The GRAMMY Museum is thrilled to host legendary musician Nile Rodgers and acclaimed music executive and manager, Merck Mercuriadis, to the Clive Davis Theater for a special discussion, moderated by Scott Goldman.
Among music legends, Nile Rodgers is truly exceptional. He amplifies his legacy as a multiple GRAMMY-winning composer, producer, arranger, and guitarist by constantly traversing new musical terrain and successfully expanding the boundaries of popular music. As the co-founder of CHIC and the newly elected Chairman of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Rodgers pioneered a musical language that generated chart-topping hits like “Le Freak,” (the biggest selling single in the history of Atlantic Records!) and sparked the advent of hip-hop with “Good Times.” Most recently, he was appointed as the first ever Chief Creative Advisor for the legendary Abbey Road Studios to cap off a year that has included “festival best” performances at both Glastonbury and Coachella. His work in the CHIC Organization and his productions for artists like David Bowie, Diana Ross, and Madonna have sold over 500 million albums and 75 million singles worldwide, while his innovative, trendsetting collaborations with Daft Punk, Avicii, Sigala, Disclosure, and Sam Smith reflect the vanguard of contemporary music. Nile Rodgers & CHIC recently released their first new studio album, “It’s About Time” in over 26 years to critical acclaim and a Top 10 position in the UK album charts.
Merck Mercuriadis is a Canadian-American music executive and music manager. He is the current CEO, Founder, and managing partner of Hipgnosis Songs Ltd, an artist management firm, publisher, and record label based in London and Los Angeles. Mercuriadis is currently the manager of music legend Nile Rodgers and the former manager of several notable rock and pop bands and musicians including Sir Elton John, Guns’N’Roses, Iron Maiden, Morrissey, Pet Shop Boys, Macy Gray, Mary J. Blige, Joss Stone, and Jane’s Addiction, to name a few. Most recently, Mercuriadis is the Creator and Founder of the Hipgnosis Songs Fund, LTD, which has raised over $300 million in investment Capitol and has acquired hit songs and copyrights, including Beyonce’s ‘Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)’, Rihanna’s ‘Umbrella’ Kanye West’s ‘All Of The Lights’, Justin Beiber’s ‘Baby’, and Jay Z’s ‘Holy Grail’ featuring Justin Timberlake, among other songs. Nile Rodgers is a co-founder of the Fund and sits on the Advisory Board.
ArtistsItzhak Perlman, violinHankus Netsky, Music Director, saxophone and pianoAndy Statman, clarinet and mandolinMembers of the Brave Old World and Klezmer Conservatory Band About This PerformancePART OF COLBURN CELEBRITY SERIES 2The incomparable Perlman explores the vitality of klezmer music in a charming musical journey from New York's Lower East Side to the Jewish Festival in Krakow, Poland, with music drawn from his best-selling CD and accompanied by a klezmer band.Programs, artists, dates, prices and availability subject to change.
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The LA Art Show will return to the Los Angeles Convention Center from January 23 - 27, 2019. As the city (and west coast’s) largest art fair, and one of the most diversely programmed in the world, the LA Art Show features an encyclopedic lineup of exhibitors not only in contemporary art, but also classical art, antiques, folk art, and other specialized art scenes that often command their own dedicated shows.
For its 24th edition, the LA Art Show is expanding even further into the global art market with a new lineup of DIVERSEartLA programming, conceived by curator Marisa Caichiolo and premiered in 2017. Leading the way is a new partnership with Argentina’s Kirchner Cultural Centre (in Spanish known as Centro Cultural Kirchner or CCK), which will be exhibiting the work of Andrés Paredes and his “The Memories of Mud” installation. The installation is a participative, multisensory experience comprised of clay domes that house fantastical landscapes. Viewers can only see this when they immerse their heads in ports at the bottom of the installation, creating an experience comparable to putting on a VR headset—except this is real. The exhibition utilizes scent, originally composed music and a careful system of indirect lighting to illuminate the artful environment. The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) will also be returning with programming.
Returning exhibitors in CORE so far include heavyweights Patrick Painter, Timothy Yarger, Konig Gallery and more. The section is also growing with the addition of Japan’s Mizuma Gallery.
This year’s programming will feature a special showcase of traditional pan-Asian ink painting. Japan’s Kamiya Gallery will bring the works of the internationally renown ink painter Yu-Ichi Inoue, which will exhibit along with ink paintings from China and, for the first time ever at the LA Art Show, South Korea. LA Art Show producer Kim Martindale started showcasing Chinese ink painting five years ago, and this element has grown each year. This is the only fair of its size outside of Asia that exhibits this kind of work. “Ink painting has a longer tradition in the art world in Asia than all of western art, yet it’s a whole world that many of us have never been introduced to,” explains Martindale. “Ink painting is an equally important and as large of an art world as western painting.”
Returning in ROOTS are MS Rau, Reiss Gallery and New York’s Trinity House. The LA Art Show will be hosting some exceptional Native American and Australian aboriginal work as well, this year. Blue Rain Gallery, respected as the best gallery for American Indian art, will be returning. Yama Ganu Gallery will be exhibiting their selection of the best work from the various aboriginal regions in Australia.
Other returning galleries include Denis Bloch Fine Art, Pigment Gallery,Simard Bilodeau Contemporary and Pimbert Gallery. The Design LA Art section, which made its premiere last year to showcase the harmony between architecture, interior design and art, will be returning with a revamped curatorial focus, lead by renown interior designer Oliver M. Furth.
LA Art Show’s Opening Night Preview and Premiere Party, which will be held on January 23, 2019, will donate a portion of its ticket proceedings to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Last year, the evening was attended by more than 7,000 VIPs and hosted by Jon Hamm.
TheFitExpo™ Los Angeles, sponsored by Subway Restaurants, returns January 26-27, 2019 back to one giant exhibit hall at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA.
This action-packed health and fitness weekend will offer a variety of events, such as fitness competitions, group exercise workouts, and healthy eating demonstrations.
Some featured competitions will include: Powerlifting, MAS Wrestling, Odd Haugen’s Strength Challenge, Arm Wrestling, Spartan Dash, Battle of the Bars, Dodgeball, Point Muay Thai, and MAxReps for CASH.
In addition, there will be a Group Training Zone featuring the latest fitness craze, Zumba® trainings, tons of celebrity athlete appearances, FitnessFest workshops to earn CECs, and our popular “Healthy Living Pavilion” which features delicious cooking demonstrations, recipe makeovers and plenty of sampling.
Adult admission tickets are $30 per day or $45 for the entire weekend. Children 7-12 years old are $10 per day and 6 and under are free.
Show hours are Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 10 AM – 6 PM and Sunday, January 27, 2019 from 10 AM – 5 PM.
Local merchants on or near Abbot Kinney, the thoroughfare that runs diagonally through Venice, come together every month to feature the best artists, gifts, products and music in the area. Local charities benefit as art junkies, couples and families descend on the always funky beach community. And, of course, beverages are available.