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Monday, April 20

All Eyez on Me: The Writings of Tupac Shakur

GRAMMY Museum

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

12:30pm

The exhibition explores the GRAMMY-nominated artist’s songwriting talent and celebrates Shakur’s legacy as a magnetic performer, charismatic actor, heartfelt poet and outspoken social activist.

“Tupac Shakur was one of the most original and important of all hip hop artists.  His writings are both powerful and provocative,” said Bob Santelli, Executive Director of the GRAMMY Museum.  “It is an honor to be the first music museum to acknowledge Tupac's legacy and to bring context to what was an incredible career."

All Eyez on Me: The Writings of Tupac Shakur showcases the rapper’s love of words and his talent as a gifted communicator through handwritten lyrics and poems.  The exhibit also features artifacts from his career breakthrough with hip-hop group, Digital Underground and his rise to fame as a solo artist. 

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Community Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Maker City LA

1933 South Broadway, 11th Floor, Los Angeles, 90007

6:00pm to 7:30pm

6:00 pm Meditation
6:30 pm Yoga class

*Don’t forget to bring a mat, water bottle and small towel (if needed)

**Suggested donation, $10**

**street parking or $5 lot parking**

About the instructor:
Brooke Burgstahler is a Los Angelean yogini on a mission to sprinkle some love and goodness wherever she can. Having completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at Liberation Yoga in West Hollywood, Brooke is grateful for all open minds and hearts.
www.brookeburgstahler.com

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author George M. Taber: Patton & Nazi Gold

Crowell Public Library

1890 Huntington Drive, CA, CA 91108

7:00pm to 8:00pm

Chasing Gold: The Incredible Story of How the Nazis Stole Europe’s Bullion describes the greatest robbery in world history. During World War II, the German Nazi government robbed more than 600 tons of European gold. That bullion was vitally important for financing the German army’s wars of conquest that started with the invasion of Austria in 1938. At that time, the gold was worth $600 million, but at today’s price for bullion it would be worth $22 billion. Nazi gold reserves were running out in 1940, when the Germans got their biggest haul during the invasion of Western Europe, seizing 205 tons from Belgium and 137 tons of Dutch gold. This financed the invasion of the Soviet Union a year later. In February 1945 with the war clearly coming to an end, Berlin officials sent two trainloads of gold and precious art works to a salt mine in Merkers, a village in central Germany. Two months later, U.S. troops stumbled upon that treasure. Learn how General George Patton’s Third Army rescued the stolen gold when author George Taber comes to Crowell Public Library Monday, April 20th at 7:00 p.m. This event is free and open to all. Light refreshments will be served.

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THE DROP: KENNY LATTIMORE

GRAMMY Museum

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

8:00pm

Combining the timeless sounds of traditional R&B with his own unique contemporary flair, GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter Kenny Lattimore has created a universal sound that transcends boundaries and appeals to audiences of all types. His work has garnered him gold albums, the NAACP Image Award for Best New Artist, as well as nominations for the Soul Train and Stellar Awards. His songs have influenced numerous artists, including Kanye West, who sampled Lattimore's "Lately" on his "I'm In It," which is featured on West's hit album Yeezus. Lattimore has also been featured on albums by such diverse artists as Musiq Soulchild, Rachelle Ferrell, Nancy Wilson, and Brian Culbertson. His charismatic personality and powerful presence have also made him an in-demand actor on film, stage and screen, and a captivating motivational speaker. He has appeared in movies such as The Seat Filler starring Kelly Rowland and Shemar Moore. His television credits include "The Young And The Restless" and "Moesha." On April 14 Lattimore released his latest album, Anatomy Of A Love Song, which features the single "Love Me Back," which made waves on Billboard's Adult R&B National Airplay chart. The GRAMMY Museum welcomes Lattimore to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate performance and discussion surrounding his new album and career, moderated by Scott Goldman, Vice President of MusiCares and the GRAMMY Foundation. 

 

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Kidlat Tahimik: Perfumed Nightmare

REDCAT Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater

631 West 2nd St, Los Angeles, 90012

8:30pm

Filipino director Kidlat Tahimik reprises his famous semi- autobiographical fable Perfumed Nightmare (1977, 93 min.), a work of rare brilliance. Raised in “a cocoon of American dreams,” the young Kidlat, a bus driver in a town near Manila, dispenses with documentary convention and himself assumes the role of protagonist on a journey of self-discovery. As president of the local Werner von Braun fan club, Kidlat dreams of Cape Canaveral and American technological prowess, but grows disenchanted with Western cultural colonialism as he travels from the countryside to France and Germany. Staged and improvised accounts of Kidlat’s seriocomic experiences commingle with newsreels of politicians, footage of puberty rituals, and lyrical interludes extolling the beauty of the Philippine landscape— creating an astonishingly original cinematic texture.

In person: Kidlat Tahimik

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