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Thursday, August 13

Eyedentity

Levitt Pavilion MacArthur Park

2230 W. 6th St., Los Angeles, 90057

8:00pm

With their new album hot off the mastering board, Krishna Booker and D. Booker along with producer Rashid Duke begin a fresh chapter in the Eyedentity story. They have infused a shot of new blood into the band, brandishing a powerful new sound for their fourth CD release. The group prides themselves in staying true to their forefathers yet explores the modern genres of Hip Hop, Dance Club, R&B, Funk, World Beat, even Rock and Pop, pioneering a unique style of high energy, eclectic and groove-driven music.

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Friday, August 14

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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GRAMMY Museum Archives

GRAMMY Museum

800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, 90015

12:00pm

Visit the official GRAMMY Museum Archives, a wing of the museum sponsored by Iron Mountain and dedicated to the development, preservation and archiving of rare audio and video assets from the music industry. Museum members and visitors can to listen to and watch the more than 200 public programs that have taken place in the Clive Davis Theater. The archives include interviews and performances by the Beach Boys, Ringo Starr, Kenny Chesney, Smokey Robinson, Buddy Guy, Terrance Blanchard, John Mellencamp, John Mayer, Jack White, Yoko Ono, Harry Connick Jr., Stevie Nicks, Dr. John and dozens more. Additionally, information on every GRAMMY Award winner and GRAMMY Hall of Fame inductees are housed in the Archives.

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Metro Art Presents: The Dustbowl Revival

Union Station

800 North Alameda St,, Los Angeles, CA 90046

4:00pm to 6:00pm

The Dustbowl Revival is a time-bending American roots orchestra that mixes bluegrass, hot jazz and New Orleans funk into a potent sonic cocktail. Known for their roaring live sets, the Venice, California-based collective bravely brings together many styles of traditional American music. It’s infectious, joyous music – a youthful take on time-worn American traditions.
Named “Best Live Band in LA” by LA Weekly, each Dustbowl performance promises to be a white-knuckle ride through the history of American folk music. Call it the new old-timey dance hall sound made fresh by some of the best soloists in the business.

Metro Art Presents showcases free arts and cultural programs at historic Union Station. The diverse, all ages programming is designed to creatively activate the landmark station, engage the Los Angeles community and attract new riders.

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Filmmobile Summer Screening Series

Echo Park Film Center

1200 N. Alvarado St, Los Angeles, CA 90026

8:00pm

Angelenos are invited to discover and explore their changing urban landscape when the Filmmobile projects an array of classic films at cinematic locations across the city! Events begin at 8pm for four consecutive Friday nights beginning July 31st. Refreshments provided. Bring a chair! Free admission! Everyone welcome! Tonight we present "The Savages" and "Lost Angels". Locations are announced 24 hours prior to show time. Call 213-484-8846, e-mail [email protected], check out Echo Park Film Center on Facebook, or follow @EPFCFILMMOBILE on Twitter for more info!

"The Savages" is a 20 minute documentary by Alan Gorg featuring the changing neighborhood of Oakwood (in the Venice area) in the 1960s. Following in a similar note, "Lost Angels" is a feature length documentary featuring the community of Skid Row and, more specifically, 6 individuals who have been long-time residents of Skid Row. Come join us for a night of reflection on the changing communities of Los Angeles and the stories of a vibrant but silenced communities.

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