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Music and theater events to consider for August 7 to 13, 2014

Enjoy the music this week!
Enjoy the music this week!
Dena Burroughs

Looking for something beautiful, stimulating, smart, and inspirational, to do from August 7 to 13? Following find a few awesome options!

August 7

The Haden Triplets (Tanya, Rachel and Petra), daughters of the legendary jazz bassist Charlie Haden, will perform at the Skirball Cultural Center at 8 p.m. See http://www.skirball.org/programs/music/sunset-concerts-2014

Los Angeles Maritime Institute (LAMI) has curated an educational art exhibit in celebration of Tall Ships Festival LA 2014. The exhibit will tell the story of the building of the Twin Brigantines as witnessed by Scott Kennedy during a three-year process. It will include photography, knotwork, rigging tools and more. Proceeds will benefit the TopSail Youth Program, which is offered free of charge to low income middle schools and highschools. See www.lamitopsail.org or call (310) 422-4146.

August 8

Gladys Knight and Kool & The Gang bring soul and funk to the Hollywood Bowl (2301 N. Highland Ave. in Los Angeles) at 8 p.m. See www.hollywoodbowl.com or call (323) 850-2000.

Brew at the LA Zoo with 30 local craft and microbreweries, three live bands, DJ, food, and visits to animals from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tickets are $45 general admission / $50 at the door. Call (323) 644-6042. See http://lazoo.org/brew/

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts (14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada) screens in high definition “Led Zeppelin: Celebration Day” at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 available by calling (562) 944-9801 or online at www.lamiradatheatre.com

August 9

“Global Taxi Driver” starts at East West Player (120 Judge John Aiso St. in Los Angeles) at 2 p.m. Pay what you can ($5 minimum, $20 suggested). This play explores personal narratives of taxi drivers and riders. See globaltaxidriverla.eventbrite.com or call (310) 998-8765.

“Forever Flamenco” returns to the Ford Amphitheatre at 8:30 p.m. An all-star lineup of flamenco artists will honor dancer/choreographer/teacher Roberto Amaral. Tickets at www.FordTheatres.org or by calling (323) GO 1-FORD

California Philharmonic’s “Movie Masterpieces” at the Santa Anita Track at 7:30 p.m. Virtuoso violinist Elizabeth Pitcairn will play the Red Violin that inspired the 1998 drama that follows the journey of violin crafted in 1861 in Cremola, Italy. For tickets see http://www.calphil.com or call (626) 304-0333.

August 10

California Philharmonic’s “Movie Masterpieces” at the Walt Disney Concert Hall 2 p.m. Virtuoso violinist Elizabeth Pitcairn will play the Red Violin that inspired the 1998 drama that follows the journey of violin crafted in 1861 in Cremola, Italy. For tickets see http://www.ticketmaster.com or call (800) 745-3000.

August 13

Laguna Beach Live! Welcomes Jazz vocalist Mel Collins and Standard Mel at The Ranch at Laguna Beach (31106 S. Coast Hwy in Laguna Beach) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets $15 in advance or $20 at the door can be ordered at (800) 595-4849.

Get on Up: A James Brown Celebration at the Hollywood Bowl at 8 p.m. Expert Christian McBrides presides over a homage to Brown featuring some of his original band members. See http://www.hollywoodbowl.com

Enjoy!

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