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Monday, May 4

Butterfly Pavilion at the Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum

900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

10:00am

The Butterfly Pavilion is open at the Natural History Museum for the summer.

More than 53 different butterfly and moth species and an array of plants take up residence every summer for the much-anticipated seasonal exhibit, the Butterfly Pavilion. Wander through a unique changing ecosystem, witness free-flying creatures interacting with plant life, and emerge with a better understanding of the environment needed for the survival of these spectacular animals.

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All Eyez on Me: The Writings of Tupac Shakur

GRAMMY Museum

800 W. Olympic Blvd, 800 W. Olympic Blvd, 0

12:30pm

The exhibition explores the GRAMMY-nominated artist’s songwriting talent and celebrates Shakur’s legacy as a magnetic performer, charismatic actor, heartfelt poet and outspoken social activist.

“Tupac Shakur was one of the most original and important of all hip hop artists.  His writings are both powerful and provocative,” said Bob Santelli, Executive Director of the GRAMMY Museum.  “It is an honor to be the first music museum to acknowledge Tupac's legacy and to bring context to what was an incredible career."

All Eyez on Me: The Writings of Tupac Shakur showcases the rapper’s love of words and his talent as a gifted communicator through handwritten lyrics and poems.  The exhibit also features artifacts from his career breakthrough with hip-hop group, Digital Underground and his rise to fame as a solo artist. 

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Ralph S. Peer: Revolutionizing Recorded Music

GRAMMY Museum

800 W. Olympic Blvd, 800 W. Olympic Blvd, 0

12:30pm

Ralph S. Peer, was a pioneering A&R man and global music publisher who saw the universal power locked in regional roots music and tapped it, changing the course and flavor of popular music in the United States and around the world.

In the course of an adventurous, sometimes even revolutionary fifty-year career, Ralph S. Peer  (1892-1960) opened the door to previously marginalized music, then fostered its global success, playing a key, founding role in creating the durable blues, jazz, country and Latin pop fields. Lasting genres and businesses developed and grew because he opened those doors; the pop music sounds we’ve heard ever since were reimagined.

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Tuesday, May 5

Music in the New Millennium: The Legal Landscape for Compensating Content Creators [1.5 hours Cal. MCLE credit available]

The GRAMMY Museum

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

11:00am to 1:30pm

This panel addresses the question as to why, with music accessibility and consumption at all time highs, music revenue and royalties are at all time lows. Our experts will discuss the history of musi...

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