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Thursday, September 25

Through Trying Times: Stories of Loss and Redemption in the American South

ALOUD @ Central Library

Mark Taper Auditorium 630 W. Fifth St., Los Angeles CA, CA 90071

7:15pm to 9:00pm

Charles M. Blow and Jesmyn Ward
In conversation with Robin Coste Lewis, poet and Provost's Fellow in Creative Writing and Literature, USC

New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow grew up in an out-of-time African-American Louisiana town where slavery’s legacy felt astonishingly close, reverberating in the elders’ stories and the near-constant wash of violence. Award-winning author Jesmyn Ward writes powerfully about the poverty of her Mississippi childhood and the pressures it brought on men and women, revealing disadvantages that bred a certain kind of tragedy. In this conversation, two accomplished storytellers take the stage to discuss their memoirs that pay homage to the troubled past of the South with emotional honesty and moments of stark poetry.


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Friday, September 26

Gregg Young & the 2nd Street Groove Jazz Band

The Dome Arclight Entertainment Center

6360 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, 90028

6:00pm to 9:00pm

Who: Gregg Young & the 2nd Street Groove Jazz Band
- Shore Records Recording Artist
- Smooth Jazz Artist of the Year, LA Music Awards
- Best of Jazz Nominee -1st Annual Hollywood Music Awards
- Winner Best Blues - Hollywood Music in Media Awards
- Winner Best Funk/Groove – Hollywood Music in Media Awards
- Best Latin Nominee – Hollywood Music in Media Awards
- Best Pop Nominee – Hollywood Music in Media Awards
- Best Jazz Nominee - Hollywood Music in Media Awards
- House Band, Dome Arclight Entertainment Center

What: Groove Jazz, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Blues, R&B, Reggae & Movie Themes.

Why: 2014 Music on the Plaza Series

How: Gregg Young (Guitar), Kirkwood Coakley (Bass) and Tom Zink (Keyboards).

Free admission & the public is invited.


Kat Wheeler
Marketing/PR Assistant
Band: 562.433.4858
[email protected]

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Saturday, September 27