Events

  • Mon
    29
    Jun
    2015
    Sat
    18
    Jul
    2015
    Public HoursBrand Library & Art Center Galleries

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  • Fri
    03
    Jul
    2015
    7:00 pmBrand Library Outdoor Plaza

     

     

     

     

     

     

    The Whyman Project

    http://www.thewhymanproject.com/WhymanProject

  • Fri
    10
    Jul
    2015
    7:00 pmBrand Library Outdoor Plaza

    James Adams, Michael Kohl, Ken Christianson and Andrew Abaria make up Cloudwalkers - they tell strange and wonderful stories in four-part vocal harmony.

    Check out the website at:

    http://www.wearecloudwalkers.com/  to hear unique versions of Rude, Happy, Fly Like An Eagle and Wake Me Up.  The group's first CD of original music is Take Off, released in May.

     

  • Fri
    17
    Jul
    2015
    7:00 pmBrand Library Outdoor Plaza

    SanggarTujungaSanggar Tujunga is a community gamelan studio located in Tujunga. The sanggar opened in 2014 to share joy in playing Balinese gamelan music. Members are of diverse ages and  backgrounds, coming from all over Los Angeles to learn the music of Bali.

    Gamelan refers to various types of percussion ensembles found in Indonesia with gongs, kettles, drums, bamboo flutes, and metallophones. The Balinese gamelan is known for fast interlocking melodies, abrupt tempo changes, and flashy yet refined performances.

    Gamelan instruments of Sanggar Tujunga have been collected one by one over time to comprise a set accommodating 15 players. All of the instruments were made in Bali, but many of them were not being used and were in need a home with active players. Once the instruments were collected they went through a precise tuning of tone and sound to become a unified set.

  • Sat
    18
    Jul
    2015
    7:00 pmBrand Library & Art Center Recital Hall

    Commemorating the 25th anniversary of the decision by our government to place restrictions on NEA artwork, we screen the film by Kevin Duffy John Fleck Is Who You Want Him To Be.  John Fleck will be there to talk about the film with Kevin Duffy.REELARTJohnFleckEMailer

  • Fri
    24
    Jul
    2015
    7:00 pmBrand Library Outdoor Plaza

    ZetzKlezmer

    Ketz, which means to jab or poke (physically or verbally) in Yiddish, is an energetic, entertaining ensemble that charms audiences across all age groups. Their music is firmly based in the classic klezmer traditions of Eastern European Jews but they are able to weave the intimacy of  European chamber music together with the infectious fun of a dance band.  Ketz performs their own original compositions as well as a blend of Arabic and Turkish 15 century folk songs, Jewish wedding standards, and popular Yiddish vaudeville music of the 1920s and ‘30s.

    Whether or not one is intimate with Jewish culture and music, klezmer music opens the door to a world rich with energy and emotion that is truly universal. It captures the poignancy and fragility of life while, at the same time, emphasizes its joys and triumphs.

  • Fri
    31
    Jul
    2015
    7:00 pmBrand Library Outdoor Plaza

    JudyWexlerA touring and recording artist, vocalist Judy Wexler has headlined at jazz festivals, performing arts centers and major jazz clubs both nationally and internationally. She has released four CDs which have all topped the national jazz charts.

    Known for her inventive interpretations of underexposed gems, she will perform songs associated with a diverse mix of jazz and pop legends, including King Pleasure, Louis Armstrong, Sonny Rollins, Blossom Dearie, Richie Havens, Rickie Lee Jones, and Bob Dylan. All About Jazz describes her as “more than a mere singer of songs. She’s an actress, mood painter, song archaeologist, and vocalist par excellence."

  • Sat
    01
    Aug
    2015
    7:00 pmBrand Library Galleries
  • Fri
    07
    Aug
    2015
    7:00 pmBrand Library Outdoor Plaza

    Jerry Burgan is a musician, singer, songwriter, folk historian, and author who first became known as a member of We Five, the Grammy-nominated, 60's folk-rock group he co-founded with the late Michael Stewart. The group's hit recording of You Were On My Mind set a standard for vocal innovation and was #4 on Billboard's Top 100 songs of 1965 -- behind Satisfaction. Jerry has led We Five since 1968, and is the common thread appearing on all seven of their albums.

    Songs & Stories blends the classic acoustic folk and roots music that shaped him with anecdotes about how the songs and musical styles of the past have evolved into what many today call Americana. Jerry performs with his wife, Debbie, and bassist Tholow Chan. His first solo CD, Jerry Burgan:  Reflections, Songs & Stories, released by Global Recording Artists, is based on material from the Songs & Stories show. Jerry is the author of Wounds To Bind: A Memoir of the Folk-Rock Revolution.

  • Fri
    07
    Aug
    2015
    Sat
    08
    Aug
    2015
    7:00 pmBrand Library Outdoor Plaza

    Burgan

    Jerry Burgan is a musician, singer, songwriter, folk historian, and author who first became known as a member of We Five, the Grammy-nominated, 60's folk-rock group he co-founded with the late Michael Stewart. The group's hit recording of You Were On My Mind set a standard for vocal innovation and was #4 on Billboard's Top 100 songs of 1965 -- behind Satisfaction. Jerry has led We Five since 1968, and is the common thread appearing on all seven of their albums.

    Songs & Stories blends the classic acoustic folk and roots music that shaped him with anecdotes about how the songs and musical styles of the past have evolved into what many today call Americana. Jerry performs with his wife, Debbie, and bassist Tholow Chan. His first solo CD, Jerry Burgan:  Reflections, Songs & Stories, released by Global Recording Artists, is based on material from the Songs & Stories show. Jerry is the author of Wounds To Bind: A Memoir of the Folk-Rock Revolution.

  • Fri
    21
    Aug
    2015
    7:00 pmBrand Library Outdoor Plaza

    AZTECDANCEYANKUITITL means New Fire.  Enjoy this colorful and joyful pre-Columbian indigenous dance  and music. The performers will present an interactive program featuring a variety of musical instruments and  Aztec dance from ancient Mexico.