251 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Part biography, part live performance, “Beauty Is Embarrassing” tells the irreverent and inspiring story of this one-of-a-kind visual artist and raconteur. Produced and Directed by Neil Berkeley.
For over 30 years, three-time Emmy Award-winning Wayne White has made an indelible mark on the creative world--you may remember the larger-than-life animated puppets on “Pee-wee’s Playhouse.” As a designer, painter, puppeteer, sculptor, and musician, White created images and ideas that are an integral – yet sometimes subconscious – part of the pop culture lexicon. To this day, he still gets up every morning to do the only thing his body and mind were made to do…create. Whether the world acknowledges it or not..
BEAUTY IS EMBARRASSING: For two years, filmmaker Neil Berkeley traveled with White tracing White’s career from an underground cartoonist in New York’s East Village to his big break as a designer, puppeteer, animator and voice-over actor on “Pee-wee’s Playhouse”; children’s shows like “Beakman’s World”; and music videos for The Smashing Pumpkins (“Tonight, Tonight”) and Peter Gabriel (“Big Time”): followed by a dark period of struggle. Yet, as Wayne explains in the film, there are sometimes second acts in life that take us to new heights – without compromise. At its core, Beauty Is Embarrassing shows what it takes for one uniquely talented, profanely hilarious, and utterly uncompromising artist to make it in America.
1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403
A tribute to the late screenwriter Alan Sharp begins with Arthur Penn's NIGHT MOVES, starring Gene Hackman as an ex-football-star-turned-private eye whose life unravels when he finds his wife has been unfaithful. Robert Aldrich's underrated Western ULZANA’S RAID follows. Special guests include screenwriter Howard Rodman (WGAW vice president) and NIGHT MOVES actress Jennifer Warren.
6360 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, 90028
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Who: Gregg Young & the 2nd Street “C” Jazz Band
- Shore Records Recording Artist
- Smooth Jazz Artist of the Year, LA Music Awards
- Best of Jazz Nominee -1st Annual Hollywood Music Awards
- Winner Best Blues - Hollywood Music in Media Awards
- Winner Best Funk/Groove – Hollywood Music in Media Awards
- Best Latin Nominee – Hollywood Music in Media Awards
- Best Pop Nominee - Hollywood Music in Media Awards
- House Band, Dome Arclight Entertainment Center
What: “C” Jazz, Blues, R&B, Rock’N’Roll, Tropical Grooves, Reggae, Soca & Movie Themes.
When: Friday, May 24th, 2013 from 6pm-9pm.
Where: The Dome Arclight Entertainment Center
6360 W. Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
Why: 2013 Music on the Plaza Series!
How: Gregg Young (Guitar), Kirkwood Coakley (Bass) and Quinn Johnson (Keys).
Free admission & the public is invited.
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5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 92656
Winners of the Chuck Niles Jazz Music Award, CJS Quintet is recognized for its hard-driving soulful swing, laden with the blues. The quintet, led by saxophonist Chuck Johnson and trumpeter James Smith, pays homage to Los Angeles-born sax legend Dexter Gordon in recognition of his 90th birth-year.