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Sunday, August 30

Pyramids, Mummies, and Cleopatra: Zahi Hawass Discusses Recent Discoveries

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

1:00pm

Noted Egyptologist and lecturer Zahi Hawass discusses mysteries of the great pyramids and the Sphinx, including the tombs of the pyramid builders. Also covered will be the secret doors inside the great pyramid of Khufu, the discovery of King Tut (along with the latest findings on his death), the discovery of queen Hatshepsut's mummy, plus updates on the search for queen Nefertiti. Dr. Hawass will also reveal the latest findings on his excavation and search for the tombs of Cleopatra and Marc Antony.

Following the lecture, Dr. Hawass will sign copies of his recent books.

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The Capitol Ensemble featuring Violinist Phillip Levy

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

6:00pm

Hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle as the top classical performer of 1995, Phillip Levy has received worldwide critical acclaim at festivals including Spoleto, Bayreuth, Edinburgh, Israel, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Ojai, Seattle, and Aspen. He has received many prestigious awards and prizes, including the International Chamber Music Competition (Florence, Italy), Royal Overseas League (England), Myra Hess Trust, Welsh Arts Council, American Israel Cultural Foundation, and Rubin Academy Violin Competition (Israel). He led the London-based Locrian and Amphion String Quartets and served as principal violinist of the Apple Hill Chamber Players. Levy currently leads the Capitol Ensemble, Sundays Live’s artists in residence. His numerous solo performances have been broadcast on Israel television and radio, NPR, and BBC. As a dedicated pedagogue, Levy is in demand as a teacher at festivals throughout the world. For eight years, he held a senior lectureship in violin and chamber music at Stanford University and led the Stanford String Quartet, with which he performed and recorded extensively. Currently residing in Los Angeles, Phillip Levy is faculty at California State University, Long Beach.

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