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Wednesday, August 6

see a little bit country

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11:00am

It’s time to see the world through country colored lenses.  Curated by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and the Country Music Hall of Fame, Country: Portraits of an American Sound at the Annenberg Space for Photography includes over 100 historical and contemporary photos, artifacts, a digital jukebox (this is where your kids will station themselves, and you want them to, because even if you’re not a country fan, the kids should know Dolly & the Man in Black), an original short form documentary with interviews from exhibited photographers, country musicians and historians and more.

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Strindberg Under the Stars

Ford Amphitheater

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

6:00pm

The August Strindberg Society of Los Angeles (TASSLA) will present a FREE concert reading of a new and original piece based on the life and loves of August Strindberg. Strindberg’s wildly obsessive mind, his artistic acuity and his tumultuous relationships with his wives are explored through this original piece based on his diaries, poems, love letters and writings.  A brief Q&A will follow. Adapted by Kat Kambes and Gretchen Weber and edited by Anne-Charlotte Harvey. Reading directed by David Patch.

 

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The London Quireboys

Whisky A Go Go

West Hollywood, CA 90069

7:00pm

The Quireboys are an English hard rock band formed in 1984 in London, England. The band were successful during the late 1980s and early 1990s, with their debut album A Bit of What You Fancy reaching No. 2 on the UK charts. Known as "Britain's answer to Poison" their highest charting single for the band was with the song "Hey You". The band released a new single "Too Much of a Good Thing" on 15 May 2013, taken from their seventh studio album Beautiful Curse which was released a month later in June 2013.

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Medea Benjamin & Haskell Wexler

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024

7:30pm

Medea Benjamin is co-founder of both CODEPINK and the international human rights organization Global Exchange. Her latest book is Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control. Her direct questioning of President Obama during his 2013 foreign policy address, as well as her recent trips to Pakistan and Yemen, helped shine a light on the innocent people killed by U.S. drone strikes. Haskell Wexler is an Academy Award–winning cinematographer (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Bound for Glory), director, and documentary filmmaker. His numerous accolades include the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Cinematographers and a Career Achievement Award from the International Documentary Association.

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In Celebration of Elliott Smith - The Section Quartet & Very Special Singers

LARGO at the CORONET

366 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90095

7:30pm

In Celebration of Elliott Smith - The Section Quartet with Very Special Singers on Elliott’s Birthday, August 6th! Tickets are $50 and available Online Only. Proceeds from this show will benefit the Free Arts for Abused Children. For more info on the Free Arts for Abused Children go to www.freearts.org

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