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Thursday, November 20

How Do You Make a Great Teacher?

Downtown Independent

251 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

7:30pm to 8:30pm

If you want students to succeed, you have to put them in a classroom with a great teacher. But how, exactly, do you make a teacher great? Even as it’s clear that American students are underperforming in core subject areas, we seem to think we’re preparing our teachers just fine: 96 percent of all teacher candidates in the country pass their licensing exams. But almost two-thirds of new teachers report that their training left them underprepared for the realities of the classroom. Why has it been so difficult to transform the way we prepare our teachers? ASU Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Dean Mari E. Koerner, NewSchools Venture Fund’s Stephanie Wood-Garnett, and Elizabeth Green, author of Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone), visit Zócalo to discuss what it would take to train a truly great teacher for every classroom.

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RAQUEL RODRIGUEZ AT MADERA KITCHEN LA

Madera Kitchen & Bar

1835 N. Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, 90028

8:30pm to 10:30pm

When you think of soul music, “attitude” isn’t the first thing that always comes to mind. That’s not to say the genre couldn’t use a little spunk though - especially in this day and age. Thankfully, Los Angeles singer, Raquel Rodriguez and her band, play soul how it was always meant to be played. Their 2013 full-length debut, Miss Me, boasts a collection of impassioned, invigorating and irresistible songs that are as fresh as they are fiery.

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Dream Boys

Echo

1822 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

8:30pm

Independent music from the west coast of Scotland has always had a kinship with psychedelic pop music from the west coast of America. Orange Juice loved The Byrds, Teenage Fanclub wanted to be in Buffalo Springfield, the Pastels adored the Electric Prunes. Dream Boys are a modern day trans atlantic love affair realized. Consisting of 3 americans and 1 scotsman, their songs have the spirit of postcard records filtered through the rural haze of the paisley underground. Pure pop with nods to New Zealand’s Flying Nun records and an aura of psychedelia akin to the Church. Their songs float around the notion of time and space, love and heartbreak, the highs and lows with a range of emotion and introspection. One can’t imagine these songs coming from any other band or from any other time other than now.

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Dream Boys

Echo

1822 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

8:30pm

Independent music from the west coast of Scotland has always had a kinship with psychedelic pop music from the west coast of America. Orange Juice loved The Byrds, Teenage Fanclub wanted to be in Buffalo Springfield, the Pastels adored the Electric Prunes. Dream Boys are a modern day trans atlantic love affair realized. Consisting of 3 americans and 1 scotsman, their songs have the spirit of postcard records filtered through the rural haze of the paisley underground. Pure pop with nods to New Zealand’s Flying Nun records and an aura of psychedelia akin to the Church. Their songs float around the notion of time and space, love and heartbreak, the highs and lows with a range of emotion and introspection. One can’t imagine these songs coming from any other band or from any other time other than now.

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Hells Belles Burlesque Presents: Whiskey Royale

First & Hope supperclub Downtown LA

710 W 1st St, LOS ANGELES, 90012

9:00pm to 10:30pm

Hells Belles Burlesque Presents: Whiskey Royale

You saunter into a dimly lit smoky room. A whiskey, straight up, appears in front of you, as if by magic. The stage lies dark, you sip your whiskey and wonder what lies just behind the curtain. You wait...

The curtain opens. A guitar wail cuts the anticipatory silence. The drums kick, and a silhouette appears, backlit on the stage. Suddenly you're draped with a boa, adorned with a glittery fedora, and all you can see under the brim of your newly acquired hat is legs, legs, legs!

You duck as a rhinestoned bra carelessly flies past you in a blur of sparkles. The rough rock and roll scent of leather envelopes you. You're so close you can feel the heat of the shimmy, the vibrations of the shake, and the the whip of hair flip. Welcome to the world of burlesque, Hells Belles Style...where all your Rock and Roll fantasies come true!

And don't worry, it's definitely okay to stare...

Show starts promptly at 9pm!

Tickets:
presale $25
door $30

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Friday, November 21

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