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Thursday, July 31

Woodcraft Ragners: Celebration of Excellence

Japanese American Cultural & Community Center

244 S San Pedro St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

6:00pm to 10:00pm

Please join us for an evening of cocktails, dinner, and entertainment to celebrate, and support, another successful year of making a difference in the lives of
Los Angeles area youth. Woodcraft Rangers will be hosting its annual Gala on July 31, 2014 from 6pm to 10pm at the Japanese Cultural & Community Center located at 244 South San Pedro Street, Los Angeles. The Gala offers a thrilling evening of fine fare and entertainment. Included in the evening’s program are Woodcraft’s Awards of Distinction given to individuals who embody the spirit of our programs and enable children to envision a future full of promise.
It is also a fundraiser to help fund the NVision Programs of Woodcraft Rangers that develop experiences that engage imagination, stimulate thinking, uncover talents, and reveal potential. These programs include traditional and non-traditional offerings in a variety of categories, including science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), sports, skateboarding, visual and performing arts.
Celebrities in attendance will consist of Lisa Vidal, who is best known for her role in Being Mary Jane, Jaime Brewer from American Horror Story, Helen Slater from The Legend of Billie Jean, and Actress, Singer, and Composer, Erica Gimpel. The event will be emceed by Samm Levine from Freaks and Geeks, and catered by award winning food network star Chef Aaron J Perez. Honorees include Jose Nestor Marquez, Vice President of Digital Video Production & Development, Telemundo Media.
The evening’s true highlight is the youth performers from all over the schools that Woodcraft serves. Among some of the performances will be a cultural folkloric group, drama performers, a mariachi group, urban dance performers and many more.

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KYCC's 13th Annual Benefit Concert feat. Run River North, Brian Culbertson, David Benoit and others

Walt Disney Concert Hall

111 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

7:00pm to 9:30pm

On Thursday, July 31 at 7:00 p.m., Korean American indie rock band Run River North and contemporary jazz/R&B musician Brian Culbertson will join the Koreatown Youth and Community Center and Bright World Foundation in presenting the 13th Annual Benefit Concert at the famed Walt Disney Concert Hall. Featured Performers: Run River North Korean American indie rock band Brian Culbertson Contemporary jazz/R&B/funk musician David Benoit Five-time Grammy nominee; American contemporary jazz pianist and composer Seung Ju Kim Conductor of the Korean American Youth Symphony Yang Ok Choi Classical pianist Siwoo Kim Classical violinist Korean American Youth Symphony

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Metro Presents: Mark de Clive-Lowe

Union Station

800 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

7:00pm to 9:00pm

One of the key musicians in the broken beat and nu jazz movements, Mark de Clive-Lowe blends jazz, ethnic music and urban grooves into a 21st-century sound. Half Japanese, half New Zealander, MdCL is an LA-based pianist, composer, producer, DJ and live remixer.

Location: Fred Harvey Room

7:00pm DJ set by Mark de Clive-Lowe
8:00pm Full band

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Friday, August 1

FIGat7th Downtown Festival


https://www.facebook.com/FIGAT7TH, Los Angeles, CA 90017

7:00pm to 10:00pm

Event Name: FIGat7th Downtown Festival

Description: Free outdoors concert series. Open to the public. All ages.

Date: July 18 – August 22, 2014 (Every Friday)

Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Location: FIGat7th Plaza

Address:735 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017

Web: http://artsbrookfield.com/event/figfest

Phone: 213 955 7150

Las Cafeteras sprouted in 2006 as students who enjoyed Son Jarocho classes & decided to share the magic of this folk music from Southern Veracruz with the public. Las Cafeteras has opened for groups including Ozomatli, Zack de la Rocha (of Rage Against the Machine), La Santa Cecilia, Fool’s Gold, Quetzal & more. Las Cafeteras combines the vibrant energy of Son Jarocho music with an edgy LA-alternative sound & political message. Their pounding Afro-Mexican rhythms, stomping zapateado dancing, and uplifting lyrics tell stories of everyday people.

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