10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Anne Carson performs (with accompaniment) her Lecture on the History of Skywriting. Her books, often mixed-genre, include Nox, an elegy in the form of an artists book housing accordion pages of poems, translations, quotations, collages, photographs, and other media, and The Beauty of the Husband: A Fictional Essay in 29 Tangos, winner of the T. S. Eliot Prize. Among her other awards are the Griffin Prize and a MacArthur Foundation genius award. This series of poetry readings is organized and hosted by author, poet, and UCLA professor Stephen Yenser. Cosponsored by the UCLA Department of English, the Friends of English, and the UCLA Department of Cultural and Recreational Affairs.
5814 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, 90036
A special reading by author Elena Karina Byrne from her new book, Squander (Omnidawn, 2016). This program includes readings from poets Kelli Anne Noftle, Cathy Colman, Sholeh Wolpe, and Gail Wronsky. Co-sponsored by the historic Ruskin Art Club.
2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood, CA 90068
American indie folk band founded in 2007 by singer-songwriter Justin Vernon. Vernon released Bon Iver's debut album, For Emma, Forever Ago independently in July 2007. The majority of that album was recorded while Vernon spent three months in a cabin in northwestern Wisconsin. Bon Iver won the 2012 Grammy Awards for Best New Artist and Best Alternative Music Album for their album Bon Iver, Bon Iver. The name Bon Iver is derived from the French phrase bon hiver (French pronunciation: [bɔn‿ivɛːʁ]), meaning "good winter", taken from a greeting on Northern Exposure.[
3900 W. Manchester Bl., Inglewood, 90305
Amy Schumer is the creator, star, writer and executive producer of the Emmy and Peabody Award winning Inside Amy Schumer, the popular Comedy Central television series which premiered in April 2013 to the network’s highest season premiere ratings of the year. Schumer’s provocative and hilariously wicked mind is on full display as she explores topics revolving around sex, relationships, and the general clusterf*ck that is life through a series of scripted vignettes, stand-up comedy, and man-on-the-street interviews. The show, whose fourth season premieres next year, won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Sketch Show at this year's ceremony, and also earned Schumer a nomination for 'Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series." She also won the Critics’ Choice Television Award for “Best Actress in a Comedy Series.”
800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, 90015
The Ramones' place in rock & roll history was already assured by 1978 with their first three albums: Ramones, Leave Home, and Rocket To Russia, all made in the span of 18 months, between February 1976 and the fall of '77. When it was time to make records, Tommy said, "Our art was complete." The art was the combined product of four strangely aligned personalities — all living within shouting distance of each other in the conservative, middleclass enclave of Forest Hills, where their mutual needs as fledgling musicians and bored delinquents far outweighed the mess of differences and civil wars that could never quite bust them apart. Once a Ramone, always a Ramone.