September 25, 2012 |
Here's something to do while waiting out Carmageddon II this weekend: Get a serious culture fix - for free. Selected museums across the country will waive admission fees Saturday in honor of Museum Day Live. The Autry National Center in Griffith Park, the Pasadena Museum of California Art and other venues in Southern California will participate in the free day. The deal: Smithsonian magazine hosts this event each year to encourage people to revisit their favorite museum or learn about a new one in their area.
August 15, 2013 |
A new Beatles tribute album featuring Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros , Leftover Cuties and eight other indie rock and folk acts covering songs from the early days of Beatlemania will raise money for Rock n' Roll Camp For Girls Los Angeles . The “Beatles Reimagined” collection, due Oct. 1 on the Community Music label, targets John Lennon and Paul McCartneys songs the Beatles recorded in 1963 and 1964, including “I Saw...
October 26, 2013 |
When I spoke to Vince Gill earlier this year about “Bakersfield,” his album saluting the songs of Buck Owens and Merle Haggard, he mentioned that the supporting tour would bring him and his collaborator on the album, steel guitarist Paul Franklin, to the city the collection was named for. I asked whether they'd be performing in the most obvious place: Buck Owens' Crystal Palace. Gill was plainly sad to say no, that they'd be playing the nearby Rabobank Theater to accommodate more people.
July 28, 2010
MOVIES RiseUp The film documents the lives of Jamaican musicians with three very different music and lifestyles, from one who grew up in the ghetto to a wannabe-gangster who plays in dance halls to a singer from the countryside. Filmmaker Luciano Blotta focuses on the undiscovered musicians and the underground Jamaican music scene. Grammy Museum , 800 W. Olympic Blvd., L.A. 7:30 p.m. Free admission. (213) 765-6830. EVENTS National Storytelling Conference This weekend-long gathering of raconteurs starts early with a pre-conference workshop about storytelling in education and a free story slam.
March 30, 2011
BOOKS Sudan: The Next Killing Fields? Will the secession of southern Sudan promote peace in the war-torn region or militate against it? Three scholars, including a Sudanese native, come together to offer their own answers on this question of the perils of post-conflict nation-building. Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 443-7000. http://www.hammer.ucla.edu Sarah Vowell With her idiosyncratic sense of humor intact, Vowell dives into the rich history of Hawaii in her latest work, "Unfamiliar Fishes.
October 11, 2011
MOVIES "Brand X" An artifact of 1960s counterculture and a forerunner to such programs as "Saturday Night Live" and "SCTV," this absurdist film parody of a TV show tackles the Vietnam War, sex, drugs, technology and more. The film is directed by Wynn Chamberlain and stars Frank Cavestani, Abbie Hoffman and Sam Shepard. Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 443-7000. hammer.ucla.edu . "George Harrison: Living in the Material World" The first major museum exhibition to explore the life of former Beatle George Harrison, it provides an in-depth view of his creative life.