEY ROAD, will perform at Barnum Hall at Santa Monica High. Tickets for that show are available at Ticket Master.
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“Twilight Dance” brings a different show, usually a concert, 7-10 pm every Thu, late Jun to late Aug. Costly nearby parking - walk, bike or take the MTA (www.mta.net) or Big Blue Bus (www.bigbluebus.com) or call 310-451-5444 for bus info. Bike valet starts at 6:30 pm on concert nights, offering safe parking for thousands of bikes. Pier is wheelchair accessible. Bring your lawn chair or blanket. If you want to avoid the crowd and hear but not see, you can sit on the beach under the pier. “Twilight Dance Series” is free.
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Thu, Aug 26; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm CHUCK MEAD, former member of BR549, plays the “Patchwork of America” series at Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts Pasadena, in Memorial Park, 85 E Holly St, (really Raymond & Walnut), Pasadena 91103; 626-683-3230; www.levittpavilionpasadena.org.
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Mead is said to embody “the core of country music, and the pulse of pop, hillybilly rock, and gospel.”
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Series runs all summer, several themed nights each week, and includes the “Patchwork of America Series,” a children’s series (7 pm, Wednesdays), and a world music series. Some bench seating with backs is available to sides of center stage. Bring your lawn chair or blanket, and a picnic, but no alcohol is allowed in the park. Ride the Gold Line light rail to Memorial Park Station, to avoid dealing with expensive Old Town Pasadena parking (or park north of the 210 Fwy and walk). Nice outdoor venue.
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The summer’s free music series at the Pasadena venue is nearing the end, and still includes Jayme Stone on Aug 27; Roger Espinoza on Aug 28; and a season closer with Rhythmic Circus presenting “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now,” an “innovative” jazz / urban tap dance show on Aug 29. There are other shows in the Levitt series, waaay outside the Guide’s genres. Full calendar of the venue’s summer series at their website. Free show.
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8-10 pm “THURSDAY NIGHT SPOKEN WORD & A CAPPELLA SINGING SHOWCASE” is another of the new OPEN MIC nights on The Coffee Gallery FRONT stage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena; info, 626-398-7917. Everybody knows the world-famous Backstage, with its parade of world-class and renowned professional acts. Every Thursday is a weekly FREE stage in the front of the coffeehouse, “out front,” where you can buy coffeehouse treats and beverages to accompany – and take part in – the free performances.
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The series is hosted by DUANE THORIN, an experienced performer and soundman who runs the mic levels. The Tuesday series welcomes “poets, storytellers, a cappella singers, and other talents.” Signup starts at 7:30 pm, and does not close through the night. Duane says, “There is no entry or cover fee, and we hope you will join us for coffee or a snack while you’re there, peruse the artwork for sale on the walls, and invite friends to this comfortable and well known music venue.”
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In addition, you can catch the Coffee Gallery Front Stage’s live SUNDAY webcast of the MUSIC open mic – live or archived – at www.ustream.tv/channel/the-coffee-gallery-community-front-stage
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HERE ARE 27 (Twenty-seven!) MORE EVENTS, HAPPENING TODAY & TONIGHT!
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Included are today & tonight’s weekly and monthly residencies, series, showcases, workshops, open mics and other acoustic music events that are scheduled in advance to happen today and tonight, from northern Santa Barbara County to south Orange County, from downtown L.A. to the valleys to the Inland Empire, from the desert to the sea.
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http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2010/08/thursday-fourth-and-last-thursday-of.html
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Annual “HEMET ELKS BLUEGRASS JAMBOREE” with KEN MELLONS, THE BROMBIES, FAULTLINE, THE WIMBERLEY BAND, LONESOME OTIS, FINE LINE, SAWMILL ROAD, BLADERUNNERS, GRASSLANDS, WHISTLE STOP, and more, at the Golden Village Palms Resort in Hemet. (Runs Thu-Sun, Aug 26-29.)
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7:30 pm a BLUES show with CYNDI LAUPER plus ALLEN TOUSSAINT and DAVID RHODES at the Greek Theatre in Griffith Park, L.A.
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8 pm MARK OLSON (former JAYHAWKS frontman) at McCabe’s in Santa Monica.
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8 pm JAYME STONE brings an exploration of the banjo, from Appalachia to Africa, to a free show at the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts Pasadena.
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8 pm “JUST 45 MINUTES FROM BROADWAY,” the critically-acclaimed world-premiere HENRY JAGLOM play has been extended at Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica.
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8:30 pm “JOHN WILLIAMS AND THE MUSIC OF THE MOVIES” for the “Weekend Spectaculars” series at the Hollywood Bowl. (Runs Aug 27 & 28.)
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http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2010/03/fridays-radio-web-radio-tv-acoustic.html
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Fri, Aug 27; Thu-Sun, Aug 26-29, festival, in Hemet; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
Annual “HEMET ELKS BLUEGRASS JAMBOREE” with KEN MELLONS, THE BROMBIES, FAULTLINE, THE WIMBERLEY BAND, LONESOME OTIS, FINE LINE, SAWMILL ROAD, BLADERUNNERS, GRASSLANDS, WHISTLE STOP, and more, at the Golden Village Palms Resort, 3600 W Florida Av, Hemet; 951-305-4604 or 951-551-9963; www.goldenvillagepalms.com.
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10 am-7 pm “BEATLESFEST” on the on the Santa Monica Pier, W off Ocean Av (at Colorado), 2 blks S of Santa Monica Bl, Santa Monica; www.twilightdance.org; www.santamonicapier.org; 310-458-8901 or 310-396-0799.
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“BEATLESFEST,” a three-day tribute that began five years ago, opens as part of the summer lineup this year at Thursday night’s “Twilight Dance Series.” The band ABBEY ROAD opens that show with an acoustic set of the Beatles, followed by Los Angeles based LED ZEPAGAIN, taking a decidedly different road as part of the British Invasion.
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Throughout the day on Thursday, there will be Beatles karaoke, Beatles movies, memorabilia, the history of the Beatles, photo opportunities, food, the kids' zone at Pacific Park, celebrity appearances, radio personalities, raffles and much more.
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“BEATLESFEST” on Santa Monica Pier continues with a “TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES” on Friday and Saturday with live free entertainment throughout the day. On Saturday night, the award winning musical “Ticket to Ride,” featuring the band ABBEY ROAD, will perform at Barnum Hall at Santa Monica High. Tickets for that show are available at Ticket Master.
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Fri, Aug 27:
7 pm RONEE BLAKELY “BIRTHDAY PARTY / MOVIE SCREENING” hosted by Kim Grant & Jen Gibbons at the “Old Californio compound,” 419 Raymond Dr, East Pasadena 91107; 323-336-0500. Birthday Party screening of the movie "Nashville" for trad country music star Ronee Blakley at 7 pm + special 11 pm screening of Ronee's new film. Hosts will serve “a chicken and veg course, bring a side dish or dessert and whatever you want to drink; BYOB.” (Previously scheduled for Aug 28; changed to Aug 27.)
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MATTHEW STONEMAN plays the “GRAND PERFORMANCES” series at California Plaza Fountain Court, 350 S Grand Av, LA; 213-687-2159; www.grandperformances.org.
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Fri, Aug 27; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
7:30 pm a BLUES show with CYNDI LAUPER plus ALLEN TOUSSAINT and DAVID RHODES at the Greek Theatre, 2700 N Vermont Ave in Griffith Park, L.A.; Greek Theatre hotline, 323-665-1927; tix, 213-480-3232; www.greektheatrela.com.
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CYNDI LAUPER, in the Acoustic Americana Music Guide? CYNDI LAUPER doing the Blues? A solid yes, to both. She is a musical chameleon and iconic performer, and we’re not going to pigeonhole her as a pop rocker. Lauper is touring her new (June 22) release, “Memphis Blues” (on Downtown Records), and will perform favorites and her new songs.
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“MEMPHIS BLUES” is a collection of blues cover songs, recorded in March at Electraphonic Studios in Memphis. It features musical contributions by some of the biggest living blues legends, B.B. KING, JONNY LANG, ALLEN TOUSSAINT, ANN PEEBLES and CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE.
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The feel of her new “Memphis Blues” album is gritty and full of life, bristling with the kind of energy that earmarked those hit singles invented on the fly at Stax Records. Stax was the historic and spiritual prototype for today’s Electraphonic. Both studios are known as the place where musicians of multiple generations sat side-by-side to create soul-driven anthems for the brokenhearted, the unrequited, and the overlooked. And that’s the essence of The Blues.
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After 25 million albums sold, 13 Grammy Award nominations, two Emmy Awards, two American Music Awards, and 18 MTV Video Music Awards, CYNDI LAUPER continues to lead as a singer, songwriter, musician, actress, and activist. Her new blues project is a decided departure from her most recent studio album, 2008’s dance-oriented, Grammy-nominated “Bring Ya to the Brink,” which spawned two #1 Billboard “Hot Dance Club Play” singles. (It’ll be wonderful if she’s done with that bit of her explorations.)
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In 2009, the longtime actress appeared on hit TV shows, including “30 Rock,” “Gossip Girl,” “Bones,” and “American Idol” (performing with contestant Allison Iraheta), and Lauper was a surprise guest at the resurrected concert event, “VH1 Divas.”
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In addition to her love of performing, Lauper is unwavering in her commitment to social activism, creating the “True Colors Fund” as a show of solidarity against discrimination and to raise awareness about the issues facing the GLBT population. In addition to this tour, Lauper is currently writing her autobiography, in which she plans to take readers on a journey through her own colorful life; it’s due for release in 2011 by Simon & Shuster.
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Tix, $70 / $60 / $45 / $30, + “Convenience Charge” of $13.50 per order (unless you get ‘em from the box office).
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Fri, Aug 27; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm MARK OLSON (former JAYHAWKS frontman) at McCabe’s, 3101 Pico Bl (Pico at 31st), Santa Monica 90405; www.mccabes.com; 310-828-4403; tix, 310-828-4497.
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MARK OLSON performed live on radio’s “Tied to the Tracks” when he was touring his CD, "Salvation Blues." That CD did well nationwide, and on the Americana charts, and brought Mark a feature story in "No Depression" magazine.
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"Esquire" magazine wrote, "Breaking up is hard to do. But for former Jayhawks frontman Mark Olson, breaking up has provided a creative wellspring from which to draw songs on his latest solo record, Salvation Blues. Some of the best moments on Salvation feature Olson reuniting with his ex-wife, singer VICTORIA WILLIAMS, and his ex-Jayhawks bandmate, GARY LOURIS."
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Amazon dot com did a piece that is revealing about his songwriting, saying, "Mark Olson… first came to prominence as the primary singer-songwriter for the Jayhawks, before leaving that seminal alt-country band to make music with his wife, VICTORIA WILLIAMS, in the more acoustic, organic CREEKDRIPPERS. With his reedy voice and elemental imagery, Olson details the painful dissolution of that marriage [on "Salvation Blues"], clinging to music as a lifeline when everything else is lost. In the album-opening 'My Carol,' he compares his love to 'an animal bleeding in the snow,' while 'National Express' asks 'Where's my home? How could I lose this in a day?' Yet musically, 'Clifton Bridge' and 'Winter Song' rank with the best of his Jayhawks work, and both the title track and 'Look into the Night' find redemption in the midst of despair. GARY LOURIS joins his former Jayhawks bandmate for harmonies on three cuts." Tix, $15.
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Fri, Aug 27; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm JAYME STONE at the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts Pasadena, in Memorial Park, 85 E Holly St, (really Raymond & Walnut), Pasadena 91103; 626-683-3230; www.levittpavilionpasadena.org.
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Stone brings “A musical journey from our Appalachian mountains to the plains of Africa,” as he explores the banjo and its roots. Whether or not you saw Bela Fleck’s documentary film that took that journey, this’ll be good.
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Series runs all summer, several themed nights each week, and includes the “Patchwork of America Series,” a children’s series (7 pm, Wednesdays), and a world music series. Some bench seating with backs is available to sides of center stage. Bring your lawn chair or blanket, and a picnic, but no alcohol is allowed in the park. Ride the Gold Line light rail to Memorial Park Station, to avoid dealing with expensive Old Town Pasadena parking (or park north of the 210 Fwy and walk). Nice outdoor venue.
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The summer’s free music series at the Pasadena venue is nearing the end, and still includes Roger Espinoza on Aug 28; and a season closer with Rhythmic Circus presenting “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now,” an “innovative” jazz / urban tap dance show on Aug 29. There are other shows in the Levitt series, waaay outside the Guide’s genres. Full calendar of the venue’s summer series at their website. Free show.
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8 pm MISNER & SMITH at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena 91001; reservations 626-794-2424; venue phone 626-398-7917; info www.coffeegallery.com. (“the venue named in FolkWorks as L.A.’s best intimate acoustic listening room venue”).
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Just when you thought you’d heard all that the Americana/Folk revival could show you, Misner & Smith bring a freshness and lyrical vitality you won’t find anywhere else. When you hear these two you’ll think they were born to sing together, with an exceptional and indescribable vocal blend that cuts right to your soul. At moments raw and powerful, and at other times hauntingly subtle, extraordinary two-part harmonies anchor Misner & Smith’s unique and compelling original music. Megan Smith plays the upright bass and mandolin while Sam Misner plays guitar, and with stellar award-winning songwriting to boot, Misner & Smith retain a connection to roots music that has been described as “the perfect balance between traditional and contemporary”. Though it is not always easy to put their music into one category it is evident that the tradition of duets is truly alive and well in these two performers. You will be amazed at the fullness of sound and depth of songs from Misner & Smith. Tix, $15.
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8 pm Fri & Sat (& 5 pm Sun) “JUST 45 MINUTES FROM BROADWAY,” the critically-acclaimed world-premiere HENRY JAGLOM play has been extended at Edgemar Center for the Arts, on the Main Stage, 2437 Main St, Santa Monica 90405. Reservations req’d at 310-392-7327 or www.edgemarcenter.org (under events tab).
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Multiplatinum songwriter and cast member HARRIET SCHOCK tells us, “There’s a film being made of it, Henry Jaglom has already started shooting. Audiences love it and we’ve enjoyed performing it [well over 100] times. We’ve been extended again, but please don’t wait too long to see [this] wonderful, funny, moving, thoroughly enjoyable play.”
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Harriet Schock has worked with famous film director Henry Jaglom, writing the music for several of his feature film projects, and performing that music on-camera in his latest, “Irene in Time,” which stars Tanna Frederick, also the star if this play, making its world-premiere run.
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“JUST 45 MINUTES FROM BROADWAY” stars TANNA FREDERICK, JULIE DAVIS, DAVID GARVER, JACK HELLER, DAVID PROVAL, DIANE SALINGER, & HARRIET SCHOCK. Directed by Gary Imhoff, produced by Alexandra Guarnieri.
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"A near-Chekhovian delight! Go !!! " - L.A. Weekly
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"Henry Jaglom's new play rocks! A brilliant comic cast!" - The Huffington Post
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"Tanna Frederick moves effortlessly through an array of emotions, she & David Garver exude a quiet magnetism. Jaglom's homage to theatre people will appeal to everyone." - Hollywood Reporter
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"Henry Jaglom is a master storyteller. 'Lust 45 Minutes from Broadway' should tickle New York theatergoers when it moves closer than 45 minutes away." - For ReviewPlays.com )in The Santa Monica Daily Press and The San Diego Jewish World)
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Runs Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 5 pm, in an extended run. Parking is available (fee charged) in an onsite structure, and metered parking is available in nearby Lot 11, across the street from Peet's Coffee. Tix, $25.
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Fri, Aug 27; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8:30 pm “JOHN WILLIAMS AND THE MUSIC OF THE MOVIES” for the “Weekend Spectaculars” series at the Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N Highland Av, Hollywood; 323-850-2000 or 213-480-3232; www.hollywoodbowl.com. With the LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC, JOHN WILLIAMS, conductor. Yep, Williams returns to conduct and showcase some of his own famously iconic film scores. Runs Aug 27 & 28.
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HERE ARE 20 (yep, Twenty!) MORE EVENTS, HAPPENING TODAY & TONIGHT!
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Included are today & tonight’s weekly and monthly residencies, series, showcases, workshops, open mics and other acoustic music events that are scheduled in advance to happen today and tonight, from northern Santa Barbara County to south Orange County, from downtown L.A. to the valleys to the Inland Empire, from the desert to the sea.
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http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2010/08/friday-fourth-and-last-friday-of-month.html
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Annual “HEMET ELKS BLUEGRASS JAMBOREE” with KEN MELLONS, THE BROMBIES, FAULTLINE, THE WIMBERLEY BAND, LONESOME OTIS, FINE LINE, SAWMILL ROAD, BLADERUNNERS, GRASSLANDS, WHISTLE STOP, and more, at the Golden Village Palms Resort in Hemet. (Runs Thu-Sun, Aug 26-29.)
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2 pm matinee with THE GEORGE COLE QUINTET at the Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena.
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4 pm LINDSAY TOMASIC, with DAVE PEARLMAN, LARRY TUTTLE, NOVI NOVOG, & LAUREN WOOD, play the “FULL MOON SATURDAYS” house concert series in Pasadena.
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8 pm BOB MALONE at Alva’s Shoowroom, 1417 W 8th St, Weymouth Corners, San Pedro 90732; 800-403-3447; www.alvas.com.
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8 pm “JUST 45 MINUTES FROM BROADWAY,” the critically-acclaimed world-premiere HENRY JAGLOM play has been extended at Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica.
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8:30 pm “JOHN WILLIAMS AND THE MUSIC OF THE MOVIES” for the “Weekend Spectaculars” series at the Hollywood Bowl. (Runs Aug 27 & 28.)
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http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2010/03/saturdays-radio-web-radio-tv-acoustic.html
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Sat & Sun, Aug 28 & 29, in Minnesota:
Annual “MINNESOTA STATE FAIR” at Heritage Square, St. Paul, MN. Musical entertainment includes SOURDOUGH SLIM, both days, at 10:30 & 11:30 am, and 12:30 pm. Schedules for entire event, www.mnstatefair.org
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Check-out some Sourdough Slim performance videos:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-kbdZUDWBM
www.youtube.com/watch?v=HajY_r6RNy0
www.youtube.com/watch?v=_V9NTG6cUj0
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Sat, Aug 28; Thu-Sun, Aug 26-29, festival, in Hemet; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
Annual “HEMET ELKS BLUEGRASS JAMBOREE” with KEN MELLONS, THE BROMBIES, FAULTLINE, THE WIMBERLEY BAND, LONESOME OTIS, FINE LINE, SAWMILL ROAD, BLADERUNNERS, GRASSLANDS, WHISTLE STOP, and more, at the Golden Village Palms Resort, 3600 W Florida Av, Hemet; 951-305-4604 or 951-551-9963; www.goldenvillagepalms.com.
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Sat, Aug 28; Fri & Sat, Aug 27 & 28; festival:
10 am-7 pm “BEATLESFEST” on the on the Santa Monica Pier, W off Ocean Av (at Colorado), 2 blks S of Santa Monica Bl, Santa Monica; www.twilightdance.org; www.santamonicapier.org; 310-458-8901 or 310-396-0799.
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“BEATLESFEST,” a three-day tribute that began five years ago, opens as part of the summer lineup this year at Thursday night’s “Twilight Dance Series.” The band ABBEY ROAD opens that show with an acoustic set of the Beatles, followed by Los Angeles based LED ZEPAGAIN, taking a decidedly different road as part of the British Invasion.
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Throughout the day on Thursday, there will be Beatles karaoke, Beatles movies, memorabilia, the history of the Beatles, photo opportunities, food, the kids' zone at Pacific Park, celebrity appearances, radio personalities, raffles and much more.
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“BEATLESFEST” on Santa Monica Pier continues with a “TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES” on Friday and Saturday with live free entertainment throughout the day. On Saturday night, the award winning musical “Ticket to Ride,” featuring the band ABBEY ROAD, will perform at Barnum Hall at Santa Monica High. Tickets for that show are available at Ticket Master.
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Sat, Aug 28; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
2 pm matinee with THE GEORGE COLE QUINTET at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena 91001; reservations 626-794-2424; venue phone 626-398-7917; info www.coffeegallery.com. (“the venue named in FolkWorks as L.A.’s best intimate acoustic listening room venue”).
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Guitarist, vocalist, composer, band leader, arranger and gypsy guitar expert GEORGE COLE brings his Django style swing music to Coffee Gallery Backstage. His fiery guitar solos are the centerpiece of this five piece quintet.
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Venue impresario Bob Stane says, “This San Francisco-based band invites you to close your eyes and be transported by their swing rhythms and infectious grooves.”
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Joining George in the ensemble are vocalist MOLLY MAHONEY, rhythm guitarist JIMMY GRANT, with ALEN CILELI on violin, and KENAN O'BRIEN on upright bass.
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George played guitar on CHRIS ISAAK’s platinum-selling “Forever Blue” album, and was guitar instructor and mentor to Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirndt of Greenday. George has toured with many well-known artists, including Joe Walsh on his “Anthology” tour, and in 2009, with legendary jazz vocalist Keely Smith.
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"Cole's excellent Django-style guitar work and his band's enticing instrumental and vocal harmonies make them a must-see for any fan of vintage jazz,” says Art Thompson of Guitar Player magazine. Tix, $15.
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Sat, Aug 28; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
4 pm LINDSAY TOMASIC, with DAVE PEARLMAN, LARRY TUTTLE, NOVI NOVOG, & LAUREN WOOD, play the “FULL MOON SATURDAYS” house concert series in Pasadena. Reservations get directions at fullmoonSats@yahoo.com. Doors open at 3:45 pm; music starts at 4:15 pm. Lindsay wrote the Oprah Show theme, and her talents are wide-ranging. She does plenty of roots music, and roots-flavored originals. Novi Novog is half the STRING PLANET duo, and she played her fiddle in Prince’s band. More at www.lindsaytomasic.com
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6–9 pm THE ANTLERS play the “SATURDAYS OFF THE 405” series at The Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr, L.A. 90049; 310-440-7300.
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With a "skyscraping blend of the ambient and the anthemic," the Antlers are said to “make music that is at once simple and immense— dream pop with an epic storyline.” The critically-acclaimed trio crafts its delicately powerful melodies with a fervent, artful earnestness with lyrical surges, sweeping strings, and starry, sonic layers of post-rock. Also performing is Dublab founder, L.A. stalwart, and host of “Celsius Drop” and KPFK's “Future Roots Radio,” DJ Frosty, mixing “genre-bending and progressive new music.”
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It’s outdoor music and evening views of the city, with drinks available, and the refreshing summer exhibitions, all in a casual and spontaneous atmosphere. A cash bar serves Getty-tinis and more, and the Garden Terrace Cafe offers sandwiches, salads, and other nibbles (both until 8:30 pm). No outside alcohol is allowed on site. Plus, free “Spotlight After Dark” tours in the galleries. Join in a provocative 20-minute exploration and discussion of art with a Getty Museum educator. Tours depart at 6 & 7 pm. It's free, no reservations required, and parking is FREE after 5 pm.
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6:30 pm ERIC SCHWARTZ at POP Champagne & Dessert Bar in Pasadena. He tours so much it’s a rare opportunity to catch him on his home turf in L.A. Or you can go for his 9:30 pm set at Genghis Cohen on August 25. After tonight, he’s on the road again.
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Eric is hilarious, with a bitingly funny musical take on the times we live in, and the less-than-stellar characters in popular culture and politics. Nor mean, just funny, and he’s had over a hundred thousand hits EACH on his songs on YouTube. Venue is known for its Chinese food.
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TURTLE ISLAND STRING QUARTET plays the “GRAND PERFORMANCES” series at California Plaza Fountain Court, 350 S Grand Av, LA; 213-687-2159; www.grandperformances.org.
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7:30-9:30 pm “MUSIC UNDER THE STARS” brings a different band each week, for music in various genres, to Olivas Adobe, 4200 Olivas Park Dr, Ventura. Info, 805-658-4726. Tix, $18; optional dinner is $13.50.
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ASHLEY MAHER with “extra-wonderful musicians,” including “Haiti's acoustic wonder,” JEAN-PAUL, and “Earthy / soulful Song Goddess” Kara Mack opening at The Talking Stick, 1411c Lincoln Bl, Venice 92091; www.thetalkingstick.net; 310-450-6052. Presented by Music Magique Promotions. Ashley, who has performed live on radio’s “Tied to the Tracks,” says, “The evening promises to end with some firey Senegalese surprises. Please plan early, RSVP on Facebook, and pass this along to anyone who might enJOY this show!” More at www.ashleymaher.com and www.myspace.com/ashleymaher. Tix, $15 (or $20 for the show plus a CD).
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Sat, Aug 28; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm BOB MALONE at Alva’s Shoowroom, 1417 W 8th St, Weymouth Corners, San Pedro 90732; 800-403-3447; www.alvas.com.
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Los Angeles-based BOB MALONE plays a one-of-a-kind hybrid of blues, rock, soul and jazz, delivered with rubber-meets-the-road explosive piano virtuosity and soulful vocals. He headlines over 100 shows a year across the US, Europe, Australia and Asia, and has opened for and/or played with Rickie Lee Jones, The Neville Brothers, Rev. Al Green, Dr. John, Leon Russell, and many others.
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On TV, Bob has been a featured musician on “The Price Is Right,” and his music is heard on “Dr. Phil,” “The Rachel Ray Show,” “All My Children,” and more. Malone's six CDs, including his latest, “Ain't What You Know,” have earned Top-20 spots on the “Living Blues” and “Roots Music Report” radio charts. His music is played on over 300 NPR and A3 radio stations plus the Sirius Radio shows “Bluesville” and “The Village,” and has been heard on radio’s “Tied to the Tracks.” He is featured on syndicated radio – “Car Talk,” “Acoustic Café,” and “Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour.” Bob is a four-time recipient of the ASCAP Plus Award for independent musicians.
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"A new peak in what's been a rather mountainous career, Malone's latest shows off everything that makes him great and more...the kind of record you can listen to over and over, the way records used to be. .it doesn't get much better than this." Filter Magazine.
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"US blues pianist Bob Malone cakewalked all over the keys with rip-roaring pyrotechnics that were part skill and part showmanship, often eschewing the piano stool and jumping around like a rock star...[but] in soul-baring numbers, head-tossing antics were put aside for a far more engrossing melancholic sweetness . . . Bob Malone revealed a raw and splendidly large heart." - The West Australian.
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"Bob Malone doesn't just accompany himself on piano. He supports his singing with pulsating, roaring keyboard work that grabs you and shakes you until you cry for mercy." - Keyboard Magazine. More at www.bobmalone.com including his latest review in Filter Magazine.
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Alva’s Showroom, an intimate 60-seat small amphitheatre, is known for bringing to San Pedro some of the nation's finest musicians of all genres. With a top line sound system and two classic ivory-keyed grand pianos, Alva’s is a magnet for high quality performances.
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For more information about the show and Alvas Showroom, call 1-800-403-3447 or email wanda@alvas.com. There does not seem to be a set ticket price; suggested donation is $20.
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8 pm MATTHEW SWEET at McCabe’s, 3101 Pico Bl (Pico at 31st), Santa Monica 90405; www.mccabes.com; 310-828-4403; tix, 310-828-4497. Tix, $22.50.
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Sat, Aug 28:
8 pm ROGER ESPINOZA at the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts Pasadena, in Memorial Park, 85 E Holly St, (really Raymond & Walnut), Pasadena 91103; 626-683-3230; www.levittpavilionpasadena.org.
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Espinoza brings “Rhumba guitar stylings and classical Latin rhythms.”
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Series runs all summer, several themed nights each week, and includes the “Patchwork of America Series,” a children’s series (7 pm, Wednesdays), and a world music series. Some bench seating with backs is available to sides of center stage. Bring your lawn chair or blanket, and a picnic, but no alcohol is allowed in the park. Ride the Gold Line light rail to Memorial Park Station, to avoid dealing with expensive Old Town Pasadena parking (or park north of the 210 Fwy and walk). Nice outdoor venue.
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The summer’s free music series at the Pasadena venue brings its season closer with Rhythmic Circus presenting “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now,” an “innovative” jazz / urban tap dance show on Aug 29. There are other shows in the Levitt series, waaay outside the Guide’s genres. Full calendar of the venue’s summer series at their website. Free show.
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8 pm Fri & Sat (& 5 pm Sun) “JUST 45 MINUTES FROM BROADWAY,” the critically-acclaimed world-premiere HENRY JAGLOM play has been extended at Edgemar Center for the Arts, on the Main Stage, 2437 Main St, Santa Monica 90405. Reservations req’d at 310-392-7327 or www.edgemarcenter.org (under events tab).
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Multiplatinum songwriter and cast member HARRIET SCHOCK tells us, “There’s a film being made of it, Henry Jaglom has already started shooting. Audiences love it and we’ve enjoyed performing it [well over 100] times. We’ve been extended again, but please don’t wait too long to see [this] wonderful, funny, moving, thoroughly enjoyable play.”
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Harriet Schock has worked with famous film director Henry Jaglom, writing the music for several of his feature film projects, and performing that music on-camera in his latest, “Irene in Time,” which stars Tanna Frederick, also the star if this play, making its world-premiere run.
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“JUST 45 MINUTES FROM BROADWAY” stars TANNA FREDERICK, JULIE DAVIS, DAVID GARVER, JACK HELLER, DAVID PROVAL, DIANE SALINGER, & HARRIET SCHOCK. Directed by Gary Imhoff, produced by Alexandra Guarnieri.
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"A near-Chekhovian delight! Go !!! " - L.A. Weekly
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"Henry Jaglom's new play rocks! A brilliant comic cast!" - The Huffington Post
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"Tanna Frederick moves effortlessly through an array of emotions, she & David Garver exude a quiet magnetism. Jaglom's homage to theatre people will appeal to everyone." - Hollywood Reporter
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"Henry Jaglom is a master storyteller. 'Lust 45 Minutes from Broadway' should tickle New York theatergoers when it moves closer than 45 minutes away." - For ReviewPlays.com )in The Santa Monica Daily Press and The San Diego Jewish World)
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Runs Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 5 pm, in an extended run. Parking is available (fee charged) in an onsite structure, and metered parking is available in nearby Lot 11, across the street from Peet's Coffee. Tix, $25.
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Sat, Aug 28; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8:30 pm “JOHN WILLIAMS AND THE MUSIC OF THE MOVIES” for the “Weekend Spectaculars” series at the Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N Highland Av, Hollywood; 323-850-2000 or 213-480-3232; www.hollywoodbowl.com. With the LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC, JOHN WILLIAMS, conductor. Yep, Williams returns to conduct and showcase some of his own famously iconic film scores. Runs Aug 27 & 28.
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(5b) Saturday’s RECURRING
“LOS ANGELES AREA ACOUSTIC MUSIC PERFORMANCES” and related events.
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HERE ARE 22 (yep, Twenty-two!) MORE EVENTS, HAPPENING TODAY & TONIGHT!
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Included are today & tonight’s weekly and monthly residencies, series, showcases, workshops, open mics and other acoustic music events that are scheduled in advance to happen today and tonight, from northern Santa Barbara County to south Orange County, from downtown L.A. to the valleys to the Inland Empire, from the desert to the sea.
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http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2010/08/saturday-fourth-last-saturday-of-month.html
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Annual “HEMET ELKS BLUEGRASS JAMBOREE” with KEN MELLONS, THE BROMBIES, FAULTLINE, THE WIMBERLEY BAND, LONESOME OTIS, FINE LINE, SAWMILL ROAD, BLADERUNNERS, GRASSLANDS, WHISTLE STOP, and more, at the Golden Village Palms Resort in Hemet. (Runs Thu-Sun, Aug 26-29.)
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2 pm matinee with THE JOHN JORGENSON QUINTET at the Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena.
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5 pm “JUST 45 MINUTES FROM BROADWAY,” the critically-acclaimed world-premiere HENRY JAGLOM play has been extended at Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica.
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7 pm BiG WiDE GRiN at the Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena.
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http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2010/03/sundays-radio-web-radio-tv-acoustic.html
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Sun, Aug 29; Thu-Sun, Aug 26-29, festival, in Hemet; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
Annual “HEMET ELKS BLUEGRASS JAMBOREE” with KEN MELLONS, THE BROMBIES, FAULTLINE, THE WIMBERLEY BAND, LONESOME OTIS, FINE LINE, SAWMILL ROAD, BLADERUNNERS, GRASSLANDS, WHISTLE STOP, and more, at the Golden Village Palms Resort, 3600 W Florida Av, Hemet; 951-305-4604 or 951-551-9963; www.goldenvillagepalms.com.
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Sun, Aug 29; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
2 pm matinee with JOHN JORGENSON QUINTET at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena 91001; reservations 626-794-2424; venue phone 626-398-7917; info www.coffeegallery.com. (“the venue named in FolkWorks as L.A.’s best intimate acoustic listening room venue”).
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Wherever this act goes in the world, playing Django Rheinhardt festivals, they are always the featured performers. Everyone else gets lower billing. They always headline. The John Jorgenson Quintet features guitarist John Jorgenson, a founding member of the Desert Rose Band, the Hellecasters, and six-year member of Elton John's band.
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Artists ranging from Barbra Streisand to Bonnie Raitt to Earl Scruggs have sought out Jorgenson's guitar work, and he was recently chosen to portray Django Reinhardt in the film, "Head in the Clouds." In one performance, music lovers hear an eclectic musical blend of Gypsy jazz, Dixieland, swing, Latin, classical and more. Audiences are amazed again when John picks up the clarinet and plays it like a demon, and by his engaging singing style. Whether on his own accessible compositions or on classic standards, John and his band make music that is, equal parts, romantic and ecstatic, played with virtuosity and soul. Venue impresario Bob Stane says, “All around fabulous. Only make reservations if you are sure you will attend.” Tix, $30.
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Sun, Aug 29; extended indefinitely; live theatre; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
5 pm Sun (& 8 pm Fri & Sat) “JUST 45 MINUTES FROM BROADWAY,” the critically-acclaimed world-premiere HENRY JAGLOM play has been extended at Edgemar Center for the Arts, on the Main Stage, 2437 Main St, Santa Monica 90405. Reservations req’d at 310-392-7327 or www.edgemarcenter.org (under events tab).
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Multiplatinum songwriter and cast member HARRIET SCHOCK tells us, “There’s a film being made of it, Henry Jaglom has already started shooting. Audiences love it and we’ve enjoyed performing it [well over 100] times. We’ve been extended again, but please don’t wait too long to see [this] wonderful, funny, moving, thoroughly enjoyable play.”
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Harriet Schock has worked with famous film director Henry Jaglom, writing the music for several of his feature film projects, and performing that music on-camera in his latest, “Irene in Time,” which stars Tanna Frederick, also the star if this play, making its world-premiere run.
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“JUST 45 MINUTES FROM BROADWAY” stars TANNA FREDERICK, JULIE DAVIS, DAVID GARVER, JACK HELLER, DAVID PROVAL, DIANE SALINGER, & HARRIET SCHOCK. Directed by Gary Imhoff, produced by Alexandra Guarnieri.
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Here’s a bit of the critical rave:
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"A near-Chekhovian delight! Go !!! " - L.A. Weekly
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"Henry Jaglom's new play rocks! A brilliant comic cast!" - The Huffington Post
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"Tanna Frederick moves effortlessly through an array of emotions, she & David Garver exude a quiet magnetism. Jaglom's homage to theatre people will appeal to everyone." - Hollywood Reporter
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"Henry Jaglom is a master storyteller. 'Lust 45 Minutes from Broadway' should tickle New York theatergoers when it moves closer than 45 minutes away." - For ReviewPlays.com )in The Santa Monica Daily Press and The San Diego Jewish World)
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Runs Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 5 pm, in an extended run. Parking is available (fee charged) in an onsite structure, and metered parking is available in nearby Lot 11, across the street from Peet's Coffee. Tix, $25.
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6 pm MICKY DOLENZ, lead singer of THE MONKEES, plays this week’s free show at the “CONCERTS ON THE GREEN” series, sponsored by Valley Cultural Center at Lou Bredlow Pavilion, Warner Center Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Bl, Woodland Hills; 818-704-1358; www.valleycultural.org. We expect a partly-acoustic, partly-electric show. Bring folding chairs or a blanket and get there early to find a good spot. Food and beverages available inexpensively in the park for these concerts. Free show.
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Sun, Aug 29; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
7 pm BiG WiDE GRiN at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena 91001; reservations 626-794-2424; venue phone 626-398-7917; info www.coffeegallery.com. (“the venue named in FolkWorks as L.A.’s best intimate acoustic listening room venue”).
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When this bi-coastal trio – from California and Virginia – gets together, it’s more than just a tour. It’s a celebration. They write and perform contemporary acoustic music with a feel that is both familiar and nostalgic. Think about the groups that made you fall in love with this type of music - Crosby Stills &Nash, The Mamas &The Papas, or Peter Paul & Mary. Think about of all those great harmonies, all those socially conscious lyrics, songs of protest, peace, love and togetherness. Think about Poco, Pure Prairie League, and Simon & Garfunkel. Their songs spoke to us as much with the interplay of guitars and voices as they did with their lyrics.
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Now, think BiG WiDE GRiN. Referred to as a “3 Peace Band” or as being “Soulfully Acoustic,” everything about this award-winning trio is BiG from their stage presence to their sound. They all contribute original material to their set lists, they all sing and they each play a variety of instruments - guitars, bass, strum stick, djembe – which they pass around during their concerts to keep things lively. Add to that the kind of harmonies that give a music lover goose bumps, a shiver down their spine, or – yep, you guessed it – a BiG WiDE GRiN. Tix, $15.
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HERE ARE 34 (wow, Thirty-four!) MORE EVENTS, HAPPENING TODAY & TONIGHT!
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Included are today & tonight’s weekly and monthly residencies, series, showcases, workshops, open mics and other acoustic music events that are scheduled in advance to happen today and tonight, from northern Santa Barbara County to south Orange County, from downtown L.A. to the valleys to the Inland Empire, from the desert to the sea.
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http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2010/08/sunday-fifth-sunday-when-month-has-one.html
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8 pm THE AMERICANA DUO at the Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena.
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Mon, Aug 30; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm THE AMERICANA DUO at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena 91001; reservations 626-794-2424; venue phone 626-398-7917; info www.coffeegallery.com. (“the venue named in FolkWorks as L.A.’s best intimate acoustic listening room venue”).
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Larry Wilder and Nolan Bronson bring to life the spirit of Americana music. From a poignant mountain ballad to the wail of a Delta blues slide guitar – from the sky high yodel of a cowboy to a rollicking sing-along ditty – The Americana Duo, says venue impresario Bob Stane, “will thrill every member of your family.”
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Boasting a repertoire of 400+ songs, they pull-out the timeless songs of Appalachia, bluegrass, cowboy, to urban folk, and beyond. Bob adds, “Their sparkling vocals are punctuated by fantastic instrumentals - tandem guitars, banjo, and autoharp - delivered faithfully to each genre of music. This father & son team deliver an engaging, fast-moving cavalcade of Americana music, sharing in the great acoustic traditions of our people. The show finale features song requests and sing-a-longs of your favorite tunes. This is authentic down home fun, sure to leave everyone smiling and hummin' a tune.” Tix, $15.
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HERE ARE 19 (Nineteen!) MORE EVENTS, HAPPENING TODAY & TONIGHT!
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Included are today & tonight’s weekly and monthly residencies, series, showcases, workshops, open mics and other acoustic music events that are scheduled in advance to happen today and tonight, from northern Santa Barbara County to south Orange County, from downtown L.A. to the valleys to the Inland Empire, from the desert to the sea.
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http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2010/08/monday-fifth-monday-when-month-has-one.html
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8 pm “JIM CURRY'S TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF JOHN DENVER” at the Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena.
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Annual “WESTERN ARTS ALLIANCE CONFERENCE” gets underway in Long Beach; more at www.westarts.org
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7-9 pm 7th annual “WINE, JAZZ & MOONLIGHT SERIES” concludes tonight with OSCAR HERNANDEZ & THE LA-NY CONNECTION, in the Central Courtyard on level 2, in the Hollywood & Highland Complex, 6801 Hollywood Bl, Hollywood 90028; 323-817-0220.
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The summer-long “Hollywood & Highland Free Concert Series” presents a variety of jazz, from the genres that folkies like to the ones that only hardcore afficianadoes of “smooth jazz” find tolerable. Co-sponsored by Hollywood & Highland Center and KJAZZ 88.1 FM. These free concerts feature “some of the country’s top jazz performers.”
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Event is free, and there’s an optional wine tasting donation of $10 to “Project Angel Food” that gets you two glasses of wine and an assortment of gourmet cheeses, crackers and fruit to enjoy during the performance. Seating is limited, so show up early. There is something available called a “Hollywood & Highland Center Elephant Card” that gets you discounts at retailers and restaurants throughout the Center.
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Tue, Aug 31; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm “JIM CURRY'S TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF JOHN DENVER” at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena 91001; reservations 626-794-2424; venue phone 626-398-7917; info www.coffeegallery.com. (“the venue named in FolkWorks as L.A.’s best intimate acoustic listening room venue”).
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More than anything, this show makes you feel good.
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Jim and Anne Curry bring the hits of John Denver to venues large and small, nationwide. Increasingly, they perform Denver’s music with symphony orchestras, using the original scores. It’s the multi-platinum hits of the great John Denver in a fun-filled evening of singing and stories. Jim plays the guitar and sings John's songs in a crystal clear tenor. Anne, his wife and musical partner, plays guitar and mandolin and sings harmony. You'll be invited to sing along (you already know the words), share in the memories, learn new songs, and howl at the moon (literally!)
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The music of the late John Denver is like an old friend, outlasting trends and standing the test of time. Join acclaimed performer Jim Curry for this tribute to the music of one of the most beloved singer/songwriters ever to grace the stage.
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Tribute artist Jim Curry, who's singing voice was heard in the CBS-TV movie “Take Me Home: The John Denver Story,” has performed Denver's music in sold out shows throughout the country and has emerged as today's top performer of Denver's vast legacy of multi-platinum hits. Jim's uncanny ability to mirror John's voice and clean-cut look takes you back to the time when "Rocky Mountain High," "Sunshine," "Calypso," and "Annie's Song" topped the charts, and his popular music had the heartfelt message of caring for the earth and caring for each other. As Jim says, “Denver's message is worth repeating - ‘Be kind to the Earth and to each other.’” Tix, $18.
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8 pm THE CATS-A-RENO play for “TUESDAY BLUES DAY” at The Pig 'n’ Whistle, 6714 Hollywood Bl, Hollywood 90028; www.pignwhistle.com; 323-463-0000.
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HERE ARE 24 (Two dozen!) MORE EVENTS, HAPPENING TODAY & TONIGHT!
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Included are today & tonight’s weekly and monthly residencies, series, showcases, workshops, open mics and other acoustic music events that are scheduled in advance to happen today and tonight, from northern Santa Barbara County to south Orange County, from downtown L.A. to the valleys to the Inland Empire, from the desert to the sea.
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Thu-Sun, Sep 2-5, near Yosemite; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
5 pm-10 pm annual Fall edition of the “STRAWBERRY MUSIC FESTIVAL” with ARLO GUTHRIE, THE TRAVELIN' MCCOURYS, MOLLIE O'BRIEN AND RICH MOORE, RITA HOSKING & COUSIN JACK, NELL ROBINSON, GENTICORUM, MARCUS JAMES AND THE WASSONRAI, KUSUN ENSEMBLE, PO' GIRL, RYAN BINGHAM & THE DEAD HORSES, RAILROAD EARTH, THE TUTTLES WITH A.J. LEE, LAURIE LEWIS AND THE RIGHT HANDS, DEL CASTILLO, CAROLYN WONDERLAND, MARTIN SEXTON, GIRLYMAN, LOS PINGUOS, ELIZA GILKYSON & NINA GERBER, TOMMY EMMANUEL, KEB' MO', and more, at Camp Mather, near Yosemite. Info, www.strawberrymusic.com
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Fri, Sep 3; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm JAMES INTVELD, with BOBBY BLUEHOUSE opening, at the Arcadia Blues Club, 16 E Huntington Dr, Arcadia 91006; www.arcadiabluesclub.com; 626-447-9349. James Intveld at 10:30 pm, Bobby Bluehouse opens at 8 pm. For seats, make reservations; dinner reservations hold tables until 8:30 pm. More at http://srv.ezinedirector.net/?n=3960171&s=93914888. Tix, $20.
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Fri, Sep 3; extended indefinitely; live theatre; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm Fri & Sat (& 5 pm Sun) “JUST 45 MINUTES FROM BROADWAY,” the critically-acclaimed world-premiere HENRY JAGLOM play has been extended at Edgemar Center for the Arts, on the Main Stage, 2437 Main St, Santa Monica 90405. Reservations req’d at 310-392-7327 or www.edgemarcenter.org (under events tab).
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Multiplatinum songwriter and cast member HARRIET SCHOCK tells us, “There’s a film being made of it, Henry Jaglom has already started shooting. Audiences love it and we’ve enjoyed performing it [well over 100] times. We’ve been extended again, but please don’t wait too long to see [this] wonderful, funny, moving, thoroughly enjoyable play.”
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Harriet Schock has worked with famous film director Henry Jaglom, writing the music for several of his feature film projects, and performing that music on-camera in his latest, “Irene in Time,” which stars Tanna Frederick, also the star if this play, making its world-premiere run.
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“JUST 45 MINUTES FROM BROADWAY” stars TANNA FREDERICK, JULIE DAVIS, DAVID GARVER, JACK HELLER, DAVID PROVAL, DIANE SALINGER, & HARRIET SCHOCK. Directed by Gary Imhoff, produced by Alexandra Guarnieri.
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"A near-Chekhovian delight! Go !!! " - L.A. Weekly
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"Henry Jaglom's new play rocks! A brilliant comic cast!" - The Huffington Post
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"Tanna Frederick moves effortlessly through an array of emotions, she & David Garver exude a quiet magnetism. Jaglom's homage to theatre people will appeal to everyone." - Hollywood Reporter
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"Henry Jaglom is a master storyteller. 'Lust 45 Minutes from Broadway' should tickle New York theatergoers when it moves closer than 45 minutes away." - For ReviewPlays.com )in The Santa Monica Daily Press and The San Diego Jewish World)
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Runs Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 5 pm, in an extended run. Parking is available (fee charged) in an onsite structure, and metered parking is available in nearby Lot 11, across the street from Peet's Coffee. Tix, $25.
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Sat & Sun, Sep 4 & 5, in Sacramento:
Annual “GOLD RUSH DAYS” in Old Sacramento, with plenty of music, re-enactors, special events at the California State Railroad Museum, and more. SOURDOUGH SLIM performs. Info, www.discovergold.org
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Check-out some Sourdough Slim performance videos:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-kbdZUDWBM
www.youtube.com/watch?v=HajY_r6RNy0
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Annual “TUMBLEWEED MUSIC FESTIVAL” in Richland, WA, with HANK CRAMER, DAN MAHER, WATCH THE SKY, BOLD HORIZON, WATERBOUND, THE WHATEVERLY BROTHERS, JON PFAFF, THE GREAT SANGER & DIDELE, TOM RAWSON, CHRIS ROE, THE CUTTERS, SHANGHAIED ON THE WILLAMETTE, and many others. Info. www.3rfs.org/tmf.htm
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Sat, Sep 4; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
5 & 8 pm ROY ZIMMERMAN, plus VICKI JUDITZ opening, for two shows this evening at the “Parlor Performances” series at Cornerstone Music Conservatory, above Fields Pianos, 12121 W Pico Bl (one door W of Bundy); free parking; reservations, Jeannine@FrankEntertainment.com or 310-476-6735.
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ROY ZIMMERMAN is a Guide favorite, and he’s performed live on radio’s “Tied to the Tracks.” Roy is the best political-comedic songwriter on the circuit today. (Roy opens for “The Daily Show's” John Oliver Saturday, Aug 14, in the Berkshires).
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An evening with singing social satirist Roy Zimmerman is a memorable experience, given his "...lacerating wit and keen awareness of society's foibles [that] bring to mind a latter-day Tom Lehrer," says the Los Angeles Times.
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TOM LEHRER himself says, “If I were still performing, I’d be doing ROY ZIMMERMAN songs.”
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Zimmerman writes fiercely funny songs about ignorance, war and greed. In eleven albums over twenty years, he has brought the sting of satire to the struggle for peace and social justice. His songs are heard on NPR, PRI and Sirius Radio.
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His YouTube videos have earned OVER TWO MILLION VIEWS and tens of thousands of comments, and Roy adds, “many of them coherent!” He will perform some of his classics plus just-released gems from his new CD. Meantime, enjoy his originals “CREATION SCIENCE 101” at www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIwiPsgRrOs and “PSYCHEDELIC RELIC” at www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpLLv_zjuzg
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Special opening act VICKI JUDITZ, performing a selection from her hilarious eco-comedy, “Adventures of the Green Housewife.” The Los Angeles Times calls her "...a born storyteller... what sets her writing, and her performance, apart is her sense of humor, and an eye for the incongruous and ridiculous." Venue has limited seating (about 70, seats going fast) so reserve promptly. It’s upstairs – or elevator – to the 2nd floor. Tix, $25 ($20 w/ reservation by Aug 15).
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(time tbd) PORTERHOUSE BOB plays the “Music Under the Stars” series at Adobe Olivas, 4200 Olivas Park Dr, Ventura 93003; info, 805-658-4726.
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Porterhouse Bob tells us, “The band is now 8 pieces. The 4 horns cover tuba, trombone, coronet, flugelhorn, trumpet, bari sax, tenor sax, clarinet and fiddle. We have been woodshedding with rehearsals in L.A. writing, arranging and practicing around 13 new and outrageous tunes. These new songs put the band in new territory and we are very excited to start performing them for you. We are looking forward to seeing our brief performance on the Gene Simmons Family Jewels TV show in spring and are preparing for 13 episodes on a new show that will feature the band in the ‘Bone Yard’ late night TV show setting with Porterhouse throwing out comments and such.”
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7:30-9:30 pm “MUSIC UNDER THE STARS” brings a different band each week, for music in various genres, to Olivas Adobe, 4200 Olivas Park Dr, Ventura. Info, 805-658-4726. Tix, $18; optional dinner is $13.50.
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Sat, Sep 4; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm JACK TEMPCHIN plus I SEE HAWKS IN L.A. play a double-bill at “Russ & Julie’s House Concert” series in Oak Park (Thousand Oaks / Agoura Hills area); reservations get directions at 818-707-2179 or houseconcerts@jrp-graphics.com. Series and show info, www.houseconcerts.us.
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8 pm (& 5 pm) ROY ZIMMERMAN, plus VICKI JUDITZ opening, for two shows this evening at the “Parlor Performances” series at Cornerstone Music Conservatory, above Fields Pianos, 12121 W Pico Bl (one door W of Bundy); free parking; reserv, Jeannine@FrankEntertainment.com or 310-476-6735.
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8 pm QUINN HARRIS, with BOBBY BLUEHOUSE opening, at the Arcadia Blues Club, 16 E Huntington Dr, Arcadia 91006; www.arcadiabluesclub.com; 626-447-9349. Quinn Harris at 10:30 pm, Bobby Bluehouse opens at 8 pm. For seats, make reservations; dinner reservations hold tables until 8:30 pm. More at http://srv.ezinedirector.net/?n=3960172&s=93914888. Tix, $15.
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Sat, Sep 4; extended indefinitely; live theatre; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm Fri & Sat (& 5 pm Sun) “JUST 45 MINUTES FROM BROADWAY,” the critically-acclaimed world-premiere HENRY JAGLOM play has been extended at Edgemar Center for the Arts, on the Main Stage, 2437 Main St, Santa Monica 90405. Reservations req’d at 310-392-7327 or www.edgemarcenter.org (under events tab). See the Guide’s Sep 3 listing for complete info.
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Sun, Sep 5; extended indefinitely; live theatre; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
5 pm Sun (& 8 pm Fri & Sat) “JUST 45 MINUTES FROM BROADWAY,” the critically-acclaimed world-premiere HENRY JAGLOM play has been extended at Edgemar Center for the Arts, on the Main Stage, 2437 Main St, Santa Monica 90405. Reservations req’d at 310-392-7327 or www.edgemarcenter.org (under events tab). See the Guide’s Sep 3, 8 pm listing for complete info.
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Sun, Sep 5; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
7:30 pm “THE BIG PICTURE: THE FILMS OF TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX” at the Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N Highland Av, Hollywood; 323-850-2000 or 213-480-3232; www.hollywoodbowl.com. In the “Special Performances” series, with the HOLLYWOOD BOWL ORCHESTRA, DAVID NEWMAN, conductor.
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Wed, Sep 8; music appreciation class begins:
1:30 - 3:30 pm ALAN CHAPMAN’S MUSIC APPRECIATION CLASS is a 10-session series in a private Brentwood home.
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Alan was a music professor at Occidental College for many years, is a regular pre-concert lecturer for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chamber Orchestra and Opera, and a popular host on KUSC. He is a superb speaker and educator, lively and quick-witted, and possesses a formidable arsenal of musical knowledge.
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Wed, Sep 8; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
7 pm DAVID GRAY & RAY LAMONTAGNE bring a “fusion of acoustic tunes and passionate, powerful ballads” to the Greek Theatre, 2700 N Vermont Ave in Griffith Park, L.A.; Greek Theatre hotline, 323-665-1927; tix, 213-480-3232; www.greektheatrela.com.
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Both DAVID GRAY & RAY LaMONTAGNE have fan followings across the globe, and plenty of people celebrate their hauntingly beautiful vocals and evocative songs. This co-headlining 16-city U.S. tour supports Gray’s latest album and will build interest for LaMontagne’s upcoming new CD, due later this year.
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DAVID GRAY’s 8th studio album, “Draw The Line” (on Downtown/Mercer Records) was released in the U.S. last Sep 22, to music media acclaim as his most captivating work to date. The album has been described as the “rich, warm, organic sound of David Gray being reborn and begins a new chapter in the storytelling for which he is known.” The album’s first single, "Fugitive," was #1 on AAA for 12 consecutive weeks, while the latest single, "Stella the Artist," is still climbing the chart at press time, and quickly approaching the Top 10. The CD has been called “a glorious, life-affirming collection, brimming with hooks and imagery.” USA Today proclaimed “Draw The Line” as “some of his most ambitious, affecting and densely musical work to date,” while Entertainment Weekly wrote, “Let me speak for all of us and say: Welcome back! Gray’s sincerity and robust voice have been missed, and his new music sounds well-produced and confident.”
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Gray began writing the album in 2007, and launched his world tour following its release last September, playing Europe and Australia before setting-out on North American tour dates last October. His first US tour sold-out. His current US tour was set to wrap in April, and he took it to Canada in May. But he’s back in the USA for this show.
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RAY LaMONTAGNE is an acclaimed singer-songwriter, currently at work on his fourth album to be released later this year. His last album, “Gossip in the Grain” (on RCA Records) debuted at #3 on the Billboard charts in its first week, and was the top-selling album on iTunes. LaMontagne has impressed music critics with a voice that Rolling Stone describes as "full of the warm yearning of a young Van Morrison." LaMontagne’s debut album, “Trouble,” made the UK Top 40, where the album peaked at #5. It sold over 400,000 copies worldwide. LaMontagne's sophomore release, “Till the Sun Turns Black,” made the US Top 40, peaking at #28 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 28,000 copies in its first week.
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During his last North American tour, Spin.com declared that Ray “illustrated a near flawless transition from a front porch in Maine to the front of the most prestigious stage in the world (Radio City Music Hall).”
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The Boston Herald wrote that Ray “delivered with the confidence and enthusiasm of an artist who knows he’s reached a creative highpoint.”
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Annual “OLD CAPITAL ARTS FESTIVAL” in Fillmore, UT, brings music performances, including SOURDOUGH SLIM, both days.
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Check-out some Sourdough Slim performance videos:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-kbdZUDWBM
www.youtube.com/watch?v=HajY_r6RNy0
www.youtube.com/watch?v=_V9NTG6cUj0
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Fri, Sep 10; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
7:30 pm SHERYL CROW plus special guest COLBIE CAILLAT at the Greek Theatre, 2700 N Vermont Ave in Griffith Park, L.A.; Greek Theatre hotline, 323-665-1927; tix, 213-480-3232; www.greektheatrela.com.
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SHERYL CROW is touring her new studio CD, “100 Miles From Memphis” (on A&M Records) due for release July 20. Along with it, she’s debuting a new live band to take the album’s “funky new sound” and her new vocal “soul stylings” on the road.
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Her 1993 debut album, “Tuesday Night Music Club,” has seven-times Platinum sales, was nominated for five Grammys and won three. Since then, she’s sold more than 35 million records worldwide and won six more Grammys from an additional 27 nominations. Crow has five studio albums, each charting in the Top 10, four of them Platinum-plus, including a quadruple-Platinum greatest hits collection and a Christmas album. In live shows, she has performed duets with musical luminaries including Sting, Kid Rock, Mick Jagger and others. Her most recent Grammy nomination was for her sixth album, 2008’s critically acclaimed “Detours.”
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Sheryl Crow is a cancer survivor and passionate supporter of a variety of environmental and health-related charities, including The NRDC, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and The World Food Program. She’s launched her own clothing line, Bootheel Trading Co. Recently, Crow has taken an interest in acting, playing a role in a three-episode run of “Cougar Town” and doing an appearance on her friend Jerry Seinfeld’s show, “The Marriage Ref.”
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Fri, Sep 10:
8 pm The DITTY BOPS return to McCabe’s, 3101 Pico Bl (Pico at 31st), Santa Monica 90405; www.mccabes.com; 310-828-4403; tix, 310-828-4497. Tix, $20.
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Fri, Sep 10; extended indefinitely; live theatre; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm Fri & Sat (& 5 pm Sun) “JUST 45 MINUTES FROM BROADWAY,” the critically-acclaimed world-premiere HENRY JAGLOM play has been extended at Edgemar Center for the Arts, on the Main Stage, 2437 Main St, Santa Monica 90405. Reservations req’d at 310-392-7327 or www.edgemarcenter.org (under events tab). See the Guide’s Sep 3, 8 pm listing for complete info.
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1st annual “FALL EQUINOX FESTIVAL” - Folk Music, Dance, & Storytelling Festival, presented by the California Traditional Music Society (CTMS) in collaboration with FolkWorks, featuring NIGHTINGALE, JOHN WHELAN BAND, and FOGHORN DUO, at Rancho Cordillera del Norte, 9015 Wilbur Av, Northridge 91324.
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NIGHTINGALE was formed in 1993 by JEREMIAH McLANE (accordion, piano; www.jeremiahmclane.com), KEITH MURPHY (voice, guitar, mandolin, piano, foot percussion; www.blackislemusic.com) and BECKY TRACY (fiddle). The nightingale bird is a poetic figure that appears in traditional songs from many places, including parts of Northern Europe, Canada and the United States. So the nightingale was an appropriate emblem for a band committed to drawing inspiration from a wide musical territory that includes Ireland, France, Scandinavia, Newfoundland and Quebec. + JOHN WHELAN BAND is led by a man known for his amazing button accordion virtuosity. He moved in 1980 from the Dunstable Irish community in London to the US and soon was performing with Riverdance fiddler Eileen Ivers in one of the most celebrated Irish duos of the decade. He has recorded both solo and band albums that have been favorites of the Celtic Music community, worldwide. He has appeared in films, including Ang Lee's “Ride with the Devil” (1999). Joining John is CHARLENE Adzima (fiddle and song; www.myspace.com/fhidileoir) and ZAC LEGER (guitar and bouzouki; www.myspace.com/zacleger ).
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FOGHORN DUO plays old time string band music deeply rooted in the American folk tradition. It's a pre-copyright, post-bluegrass style, but “the Foghorns” put their own stamp on it. STEPHEN "SAMMY" LIND's fiddle and CALEB KLAUDER's mandolin play tight, unison lead lines. It's a sound that could be coming to you from a big console radio in a 1930s living room, or an Appalachian front porch. Instead, it's being delivered by players from the thriving old time music scene of Portland, Oregon. “The Foghorns” are proof positive that folk music will remain vital as long as there are folks who want to play it. + Master Classes are offered, as follows: Arranging / Ensemble playing: Nightingale Fiddle: Charlene Adzima, Sammy Lind Mandolin: Caleb Klauder +
The Concert is Nightingale,& the John Whelan Band
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The Festival is a revival of the CTMS Summer Solstice (and previously Dulcimer) Festivals that were held many years at SOKA University, and before that, at Cal State Northridge (CSUN) and Greystone Mansion. The festival continues that legacy on two concert stages, plus a dance tent, teaching workshops, storytelling, children's activities and, of course, lots of jamming. Many details are still being confirmed. Here’s the current line-up.
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Workshops: Fiddle: TOM SAUBER, SAMMY LIND, KIRA OTT, DAVID BRAGGER Banjo: CALEB LAUDER, STEVE LEWIS, CHRIS BERRY Guitar: KELLY MARTIN, JOE WACK, ZAC LEGER Mandolin: PATRICK SAUBER, JIMMY MURPHY, ASHLEY BRODER Other: PATTI AMELOTTE (Hammered Dulcimer), CHRISTA BURCH (Bodhran), ROSS ALTMAN (Yiddish Songs), AEDAN MacDONNELL (Harp), PAT MacSWYNEY (Intro Balkan Music), MELANIE NOLLEY / LEEANNE GORNE (Intro Irish Music/Sessions), SEVERINE BROWNE (Songwriting), JESSICA CATRON (Shape Note Singing), ARIELLA FORNSTEIN (Improv. Vocals); plus, Storytelling, and more (TBA) + Dance tent: Cumbia (Los Pochos), International Folk Dancing (Sherry Cochran with Mehanatones), West African, Squares (Susan Michaels, caller with K. Boogie & The Brownbaggers), Contradance (Susan Michaels & Frannie Marr, callers with Nightingale)
+ Family Activities: Family Dance (with Susan Michaels), Crafts, Facepainting, Juggling, Storytelling and more TBA
+ Advance tickets: Early bird tickets (not including the concert or master classes, which will be available soon) are available at www.ctmsfolkmusic.org/equinox/default.html for $20 (admission only).
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Sat, Sep 11; festival:
Noon-8 pm “WEST LOS ANGELES JAZZ FESTIVAL” at Jackie Robinson Stadium, UCLA Baseball complex, on the campus in Westwood. Presented by Homeland Homeless as a benefit for disabled veterans; www.homelandhomeless.com. Contact events_homelandhomeless@yahoo.com.
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Festival features GERALD ALBRIGHT, HOWARD HEWETT, NAJEE, KIRK WHALUM, EUGE GROOVE, PETER WHITE, THE SAI WHATT BAND, KEIKO MATSUI, ALEX BUGNON, and others.
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Musically, not our cup of beverage (we’ll be at the Equinox Festival), but this is a benefit for a great cause.
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Sat & Sun, Sep 11 & 12, in Port Townsend, Washington:
Annual “PORT TOWNSEND WOODEN BOAT FESTIVAL,” with THE CUTTERS, THE WHATEVERLY BROTHERS, TOM LEWIS, and others, plus shanty sings on Fri & Sat nights. Info, www.woodenboat.org/festival
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Sat, Sep 11; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
7-10 pm 7 pm “GRASSROOTS ACOUSTICA” presents GRETCHEN PETERS & JUDE JOHNSTONE, both hit songwriters, busking to cure Alzheimer’s, in rare area appearances at this month’s charity-benefit showcase – with a full lineup of performers – at The Talking Stick, 1411 Lincoln Bl, Venice 92091; 310-450-6052; www.thetalkingstick.net.
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Here’s a bit of background on the series. Mark explains, “All of the performers, [make] good on their promise to busk their hearts out… new songs & everything… a Who's Hoot.” Past lineups have included Grammy winners / nominees and a Village Voice OBIE Award winner. Mark continues, “There's no shortage of acoustic eclecticism in Los Angeles.” More on Grassroots Acoustica, and lineup for tonight’s show, at www.grassrootsacoustica.org.
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The venue was named as co-winner for “Best Free (no cover) Acoustic Music Venue” in FolkWorks’ annual review in 2008, and this series had a lot to do with that recognition. No cover charge, but every show is a benefit for a nonprofit or charity.
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.Sat, Sep 11; every Sat, Jul 10-Sep 11, in Ventura:
7:30-9:30 pm “MUSIC UNDER THE STARS” closes its season tonight at Olivas Adobe, 4200 Olivas Park Dr, Ventura. Info, 805-658-4726. Series brings a different band each week, for music in various genres. Tix, $18; optional dinner is $13.50.
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Sat, Sep 11; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm JESSE WINCHESTER at McCabe’s, 3101 Pico Bl (Pico at 31st), Santa Monica 90405; www.mccabes.com; 310-828-4403; tix, 310-828-4497. Tix, $24.50.
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Sat, Sep 11; extended indefinitely; live theatre; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm Fri & Sat (& 5 pm Sun) “JUST 45 MINUTES FROM BROADWAY,” the critically-acclaimed world-premiere HENRY JAGLOM play has been extended at Edgemar Center for the Arts, on the Main Stage, 2437 Main St, Santa Monica 90405. Reservations req’d at 310-392-7327 or www.edgemarcenter.org (under events tab). See the Guide’s Sep 3, 8 pm listing for complete info.
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Sun, Sep 12:
“LONG BEACH LOBSTER FESTIVAL” at Rainbow Lagoon Park, Shoreline Dr & Linden Av, Long Beach. Not to be confused with “Long Beach Bayou” or “Long Beach Crawfish Festival.” More when we know it.
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Sun, Sep 12:
11 am STORYTIME FUNLAND plays a “Matinee Kids' Show” at McCabe’s, 3101 Pico Bl (Pico at 31st), Santa Monica 90405; www.mccabes.com; 310-828-4403; tix, 310-828-4497. Tix, $8 (kids under age 2 are free).
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Sun, Sep 12; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
3-5 pm THE MURPHY FAMILY, plus THE WIMBERLEY BLUEGRASS BAND and MURPHY'S FLAW, play the “FREE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES” co-sponsored by the Topanga Banjo•Fiddle Contest organization and the National Park Service, at Peter Strauss Ranch, 30000 Mulholland Hwy (2 blks from Troutdale Rd), in Santa Monica Mtns Nat’l Rec Area, near Agoura Hills; 818-382-4819. Set in an outdoor amphitheater under the shade of the giant old oaks. Park free in the lot just past the bridge and walk back over the bridge to the ranch entrance. Bring a picnic and a cushion or blanket for the earthen or wood bench seating. Fun and free.
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Today is a much-anticipated show, with the best of the 50th Annual Topanga Banjo•Fiddle Contest’s award-winning bands, plus “a few surprises” are promised. This will be a fine show. You’ll get the virtuosity you expect from mainstage festival acts, conveniently packaged in a two-hour, free show.
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In addition, TBFC presents free folk-singing programs at various public libraries. Info on the full range of the organization’s activities available at www.topangabanjofidle.org - go to “Free Concerts” for detailed info on the artists in the Strauss Ranch series.
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Sun, Sep 12; extended indefinitely; live theatre; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
5 pm Sun, (& 8 pm Fri & Sat) “JUST 45 MINUTES FROM BROADWAY,” the critically-acclaimed world-premiere HENRY JAGLOM play has been extended at Edgemar Center for the Arts, on the Main Stage, 2437 Main St, Santa Monica 90405. Reservations req’d at 310-392-7327 or www.edgemarcenter.org (under events tab). See the Guide’s Sep 3, 8 pm listing for complete info.
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Sun, Sep 12; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
Annual “CELTIC ARTS CENTER CONCERT AT THE FORD” with KEN O'MALLEY opening for THE FUREYS & DAVEY ARTHUR, at the Ford Amphitheatre (aka John Anson Ford Amphitheatre), 2580 Cahuenga Bl East, Hollywood 90068; 323-GO1-FORD; www.FordTheatres.org; box dinner orders 310-652-3797.
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DISCOUNT TIX:
Tickets on the Ford website are face value plus $3.50 per ticket. You can get them for face value plus a handling fee of only 50 cents per ticket, at www.celticconcert.com (or email fureysattheford@gmail.com). Group rates available at that site; 10% discount for parties of 8 or more, 20% discount for parties of 16 or more. Tix available at the same discounted price at the Irish Import Shop, 742 N Vine (at Melrose), Hollywood, or Shamrock Imports, 12514 1/2 Magnolia Bl (near Whitsett), Valley Village.
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Thu, Sep 16:
8 pm monthly “NETTE RADIO SHOWCASE” with PATRICIA BAHIA, ATHENA MARIE, and Nette Radio host ANNETTE CONLON, at Genghis Cohen, 740 N Fairfax, Los Angeles 90046. Joining Annette are JEFF MARSHALL, JOHN DePATIE, & JEFF MADDOX, “doing new songs,” and she expects a special guest. Annette adds, “This may be the last show of the year, so I hope you can make it out!” $8 cover if you print and take this listing.
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Fri, Sep 17; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm ELIZA GILKYSON at McCabe’s, 3101 Pico Bl (Pico at 31st), Santa Monica 90405; www.mccabes.com; 310-828-4403; tix, 310-828-4497. Tix,. $22.50.
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Fri, Sep 17; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm SUSIE GLAZE & THE HILONESOME BAND plus BYRON WALLS (New Christie Minstrels / Limeliters alum) play a double-bill at the “CAMARILLO CAFÉ CONCERT SERIES,” at Camarillo Community Center, 1605 E Burnley St (NE corner, Carmen & Burnley), Camarillo; info, 805-523-2682, email WhatsHappening@CamarilloCafe.com and website, www.CamarilloCafe.com. Sponsored by Pleasant Valley Recreation & Parks District. Produced by Gary & Kathy Lynch.
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More at www.susieglaze.com and www.byronwalls.com.
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Schedule:
7:30 pm - doors open - open mic signups begin
8 pm – open mic
8:40 pm – first headliner.
9:15 pm – break (refreshments and snacks available)
9:40 pm – second headliner.
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Get there early for a good seat; this series often sells-out. $10 at door (no presale).
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Sat & Sun, Sep 18 & 19, east of San Diego; festival:
Annual “JULIAN BANJO-FIDDLE CONTEST AND MUSIC FESTIVAL” celebrates its 40th year at Frank Lane Field, in the mountain community of Julian, east of San Diego. A variety of traditional music is featured both days. The Banjo, Fiddle, Guitar, and Mandolin Contests are on Saturday only. There will be an Open Mic stage and lots of Jamming Opportunities all weekend. Organizers say, “if you are a player, start getting ready! Teachers - let your students know - encourage them to enter.” The Julian event is the one of the oldest festivals in California. Many of the finest stringed instrument artists of today participated in the Julian contest when they were just getting started - NICKEL CREEK, STUART DUNCAN, ALLISON BROWN, and JOHN MOORE among the many. Come to Julian in September to participate in a continuation of music history. More info, and the 2010 Entry Form are online at www.julianbanjofiddle.com
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Sat, Sep 18:
9 am-4 pm “MONTROSE ART WALK” in the 2300 & 2400 blocks of Honolulu Av, Montrose. Billed as, “Musicians playing, great family outing. Watch artists work while strolling along the tree-lined Honolulu Avenue.” Info, call Montrose Chamber of Commerce, 818-249-7171. Runs May 8, Jul 10, Sep 18, Nov 13.
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Sat, Sep 18; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm ELIZABETH COOK at McCabe’s, 3101 Pico Bl (Pico at 31st), Santa Monica 90405; www.mccabes.com; 310-828-4403; tix, 310-828-4497. Tix, $15.
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Sun, Sep 19; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
7 pm “¡VIVA MEXICO!” with OZOMATLI, LOS SUPER SEVEN, MEXICAN INSTITUTE OF SOUND, MARIACHI REYNA DE LOS ANGELES, & GRANDEZA MEXICANA FOLK BALLET COMPANY, is the only “mainstream” offering in “KCRW's World Festival” series at the Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N Highland Av, Hollywood; 323-850-2000 or 213-480-3232; www.hollywoodbowl.com. This will be a partly electric, partly-acoustic, partly traditional, partly world-beatish show, so be aware what you’ll encounter.
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Sun, Sep 19, in San Diego; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
7:30 pm ELIZA GILKYSON performs at the “Acoustic Music San Diego” series at 4650 Mansfield St, San Diego 92116; www.amsdconcerts.com; 619-303-8176. Tix are $(tba) with dinner and a premium seat, $(tba) concert only.
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Tue, Sep 21-Sun, Sep 26, in Prague in the Czech Republic:
“PLAY PRAGUE” MUSIC CONFERENCE AND CONCERT is a 6-day event, with seminars / workshops by Nashville award-winning music industry professionals, showcases by artists and bands, and talent competitions to perform in the closing concert which will be webcast live on Sep 25. More at www.playprague.com.
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Tue, Sep 21:
7 pm “An Evening with FURTHUR, featuring PHIL LESH & BOB WEIR” at the Greek Theatre, 2700 N Vermont Ave in Griffith Park, L.A.; Greek Theatre hotline, 323-665-1927; tix, 213-480-3232; www.greektheatrela.com.
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GRATEFUL DEAD members PHIL LESH & BOB WEIR continue their musical adventure with their new band FURTHUR. The venue’s promo says, “Fans can expect Lesh & Weir to push the musical envelope with jaw-dropping improvisations and loving renditions of Grateful Dead classics, with an all star band. New and old fans of the Grateful Dead alike will be entranced as Phil & Bob take the musical journey “furthur”, exploring some of the Grateful Dead’s most beloved songs in a tour that promises to keep the feet stomping and the bodies shaking.”
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FURTHUR includes keyboardist JEFF CHIMENTI (RatDog), drummer JOE RUSSO (Benevento - Russo Duo, Trey Anastasio), and guitarist JOHN KADLECIK (Dark Star Orchestra). More at www.furthur.net
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Tix, $64.75 / $49.25 / $34.75, + “Convenience Charge” of $13.50 per order (unless you get ‘em from the box office).
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Fri-Sun, Sep 24-26, in Grass Valley:
Annual “DRAFT HORSE CLASSIC” at Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley, CA. SOURDOUGH SLIM is among the musical performers. Info, www.nevadacountyfair.com
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Check-out some Sourdough Slim performance videos:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-kbdZUDWBM
www.youtube.com/watch?v=HajY_r6RNy0
www.youtube.com/watch?v=_V9NTG6cUj0
www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6aRDawFme4
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Fri, Sep 24:
TONY BENNETT at the Gibson Amphitheatre, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City 91608; 818-622-4440 (formerly Universal Amph.) Tix on sale Apr 4.
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Fri, Sep 24; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm “WILLIE NELSON & FAMILY” plus RYAN BINGHAM at the Greek Theatre, 2700 N Vermont Ave in Griffith Park, L.A.; Greek Theatre hotline, 323-665-1927; tix, 213-480-3232; www.greektheatrela.com.
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Legendary singer-songwriter WILLIE NELSON is touring his new album, “Country Music.”
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“COUNTRY MUSIC” was released in April on Rounder Records. The album was produced by Grammy and Oscar winner and fellow music legend T BONE BURNETT. It’s the first time the two music legends have worked together. T BONE BURNETT won the Oscar in 2010 for “Best Original Song” for “The Weary Kind,” from the award winning film “Crazy Heart.”
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With a six-decade career and 200 plus albums, iconic Texan WILLIE NELSON is the creative genius behind the historic recordings of “Crazy”, “Red Headed Stranger,” “Stardust,” and many others. He has earned every conceivable award as a musician and amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor and activist.
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Who else could release three new albums in the same year? Willie’s 2009 new CDs included “Naked Willie,” “Willie and the Wheel,” and the critically-acclaimed “American Classic,” the latter hitting the stores last August.
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RYAN BINGHAM opens the show.
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Tix, $75 / $59.50 / $39.50, + “Convenience Charge” of $13.50 per order (unless you get ‘em from the box office).
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Sat, Sep 25, in Bear Valley (near Tehachapi); festival:
Annual “BEAR VALLEY BUCKAROO GATHERING” in Bear Valley, near Tehachapi, with many cowboy / western performers and cowboy poets, some award-winning. More when we know it.
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Sat, Sep 25, festival:
All-day “HARVEST FESTIVAL OF DULCIMERS” with workshops & concerts, at Culver-Palms United Methodist Church, 4464 Sepulveda Bl; Culver City.
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NEIL HELLMAN, mountain dulcimer legend
KENDRA WARD & BOB BENCE, hammered & fretted dulcimers and guitar
CARMEN AMREIN, all the way from Germany, playing her hackbrett (hammered dulcimer)
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Free noontime concert and storytelling hour; open jam, all instruments; workshops for guitar, ukulele, bodhran, tin-whistle, & harmonica. Vendors all day, and meals available on site.
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Twilight / Evening Concert with all four featured artists.
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Plus, on Sun, Sep 26, classes offered by the festival’s featured artists; locations and times tba. More at www.scdh.org.
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Sat, Sep 25; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm DALA, the splendid Canadian indie music duo, plays the Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu; www.arts.pepperdine.edu. Presented by Pepperdine University Center for the Arts. Advance tix, 310-506-4522.
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Darlings of the Canadian music scene, AMANDA WALTHER & SHEILA CARABINE of DALA (the duo's name was formed by combining the last two letters of each artist's name) have come a long way in a short time. The two best friends met in their high school music class, wrote their first song together in 2002, and since have performed at Toronto's legendary Massey Hall a total of seven times. Amanda's ethereal soprano voice blends seamlessly with Sheila's velvety alto, creating the lush harmonies that have become their trademark. The sheer joy with which they perform is infectious, turning first-time listeners into instant fans.
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"[They are] the angels of folk music. Ethereal, eloquent, and downright beautiful, the music they create is faultlessly performed..." - Exclaim!
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Dala has toured across Canada six times, opening for such artists as Jann Arden, Tom Cochrane, Matthew Good, Stuart McLean of the CBC's Vinyl Cafe, and, most recently, Chantal Kreviazuk. It has also performed at the New Orleans Jazz Festival, the Edmonton Folk Festival, California's Strawberry Festival, and Mariposa. In 2009 it was the only Canadian act invited to play at the 50th Anniversary of the Newport Folk Festival.
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Dala is poised to bring its harmonies and fresh brand of acoustic pop to the world. Drawing upon influences like the Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, and Bob Dylan, the pair writes songs that are both catchy and insightful.
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“Everyone Is Someone,” Dala's new album, was released in 2009 to critical acclaim. It earned the vocalists their fifth Canadian Folk Music Award nomination and was named "Album of the Year" by The Irish Post. The song "Horses," which speaks to the heartbreak and hope of a young man dealing with disability, was nominated by National Public Radio in the US as one of the Top 10 folk songs of 2009.
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The duo's PBS special, “Girls from the North Country,” was recently broadcast across North America and GREATLY impressed the editor of the Guide.
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Additionally, Dala won the 2010 Toronto Independent Music Award for Best Folk Artist.
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The admission price includes a dessert reception with the musicians following the performance. Tix, $25 gen’l, $10 for full-time Pepperdine students. More at www.dalagirls.com.
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Sun, Sep 26; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
7 pm SLAID CLEAVES at McCabe’s, 3101 Pico Bl (Pico at 31st), Santa Monica 90405; www.mccabes.com; 310-828-4403; tix, 310-828-4497. Tix, $20.
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Thu & Fri, Sep 30-Oct 1:
Annual “AUSTRALIAN MUSIC ASSOCIATION CONVENTION” in Melbourne, Australia.
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Thu, Sep 30:
8 pm JOHN CALE: “WHEN PAST & FUTURE COLLIDE - PARIS 1919 LIVE” at UCLA Live, Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr, on the UCLA campus at Royce Dr between Westwood Bl and Hilgard Av, West L.A.; www.uclalive.org; info 310-825-4401; UCLA ticket office 310-825-2101.
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It may surprise you that this show is in the Guide. Please read-on, and you’ll discern why. The co-founder of the Velvet Underground, JOHN CALE is legendary for his avant-garde pop-music aesthetic – but there’s more. In this West Coast premiere, Cale performs his seminal 1973 album “Paris 1919” in its entirety with his band and members of the UCLA Philharmonia. Dubbed “a masterpiece” by Rolling Stone, the magazine calls the record “one of the most ambitious albums ever released under the name of pop.” With evocative melodies, sweeping orchestration and poetic lyricism, “Paris 1919” effortlessly blends rock, soul and classical music. The second set will feature Cale’s more modern side. The promo says, “whether that’s debuting new material or deconstructing a classic, it’s sure to be an unforgettable evening.” UCLA Live at Royce Hall, 340 Royce Drive, Westwood. Tix, $38-68 ($15 for UCLA students).
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Sat, Oct 2; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm “VIVA MEXICO! 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION” with acclaimed Spanish-language singers ANGELES OCHOA and PERLA BATALLA joining NATI CANO and MARIACHI LOS CAMPEROS at UCLA Live, Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr, on the UCLA campus at Royce Dr between Westwood Bl and Hilgard Av, West L.A.; www.uclalive.org; info 310-825-4401; UCLA ticket office 310-825-2101.
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Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano featuring special guests Angeles Ochoa and Perla Batalla: Viva Mexico! 50th Anniversary Celebration — The 2009 Grammy Award-winning MARIACHI LOS CAMPEROS DE NATI CANO commemorates its 50th anniversary and the Bicentennial of Mexico with this special program. Spanish-language songstresses ANGELES OCHOA and PERLA BATALLA will help tell the story of Mexican independence through mariachi favorites “Viva Mexico,” “Mexico Lindo,” “La Bamba,” “Ave Maria” and more. A Los Angeles treasure, Los Camperos have emerged as the driving force of a musical tradition treasured throughout the world. The group is known for its collaboration with LINDA RONDSTADT on her critically acclaimed Spanish-language album, “Canciones de mi Padre.” Tix, $43-78 ($15 for UCLA students).
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Sat, Oct 2:
HENRY GRIMES & FRIENDS at REDCAT, The Roy & Edna Disney CalArts Theater, at the L.A. Music Center, 631 W 2nd St (at Hope St), inside the Walt Disney Concert Hall complex, downtown Los Angeles 90012; www.redcat.org; 213-237-2800; Fall sched, www.redcat.org/sites/redcat.org/files/REDCAT_Fall10_Brochure.pdf.
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Legendary jazz bassist Henry Grimes makes first L.A. appearance since moving to New York in 2003.
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Sat, Oct 2:
8 pm KIMBERLY DAHME & JILL KNIGHT play a double-bill at “Russ & Julie’s House Concert” series in Oak Park (Thousand Oaks / Agoura Hills area); reservations get directions at 818-707-2179 or houseconcerts@jrp-graphics.com. Series and show info, www.houseconcerts.us.
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Sat, Oct 2:
8 pm HAYES CARLL at McCabe’s, 3101 Pico Bl (Pico at 31st), Santa Monica 90405; www.mccabes.com; 310-828-4403; tix, 310-828-4497. Tix, $15.
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Sun, Oct 3; festival; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
All day First ever “AMERICANA MUSIC FEST” sponsored by the Thousand Oaks Kiwanis Charitable Foundation at the beautiful Paramount Ranch near Agoura Hills, in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation area. Info. www.americanamusicfestkw.org
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Performers are all acoustic, chosen from submissions through the spring and summer.
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With three stages, an Instrument Petting Zoo to let kids get some hands-on feel, workshops, many with the goal of getting kids interested in learning to play and letting them know where to get lessons.This is the inaugural year for what’s already being called “a wonderful event, with multiple stages of scheduled acts, prestigious contests, and all-day jams under the oak tress and on the wooden boardwalks of the buildings in the movie-set old west town.” Yep, if any of that sounds familiar, it is indded the same site as the Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest.
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Info, or to assist with the planning or presentation of the event, send an inquiry to info@AmericanaMusicFest.org.
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Sun, Oct 3:
ROBERT HENKE: “MOONLAKE LIVE” at REDCAT, The Roy & Edna Disney CalArts Theater, at the L.A. Music Center, 631 W 2nd St (at Hope St), inside the Walt Disney Concert Hall complex, downtown Los Angeles 90012; www.redcat.org; 213-237-2800; Fall sched, www.redcat.org/sites/redcat.org/files/REDCAT_Fall10_Brochure.pdf.
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The co-creator of the Ableton Live software gives a special Monolake Live performance.
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Fri-Sun, Oct 8-10, in Lone Pine, CA:
Annual “LONE PINE FILM FESTIVAL” with many events at the museum and around town, interpretive tours of famous movie locations, and more, including a Friday evening concert (2 shows, 7 & 9 pm) with DON EDWARDS & SOURDOUGH SLIM in the Lone Pine High School Auditorium. Schedules, concert tix (it sells-out), info, www.lonepinefilmfestival.org
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Check-out some Sourdough Slim performance videos:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-kbdZUDWBM
www.youtube.com/watch?v=HajY_r6RNy0
www.youtube.com/watch?v=_V9NTG6cUj0
www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6aRDawFme4
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Sat, Oct 9; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
4 pm ”2nd ANNUAL WHISTLE STOP RANCH FALL COWBOY ROUNDUP” with DAVE STAMEY, GARY ROBERTSON, and MICHAEL TCHERKASSKY, at Whistle Stop Ranch in Acton, CA (off the 14 Fwy, between Santa Clarita and Palmdale.) Sponsored by OutWest Marketing in Old Town Newhall. Gates at 4 pm, show at 7 pm. Event includes “cowboy grub and great entertainment” at Mike & Paulette Tcherkassky's Whistle Stop Ranch. This year's gathering will feature the Western Music Association's “Entertainer of the Year” DAVE STAMEY, talented poet and storyteller, GARY ROBERTSON and "Saddle Serenader" MICHAEL TCHERKASSKY (you’ve seen him playing guitar and singing on horseback at the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival). $35 per person includes dinner and beverages. Order tix early, as last year sold-out. Updates, reservations, email list signup, at big.hat@sbcglobal.net
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Sat, Oct 9; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm JIM KWESKIN at McCabe’s, 3101 Pico Bl (Pico at 31st), Santa Monica 90405; www.mccabes.com; 310-828-4403; tix, 310-828-4497. Tix, $20.
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Sun, Oct 10, in Goleta; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
10 am-5 pm The 39th annual “OLD TIME FIDDLERS CONVENTION AND FESTIVAL” at Ranco Patera & Stowe House, 304 N Los Carneros Rd, Goleta 93117. $20.
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Thu, Oct 14; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm “THE YES MEN LIVE” at UCLA Live, Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr, on the UCLA campus at Royce Dr between Westwood Bl and Hilgard Av, West L.A.; www.uclalive.org; info 310-825-4401; UCLA ticket office 310-825-2101.
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Part activist-pranksters, part social-satirists, The Yes Men pull no punches in their shock-and-awe spoken word campaigns of rhetoric, bent on exposing hypocrisy in government officials and multinational corporations. They’ve taken on George W. Bush, Dow Chemical, Exxon Mobile, and others; we expect they’re primed to lambaste BP. Their acclaimed book, “The True Story of the End of the World Trade Organization,” chronicles their bogus WTO website and their subsequent appearances as imposter representatives from the organization. A recently released feature-length film, “The Yes Men Fix the World,” highlights even more of the duo’s confrontational antics. This UCLA Live engagement affords the audience an in-person glimpse inside the minds of these impassioned provocateurs. Tix, $28-43 ($15 for UCLA students).
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Fri & Sat, in Visalia, CA:
Annual “VISALIA FALL ROUNDUP” with music by SOURDOUGH SLIM and others, authentic western BBQ (durch oven biscuits, etc) by the Cowboy Cultural Committee, and more, at Richie's Barn, Visalia. Schedules, lineup, info, www.visaliacowboys.com
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Check-out some Sourdough Slim performance videos:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-kbdZUDWBM
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Fri, Oct 15; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm ERIC ANDERSEN, accompanied by VAN DYKE PARKS, at McCabe’s, 3101 Pico Bl (Pico at 31st), Santa Monica 90405; www.mccabes.com; 310-828-4403; tix, 310-828-4497. Tix, $22.50.
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Sun, Oct 17:
3:30 pm JULLIARD STRING QUARTET plays the “SUNDAYS WITH COLEMAN” 107th season (2010-2011), presented by the Coleman Chamber Music Association in Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium, 322 S Michigan Av, Pasadena; series info 626-793-4191; www.colemanchambermusic.org. Season subscription (6 concerts) $108-$234; single-event tix $24-45.
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Thu-Sun, Oct 21-24:
Annual “FOLK ALLIANCE REGION WEST (FAR-West) MUSIC CONFERENCE” this year in San Jose, CA; www.far-west.org
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Thu, Oct 21; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm LAURIE ANDERSON: “DELUSION” at UCLA Live, Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr, on the UCLA campus at Royce Dr between Westwood Bl and Hilgard Av, West L.A.; www.uclalive.org; info 310-825-4401; UCLA ticket office 310-825-2101.
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Combining violin, electronic puppetry, music and visuals, the piece speaks the colorful, poetic and imagistic language that has become Anderson’s trademark.
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UCLA Live presents the Los Angeles premiere of eclectic genre-bending artist Laurie Anderson’s latest work, “Delusion.” Conceived as a series of short mystery plays, Delusion jump-cuts between the everyday and the mythic.
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Inspired by the breadth of Balzac, Ozu and Laurence Sterne, and employing a series of altered voices and imaginary guests, Anderson tells a complex story about longing, memory and identity. At the heart of “Delusion” is the pleasure of language and a terror that the world is made entirely of words. Tix, $33-58 ($15 for UCLA students).
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Fri, Oct 22:
CALIFORNIA E.A.R. UNIT: “CHAMP VITAL (LIFE FIELD)” at REDCAT, The Roy & Edna Disney CalArts Theater, at the L.A. Music Center, 631 W 2nd St (at Hope St), inside the Walt Disney Concert Hall complex, downtown L.A. 90012; www.redcat.org; 213-237-2800; Fall sched, www.redcat.org/sites/redcat.org/files/REDCAT_Fall10_Brochure.pdf.
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Los Angeles' fearless new music ensemble returns with works by David Rosenboom and E.A.R. Unit members.
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Fri, Oct 22; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm TAJ MAHAL plus special guest VIEUX FARKA TOURÉ at UCLA Live, Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr, on the UCLA campus at Royce Dr between Westwood Bl and Hilgard Av, West L.A.; www.uclalive.org; info 310-825-4401; UCLA ticket office 310-825-2101.
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In one astounding evening, two artists embody the global spirit of the blues in a magnificent co-bill of TAJ MAHAL and VIEUX FARKA TOURÉ. Opening the night is Touré, son of legendary Malian musician Ali Farka Touré and himself a famed blues guitarist who, with his band, extends traditional Western Saharan rhythms into hypnotic, stinging grooves.
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TAJ MAHAL, perhaps the 20th century’s most influential figure in blues and roots music, closes the night with KESTER SMITH on drums and BILL RICH on bass. Expect a thrilling on-stage collaboration with Taj and Vieux as two generations and two distinct global traditions of the blues collide. Tix, $33-58 ($15 for UCLA students).
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Sat, Oct 23; dance:
8 pm HELIOS DANCE THEATER: “BEAUTIFUL MONSTERS” at UCLA Live, Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr, on the UCLA campus at Royce Dr between Westwood Bl and Hilgard Av, West L.A.; www.uclalive.org; info 310-825-4401; UCLA ticket office 310-825-2101.
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In a one-night-only, world-premiere performance, this haunting dance dreamscape reveals the furious abandon of a body transformed by magic, in a romance that defies human limitations. Brought to life by Los Angeles’ own HELIOS DANCE THEATER, this stunning piece features visual design by acclaimed animator and director CHRIS MILLER and an original score by praised composer PAUL CANTELON (The Diving Bell and The Butterfly). Choreographed by Helios artistic director LAURA GORENSTEIN MILLER, it is a dance born from confrontation of childhood nightmares, where becoming the monster may be the only escape. Tix, $28-63 ($15 for UCLA students).
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Thu-Sun, Oct 28-Nov 1, in Denmark; festival:
Annual “WOMEX - THE WORLD MUSIC EXPO,” in Copenhagen, Denmark. It began in Berlin and it’s traveling through Europe. The last edition saw over 2,700 delegates from more than 90 countries, a full conference and a showcase festival presenting 57 acts on 6 stages. More at www.womex.com.
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Sat, Oct 30; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm “PHANTOM OF THE OPERA,” the 1925 silent film, with live original score performed by theater organ specialist STEVEN BALL, on the massive pipe organ at UCLA Live, Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr, on the UCLA campus at Royce Dr between Westwood Bl and Hilgard Av, West L.A.; www.uclalive.org; info 310-825-4401; UCLA ticket office 310-825-2101.
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Wow. Royce Hall’s fabulous Skinner Organ and a classic silent film. The oft-retold tale of “The Phantom of the Opera” in a not-to-be missed evening of silent movie magic and live music performed on Royce Hall’s historic Skinner organ. Eerie and astonishing, this 1925 classic silent film starring LON CHANEY endures as a seminal piece of theatrical horror, from the grand old days when horror wasn’t about grossing you out. Tix, $23-33 ($15 for UCLA students).
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Tue, Nov 2:
WAYNE HORVITZ GRAVITAS QUARTET at REDCAT, The Roy & Edna Disney CalArts Theater, at the L.A. Music Center, 631 W 2nd St (at Hope St), inside the Walt Disney Concert Hall complex, downtown Los Angeles 90012; www.redcat.org; 213-237-2800; Fall sched, www.redcat.org/sites/redcat.org/files/REDCAT_Fall10_Brochure.pdf.
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Hailed as harbingers of modern music, the quartet explores texture, sonority, rhythm, and ensemble fluidity.
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Wed, Nov 3:
8 pm ORNETTE COLEMAN at UCLA Live, Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr, on the UCLA campus at Royce Dr between Westwood Bl and Hilgard Av, West L.A.; www.uclalive.org; info 310-825-4401; UCLA ticket office 310-825-2101.
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Free jazz pioneer, Pulitzer Prize winner and peerless saxophonist Ornette Coleman has played a major role in the evolution of American music for more than five decades. At the 2009 Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, Coleman became the 16th person to receive the prestigious Miles Davis Award, instituted to honor an international jazz musician for his or her complete body of work and influence. Coleman was instrumental in breaking down jazz conventions in the 1960s, becoming the father of free jazz and returning the medium to its daring, revolutionary roots. Joining him on stage are his son Denardo Coleman on drums, Tony Falanga on bass and other special guests. Tix, $43-83 ($15 for UCLA students).
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Thu-Sat, Nov 4-6, in Utah; festival:
Annual “HEBER CITY COWBOY POETRY GATHERING” in Heber City, Utah. Info at www.hebercitycowboypoetry.com.
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Fri-Sun, Nov 4-13, tour to Ireland:
Musician KEN O’MALLEY leads another of his IRELAND TOURS, returning to some old favorite places including Dublin and Westport, and some exciting new places, including Dingle, Killarney, Skibbereen, and Kinsale. For info, write to twlord@sbcglobal.net
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Thu, Nov 4:
8 pm MURRAY PERAHIA at UCLA Live, Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr, on the UCLA campus at Royce Dr between Westwood Bl and Hilgard Av, West L.A.; www.uclalive.org; info 310-825-4401; UCLA ticket office 310-825-2101.
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Known for his lyrical, evocative renditions of classical masterworks, Murray Perahia wields consummate skill rooted in traditional classical music interpretation. Dubbed a “poet of the piano” by The New York Times, the beloved performer returns to Royce Hall for a stunning program of works by Bach, Beethoven and Brahms for solo piano. One of the most cherished pianists of our time, who has performed in all of the major international music centers and with every leading orchestra, he also serves as the Principal Guest Conductor of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, with whom he has toured as conductor and pianist throughout the United States, Europe, Japan, and Southeast Asia. Tix, $43-88 ($15 for UCLA students).
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Fri-Sun, Nov 5-7, in San Francisco:
“AES SAN FRANCISCO,” the 129th annual AES Convention, in San Francisco, CA.
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Fri, Nov 5:
“SCREAM FESTIVAL: NOISEFOLD” at REDCAT, The Roy & Edna Disney CalArts Theater, at the L.A. Music Center, 631 W 2nd St (at Hope St), inside the Walt Disney Concert Hall complex, downtown Los Angeles 90012; www.redcat.org; 213-237-2800; Fall sched, www.redcat.org/sites/redcat.org/files/REDCAT_Fall10_Brochure.pdf.
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Fri, Nov 5; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm CHERYL WHEELER plus JILL SOBULE at McCabe’s, 3101 Pico Bl (Pico at 31st), Santa Monica 90405; www.mccabes.com; 310-828-4403; tix, 310-828-4497. Tix, $26.
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Fri, Nov 5; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm MAVIS STAPLES and BILLY BRAGG at UCLA Live, Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr, on the UCLA campus at Royce Dr between Westwood Bl and Hilgard Av, West L.A.; www.uclalive.org; info 310-825-4401; UCLA ticket office 310-825-2101.
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Two artists, hailing from different sides of the Atlantic, both bound by the spirit of social justice and activism, come together for a special celebration of music. Mavis Staples blazes a rhythm & blues trail while never relinquishing her gospel roots. The Lifetime Grammy Award winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee was honored as one of Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Singers of all time. Billy Bragg’s inspiration stems from the socially conscious folk tradition of Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan. He’s spent more than two decades making an indelible mark on the conscience of music with celebrated solo records and two Grammy-nominated albums with Wilco—Mermaid Avenue (1998) and Mermaid Avenue, Volume II (2000). Tix, $33-58 ($15 for UCLA students) (310).
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Sun, Nov 7, in OC; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
2:30 pm CELTIC THUNDER at The Grove of Anaheim, 2200 East Katella Av, Anaheim; 714-712-2700; www.thegroveofanaheim.com. You’ve seen them on PBS, during pledge drives (the only time PBS brings you music shows…)
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Sun, Nov 7:
3:30 pm CALDER QUARTET plays the “SUNDAYS WITH COLEMAN” 107th season (2010-2011), presented by the Coleman Chamber Music Association in Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium, 322 S Michigan Av, Pasadena; series info 626-793-4191; www.colemanchambermusic.org. Season subscription (6 concerts) $108-$234; single-event tix $24-45.
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Mon, Nov 8; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm STEPHEN SONDHEIM in a rare speaking engagement in celebration of the American master’s 80th birthday, at UCLA Live, Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr, on the UCLA campus at Royce Dr between Westwood Bl and Hilgard Av, West L.A.; www.uclalive.org; info 310-825-4401; UCLA ticket office 310-825-2101.
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The greatest Broadway composer and lyricist of his generation, Stephen Sondheim is the true heir to such Broadway masters as Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lerner and Loewe, and Irving Berlin. After his first big break for “West Side Story,” Sondheim went on to revolutionize musical theater with intricate and emotionally complex works, including “A Little Night Music,” “Sweeney Todd,” “Sun in the Park with George,” and “Into the Woods.” Tix, $43-88 ($15 for UCLA students).
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Thu, Nov 11, world music:
8 pm GAMELAN CUDAMANI at UCLA Live, Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr, on the UCLA campus at Royce Dr between Westwood Bl and Hilgard Av, West L.A.; www.uclalive.org; info 310-825-4401; UCLA ticket office 310-825-2101.
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The exhilarating splendor of Çudamani returns to UCLA Live with its newest innovation, Bamboo to Bronze. The 26-member music and dance ensemble from Bali, Indonesia harnesses movement, music and spectacle to transport audiences into the vibrant world of the treasured gamelan art form. Bamboo to Bronze highlights Balinese contemporary reality by celebrating the intimate and poetic sounds of a small village as well as the virtuosic, dynamic and technically dazzling sound of the brilliant seven-toned gamelan Semarandana. The simple beauty of bamboo and the glorious sheen of bronze continue to coexist in the increasingly complex and sophisticated culture of Bali. Tix, $28-48 ($15 for UCLA students).
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Fri & Sat, Nov 12 & 13, in Florida:
Annual “MIAMI MUSIC FESTIVAL” in Miami, FL.
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Fri, Nov 12; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm MIKE + RUTHY (of The Mammals) play their CD Release Tour for their new album, "Million To One," at the Center for Folk Music, in Encino Community Park, 16953 Ventura Bl, Encino 91316; HQ of the California Traditional Music Society; www.ctmsfolkmusic.org.
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Mike and Ruthy are a musical couple whose love was forged in New York City amidst a swirl of rock, anti-folk, and Americana enthusiasm. They harmonized from the first night they met, bringing smiles to their friends' faces with original songs and layering raspy fiddle over pop-strummed guitar. It was 1999, and their band, Rhinegold, played to pre-trucker-hat hipsters in the East Village and then gathered to play more songs around the cluttered coffeetable at someone's apartment. Richard Buckner played low on the small bedside stereo as these young, nocturnal band-mates got some early morning sleep.
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It's true that Mike was originally recruited by his college to play hockey and Ruth had gone to school for acting, but now they began a new path together, crafting songs and recordings and touring the world. Ten years later, Mike and Ruthy are married and living upstate with their new son, William Puck. With 7 years of touring under their belts with folk band The Mammals, they have begun a new chapter, one that still incorporates the best sounds and textures that old-timey and rock music can offer.
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Mike and Ruthy love writing, recording and playing shows and music festivals as a duo or 4-piece band. The added joy and demands of parenthood have given them a new appreciation for the power of good music and the fine community of people they have connected with across the country and the world. Enjoying the beauty of the moment is their shared goal, and you can hear it in every song they sing.
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Sat, Nov 13:
9 am-4 pm “MONTROSE ART WALK” in the 2300 & 2400 blocks of Honolulu Av, Montrose. Billed as, “Musicians playing, great family outing. Watch artists work while strolling along the tree-lined Honolulu Avenue.” Info, call Montrose Chamber of Commerce, 818-249-7171. Runs May 8, Jul 10, Sep 18, Nov 13.
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Sat-Sat, Nov 13-20, departing from New Orleans:
“PIRATES OF ZYDECO CRUISE 2010” is a chance to “Get your pirate on and get on a Pirate Cruise,” New Orleans to Key West / Bahamas, on the Carnival “Triumph.” Music featuring GENO DELAFOSE & FRENCH ROCKING BOOGIE BAND with special guest STEVE RILEY. Sponsors say, “We are sailing thehHigh seas with zydeco and Cajun music for our 13th year. [This time] following Captain Jean Lafitte ,famous Pirate of New Orleans (and the subject of the movie, “The Buccaneer”) from New Orleans across the Caribbean dancing under the stars all the way. There will be awesome music, dance lessons, classes for making your Pirate fun things, super shore excursions and the Pirate Costume Ball. Join us for this most unique Zydeco event. Call the Travel Machine to reserve your cabin. Book Early for the best prices me hearties! And a special Zydeco Cruise Boarding Party at the Rocking Bowl Friday before we sail!”
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$250 deposit holds your spot. Call 800-683-9882 or email Kermit@TravelMachine.net, exclusive agent for Zydeco Cruises.
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Fri, Nov 19; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm “RICHARD THOMPSON’S CABARET OF SOULS” featuring HARRY SHEARER, JUDITH OWEN, PETE ZORN & special guests at UCLA Live, Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr, on the UCLA campus at Royce Dr between Westwood Bl and Hilgard Av, West L.A.; www.uclalive.org; info 310-825-4401; UCLA ticket office 310-825-2101.
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Direct from London's Royal Festival Hall, this show marks the West Coast premiere of Richard Thompson's stunning “Cabaret of Souls.” Featuring all-new songs and an original score composed by Thompson himself, “Cabaret of Souls” is a witty musical satire on human foibles, inviting the audience to cross over into darkness for an evening of entertainment staged in the Underworld. Featuring Richard Thompson with musical and theatrical cohorts Harry Shearer, Judith Owen, Pete Zorn, Debra Dobkin, David Piltch and the Idyllwild Arts Academy Orchestra, conducted by Peter Askim. Tix, $28-53 ($15 for UCLA students).
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Fri, Nov 19:
8 pm CURT SMITH of TEARS FOR FEARS at McCabe’s, 3101 Pico Bl (Pico at 31st), Santa Monica 90405; www.mccabes.com; 310-828-4403; tix, 310-828-4497. Tix, $20.
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Sat, Nov 20:
8 pm FREEBO & FRIENDS at “Russ & Julie’s House Concert” series in Oak Park (Thousand Oaks / Agoura Hills area); reservations get directions at 818-707-2179 or houseconcerts@jrp-graphics.com. Series and show info, www.houseconcerts.us.
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Sat, Nov 20:
8 pm MENAHEM PRESSLER and RICHARD STOLTZMAN with THE NEW YORK CHAMBER SOLOISTS ORCHESTRA at UCLA Live, Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr, on the UCLA campus at Royce Dr between Westwood Bl and Hilgard Av, West L.A.; www.uclalive.org; info 310-825-4401; UCLA ticket office 310-825-2101.
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Two of chamber music’s finest appear for an evening featuring Menahem Pressler performing Piano Concerto No. 17, K. 453 and Richard Stoltzman performing Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto, K. 622. Together the duo will present Brahms’ Sonata No. 2 for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 120.
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MENAHEM PRESSLER, one of classical music’s most distinguished and honored pianists, was co-founder of the revered BEAUX ARTS TRIO.
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RICHARD STOLTZMAN, a two-time Grammy winner, is considered one of the world’s foremost clarinetists and is known for bringing the instrument to the forefront of modern classical music. Tix, $38-68 ($15 for UCLA students).
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8 pm JOHN McLAUGHLIN & THE 4th DIMENSION at UCLA Live, Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr, on the UCLA campus at Royce Dr between Westwood Bl and Hilgard Av, West L.A.; www.uclalive.org; info 310-825-4401; UCLA ticket office 310-825-2101.
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Considered by many critics and fans to be one of the greatest guitar players of all time, JOHN McLAUGHLIN has famously performed with MILES DAVIS and also with his own historic bands, THE MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA, SHAKTI, and THE GUITAR TRIO. Through a career spanning four decades, McLaughlin’s reputation and artistry as a virtuoso guitarist and adventurous improviser has remained constant. For the 4th DIMENSION, he has enlisted multi-instrumentalist GARY HUSBAND to play percussion and keyboards along with Jeff Beck drummer MARK MONDESIR. Plus, there’s ETIENNE MBAPPÉ, an extraordinary young bassist from Cameroon, to complete the rhythm section. Tix, $43-83 ($15 for UCLA students).
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Sun, Dec 5:
7 pm “ALICE COLTRANE TRIBUTE” with a host of all-star musicians, to pay tribute to jazz legend Alice Coltrane at UCLA Live, Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr, on the UCLA campus at Royce Dr between Westwood Bl and Hilgard Av, West L.A.; www.uclalive.org; info 310-825-4401; UCLA ticket office 310-825-2101.
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It’s appropriate this is at UCLA, the site of ALICE COLTRANE’s historic 1976 recording “Transfiguration.” Led by KYP MALONE (TV on the Radio, Rain Machine) and co-curated by famed record producer IAN BRENNAN, the night will feature inspirational and improvisatory music via mini sets and onstage collaborations from legendary saxophonist PHAROAH SANDERS, guitarist NELS CLINE (Wilco), acclaimed Dutch free-improvisation drummer HAN BENNINK, free jazz saxophonist DANIEL CARTER, and others. Lineup subject to change. Tix, $28-48 ($15 for UCLA students).
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Sat, Jan 22, 2011:
8 pm “WALLACE SHAWN: REAL WORLD, FAKE WORLD, DREAM WORLD” is a spoken word performance at UCLA Live, Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr, on the UCLA campus at Royce Dr between Westwood Bl and Hilgard Av, West L.A.; www.uclalive.org; info 310-825-4401; UCLA ticket office 310-825-2101.
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Writer and actor Wallace Shawn delivers a reading and interpretation from his most recent work, alongside an offering of excerpts from the works of writers and thinkers he admires. Known to stage and film audiences as an extraordinary character actor, Shawn is an Obie Award-winning playwright and best-selling author. His celebrated works include “The Designated Mourner,” and “The Fever,” along with the poignant film “My Dinner with Andre,” which Shawn co-wrote. His most recent work, “Essays,” released in 2009, is a highly personal, often self-deprecating collection of Shawn’s perspective on life, politics, morality and the power of art. Tix, $28-48 ($15 for UCLA students).
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Sun, Jan 23, 2011:
3:30 pm CLAREMONT TRIO with NOKUTHULA NGWENYAMA, viola, plays the “SUNDAYS WITH COLEMAN” 107th season (2010-2011), presented by the Coleman Chamber Music Association in Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium, 322 S Michigan Av, Pasadena; series info 626-793-4191; www.colemanchambermusic.org. Season subscription (6 concerts) $108-$234; single-event tix $24-45.
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Fri-Sun, Jan 28-30, 2011:
“CEAIT FESTIVAL ~ ‘IANNIS XENAKIS: NOW & TOMORROW’” at REDCAT, The Roy & Edna Disney CalArts Theater, at the L.A. Music Center, 631 W 2nd St (at Hope St), inside the Walt Disney Concert Hall complex, downtown L.A. 90012; www.redcat.org; 213-237-2800; www.redcat.org/sites/redcat.org/files/REDCAT_Fall10_Brochure.pdf.
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Thu, Feb 10, 2011; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm “THE ONION EDITORS” bring their satirical spoken word to UCLA Live, Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr, on the UCLA campus at Royce Dr between Westwood Bl and Hilgard Av, West L.A.; www.uclalive.org; info 310-825-4401; UCLA ticket office 310-825-2101.
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Deadpan satire and journalistic skill collide in the phenomenon that is “The Onion.” Founded in 1988 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the “fake news” newspaper is the notable precursor to such biting, faux-news programs as "The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report." Last year, “The Onion News Network,” an online send-up of 24-hour cable TV news, was named a Peabody Award winner and praised as “hilarious, trenchant and not infrequently hard to distinguish from the real thing.” In their UCLA Live debut, current Onion editor JOE RANDAZZO and fellow staffers present a multimedia discussion on the state of media, politics and pop culture, as they offer insight into how the paper’s culture-skewering stories and hilarious headlines are created. Tix, $28-48 ($15 for UCLA students).
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Feb 11, 2011:
8 pm DANIEL HOPE & JEFFREY KAHANE at UCLA Live, Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr, on the UCLA campus at Royce Dr between Westwood Bl and Hilgard Av, West L.A.; www.uclalive.org; info 310-825-4401; UCLA ticket office 310-825-2101.
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Britain's versatile violinist DANIEL HOPE, the youngest person ever to perform as part of the prestigious BEAUX ARTS TRIO, is joined on piano by JEFFREY KAHANE, music director of the LOS ANGELES CHAMBER ORCHESTRA. The duo appears for a stirring performance of Brahms’ Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78, Regenlied, O. Messiaen’s Théme et Variations, Schulhoff’s Sonata No. 2, Sz. 76 and Franck’s Sonata in A Major.
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DANIEL HOPE is one of the most sought-after violin soloists in music today and has been described by The New York Times as “...a violinist of probing intellect and commanding style.”
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JEFFREY KAHANE is a multitalented conductor and pianist who made his debut at Carnegie Hall in 1983 and regularly appears as a soloist with leading orchestras around the world. Tix, $28-58 ($15 for UCLA students).
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Sat, Feb 19, 2011; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm MAYA ANGELOU at UCLA Live, Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr, on the UCLA campus at Royce Dr between Westwood Bl and Hilgard Av, West L.A.; www.uclalive.org; info 310-825-4401; UCLA ticket office 310-825-2101.
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Inspiring poet, feminist, author, actress, director and activist Maya Angelou is one of the most recognizable and beloved names in contemporary American literature and one of the most powerful voices in American culture. Her work is vigorous, elegant and wields the power to blur racial and socioeconomic lines. Angelou’s influential “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” is a classic that transcends generations. Her prolific career includes a litany of best-selling works of poetry and prose, and this appearance is a rare chance to celebrate this extraordinary woman in her own notable presence.
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Angelou recited her original poetry at President Bill Clinton’s Inauguration in 1993. Not since John F. Kennedy took office in 1961 was a poet invited to take part. (Kennedy chose Carl Sandberg.) President Barack Obama revived the tradition again at his Inauguration in 2009 (the poet was Elizabeth Alexander, though most people remember that ARETHA FRANKLIN sang, and JOHN WILLIAMS conducted ITZHAK PERLMAN, YO-YO MA, GABRIELA MONTERO, & ANTHONY McGILL). Tix, $33-63 ($15 for UCLA students).
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Sun, Feb 20, 2011:
3:30 pm BORODIN QUARTET plays the “SUNDAYS WITH COLEMAN” 107th season (2010-2011), presented by the Coleman Chamber Music Association in Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium, 322 S Michigan Av, Pasadena; series info 626-793-4191; www.colemanchambermusic.org. Season subscription (6 concerts) $108-$234; single-event tix $24-45.
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Wed, Feb 23:
8 pm JOHN WATERS: “THIS FILTHY WORLD GOES HOLLYWOOD,” plus opening act ELVIS PERKINS, is an evening of music and one-man theatre at UCLA Live, Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr, on the UCLA campus at Royce Dr between Westwood Bl and Hilgard Av, West L.A.; www.uclalive.org; info 310-825-4401; UCLA ticket office 310-825-2101.
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As a screenwriter, director, artist, actor, and all-around filth elder, John Waters has become a rotten renaissance man of unprecedented cultural influence. Not only was his movie “Hairspray” turned into a wildly successful Tony Award-winning musical, his recently published memoir, “Role Models,” has been called “alarmingly refined.”
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Waters’ one-man vaudeville act, “This Filthy World Goes Hollywood,” sends up show business, the art world, and his own lunatic career in a rapid-fire performance. Dynamic modern-rock recording artist ELVIS PERKINS opens the show with a solo set, and actor MATTHEW GRAY GUBLER hosts as the evening’s emcee. Tix, $28-48 ($15 for UCLA students).
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Sat, Mar 19, 2011; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
11 am & 2 pm DAN ZANES & FRIENDS make their annual return for two shows at UCLA Live, Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr, on the UCLA campus at Royce Dr between Westwood Bl and Hilgard Av, West L.A.; www.uclalive.org; info 310-825-4401; UCLA ticket office 310-825-2101.
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Don’t dismiss this as a kids’ show. He has a CD that won a Grammy and got airplay on radio’s “Tied to the Trtacks.”
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UCLA Live favorite Dan Zanes and his band perform exuberant, handmade music for enthusiastic crowds of kids and kids at heart. Filled with irresistible grooves drawn from a wealth of musical traditions, Zanes, his Brooklyn-based band and his surprising and eccentric special guests, create a rollicking Woodstock for kids, including American traditional songs, dance classics, and smart, inventive originals. The audience is invited to sing along with gusto before things heat up and ultimately evolve into an all-ages dance party. Tix, $18-28 ($15 for UCLA students).
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Sun, Mar 20, 2011:
3:30 pm SCHUMANN TRIO plays the “SUNDAYS WITH COLEMAN” 107th season (2010-2011), presented by the Coleman Chamber Music Association in Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium, 322 S Michigan Av, Pasadena; series info 626-793-4191; www.colemanchambermusic.org. Season subscription (6 concerts) $108-$234; single-event tix $24-45.
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Sat, Apr 2, 2011; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
2 pm BILL FRISELL TRIO: “SELECTED WORKS OF BUSTER KEATON” at UCLA Live, Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr, on the UCLA campus at Royce Dr between Westwood Bl and Hilgard Av, West L.A.; www.uclalive.org; info 310-825-4401; UCLA ticket office 310-825-2101.
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Incomparable guitarist BILL FRISELL, along with his bandmates TONY SCHERR and KENNY WOLLESEN, create a live score to the Buster Keaton classics “Go West,” “The High Sign,” and “One Week.” Rediscover the timeless charm of Keaton’s magic, as re-imagined with live music, in an afternoon of film and music the whole family can enjoy. The trio plays another show here tonight at 8 pm, with a somewhat different focus; it, too is a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick. See listing. Tix, $18-28 ($15 for UCLA students).
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Sat, Apr 2, 2011; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm BILL FRISELL TRIO: “SELECTED WORKS OF BUSTER KEATON, JIM WOODRING AND BILL MORRISON” at UCLA Live, Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr, on the UCLA campus at Royce Dr between Westwood Bl and Hilgard Av, West L.A.; www.uclalive.org; info 310-825-4401; UCLA ticket office 310-825-2101.
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Geniuses collide as iconic guitarist BILL FRISELL and his bandmates TONY SCHERR and KENNY WOLLESEN play original compositions to a truly fantastic collection of visuals that includes classic slapstick comedy from a trio of Buster Keaton classics, the bold illustrations of Seattle animator JIM WOODRING and selections from avant-garde filmmaker BILL MORRISON’s “The Mesmerist.” Frisell’s trio sets this eclectic footage to music with a thrilling live score. The trio plays another show here at 11 am today, with a somewhat different focus, intended for families; it, too is a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick. See listing. Tix, $28-43 ($15 for UCLA students).
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Fri, Apr 8, 2011; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm ARLO GUTHRIE & FRIENDS at UCLA Live, Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr, on the UCLA campus at Royce Dr between Westwood Bl and Hilgard Av, West L.A.; www.uclalive.org; info 310-825-4401; UCLA ticket office 310-825-2101.
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Son of the illustrious WOODY GUTHRIE and current patriarch of folk music’s most notable family, Arlo Guthrie returns to UCLA Live for an evening of American music tinged with humor, warmth and his endearing and often meandering storytelling style. Guthrie shares timeless tales and unforgettable classic songs as he carries on the Guthrie family legacy. With his singular voice as both a singer-songwriter and social commentator, he has maintained a dedicated fan base that spans the globe. His artistic ventures leave lasting impressions of hope and inspiration, and his inimitable musical ingenuity leaps to new creative heights as he perseveres through the times. Tix, $33-58 ($15 for UCLA students) (310) 825-2101, www.uclalive.org.
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Sun, Apr 10, 2011:
3:30 pm REBEL plays the “SUNDAYS WITH COLEMAN” 107th season (2010-2011), presented by the Coleman Chamber Music Association in Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium, 322 S Michigan Av, Pasadena; series info 626-793-4191; www.colemanchambermusic.org. Season subscription (6 concerts) $108-$234; single-event tix $24-45.
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Apr 14, 2011:
CANCELLED: Poet SEAMUS HEANEY’S spoken word engagement at UCLA Live, Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr, on the UCLA campus at Royce Dr between Westwood Bl and Hilgard Av, West L.A.; www.uclalive.org; info 310-825-4401; UCLA ticket office 310-825-2101. Event cancelled due to Visa issues. Full refunds or exchanges are available at the point of purchase to patrons who purchased tickets to this event during UCLA Live’s subscription-sales window.
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Sat, Apr 23, 2011; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
2 pm CHRISTOPH BULL performs a stirring BACH ORGAN RECITAL for UCLA Live, Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr, on the UCLA campus at Royce Dr between Westwood Bl and Hilgard Av, West L.A.; www.uclalive.org; info 310-825-4401; UCLA ticket office 310-825-2101.
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Bull is a UCLA Live favorite. This is a delightful afternoon of classical music on Royce Hall’s glorious Skinner organ from acclaimed organist Christoph Bull, known for his energizing and often eclectic musical interpretation of organ repertoire. Bull will perform a thrilling and ethereal program of Bach on the UCLA campus treasure, which is known as one of the country’s great musical devices of its kind. Tix, $23/28/33 ($15 for UCLA students).
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Sat, Apr 23, 2011:
8 pm BILLY COLLINS and KAY RYAN, two former U.S. Poet Laureates in a spoken word event, at UCLA Live, Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr, on the UCLA campus at Royce Dr between Westwood Bl and Hilgard Av, West L.A.; www.uclalive.org; info 310-825-4401; UCLA ticket office 310-825-2101.
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The two Poet Laureates share the stage for an evening of readings from their acclaimed work and Q&A with the audience.
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BILLY COLLINS, winner of the 2004 inaugural Mark Twain Prize for Humor in Poetry, served as America’s Poet Laureate from 2001-2003. Beloved for his ironic style, Collins is one of the top-selling modern poets and author of nine collections including “Questions about Angels”,” The Art of Drowning,” and “The Trouble With Poetry and Other Poems.”
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KAY RYAN, California native and UCLA alumna, was U.S. Poet Laureate from 2008-2010 and is revered for her complex and rueful style. Her work includes “The Jam Jar Lifeboat & Other Novelties Exposed,” a delightful collection inspired by stories from “Ripley’s Believe It or Not!,” as well as “Flamingo Watching”, a finalist for both the Lamont Poetry Selection and the Lenore Marshall Prize. In 2004, Ryan was awarded The Ruth Lilly Prize—the Poetry Foundation’s highest honor.
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In conjunction with this event and April’s National Poetry Month, UCLA Live will launch a poetry-writing contest for the Los Angeles community, with winning submissions to be read onstage in Royce Hall. More details will be available closer to the event. Tix, $28-53.
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Thu, May 12, 2011; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND and THE DEL MCCOURY BAND in a stellar double-bill at UCLA Live, Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr, on the UCLA campus at Royce Dr between Westwood Bl and Hilgard Av, West L.A.; www.uclalive.org; info 310-825-4401; UCLA ticket office 310-825-2101.
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Two pillars of American music from two distinct lineages come together for an unforgettable evening to celebrate the glory of tradition and the power of newfound collaboration. Starting as a sideman for the legendary “father of bluegrass” Bill Monroe nearly 50 years ago, McCoury has broadened the audience for the genre. During that same period, the legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band has defined the tradition of New Orleans jazz. Now, they have converged to record and perform an unforgettable mix of bluegrass and traditional jazz. Each band will play individual sets, followed by a soul-stirring joint finale. Tix, $38-63 ($15 for UCLA students).
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