800 W. Olympic Blvd, 800 W. Olympic Blvd, 0
Through 45 years of experience, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Nils Lofgren has distinguished himself as a writer of captivating and hard-rocking songs, a sensitive and timeless singer, and an imaginative guitarist of unparalleled power. In a comprehensive nine-CD/one-DVD boxed set, Face the Music captures the stellar work of Lofgren's decades-spanning career, due from Fantasy Records on August 5. The collection's musical component includes 169 tracks dating back to Lofgren's early work with his Washington, D.C.-area band Grin, which he founded at age 17, in addition to two CDs containing previously unreleased tracks and rarities. Lofgren handpicked his own personal favorites from his four albums with Grin (1970-73) and his highly praised solo releases for A&M, MCA/Backstreets, CBS, and Rykodisc (1975-1992). Selections include Grin classics such as "Like Rain," "White Lies," "Slippery Fingers," and "Beggar's Day," along with solo gems such as "Back It Up," "The Sun Hasn't Set," "You're the Weight", "Incidentally…It's Over," and "Dreams Die Hard." The DVD features 20 video clips selected from a body of performances as diverse as Nils¹ career. The encompassed 136-page booklet, beginning with an introduction by renowned rock journalist Dave Marsh, presents Lofgren's track-by-track commentary as well as personal reflections on his work, and his tours of duty with legends Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen and Ringo Starr. Face the Music is a highly anticipated, captivating window into the inventive solo work of one of rock's most underrated, imaginative and irreplaceable musicians. Please join us in the Clive Davis Theater to welcome Nils Lofgren as he discusses the release of, as well as performs songs from, Face the Music. After the interview, moderated by Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares Scott Goldman, Lofgren will sign copies of Face the Music.
Special Note: Ticket purchasers are eligible to receive $20 off the purchase of Face the Music boxed set at the GRAMMY Museum retail store on the night of the event. Additionally, Lofgren will be available to sign copies of the boxed set.
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.
5814 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, 90036
The first Wednesday of the month is the perfect day to check out the CAFAM (Craft and Folk Art Museum) as it is completely free! We’re really digging the new exhibits on stamps and the found art in “Love Thy Neighbors”. We think you will, too!
10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024
Lunchtime Art Talks take place every Wednesday at 12:30pm. The Hammer's curatorial department leads free and insightful 15-minute discussions about works of art currently on view or from museum collections. This talk will be led by Leslie Cozzi, curatorial associate.