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Tuesday, April 28

Piano Spheres: Nic Gerpe | Ces Espaces Infinis

REDCAT Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater

631 West 2nd St, Los Angeles, 90012

8:30pm

Piano Spheres continues its new Satellite Series of emerging pianists with Nic Gerpe, Los Angeles-based concerto soloist and chamber musician who has performed throughout U.S and international festivals. Nic’s performances have also been heard nationally on 91.5 KUSC and classicalkusc.org.

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Wednesday, April 29

Celebrity Autobiography: The Music Edition, Volume 5

GRAMMY Museum

800 W. Olympic Blvd, 800 W. Olympic Blvd, 0

7:30pm

Back at the GRAMMY Museum with new material by popular demand! As seen on Bravo TV, you'll enjoy a night of nonstop laughter as you experience a variety of jaw-dropping vignettes inspired and torn straight from the pages of the most unforgettable music tell-alls and more. Originally created by Emmy-nominated writer/performer Eugene Pack and developed by Pack and Dayle Reyfel, Celebrity Autobiography has been profiled in virtually every major media outlet, including Nightline, CBS Sunday Morning, CNN, NPR's All Things Considered, and The View. The national and international tours of the show garnered rave reviews across the board — from The New York Times to Rolling Stone and Time magazine. For this special installment, outrageous and true music memoirs will be acted out live onstage by a starry cast of performers. Artists currently scheduled to appear include Kristen Johnston, Roger Bart, Fred Willard, Steven Weber, Laraine Newman, Dayle Reyfel and Eugene Pack, with additional guests to be announced soon.

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Thursday, April 30

Screening of Llynn Foulkes One Man Band Documentary with Special Guests at South Pasadena Public Library on April 30

South Pasadena Public Library Community Room

1115 El Centro Street, SOUTH PASADENA, CA 91030

12:00pm to 3:00pm

Llyn Foulkes One Man Band, a feature documentary will be screened in the Community Room on Thursday, April 30 at 7 p.m. The free event will also feature a live appearance by Llyn Foulkes, the interna...

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14th Annual Dance Media Festival

6:30pm

Celebrating the vibrant art of dance, Dance Camera West (DCW) presents the 14th Annual Dance Media Festival, a public event incorporating dance explored through film and live performance. Taking place at various venues in Beverly Hills (UTA Screening Room), Downtown Los Angeles (MOCA, historic Palace Theatre, REDCAT), Hollywood (historic Egyptian Theatre), Santa Monica (Aero Theatre), and Westwood (Crest Theater, UCLA) from April 30 – May 5, 2015, this multi-disciplinary festival promises to offer something for everyone and will showcase many forms of dance including modern, post modern, world, tap, dance theater, ballet, hip-hop and practically all dance that has been captured on film in a way that is of quality and essential value. Over 30 films will be screened over the course of the Festival connecting diverse cultures and environments through the exploration of dance.

Events and screenings range from free - $15; Festival Kickoff $75. For more information and to purchase tickets please visit www.DanceCameraWest.org.

Highlights of the Festival include:

April 30 Festival Kickoff: West coast premiere of Dancing is Living: Benjamin Millepied

May 1: Opening Night Shorts: A selection of top international short films at The Palace Theatre

May 2: Two daytime screening programs including a celebration of Technicolor’s 100th Anniversary with a
of The Unfinished Dance, with the film’s star Margaret O’Brien in attendance at The Crest Theatre and an evening screening at The Aero Theatre

May 3: Daytime programs at MOCA including Israel Past and Future screenings and a Choreography and Animation Technology Panel with special guests including Frank Gladstone and Peggy Holmes and two evening programs at REDCAT which includes the CalArts Emerging Artists Competition

May 4: UCLA Special Campus Screening

May 5: 4th Annual Dance-A-Long at the Egyptian Theatre - Bring your dancing shoes, friends and family for a fun dance lesson – Free; and the final festival screening Dancing for my Havana

DCW aspires to awaken and infuse the public mainstream with a desire for critical creative programming. The vision of DCW is to present the visual language of dance on screen in a way that stretches the imagination and changes the way we think about dance.

Dance Camera West is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and developing the vibrant art of dance media. DCW connects diverse cultures and environments through its exploration of dance on screen, bringing hundreds of challenging and provocative films to Los Angeles from around the globe, effectively bridging the gap between the uniquely influential Los Angeles film community and the significant local dance populace. Even more importantly, Dance Camera West utilizes the accessible nature of dance as a non-verbal art form to reach across cultural, geographic, and socio-economic divides by making a special effort to engage a wide range of Los Angeles audiences of varying ethnicities and interests, offering everyone a chance to experience the thought-provoking thrill of dance media.

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Writing Our Future: Readings from Graduate Writing Programs of the Southland

Los Angeles Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium

630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles, CA

7:15pm

Our second annual gathering unites students from five Southland graduate writing programs—CalArts, Otis College, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, and USC—to share recent work and tune our ears to the future of language. What are the ideas, forms, questions, syntaxes, images, and narratives of our immediate future? Who better as our compass in the wilds of the now than emerging writers? See website for updates on names of selected student writers.

Reservations recommended. Please visit website for reservation/standby policies.

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THE DROP: SHELBY LYNNE

GRAMMY Museum

800 W. Olympic Blvd, 800 W. Olympic Blvd, 0

8:00pm

Independent, authentic and original, GRAMMY-winning singer/songwriter Shelby Lynne inhabits the same space in American music shaped by such like-minded musical renegades as Neil Young, Gram Parsons, Bobbie Gentry, Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, and Johnny Cash. Before garnering Best New Artist honors at the 43rd Annual GRAMMY Awards in 2001, the Alabama native released a number of albums, including her 1989 debut Sunrise, 1993's Temptation, 2008's Just A Little Lovin' (her stellar tribute to Dusty Springfield) and her breakthrough I Am Shelby Lynne in 2000. In 2010 she launched her own indie label Everso Records and released four albums, including 2011's Revelation Road. On May 4 Lynne will release her 13th full-length album, I Can't Imagine. Featuring 10 songs written or co-written by the vocalist — including the title track, which premiered on RollingStone.com in February — the highly anticipated album reflects a panoply of Lynne's influences, from Southern soul, Crescent City R&B and California country and western, to the ardent social consciousness of artists such as Woody Guthrie. Lynne is set to perform both the new collection and her landmark album I Am Shelby Lynne live in their entirety in a special nationwide concert tour that's set to begin in Boston on May 7. Ahead of her tour, the GRAMMY Museum welcomes Lynne to the Clive Davis Theater as part of the Americana Series for an intimate performance and discussion surrounding her career and new album, moderated by Scott Goldman, Vice President of MusiCares and the GRAMMY Foundation.

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