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Wednesday, October 22

Chef Takeover at Melisse

Mélisse

1104 WILSHIRE BLVD, Santa Monica, CA

5:00pm to 11:00pm

For three nights only (October 22nd- 24th), Eric Frechon, the three-Michelin star chef of the Hotel Le Bristol in Paris, will take over Josiah Citrin’s kitchen at Melisse. Recently awarded France’s Chevalier of the Legion of Honour, Chef Frechon will present guests with a seven-course meal inspired by his restaurant in Paris for $195 per person, including dishes such as Caviar from Sologne; Glazed Wild Duck Smoked with Juniper Wood; and Line-Caught Black Bass En Croute, among others. The full menu may be viewed online.

Reservations are required and may be made by calling 310.395.0881. Please note Friday, Oct. 24th is already sold out, but reservations are still being accepted for Wednesday, Oct. 22nd and Thursday, Oct. 23rd.

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Livetalks LA: George Clinton

New Roads School

3131 Olympic Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90404

6:30pm

George Clinton revolutionized R&B during the ’70s, twisting soul music into funk by adding influences from several late-’60s acid heroes: Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, and Sly Stone. He was the mastermind of the bands Parliament and Funkadelic during the 1970s and early 1980s, and launched a solo career in 1981. He has been cited as one of the foremost innovators of funk music, along with James Brown and Sly Stone. The Parliament/Funkadelic machine ruled black music during the ’70s, capturing more than forty R&B hit singles (including three at #1) and recording three platinum albums.  Clinton was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 with fifteen other members of Parliament-Funkadelic.

George Clinton began his musical career in New Jersey, where his obsession with doo-wop and R&B led to a barbershop quartet—literally, as Clinton and his friends also styled hair in the local shop—the way kids often got their musical start in the ’50s. But how many kids like that ended up playing to tens of thousands of rabid fans alongside a diaper-clad guitarist? How many of them commissioned a spaceship and landed it onstage during concerts? How many put their stamp on four decades of pop music, from the mind-expanding sixties to the hip-hop-dominated nineties and beyond?  One of them. George Clinton.

How George Clinton got from barbershop quartet to funk music megastar is a story for the ages. As a high school student he traveled to New York City, where he absorbed all the trends in pop music, from traditional rhythm and blues to Motown, the Beatles, the Stones, and psychedelic rock, not to mention the formative funk of James Brown and Sly Stone. By the dawn of the seventies, he had emerged as the leader of a wildly creative musical movement composed mainly of two bands—Parliament and Funkadelic. And by the bicentennial, Clinton and his P-Funk empire were dominating the soul charts as well as the pop charts. He was an artistic visionary, visual icon, merry prankster, absurdist philosopher, and savvy businessmen, all rolled into one. He was like no one else in pop music, before or since.

- See more at: http://livetalksla.org/blog/2014/07/15/october-22-an-evening-with-george...

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Livetalks LA: George Clinton

New Roads School

3131 Olympic Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90404

6:30pm

(OCT 22) George Clinton revolutionized R&B during the ’70s, twisting soul music into funk by adding influences from several late-’60s acid heroes: Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, and Sly Stone. He was the mastermind of the bands Parliament and Funkadelic during the 1970s and early 1980s, and launched a solo career in 1981. He has been cited as one of the foremost innovators of funk music, along with James Brown and Sly Stone. The Parliament/Funkadelic machine ruled black music during the ’70s, capturing more than forty R&B hit singles (including three at #1) and recording three platinum albums.  Clinton was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 with fifteen other members of Parliament-Funkadelic.

George Clinton began his musical career in New Jersey, where his obsession with doo-wop and R&B led to a barbershop quartet—literally, as Clinton and his friends also styled hair in the local shop—the way kids often got their musical start in the ’50s. But how many kids like that ended up playing to tens of thousands of rabid fans alongside a diaper-clad guitarist? How many of them commissioned a spaceship and landed it onstage during concerts? How many put their stamp on four decades of pop music, from the mind-expanding sixties to the hip-hop-dominated nineties and beyond?  One of them. George Clinton.

How George Clinton got from barbershop quartet to funk music megastar is a story for the ages. As a high school student he traveled to New York City, where he absorbed all the trends in pop music, from traditional rhythm and blues to Motown, the Beatles, the Stones, and psychedelic rock, not to mention the formative funk of James Brown and Sly Stone. By the dawn of the seventies, he had emerged as the leader of a wildly creative musical movement composed mainly of two bands—Parliament and Funkadelic. And by the bicentennial, Clinton and his P-Funk empire were dominating the soul charts as well as the pop charts. He was an artistic visionary, visual icon, merry prankster, absurdist philosopher, and savvy businessmen, all rolled into one. He was like no one else in pop music, before or since.

- See more at: http://livetalksla.org/blog/2014/07/15/october-22-an-evening-with-george...

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POACHERS / LEO

Aero Theatre

1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403

7:30pm

We pay tribute to one of Spain’s greatest writer-directors, José Luis Borau, with a double feature of his films. Marsha Kinder and Marvin D'Lugo will be on hand to copies of their book on Borau, a special issue of Studies in Spanish and Latin American Cinemas.

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Friday, October 24

GHOSTBUSTERS

Aero Theatre

1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403

7:30pm

Parapsychologists Bill Murray, Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd start Ghostbusters, a company that traps ghosts, spirits and other supernatural specters for money. Business starts to pick up when Sigourney Weaver notices strange phenomena in her apartment’s kitchen, such as eggs frying themselves. When the situation escalates, the Ghostbusters are called upon to save the Big Apple.

 

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Saturday, October 25

Sunday, October 26

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