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Sunday, July 19

J. Cole

STAPLES Center

1111 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

7:00pm

J. Cole, the Grammy nominated and platinum-selling rapper, has announced his 2015 Forest Hills Drive Tour featuring Big Sean, with special guests YG and Jeremih. Also joining the lineup will be Dreamville artists Bas, Cozz and Omen. Dubbed as the Hollywood leg of the 2015 Forest Hills Drive Tour, this announcement comes right on the heels of the nearly sold out Hometown leg of the tour that will be visiting cities that Cole feels he's missed in the past - with dates beginning in March. With the addition of his recently announced European tour featuring Pusha T and Jhene Aiko, Cole will be logging in what might be the most miles for any artist this year with a total of 65 dates from March to August.

J. Cole's most recent album 2014 Forest Hills Drive debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Charts and went on to become the highest-selling hip hop album of 2014. Receiving acclaim from the likes of NPR, Complex, The Los Angeles Times and others, the album name is derived from the address of his actual childhood home in Fayetteville, North Carolina. It serves as a meditation on the value of love relative to worldly success. The 2014 Forest Hills Drive house marked a change for a young Cole and it spawned his path in rap.

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Tuesday, July 21

Moves After Dark

Music Center Plaza

135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012

8:30pm

The Music Center Presents Moves After Dark, a site-specific dance series using The Music Center’s iconic architectural landscape as the backdrop for performances by four Los Angeles based companies. Each experience takes place on nights when The Music Center is typically “dark” or when theatres are not in use, showcasing how dance can be encountered in creative ways off stage.

Audiences will be guided through The Music Center in rotating groups, watching separate performances simultaneously, until the groups join at the end of the evening for the final performance.
Approximately 2 hours. Each evening will feature the same companies and works.

PERFORMANCES AND WORKS BY:

ANA MARÍA ALVAREZ (ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF CONTRA-TIEMPO)
Performances in/around Mark Taper Forum Pond

ATE9
Performances in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Founders’ Room

BODYTRAFFIC
Performances on the Music Center Plaza
Co-commissioned by Dance Camera West and The Music Center. Sculpture by LA artist Gustavo Godoy.

LULA WASHINGTON DANCE THEATRE
Performances on the exterior steps of the Walt Disney Concert Hall

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Wednesday, July 22

Friday, July 24

Saturday, July 25

13th Annual Plate by Plate Tasting Benefit

California Market Center

110 East Ninth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90079

6:00pm to 10:00pm

Join us on Saturday, July 25th, 2015 for LA's 13th Annual Plate by Plate Tasting Benefit, celebrating Project by Project's Partner, Center for the Pacific Asian Family!

Every year, Project by Project selects a non-profit partner based on a theme or issue that addresses current needs in the Asian American community. This year, Project by Project LA is partnering up with Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF).

Approximately 50 of Southern California's finest restaurants and beverage purveyors will be at the beautiful California Market Center to support the cause.

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Sunday, July 26

Tuesday, July 28

Los Angeles Coliseum Historic Tours

LA Coliseum

Los Angeles, CA 90037

12:00am

Come take a tour of the GREATEST STADIUM IN THE WORLD with a history, legacy and connection like no other! The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum & Sports Arena complex is one of the most venerable sports monuments in America today with countless historic events & milestones taking place inside its walls during nine decades of celebrated history. The Coliseum has served as home field for the USC Football team since 1923 and is the only stadium that has played host to two Olympiads (X and XXIII), two Super Bowls (I and VII) and a World Series (1959). It was declared a National Historic Landmark on July 27, 1984. The Coliseum has also hosted Evil Knievel in 1973, a Papal Mass by Pope John Paul II in 1987, Nelson Mandela's Crusade against Apartheid in 1990 & countless sold out concerts including U2, Pink Floyd, The Who, Metallica, Bruce Springsteen & the Rolling Stones. The MLB's Los Angeles Dodgers as well as the NFL's St. Louis Rams and Oakland Raiders have also called the Coliseum home.

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