Winners of the Chuck Niles Jazz Music Award, CJS Quintet is recognized for its hard-driving soulful swing, laden with the blues. The quintet, led by saxophonist Chuck Johnson and trumpeter James Smith, pays homage to Los Angeles-born sax legend Dexter Gordon in recognition of his 90th birth-year.
6360 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, 90028
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Who: Gregg Young & the 2nd Street “C” 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
- House Band, Dome Arclight Entertainment Center
What: “C” Jazz, Blues, R&B, Rock’N’Roll, Tropical Grooves, Reggae, Soca & Movie Themes.
When: Friday, May 24th, 2013 from 6pm-9pm.
Where: The Dome Arclight Entertainment Center
6360 W. Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
Why: 2013 Music on the Plaza Series!
How: Gregg Young (Guitar), Kirkwood Coakley (Bass) and Quinn Johnson (Keys).
Free admission & the public is invited.
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631 West 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
(ALSO MAY 25) For its 23rd annual production, the acclaimed CalArts Community Arts Partnership (CAP)/Plaza de la Raza Theater program transposes Fuente Ovejuna, a 17th Century play by Félix Arturo Lope de Vega, to a fictional High School in East Los Angeles. To create this contemporary adaptation titled Fuente Ovejuna: The Legend of Lauren Lopez, playwright Francisco Garcia worked with CAP students to bring their voices and experiences to Lope de Vega’s story of a village’s collective action in the face of injustice. Original music and dance propel the story of heroine Lauren Lopez and her quest to save the arts at Cordoba High School. A cast of 40 students collaborated with composer Cody Henderson to create lyrics for original songs that bring a contemporary pop gloss to songs inspired by classic works of protest music. Students collaborated on all aspects of the production—participating in the decision making processes of the director, and set and costume designers.
CAP/Plaza de la Raza Theater Program provides high school and middle school students with instruction in all areas of theater arts—and every year, for the last 23 years, a guest playwright has worked with the students to create an original work of theater. Students work with CalArts’ theater students, director B.J. Dodge, and choreographer and CalArts School of Theater faculty member Marvin Tunney to realize an original production.
7165 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
The evening will include a restoration discussion with Ross Lipman, restoration specialist from UCLA Film & Television Archive, a presentation of PASSING SHADOWS, an illustrated lecture on the collaboration of Cassavetes and jazz legend Charles Mingus, and, schedule permitting, a Q&A with actor Seymour Cassel! 35mm restored print courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive. Restoration funded by The Film Foundation and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. [Please note that the program begins at 7:30, and SHADOWS will follow some of the evening's presentations.]
Written and directed by John Cassavetes; starring Ben Carruthers, Lelia Goldoni, Hugh Hurd, Anthony Ray
1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403
This newly restored reissue of the 1980 Paul McCartney & Wings documentary includes 30 songs from Wings’ 1976 North American tour, shot at four concerts in New York, Seattle and Los Angeles - part of the Wings Over the World tour that spawned the chart-topping triple live album “Wings Over America.” “Live and Let Die,” “Band on the Run” and “Silly Love Songs” are but a few of the Wings hits heard here, along with several songs from leader Paul McCartney’s Beatles years. Released in a truncated version in 1980, this is the first time the film will be seen in its entirety, along with an interview with Sir Paul exclusive to theatrical screenings.