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Monday, August 11

monday movies at the country mart

Brentwood Country Mart

225 26th St, Santa Monica, CA

6:00pm

Enjoy some of your kids’ favorite movie titles in the courtyard this summer at the Brentwood Country Mart.   Movies are BYOB: Bring your own Blankets, Beach Chairs, Beverages or Bites.  (Or course if you’re feeling lazy you can pick up some delectable treats from the Country Mart, ending with an ice cream treat from Sweet Rose Creamery – every kid’s favorite treat!)

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JAM Sessions at the Ford

Ford Amphitheater

2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East Hollywood, CA 90068, Los Angeles, 90068

7:00pm

Dance to live music! Explore the high energy tribal dances of the Middle East with renowned Iranian dancer Banafsheh and musicians and revel in the joyful feel of a Middle Eastern celebration.

Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. JAM Sessions are participatory and centered around movement and music.

Recommended for ages 8 and up. 

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Sara Bareilles - Little Black Dress Tour

Greek Theatre

Los Angeles, CA 90027

7:30pm

The Greek Theatre presents multi-platinum selling, Grammy nominated recording artist Sara Bareilles. Bareilles first achieved mainstream critical praise in 2007 with her widely successful hit, "Love Song" which reached #1 in 22 countries around the world from her debut album LITTLE VOICE.  Since then, the Eureka, CA native has gone on to sell over 1 million copies of her debut album, earn 3 Grammy nominations including Song of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "Love Song." 

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The crazy inspiration for “Dog Day Afternoon”!

Cinefamily

611 N. Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA

7:30pm

This riotously entertaining new doc highlights one of those master outside-the-box thinkers that make an era like the Seventies still so wonderfully alluring: the vivacious John Wojtowicz, the bank robber who was the inspiration for Pacino’s character in the film classic Dog Day Afternoon. 

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THE POPE OF GREENWICH VILLAGE

Egyptian Theatre

6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

7:30pm

Continuing The Modern School of Film’s FILM: MASTERS series, “Sons of Anarchy” creator Kurt Sutter stops by for a Q&A following his film pick - director Stuart Rosenberg’s lyrical New York crime drama THE POPE OF GREENWICH VILLAGE, starring Mickey Rourke and Eric Roberts.

 

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Voasis

Upstairs at Vitellos

4349 Tujunga Avenue, Studio City, CA 91604

8:00pm

VOASIS is an ensemble of eight singers performing contemporary vocal a cappella, jazz and pop under the direction of Deke Sharon (Pitch Perfect, Pitch Perfect 2, The Sing Off) and Greg Jasperse. A program of the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, the group’s members comprise some of the industry’s top performers, arrangers and producers. Based in Los Angeles, VOASIS performs at both the summer and winter festivals of the Santa Fe Desert Chorale season. Current members include Laura Dickinson, Loren Battley, Genevieve Artadi, Ann Sheridan, Fletcher Sheridan, Greg Whipple, Greg Jasperse and Daniel Weidlein. Producer Deke Sharon has boasted a 20+ year career as one of contemporary a cappella’s most important arrangers, singers and producers. A founding member of The House Jacks, he has also co-produced the 2012 hit Pitch Perfect and NBC’s The Sing Off. He is currently filming Pitch Perfect 2 in Baton Rouge, LA.

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An Evening with Bobby Rush

GRAMMY Museum

800 W. Olympic Blvd, 800 W. Olympic Blvd, 0

8:00pm

At 77-years-old, Bobby Rush continues to bring energy and innovation to the blues scene, as he remains a prolific songwriter and one of the most imperative live performers in the blues, able to execute audacious splits on stage with the finesse of a young James Brown, while singing and playing harmonica and guitar. Rush, born Emmett Ellis, Jr. in Homer, Louisiana, started playing in his early teens, changing his name out of respect for his preacher father and fronting, for a time, a band that featured a young Elmore James on guitar. In his 20s, Rush landed in the booming Chicago blues scene where he bumped up against Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, and, most notably his back-alley neighbor, blues harmonica great Little Walter, whose example inspired Rush to master the instrument. In the ’80s, Rush relocated to his current home of Jackson, Mississippi, where he embarked on the hard-touring career that has earned him the title of “King of the Chitlin' Circuit,” the network of clubs, theaters, halls and juke joints that proliferated in the 1920’s to indulge black audiences in the days of segregation. With upwards of 100 albums under his belt, it is his unique style and unassailable raw talent that has secured him multiple Blues Music Awards including Soul Blues Album of the Year, Acoustic Album of the Year and Soul Blues Male Artist of the Year. While a bearer of tradition, Rush’s music maintains authenticity, garnering new audiences. Decisions, Rush’s latest effort, backed by funk band Blinddog Smokin' and featuring long-time friends Dr. John, Elmore James and Luther Allison, comes as Rush continues his late-career emergence from the chitlin’ circuit underground to music mainstream. Having previously been featured in the “Road to Memphis” segment of the Martin Scorcese documentary “The Blues,” Rush enjoyed perhaps the biggest success of his career last year with the GRAMMY-nominated record Down in Louisiana. Please join us for an evening with Bobby Rush, hosted by Vice President of The GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares Scott Goldman. After the interview, Rush will perform.

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The Viper Room 21st Anniversary Week: SOUL LEGEND - BETTYE LAVETTE

Viper Room

West Hollywood, CA 90069

8:00pm

Please join us in opening our 21st Anniversary Week Celebrations with Grammy Nominated and Soul Legend, Ms. Bettye LaVette.  The theme of the evening will be fancy 1960s attire. Think Mad Men with a whole lot of soul. 

Two time Grammy nominee Bettye LaVette is no mere singer. Bettye is an interpreter of the highest order. Whether the song originated as country, rock, pop, or blues, when she gets through with it, it is pure R&B. She gets inside a song and shapes and twists it to convey all of the emotion that can be wrought from the lyric. She was born Betty Jo Haskin on January 29,1946, in Muskegon, Michigan. Unlike many of her contemporaries, Bettye did not get her start in the church, but was weaned on the C&W and R&B records of the time that were playing on the juke box in her parent's living room.

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