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Saturday, August 9


California African American Museum

600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA, CA 90037

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Museum visitors will have the opportunity to participate in a walk-through of the exhibition “Curvature: Lines and Shape with the artists Michael Kilgore and Anthony ‘Eve’ Kemp,” and CAAM's Visual Arts Curator, Vida L. Brown. Each artist will provide insight about their artwork, their inspirations, style and approach to their artistic concepts and compositions. CAAM is located at 600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90037. For more information visit www.caamuseum.org or call (213) 744-7432.

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Gregg Young & the 2nd Street Steel Drum Band

The Dome Arclight Entertainment Center

6360 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, 90028

6:00pm to 9:00pm

Who: Gregg Young & the 2nd Street Steel Drum 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: Reggae-Jazz, Calypso, Soca, Caribbean Tropical Grooves, Latin & Movie Themes.

When: Saturday, August 9th, 2014 from 6pm-9pm.

Why: 2014 Music on the Plaza Series.

How: Gregg Young (Guitar), Kirkwood Coakley (Bass) and PanMan Ross Harper (Steel Drum).

Free admission & the public is invited.


Kat Wheeler

Marketing/PR Assistant

Band: 562.433.4858

[email protected]


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Movie Masterpieces at Santa Anita Park

Santa Anita Park

285 West Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA 91007

7:30pm to 10:30pm

Movie Masterpieces celebrates 150 years of music for film and television including themes and cues from Pirates of the Caribbean,Game of Thrones and Titanic as well the finale of Saint-Saens Organ Symphony, heard in many movie soundtracks, including Babe, and Brahms’ 1st Symphony from Die Hard 3, aka Die Hard With A Vengeance. In a case of life imitating art imitating life, Elizabeth Pitcairn will display virtuosity and lyricism as she performs John Corigliano’s The Red Violin: Chaconne for Violin and Orchestra on the real “Red Violin,” a Stradivarius famous not only for its sound, but it’s unique pigment—the actual violin which inspired the story of the film The Red Violin and it’s Oscar-winning score.

About Cal Phil:

The California Philharmonic is a music lover’s dream. Only a glimmer in the eye of Maestro Victor Vener in 1996, the Orchestra has grown up to take its rightful place as a leader and innovator in the cultural landscape of Los Angeles County. Timeless music performed by world-renowned musicians deftly led with a passion and energy unique to Maestro Vener is the delightful fare that awaits you at each concert.

Maestro Vener has electrified audiences in the United States, Europe and Asia, conducting exciting performances of a wide range of repertoire with his unusual blend of outstanding musicianship and personalized audience engagement. The California Philharmonic is recognized for its high-quality professional performances of music by notable composers from the diverse genres of jazz, pops, Broadway and opera. Also, with a strong commitment to new music and to expanding the symphonic repertoire, the Orchestra has presented nine world premieres and four Southern California premieres of orchestral works and three world premieres of chamber works.

Tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/movie-masterpieces-tickets-11545098701?aff=e...

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Sunday, August 10

Amy Bloom- Lucky Us

Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049


Join National Book Award finalist and bestselling author Amy Bloom (Away, Come to Me) as she reads from and discusses her highly anticipated new book, Lucky Us.

Her first novel in seven years, Lucky Us explores the journey of half-sisters Iris and Eva as they navigate the pleasures, perils, and hard choices of adult life. Bloom’s wry humor, psychological insight, and stunning prose bring alive the 1940s—in her words, “a big-shouldered, red-lipped, earth-moving time in American history”—through the story of these two remarkable siblings.

A Q&A and book signing follow the program.

“Remarkable…. One waits a long time for a novel of this scope and dimension.”—Michael Cunningham

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ECUADORIAN Festival & Parade

Placita Olvera

Main St. & Cesar Chavez Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012

10:00am to 6:00pm

Taste of ECUADORIAN Cuisine.
Since 1999 the Ecuadorian community in Los Angeles has been celebrating their Independence Day and this year once again they will celebrate their Fiestas Patrias (1809-2014) with activities (July 18th - August 10th).

The 16th Annual Parade starts at 11:00am on Broadway & 7th St. going north on Broadway until 1st St. then Main St. ending at Placita Olvera (Festival area). The parade will have Car clubs, Dance Groups, Drill Teams, convertibles, Motorcycles, 24 Beauty Queens and various Businesses.

At the Festival (free entrance to the public) more than 10,000 Ecuadorians, 2,500 Latinos in general and 2,500 people from other nationalities will enjoy a full menu of Ecuadorian Cuisine dishes.

There are several Ecuadorian dishes that are typical to the various regions in the country.
From the mountainous regions people prefer meat served with rice, corn and potatoes. HORNADO (potatoes served with roasted pig & hominy, LLAPINGACHOS (a pan seared potato ball). FRITADA, HUMITAS, TAMALES, LOMO SALTADO & CHURRASCO.

From the coast people prefer fish, beans, plantains and seafood. CEVICHE (fish, shrimp, etc.) marinated in lime juice, YUCA BREAD, ENCEBOLLADO (marinade chunks of fish, onions & spices), PATACONES (unripe plantains fried, mashed up & then refried), SECO DE CHIVO (a stew made from goat).

A variety of fresh fruit are available: Granadilla, Passion fruit, Naranjilla, Bananas, Tree Tomato, Etc.

Attendants will also enjoy Ecuadorian Crafts, Ecuadorian Musical groups, Ecuadorian Folklore customs, Commercial Products, free ruffle to win 2 airline tickets to Ecuador, Carnival Games, Marketing & Promotions by all type of exhibitor companies.

For more information, please call (818) 734-2701 e-mail: [email protected]

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29th Annual Children's Festival of the Arts

Paramount Pictures Studios

5555 Melrose Ave, Hollywood, 90211

12:00pm to 4:30pm

Join us for a FREE, fun-filled day of art and performances for the whole family! The day long Children's Festival of the Arts has become a widely anticipated community event created by the Hollywood Arts Council. It is a day of fun for the whole family, filled with cultural arts performances, music and activities for children of all ages. This year we are happy to have 7 excellent performances (emceed by Casey McCabe from AMP Radio 97.1) and 9 creative and kid-friendly arts workshops. There will also be face painting, magic, food from All American Softy Ice Cream and the Border Grill Food Truck (for purchase), child celebrities from your favorite TV shows and movies, and Bugs Bunny from Six Flags Magic Mountain!! For many, this annual festival is one of the few outlets in which families with young children can be exposed to the arts and multi-cultural performances. This festival not only introduces young children to art, but involves them with performances and art workshops representing the rich and diverse cultural fabric which comprises Hollywood and Los Angeles. Don't miss this incredible celebration!

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