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Sunday, September 21

LA Opera Talk with Live Performances

Crowell Public Library

1890 Huntington Drive, CA, CA 91108

2:00pm to 3:00pm

The LA Opera season starts with Giuseppe Verdi's classic romance, La Traviata, one of the most popular operas today. And the LA Opera Talk series at Crowell Library starts off in a very special way, with performances by soprano MARIANA RAMIREZ, singing selections from the opera in the role of Violeta, along with baritone ERIC CASTRO singing the role of Alfredo, with pianist ABRAHAM FABELLA accompanying. The dazzlingly Art Deco-inspired LA Opera production at the Music Center features Placido Domingo in a Roaring Twenties setting.

Acclaimed by Review Plays as a "genuine opera star in progress, with a voice that has a rich quality and clarity," Mariana Ramirez is becoming widely recognized for her performances. In the role of Antonia in Tales of Hoffman, she was claimed by Harbor Independent News as “the evening’s standout with her warm, luxurious voice that encompasses romantic and poignant moments with a sympathetic presence.” This season, she performed Lia in Debussy’s L’Enfant Prodigue and in Mozart’s Requiem as a soloist under the direction of James Vail. She received her Master of Music degree with Distinction at California State University Northridge 2011 and Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance cum laude.

As a baritone soloist, Eric Castro has appeared multiple times at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Shrine Auditorium, Long Beach Carpenter Centre, Las Vegas Smith Center, and Redlands Bowl. He was recently featured with the String Orchestra Project in Bach’s Cantata Ich Habe Genug, and with San Diego Festival Orchestra in Dvorak’s Te Deum. Eric earned his B.A. from Yale University, where he studied art, music and drama; and his Juris Doctor from USC’s Gould School of Law. Eric is a Corporate Partner in the law firm of LEWIS BRISBOIS BISGAARD & SMITH LLP.

Accompanist Abraham Fabella is a composer, pianist, and conductor who received graduate degrees in composition from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and at the University of California, Riverside and additional graduate training at UCLA. Mr. Fabella is a much sought-after vocal coach and collaborative pianist.
Ray Busmann has worked as an artist and educator both in his native Germany and in Southern California for over 30 years. He enjoys sharing his passion for opera with audiences of all ages. This is Ray's third season as a volunteer Community Educator for LA Opera and he will undoubtedly reveal some fascinating facts in his presentation in the Library’s Barth Community Room. Arrive a bit early as this program will undoubtedly fill up. The program is free and open to all opera aficionados and first timers. Light refreshments will be served.

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DRINK * EAT * PARTY...at the Hyatt

Hyatt Regency Los Angeles Downtown

333 S. Figueroa, Los Angeles, 90071

3:00pm to 6:00pm

Come and see what's happening at the new Hyatt Regency in Downtown Los Angeles and end the summer with a Splash of fine wines, food tastes, and musical vibes. The premier hotel reveals its extensive, upscale renovation and guests arrive to enjoy the ambiance as they DRINK•EAT•PARTY...at the HYATT - poolside.

Meet the winemakers… Enjoy endless tastes from 13 premium boutique wineries and discover your favorite varietals from Napa, Sonoma, Paso Robles, the Central Coast, Santa Barbara (Sideways Country), and International Favorites. http://partyatthehyatt.eventbrite.com

Think new, premium, delicious, fun, social...Mark Your Calendar and get Special Earlybird tickets NOW! Advance purchase only, no tickets sold at the door.

The Chef at the Hyatt is proud to present a tasting of his fine cuisine to showcase what guests can expect when they come to the Hyatt Regency Downtown Los Angeles. DJ spins, check out cool products and special entertainment surprises.

YES..your ticket is all-Inclusive-endless tastes of wines and food and good times to share with friends and make new acquaintances. Why do Sundays and Summer go so fast?
Make Sunday, September 21 special, get your friends together and head downtown to the Hyatt for a getaway day right in L.A. 21+ Event - Easy to get to the Hyatt and to not drink and drive...accessible by Metrolink, Metrorail, and, of course, Uber.

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AMBULANTE FILM FESTIVAL

4:00pm to 8:00pm

AMBULANTE FILM FESTIVAL - Ambulante, the Mexican itinerant not-for-profit documentary film festival founded by actors Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal and producer Pablo Cruz, is crossing the border into Southern California for “Ambulante California,” scheduled to tour metropolitan L.A. from September 21st through October 4th. Screenings will take place at universities, high schools, museums, community centers, outdoor venues and makeshift spaces. Filmmakers will be invited to present their films at each screening in order to foster dialogue and explore context with the public.

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Angel City Jazz Festival 2014

REDCAT

631 W. 2nd St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

8:00pm

The 2014 festival arrives at REDCAT on September 21 with a double bill: the fiercely creative duo of pianist Satoko Fujii and trumpeter Kappa Maki opens for DownBeat’s “Rising Star Drummer” Allison Miller and her high-octane five-piece band BOOM TIC BOOM! Headlining on September 26 is NEA Jazz Master Toshiko Akiyoshi, on piano alongside bassist Paul Gill and drummer Aaron Kimmel. The trio is preceded by the debut of a Los Angeles Jazz Society commission from pianist-composer Cathlene Pineda and L.A.’s first-ever poet laureate Eloise Klein Healy.

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Monday, September 22

see the “island of lemurs: madagascar,” in 3d imax

California Science Center

700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037

2:30pm

“Island of Lemurs: Madagascar” is now showing at the California Science Center in 3D IMAX, and it’s a must-see movie that tells the incredible true story of nature’s greatest explorers—lemurs. Lemurs arrived in Madagascar as castaways millions of years ago and evolved into hundreds of diverse species but are now highly endangered. Learn how these strange and adorable creatures survive in the modern world.

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see the “island of lemurs: madagascar,” in 3d imax

California Science Center

700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037

2:30pm

“Island of Lemurs: Madagascar” is now showing at the California Science Center in 3D IMAX, and it’s a must-see movie that tells the incredible true story of nature’s greatest explorers—lemurs. Lemurs arrived in Madagascar as castaways millions of years ago and evolved into hundreds of diverse species but are now highly endangered. Learn how these strange and adorable creatures survive in the modern world.

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HUNNYPOT RADIO LIVE

The Mint

6010 Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

7:00pm

Hunnypot Radio is our bi-weekly, internet-based radio experience.  Hunnypot Radio DJ/hosts are joined by music and entertainment industry professionals, artists and songwriters and the creative community at large to celebrate our favorite music (old and new), discuss current cultural and musical trends and share opinions on the state of the industry. Hunnypot Radio features live in-studio performances by some of the most exciting and diverse artists in music today. 

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The Seen and Unseen: New Films by Rebecca Baron and Adele Horne

REDCAT

631 W. 2nd St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

8:30pm

L.A. independent film favorites Rebecca Baron (okay bye-bye) and Adele Horne (Tailenders), both known for intimately observed essay films, also produce visually nuanced works on the role of perception in cinema. Their latest films offer distinctive takes on how photographic records reveal what may otherwise elude the immediate senses: the hidden, the unseen. Baron’s Detour De Force (2014, 29 min., DCP) visits the world of “thoughtographer” Ted Serios, who in the mid-1960s specialized in generating Polaroid images by force of mind alone. Horne debuts In Common (2014, 19 min., 16mm), which sensuously chronicles the cycles of days and seasons in a hillside urban garden.

In person: Rebecca Baron and Adele Horne

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