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Monday, August 10

Los Angeles Photo Festival

Hatakeyama Gallery

905 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA, 0

10:00am

The International Photo Festival invites you to attend the 2nd annual Turkish Street Photography Exhibit in Los Angeles. This year’s “Concept: Turkey 2015” exhibition opens the same week as Downtown LA Art Walk at Hatakeyama Gallery from August 11-15, 2015.

Concept Turkey 2015 will be presenting works from over 35 contemporary Turkish street photographers. The exhibit will provide relevant cultural documentation into regional traditions and social issues in Turkey . Each image presented is designed to create and share stories while promoting cultural understanding through photography. The “Concept Turkey” project began last year at the first annual Turkish Republic Street Photography exhibition in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Photo Festival will begin this year by presenting beautiful, fascinating, and awe-inspiring photographs from Turkey. All photos presented have been selected by a distinguished panel of judges: Associated Press and Pulitzer Prize winning Photographer Nick Ut, as well as Robert Ysais, Sami Turkay Founder member of Turkish Federation of Photography of Art and the President of the Federation (2013-2014), Yucel Demir is active member of photography of Art Society of Ankara and Photographic Arts Federation of Turkey, Keith Braesch is the Vice President of B2B Sales for Targus Inc, and Mert Turkoglu Los Angeles Photo Festival - Creative Director and Founder.

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Butterfly girl at Butterfly Pavilion

Natural History Museum

900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

10:15am

The Butterfly Pavilion is open at the Natural History Museum for the summer.

 

More than 53 different butterfly and moth species and an array of plants take up residence every summer for the much-anticipated seasonal exhibit, the Butterfly Pavilion. Wander through a unique changing ecosystem, witness free-flying creatures interacting with plant life, and emerge with a better understanding of the environment needed for the survival of these spectacular animals.

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The Drop: Of Monsters And Men

GRAMMY Museum

800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, 90015

8:00pm

In 2011, the infectious, quadruple-platinum No. 1 radio hit "Little Talks" had the world talking about the Icelandic chamber pop group, Of Monsters And Men. The quintet's critically praised 2012 debut album, My Head Is An Animal, sold more than 2 million copies worldwide and peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard 200. In addition to countless sold-out headlining shows around the world, Of Monsters And Men have performed at various music festivals such as Coachella, Bonnaroo, Glastonbury and Lollapalooza. Contributing to their rise to fame was their single "Silhouettes," which was featured on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack. The group has made several TV appearances, including The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Graham Norton Show and Saturday Night Live, charming audiences around the world. Their latest album, Beneath The Skin, was released June 9, 2015 and has already proven to be a success, climbing to No. 3 on the Billboard 200, marking their highest-charting album to date. The GRAMMY Museum welcomes Of Monsters And Men to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate discussion surrounding their new album and career, moderated by Scott Goldman, Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation, and performance.

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Tuesday, August 11

Los Angeles Coliseum Historic Tours

LA Coliseum

3911 S Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90037

12:00am

Come take a tour of the GREATEST STADIUM IN THE WORLD with a history, legacy and connection like no other! The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum & Sports Arena complex is one of the most venerable sports monuments in America today with countless historic events & milestones taking place inside its walls during nine decades of celebrated history. The Coliseum has served as home field for the USC Football team since 1923 and is the only stadium that has played host to two Olympiads (X and XXIII), two Super Bowls (I and VII) and a World Series (1959). It was declared a National Historic Landmark on July 27, 1984. The Coliseum has also hosted Evil Knievel in 1973, a Papal Mass by Pope John Paul II in 1987, Nelson Mandela's Crusade against Apartheid in 1990 & countless sold out concerts including U2, Pink Floyd, The Who, Metallica, Bruce Springsteen & the Rolling Stones. The MLB's Los Angeles Dodgers as well as the NFL's St. Louis Rams and Oakland Raiders have also called the Coliseum home.

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Rebecca Kleinmann with the Jason McGuire Trio & The Danny Green Trio with Arun Luthra

blue whale

123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St #301, Los Angeles, CA 90012

9:00pm

The Blue Whale presents a double set of world-class Jazz and Flamenco Jazz, featuring the award-winning pianist Danny Green with bassist Justin Grinnell and drummer Julien Cantelm with special guest saxophonist from NYC, Arun Luthra. They share the bill with flutist Rebecca Kleinmann’s stunning new collaboration with world- renowned flamenco guitarist Jason McGuire’s Trio with percussionist Marlon Aldana and bassist Paul Martin Sounder.
The Danny Green Trio is touring the California coast to promote their latest album After the Calm. Hailed as “one of the important up-and-comers on the scene today” by All About Jazz, Green is one of the most prolific and talented jazz pianists in Southern California, and has received Best Jazz Album at the San Diego Music Awards and awarded a music residency at the San Diego Museum of Art. After receiving scholarships to study music at UC San Diego and San Diego State University, Green developed his own unique style that incorporates a blend of jazz, Brazilian, Latin, and classical elements with evocative melodies and infectious rhythms. Green’s compositions are contemporary pieces that move jazz into an entirely new direction, yet feel as though they have been around for decades. Green’s dynamic trio, which includes skillful bassist Justin Grinnell and sensational drummer Julien Cantelm, recently recorded their latest album in New York City, to be released in 2016.
Arun Luthra has been one of the premiere saxophonists and composers on New York’s jazz scene for well over a decade. He is one of the small group of American jazz musicians of Indian heritage who have continued to explore to possibilities of fusing the modern post-bop sound with elements of Indian classical music, as well drawing from a wide variety of modern and classic musical influences to create a vibrant new sound and style. In addition to his career as a performer, composer, and arranger, Luthra is also a faculty member at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York alongside such jazz and world music greats as Reggie Workman, Chico Hamilton, and Junior Mance, and Bobby Sanabria.
Internationally acclaimed flutist and singer Rebecca Kleinmann has steeped her natural musicality in the waters of Brazilian Music, Jazz and Flamenco, and honors these traditions while emerging with her own voice. On this California tour she combines forces with the unparalleled virtuosic talent of flamenco guitarist Jason McGuire along
with the grooving subtleties of drummer and percussionist Marlon Aldana and bassist Paul Martin Sounder. Jason McGuire "El Rubio" has become synonymous with flamenco despite his Irish/American heritage. With over 30 years playing experience and concerts from coast to coast he has been for many years the guitarist other professional players come to help learn and hone their craft. As Musical Director of the award winning flamenco dance company Caminos Flamencos as well as Musical Director for "The New World Flamenco Festival," Jason has shared the stage with some of the top flamenco artists in the world today as well as other legendary performers like Carlos Santana, Savion Glover and Wynton Marsalis to name a few. The Jason McGuire Trio joined by versatile Kleinmann will feature original music by McGuire and Kleinmann along with music of composers such as Hermeto Pascoal. The agility, depth, playfulness and precision of the group are a captivating joy to witness.
SUMMARY OF DETAILS:
REBECCA KLEINMANN with THE JASON McGUIRE TRIO and THE DANNY GREEN TRIO with ARUN LUTHRA
TUESDAY AUGUST 11th 2015, 9:00pm
THE BLUE WHALE, 123 ASTRONAUT E S ONIZUKA ST. Suite 301 LOS ANGELES, CA 90012 (213) 538-8038

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Wednesday, August 12

Los Angeles Coliseum Historic Tours

LA Coliseum

3911 S Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90037

12:00am

Come take a tour of the GREATEST STADIUM IN THE WORLD with a history, legacy and connection like no other! The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum & Sports Arena complex is one of the most venerable sports monuments in America today with countless historic events & milestones taking place inside its walls during nine decades of celebrated history. The Coliseum has served as home field for the USC Football team since 1923 and is the only stadium that has played host to two Olympiads (X and XXIII), two Super Bowls (I and VII) and a World Series (1959). It was declared a National Historic Landmark on July 27, 1984. The Coliseum has also hosted Evil Knievel in 1973, a Papal Mass by Pope John Paul II in 1987, Nelson Mandela's Crusade against Apartheid in 1990 & countless sold out concerts including U2, Pink Floyd, The Who, Metallica, Bruce Springsteen & the Rolling Stones. The MLB's Los Angeles Dodgers as well as the NFL's St. Louis Rams and Oakland Raiders have also called the Coliseum home.

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