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Thursday, August 13

Eyedentity

Levitt Pavilion MacArthur Park

2230 W. 6th St., Los Angeles, 90057

8:00pm

With their new album hot off the mastering board, Krishna Booker and D. Booker along with producer Rashid Duke begin a fresh chapter in the Eyedentity story. They have infused a shot of new blood into the band, brandishing a powerful new sound for their fourth CD release. The group prides themselves in staying true to their forefathers yet explores the modern genres of Hip Hop, Dance Club, R&B, Funk, World Beat, even Rock and Pop, pioneering a unique style of high energy, eclectic and groove-driven music.

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Friday, August 14

Bobby Bradford and Tête-á-Tête

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

6:00pm

Trumpet master Bobby Bradford brings his new band to LACMA. Throughout Bradford’s historic career, he has toured with Ornette Coleman and John Carter, followed by work with Eric Dolphy, Charlie Haden, Vinny Golia, and David Murray. Last year, Bradford became the second recipient of the Festival of New Trumpet Music's Award of Recognition.

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Saturday, August 15

Kátia Moraes with Samba Society

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

3:00pm

The unique Brazilian singer-songwriter-lyricist-painter Kátia Moraes began her career in Rio de Janeiro in the 80s with her energetic band, O Espirito da Coisa. Since then, she has performed and/or recorded with top Brazilian acts such as Sergio Mendes, Airto Moreira, Oscar Castro-Neves, Rita Lee, Elba Ramalho, Sandy and Junior, Banda Cheiro de Amor, and also with George Duke, Latin Grammy nominee Alex Acuña, and Justo Almario's Tolú, Grammy nominee "Latin Project," and German saxophonist Praful.

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Encore Saxophone Quartet at the Old Mill

The Old Mill

1120 Old Mill Road, San Marino, 91108

8:00pm

The Encore Saxophone Quartet is one of Los Angeles' premier ensembles and they will be performing on the Old Mill's historic Pomegranate Patio surrounded by the Mill's beautiful pomegranate trees and lush gardens. Summer concerts at the Old Mill are intimate evenings of chamber music surrounded by the history of early California. In addition to enjoying the fine music, concertgoers are invited to view the original adobe building, learn about its history, and view the latest California Art Club exhibition: "California Cruising: Desert Ease and Coastal Breeze" in the Mill's gallery. Concert goers are urged to have dinner before they arrive,and enjoy a beverage at the no-host refreshment bar before the concert or during intermission. Chairs are provided and the musicians are only steps from the audience. the garden gates open at 7:00pm and music begins at 8:00pm.
The Encore Saxophone Quartet is among Los Angeles’ premier ensembles. Encore Saxophone’s Musicians include Douglas Masek, Soprano Saxophone, Ken Foerch, Alto Saxophone, David Brennan, Tenor Saxophone and Damon Zick, Baritone Saxophone. The tremendous range and versatility of the musicians will be illustrated all evening. Highlights of the program include classical pieces such as J. S. Bach’s “Little” Fugue in G minor, and Caryl Florio’s Quartette (Allegro de Concert); and a selection of more contemporary composers such as Astor Piazzolla, Pedro Iturralde and Nigel Wood. The second half will include selections from composers Harold Arlen, Richard Rodgers, and John Carisi with a medley of George Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess” to conclude the concert. Tickets are $15 a seat with advance reservations, $20 at the door. To make reservations, please contact The Old Mill at (626) 449-5458. Or buy on line at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1568658.

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Sunday, August 16

Burbank Comedy Festival

Flappers Comedy Club Burbank

102 E. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, 91502

5:00pm

National headliners Adam Carolla (Catch a Contractor), Tom Green (Road Trip), Kel Mitchell (Good Burger), Mary Lynn Rajskub (Chloe from “24”) and more than 200 emerging comedians from across the country will take center stage at the Burbank Comedy Festival, Sunday, August 16 through Saturday, August 22. Hosted by Flappers Comedy Club and Restaurant, the Burbank Comedy Festival will be packed with more than 50 special events including underground showcases, classes, workshops, industry panels, after parties, and live festival podcasts. This 2nd annual festival will highlight new and upcoming international talent, off-beat, variety, college, all-female, LGBT, and kids comedy performers.

The festival is dedicated to discovering America’s next comedy superstar. By pairing emerging comedians with established headliners, the Burbank Comedy Festival intends to give the next generation of talent the opportunity to perform and connect with top entertainment professionals, to encourage live comedy, and do some funny business.

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