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Monday, July 25

Hunnypot: Sienna Jackson

The Mint

6010 Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

7:00pm

Sienna Jackson is Director of Music Film & Television at The Weinstein Company and an LA native with a background in journalism and national security policy. At Weinstein, Sienna is in charge of creative development and branding of The Weinstein Company Music Catalog for global one-stop synch, A&R and soundtrack development, government affairs and intellectual property policy, music administration and clearance for film and television, creative marketing solutions, venture partnerships, and in-house music supervision.

The Weinstein Company (TWC) is a multimedia production and distribution company launched in October 2005 by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the brothers who founded Miramax Films in 1979. TWC also encompasses Dimension Films, the genre label founded in 1993 by Bob Weinstein. During Harvey and Bob’s tenure at Miramax and TWC, they have received 341 Oscar nominations and won 81 Academy Awards.

Since 2005, TWC and Dimension Films have released such films as VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA; THE READER; INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS; SCRE4M; SPY KIDS: THE KING’S SPEECH; UNDEFEATED; THE ARTIST; THE MASTER; SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK; DJANGO UNCHAINED; SCARY MOVIE 5; LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER; PHILOMENA; THE IMITATION GAME; PADDINGTON and WOMAN IN GOLD. Upcoming releases include MACBETH, CAROL and THE HATEFUL EIGHT.

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TONY JOE WHITE

GRAMMY Museum

800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, 90015

8:00pm

Covered by the likes of Ray Charles, Elvis, and Tina Turner, Tony Joe White has done it all. Growing up in Louisiana, White observed the sights, sounds, and details of his surroundings and turned them into songs which revolutionized and popularized Swamp Rock music. With multiple albums breaking the Top 10 on Billboard's Top Blues Albums chart, he still believes that music is not about getting the next No. 1 hit, but about writing from your soul. "Writing and playing and doing music not for the benefit of having a No. 1 record, just to let it out of your soul, means that somebody has fed it down to you," he says. Representing a dying breed of musicians, White keeps it old school and still builds a campfire to write any new song. Best known for hits including "Polk Salad Annie" and "Rainy Night in Georgia," White released his 19th studio album, Rain Crow, on May 27. Recorded at his studio and produced by his son, Jody White, Rain Crow summons recollections of long ago, when animals foretold the weather; tongue-talking worshippers proved their faith by handling snakes; and a "bad wind" could drive a man to the edge of insanity. The album features songs co-written with his wife, Leann, and Billy Bob Thornton. The GRAMMY Museum is pleased to welcome Tony Joe White to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate discussion on his new album and career, moderated by Scott Goldman, Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares. The conversation will be followed by a special performance.

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Tuesday, July 26

Things Unseen: Vision, Belief, and Experience in Illuminated Manuscripts

Getty Center

1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049

12:00pm

Drawn primarily from the Getty Museum’s permanent collection of manuscripts, this exhibition explores the visual challenges artists faced as they sought to render miraculous encounters with the divine, grand visions of the end of time, the intricacies of belief, and the intimate communications of prayer. These “unseen” spiritual experiences, recorded by Jewish and Christian authors in antiquity, were translated in new ways by the illuminators of medieval and Renaissance books. Rather than simply narrating otherworldly events, the innovative images in this exhibition offer visual entry points to the ineffable nature of faith.

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FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS WITH SPECIAL GUEST ARJ BARKER

Greek Theatre

Los Angeles, CA 90027

7:30pm

From their success in Edinburgh the BBC Light Entertainment Department commissioned the band to make a six part radio series. Bret and Jemaine moved to London in 2005 and spent five months writing and recording a mockumentary about the lives of a fictional version of themselves. The show was the first time they collaborated with NZ comedian Rhys Darby who played the character Brian Nesbitt, the fictional band’s manager.

Later that year Bret and Jemaine received an invitation to perform at the Aspen Comedy Festival, in Colorado, USA. Against tradition they left New Zealand’s summer to go to the northern hemisphere’s winter and were shocked by the snow when they stepped off the plane in t shirts and jandles. The HBO executives liked their act and asked them to film a half hour performance for a stand-up comedy show called One Night Stand.

Over the next four years they made a TV pilot, a sitcom, released an EP and a full length album, toured North America, made a sandwich, filmed a second season of the sitcom, toured North America in 2010 again, released a second album, and went back to New Zealand.

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