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Monday, December 7



800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, 90015


Through a collection of sitars, artifacts and rare photographs from the Shankar family, the exhibit provides visitors with a one-of-a-kind glimpse into the GRAMMY-winning world music icon's early life, the roots of his musicality and his vast impact on Western music.

"Ravi Shankar is as synonymous to world music as Elvis Presley is to rock and roll," said Bob Santelli, Executive Director of the GRAMMY Museum. "Through his decades of world concert performances and the relationships he built with Western artists such as Yehudi Menuhin, Philip Glass, John Coltrane, and The Beatles, Shankar was instrumental in introducing the world to Indian music, and we are excited to introduce our visitors to the influential life of Ravi Shankar."

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The Smart Way to Deal with Stupid People

Crowell Public Library

1890 Huntington Drive, CA, CA 91108

7:00pm to 8:00pm

Most people have been in frustrating situations where the person in charge has stood in the way of the other person’s goals or needs. On Monday, December 7, author David Silvey will explain, in a fun and practical way, how to deal with these frustrating situations and people, and how to help the person standing in your way get what they want as well. He will demonstrate how to approach a crisis with a clear objective by developing an action plan that will harness anxiety and frustration and use it for good—for others and for one’s self.

According to the National Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18% of the population.* Learn how to capture the emotions connected to anxiety so you can achieve your goals. According to Silvey, anxiety often comes from fear which is what people experience when they sense they won’t get what they want, and as a result, are experiencing conflict and confrontation in their interactions.
David E. Silvey is the Communications Officer at Huntington Medical Research Institute in Pasadena, where he works for the President and Chief Scientist. He has a B.S. in Management Engineering from Grove City College and an M.B.A. from Regent University. He is one of 10 children and learned at an early age how to get what he wanted in the midst of scarcity while competing with the wants and needs of others who were equally important.

Learn a new way to deal with frustrating people by coming to this free program at Crowell Public Library Monday, December 7 at 7:00 p.m.


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Ben Rivers: Film Portraits

REDCAT Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater

631 West 2nd St, Los Angeles, 90012


Critics and juries worldwide praise London-based Ben Rivers as one of the most compelling independent filmmakers of this generation. In a program of new works, his gritty, in-depth films portray convey subjects with an evocative vividness that distinguishes them from all familiar genres. Often following and filming people who have separated themselves from society, the raw film footage provides a starting point for oblique narratives imagining alternative existences in marginal worlds. Rivers is the recipient of the FIPRESCI International Critics Prize, 68th Venice Film Festival; the Artangel Open 2013; the inaugural Robert Gardner Film Award; the Baloise Art Prize, Art Basel; Artangel Open 2013; and two Tiger Awards from International Film Festival Rotterdam.

In person: Ben Rivers

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Tuesday, December 8