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Sunday, August 2

Tierra Blanca

Levitt Pavilion MacArthur Park

2230 W. 6th St., Los Angeles, 90057


Since 1996 Tierra Blanca Dance Company has establish its own identity creating unique dances based on the culture, traditions and history from Mexico and our Latino Heritage here in Los Angeles. In 2002 Blanca Established Tierra Blanca Arts Center nonprofit organization that provides after school cultural programs to children in Los Angeles. With the view that in Los Angeles, Latin-American is one, Blanca create an annual event “Semblanza Latinoamericana” .

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Aretha Franklin

Microsoft Theater

777 Chick Hearn Ct., Los Angeles, CA


Aretha Franklin with Jonathan Slocumb

The ‘Queen of Soul’ returns to Los Angeles for a one-night-only performance on August 2nd, 2015. 

She is both a 20th and 21st century musical and cultural icon known the world over simply by her first name: Aretha. The reigning and undisputed “Queen Of Soul” has created an amazing legacy that spans an incredible six decades, from her first recording as a teenage gospel star, to her current RCA Records release, ARETHA FRANKLIN SINGS THE GREAT DIVA CLASSICS, which is her highest-charting album since 1985 and is also her highest debut ever on the Billboard 200, surpassing the No. 30 bow of 1998's “A Rose Is Still a Rose.” The first single from this collection of classic hits is a powerful rendition of Adele’s worldwide hit "Rolling in the Deep."

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Monday, August 3

Butterfly girl at Butterfly Pavilion

Natural History Museum

900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA


The Butterfly Pavilion is open at the Natural History Museum for the summer.


More than 53 different butterfly and moth species and an array of plants take up residence every summer for the much-anticipated seasonal exhibit, the Butterfly Pavilion. Wander through a unique changing ecosystem, witness free-flying creatures interacting with plant life, and emerge with a better understanding of the environment needed for the survival of these spectacular animals.

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Legends Of Motown: Celebrating The Supremes


800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, 90015


The GRAMMY Museum explores the enduring legacy and influence of Motown Records' premier recording artists with Legends Of Motown: Celebrating The Supremes. The exhibit offers visitors a unique look at the life and career of one of the most successful American singing groups of the '60s, The Supremes.

On display through spring 2016, the exhibit features rare photographs from the personal collection of Mary Wilson; concert posters; tour books, fan memorabilia; and an assortment of performance attire,

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The Drop: Leon Bridges


800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, 90015


Breakout Texas-based R&B singer/songwriter Leon Bridges released his highly anticipated debut album, Coming Home, in June on Columbia Records, clocking in at No. 6 on the Billboard 200. The album boasts 10 original tracks, including the previously released fan favorites "Coming Home," "Better Man," "Lisa Sawyer," and "Smooth Sailin'." The album has garnered positive accolades from Rolling Stone, NPR, The Guardian and NME, among others. Apple chose Bridges to participate in its New Artist Spotlight program, which features up-and-coming artists as chosen by the editorial staff at iTunes/Apple Music. Bridges has also been featured on NPR's All Things Considered. Additionally, "Coming Home" can be heard in an Apple iPhone commercial, and ESPN featured the song throughout their 2015 NBA Finals coverage. Bridges' music career kicked off in Dallas/Forth Worth after a chance meeting with Austin Jenkins and Joshua Block of White Denim, who serve as producers on Coming Home. Bridges subsequently released his two breakout tracks —  "Coming Home" and "Better Man"— in October 2015 and then signed with Columbia Records. The GRAMMY Museum welcomes Bridges to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate performance and discussion surrounding his career and new album, moderated by Scott Goldman, Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation.

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Tuesday, August 4

Reel to Reel: CNN Original Series: The Seventies


800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, 90015


The GRAMMY Museum will host a special screening of an upcoming new episode of CNN's Original Series, The Seventies. The episode, "What's Goin' On," delves into how American popular music exploded into new formats like disco and punk in the '70s, while established artists like Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder found a new creative voice. A panel discussion will follow the screening featuring Huffington Post blogger and Emmy-nominated TV writer David Wild, journalist/filmmaker Nelson George, singer/songwriter/actor JD Souther, and TV/film/music producer Suzanne De Passe. From Emmy Award-winning producers Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman (Playtone), in association with HBO and Emmy Award-winning producer Mark Herzog (Herzog & Company), The Seventies examines the individuals and events that influenced and shaped a decade that had a profound impact on America. Through the use of raw and rarely seen archival footage, as well as interviews with journalists, historians, musicians and television artists who were eyewitnesses to history, The Seventies paints a vivid portrait of a period of lasting consequence. The eight-part hour-long docuseries, airing Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT, explores television of the '70s, the impact of the Vietnam War, the Watergate scandal, the evolving music scene, the Iran Hostage Crisis, violent crimes in America, the sexual revolution, and the rise in terrorism at home and abroad.

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Mercedes-Benz Evolution Tour

The Hollywood Palladium

6215 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90028


Mercedes-Benz Evolution Tour
Mercedes-Benz is bringing back the Evolution Tour, the second installment of the multi-city music tour showcasing the GLA and CLA, two compact luxury vehicles designed to appeal to the next generation of Mercedes-Benz customers. Following a successful 2014 launch, this year's tour continues to highlight the intrinsic bond between music and cars. Tickets for the tour, which is produced exclusively by Mercedes-Benz, will be made available to consumers through a fully integrated social media campaign.

Kicking off in New York City on June 23, the Evolution Tour will make additional stops in Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Austin, offering a synthesis of entertainment, fashion and art. The tour will feature headlining performances by Bastille and Passion Pit in select cities as well as local talent. During the events, consumers will experience art activations by Gregory Siff and Zio Ziegler and a curated Style Factory while experiencing the Mercedes-Benz GLA and CLA models on display at each tour stop.

Tickets: https://www.mbevolutiontour.com/
Social Media: #MBEvolutionTour

Mercedes-Benz Evolution Tour presents Bastille
The Hollywood Palladium – 6215 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
Doors Open @ 8PM

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