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October 23, 1998


Jeff Clayton, the boppish altoist with an exuberant style reminiscent of Cannonball Adderley, swings standards with his quartet at the Bel Age for two nights.

Club Brasserie, Bel Age Hotel, 1020 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, (310) 854-1111. 9 p.m. Also Saturday.

Pop Music

"Why Do They Rock So Hard?" That's the title of the new album from ska stars Reel Big Fish and a question they'll try to answer onstage tonight.

Hollywood Palladium, 6215 Sunset Blvd., (323) 962-7600. Also: Goldfinger, Spring Heeled Jack USA, Pilfers. 7 p.m.


There's a mini-tour of Cuba opening today along La Brea's gallery row. Jan Kesner has travel photographs by Max Yavno and images of Havana by Jose A. Figueroa; Couturier presents an exhibition by photographer Alberto Korda, including his fashion images from the 1950s, documentary photographs of the Cuban Revolution and works from the 1980s; and Iturralde has drawings, sculptures and installations by the Cuban collaborative Los Carpinteros, made up of Alexandre Arrechea, Marco Castillo and Dagoberto Rodriguez.

"Max Yavno: Images From a Master's Voyage of Israel, Egypt, Morocco and Mexico" and "Jose A. Figueroa: Notes on Havana," Jan Kesner Gallery, 164 N. La Brea Ave., (323) 938-6834. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Ends Nov. 28.

"Korda," Couturier Gallery, 166 N. La Brea Ave., (323) 933-5557. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Ends Nov. 28.

"Los Carpinteros," Iturralde Gallery, 154 N. La Brea Ave., (323) 937-4267. Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Ends Nov. 25.

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