"Who is Lido? It's the question everyone in electronic music has been asking since a string of breathtaking, unofficial remixes under that name started appearing 12 months ago—'Billboard' by S-Type, 'Ain't No Sunshine' by soul legend Bill Withers, and, controversially, 'Latch' by Disclosure, which was forcibly taken down after 24 hours and has since existed as an "urban legend" of sorts online. Everyone from Skrillex and Diplo to Ryan Hemsworth has been playing them. Who could it be? Where were they coming from.The answer: 21-year-old Norwegian producer Peder Losnegård.
1623 Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Holy Ghost Tent Revival is a six-piece rock & roll band from North Carolina, driven by an exhilarating live show that has uplifted audiences since the band formed in 2007. For the past seven years, they have been honing their unique sound, which NPR describes as that of a "soul-rock horn band that recalls 60s and 70s classic-rock influences such as The Band and The Flying Burrito Brothers, contemporary indie-rock acts like Dr. Dog, and New Orleans brass-band jazz."
5750 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Villa @ Goethe presents Film and Q&A German, English and Hebrew with English subtitles. Dir. Alice Agneskirchner, Germany, 2013, 84 min., German, English and Hebrew with English subtitles, digital. Attracted by its cosmopolitan and international atmosphere, Berlin has become a magnet for young Israelis - and the three characters at the center of this film are no exception. Three generations after the Holocaust, Eyal, Yael and Yoav embark on a complex journey into the past by retracing the lives and refurnishing the original apartment of the Adlers, Galician Jews who came to Berlin 100 years ago to fulfill their dream of a free and successful life, only to be deported by the National Socialist regime. The apartment turns into a space for encounters with both the present and the past. Presented in cooperation with the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival and the Jewish Journal. Discussion with filmmaker Alice Agneskirchner, moderated by Susan Freudenheim, Executive Editor of the Jewish Journal, and reception following the screening. Please RSVP by March 9th, 2015 via 323.525.3388 or [email protected]
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049
Director Anthony Asquith’s adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s witty Victorian-era play stars Michael Redgrave as rich bachelor Jack Worthing and Michael Denison as his debt-ridden friend Algernon Moncrieff. In an attempt to win the affections of Jack’s ward, Algernon assumes the identity of fictitious Ernest, while Jack plans to marry Algernon’s cousin, Gwendolen--until her governess reveals secrets concerning both men. (1952, 96 min. No MPAA rating.) This screening is part of the Skirball’s ongoing Classic Films series. For March and April 2015, films are organized under the theme "Princes and Paupers." March 4 marks the beginning of Purim, a Jewish holiday that commemorates the salvation of the Jewish people in Persia with the aid of Queen Esther’s triumphant use of hidden identity. Taking inspiration from this story, enjoy four FREE films about mistaken identity and disguise.
6400 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
Australia's San Cisco visit Amoeba Hollywood to play songs from their forthcoming album, Gracetown.
Coming out of the small coastal resort of Fremantle, a beautiful town nestling in the shadow of Perth’s gleaming monoliths and separated from the more fashionable parts of Oz by thousands of miles of red dirt, you might expect the music of San Cisco to be limited in vision, comprising flimsy surf-ditties extolling the ephemeral pleasures of sun, surf and sex. You would be wrong, however. For while it would be untrue to claim that the unholy trinity of sex, sun and sea are absent from their songs, on their new album, Gracetown, the band - singer Jordi Davieson, Josh Biondillo (guitar), Nick Gardner (bass) and Scarlett Stevens (drums) - extend their sonic palette to new territories. There is a deeper, chillier feel to songs such as ‘Snow’ and a looser feel to ones like ‘Jealousy’ that signals a new sophistication and maturity. Less sun, then, and more muted shades, as well as a deeper exploration of the hormonal tangle that is postmodern sexual politics. If there is a band that better explores the ache, paranoia and oestrogen-rush of young love I don’t know it. The album shows San Cisco growing up, and this growing up is scary and magnificent to behold.
3352 E Foothill Blvd, Pasadena, 91107
Wedding-day jitters rise to new heights in this dazzling adaptation of Beaumarchaiss classic. A New York Times Critics Pick, this infectious comedy pokes fun at ruling class entitlementsand celebrates the wit and wisdom of the not-so-common man. (Keep an eye out for special offers from our cultural partner, the LA Opera, which is mounting the Mozart work this year!) If you loved Tartuffe or are devoted to Downton Abbey, youll love every moment of the SoCal debut of this razor-sharp, fearless farce. Figaro By Charles Morey Freely adapted from Le Mariage de Figaro by Beaumarchais Directed by Michael Michetti.
630 W. Fifth St., Los Angeles CA, CA 90071
Timothy Snyder and Masha Gessen in conversation with Justinian Jampol
A year ago, Russia invaded Ukraine, destroying a peaceful order in Europe and placing its own regime at risk. We in the West have experienced this historical turning point through a haze of propaganda. According to Snyder, the Kremlin was perhaps wrong about the political weakness of Ukraine, but likely right about some intellectual weaknesses of Americans and Europeans. When will the war end? This rare pairing of two essential thinkers on Eastern European politics offers a revelatory look at why what happens in Ukraine is of significant international importance.
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