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Saturday, September 6

Big!World!Fun!: Viver Brasil

Ford Amphitheater

2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East Hollywood, CA 90068, Los Angeles, 90068

10:00am

Viver Brasil Dance Company’s Afro-Brazilian dance performance bursts with exhilarating movement, pulsating percussion and passionate vocals. Rooted in the traditional and contemporary dances of Bahia, Brazil, the company’s work embodies this culture’s beautiful and mythic stories, complete with colorful costuming and an energetic troupe of dancers, drummers and singers.

Preshow Activity: Connect with LA Nature! Join naturalists and educators from the Natural History Museum to explore local plants and animals through hands-on activities. Together we will create nature journals, look for lizards and catch and identify insects. Put your nature eyes on and become a citizen scientist! 

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Klingande

El Rey Theatre

5515 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

8:00pm

Klingande is a French deep house duo with a prominent use of the piano and the saxophone.The band was inspired by the contemporary Swedish House Music, and gained attention through the self-released online track "Punga" that eventually made it to the French Singles Chart, peaking to number 86, the song has also peaked to number 62 in Austria, number 59 in Germany and number 41 in Switzerland. It found international chart success with their follow up single "Jubel" that has peaked to number 5 on the French Singles Chart. The song has peaked to number 1 in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy and Switzerland, the song was also a Top 5 hit in Sweden and the United Kingdom, and a Top 10 hit in the Netherlands.

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Sunday, September 7

Gerald Wilson Jazz Orchestra! - Celebrating Gerald's Birthday -

Catalina Bar & Grill

Hollywood, 90028

7:30pm

Gerald Wilson, jazz’s reigning composer/orchestrator pays homage to his adopted hometown, Chicago on his fifth Mack Avenue Records release, Legacy. Composers Igor Stravinsky and Giacomo Puccini also receive Wilson’s musical tips of the hat. Wilson’s son, guitarist/composer Anthony Wilson, and grandson Eric Otis are also represented by a composition/orchestration apiece, thus extending Gerald’s musical legacy.

The Gerald Wilson Orchestra assembled for Legacy comprises many of the great jazz artists who've been Gerald's collaborators for the lion’s share of his Mack Avenue canon. A first-class rhythm section of pianist Renee Rosnes, guitarist Anthony Wilson, bassist Peter Washington and drummer Lewis Nash anchors the group. Trumpeters Sean Jones, Jeremy Pelt, Tony Lujan and Mike Rodriguez and trombonists Dennis Wilson, Douglas Purviance, Luis Bonilla and Alan Ferber stud the brass section. Antonio Hart Dick Oatts, Kamasi Washington, Ron Blake, Jay Brandford and Gary Smulyan comprise the reeds. Al Pryor continues as Wilson’s producer for this collection of tributes and portraits.

 

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L.A. Jewish Symphony Celebrates 20 Years with "Hershey Felder in Concert

Ford Amphitheater

2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East Hollywood, CA 90068, Los Angeles, 90068

7:30pm

In celebration of their 20th anniversary, the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony (LAJS) presents Hershey Felder in Concert. An award winning actor, pianist, playwright, producer and composer, Felder will debut the world premiere of an overture composed for LAJS, under the baton of artistic director/conductor Dr. Noreen Green. The concert will also feature Felder’s concerto for piano and orchestra Aliyah, celebrating the creation of the State of Israel, as well as excerpts from Felder’s one man show George Gershwin Alone and a performance of Gershwin’s beloved Rhapsody in Blue. 

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Brynn Stanley

Upstairs at Vitellos

4349 Tujunga Avenue, Studio City, CA 91604

8:00pm

Brynn Stanley has been singing professionally for several years at special venues throughout the NY metropolitan area. She has been a featured performer at several events held at the NJ Governor’s Mansion, most notably, Governor Christie’s birthday. Brynn continues to perform at Shanghai Jazz, in Madison, NJ and many well-known jazz concert series through the Tri-State area. Brynn’s smooth and soulful voice takes familiar songs and flips them into contemporary versions in a unique style that’s all her own. Ms. Stanley has recently garnered glowing reviews for her remarkable voice, exuberant jazz sensibility and presence. By painting a colorful musical canvas, Brynn Stanley will touch your heart and gratify the palette of a discerning audience!y and presence. By painting a colorful musical canvas, Brynn Stanley will touch your heart and gratify the palette of a discerning audience!

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Yuna with special guest Borns & Lincoln Jessers

Gaslamp Music + Bar + Kitchen

6251 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, CA

8:30pm

Yuna is a Malaysian singer/songwriter. Yuna's meteoric rise in the Malaysian indie music scene is largely due to the strong following she gained via Myspace. 

Yuna was the first runner-up of MTV Iggy's Best New Bands in the World.[9] She performed at the historic MTV Studios in Times Square New York singing "Decorate", "Come As You Are", "Lullabies" which is produced by Chris Braide and her new single "Live Your Life", which is produced by Pharrell Williams of N.E.R.D. In 2012, Yuna was recognized with a National Youth Icon Award, awarded by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, for her exceptional achievements in arts.

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Monday, September 8

HUNNYPOT RADIO LIVE

The Mint

6010 Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

7:00pm

Hunnypot Radio is our bi-weekly, internet-based radio experience. Launched in November 2005, Hunnypot Radio is pure, unencumbered, freeform “edutainment” at its finest. Hunnypot Radio DJ/hosts are joined by music and entertainment industry professionals, artists and songwriters and the creative community at large to celebrate our favorite music (old and new), discuss current cultural and musical trends and share opinions on the state of the industry. Hunnypot Radio features live in-studio performances by some of the most exciting and diverse artists in music today. The show is currently broadcast “live” every other Monday night from 7 – 10PM (PST) then re-broadcast 24/7 throughout the week on the Hunnypot Unlimited website. Our broadcasts are open to the creative community at large and we consistently draw between 50 – 100 physical attendees at the station every show. It has become “the” Monday night destination for the tastemaker set. 

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