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Thursday, September 11

Live Arts Exchange Launch Party

Bootleg Theater

2220 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90057

8:00pm to 11:00pm

Launch the 2014 Live Arts Exchange (LAX) Festival with us with a full night of programming featuring over 40 local artists, performers, and musicians.

Curated by Nicole Disson, producer of THE SERIES, a multi-disciplinary production and event previously set on the rooftop of The Standard, Downtown LA that cross-pollinates a social experience with the performing arts.

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Marc Anthony

Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE

800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015


(SEPT. 11-12) Marc Anthony will bring his Cambio De Piel Tour 2014 to Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on September 11-12, 2014.  Tickets go on sale Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets will be available at www.AXS.com, STAPLES Center Box Office or charge by phone at 888-929-7849. This concert is produced by AEG LIVE.

Marc Anthony has sold over 12 million albums worldwide, making him one of the most influential artists of his time and a true ambassador of Latin music and culture.  He has been awarded countless Standard gold and platinum certifications from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).  The list of Grammy accolades began with a 1998 Grammy for Best Latin/Tropical Performance for “Contra La Corriente,” followed with a 1999 Grammy for Song of the Year for “Dimelo.” 

Driven in part by the crossover success of his smash single “I Need to Know (Dimelo),” “Marc Anthony,” his English language debut album, helped usher in 1999's Latin pop explosion, and went on to achieve triple platinum status in the U.S.  In 2005 Marc Anthony went home double fisted with a Grammy for Best Latin Pop Album of the Year for “Amar Sin Mentiras” and another Grammy for Best Tropical Album of the Year for “Valio la Pena.”  He has won a total of 24 “Premio lo Nuestro” Awards throughout his career, the most won by any solo artist.   His influence was significantly recognized when he was included in the Top 10 List of influential New Yorkers compiled by New York Magazine.

In April 2013 his brand new single “Vivir Mi Vida” produced by Marc and Sergio George, occupied the #1 position on Itunes, Billboard charts and radio on a national level just hours after its release and continued to occupy that position for 18 consecutive weeks making history as the longest running salsa single of all time.  The song is an adaptation of "C'est La Vie" by Cheb Khaled. This hymn to life marks the singer’s reunion with Sergio George, who previously produced many of Anthony’s greatest hits. His new album project titled “Marc Anthony 3.0” was released July 23, 2013 and “Vivir Mi Vida” received a Latin Grammy in the “Recording of the Year” category.  The interpreter also took home an American Music Award  or a “Latin Artist of  Year” at the end of 2013.  His world tour “Vivir Mi Vida” was extended by popular demand and included in PollStar’s top selling tours of 2013. 

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Gob Squad: Super Night Shot


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


The ingenious British-German ensemble playfully probes Los Angeles with two audacious projects that shrewdly mix performance and impromptu video to elevate the banality of everyday life into soaring artistic experiences. Every night is different when these adventurous artists draw inspiration from the streets of downtown L.A. and sunny Venice Beach. 

The L.A. version of Gob Squad’s most acclaimed project starts with a celebration to welcome the heroic filmmakers as they return from their unpredictable twilight mission shooting four 60-minute videos on the streets of Downtown L.A. When the four filmed adventures are screened at once, we track the protagonists in their “war on anonymity”, with epic urban journeys co-starring unsuspecting local characters searching for love, heroes and… the unexpected.

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Friday, September 12

Manual Carrillo Mi Querido México

Museum of Latin American Art

628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach, CA


Manuel Carrillo was born in Mexico City in 1906. His photographic work serves as an important social documentation and interpretation of Mexican Culture from the positioning of post-Revolutionary Mexico searching for its own identity. Carrillo's poetic interpretations emphasized his preoccupation with man's relationship to nature. This insight reveals his classical style as a modernist in search of a unified, National Mexican identity.

Through November 30, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Fridays 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.


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


On Friday, September 12, 2014, The GRAMMY Museum will unveil its newest special display, Oh Say Can You Sing: ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ in Popular Music.  Residing on the Museum’s third floor, the display will celebrate 200 years of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

Including Whitney Houston’s jumpsuit worn during her famous Welcome Home Heroes with Whitney Houston performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” in 1991, sheet music from arrangements by Rickey Minor, instruments and more, the display is a contemporary exploration of our national anthem, originally penned by Francis Scott Key in 1814.  Visitors will also enjoy video footage of Jimi Hendrix’s iconic performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” from Woodstock 1969.  Oh Say Can You Sing: ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ in Popular Music will be on display for a limited time, closing October 12, 2014.

In addition to the display, the GRAMMY Museum has created educational programs for both students and educators, encouraging both to explore a different side of popular music and culture. 

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2014 168 Film Festival

Aratani Theatre (JACCC)

244 S San Pedro Street., Los Angeles, 90012

3:00pm to 10:00pm

The 168 Film Festival is the crown jewel of the 168 Film year, where the filmmaker is the star. It's a glitzy red carpet affair held in Los Angeles, the capitol of storytelling. Filmmakers vie for awards in over 20 categories of artistic and technical merit. The 168 Film Festival showcases the work of thousands of artists from many different countries. This year's annual gala event promises higher stakes, more stars and more excitement that ever before.

Past guest presenters include, actors Zach Levi (“Tangled,” “Chuck,”), Candace Cameron Bure (“Full House”) and Stephen Baldwin ("The Usual Suspects"), Grammy Winners Rebecca St. James (singer) and Michael Lehman Boddicker (composer), producers Howard Kazanjian (“Star Wars,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark”), Ralph Winter (“X-Men Origins: Wolverine”) and writer-producer Brian Bird (“When Calls the Heart," "Touched by an Angel”), Sean McNamara director "Soul Surfer," and Sr. VP of Twentieth Century Fox TV, Gary Hall.

Festival Sponsors include Sony, Panasonic, Arri, Kino Flo, EIKI and AJA.

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