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Saturday, August 1

Sunday, August 2

Aretha Franklin

Microsoft Theater

777 Chick Hearn Ct., Los Angeles, CA

8:00pm

Aretha Franklin with Jonathan Slocumb

The ‘Queen of Soul’ returns to Los Angeles for a one-night-only performance on August 2nd, 2015. 

She is both a 20th and 21st century musical and cultural icon known the world over simply by her first name: Aretha. The reigning and undisputed “Queen Of Soul” has created an amazing legacy that spans an incredible six decades, from her first recording as a teenage gospel star, to her current RCA Records release, ARETHA FRANKLIN SINGS THE GREAT DIVA CLASSICS, which is her highest-charting album since 1985 and is also her highest debut ever on the Billboard 200, surpassing the No. 30 bow of 1998's “A Rose Is Still a Rose.” The first single from this collection of classic hits is a powerful rendition of Adele’s worldwide hit "Rolling in the Deep."

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Tuesday, August 4

Thursday, August 6

Friday, August 7

Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament

Microsoft Sqaure

800 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, 90015

9:00am to 5:00pm

The pros may bring the heat to STAPLES Center but you can take your own skills to the outdoor courts on the streets of Downtown LA and L.A. LIVE on August 7-9 at the 7th annual Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament presented by NBC4 Southern California. With over 1,500 teams, 5,000 players and 40,000 spectators, California’s largest 3 on 3 basketball tournament is home to all every kind of “baller” there is: short, tall, college standout, recreational league champion, intramural player, gym rat, AAU or YMCA participant. Even if you haven't touched a ball in years, we still want you to play. Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament is double-elimination style, with teams guaranteed to play at least 3 games. In addition to competitive game play, the three-day weekend also features fun activities for players AND spectators alike, including: - ESPNLA All-Star Celebrity Game - Nike Slam Dunk Contest - Free Fan Fest With Over 20 Interactive Vendors - Live Entertainment & Dance Performances - Basketball-Themed Activities & Giveaways Deadline to register is August 3, 2015. For more information and to register your team today, visit www.nike3on3.com.

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