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Thursday, September 4

City and Colour

Greek Theatre

Los Angeles, CA 90027


City and Colour (aka  Dallas Green) delivered another folk-rock gem full of soft lilting vocals and delicate guitar playing with his 2013 release The Hurry and the Harm.  The album debuted at No. 1 on the Canadian Albums Chart and featured the heartbreaking single “Thirst” as well as the remorseful “The Lonely Life.” The Hurry and the Harm is the follow-up to 2011’s Little Hell, another No. 1 debut on the Canadian Albums Chart. His other releases include Sometimes (2005) and Bring Me Your Love (2008). Green has racked up a number of accolades over the years, including three Juno Awards: Alternative Album of the Year for Sometimes and  Songwriter of the Year in both 2009 and 2012. Fans who only know Green’s work as City and Colour may be shocked to learn he was once a member of the aggressive post-hardcore outfit Alexisonfire. Green served as vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter for the band before deciding to leave in 2010. The fact that Green was able to go from hard-hitting rock to introspective folk speaks to his tremendous talents as a musician, songwriter, and performer. On tour, ticket buyers have been praising Green’s voice and the diverse live sets which range from quieter acoustic songs to high-energy, rock-out moments with his backing band.

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The Modernaires Today the Second Generation

Upstairs at Vitellos

4349 Tujunga Avenue, Studio City, CA 91604


THE MODERNAIRES, now celebrating over 78 years in show business, had their beginnings as a trio in Buffalo, New York, in 1935. Their first “gig” was with the Ted Fito Rio Orchestra. The boys, Hal Dickinson, Chuck Goldstein, and Bill Conway were called Don Juan-Two-and-Three. Soon after that they joined the Ozzie Nelson Band and became known as The Three Wizards of Ozzie. Next came a stint with Fred Waring, where they recruited Ralph Brewster, and The Modernaires were finally a reality.


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Friday, September 5

Levitated Mass at Landmark Nuart Theater

Landmark Nuart

11272 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Los Angeles, 90025


(SEPT. 5-11) Levitated Mass is the story behind the monumental artwork of the same name by Michael Heizer, which is now installed at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. First conceived in 1968 but not technologically possible until 2012, this two-story tall, 340-ton granite boulder was moved from its desert quarry over 105 miles on a custom-built, 206-wheeled tractor trailer to its permanent home at the world-renowned art museum.
Pray's documentary follows the boulder's historic journey, which caused an international media sensation as it challenged the imagination of hundreds of thousands of spectators over the ten nights it crawled through the streets of Los Angeles, defiantly provoking the question, 'is that a multi-million dollar work of art or just a big rock'? Pray captures the spectacle of it all, as well as the reactions—ranging from awe to outrage—from the crowds of people who watched it journey through LA's depressed inner city as well as through neighborhoods filled with million dollar homes.

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