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2014

Man with an afro smiling as he balances an acoustic guitar on his shoulder.

Seu Jorge

Raw and soulful, acclaimed Brazilian singer, songwriter, and musician Seu Jorge’s works draw from his childhood experience navigating a favela outside of Rio de Janeiro. His melodies are stripped and untainted fusing classic American and European soul music with psychedelic samba. Best known for his contributions to the soundtrack for the film A Life Aquatic and for his portrayal in the celebrated film City of God – which drew worldwide attention to the modern reality of poverty and life in the slums – Seu Jorge is an icon in the making.

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Luckman Jazz Orchestra Combo Session

The Los Angeles Times calls the Luckman Jazz Orchestra “one of the country’s finest musical organizations.” Under the direction of Charles Owens, the Luckman Jazz Orchestra has performed numerous concerts honoring jazz masters and has been joined on stage by some of the greatest living jazz vocalists today, including Dianne Reeves, Carmen Lundy, and Barbara Morrison. The orchestra was selected as an official cultural ambassador for Los Angeles and represented the city across the country and abroad in Sao Paolo and Berlin. This year, the LJO will present an intimate small combo session of jazz in its purest form.

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A group of focused violinists playing in unison during an orchestral performance, their bows moving in harmony with the music.

Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra

Praised as one of the world’s top orchestras, the Los Angeles Philharmonic returns for another magical evening neighborhood concert. The entire family is welcome to this rare opportunity to hear the orchestra for free!

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Julie Orser

Julie Orser : Madeleine

This exhibition features new photography and video works by Los Angeles-based artist Julie Orser that explores motifs of Alfred Hitchcock’s film Vertigo. Works in this exhibition examine representations of female characters (including the Hitchcock Blonde), the double, cinematic memory, narrative repetition, fear and desire, the possession of images, and the agency of music.

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Colorful folkloric dance performance celebrating traditional mexican culture with dancers in vibrant costumes and sombreros under a shower of celebratory streamers.

Ballet Folklórico de Mexico de Amalia Hernández

The iconic Ballet Folklórico de Mexico de Amalia Hernández make their Luckman debut with a highly-anticipated repertory performance! Amalia Hernández founded the Ballet Folklórico de México in 1952, having embarked at a very early age on a never-ending quest to rescue the dancing traditions of Mexico. Six decades later, the company is admired as the best of its kind in the world. Ballet Folklórico de México has created more than forty ballets incorporating local dance traditions from some 60 regions of Mexico, presented more than 5,000 performances, and won more than 200 awards for artistic achievement.

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Violinist lost in the emotion of her music.

Carla Bruni

Singer, songwriter, model, activist, photographer – and former first lady of France – Carla Bruni will make a very rare Los Angeles appearance to perform songs from her fourth studio album, Little French Songs.

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A stylish man with a beard wearing sunglasses and a light-colored jacket, seated against a modern geometric-patterned backdrop.

Karsh Kale

Considered a pioneer and genre-bending artist, The New York Times proclaims Kale as “suave, modern and unmistakably India.” Visionary composer and producer Karsh Kale will present Classical Science Fiction, a new groundbreaking work of classical Indian fusion and electronica.

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Afterlife

The Luckman Gallery is pleased to present After Life, a group exhibition curated by Kristine Thompson.  The show features historical and contemporary artwork that examines death, mourning traditions, and memorials, and how our understanding of these ideas and practices has changed over time. The work on view demonstrates a shift from overt representations of death via the body to contemporary artists grappling with death in more fragmented ways, often where the body or loss is represented as a trace, via abstraction, or where emphasis is placed instead on memorial objects or sites of significance. The show includes work by Andrea Bowers, Ellen Carey, Alexandra Pacheco Garcia, Jason Lazarus, David Maisel, David Orr, Ira Sachs, Loren Schwerd, Sarah Sudhoff, and objects from the collection of UCR/California Museum of Photography.

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