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Saturday, July 18

Oscar Hernandez Latin Jazz Quintet

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

5:00pm

Oscar Hernández has long been considered one of the most gifted and prominent pianist-arrangers on the contemporary Latin jazz and salsa music scene. Increasingly in demand as a pianist, arranger, and producer, the Bronx native has worked with artists such as Ruben Blades/Willie Colón "Carabali," Daniel Ponce, and Eddie Torres. Hernandez also serves as music director of his Grammy Award–nominated band, The Spanish Harlem Orchestra.

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A Flock of Seagulls & Video Star

Starlight Bowl

1249 Lockheed View Dr., Burbank, 91501

6:30pm

A Flock of Seagulls
As well-known for their bizarrely teased haircuts as their hit single “I Ran (So Far Away),” A Flock of Seagulls were one of the infamous one-hit wonders of the New Wave era. Hairdresser Mike Score (lead vocals, keyboards) formed A Flock of Seagulls with his brother Ali (drums) and fellow hairdresser Frank Maudsley (bass) in 1980, adding guitarist Paul Reynolds several months later. “I Ran (So Far Away)” was released as the first single from the album, and MTV quickly picked up on its icily attractive video, which featured long shots of Mike Score and his distinctive, cascading hair. The single climbed into the American Top Ten, taking the album along with it.

Video Star
Video Star is a high energy four piece 80’s theme band playing all of your favorite New Wave and Rock dance hits of the era in full costume with choreography and comedy. Video Star is guaranteed to get the party started and keep the dance floor packed all night long. You’ll swear it is 1982 all over again. I want my MTV!

Individual concert tickets are available at $15 for adults, $8 for children ages 3 to 12, $8 for seniors and the disabled, and free for children ages 2 and under (excluding box seats). There may be a limited number of tickets available for purchase at the gate on the evening of a performance for an additional $2 per ticket.

Parking at the Starlight Bowl is $8 cash per vehicle. Carpooling is highly recommended! Parking opens at 4:30 p.m., the gates open at 5:30 p.m., and concerts begin at 6:30 p.m.
2015 Starlight Bowl Concert Season tickets are available for purchase online at www.StarlightBowl.com or at the City of Burbank Parks and Recreation Department located at 150 N. Third Street, 3rd floor, Burbank (818) 238-5300.

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Sunday, July 19

ETHIO CALI | Twilight in the Garden: Little Tokyo Concert Series

James Irvine Japanese Garden (JACCC)

244 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

5:00pm

THIS SUMMER, JACCC PRESENTS FOUR, INTIMATE OUTDOOR CONCERTS INSIDE DOWNTOWN'S JAMES IRVINE JAPANESE GARDEN IN LITTLE TOKYO.

The ensemble’s sublime sound is inspired by the golden age of Ethiopian music of the 1960’s and 70’s, filtered through a lens that is uniquely Los Angeles. Acknowledging the diverse musical foundations of Ethio-Jazz, the ensemble also draws inspiration from the rhythmic and melodic textures of Sudan, Somalia, Ghana, and Colombia.

with DUBLAB DJ Gifted & Blessed

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Monday, July 20

Pianist Svetlana Smolina and Cellist Giorgi Kharadze

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

6:00pm

Pianist Svetlana Smolina performed with orchestras and in recitals worldwide. Recent notable solo appearances with orchestras include the Mariinsky Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, New York Philharmonic at Avery Fischer, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Orchestra National de France, Odessa and Nizhny Novgorod Philharmonics, Pittsburgh Symphony, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Toledo Symphony, Florida Philharmonic, Shreveport Symphony, New York Chamber, and many other ensembles. A frequent guest at festivals worldwide, Smolina has performed at the Salzburg Festival, Hollywood Bowl Festival in Los Angeles, and the Ravinia Rising Stars Festival in Chicago.

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