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Bursting onto the L.A. stage with their first eponymously titled album in June 1998, Ozomatli capitalized on being the talk of the live music scene, particularly their show-stopping gigs at venues such as Dragonfly, Opium Den and The Viper Room. By 1999, they were touring with Carlos Santana and soon won the Grammy for "Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album" for 2001’s EMBRACE THE CHAOS. They repeated history in 2004 by winning again in the same category for their album STREET SIGNS, which also picked up the Latin Grammy for "Mejor Album de Musica Alternativa" in 2005. Ozomatli also recently became the first band to be asked to speak at the TED Conference, sharing their ideas about music and identities in the global age. In the band's nearly twenty years together, they have toured internationally, collaborated with the Boston and New York Pops orchestras, and served as Cultural Ambassadors for the U.S. State Department. Watch out for their most recent album, PLACE IN THE SUN, to be released on March, 11, 2014.??
Irene Diaz is Los Angeles’ modern day torch singer songwriter. Within only a short amount of time Irene has gained national acclaim. NPR’s Don Gonyea says “anyone who hears your voice will wonder where you have been all this time”.??In late 2011 Irene began a career move making her way into the music scene playing at various venues around the Los Angeles area, from small coffee shops to eventually playing well known singer songwriter venues such as Room 5 and Hollywood’s House of Blues. In February of 2012 Irene’s song I Love You Madly caught the attention of NPR Alternative Latino’s Jasmine Garsd after by chance opening an email from production company Mucho Music based in L.A. which featured a live video performance. Jasmine Garsd featured the song on her program and said “you can’t fake the soul… Irene is so believable in her emotion.”??
For more on Irene Diaz visit http://www.irenediazmusic.com
This epic musical has captured the hearts of millions!
Les Miserables will bring audiences leaping to their feet. Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Miserables is an unforgettable story of heartbreak, passion, and the resilience of the human spirit, that has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. Featuring the timeless score and beloved songs, “I Dreamed A Dream,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More,” and “On My Own,” this breathtaking new Broadway production has left the critics awestruck, hailing it, “A LES MIZ FOR THE 21st CENTURY!” (The Huffington Post).Buy Tickets
VIP reception 5:45-6:45
Doors open at 6:45pm
Event starts at 7:30pm
Peninsula Arts & Letters in Partnership with Kepler’s Books Presents:
An Evening with Barney Frank
Join us for an unforgettable evening with America's smartest, feistiest, and funniest politician, Barney Frank. In Frank's candid and witty political memoir, Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage, we find out how a disheveled, intellectually combative gay Jew with a trademark New Jersey-Massachusetts accent, became one of the most powerful and effective members of Congress.
In Frank, he chronicles his lifelong struggle against inequality, which culminated in co-writing the most significant Wall Street regulations since the Great Depression. Barney Frank continues to be an important voice for economic fairness at a time when many of the regulations he authored are being challenged.
With his trademark directness and insight, Frank explores the emotional toll of living in the closet and how he became the first member of Congress to voluntarily disclose his homosexuality. He also details the favors, grudges, and fears that shape a legislator's career. From the Clinton impeachment to the economic meltdown of 2008 to the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Frank's words and deeds mattered more to our nation than anyone could have imagined.
We can't wait to hear Frank's legendary rhetorical skills in action and to spend an evening with the person who led the debate on some of the most significant issues of our time.
Barney Frank represented the Fourth Congressional District of Massachusetts for nearly five decades, and chaired the House Financial Services Committee from 2007 to 2013. He is the first member of congress to enter a same-sex marriage while serving in office. He is a regular commentator on MSNBC and lives near Portland, Maine, with his husband.
Includes pre-event VIP reception with Congressman Frank, a signed copy of the book, seating in front rows.
Premier Seating: $50.00
Includes a copy of the book, priority seating, and priority in the signing line.
General Admission: $25.00
General Seating. Does not include book.
General Seating. Does not include a book. Must show student ID.
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singer/songwriter/guitarist/producer/bandleader and still making some of the most compelling music of his long and storied career. It almost goes without saying that Merle Haggard is widely regarded as country music's greatest living recording artist. A rugged individualist who simultaneously embodies and transcends the genre, Haggard is both a seminal superstar and an unrepentant outsider. Over the course of a remarkably prolific five-decade career, he's consistently shown himself to be an uncompromising creative force, far more concerned with pursuing his iconoclastic vision than with meeting the expectations of the music-industry establishment.
May 20th @ 7 pm
A former NFL cheerleader and daughter of Cuban immigrants who grew up in Miami, Mireya Mayor followed her unlikely dreams. In short order, she became a respected primatologist, audacious explorer, and Emmy Award-nominated wildlife correspondent for the National Geographic Channel. Mireya has survived poisonous insect bites, been charged by gorillas and chased by elephants- and keeps going back for more. On a National Geographic-supported expedition in Madagascar in 2000, Mayor discovered a rare new species of mouse lemur, then believed to be the world's smallest primate. Her discovery inspired the prime minister of Madagascar to establish a national park to help protect the new species, conserving the 10 percent that remains of the African island nation's once vast forest. Currently hosting the Nat Geo WILD series Wild Nights With Mireya Mayor, Mayor has been hailed as a "female Indiana Jones." and an inspiration to young women interested in science and exploration. She'll share stories, images, and film clips of her adventures, offering a behind the scenes look at the hardships and danger of life in the field, along with he moments of discovery that make it all worthwhile.
Steve Winter- On The Trail of Big Cats: Tigers, Snow Leopards, and Cougars
June 17 @ 7 pm
Go around the world in search of big cats with award-winning photographer Steve Winter. A determined explorer, Winter will lead you from Asian jungles where resilient tiger populations persist, to the Himalaya, home of the rare snow leopard. Follow him into the rainforests of Latin America to view the elusive jaguar-and to Hollywood in pursuit of American cougar. He'll share both dangerous and lighter moments: from getting stuck in quicksand to mishaps with remote-controlled cameras. Co-author of the new National Geographic book Tigers Forever, Winter's mission is to share the beauty of big cats while working to save them.
Brian Skerry- Ocean Soul
July 22@ 7 pm
Voyage across the oceans with one of National Geographic's most seasoned photographers and discover a vast, hidden world beneath the waves. Using his camera to communicate, Brian Skerry has spent more than 10,000 hours underwater telling the ocean's stories. His images celebrate the mystery of the depths, and offer portraits of creatures so intimate they sometimes appear to have been shot in a studio. Skerry dives eight months of the year, often in extreme conditions beneath Arctic ice or in predator-infested waters, and has even lived at the bottom of the sea to get close to his subjects. On stage, Skerry is passionate spokesman for the oceans he loves to photograph. His riveting presentations to audiences at TED, Harvard, and London's Royal Geographic Society inspire reverence for the marine realm and offer hope for protecting the vitality of the world's oceans.
Jodi Cobb- Stranger In A Strange Land
August 19 @ 7 pm
Join National Geographic photographer first female photographer Jodi Cobb on a whirlwind retrospective of a distinguished career that has spanned four decades. Known for breaking through barriers and going undercover to reveal hidden societies, Cobb has captured fascinating glimpses of worlds such as Japan's secret Geisha culture, and the cloistered lives of Saudi Arabian women. Her landmark story "21 Century Slavery" exposed a wide range of human trafficking, generating this inspiring woman as she chronicles her public-and-private-path from your photojournalist to world-renowned photographer.
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My Fair Lady is a hugely popular musical based upon George Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion” with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. In this wonderful story, Henry Higgins, a Professor of Phonetics, encounters Eliza Doolittle, a cockney flower girl, one cold March night at Covent Garden market. He declares to his friend Colonel Pickering that in three months he could transform Eliza into a duchess. She is beautiful, elegant and well-spoken and proves to be an enormous success particularly with the young gentleman Freddy Eynsford-Hill who falls desperately in love with her. The Musical’s 1956 Broadway production was a momentous hit, setting the longest run of any major musical theatre production in history. It has be called “the perfect musical.”
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West Side Story is an American musical with a libretto by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and conception and choreography by Jerome Robbins. The story is set in the Upper West Side neighborhood in New York City in the mid-1950s, an ethnic, blue collar neighborhood. The musical explores the rivalry between the Jets, a Caucasian teenage street gang, and the Sharks, a Puerto Rican street gang. The young protagonist, Tony, a former member of the Jets and best friend of the gang leader, Riff, falls in love with Maria, the sister of Bernardo, the leader of the Sharks. The dark theme, sophisticated music, extended dance scenes, and focus on social problems marked a turning point in American musical theatre.
Winner of 3 Tony Awards & Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical, Kiss Me Kate is a musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. The story involves the production of a musical version of William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew and the conflict on and off-stage between Fred Graham, the show’s director, producer, and star, and his leading lady, his ex wife Lilli Vanessi. A secondary romance concerns Lois Lane, the actress playing Bianca, and her gambler boyfriend, Bill, who runs afoul of some gangsters. The original production starred Alfred Drake, Patricia Morison, Lisa Kirk and Harold Lang.Buy Tickets