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Thursday, September 25

The Kooks

The Wiltern

Los Angeles, CA 90010

7:00pm

Formed in Brighton in 2004, The Kooks achieved mainstream commercial success almost immediately. Taking their name from the title of a David Bowie song, The Kooks signed to the Virgin Records label in 2005 and have not looked back since, enjoying Top 10 singles, No. 1 hit albums and a number of awards along the way.

Influenced by the music of artists such as The Police, The Strokes and The Rolling Stones, friends Luke Pritchard, Hugh Harris, Max Rafferty and Paul Garred formed The Kooks while at Brighton Music College. Just a few months after forming, the band was offered a recording contract with Virgin. The resulting debut album, Inside In/Inside Out, was an immediate smash hit in 2006, reaching No. 2 in the UK album chart, achieving platinum status in both the UK and Ireland, and winning many fans in the US. In 2008, The Kooks returned with another hit album Konk, featuring the tracks “Shine On” and “Always Where I Need to Be.” The Kooks embarked on an extensive tour to help promote the album. The third album from The Kooks, Junk of the Heart, was released in late 2011. 

The commercial success of The Kooks has been matched with critical plaudits from their peers and the music industry. The single “She Moves in Her Own Way” was nominated for a BRIT Award in 2007. In 2006, The Kooks were crowned Best UK and Ireland Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards. That same year the band also picked up the UK Festival Award for Best Breakthrough Act. In addition to these wins, The Kooks have also been nominated on a number of occasions for both Q Awards and NME Awards.

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James Ellroy discusses & signs Perfidia

Vroman's Bookstore

695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101

7:00pm

In this new novel, James Ellroy writes about Los Angeles in a way that he never has before.  It is December 6, 1941, and America stands at the brink of World War II. Last hopes for peace are shattered when Japanese squadrons bomb Pearl Harbor. Los Angeles has been a haven for loyal Japanese-Americans—but now, war fever and race hate grip the city and the Japanese internment begins.  The hellish murder of a Japanese family summons several Angelenos - a detective, a war profiteer, the only Japanese-American on the LA cop payroll, and a young woman looking for adventure - who must come together before the investigation rips them apart.

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Allen Stone

Mayan Theater

Los Angeles, CA 90015

7:00pm


Young R&B powerhouse Allen Stone is a self-described "hippie with soul," marrying social consciousness with pitch-perfect vocals reminiscent of soul greats like Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye. A gifted performer, Stone radiates charisma on stage, bringing expertly crafted songs like "Unaware" to life with an infectious, danceable energy amplified by his razor-sharp backing band. With a highly anticipated new album due out in 2014, Stone and company will treat fans to new material alongside fan favorites on their upcoming tour dates.

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FED UP

Aero Theatre

1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403

7:30pm

Is sugar the next tobacco? This much-talked-about documentary examines the relationship between government regulatory agencies and the sugar and processed-food industries and why our sweet tooth may be killing us. A panel discussion follows with KCRW's "Good Food" host Evan Kleiman, L.A. Food Policy Council Director of Policy and Innovation Clare Fox, and Ann Gentry, founder and CEO of Real Food Daily.

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BORN TO FLY: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

7:30pm

Propelled by Elizabeth Streb’s edict that “anything too safe is not action,” the STREB company challenges the assumptions of art, injury, gender, aging, and human possibility. Revealing the passions behind the STREB dancers’ bruises and broken noses, BORN TO FLY: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity inspires audiences hungry for a fiercer existence in the world. (2014, Dir. C. Gund, 82 min.) A Q&A with Elizabeth Streb and Catherine Gund follows the screening.

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The Judge

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

7:30pm

Includes a conversation with actors Robert Downey Jr. and Robert DuvallRobert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall—two of the finest actors of their generations—team up for the first time in this can-you-go-home-again comedy-melodrama from director David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers) and screenwriters Nick Schenk (Gran Torino) and Bill Dubuque, from a story by Dobkin and Schenk. Downey stars as glib, bullying powerhouse defense attorney Hank, who is pulled back into family dysfunction and small-town Indiana after the death of his mother. He returns to the collateral-damage orbit of his brothers (Vincent D’Onofrio and Jeremy Strong) and his strong-willed dad (Robert Duvall), a judge who rules the burg with a fierce sense of justice and fair play, which often leaves no room for feeling. Hank is trapped in his former home, when a family tragedy forces him to defend his unforgiving father in court. Vera Farmiga is the girl he left behind, and Billy Bob Thornton and Dax Shepard are lawyers who get in Hank’s way. 

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BORN TO FLY: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

7:30pm

Propelled by Elizabeth Streb’s edict that “anything too safe is not action,” the STREB company challenges the assumptions of art, injury, gender, aging, and human possibility. Revealing the passions behind the STREB dancers’ bruises and broken noses, BORN TO FLY: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity inspires audiences hungry for a fiercer existence in the world. (2014, Dir. C. Gund, 82 min.) A Q&A with Elizabeth Streb and Catherine Gund follows the screening.

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