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Monday, August 1

Margo Price

GRAMMY Museum

800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, 90015

7:30pm

Born in Aledo, Ill., Margo Price moved to Nashville after dropping out of college in 2003. There, she met musician and future husband, Jeremy Ivey, and formed a band called Buffalo Clover who would eventually develop a local following. But it was personal tragedy (losing her firstborn son to a heart ailment) that brought Price's calling into even sharper focus, leading to her debut LP, Midwest Farmer's Daughter — released on March 25 on Jack White's Third Man Records. Tracks like album opener "Hands of Time," "About To Find Out," and "Hurtin' (On The Bottle)" add a fresh twist to classic Nashville country, with a sound that could've made hits in any decade. Meanwhile, the hard-hitting blues grooves of "Four Years of Chances" and "Tennessee Song" push the boundaries further west to Memphis (the album was recorded at the legendary Sun Studio). Midwest Farmer's Daughter has been met with historic praise, performances on "Saturday Night Live," "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," Conan, CBS This Morning, and major profiles with the The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, NPR, Fader, and more. It also debuted in the Top 10 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart — the first time in history that a solo female artist's first album has debuted in the Top 10 without the benefit of a single on the Hot Country Songs chart. Currently in the midst of a headlining U.S. tour, the GRAMMY Museum welcomes Margo Price to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate conversation surrounding her debut album, tumultuous life and rising career, moderated by Scott Goldman, Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares. The conversation will be followed by a special acoustic performance.

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Hammer Conversations: An Evening with Ryan Murphy

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024

7:30pm

The Emmy Award-winning writer, director, and producer Ryan Murphy has been taking prime-time television by storm with his genre-bending projects since 1999. He is the cocreator of Popular, Glee, The New Normal, American Horror Story, and Scream Queens; the creator of Nip/Tuck; and the producer and director of American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson.

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LA Times Ideas Exchange with Frank Gehry and Christopher Hawthorne

The Music Center

135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

7:30pm

Join Frank Gehry for a conversation on contemporary architecture and the future of Los Angeles held inside one of his most acclaimed projects. Gehry will join Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne to discuss his work in his adopted hometown of Los Angeles, where he's lived for nearly 70 years. The conversation will touch on the design of Walt Disney Concert Hall, the prospects for further development on Bunker Hill and Gehry's new master plan for all 51 miles of the Los Angeles River.

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Spotlight: Margo Price

The GRAMMY Museum at L.A. Live

800 W Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, 90015

8:00pm

Born in Aledo, Ill., Margo Price moved to Nashville after dropping out of college in 2003. There, she met musician and future husband, Jeremy Ivey, and formed a band called Buffalo Clover who would eventually develop a local following. But it was personal tragedy (losing her firstborn son to a heart ailment) that brought Price's calling into even sharper focus, leading to her debut LP, Midwest Farmer's Daughter — released on March 25 on Jack White's Third Man Records. Tracks like album opener "Hands of Time," "About To Find Out," and "Hurtin' (On The Bottle)" add a fresh twist to classic Nashville country, with a sound that could've made hits in any decade. Meanwhile, the hard-hitting blues grooves of "Four Years of Chances" and "Tennessee Song" push the boundaries further west to Memphis (the album was recorded at the legendary Sun Studio). Midwest Farmer's Daughter has been met with historic praise, performances on "Saturday Night Live," "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," Conan, CBS This Morning, and major profiles with the The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, NPR, Fader, and more. It also debuted in the Top 10 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart — the first time in history that a solo female artist's first album has debuted in the Top 10 without the benefit of a single on the Hot Country Songs chart. Currently in the midst of a headlining U.S. tour, the GRAMMY Museum welcomes Margo Price to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate conversation surrounding her debut album, tumultuous life and rising career, moderated by Scott Goldman, Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares. The conversation will be followed by a special acoustic performance.

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Tuesday, August 2

CHAMBER MUSIC: THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF ELIZABETH SPRAGUE COOLIDGE

The Music Center

135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

10:00am

In 1925 Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge (1864–1953) established the Coolidge Foundation at the Library of Congress, an unprecedented gift that ensured her support for contemporary music would continue for many generations. An accomplished pianist and avid composer, Coolidge’s passion was chamber music. In pursuit of her vision to make chamber music available to all, she built at the Library of Congress an intimate, finely-tuned auditorium that bears her name. For the last ninety years, world-class artists have appeared on its stage in free public concerts, many of which are broadcast on radio and, today, online. During her lifetime, Coolidge sponsored concerts across the United States and abroad, befriending countless performers and composers along the way. She became a generous benefactor to many and commissioned some of the most important new chamber music of the twentieth century. But her interest in contemporary music went beyond personal taste. She regarded music as an artistic expression of its time and culture. Coolidge said, “My plan for modern music is not that we should like it, not necessarily that we should even understand it, but that we should exhibit it as a significant human document.” Featuring selections from her personal papers and original music manuscripts commissioned by the Coolidge Foundation, this exhibit pays tribute to Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge’s remarkable life and legacy.

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