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Tuesday, April 21

Don Peake and Michel Rubin's Wrecking Crew Allstars

Catalina Bar & Grill

Hollywood, 90028

8:30pm

Don Peake is a multi-talented musician who has worked as a guitarist, arranger, record producer, and film music composer. Starting his professional musical career as a guitarist in 1961, Peake's talent was recognized early when he toured as lead guitarist with the Everly Brothers at the age of 21, playing in the U.S. and Europe for two years. Peake returned to Los Angeles to establish himself as a recording musician, and played for many of the legendary performers under Phil Spector's production including The Righteous Brothers - "You've Lost That Loving Feeling", Ike and Tina Turner - " River Deep Mountain High", as well as recording with Mahalia Jackson, Billy Preston, Cannonball Adderly, Marvin Gaye, and Diana Ross.

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The Cat Empire

El Rey Theatre

Chico, CA 95928

9:00pm

The Cat Empire has already stretched across Australia, taking over that hotbed of house-rockin' bands one enormous theatre at a time. And now that their chart-topping smash Two Shoes has gone double-platinum in Australia they've set their sites on other territories, conquering late night TV in the USA - with performances on Letterman, Leno, Craig Ferguson- and packing out theatres right across Europe, as well as headlining major festivals in every corner of the world.

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Wednesday, April 22

"Love and Information"

Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts

6760 Painter Ave, Whittier, CA 90601

1:00pm

By Caryl Churchill Directed by Dr. Jennifer S. Holmes, Professor of Theatre & Communication Arts Scenic and Lighting Design by Brian Alan Reed, Professor of Theatre & Communication Arts Costume Design by Monica French Someone sneezes. Someone cant get a signal. Someone wont answer the door. Someone put an elephant on the stairs. Someones not ready to talk. Someone is her brothers mother. Someone hates irrational numbers. Someone told the police. Someone got a message from the traffic light. Someones never felt like this before. In this fast moving kaleidoscope, more than a hundred characters try to make sense of what they know.

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Members Only: Opening Reception for 50 for 50: Gifts on the Occasion of LACMA's Anniversary

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

7:00pm

The Board of Trustees of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art cordially invites Friend-level members to an opening reception for 50 for 50: Gifts on the Occasion of LACMA's Anniversary. 50 for 50 is the first presentation of a selection of highlights from the recent, historic bequest of A. Jerrold Perenchio, a collection of masterpieces from the 19th and 20th centuries by artists including Edgar Degas, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Edouard Vuillard, and others. Spanning centuries and cultures, the exhibition features gifts from more than 25 generous donors. Masterpieces on view include works by Claude Monet, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres and Andy Warhol as well as art from Africa and decorative arts.
Dessert and coffee will be served.
This event is for Friend-level members only. To upgrade your current membership or join, please call the Membership Department at 323 857-6151.

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Finding Beauty Through The Struggle

California African American Museum

600 State Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037

7:00pm

The California African American Museum (CAAM), in collaboration with The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center invites you to a very special evening panel discussion anchored by the topic "Finding Beauty Through The Struggle," which explores how the inherent and resilient strength of the human spirit can give rise to creativity. The panel will feature playwright, actor, and professor Anna Deavere Smith who can be seen in the upcoming Broad Stage production “Never Givin’ Up”; visual artist and professor, Mark Steven Greenfield; actor/poet/comedian Joe Hernandez-Kolski; and Southern California Women's Caucus for Art President Cheryl Bookout. Los Angeles Times correspondent Sandy Banks will moderate the evening’s discussion. Before the panel discussion begins, Anna Deavere Smith will perform an excerpt from “Never Givin’ Up,” and will conclude with a Q&A. This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP at [email protected]. CAAM is located at 600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90037. Parking is $10 per vehicle in the lot adjacent to CAAM at 39th and Figueroa Streets. For more information visit www.caamuseum.org

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