UCLA North Campus, Los Angeles, CA 90095
The construction boom in Beijing produced architectural wonders including the National Stadium (Herzog & de Meuron), National Aquatics Center (PTW Architects), CCTV building (Rem Koolhaas), and National Theater (Paul Andreu). In creating this futuristic skyline, however, many of the citys old neighborhoods and hutongs (narrow alleys) were sacrificed. Working with a Chinese crew, Australian filmmaker Georgia Wallace-Crabbe captures the dilemma that exists when development confronts preservation.
Hollywood, CA 90068
The Empress of Soul, seven-time Grammy winner Gladys Knight, continues her decades-long reign as R&B royalty. The award-winning singer has recorded more than 38 albums and scored No. 1 hits in Pop, Gospel, R&B and Adult Contemporary, including such classics as Midnight Train to Georgia, I Heard It Through the Grapevine, If I Were Your Woman, and Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye). Timeless horn titans Tower of Power open the evening, continuing their legacy of more than 45 years of soulful urban jazz.