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October 3, 2001 | SUSAN CARPENTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rock star or headmaster? Flea, the Red Hot Chili Peppers' impish bass player, will be both once his Silverlake Conservatory of Music opens its doors this month. "See that kid?" he asks, pointing to a child running past the back door. "Future tuba player." Sandwiched between a carniceria and a storage area on Sunset Boulevard, the school is another addition to the ever-gentrifying hipster neighborhood of Silver Lake. The former thrift shop is well on its way to a full transformation.
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October 3, 2001 | SUSAN CARPENTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rock star or headmaster? Flea, the Red Hot Chili Peppers' impish bass player, will be both once his Silverlake Conservatory of Music opens its doors this month. "See that kid?" he asks, pointing to a child running past the back door. "Future tuba player." Sandwiched between a carniceria and a storage area on Sunset Boulevard, the school is another addition to the ever-gentrifying hipster neighborhood of Silver Lake. The former thrift shop is well on its way to a full transformation.
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May 10, 2008 | From a Times Staff Writer
Metallica will headline a special benefit concert Wednesday night at the Wiltern for the Silverlake Conservatory of Music. Scars on Broadway, fronted by Daron Malakian and drummer John Dolmayan formerly of System of a Down, also will perform. Money raised will go toward paying for programs, operations and scholarships for low-income students to the conservatory, which was founded by Red Hot Chili Peppers' bassist Flea and the nonprofit's dean, Keith Barry. General admission tickets are $200 and will go on sale at 10 a.m. Sunday through www. ticketmaster.
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May 2, 2007 | Geoff Boucher, Times Staff Writer
Expect the Red Hot Chili Peppers' gig Saturday at the Henry Fonda Theater to be extra special. The show benefits the Silverlake Conservatory of Music, a nonprofit founded in 2001 by Peppers bassist Flea to put music into the lives of local kids. It also features a performance by Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam as well as appearances by other celebrity guests. Students from the conservatory will also perform.
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May 16, 2008 | Richard Cromelin, Times Staff Writer
WHAT'S Flea's favorite Metallica song? That would be the vintage shred-a-thon "Fight Fire With Fire," a fact revealed near the end of Metallica's show at the Wiltern on Wednesday. That's when the Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist, who organized the concert as the annual fundraiser for his Silverlake Conservatory of Music, stepped from the wings and played bass on a scorching rendition of the 1984 song.
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December 12, 2012 | By August Brown
A list of upcoming concerts across the Southland, with on-sale dates in parentheses. Hollywood Bowl Fleetwood Mac, May 25 (Mon.) Honda Center Fleetwood Mac, May 28 (Mon.) The Wiltern Imagine Dragons, March 20 (Fri.) Gibson Amphitheatre Gilberto Gless y La Cupitos, Feb. 2 (Fri.); Hot 92.3 MLK Jr. Holiday Festival with Cameo, Jan. 19 (Sat.) Troubadour I4AI, Jan. 5; PLaNETS, Jan. 10; the Suits, Jan. 11; Like Giants, Jan. 12; Tycho, Jan. 13-14; Wax, Jan. 15 (now)
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August 16, 2007 | Kevin Bronson
ONE of the most surprising albums to emerge this year from the nooks and crannies of the Los Angeles music scene is largely the work of two guys you'd be surprised work together at all. "Dos," the debut from the Culver City Dub Collective, grew from a love for reggae and bossa nova shared by drummer-songwriter Adam Topol and guitarist-producer Franchot Tone (grandson of the actor).
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August 24, 2011
MUSIC Taylor Swift The singer-songwriter brings her "Speak Now" tour to the Staples Center for four nights of fairy tales, fireworks and plenty of other fanfare. Raising money for the victims of tornadoes in the South, her visual feast of a tour is named for her third album of self-penned fantasia, like the hit songs "Sparks Fly" and "Back to December. " Staples Center, 1111 S. Figueroa St. 7 p.m. $25-$79.50. http://www.ticketmaster.com Red Hot Chili Peppers Guitarist John Frusciante has come and gone twice, but the iconic funk punk band's mission to bring the party to the people remains unchanged.
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January 2, 2013 | By Michael Finnegan, Los Angeles Times
Working a recent breakfast gathering of business owners in Northridge, Los Angeles mayoral contender Eric Garcetti introduced himself in Hindi when a Sikh businessman approached. A few hours later, Garcetti donned a colorful Peruvian headpiece with ear flaps as he spoke Spanish with immigrants on the steps of City Hall, part of a show of solidarity for designating a stretch of Hollywood's Vine Street as "Peru Village. " After lunch, Garcetti joined rabbis at a City Hall menorah lighting.
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May 10, 2007 | Heidi Siegmund Cuda
Acoustic Eddie Eddie Vedder didn't just strum and run Saturday night at the Henry Fonda Theater. The Pearl Jam frontman played an acoustic set at Hullabaloo, an event that raised $220,000 for the Silverlake Conservatory of Music, then stayed at the club until 3 a.m., hanging around with fans.
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June 15, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
“This is a rehearsal, right?” asked Thom Yorke not long into his show Friday night with Atoms for Peace, and that was one way of looking at it. Announced online Friday morning (with tickets available through radio stations, record stores and a raffle held by the Silverlake Conservatory of Music), the last-minute gig offered a chance for the band to show off some of the material it's been honing privately here in L.A. before it launches a world tour on July 6 in Paris. In a sense, though, aren't all Atoms for Peace shows rehearsals?
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