On November 16, 2014, The GRAMMY Museum opened Lead Belly: A Musical Legacy to mark the 125th anniversary of the birth of iconic Delta-Blues singer Huddie William Ledbetter, better known as "Lead Belly." Located on the Museum's third floor, this exhibit offers visitors an in-depth look at his life and contributions he made to American Folk music and Blues. The exhibit showcases a collection of documents and lyrics, along with his notorious Stella 12-string guitar provided by the Ledbetter family. Through May 15.
this one-of-a-kind exhibit offers visitors an in-depth look at the iconic career of Stevie Ray Vaughan. This is the first exhibition exclusively highlighting the career of the legendary bluesman. Jimmie Vaughan, Stevie’s brother, served as a guest curator.
“I'm excited to partner with The GRAMMY Museum to honor my brother and his music,” said Jimmie Vaughan. “I know Stevie’s many fans will enjoy this exhibit, as many of his personal, never-before-seen items will be on display. I hope by doing this, it will remind people of the incredible musician he was and all the music and love he gave to the world. I miss him every day." On display through July 2015.
This unique exhibition offers visitors a behind-the-scenes look at the iconic career of five-time GRAMMY Award-winner Donna Summer. This is the first exhibition highlighting the career of the legendary “Queen of Disco.”
“Donna Summer galvanized a diverse group of music fans and she was able to give credibility to a genre of music that had many skeptics,” said GRAMMY Museum executive director Bob Santelli. “We are honored to tell her story and help demonstrate why Donna Summer is not only the undisputed ‘Queen of Disco,’” but also one of the most successful female artists of all time.”
On display through Spring 2015, the exhibit features:
Gowns and costumes designed by Summer;
Set designs sketches, also created by Summer;
Handwritten lyrics and notes;
Never-before-seen photographs spanning Summer’s entire career;
Several hand-painted pieces from Summer’s critically acclaimed Summer Fine Arts Collection;
700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037
Explore a paradise unlike any other, with the breathtaking film Galapagos 3D: Nature’s Wonderland. Located close to the equator in the Pacific Ocean, these remarkable volcanic islands are home to some of nature’s most incredible living creatures, like giant half-ton long-necked tortoises, dancing blue-footed boobies and flightless cormorants. Small penguins living thousands of miles from their natural habitats share the seas with unique marine iguanas that spit sea-salt. Kids will be fascinated by the same wonders of nature that helped Darwin realize his theory of evolution!
216 S Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
6:00pm to 7:00pm
In honor of Saint Patrick’s Day & our latest installment of Ale Academy, we’ll be discussing Irish Beer Styles, from the creation of the Stout, to the modern day Irish lager.
Your $5 ticket includes a beer tasting & discussion.
1890 Huntington Drive, CA, CA 91108
7:00pm to 8:00pm
The Friends of Crowell Public Library’s Meet the Authors series continues with Mona Simpson whose powerful new novel, Casebook, is a witty, perceptive story of family life, part coming-of-age story and part detective yarn. The acclaimed and award-winning author of Anywhere But Here and My Hollywood, Simpson’s latest is about a young boy’s quest to uncover the mysteries of his unraveling family. What he discovers turns out to be what he least wants to know: the inner workings of his parents’ lives. And even then he can’t stop searching.
Casebook reveals an American family both coming apart at the seams and, simultaneously, reconstituting itself to sustain its members through their ultimate trial. Mona Simpson gives the reader a boy hero for our times whose story remains long after the novel is over.
Mona Simpson moved to Los Angeles as a young teenager and attended UC Berkeley, where she studied poetry. She worked as a journalist before moving to New York to attend Columbia's MFA program. During graduate school, she published her first short stories in Ploughshares, The Iowa Review and Mademoiselle. She stayed in New York and worked as an editor at The Paris Review for five years while finishing her first novel, Anywhere But Here. After that, she wrote The Lost Father, A Regular Guy and Off Keck Road.
Her work has been awarded the Whiting Prize, a Guggenheim, an NEA grant, a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University, the Lila Wallace Readers Digest Prize, Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize, Pen Faulkner finalist, and most recently the Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
This event was previously scheduled for Thursday, March 12, so update those calendars for the following Monday, March 16th at 7:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. With wonderful Friends like these, the authors keep coming at Crowell Public Library!