With its open-armed energy and elegiac grace, “AUGUSTINES” marks a colossal leap forward for Votiv/Oxcart recording group Augustines – no mean feat considering the extraordinary power of their breakthrough 2011 debut, “RISE YE SUNKEN SHIPS.” Songs like “Now You Are Free” and the plaintive “Walkabout” are both immediate and engaging, joining joyously unrestrained arrangements with singer/guitarist Billy McCarthy’s signature affective lyricism. “AUGUSTINES” marks a milestone on Augustines’ amazing journey, the work of a gifted band ascending to new heights while simultaneously grappling with their place in the universe.
340 Royce Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095
East African vocalist and songwriter Somi's latest album The Lagos Music Salon (Sony/Okeh) is inspired by a recent 18-month creative sabbatical in Lagos, Nigeria. Somi weaves story-based lyrics with global jazz and soul to reflect on her West African sojourn, resulting in a socially-conscious and deeply poetic body of work that The New York Times hails as "both serious and seductive.”
2220 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90057
8:00pm to 7:00pm
William Shatner’s image from the original Star Trek series speaks on the subjects of contemporary art and science. Phil Soltanoff (director), Rob Ramirez (video designer), and Joe Diebes (writer) have created a dynamic, video Shatner oracle by meticulously cataloguing William Shatner’s words from the original Star Trek series. Together, the artists attempt to bravely make Captain James T. Kirk expand our universe.
The show considers the future of art and science. But it also considers binary systems and the nature of language itself. In fact, AN EVENING WITH WILLIAM SHATNER ASTERISK asks the audience to learn a new language over the course of the performance. In addition, Captain Kirk, who we know from Star Trek, becomes another ‘person’ as the performance plays out. The Kirk we end with is different than the Kirk we started with—but he’s nothing more than a sequence of 6000 video samples. There’s no there there—just a video image that takes on certain human personality traits.
“A manifesto of sorts where the marriage of form and content come together beautifully.” - HOWLROUND
Wednesday, Sep 17 2014 8:00 pm
Friday, Sep 19 2014 8:00 pm
Saturday, Sep 20 2014 4:00 pm
Sunday, Sep 21 2014 7:00 pm
380 West Huntington Drive, Arcadia, 91007
5:00am to 6:00am
The museum continues presenting popular Lunchtime Talks third Thursdays. Come and listen to our guest speakers who will present snippets about Arcadia history, people, places and events. Bring your o...
100 Universal City Plaza, Los Angeles, CA
EXTRA kicks off its new slate of events with Mario Lopez and new co-hosts Charissa Thompson & Tracey Edmonds at Universal Studios Hollywood, The Entertainment Capital of L.A., bringing the latest breaking news from the worlds of entertainment, pop culture, politics and lifestyle to millions of viewers daily.
EXTRA films in front of a live audience. Mario, Charissa and Tracey will broadcast from a variety of locations throughout Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal CityWalk.
Jada Pinkett-Smith TBD (Globe)