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Monday, October 15, 2018

Music News, & Action in the Venues This Month; Monday, Oct 15 2018 edition

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Latest "LATE ADDITIONS" made at 10:20 am Sunday, Oct 21, in addition to those already added all through the week. There's no place else like this place, so this must be the place. There are way too many added events in here to give you a short list up-front of the added dates. So, just look for the write-ups tagged "Late Addition" in the much-enlarged events section.
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Yes, we know. Baseball. The Dodgers. The pennant. But unless you have a ticket to the ballpark, that's virtual. Live music in a venue is real. And isn't that why you're here now?

Short, sweet, vitally informative.



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Music News...

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news feature # 1...





WILLIE NELSON'S NEW SONG, "VOTE 'EM OUT"





Seems that Kevin Cloud Brechner of Time River Productions was talking to Ed Pearl, operator of the legendary and long-gone venue, The Ash Grove. The two talked at a New Ash Grove Players concert in Santa Monica, and Kevin mentioned Willie had a new song and has already done a video version.



It's Willie Nelson's new song, "Vote 'Em Out."



Of course, Ed, upon hearing that the song starts, "If you don't like who's in there, vote 'em out," wanted the link. So Kevin, feeling inspired, took the time to transcribe the lyrics and chord chart for the song. He added that Willie himself "asked that we spread the song around," adding, "It might be helpful if America was singing this song when they go to the polls in the mid-term elections." 



Here's the video link:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssVO5qnyQss



As for the lyrics and chords you can copy and learn? See the very end of this edition.




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news feature # 2...





WHAT'S WITH THIS MUSICAL SAINTHOOD THING?





Okay, so you catch a New Orleans Saints football game and you'll be exposed to the same annoying electronica commercials you'll see watching any other game. Ubiquitous, generic, overproduced, and aimed at some inscrutable demographic.



But if you go to a Dixieland jazz show, or catch a great Cajun band, you can hear the timeless standard, "When the Saints Go Marching In." Lisa Haley & the Zydekats performed it Saturday at the Kaleidoscope Music & Arts Fest.



But there is a recent and incongruous thing going on: self-canonization to musical sainthood.



St. Vincent? St. Paul and the Broken Bones? Why?



The latter returned to perform this past weekend on the CBS "Saturday Morning" show. The group had debuted there three years ago, and it got them a Daytime Emmy nomination for "Best Musical Performance."



There seems to be an intentional and way-over-the-top androgeny with this whole musical sainthood thing. In the light of continuous revelations of sexual misconduct by Catholic church officials, it becomes, well, a theatre of the bizarre.



To wit: this time around, the self-canonized "saint" Paul, clad in a tent-cape gown that looked like a mass of shimmering black seaweed, crooned emotive but clipped and wholly unintelligible lyrics while fronting his band of Motown-style horns. Presumably "his" is the correct reference. With the lens-hogging bulk of that seaweed-inspired attire, they seemed to be going more for movement than music.



The instrumental music was probably quite good. But the self-inflicted distraction factor left us uncertain about what we had just experienced.



Maybe David Bowie and Alice Cooper once produced the same effect. But neither of them claimed to sprinkle or tinkle holy water. And both of them voiced lyrics you could understand.



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news feature # 3...





REVIEW: THE PALMDALE KALEIDOSCOPE FESTIVAL





We missed the first few acts and being late, had to park nearly a mile away. Still, we got great seats for the main stage. It's the permanent amphitheatre stage where a full season of concerts is produced. For the festival, they bring out beach-style plastic high-back chairs and lawn tables with shade umbrellas. It's worth noting the umbrellas gave shade from the sunshine here, while on the other side of the mountains,  rain was falling in sheets and streets were flooded.



The Irish band, Paddy's Pig, were the first we caught. A 5-piece creation of Mike and Missy, we've known 'em for years. They did a fun set that involved audience participation with call-and-response songs and lots of energy. Mostly trad Irish pub songs -- Whiskey in the Jar, Black Velvet Band, Bound for South Australia -- and a good Irish-style rendition of the old Johnny Cash song, Ring of Fire.



They were followed by our old pals, Grammy-nom Lisa Haley and her band, the Zydekats.



Lisa has a new drummer, a wonderfully talented veteran with wildly beaded dredlocks. This band always does a strong set with plenty of contrast, enabling them to avoid the mistake of most Cajun-zydeco-theme outfits. That mistake being that too many of those others drone into endless soundalike sets of zydeco dance numbers, in places where the audience is not zydeco dancers. Lisa has and uses a diverse repertoire, including her slow, impactful ballad, "I Will Always Be Your Guide," which she performed. We had a nice backstage visit, then they had to get going to play at a festival in Reno.



We caught a bit of an Afro-Cuban band that was finely innovative, and later, an impressive horn orchestra doing Motown and '50s-'60s blues-fused soul.



Over on the singer-songwriter stage, it was the generic young-girl-with-a-guitar scene. We found that all of them, whatever their skills with lyrical songwriting, are too heavily influenced by the prevailing conventions of pop music. That being a similar melodic line and tempo in every song, with an obligatory passage of incongruous vocal gymnastics, regardless of what would be appropriate to effectively convey the lyrical message.



The other arts being exhibited were well represented. For example, on both sides of the main stage -- up at elevated stage level -- big 5 x 5 foot canvases were hung. An artist created an entire painting during each band's set, with the concert audience able to watch. That completed painting then hung on display during the next act, while the other canvas on the other side was painted by a different artist during the next band's set. Then a fresh canvas replaced the one that had hung an hour, and the whole thing kept going.



Of course there were many visial artists selling their works and wares in tents, and some good food. We missed out on the latter because it was sold-out by the time we left the music and art to go grazing. Our editor settled for some tasty chai tea from a local mobile coffee bar entrepreneur. And just in time -- the infamous desert wind blew the food court apart just after we were handed our tea.



The whole event shows how far things have come in the Antelope Valley -- or in Palmdale, anyway. Back when our editor produced the original "Desert Song Music Festival" in '04, with 70 acts on 6 stages, (in Lancaster, the same geographic locale), the local response was paltry.



Not that the area's local media is any more supportive now. Lancaster is still a Trumpian s-hole, and the area is still a one-newspaper market. And that paper is still mostly an insufferable house organ for the good ol' boys and their wholly-owned, wholly-Republican office holders.



But those characteristics emphasize the dedication to the arts of some folks in Palmdale City Hall, and local arts organizations, to do something on this scale. Same goes for the Antelope Valley Uke Festival, which ran Friday and Saturday, eight miles north at Antelope Valley College. In the end, art always comes down to somebody who sees a vacuum and wants to fill it with beauty.







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LIVE MUSIC, THIS WEEK & BEYOND...

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Chronologically, by day and start time.

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Monday...

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Mon, Oct 15:

8 pm - JOHN McEUEN, CRAIG EASTMAN, MATT CARTSONIS and NATHAN McEUEN play their annual night at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena, CA; phone for reservations, 10 am-10 pm, 7 days: 626-798-6236.

* Tix, $25, are almost gone.

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Mon, Oct 15:

8 pm - WILLIE NELSON & FAMILY play the splendid McCallum Theatre, 73000 Fred Waring Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92260; 760-340-ARTS or 866-889-ARTS



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Tuesday...

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Tue, Oct 16:

7 pm - KEN O'MALLEY & JOHN BREEN at Finn McCool's, 2702 Main St, Santa Monica.

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Tue, Oct 16:

"FAR-WEST AFTERSHOW" with singer-songwriters who performed last at the FOLK ALLIANCE FAR-WEST CONFERENCE and are "out of town artists who don't come with a local fan base," comprise a noteworthy edition of "The Songwriter Serenade," at Matt Denny's Ale House, 145 E Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 91006.

* performers include

• Emiko

• Judy Nazemetz

• Willow Stephens

• Mike Stocksdale

And performing host JC HYKE

*  venue has full menu & full bar, free parking in back or on street.

* no cover.

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LATE ADDITION...

Tue, Oct 16:

time tba - BILL CUNLIFEE, Grammy award winning jazz pianist-arranger, and jazz virtuoso harmonica player HENDRIK MEURKEN, present a dynamic harmonica/piano collaboration for their new duo release

"CABIN IN THE SKY," at Upstairs at Vitello's, 4349 Tujunga Av, Studio City, CA 91604; www.vitellosrestaurantc.om/

*  Tix, $20, plus 2-item food / beverage minimum $20.


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Wednesday...

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LATE ADDITION...

Wed, Oct 17:

7 pm - Claudia Russell & Bruce Kaplan, plus Austin Gatus, play the Americana "Wine & Song" concert series hosted by Brad Colerick at the Blue Guitar room at Arroyo Seco Golf Course, 1055 Lohman Lane, South Pasadena, CA.

*  Adjacent to the Blue Guitar is the Arroyo Seco Grill which has food, wine, and full bar.

*  Claudia Russell has shared stages with Kris Kristoffersen and Loudon Wainwright III, among many other notables. An outstanding singer-songwriter, Boston's WUMB FM named her the "Best New Artist of 2000." The East Bay Express named her 2006’s "Best Musician." She has twice been a finalist in the Kerrville New Folk competition.

*  Bruce Kaplan is a renaissance man — a polite way of saying he’s not quite sure what he wants to be when he grows up. He’s been a writer, magazine editor, graphic designer, teacher, potter, non-profit organizer, and most notably, a performing musician. He is known for deftly accompanying Claudia Russell on mandolin and electric guitar.

*  Austin Gatus is a 22-year-old singer-songwriter and saxophonist. A San Diego native, he now resides in Los Angeles where he is a student at UCLA. Austin has headlined at Dave Koz Jazz Cruises. He was a special guest performer with Kenny G, backed by the Orange County Symphony. He has done pregame performances for the SD Padres, LA Clippers, NBA All-Star Game, and UCLA Bruins Basketball. However, his most endearing performances are in front of children from Rady Chidren’s Hospital, and other organizations that help kids fight cancer, as he himself was one of those kids.

*  Tix, www.deepmix.com

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Wed, Oct 17:

8 pm - TWISTED PINE plays the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena, CA; phone for reservations, 10 am-10 pm, 7 days: 626-798-6236.

*  Full of energy and surprise, wit and subtlety, Twisted Pine is one of the most acclaimed young string bands in the Northeast. Audiences across the US and UK have been drawn to their forthright songwriting, lush harmonies, musical daring, and “charismatic appeal,” to quote Grammy-winner Alison Brown.

*  Tix, $15



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Thursday...

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LATE ADDITION...

Thu, Oct 18:

It's the annual "Daniel Pearl World Music Days" celebrated with more than 1300 events in 140 countries.

*  Look for an event near you, today or tonight.

*  Daniel Pearl, who grew up in Encino, California, was a well known journalist and musician who was murdered by terrorists in Pakistan in 2002.  His parents formed the Daniel Pearl Foundation to bring people together in a positive way and also remember their son and what he stood for.

*  ONE EVENT: is at the Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center, 1434 N Altadena Dr, Pasadena CA. 

*  The Pasadena event is special. It brings together student performers from a Muslim school, a Christian school, and a Jewish school, all in Pasadena.  This concert is a symbol that people can come together through music and work for a better world.  Find out more about that event at: http://pasadenanow.com/pasadenaschools/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/WDS-Flyer-for-2018-Daniel-Pearl-Concert.jpg

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Thu, Oct 18:

5 pm - KEN O'MALLEY brings his solo residency of authentic and original Irish music to The Auld Dubliner, 71 S Pine Av, Long Beach, CA 90802; www.aulddubliner.com

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Thu, Oct 18:

7 pm - "THE ROADHOUSE SERIES PRESENTS: A TRIBUTE TO GRAM PARSONS" at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena, CA; phone for reservations, 10 am-10 pm, 7 days: 626-798-6236.

*  Performing are The Cosmic Cowboys, with Chad Watson (bass), Al Bonhomme (lead guitar), Owen Goldman (drums), special guest, Dean Parks (pedal steel), plus guests Joel Bennett, RJ Chesney, Cool House (featuring Dolly Ramirez & JJ Schoch), Annette Conlon, Doug Conlon, KP Hawthorn, Karman Jeanne, Pam Loe, Robbie Mangiardi, Crist Moshos, Dolly Ramirez, Adrian Rice (Coyote Moon).

*  No figure in today’s Americana music has been as influential or as controversial as Gram Parsons. He burst on the scene in the mid-'60s with arguably the first country-rock band, The International Submarine Band. When they came to L.A. to record, Parsons found himself in the company of The Byrds. He was the key artistic visionary behind The Byrds classic 1968 album, "Sweetheart of the Rodeo." He went on to co-found The Flying Burrito Brothers with ex-Byrd Chris Hillman, and then to a short-lived solo career. Along the way he helped to bring country singing legend Emmylou Harris to public notice. He even influenced The Rolling Stones to explore country music, inspiring them to write and record “Honky Tonk Woman” and “Wild Horses.” He died of an accidental drug overdose in the California desert town he loved, Joshua Tree, in 1973.

*  Tix, $20

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Thu, Oct 18:

7:30 pm - Mark Goldenberg, Adam Levy, and Frank Potenza, play the "Jazz at the Blue Guitar" series hosted by by Brad Colerick at the Blue Guitar room at Arroyo Seco Golf Course, 1055 Lohman Lane, South Pasadena, CA.

*  Adjacent to the Blue Guitar is the Arroyo Seco Grill which has food, wine, and full bar.

*  Mark Goldenberg played lead guitar for Jackson Browne from 1994 to 2010. He has also worked with Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt, Eels, Natalie Imbruglia, Chris Isaak, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Peter Frampton and yes, even William Shatner. He creates music that is both evocative and reflective, appealing to guitarists and non guitarists alike.

*  Adam Levy has created a remarkable body of music over the past 30 years. His guitar work with Norah Jones is legendary. He draws on elements of jazz and country to reflect perfectly the simple, earnest sentiment of compositions. Adam is also a respected writer and educator.

*  Frank Potenza is a protege of the late, great Joe Pass and an active composer and performer with nine solo albums to his credit. In addition to his extensive recording experience he has performed in concert with Dizzy Gillespie, George Van Eps, Joe Pass, Bud Shank, Mose Allison, James Moody, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Brother Jack McDuff, and many others.

*  Tix, www.deepmix.com

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Thu, Oct 18:

7:30 pm - ROBERT YACKO, Broadway musical singer & actor, presents his "Opening Doors" show at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center, 1201 W Malvern Av, Fullerton, CA 92833

*  Robert Yacko is enjoying a decades-long and robust career on the musical and non-musical stage. The Broadway veteran will celebrate the music of several different composers and lyricists as he recounts his own career and experiences in the theatre.

*  Tix,  714-738-6595 or www.TheMuck.org

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Thu, Oct 18:

8 pm -  L.A. PHILHARMONIC: "ROMEO & JULIET" with Gustavo Dudamel and Benjamin Millepied, at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, L.A. Music Center.


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Friday...

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Fri & Sat, Oct 19 & 20:

SOLD OUT (for a long time) - "An Evening with JACKSON BROWNE" with GREG LEISZ, part of "McCabe's 60th Anniversary Performance series" at McCabe's in Santa Monica.lo

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Fri, Oct 19:

8 pm - RICKY Z, plus the Bobby Bluehouse Band with various special guests, play the already underway "Winter Blues Series" Fridays & Saturdays at the Arcadia Blues Club, 16 E Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA.

*  Fun venue has good food with generous portions (two can share), plus a full bar with drink specials, and pool tables with friendly games. Plenty of seating and room to dance.

*  Two stages, one at each end of the roomy club, keep the music continuous when bands change.

*  Adv tickets at a substantial discount for all concerts at the venue, at: http://arcadiabluesclub.eventbrite.com

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Fri, Oct 19, MUSICAL THEATRE:

8 pm-10 pm - "DRACULA: THE MUSICAL" opening night, presented by Palmdale Repertory Theatre at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St E, Palmdale, California 93550

*  And now for something completely different. The classic horror tale set to song and dance: It’s Mel Brooks meets Gilbert & Sullivan meets Monty Python.

*  Story line: Dracula is after Mina, and people don’t grasp that she’s in danger until Van Helsing arrives. Everyone must rescue Mina when she’s abducted by Dracula and whisked to his castle.

*  "This delightful classic horror tale spoof is an unparalleled romp from start to finish."

*  Book, music and lyrics by Rick Abbot.

*  Tix at: www.tickets.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?e=c98df4f2b9099a6713cbc6712b94bc7b&t=tix&vqitq=c1e70ecd-b2f4-4688-8267-8db6f06

*  Runs Fri-Sat-Sun, Oct 19-20-21, and Fri-Sat-Sun, 26-27-28. 8 pm Fri & Sat, 2 pm Sun.

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Fri, Oct 19:

8 pm - WE BANJO 3 play the Smothers Theatre at the Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts, Pepperdine Univ., Malibu.

*  We Banjo 3 is one of the most prolific and exciting bands to emerge from Ireland in recent years. Featuring banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, percussion and beautiful harmonies, We Banjo 3's music,a unique blend of the traditional Irish and authentic Americana genres, is affectionately described as "Celtgrass." The Galway-based quartet comprises two sets of brothers, Enda & Fergal Scahill and Martin & David Howley, who collectively hold over a dozen "All Ireland" titles.

*  Tix, $15-$35, at 310-506-4522, or  https://arts.pepperdine.edu/events/2018-2019-season/we-banjo-3.htm

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Fri, Oct 19:

8 pm - DAN KRIKORIAN plays the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena, CA; phone for reservations, 10 am-10 pm, 7 days: 626-798-6236.

*  Southern California singer-songwriter Dan Krikorian crafts organic and reflective folk-pop. His performance at the "Pageant of the Masters," and a week-long OC Fair residency, coupled with the release of his new single “Need Me Bad” and a forthcoming 5th studio album, "Grandeur," has earned him a passionate Southern California following. Dan’s musical style, defined by a cinematic blend of poetry, melody, and storytelling, provides listeners a cathartic and energizing listening experience.

*  Reviews are strong: “This deserves to find a larger audience... Dan Krikorian really has everything you need for greater success”, and, “Beautiful melodies, beautiful lyrics, beautiful harmonies, stunning arrangements, twists and turns...'Bloom' is a masterpiece an absolute must.” Moore’s Magazine, in describing both Krikorian’s live shows and recent recordings.

*  More: www.dankrikorian.com

*  Tix, $20

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Fri, Oct 19:

8 pm - "CONCERT TRIFECTA, PART 1" brings REBECCA FOLSOM & BETH WOOD to the Camarillo Café Concert Series in a different-artist-each-night, 3-venue, 3-consecutive night special series. It begins with the monthly "Cafe" show at the  community center, 1605 Burnley St, Camarillo, California 93010; 805-814-9366; www.CamarilloCafe.com

*  Attendees at all 3 nights will be invited to a special dinner hosted by the 3 venues / series operators. Date of dinner tbd.

*  This series runs Oct 19th-21st.

*  Friday, Oct 19th, series begins at the Camarillo Café Concert Series with singer-songwriters Rebecca Folsom and Beth Wood.

*  Saturday, Oct 20th, part 2 is at "Julie's Joint" backyard concert series in Canoga Park with Bay Area nu-folk super-group The Jones Gang (formerly Houston Jones) plus local faves John Zipperer & the Current Band.

*  Sunday, Oct 21st, part 3 is at Russ & Julie's House Concerts series in Oak Park (Thousand Oaks / Agoura Hills area) with international Americana star, singer-songwriter Tracy Grammer.

*  All 3 nights are a short drive away from each other.

*  Info, reservations, addresses, etc:

•  CAMARILLO CAFÉ CONCERT SERIES

www.camarillocafe.com

www.facebook.com/events/1687865861323054/

•  JULIE’S JOINT HOUSE CONCERTS  (reservations get address & directions):

www.facebook.com/Julies-Joint-377728355605049/

www.facebook.com/events/2192025797786174/

•  RUSS & JULIE’S HOUSE CONCERTS  (reservations get address & directions):

www.houseconcerts.us

www.facebook.com/events/2183501848573069/

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Fri, Oct 19:

10 pm - "TOM PETTY BIRTHDAY EVE BASH" with THE HEART SHAKERS performing, is a tribute to the late artist, at The Canyon Agoura Hills, 28912 Roadside Dr, Agoura Hills, CA; 888-645-5006; www.WhereMusicMeetsTheSoul.com

*  Tix, https://www1.ticketmaster.com/tom-petty-tribute-by-petty-agoura-hills-california-10-19-2018/event/0900552BED68BE6A

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Saturday...

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Sat, Oct 20, EXHIBITION OPENING:

8 am-5 pm - TAIKOPROJECT plays the opening of "ORIGAMI IN THE GARDEN," an exhibition of larger-than-life origami creations by Jennifer and Kevin Box as well as collaborations with famous origami masters, at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N College Av, Claremont, CA 91711; 909-625-8767.

*  Exhibition runs Oct 20-Apr 14, music is today only.

*  16 outdoor sculptures capture the delicate nature of origami through metal, each sculpture telling the story of a single piece of paper as it transforms into a soaring bird, galloping pony and many other remarkable forms.

*  Opening Day Oct 20 features tours, origami folding stations, and the music performance.

*  More info: www.rsabg.org

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Sat & Sun, Oct 20 & 21, CONFERENCE:

Annual "POLITICON" is happening at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

*  This a very big deal, heavyweights-in-attendance, thing. Think the Oscars of the on-screen talking heads of politics and political media commentary.

*  Highlights include being able to watch "TYT" (The Young Turks) web-TV hosts step-out of the screen and go onto the stage to engage in invigorating debates and illuminating panel discussions.

*  Cenk Uygur is debating Tucker Carlson. Hasan Piker debates Charlie Kirk. Ana Kasparian will be on exciting panels.

*  TYT has a Politicon VIP ticket giveaway happening now. For your chance, go to www.tyt.com/politicon and sign up for a chance to win.

*  Also... you can use code "TYT" at checkout at www.POLITICON.COM to get alerts on all things TYT happening at Politicon, and know when to catch them online (or in person if you are attending).

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Sat & Sun, Oct 20 & 21, FESTIVAL:

11 am-4 pm - Annual " AMERICAN INDIAN CELEBRATION" at the Antelope Valley Indian Museum, a California State Park, at 15701 E Ave M, 17 miles east of Lancaster / Palmdale, CA

*  Live music, Native dancers in regalia, storytellers, artists.

*  Dancers welcome to take part.

*  Museum is fully open, with interpretive rangers and docents and special displays on hand.

*  Fry bread, Indian tacos available.

*  No alcohol or drugs.

*  Kid's activities.

*  Free parking.

* Admission to festival and museum, $8 adults, free for kids age 12 and under.

*  More at: 661-946-3055, or at: www.avim.parks.ca.gov

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Sat, Oct 20:

11 am - Pacífico Dance Company performs "Mexico, de Tierra a Mar," at the Broad Stage, Main Stage, Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401; box office: 310-434-3200

*  The venue's first family show of the season.

*  The incredible Pacífico Dance Company performs a colorful fusion of dance, culture and folklore in their show "Mexico, de Tierra a Mar."

*  Arrive an hour early to enjoy art projects.

*  Tickets are only $5. Yep. Just five bucks!

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Sat, Oct 20:

Noon - "The Met in HD: Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida" is a FREE "Visions & Voices" at USC's Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre, on the University Park (main) campus.

*  Admission is free with RSVP online, at:

https://cinema.usc.edu/events/event.cfm?id=37868

*  Following a pre-opera discussion hosted by the USC Thornton School of Music's Ken Cazan, there is a delayed satellite broadcast of the grandest of grand operas, Giuseppe Verdi’s "Aida."

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Sat, Oct 20, FESTIVAL:

Noon-7:30 pm - Annual "Burbank Beer Festival" 201 S San Fernando Bl, downtown Burbank, CA; https://www.eventbrite.com/e/burbank-beer-festival-tickets-48008036329

*  FREE Fall Street Fair lines the streets of Downtown Burbank, features unspecified "live music and entertainment."

*  *  Each session, requiring tickets, features over 85 craft beers on tap.

*  Burbank Beer Festival benefits the Downtown Burbank Partnership and the Gen Giammanco Foundation.

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Sat, Oct 20:, FILM SCREENING EVENT:

1:30 pm - "SUNSET" (1988) in the indoor theatre at the Autry Museum of the American West, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Griffith Park, Los Angeles, CA 90027 (across from the L.A. Zoo).

*  In the film "Sunset," the Wild West meets 1920s Hollywood, as Wyatt Earp (James Garner) and Tom Mix (Bruce Willis) team up to solve a murder in a movie that is “almost true . . . give or take a lie or two.”

*  Directed by Blake Edwards | Starring Bruce Willis, James Garner, and Malcolm McDowell | Rated R.

*  Reservations Recommended.

*  Screening included With museum admission / free for Autry Members.

*  Info & reservations: https://theautry.org/events/film-and-television/screening-sunset-1988

*  The event begins with an introduction by Casey Tefertiller, author of "Wyatt Earp: The Life Behind the Legend."

*  The ongoing series explores the wide range of movies that can be considered a Western. Each screening begins with a brief introduction from the guest curator.

*  To celebrate the Autry’s 30th anniversary, they're screening a series of films from the year the museum was founded in 1988.

*  UPCOMING SCREENINGS:

•  "Home Movie Day Los Angeles" is Sun, Oct 21, Noon–4 pm

•  Screening of "Public Cowboy No. 1" (1937), and "The Old West" (1952) on Sat, Oct 27,  Noon–2:30 pm.

•  Screening of "Ghost Town" (1988), is Sun, Oct 28, 1:30 pm

•  Screening of "Young Guns" (1988), is Sat, Nov 17, 1:30 pm

*  Full series, upcoming films, current exhibitions, and other related events, at: www.TheAutry.org/30Years

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Sat, Oct 20:

5 pm - "CONCERT TRIFECTA, PART 2" tonight is at "Julie's Joint" backyard concert series in Canoga Park, in the different-artist-each-night, 3-venue, 3-consecutive night special series; tonight brings Bay Area nu-folk super-group THE JONES GANG (formerly HOUSTON JONES) plus local faves JOHN ZIPPERER & THE CURRENT BAND.

*  Attendees at all 3 will be invited to a special dinner hosted by the 3 venues / series operators. Date of dinner tbd.

*  This series runs Oct 19th-21st.

*  Friday, Oct 19th, series begins at the Camarillo Café Concert Series with singer-songwriters Rebecca Folsom and Beth Wood.

*  Saturday, Oct 20th, part 2 is at "Julie's Joint" backyard concert series in Canoga Park with Bay Area nu-folk super-group The Jones Gang (formerly Houston Jones) plus local faves John Zipperer & the Current Band.

*  Sunday, Oct 21st, part 3 is at Russ & Julie's House Concerts series in Oak Park (Thousand Oaks / Agoura Hills area) with international Americana star, singer-songwriter Tracy Grammer.

*  All 3 nights are a short drive away from each other.

*  Info, reservations, addresses, etc:

•  CAMARILLO CAFÉ CONCERT SERIES

www.camarillocafe.com

www.facebook.com/events/1687865861323054/

•  JULIE’S JOINT HOUSE CONCERTS (reservations get address & directions):

www.facebook.com/Julies-Joint-377728355605049/

www.facebook.com/events/2192025797786174/

•  RUSS & JULIE’S HOUSE CONCERTS  (reservations get address & directions):

www.houseconcerts.us

www.facebook.com/events/2183501848573069/

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Sat, Oct 20:

7 pm - THE SALTY SUITES play the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena, CA; phone for reservations, 10 am-10 pm, 7 days: 626-798-6236.

* Nu-folk faves, they play a lot of festivals.

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LATE ADDITION...

Sat, Oct 20:

8 pm - The San Pedro Slim Band with Henry Carvajal, plus the Bobby Bluehouse Band with various special guests, play the already underway "Winter Blues Series" Fridays & Saturdays at the Arcadia Blues Club, 16 E Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA.

*  Fun venue has good food with generous portions (two can share), plus a full bar with drink specials, and pool tables with friendly games. Plenty of seating and room to dance.

*  Two stages, one at each end of the roomy club, keep the music continuous when bands change.

*  Adv tickets at a substantial discount for all concerts at the venue, at: http://arcadiabluesclub.eventbrite.com

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LATE ADDITION...

Sat, Oct 20, MUSICAL THEATRE:

8 pm-10 pm - "DRACULA: THE MUSICAL" presented by Palmdale Repertory Theatre at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St E, Palmdale, California 93550

*  See full write-up on Fri, Oct 19, 8 pm.

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LATE ADDITION...

Oct 20-Nov 11:

"SATYAGRAHA: TRUTH FORCE," performed by L.A. OPERA at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, L.A. Music Center, downtown L.A.

*  "Satyagraha" is inspired by Gandhi’s early years in South Africa.

*  Following their extraordinary artistic triumphs of "Einstein on the Beach" and "Akhnaten," L.A. Opera stages this production and completes the Philip Glass "portrait" trilogy.

*  Glass wrote the trilogy about powerful personalities who changed the world.

*  Runs Oct 20th with dates through Nov 11th. All tix now on sale.

*  Tix, schedule, and more info: https://www.laopera.org/season/1819-season-la-opera-season/satyagraha/

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LATE ADDITION...

Sat, Oct 20:

8 pm - Bill Staines, iconic folk songwriter, singer, and guitarist, plays the Pasadena Folk Music Society in Beckman Institute Auditorium, aka "Little Beckman," on the Caltech campus in Pasadena.

*  The Record Roundup wrote of New Hampshire's Bill Staines, "He is a poet with insight about a world that many of us let pass by. He is a storyteller with a gift for transporting the listener into the body of his songs."

*  Staines makes a stop for a couple of local shows this weekend before heading north, ultimately to Washington state.

*  Driving across the country has been his lifestyle for many years, sharing his music and gaining material for his songs and stories. His song, "River," brought him to the bookers' attention when they first heard it sung by Priscilla Herdman in one of her earliest California appearances many years ago, evoking the ebb and flow of fortunes and life. 

*  John McCutcheon arrives next at the series; tix now on their site.

*  Tix, https://mpv.tickets.com/?agency=CALTECH_MPV&pid=8585335#/event/8585335/ticketlist/, or at the door while they last.

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Sat, Oct 20:

8-10:30 pm - MICHAEL HEARNE and SHAKE RUSSELL play the "Brogden Bay Presents" concert series at Four Friends Gallery, 1414 E Thousand Oaks Bl, Thousand Oaks, CA 91301 (up behind the other buildings).

*  Shake was named "Entertainer of the Year" by the Texas Music Association.  

*  “Shake Russell, like Mark Twain or Guy Clark, has the gift of making us think and feel deeply at the same time. His body of work covers 5 decades and includes hits for Ricky Skaggs and Waylon. In fact, Mr. Jennings covered "Deep In the West" on two of his strongest albums in the 80s! Catch Shake in concert if ya can and take home a few of his recordings. He's a prolific pioneer and a true American Treasure.” -- legendary bassist Chad Watson.

*  “Michael Hearne’s record, High Road to Taos, embodies all that I love about New Mexico. Between his whiskey velvet voice, the evocative songwriting and gorgeous musical production, I found myself profoundly aching for my favorite place in the world.” -- Grammy nominee Eliza Gilkyson.

*  Tix $25 adv, from Steve Brogden, at brogdenbay@gmail.com or by cell phone at 805-358-4970; tix are $30 at door.



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Be sure to check Saturday listings for two-day events continuing today.

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Sun, Oct 21:

11 am-4 pm - "FALL FESTIVAL PUMPKIN PATCH" with live music, face painting, and a FREE pick for you from the patch of pumpkins, at Paul Robeson Center, 6569 South Vermont Av, Los Angeles, CA 90044

*  Pick a FREE pumpkin to take home and carve or cook: one pumpkin per family with children.

*  The Village Market Place will have special pumpkin menu items: pumpkin juice, pumpkin pies, pumpkin cookies and hot curry pumpkin with basmati rice to order. They also have house-made pumpkin syrup to inject spiced pumpkin into your cup of joe.

*  PLUS, "Sunday Brunch" at the Village Market Place features "classic brunch items with delicious vegan offerings and seasonal drinks."

*  Each brunch customer receives a one-time-only 10% discount on grocery shopping that day at the Village Market Place. (Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer). Bring your shopping list. Customer parking is onsite.

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Sun, Oct 21:

Noon - MARINA V plays the "88.5 FM Presents" concert series at Westfield Village; outdoor stage, located next to 24 Hour Fitness, at 6220 N Topanga Canyon Bl, Woodland Hills, CA 91367.

*  FREE outdoor concert, 45 minute show, all ages.

*  Marina tells us it's her "show number 1,092," and she was so busy touring that she "missed show # 1,000."

*  This is also her last public concert in California -- indoors or out -- for 2018.

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LATE ADDITION...

Sun, Oct 21, FILM SCREENING EVENT:

Noon-4 pm - "Home Movie Day Los Angeles" in the indoor theatre at the Autry Museum of the American West, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Griffith Park, Los Angeles, CA 90027 (across from the L.A. Zoo).

*  Talk about the new trend in accessible museums, this epitomizes it.

*  Bring in your home movies on 16mm, 8mm, and Super 8 and have them projected on the big screen.

*  Screening included With museum admission / free for Autry Members.

*  Full series, upcoming films, current exhibitions, and other related events, at: www.TheAutry.org/30Years

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LATE ADDITION...

Sun, Oct 21:

Noon-3 pm - "WESTERN MUSIC SHOWCASE" sponsored by the International Western Music Association's California Chapter, at the Autry Museum of the American West, 4700 Heritage Way, Griffith Park (across from the L.A. Zoo), Los Angeles, CA

*  WMA card or Autry membership card gets you a free admission on music showcase day; you get in free if you if are performing -- see below.

*  PERFORMERS: If you are bringing a guest performer, send  an email to WMACC (address below) so they can advise the Autry and clear you through the admission desk. Otherwise, prepare to become a member of the Autry or pay for single day admission.

*  WMA contact: wmacc@westernmusiccalifornia.org

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LATE ADDITION...

Sun, Oct 21:

2 pm-4:30 pm - "CELEBRATION FOR 'THE PROGRESSIVE' MAGAZINE" with a performance by THE ASH GROVE PLAYERS, and speakers including GREG PALAST and other luminaries from cutting-edge investigative and progressive journalism, at the home of Jan Goodman and Jerry Manpearl, 939 San Vicente Bl, Santa Monica, CA  90402; info, 310-458-7213 or 310-729-2394.

*  Help "forge a vision for the next 110 years of progressive journalism."

*  Food & drink at 2 pm, program at 3 pm.

*  Bill Lueders – Editor of The Progressive will present the case for a modern-day progressive movement.

*  Norman Stockwell – Publisher of The Progressive will inspire you with a progressive vision for generations to come.

*  Greg Palast, Harvey Wasserman, and Ed Rampell – Writers for "The Progressive" -- will share stories from the trenches of progressive journalism. Most of the time, audiences look forward to hearing "War Stories" from any one of them.

*  Celebrate the 110 years of "The Progressive" magazine.

*  ENTERTAINMENT: The New Ash Grove Players feature Claudia Leneer, lead singer of the Academy Award Winning "20 Steps from Stardom."

*  ENTERTAINMENT: Mona Shaikh – the only Pakistani-born female comic regularly performing standup on American stages. She combines a South Asian sensibility with Americanized values cherishing the First Amendment— "the right to bear big mouths." Shaikh is an equal opportunity mocker, ridiculing Kellyanne Conway, Melania, Ivanka, and Donald Trump, and jihadists alike.

*  Co-Hosts are Greg Palast; Mimi Kennedy & Larry Dilg; Ed Rampell; Jerry Manpearl & Jan Goodman; Harvey Wasserman; Sylvia Aroth; Lila Garrett; Sue Himmelrich; Sheila McCoy, Ilene Proctor, Claire and Robert Heron, & others.

*  No admission fee, no minimum, but it is a fundraising event for The Progressive. Hosts asks that you "bring your checkbook or credit card."

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LATE ADDITION...

Sun, Oct 21, MUSICAL THEATRE:

2 pm-4 pm - "DRACULA: THE MUSICAL" presented by Palmdale Repertory Theatre at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St E, Palmdale, California 93550

*  See full write-up on Fri, Oct 19, 8 pm.

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Sun, Oct 21:

7 pm - "CONCERT TRIFECTA, PART 3" tonight at " Russ & Julie's House Concerts" series in Oak Park (Thousand Oaks / Agoura Hills area), concludes the different-artist-each-night, 3-venue, 3-consecutive night special series, with international Americana star, singer-songwriter TRACY GRAMMER.

*  Attend any one night, or all 3.

*  Attendees at all 3 will be invited to a special dinner hosted by the 3 venues / series operators. Date of dinner tbd.

*  This series runs Oct 19th-21st.

*  Friday, Oct 19th, series begins at the Camarillo Café Concert Series with singer-songwriters Rebecca Folsom and Beth Wood.

*  Saturday, Oct 20th, part 2 is at "Julie's Joint" backyard concert series in Canoga Park with Bay Area nu-folk super-group The Jones Gang (formerly Houston Jones) plus local faves John Zipperer & the Current Band.

*  Sunday, Oct 21st, part 3 is at Russ & Julie's House Concerts series in Oak Park (Thousand Oaks / Agoura Hills area).

*  All 3 nights are a short drive away from each other.

*  Info, reservations, addresses, etc for first 2 are in those day's listings. Info for tonight:

•  RUSS & JULIE’S HOUSE CONCERTS

www.houseconcerts.us

www.facebook.com/events/2183501848573069/

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Sun, Oct 21:

7 pm - NATHAN McEUEN plays the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena, CA; phone for reservations, 10 am-10 pm, 7 days: 626-798-6236.

* Nathan has accomplished much. He has appeared on American Idol, The Tonight Show, Music City Roots, XM/Sirius Radio, The Stagecoach Festival, and the Grand Ole Opry. Nathan has shared the stage and worked with many of the best. The list includes: Bon Jovi, Mason Williams, Steve Martin, Vassar Clements, Willie Nelson, Kenny Loggins, Leon Russell, Billy Bob Thornton, John Carter Cash, Brad Paisley, Dwight Yoakam, Dave Mason, Jim Messina, Brett Dennen, and John Denver, more.

*  "I love his music!" - Crystal Gayle (AMA/CMA & Grammy Award winning singer).

*  “Nathan McEuen’s light is shining bright. A fine singer, guitarist and an excellent songwriter. There is hope on the horizon.” - Chris Hillman (The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Bros.)

*  "'Side By Side' is a perfect example of his talents."- Jim Messina (Poco, Buffalo Springfield, Loggins & Messina)

*  Tix, $20

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LATE ADDITION...

Sun, Oct 21:

8 pm - LES POULES À COLIN at the famous concert hall in back of McCabe's Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Bl, Santa Monica, CA 90405; www.mccabes.com

*  Taking their name from a traditional song, Les Poules à Colin were raised behind the scenes at folk festivals, learning their craft at kitchen parties amongst some of Quebec’s finest traditional musicians – which included their parents – in a region famous for its living heritage.

*  A chance to hear them "Dig up Québec’s deep, dark roots, add electrifying energy and beguiling modesty = mind-blowing traditional folk groove."



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LATE ADDITION...

Wed, Oct 24:

7 pm - Grant Langston, plus Los Tres, play the Americana "Wine & Song" concert series hosted by Brad Colerick at the Blue Guitar room at Arroyo Seco Golf Course, 1055 Lohman Lane, South Pasadena, CA.

*  Adjacent to the Blue Guitar is the Arroyo Seco Grill which has food, wine, and full bar.

*  Tix, www.deepmix.com

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Thu, Oct 25:

7:30 pm - KID RAMOS & THE MEMPHIS KINGS play the Muckenthaler Cultural Center, 1201 W Malvern Av, Fullerton, CA 92833

*  It's a buffet of roots music, blending rhythm and blues, country, and early jazz. Kid Ramos has worked with James Harman, Roomful of Blues, the Big Rhythm Combo, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, The Mannish Boys, Bobby Jones and Los Fabulocos.

*  Tix,  714-738-6595 or www.TheMuck.org

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LATE ADDITION...

Oct 26 through Jan 6:

5:30 pm-10 pm - "Moonlight Forest - Lantern Art Festival" at the Los Angeles Arboretum and Botanic Garden, 301 N Baldwin Av, Arcadia, CA 91007.

*  Moonlight Forest is an unforgettable evening experience of art, culture, and discovery. Masterfully crafted lanterns beckon you into the gardens. Some depict beautiful animals, shimmering exotic flowers, and intriguing figures from Chinese legends. An evening of dazzling color and magic begins.

*  This "will delight children, families, and the young-at-heart."

*  Runs Wed-Sun every week, following opening on Oct 6.

*  Tix, $23-$28, at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/moonlight-forest-lantern-art-festival-at-the-los-angeles-arboretum-2018-tickets-47275478228

*  More at: www.arboretum.org

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LATE ADDITION...

Fri, Oct 26:

8 pm - DEB RYDER, plus the Bobby Bluehouse Band with various special guests, play the already underway "Winter Blues Series" Fridays & Saturdays at the Arcadia Blues Club, 16 E Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA.

*  Fun venue has good food with generous portions (two can share), plus a full bar with drink specials, and pool tables with friendly games. Plenty of seating and room to dance.

*  Two stages, one at each end of the roomy club, keep the music continuous when bands change.

*  Adv tickets at a substantial discount for all concerts at the venue, at: http://arcadiabluesclub.eventbrite.com

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LATE ADDITION...

Fri, Oct 26, MUSICAL THEATRE:

8 pm-10 pm - "DRACULA: THE MUSICAL" presented by Palmdale Repertory Theatre at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St E, Palmdale, California 93550

*  And now for something completely different. The classic horror tale set to song and dance: It’s Mel Brooks meets Gilbert & Sullivan meets Monty Python.

*  Story line: Dracula is after Mina, and people don’t grasp that she’s in danger until Van Helsing arrives. Everyone must rescue Mina when she’s abducted by Dracula and whisked to his castle.

*  "This delightful classic horror tale spoof is an unparalleled romp from start to finish."

*  Book, music and lyrics by Rick Abbot.

*  Tix at: www.tickets.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?e=c98df4f2b9099a6713cbc6712b94bc7b&t=tix&vqitq=c1e70ecd-b2f4-4688-8267-8db6f06

*  Runs Fri-Sat-Sun, Oct 19-20-21, and Fri-Sat-Sun, 26-27-28. 8 pm Fri & Sat, 2 pm Sun.

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LATE ADDITION...

Fri, Oct 26:

8 pm - CHRIS BARRON (of The Spin Doctors) plays the famous concert hall in back of McCabe's Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Bl, Santa Monica, CA 90405; www.mccabes.com

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LATE ADDITION...

Sat, Oct 27:

1 pm-4 pm - "Gallery Chat: Gene Autry and the Autry Museum" is a one-time special event at the Autry Museum of the American West, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Griffith Park, Los Angeles, CA 90027 (across from the L.A. Zoo).



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LATE ADDITION...

Sat, Oct 27:

8 pm - RUTHIE FOSTER plays the famous concert hall in back of McCabe's Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Bl, Santa Monica, CA 90405; www.mccabes.com

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LATE ADDITION...

Sat, Oct 27:

8 pm - SHAWN JONES BAND, plus the Bobby Bluehouse Band with various special guests, play the already underway "Winter Blues Series" Fridays & Saturdays at the Arcadia Blues Club, 16 E Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA.

*  Fun venue has good food with generous portions (two can share), plus a full bar with drink specials, and pool tables with friendly games. Plenty of seating and room to dance.

*  Two stages, one at each end of the roomy club, keep the music continuous when bands change.

*  Adv tickets at a substantial discount for all concerts at the venue, at: http://arcadiabluesclub.eventbrite.com

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LATE ADDITION...

Sat, Oct 27, MUSICAL THEATRE:

8 pm-10 pm - "DRACULA: THE MUSICAL" presented by Palmdale Repertory Theatre at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St E, Palmdale, California 93550

*  See full write-up on Fri, Oct 26, 8 pm.

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LATE ADDITION...

Sat, Oct 27:

8 pm - "The Springsteen Experience" at the Grand Annex, 434 W 6th St, San Pedro, CA 90731; www.grandvision.org

*  This tribute band show offers "A wild ride through The Boss' brilliant musical catalog with Josh Schreiber’s acclaimed tribute show."

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LATE ADDITION...

Sat, Oct 27, HALLOWEEN SHOW:

8 pm-11 pm - MARCH FOURTH, the delightfully eclectic marching band on stilts / stage act, plays the "HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST" night at Discovery Ventura, 1888 E Thompson Bl, Ventura, CA 93001

*  Costume Contest has a $300 cash prize.

*  Tix: $16 adv, $20 day of show if any remain;  https://nightout.com/events/march-forth-marching-band-at-discovery-ventura/tickets

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LATE ADDITION...

Sat, Oct 27, HALLOWEEN SHOW:

8 pm-11 pm - ANDY & RENEE & HARD RAIN play the Halloween Party at The Lemonade Stand, 24100 Narbonne Av, Suites 102-104, Lomita, CA 90717; 310-294-0810.

*  Costume Contest, "Spooky Snacks," cash bar, great music from the South Bay's top award-winning band (roots, Dylan tribute, originals, more). Doors at 7:30.

* Tix, $25, at: www.andyandrenee.com

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UPDATE...
Sun, Oct 28 & Nov 4, HALLOWEEN SHOW:

3 pm & 7 pm - "SAMHAIN -- A CELTIC HALLOWEEN" THE ANNUAL IRISH-CELTIC HALLOWEEN SHOW returns, produced by CELTIC RHYTHMS
( Was previously advertised at MacLeod's Ale Brewery in Van Nuys)
*  With a cast of top-rated Southern Cal based touring Irish and Celtic musicians and dancers, this is always one of the very best autumn events.
*  LOCATION HAS CHANGED.  Venue is now The Hudson Theatre Mainstage, 6539 Santa Monica Bl, Los Angeles, CA 90038

*  Finally! The proper kind of venue that this wonderful production deserves!

*  Parking: There is ample street parking. Valet for $7 is also available beginning one hour before the show.

*  Cafe: The Hudson Lobby has a full-scale espresso bar that sells food and beverages, including beer and wine.

*  It's a Celtic Halloween extravaganza with a full Irish band and Irish dancers, "interspersed with ghastly tales from the Celtic netherworlds."

*  Ticket sales at the door are cash only,  but tend to sell-out early.

*  General seating only; Preferred Seats are sold-out.

*  More info at:  www.Celtic-Rhythms.com/Samhain

*  Tickets at:  www.Celtic-Rhythms.com/Samhain-Tickets

*  Runs:

•  Sun, Oct 28,  3 pm & 7 pm

•  Sun, Nov 4, 3 pm only (NO 7 pm show).

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*  Pronounced "Sau-in," like sauerkraut, it's the musically-powered tale and celebration of what became "All-Hallows-Eve," and then Halloween in our time.

*  Note change to a total of three shows over the two days.

*  Information and tickets at: https://celtic-rhythms.com/samhain-tickets

or 818-939-4313.

*  Buy early for the best seats.

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LATE ADDITION...

Sun, Oct 28, FESTIVAL for HALLOWEEN:

3 pm-9 pm - 7th annual "San Pedro's Dia de los Muertos Festival" is a street festival with two stages of live music at 398 W 6th St, in downtown San Pedro, CA

*  The Grammy-winning MARIACHI DIVAS headline.

*  The streets come alive with traditional art, vendors, activities for kids, and food and drink.

*  Produced by the San Pedro Historic Waterfront Business Improvement District with live music and dance presented by Grand Vision.

*  Lineup:

• Mariachi Divas

• Kotolan

• Salt Petal

*  Tix are FREE online, at: www.sanpedrodayofthedead.com

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LATE ADDITION...

Sun, Oct 28, MUSICAL THEATRE:

2 pm-4 pm - "DRACULA: THE MUSICAL" presented by Palmdale Repertory Theatre at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St E, Palmdale, California 93550

*  See full write-up on Fri, Oct 26, 8 pm.

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LATE ADDITION...

Sun, Oct 28:

8 pm - ELIZA GILKYSON AND NINA GERBER play the famous concert hall in back of McCabe's Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Bl, Santa Monica, CA 90405; www.mccabes.com

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Tue, Oct 30:

8 pm - ERIC HUTCHINSON, the critically acclaimed and platinum-selling artist, makes a stop in Los Angeles at The Troubadour in WeHo.

*  He's out there on his cross-country "Modern Happiness" tour with his band, The Believers.

*  Tix, $25, at: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/mobile/index/1704679

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LATE ADDITION...

Wed, Oct 31:

7 pm - Alice Wallace, plus Andrew Delaney, play the Americana "Wine & Song" concert series hosted by Brad Colerick at the Blue Guitar room at Arroyo Seco Golf Course, 1055 Lohman Lane, South Pasadena, CA.

*  ALICE WALLACE has been a top Guide artist-to-watch since we first saw her perform at a festival at 7,000 ft.

*  Adjacent to the Blue Guitar is the Arroyo Seco Grill which has food, wine, and full bar.

*  Tix, www.deepmix.com



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LATE ADDITION...

Fri-Sun, Nov 2-4, CONFERENCE:

10 am-6:30 pm - "HACKADAY SUPERCONFERENCE" at Los Angeles College of Music, 370 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105;

*  Billed as "the greatest gathering of hardware hackers, builders, engineers and enthusiasts in the world."

*  Hundreds of engineers and engineering enthusiasts gather for organized talks and workshops along with the extemporaneous challenges, conversations, and discovery.

*  Tix & info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hackaday-superconference-2018-tickets-47386813234

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LATE ADDITION...

Fri, Nov 2:

8 pm - JEFFREY FOUCAULT plus SPECIAL GUEST DUSTY HEART play a double-bill at the famous concert hall in back of McCabe's Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Bl, Santa Monica, CA 90405; www.mccabes.com

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Saturdays,  Nov 3 through Dec 8, HALLOWEEN:

DIA WE LOS MUERTOS EXHIBITION: "Remembrance, the Faces and Places" at the Southwest Museum, 234 Museum Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90065

*  The Autry, who runs things here, calls this "A Mt.  Washington Pop-up Exhibit."

*  The Arroyo Arts Collective asks local artists to explore a deepened understanding of Halloween, Día de los Muertos, and international rituals associated with how we grieve, how we continue to love, and how we go on in the face of loss.

*  Opening day features a yarn flower workshop and an opening reception.

*  Info: www.theautry.org

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LATE ADDITION...

Sat, Nov 3:

8 pm - SULTANS OF STRING play the famous concert hall in back of McCabe's Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Bl, Santa Monica, CA 90405; www.mccabes.com

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Sat, Nov 3:

8-11 pm - KEN O'MALLEY & FRIENDS bring authentic and original Irish music and acoustic multi-instrumental prowess, with Ken's fine vocals, to the Tam O'Shanter, 2980 Los Feliz Bl. LA 90039; www.lawrysonline.com/tam-oshanter/

*  Full menu and full bar in the pub area of this charming Scottish themed restaurant, part of the Lawry's family that has been an L.A. landmark since 1922.

*  No cover, all ages.

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LATE ADDITION...

Sun, Nov 4:

2 pm - "Symphonic Suite for Healing" at the Warner Grand, 434 W 6th St, San Pedro, CA 90731; www.grandvision.org

*  Acclaimed pianist Mike Garson has worked with David Bowie, Nine Inch Nails, Billy Corgan, Free Flight and The Smashing Pumpkins, and is one of the most sought after session musicians working today. 

*  Garson's "Symphonic Suite for Healing" is written in collaboration with medical patients in partnership with brain surgeon Dr. Christopher Duma of the Foundation for Neuroscience, Stroke and Recovery.

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Sun, Nov 4, HALLOWEEN SHOW:

3 pm - "SAMHAIN" THE ANNUAL IRISH-CELTIC HALLOWEEN SHOW returns, produced by CELTIC RHYTHMS.
*  LOCATION HAS CHANGED.  Venue is now The Hudson Theatre Mainstage, 6539 Santa Monica Bl, Los Angeles, CA 90038
* (Was to have been at MacLeod's Ale Brewery in Van Nuys. ALSO NOTE there is only a 3 pm show on today's closing day; no 7 pm show.)
*  See Oct 28 for full write-up.

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LATE ADDITION...

Sun, Nov 4:

7 pm - "GROUP SINGING WITH FOLK LUMINARIES" in a special concert featuring Annie Patterson and Peter Blood, the editors of the landmark folk song collections, "Rise up Singing," and more recently, "Rise Again." Venue is the Santa Monica Friends Meeting, 1440 Harvard St, Santa Monica.

*  Their beloved songbook are a pair of spiral-bound large-format books filled with hundreds of familiar songs and are designed to get us all together, singing songs in our living rooms, or wherever we gather.

*  The books contain lyrics and chords, but no musical notation.  They feature everything from old traditional songs to modern singer-songwriter originals.

*  Annie and Peter will lead the singing and you can either borrow or purchase the songbooks.

*  More at: https://www.riseupandsing.org/events/singalong-concert-santa-monica

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LATE ADDITION...

Sun, Nov 4:

8 pm - LAWRENCE LEBO / KEN EMERSON & JIM "KIMO" WEST play the famous concert hall in back of McCabe's Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Bl, Santa Monica, CA 90405; www.mccabes.com

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LATE ADDITION...

Wed, Nov 7:

7 pm - SOURDOUGH SLIM, nat'l festival fave and "Last Of The Vaudeville Cowboys," plays the "Ojai Concert Series" at the Ojai Valley Woman’s Club, downtown Ojai; www.ojaiconcertseries.com

*  "The most entertaining cowboy singer-yodeling-accordionist on the planet." -- East Bay Express (the Guide heartily concurs).

"There's no one else out there like Sourdough Slim. An accordion playing, yodeling, tongue-in-cheek, cowboy-dressed entertainer deluxe. Catchy, uplifting, irresistible, jolly fun," says Cowboy Magazine editor Darrell Arnold.

*  For this tour he is accompanied by Robert Armstrong. They transport you to a whimsical world where vaudevillian camp intermingles with cowboy legend. Sure to tickle your funny bone.

*  Tix, $20; $10 for ages 6-15 years.

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*  NOTE: The series is also selling a lot of tickets ($25 ea) for their presentation of the touring "IRISH CHRISTMAS in AMERICA" concert on Thu, Dec 20th (see the Guide's write-up). If you are thinking about bringing family or out of town guests, get tickets sooner rather than later. Tix at: www.ojaiconcertseries.com

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LATE ADDITION...

Wed, Nov 7:

7 pm - Tracy Newman, plus Lucas Last & the Radio Silence, play the Americana "Wine & Song" concert series hosted by Brad Colerick at the Blue Guitar room at Arroyo Seco Golf Course, 1055 Lohman Lane, South Pasadena, CA.

*  Adjacent to the Blue Guitar is the Arroyo Seco Grill which has food, wine, and full bar.

*  Tix, www.deepmix.com

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LATE ADDITION...

Nov 7-12, in Nor Cal, pseudo-FESTIVAL:

7th annual "California Banjo Extravaganza"

*  A series of roving shows and workshops featuring 2018 IBMA "Banjo Player of Year" Ned Luberecki, plus Toronto's old-time banjo master and singer-songwriter extraordinaire Chris Coole, and the All-Star Band with Bill Evans and other top players. Full schedule, dates, venues, tix, at: https://www.billevansbanjo.com/schedule.php

*  Shows are in Chico, Winters (near Sacramento), Berkeley, Sebastopol, and the closest to Southern Cal, in the Los Gatos-Santa Cruz mountains.

*  WORKSHOP: If you play banjo in any style, check-out the "Banjo Mini-Camp" for all levels. It's on Sat afternoon, Nov 10 at Berkeley's famous Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse. Full info: https://www.thefreight.org/event/1773207-7th-annual-california-banjo-berkeley/

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Thu, Nov 8:

7:30 pm - AMERICA, the iconic platinum-selling group, plays the Fred Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Bl, T.O., CA 91362.

*   Among the first at the intersection of what would become Americana music, these guys got way out in front.

*  They have six certified gold and/or platinum albums, most recently with "History" hitting four million in sales.

*  The Guide caught them a few years back at a concert in Pershing Square with an audience inclusive of plenty of younger fans. It was clear, these guys can still bring it, and their music is vibrant, transcending eras.

*  Having been inducted into the Vocal Hall of Fame in 2006, their album that year, "Here & Now," saw the band collaborate with a new generation of artists including Ryan Adams, Ben Kweller, Jim James, and others.

*  Their career achievements encompass a Grammy Award as "Best New Artist" of 1972; seven albums produced by Sir George Martin; and a 2012 Star on the "Hollywood Walk of Fame."

*  The band's lead singers, songwriters and guitarists Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell, continue to make new music and tour non-stop with 100 shows a year.

*  Next year begins the start of their 50th anniversary.

*  The "Wall Street Journal" did the star-treatment interview with Dewey and Gerry on July 17th, discussing the evolution of the classic song, in Marc Meyers' recurring "Anatomy of a Song" feature. (Read it at: https://www.wsj.com/articles/on-the-journey-to-a-horse-with-no-name-1531748082 )

*  AMERICA has influenced generations of musicians with their distinctive brand of acoustic-driven, harmony-rich rock, mixed with pop smarts, in soul-searching classic songs that reflected the times they were living in. Those songs still resonate today.

*  Their huge radio success in the '70s and early '80s often overshadowed their lyrical depth. Think of the questing "Horse With No Name" (with its environmental message at the end); the frank romantic politics of "Sister Golden Hair"; the war paranoia of "Sandman" (written in part from conversations with returning airmen from Vietnam); and the cautionary life advice of "Don't Cross The River."

*  Tix now on-sale, at:

www.los-angeles-theatre.com/theaters/thousand-oaks-civic-arts-plaza/america.php

Or,  https://www1.ticketmaster.com/civic-arts-plaza-presents-america-thousand-oaks-california-11-08-2018/event/0B00548CDBFB451A

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Nov 8-10:

8 pm - L.A. PHIL presents "The Tempest" at Walt Disney Concert Hall, L.A. Music Center, downtown L.A.

*  Conducted by Susanna Mälkki.

*  This collaboration with The Old Globe, directed by Barry Edelstein, combines Sibelius’ evocative incidental music with Shakespeare’s timeless words for a captivating staged event.

*  Tix, https://www.laphil.com/events/performances/173/

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Sat & Sun, Nov 10 & 11:

10 am-5 pm - annual "American Indian Arts Marketplace" at the Autry Museum of the American West, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Griffith Park, Los Angeles, CA 90027 (across from the L.A. Zoo).

*  The largest Native American arts fair in Southern California, the event features 200 Native artists from more than 40 nations.

*  See and buy sculpture, pottery, beadwork, basketry, photography, paintings, jewelry, textiles, wooden carvings, mixed-media works, and more from premier artists.

*  If you're tired of buying-in to mindless consumerism with shoddy, mass-produced crap, think about holiday gifts made by artists.

*  Info: www.theautry.org

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Sat, Nov 10:

8 pm - GRAEME JAMES plays the Grand Annex, 434 W 6th St, San Pedro, CA 90731; www.grandvision.org

*  Multi-instrumentalist and New Zealand Music Awards 2017 Folk Album finalist, he brings a 21st century one-man band. Starting as a street busker, with folk-style arrangements of pop songs, James is now topping the charts in his home country.

*  Plus, opener: Joselyn Wilkinson & Don Barrozo. Joselyn Wilkinson is Grand Vision's Director of Education. Tonight she trades her music education hat for her singer-songwriter chapeau to share a set of original, soul-infused modern folk, accompanied by her husband Don Barrozo.

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Nov 11:

8 pm - THE SUSIE GLAZE NEW FOLK ENSEMBLE plays the famous concert hall in back of McCabe's Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Bl, Santa Monica, CA 90405; www.mccabes.com

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Sat, Nov 11, FILM FESTIVAL:

8 pm - 12th annual "Druid Underground Film Fest" at HM157, 3110 North Broadway, Lincoln Heights (L.A.), CA 90031.

*  With selections picked by independent horror film director William Burgess ("Hipster Holocaust"), this yearly film fest is a cult favorite among indie filmmakers and their fans.

*  Event promises "a comedic edge guaranteed to tickle your funny bone."

*   Arrives here "after a dozen tours covering 13 states across the US," with "an eclectic mix of wildly creative indie short films including animation, documentary, experimental and beyond. These ground-breaking shorts were carefully chosen by Burgess himself from this year's nearly 1,000 submissions. October's SOLD OUT Brooklyn, NY."

*   $10 cover. Tix at: https://m.bpt.me/event/3691486

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Nov 15, CONFERENCE:

Annual "VRTL MEDIA SUMMIT" at Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Av, Hollywood (L.A.), CA 90038.

*  With a focus on digital entertainment and games, "VRTL Media Summit" is a high-level one-day gathering for 250 investors and executives. The list of speakers is, accordingly, quite impressive. The event will be held at Paramount Studios.

*  This is NOT an entry-level event and requires a level of industry expertise to qualify for an invite. Read carefully at the website below.

*  Attendees must be working in senior innovative posts in the entertainment industry or in startups with entertainment-focused businesses, and have knowledge of the industry’s major developments and technologies before attending. It's not cheap to attend: $750-$1,499.

*  Full info, www.vrtlsummit.com

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Thu, Nov 15:

8 pm - MARIA MULDAUR plays the Grand Annex, 434 W 6th St, San Pedro, CA 90731; www.grandvision.org

*  Best known for her 1974 Grammy-nominated mega-hit "Midnight at the Oasis," Muldaur has earned worldwide recognition as a powerhouse Americana roots and blues vocalist who has played with the best – including Bonnie Raitt, Phoebe Snow, Odetta, Bill Wyman and more.

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Fri, Nov 16:

8 pm - PHIL SALAZAR & THE KIN FOLK plus THE SALTY SUITES play a delightful double-bill at the famous concert hall in back of McCabe's Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Bl, Santa Monica, CA 90405; www.mccabes.com

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Sat, Nov 17:

8 pm - LAURENCE JUBER plays the Grand Annex, 434 W 6th St, San Pedro, CA 90731; www.grandvision.org

*  Two-time GRAMMY-winning guitarist and former bandmate with Paul McCartney's Wings, Juber fuses folk, jazz, blues, pop and classical styles for a shimmering instrumental performance.

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Sun, Nov 18:

4 pm - Gray Caballeros play the Grand Annex, 434 W 6th St, San Pedro, CA 90731; www.grandvision.org

*  Michael Herzmark's ace San Pedro-based classic rock band does some of the best of pop, country and R&B hits that you haven't heard in years; The Monkees, Faron Young, Paul Revere & The Raiders, and more.


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Dec 9, FESTIVAL:

"McUKEFEST 2018" is an All-Day, one-day fest, featuring performances by Del Rey, Abe Lagrimas, Jr., Daniel Ward & Heidi Swedberg, Jason Arimoto, King Kukulele, Miss Pickles & The Pants, HUG, and more, sponsored by McCabe's Guitar Shop, venue(s) tba.

*  Features a Children's Concert & Ukulele Petting Zoo with Heidi Swedberg and The Sukey Jump Band, Workshops with Daniel Ward, Jason Arimoto, Del Rey, Abe Lagrimas, Jr.

*  FREE Workshops with Heidi Swedberg and Daniel Ward.

*  Details promised soon at www.mccabes.com

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Thu, Dec 20:

7 pm - The touring "IRISH CHRISTMAS in AMERICA" concert

comes to the "Ojai Concert Series" at the Ojai Valley Woman’s Club, downtown Ojai; www.ojaiconcertseries.com

*  The hugely popular "Irish Christmas in America" show features top Irish music, song, and dance in an engaging performance rich in humor and boundless energy.

*  The 2018 tour features special guest singer Niamh Farrell, a Sligo, Ireland vocalist who has toured with UK singer-songwriting star David Gray. Niamh teams up with legendary West Kerry singer Séamus Begley, famous for his charming wit and stunning voice.

*  This family-friendly performance features lively instrumental tunes on fiddle, flute, uilleann pipes and harp, along with thrilling Irish old-style dancing from Samantha Harvey.

*  In addition, evocative photographic images provide a backdrop to some of the rich historical traditions of Ireland. Take a memorable glimpse into the enchanting spirit of Christmas, as the finest traditional artists from Ireland, bring you on a fun-filled start to the holiday season of 2018.

*  Cast includes:

Oisín Mac Diarmada – fiddle / producer

Séamus Begley – vocals / accordion

Niamh Farrell – vocals / flute

Gráinne Hambly – harp / concertina

Seán Gavin – flute / uilleann pipes

Samantha Harvey – piano / dance

Brian Cunningham – dance

*  Tix $25, $15 for ages 6-15 years.

*  NOTE: The series is also selling a lot of tickets ($25 ea) for their presentation of this touring concert. Especially if you are thinking about bringing family or out of town guests, get tickets sooner rather than later. Tix at: www.ojaiconcertseries.com

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LATE ADDITION...

Fri, Jan 18:

8 pm - "ALL STAR HARP GUITAR NIGHT," with performing host MURIEL ANDERSON, one of the greatest guitarists in the world, with Andy McKee, Stephen Bennett and William Eaton, at Soka University, 1 University Dr, Aliso Viejo, CA

*  Tix, $30, $26 for students, seniors, and military.

*  It's the only Southern Cal gig on her very full schedule. More at: https://murielanderson.com/tour/

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



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Okay, Here's the words and chords to Willie Nelson's "VOTE 'EM Out ---

VOTE ‘EM OUT

By Willie Nelson. (2:11)

© 2018 Willie Nelson. All rights reserved

[Source: https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/country/8477550/willie-nelson-beto-
orourke-rally-vote-em-out-song]

[Alt. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssVO5qnyQss]

16 bar blues

Key of D. Ca. 192 beats per minute (Presto)

D
If you don’t like who’s in there, Vote ‘Em Out.
A
That’s what election day is all about.
D D7 G G7
And the biggest gun we got, is called the ballot box.
D A D
If you don’t like who’s in there, Vote ‘Em Out.

CHORUS:
G
Vote ‘Em Out (Vote ‘Em Out.)
D
Vote ‘Em Out (Vote ‘Em Out.)
A
And when they’re gone, we’ll sing and dance and shout.
D D7 G G7
And she’ bring some new ones in, and they will start the show again.
D A D
And if you don’t like who’s in there, Vote ‘Em Out.

Musical interlude
Guitar solo (16 bars) D 1-6 A 7-8 D 9 D7 10 G 11 G7 12 D 13 A 14 D 15-16
Piano solo (16 bars). D 1-6 A 7-8 D 9 D7 10 G 11 G7 12 D 13 A 14 D 15-16

D
And if it’s a bunch of clowns you voted in,
A
Election Day is comin’ ‘round again.
D D7 G G7
And if you don’t like it now, you can change it anyhow.
D A D
And if you don’t like who’s in there, Vote ‘Em Out.

CHORUS:
G
Vote ‘Em Out. (Vote ‘Em Out).
D
Vote ‘Em Out. (Vote ‘Em Out).
A
And when they’re gone, we’ll sing and dance and shout.
D D7 G G7
We’ll start the show again, and bring some new ones in.
D A D.
And if you don’t like who’s in there, Vote ‘Em Out.

CHORUS:
G
Vote ‘Em Out. (Vote ‘Em Out.)
D
Vote ‘Em Out. (Vote ‘Em Out.)
A
And when we’re done, we’ll sing and dance and shout.
D D7 G G7
And we’ll bring some new ones in, and we’ll start the show again.
G G7
And we’ll start the show again.
D A D
But if you don’t like who’s in there, Vote ‘Em Out.
A D
And if you don’t like who’s in there, Vote ‘Em Out.

4 Bar Instrumental to end.

[Transcribed by Kevin Cloud Brechner, Time River Productions. - I hope got close to it, Willie.]

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