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Saturday, March 28

Downtown Bookfest featuring Artizen Lab

Grand Park

200 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012, Los Angeles, CA 90012


Downtown Bookfest featuring Artizen Lab
Grand Park is the place to see, hear and read from the largest coalition of Los Angeles-based authors and publishers in a day for book lovers both big and small. Downtown Bookfest will feature winners from The Music Center’s ARTIZEN LAB, where ideas are shared and brought to life.

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Dreaming of Harlem Under a High Southern Sky

University Park Campus Bovard Auditorium (ADM)

3551 Trousdale Pkwy, Los Angeles, 90089


Dreaming of Harlem Under a High Southern Sky tells the story of three women who grew up on a plantation outside of New Orleans during the early 1900s and migrated to Harlem at the dawn of the Harlem Renaissance, discovering a new caramel-colored world filled with art, music, fashion and dance. Told by interweaving theatre, dance and music, their journey is a fictional representation of the real journeys of thousands during the great African American migration of the early 20th century. As the sisters and a niece share their story, scenes and memories morph from dialogue to dances of the period, including the Shim Sham Shimmy, the Snake Hips, the Black Bottom, the Charleston and the Fox Trot. Dreaming of Harlem Under a High Southern Sky is written by Gabrielle Pina (Letters from Zora), a lecturer in the USC Master of Professional Writing Program, and directed by USC theatre-arts professor Anita Dashiell-Sparks, with a soundtrack by USC Thornton School of Music professor Ron McCurdy. The production stars veteran actress Vanessa Bell Calloway (Coming to America) and USC student actors.

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Outside Lies Magic Opening Reception

The GABBA Gallery

3126 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, 90057

7:00pm to 11:00pm

Outside Lies Magic
Curated by Jason Ostro and Phil Santos
March 28 – April 18th, 2015
Artists Reception: Saturday, March 28th, 2015, 7pm - 11 p.m.

The Gabba Gallery presents Outside Lies Magic, an exhibition bringing the street art magic happening outside, into this almost 2000 sq. ft. gallery. The need to express and the variety of expression is invigorating and palatable as the viewer experiences the seamless transition from outside into masterful artworks on the gallery walls. Ostro and Santos offer the public an opportunity to experience the breadth of these artists creative expression. Outside Lies Magic is alive with works from artists such as Leba, a contender in the current OXYGEN Channel reality series “Street Art Throwdown”. Rene Gagnon a master of Street Art styles whom has been creating on the streets for almost 30 years and is compared to Banksy. Moncho 1929 for his incredible thought provoking commentary work.
“It’s no secret that I am in love with street art and street artists and am so happy to be here in LA as it grows into a worldwide movement and cultural obsession.” - Jason Ostro, Curator
The street artists included in Outside Lies Magic continually create for the public and were selected as they blur the lines between street art and contemporary fine art, and are as follows:
Alex Schaefer, Andrea LaHue, Angelina Christina, Bleep Bloop, Booleep, CANTSTOPGOODBOY, Cody Bayne, Dcypher, Gianni Arone, Greg Auerbach, Hero, Jason Ostro, Jason Woodside, Jennifer Korsen, John Kilduff, Jules Muck, Keith Dugas, LEBA, Loudlabs, Lucas Raynaud, MAR, MDMN, Moncho1929, Morley, Pastey White, Phil Santos, Peter Greco, Phobik, Raphael Grischa, Rene Gagnon, Sarah Sandin, Self Uno, Septerhed, Teacher, ThanksOne, Van Saro, WRDSMTH.
Outside Lies Magic opens on March 28, 2015 and will be on view through April 18th 2015. A reception for the artists with DJ Sharper Image is on Saturday, March 28, 7 - 11 p.m. and is sponsored by 7/11, Hubert’s and Perrier.

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Artists' Gala Reception for the California Art Club's Gold Medal Exhibition

USC Fisher Museum of Art

823 Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90089


Art enthusiasts can meet the exhibiting artists at this preview reception for the California Art Club’s 104th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition. This showcase of contemporary-traditional fine art paintings and sculpture is the only one of its kind in the nation, juried by a panel of museum scholars and nationally-renowned artists to select exceptional works of art that continue the rich tradition of the early California artists that founded the organization in 1909. Expressly un-themed to encourage artists to take risks with their artwork, the Gold Medal Exhibition spotlights more than 200 never-before-seen works, incorporating representational fine art techniques with poetic aesthetics to explore contemporary issues and concerns, including the environment, social issues and spiritual messages. This reception will be held the evening before the exhibition opens to the public. A highlight of the evening is the awards ceremony, at which Best of Show honors will be announced.

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The Pink Floyd Experience

Orpheum Theatre

New York, CA 10003


Pink Floyd is rarely discussed without using words like “psychedelic”, “conceptual” and “provocative”. Their shows are described as being theatrical with mind-blowing lights and unsurpassed sound. Their music cannot be referred to without making mention of their record breaking status. Without question Pink Floyd remains one of the most influential rock bands of all time. No easy feat to bring such a story to the stage…
The vision was not to produce a stadium show. In fact, in an effort to create the true Pink Floyd experience it would be just the opposite. Two key factors were at the core of the plan;

• Keep it intimate. Put the legendary combination of music, sound and lights in a theatre atmosphere.
• Ensure the sensual attack of Floyd. Give it top a priority along with the music.

They nailed it. They found the band, the lights and the sound to create THE show for the ultimate Floyd fan, and it’s called…The Pink Floyd Experience.

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