Events, KCRW Music Announcement

Line-up Announced for 2017 KCRW’s World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association has announced today the initial line-up for the 19th season of KCRW’s World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl. The successful collaboration between KCRW and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association continues, starting Sunday, June 18.

KCRW’s World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl:

Sunday, June 18, at 7 PM

REGGAE NIGHT XVI

ZIGGY MARLEY with ORCHESTRA

THE SPECIALS

U-ROY

HOLLYWOOD BOWL ORCHESTRA

THOMAS WILKINS, conductor

Eight-time Grammy®-winner Ziggy Marley makes his orchestral debut playing an unforgettable set of his and his father Bob Marley’s music. Forty years after forming in the U.K., legendary ska band The Specials are still delivering the inspired musical anarchy between punk and reggae in rousing, high-energy shows.

Sunday, June 25, at 7 PM

SEU JORGE – THE LIFE AQUATIC: A TRIBUTE TO DAVID BOWIE

HOLLYWOOD BOWL ORCHESTRA

THOMAS WILKINS, conductor

Brazilian troubadour Seu Jorge celebrates Bowie’s catalog (with an orchestra for the first time) through the lens of his role in Wes Anderson’s whimsical film The Life Aquatic; his classic Brazilian samba sets the stage.

Sunday, July 9, at 7 PM

BLONDIE · GARBAGE

SKY FERREIRA

In the ultimate co-bill, two highly influential forces of nature – Blondie and Garbage – rock the state with their timeless sounds of punk, disco, rock and pop. L.A.’s own Sky Ferreira opens the show with her rebellious synth pop, rock and new wave sound.

Sunday, August 6, at 7 PM

BELLE AND SEBASTIAN

SPOON

Additional artist to be announced

Beloved Scottish band Belle and Sebastian deliver delicate melodies over ‘60s-inspired folk-pop. Austin’s Spoon return in support of Hot Thoughts, their bravest, most sonically inventive album to date.

Sunday, August 27, at 7 PM

PINK MARTINI featuring CHINA FORBES and STORM LARGE

CHARO

The internationally beloved Portland band blends genres from cool standards to hot swing with style to burn. The ravishing vocals of China Forbes and Storm Large sail over an irresistible fusion of Brazilian samba, ’30s Cuban dance, and Parisian café music. Multi-talented Spanish entertainer Charo opens the show!

Sunday, September 24, at 7 PM

COSMIC JOURNEY

SOLANGE

Plus BLOOD ORANGE and special guests KING ·

KELELA · MOSES SUMNEY · KELSEY LU and more

Powerful and inspiring, and with a No. 1 record closing out last year, Grammy® winner Solange guides and curates a divine musical journey with soulful special guests to create a historic night at the Hollywood Bowl. The evening will feature Dev Hynes’ Blood Orange, finding power in danger and exploring provocative themes. Celebrate the diversity of experimentation within R&B, folk and jazz with this musical collective of friends and genre-defying artists.

Tickets for the Hollywood Bowl 2017 summer season will be available online at HollywoodBowl.com or via phone at 323.850.2000 on the following dates:

  • New subscriptions are on sale today.
  • Group sales available February 21, 2107.
  • “Five or More” packages will be available on Tuesday, March 14, 2017.
  • The Hollywood Bowl box office opens for single ticket sales on Sunday, May 7, 2017.

About KCRW:

KCRW creates and curates a unique mix of content centered around music discovery, NPR news, cultural exploration and informed public affairs. We are driven by the spirit of LA and deliver in innovative ways — on the radio, digitally and in person — to diverse, curious communities around the corner and around the world.  A community service of Santa Monica College, KCRW can be found on the air in LA, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Mojave, Palm Springs, and via five KCRW-developed smart phone apps and online at kcrw.com.

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KCRW and One Colorado Present KT Tunstall With DJ set by Jason Bentley

Free, All Ages Concert in The Courtyard

Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 7:30 PM


Santa Monica, CA (November 29, 2016) – KCRW and One Colorado are pleased to announce a very special evening of music with singer-songwriter KT Tunstall and her full band. KCRW Music Director Jason Bentley will bookend KT’s live set with two DJ sets. The concert is all ages and free to the public with open seating.

Two years ago KT Tunstall pulled the plug on playing music professionally. “I stopped. I gave up. I didn’t want to do it anymore.” Ten years had passed since her multi-platinum debut album, Eye To The Telescope was released, she’d lived a decade in the limelight, released three more critically acclaimed albums, but she was utterly burnt out.


Trading her UK home for Venice Beach, she tucked herself away in a salty-aired sanctuary to quietly immerse herself in the craft of film scoring. Her plan worked at first, but an unyielding urge to pick up the guitar and write riffs echoed in and very quickly took over her plot for solitude.

Fast forward to September 2016 and we have Tunstall’s album, KIN, born-and-bred LA. Fueled by the likes of Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Tame Impala, and Devendra Banhart, she sees KIN as the long-awaited, full-blooded follow-up to her debut album years ago.  

“It’s rambunctious, anti-slick, pro-wild, psychedelic emotional pop. I’ve finally cut myself free from a disempowering, disabling search for approval. I’m being honest, and I’m having a load of fun.”

One Colorado is located at 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena, CA 91103.  For more information, please visit kcrw.com.

About KCRW

KCRW creates and curates a unique mix of content centered around music discovery, NPR news, cultural exploration and informed public affairs. We are driven by the spirit of LA and deliver in innovative ways — on the radio, digitally and in person — to diverse, curious communities around the corner and around the world.  A community service of Santa Monica College, KCRW can be found on the air in LA, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Mojave, Palm Springs, and via five KCRW-developed smart phone apps and online at kcrw.com.

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Facebook | facebook.com/kcrwradio

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KCRW and the Annenberg Foundation Announce Final Lineup for Sound in Focus

FREE, Outdoor, All-ages Summer Concerts in Century Park

NEW ANNOUNCEMENT:
SATURDAY, JULY 16

BAABA MAAL

Classixx

Brazilian Girls

DJ set by Aaron Byrd

 PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED:

SATURDAY, JULY 9
EDWARD SHARPE AND THE MAGNETIC ZEROS
Imarhan
DJ set by Jason Bentley

SATURDAY, JULY 23
NAS
Wild Belle
DJ set by Garth Trinidad

 KCRW and the Annenberg Foundation are pleased to announce the final lineup for the 2016 Sound in Focus series – three, free, all-ages concerts held at Century Park in Century City, home of the Annenberg Space for Photography.

On Saturday, July 16 Senegalese singer/guitarist Baaba Maal performs a headlining set with L.A. duo Classixx in a live band performance, and New York’s free-form, jamming quartet Brazilian Girls opening. To start things off, KCRW’s Aaron Byrd spins a DJ set.

Previously announced artists are Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Imarhan, and KCRW Music Director Jason Bentley on July 9th and Nas, Wild Belle, and KCRW DJ Garth Trinidad on July 23rd.
Admission to the Sound in Focus series is free; however, RSVP is required for entry but does not guarantee admission, which will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Registered guests must collect wristbands upon arrival at check-in to gain access to the concerts. Advance registration is available at KCRW.com/soundinfocus and is required for every show.

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Baaba Maal’s work is a modern twist on the West African tradition of the griot: the storytelling troubadour. Born into a large family of fishermen in the Fouta town of Podor in 1953, Baaba Maal studied music in Dakar, the capital of Senegal, and Paris, and embarked on a two-year musical pilgrimage around West Africa with his friend Mansour Seck. He then recorded albums with Seck, including the desert blues classic Djam Leelii, and with the band Daande Lenol (The Voice of the People). Since the 1980s, he has released several solo albums, toured the world several times over, worked with Hans Zimmer on the soundtrack to Black Hawk Down, and collaborated with the likes of Brian Eno, Peter Gabriel, Tony Allen and U2. Despite his international perspective, he has always acknowledged his roots by singing in Pulaar, the Fulani dialect of the Senegal River valley.

Like a balmy breeze from a world of endless summer, Classixx are back with Faraway Reach, a buoyant follow-up to their 2013 debut – something to cruise to with the top down, from festival fields to the beach, from the dance floor to the shotgun seat. The album traverses locales, vocalists and inspirations. It’s a fitting movement for the duo, from Venice beach to the mountains of South Africa and everywhere in between.

Brazilian Girls’ music incorporates bits of reggae, electronica, jazz, bossa nova, and you name it. Despite their name, no one in the band is Brazilian. The sexy/quirky/mysterious group is comprised of three men – Didi Gutman on keyboards and computers, Jesse Murphy on bass, and Aaron Johnston on drums – and one woman, Sabina Sciubba, the vocalist who often enjoys wearing lacy eye masks on-stage and sings in no less than five different languages.
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The 2016 Sound in Focus concert series takes place at Century Park in the centerpiece park adjacent to the Annenberg Space for Photography and Skylight Studios. Both exhibition spaces will stay open late on these evenings (until 11pm) so that the concertgoers may enjoy both the concerts and REFUGEE, the current exhibition at the Photography Space, as well as the Skylight Studios installation New Americans. Powerful and timely, REFUGEE  features original images commissioned exclusively for the exhibition, and illuminates the global refugee crisis through the eyes of five internationally acclaimed photographers. A documentary short and VR experience accompanies the exhibition. The multimedia installation New Americans shares the inspiring stories of refugees who are building new lives after being resettled in the United States.

Concertgoers will have the opportunity to show their support for the thousands of families forced to flee for their lives each day by signing UNHCR’s #WithRefugees petition in the Photography Space, Skylight Studios or online. The petition calls on world leaders to work together and do their fair share for refugees, and will be delivered to UN headquarters for the UN General Assembly in September.

There will also be food and refreshments available for purchase from a wide variety of cafes and food trucks that can be enjoyed on the grassy lawn beneath the shimmering Century Plaza Towers at Century Park, and beer gardens for those 21 and over.

KCRW and the Annenberg Foundation first united in 2012 for a string of hugely successful summer music events to accompany the Who Shot Rock & Roll exhibit. 2014’s Country in the City series not only spotlighted emerging and established artists in the genre, but was part of the Annenberg Foundation’s 25th anniversary festivities. Last year’s series saw thousands of concertgoers enjoy headlining performances by TV on the Radio, De La Soul, Dwight Yoakam, and Cold War Kids.

About KCRW
KCRW creates and curates a unique mix of content centered around music discovery, NPR news, cultural exploration and informed public affairs. We are driven by the spirit of LA and deliver in innovative ways — on the radio, digitally and in person — to diverse, curious communities around the corner and around the world.  A community service of Santa Monica College, KCRW can be found on the air in LA, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Mojave, Palm Springs, and via five KCRW-developed smart phone apps and online at kcrw.com.

Twitter | twitter.com/kcrw

Facebook | facebook.com/kcrwradio

Instagram | instagram.com/kcrw

Google+ | plus.google.com/+kcrw

About the Annenberg Foundation

The Annenberg Foundation is a family foundation that provides funding and support to nonprofit organizations in the United States and globally. Since 1989, it has generously funded programs in education and youth development; arts, culture and humanities; civic and community life; health and human services; and animal services and the environment. In addition, the Foundation and its Board of Directors are directly involved in the community with innovative projects that further its mission of advancing a better tomorrow through visionary leadership today. Among them are Annenberg Alchemy, Annenberg Learner, Annenberg Space for Photography, Explore, GRoW and the Metabolic Studio. The Foundation encourages the development of effective ways to communicate by sharing ideas and knowledge.

www.annenberg.org

Facebook.com/annenberg

Twitter.com/annenberg_fdn

Instagram.com/annenbergfdn

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KCRW and The Hammer Museum Announce Line-Up for “Disappear Here: Music Made in L.A.”

Live Music and DJ Sets at the Hammer Museum

Free, Outdoor and All-Ages

Thursdays in July

Los Angeles, CA (June 14, 2016) – KCRW and the Hammer Museum once again partner this July to present four Thursday nights of live bands and DJ sets as part of KCRW’s Summer Nights series. Free and open to the public, this year’s series, Disappear Here: Music Made in L.A. features live concerts from noteworthy Los Angeles musicians, and sets from KCRW DJs, in the Hammer Museum’s lively courtyard.

The series kicks off on Thursday, July 7 with a DJ set from Los Angeles duo Poolside (né Filip Nikolic & Jeffrey Paradise). After a releasing a steady stream of buzzworthy tracks online, including a brilliant reinvention of Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon,” the duo hunkered down in their poolside studio (literally) and cranked out, Pacific Standard Time one of the most casually blissed-out, fully realized debuts in recent memory. Producer, arranger, composer, musician, radio host, and DJ Carlos Niño & Friends also perform and KCRW’s Aaron Byrd launches the evening with his own DJ set.

On Thursday, July 14, LA-based Stones Throw Records, celebrates their 20th anniversary with a headlining set from record label founder/DJ Peanut Butter Wolf, recently named one of LA Weekly’s top 20 DJ’s. Whether it’s a private dinner party for the Clintons, a string of dates with the Beastie Boys, or a 12 hour Boiler Room set, he is always at home behind the turntables. Wolf, who has also discovered Mayer Hawthorne, Madlib and Anderson .Paak, taps label-mate Mndsgn to perform tracks off of his debut album Yawn Zen. Concertgoers will also be treated to an opening set from KCRW DJ Mathieu Schreyer.

On Thursday, July 21, LA-based / Tijuana-raised Ceci Bastida brings her blend of Latin, electronica, rock, hip-hop, and social commentary to the stage. She was nominated for a Latin Grammy for her 2011 release Veo La Marea (I See the Tide), which featured guests Diplo, Rye Rye, Niña Dioz, and Tim Armstrong. Her latest solo album, La Edad de la Violencia (The Age of Violence) includes songs influenced by the rise of everyday violence in the US and Mexico. KCRW’s Anthony Valadez starts off the evening with a DJ set. More artists to be announced.

The series closes on Thursday, July 28, with Young Art Presents TOKiMONSTA featuring vocalist Ambré and additional special guests. Known for her unique take on electronic, hip-hop, and dance music, TOKiMONSTA will be joined by vocalist Ambré and other surprise guests from her imprint Young Art Records. Launched in 2014 with the release of TOKiMONTSA’s album Desiderium, Young Art was created to provide a home for her work, and to help nurture the creative output of artists she believes in. Young Art’s releases include TOKI’s collaborations with breakout artist Anderson .Paak as well as Montreal producer CRi’s Tell Her EP. The electrifying evening starts off with a DJ set by KCRW’s Travis Holcombe.

Happy hour with food and cash bar starts at 6:30 p.m., KCRW DJ sets start at 7:30 p.m., and live music starts at 8:15 p.m. The museum’s gallery hours will be extended to 9 p.m. so guests can enjoy the Hammer’s museum-wide exhibition Made in L.A. 2016: a, the, though, only, the third iteration of the biennial exhibition of emerging art from Los Angeles. Made in L.A. focuses exclusively on artists from the L.A. region with an emphasis on emerging and under-recognized artists. The Los Angeles biennial presents new bodies of work, newly commissioned works from emerging artists, and condensed surveys. Ranging from painting and sculpture to film and video, large- and small-scale installation, and performances, to name a few, the biennial gives a snapshot of current practices coming out of Los Angeles, one of the most active and energetic art communities in the world.

Disappear Here: Music Made in L.A. is sponsored by IKEA Burbank, with additional support provided by The Giving Keys and Tsingtao. Media sponsorship is provided by LA Weekly.

For more information, please visit:

http://events.kcrw.com/events/disappear-here-music-made-in-l-a/

Details:  

KCRW and the Hammer Museum present Disappear Here: Music Made in L.A., four free nights of live concerts by Los Angeles musicians in the Hammer’s courtyard. The museum’s gallery hours will be extended to 9 p.m. so guests can enjoy Made in L.A. 2016: a, the, though, only, the third iteration of the Hammer’s biennial exhibition of emerging art from Los Angeles. #disappearhere

Doors at 6:30 PM, Music at 7:30 PM

Thursday, July 7th

Featuring Poolside + Carlos Niño & Friends + KCRW DJ Aaron Byrd

Thursday, July 14th

Stones Throw Records – 20th Anniversary Celebration

Featuring Peanut Butter Wolf +  Mndsgn  + KCRW DJ Mathieu Schreyer

Thursday, July 21st

Featuring Ceci Bastida + TBA + KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez

Thursday, July 28th

Young Art Presents

Featuring TOKiMONSTA with vocalist Ambré and additional special guests  + KCRW DJ Travis Holcombe

LOCATION

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90024

PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION

Convenient parking is available under the museum for a $6 flat rate after 6PM. Parking for visitors with disabilities is provided on levels P1 and P3. In the event that the museum parking garage is full, use this map for additional parking options. Bicycles park free.

It’s also easy to reach the Hammer by public transportation. The 20/720 buses and Santa Monica and Culver City Bus Lines all stop within one block of the museum. You can also take the Metro Expo Line to Westwood/Rancho Park and transfer to the northbound 8 bus, which stops just outside the museum.

About KCRW:

KCRW creates and curates a unique mix of content centered around music discovery, NPR news, cultural exploration and informed public affairs. We are driven by the spirit of LA and deliver in innovative ways — on the radio, digitally and in person — to diverse, curious communities around the corner and around the world.  A community service of Santa Monica College, KCRW can be found on the air in LA, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Mojave, Palm Springs, and via five KCRW-developed smart phone apps and online at kcrw.com.

Twitter | twitter.com/kcrw

Facebook | facebook.com/kcrwradio

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Google+ | plus.google.com/+kcrw

About The Hammer Museum:

The Hammer Museum at UCLA offers exhibitions and collections that span classic to contemporary art, as well as programs that spark meaningful encounters with art and ideas. Through a wide-ranging, international exhibition program and the biennial, Made in L.A., the Hammer highlights contemporary art since the 1960s, especially the work of emerging and under recognized artists. The exhibitions, permanent collections, and nearly 300 public programs annually—including film screenings, lectures, symposia, readings, music performances, and workshops for families—are all free to the public.

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KCRW and the Annenberg Foundation Announce Line-Up for Sound in Focus

KCRW and the Annenberg Foundation Announce
SOUND IN FOCUS

FREE, Outdoor, All-ages Summer Concerts in Century Park

SATURDAY, JULY 9
EDWARD SHARPE AND THE MAGNETIC ZEROS
Imarhan
DJ set by Jason Bentley

SATURDAY, JULY 16
To Be Announced

SATURDAY, JULY 23
NAS 
Wild Belle
DJ set by Garth Trinidad

KCRW and the Annenberg Foundation are pleased to announce the lineup for the 2016 Sound in Focus series – three, free, all-ages concerts held at Century Park in Century City, home of the Annenberg Space for Photography.

The series kicks-off on Saturday, July 9 with Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, openers Imarhan, and KCRW Music Director Jason Bentley. The series continues on Saturday, July 16 with talent to be announced. The series concludes on Saturday, July 23 with Nas, Wild Belle, and KCRW DJ Garth Trinidad.

“In just a few, short years, Sound in Focus has evolved into the crown jewel of our free summer programs – transforming Century Park into a vibrant space for the community to engage in music and the art of photography,” commented KCRW Music Director Jason Bentley. “From any vantage point, I find myself marveling at the wonders of human engineering. The setting feels very futuristic. As people stream into the green space with blankets and family in tow, curious minds explore the space, settling in to enjoy an evening of live music and the adjacent photo galleries.”

Bentley continued, “I’m proud of what we have achieved in establishing Sound in Focus as an anticipated public program, and special credit goes to the collaborative teams at KCRW and the Annenberg Foundation for producing a near flawless experience for the lucky fans who make it out.”

“At its heart, the Annenberg Space for Photography is a place for people to come together around great art — art that moves us, and astonishes us, and stirs our very souls. That’s why, for four years running, Sound in Focus has been a natural extension of our core mission,” said Wallis Annenberg, Chairman, President and CEO of the Annenberg Foundation. “By showcasing some of the best in music today — by working closely with our great partner KCRW to turn the Annenberg Space for Photography into a dynamic and exciting public space — I believe we can inspire and ignite even more Angelenos with the power of artistic expression. And we can all have a lot of fun doing it, too.”

Admission to the Sound in Focus series is free; however, RSVP is required for entry but does not guarantee admission which will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Registered guests must collect wristbands upon arrival at check-in to gain access to the concerts. Advance registration is available at KCRW.com/soundinfocus and is required for every show.

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The 2016 Sound in Focus series launches on July 9 with a headlining set from 10-piece musical extravaganza Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – led by singer-songwriter Alex Ebert. Considered pioneers of the folk-pop revival, the band’s self-produced albums have experienced popular success (plus one platinum song, “Home”). The band’s 4th studio album PersonA was recently released this April, and was recorded almost entirely in one room together in New Orleans. It is the band’s live shows, however, that have seen them celebrated by fans and critics alike. Performed without set lists, the concerts spark spontaneous improvisation, with Ebert often spending a portion of the show singing amongst the crowd.

KCRW Music Director Jason Bentley hosts the evening and will spin a set before Southern-Algerian band Imarhan delight with their modern take on Tuareg music, blending the funkier groove of Western Africa, the emptier, subtle tones of Saharan Traditional folk music and the fire and romance of Algerian Rai music.

The Sound in Focus series continues on Saturday, July 16 with talent to be announced.

The series closes on Saturday, July 23 with gifted poet, confessor, agitator, metaphor master, street’s disciple, political firebrand, and tongue-twisting genius, Nas. With music in his blood courtesy of famed blues musician father Olu Dara, the self-taught trumpeter attracted crowds with his playing at age 4, wrote his first verse at age 7 and, with 1994’s Illmatic, created one of the greatest hip-hop albums of all time before he could legally drink. Two decades on, Nas remains an incendiary, outspoken and brutally candid rapper. His recently released tenth album, Life is Good, was his sixth to debut at the top of the Billboard 200.

KCRW DJ Garth Trinidad hosts and spins a set before brother-and-sister duo Wild Belle perform their brand of folk-, dance-, reggae-, and psychedelic rock-tinged indie pop. Their sophomore release, Dreamland, released this April, saw the pair deliver a deep, full-sounding album and a welcome follow-up to their debut album Isles.

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The 2016 Sound in Focus concert series takes place at Century Park in the centerpiece park adjacent to the Annenberg Space for Photography and Skylight Studios. Both exhibition spaces will stay open late on these evenings (until 11pm) so that the concertgoers may enjoy both the concerts and REFUGEE, the current exhibition at the Photography Space, as well as the Skylight Studios installation New Americans. Powerful and timely, REFUGEE  features original images commissioned exclusively for the exhibition, and illuminates the global refugee crisis through the eyes of five internationally acclaimed photographers. A documentary short and VR experience accompanies the exhibition. The multimedia installation New Americans shares the inspiring stories of refugees who are building new lives after being resettled in the United States.

Concertgoers will have the opportunity to show their support for the thousands of families forced to flee for their lives each day by signing UNHCR’s #WithRefugees petition in the Photography Space, Skylight Studios or online. The petition calls on world leaders to work together and do their fair share for refugees, and will be delivered to UN headquarters for the UN General Assembly in September.

There will also be food and refreshments available for purchase from a wide variety of cafes and food trucks that can be enjoyed on the grassy lawn beneath the shimmering Century Plaza Towers at Century Park, and beer gardens for those 21 and over.

KCRW and the Annenberg Foundation first united in 2012 for a string of hugely successful summer music events to accompany the Who Shot Rock & Roll exhibit. 2014’s Country in the City series not only spotlighted emerging and established artists in the genre, but was part of the Annenberg Foundation’s 25th anniversary festivities. Last year’s series saw thousands of concertgoers enjoy headlining performances by TV on the Radio, De La Soul, Dwight Yoakam, and Cold War Kids.

About KCRW
KCRW creates and curates a unique mix of content centered around music discovery, NPR news, cultural exploration and informed public affairs. We are driven by the spirit of LA and deliver in innovative ways — on the radio, digitally and in person — to diverse, curious communities around the corner and around the world.  A community service of Santa Monica College, KCRW can be found on the air in LA, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Mojave, Palm Springs, and via five KCRW-developed smart phone apps and online at kcrw.com.

Twitter | twitter.com/kcrw
Facebook | facebook.com/kcrwradio
Instagram | instagram.com/kcrw
Google+ | plus.google.com/+kcrw


About the Annenberg Foundation
The Annenberg Foundation is a family foundation that provides funding and support to nonprofit organizations in the United States and globally. Since 1989, it has generously funded programs in education and youth development; arts, culture and humanities; civic and community life; health and human services; and animal services and the environment. In addition, the Foundation and its Board of Directors are directly involved in the community with innovative projects that further its mission of advancing a better tomorrow through visionary leadership today. Among them are Annenberg Alchemy, Annenberg Learner, Annenberg Space for Photography, Explore, GRoW and the Metabolic Studio. The Foundation encourages the development of effective ways to communicate by sharing ideas and knowledge.

www.annenberg.org
Facebook.com/annenberg
Twitter.com/annenberg_fdn
Instagram.com/annenbergfdn

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KCRW Presents 7th Season of Summer Nights

KCRW Presents 7th Season of Summer Nights
Dozens of Free, All-Ages, Outdoor Shows to Take Place Throughout Southern California

Series Begins at Pasadena’s One Colorado
with Sofi Tukker & DJ Gary Calamar (June 4)
and The Palms & DJ Valida (June 11)

Public Radio Station’s Signature Event Series Expands
to Santa Barbara and Orange County

KCRW Continues Partnerships with the Annenberg Foundation, Hammer Museum, Chinatown and Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica, CA (May 17, 2016) – KCRW presents the 7th season of its signature event series, Summer Nights, which brings dozens of free, all-ages, outdoor shows to communities throughout the greater Los Angeles Area and beyond. The series launches on June 4 with a live performance by New York duo Sofi Tukker and a DJ set from Gary Calamar in the courtyard amidst the historic buildings of One Colorado in Old Pasadena.

This year, the public radio station will expand its Summer Nights series to Santa Barbara and Orange County, and will continue partnerships with the Annenberg Foundation, Hammer Museum, Chinatown, and Santa Monica Pier.

For more information, please visit: kcrw.com/summernights

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One Colorado:

KCRW’s Summer Nights kicks-off on Saturday, June 4 at 7:30 at Old Pasadena’s One Colorado featuring New York duo Sofi Tukker. Their weirdly wonderful pop single “Drinkee” has been a favorite on KCRW’s airwaves for many months and the duo will be on Morning Becomes Eclectic on June 7. Sofi Tukker recently finished their debut EP titled, Soft Animals, having created a truly unique sound blending global instrumentation with modern technology. KCRW DJ Valida opens with a DJ set and closes the night spinning some of her favorite tracks.

On Saturday, June 11th, One Colorado continues with local duo, The Palms. Born and raised in L.A., The Palms bridge the gap between Laurel Canyon folk and West Coast beats to create a modern day “LA sound.” DJ Gary Calamar opens the show, and closes out the night with a DJ set.

One Colorado is a collection of 17 historic buildings housing a curated mix of nationally acclaimed retailers and designers, unique local merchants, inventive restaurants, and a boutique cinema. It’s the retail centerpiece and favorite casual gathering place for the Pasadena community, with public events hosted year-round in its central courtyard.

Saturday, June 4th, 7:30pm
Featuring Sofi Tukker + KCRW DJ Valida

Saturday, June 11th, 7:30pm
Featuring The Palms + KCRW DJ Gary Calamar

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Anaheim Packing District and Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara:

KCRW’s Summer Nights expands into Orange County and Santa Barbara forging new partnerships with the Anaheim Packing District and the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara.

Anaheim residents and visitors alike are enjoying a new communal gathering place in the heart of Anaheim, complete with refurbished historic structures and the Packing House which hosts over twenty artisan eateries and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The adjacent Farmers Park, an idyllic two-acre park featuring a grassy knoll, redwood boardwalk, community gardens and olive grove, was designed by award-winning landscape architect, Ken Smith and will be the stomping grounds for KCRW’s first Summer Night in Orange County.

Enjoy the beauty of warm summer nights, art, and music with live sets from KCRW DJs at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara on the beautiful Paseo Nuevo Upper Arts Terrace in the heart of Santa Barbara. Curated Cocktails: Summer Nights with KCRW, feature unique themes inspired by the current exhibitions, after hours museum access, signature cocktails, and interactive art making. Special thanks to The Goodland Hotel, The Outpost, and Telegraph Brewery.

Anaheim Packing District:

Saturday, June 11th, 5:30-10p
Featuring KCRW DJs Jeremy Sole and Karene Daniel

Saturday, September 17th, 5:30-10p
Featuring KCRW DJs Dan Wilcox and Marion Hodges

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara:
Curated Cocktails: Summer Nights with KCRW

Thursday, June 2nd, 7-9pm
Featuring KCRW DJ Anne Litt

Thursday, July 7th, 7-9pm
Featuring KCRW DJ Chris Douridas

Thursday, September 1st, 7-9pm
Featuring KCRW DJ Travis Holcombe
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Chinatown:

Part food event / part summer party, Chinatown Summer Nights presents an exciting hot spot for Angelenos. Taste the many culinary offerings of Chinatown and LA’s gourmet food trucks; sample the neighborhood’s wares; watch Chinese chefs perform cooking demonstrations; experience large-scale, outdoor video projections; take part in hands-on, Chinese cultural activities presented by local organizations and museums; sip on craft brews and dance in Central Plaza with 89.9 KCRW’s DJ’s!

Saturday, June 18th, 8pm
Featuring KCRW DJs Anthony Valadez (8p) & Raul Campos (10p)

Saturday, July 16th, 8pm
Featuring KCRW DJs Jeremy Sole (8p) & Garth Trinidad (10p)

Saturday, August 20th, 8pm
Featuring KCRW DJs Mathieu Schreyer (8p) & Jason Bentley (10p)

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Twilight Concert Series at Santa Monica Pier:

Now in its 32nd year, KCRW is the official media partner for the Twilight Concert Series at the iconic Santa Monica Pier. Free concerts are scheduled every Thursday, July 7 through September 8 featuring live performances by Mayer Hawthorne, Psychedelic Furs, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Save Ferris, and more.

For a full line-up, visit kcrw.com/summernights

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Annenberg Foundation and Hammer Museum:

KCRW’s collaborations will also continue with the Annenberg Foundation for Sound in Focus, a series of three blockbuster Saturday night concerts held to coincide with the REFUGEE exhibit at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Century Park, July 9, July 16, and July 23, and with the Hammer Museum for Disappear Here: Music Made in L.A., featuring a diverse array of Los Angeles musicians in the Hammer’s courtyard every Thursday night in July. Talent for both series to be announced in the upcoming weeks.

About KCRW
KCRW creates and curates a unique mix of content centered around music discovery, NPR news, cultural exploration and informed public affairs. We are driven by the spirit of LA and deliver in innovative ways — on the radio, digitally and in person — to diverse, curious communities around the corner and around the world.  A community service of Santa Monica College, KCRW can be found on the air in LA, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Mojave, Palm Springs, and via five KCRW-developed smart phone apps and online at kcrw.com.

Twitter | twitter.com/kcrw
Facebook | facebook.com/kcrwradio
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KCRW Announces Live Broadcast Schedule from SXSW

KCRW Announces Live Broadcast Schedule from SXSW
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Two Official Showcases Wednesday, March 16

Santa Monica, CA (March 10) – Los Angeles-based public radio station KCRW has announced the live broadcast schedule from the 2016 SXSW conference in Austin, TX. KCRW will broadcast live from FLOODfest at Cedar Street on Friday, March 18 during Morning Becomes Eclectic (9AM – Noon PST) and Saturday, March 19 (Noon to 6:00 PM PST) with DJs Anne Litt and Raul Campos.

KCRW also kicks off the convention with two official showcases on Wednesday, March 16.  The first features White Denim, Declan McKenna and Lapsley on the Radio Day Stage from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. In the evening, KCRW is proud to present the very first nighttime showcase at a brand new venue, 3TEN at Austin City Limits, featuring Ra Ra Riot, Eliot Sumner, Joon Moon, Cloves, Marlon Williams and Sofi Tukker from 8:00 pm to 2:00 am. Both showcases are open to anyone with a festival badge or wristband (no RSVP required).

KCRW LIVE FROM SXSW IN AUSTIN, TX BROADCAST SCHEDULE:

Friday, March 18:
9a – Noon PST — Morning Becomes Eclectic live from SXSW *

Saturday, March 19:
Noon-3pm PST Anne Litt live from SXSW *
3-6pm PST Raul Campos live from SXSW *

* KCRW is the radio sponsor for FLOODfest and will be broadcasting live from FLOODfest at Cedar Street.  View the Floodfest lineup and RSVP here:

http://floodmagazine.com/33203/floodfestaustin2016/

KCRW OFFICIAL SHOWCASES AT SXSW

Radio Day Stage, presented by KCRW
Wednesday, March 16, Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D

Set times:
White Denim 3:00 pm
Declan McKenna 4:00 pm
Lapsley 5:00 pm

3TEN at Austin City Limits Live, presented by KCRW
Wednesday, March 16, 310 Willie Nelson Blvd, Suite 1A

Set times:
Cloves 8:00 pm
Marlon Williams 9:00 pm
Joon Moon 10:00 pm
Eliot Sumner 11:00 pm
Ra Ra Riot 12:00 am
Sofi Tukker 1:00 am

About KCRW:

KCRW creates and curates a unique mix of content centered around music discovery, NPR news, cultural exploration and informed public affairs. We are driven by the spirit of LA and deliver in innovative ways — on the radio, digitally and in person — to diverse, curious communities around the corner and around the world.  A community service of Santa Monica College, KCRW can be found on the air in LA, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Mojave, Palm Springs, and via five KCRW-developed smart phone apps and online at kcrw.com.

Twitter | twitter.com/kcrw
Facebook | facebook.com/kcrwradio
Instagram | instagram.com/kcrw
Google+ | plus.google.com/+kcrw

 

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Line-up Announced for KCRW Showcases at SXSW Wednesday, March 16

KCRW Showcases at SXSW

Wednesday, March 16
WHITE DENIM, LAPSLEY and DECLAN MCKENNA
Radio Day Stage
Ballroom D, 4th floor, Austin Convention Center
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

RA RA RIOT, ELIOT SUMNER, MARLON WILLIAMS CLOVES, JOON MOON AND SOFI TUKKER
to Perform
THE FIRST-EVER NIGHTTIME SHOWCASE at
3TEN at Austin City Limits Live
310 Willie Nelson Blvd, Suite 1A
8:00 pm -2:00 am

Santa Monica, CA (February 23) – Los Angeles-based public radio station KCRW has announced the line-up for this year’s KCRW Showcases at SXSW, kicking off the convention with two official showcases on Wednesday, March 16.

KCRW is proud to present the very first nighttime showcase at a brand new venue, 3TEN at Austin City Limits, featuring Ra Ra Riot, Eliot Sumner, Joon Moon, Cloves, Marlon Williams and Sofi Tukker from 8:00 pm to 2:00 am.

Earlier in the day, White Denim, Declan McKenna and Lapsley hit the Radio Day Stage located on the 4th Floor of the Austin Convention Center in Ballroom D, from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Both showcases are open to anyone with a festival badge or wristband (no RSVP required).

KCRW will also be broadcasting LIVE from Austin, TX on Friday, March 18 during Morning Becomes Eclectic, and Saturday, March 19 during Anne Litt’s program. Additional details to come!

KCRW is proud to present the first-ever nighttime showcase at a brand-new venue, 3TEN at Austin City Limits Live. As the newest extension of the Austin City Limits live experience, the 350-person capacity showcase room is equipped with the most advanced audio and lighting systems available to deliver a live music experience like no other.

The showcase kicks off at 8pm and features six of KCRW’s favorite artists:

KCRW welcomes back Ra Ra Riot – a Morning Becomes Eclectic favorite and a live force to be reckoned with. They return in support of their just-released fourth album, Need Your Light, which gets back to their house party roots without abandoning the more heady soundscapes they explored with 2013’s Beta Love. The opening track “Water,” which starts off with a syncopated groove and minimalist instrumentation before gradually building into a triumphant, 90’s soul call to arms, has been on constant rotation on KCRW since its release.

London-born Eliot Sumner has music in her blood and a sound that is very much her own. She recently released her debut album, Information, and has lent her lush vocals to Miike Snow and Trentemoller. Her songs marry haunting low-register vocals and upbeat electro-pop with Krautrock-inspired inflections, showing a range of influences from the Bad Seeds to bands like Cluster, Faust and iconic German electronica four-piece Kraftwerk.

The Parisian duo Joon Moon features Julien Decoret, a producer with connections to the Nouvelle Vague camp, and Krystle Warren, a smoky-voiced singer from Kansas City. Together they have enchanted listeners with their debut EP, Chess, and captured KCRW’s attention with the infectious track “Help Me.”

Australian newcomer Kaity Dunstan, who performs under the name Cloves, has an incredible voice that makes you stop and pay attention. The stunning, heartfelt and haunting minimalism displayed on her debut EP harkens back to the vocal greats of yesteryear, which is made even more remarkable by the fact that she is still in her teens.

Twenty-five year old Marlon Williams truly inhabits his material live and on record with his exceptionally versatile and evocative voice, tremendous stage presence, and songwriting that blends Americana with first wave rock ’n roll through a modern lens. Ever since his father turned him on to country music in his teens, his trajectory has been straight up. Williams just won Best Male Solo Artist and Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the New Zealand Music Awards for his remarkably assured and diverse eponymous debut album.

Sofi Tukker’s weirdly wonderful pop single “Drinkee” has been a favorite on KCRW’s airwaves for months. The New York duo has just finished their debut EP titled, Soft Animals. Having created a truly unique sound blending global instrumentation with modern technology (while sounding anything but machine-made) nobody can seem to agree what box to put them in… and that suits them just fine.

KCRW Showcase at SXSW at the Radio Day Stage from 3:00 pm to 6:00 features White Denim, Declan McKenna and Lapsley. The Radio Day Stage is located on the 4th Floor of the Austin Convention Center in Ballroom D.

White Denim has long been a KCRW favorite, in large part due to their incredible live shows. The Austin quintet will perform tracks from their soon-to-be released sixth record, Stiff, out March 25, 2016 via Downtown/Sony Red. Stiff is a return to the band’s frenetic rock roots, and is both a jubilant thrill ride and joyous celebration of their past ten years. Teeming with a cool ‘70s undertow, tumultuous riffs, and a feverish energy, the new album has resulted in arguably some of their biggest and brawniest White Denim songs to date.

KCRW Music Director Jason Bentley did a little digging for new music on Soundcloud over his holiday break and a track, “Falling Short,” by Liverpool artist Lapsley emerged as his favorite. The track, which combines minimalist electronica with soulful vocals, leads her 4-song Understudy EP, and now she is set to release her self-produced debut Long Way Home on March 4, 2016 on XL Recordings. At only 19 years old, it’s the perfect time to catch this rising star, while she’s on her way up.

17-year-old Declan McKenna has achieved more than your average teenager. He’s been booking his own gigs for three years, whilst recording songs in his bedroom. He also won the Glastonbury Emerging Talent contest & secured a performance at the festival last summer. He’s currently on the road in the UK and France supporting Lisbon, Foals and Mystery Jets. McKenna’s SXSW performances will be among the first-ever in the U.S.

KCRW OFFICIAL SHOWCASES AT SXSW

Radio Day Stage, presented by KCRW
Wednesday, March 16, Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D

Set times:
White Denim               3:00 pm
Declan McKenna        4:00 pm
Lapsley                          5:00 pm

3TEN at Austin City Limits Live, presented by KCRW
Wednesday, March 16, 310 Willie Nelson Blvd, Suite 1A

Set times:
Cloves                          8:00 pm
Marlon Williams        9:00 pm
Joon Moon                  10:00 pm
Eliot Sumner              11:00 pm
Ra Ra Riot                   12:00 am
Sofi Tukker                  1:00 am

About KCRW:

KCRW creates and curates a unique mix of content centered around music discovery, NPR news, cultural exploration and informed public affairs. We are driven by the spirit of LA and deliver in innovative ways — on the radio, digitally and in person — to diverse, curious communities around the corner and around the world.  A community service of Santa Monica College, KCRW can be found on the air in LA, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Mojave, Palm Springs, and via five KCRW-developed smart phone apps and online at kcrw.com.

Twitter | twitter.com/kcrw
Facebook | facebook.com/kcrwradio
Instagram | instagram.com/kcrw
Google+ | plus.google.com/+kcrw

 

 

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Line-up Announced for 2016 KCRW’s World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl

2016 KCRW’s World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl

Los Angeles, CA (February 9, 2016) – The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association has announced today the initial line-up for the 18th season of KCRW’s World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl. The successful collaboration between KCRW and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association continues, starting Sunday, June 26.

KCRW’s World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl:

Sunday, June 26, at 7 PM

REGGAE NIGHT XIV

BURNING SPEAR

COCOA TEA • ETANA

Celebrate the 14th annual night of reggae at the Bowl, featuring Grammy®-winning roots reggae godfather Burning Spear.

 

Sunday, July 10, at 7 PM

PET SOUNDS with BRIAN WILSON

AL JARDINE & BLONDIE CHAPLIN

M. WARD

Brian Wilson, the Beach Boys’ co-founder and genius behind the ’60s sound of America, returns to the Hollywood Bowl stage for the 50th anniversary of Pet Sounds. The mythical masterpiece and greatest hits will come to life with fellow members Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin and the sun-swept harmonies of songs like “Wouldn’t it Be Nice” and “God Only Knows” that influenced The Beatles, Radiohead, and David Bowie. Portland-based singer/songwriter/producer and multi-instrumentalist M. Ward celebrates his latest release, More Rain.

 

Sunday, August 7, at 7 PM

KURT VILE and THE VIOLATORS

Additional artists to be announced

In a night of critically acclaimed and eclectic artists, Philadelphia rocker Kurt Vile and his band, The Violators come to the Bowl in support of the widely heralded opus, b’lieve i’m goin’ down, partly recorded and mixed in Los Angeles and Joshua Tree. Vile’s sound evokes dusty-hazy Americana roots with a dash of psychedelia, his powerful introspections delivered with touching earnestness. Headliner and opening act to be announced.

 

Sunday, August 21, at 7 PM

THE SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE with YO-YO MA

World-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma and his innovative brainchild, The Silk Road Ensemble, bring their collaborative excellence to the Bowl stage for an exciting evening of world music exploration. Made up of performers and composers from more than 20 countries and lauded as “vibrant and virtuosic” by The Wall Street Journal, the ensemble encompasses musical traditions from around the globe.

 

Sunday, September 18, at 7 PM

KRAFTWERK 3-D

Electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk continue their streak of highly acclaimed 3-D concerts by undertaking their first Hollywood Bowl appearance. With their visions of the future, Kraftwerk created the soundtrack for our digital age of the 21st century. Bringing together music, computer animations and performance art, their 3-D concerts are a true “Gesamtkunstwerk – a total work of art.”

 

Sunday, September 25, at 7 PM

BLOC PARTY

MS MR

Additional artist to be announced

With an endless array of giddy electro-pop anthems, English indie rock institution Bloc Party takes the Hollywood Bowl stage, presenting their new album HYMNS to euphoric effect. New York chillwave stars MS MR transport you to their dance pop fantasyland to kick off the evening.

 

Tickets for the Hollywood Bowl 2016 summer season will be available online at HollywoodBowl.com or via phone at 323.850.2000 on the following dates:

•        New subscriptions are on sale today.

•        Group sales being on Tuesday, February 16, 2016.

•        “Five or More” packages will be available on Tuesday, March 15, 2016.

•        The Hollywood Bowl box office opens for single ticket sales on Sunday, May 1, 2016.

 

About KCRW:

KCRW creates and curates a unique mix of content centered around music discovery, NPR news, cultural exploration and informed public affairs. We are driven by the spirit of LA and deliver in innovative ways — on the radio, digitally and in person — to diverse, curious communities around the corner and around the world.  A community service of Santa Monica College, KCRW can be found on the air in LA, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Mojave, Palm Springs, and via five KCRW-developed smart phone apps and online at kcrw.com.

 

 

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KCRW Presents Ira Glass’ Three Acts, Two Dancers and One Radio Host

One Night Only at The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 7:00 PM and 10:00 PM

KCRW is proud to bring back by popular demand the final Los Angeles presentations of Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host, starring Ira Glass, the host and executive producer of the universally lauded public radio program This American Life, choreographer/dancer Monica Bill Barnes and fellow dancer/collaborator Anna Bass. The trio bring the unlikely art forms of talk radio and dance together for a production that The New York Times heralded as “unapologetically human and refreshingly relatable.” KCRW will present the performances of this critically acclaimed show on one special night at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, November 7, 2015, at 7:00 PM and 10:00 PM.

Acclaimed by The Washington Post as “equal parts heart and humor,” Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host seamlessly combines Glass’ trademark storytelling and Barnes’ witty, theatrical movement style. Dancers Barnes and Bass illustrate Glass’ narration in three stirring acts – the first of which focuses on performance as an occupation, the second on artistic and romantic relationships, and, the final, which offers a glimpse into the personal lives of the three performers.

The show was created after Glass saw a performance by Monica Bill Barnes & Company. “It was unlike any dance show I’d ever seen in one crucial way: their sensibility seemed exactly like what I’m shooting for on This American Life,” comments Glass. “They were documenting these very real human moments and they were totally out for fun. Super-accessible. Funny. Original. There was a huge ‘let’s entertain people!’ vibe to the whole thing that I loved and respected.”

Confident that Barnes’s brand of movement would resonate with his radio audience, Glass invited Monica Bill Barnes & Company to be featured in the “Invisible Made Visible” live broadcast episode of This American Life. Following an enthusiastic response to an excerpt of the work at New York’s iconic Carnegie Hall, Barnes, Glass, and Bass created the complete show, Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host. The project has since toured throughout the U.S., performing at venues such at Citi Performing Arts Center (Boston), Town Hall (New York City), and The Annenberg Center (Philadelphia), among many others.

DETAILS:

THREE ACTS, TWO DANCERS, ONE RADIO HOST

Ira Glass, Monica Bill Barnes, Anna Bass

November 7, 2015, at 7:00 PM and 10:00 PM

The Theatre at Ace Hotel

929 SOUTH BROADWAY

LOS ANGELES, CA 90015

http://www.acehotel.com/losangeles/theatre/info

Ticket prices and purchase info:

$30-$68.50 plus applicable service fees

7:00 PM:  https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/813773

10:00 PM:  https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/813821

For more information, please visit kcrw.com/iraglass

About Ira Glass

Ira Glass is a member of the National Radio Hall of Fame (2014) and the host and creator of the public radio program This American Life. Dubbed by the Chicago Tribune as “the hippest show in the mainstream of public radio,” the show reaches more than 1.7 million listeners and is heard on more than 500 public radio stations in the U.S., and also appears on public radio stations in Canada and Australia. Under Glass’ editorial direction, This American Life has won the highest honors for broadcasting and journalistic excellence including the prestigious Peabody Award. A television adaptation of the program ran on the Showtime network for two years, winning three Emmy Awards. The program’s spin-off show Serial ran for twelve weeks in 2014, quickly becoming a pop culture phenomenon and the most listened-to podcast ever created.

About Monica Bill Barnes

Monica Bill Barnes is a choreographer, performer, and the Artistic Director of Monica Bill Barnes & Company: a New York City-based contemporary dance company founded in 1997. Barnes’ artistic mission is to celebrate individuality, humor, and the innate theatricality of everyday life, delighting in the underdog qualities of all humanity. Specializing in creatively mounted collaborations and bringing dance where it doesn’t belong, Monica Bill Barnes & Company has performed in more than sixty cities throughout the U.S. and been commissioned and presented by some of the top institutions in the country. She holds an MFA from NYU Tisch and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Theater from the University of California San Diego.

About Anna Bass

Originally from Forest, Virginia, dancer Anna Bass has worked with choreographers including Shannon Hummel/Cora Dance, Alexandra Beller Dances, Steele Dance, Christian Canciani, Donna Costello, and Aviva Geismar. Bass began working with Monica Bill Barnes & Company in 2003 and now serves as Associate Artistic Director for the company. She has performed Barnes’ work all over the U.S., on stages such as New York City Center and Carnegie Hall, and has performed in Ira Glass’s two most recent This American Life Live! events. Bass often assists Barnes with theater projects, and served as Assistant Choreographer for productions at the Atlantic Theater, the Public Theater, and Yale Repertory Theatre. Bass holds a B.A. in Dance and Theater from James Madison University.

About KCRW

KCRW creates and curates a unique mix of content centered around music discovery, NPR news, cultural exploration and informed public affairs. We are driven by the spirit of LA and deliver in innovative ways — on the radio, digitally and in person — to diverse, curious communities around the corner and around the world.  A community service of Santa Monica College, KCRW can be found on the air in LA, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Mojave, Palm Springs, and via five KCRW-developed smart phone apps and online at kcrw.com.

Twitter | twitter.com/kcrw

Facebook | facebook.com/kcrwradio

Instagram | instagram.com/kcrw

Google+ | plus.google.com/+kcrw

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