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Friday, September 26

Angel City Jazz Festival 2014

REDCAT

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

8:00pm

The 2014 festival arrives at REDCAT on September 21 with a double bill: the fiercely creative duo of pianist Satoko Fujii and trumpeter Kappa Maki opens for DownBeat’s “Rising Star Drummer” Allison Miller and her high-octane five-piece band BOOM TIC BOOM! Headlining on September 26 is NEA Jazz Master Toshiko Akiyoshi, on piano alongside bassist Paul Gill and drummer Aaron Kimmel. The trio is preceded by the debut of a Los Angeles Jazz Society commission from pianist-composer Cathlene Pineda and L.A.’s first-ever poet laureate Eloise Klein Healy.

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Marco Antonio Solis

Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE

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

8:00pm

Mexican singer-songwriter Marco Antonio Solis is well into middle age, but he's far from surrendering his status as a heartthrob -- one he's held since he was a teen. Today he delivers pop love songs as well as regional Mexican music for fans who buy tickets to see him in concert, but his 2013 album, Gracias Por Estar Aqui, puts its focus squarely on contemporary romantic ballads. He's a huge concert draw throughout Latin America and regularly tours the arena circuit in the U.S., where his 2013 album hit No. 1 on Billboard's Top Latin albums chart. Solis debuted as a judge on La Voz... Mexico, the Mexican version of the the TV talent show The Voice, in 2013.

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Saturday, September 27

Small Museum for the American Metaphor

REDCAT

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

12:00pm

Small Museum for an American Metaphor is an exhibition which brings together European perspectives on the American West, and more specifically, the particularities embedded in the idealized fictions surrounding it. The visual argument here is that there is a certain architectonic “idea” that dwells on the celebration of Endlessness as mythicized in the American West. The metaphor is the base for an architecture that blurs the distinction between building and object, collapsing the different scales. It is an architecture that celebrates the fiction of the “wide open” and seeks to re-evaluate/reinterpret the world as a gigantic interior. In that context, a successful intervention is able to define hierarchies, carve out places, and make shared points of reference. The exhibition, much in the tradition of showcasing objects in a defined space, such as a cabinet, “collects”artworks, architectural models, drawings and other elements that consciously fade the distinction between object and representation.

Ultimately it is a show on urban strategies, but starting from the conviction that these very strategies can only be conveyed if presented in an oblique way. The show proposes a method that understands beauty and hedonism not so much as the enemy of hierarchy and organization, but despite all senses of responsibility, its driving force.  

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Monumental Ambiguities: Pre-Columbian artifacts under the spell of the (in)visible.

REDCAT

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

6:00pm

A double bill followed by a panel discussion that considers the debate over artifacts, cultural property and historical stewardship in Mesoamerica. In Paradox (2001, 30 min.) Leandro Katz alternates between static views of the stone altar of the mythic Dragon of Quiriguá in Guatemala and imagery of controversial labor practices at nearby banana plantations. Jesse Lerner and Sandra Rozental’s documentary La piedra ausente (The Absent Stone, 2013, 82 min.) recounts the fate of the largest carved stone monolith of the Americas, which represented the pre-Hispanic water deity. When moved in 1964 from San Miguel Coatlinchan to Mexico City’s National Anthropology Museum, the extraction sparked a local rebellion. The stone eventually became an urban monument and altogether different icon of Mexican identity, while back in Coatlinchan, replicas of the absent stone appear everywhere, still resonant in the community’s memory.

In person: Mariana Botey, Jesse Lerner, Sandra Rozental and others

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Sunday, September 28

QS World MBA Tour - The World's Largest MBA Admissions event

The LA Downtown Hotel (Hyatt Regency)

333 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, 90071

12:30pm to 6:00pm

FREE ENTRANCE if you register online first: http://goo.gl/RluRAE (otherwise there will be a $15 charge on the door)

The QS World MBA Tour provides the opportunity for attendees to speak face to face with MBA admissions directors from top local, regional and international schools - so in the case of the LA fair, attendees will be able to speak directly to the likes of UCLA, UC Irvine, Pepperdine, CSU Fullerton, UC Davis, UCSD as well as IE, Univ of Oxford, Univ of Cambridge, Imperial College London, ESADE, Univ of Hong Kong and many more.

Aside from speaking with admissions directors, attendees of the LA fair will be able to apply for over $1.7M of MBA scholarships, learn how to improve your GMAT score with a presentation by GMAC and network with Ivy League alumni from Stanford, Harvard & Wharton. So essentially this is an all-encompassing day for anyone considering an MBA at some point in their career.

Registration starts: 12.30pm
Pre-Fair presentations: 12.30pm
Main Fair opens: 3.30pm
*You can attend anytime between 12.30pm-6pm

Don't forget to register for the event at: http://goo.gl/RluRAE

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