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Saturday, February 6

"And All That Jazz..."

Forest Lawn Hall of Liberty

6300 Forest Lawn Dr., Los Angeles, 90068

7:00pm to 9:00pm

In Honor of ‪#‎BlackHistoryMonth‬ , we're soo excited to announce the premiere of "And All That Jazz..." Saturday, February 6, 2016; 7-9 PM. At Forest Lawn Memorial Park - Hollywood Hills. Stars such as Gary Cole (Veep, The Good Wife) Jessica Collins (The Free State of Jones, So B. It)
Keith David (Greenleaf, ER) Gary Dourdan (CIS: Crime Scene Investigation, Mistresses) Jason George (Grey’s Anatomy, Barbershop)
Iona Morris (Law & Order: LA, Lincoln Heights)Okzie Morro (World War Z, Shuga) Rhashan Stone (Strike Back, Smoke) Lorraine Toussaint (Orange is the New Black, Selma) Tracie Thoms (Cold Case, RENT) Nita Whitaker (The Freedom Awards honoring Oprah Winfrey and President Bill Clinton)
will be there!!! Also, performance Portraits by Bob Barry!! FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!!!!

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"And All That Jazz"

Forest Lawn Hall of Liberty

6300 Forest Lawn Dr., Los Angeles, 90068

7:00pm to 9:00pm

In honor of Black History Month, join us for a special evening with “And All That Jazz…” Stories from the rich history of jazz are brought to life in an inspiring evening of music, fiction, poetry and memoir.

Featuring: Lorraine Toussaint, Okezie Morro, Rhashan Stone, Tracie Thoms, Gary Cole, Jessica Collins, Keith David, Gary Dourdan, Nita Whitaker, Jason George. Created, produced, and directed by Cedering Fox.

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See Rock City

Rubicon Theatre Company

1006 E. Main Street, Ventura, 93001

7:00pm

Rubicon Theatre Company presents See Rock City by Arlene Hutton, a poignant love story set in 1940’s Appalachia about young newlyweds trying to find their footing in a world on the brink of great change. May (played by Lily Nicksay “Boy Meets World”/”The Client”) is a principal at the local school, and Raleigh (Erik Odom “Twilight: Breaking Dawn”/Sons of the Prophet), is an aspiring writer. The play begins with the couple returning to their home in Corbin, Kentucky after plans to honeymoon in Rock City are derailed. There they grapple with domestic realities and the desire for approval from community and family, especially their very different mothers (played by Clarinda Ross and Sharon Sharth). When victory overseas results in unexpected consequences on the home front, the couple must confront hidden truths and May must consider a difficult sacrifice.

The sequel to last year’s critically acclaimed hit Last Train to Nibroc, See Rock City stands alone as a funny, touching and universal portrayal of a devoted young couple grappling with change in the advent of a new, post-war America. Katharine Farmer returns from London to helm See Rock City having directed the first play in the Nibroc Series last season to critical and popular acclaim. The production was nominated for an Ovation Award for “Best Production of a Play, Larger Theatre,” and was a part of Rubicon’s “Best Season” nomination. Farmer was also the recipient of an Indy Award for her direction (collecting her statue on her 22nd birthday). She has since made her West End directing debut with Pig Farm by Greg Kotis. Mike Billings designs sets, lights and projections; Marcy Froehlich is Costume Designer, and Austin Quan is Sound Designer.

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Ravel's Bolero

Long Beach Performing Arts Center

300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, 90802

8:00pm

On this evening we explore music of the late Romantic and early Impressionist periods, beginning with Saint-Saens exotic Bacchanale from his opera Samson et Delila, in which Delilah leads a wild and provocative dance to taunt Samson. The piece opens with a beguiling, mid-eastern sounding oboe solo before a steady pulse develops in the orchestra with percussion emphasizing the action. Following that, our virtuoso Principal cellist, Ccilia Tsan, who is known for her powerful and sensitive performances, takes the spotlight in Saint-Saens Cello Concerto #1, composed in 1872. Then Ravels Rapsodie espagnole a reflection of the Spanish musical heritage imparted to Ravel by his Basque mother - opens the second half with a foreboding descending 4-note theme that is carried through, building to a tremendous climax at the end with pulsating Spanish dance rhythms, castanets and tambourine. Also reflective of Ravels love of Spanish music is his Alborada del gracioso (Morning Song of the Jester); a technically challenging, highly spirited and humorous dance that concludes with a grand and glorious racket. The evening culminates with Ravels legendary Bolro, which is built over an unchanging rhythm played on snare drums while melodies rise and fall over the top with ever-changing instrumentation. This piece was made popular in the 1979 film, 10.

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Can I Kick It? A Comedic Review of Old School Hip Hop

9:00pm to 10:30pm

Mystery Science Theater meets Biz Markie.

There is nothing better than kickin' it with friends, reminiscing and watching videos. CAN I KICK IT? invites fans of hip hop and people new to the genre to be part of a hilarious new take on an old school era: hip hop from the 70’s - early 90’s. Al Jackson and a panel of comedians/entertainers/rappers give comedic commentary to some of our favorite videos in front of a LIVE audience.

Hosted by: Al Jackson (Comedy Central Presents, Legit, Last Comic Standing)
- Joe DeRosa (Chelsea Lately, Inside Amy Schumer, Pete Holmes Show)
- Tone Bell (Chelsea Lately, Jerks with Cameras, Whitney, Bad Judge, Key and Peele)
+DJ Josh Spoon before the show!

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

Twitter: @CIKIcomedy
Created & Produced by: @AlJackson @MarkAgee

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Sunday, February 7

Eternity Street: Violence and Justice in Frontier Los Angeles

Autry Museum of the American West

4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, 90027

11:00am to 2:00pm

Space Is Limited / Reservations Recommended

Eternity Street tells the story of a violent place in a violent time: the rise of Los Angeles from its origins as a small Mexican pueblo. John Mack Faragher presents his dramatic history of conquest and ethnic suppression, of collective disorder and interpersonal conflict. Eternity Street delivers a piercing look at the birth of this quintessentially American city.

Following the program, attendees are invited to join the speaker for an optional lunch discussion at Crossroads West Cafe. Copies of Eternity Street will be available for purchase in the Autry Store.

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Lunar New Year 2016

USC Pacific Asia Museum

42 N Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, 91101

11:00am

Lunar New Year is the most important event of the year in many Asian countries. Join USC PAM as we welcome the Year of the Monkey!

Experience how China, Korea and Cambodia celebrate this joyous time of the year through dance, magic, acrobatics, live music, storytelling, art activities and food. Admission is free!

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