Tour the exhibition Expressionism in Germany and France: From Van Gogh to Kandinsky, which draws on recent scholarship to explore the exchange between French and German artists who were inspired by Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, and Paul Cézanne. This generation of artists—Henri Matisse, Raoul Dufy, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Emil Nolde, Franz Marc, Wassily Kandinsky, and Gabriele Münter, among others—worked in a style known as Fauvism or Expressionism, which made use of vivid colors to forge a new art.
4730 Crystal Spring Drive, Los Angeles, 90027
12:00pm to 3:00pm
This summer, visit a small Italian provincial 1950s town, when Independent Shakespeare Co. brings a bit of "La Dolce Vita" as it presents its take on one of Shakespeares most loved comedies, THE TAMIN...
10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024
Mindful Awareness is the moment-by-moment process of actively and openly observing one’s physical, mental, and emotional experiences. Mindfulness has scientific support as a means to reduce stress, improve attention, boost the immune system, reduce emotional reactivity, and promote a general sense of health and well-being.
The free weekly drop-in sessions take place in the comfortable seats of the Billy Wilder Theater and are open to all who are interested in learning how to live more presently in life. No special clothing is required, and participants are welcome to stay for 5 minutes or enjoy the entire 30-minute session.
Sessions are led by instructors from the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. Visit www.marc.ucla.edu to learn more about the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center.
631 W. 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
REDCAT hosts the first Los Angeles presentation by Jennifer Allora (USA, 1974) and Guillermo Calzadilla (Cuba, 1971). Collaborating since 1995, the artists are known for their experimental and interdisciplinary practice. The exhibition features one of their most recent video works, Apotomē (2013), and a new commissioned performance where the artists continue their investigation into the emerging fields of biosemiotics and biomusicology.
In March 1798, two elephants, affectionately named Hans and Parkie, arrived at the National Museum of Natural History in Paris as spoils of war. That same year, on May 29th, a concert was performed in the Jardin de Plantes for the elephants. This experiment was organized not by scientists but rather by musicians, pondering if human music might elicit a reaction in non-human life forms. Allora & Calzadilla’s Apotomē departs from this historic attempt of interspecies communication set against the backdrop of the French Revolution. The very concepts of man, life, nature and the boundaries between them as defined by relations to war, captivity, slavery, and other forms of social and political domination and control emerged with new significance in this period. To this mix is added the question of music, as a possible inter-species meta-language, a proto-linguistic, non-symbolic and affective trans-human mode of communication whose basis is biological and evolutionary.
5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
ncludes a conversation with writer/director Matthew Weiner
Emmy Award–winning creator and executive producer of the AMC series Mad Men Matthew Weiner makes his debut behind the feature-film camera as writer/director of this comedy-drama. Owen Wilson stars as a small-town weatherman Steve Dallas, who spends more time getting baked and chasing women than pursuing his craft. His offhanded and quick-witted demeanor makes him a star by natural right. His friendship with his best buddy, Ben (Zach Galifianakis) is another example of Steve's protracted adolescent circling the drain. Ben’s sister, Terry (Amy Poehler), is battling Steve to preserve Ben’s soul and their family, who takes a body blow when their late father’s widow—the much younger Angela (Laura Ramsey)—arrives and fights for the family’s property. This conflict further stokes long-standing arguments between Ben and Terry. Steve is caught in the middle. Weiner will be present for Q&A to talk about his big-screen maiden voyage, his first departure from the work for which he is best known.
4349 Tujunga Avenue, Studio City, CA 91604
7:00pm to 11:00pm
Los Angeles native Stephanie Spruill is a dynamic international entertainer extraordinaire, actress, author of “17 Points To Longevity In Show Business”, background singer, percussionist, celebrity vocal coach, artist developer, motivational speaker, and entrepreneur.
Stephanie’s recent sold out performances received an outstanding review in the June 2014 issue of The Music Connection magazine.
“With a long list of accomplishments, it’s no surprise Spruill has the ability to cover numerous genres along with original songs of her own …She dazzled with energy and comfortable ease…As the packed venue bustled with conversation, Spruill literally startled the crowd by belting a powerhouse of a cappella notes …she has mastered control, pronunciation, range and stage presence to an effortless degree …There may not be a corner of the world that Spruill hasn’t touched with her musical talents.” —- Allegra Azzopardi, Music Connection
Stephanie Spruill is credited to hundreds of gold and platinum recordings. Stephanie has recorded and toured with artists’ from Julio Iglesias (with whom she toured the world for 5 1/2 years) Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Tina Turner, Simple Minds, Aretha Franklin, Barbra Streisand, Donna Summer (she was the background (bg) vocal arranger/contractor on Hot Stuff, Bad girls etc.), Diana Ross, Billy Idol, Simply Red, Luther Vandross, Donald Byrd, Talking Heads, Tom Petty to Michael Jackson (she was the vocal contractor/singer/choir director on “Can You Feel It”), Neil Diamond, Elton John, Chaka Khan, Placido Domingo, Irene Cara (she was the bg contractor/singer on Flashdance “What a Feeling”) Ricky Martin, Enrique Iglesias, Chaka Khan, Maurice White, Kenny Wayne-Sheppard, Gino Vanelli,( she was the bg vocal arranger/contractor on “I Just Wanna Stop” Glen Campbell, Marc Bolan T-Rex, Olivia Newton-John, Sadau Watanabe, Yazawa, Juan Gabriel and Quincy Jones. These are just a few of the artists who have benefited both from Stephanie’s vocal and percussion skills…and her expertise as a vocal arranger, either on stage or in the recording studio. Stephanie was also signed to a recording contract with the great Clive Davis for Arista Records.
Having toured the 7 continents several times, Stephanie has performed before royalty around the globe. Including the Emperor of Japan, the King and Queen of Spain, the Queen of England at Royal Albert Hall and performances at the White House on several occasions for three different U.S. Presidents.
Several blockbuster movie soundtracks bear Ms. Spruill’s signature voice & acting including: Forrest Gump, What’s Love Got to Do with it, Amistad, The Breakfast Club, Dances With Wolves, Rosewood, 40 Year Old Virgin, Happy Feet, Inglorious Bastards, Cop Out and the classic film American Hot Wax…to name a few. She also starred in a sitcom pilot, My Sisters and Me. As an accomplished actress, Stephanie portrayed Josephine Baker in the off Broadway play “Sang Sista Sang”. Stephanie has appeared in numerous commercials, films, and prime-time television shows worldwide. Stephanie Spruill, along with her Spruill House Music Choir, was a special guest on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno to rave reviews.
An accomplished songwriter, Stephanie has written hit songs for and with artists such as: Jeff Lorber, Najee, Vesta, David T. Walker, and Jon Lucien. Also, Stephanie wrote with Peitor Angell, the theme song for the Selma Hayek movie,” The Velocity of Gary.”
Stephanie founded Spruill House Music, Inc. School of Voice and Artist Development, along with her own Record label, La Pantera Records. Her latest Spanish language release is “Memoirs” and a music video called “Dejame”.
Stephanie Spruill’s talent, stellar reputation, and her professional capacity as an international performer and ability to coach and consult with integrity, is captured in her latest Book & DVD, “17 Points To Longevity In Show Business: Staying Focused On Your Vision”. In addition, she has written magazine articles for Music Connection…the latest being “Is It Time To Reinvent Yourself”.
As a Keynote/Motivational speaker, Stephanie Spruill drives home the need for artists to be nurtured, understood and developed to their fullest potential. Showing her commitment to fostering and strengthening the valuable attributes essential to success and longevity in Show Business.
Stephanie is a Celebrity/Performance Coach with students from all over the world. She has also held Master Classes in Moscow, Russia. Her teaching expertise has also spanned Japan, and South America among other countries.
Stephanie Spruill, whose path is her purpose, sums it up best: “It is my mission to reach the world over and touch everyone with all the artistry in me. I have discovered that God and art are the links that bring us closer to our divine purpose.”