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January 2020

January 21 @ 8:00 pm
Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
$48.00 – $133.00

Laurie Anderson & Christian McBride with special guest Rubin Kodheli

Laurie Anderson & Christian McBride with special guest Rubin Kodheli Walt Disney Concert Hall TUE JAN 21, 8:00PM Artist Laurie Anderson, violin and synthesizers Christian McBride, bass Rubin Kodheli, cello About This Performance Individually, Laurie Anderson and Christian McBride are titans in their respective fields: Anderson as an award-winning visual artist and innovative musician working in pop’s avant-garde and McBride as a Grammy®-winning jazz polymath equally adept at leading anything from small ensembles to big bands. Together, complemented by cellist…

January 26 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Christ Temple Church of Christ, 3125 W. 54th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90043 United States
Free

The Bass Family and Friends Choir presents God’s Trombones by James Weldon Johnson featuring Dr. Jolie A. Rocke

The Bass Sisters honor their African American Heritage by presenting an afternoon of music and spoken word.   The concert is based on author and songwriter James Weldon Johnson’s classic book of poetry “God’s Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse.”

January 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Madrid Theatre, 21622 Sherman Way
Canoga Park, CA 91303 United States
$10

“Rock the Valley” Battle of the Bands

“Rock the Valley” Battle of the Bands is a musical talent show organized to give musicians, an opportunity to showcase their talents.

February 2020

February 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Soraya at CSUN, 18111 Nordhoff St.
Northridge, CA 91330-8448 United States

SELMA With Live Score by Jason Moran and the New West Symphony

Artistic director for jazz at The Kennedy Center, Jason Moran returns to The Soraya following his raucous Fats Waller concert. In honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday and Black History Month, the composer and jazz pianist will perform his Oscar-nominated score, accompanying Ava DuVernay’s 2014 film, Selma, on the large screen. Moran will be joined by New West Symphony. Selma dramatizes the events leading up to King’s landmark 1965 march for voting rights. About Moran’s astonishing first feature film…

February 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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The Nate Holden Performing Arts Center, 4718 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016 United States

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill

The play takes place in South Philadelphia in March 1959. Billie Holiday is performing in a run-down bar, during one of her last performances before her death in July 1959. She sings, accompanied by Jimmy Powers on the piano, and also tells stories about her life.   Purchase tickets online

February 8 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Broad Stage, 1310 11th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
$5

Viver Brasil: Celebrating Samba

Celebrating Samba is Viver Brasil’s signature family program that takes audiences on a cultural journey to Salvador, Bahia, with electrifying Afro-Brazilian dance and music. Audiences will experience a jolt of joyful color, thrilling rhythms, and communal celebration. This performance includes the royal orixa dances, riveting capoeira, samba, and Bahian carnival.

February 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Royce Hall, UCLA, 340 Royce Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

For more than 50 years, South Africa’s five-time Grammy Award winners Ladysmith Black Mambazo have warmed the hearts of audiences worldwide with their uplifting vocal harmonies, signature dance moves, and charming onstage banter.   Check online for ticket prices

February 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Royce Hall, UCLA, 340 Royce Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
Varies

Omar Sosa & Yilian Cañizares Aguas Trio

Cuban pianist Omar Sosa and violinist-vocalist Yilian Cañizares have come together to create Aguas Trio, an inventive and engaging mix of the artists’ Afro-Cuban roots, Western classical music and jazz.

March 2020

March 5 @ 8:00 pm
Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
$48.00 – $133.00

Power to the People! Herbie Hancock

Power to the People! Herbie Hancock Walt Disney Concert Hall THUR MAR 5,8:00PM Artist Herbie Hancock, keyboards Los Angeles Philharmonic Gustavo Dudamel, conductor About This Performance From subversive statements to songs of solidarity, music has always had a role to play in the movements that shift attitudes and shape nations. Join Gustavo Dudamel, Herbie Hancock, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic for the continuation of Power to the People!, a celebration of the music that moves mountains. Programs, artists, dates, prices…

March 14 @ 8:00 pm
Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA United States
Season Package

Power to the People! The Movie Music of Spike Lee & Terence Blanchard

Power to the People! The Movie Music of Spike Lee & Terence Blanchard Walt Disney Concert Hall SAT MAR 14, 8:00PM Artist Terence Blanchard Quintet Los Angeles Philharmonic Special guests to be announced About This Performance The Movie Music of Spike Lee & Terence Blanchard showcases the long and fruitful collaboration between the uncompromising filmmaker and the brilliant trumpeter and bandleader whose lush scores augment the humanitarian spirit and political heart of Lee’s movies. This incredible music comes to life…

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