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Thursday, February 18

South Pasadena Library Screens BILLY MIZE & THE BAKERSFIELD SOUND with Special Guests on February 18

South Pasadena Public Library Community Room

1115 El Centro Street, South Pasadena, CA 91030

11:00am to 2:00pm

An acclaimed, award-winning documentary Billy Mize and the Bakersfield Sound will be screened in the beautiful, historic South Pasadena Public Library Community Room on Thursday, February 18 at 7:00 p...

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California Pizza Kitchen

330 South Hope Street, Wells Fargo Center, Los Angeles, 90071

11:00am to 7:00pm

The Los Angeles Police Department will take protect and serve to a whole new level at a Tip-A-Cop fundraiser on Thursday, February 18th from 11:00 am- 7:00 pm at California Pizza Kitchen. Officers will serve as hosts and waiters, and all tips they receive will be donated to Special Olympics Los Angeles athletes. Come join us for delicious food, fun, and to support Special Olympics!

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True Crime: Detective Fiction and the Film Noir Myth of Los Angeles


In film noir and mystery fiction, detectives inhabit a troubled moral universe that refuses easy distinctions between police, criminals, and everyone else. In fiction and real life, detectives enter the minds of criminals while retracing their motives and emotional states. They also make use of surveillance, wiretapping, and criminal informantspractices that pose moral quandaries about the boundaries between justice and legality. Join us for a conversation about the crafts of crime writing and crime solving, as well as the noir myth of Los Angeles, with crime novelist Walter Mosley; Andrew Marlowe, creator of the acclaimed TV series Castle; USC Gould School of Law professor Heidi Rummel; and a real-life criminal investigator from the FBIs Los Angeles Division. Screenwriter and USC School of Cinematic Arts professor Howard Rodman will moderate. In conjunction, the USC Libraries will present an exhibition in Doheny Memorial Library tracing the history of detectives in the popular imagination and offer an interactive, mixed-reality game that will engage students in the practice of detective work.

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An Evening with Ben Folds


800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, 90015


Of his latest album, So There, multi-platinum-selling singer/songwriter/producer Ben Folds says, "This is one of the best records I've made." Recorded at Folds' Grand Victor Sound studio in Nashville, the new album - which debuted at No. 1 on the Classical charts - showcases Folds' debut collaboration with celebrated Brooklyn-based classical sextet ensemble, yMusic. His album flourishes in the overlap between the pop and classical worlds, pairing eight brand-new pop songs with the eagerly awaited debut recording of Folds' critically acclaimed "Concerto For Piano and Orchestra." Folds first found international success as frontman for Ben Folds Five. With his subsequent solo career, Folds released multiple studio albums, two albums documenting his renowned live performances, a remix collection, music from film and TV, an a capella record, and numerous collaborations with artists from Sara Bareilles to William Shatner. Folds earned universal respect and praise as judge on five seasons of NBC's a capella competition series, "The Sing Off." In addition, he has made cameo appearances in a variety of film and TV projects, including a role on NBC's "Community." The GRAMMY Museum is thrilled to welcome Folds to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate conversation surrounding his music, as well as his advocacy on behalf of music education and music therapy. The discussion will be followed by a brief live performance by Folds.

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PLACAS: The Most Dangerous Tattoo

CASA 0101 Theater

2102 E 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90033

8:00pm to 5:00pm

CASA 0101 Theater is proud to present “PLACAS: The Most Dangerous Tattoo”, the celebrated play by Paul S. Flores. PLACAS is a bilingual tale of fathers and sons, transformation and redemption that illuminates one man’s determination to reunite his family after surviving civil war in El Salvador, immigration, deportation, prison and street violence.

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