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Tuesday, August 4

Film: Variations VII—John Cage Experiments in Art and Technology

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

7:00pm

Directed by Barbro Shultz Lundestam and produced by Billy Klüver and Julie Martin for Experiments in Art and Technology.

Documenting the work of artist John Cage for 9 Evenings: Theatre & Engineering, this film shows the series of innovative dance, music, and theatre performances held at the 69th Regiment Armory in New York City in October of 1966. 9 Evenings was the result of collaborations between artists and engineers from Bell Telephone Laboratories. Cage’s performance, Variations VII, was the next to last in the artist’s series of indeterminate works, which used electronic equipment and systems.

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Reel to Reel: CNN Original Series: The Seventies

GRAMMY Museum

800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, 90015

7:00pm

The GRAMMY Museum will host a special screening of an upcoming new episode of CNN's Original Series, The Seventies. The episode, "What's Goin' On," delves into how American popular music exploded into new formats like disco and punk in the '70s, while established artists like Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder found a new creative voice. A panel discussion will follow the screening featuring Huffington Post blogger and Emmy-nominated TV writer David Wild, journalist/filmmaker Nelson George, singer/songwriter/actor JD Souther, and TV/film/music producer Suzanne De Passe. From Emmy Award-winning producers Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman (Playtone), in association with HBO and Emmy Award-winning producer Mark Herzog (Herzog & Company), The Seventies examines the individuals and events that influenced and shaped a decade that had a profound impact on America. Through the use of raw and rarely seen archival footage, as well as interviews with journalists, historians, musicians and television artists who were eyewitnesses to history, The Seventies paints a vivid portrait of a period of lasting consequence. The eight-part hour-long docuseries, airing Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT, explores television of the '70s, the impact of the Vietnam War, the Watergate scandal, the evolving music scene, the Iran Hostage Crisis, violent crimes in America, the sexual revolution, and the rise in terrorism at home and abroad.

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Wednesday, August 5

Curator Talk on Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024

12:30pm

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 David Rodes, Director Emeritus, Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts.

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