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Friday, November 28

Milton Nascimento – Uma Travessia

Royce Hall, UCLA

340 Royce Dr, Los Angeles, 90095


Brazilian Nites Productions presents 50 Years of Magic – Milton Nascimento – Uma Travessia at UCLA’s Royce Hall on Friday, November 28th. The four time Grammy Award winning. Brazilian singer-songwriter celebrates his 50-year career with his latest album “Uma Travessia” and a World Tour, featuring his greatest hits. Nascimento pulls influences from far and wide, seamlessly blending rock and jazz, Portuguese fado, Spanish guitars, Andean flutes and Gregorian chants. With 37 solo albums and major collaborations with Herbie Hancock, Paul Simon, Peter Gabriel, Esperanza Spaulding and more, his astonishing stage presence delights international audiences.

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Saturday, November 29

Frank Stallone

Upstairs at Vitellos

4349 Tujunga Avenue, Studio City, CA 91604


I just heard the album you did with Billy May and it knocked my socks off. Salute.” –Frank Sinatra

Simba Records recording artist Frank Stallone is one of the most versatile actors, singers and musicians working today. His explosive voice and musicianship ranges from rock to blues to big band and has garnered him three Platinum Albums, ten Gold Albums and five Gold Singles.

Frank has acted in over 60 films and TV shows, including Tombstone and the cult hit Barfly in which he played the memorable “Eddie” the bartender, which was touted by critic Roger Ebert: “Barfly is a terrific film that features an outstanding performance by Frank Stallone.” He will be seen in the upcoming film Reach Me from director John Herzfeld and will soon be heard as a new character in Hasbro’s hit series Transformers Prime.

Frank has written and published over 200 songs and, with a single in the hit film The Expendables 2 (Don’t Want to Fight With Me) and three original songs, written and performed by him in the upcoming film Reach Me (Dir. John Herzfeld, 2014), Frank has written and recorded compositions for twelve films. The list includes Rocky I, II and III, Rambo II, Paradise Alley and Over the Top. But, it was Frank’s nine songs that he wrote and recorded for the Saturday Night Fever Sequel Staying Alive that earned him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Sound Track and a Grammy nomination for Best Original Song with his single, Far From Over. That song became a massive #1 hit around the world and stayed on the top charts for more than four months and his songs are still played on radio stations throughout the world.

Frank has recorded nine solo albums receiving praise from legends Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Sammy Cahn. His rock-influenced Full Circle, “which I feel is my best” was followed by his American songbook albums, In Love in Vain, with Sammy Nestico, Stallone on Stallone by Request, a compilation of Frank’s film soundtrack tunes, and Songs from the Saddle, showing Frank’s more acoustic side. He’s a big fan favorite in Australia and he performs in concert halls, theaters and clubs all around the world, gaining critical acclaim wherever he goes “he has the crowd enthralled.” (New York Daily News).

“…the players are through the roof. Stallone’s vocals communicate emotions so effectively, he creates an intimacy that’s as rare as it is raw…his skillfulness, easy confidence and amiable personality made his performance not only memorable, but a spellbinding affair.” –Bernard Baur, Music Connection

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Hip Hop Showcase ft. Poetiic! NOV. 29th!

The Mint

6010 Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA


“POETIIC” hip hop artist from New Eruh LLC Entertainment Company located in San Diego will be performing at the MINT nightclub in Los Angeles on November 29th 2014. Hip Hop artists STUNTMAN and STYLE from New Eruh LLC, will also be featured at this event. This will be a night you don’t want to miss!

“Poetiic” has her own internet radio that streams to over 142 countries and has opened for such acts as Dru Hill, Lloyd, Cyhi Da Prynce (part of Kanye West's group), Gary Owen (celebrity comedian), Luenell (celebrity comedian), and Red Grant (celebrity comedian). Poetiic recently (June 2014) charted #28 on the National Top 50 Independent artist for radio airplay and charted #39 on the National Top 50 Hip-Hop/R&B charts!

Event details:
$10 Cover; 21+
Tickets: http://themintla.com/event.cfm?id=177096&cart

Official Website: www.iiampoetiic.com (to review more songs)
Twitter: https://twitter.com/iiampoetiic
Instagram: http://instagram.com/iiampoetiic#
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PERSISTENCEis.THEkey
Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/just-listen-2
Youtube: www.youtube.com/iiamPOETIIC

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Sunday, November 30

Dudamel & Capuçon


151 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, 90012


The endless charms of Haydn's concerto find the ideal spokesman in charismatic cellist Gautier Capuçon; Dudamel invigorates Schubert's lyrical Sixth Symphony.

Come for: Gautier Capuçon performing one of Haydn's beloved cello concertos.

And more: Max Reger's stunning orchestral depiction of four paintings by the Swiss Symbolist artist Arnold Böcklin.


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David Sedaris presents and signs Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk

Vroman's Bookstore

695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101


Featuring David Sedaris's unique blend of hilarity and heart, this new collection of keen-eyed animal-themed tales is an utter delight. Though the characters may not be human, the situations in these stories bear an uncanny resemblance to the insanity of everyday life. In "The Toad, the Turtle, and the Duck," three strangers commiserate about animal bureaucracy while waiting in a complaint line. In "Hello Kitty," a cynical feline struggles to sit through his prison-mandated AA meetings. In "The Squirrel and the Chipmunk," a pair of star-crossed lovers is separated by prejudiced family members. With original illustrations by Ian Falconer, author of the bestselling Olivia series of children's books, these stories are David Sedaris at his most observant, poignant, and surprising.

- This is a ticketed event. Customers can obtain a ticket by purchasing a copy of David Sedaris' new book, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, from Vroman's main store or Hastings Ranch

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Chris Isaak

Saban Theater

8440 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211


Singer/songwriter/musician/actor Chris Isaak makes his debut appearance on the Saban Theatre stage, and this hepcat should fit right in with the retro architecture at this spectacular venue.  Isaak’s music magically recaptures the brilliance of of the classic Sun sound, while also getting down to the heart and soul of his own deeply rooted musical identity.  In fact, the late Sam Phillips, the genius behind Sun Records, had this to say about Isaak, “very talented, and his music is so damned honest.  It’s incredible.”  

Isaak’s music has appeared in scores of films and television shows, as has Mr. Isaak himself.  He starred in Showtime’s The Chris Isaak Show, and has appeared in numerous films, including Little Buddha, Twin Peaks, Married To The Mob, Silence Of The Lambs, and more.

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Monday, December 1

Ben Watt


West Hollywood, CA 90069


After twenty years with Tracey Thorn in the best-selling alternative duo Everything But The Girl, and ten as as international DJ and label boss of acclaimed electronic label Buzzin’ Fly, this year saw Ben Watt return to his earliest folk-jazz roots with his first solo album for thirty-one years. Entitled ‘Hendra’, it follows his 1983 cult classic ‘North Marine Drive’, and claimed the award for ‘Best ‘Difficult’ Second Album’ at the recent AIM (Association of Independent Music) Awards 2014 in London fending off albums by Anna Calvi and Blood Orange. Decorated with an array of four and five-star reviews on release, it features collaborations with former Suede guitarist Bernard Butler, Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour and producer Ewan Pearson. This year has seen him tour with different sized line-ups but tonight he plays solo acoustic and electric). Expect songs from ‘Hendra’ plus old gems, wild cards and stories behind the music.

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An Evening with Carlos Santana

The Orpheum Theatre

842 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, 90014


One of the most influential and celebrated musicians of our time, Carlos Santana will sit down with L.A.'s own Cheech Marin to share the story of his life-- from his humble childhood in Mexico, to his emergence in the 1960s rock underground in San Francisco and the explosion of his musical career. In his new memoir The Universal Tone, Santana’s authentic voice and unparalleled story is delivered with a level of passion and soul equal to the legendary charge of his guitar. From collaborations with other greats like Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock to Juanes, Pitbull and Lila Downs, hear the remarkable life story from a musician Rolling Stone has rated as one of the greatest guitarists of all time. All tickets include a pre-signed copy of Carlos Santana's book.

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