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KCRW Announces Additions to Summer Nights

KCRW Announces Additions to Summer Nights

The public radio station is partnering with Oscars® Outdoors, the Skirball and Levitt Pavilion for additional free, outdoors, all-ages events this summer.

SANTA MONICA, June 26, 2013 — KCRW’s Summer Nights series is already in full swing and the station is proud to announce four additional events across the city.

On July 28, KCRW will partner with the Academy’s Oscars Outdoors, the gold standard of open-air film venues, to present “Style Wars”, the iconic 1983 graffiti and hip hop culture documentary.

Unlike anything KCRW has ever done before, the incredible evening will feature street artists, b-boys, a Q&A with the film’s co-director Henry Chalfant, and host KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez, who will also spin before the screening.  Actress Catherine Keener will talk briefly about her involvement in the restoration of the film.

It is a free event, but capacity is limited and reservations are required. RSVP HERE. Gates open at 6pm.

The public radio station will also present two Sunset Concerts at the Skirball Cultural Center – the highly acclaimed Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars on August 8 and Afro-Brazilian Master Percussionist and Singer Dendê and Band on August 29. Both evenings will start at 7pm and include opening sets from KCRW DJs.

On Saturday, August 25, KCRW heads to MacArthur Park for an evening with reggae sensation Rocky Dawuni and host DJ Jeremy Sole as part of Levitt Pavilion’s popular concert series.

Summer Nights
programming continues through September with Downtown, Santa Monica, Chinatown and Westwood.

KCRW’s concert series collaboration with the Hammer Museum, “Music for Better Living”, launches this Thursday with a performance from AM & Shawn Lee and DJ sets from Music Director Jason Bentley and Dan Wilcox.

For a full listing of events and details, go to

Rachel Reynolds
Music Publicity Director
1900 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 314-4625  DIRECT

About KCRW: KCRW 89.9FM is an NPR affiliate serving Southern California and licensed to Santa Monica College. The public radio station represents cutting edge radio at its best, presenting an eclectic mix of independent music, news, talk and arts programming. The terrestrial signal serves Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura counties, as well as parts of San Diego, San Bernardino, Kern, and Santa Barbara counties and the greater Palm Springs area. KCRW’ s programming is internationally renowned and available worldwide at KCRW offers an all-music channel, Eclectic24, an all news channel and on-air simulcast. . Podcasts and archives of our locally-produced programs and live band performances are available on our website, as well as on our smartphone apps for the iPhone, Android and Blackberry. KCRW’s acclaimed Music Mine app for iPad is dedicated to music discovery.