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Saturday, January 5, 2019

2019's Opening Month of Music & Art in Southern Cal. Sat, Jan 5 2019 edition

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Most recent update: FRIDAY, Jan 18, 12:03 pm. (The first news item, just below, is the most recent addition.)

Updates will appear here until we publish a full new edition..
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News notes... resequenced with the latest added on top...
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Note # A

SATURDAY MORNING, JAN 19th, LOOK UP IN THE SKY, AT 11:05 AM...

At 11:05 am Saturday, January 19, from Vandenberg's Space Launch Complex (SLC) 6, the many failed attempts to get this thing off the ground are finally supposed to produce a launch of the BIGGEST rocket capable of being launched from the West Coast, and the third largest rocket in the world.

As it rides an enormous plume of flame into space, the "Delta IV Heavy" rocket may briefly be visible to the west from the Los Angeles area, paralleling the coast as it tracks southward. It should easily be seen from the Ventura-Santa Barbara coast, and even inland to the northern High Desert, unless clouds hose us. It is taking the Supersecret NROL-71 spy mission into a polar orbit. The satellite -- whatever it is -- is the size of the Hubble space telescope,  or put another way, the size of a city bus.

Now, if it leaves the ground on time at 11:05 am, it may be a minute and a half or so before the curvature of the Earth let's you see it. So be patient. And keep reading for the live video feed you can watch on your phone or tablet.

We covered the Space X launch of the Iridium-8 Mission aboard a Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket for you on a recent Friday. That one was quite exciting, launching the final 10 Iridium satellites into polar orbit and deploying them one-at-a-time, on camera, to complete the 75-satellite constellation. Those satellites provide L- band voice and data coverage to satellite phones, pagers, and integrated transceivers over the entire surface of the Earth. 

THIS ONE is all cloak and dagger, except for the LAUNCH. They have no choice but to go-public, lest millions will see the spectacle and flood the 9-1-1 switchboards reporting an alien invasion.

We've been TRYING to get you outside at the correct moment to see this GIANT rocket since back when Lassie was a little bitty puppy dog. But they keep finding reasons not to launch it. This time marks the longest delay between attempts. So they should have fixed everything by now. And replaced all the secret batteries that died sitting on the not-so-secret launch pad.

Whether or not you can go outside, here's a link that goes live at 10:45 am Saturday morning PST, a few minutes before the launch: 

https://www.ulalaunch.com/missions/delta-iv-nrol-71

You can still read the GUIDE'S special-edition with the full feature story about the rocket and what it's carrying. That's at:

https://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2018/12/the-greatest-show-on-earth-and-space-is.html


Note # B

AFFECTED BY THE GOV SHUTDOWN? AFL-CIO COMMUNITY SERVICES CAN HELP

Here at ther Guide, we went looking for any kind of financial assistance available to government workers who are being forced to work without pay, or are furloughed indefinitely from their jobs. Plus, we wanted to know if contract employees who are locked-out of their jobs at government facilities are eligible for any help.

You probably know that January 11th was supposed to be a federal payday. And 800,000+ employees -- plus many thousands of contractors -- received pay stubs showing "zero" in the pay column.

This is not the place to get into the lunacy of why this is happening. 

We are pleased to report that we did find mechanisms in place to help, established and operated by the AFL-CIO unions. Here's what we Yael Foa, National Community Engagement Coordinator, AFL-CIO, told us:

United Way, one of the AFL-CIO’s national partners, supports 2-1-1, a free nationwide information and referral line that helps people find local resources they may be eligible to obtain 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The 2-1-1 line can be accessed by phone or computer. A toll-free call to 2-1-1 connects you to a community resource specialist in your area who can put you in touch with local organizations that provide critical services, including:

•  Supplemental food and nutrition programs;

•  Shelter and housing options, and utilities assistance;

•  Employment and education opportunities;

•  Services for veterans; and

•  Health care and mental health services.

Call 2-1-1 and speak with a live, highly trained service professional in your area from any cell phone or landline. All calls are private and confidential, and assistance is available in multiple languages.

Or visit 211.org to locate organizations in your community that provide support and assistance to working families in their time of need.

To find a local United Way in your community and learn about potential additional resources, visit unitedway.org/find-your-united-way.

And if you know of a worker impacted by the shutdown, please share this with them as well.

In Solidarity,

Yael
Yael Foa
National Community Engagement Coordinator, AFL-CIO
peoplepower@aflcio.org


Note # C

IF THE L.A.TEACHER'S STRIKE REALLY HAPPENS

In response to the LAUSD strike if it happens, the GRAMMY Museum will offer free onsite general admission to all LAUSD students with Student ID, from Monday, Jan 14 through Friday, Jan 18.

Museum hours are Monday-Thursday (Museum closed on Tuesday), 10:30 am to 6:30 pm, and Friday, 10 am to 8 pm.

The GRAMMY Museum is located at 800 W Olympic Bl (entrance on Figueroa), Los Angeles, CA 90015; 213-765-6800; www.grammymuseum.org

Numerous bus routes get you there, and it's only a few blocks walk from the convergence of light rail lines and downtown buses at Metro Center Station.


Note # D

FIRST FOLK-AMERICANA FESTIVAL OF THE SEASON WAS LAST SUNDAY

(We told ya ahead of time. If you weren't there, here's what you missed.)

Sun, Jan 13, noon–6 pm , it's "SPIEGELTENT AMERICANA ROOTS MUSIC FESTIVAL" at Wolf Creek Brewery, Southern California Innovation Park, 25108 Rye Canyon Loop, Santa Clarita, CA 91355

It's the year's first real music festival, delivering Folk, Bluegrass, Blues, Country, Zydeco, Roots Rock, and more in the unique environment of the 71-year-old Spiegeltent.

Headliners are:
☆  PHIL SALAZAR & FRIENDS
☆  KELLY’S LOT featuring EDDIE BAYTOS (NERVIS BROTHERS)
☆  TERESA JAMES & THE RHYTHM TRAMPS
☆  DOO-WAH RIDERS
*  Rain or shine, ALL AGES, alcoholic beverages available
with picture ID.

We have headliner bios and MORE in the full write-up (below) with all the Jan 13 events. Which seems a good place to mention that, if you go, you WILL miss the PopUp Museum Fair and the No-Pants Metro Ride. (Yep, we list those, and plenty more.)
 

*  Advance tix, $15 (and up to $150 for the ones with e perqs) at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spiegeltent-americana-roots-music-festival-tickets-54205501113


Note # E

Another reason to turn off the TV and play your six-string...

Just tag this one, from the "In-case-you-didn't-know-it-was-all-rigged" department:

   The White House Counsel's office has advised all Cabinet Secretaries to have their agencies begin using the phrase, "Border crisis" at every opportunity. But not for the obvious reason you expect. It's because the administration's lawyer wants to create an avalanche of examples he can use in "legal citations" to "prove" that "the government" sees a border crisis.

   Too bad it isn't the actual crisis 400,000+ federal government employees are living, because they are furloughed and can't go do their work.

   Or the crisis an additional 400,000+ federal employees are experiencing because they must go to work or face criminal charges, even though they can't get paid.

   Or the crisis being experienced by small business people who supply government offices that are now shuttered, or make their livings from serving the needs of tourists in and around National Parks, National Monuments, Civil War Battlefield Parks, and all the other places where tourists suddenly can't go because those places are unfunded and closed.

   But it's okay to create an ersatz crisis by having everybody say there is one, and then quoting them because they said so. Yosarian would let-out that appreciative whistle at the elegantly simple and corrupt beauty of this "Catch 22."


Note # F

NAMM NEWS...

DEADLINE to register for your NAMM badge was WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9th! We PROMINENTLY told everyone here in the Guide, days ahead of time and, for more than a week, right up-front, all the way through the deadline.

The annual NAMM SHOW in Anaheim is Jan 24-27. It is, without exaggeration, the WORLD'S BIGGEST MUSIC SHOW, filling every square foot of the cavernous Anaheim Convention Center and all the convention and meeting spaces in the surrounding hotels.
*  There is nothing like NAMM. It is NOT open to the general public, but most anyone connected with the music industry or music education has an avenue to get in.

*  But you need to make the DEADLINE for getting registered to get your necessary badge, or deal with hefty late fees if you can get in "late" at all. JANUARY 9th. Deadline.
* INFO for registration and more, at:
www.namm.org
and,www.nammfoundation.org

*  The GUIDE will provide you with reports from NAMM, so whether or not you're there, you can keep up with hot performances and reports on new products!

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Here's the full edition, with LATE ADDITION updates... 


Most recent update of EVENTS listed below: WEDNESDAY, Jan 16, 10:35 am.



This goes WAAAAAY BEYOND the weekend! -- It did that, as originally published, and it's EVEN MORESO now, with a slew of "LATE ADDITION" events, each one with that tag up-top.

Here's the most comprehensive round-up that you'll find anywhere of good stuff to do in L.A. and reachable environs this weekend -- and plenty more BEYOND, all the way into February.

A major NEWS EDITION will be along shortly, but this ain't it. We're all about EVENTS, this go-'round.

Let's get started!

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We open with events that are ONGOING, but not necessarily through all of January. Some are DO-ABLE FOR JUST ANOTHER FEW DAYS...

We put that section up-top so you won't miss and kick yourself later. Then things happening this Saturday-only and this Sunday-only are presented by start time. And a dazzling array of MORE things happening after this weekend follow! Enjoy!

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ONGOING,
for at least a li'l while...
LISTED BY WHAT ENDS THE SOONEST
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**** The Guide's TOP PICK ****
Daily, but only through Jan. 13:
10 am-6:30 pm -- "KING TUT: TREASURES OF THE GOLDEN PHARAOH" at The California Science Center in Exposition Park, 39th and Figueroa, L.A., CA.
*  Okay, the Science Center is CLOSED New Year’s Day. NEVERTHELESS, this needs to be number-one on your list for 2019.
*  This is THE GUIDE'S TOP PICK FOR HOW TO START THE NEW YEAR. And you've got until JANUARY 13th to do it. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition!
*  It's been extended from the scheduled closing date (Jan. 6th) through a final day of January 13, 2019, along with extended closing hours.
*  NON-FLASH personal use PHOTOGRAPHY is allowed.; videography is not allowed inside of the exhibit, and selfie sticks, tripods, and monopods are not permitted inside the exhibit.
*  Now through the final day (Jan. 13), the last ticket time is 5 pm, and the exhibition closes 90 minutes after that. All other Science Center exhibits also close at 5 pm. But seriously, go in the morning and make no other plans for the rest of the day.
*  Space Shuttle Endeavour admission is included with your KING TUT or IMAX ticket (Endeavour closes at 5 pm). Take your ticket to the Endeavour queue on the 2nd floor for that admission.
*  To celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the discovery of King Tut’s tomb, the California Science Center proudly presents the world premiere of "KING TUT: TREASURES OF THE GOLDEN PHARAOH" – the largest King Tut exhibition ever toured.
*  You won't simply see what's there. You'll find yourself incapable of suppressing the stream of "WOWS!" As you discover over 150 authentic artifacts from King Tut’s celebrated tomb. Sixty of them have never traveled outside of Egypt, until now.
*  It's not just a "come-and-see" "lookey here what we brung you" series of displays. This is a thoroughly interpretive, often interactive dramatic new presentation.
*  There are dazzling multimedia aspects, lighting, backgrounds, and extensive backlit labels you can't stop yourself from reading.
*  It all complements rare and utterly unique artifacts  to take guests on an immersive journey of the pharaoh’s quest for immortality.
*  You can examine the things you've seen Zahi Hawass describe on TV. Things like the exquisite rings found on King Tut’s fingers, opulent jewelry that adorned his body, and the gold sandals placed on his feet upon burial.
*  Discover how the scientific analysis of King Tut’s 3,300-year-old mummy has revealed new information about his health and lineage, and how cutting-edge technologies have played a role in discovering new tombs and analyzing existing ones in ways never before imagined.
*  Audio Guide rentals are offered in English, French, Spanish, and Mandarin, and worth the extra cost.
*  The Imax theatre film, "Mysteries of Egypt," is also a fine addition. But the must-do is simply to allow yourself as many hours as it takes to savor your face-to-face encounters, examinations, and contemplations with the artifacts.
*  NOTE there is NO re-entry into the KING TUT exhibit after leaving, so visit the restroom and don't start out hungry. In your favor? The exhibit is divided into two parts, and you do exit the first part (which is probably 80% of the exhibition) before you enter the second part. That's when to eat lunch and/or see "Endeavor" or find "the facilities."
*  The California Science Center does not provide personal property storage, holding, or check in, and backpacks must be small and worn in-front. You'll appreciate that you don't get clobbered when somebody else turns around.
*  Parking and traffic? Skip traffic and Go Metro. Take the Expo Line directly to Expo Park/USC Station and walk less than five minutes through the Rose Garden.
*  GET TICKETS IN ADVANCE (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, to be sure you'll get in, and to avoid a long line at the box office): https://californiasciencecenter.org/visit/admission/king-tut-admissions
*  More info, including late additions:  https://californiasciencecenter.org/exhibits/king-tut-treasures-of-the-golden-pharaoh
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LATE ADDITION...
Runs through Jan 13; FREE:
"NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PHOTO ARK" is FREE and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED at the Annenberg Space for Photography, 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067
*  The National Geographic Photo Ark is a multiyear project led by photographer Joel Sartore, whose life mission is to photograph every species living in the world’s zoos and wildlife sanctuaries. He has visited over 40 countries, creating an archive of global diversity that includes portraits of more than 8,000 species.
*  From the familiar to the exotic, Annenberg Space for Photography’s presentation of the Photo Ark features nearly 100 captivating, large-format prints of the world’s animals bringing visitors eye-to-eye with endangered wildlife, inspiring them to save species at risk.
*  The exhibit includes a short documentary film, interactive touch screens, a studio where guests can be photographed with their favorite animal as a backdrop, a gallery devoted to California’s indigenous species, and a full slate of programming including field trips, workshops, and the acclaimed "Iris Nights" lecture series.
*  Sartore’s powerful photos mirror a powerful message — shared with humor and compassion — that to know these animals is to want to save them.
*  Photo Ark is organized and traveled by the National Geographic Society.
*  HOURS: Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun, 11 am–6 pm; Thu, 11 am–5 pm; closed Mon & Tue. Free Admission.
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LATE ADDITION
Mon, Jan 21 through May 12:
"40 Years of Alien: 40th-Anniversary Exhibit and Film Screenings" in the George Lucas Building Lobby, on the University Park Campus of USC, Los Angeles, CA
*  Multiple evenets in a series; Admission to each is free, but require free reservations. Check for schedule of events and reservation information (not yet posted at our press time), at:
In celebration of the 40th anniversary of 20th Century Fox’s Alien (1979), directed by Ridley Scott, the USC School of Cinematic Arts will host an exhibit of props, costumes, models, artwork, designs, merchandise, comics, and ephemera from the Alien franchise. In conjunction with the exhibition, Alien films will be screened throughout the Spring 2019 semester. MORE INFO
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LATE ADDITION...
Runs through Jan 29:
4 pm - "THE PIZZA EXPERIENCE" at 129 N Raymond Av, Pasadena, CA 91103
* Yes, you do get a slice of pizza along with pizza-flavored snacks throughout.
* Room-after-room of immersive sensory overload, captivating experiences, all for the love of pizza.
* Selfie stations, cat walks, giant installations, videos, pizza snacks, and pizza slices - you name it, they've got it.
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Featured Rooms:
* Pizza Night Club - live out your pizza party dreams with turntables and a pizza anthem
* Pizza Graffiti - featuring cool urban street art
* Pizza Fitness Center - let's be real, we all workout to eat pizza...
* Pizza Dough Room - oversized rolling pins and dough blobs, scratch n sniff art too!
* Pizza Gallery - an artist interpretation of the modern pie
* Pizza Heaven - praise the heavens, it’s a giant stack of pizza.
* Pizza Castle - pizza box castle, pepperoni red carpet, and vegetable throne - with ROUND TABLE PIZZA AND PEPSI!!
* Munchies Room - playful cannabis themed room to relaxxxx and munch on some snacks (note: no actual substances are present)
* Pizzapartment - bedroom and bathroom decked out in pepperoni
* Cauliflower Dreams - they don't exclude your gluten-free friends: Enjoy a sample of CAULIPOWER pizza
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* Arrivals after 9 pm are not guaranteed admission.
* Public parking w/ 90 mins free, at Walnut & Raymond, or...
* Ride the Metro Gold Line light rail to Memorial Park Station and it's a two minute walk.
* Tix, $25, at: https://www.the-pizza-experience.com/
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Runs through January:
10 am–4 pm - "FISHTIVITIES" brings a January program that includes hands-on educational activities, a private "touch tank" tour, and paddle board tour from "Tarsan Stand-Up Paddle Boarding," at The SEA Lab, 1021 N Harbor Dr, Redondo Beach.
* To register for activities and/or paddle boarding, contact Adrianne Calbreath at The SEA Lab at 310-318-7458 or acalbreath@lacorps.org.
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Runs Feb 14 through Mar 31 :
Annual "WINTER MUSIC SERIES" at BOSTON COURT THEATRE, 70 N Mentor Av, Pasadena, CA 91106.
* The venue's Winter Music Series features 17 eclectic concerts, including two semi-staged operas in concert, a tribute to Scottish composer Thea Musgrave, son jarocho band Los Cambalache, and jazz with Lao Tizer.
* It all kicks-off Feb 14 with a special performance by Pink Martini's Storm Large.
* Whether you enjoy being the first to experience brand-new music or appreciate the classics, this 2019 music season has something for you.
* "CELEBRATE VALENTINE'S DAY WITH STORM LARGE" on FEB 14 at 8 pm. Storm Large is well known for being one of the iconic chanteuses of the band Pink Martini. Experience the glorious voice and the gutsy outpourings of this force of nature in the intimate environs of Boston Court. Limited tickets remain.
* Series info & tix: BOX OFFICE, 626-683-6801, 11 am-5 pm, Tue-Fri, or online at: www.bostoncourt.com
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LATE ADDITION...
Runs through Feb 15; FREE:
8 am-11 pm daily - "HYBYCOZO -- THE SHAPE OF LIGHT" staged by Arts Brookfield at Bank of America Plaza, 333 S Hope St, downtown L.A., CA 90071.
* Hey BofA has ripped-off so many people, why not go see art presented on some of the money they stole?
* It's a FREE installation of three, seven-to-twelve-foot tall sculptures, all inspired by natural forms, ancient Islamic tiles, mathematics and geometry. Each sculpture is lit with LEDs from the inside to cast colorful, intricate shadows highlighting “...the inherent beauty of universal geometric form, symmetry and pattern.”
* HYBYCOZO was created through the collaboration of two artists: environmental scientist Yelena Filipchuk and industrial designer Serge Beaulieu.
* Sculptures in this series have been exhibited at various festivals and institutions, including Burning Man and the Renwick Gallery.
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LATE ADDITION...
Runs through Sat, Apr 20:
"CHEECH & CHONG: STILL ROLLIN' — CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF UP IN SMOKE" is a special exhibition at the GRAMMY Museum, 800 W Olympic Bl, Ste. A245 (entrance on Figueroa), L.A., CA; 213-765-6800.
* The exhibit looks at "what made the world fall in love with East L.A. native Richard "Cheech" Marin and Canadian Tommy Chong, while chronicling the development and success of their first feature-length film, 'Up In Smoke.' Items on display will include the original marked-up script from 'Up In Smoke,' the master tape for the soundtrack album, comedy sketches, and selections from Marin's 'Blazing Chicano Guitars' collection, among other items. The selections from Marin's guiar-art collection include Chaz Bojorquez' 'Lester William Polsfus'; Jaime 'GERMS' Zacarias' 'Germtar' and John Valadez' 'Sombrero Hormigas.'" - Do LA.
* Special exhibit included with regular museum admission ticket.
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Runs through April 21:
10 am-5 pm - "POMPEII: THE EXHIBITION" at the Reagan Library, 40 Presidential Dr, Simi Valley, CA, 93065
* Go back in time with this spectacular exhibit to relive the lost world of Ancient Rome. Pompeii was a playground, the Las Vegas of its time. Until the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius encased all of it -- including its people -- in a deep layer of volcanic ash that fell from the sky like a deadly blizzard.
* When rediscovery of Pompeii came accidentally in the digging of a well, a period ensued of raiding the buried city for treasure. Then, in large measure because of the greedy raiding, much of what became modern archaeology developed to document, understand, and protect the integrity of the lost civilization.
*  This awe-inspiring exhibition features nearly 200 artifacts hidden from view and forgotten for centuries until rediscovered over 250 years ago. "Pompeii: The Exhibition" includes frescoes, mosaics, gladiator helmets, armor, weapons, plates, furniture, jewelry, statues, and more.
*  Plaster casts of people who were buried alive in the ash are included -- the ash encased them, and their presence literally left a void that could be reclaimed by wet plaster.
* A 4-D eruption theater is key interpretive element, allowing visitors to experience the deathly impact Mount Vesuvius had on this ancient city.
*  Make plans to see this while it's here.
* The Reagan library offers over 125,000 square feet of exhibits, so allow a minimum of three to four hours to enjoy all of the galleries and grounds; yes, they do have food.
* TIX to the library through Apr 21 INCLUDE "Pompeii." Save the box office waiting line by buying online -- but you must select the date and time you would like to visit.
General Admission$29; Seniors (age 62+) $26; Youth (age 11-17) $22; Child (age 3-10) $19; Children under age 2 are free; add-on audio tour rental $7; Active US Military service member free with valid Military ID, walk-ups get in without timed ticket.
* Adv Ticket purchase at:
https://www.reaganfoundation.org/library-museum/online-ticket-sales
* Free parking
* GPS / smartphone map users: entrance is off Madera Road, NOT off Tierra Rejada, which does not go through.
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SPECIAL EVENT...
On Jan 23, 12:30 pm- 4:30 pm, you can attend a "SPECIAL EVENT: LUNCH AND TOUR" -- Tix are limited to enjoy an afternoon that starts with a delicious meal prepared by the Library's Presidential Chef.  Following lunch, guests receive a docent-led tour of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Museum and Air Force One Pavilion, then participants can self-tour "Pompeii: The Exhibition." Tix are $64 per person. Details & reservations for the special event:
https://www.reaganfoundation.org/programs-events/events-calendar/pompeii-the-exhibition-lunch-and-tour-jan-23
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Ongoing, in San Pedro:
"LOST AT SEA: THE EXPLORATIONS OF DR. ROBERT BALLARD" is an exhibition aboard the BATTLESHIP IOWA, docked as a museum in San Pedro, at 250 S Harbor Bl, Los Angeles, CA 90731
*  “Everyone is an explorer. How could you possibly live your life looking at a door and not open it?” – Dr. Robert Ballard, discoverer of the wreck of RMS TITANIC.
*  The exhibit opened Oct 31, 2018 after previews during "Fleet Week."
*  It includes the "Lost at Sea" gallery, "Alpha Romeo Tango (ART)" art gallery, and ship tour expansion that now includes the USS Iowa's capability as a floating city, with a look at the ship's on-board laundry, barbershop, and brig.
*  Battleship IOWA Museum was chosen to launch “Lost at Sea: The Explorations of Dr. Robert Ballard” before it goes elsewhere. Ballard is known the world over for his discovery of the final resting place of the Titanic; yet, he has quested for and found many more vessels whose origins date over the past 2,000 years. Their common fate was that they have been claimed by our oceans and seas. Many lie undisturbed as what Ballard calls “undersea museums,” and these are revealed to visitors aboard the historic USS IOWA.
*  This retrospective is a showcase for the Iowa to highlight many of the world’s most historically noted underwater wrecks, found by the explorer.
* “Lost at Sea: The Explorations of Dr. Robert Ballard” was made possible by a generous grant from the Confidence Foundation and is jointly sponsored by Dr. Robert Ballard, the Port of Los Angeles, Ocean Exploration Trust, and AltaSea.
*  The "Lost at Sea" exhibit is included with General Admission to the Battleship IOWA. Museum ticket office opens daily at 10 am and the last tour ticket is sold at 4 pm. Ticket prices at the box office are $19.95 for ages 12–61. Youth tickets, age 5 – 11, are $11.95. Senior admission (age 62 and over) are $9.95. Children under age 5 are free. General admission for the military (active, retired and U.S. armed forces) on all days other than Nov. 11 are $14.95.
*  Tix and more info:
https://pacificbattleship.com
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SATURDAY, JAN 5
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Sat, Jan 5:
Noon-2 pm - MURPHY'S FLAW plays their twice-monthly Saturday residency at Viva Rancho Cantina, 900 Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91506; 818-845-2425
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Sat, Jan 5:
5-9 pm - BAYOU SECO presents "Chilegumbo Music" at the Red Barn at Los Osos Community Park, 2180 Palisades Av, Los Osos, CA 93402
* The Red Barn Community Music Series presents Bayou Seco in concert.
* Ken Keppeler and Jeanine McLerie (Bayou Seco) have been collecting music from older traditional American musicians for most of their lives. They are especially focused on Cajun music of SW Louisiana and, since 1980, they have been learning from traditional Hispanic, cowboy, and Tohono O’Odham musicians in New Mexico and Arizona.
* Both Ken and Jeanie play fiddle and guitar and sing. Ken also plays both one- and three- row diatonic accordions, 5-string banjo (fretless and fretted), harmonica, and mandolin.
* Doors at 4:30 pm, the potluck supper and potluck jam band start at 5 pm, and the headliner performance is at 6 pm.
* Tix: $15 at the door; no reservations or advance seating
* Event info: 805-215-3238
* Artist Website: https://bayouseco.com
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Sat & Sun, Jan 5 & 6 - FINAL NIGHTS:
5:30 pm - The annual "Magical Chinese Lantern Festival" has been running since Nov 15, and it closes Sun night, Jan 6, at the L.A. County Fairplex in Pomona.
* Evening skies blaze with color and light at the Fairplex in Pomona during the Magical Chinese Lantern Festival. This all-ages experience features over 1,000 hand-crafted lanterns, live entertainment and delicious food for purchase. Chinese folk artists demonstrate their ancient crafts, including a live kung fu showcase and on-stage coaching, all with the ambiance to reconnect with nature and to create lifelong memories with friends and family. If you need a unique place to snap a few stunning Instagram-worthy photos, this is the place to do it. Witness illuminated cheetahs, jumping koi fish, majestic cranes and even dinosaurs of beautiful paper and silk.
* Tix: $15-$20, at: https://www.goldstar.com/events/pomona-ca/magical-chinese-lantern-festival-tickets
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Sat, Jan 5:
7:30 pm - DAVE STAMEY, winner of every Western Music award there is, plays the AMSD Concerts series at Sweetwater Community Church, 5305 Sweetwater Rd, Bonita, CA 91902; 619-201-0520
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Sat, Jan 5:
7:30 pm - "THE WIZ" is a celebration the 80th anniversary of the classic film, "THE WIZARD OF OZ," with a program by "ENCORE," at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, 1935 Manhattan Beach Bl, Redondo Beach, CA.
* Follow Dorothy and her friends down the Yellow Brick Road all the way to the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center and somewhere over the rainbow to Oz to meet the Wizard.
* Tix and info: 310-896-6459 or online at encoresouthbay.org/tickets.html
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Sat, Jan 5:
7:30 pm- 10:30 pm - THE GRATEFUL DUDES bring their BLUEGRASS, often with surprise guests, to Vincenzo's Pizza Newhall, 24504 Lyons Av, Newhall, CA
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Sat, Jan 5; FILM EVENTS:
SPECIAL GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINEE EVENTS conclude tonight at the Arclight Cinemas Hollywood, 120 N Robertson Bl, Floor 3, Los Angeles, CA 90048;
www.arclightcinemas.com
* "Conversations at ArcLight" series has MULTIPLE events tonight, as follows.
* "DESTROYER" Q&A with NICOLE KIDMAN following the 7:30 pm screenings of her latest film, "DESTROYER." Nicole Kidman nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance in this film.
   Q&As with Ms. Kidman run both Friday, 1/4 and Saturday, 1/5.
   Film synopsis: A police detective reconnects with people from a past undercover assignment in order to make peace.
* "COLD WAR" Q&As with actress JOANNA KULIG following the 7:30 pm screening. This runs two nights, Friday, 1/4 and Saturday, 1/5.
   Film synopsis: Set against the background of the Cold War in the 1950s in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris, this critically acclaimed film depicts an impossible love story in impossible times.
* You can also RESERVE NOW to watch the "Golden Globe Awards" at the Arclight this Sunday, Jan 6.
* Tix for these events and full schedules of all the Golden Globe-nominated films playing at the venue:
www.arclightcinemas.com
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Sat, Jan 5:
8 pm - ARTUR MENEZES, Winner of "Blues Guitarist of the Year," plays the main stage, plus the Bobby Bluehouse Band with various special guests are on the other stage, tonight at the Arcadia Blues Club, 16 E Huntington Dr (just E of Santa Anita Av), Arcadia, CA
* Venue has two stages at opposite ends of the main hall, so music is continuous.
* Full bar, full menu (generous portions, two can share), pool tables, friendly atmosphere, fun place. But bring earplugs. Seriously.
* Adv tix always offer a big discount (the shows here are not expensive, anyway); tix for all their shows at: http://arcadiabluesclub.eventbrite.com
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Sat, Jan 5:
8 pm-11 pm - KEN O'MALLEY, acoustic multi-instrumentalist with superb vocal prowess, brings his traditional and original Irish music to his monthly residency at the Tam O' Shanter Ale & Sandwich Bar Lounge, 2980 Los Feliz Bl, Los Feliz, CA 90039; 323-664-0228
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Sat, Jan 5:
10 pm-11:55 pm - LIVE REMEDY plays country music & honky tonk from the '40s to the '90s at Buckle & Boots Watering Hole, 706 West Lancaster Blvd suite 111, Lancaster, California 93534; www.buckleandboots.com
* Venue is 21+
* Free cover before 9 pm
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SUNDAY, JAN 6
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Sun, Jan 6:
9 am-noon - CLIFF LATIMER & LAURA OSBORN play their monthly FREE traditional-roots acoustic gig at the Atwater Village Farmers Market, 3250 Glendale Bl, Los Angeles, CA
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Sun, Jan 6:
9:30 am-2:30 pm - Weekly ”BLUEGRASS BRUNCH” at Urban Solace, 3823 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104; 619-295-6464
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Sun, Jan 6:
10:30 am-noon - ”HOUSE OF IRELAND TRADITIONAL IRISH SESSION” is a structured jam every Sunday at the House of Ireland, in the charming International Village of ”houses of the nations” from a World's Fair a hundred years ago, at 665 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA
* Each Sunday, different houses present free samples of food from their culture. Yum!
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Sun, Jan 6:
11 am-2 pm - Monthly ”OLD-TIME MUSIC JAM” at Viva Rancho Cantina, 900 Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91506; 818-845-2425
 * Info: Steve Lewis, 661-753-3499, or steve@urbanoldtime.com
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Sun, Jan 6:
Noon-2 pm - MURPHY'S FLAW plays their twice-monthly show for the weekly brunch at Viva Rancho Cantina, 900 Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91506; 818-845-2425
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Sun, Jan 6:
Noon- 3 pm - Monthly ”BLUEGRASS JAM” at Guitar Merchant, 22807 Saticoy St, West Hills, CA; 818-884-5905
* Info: Norman Igar, at: normanigar@gmail.com
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Sun, Jan 6:
1 pm-3 pm - Monthly "BLUEGRASS JAM” at El Camino College, 16007 Crenshaw Bl, Torrance, CA 90506
 * Info: Steve Barilovits, at 310-367-8975, or, SteveBarilovits@gmail.com
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Sun, Jan 6:
1:15 pm-4 pm - TOM BALL & KENNY SULTAN play the best obscure weekly roots music residency in Southern Cal, at Cold Spring Tavern, 5995 Stagecoach Rd, Santa Barbara, CA; 805-967-0066
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Sun, Jan 6:
4 pm-7 pm - Weekly ”TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC SESSION” is a structured jam at Auld Dubliner, 71 S Pine Av, Long Beach, CA 90802; 562-437-8300
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Sun, Jan 6:
4:30 pm- 7:30 pm - Weekly ”SANTA BARBARA TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC SESSION” is a structured jam at La Arcada Bistro, 1112 State St, Santa Barbara, CA
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Sun, Jan 6 - CLOSING NIGHT:
5:30 pm - The annual "MAGICAL CHINESE LANTERN FESTIVAL" has been running since Nov 15, and it closes Sun night, Jan 6, at the L.A. County Fairplex in Pomona.
* Evening skies blaze with color and light at the Fairplex in Pomona during the Magical Chinese Lantern Festival. This all-ages experience features over 1,000 hand-crafted lanterns, live entertainment and delicious food for purchase. Chinese folk artists demonstrate their ancient crafts, including a live kung fu showcase and on-stage coaching, all with the ambiance to reconnect with nature and to create lifelong memories with friends and family. If you need a unique place to snap a few stunning Instagram-worthy photos, this is the place to do it. Witness illuminated cheetahs, jumping koi fish, majestic cranes and even dinosaurs of beautiful paper and silk.
* Tix: $15-$20, at: https://www.goldstar.com/events/pomona-ca/magical-chinese-lantern-festival-tickets
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Sun, Jan 6:
7 pm - PETER YARROW & NOEL PAUL STOOKEY, the surviving 2/3 of PETER, PAUL & MARY, play the Cerritos Performing Arts Center, 12700 Center Court Dr, Cerritos, CA 90703; 562 916-8501 or 800- 300-4345.
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LATE ADDITION...
Sun, Jan 6; FREE CONCERT:
7 pm-8:30 pm -- THE SIMCHA SERIES -- A CELEBRATION OF JEWISH ARTS presents a FREE concert and family-friendly performance, everyone welcome, at Temple Ner Simcha, 880 Hampshire Rd, Westlake, CA 91361; 818-851-0030; www.NerSimcha.com

*  Headliners are:
☆ MAT GURMAN, Top Studio Musician
☆ DAVID ZASLOFF, Comic, Multi-Instrumentalist
☆ BENNY LIPSON, Cantor, Singer-Songwriter
*  Mat Gurman is one of the top studio guitarists in the business. He's played with The Beach Boys, K.D. Lang, Tanya Tucker, and many more gold and platinum-selling recording artists.

* FREE admission.
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Sun, Jan 6:
7:30 pm-11 pm - Weekly "IRISH MUSIC SESSION" is a structured jam every Sunday at O'Brien's Irish Pub & Restaurant, 2226 Wilshire Bl, Santa Monica, CA 90403; 310-829-5303
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FURTHER ON DOWN TH' ROAD...

check 'em now,
before these events sell-out!
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TUESDAY, JAN 8
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LATE ADDITION...
Tue, Jan 8:
7 pm-9:30 pm - "THE SONGWRITER SERENADE" at Matt Danny's Ale House, 145 E Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 91006 
* Tonight's weekly event celebrates host JC HYKE's birthday with twice as many acts. 
* Performers are SCOTT MEMMER, JORDAN SOLLITTO, WILD MOUNTAIN MYSTICS, KAREN TOBIN, BROOKS TAYLOR, DAVID PLENN, MANDA MOSHER, CHAUNCEY BOWERS, MICK RHODES, EDDIE CUNNINGHAM, and ANDREW KELSEY.
* Tonight's tip jar is a b'day present for JC, trying to put his "new guitar fund" over the top.
* No cover; venue has full bar and full dinner menu.
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Tue, Jan 8:

7:30 pm - "THE DROP: TRISHA YEARWOOD" with DON WAS & AL SCHMITT at the GRAMMY Museum, 800 W Olympic Bl, L.A., CA 90015; entrance around the corner on Figueroa; 213-765-6800
*  The evening welcomes platinum-selling, multiple GRAMMY, CMA and ACM winning artist Trisha Yearwood to the Clive Davis Theater along with iconic GRAMMY Award Winners, Music Producer Don Was and Engineer Al Schmitt, for an intimate discussion on the making of Trisha's new album, "Let's Be Frank." It's a collection of the singer's favorite songs by Frank Sinatra. The evening will conclude with a special performance.
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LATE ADDITION...
Tue, Jan 8:
8 pm - "FINE WINES & CHAMBER MUSIC AT WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL - SPECIAL OFFER" at Walt Disney Concert Hall, L.A. Music Center, downtown Los Angeles, CA.
* Pair wine with fruit and cheese in perfect combination with an evening of chamber music. It's a classy evening at an iconic venue for a stunningly affordable price.
* Pre-show reception at BP Hall features wines from by Lorimar Winery
* Then, members of the L.A. Philharmonic and a few special guests perform and serenade you with selections from Tchaikovsky, Dvorák, Brahms, and more.
* Tix, $22, at: https://www.goldstar.com/events/los-angeles-ca/la-phil-chamber-music-and-wine-tasting
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WEDNESDAY, JAN 9
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This partic'lar Wednesday brings
the wildest, busiest, buncha tough choices
on a hump day that you're likely to find anywhere!
Jump-in and have a look-see...
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Wed, Jan 9 -- today is the DEADLINE to register...
NAMM-! Jan 24-27 is the annual return of the WORLD'S BIGGEST MUSIC SHOW -- The NAMM SHOW, returning to the Anaheim Convention Center. It fills every square foot of the cavernous facility and all the convention and meeting spaces in the surrounding hotels.
*  There is nothing like NAMM. It is NOT open to the general public, but most anyone connected with the music industry or music education has an avenue to get in.
*  The DEADLINE for getting registered to get your necessary badge is TODAY, JANUARY 9th.
* INFO for registration and more, at:
www.namm.org
and,www.nammfoundation.org
*  The GUIDE will provide you with reports from NAMM, so whether or not you're there, you can keep up with hot performances and reports on new products!
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LATE ADDITION
Wed, Jan 9:
6:30 pm-8:30 pm - "HAHAMONGNA, WHAT'S NEXT?" Is an environmental call to action, in Donald Wright Auditorium at Pasadena Public Library, Pasadena, CA
* Clearing sediment behind Devil's Gate Dam in Arroyo Seco, a mile above the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, is now removing a large swath of trees and plants, with a huge loss of wildlife habitat, while leaving acres of dirt.
* The Arroyo Seco Foundation is making this presentation about trying to reign-in this project.
* Two chances to go, 2 places, 2 days. A "Rally for Hahamongna" (Native American name for the area) is Sat, Jan 12, 2-4 pm at Hahamongna Watershed Park. 
* Info on both events at: www.arroyoseco.org.  
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Wed, Jan 9:
 7 pm - PRETTY POLLY plus JERRY BOONSTRA play The Blue Guitar, 1055 Lohman Ln, South Pasadena, CA 91030
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Wed, Jan 9:
7:30 pm - BOBBY JO VALENTINE plays the "Cambridge Drive Concert Series," 550 Cambridge Dr, Goleta, CA 93117; cambridge.concerts@gmail.com 805-964-0436
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Wed, Jan 9:
8 pm - DAVID GANS, with NATE LAPOINTE of CUBENSIS, play the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N. Lake Av, Altadena, CA 91001; reservations only by phone, 10 am-10 pm, 7 days, at: 626-798-6236
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Wed, Jan 9:
8 pm - LEVI PETREE plus ROBBIE MANGIARDI play the "Dig/Sow/Reap" Series at Stories Books & Cafe, 1716 W Sunset Bl, Los Angeles, CA 90026
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Wed, Jan 9:
8 pm - LAUREN SHEEHAN plus SUSIE GLAZE play a double-bill for Russ & Julie’s House Concerts in Oak Park (Agoura Hills/Westlake Village area)
* Reservations get directions, at  818-707-2179 or by email, at rsvp@houseconcerts.us
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Wed, Jan 9:
8 pm - Guitar legend TOMMY EMMANUEL plays The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675; 949-496-8927
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Wed, Jan 9:
8 pm-11 pm - Weekly "IRISH SESSION" led by MICHAEL KELLY is a structured jam at Griffins Of Kinsale, 1007 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA; 626-799-0926
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Wed, Jan 9:
9 pm - KAZ MURPHY plus RICK SHEA & THE LOSIN’ END play the Cinema Bar, 3967 Sepulveda Bl, Culver City, CA 90230; 310-390-1328
* Friendly venue is the size of a postage stamp with competitive seating on bar stools, but they are famous for good live music.
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Wed, Jan 9:
9:15 pm - JOE IADANZA plus ARIA play Bar 20 on Sunset, 8462 Sunset Bl, West Hollywood, CA 90069; 323-491-9006
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THURSDAY, JAN 10
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Thu, Jan 10:
5 pm - KEN O'MALLEY, acoustic multi-instrumentalist with superb vocal prowess, brings his traditional and original Irish music to his weekly residency at the Auld Dubliner, 71 S Pine Av, Long Beach, CA 90802; 562-437-8300
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Thu, Jan 10; not music, but cool:
6 pm - CALIFORNIA COMMON CAUSE hosts its final "VOTE CENTER" meeting, to get YOUR input on where people in your community should vote. At Jackie Robinson Center, Room 400, 1020 N Fair Oaks Av, Pasadena, CA 91103
* A new California law will CHANGE EVERYTHING before the next election, and traditional polling places will be no more.
* Instead, we will have centralized "Vote Centers" where ballots will be cast over an eleven-day period.
* WHERE SHOULD THOSE PLACES BE? WHAT KIND OF PLACES SHOULD BE CHOSEN? It's YOUR chance to decide!
* THIS IS ONE OF THE FINAL MEETINGS sponsored  by the Registrar of Voters or by any community organization, following several in December in various communities.
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* THE FINAL REMAINING MEETINGS are:
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* Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley: TONIGHT, Thursday, Jan 10, 6 pm, Jackie Robinson Community Center in Pasadena [Hosted by California Common Cause]
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* Community Meeting for Voters with Disabilities: FRIDAY, Jan 11, 1:30 pm, United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles in Culver City
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* West Los Angeles, Mid-City, and Hollywood: SATURDAY, Jan 12, 1:30 pm, Beverly Hills Public Library Auditorium
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* East Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley: SATURDAY, Jan 12, 10 am, Mexican American Opportunity Foundation in Montebello
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* San Fernando Valley: Next Saturday, Jan 19, 2 pm, Reseda Recreational Center
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* Some of the VOTE CENTER locations under consideration by the Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters are:
Boston Court Pasadena, the Altadena Senior Center, the Glendale Galleria Shopping Center, Westfield Santa Anita (shopping mall), Griffith Observatory, and various places of worship, schools, libraries, shopping centers, and more.
*  The current complete list from which the choices will be made, unless there is significant objection, is at:
http://www.placeworkscivic.com/project/lacovcpp
*  WHAT's the most accessible, the least intimidating, and the most likely to bring a high voter turnout?
* Seriously, go and TAKE PART, or you'll be dumbfounded and suspicious when things change because of the new law!
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Thu, Jan 10:
6 pm-9 pm - Twice-monthly "WEST VALLEY OLD-TIME JAM" happens the 2nd & 4th Thursdays at Jerry's Pizzeria, 22035 Sherman Way, Canoga Park, CA
* Info: Pete Tinker, at 818-346-5213, or ptinker@acm.org
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Thu, Jan 10:

6:30 pm-9 pm - Weekly "BLUEGRASS JAM" at Today's Pizza & Salad, 481 Santa Fe Dr, Encinitas, CA

* Info from: Jason Weiss, at 619-238-8331, or banjojay@hotmail.com

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LATE ADDITION
Thu, Jan 10; not music, but FREE & cool,
ALSO ONLINE ON USTREAM:
7 pm - "RED PLANET ROVERS & INSIGHTS" is the latest in the Theodore von Kármán Lecture Series presented by Caltech and JPL. This presentation runs two nights, Thu & Fri, one at each place. Tonight it's at JPL, in the von Kármán Auditorium at JPL, 4800 Oak Grove Dr, Pasadena, CA
*  Directions / info link: https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/events/lectures_archive.php?year=2019&month=1
*  Get the scoop on the latest Mars missions. This lecture will bring you up to speed on everything happening on the Red Planet, including the biggest dust storm in a decade, rolling (and drilling) on Rubin Ridge, a new rover under construction, and a recent arrival on Mars that is preparing to get down to business.
*  Speakers are Dr. Abigail Fraeman: Mars Scientist, NASA-JPL, and Dr. Elizabeth Barrett, Science/Instruments Operations Engineer, NASA-JPL.
*  FREE event, both venues, both nights; no tickets or reservations required.
*  ONLINE: Can't be there? There's a LIVE Ustream link for tonight's presentation (Thu only, not Fri), that you can click on the page at:
https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/events/lectures_archive.php?year=2019&month=1
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Thu, Jan 10:

7 pm-10 pm - Monthly "OPEN BLUEGRASS JAM" at the Red Leprechaun, 4000 E Anaheim St, Long Beach, CA

* Info: tracyames@redleprechaun.com

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Thu, Jan 10:

7 pm-9 pm - Monthly "BLUEGRASS THURSDAYS AT THE GRAND VIEW MARKET" is a CONCERT at the Grandview Market, 12210 Venice Bl, Los Angeles, CA

* Info: Jeff Fleck, at 310-773-6753 or by email to jeffreyfleck@me.com

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Thu, Jan 10:

8 pm - JOHN SEBASTIAN, legendary '60s folk-rock icon, plays the Smothers Theatre at Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts, Pepperdine Univ. Malibu, 24255 PCH, Malibu, CA 90265; 310-506-4522
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Thu, Jan 10:

8 pm - THE BAKER’S DOZEN OF YALE UNIVERSITY plays the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena, CA; phone for reservations, 10 am-10 pm, 7 days: 626-798-6236.
*  An institution of successive generations, each manifestation continues the tradition of one of the nation's oldest and finest a cappella groups. They command a broad repertoire of songs, ranging from traditional ballads to jazz, rock, and contemporary hits.
* Tix, $20.
*  All upcoming shows at the venue: http://www.coffeegallery.com/Coffee-Gallery-Backstage-Music-Venue-Performance-Calendar.html
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LATE ADDITION
Thu, Jan 10:
8 pm - COMPOSER JOHN ADAMS CONDUCTS PIANIST ORLI SHAHAM and the L.A. PHILHARMONIC in "LODGER," and more, at Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S Grand Av, Los Angeles, CA 90012; 323-850-2000; http://laphil.com
* "Several great musical minds and perhaps even the ghost of a Thin White Duke will be hovering in and around Disney Hall this weekend as composer John Adams conducts pianist Orli Shaham and L.A. Philharmonic in the mesmerizing cycles of his own dream-laden Grand Pianola Music, following Gabriella Smith's seashore-inspired Tumblebird Contrails. Then Adams stirs up the world premiere of Philip Glass' Symphony No. 12, Lodger, featuring Beninese vocalist Angélique Kidjo. It's the third of three works by Glass riffing on David Bowie and Brian Eno's Berlin Trilogy. Glass' unfolding, repetitive and shifting patterns can be compelling, and his previous extrapolations from Bowie's Low and Heroes have taken flight with their own dramatic grandeur." - Falling James, in LA Weekly.
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FRIDAY, JAN 11
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GO OUTSIDE AND WATCH THE ROCKET LAUNCH AT 7:31 AM

At 7:31 am, from Vandenberg's Space Launch Complex (SLC) 4e, Space X will launch the Iridium-8 Mission aboard a Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket. The rocket may briefly be visible to the west from the Los Angeles area, and should easily be seen from Santa Barbara and the central coast. It is taking the final 10 Iridium satellites into polar orbit to complete the 75-satellite constellation. These satellites provide L- band voice and data coverage to satellite phones, pagers, and integrated transceivers over the entire surface of the Earth.

ONLINE ---Watch "Iridium-8 Mission" launch LIVE on YouTube, at:


https://youtu.be/VshdafZvwrg


We know, you thought it would be that GIANT rocket we've been updating, each time they try and fail to get it off the ground. Yeah, well, it was re-re-re-re (etc) scheduled for today, but It's scrubbed again... this time because the Iridium Mission was already set. We'll keep you posted. 

Before this latest delay of THAT launch, we wrote the following and put it in this space:

Question: REMEMBER the GIANT ROCKET LAUNCH from up the coast that we called the "Greatest Show on Earth & in Space" (each of the times they tried to launch it) back in December?

Well, it's launch is now rescheduled (re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-scheduled) for today, JANUARY 11th, with time of day tba.

All the info about the rocket and the mission are still news, by definition, because it's still supposed to happen and it's still on its launch pad and it'll still blaze across the Southern California sky when (make that whenever) it finally does happen. So our original story is still available, with all the deets on what it is, and updates and official launch prognostications added as new developments occur. It's at:

https://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2018/12/the-greatest-show-on-earth-and-space-is.html
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Here's what REALLY WILL happen today...
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Fri, Jan 11:

7 pm - TOMMY EMMANUEL plus JOHN KNOWLES play the Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675; 949-496-8927

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Fri, Jan 11:

7 pm - ALASDAIR FRASER & NATALIE HAAS, a stunning, globetrotting acoustic roots an Celtic duo, plays the Fiddler's Crossing concert series at Mountain Bible Church, 630 Maple St, Tehachapi, CA 93561

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LATE ADDITION
Fri, Jan 11; not music, but FREE & cool:
7 pm - "RED PLANET ROVERS & INSIGHTS" is the latest in the Theodore von Kármán Lecture Series presented by Caltech and JPL. This presentation runs two nights, Thu & Fri, one at each place. Tonight it's at Caltech, in the Ramo Auditorium, in Donald E. Baxter, M.D., Hall of the Humanities and Social Sciences, 1200 E California Bl, Pasadena, CA;  find it at: http://www.caltech.edu/map/ramo-auditorium
*  Get the scoop on the latest Mars missions. This lecture will bring you up to speed on everything happening on the Red Planet, including the biggest dust storm in a decade, rolling (and drilling) on Rubin Ridge, a new rover under construction, and a recent arrival on Mars that is preparing to get down to business.
*  Speakers are Dr. Abigail Fraeman: Mars Scientist, NASA-JPL, and Dr. Elizabeth Barrett, Science/Instruments Operations Engineer, NASA-JPL.
*  FREE event, both venues, both nights; no tickets or reservations required.
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Fri, Jan 11:

8 pm - KUANA TORRES KAHELE BAND plays the Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Dr, Irvine, CA 92697; 949-854-4646

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Fri, Jan 11:
8 pm - CILLIAN VALLELY & KEVIN CRAWFORD: WEST COAST TOUR arrives at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena, CA; phone for reservations, 10 am-10 pm, 7 days: 626-798-6236.
*  "Two guys at the top of their game offering up a stunner, slowly aged to perfection after years together. We love it.” -- Chicago Irish-American News.
* Cillian Vallely is the uilleann piper and low whistle player with the traditional Irish ensemble Lunasa, described as the “hottest Celtic band on the planet” -- Irish Voice). In recent years he has played and toured with Natalie Merchant, Mary Chapin-Carpenter, Riverdance, and Tim O’Brien’s Crossing, in addition to recording as a guest on over 40 albums. He appeared on Bruce Springsteen’s 2014 recording High Hopes. Most recently, he released his second solo recording, The Raven’s Rock. Cillian also tours Ireland frequently with brothers, Niall and Caoimhim, including performances in Cork City on Ireland’s national “Culture Night.” With Lunasa he has played at the Hollywood Bowl, the Glastonbury and Cambridge Festivals, Womad Adelaide, and the Edmonton Folk Festival, in addition to multiple tours of Asia, Australia, the U.S. and Europe. Lunasa has also performed and recorded with the RTE Concert Orchestra in Dublin.
* “Vallely, whose family has played a seminal role in piping and Irish music in the north of Ireland for years, shows why he is one of the most respected pipers playing today.” -- Irish Voice
* Kevin Crawford was born in Birmingham, England, and lived for many years in Ennis, County Clare. He is an exceptional flute and whistle player. Kevin was awarded the title of Irish Echo Musician of the year following the release of his two highly-successful solo albums, “In Good Company” and “D Flute.” In 2012, his third solo CD came out, “Carrying the Tune.” Now a member of Lunasa for over 18 years, Kevin previously made two albums with the acclaimed instrumental band Moving Cloud, 1995’s self-titled album, followed by “Foxglove” in 1998. Other notable album credits from this period include Grianan, Raise the Rafters, Joe Derrane, Sean Tyrrell, and The Sanctuary Sessions. Kevin also tours with Martin Hayes and John Doyle, as the Teetotalers. In September 2014, he produced a new CD for the 100-year old Kilfenora Ceili band. In 2018, Kevin released a CD, “The Drunken Gaugers,” with fiddler Dylan Foley and guitarist Patrick Doocey and a solo release entitled “Carrying the Tune.”
* “Kevin is one of Irish music’s premiere air players.” — Folkworks. “Tasty tunes and terrific playing make “On Common Ground” one of the recording triumphs of this year.” –- Irish Echo.
* Tix, $20.
*  All upcoming shows at the venue: http://www.coffeegallery.com/Coffee-Gallery-Backstage-Music-Venue-Performance-Calendar.html
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Fri, Jan 11:
8 pm -
THE SAN PEDRO SLIM BAND with HENRY CARVAJAL plays the main stage, plus the Bobby Bluehouse Band with various special guests on the other stage, at the Arcadia Blues Club, 16 E Huntington Dr (just E of Santa Anita Av), Arcadia, CA
* Venue has two stages at opposite ends of the main hall, so music is continuous.
* Full bar, full menu (generous portions, two can share), pool tables, friendly atmosphere, fun place. But bring earplugs. Seriously.
* Adv tix always offer a big discount (the shows here are not expensive, anyway); tix for all their shows at:
http://arcadiabluesclub.eventbrite.com
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Fri, Jan 11:

8 pm-10 pm - KATTYWOMPUS acoustic roots band led by JENNIFER RANGER, plays a weekly concert & JAM w/ ALL COMERS at the weekly Old Town Monrovia Family Festival street fair, every Fri at Dollmakers Kattywompus, 412 S Myrtle Av, Monrovia , CA 91016; 626-357-1091

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LATE ADDITION
Fri, Jan 11:
8 pm - "WORLD PREMIERE OF THE PHILLIP GLASS SYMPHONY #12" at Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S Grand Av, Los Angeles, CA 90012; 323-850-2000; http://laphil.com
* John Adams conducts his own Grand Pianola Music, Gabriella Smith's Tumblebird Contrails, and the world premiere of Philip Glass' Symphony No. 12, Lodger, inspired by the album by David Bowie and Brian Eno.
* Tix, $25-$174. (Use phone or website above.)
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Fri, Jan 11:
9 pm - KAZ MURPHY plus RICK SHEA & THE LOSIN' END play the Cinema Bar, 3967 Sepulveda Bl, Culver City, CA 90230
* Americana favorite Rick Shea tells us, "My friend Kaz Murphy has a new album that's getting great airplay and reviews. I'm happy to have him join me this Friday at The Cinema Bar."
* 9 pm - Kaz Murphy; 10 pm-ish - Rick Shea & The Losin End
* No cover, full bar; venue is famous for its live music, though it's the size of a postage stamp, and always friendly; competitive seating on barstools, so get there early.
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Fri, Jan 11:
9:30 pm - KEN O'MALLEY & THE TWILIGHT LORDS play Ireland's 32, 13721 Burbank Bl, Van Nuys, CA 91401; www.irelands32.com
* "O'Malley, from Dublin, is a rare talent." — Sean Canniffe, The Irish Herald, San Francisco.

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SATURDAY, JAN 12
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LATE ADDITION
Sat, Jan 12:
10 am & 11:30 am - "THE MAGIC FLUTE - OPERA FOR KIDS" performed by Pacific Symphony, talented professional singers, and special guests from Chapman University, at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 615 Town Center Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626; 714-556-2787 (714-556-ARTS).
*  An impressive creative cast enables kids to fall in love with classical music and operatic singing. It features "Fantastical life-size puppets," an "interactive Musical Carnival" where kids can test drive a musical instrument, meet and interact with musicians from Pacific Symphony and Pacific Symphony Youth Ensembles, watch local ensembles perform, create special crafts that connect to each concert’s theme, and participate in learning activities that align with state and national educational standards.
*  Activities begin at 9 am for 10 am concertgoers and 12:15 pm for 11:30 am concertgoers.
*  Tix and info, including complete cast: https://www.pacificsymphony.org/tickets/concert/magic_flute_opera4kids
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LATE ADDITION...

Sat, Jan 12; FREE:
11 am - "THE ROCK 'N' ROLL FLEA MARKET" at the Regent Theatre, 448 S Main St, L.A., CA
* The Rock 'N' Roll Flea Market is a convergence of used musical instrument dealers and hand-picked vendors exhibing vintage collections, with antiquities dealers, purveyors of vintage clothing, jewelry makers, music memorabilia, vinyl, local food vendors, food trucks, and craftsmen.
*  Retro Rock On, baby.
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Sat, Jan 12:
1 pm-5 pm - Monthly "HERMOSA BEACH OLD-TIME MUSIC JAM" every 2nd Saturday at a home in Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

* Location and info: westsideoldtime2@dc.rr.com or Jim Hamilton at hamiltonjim4@gmail.com
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Sat, Jan 12:

1 pm-5 pm - SONGMAKERS monthly "TOPANGA SONG CIRCLE" runs 2nd Saturdays in Topanga, CA

* Location & info from Linnea Richards, at 818-818-3004, or email TopangaSongCircle@songmakers.org

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Sat, Jan 12:
6:20 pm - HIGH LIFE CAJUN BAND plays the "Bon Temp Social Club Dance" in the Balboa Park War Memorial Building, San Diego, CA
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LATE ADDITION
Sat, Jan 12:
7 pm - MARLO WELLS IN CONCERT with Special Guest NERY KIM, at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena, CA; phone for reservations, 10 am-10 pm, 7 days: 626-798-6236.
* "The Voice" contestant, Marlo Wells, teams up pianist Nery Kim for a night of music that is a melting pot of Jazz, R&B, Pop, Soul and Gospel.
* Marlo Wells welcomes you to "the Sound of Smuuzic!" He brings phenomenal vocals and her prowess as a songwriter. Marlo Wells lives in southern Californian by way of Detroit, Michigan. He describes his music as "Smuuzic or Smooth Jazz Worship Music: A huge melting pot of authentic sounds such as Jazz, R&B, Pop, Soul and ultimately cultivating Gospel."
* Marlo’s lyrics denote a taste of poetry which transcends into a form of storytelling. He is deemed by fans as an amazingly captivating vocalist, with a smooth yet powerful delivery that is “inspired by God” and “captures the heart.” Marlo’s first CD of original songs, "Simply Marlo" debuted in April 2012, followed by "A 2nd Chance" in 2016 and "True Essence of Love" in 2017. His latest release, "A Perfect Night" is already receiving rave reviews.
* As a contestant on ‘The Voice,’ Season 13, Marlo had the unique opportunity to showcase his talent to millions of viewers. He currently performs at jazz venues, churches and special events. His music can be purchased on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby and digital media outlets.
* Nery Kim is an extraordinary pianist and composer. Nery Kim performs a wide range of jazz styles. Her incredible talent leads her to play around the world, in places that have included South Korea, China, Turkey, Central America, and the United States. Nery is a 2016 "Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz" Finalist. She has a B.A. From Berklee College of Music and a Masters in Jazz Studies from California Institute of the Arts.
* Tix, $20.
*  All upcoming shows at the venue: http://www.coffeegallery.com/Coffee-Gallery-Backstage-Music-Venue-Performance-Calendar.html
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Sat, Jan 12: 7:30 pm - ALASDAIR FRASER & NATALIE HAAS play the San Diego Folk Heritage concert series at Pilgrim United Church of Christ, 2020 Chestnut Av, Carlsbad, CA 92008

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Sat, Jan 12:

7:30 pm - Monthly "LOS ANGELES MENSA FOLKSONG SING" is 2nd Saturdays in L.A., CA

* Location & info from Alan Stillson, at 818-884-4284, or email astillson@sbcglobal.net

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Sat, Jan 12:
8 pm - JERRON "BLIND BOY" PAXTON plays the famous concert hall in back of McCabe's Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Bl, Santa Monica, CA 90405
* Although still in his 20s, Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton has earned a reputation for transporting audiences back to the 1920s and making them wish they could stay there for good.
* Blind Boy Paxton may be one of the greatest multi-instrumentalists that you have not heard of... Yet. And time is getting short, fast.
* This young musician sings and plays banjo, guitar, piano, fiddle, harmonica, Cajun accordion, and the bones (percussion).
* Paxton has an eerie ability to transform traditional jazz, blues, folk, and country into the here and now, and make it real.
* In addition, he mesmerizes audiences with his humor and storytelling. He's a world-class talent and a uniquely colorful character.
* Paxton's sound is influenced by the likes of Fats Waller and "Blind" Lemon Jefferson.
* According to Will Friedwald in the Wall Street Journal, Paxton is "virtually the only music-maker of his generation — playing guitar, banjo, piano and violin, among other implements — to fully assimilate the blues idiom of the 1920s and ‘30s."
* Paxton was featured on "Great Big Story" with Chris Funk and appeared in the multi-award-winning music documentary "American Epic" produced by Robert Redford, Jack White, and T-Bone Burnett.
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Sat, Jan 12:
8 pm - THE HEALERS, featuring Johnny Main, Tommy Eliff, Henry Carvajal, JR Lozano, Rick Reed, and Chef Denis on the main stage, plus the Bobby Bluehouse Band with various special guests on the other stage, at the Arcadia Blues Club, 16 E Huntington Dr (just E of Santa Anita Av), Arcadia, CA* Venue has two stages at opposite ends of the main hall, so music is continuous.* Full bar, full menu (generous portions, two can share), pool tables, friendly atmosphere, fun place. But bring earplugs. Seriously.
* Adv tix always offer a big discount (the shows here are not expensive, anyway); tix for all their shows at: http://arcadiabluesclub.eventbrite.com

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LATE ADDITION
Sat, Jan 12:
8 pm - LAUREN SHEEHAN plus SUSIE GLAZE with the NEW FOLK ENSEMBLE, individually & collectively, perform "traditional and contemporary songs" at the "Pasadena Folk Music Society" concert series in Beckman Institute Auditorium aka "Little Beckman"  at Caltech in Pasadena.
*  It's Susie Glaze, backed by her band, the New Folk Ensemble, and Lauren Sheehan, making her Caltech debut.  Expect bits of folklore, personal stories, and historic detail to flow between songs. 
*  Susie has a beautiful voice that KPFK's "Folkscene" hosts called, "one of the most beautiful voices in bluegrass and folk music today.” Bluegrass Unlimited (longtime "bible of bluegrass music") wrote, "her singing is impressive at all ranges…"
*  Susie and the New Folk Ensemble go well beyond bluegrass, as they include ballads and songs by the likes of Steve Earle, Linda Thompson, David Olney and John Prine, making each their own.  The backing of Steve Rankin on mandolin and vocals, Mark Indictor on violin, and Fred Sanders on bass and vocals is well up to the task of complementing Susie, who plays guitar, autoharp, and mountain dulcimer. 
*  Lauren Sheehan sings and fingerpicks guitar, banjo and mandolin.  She has been playing dance and social music for over 40 years, starting with Contra dance music in Massachusetts, then adding Irish music, old weird American modal music, songs from the south, country blues, early jazz, tin pan alley, modern folk, and original songs.  Expect thevmusic of Elizabeth Cotton, Mississippi John Hurt, Robert Johnson, Carter Family, E.C. Ball, Hank Williams, Gillian Welch, and others, delivered with extremely personal expression. She breathes her modern soul into vintage music while retaining nuances  characteristics from old time and her stylistic breath, combined with her vocal and instrumental chops.
*  Parking is free after 5 pm in all spaces behind Beckman Auditorium (Big Beckman) at the end of Michigan Av, just S of Del Mar Bl.  There are also two parking structures on Wilson Av with ample parking.
*  Tix: $20 adults, $5 for children and Caltech students.  Buy by phone, 10 am-4:30 pm Mon-Fri, at 626-395-4652.  O4 buy any that remain at the door for cash or check (no credit cards at door).
*  TIX are available now for upcoming shows: Honey Whiskey Trio, on Feb 2, & Ireland's Lúnasa on Feb 23. Mark your calendars for Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen on Mar 9, for a FREE show at the Pasadena Central Library. On Mar 23, the series is back at Caltech with Cambalache for Son Harocho music from Veracruz.  On Apr 6, it's Jayme Stone's FolkLife, including Moira Smiley. Then the seris brings a Friday show Apr 26 with Robin and Linda Williams.
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LATE ADDITION
Sat, Jan 12:
8 pm-11 pm - MODAL TEASE plays for the "2nd Saturday Contra Dance" in South Pasadena, with Frannie Marr calling.
* Info and location:
http://www.caldancecoop.org/events/category/2nd-saturday-contra-dance/
* Check out the band at: www.modaltease.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBfcHXoL7Pc
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Sat, Jan 12:
8 pm - JANET KLEIN & HER PARLOR BOYS bring their charming and naughty music of the Roaring '20s to Boulevard Music, 4316 Sepulveda Bl, Culver City, CA 90230; 310-398-2583
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Sat, Jan 12:
8 pm - JIM KWESKIN, guru of the jug band revival, plays the Fret House, 309 N Citrus Av, Covina, CA 91723; 626-339-7020

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Sat, Jan 12:
8 pm - PRETTY POLLY plays the "Kensington Garage" concert series, 5507 York Bl, Los Angeles, CA 90042

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Sat, Jan 12:
8 pm - TOMMY EMMANUEL plus JOHN KNOWLES, at the Music Box, 1337 India St, San Diego, CA 92101

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LATE ADDITION
Sat, Jan 12:
8:30 pm - JAYNEE THORNE plays a half-hour acoustic set at at Bar 20, 8462 Sunset Bl, West Hollywood 90069
* Come at 8 for the first act; other artists perform 'til 11 pm.
* No cover. Venue has full bar and food.
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Sat, Jan 12:

9 pm - I SEE HAWKS IN LA play the Viper Room, 8852 Sunset Bl, West Hollywood, CA 90069; 310-358-1881

* The Hawks tell us about a change at the venue: "They've launched an Americana night.  The sound is good, the scene is ironic, come on down!"

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LATE ADDITION
Sun, Jan 13:
10 am-1 pm - MODAL TEASE plays FREE at the Atwater Farmer’s Market
* Weather permitting; it's all outdoors
* Info & location:
https://seela.org/markets-atwater-village/
* Check out the band at: www.modaltease.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBfcHXoL7Pc
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LATE ADDITION
Sun, Jan 13:
10:30 am - HULLABALOO plays the "KIDZ CONCERTS" series in the famous concert hall in back of McCabe's Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Bl, Santa Monica, CA 90405
* The McCabe's booker tells us, "I love nothing more than starting the new year of our Sunday Morning Concert Series with Hullabaloo. They get kids moving and participating in a way that you can't believe! They have won a bunch of awards over the years, but what really matters to me is that even my well-seasoned, concert-going, 5-year-old can't help but dance! Plus, they mainly play in San Diego (you may have seen them at the SD Zoo!), so it is extra special to have them up. If my review isn't enough, check out  Mama Llama and even their 'Adventure Show'.. this episode is a great one if your kid loves dogs!"
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LATE ADDITION
Sun, Jan 13, FESTIVAL:
Noon–6 pm - "SPIEGELTENT AMERICANA ROOTS MUSIC FESTIVAL" at Wolf Creek Brewery, Southern California Innovation Park, 25108 Rye Canyon Loop, Santa Clarita, CA 91355
*  It's the year's first real music festival, delivering Folk, Bluegrass, Blues, Country, Zydeco, Roots Rock, and more in the unique environment of the 71-year-old Spiegeltent.
*  Headliners are:
☆  PHIL SALAZAR & FRIENDS
☆  KELLY’S LOT featuring EDDIE BAYTOS (NERVIS BROTHERS)
☆  TERESA JAMES & THE RHYTHM TRAMPS
☆  DOO-WAH RIDERS
*  Rain or shine, ALL AGES, alcoholic beverages available
with picture ID.
*  Headliner bios...
ALL OF THEM are VERY well-known throughout Southern Cal, and ALL have toured the US & Europe:
☆  PHIL SALAZAR & FRIENDS are mainstays in California bluegrass and acoustic string roots music. Phil has taken bluegrass in innovative directions, leading and playing in many memorable configurations. As an entertainer, teacher, record producer, and champion fiddler, he's had his pick of the best to assemble his musical "FRIENDS." Phil the master fiddler erases boundaries between traditional bluegrass and contemporary sound. He is a world-wide performer and producer of numerous records, recording and / or performing with Bob Weir, Kenny Loggins, Chris Hillman, Kate Wolf, Jon Jorgenson, Albert Lee, Gilles Apap, Kix Brooks, Chris Thile, Clint Black, Zak Brown, Dwight Yoakam, Gary Mule Deer, Dave Mason, David Grisman, John and Jonathan McEuen and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Pete Sears, Van Dyke Parks, Peter Rowan, and others.
☆  KELLY’S LOT, featuring EDDIE BAYTOS (NERVIS BROTHERS), teams formidable talent. Kelly’s Lot, behind front-woman KELLY Z, is a longtime mix of Roots/Rock, Rhythm & Blues, and Folk Music. Together since 1995, they've released 13 CDs, played live on radio & TV, and toured nationally and internationally for a decade. The festival adds EDDIE BAYTOS and his Cajun infused music and energy to their formidable presence. Eddie is well known as the founder of the band, The NERVIS BROTHERS.
☆  TERESA JAMES & THE RHYTHM TRAMPS -- Texas born and bred Teresa James and her band The Rhythm Tramps are L.A.-based seasoned pro musicians. They've backed Eric Burdon, Keb' Mo, Delbert McClinton, Tom Jones, Kenny Loggins, and many others. They'll perform songs from all 10 cds of Teresa’s, including songs from their GRAMMY-nominated "Best Contemporary Blues Album of 2018," "Here In Babylon."
☆  There's no one like the DOO-WAH RIDERS. For 40 years they've been riding the musical range throughout the West, delivering "high energy country with a Cajun twist." They bring a rare combination of years of experience and youthful energy, tight musicianship and powerful arrangements of classic, contemporary, and original songs.
*  Tix, $15 to $150, as follows:
• General Admission / no seating guaranteed:
$15 in advance / $20 at the door (upon availability)
• Reserved seating: $20 only in advance
• Reserved VIP Booth (seats 6): $150 only in advance
*  Advance tix at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spiegeltent-americana-roots-music-festival-tickets-54205501113
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Sun, Jan 13:
10:30 am - HULLABALOO plays the "Matinee Kids Show" at McCabe’s, 3101 Pico Bl, Santa Monica, CA 90405; 310-828-4497
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Sun, Jan 13:
9:30 am-2:30 pm - Weekly "BLUEGRASS BRUNCH" every Sun. at Urban Solace, 3823 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104; 619-295-6464
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Sun, Jan 13:
10 am-noon - CLIFF LATIMER & LAURA OSBORN play 2nd Sundays at Spoke Bicycle Cafe, 3050 N Coolidge, L.A., CA
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Sun, Jan 13:
10:30 am-noon - "HOUSE OF IRELAND TRADITIONAL IRISH SESSION" is a structured jam every Sunday at the House of Ireland, in the charming International Village of "houses of the nations" from a World's Fair a hundred years ago, at 665 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA
* Each Sunday, different houses present free samples of food from their culture. Yum!
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Sun, Jan 13:
Noon-4 pm - Monthly "BASC BLUEGRASS JAM" sponsored by the Bluegrass Assoc. of Southern California every 2nd Sun. at Vincenzo's Pizza Newhall, 24504 Lyons Av, Newhall, CA
* Info from Jeff Fleck, at 310-390-4391, or jeffreyfleck@mac.com
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LATE ADDITION...
Sun, Jan 13, FREE:
1 pm-5 pm - First-Ever "MOBILE MUSEUM FAIR" at the Central Library, 630 W 5th St, downtown L.A., CA
 * The main library hosts this family-friendly event, full of surprises and discovery for all ages. It features a wide variety of portable museums and libraries-on-wheels as part of the new exhibition, "21 Collections: Every Object Has a Story."
* Highlights include the International Printing Museum, LACMA On-Site, the African American Museum of Miniatures, the Santa Monica Mountains’ mobile visitor center, the Feminist Library on Wheels, marionette shows, a pop-up planetarium, and much more.
* The "21 Collections" exhibition will also be open for viewing in the Getty Gallery on the 2nd floor of Central Library.
* Full info at: www.lfla.org/21collections
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LATE ADDITION...
Sun, Jan 13:
1 pm-3:30 pm - 11th annual "NO PANTS METRO RIDE" in L.A. 
* You can determine for yourself if this is artistic expressionism or pointless behavior. We're just letting you that it's happening, so you can make that determination.
* For two-and-a-half hours, a specific kind of "bold" Metro riders will join the 11th annual manifestation of this pantless tradition on the trains, embarking from various stations on L.A.'s Metrorail System. In addition to whatever it takes to WANT to do this, participants need to bring $7 for a Metro Day Pass on their TAP card ($8 if you need to purchase a TAP card and the Day Pass), pants you can easily remove, and something in which to keep all those things. For those whose devices are infested with Facebook, hosts Leo Gonzalez and Jeffrey Damnit direct you to a page on that network of cyberspying/steal-your-data-to-increase FB's-profits. Use your browser.
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Sun, Jan 13:
1:15 pm-4 pm - TOM BALL & KENNY SULTAN play the best obscure weekly roots music residency in Southern Cal, every Sunday at Cold Spring Tavern, 5995 Stagecoach Rd, Santa Barbara, CA; 805-967-0066
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LATE ADDITION
Sun, Jan 13, FREE
2 pm - "RUGGED BEAUTY: THE ART AND EVOLUTION OF SHIGARAKI CERAMICS" is a Lecture by curator Meher McArthur, at the Shumei Arts Council, 2430 E Colorado Bl, Pasadena, CA  91107 (between Sierra Madre Bl & Altadena Dr, 4 blks S of the 210 Fwy); 626-584-8841; www.shumeiarts.org
 * Shigaraki stonewares have been created in Japan for about 1,000 years and have long been admired for their natural ash glazes and rugged surface texture formed by quartz particles in the clay.
* Asian art historian Meher McArthur will trace the history and evolution of this ancient ceramic tradition from its origins as a functional stoneware for the masses to a tea ware for the samurai elite and merchant classes to its recent status as highly collectible art ceramic. She will also discuss specific Shigaraki wares in the current exhibition at the Shumei Hall Gallery.
* FREE event.
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Sun, Jan 13; FREE:

2 pm-4 pm - ANDY & RENEE, hosts of the annual long-running "Dylanfest," play a FREE tribute to Bob Dylan and his music at the Miraleste Library, 29089 Palos Verdes Dr E, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

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Sun, Jan 13:

2 pm - THE NE'ER DUWELS play "SUNDAY BRUNCH AND TUNES" at Muldoon's in Newport Beach, 202 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach 92660

* It's a full show at this upscale pub that features a full bar and full menu.

* Reservations recommended; call 949-640-4110.

* More information about this outdoor concert series and the venue at: http://www.muldoonspub.com/

* More on the bad at: https://kenomalley.com/home

* "O'Malley, from Dublin, is a rare talent." — Sean Canniffe, The Irish Herald, San Francisco.

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Sun, Jan 13:

2 pm-4 pm - Monthly "WESTCHESTER IRISH SESSION" is a structured jam, 2nd Sundays, at Holy Nativity Episcopal Church, 6700 W 83rd St, Westchester, CA
* Info from Patrick Melly, melly@earthlink.net
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LATE ADDITION
Sun, Jan, 13:
4 pm - "THE ROMANTIC SOUL OF RUSSIA" at "LE SALON DE MUSIQUES - MASTERS REDISCOVERED" at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 5th Floor, 135 N Grand Av, L.A., CA 90012.
*  Program is works by Pyotr TCHAIKOVSKY, Sergei RACHMANINOFF, & Paul JUON, including one US premiere.
* Le Salon de Musiques is chamber music performed in an intimate space without any stage or separation between the audience and the artists. Epitomizing the Guide's definition of "accessible classical," it allows you to feel the purity and quintessence of the music associated with the vibrations of each instrument and the connection to each artist.  
*  Introduced by Musicologist Julius Reder Carlson, the exquisite program for voice, strings and piano is performed by five virtuosos: Katarzyna SADEJ, Mezzo-Soprano; Serena McKINNEY, Violin; Michael KAUFMAN, Cello; HyeJin KIM, Piano; Francois CHOUCHAN, Piano.
*  A Tresor de France Champagne reception & high tea buffet catered by Patina follows the performance and the Q & A between artists and audience.
*  Self parking available in the Music Center Garage on Grand Av, or ride the Metro Red/Purple subway to Civic Center/Grand Park & walk two blocks up the hill.
*  Tix: 310-498-0257 or LeSalondeMusiques.com
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Sun, Jan 13:
4 pm-7 pm - Weekly "TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC SESSION" is a structured jam, every Sunday at Auld Dubliner, 71 S Pine Av, Long Beach, CA 90802; 562-437-8300
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Sun, Jan 13:
4:30 pm-7:30 pm - THE ZYDECO MUDBUGS play the French Quarter Creole Bar & Grill, 16728 Bellflower Bl, Bellflower, CA 90706
* Tix: $15 at the door
* Info: Dempsey, at 562-396-1132 or by email,
bontemppappion@aol.com, or David, at 909-527-0926 or email, davidsousa@verizon.net
* Coming to The French Quarter on Feb 10: Ruben Moreno & the Zydeco Re-Evolution
* Sign-up for the FREE Louisiana Dance e-newsletter produced by Guy Martin (the one that was, for years, done by Zydeco Brad). Just email, 'n tell hime we sent ya!:
guy@guymartindesign.com
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Sun, Jan 13:
4:30 pm-7:30 pm - Weekly "SANTA BARBARA TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC SESSION" is a structured jam, every Sunday at La Arcada Bistro, 1112 State St, Santa Barbara, CA
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LATE ADDITION
...and just added to USC's "Visions and Voices" schedule on 1/7:
Sun, Jan 13; FREE:
5 pm - North American premiere of "Vivaldi's The Four Seasons: Live Animation Concert"
at the Aratani Theatre, 244 S San Pedro St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
*  Admission is free, but reservations are required.
*  Tix RSVP at:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vivaldis-the-four-seasons-live-animation-concert-tickets-53071386947
*  JAPAN HOUSE LOS ANGELES, Tokyo University of the Arts (Tokyo Gedai), and USC Thornton School of Music are proud to bring together emerging talent in the fields of music and animation from both Japan and the United States in a two-day program entitled "Visual Euphony: Animation & Music."
*  To launch the program tonight, students and faculty musicians from Tokyo Geidai and USC perform "The Four Seasons" by Vivaldi at the Aratani Theatre.
*  Using Yamaha's score-following technology, an AI program that listens and continually synchronizes the animation with music, each season will be accompanied by animated films by renowned independent animators from around the world.
*  The artiosts and the seasons they illustrate are:
Anna Budanova (Russia) – Spring
Pritt & Olga Pärn (Estonia) – Summer
Atsushi Wada (Japan) – Autumn
Theodore Ushev (Bulgaria) – Winter
*  Hosted by Tokyo University of the Arts (Tokyo Geidai), USC Thornton School of Music & JAPAN HOUSE LOS ANGELES, technical support by Center of Innovation Tokyo University of the Arts (Tokyo Geidai), supported by Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC), and sponsorship provided by All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. Co-sponsored by USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative.
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Sun, Jan 13:
5 pm - Monthly "ORANGE COUNTY FOLK CIRCLE" at Bruce & Lois Boyer's, 13341 Sussex Pl, Santa Ana, CA
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Sun, Jan 13:
7 pm - ALASDAIR FRASER & NATALIE HAAS, Scottish fiddle & cello duo extraordinaire, play the Smothers Theatre, Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts, Pepperdine Univ., 24255 PCH, Malibu, CA 90265; 310-506-4522
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LATE ADDITION
Sun, Jan 13:
7 pm - A "SINGER-SONGWRITER & FOLK EVENING" brings JAMES RAYMOND with STEVE POSTELL, JONATHAN McEUEN, TOMMY QUAYLE, & ALPHONSO JOHNSON, playing the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena, CA; phone for reservations, 10 am-10 pm, 7 days: 626-798-6236.
* Huge cavalcade of talent in one evening for a very reasonable ticket price.
Here are the performer bios:
*  STEVE POSTELL is a singer/songwriter/guitarist/composer and producer. His last solo CD for Immergent Records features a host of brilliant guests who have worked with him over the years, including David Crosby, Jennifer Warnes, John Oates, Robben Ford, Eric Johnson, and many others.. His latest CD features a star studded cast including guest appearances by James Taylor, Jackson Browne, David Crosby, and Michael McDonald.
*  JAMES RAYMOND is an accomplished musician, producer, songwriter and composer who most recently served as musical director and keyboardist for the David Crosby & Friends Sky Trails world tour. James also recently scored the film My Name Is Myeisha, which racked up honors including the Audience Award at the 2018 Slamdance Film Festival. An adopted child, James learned what to attribute some of his talent to, when he was reunited with his birth father David Crosby. James has toured and or recorded with Crosby, Stills & Nash, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Warren Zevon, CSNY, Oleta Adams, Ronnie Laws and many others.
*  JONATHAN McEUEN was born to play music and bring joy to those listening. His dad was a famous rock star banjo picker (John McEuen of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band). Good genes help, but when people respond to Jonathan’s extraordinary voice and guitar playing, it’s obvious he’s not just another son of a star. He spent his youth (and young adult life) on the road, doing what he loves most, playing guitar and singing with the family, with more than a few world class artists (Dave Mason, Sam Bush, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Willy Nelson and moreWith more shows behind him than he can count (Jay Leno, Grand Ol’ Opry, and Red Rocks among them),
*  TOMMY QUAYLE is a singer, songwriter, and bandleader out of Ventura, California. Tommy plays all kinds of shows all over Southern California and occasionally makes his way to places like Austin, Texas and his home state of Massachusetts. From solo acoustic work to seven-piece rock band, Tommy brings his high-energy rock-folk- blues-country-punk mix and commanding stage presence.
*  ALPHONSO JOHNSON.. his resume includes The Woody Herman’s Young Thundering Herd, Chuck Mangione, Weather Report, The CBS All-Stars, Santana, The Crusaders, En Voge, Geroge Duke, Sergio Mendes, Gregory Hines, Tony Williams, Chet Baker, Phil Collings, Saharh Vaugnan, Joe Williams and Quincy Jones.
* Tix, $20. Reserve in advance or you'll find it sold-out.
*  All upcoming shows at the venue: http://www.coffeegallery.com/Coffee-Gallery-Backstage-Music-Venue-Performance-Calendar.html
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Sun, Jan 13:

7:30 pm - A.J. CROCE plays the California Center for the Arts, Center Theatre, 340 N Escondido Bl, Escondido, CA 92025; 800-988-4253
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Sun, Jan 13:
7:30 pm-11 pm - Weekly "IRISH MUSIC SESSION" is a structured jam, every Sunday at O'Brien's Irish Pub & Restaurant, 2226 Wilshire Bl, Santa Monica, CA 90403; 310-829-5303
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Sun, Jan 13:

8 pm - THE BROTHER BROTHERS, plus Special Guest Connor and Arianne Vance, play the famous concert hall in back of McCabe's Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Bl, Santa Monica, CA 90405
* The Brother Brothers carry the folk tradition for a new generation. Identical twins David and Adam Moss honor contemporary aches with the nostalgic tenderness of another time on their debut full-length album, "Some People I Know," recently released on Compass Records.
* Their stunning songcraft blends masterfully gentle guitar, cello, and five-string fiddle with the sublime sort of two-part harmonies only brothers can carry.
* Their palpably fraternal stage presence and wonderfully familiar heart have earned repute among a modern folk scene. Just give them a moment's listen, and you will be floored by their incredible playing and equally incredible voices. Their harmonies lend a beauty that has been unmatched since Simon & Garfunkel.
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 TUESDAY, JAN 15
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Tue, Jan 15:

7 pm - KEN O'MALLEY with JOHN BREEN play Irish music at Finn McCool's, 2702 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405; www.finnmccoolsirishpub.com
* "O'Malley, from Dublin, is a rare talent." — Sean Canniffe, The Irish Herald, San Francisco.
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LATE ADDITION
Tue, Jan 15:
7 pm - Monthly "DAVID HARVEY PRESENTS: STORIES & SONGS" SHOWCASE, with a different lineup each month, at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena, CA
* David Harvey has assembled an all star cast of DYLAN BRODY, VICKI JUDITZ, AMY ENGELHARDT & ALEX STEIN to "reign in the new year right."
* Harvey tells us, "We're flipping the format of the showcase this month to bring in the New Year (Saturnalia is over-rated). So in January we have a Literary Revel with three Brilliant Storytellers each doing two short sets with an incredible Songwriter in-between."
Performer bio notes:
*  Dylan Brody. Dylan Brody is an award winning playwright, a thrice published author, a humorist and a story-teller. He's a writer for the Huffington Post and a new contributor to NPR's "OffRamp" on KPCC. Dylan has been twice featured on the hit WTFPodcast hosted by Marc Maron. His fans that include comedic legends such as Carl Reiner, Robin Williams, David Sedaris, Roseanne Barr and Richard Lewis. Dylan has earned a reputation as one of America’s fastest rising storytellers. He is also a martial artist, but those skills probably will not come into play during the show. Unless something goes horribly wrong. Website
*  Alex Stein. America's Comedy calls Alex Stein "a masterful storyteller who peppers his tales with humor, soul, and a top-notch wit". His Essay collection No, Mister Bond, I Expect Your Dreams To Die! is available around the world {and here tonight). He's also an award-winning documentary film maker and he curated, hosted, and produced the weekly Muse Literary Salon storytelling show for two-and-a-half years until he realized no one should do that. His hobbies include fixing second act problems in exchange for triple creme-cheese and standing in bars, coffee shops, and theaters, telling stories of heartache, longing, and loss. Website
*  Vicki Juditz. Vicki Juditz has performed her original stories at theaters, temples, and festivals across the country and beyond, including the National Storytellling Festival in Jonesborough, TN, The Aspen LAFF Festival, and the Jewish Arts Festival of Hong Kong. In Los Angeles, she performs regularly with many spoken word series, such as Speakeasy, Tasty Words, Jewish Women's Theater, I Love a Good Story, Tales by the Sea, Spark, Expressing Motherhood, and The LA Storytelling Festival. On TV she has sold everything from Good Kitty Pet Beverage to birth control pills and guest-starred on Storytime, Everybody Loves Raymond, Yes, Dear, and My Name is Earl. Her many personal essays on environmental matters have appeared in the online publications MAD AS HELL CLUB and ECO-PERKS.
*  Amy Engelhardt, the night's Featured Songwriter: “Amy Bob” was the sole female member/writer/arranger for Grammy-nominated, genre-busting vocal band The Bobs from 1998-2011 . Amy made her Off-Broadway debut in 2017 as composer/lyricist of BASTARD JONES, nominated for Best New Musical by the Off-Broadway Alliance. Amy's Theatrical writing credits include book/music/lyrics for TRIPTYCH (NY Transit Museum), commissioned adaptations of Carl Sagan's CONTACT (2009 Puget Sound Theatre Award: Best New Play), and A COMEDY OF ERAS at ACT Seattle (w/the Flying Karamazov Brothers). Her solo CD, Not Gonna Be Pretty, was hailed as the "unlikely and intriguing marriage of Nellie McKay and Meat Loaf." Amy is perhaps most proud of the multiple plays her comedy songs have on The Doctor Demento Show - 3 of them this past holiday season! She is the only honorary female member of the Vienna Boys Choir.
* Tix, $15, cash-only at the door for tonight's show. No reservations for these showcases; just arrive in time to pay your admission, get in, and get a seat.
*  All upcoming shows at the venue: http://www.coffeegallery.com/Coffee-Gallery-Backstage-Music-Venue-Performance-Calendar.html
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Tue, Jan 15:
8 pm - The L.A. PHIL NEW MUSIC GROUP performs at Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S Grand Av, Los Angeles, CA 90012; 323-850-2000; http://laphil.com
* HERBIE HANCOCK presides over an evening of music that draws from both jazzy improvisation and classical formality, including the world premieres of works by Billy Childs, Hitomi Oba, Vijay Iyer, Kamasi Washington, Tyshawn Sorey and Hermeto Pascoal.
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Tue, Jan 15:
8 pm - THE AMERICAN CROSSROADS TRIO plus JORDAN TICE play "Lobero Live" at the Lobero Theatre, 33 E Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; 805-963-0761

* The trio is the all-star collaboration of David Bromberg, Larry Campbell, & David Hidalgo

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Tue, Jan 15:
8 pm - THE BROTHER BROTHERS play SOHo Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; 805-962-7776
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LATE ADDITION
Tue, Jan 15, on TV:
9 pm - "AMERICAN EXPERIENCE" debuts "THE SWAMP."
* Explore the story of Florida's Everglades, America's greatest wetland. It's told through the lives of a handful of colorful and resolute characters, including MARJORIE STONEMAN DOUGLAS, the writer who became an ardent advocate for preserving the Everglades, and HAMILTON DISSTON, the wealthy entrepreneur who first attempted to drain the swamp for exploitive profiteering.
* PBS says, "'The Swamp' chronicles the repeated efforts to conquer what was once seen as useless wasteland and the passionate efforts to preserve it."
* Editor's note: The Seminole Indians took refuge in the Florida swamps when the white man's treaties proved to be breakable lies of convenience; the Seminoles, who became synonymous with those storied wetlands, were not originally indigenous to the Everglades. And as recently as the 1980s, one of the world's largest would-be airports had its runways built in the midst of the Everglades, to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars, before the egomanically crazy project was stopped. There's a lot of story for PBS to tell here.
* On KOCE, aka PBS SoCal.
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WEDNESDAY, JAN 16
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Wed, Jan 16:
5 pm - PRETTY POLLY plays the Perch, 448 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
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Wed, Jan 16:
7 pm - THE INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS play the Troubadour, 9081 Santa Monica Bl, West Hollywood, CA 90069; 310-276-6168
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LATE ADDITION
Wed, Jan 16:
7 pm - "How the West Is Written: Inside Modern TV Westerns" is a special program at the Autry Museum of the American West, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027 (in Griffith Park, across the giant parking lot from the L.A. Zoo.)
* Writers and producers from the latest crop of TV Westerns share insight into the creation of their series, how they’re reimagining the genre, and why stories out of the American West continue to inspire.
* Produced in partnership with the Writers Guild Foundation.
* Reservations recommended; it's expected to sell-out.
* Tix, reservations, info, at:
https://theautry.org/events/lectures-and-workshops/how-west-written-inside-modern-tv-westerns
* Admisison to this evening event: $20 Autry Members and Students, $25 Nonmembers.
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LATE ADDITION:
Thu, Jan 17:
7:30 pm - MANDA MOSHER (CALICO THE BAND) with SHANE ALEXANDER play a FREE set at The Love Song, 450 S Main St, downtown Los Angeles, CA  90013; 323-284-5728.
*  The Guide has written about Mosher (pronounced moe-zhur) mant times in past years. Not having part of her circle or otherwise followed her career for some time, we turn to Falling James in LA Weekly: "Mosher is a longtime Angeleno who has released several solo pop and country-rock albums, including 'Everything You Need' and 'City of Clowns'."
* Falling James continues, "'Welcome to the city of clowns,' she sings on the title track of the latter record, an ambivalent look at life in Los Angeles. Mosher also has been a member of Calico the Band with Kirsten Proffit..."
* "...last year [Mosher] released 'Under Blue Skies,' an assortment of country-flavored tunes mixed with harder-rocking power-pop songs. The record ranges from L.A.-centric country-pop odes such as 'The 405' to a sweetly honeyed and glittery version of The Mamas & the Papas’ 'California Dreamin'. "
* For tonight’s free set, she is billed with Shane Alexander.
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Wed, Jan 16:
7 pm - BRIAN JOSEPH plus MATTHEW MICHAEL & CHRISTINA MARIE play the Blue Guitar series at Arroyo Seco, 1055 Lohman Ln, South Pasadena, CA 91030
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Wed, Jan 16:

8 pm - THE WARDENS: "MOUNTAIN MUSIC" is an outstanding "get" at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena, CA; phone for reservations, 10 am-10 pm, 7 days: 626-798-6236.

*  With performances equal to the mastery of the Park Ranger trade, THE WARDENS are a Banff National Park-based trio whose stories rise from the very land they’ve protected, collectively, for more than 60 years.

*  In the US, we call their profession "NATIONAL PARK RANGERS." (That is assuming we will still HAVE any Nat'l Park Rangers after they go indefinitely without getting paid during the Trumpertantrum-caused federal gov't shutdown.)
*  In Canada, their Nat'l Park rangers are called "WARDENS," and that REALLY is the shared background of the members of this band.
*  The Wardens' - Scott Ward, Bradley Bischoff and Ray Schmidt - "mountain music" - blends folk, roots and western styles - and is a piece of Canadiana reflecting the pristine wilderness of the Rocky Mountains. The trio have performed at Folk Alliance International, Canmore Folk Fest, Alberta Showcase and shared the stage with Blue Rodeo, Paul Brandt, Scenic Route to Alaska and Ian Tyson.
Performer bio notes:
*  Bradley Bischoff brings Vocals, lead and rhythm guitar. Stationed in the rugged South Boundary region of Jasper National Park in incomparably beautiful Alberta, Bradley began his national park warden lifestyle in 1981. Assigned alone to the backcountry with a handful of horses for seventeen days at a time, Bradley penned many songs by the dim cabin lights and the dusky summers spent in the high alpine ranges.
*  Ray Schmidt provides Vocals, upright bass, and mandolin. Currently posted in Rogers Pass, British Columbia, Ray works with grizzly bears in the interior rainforest of Glacier National Park. Ray founded The Wardens in 2009, with Scott Ward, during the national park warden centennial after discovering the rich depth of music and stories within this region of Canada.
*  Scott Ward does Vocals and plays fingerstyle guitar. A national park warden for over 30 years in Banff National Park, Scott's music stems from a life lived in the deep wilderness of the Canadian Rockies as a horseman, search-and-rescue dog handler, and technical alpine specialist. Evoking the haunting fingerstyle guitar of Gordon Lightfoot with the mystique and presence of Ian Tyson, Scott's music embodies Canadian authenticity. In 2001, Scott was awarded the "Governor General's Award" for "Exemplary Service as a Peace Officer."
* Tix, $18. Good idea to reserve in advance for this one.
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LATE ADDITION
Wed, Jan 16; not music, but FREE & cool...
8 pm - "THE LONG RUN BEHAVIOR OF RANDOM WALKS" is this week's prize for science nerds, in Beckman Auditorium ("Big Beckman," the "wedding cake"-shaped building) at Caltech in Pasadena
, CA
*  It's a presentation in the Ernest C. Watson Lecture Series, given by Omer Tamuz, Assistant Professor of Economics and Mathematics at Caltech in the Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences. 
*  Random walks have been studied for over 100 years as important models in physics, computer science, finance, and economics -- and as interesting mathematical objects in their own right.  If you don't know about them, this is an excellent chance to be introduced.
*  The Watson Series offers a great window on current scientific research, where scholars in many fields try to describe their studies in layperson terms. 
*  These talks are free. 
* The next one in the series is Wed, Feb 27, with Caltech's Kip Thorne's presentation, "My Half Century Romance with Caltech and with Black Holes, Wormholes, Time Travel, and Gravitational Waves." Ohhhh, yeeeeaaaah. 
*  Info: http://www.caltech.edu/content/omer-tamuz-long-run-behavior-random-walks
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THURSDAY, JAN 17
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LATE ADDITION

Thu, Jan 17:

7 pm - "THE ROADHOUSE SERIES PRESENTS" is a monthly showcase here, tonight bringing "THE GREAT L.A. SONGWRITING CONNECTION," at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena, CA; phone for reservations, 10 am-10 pm, 7 days: 626-798-6236.

* Some of the finest active songwriters and musicians in the L.A. area are featured tonight: PAUL ZOLLO, BLISS BOWEN, GARY STOCKDALE, EMILY ZUZIK, COYOTE MOON, RICK BAGBY, PAM LOE, CHAD WATSON, NEIL ROSENGARDEN, RJ CHESNEY, COOL HOUSE, CRIST MOSHOS, ROBBIE MANGIARDI, ANNETTE CONLON, and CHRIS ELLIOTT.

* Plus, there's the special house band, THE L.A. CONNECTION, which features CHAD WATSON (bass player to the stars and band leader), OWEN GOLDMAN (drums, percussion), BILLY BEVERLY (pedal steel guitar), NEIL ROSENGARDEN (keyboard), and sought-after record producer ED TREE (lead guitar).
* The goal of this series is to present the best Los Angeles-based songwriters of the Past and Present. Tonight's show brings a whole bunch of accomplished folks.
* Kicking-off the 3rd season of The Roadhouse Series, tonight pays tribute to generations of L.A.-based songwriters with encore appearances by many talented artists who have taken part in this series over the last two years. For this show, each performer will do songs: one, a song from another of L.A.’s veteran songwriters who have influenced their own work, and also an original song from that performing artist. Presenters tell the Guide, "This will allow us to see the connection between the great songwriters of Los Angeles and our present-day artists."
* Tix, $20. All these performers have fans, so it would be a good idea to reserve your seat.
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Thu, Jan 17:
7:30 pm - "AN EVENING WITH THELMA HOUSTON" at the GRAMMY Museum, L.A.
* Perhaps best known for her GRAMMY-winning, number one international hit "Don't Leave Me This Way," Thelma Houston takes her audience on a musical and inspirational journey that chronicles her illustrious career. After 50 years of performing, 23 studio albums, and winning a GRAMMY Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance, Houston continues to celebrate her long and outstanding career. 
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Thu, Jan 17:
8 pm - THE INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS play Belly Up Tavern, 143 S Cedros Av, Solana Beach, San Diego, CA 92075; 858-481-9022
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Thu, Jan 17:
8 pm - THE AMERICAN CROSSROADS TRIO plus JORDAN TICE play the Spaceland series at the Regent Theatre, 448 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
* The all-star trio is David Bromberg, Larry Campbell and David Hidalgo
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FRIDAY, JAN 18
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Fri-Sun, Jan 18-20, FESTIVAL:
Annual "BLYTHE BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL" with headliners High Plains Tradition, The Highland Travelers, Kenny and Amanda Smith, Cedar Hill, Sawmill Road, at the Colorado River Fairgrounds, 591 N Olive Lake Bl, Blythe, CA 92225
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LATE ADDITION...
Fri, Jan 18:
1 pm - "BACK-TO-BACK: ARTIST-LED TOURS OF NINA CHANEL ABNEY: ROYAL FLUSH" at CAAM and ICA LA, presentation partners for "Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush"; details below.
* THIS REPEATS, SUN, JAN 20, with a one-hour later start time; see below for free ticket links for each date.
* At CAAM, artist Lili Bernard begins the tour at 1 pm.
* At ICA LA, Chelle Barbour continues the tour at 3 pm, followed by a light reception to celebrate your double-tour achievement.
* Nina Chanel Abney’s work refers to such diverse subjects as pop culture, world events, and art history through vibrant and provocative compositions. Bernard and Barbour will examine how those themes relate to American society, including Abney’s painted references to race, sexuality, celebrity culture, and police brutality.
* A wise move would be to carpool with friends.
* Tix are FREE, but reserve in advance through Eventbrite and Do LA.
FRIDAY (1 pm) tix at: https://dola.com/events/2019/1/18/back-to-back-artist-led-tours-of-nina-chanel-abney-royal-flush-at-caam-and-ica-la#
SUNDAY (2 pm) tix at:
https://dola.com/events/2019/1/20/back-to-back-artist-led-tours-of-nina-chanel-abney-royal-flush-at-caam-and-ica-la#
 * Reservations get addresses, directions, and more details.
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Fri, Jan 18:
6:30 pm - BLAKE MILLER & THE OLD-FASHIONED ACES play the Southern Pacific Sessions at Kalabash School of Music, 5725 La Jolla Bl, La Jolla, CA 92037
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Fri, Jan 18:
7 pm - ALISON BROWN BAND plays the Museum of Making Music, 5790 Armada Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008; 760-438-5996
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Fri, Jan 18:
7 pm & 8:30 pm - BLAKE MILLER & THE OLD FASHIONED ACES play the "Southern Pacific Sessions" at the Kalabash School of Music & Arts in in San Diego.
* See the Guide's extensive write-up on the band in our Sun, Jan 20, 5 pm listing.
* Check out Blake Miller's new album, at:
https://www.oldfashionedaces.com/new-album/new-album
* Sign-up for the FREE Louisiana Dance e-newsletter produced by Guy Martin (the one that was, for years, done by Zydeco Brad). Just email, 'n tell hime we sent ya!:
guy@guymartindesign.com
* Tix and more info on this show, at: http://southernpacificsessions.com/
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Fri, Jan 18:
7:30 pm - THE WARDENS bring Mountain Music to the San Diego Folk Heritage series in Templars Hall at Old Poway Park, 14134 Midland Rd, Poway, CA 92064; 858-566-4040
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Fri, Jan 18:
8 pm - "MURIEL ANDERSON'S ALL-STAR HARP-GUITAR NIGHT" at Soka Performing Arts Center, 1 University Dr, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656; 949-480-4278
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Fri, Jan 18:
8 pm - LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III plays McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Bl, Santa Monica, CA 90405; 310-828-4497
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Fri, Jan 18:

8 pm - CLAYTON CHANEY (formerly of THE SHOW PONIES) & HIS BAND: AMERICANA SENSATION, at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena, CA; phone for reservations, 10 am-10 pm, 7 days: 626-798-6236.

* Clayton Chaney brings a four-piece ensemble of drums, keys, and guitar, with himself on vox/bass. Chaney’s songwriting inhabits the Americana realm, mixing elements of folk, gospel, and rock ‘n roll.

* Clayton has been on stage many times at The Coffee Gallery Backstage as former front man of the indie-folk group, The Show Ponies. This performance will be his first live show with these new songs. You can get a taste of the upcoming goodness at his website here.
* Chaney is a rare breed of front-man/bassists well-versed in the techniques of melodic story telling. His songs have a way of preserving hope in a world steeped in sadness and cynicism while confronting the fears and failures that come along with being human. As the former co-lead singer of The Show Ponies, Chaney has experienced America’s big cities and small towns from stages around the country. He was very sad when he sold his Ford Econoline after the band stopped touring in 2017.
* He draws inspiration from the old sounds of Roger Miller and Elvis Presley while indulging in newer influences such as Dawes, John Moreland and Jonny Fritz. As a native of Arkansas and long time resident of Southern California, Chaney’s songs seem to reconcile a traditional upbringing in Middle America with an ever-changing coming-of-age on the West Coast. This contemplative blend of folk, gospel, and rock ’n roll is what Clayton Chaney is known for as his catalogue of original songs continues to expand.
* Tix, $15. (One of this week's real bargains.)
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SATURDAY, JAN 19
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Sat, & Sun, Jan 19 & 20, FESTIVAL:
The BLYTHE BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL continues; see Friday listing for details and lineup.
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Sat, Jan 19, matinee:

2 pm - LORIN SKLAMBERG OF THE GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING "KLEZMATICS" plays the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena, CA; phone for reservations, 10 am-10 pm, 7 days: 626-798-6236.

* A rare MATINEE for Lorin, the voice of the Grammy-winning Klezmatics. He likes this venue and tells us he "is thrilled to return to The Coffee Gallery Backstage, after an absence of several years, with a new batch and eclectic mix of music."

* His sound is a mix of hardcore Yiddish folksongs, Hasidic spirituals, heartfelt love ballads and contemporary rabble-rousing worker’s anthems (in addition to some old favorites), accompanying himself on accordion, guitar and keyboard.

* Lorin Sklamberg is a founding member of the Grammy Award-winning Yiddish-American roots band the Klezmatics. He has been heard on innumerable recordings and live shows, solo and in collaboration with such diverse artists as Emmylou Harris, Tracy Grammer, Natalie Merchant, Odetta, Pete Seeger, Holly Near and the T Sisters. He has composed and performed for film, dance, stage and circus, and has produced a number of recordings of world and theater music. He also teaches Yiddish song from São Paulo to St. Petersburg.

* Ongoing collaborations include Saints and Tzadiks with Dublin-born chanteuse Susan McKeown, contemporary klezmer pioneer Alan Bern's Semer Ensemble, a celebration of Jewish recordings made in Berlin 1933-38, the award-winning Yiddish-Bavarian Alpen Klezmer with Andrea Pancur and Ilya Shneyveys, Sklamberg and the Shepherds with Polina and Merlin Shepherd and composer Jocelyn Pook's Drawing Life, a multi-media song cycle commissioned by the Jewish Music Institute of London (JMI). By day Lorin serves as the Sound Archivist of New York’s YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. “One of the premier American singers in any genre.” – Robert Christgau, All Things Considered, National Public Radio.
* Tix, $20. Make reservations.
*  All upcoming shows at the venue: http://www.coffeegallery.com/Coffee-Gallery-Backstage-Music-Venue-Performance-Calendar.html
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Sat, Jan 19:
4 pm-'til-? - BLAKE
MILLER & THE OLD FASHIONED ACES play the Deep End Sessions in Santa Paula, CA
* From David  Bunn: "I just spent a week with them in SW Louisiana at Blackpot Camp and Festival and herd them perform twice. They are truly fantastic. With their fabulous powerhouse cajun singer, Amelia Beire, Blake’s deep deep background in the genre and his amazing accordion playing and vocals, and AJ Srubas’ strong and clean fiddling it’s quite a band. they are every bit as hot as Cajun Country Revival."
* David runs a great concert series that includes dinner, concert, and jam session afterwards in a warm community setting on his working farm.
* See the Guide's extensive write-up on the band in our Sun, Jan 20, 5 pm listing.
* Sign-up for the FREE Louisiana Dance e-newsletter produced by Guy Martin (the one that was, for years, done by Zydeco Brad). Just email, 'n tell hime we sent ya!:
guy@guymartindesign.com
* Check out Blake Miller's new album, at: https://www.oldfashionedaces.com/new-album/new-album
* Tix, including dinner: $45 donation. 
* Reservations by email get directions and details, at:
deependsessions@gmail.com

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Sat, Jan 19:
7 pm - DON McLEAN plays the Lewis Family Playhouse at Victoria Gardens Cultural Center, 12505 Cultural Center Dr, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739; 877-858-8422
* Long before the title was usurped by a pair of dreadful movies, there was amazing song called "AMERICAN PIE," written, performed and recorded by this man, who also had a hit with "VINCENT."
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Sat, Jan 19:

7 pm - MARTY AXELROD: "ALL ALONE, WITH FRIENDS!" at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena, CA; phone for reservations, 10 am-10 pm, 7 days: 626-798-6236.

* He is superbly talented. And supposedly this time, Marty is going at it alone. All alone. But not alone, really. Because with musical friends like the delightful NICOLE GORDON and others, he isn't about to pass up sharing the stage. Well, sharing the stage for part of the evening, that is.

* His songwriting is creatively contemporary and involves his audience from the get-go. You’ll hear new songs about self-driving cars and the bubonic plague. And old favorites about cats and caves.

* Marty Axelrod has trod the carpeted riser of the Coffee Gallery Backstage as a member of Tall Men Group, Spork and Foon, Mutual Admiration Society and Songs of Shiloh, as accompanist for myriad wonderful artists, and as solo performer in songwriter showcases.

* But wait, there’s more! Very special guests! The one and only NICOLE GORDON will join Marty on four songs from their acclaimed cd SONGS OF SHILOH. On top of that (musically speaking), Zoe Axelrod will recreate her vocal harmonies from the cd.
* Good show so far, eh? How about if we add a special appearance by the wonderful AIREENE ESPIRITU, to sing two morbidly funny duets she and Marty have written -- “I May Be Dead, But I’m Not Blind” and “Why Should the Living Have All the Fun?”
* So all in all, a splendid January 19 evening at The Coffee Gallery Backstage. Marty says, "And though we can’t have alcohol there, let’s get a drink after!"
* Tix, $20. Make reservations.
*  All upcoming shows at the venue: http://www.coffeegallery.com/Coffee-Gallery-Backstage-Music-Venue-Performance-Calendar.html
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Sat, Jan 19:
7:30 pm - ROB RIO plus GARY STOCKDALE play "The Living Tradition" series at Anaheim Downtown Community Center, 250 E Center St, Anaheim, CA 92805; 714-955-3807; www.thelivingtradition.org
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Sat, Jan 19:
8 pm - LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III plays McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Bl, Santa Monica, CA 90405; 310-828-4497
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Sat, Jan 19:
8 pm - MURIEL ANDERSON, one of then planet's greatest guitar players, performs at Boulevard Music, 4316 Sepulveda Bl, Culver City, CA 90230; 310-398-2583
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LATE ADDITION...
Sat, Jan 19:
8 pm - LIVE! EXPERIENCE THE EAGLES: THE LONG RUN, plus ANDY & RENEE & HARD RAIN, at the Warner Grand, 478 W 6th St, San Pedro.
* This series benefits two Grand Vision programs: Love the Lobby campaign for the Warner Grand and Meet the Music, providing youth music education in Harbor area schools.
* The "Gathering for the Grand" Annual Gala is TRANSFORMING into a live concert benefit series featuring professional, in-demand tribute acts and popular local openers. This three part series is happening at San Pedro’s beloved art-deco movie palace, the Warner Grand Theatre.
* The Long Run blend the lush harmonies and instrumental arrangements of the classic Eagles sound with their own genuine style. From the vast Eagles songbook, hear Peaceful Easy Feeling; Lyin' Eyes, Take it Easy, Hotel California and more.
* VIP ticket purchases include one premium orchestra seat, invitation to VIP Pre-Concert Reception from 6-7:30pm with appetizers & one complimentary drink, access to private no host bar before concert and during intermission.
* VIP Ticketed Seats: $90/$105* include Pre-Concert Reception & Silent Auction
* Ticketed Seats: $67, $55, $33.50, $27.50
* Tix at:
https://www.grandvision.org/shop/special-events.asp
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Sat, Jan 19:
8 pm - CATFISH KEITH plays the Fret House, 309 N Citrus Av, Covina, CA 91723; 626-339-7020
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Sat, Jan 19:
9 pm - TAJ MAHAL & THE PHANTOM BLUES BAND play the Canyon Club, 28192 Roadside Dr, Agoura Hills, CA 91301; 818-879-5016
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SUNDAY, JAN 20
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Sun, Jan 20, FESTIVAL:
2 pm - Annual "SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SLACK KEY FESTIVAL" at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, 1935 Manhattan Beach Bl (at Aviation Bl), Redondo Beach, CA  90278; Free Parking
*  What is Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Music?
Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar (ki ho'alu) is truly one of the world’s great acoustic guitar traditions, considered to be one of the oldest music traditions to still be a viable (other than just historical) part of a modern culture. Ki ho'alu, which literally means to "loosen the key," is the Hawaiian language name for the solo finger-picked style unique to Hawaii. In this tradition, the strings (or "keys") are "slacked" to produce many different tunings, which usually contain a major chord, or a chord with a major 7th note, or sometimes one with a 6th note in it. Each tuning produces a lingering sound behind the melody and has a characteristic resonance and fingering, with the thumb playing the bass while the other fingers play the melody and improvise in a finger-picked style.

*  This year’s Southern California Slack Key Festival’s line-up includes George Kuo , Kawika Kahiapo, Sonny Lim, Jeff Peterson, Jim “Kimo” West, Teresa Bright, Bobby Ingano, and Kunia Galdeira.
*  James "Kimo" West is a L.A.-based composer, guitarist and music producer. He is also well-known as long-time guitarist for the world's most successful musical satirist, "Weird Al" Yankovic and also as one of the world's top "slack key" guitarists. For over twenty-five years, he has composed music for features, network and cable TV, advertising, documentaries and web series. Completely self-taught, he learned orchestration "on the job" by re-scoring music for thirteen classic Fox films, entirely by ear. Scores for such films as "Journey to The Center of the Earth", "The Diary of Anne Frank" and "The Sun Also Rises" were being released in foreign markets with new language tracks and, since many of the music elements were missing, Jim was hired to "re-score" the original music under dialog. His interest in "ki ho'alu" or Hawaiian slack key guitar began during his first visit to Hawaii, in the rural town of Hana, Maui. It was there he fell in love with the lilting sound of slack key. Evidently director Alexander Payne did as well, featuring slack key music for the score of the Oscar-winning film, "The Descendants". "Kimo" as he is known in Hawaii is recognized as one of the masters of slack key and has received many awards such as The Hawaii Music Award, The L.A. Treasures Award and is twice-nominated for the Na Hoku Hanohano Award (the Hawaiian "Grammy". He performs in slack key festivals and concerts and his slack key compositions grace five CD's, documentaries and national TV spots. His work with "Weird Al" has produced three Grammy's, many gold and platinum albums, international touring and TV appearances on The Tonight Show, The View, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Late Show with Craig Ferguson and countless others.*  Kala Koa Entertainment celebrates 12 years of bringing the biggest and brightest names in Hawaiian music to "the mainland" with the 2019 Southern California Slack Key Festival.
*  One of the most acclaimed Hawaiian concerts to ever leave the islands, the Southern California Slack Key Festival takes fans on a Hawaiian musical journey that showcases GRAMMY-winning slack key guitarists, the best hula dancers in the world, special guest performers, and a free-to-the-public "Island Marketplace."
*  This festival was the first of its kind anywhere outside of Hawaii. It set a major milestone for Hawaiian music events on the mainland when it debuted in 2008, and has garnered a huge loyal following -- creating, cultivating, and renewing interest in Hawaii and its music.
*  How does the distinctive sound of slack key music fit into the fabric of Hawaiian music and culture? Watch this video and learn more about this beautiful generations-old art form – https://vimeo.com/155399448.
*  In addition to the concert, the Island Marketplace – free to the public – takes place from 11 am to 5 pm, complete with Shave Ice, Hawaiian food, and great Hawaiian products and crafts.
*  More at 
www.slackkeyfest.com or  http://www.kalakoa.com/slackkey.html
*  Concert Ticket Prices: $20 - $55
*  TIX: http://kalakoa.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=843231 or by phone at 800-595-4849.
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Sun, Jan 20:
2 pm - "BACK-TO-BACK: ARTIST-LED TOURS OF NINA CHANEL ABNEY: ROYAL FLUSH" at CAAM and ICA LA, presentation partners for "Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush"; details below.
* THIS ALSO HAPPENS, FRI, JAN 18, with a one-hour earlier start time; see below for free ticket links for each date.
* At CAAM, artist Lili Bernard begins the tour at 2 pm.
* At ICA LA, Chelle Barbour continues the tour at 4 pm, followed by a light reception to celebrate your double-tour achievement.
* Nina Chanel Abney’s work refers to such diverse subjects as pop culture, world events, and art history through vibrant and provocative compositions. Bernard and Barbour will examine how those themes relate to American society, including Abney’s painted references to race, sexuality, celebrity culture, and police brutality.
* A wise move would be to carpool with friends.
* Tix are FREE, but reserve in advance through Eventbrite and Do LA.
FRIDAY (1 pm) tix at: https://dola.com/events/2019/1/18/back-to-back-artist-led-tours-of-nina-chanel-abney-royal-flush-at-caam-and-ica-la#
SUNDAY (2 pm) tix at:
https://dola.com/events/2019/1/20/back-to-back-artist-led-tours-of-nina-chanel-abney-royal-flush-at-caam-and-ica-la#
 * Reservations get addresses, directions, and more details.
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Sun, Jan 20:
5 pm-8 pm - BLAKE MILLER & THE OLD FASHIONED ACES play StillWater Spirits & Sounds, 24701 Del Prado Av, Dana Point, CA 92629
* Guy Martin of the "Louisiana Dancing" blog writes, "As the grandson of the world-renowned Cajun accordion-builder Larry Miller, helping in his grandfather’s shop from a very early age, he met and was influenced by some of the greatest names in Louisiana music."
* Band leader Blake Miller says, “This is what I grew up with. I thought everyone listened to Cajun music all the time.”
* Guy Martin adds, "Inspired by the constant contact with famed Cajun and Creole musicians, the steady stream of house parties and jams at his grandfather’s shop, Miller has been playing since receiving his first toy accordion at age 5, and also plays fiddle, guitar, bass, and his latest obsession, steel guitar. He’s gone on to become a legendary Cajun musician himself.
  "Having played widely throughout the U.S. and traveling all over the world in his 32 years, as founding member of Pine Leaf Boys and member of the Red Stick Ramblers Miller has performed with just about every renowned Cajun artist in Louisiana, and an extensive list of venues rivaling that of a musician twice his age.
  "Asked how he came to the Aces trio configuration, Miller says, “I wanted to do something more homey, like comfort food-you know, like a great gumbo. Something that would stick to your ribs."
* Miller says, “My favorite places to play are the old opera houses and the dance halls. The places with low ceilings, dark, not always good sound. The grittier places.”
* Martin concludes, "What inspires and drives Miller is his passion for bringing back traditional Cajun music and letting people know that 'Cajun music is alive! It’s happening! It’s the real thing! Come check it out!'”
* Check out Blake Miller's new album, at:
https://www.oldfashionedaces.com/new-album/new-album
* Sign-up for the FREE Louisiana Dance e-newsletter produced by Guy Martin (the one that was, for years, done by Zydeco Brad). Just email, 'n tell hime we sent ya!:
guy@guymartindesign.com
* Tix and info, 949-661-6003, or http://danapointstillwater.com/ 
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Sun, Jan 20:
7 pm - MACDOUGAL STREET WEST: "A PETER, PAUL & MARY EXPERIENCE" at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena, CA; phone for reservations, 10 am-10 pm, 7 days: 626-798-6236.
* It's a chance for those of a certain age to enjoy the memories, harmonies and humor of America’s favorite folk trio, as recreated by Ron Skelton, Mary Alberts, and Rick Shore. William Rice backs them on bass.
* For the more youthful, “The Times May Be Changing” but the spirit lives on in MacDougal Street West.
* This Peter, Paul and Mary tribute band performs the acoustic music and harmonies that changed the world and are -- with surprising urgency -- still relevant today.
* The new flowering of a vibrant musical tradition was rooted in Greenwich Village of the early 1960’s. Now legendary folk singers and songwriters of that era could first be heard nightly in the cafes stretching along fabled MacDougal Street.
* Our readers certainly know that great folk songs live-on today. Tonight, the old urban vibe of Greenwich Village emanates anew in a group from Arizona, and elicits memories of exciting times past and hopes for brighter days ahead.
* "A WONDERFUL SHOW, GREAT HARMONIES AND A TRUE FEELING FOR THE SPIRIT OF THE MUSIC. CATCH ’EM!" – Rick Dougherty, former member of The Kingston Trio and The Limeliters.
* Tix, $20. Make reservations.
*  All upcoming shows at the venue: http://www.coffeegallery.com/Coffee-Gallery-Backstage-Music-Venue-Performance-Calendar.html
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LATE ADDITION
Mon, Jan 21, FILM SCREENING:
(times vary) - "THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD" is a new 3-D documentary about World War I, featuring new, never-before-seen, 100+-year-old footage to commemorate the centennial of the end of the war. At several theatres, TODAY ONLY, including the Cinerama Dome,  ArcLight Cinemas, 120 N Robertson Bl, Hollywood, CA 90048.
* All shows in 3D. Check listings for additional formats such as Widescreen and Dolby ATMOS.
*  TOP RECOMMENDED VENUE: The Cinerama Dome, with state-of-the-art Christie laser projectors, presenting 4K resolution and over 8 million pixels on-screen for ultimate sharpness, clarity & best possible color palette.
* One-day-only screenings all venues, & only on Mon, Jan 21.
* Tix / venue-finder: https://www.arclightcinemas.com/movie/they-shall-not-grow-old
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Tue, Jan 22:

7 pm - MARINA V performs at the weekly "Songwriter Serenade" at Matt Denny's Ale House Restaurant & Bar, Arcadia, CA 91006
* It's a rare opportunity to hear the megatalented Marina V, especially for FREE. Even though she lives in Southern Cal, she's a globtrotting artist, and when home, the Russian ex-pat usually shares the stage with big-name headline acts at venues with hefty ticket prices.
* More, including song samples, how to get here CDs/downloads, tour sched, and more, at: www.marinav.com
* Tonight's show is a showcase series with several performers. We do not not the sequence in which they go-on, so be on time.
* Venue has a full menu and full bar. Show is on a covered patio with big heaters, so dress accordingly.
* No cover, no minimum.
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Tue, Jan 22:
7 pm - MICHAEL NESMITH plays the Troubadour, 9081 Santa Monica Bl, West Hollywood, CA  90069; 310-276-6168; http://www.troubadour.com
* At age 76, Michael Nesmith is on a roll. The singer-guitarist has finally embraced his past as a member of The Monkees in tours with Micky Dolenz the past few years. He's also drawn from his underrated solo career,  where he paved the way for numerous others by mixing rock and country long before it was hip. Tonight, Papa Nes revisits his 1972 solo album, "And the Hits Just Keep on Comin’," accompanied by guitarist Pete Finney, who evokes parts originally played by late pedal-steel maestro Red Rhodes. "And the Hits..." is an unusual record with thoughtful ballads like "The Upside of Goodbye" and a homespun intimate version of the early Linda Ronstadt hit "Different Drum" delivered with little more than stripped-down guitars. (Written with substantial borrowing from Falling James in LA Weekly.)
* TIX are costly as hell: $60 & $205.
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Tue, Jan 22:
8 pm - BRITTNI PAIVA: LEGENDARY HAWAIIAN MASTER OF UKULELE, plays the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena, CA; phone for reservations, 10 am-10 pm, 7 days: 626-798-6236.
* Venue impresario Bob Stande says, "We only get her once every 5 years. During her last performance at Coffee Gallery she sold out the show and many people were turned away. Reserve in advance so you are not one of them!"
* Brittni Paiva (pie –VAH) already a multi award-winning instrumentalist is known for her stunning articulation of what she can do on the ukulele going from slow and moving, to rapid-fire, classical-ballet, to ancient Japan, translating forms of jazz, world beat, pop, Flamenco and Latin, and filter these styles through her 4-string ukulele.
* Brittni and her ukulele are a brilliant match: Both are humble in nature, small in size, and very powerful with proper delivery. Brittni and the ukulele in general have gained notoriety, no longer confined by stereotypes about the instrument. There’s a global resurgence in the instrument’s popularity and she is part of the trend.
* She has performed on stage with Carlos Santana when he appeared in Hawaii; also joined famed guitarist Tommy Emmanuel on stage at the California Worldfest; and become a 3-time Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner with numerous other nominations throughout the years, including Most Promising Artist of the Year in 2005 for her debut release, Brittni x 3.
* Releasing her 5th CD with the legendary Grammy winner Tom Scott — who personally requested to play with her at a concert — thinks Paiva is the real deal, because of her ability to play all kinds of music without losing her identity. “She plays it like a guitar, giving her a wide range of possibilities. She adopts tunes to this instrument, and makes them sound full and rich. She’s doing a great job and has a great future…She’s got a really unique voice in music,” he raved.
* Brittni received two nominations for this 5th CD and won both categories: Ukulele Album of the Year and Best Instrumental Composition of the Year from the Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts (Na Hoku Hanohano Awards).
* “Brittni brings a whole new spirit to the music and to the instrument: pop sensibilities in a smooth jazz format,” says John Schroeter, music producer and author of Between the Strings: The Secret Lives of Guitars. “It’s got a new kind of energy—it’s infectious.”
* Brittni is well-known in world music circles with millions of hits on YouTube. She began her music career at age four trained in classical piano through the Suzuki method. Seven years later, her grandfather gave her an `ukulele, a traditional 4-string Hawaiian folk instrument. It was “love at first touch”.
* Tix, $20. Make reservations.
*  All upcoming shows at the venue: http://www.coffeegallery.com/Coffee-Gallery-Backstage-Music-Venue-Performance-Calendar.html
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LATE ADDITION
Tue, Jan 22:
9 pm - FIONA GREY plays free with RSVP at Madame Siam, 1723 N Hudson Av, East Hollywood (L.A.), CA  90028; http://www.madamesiam.com
* "Whether she’s backed by just an acoustic guitarist or pulling out all the showy stops in a full-band performance augmented by her crew of sexy dancers, Fiona Grey radiates star power and endless charisma," opines LA Weekly's Falling James.  He adds, "Decked out onstage in a long, sheer wedding veil, white boots and matching thigh-high stockings, the local singer revels in and embraces the idea of fame with such wearily cynical but inevitably seductive dance-pop songs as 'Money' and 'Media Queen, 'from her 2018 album, 'Cult Classic'."
* This isn't for everyone. Those who like their lyrics about thoughtful concepts best not go. Here are some of her lyrics: "If I had a god, it would be you, honey / Lay me on your bed, f*ck me on your money." That is an example that Falling James cites, characterizing it as, "she pleads soulfully on 'Fangirl.'" He quotes more of her lyrics: "'I’m all dressed up, queen with no crown / I try to be tough / It’s safer here on the ground,' she laments on the more introspective ballad 'Girls Like Me'."
*  He also adds, "Catch her now in small clubs while she’s still a cult heroine."
*  That may be true, James. It's more a case of whether she's someone's cup of whatever they're drinking.
*  The rest of the night's lineup leaves no chance of being acoustic; it's: Uruguay, MXMS, and a DJ.
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LATE ADDITION
Wed, Jan 23:
12:30 pm- 4:30 pm - "SPECIAL EVENT: LUNCH AND TOUR" -- "POMPEII: THE EXHIBITION" at the Reagan Library, 40 Presidential Dr, Simi Valley, CA, 93065
*  Tix are limited to enjoy an afternoon that starts with a delicious meal prepared by the Library's Presidential Chef.  Following lunch, guests receive a docent-led tour of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Museum and Air Force One Pavilion, then participants can self-tour "Pompeii: The Exhibition." Tix are $64 per person. Details & reservations for the special event:
https://www.reaganfoundation.org/programs-events/events-calendar/pompeii-the-exhibition-lunch-and-tour-jan-23
*  See the Guide's "Ongoing Events" for our full write-up on the exhibition and more.
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LATE ADDITION...
Wed-Sun, Jan 23-Jan 27, ART SHOW:
7 pm - 24th annual "L.A. ART SHOW" returns with "Modern & Contemporary Works" at the L.A. Convention Center, 1201 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015; 213-741-1151
* SPECIAL OFFER for discount tix: $18 to $36; it's usually $30-$60, and you'd pay the higher prices at the door.
* DISCOUNT TIX at:  https://www.goldstar.com/events/los-angeles-ca/la-art-show-2019-tickets
* The 24th annual LA Art Show brings exciting new works from more than 100 galleries in 18 countries, plus specially-curated design exhibitions and panel discussions that unfold over the course of the four full days.
* Experience (and even purchase) the latest in modern and contemporary painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography and more, and catch video and performance-art displays.
* The fair includes contributions from major local museums and arts organizations: LACMA, MOLAA, The Broad, UCLA Chicano Studies, and more, in recognition of L.A.'s cultural diversity.
* Attendees have the chance to see exhibits from international museums from Argentina Kirchner Cultural Centre and MAC.
* It's an immersive insider art experience.
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Wed, Jan 23:
8 pm - JIM & ANNE CURRY: "THE SONGS OF JOHN DENVER," at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena, CA; phone for reservations, 10 am-10 pm, 7 days: 626-798-6236.
* Favorites here who usually play big venues -- VERY big venues, often with symphony orchestras backing them -- husband and wife team Jim and Anne Curry brilliantly specialize in delivering the multi-platinum hits of the late, great John Denver.
* On tap is a fun-filled evening of singing and stories, and yes, you are invited to sing along.
* John Denver was the first artist to sing and speak eloquently for protecting the planet. His song "Rocky Mountain High" became the anthem that caused Colorado to reject the Winter Olympics because it would have over-developed a vast area of the high back country.
* The music of the late John Denver is like an old friend, outlasting trends and standing the test of time. Join acclaimed performer Jim Curry for this tribute to the music of one of the most beloved singer/songwriters ever to grace the stage.
* Jim plays the guitar and sings John’s songs in a crystal clear tenor that will take your breath away. Anne, his wife and musical partner, plays guitar and mandolin and sings harmony in all the right places. Together, they will take you on a musical journey of the heart, where you will be invited to sing, clap your hands, stomp your feet and howl at the moon. Don’t worry; you already know the words to the songs!
* Tribute artist Jim Curry, whose voice was heard in the CBS-TV movie "Take Me Home: The John Denver Story," has performed Denver's music in sold out shows throughout the country and has emerged as today's top performer of Denver's vast legacy of multi-platinum hits. Jim's uncanny ability to mirror John's voice and clean-cut look takes you back to the time when "Rocky Mountain High" "Sunshine" "Calypso" and "Annie's Song" topped the charts, and his popular music had the heartfelt message of caring for the earth and caring for each other. Denver’s message is worth repeating: “Be kind to the Earth and to each other.”
* Tix, $18. Make reservations or it'll be so packed that you won't get in.
*  All upcoming shows at the venue: http://www.coffeegallery.com/Coffee-Gallery-Backstage-Music-Venue-Performance-Calendar.html
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Thu-Sun, Jan 24-27; WORLD'S BIGGEST MUSIC SHOW:
The NAMM SHOW returns to the Anaheim Convention Center, filling every square foot of the cavernous facility and all the convention and meeting spaces in the surrounding hotels.
*  There is nothing like NAMM. It is NOT open to the general public, but most anyone connected with the music industry or music education has an avenue to get in.
*  The DEADLINE for getting registered to get your necessary badge is JANUARY 9th, as we note in listings for that day.
*  The GUIDE will provide you with reports from NAMM, and whether or not you're there, you can keep up with hot performances and reports on new products!
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Thu, Jan 24; FOLK CRAFT EVENT:
6:30 pm-8 pm - "LOOM TO ROOM INFO SESSION" at Ten Thousand Villages, 201 S Lake Av, Suite 505, Pasadena, CA 91101
* Come spend the evening with the rugs and hear the history and stories behind "Bunyaad Fair Trade rugs."
* Get a glimpse into the creative process and artful creation from the dyeing of the wool to the fringes.
* Hear insider tips and tricks for styling and caring for your rug from all of life's little messes that may spill on to them.
* More info at: 626-229-9892.
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LATE ADDITION
Fri, Jan 25:
7 pm - "The Drop: Elle King" at the GRAMMY Museum, 800 W Olympic Bl (entrance on Figueroa), Los Angeles, CA 90015; 213-765-6800; www.grammymuseum.org
* With the recent release of her new album, Shake The Spirit, the GRAMMY Museum is thrilled to welcome Elle King to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate discussion on the making of her new album, followed by a performance. Elle's debut album Love Stuff, a sultry, badass mix of rock and roll, blues, and country, with a twinge of pop, featured the breakthrough single "Ex's & Oh's," which earned her two GRAMMY nominations and was certified double platinum. Her new single "Baby Outlaw," featured on Shake The Spirit, is currently Top 20 at AAA Radio. 
* Tix: General-on -sale, Jan 12 at noon.
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LATE ADDITION
Fri, Jan 25:
8 pm - JOHN YORK: "THE 3BS OF ROCK AND ROLL" at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena, CA; phone for reservations, 10 am-10 pm, 7 days: 626-798-6236.
* Ex-Byrd John York brings us not Bach, Beethoven and Brahms, but the 3Bs of our American culture's shared musical experience from the '60s and early '70s: the Byrds, the Beatles, and the Band.
* John York is a survivor of the perilous days of Rock & Roll, the last pure voice of the silver sixties to make it into the 21st century.
* Tix, $20. Make reservations.
*  All upcoming shows at the venue: http://www.coffeegallery.com/Coffee-Gallery-Backstage-Music-Venue-Performance-Calendar.html
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LATE ADDITION
Sat, Jan 26, MATINEE:
3 pm - EMI SUNSHINE: EXCEPTIONAL 14-YEAR-OLD MUSICAL PRODIGY, plays the first of two shows at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena, CA; phone for reservations, 10 am-10 pm, 7 days: 626-798-6236.
* MATINEE, enabling the youngest of her attentive fans to experience her performance alongside the dazzled old folks.
* Emi’s indescribable & inexplicable talents have taken the world by surprise. Since her breakout at just 9-years-old, Emi has garnered more than 14 Million YouTube views & a half million Facebook followers.
* Venue impresario Bob Stane says: "Just a few years ago when EmiSunshine broke upon the scene at the age of 9 she was tsunami hitting the airwaves. She was on every TV show in the country and, at the time, I could only dream of having her on my stage. Now she is here, with her band, to show her talents at NAMM and I was able to nab her for two shows." (See note, next line.)
* She returns to the venue tomorrow night, Sun, Jan 27, for a 7 pm show.
* Bob continues, "This is as good as it gets. I expect her to sell out every seat and then some. This is a momentous time for me and The Coffee Gallery Backstage. Call now. ~ Bob Stane
* Emi Sunshine IS nearly impossible to explain. The exceptional talents of EmiSunshine, the 14-year-old prodigy from East Tennessee, has captured the nation’s attention and enchanted hearts-a-many with her musical wizardry. Website
* Steeped in Appalachian music, Emi is a true vocal stylist. Influenced by legends (Loretta Lynn/Tanya Tucker/ TheLouvin Brothers), she is a throwback to earlier eras of country music when trendsetters like Bessie Smith, June Carter, Loretta Lynn and Hank Williams made history. The sassy, strikingly powerful, ultra entertainer is bound and determined to follow in their footsteps, and while she has some pretty big shoes to fill, this little lady fits the bill.
* The witty songwriter self-produces all of her music (live and in the studio). Emi plays a wailing guitar; she can make the mandolin cry and the ukulele sing. Her ability to combine her youthful, bubbly disposition with deep, meaningful and rather dark song content brings her imagination to life. While her music as been described as “old-timey,” she adds her own unique, contemporary blend of roots music that is equal parts Americana, Bluegrass, Gospel, and Country, with a sprinkle of Blues and a whole lot of “shock factor.” Described as a “modern-day Janis Joplin,” she delivers vivid emotion with every spine-chilling, spirited yet haunting note.
* The crooner now plays more than 50 dates a year backed by a group made up of those closest to her. Her father plays upright bass, her brother (John Letner) accompanies her on mandolin and “Uncle Bobby” Hill plays drums. The fearless entertainer has performed on The Today Show and The Grand Ole Opry (more than a dozen times), at The Ryman and numerous renowned festivals (CMA Fest and Merle Fest) making evident her confident musical direction.
* The EmiSunshine bandwagon is loaded with adoring fans numbered in the millions from all over the globe. Personal musical heroes have been captivated by her commanding stage presence; Loretta Lynn, Emmylou Harris, Tim McGraw, Ricky Skaggs, Marty Stuart and The Grateful Dead (to name just a few) have stepped forward to sing the praises of Emi Sunshine.
* Born Emilie Sunshine Hamilton, the singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist has been surrounded by family members who possess a genuine love for “salt-of-the-earth,” mountain melodies and lyrics. Emi embraced the classic country, blues and folk music that echoed throughout her Madisonville, TN home.
* Tix, $25. Make reservations.
*  All upcoming shows at the venue: http://www.coffeegallery.com/Coffee-Gallery-Backstage-Music-Venue-Performance-Calendar.html
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LATE ADDITIONSat, Jan 26:
7 pm - CHRIS BOTTI plays The Wiltern Theatre, 3790 Wilshire Bl, Los Angeles, CA 90010
* TIX at: https://www.livenation.com/venues/14361/the-wiltern
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LATE ADDITION
Sat, Jan 26:
7 pm - SLIGO RAGS: POWERHOUSE OF CELTIC FOLK, plays the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena, CA; phone for reservations, 10 am-10 pm, 7 days: 626-798-6236.
* This award winning, dynamic ensemble presents Celtic Folk (and so much more) with a decidedly bluegrass attitude.
* Sligo Rags are Named among the top acoustic bands in LA (by Folkworks Magazine, and two-time winners of the Orange County Music Award for Best Folk Band.
* The longtime darlings of Disneyland's “Paradise Garden Bandstand,” Sligo Rags long predated that residency by taking the local and not-so-local Folk and Celtic music scenes by storm with a unique blend of eclectic musical influences.
* Dan Miller of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine says “These guys have it all -- great vocals, lots of energy, captivating songs, well executed arrangements, and tasteful solos.”
* Their debut studio recording, "The Night Before the Morning After", was called "the best I've heard from a stateside band" by Celtic Beat Magazine, while their sophomore effort, “The Whiskey Never Lies,” was called “the best from the West Coast Celts in many years” by Shay Clark of the Irish American News.
* That album was named one of the "Top 10 of 2008" in Folkworks, across all folk genres, by the Guide's editor, writing the "Top Ten" that year for that publication.
* Don‟t be surprised if elements of country, gypsy jazz, and swing manage to sneak their way into the act as well.
* Award-winning flatpicking and fingerstyle guitarist David Burns (recently featured in Flatpicking Guitar Magazine), fiddler extraordinaire Michael Kelly, Dublin-born bassist Fionn Ruadh, and percussion whiz-kid Jonathan Baer are guaranteed to fill the room and your lives with electricity. They may give you a good laugh or two along the way as well.
* "Sligo Rags have mastered the ability to take songs from a time gone by and make them fresh and relevant for a modern audience. Their passion for the music and their willingness to take risks combine for an outstanding live show." --Music Connection
* "…A money back, no questions asked if you are not thrilled‟ act. Bring friends. Dynamic, up tempo, multi-talented. A fusion that just crackles." —Bob Stane, The Coffee Gallery Backstage
* Tix, $20.
*  All upcoming shows at the venue: http://www.coffeegallery.com/Coffee-Gallery-Backstage-Music-Venue-Performance-Calendar.html
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LATE ADDITIONSat & Sun, Jan 26 & 27:
7:30 pm (Sat) - CENTER STAGE OPERA presents "The Marriage of Figaro" in the Plaza del Sol Theater, on the campus of Cal State Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff St, Northridge, CA
* Two performances only:
Sat at 7:30 pm
Sun at 3 pm
* Tix: $32-$60; student and senior discounts available.
* Tickets available at 818-517-4102, or online at: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3919457
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Sun, Jan 27:
7 pm - EMI SUNSHINE: EXCEPTIONAL 14-YEAR-OLD MUSICAL PRODIGY, plays the second of her two shows Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena, CA; phone for reservations, 10 am-10 pm, 7 days: 626-798-6236.
* Emi’s indescribable & inexplicable talents have taken the world by surprise. Since her breakout at just 9-years-old, Emi has garnered more than 14 Million YouTube views & a half million Facebook followers.
* Venue impresario Bob Stane says: "Just a few years ago when EmiSunshine broke upon the scene at the age of 9 she was tsunami hitting the airwaves. She was on every TV show in the country and, at the time, I could only dream of having her on my stage. Now she is here, with her band, to show her talents at NAMM and I was able to nab her for two shows." (See note, next line.)
* She is also at the venue Sat, Jan 26, for a 3 pm MATINEE, enabling the youngest of her attentive fans to experience her performance alongside the dazzled old folks.
* Bob continues, "This is as good as it gets. I expect her to sell out every seat and then some. This is a momentous time for me and The Coffee Gallery Backstage. Call now. ~ Bob Stane
* Emi Sunshine IS nearly impossible to explain. The exceptional talents of EmiSunshine, the 14-year-old prodigy from East Tennessee, has captured the nation’s attention and enchanted hearts-a-many with her musical wizardry. Website
* Steeped in Appalachian music, Emi is a true vocal stylist. Influenced by legends (Loretta Lynn/Tanya Tucker/ TheLouvin Brothers), she is a throwback to earlier eras of country music when trendsetters like Bessie Smith, June Carter, Loretta Lynn and Hank Williams made history. The sassy, strikingly powerful, ultra entertainer is bound and determined to follow in their footsteps, and while she has some pretty big shoes to fill, this little lady fits the bill.
* The witty songwriter self-produces all of her music (live and in the studio). Emi plays a wailing guitar; she can make the mandolin cry and the ukulele sing. Her ability to combine her youthful, bubbly disposition with deep, meaningful and rather dark song content brings her imagination to life. While her music as been described as “old-timey,” she adds her own unique, contemporary blend of roots music that is equal parts Americana, Bluegrass, Gospel, and Country, with a sprinkle of Blues and a whole lot of “shock factor.” Described as a “modern-day Janis Joplin,” she delivers vivid emotion with every spine-chilling, spirited yet haunting note.
* The crooner now plays more than 50 dates a year backed by a group made up of those closest to her. Her father plays upright bass, her brother (John Letner) accompanies her on mandolin and “Uncle Bobby” Hill plays drums. The fearless entertainer has performed on The Today Show and The Grand Ole Opry (more than a dozen times), at The Ryman and numerous renowned festivals (CMA Fest and Merle Fest) making evident her confident musical direction.
* The EmiSunshine bandwagon is loaded with adoring fans numbered in the millions from all over the globe. Personal musical heroes have been captivated by her commanding stage presence; Loretta Lynn, Emmylou Harris, Tim McGraw, Ricky Skaggs, Marty Stuart and The Grateful Dead (to name just a few) have stepped forward to sing the praises of Emi Sunshine.
* Born Emilie Sunshine Hamilton, the singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist has been surrounded by family members who possess a genuine love for “salt-of-the-earth,” mountain melodies and lyrics. Emi embraced the classic country, blues and folk music that echoed throughout her Madisonville, TN home.
* Tix, $25. Make reservations.
*  All upcoming shows at the venue: http://www.coffeegallery.com/Coffee-Gallery-Backstage-Music-Venue-Performance-Calendar.html
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Mon, Jan 28:7:30 pm - "GREAT GUITARS: Christie Lenée" at the GRAMMY Museum, 800 W Olympic Bl Ste. A245,entrance around the corner on Figueroa, Los Angeles, CA 90015.
* 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, Christie's pieces have been showcased at the NAMM Show in Anaheim and Nashville and on stage with artists including Tim Reynolds (guitarist for Dave Matthews Band), Andy McKee, Tommy Emmanuel, Amy Ray from the Indigo Girls, Stanley Jordan, and many others.
* Tix at
www.grammymuseum.org or 213-765-6800.
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Tue, Jan 29:
7:30 pm - "ICONS OF THE MUSIC INDUSTRY: KEN EHRLICH" at the GRAMMY Museum, 800 W Olympic Bl Ste. A245, entrance around the corner on Figueroa, Los Angeles, CA 90015.
* Just ahead of the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards, the museum welcomes back legendary television producer-director, and longtime GRAMMY Awards Executive Producer Ken Ehrlich to the Clive Davis Theater.
* The event will profile his impressive four-decade career. As a producer-creator, Ehrlich has introduced numerous innovative concepts for shows ranging from the GRAMMYs, the Emmys, the Blockbuster Awards, the Alma Awards, the Latin GRAMMYs, the European MTV Awards and the MTV Movie Awards, the latter which he created in 1992. 
* Tix, $10, all-ages, at
www.grammymuseum.org or 213-765-6800, or, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/icons-of-the-music-industry-ken-ehrlich-tickets-53455289209
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Thu-Sun, Jan 31-Feb 3:
27th "PHOTO L.A.," the International photographic art exposition, returns to the Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Av, Santa Monica, CA 90405
* This edition of the event features "behind-the-lens views" from 65+ galleries.
* This event brings the best of the photography world to Southern Cal, with a collaborative platform that links dealers and collectors with a gamut of galleries from around the globe.
* Tix,  $20, at:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/photo-la-january-31-february-3-2019-tickets-51906403450
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Thu, Jan 31:
8:30 pm-11:30 pm - "FOLK/ROOTS FESTIVAL FUNDRAISER CONCERT" brings performances by THE BRACKEN BAND with special guests African drummer GERALD RIVERS, spoken word artist BROOKE BENSON, & singer-songwriter TODD BEESON, at Finn McCool’s Irish Pub, 2702 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405; 310-452-1734
* Theme of this year's "Folk/Roots Festival" (coming in March) is "Exploring our roots from Zimbabwe to Appalachia."
* $ 20 suggested donation to attend tonight and support the festival.
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* Continuing through Feb 3:
27th "PHOTO L.A.," the International photographic art exposition, returns to the Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Av, Santa Monica, CA 90405
* See full write-up in Jan 31 listing.
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Fri, Feb 1:
6 pm-midnight - "Night of Ideas" is FREE with RVSP, at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exposition Bl, Exposition Park, L.A., CA 90007; 213-763-DINO (3466);
www.nhm.org
* This is the local manifestation of a worldwide event that celebrates the stream of ideas between countries, cultures, and generations.
* Each year, people around the globe come together to learn about and discuss the latest discoveries and prominent issues facing the world today.
* L.A.'s Natural History Museum, in collaboration with the Consulate General of France in Los Angeles, presents this year's L.A. program for the "Night of Ideas" theme, "Facing Our Time."
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LATE ADDITION
Fri, Feb 1:
7:05 pm - "LIVE FROM HERE" With CHRIS THILE and the cast of the NPR show that derived from "A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION," plus guest artists, as always, being taped for airplay at The Wiltern Theatre, 3790 Wilshire Bl, Los Angeles, CA 90010
* TIX at:
https://www.livenation.com/events/971091-feb-1-2019-live-from-here-with-chris-thile
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Sat & Sun, Feb 2 & 3; FREE EVENTS:
Annual " MUSEUMS  FREE-FOR-ALL DAY 2019" at MANY museums throughout Southern California.

* THIS IS MARVELOUS, BUT MUCH OF IT IS NOT AVAILABLE AS A "WALK-UP." GO TO THE WEBSITE OF THE MUSEUMS THAT INTEREST YOU, AND SEE IF YOU NEED TO MAKE A RESERVATION FOR A LIMITED NUMBER OF FREE ENTRANCE PASSES. Where we know in advance, we include that in a "Note" for the museum's listing, below.
* As the folks at "Do LA" wrote, "Let's kick 2019 off with some admission-free culture!"
* Museums Free-for-All is partnered with Metro to encourage visitors to "#GoMetro" and explore the wonder of art at local participating museums. Many of our esteemd cultural institutions are just a short walk from Metro bus or rail stops. And you won't get stranded like you do if you attend evening events -- the museums close before the Metro coveyances stop running. Experience a day of art and culture without traffic and plan ahead of time on
www.metro.net.
* The FREE ADMISSION offers are for general museum admission only and do not apply to specially-ticketed exhibitions.
* Regular parking fees apply at each museum.
* Consult individual museum websites for hours, directions, and other visitor information.
* 2019's Participating Museums (both sat & Sun unless noted):

•  The Annenberg Space for Photography, 2000 Avenue of the Stars, #1000.  
NOTE: Free cookie with the purchase of any coffee beverage (while supplies last).

•  Autry Museum of the American West, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Griffith Park.  
•  The Broad Museum, downtown L.A.
•  California African American Museum, 600 State Dr, Exposition Park.  
•  California Science Center, Columbia Memorial Space Center, 700 Exposition Park Dr.
NOTE: General admission only. A timed reservation with a convenience fee is required for Space Shuttle Endeavour.

•  Craft and Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Bl.  
•  Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Dr, La canada-Flintridge.  
•  Forest Lawn Museum, 1712 S Glendale Av.  
•  Fowler Museum at UCLA, North Campus of UCLA, Westwood.  
•  The Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr, L.A.  
•  The Getty Villa, 17985 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu.
NOTE: Free, timed tickets are required. Go to
www.getty.edu to get yours.  
•  The GRAMMY Museum, 800 W Olympic Bl, Ste. A245 (entrance on Figueroa)  
•  Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Bl.  
•  Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles - ICA LA, 1717 E 7th St.  

•  Japanese American National Museum - JANM, 100 N Central Av.
NOTE: Free tickets available at
www.janm.org/freeforall.  
•  Kidspace Children's Museum, 480 N Arroyo Bl, Pasadena.  
•  La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, 5801 Wilshire Bl.
NOTE: General admission only; free tickets available at
www.tarpits.org/freeforall.
•  La Plaza de Culturas y Artes, 501 N Main St.  
•  LACMA - Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Bl.  
•  Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, 100 S The Grove Dr.  
•  MOCA - Museum of Contemporary Art, 250 S Grand Av, L.A.  
•  Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), 628 Alamitos Av.  
•  Museum of Tolerance, 9786 W Pico Bl.  

•  Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exposition Bl, L.A.
NOTE: General admission only; free tickets available at nhm.org/freeforall.  
•  Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, 117 N Sycamore  

•  Palm Springs Art Museum, 101 N Museum Dr, Palm Springs.  
•  Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont Graduate University, 330 N College Av, Claremont.

•  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St, Santa Barbara.
•  Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N Sepulveda Bl.
NOTE: "Noah’s Ark" timed-entry, one-hour tickets are limited and distributed first-come, first-served.

•  Sunnylands Center & Gardens
Note: Excludes tours of the historic house and grounds.
•  Sunnylands Center & Gardens, 37977 Bob Hope Dr.  

•  University Art Museum, CSU Long Beach, , 1250 Bellflower Bl, Long Beach.
NOTE: Closed Jan 27; join them for the opening reception of "Robert Irwin: Site Determined," 4-6 pm on Jan 28.

•  USC Fisher Museum of Art, 823 W Exposition Bl, L.A.
NOTE: Offering free admission on Sat, Jan 27, but not on Sun, Jan 28.

•  USC Pacific Asia Museum
•  Zimmer Children’s Museum, 6505 Wilshire Bl, #100.
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LATE ADDITION...
Sat, Feb 2:
7 pm - DIVINE WEEKS record release show for their final album "We’re All We Have" is a benefit for "WISH Inclusive Public Schools," with THE PRATIES at BeatBox Studios, 11828 Teale St, Culver City Ca 90230
*  For starters, this listing goes off the reservation for lots of our readers. So why is it here? Arguably, DIVINE WEEKS is, and for decades has been, L.A.’s seminal indie guitar band. And this a lot like their farewell concert.
*  "Variety" called "We’re All We Have" one of 2018’s "10 best releases." Specifically: "An unabashedly — yet never obviously political — cycle of songs about showing love in the face of darkness, the album might be alternately titled 'Songs to Survive the Current Administration By.'" -- Chris Morris, in "Variety." Read his full story at:
https://variety.com/2018/music/opinion/10-best-albums-of-2018-chris-morris-1203089328
*  This album wraps-up the band's three-decade long legacy of ups and downs. That includes signing to Steve Wynn’s Down There Record Label (with the Dream Syndicate’s Dennis Duck on drums) which brought their critically-acclaimed debut album way back in 1987 -- geologic time in the indie music world. They go back so far that their 2nd album was released the same day as Nirvana’s "Nevermind." Then came a 25 year hiatus. That was followed by front man Bill See’s 2011 memoir "33 Days," and 2016’s "See Those Landing Lights" reunion.
*  This album -- their final incendiary statement -- calls for love, redemption and being on the left side of history in Trump’s America, and it features the powerful final single, “Fight For Love.”
*  Music history. You might want to say, "I was there."
*  View the album trailer -- if you have allowed Google spyware to infest your device with its "account" -- at:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SvIIG2-EIbuB2e869fBPoJkXwXAsh9X7/view
*  Tix available at the door, but don't go late.
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LATE ADDITION
Sat, Feb 2:
8 pm - "REDACTED TONIGHT" host LEE CAMP opens for JULIAN CASABLANCAS and THE VOIDZ at The Wiltern Theatre, 3790 Wilshire Bl, Los Angeles, CA 90010
* Lee Camp and his TV / internet show "REDACTED TONIGHT" are based in washington, DC, which he calls "The belly of the beast." Any time he comes to L.A. it's a big deal -- even this time, to open for other acts.
* Lee says, "If you don't know THE VOIDZ, you probably know Julian's other band, THE STROKES. Anyway, it will be incredible rock music, and I'll be throwing a little comedy into the mix as well. It will be a BIG night. This will sell out soon."
* TIX: https://concerts1.livenation.com/event/0900556B3B955588
* You can purchase your tickets for THIS show at the Hollywood Palladium every Saturday from 10 am-2 pm without service charges for this event, subject to availability. That Box Office is not open during holiday weekends. Call 213-531-0588 to upgrade to the Wiltern Underground Experience. For basic ticket information, you can also call Ticketmaster Customer Service at 800-653-8000.
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Mon & Tue, Feb 4 & 5, CONFERENCE:
2019 "DEW" DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT WORLD at the Marina Del Rey Marriott, 4100 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292; https://www.dewexpo.com
* Running Monady at 8 am through Tuesday at 6 pm, and hot on the heels of NAMM, this conference may be of greater value to indie artists who run their own labels and design their own marketing strategies. It's NOT cheap to attend, but it may be worth it if it fits your planning, strategy, and biz development.
* Described by Hollywood insiders, digital influencers and industry leaders throughout the world as a "must-attend" event, now in its 6th year Digital Entertainment World (DEW) is where you want to be if you are in the business of creating or monetizing digital entertainment content.
* Presented by Digital Media Wire, Inc., of L.A.;
http://digitalmediawire.com
* With a theme of "THE POWER OF CREATIVITY & INFLUENCE," The 2019 Digital Entertainment World takes a deep dive into “The Power of Creativity and Influence.”
* Atendees will "hear from the creators, brands and platforms that are growing audiences and engaging fans and showcase the innovative partnerships between technology and content companies that are bringing new entertainment experiences to life."
* Organizers tell the Guide: "We are pleased to announce the addition of the 'Creators & Influencers' track – two days of sessions devoted to the dynamic creators and influencers and their tech and brand partners."
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** There is a staggering number of entertainment and digital music execs, tech gurus, and movers-and-shakers comprising the speaker lists. We present the comprehensive list, because you should look at their JOB TITLES and THE COMPANIES THEY REPRESENT to glean a notion of where things are going, aside from determining if attending is the right move for you.
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** Keynote & "Fireside Chat" speakers include:
Katie Nelson, Executive Producer, News Content, ABC News
Andrew Wallenstein, Co-Editor-in-Chief, Variety
Celiena Adcock, Head of Streaming-Entertainment, Facebook
Benjamin Grubbs, Founder & CEO, Next 10 Ventures
Jason Lake, CEO & Founder, Complexity Gaming
Gerrit Meier, CEO, Red Bull Media Network
Halsey Minor, Founder & CEO, Live Planet
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** 2019 SPEAKERS include:
Wesley A’Harrah, Head of International Development & Marketing, Music Ally
Tom Bash, VP, Product, ChefsFeed
Noah Becker, President, AdRev
David Bloom, Consultant & Columnist, Tubefilter
Dae Bogan, Co-Founder & CEO, TuneRegistry
Chris Borelli, VP, Brand Partnerships, IMGN Media
Tripp Boyle, SVP, Connekt
Antony Bruno, Director of Communications, Royalty Exchange
Teri Nelson Carpenter, President & CEO, Reel Muzik Werks LLC
Kevin Chernett, Executive Vice President - Global Partnerships & Content Distribution, Live Nation
Dawn Chmielewski, Technology Editor, Deadline Hollywood
Eric Dahan, CEO & Co-Founder, Open Influence
Kevin Day, VP Business Development & Strategic Relationships, Sound Royalties
Hayley Delaine, Founder, Trending All Day
Casey Dickinson, CEO, FTX Games
Colin Dixon, Founder & Chief Analyst, nScreenMedia
Samantha Fernandez, Sr. Director Global Partnerships, AEG
Javon Frazier, EVP, Strategy & Business Development, Studio71
Rob Gelick, Executive Vice President and General Manager, CBS Entertainment Digital
Keatly Haldeman, CEO, Riptide Music Group
Ewan Johnson, Chief Creative Officer, Arcturus Studios
Jocelyn Johnson, Digital Video News Editor, The Wrap
Brittani Kagan, Head of Talent, Portal A
Erica Kaufman, Director, Content Strategy, Mattel
Gabrielle Kessler, VP of Experiential Future Plc
Albert Kugel, Strategy Director, Giant Spoon
Folayo Lasaki, VP, Marketing, SoulPancake
Damon Lau, Head of Esports, United Talent Agency (UTA)
Max Levine, Co-Founder, MC Projects
Grant Michaelson, VP, Business Affairs & New Media, ABC Entertainment
Chris Misner, President of International, Roblox
Mickey Meyer, President of Network, Group Nine Media
Julia Moonves, VP of Sales & Business Development, pocket.watch
Candice Mudrick, Senior Client Director, Newzoo
Linda Ong, Chief Culture Officer, Civic Entertainment Group
Andrew Paradise, CEO & Founder, Skillz Inc.
John Petrocelli, CEO, Bulldog Digital Media
Chris Petrovic, SVP & Head of Corporate Strategy, M&A and Business Development, Zynga Inc.
Tina Pukonen, Head of Entertainment Strategy, Pinterest
Neeta Ragoowansi, SVP, Biz Dev & Legal Affairs/Co-Founder, NPREX
Carter Rogers, Research Manager, SuperData Research
Jessica Rovello, CEO, Arkadium
Ira Rubenstein, Chief Digital & Marketing Officer, PBS Digital
Mia von Sadovszky, SVP / Group Strategic Planning Director, RPA
Robert Schefferine, VP Production, ABC Entertainment Marketing, Disney ABC Television Group
Ted Schilowitz, Futurist, Paramount Pictures
Russell Schneider, Head of Sales & Business Development, 9GAG
Bennett Sherman, Co-Head, Digital Ventures, Gaming, ICM Partners
Ned Sherman, Partner, Manatt Digital
Founder, Digital Media Wire
Julie Shumaker, Vice President, Business Development of Advertising, Unity Technologies
Clark Stacey, CEO, WildWorks
Steve Stewart, CEO & Co-Founder, Vezt
Christopher Sumner, SVP, Business Development & Strategy, Refinery29
Peter Trinh, Managing Director, International and Independent Film | Esport Groups, ICM Partners
Rasty Turek, CEO, PEX
Benoit Vatere, CEO & Founder, Mammoth Media
Mike Vorhaus, CEO, Vorhaus Advisors
Dan Weinstein, President, Studio71
Chris M. Williams, Founder & CEO, pocket.watch
Shelley Zimmerman, Co-Head, Awesomeness
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* More details:
Agenda:
https://www.dewexpo.com/agenda/
Speakers: https://www.dewexpo.com/2019-speakers/
Sponsors/exhibitors/media partners: https://www.dewexpo.com/sponsors/
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* Registration: it costs $1,299. Tix at:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/digital-entertainment-world-2019-tickets-48750240281
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LATE ADDITION
Tue & Wed, Feb 5 & 6:
7 pm - Van Morrison and Shana Morrison play two nights at The Wiltern Theatre, 3790 Wilshire Bl, Los Angeles, CA 90010
* TIX:
Tuesday: https://www.livenation.com/events/852831-feb-5-2019-van-morrison
Wednesday: https://www.livenation.com/events/852845-feb-6-2019-van-morrison
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LATE ADDITION
Tue, Feb 5:
7:30 pm - "An Evening With Kacey Musgraves" at the GRAMMY Museum, 800 W Olympic Bl (entrance on Figueroa), Los Angeles, CA 90015; 213-765-6800; www.grammymuseum.org
* It's a Special Benefit for the GRAMMY Museum.
* The GRAMMY Museum is thrilled to welcome multiple GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves for a special benefit program during GRAMMY Week. Kacey Musgraves released her third studio album Golden Hour (MCA Nashville) on March 30, which has been met with critical raves across the board and received four GRAMMY nominations at this year's upcoming GRAMMY Awards, including Album of the Year, Best Country Album, Best Country Solo Performance, and Best Country Song. 
* Tix: General On Sale Jan 17 at noon.
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LATE ADDITION...
Thu, Feb 7:
6:30 pm - "STUDENT ART EXHIBITION, FULLERTON UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT" Gallery Opening Reception & Awards presentations, at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center, 1201 W Malvern Av, Fullerton, CA 92833; 714-738-6595; www.TheMuck.org
*  The Muckenthaler begins the year hosting the finest student artworks from the seven schools of the Fullerton Union High School District, including campuses in Buena Park and La Habra.
*  Awards will be given tonight for best drawings, paintings, sculpture, digital art, and more.
*  $10 non-members; Free for members
*  After tonight, see the exhibition FREE during gallery hours, Tue-Sun, Noon-4 pm; donations welcomed.
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LATE ADDITION
Thu, Feb 7; ONE-NIGHT-ONLY FILM SCREENING:
Times vary - "JONI 75" musically celebrates JONI MITCHELL on her 75th birthday. An incredible array of singers and musicians converged over two nights in November 2018 at The Music Center's Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles and the music documentary was crafted from those two performances.
* To honor Joni Mitchell, one of the world’s most remarkable artists, a hand-selected group of peers and protégés performed.
* The lineup included Brandi Carlile; Glen Hansard; Emmylou Harris; Norah Jones; Chaka Khan; Diana Krall; Kris Kristofferson; Los Lobos with La Marisoul, Cesar Castro & Xochi Flores; Graham Nash; Seal; James Taylor; Rufus Wainwright; and more.
* Individually and together they paid tribute to the iconic artist, performing her songs from all stages of Mitchell’s life and career, across her entire catalog of 19 studio albums.
* As an artist, Mitchell performed with an emotional honesty that resonated with a wide audience. The unifying effect of Mitchell’s music rings out with a closing group singalong to “Big Yellow Taxi” during which Mitchell herself is captured on camera. But the biggest moment, the most emotional, is saved for the end when the celebrated singer takes to the stage to blow out candles on a cake after the crowd serenades her with “Happy Birthday.”
* The entire concert, along with special behind-the-scenes interviews with the artists, will be shown in movie theaters for just this one night, Thursday, February 7, 2019.
* The concert CD will be released on March 1, 2019. It can be ordered NOW, pre-release, for $13.95, at: https://www.amazon.com/Joni-75-A-Birthday-Celebration/dp/B07MHQ5F5T
* TO SEE THE FILM ON ITS ONE-NIGHT PRESENTATION, find a participating theatre near you, at: https://www.joni75.com/tickets/
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LATE ADDITION
Fri, Feb 8:
8 pm - ANDY & RENEE & HARD RAIN play the Grand Annex, 434 W 6th St, San Pedro, CA 90731
*  They'll play their 2011 album, "Many Miles To Go," LIVE, plus a full 2nd set of music.
*  SouthBay folk-rock favorites, Andy & Renee and the Hard Rain band return for their 2019 winter “Album” concert.
*  These shows always SELL-OUT. Get tix early at:
https://grandvision.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0S460000013aIqEAI
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Sat, Feb 9:
10 am-4 pm - OPENING EVENT for the Annual "Masters of the American West" Art Exhibition and Sale, at the Autry Museum of the American West, 4700 Western Heritage Way, across from the L.A. Zoo in Griffith Park, Los Angeles, CA  90027
* This is widely considered as the country’s premier Western art show. Works by master artists in the genre are featured, paintings and sculptures, by 64 nationally-recognized, contemporary Western artists.
* The exhibition is open to the public from ​10 ​am​ to ​4​ ​pm.
* "Masters special events" are for sponsors and ticket holders only, with these tickets:
Daytime-Only Tickets: $95 for Autry Members, $170 Nonmembers; 10 am–4 pm.
All-Day Tickets: $195 for Autry Members, $270 Nonmembers; 10 am–9 pm.
* An Artists’ Dinner and Exhibition Preview will be held for sponsors on Fri, Feb 8. Learn more about Masters events and sponsorship opportunities at
www.TheAutry.org/Masters.
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Feb 14-Mar 31
Annual "WINTER MUSIC SERIES" at BOSTON COURT THEATRE, 70 N Mentor Av, Pasadena, CA 91106.
* The venue's Winter Music Series features 17 eclectic concerts, including two semi-staged operas in concert, a tribute to Scottish composer Thea Musgrave, son jarocho band Los Cambalache, and jazz with Lao Tizer.
* It all kicks-off Feb 14 with a special performance by Pink Martini's Storm Large.
* Whether you enjoy being the first to experience brand-new music or appreciate the classics, this 2019 music season has something for you.
* "CELEBRATE VALENTINE'S DAY WITH STORM LARGE" on FEB 14 at 8 pm. Storm Large is well known for being one of the iconic chanteuses of the band Pink Martini. Experience the glorious voice and the gutsy outpourings of this force of nature in the intimate environs of Boston Court. Limited tickets remain.
* Series info & tix: BOX OFFICE, 626-683-6801, 11 am-5 pm, Tue-Fri, or online at: www.bostoncourt.com
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That's a wrap for this weekend.

MUCH MORE SOON, with a very full
NEWS EDITION on the way!

Remember to slack your strings before you get on the airplane. Or ride Amtrak instead, and you won't have to worry about that.

Stay Tuneful!
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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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 The Acoustic Americana Music Guide. Thanks for sittin' a spell. The cyber porch'll be here anytime you come back from the road.
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