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ENTERTAINMENT
August 28, 2011
Compiled by Grace Krilanovich SUNDAY Donald Bakeer : The author of "Crips: The Story of the L.A. Street Gang from 1971-1985" will discuss and sign his new memoir, "I, Too, Can Create Light. " Jinga Jinga, 33471/2 W. 43rd Place, L.A. 3 p.m. Free. (213) 392-4530. James Jean : The illustrator will discuss and sign his new book, "Rebus," with Giant Robot founder Eric Nakamura. Art Catalogues Bookstore at LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. 4 p.m. Free. (323) 857-6000.
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ENTERTAINMENT
July 6, 2011
BOOKS Meghan Daum L.A. Times columnist Meghan Daum will moderate a panel about fiction and narrative nonfiction at Skylight Books. Those answering the questions are local memoirists and novelists James Brown ("This River"), Seth Greenland ("Shining City"), Diana Wagman ("Spontaneous") and Leslie Schwartz ("Angels Crest"). The discussion is sure to be lively and timely. Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. 7:30 p.m. Free. (323) 660-1175; skylightbooks.com . EVENTS LA Comedy Fest 365 This year-round comedy series highlighting up-and-coming comedians and filmmakers presents two shows by local improv groups: the trio Circle One and the colorfully named Yellow-Bellied Marmots.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 2011
MUSIC The Head and the Heart Sub Pop's new darlings have a large cast of players all devoted to big ideas about modern folk, misty indie rock and harmonies that will tug at, well, head and heart alike. Troubadour, 9081 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood. 8 p.m. $15. http://www.troubadour.com. Robert Plant and Band of Joy Plant had a breakthrough collaborative folk album with Alison Krauss, but here he strikes up his new ensemble to tackle standards and cover songs by unlikely writers (including the minimalist indie band Low)
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