Five short documentaries tell poignant stories of separation and identity. Join us for this evening of diverse, personal films that offer a perspective on immigrants’ experiences. In these films, produced with Concordia Studio, see the heartbreak of those detained by ICE and the hope that’s found on a dance floor, as well as the optimism in a contest for girls in “the toughest town in Texas.” Director Laura Nix will be on hand to speak with subjects from her film, dancers Paul and Millie Cao — as the evening culminates in a flash of sequins. National immigration correspondent Miriam Jordan will moderate, and dancers Maksym Kapitanchuk and Elena Krifuks will perform. Films to be screened: “El Vacío,” directed by Deborah S. Esquenazi. In a confessional built from home video and animation, Karla Cornejo Villavicencio explores the mental prisons and personal trauma created by immigration policy.   “To Be Queen,” directed by Jeff Reichert and Farihah Zaman. In Luling, the “toughest town in Texas,” two Latina high school girls compete to be the next Watermelon Thump Queen.   “La Boca del Lobo,” directed by Jesse Moss. Mario Guevara, a reporter for Mundo Hispanico, investigates the impact of ICE arrests on his Atlanta community. “Darlin,” directed by Isabel Castro, follows a Honduran family in the months after their separation under the zero-tolerance policy.   “Walk Run Cha-Cha,” directed by Laura Nix. Paul and Millie Cao lost their youth to the aftermath of the Vietnam War. Forty years later, they have become successful professionals in Southern California — and are rediscovering themselves on the dance floor.
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Having delivered five killer albums boasting some of the most potent, technical and abrasive metal unleashed over the last decade, it would be easy for Revocation to sit back and rest upon their laurels. However, with their constant drive to push their sound ever forward and refusal to compromise their integrity, this could never be the case – and Great Is Our Sin is their most dynamic, boundary-pushing and weighty release to date. Front-man Dave Davidson commented about the first track: “‘Communion’ is the fastest song we’ve recorded to date, and while it’s blistering in terms of speed, there are also some proggy elements present to add contrast to the aggression.” When it came time for the follow-up to 2014′s Deathless, the quartet had their work cut out for them, and their response to the challenge is a record that grabs you by the throat and refuses to let go. Never forcing anything, the songs that would comprise Great Is Our Sin came together organically, and while the members being spread all around North America would have been an impediment to some,Revocation drew strength from it. Reuniting with producer Zeuss (Hatebreed, Bleeding Through), who also helmed Deathless and 2012′s Teratogenesis EP, the record packs the requisite punch, yet retains the organic feel with which it was conceived. Known for their technical prowess, the band remained dedicated to upping the ante without ever losing sight of the importance of good songwriting. While the songs come together to make for a cohesive record that is engaging from front to back, they are further united by the lyrical concept penned by Davidson. The title itself appropriated from Charles Darwin’s quote: “If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin”, Davidson went about building a theme that was not only fittingly expansive, but also had real resonance with regard to contemporary society. “The concept revolves around the folly of man throughout the ages. Some themes come from historical references that are hundreds of years old, yet sadly these themes are still very relevant today due to mankind’s refusal to learn from the lessons history has taught us, time and time again.” Regardless of the state of the world, nothing is going to slow Revocation down any time soon. Whilst the lineup has changed over the ten years the band has been in existence, Davidson’s passion has never waned, and they are arguably sounding better than ever as they look toward the future. “We can’t wait to bring these songs out on the road and perform them for different audiences all over the world. ‘Great Is Our Sin‘ is a new chapter for the band, and collectively we feel that it is our defining record to date.” Revocation history:In 2006, lifelong friends Dave Davidson, Anthony Buda, and Phil Dubois-Coyne formed the core of what would become Revocation. The trio gigged throughout New England, and recorded a three song demo, "Summon the Spawn." The guys would spend the next few years writing and performing new songs as often as possible, before finally tracking their debut album in 2008."Empire of the Obscene" was recorded with Pete Rutcho at Damage Studios in 2008, and made a huge splash upon release. Their brand of technically-minded thrash offered a new take on thrash, and a much more energetic and vital approach to the technical death metal. The debut lead to the band signing with Relapse Records. By early 2009, the band had already re-entered Damage Studios to record "Existence is Futile."The release of their label debut was met with critical acclaim and truly began to spread their name throughout metal on a global scale. Magazines including SPIN and Decibel heaped praise on the band, and Dave Davidson became an official Jackson Guitars endorser. In 2010, guitarist Dan Gargiuolo joined the ranks as a touring second guitarist, just in time for the band to perform in Europe, Japan, the US and Canada. In total they would play in 13 countries and over 150 shows.During the fall and winter of 2010, the band recorded "Chaos of Forms" with Rutcho at Damage Studios. The album vaulted the band to new heights, and afforded them even greater touring opportunities. Revocation also appeared on the Relapse Records label showcase, presented by Scion A/V in February 2012. The year also saw the addition of bassist Brett Bamberger, along with the recording of the "Teratogenesis" EP for Scion A/V.In February of 2013, Revocation recorded their fourth album with producer Pete Rutcho. Their self-titled album was released in August 2013, and was followed by a slot on the Summer Slaughter Tour 2013.
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Pinning Bryce Vine down to one sound is tricky. There’s the bass-heavy reality rap he was baptized in, flying down Los Angeles’ freeways with his father. The bright and sunny pop aesthetic of a happy childhood in Manhattan. The DIY ethosof the punk band he formed in high school. The loose and breezy reggae and gospel ensembles of college. The mellow stylings of crooner jazz and classic soul. His keen blend of laid back, in-the-cut hip-hop and anthemic choruses —or, as Bryce describes it,“If Outkast and Blink-182 got drunk with the Gorillaz and started playing music together”—promptedEntertainment Weeklyto praise Vine’s “boundary-pushing aesthetic.” His Platinum-certified 2018 single, “Drew Barrymore,” was a Top 15 hit at both Top 40 and Rhythm radio and has amassed more than 265million cumulative streamsto date. With the follow-up, “La La Land”(ft. YG),quickly ascending the same charts—and his debut album due out this summer via Sire Records—heis poised to shift the musical conversation. Born in the bathtub of his mother’s Manhattan apartment,Bryce grew up without material comforts. Scraping by as an actress, his mom—who eventually landed a major role on a soap opera and now runs a volunteer book store—enriched their lives with music and literature. “We didn’t have much money at all,” Bryce says. “But she was always so positive, I never realized how poor we actually were. To this day, she says I was the happiest child.” But there was something dark seeping into the corners of Bryce’s mind, and by the time he was a teenager, he was diagnosed with depression and ADD. Alleviating his psychic pain, however, was music—especially rap. While visiting his father, a restauranteur, in L.A., “How Do You Want It”by Tupac came on the radio, andBryce felt his world shift. “I remember thinking, ‘This is the coolest music on the planet, hands down,’” he says, laughing. The discovery of gangsta rap, with its refusal to sugarcoat life, was fortuitous—he sought refuge in music that spoke to harsher realities. “What excited me was how positive the songs sounded, even if the subject matter was dark,” recalls Vine. “Music was therapy for me. You can always find a song about something you’re going through.” For his 13th birthday, he received his first guitar, and spent countless nights teaching himself to play and write songs. Eventually, he started a punk band with three high school friends in L.A., where he and his mom had relocated, instilling a DIY sensibility that would permeate his career —especially after Brycewas awarded a scholarship to the prestigious Berklee College of Music where he met his current producer, Nolan Lambroza, (aka Sir Nolan) and with whom he collaborated and released his debut EP,Lazy Fair. The EP immediately connected, as Bryce found out when he sold out of CDs halfway through his first-ever support tour. The bouncy single “Sour Patch Kids” racked up 20million plays on Spotify. The next batch of songs included “Los Angeles” and “Bang Bang,” which are playful commentaries on society and growing up as a biracial millennial. Vine’s momentum attracted shared marquees with the likes of G-Eazy, Big Sean and Kyle as well as major label attention, which ultimately led him to signwithSire Records. Maintaining his optimism yet keeping an unblinking eye on life’s ups and downs, it’s obvious why his rapidly growing fan base is devoted to him: His main goal is to make them happy simply by relating to them through his music. Fans are also drawn to his openness about having the same fears and internal conflicts they do. “Honest emotion is missing in music. I want to be somebody who’s not tainted, someone they can root for,” Vine says. “I want to bring people together and leave the world a better place. That’s what drives me.”
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Eckhart Tolle is widely recognized as one of the most original and inspiring spiritual teachers today. With his international bestsellers The Power of Now and A New Earth, he has introduced millions to the joy and freedom of living life in the present moment.You are invited to join this visionary teacher for a rare one-evening event in Los Angeles. Be prepared to experience the joy of being—a state of ease, lightness, and inner peace found only in the stillness of the present moment.
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The band which identify themselves as Evergreen Far Eastern romantics, was founded in Vladivostok (Russian biggest port on the Pacific coast) by Ilya Lagutenko.Since then, they have played gigs across the globe:from Siberia to the Baltics, Mongolia to Greenland,Shanghai open-airs to St Petersburg’s Palace Square. Being a successful band, they are still fresh, hungry, and in search of new musical discoveries. Starting with the release of their first self-funded album in 1997, Mumiy Troll (Мумий Тролль) rapidly became one of Russia’s most popular and influential bands. They were the first to appear on Russian MTV, represented Russia at Eurovision, and have won every award going in their native land. Furthermore, they are often called “Russian Rolling Stones” — and with every gig and tour they prove it. In 2016 the band released their 13th studio album “Malibu Alibi”. The English-language “Malibu Alibi” was recorded during the band’s round-the-world trip on a 19‑century sailing ship in locations as diverse as LA, Moscow, China, Singapore and South Africa. During the European tour to support the album, they played sold-out gigs in Germany, UK, Ireland, Switzerland, Czech Republic and Baltic States followed by the North American tour. In 2016 at the 69th Cannes Film Festival Mumiy Troll presented their movie “Vladivostok Vacation”, filmed during band’s round-the-world trip. Being the participants of famous festivals and music conferences in different countries (SXSW, Culture Collide, Zandari, Mucon, Sound City, Visual Japan Summit, etc.), in 2013 they founded their own showcase festival “Vladivostok Rocks” (V-ROX) which is held in Vladivostok annually and has become a massive cultural phenomenon recognized by NY Times as “A small Pacific Woodstock…”. In 2017 the festival was held for the 5th time and gathered the audience more than 120 000 people during 3 days. In 2016 Ilya Lagutenko became a music curator for the annual “Piens Festival” (Milk Festival) in Riga (Latvia). In collaboration with UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) he has established “Far From Moscow Festival”. In December 2016 it was held for the first time: an alternative brand of Russian culture in film, music, cuisine, fashion, and comics was presented in Los Angeles. In 2017 the band celebrates the 20th anniversary for their honored “Morskaya” album. During the 20 years (since 1997) it was re-released several times. Several million copies were sold — it became an absolute record for Russian indie rock band. In Spring 2017 their “Morskaya.20” concert tour started — there were sold-out concerts in St Petersburg, Moscow, Sochi, Vladivostok. In collaborationwith Gosha Rubchinskiy Mumiy Troll released a limited capsule collection exclusively at Dover Street Market London, New York, Ginza  and Singapore, Paris Trading Museum and Comme des Garçons Seoul shop. The collaboration highlights the mutual respect and understanding for each other’s craft, Russian heritage and the longtime friendship between Mumiy Troll frontman Ilya Lagutenko and Gosha Rubchinskiy. By the way, Kanye West and ASAP Rocky are great admirers of Gosha as well. In December 2017, by the numerous  fans’ requests, the band will play an additonal concert in Moscow. The program of jubilee concerts consists of Mumiy Troll’s super hits, such as Vladivostok 2000 (the first video that aired on MTV Russia), Utekay, Devochka from “Morskaya” album, songs from every MT album, including Tak Nado, Dolphins, Ranetka, and new songs from the upcoming album. During the North American tour Feb, 2018, they’ll  play 8 gigs followed by concerts in Australia. In the beginning of 2018 Mumiy Troll will release their new album recorded in Los Angeles. Ilya Lagutenko’s wide cultural interests allow him to collaborate with musicians, artists, directors all overthe world. Along with international creative team he took part in the “Paradis” project — performance organized by philanthropic film studio “Elysium Bandini Studios” and James Franco (Cannes, France). Also, he is permanently involved in nature preserve projects connected with Amur tiger protection, in different charity programs.   Группа Мумий Тролль была основана во Владивостоке,приморской столице России, незадолго до смены тысяче-летий, обозначив своим появлением новую эру в историироссийской рок-музыки.Именно с клипа Мумий Тролль «Владивосток 2000»началось когда‑то вещание MTV Россия, группа неод-нократно получала главные российские музыкальныенаграды, представляла Россию на конкурсе «Еврови-дение» и стала первой русской группой, выступившейв ЮАР, а творчество Мумий Тролль упоминается в школь-ном учебнике — как оказавшее заметное влияниена формирование музыкальной культуры России.Именно Мумий Тролль и Илья Лагутенко — основа-тель, идеолог и вдохновитель «самой морской» россий-ской группы — год из года делают то, на что до них никтоне отваживался. Они снимают клип в жерле действую-щего вулкана на Камчатке, выступают, получив специаль-ное разрешение командования ВМФ России, на палубепротиволодочного корабля «Керчь», дают бесплатныйпредновогодний концерт для всех пассажиров в москов-ском аэропорту.География концертов Мумий Тролль вот уже больше15 лет охватывает все российские города, от Калинин-града через Москву, Урал, Сибирь и до самого ДальнегоВостока — родины неутомимых послов дальневосточногорок-н-ролла во всем мире. Илья Лагутенко и его командадали более сотни концертов в Юго-ВосточнойАзии,Северной и Южной Америке, Европе. На борту парус-ника Росрыболовства «Седов» музыканты Мумий Тролльсовершили кругосветное путешествие: за 14 месяцевсостоялись десятки концертов в Европе, Азии и Африке.В 2016 году на кинофестивале в Каннах был презен-тован фильм «SOS Матросу» (в зарубежном прокате —Vladivostok Vacation), снятый во время кругосветки.Продюсером фильма выступил Илья Лагутенко, а главныероли сыграли музыканты группы и члены экипажа парус-ного судна.В Москве, в самом центре, на Тверской и во Влади-востоке работает «Мумий Тролль Music Bar», которыймузыканты называют своим «штабом». Практическив ежедневном режиме в клубах проходят концерты рос-сийских и иностранных групп.С каждым новым альбомом музыканты открывают слуша-телям новые культурные пласты и горизонты, становятсяпроводниками в «редкие земли» и иные миры. Исполь-зуя новейшие технологии, группа осуществляет успеш-ные проекты с такими компаниями, как Google, Gibson,с представителями contemporary art всех континен-тов. Фронтмен группы Илья Лагутенко поет на русском,английском и китайском языках, вызывая восторг слу-шателей в разных странах, пишет книги, является патро-ном российско-британского фонда по защите амур-ских тигров и дальневосточных леопардов «Амур».Летом 2017 года он стал «лицом» рекламной кампа-нии Coca-Cola и записал свою версию хита «Попробуй.Почувствуй».Неоднократно принимая участие в международныхфестивалях и конференциях по всему миру, от СШАи Европы до Китая и Монголии, группа основалав 2013 году собственный фестиваль — Vladivostok Rocks(V-ROX). Фестиваль проходит ежегодно в столице Примо-рья и собирает сотни участников и гостей. Это промоу-теры и представители звукозаписывающих лейблов, жур-налисты, фотографы и музыканты со всего мира. В августе2017 года состоялся пятый, юбилейный V-ROX.В 2017 году группа отмечает 20‑летие альбома«Морская» — именно с него началась «мумиймания»в масштабах всей страны, а диск стал одним из самыхпродаваемых российских альбомов — его тираж составилнесколько миллионов копий. В честь 20‑летия альбомбыл перевыпущен ограниченным тиражом на винилеи на CD. Юбилейный концертный тур «Морская.20»стартовал весной 2017 года с аншлаговых концертовв Москве и Петербурге, продолжился в Сочи и Влади-востоке, 14 декабря в московском Stadium Live концерт«Морская.20» пройдет вновь, где, в том числе, прозву-чат песни из нового альбома группы под названием«СеверозападХВосток». Релиз альбома запланированна конец 2017 года.    
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OSHUN is an independent Hip-Hop / Soul duo and the sonic manifestation of Afrofuturism. Using digital and acoustic sounds, heavy drums and bass, and ambient harmonic textures, OSHUN connects with the spirit of their ancestors to manifest a sweeter tomorrow for us all. Since the release of their debut mixtape ASASE YAA in 2015, OSHUN has amassed a social following of over 150k people between Youtube (youtube.com/oshun), Instagram (@oshun), and Facebook (facebook.com/oshuniverse) alone. They’ve been recognized by media heavy hitters such as Rolling Stone, The FADER, Viceland, Huffington Post, NPR, Essence, and Vogue (just to name a few). They've also performed throughout the U.S. and Brazil all while remaining full-time college students at NYU. It’s been a wonderful journey and now that these young goddesses have graduated college, they are transitioning into the next phase of manifesting their purpose. OSHUN is preparing for the release of their debut album series “bittersweet”, complete with captivating visuals, a 2 month long tour of the US & Canada, and a deeper look into their ever-evolving selves.
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Acclaimed producer/songwriter/performer Maggie Rogers released her Capitol Records debut album, Heard It In A Past Life, on January 18, 2019.  The album debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 and #1 on the Top Album Sales chart. Her new single, “Light On,” is out now.  Written by Rogers, the song was produced by Greg Kurstin + Kid Harpoon + Rogers and premiered as Zane Lowe’s World Record on Apple Music’s Beats 1.  Heard It In A Past Life includes the song that introduced Rogers to the world, “Alaska,” which has accrued over 100 million global combined streams to date. The album also contains the follow-up singles “Fallingwater,” praised by NPR as “a celebration of the terrifying yet thrilling process of change” and “Give A Little,” which Pitchfork hailed as “cathartic pop song about empathy and unity.” Maggie Rogers grew up in Easton, Maryland. After graduating from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, she released her critically acclaimed debut EP, Now That The Light Is Fading. The BBC, Tidal, Google Play, Vevo, Pandora and numerous publications – including Rolling Stone, NYLON, SPIN, Billboard and more – have tipped her as an artist to watch. NPR named her one of its Favorite Musicians and The New Yorker declares, “Maggie Rogers is an artist of her time.”  Rogers’ television performances include “Saturday Night Live,” “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers” and “The Late Late Show with James Corden.”
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