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Sunday, August 9

The Watts Rebellion: 50 Years Later

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024


On the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Watts rebellion, we discuss the past and present of race relations in the United States with historians Gerald Horne, University of Houston, author of Fire This Time: The Watts Uprising and the 1960s, and Brenda E. Stevenson, UCLA, author of The Contested Murder of Latasha Harlins: Justice, Gender, and the Origins of the LA Riots.

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Kiddle Karoo

Levitt Pavilion MacArthur Park

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


Cowabunga dudes! Rock and Roar with Kiddle Karoo and her Kooky Krew’s sizzling summer “Monster Beach Party”. Join this little Tiki Hut filled with big monster fun for a rockin’ family beach concert! Kiddle Karoo and her puppet pals sing, dance and add a touch of magic to this wacky non-traditional Luau. Summertime entertainment the entire family will love.

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Starlight Bowl

1249 Lockheed View Dr., Burbank, 91501


Smash Mouth, the band that’s given you such memorable songs as “All-Star,” “Walkin’ on the Sun,” “Then the Morning Comes,” and “I’m a Believer,” is back for more season-of-the-sun fun with their vibrant new CD “MAGIC”. MAGIC” is a no-holds-barred party from start to finish. First-listen gems such as “Flippin’ Out” and “Magic” jump out at you like a barrel full of monkeys. Both these songs also feature young super talent J. Dash. The dynamic 25-year old wunderkind was a long-time Smash Mouth fan when he was tapped to sprinkle a little “magic” on these tracks. So get ready for a “MAGIC”-al year! We all know Smash Mouth is the ultimate summertime party band.

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Gladys Knight, The O'Jays

Microsoft Theater

777 Chick Hearn Ct., Los Angeles, CA


Gladys Knight has long been one of the greatest; very few singers over the last fifty years have matched her unassailable artistry. This seven-time Grammy winner has enjoyed #1 hits in Pop, Gospel, R&B and Adult Contemporary, and has triumphed in film, television and live performance. The O'Jays are touring history, a connection to an era and a sound that formed the soundtrack for the lives of several generations. The O’Jays are still hitting the road with the same electrifying energy they’ve had for over 50 years

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Hairspray the Broadway Musical presented by the Torrance Theatre Company

Armstrong Theatre

3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, 90505


Torrance Theatre Company invites you to celebrate its 16th anniversary by brushing up your coif and doing The Madison all the way down to the Armstrong Theatre to see Hairspray the Broadway Musical. Hairspray won 8 Tony Awards in 2003, including the Tony Award for Best Musical. Set in 1962 Baltimore, the lovable plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire – to dance on the popular Corny Collins show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network, all without denting her ‘do!

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Monday, August 10

Los Angeles Photo Festival

Hatakeyama Gallery

905 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA, 0


The International Photo Festival invites you to attend the 2nd annual Turkish Street Photography Exhibit in Los Angeles. This year’s “Concept: Turkey 2015” exhibition opens the same week as Downtown LA Art Walk at Hatakeyama Gallery from August 11-15, 2015.

Concept Turkey 2015 will be presenting works from over 35 contemporary Turkish street photographers. The exhibit will provide relevant cultural documentation into regional traditions and social issues in Turkey . Each image presented is designed to create and share stories while promoting cultural understanding through photography. The “Concept Turkey” project began last year at the first annual Turkish Republic Street Photography exhibition in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Photo Festival will begin this year by presenting beautiful, fascinating, and awe-inspiring photographs from Turkey. All photos presented have been selected by a distinguished panel of judges: Associated Press and Pulitzer Prize winning Photographer Nick Ut, as well as Robert Ysais, Sami Turkay Founder member of Turkish Federation of Photography of Art and the President of the Federation (2013-2014), Yucel Demir is active member of photography of Art Society of Ankara and Photographic Arts Federation of Turkey, Keith Braesch is the Vice President of B2B Sales for Targus Inc, and Mert Turkoglu Los Angeles Photo Festival - Creative Director and Founder.

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