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Wednesday, February 17

The Drop: Wolfmother


800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, 90015


GRAMMY-winning rock band Wolfmother are set to release their new album, Victorious, on Feb. 19. Featuring already released singles “Gypsy Caravan,” “City Lights” and the title track, the album is an electrifying testament to the range and depth of songwriter/vocalist/guitarist Andrew Stockdale's artistry. Recorded at Henson Studios in Los Angeles with two-time GRAMMY-winning producer Brendan O'Brien (Pearl Jam, AC/DC, Chris Cornell, Bruce Springsteen), the songs that make up Victorious are edgy, inventive and rank among the band's best ever. Stockdale provides vocals, guitar and bass to the album, bringing in Josh Freese (Nine Inch Nails, Bruce Springsteen, A Perfect Circle) and Joey Waronker (Air, Beck, R.E.M.) to split drum duties. Wolfmother first made their mark in 2005 with an eponymous debut that was exactly what rock & roll needed: a meaty, beaty, big and bouncy genre resuscitator that not only broke through to the mainstream, but broke big. The album's lead single, “Woman,” was a Top 10 hit on the rock charts and won a GRAMMY for Best Hard Rock Performance. A decade after their arrival, Wolfmother have returned with what could arguably be called their best work to date. The GRAMMY Museum welcomes Wolfmother to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate conversation on their new album and a special performance.

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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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