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Friday, June 8, 2018

The Guide's "Guide to Getting Help" and Events this Weekend and Beyond. June 8 edition 2018

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Before you look for Weekend Fun? Yes, it's in here. But FIRST, we have Important News.

This edition has three sections, and two of 'em are about events. But, just hang on a sec.

Seriously now. Don't run-off because this doesn't look like the part with the one-man band with the guy with a tuba and an accordion and a cymbal. Or like the part with the plate-spinners, and the lion-tamers with their upended chairs. Please don't decide to bypass this and scroll directly to the events... Wait, okay? Wait.

Please read this:

"There is so much shame around depression and there shouldn't be. People need to realize it is a treatable disease.

"There is this very strange bubble created by social media. We are chasing what's fake. We need to get in touch with what's real. Are we showing up for each other or are we just checking our devices four hundred times an hour? We need to be there for each other, FOR REAL.

"I suggest everybody get quiet with themselves and ask yourself, 'Do I feel connected?' You've got to get to know what really feeds you and put those elements into your life.

"Eighty percent of depression is untreated, and it's all treatable! We need to be there for each other and make that happen!"

-- Nancy Collier, Psychotherapist and author, on "The Big Picture with Holland Cooke," June 8, 2018.
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WE PRESENT THE ABOVE FOR A REASON...

Just yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta (CDC) released a report showing that suicides are up 40%. Specifically, in 2016, nearly 45,000 Americana took their own lives. Somewhere in America, there is a suicide every twelve minutes, and most of them are people who never expressed any previous desire to do it. And, specifically...

This morning, we all awoke to the news that Anthony Bourdain was dead at age 61 -- and that his death was an apparent suicide.

Not "just another talking head on TV," and certainly not just another babbler in the corporate media echo chamber and its cult-of-personality "news" shows, Bourdain was someone who touched us. Sure, we had joked in these pages about him "eating his way around the world," but we said, with it, that he was easily one of the best things on CNN.

That's because he met people in different cultures, often in nations that are in conflict with someone else -- even at odds with the American Empire.

Bourdain had a tough life in earlier years, and much of it was self-inflicted. He was a heroin addict for years, until he decided he didn't want to be, and he kicked it.

What followed was success as an acclaimed chef in New York, success as a bestselling author, and work as a correspondent and host on TV, who also got to do some very special assignments.

Like sharing a meal he cooked with then-President Obama.

And like spending time in Gaza and Israel and Palestine, honestly reporting the experiences of thos on both sides of Israel's wall and the apartheid state it has created.

And so, when Bourdain received the Peabody Award as the best example of a prominent humanitarian, for his TV show, "Parts Unknown," he told the assembled awards audience:

"You know, we go places and we ask very simple questions:
* What do you like to eat? What do you like to cook?
* Who do you cook for?
* What do you do when you eat ?
* Who do you invite?
* What do you talk about?
And when we ask those simple questions, we get very revealing, very informative and enlightening answers."

Okay, all of you who are journalists, or who spend time wondering what the hell has happened to what journalists are supposed to do? You see the essence of a good part of it in what he said.

As artists, few of us work in the medium of food. But all of us seek to understand the nature and essence and influence of things, and to enable others to understand, through our music and art.

Few of us get the opportunity to have the impact that Anthony Bourdain had. Especially as voices for peace and understanding. He found a way, and he showed us.

And his voice for peace and understanding and finding fulfillment and influence through simple joys? It is a loss to our culture that he chose to silence his own voice.

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Because suicide never makes sense to anyone but the person who takes their own life -

- and survivors of suicide attempts nearly always say they regretted their attempt from the moment they took the action they intended would kill them --

we are reprising a feature that we last ran in the Guide in December 2016.

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THIS IS YOUR GUIDE, AND OUR GUIDE TOGETHER,
TO FINDING HELP FOR YOURSELF OR SOMEONE WHO NEEDS IT.


We have resources here for Suicide Prevention; Drug Dependency, Overdose or Combined Effects; Rape; Domestic / Spousal / Elder Abuse; Child Abuse; Poisoning; Arson; Illegal Firearms; Youth Crisis; and more.

As Dr. Collier says, "There is so much shame around depression and there shouldn't be."
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*** NO ONE should EVER feel embarrassment or hesitation in helping someone else.

Because...

(a) We can risk the wrath of their embarrassment, or we can attend their funeral and say how shocked we are.

or

(b) We can risk seeing the news of the next school shooting, or the next mom who drove her kids into the lake, or...

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SUICIDE PREVENTION / FINDING AN ALTERNATIVE / ANOTHER WAY OUT

Lots of phone numbers are below so you can TALK to someone who understands.

Maybe you need to use the web, for the moment. Okay. Here:

https://admin.publichealth.lacounty.gov/ivpp/injury_topics/Suicide/suicide_hotlines.htm

There's also the Didi Hersch Suicide Prevention Center, at:

http://www.didihirsch.org/spc

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LOCAL & NATIONAL 24-HOUR CRISIS HOTLINES

at: www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/ivpp/hotlines.htm
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Los Angeles Suicide Prevention Hotline
310-391-1253
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National Suicide Prevention Hotline
800-273-TALK
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Poison Hotline
800-222-1222
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Arson Hotline
800-633-2836
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Los Angeles Commission on Assaults Against Women
213-626-3393
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Child Abuse Hotline
800-540-4000
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California Youth Crisis Line
800-843-5200
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Rape Hotline
800-585-6231
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Reporting Illegal Firearms Activity
1-800-ATF-GUNS
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DRUG, ALCOHOL, SUBSTANCE ADDICTION / OVERDOSE / ABUSE / HELP

Most of what's out there is in the for-profit realm. Here is the free PUBLIC HEALTH agency contact info:

http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/sapc/

Referrals to treatment centers: 888-742-7900

Also, the Poison Hotline:
800-222-1222
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HOMELESS SERVICES
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Getting a supply of food:

www.lafoodbank.org
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Eating today:

www.losangelesmission.org
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Getting shelter:

Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, 811 Wilshire Blvd Fl 6, Los Angeles 90017; 213-718-1542; https://www.lahsa.org/
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Or shelter in L.A. County:

(Really an administrative office that, at best, offers referrals) Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, 500 W Temple St, Room 358, Los Angeles 90012; 213- 974-1311 or TDD 800-735-2929; info@lacounty.gov.

https://www.lacounty.gov/residents/social-services/homeless-services
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NEVER BE EMBARRASSED TO CALL SOMEONE FOR HELP.

That call is your first step in taking charge and making a difference.

Even if it doesn't seem like it at the moment -- it is.

IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO NEEDS THE ABOVE INFORMATION, copy and paste it and send it to him or her. Then follow through -- call them and talk about it. Or print it out and take it with you and go to them (or paste it into your phone and take it), and sit with that person and discuss things.

That may be the greatest act of friendship you've ever taken in your whole life.

Every day is the right time for peace, love and understanding.

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# 2 news feature...


THIS WEEKEND'S EVENTS & FESTIVALS...


Here are our listings of some fun things to do.

Chronological, by day and start time.
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Fri, Jun 8:
7 pm - THE QUITTERS bring their "High Octane Americana" virtuoso guitar-vocal duo selves to Fiddler's Crossing, 206 East F St, Tehachapi, CA 93561; 661-823-9994. Tix, $20.
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Fri, Jun 8:
8 pm - SHELBY LYNNE plays the famous concert hall behind McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Bl, Santa Monica, CA 90405; 310-828-4497.
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Fri, Jun 8:
8 pm - THE BAREFOOT MOVEMENT, a wonderful young bluegrass ensemble, plays Boulevard Music, 4316 Sepulveda Bl, Culver City, CA 90230; 310-398-2583.
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Fri, Jun 8:
8 pm - JENNIFER LEITHAM and COYOTE JOE STEVENS play the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena, CA 92675; reservations by phone only, 7 days, 10 am-10 pm, 626-798-6236.
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Sat & Sun, Jun 9 & 10, FESTIVAL:
10 am-7:30 pm - "THE BIG IRISH FAIR" returns for its annual weekend at Orange County Great Park, 6950 Marine Way, Irvine, CA 92618.
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Sat, Jun 9:
3 pm - BRETT PERKINS makes his annual return from Europe to play a matinee with "Friends" at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena, CA 92675; reservations by phone only, 7 days, 10 am-10 pm, 626-798-6236.
* Arcadia born/Copenhagen based Brett Perkins’s voice and songs appear on over 20 album releases, from his number one co-write for Sony artist Mads Langer to Scottish super group Runrig, numerous film and television placements (MTV’s Road Rules, NBC Movie Of The Week, etc), widespread international airplay and awards (1st Prize, Great American Song Contest & First Prize, Australian Song Contest International Pop Category).
* His latest album with The Pawnshop Preachers is currently generating airplay in numerous countries including five songs on Denmark's national radio.
* Brett with be joined by French songwriter Magali Michaut, happy fiddler John Roy Zat, Arcadia native Janet Croteau and other special guests tba.
* More at: www.brettperkins.com
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Sat, Jun 9:
7 pm - "SATURDAY SONGWRITERS SALON" is a special show with JANET CROTEAU, AIREENE ESPIRITU, ED TREE, & JAYNEE THORNE at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena, CA 92675; reservations by phone only, 7 days, 10 am-10 pm, 626-798-6236.
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Sat, Jun 9:
7 pm - JOHN ZIPPERER plays the "Live at the A-Frame" House Concert series in Kagel Canyon, CA 91342; reservations get directions from Coddy Nuckols, at 818-486-8505 or Coddy.nuckols@gmail.com
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Sat, Jun 9:
7 pm - THE QUITTERS play Piazza's Pine Cone Inn, 13383 Sierra Way, Kernville, CA 93238; 760-376-6669.
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Sat, Jun 9:
7 pm - JANET CROTEAU plus AIREENE ESPIRITU, ED TREE, and JAYNEE THORNE, play the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena, CA 92675; reservations by phone only, 7 days, 10 am-10 pm, 626-798-6236.
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Sat, Jun 9:
7:30 pm - "SONGS FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE" Presented by San Diego Folk Heritage at Pilgrim United Church of Christ, 2020 Chestnut Av, Carlsbad, CA 92008.
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Sat, Jun 9:
8 pm - JAMES LEE STANLEY plays Boulevard Music, 4316 Sepulveda Bl, Culver City, CA 90230; 310-398-2583.
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Sun, Jun 10:
2:30 pm - LARRY WILDER, " a world ambassador for Americana music," plays the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena, CA 92675; reservations by phone only, 7 days, 10 am-10 pm, 626-798-6236.
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Sun, Jun 10:
7 pm - "TWO OLD GUYS AND A BLONDE" are New Christy Minstrels alums ART PODELL, TRACY NEWMAN, & DOLAN ELLIS, playing a night of song with plenty of inside stories, at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena, CA 92675; reservations by phone only, 7 days, 10 am-10 pm, 626-798-6236.
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# 3 news feature...


MUSIC A-COMIN', LATER IN JUNE


This is just a quick first look, and is miles from complete. But don't dawdle, lest things'll sell-out!

Presented chronologically, by day and start time.
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Thu, Jun 14:
8 pm - CHRISTIE LENÉE is currently featured in "Guitar Player" Magazine’s May 2018 Issue, plays the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena, CA 92675; reservations by phone only, 7 days, 10 am-10 pm, 626-798-6236.
* 2017 International Fingerstyle Guitar Champion Christie Lenée is a captivating performer with a devoted following among instrumental, folk-pop and rock band audiences. Combining guitar mastery, contemporary singer/songwriter and a passion for storytelling, she thrives on bringing people together through the language of music.
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Sun, Jun 17:
2 pm - DAVE CORY AND FRIENDS play the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena, CA 92675; reservations by phone only, 7 days, 10 am-10 pm, 626-798-6236.
* Traditional Irish tunes and songs. Banjo. KIRA OTT on fiddle. JIMMY MURPHY on guitar.
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Sun, Jun 17:
7 pm - PETER FELDMANN, DAVID JACKSON, & RICK CUNHA are three music legends playing traditional tunes at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena, CA 92675; reservations by phone only, 7 days, 10 am-10 pm, 626-798-6236.
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Thu, Jun 21:
7 pm - "AMERICANA WOMEN-THE RIVER & THE MUSE" play the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena, CA 92675; no reservations for these monthly "Roadhouse" series shows; get there in time to get in and pay at the door.
* The performers are Coyote Sky, Manda Mosher, KP Hawthorn, Pam Loe, Rj Chesney, Diego Garcia, Karman Jeanne, Dolly Ramirez, Aireene Espiritu, Annette Conlon and the Muse River Band including Al Bonhomme, Alex U’ren, Owen Goldman and Neil Rosengarden.
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Sat & Sun, Jun 23-24, FESTIVAL:
Annual "LONG BEACH BAYOU FESTIVAL" at Queen Mary Events Park, 1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA; http://longbeachbayou.com
* Hours: Sat, 11 am­9 pm; Sun, 11 am-7 pm.
* LONG BEACH BAYOU FESTIVAL MOVES TO A NEW LOCATION THIS YEAR, AT THE QUEEN MARY EVENTS PARK, LONG BEACH CA.
* New Orleans Blues, Jazz, R&B, Soul, Zydeco and Cajun Music, Cajun & Creole Cuisine, Dance Instruction & Continuous Dancing, Mardi Gras Parade, Crawfish & Watermelon Eating Contests, Activities for Kids and Teens.
* After many years at rainbow Lagoon, the Long Beach Bayou Festival will be in a new location this year, adjacent to the Queen Mary and facing the scenic downtown Long Beach Skyline. While we'll all miss the swamplike lagoon, organizers tell us, "The Queen Mary Events Park is an ideal new home for the Bayou Festival with its Mardi Gras atmosphere and colorful French Quarter marketplace featuring Cajun & Creole cuisine and other delicacies, set to the sounds of New Orleans Blues, R&B, Jazz, Zydeco and Cajun music." Uhh, sounds like the same delightful festival without the swamp. Anyway, the pertinent details with a full music lineup are below.
* Known for top-notch artists in Blues, Cajun and Zydeco and more, the festival features simultaneous stages of music and has plenty of activities for kids. As always the large shaded wooden dance floor will be filled all weekend long. The easy dance instruction for all ages is always a popular feature and includes group participation dances that everyone can enjoy.
* Popular festival traditions continue with a colorful costumed Mardi Gras parade led each day by the New Orleans Traditional Jazz Band, and a delectable French Quarter marketplace with gumbo, crawfish etouffee, jambalaya, hush puppies and other Cajun and Creole delights, plus coffees and desserts such as sweet potato pie, beignets and an array of cobblers. The popular crawfish and watermelon eating contests also return this year.
* Children of all ages appreciate the Kids Corner featuring storytelling, sing-a-longs, arts and crafts, magic, and costume and mask making for the Mardi Gras Parade. The Kids Corner also features kids shows and games and activities for older kids are also featured.
* CAJUN/ZYDECO STAGE lineup includes:
Jeffery Broussard and the Creole Cowboys (Saturday, Sunday)
T-Broussard and the Zydeco Steppers (Saturday, Sunday)
Jo Jo Reed (Saturday)
Acadien Cajun Band (Saturday, Sunday)
New Orleans Traditional Brass Band (Saturday, Sunday)
Bonne Musique Zydeco (Sunday)
Crawdaddio (Saturday)
* NEW ORLEANS STAGE includes:
South Side Slim (Saturday)
Ray Goren (Sunday)
Shari Puorto Band (Saturday)
Sonny Green Blues Band (Sunday)
Corney Mims & The Knowitallz (Sunday)
McKee Brothers (Saturday)
The Oreo Divas (Saturday)
Marguaret Love & The Lovetts (Saturday)
* The event is presented by Benoit Entertainment Group. A portion of the profits will benefit LALA (Louisiana to Los Angeles), a non-profit organization which raises educational funds for local youth to attend college.
* Adv Ticket purchase and Info: www.longbeachbayou.com; by phone, 562-912-4451.
* Tickets: Adults: $30/day-advance, $35/day-gate; Seniors (60+): $25/advance, $35 at the gate, Children age 12 & under are free; Active Duty, Retired and Reservists of the Military: free with current, valid Military ID.
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Sat, Jun 23:
7 pm - LAURENCE JUBER, GRAMMY AWARD WINNING GUITARIST, plays the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena, CA 92675; reservations by phone only, 7 days, 10 am-10 pm, 626-798-6236.
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Sun, Jun 24:
7 pm - JOHN YORK & THE THREE B’S play the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena, CA 92675; reservations by phone only, 7 days, 10 am-10 pm, 626-798-6236.
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Fri, Jun 29:
8 pm - SEVERIN BROWNE and JOHN M play the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena, CA 92675; reservations by phone only, 7 days, 10 am-10 pm, 626-798-6236.
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See you soon with more. Meantime, stay tuneful!

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LEGALESE, CONTACTING US, 'N SUCH...

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

What "boilerplate"? Who came up with that goofy term for the basic essential informational stuff...
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Thursday, June 7, 2018

"Major Mars Announcement" due today from NASA, 11 am Pacific. Thu, June 8 2018 edition

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Considering our space agency is starved for enough bucks to do much of anything, they always seem to find a way to delight, astonish, and invoke the wow factor. Today promises to eclipse the recent string of news factoids about Mars exploration.

· The most recent Mars probe launched May 5th, with tiny Cube Sats.

· On May 11th, we learned the next upcoming mission will take a drone helicopter to fly through the skies of Mars -- no easy feat with the Red Planet's thin atmosphere.

· On June 2nd, we learned the sheer persistence of JPL scientists and engineers had McGyvered a way to feed the sampling labs aboard Mars Curiosity and get them working again.

· The Volkswagen-sized rover landed back in 2012. Its cameras have showed us plenty, but its labs hadn't worked since October, 2016. The mechanisms connected to the drill system had failed 19 months ago, apparently hopelessly. Happily, "Not!"

And now, hot on the heels of that redemption, NASA has gathered top Mars experts to tell us something completely new, today.

Uncharacteristically, there hasn't been a clue what it is. Meaning we can expect it's 'uge.

The news is embargoed because of a deal with the journal Science, who gets first rights. So we'll all learn together what it's all about. And it happens today at 11 am PDT, 2 pm Eastern.

Various NASA platforms will carry the announcement live, and it includes a Q&A with questions submitted by scientists, journalists, and the public.

Catch it:

· on NASA TV

· at www.NASA.gov

· or if those bog and jam, go to

http://www.ustream.tv/nasahdtv

or

www.space.com

· or poke around, because others will also carry the feed live from the event.

Meanwhile, here are some music links, lyrics, video excitement, and a closing thought to get you "go" for launch.

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"Don't You Wanna Go to Mars?"

(Robert Morgan Fisher/Extended Family Music-BMI)

Music player link (select from list):
http://www.robertmorganfisher.com/player.html

Lyrics:

Durell has a dream
just like Martin Luther King
It's a dream that he has passed on to his son
It's a dream to be an astronaut, but not just any astronaut
We're talking first man on the 4th rock from the sun

Calculator in the crib
starts young Taury's trip
Knew his times-tables by the age of 3
At 5 he knew his long division, Calculus by the age of 7,
Now he's 9 and doing Trigonometry

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Don't you want to go to Mars?
Don't you want to go to Mars?
Now what we've come this far
Don't you want to go to Mars?

Aliyah's in Iraq
don't know when she's coming back
Yeah, Momma's been gone 14 months or more
Sends pictures through the Internet, landscape red and desolate
like an Evil Eden for the God of War

(CHORUS)
Don't you want to go to Mars?
Hey, don't you want to go to Mars?
Now what we've come this far
Don't you want to go to Mars?

(BRIDGE)
There's a slave ship in 1688
Sailing cross the stormy Middle Passage
There's a space ship in 2028
Like a silver bottle carrying a message

Durell calls Taury "Rain Man"
it's a joke but they're in pain, man
Lately Taury's apathetic, sad and bored
Last they heard Aliyah, had been stop-lossed to Haditha
If they could only follow that ol' Drinking Gourd

(CHORUS)
Don't you want to go to Mars?
Hey, don't you want to go to Mars?
Now what we've come this far
Don't you want to go to Mars?
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"Is Somebody Singing"

... in a voice from the void of space?

Astronaut Chris Hadfield, performing live aboard the I.S.S, backed from Earth by Barenaked Ladies and Wexford Gleeks chorus:

From CBC Music

2,459,925 views

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AvAnfi8WpVE

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"Space Oddity"

Astronaut Chris Hadfield performs the David Bowie original in space, with post-production aboard our little blue planet.

The piano is a bit heavy, but the view of the Ibanez acoustic guitar drifting down the space station module is must-see cool.

And 40,245,456 viewers can't be wrong:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KaOC9danxNo

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"Making of..."

"Chris Hadfield: Space Oddity"

NOVA's Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XR5G5keqVt4#
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(5)
And, a blast (off) from the past...

"Apollo 11 Saturn V Launch Camera E-8"

...a launch pad camera view of the fire and fury at liftoff of the first mission that landed people on the Moon. Way back, 49 years ago this summer, in 1969...

(4,376,967 views)

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DKtVpvzUF1Y

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AS WE AWAIT TODAY'S NEWS OF DISCOVERIES ON MARS

It's been far too long since we were "a-okay."

Oh, for what we knew how to do then, that we no longer know how to do now. There was even a cliche for two or three decades, that "If we can go to the Moon, then why can't we _______" (fill-in the blank).

Perhaps we COULD fill-in a lot of blanks, if only we could see something like that 36-storey-tall Saturn V rocket launch, now.

We need it. Now, in this narcissistic, social-media-selfie-obsessed, short-shelf-life, forever-trending with the inconsequential and insubstantial, in this cultureless succession of subcultures, this spyware-saturated, metadata driven, meaningless celebration of the perfectly disposable 21st century.

If only we could see a giant rocket launching, a truly awe-inspiring validation of what we're doing with our time on the planet. Something  that was once again fostering dreams and giving hope that we can aspire beyond the farthest reaches of the clouds themselves. If we could again see our capabilities validated by taking humans to another world...

But all the money now goes to endless wars and enriching the bloated wealth of the top one-tenth of one percent. It all goes there, to big oil and big chem and big pharma, to big cyber-shopping for a bunch of crap we don't need but that validates our economic arrival by indulging in the latest trending junk that will be obsolete in a year. It all goes to a military-industrial-cybersecurity complex.

Instead of going to learning and exploring.

And the corporate media energy and attention goes, not to questioning any of that, but to playing Chicken Little, and to obsessive attention to feeding obsessions with talentless entertainment stars.

We let it go there, instead of reaching for the shining points of light in the night sky, fulfilling the ancient dream of our most distant ancestors to explore beyond the farthest horizon.

It goes to the hoarding few, and to our own irrational "FOMO" -- our fear of missing out -- missing-out on something transitory and ultimately transitory and inconsequential that will just pollute the endless landfill and feed the massive oceanic garbage patch.

That's what we do, because we allow obscene amounts of money to be spent buying politicians. We piss our money into the wind and we are surprised when it blows back and our trendy, overpriced, poorly-made clothes are soaked with it.

That's what we do. Instead of sending humans to the oceanic moons of Jupiter and Saturn, to reach beneath the ice sheets that cover their seas. To meet whatever and whoever calls those oceans home.

But we are obsessed with deporting aliens to Central America, Instead of meeting the aliens on the worlds next door, in our own solar system.

We bankrupt all hope of progress for humanity with our dependence on a warconomy. It has sabotaged our reaching for the stars.

So far. Until we change it. Until we change everything, reach back to the future, reclaim our legacy and the birthright of our species.

Perhaps it can re-start when NASA tells us something new today about our planetary neighbor. If it trends long enough. If it doesn't get buried with the victims of the latest school shooting.

With the 50th anniversary of the murder of Senator Robert Kennedy being observed with such a sense of a lost future, we can hope. We must hope. At least until we act to make dreams into the better future we all say we want.

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We'll be back soon with news of music and the arts.
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Friday, June 1, 2018

New Music, Tuneful News, Previews, Weekend Events. June 1 2018 edition

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Welcome to Guide edition number 1731.
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TWO LATE ADDITIONS...

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Sat & Sun, Jun 2 & 3; May 31-Jun 3, FREE CINE GEAR EXPO:
Annual "Cine Gear Expo" & Expo Exhibits, at Paramount Studios, Hollywood, California, USA
* FREE series of seminars and panel discussions on Sat, Jun 2; visitors are invited to attend any part of the series, conducted by esteemed equipment makers that include Sony, Panasonic, Zeiss, Adorama, Tiffen, RED, Blackmagic, and Canon, as well as distinguished industry associations, including The American Society of Cinematographers, Local 600; The Society of Camera Operators; and The Digital Cinema Society.
* Musicians and sound engineers who produce (or want to make) their own MUSIC VIDEOS, this is a superb FREE opportunity to mix and learn from top industry pros.
* All attendees must register as guests for Cine Gear Expo; that is required for you to attend any special event, screening or seminar on the Paramount Lot. Your Cine Gear badge is your credential. Seating is limited for all Screenings and Premiere Seminars; first come first serve for those. Info below on registration entrance gate, and parking, is the same for all Expo, Seminar and Events.
* FULL SCHEDULE of all events at: http://www.cinegearexpo.com/la-expo-premier-series
* Entrance is via the Lemon Grove Fire Gate; the Registration Gate and Entrance to Cine Gear Expo has moved to the Lemon Grove Fire Gate. Registration will open one hour before the show opens. There is no guest access through the Gower or Melrose entrances. Shuttles are available to transport guests from the Gower, Van Ness/Lemon Grove, and Hollywood Forever parking areas to the expo entrance.
* Parking Information: Due to limited parking in Hollywood, the expo "highly recommends" using ride share services like Lyft, Uber, Taxis, Public transportation, Bicycling and walking in to avoid parking delays.
* Parking is available in the following Paramount Parking Structures:
- Gower, 801 N Gower.
- Van Ness, 783 Van Ness.
- Lemon Grove, 5675 Lemon Grove.
- Parking is $15 at Paramount structures.
* Additional Parking at:
a) Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Bl, Hollywood, CA 90038; $20 (cash); Closes at 5:30 pm on Saturday June 4th.
b) Television Center, 6300 Romaine St, Hollywood, CA 90038; $4 per hour, $24 maximum; entrances on Cahuenga and Cole, just S of Romaine.
* Sat, Jun 2, Exhibition & Seminars, hours 10 am to 5 pm; registration Opens at 9 am.
* Sun, Jun 3, Master Classes, including the sold-out Lighting Workshop (Sun afternoon in Burbank).
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Sun, Jun 3:
7:30 pm - RAY LaMONTAGNE plays the Greek Theatre in Griffith Park, presented by Live Nation & Nederlander Concerts
* TIX still available: $39.50 - $89.50.
* Grammy Award winner Ray LaMontagne makes a stop on his 31-date tour promoting his just-released (and seventh) studio album, "Part Of The Light." It dropped May 18th via RCA Records. The album was written and produced by Ray and features the first single, “Such A Simple Thing.” Fans who order the album through Ray’s website can stream a live version of the song.

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Following is the complete edition as originally published.

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Plenty to tell you. Let's get started!
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Contents / In This Edition...

1) Congrats to...

2) Listenable Music News Features, Online

3) New Music, Fresh & Hot

4) New Album Releases

5) Gettin' Your Zydeco in Motion -- Fresh Tuneful Videos

6) THIS WEEKEND'S MUSICAL DOIN'S & EVENTS...

7) Music this Coming Week

8) Music a-Comin', Later in June


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# 1 news feature...


CONGRATS TO...


We have three humble honors.

* CONGRATS to all the winners at the 58th annual TOPANGA BANJO FIDDLE CONTEST & FOLK FESTIVAL in May! Your musical prowess dazzled one and all. Along with your demonstrated talent, it's the reward for all those hours of lessons and practice, and practice, and practice!

* CONGRATS to ZYDECO BRAD, as he passes along his editorship, and for sticking around to publish the 1000th edition of "Zydecobrad’s Southern California Cajun & Zydeco Newsletter"! You can still sign-up to get a free subscription in your inbox, sent by its new editor, by emailing: zydecobrad@aol.com

"ZYDECO BRAD," aka BRAD SJOBLOM, sent us his sign-off, over 'n out, message:

"It has been fun but after 20 years of putting out a weekly newsletter I have decided to hand off my newsletter effort to others that have a more vested interest in promoting Cajun and Zydeco news and events. The http://zydecobrad.com site will stay up and you can use the links to find bands, festival information, and event promoters. I will always love the culture, music, and dance. See you on the dance floor!"

* CONGRATS to The management, volunteer staff, and professional performers at the 2018 Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival, including Larry Borovay and Bill Klepper and all the Simi Sunrise Rotary Club for putting on another great Festival in May.


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# 2 news feature...


LISTENABLE MUSIC NEWS FEATURES, ONLINE


We've selected three to recommend.

• DEL McCOURY and his son RONNIE talk about how the touring band became a family affair and what it's like to have three generations of McCourys playing on their new album, "DEL McCOURY STILL SINGS BLUEGRASS."

Listen at:
https://www.npr.org/2018/05/27/614810144/del-mccoury-on-bluegrass-and-life-on-the-road

• JOHN PRINE dropped by NPR Music's "World Cafe" on Friday, June 1, to perform and discuss highlights from his new album, "THE TREE OF FORGIVENESS," sharing stories about "the relegated Pluto and a bar in heaven that also happens to be the title of the LP." Since the whole US hears the show except L.A., we thought you'd like to know to find it online.

Listen at:
https://www.npr.org/sections/world-cafe/2018/06/01/616122495/john-prine-on-world-cafe

• ERIN RAE's "Putting On Airs" can be heard NOW on a special link, a week ahead of its release via NPR Music's "First Listen." (Since L.A. peeps can't hear that show, either, on any NPR broadcast station in town, we're glad to offer you a leg up on everyone else for this one.)

Haven't heard of Erin Rae? Ann Powers writes in "First Listen":

"Repeated listening to Erin Rae's latest album brings riddles... to mind. Erin Rae is a singer-songwriter adept in making personal inquiries feel universal; in Nashville, where she lives, listeners flock to her shows to absorb her lucent energy and the insights she offers without fuss. To really appreciate the gift of her music, however, you have to spend time with it: to bring your own calm to the experience, taking time to notice the way she tells stories about the moments before an intimate confession, or the hours spent in solitude afterward, or the times when you're just hanging out wondering if the courage to share what's important will ever come. "What happens in the art of intimacy, of what happens in the space between us?" the writer Stacey D'Erasmo once asked. The songs on Putting On Airs ask the same question. The answers are sometimes sad, but beautiful."

Listen at:
https://www.npr.org/2018/05/31/615216046/first-listen-erin-rae-putting-on-airs


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# 3 news feature...


NEW MUSIC, FRESH & HOT...


Here, we have five links for ya...

• ANA EGGE revisits her liberating New York days on the carefree "Girls, Girls, Girls," a spirited number with trumpet flourishes slated to appear on White Tiger (out next week).

Listen NOW at:
https://thebluegrasssituation.com/read/listen-ana-egges-girls-girls-girls

• WILLIE NILE sings about our planet's neglect on "Earth Blues," a gritty slice of Children of Paradise (out July 27).

Listen at:
https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/8458134/willie-nile-earth-blues

• THE RECORD COMPANY take a stroll down memory lane on "The Movie Song," a laidback, sing-along-friendly track from All of This Life (out June 22).

Listen at:
https://www.rollingstone.com/country/news/hear-the-record-companys-new-movie-song-w520960

• ALANNA ROYALE calls 'em like she sees 'em on "I Know," a fiery burst of soul taken from the band's upcoming project.

Listen at:
https://www.nashvillescene.com/music/nashville-cream/article/21007509/cream-premiere-alanna-royale-comes-back-strong-in-i-know-fresh-track

• Gospel-Blues duo THE WAR AND TREATY blissfully rejoice on "Healing Tide," the propulsive, gospel-infused title track from their forthcoming debut, due out August 10.

Listen NOW at:
https://www.rollingstone.com/country/news/hear-the-war-and-treatys-new-song-healing-tide-w520944


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NEW ALBUM RELEASES...


NINE new Folk-Americana albums are just out May 26-June 1, 2018, on CD, and available as downloads on Amazon, Spotify, and wherever else. Check 'em out in for new tunes for that summer road trip.

* "Downey to Lubbock" - Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore

* "Things Change" - American Aquarium

* "To Rise You Gotta Fall" - Nicki Bluhm

* "Hell-On" - eko Case

* "People Are My Drug" - Phil Cook

* "Bellows to Mend" - Muddy Ruckus

* "Songs for the Living and Otherwise" - The Mulligan Brothers

* "Sassafrass!" - Tami Neilson

* "All My Shades of Blue" - Ruen Brothers


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GETTIN' YOUR ZYDECO IN MOTION -- FRESH TUNEFUL VIDEOS


With the always delightful "Long Beach Bayou Festival" coming up this month, here's a look 'n listen back, via videos, at last month's excellent Cajun / Zydeco entertainment at the 2018 "Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival." Our thanks to Zydeco Brad for compiling all these and including them in his farewell edition.

(1) LISA HALEY & THE ZYDEKATS – In Honor of Stephen D. Smith

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kNWY_3UxmY

(2) LOST BAYOU RAMBLERS (3) - 2018 Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cza_l4TvfAA

(3) KEVIN NAQUIN & OSSUN PLAYBOYS (1) - 2018 Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZQP0ynIADE

(4) KEVIN NAQUIN & OSSUN PLAYBOYS (2) - 2018 Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmq9Rk6ePHI

(5) CHUBBY CARRIER & THE BAYOU SWAMP BAND (3) - 2018 Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_gOQd36UiY

(6) CHUBBY CARRIER & THE BAYOU SWAMP BAND (2) - 2018 Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXNLlBptDFM

(7) CHUBBY CARIIER & THE BAYOU SWAMP BAND (1) - 2018 Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSu-OkQL8Os

(8) LOST BAYOU RAMBLERS (1) -2018 Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAaBpuepkuM

(9) LOST BAYOU RAMBLERS (2) -2018 Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKTX3ybrpro

(10) LA RECOLTE (1) - 2018 Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKTAgMstTPc

(11) BARBARA MORRISON performed great blues at the 2016 Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival, and Brad still includes this one in his recommendations.

https://youtu.be/cu-cZ1uRDl4


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THIS WEEKEND'S MUSICAL DOIN'S & EVENTS...


Chronologically, by day and start time.
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Sat, Jun 2:
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Sat, Jun 2, FREE FESTIVAL:
8 am-all day - 45th Annual "LEONA VALLEY CHERRY PARADE & FESTIVAL" is a slice of Americana (and pie); http://www.myleonavalley.org/CHERRY_PARADE___FESTIVAL.html
* The Festival starts at 8 am with lots of craft vendors, great food, and a live band.
* Enter the pie eating contest or Cherry Pie bake-off.
* The Parade starts at 10 am and the road closes at 9 so get here early to get a good spot.
* Free admission.
* Leona Valley is well known for its U Pic Cherry orchards. For over 50 years, people have enjoyed picking their own sweet and sour cherries. There are now over 20 orchards, most of which avoid the use of pesticides with some being certified organic. Many of them have picnic areas and sell cherry products.
* Addt'l info: www.cherriesupic.com.
* LVIA has sponsored an annual Cherry Parade and Festival on the first Saturday of June for 40 years.
* Want to pick your own cherries from one of our 10 local cherry orchards? Get more information by calling the Cherry Information Hotline (24 hours) at 661-266-7116.
* Leona Valley is accessible three ways: (a) the scenic route of Lake Hughes Rd off I-5, N of Santa Clarita; (b) the scenic route of Bouquet Cyn Rd from the heart of Santa Clarita; (c) the 14 Fwy to Palmdale Bl exit, and west into the mountains and the valley, which is a classic expression of the San Andreas Fault's rift zone -- and it's pretty.
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Sat, Jun 2, FESTIVAL:
11 am-all day - Annual "SAM HINTON FESTIVAL" Presented by San Diego Folk Heritage in Old Poway Park's Templars Hall, 14134 Midland Rd, Poway, CA 92064; 858-566-4040.
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Sat, Jun 2:
7 pm - INCENDIO returns with their instrumental brilliance to the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena, CA 92675; reservations, 10 am-10 pm 7 days, at 626-798-6236.
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Sat, Jun 2:
7:30 pm - PAT DONOHUE, longtime brilliant guitarist and songwriter from the late, great "A Prairie Home Companion," plays a house concert in Del Mar / Carmel Valley, CA; info: fredpowelltv@gmail.com or call 858-449-1396.
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Sat, Jun 2:
7:30 pm-9:30 pm - SOUNDS 2 BEAUTIFUL brings West Coast Classical Concert and Symphonic Orchestras’ final concert of the season to the Palmdale Playhouse 38334 10th St E, Palmdale, California 93550.
* Musical Director Patricia Graham conducts, featuring Chick Corea’s most recognized piece, “Spain,” and a trombone solo by Michael McCully.
* The concert includes Baroque composer Antonio Vivaldi’s “Concerto in C Major for 2 Flutes,” performed by Angela Clayton and Nancy Clabaugh.
* Tix $10 & $15, at: https://tickets.vendini.com/ticket-software.html
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Sat, Jun 2:
8 pm - DAN CRARY, BILL EVANS, & WALLY BARNICK play the Pasadena Folk Music Society series at California Institute of Technology, in Beckman Institute Auditorium (aka "Little Beckman"), 400 S Wilson Av, Pasadena, CA 91106.
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Sat, Jun 2:
8 pm - JAMES INTVELD plays the Arcadia Blues Club, 16 E Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 91006.
* $15.
* Advance tix online save money:
https://www.eventbrite.com/o/arcadia-blues-club-red-entertainment-llc-10974346420.
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Sat, Jun 2:
8 pm - CARL VERHEYEN BAND plays the Four Friends Gallery, 1414 E Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91362; 805-358-4970 or email steve@brogdenbaypresents.com
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Sat, Jun 2:
8 pm - JILL KNIGHT plays the "Camarillo Cafe" concert series at Camarillo Community Center, 1605 E Burnley St, Camarillo, CA 93010; 805-814-9366.
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Sat, Jun 2:
8 pm & 10 pm J- OSH ROUSE plays two shows at McCabe’s, 3101 Pico Bl, Santa Monica, CA 90405; 310-828-4497.
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Sat, Jun 2:
8 pm - The NE’ER DUWELS bring their Celtic and Irish wonderfulness to Boulevard Music, 4316 Sepulveda Bl, Culver City, CA 90230; 310-398-2583.
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Sat, Jun 2:
9 pm - BLACK EYE AFFAIR brings acoustic singer-songwriters to Kinetic Brewing Company, 735 W Lancaster Bl, Lancaster CA 93534; http://kineticbrewing.com
* Omar Ruiz will be opening it up from 9-10, then see Black Eye Affair from 10-11.
* The venue tells us, "It will be a great night filled with high-quality acoustic music, and some amazing food and craft beverages from Kinetic. It’s all-ages and it’s free...so you have no excuse! Come hang out."
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Sat, Jun 2:
10 pm-11:55 pm - ASHLEY WINELAND plays Buckle and Boots (formerly BeX), 706 W Lancaster Bl Ste 111, Lancaster CA 93534.
* "CMT Artist Ashley Wineland’s 'Simple Life' tour 2018 brings its electrifying stage show."
* Deets at www.ashleywineland.com

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Sun, Jun 3:
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Sun, Jun 3, FESTIVAL:
All day - Annual "LUMMIS DAY FESTIVAL" is loads of fun in Sycamore Grove Park, 4702 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90042.
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Sun, Jun 3:
10:30 am - HEIDI SWEDBERG plays the Matinee Kids' Show series at McCabe’s, 3101 Pico Bl, Santa Monica, CA 90405; 310-828-4497.
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Sun, Jun 3; not music but cool:
1-2 pm - ARTIST TALK - "HIGH & DRY: LAND ARTIFACTS" is longterm writer-photographer collaboration exploring California's deserts and the people who live there, and the exhibi`tion and program are at Lancaster Museum of Art and History - MOAH 665 W Lancaster Bl, Lancaster CA 93534; www.lancastermoah.org
* A regular feature on KCET's "Artbound," High & Dry's Artbound feature story and video segment are integrated as part of the exhibition.
* The MOAH exhibition examines the things we leave behind in the desert and what they reveal about ourselves and our civilization. Featuring Osceola Refetoff's black & white, infrared photography and words by Christopher Langley, "High & Dry: Land Artifacts" is the first art show to incorporate historical objects from the museum's permanent collection.
* Visitors are invited to bring a small personal item they would like to leave behind for future generations in a time capsule to be created in conjunction with the exhibit.
* Today's ARTIST TALK features both Christopher Langley and Osceola Refetoff.
* Visitors will also have the opportunity to see MOAH's new cycle of interrelated solo exhibits titled "Forest for the Trees," including solo exhibitions by artists Robert Dunahay, Sant Khalsa, Constance Mallinson, Greg Rose, and Timothy Robert Smith.
* Resources for the exhibition:
"High & Dry" at www.desertdispatches.com; www.lancastermoah.org/the-forest-for-the-trees; www.kcet.org/shows/artbound/projects/high-dry
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Sun, Jun 3:
2 pm - PAT DONOHUE, longtime brilliant guitarist and songwriter from the late, great "A Prairie Home Companion," plays the David Naiditch House Concerts series in Altadena, CA; reservations get directions via email to davidnaiditch@charter.net
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Sun, Jun 3:
2:30 pm - SCOTTISH FIDDLERS OF LOS ANGELES play their annual Spring Concert at Pasadena Central Library Wright Auditorium, 285 E Walnut St, Pasadena, CA 91101.
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Sun, Jun 3:
3 pm - VICTORIA VOX, one of the world's great uke mavens, plays the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena, CA 92675; reservations 10-am-10 pm, 7 days, at 626-798-6236.
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Sun, Jun 3:
5 pm - AUSTIN MCCUTCHEN plus MAPACHE play the FREE "Tiny Porch Concerts" series at Peter Strauss Ranch, 30000 Mulholland Hwy, Agoura Hills, CA, 91301.
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Sun, Jun 3:
7 pm - THE FOLK COLLECTION bring the classics of the '50s-'60s Folk Revival to the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena, CA 92675; reservations 10-am-10 pm, 7 days, at 626-798-6236.
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Sun, Jun 3:
8 pm - JOSH ROUSE plays The Casbah, 2501 Kettner Bl, San Diego, CA 92101; 619-232-4355.


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MUSIC THIS COMING WEEK


Festivals, Concerts, etc. Chronologically, by day and start time.
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Mon, Jun 4:
8 pm - STEPHEN STILLS & JUDY COLLINS play Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay, 2241 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego CA 92106; 619-523-1010.
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Tuesday, June 6:
TODAY IN HISTORY...

* 50 years ago today, after winning the California Primary and headed for the Democratic party's nomination for the Presidency, Senator ROBERT F. KENNEDY died from gunshot wounds received in the kitchen pantry of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles the night before.

* 74 years ago today -- and it, too, was a Tuesday -- pre-dawn paratroop landings behind the coast and amphibious assaults on the beaches of Normandy brought Allied troops onto the shores of Nazi-occupied France. It was the long-awaited opening of the Western Front. Germany would fall 11 months later, as Soviet troops took Berlin and US, British, Free French, Australian, and other forces liberated Western Europe. Still, WW II continued, as the defeat of imperial Japan was still an unknown number of months, and two atomic bombs, away.
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Thu, Jun 7:
7:30 pm Weekly "WINE AND SONG SERIES" presents THE QUITTERS ("High Octane Americana" virtuoso guitar-vocal duo) plus MARK GOLDENBERG, at Arroyo Seco Golf Clubhouse, 1055 Lohman Ln, South Pasadena, CA 91030; 323-255-1506.
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Thu, Jun 7:
8 pm - SALTY SUITES play the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena, CA 92675; reservations by phone only, 7 days, 10 am-10 pm, 626-798-6236.
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Fri, Jun 8:
7 pm - THE QUITTERS bring their "High Octane Americana" virtuoso guitar-vocal duo selves to Fiddler's Crossing, 206 East F St, Tehachapi, CA 93561; 661-823-9994. Tix, $20.
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Fri, Jun 8:
8 pm - SHELBY LYNNE plays the famous concert hall behind McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Bl, Santa Monica, CA 90405; 310-828-4497.
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Fri, Jun 8:
8 pm - THE BAREFOOT MOVEMENT, a wonderful young bluegrass ensemble, plays Boulevard Music, 4316 Sepulveda Bl, Culver City, CA 90230; 310-398-2583.
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Fri, Jun 8:
8 pm - JENNIFER LEITHAM and COYOTE JOE STEVENS play the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena, CA 92675; reservations by phone only, 7 days, 10 am-10 pm, 626-798-6236.
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Sat & Sun, Jun 9 & 10, FESTIVAL:
10 am-7:30 pm - "THE BIG IRISH FAIR" returns for its annual weekend at Orange County Great Park, 6950 Marine Way, Irvine, CA 92618.
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Sat, Jun 9:
3 pm - BRETT PERKINS makes his annual return from Europe to play a matinee with "Friends" at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena, CA 92675; reservations by phone only, 7 days, 10 am-10 pm, 626-798-6236.
* Arcadia born/Copenhagen based Brett Perkins’s voice and songs appear on over 20 album releases, from his number one co-write for Sony artist Mads Langer to Scottish super group Runrig, numerous film and television placements (MTV’s Road Rules, NBC Movie Of The Week, etc), widespread international airplay and awards (1st Prize, Great American Song Contest & First Prize, Australian Song Contest International Pop Category).
* His latest album with The Pawnshop Preachers is currently generating airplay in numerous countries including five songs on Denmark's national radio.
* Brett with be joined by French songwriter Magali Michaut, happy fiddler John Roy Zat, Arcadia native Janet Croteau and other special guests tba.
* More at: www.brettperkins.com
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Sat, Jun 9:
7 pm - "SATURDAY SONGWRITERS SALON" is a special show with JANET CROTEAU, AIREENE ESPIRITU, ED TREE, & JAYNEE THORNE at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena, CA 92675; reservations by phone only, 7 days, 10 am-10 pm, 626-798-6236.
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Sat, Jun 9:
7 pm - JOHN ZIPPERER plays the "Live at the A-Frame" House Concert series in Kagel Canyon, CA 91342; reservations get directions from Coddy Nuckols, at 818-486-8505 or Coddy.nuckols@gmail.com
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Sat, Jun 9:
7 pm - THE QUITTERS play Piazza's Pine Cone Inn, 13383 Sierra Way, Kernville, CA 93238; 760-376-6669.
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Sat, Jun 9:
7 pm - JANET CROTEAU plus AIREENE ESPIRITU, ED TREE, and JAYNEE THORNE, play the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena, CA 92675; reservations by phone only, 7 days, 10 am-10 pm, 626-798-6236.
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Sat, Jun 9:
7:30 pm - "SONGS FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE" Presented by San Diego Folk Heritage at Pilgrim United Church of Christ, 2020 Chestnut Av, Carlsbad, CA 92008.
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Sat, Jun 9:
8 pm - JAMES LEE STANLEY plays Boulevard Music, 4316 Sepulveda Bl, Culver City, CA 90230; 310-398-2583.
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Sun, Jun 10:
2:30 pm - LARRY WILDER, " a world ambassador for Americana music," plays the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena, CA 92675; reservations by phone only, 7 days, 10 am-10 pm, 626-798-6236.
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Sun, Jun 10:
7 pm - "TWO OLD GUYS AND A BLONDE" are New Christy Minstrels alums ART PODELL, TRACY NEWMAN, & DOLAN ELLIS, playing a night of song with plenty of inside stories, at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena, CA 92675; reservations by phone only, 7 days, 10 am-10 pm, 626-798-6236.
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# 8 news feature...


MUSIC A-COMIN', LATER IN JUNE


This is just a quick first look, and is miles from complete. But don't dawdle, lest things'll sell-out!

Presented chronologically, by day and start time.
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Thu, Jun 14:
8 pm - CHRISTIE LENÉE is currently featured in "Guitar Player" Magazine’s May 2018 Issue, plays the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena, CA 92675; reservations by phone only, 7 days, 10 am-10 pm, 626-798-6236.
* 2017 International Fingerstyle Guitar Champion Christie Lenée is a captivating performer with a devoted following among instrumental, folk-pop and rock band audiences. Combining guitar mastery, contemporary singer/songwriter and a passion for storytelling, she thrives on bringing people together through the language of music.
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Sun, Jun 17:
2 pm - DAVE CORY AND FRIENDS play the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena, CA 92675; reservations by phone only, 7 days, 10 am-10 pm, 626-798-6236.
* Traditional Irish tunes and songs. Banjo. KIRA OTT on fiddle. JIMMY MURPHY on guitar.
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Sun, Jun 17:
7 pm - PETER FELDMANN, DAVID JACKSON, & RICK CUNHA are three music legends playing traditional tunes at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena, CA 92675; reservations by phone only, 7 days, 10 am-10 pm, 626-798-6236.
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Thu, Jun 21:
7 pm - "AMERICANA WOMEN-THE RIVER & THE MUSE" play the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena, CA 92675; no reservations for these monthly "Roadhouse" series shows; get there in time to get in and pay at the door.
* The performers are Coyote Sky, Manda Mosher, KP Hawthorn, Pam Loe, Rj Chesney, Diego Garcia, Karman Jeanne, Dolly Ramirez, Aireene Espiritu, Annette Conlon and the Muse River Band including Al Bonhomme, Alex U’ren, Owen Goldman and Neil Rosengarden.
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Sat & Sun, Jun 23-24, FESTIVAL:
Annual "LONG BEACH BAYOU FESTIVAL" at Queen Mary Events Park, 1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA; http://longbeachbayou.com
* Hours: Sat, 11 am­9 pm; Sun, 11 am-7 pm.
* LONG BEACH BAYOU FESTIVAL MOVES TO A NEW LOCATION THIS YEAR, AT THE QUEEN MARY EVENTS PARK, LONG BEACH CA.
* New Orleans Blues, Jazz, R&B, Soul, Zydeco and Cajun Music, Cajun & Creole Cuisine, Dance Instruction & Continuous Dancing, Mardi Gras Parade, Crawfish & Watermelon Eating Contests, Activities for Kids and Teens.
* After many years at rainbow Lagoon, the Long Beach Bayou Festival will be in a new location this year, adjacent to the Queen Mary and facing the scenic downtown Long Beach Skyline. While we'll all miss the swamplike lagoon, organizers tell us, "The Queen Mary Events Park is an ideal new home for the Bayou Festival with its Mardi Gras atmosphere and colorful French Quarter marketplace featuring Cajun & Creole cuisine and other delicacies, set to the sounds of New Orleans Blues, R&B, Jazz, Zydeco and Cajun music." Uhh, sounds like the same delightful festival without the swamp. Anyway, the pertinent details with a full music lineup are below.
* Known for top-notch artists in Blues, Cajun and Zydeco and more, the festival features simultaneous stages of music and has plenty of activities for kids. As always the large shaded wooden dance floor will be filled all weekend long. The easy dance instruction for all ages is always a popular feature and includes group participation dances that everyone can enjoy.
* Popular festival traditions continue with a colorful costumed Mardi Gras parade led each day by the New Orleans Traditional Jazz Band, and a delectable French Quarter marketplace with gumbo, crawfish etouffee, jambalaya, hush puppies and other Cajun and Creole delights, plus coffees and desserts such as sweet potato pie, beignets and an array of cobblers. The popular crawfish and watermelon eating contests also return this year.
* Children of all ages appreciate the Kids Corner featuring storytelling, sing-a-longs, arts and crafts, magic, and costume and mask making for the Mardi Gras Parade. The Kids Corner also features kids shows and games and activities for older kids are also featured.
* CAJUN/ZYDECO STAGE lineup includes:
Jeffery Broussard and the Creole Cowboys (Saturday, Sunday)
T-Broussard and the Zydeco Steppers (Saturday, Sunday)
Jo Jo Reed (Saturday)
Acadien Cajun Band (Saturday, Sunday)
New Orleans Traditional Brass Band (Saturday, Sunday)
Bonne Musique Zydeco (Sunday)
Crawdaddio (Saturday)
* NEW ORLEANS STAGE includes:
South Side Slim (Saturday)
Ray Goren (Sunday)
Shari Puorto Band (Saturday)
Sonny Green Blues Band (Sunday)
Corney Mims & The Knowitallz (Sunday)
McKee Brothers (Saturday)
The Oreo Divas (Saturday)
Marguaret Love & The Lovetts (Saturday)
* The event is presented by Benoit Entertainment Group. A portion of the profits will benefit LALA (Louisiana to Los Angeles), a non-profit organization which raises educational funds for local youth to attend college.
* Adv Ticket purchase and Info: www.longbeachbayou.com; by phone, 562-912-4451.
* Tickets: Adults: $30/day-advance, $35/day-gate; Seniors (60+): $25/advance, $35 at the gate, Children age 12 & under are free; Active Duty, Retired and Reservists of the Military: free with current, valid Military ID.
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Sat, Jun 23:
7 pm - LAURENCE JUBER, GRAMMY AWARD WINNING GUITARIST, plays the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena, CA 92675; reservations by phone only, 7 days, 10 am-10 pm, 626-798-6236.
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Sun, Jun 24:
7 pm - JOHN YORK & THE THREE B’S play the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena, CA 92675; reservations by phone only, 7 days, 10 am-10 pm, 626-798-6236.
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Fri, Jun 29:
8 pm - SEVERIN BROWNE and JOHN M play the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena, CA 92675; reservations by phone only, 7 days, 10 am-10 pm, 626-798-6236.
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