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SUNÉ WOODS, FRED MOTEN, AND JAMES GORDON WILLIAMS

Fred Moten will join artist Suné Woods and pianist-composer James Gordon Williams at the Hammer this week for an evening of “wordplay, found imagery, improvised music, and moving images.”*   SUNÉ WOODS, FRED MOTEN, AND JAMES GORDON WILLIAMS YOU ARE MINE. I SEE NOW, I’M A HAVE TO LET YOU GO Thursday, August 23, at 7:30. HAMMER MUSEUM, 10899 […]

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SAVION GLOVER AND GREGORY PORTER

Tap dancer extraordinaire Savion Glover and “one of the finest jazz singers of his generation” Gregory Porter pay tribute to Nat King Cole this week at the Bowl.* The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra will back up the artists.   GREGORY PORTER—NAT KING COLE AND ME with SAVION GLOVER Wednesday, August 15, at 8 pm. HOLLYWOOD BOWL, 2301 […]

PICASSO CERAMICS

A turning point in the artistic life of Pablo Picasso was his 1946 visit to a ceramics exhibition in Vallauris, after which—for the next several decades—he produced over 4000 works in ceramic. PICASSO CERAMICS, the beautiful catalogue from the recent Louisiana Museum of Modern Art exhibition in Denmark, is available now through Artbook/D.A.P.   PICASSO […]

HARMONY HOLIDAY ON BALDWIN

“[Being] an attentive and heroic witness can mean that you yourself, as that witness, are never entirely seen. And a father is a kind of god in the human psyche, one who sees you and whose vision you must both realize and overcome, overthrow, ruin. “Maybe James Baldwin was the only star-witness America could trust […]

GEHRY AND DUDAMEL IN INGLEWOOD

The Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA) is getting a new, permanent home in Inglewood, and its architect Frank Gehry will join Gustavo Dudamel, Inglewood mayor James T. Butts, Jr., and CEO Simon Woods this week for the unveiling of the project’s design. Under the leadership of Dudamel and the L.A. Phil, YOLA provides young people […]