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Monday, May 11

All Eyez on Me: The Writings of Tupac Shakur

GRAMMY Museum

800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, 90015

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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REEL TO REEL: BORN IN CHICAGO

El Rey Theatre

Chico, CA 95928

7:00pm

"Muddy Waters recorded a song called 'The Blues Had a Baby and They Named it Rock and Roll.' That, in a nutshell, is the story told in the new documentary Born In Chicago," wrote Larry Rohter of The New York Times. Directed by GRAMMY nominee John Anderson and co-produced by GRAMMY winner John Beug and renowned musician Barry Goldberg, Born In Chicago chronicles the journey — both physical and spiritual — of middle class suburban kids to Chicago's inner city where they learned the blues at the feet of the masters. Included in this group of musicians and artists were Paul Butterfield, Michael Bloomfield, Barry Goldberg, Nick Gravenites, Harvey Mandel, and Corky Siegel. Their pilgrimage from all white well-to-do neighborhoods into the ghetto, seeking the blues at its source, inspired the launch of thousands of bands over the years and kept the blues going as a vital musical force throughout the world and into the current century. The film includes performance and interview footage featuring the aforementioned artists as well as Bob Dylan, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Steve Miller, Hubert Sumlin, Jack White, Charlie Musselwhite, Eric Burdon, Sam Lay, and Elvin Bishop. Following the screening, music industry veteran Bob Merlis will moderate a panel discussion featuring Barry Goldberg, harmonica master Corky Siegel, John Anderson, and drummer/vocalist Sam Lay. The evening will also feature a special performance from Lay, Siegel, Goldberg, vocalist Marcy Levy, Conan Show bandleader and guitarist Jimmy Vivino, drummer Gary Malber, and bassist Rick Reed.

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Mexrrissey - Mexico Goes Morrissey

The Regent Theater

1045 Broxton Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90024

7:30pm

The Regent Theater is proud to announce the appearance of MEXRRISSEY a band of stalwart Latin musicians who will bring their influence to the music of Morrissey at the Regent Theater in downtown Los Angeles. May 11, 2015.

The “love affair” between Mexico and Morrissey runs deep; the British crooner’s songs of love, loss and longing, with powerful imagery and metaphors have found their way into Latin culture since Morrissey’s seminal 80s band The Smiths.

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REEL TO REEL: BORN IN CHICAGO

GRAMMY Museum

800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, 90015

7:30pm to 10:00pm

"Muddy Waters recorded a song called 'The Blues Had a Baby and They Named it Rock and Roll.' That, in a nutshell, is the story told in the new documentary Born In Chicago," wrote Larry Rohter of The New York Times. Directed by GRAMMY nominee John Anderson and co-produced by GRAMMY winner John Beug and renowned musician Barry Goldberg, Born In Chicago chronicles the journey — both physical and spiritual — of middle class suburban kids to Chicago's inner city where they learned the blues at the feet of the masters. Included in this group of musicians and artists were Paul Butterfield, Michael Bloomfield, Barry Goldberg, Nick Gravenites, Harvey Mandel, and Corky Siegel. Their pilgrimage from all white well-to-do neighborhoods into the ghetto, seeking the blues at its source, inspired the launch of thousands of bands over the years and kept the blues going as a vital musical force throughout the world and into the current century. The film includes performance and interview footage featuring the aforementioned artists as well as Bob Dylan, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Steve Miller, Hubert Sumlin, Jack White, Charlie Musselwhite, Eric Burdon, Sam Lay, and Elvin Bishop. Following the screening, music industry veteran Bob Merlis will moderate a panel discussion featuring Barry Goldberg, harmonica master Corky Siegel, John Anderson, and drummer/vocalist Sam Lay. The evening will also feature a special performance from Lay, Siegel, Goldberg, vocalist Marcy Levy, Conan Show bandleader and guitarist Jimmy Vivino, drummer Gary Malber, and bassist Rick Reed.

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REEL TO REEL: BORN IN CHICAGO

GRAMMY Museum

800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, 90015

7:30pm to 10:30pm

"Muddy Waters recorded a song called 'The Blues Had a Baby and They Named it Rock and Roll.' That, in a nutshell, is the story told in the new documentary Born In Chicago," wrote Larry Rohter of The New York Times. Directed by GRAMMY nominee John Anderson and co-produced by GRAMMY winner John Beug and renowned musician Barry Goldberg, Born In Chicago chronicles the journey — both physical and spiritual — of middle class suburban kids to Chicago's inner city where they learned the blues at the feet of the masters. Included in this group of musicians and artists were Paul Butterfield, Michael Bloomfield, Barry Goldberg, Nick Gravenites, Harvey Mandel, and Corky Siegel. Their pilgrimage from all white well-to-do neighborhoods into the ghetto, seeking the blues at its source, inspired the launch of thousands of bands over the years and kept the blues going as a vital musical force throughout the world and into the current century. The film includes performance and interview footage featuring the aforementioned artists as well as Bob Dylan, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Steve Miller, Hubert Sumlin, Jack White, Charlie Musselwhite, Eric Burdon, Sam Lay, and Elvin Bishop. Following the screening, music industry veteran Bob Merlis will moderate a panel discussion featuring Barry Goldberg, harmonica master Corky Siegel, John Anderson, and drummer/vocalist Sam Lay. The evening will also feature a special performance from Lay, Siegel, Goldberg, vocalist Marcy Levy, Conan Show bandleader and guitarist Jimmy Vivino, drummer Gary Malber, and bassist Rick Reed.

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Jakubi

The Mint

6010 Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

8:00pm

Jakubi is a Melbourne-based band composed of two brothers, two cousins and one friend whose love for producing music brought them together and whose pure talent propelled them forward. Jakubi’s unique flavor stems from an irresistible combination of jangly guitars, hip-hop beats and sailing synth rhythms. Flawlessly melding the sounds of a talk box one minute and reggae-inspired guitar the next, the band’s infectious experimental songs are guaranteed to get everyone dancing.
 
2014 saw the band touring two continents and three countries including Australia, the US, and Canada. Since the release of their first single in 2013, the band’s music has been streamed on SoundCloud almost 5 million times and has amassed over 4 million views across YouTube.
 
The band’s latest single, “Couch Potato,” earned the praise of the king of pop culture commentary himself, Perez Hilton, who says, "It's so dope! They've got a real laid-back, positive vibe that's infectious.” The playful video for the track features a couch coasting down the street and was filmed by dragging the couch behind a car, a stunt that accidentally got the band featured on "Highway Patrol," a national television show in Australia.
 
Starting 2015 off with a bang, the band has released its debut EP, "Holiday," to critical acclaim, gaining further attention from industry insiders and fans alike. May and June will see the Australian band heading off on its second North American tour in under a year. Including a series of headlining shows and festival performances, this is definitely one tour not to miss.

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Tuesday, May 12

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