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"Stern's appearance produced the kind of lightning you could have experienced in the '60s when everything seemed possible and hope was in the air."  —The New York Times Political, outspoken and passionate, Chilean singer-songwriter and activist Nano Stern has created his own musical language – an otherworldly sound that blends the youthful exuberance of folk music mixed with years of classical and jazz training against the powerful force of traditional Chilean revolutionary songs.What has emerged is a brilliantly layered confluence of indigenous African, European and North and South American musical influences that reverberate with a soulfulness and originality unlike any other South American artist performing today. He appeared with Joan Baez in 2016 at her 75th birthday celebration at the Beacon Theater in New York where she praised him as “the best young Chilean songwriter of his generation.”Funds provided by the José Luis Nazar Endowment for the Performing Arts. 8PM–Saturday, March 30 Doors at 7pm
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Join Guy Raz, Mindy Thomas and The Pop Ups (three-time Grammy nominees and creators of the “Wow in the World” theme song) for this highly interactive show that engages curious kids and their grown-ups in science, wonder, imagination, and music and leaves them all saying “WOW”! Launched in May 2017, Wow in the World is a podcast for curious kids and their grown-ups that leads listeners on a journey away from their screens, inside their brain, out into space, and deep into the coolest new stories in science, technology, and innovation. Distributed by NPR, Wow in the World marks the first show for kids in the public broadcaster’s 47-year history. Hosts Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas weave a character-driven and humor heavy narrative around the latest stories from peer-reviewed scientific journals about incredibly cool things happening in the world right now. Stories that spark listeners’ sense of wonder, ignite their curiosity and often cause endless belly-laughs. Stories that make kids excited about the world and their place in it. Stories that prompt both kids and grown-ups to lean in and say, “Wow!” 
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Paula Poundstone has done it all. The comedian has starred on HBO and ABC series, guested on late-night talk shows, been a voice in the film “Inside Out,” and won an American Comedy Award for best female stand-up – all on top of hosting her podcast “No One Listens to Paula Poundstone” and, of course, regularly appearing on the panel for NPR’s “Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!” “Paula Poundstone is the funniest human being I have ever known. Everything she does, thinks, or says is hilarious. If you chopped her into bits, each piece would be hilarious. (But don’t.)” – Peter Sagal, host, “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!” Now’s your chance to catch her live in downtown LA. Join Paula and KPCC In Person on September 28, when she’ll take the stage at the Theatre at Ace Hotel to share her signature observational humor and sharp, spontaneous wit. @PaulaPoundstone#PaulaPoundstoneLIVE@KPCCInPerson This event may include language and themes that may not be suitable for all ages. Please e-mail events@kpcc.org if you have any questions.
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Renowned South Korean singer, Sung Si Kyung, will be making his way stateside for his 2019 SUNG SI KYUNG LIVE IN USA "The song", with stops in Chicago, New York, Washington, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Hawaii. Introduced for the first time this year, “The song” is a concert that allows audiences to engage with the artist on a personal and intimate level. Through this concert audiences will experience a show full of sincerity and heartwarming vocals of the artist on a personal and intimate level.With seven studio albums and his single “난 좋아 (Even Now)” debuting at number 5 on Billboard’s Korea K-pop Hot 100, Sung Si Kyung is recognized for velvety vocals and is often dubbed as “Prince of Ballads.” His popular singles include “내게 오는 길(The Road that Leads to Me), “To You (너에게)“,  and “너는 나의 봄이다 (You’re My Spring)” which was featured as the OST of the popular drama, “Secret Garden”.
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Our annual Halloween party with DJs, drinks, and dark arts.Dweller-of-the-night attire encouraged. Event is 21 and over.
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Featuring The Songs Of Hedwig By Stephen Trask “The Origin Of Love [is] a punk-rock live behind the music episode of sorts and a gift to hedwig heads everywhere.” —DC Theatre Scene John Cameron Mitchell, the double Tony Award-winning, Golden Globe-nominated co-creator of Hedwig & the Angry Inch, performs songs from his groundbreaking rock musical and regales his audience with stories from 20 years of Hedwig’s history. Joined on stage by members of his original Broadway band and powerhouse performer Amber Martin, the repertoire includes Hedwig favorites “The Origin of Love,” “Sugar Daddy,” “Wig in a Box” and “Wicked Little Town” as well as songs from his upcoming musical Anthem. Sporting a costume that transforms into six different outfits over the course of the evening and crowned with Hedwig’s classic wig, Mitchell is a sassy, magnetic and dynamic entertainer who promises to hold the crowd in the palm of his manicured hand throughout the entire performance.  Additional support from The Theatre at Ace Hotel.
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“The most powerful composer of our time...what Glass is doing is changing the face of music for our time and all time.” —The Daily Telegraph In 2013 Edward Snowden copied and leaked classified information from the National Security Agency (NSA) that revealed numerous global surveillance programs. However shocking the extent and breadth of these government programs were, this act merely punctuated the sweeping change in contemporary society enabled by exponentially more powerful computers and electronic communications networks. Employing an original text set against a score performed live, spoken word artist Jerry Quickley and legendary contemporary composer Philip Glass share their personal and visceral musings, reflections and emotions as they struggle to understand this moment in history with their piece, Whistleblower. The evening will be paired with a work entitled Is Infinity Odd or Even? with text by Arturo Bejar and music written and performed by Philip Glass. Philip Glass is an American icon. Through his operas, symphonies, compositions for his own ensemble and wide-ranging collaborations, he has had an extraordinary and unprecedented impact upon the musical and intellectual life of his times with such well-known and highly-regarded works as Einstein on the Beach, Koyaanisqatsi and La Belle et La Bête, among others. Glass is also the first composer to win a wide, multi-generational audience in the opera house, the concert hall, the dance world, film and in popular music simultaneously. Glass’s art festival in Big Sur has commissioned Quickley, one of the most well-known and well-regarded performance poets in the United States, as the librettist for a triptych of operatic melodramas they are creating together about the modern human condition. Whistleblower is the first of these three commissions. Funds provided by Fariba Ghaffari and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Endowment Fund with additional support from The Theatre at Ace Hotel.
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“Though compared to Nina Simone, Billie Holiday and Edith Piaf, [Buika] sounds like no one but herself.” —Los Angeles Times Latin Grammy winner and two-time Grammy nominee, BUIKA is a critically acclaimed flamenco-fusion vocalist from Spain. The daughter of political refugees from Equatorial Guinea, she is part of a new generation of performers who are combining classic flamenco with jazz, soul and dance rhythms. With a voice that has been described as “sultry,” “sonorous” and “achingly beautiful,” she knows no boundaries when it comes to language or geography and has recorded tracks in English, French, Portuguese, Farsi, Italian and Armenian. Her World Tour 2020 will showcase BUIKA’s all-female band performing a new repertoire of styles that include a deep sound of jazz meets reggae, world music, soul, R&B and funk— all meticulously chosen and flavored with her profound flamenco accent.  Additional support from The Theatre at Ace Hotel.
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