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Thursday, October 30

“Open House Fright Night” Edgar Allen Poe dramatic reading.

Barnes & Noble, Calabasas, CA

4735 Commons Way,, Calabasas, 0


Celebrating Halloween in a Mind-Chilling New Way

Barnes & Noble, Calabasas, CA –
Spotlight The Arts Foundation presents dramatic readings of Edgar Allen Poe’s works at a ticket-free event Thursday October 30th, 2014 at 7 pm – 9 pm

The night before Halloween, author, actor, poet, director, and playwright Peter Hayes Brothers will captivate you with performances by talented thespians of the most macabre literary imaginings penned by Poe. Director Peter Brothers will enthrall audiences with works like “The City in the Sea,” “To One in Paradise,” “For Annie,” and excerpts from literary masterpieces like “The Fall of the House of Usher,” and “The Sphinx.”

Fitting the season, Brothers will turn his bookshop audience into accomplices for eerie tales of intrigue, betrayal and supernatural specters. Bring your friends to witness the resurrection of shadowed gothic literature; for only as long as the pendulum swings.

This special complimentary one-night only event takes place:
Thursday, October 30th - Come and go between 7pm – 9pm, If you dare!!
Barnes & Noble Booksellers (818) 222-0542
The Commons at Calabasas
4735 Commons Way, Calabasas, CA 91302

“Fright Night” is most suitable for teens and adults.

Support The Arts: From Sunday October 26th to Sunday November 2nd, make a purchase at Barnes & Nobles and simply mention this Book Fair Event Code 11 46 28 92. A percentage of your purchases online or at the store will help support Spotlight The Arts, a 501(c) non-profit organization, in our efforts to produce and promote artistic events in the community. For information about Spotlight The Arts Foundation go to www.spotlightthearts.org

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Thu, Oct 30, 7:15 PM [ALOUD] The Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books

ALOUD @ Central Library

630 W. Fifth St., Los Angeles CA, CA 90071


What is the role of fiction in 21st century America? Blending memoir and polemic with close readings of her favorite American novels—Azar Nafisi, author of bestselling Reading Lolita in Tehran, invites us to join her as citizens of “The Republic of Imagination,” a country where the villains are conformity and orthodoxy and the only passport is a free mind and a willingness to dream.

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UCLA Department of Art Lectures: James Benning

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd, CA 90024, CA 0


In the past 25 years, the acclaimed experimental filmmaker James Benning has completed 14 feature-length films, including 13 Lakes (2004), RR (2007), and Casting a Glance (2007), which have been shown in venues around the world. He has received grants from the Rockefeller Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. The Austrian Film Museum presented a retrospective of Benning’s films in 2007, and his installations have been staged at the Walker Art Center, Whitney Museum of American Art, and Argos Centre for Art and Media in Brussels. 

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Mozart & Beethoven


151 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, 90012


Beethoven's work was the sun around which Western music revolved for a century, and the "Eroica" Symphony was the game-changer, the work that blasted the very idea of the symphony into new dimensions of power, scale, and meaning.

Come for: Our Conductor Laureate leads Beethoven's epoch-changing symphony, which could be called The Rite of Spring for the Classical period.

And more: Recent MacArthur "genius" award recipient and widely-read blogger Jeremy Denk applies his poetic virtuosity to Mozart’s D-minor masterpiece.

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TC Carson Presents “Voice Plus: Vol 1″ with Patrice Rushen

Upstairs at Vitellos

4349 Tujunga Avenue, Studio City, CA 91604


TC Carson is a jazz vocalist, voiceover artist and actor best known for his portrayal of the debonair Kyle Barker on the hit sitcom “Living Single.” TC’s 5-year stint on the show earned him two NAACP Image award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. TC is also an accomplished voiceover artist serving as the voice of Kratos in the “God of War” video game series, one of the top selling video games of all time, as well as Mace Windu in the “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” animated television series.

TC began his entertainment career on the stage appearing in numerous theatrical productions including “The Wiz,” “Hair,” “Dreamgirls” and “Ain’t Misbehavin’.” His movie credits include the military thriller “U-571,” and the fan favorites “Final Destination 2,” “Living Large” and “Gang Related.”

TC’s newest jazz album “Live In Beverly Hills” is available now on iTunes, Amazon MP3 and Spotify.

Purchase a booth or two premium seats and get a free signed copy of TC’s newest CD “Live in Beverly Hills.”

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