City of Beverly Hills 2017 Concerts on Canon – Local Event

The City of Beverly Hills 2017 Concerts on Canon will commence on June 8 all the way through August 31 providing a total of 13 concerts at the Beverly Hills Canon Gardens.

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The free outdoor concert will feature a host of bands throughout the month including Eric E’s Boogie-Woogie band, a 10-piece swing, jump, blues and boogie-woogie band known for playing the classic covers from the 30s, 40s, and 50s, and moderns songs for everyone to enjoy, as well as other bands including The Tokens (Doo-Wop), Les Zazous (French Bistro Jazz), and the Tom Nolan Band (Motown). For the full summer lineup, see down below:

  • June 8              Eric E Ensemble – Big Band/Swing
  • June 15            The Tokens – Doo-Wop
  • June 22            Amber and Smoke – Acoustic Pop Duo
  • June 29            Act Three – Broadway Tunes
  • July 6              Rod Lightning and the Thunderbolts of Love – Classic Rock Covers
  • July 13            The Hodads – Beach Boy Covers
  • July 20             Les Zazous – French Bistro Jazz
  • July 27             Tom Nolan Band – Motown
  • August 3         Big Butter Jazz Band – New Orleans Jazz Swing
  • August 10       Leslie Paula and the Latin Soul Band – Latin Salsa
  • August 17       Stephen Wise Temple Musical Singers Salute The Summer
  • August 24       Joyce Marie – Brazilian Jazz
  • August 31       Rod Lightning and the Thunderbolts of Love – Classic Rock Covers
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Two 45-minute sets at 6 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. will offer loads of fun an opportunity to dance the night away. Seating is available on a first-served basis and the garden’s large grassy area will allow for picnic dining or purchasing a boxed meal from a nearby restaurant.

For a night of Swing, R&B, Broadway tunes and more, be sure to check out the City of Beverly Hills 2017 Concerts on Canon, located on Canon Drive between the Montage Hotel and Bouchon Restaurant. Parking is available adjacent to Beverly Canon Gardens.

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For more information, visit www.beverlyhills.org/concertsoncanon.  To learn about other events in Beverly Hills, visit www.beverlyhills.org.

Enoc Perez – Local Event

The UTA Artist Space will be featuring a politically-based solo exhibition by New York-based artist Enoc Perez opening on May 13 until June 17.

Perez’s exhibition focuses on architectural paintings of United States Embassy buildings throughout the world based on his frustrations of the country’s recent presidential election. His intention was to question how the political landscape has narrowed our relationships with these buildings and how they have gone from hopeful sanctuaries into security bunkers. The art portrays compounds in London, Beijing, Tel Aviv, Saigon and more, all with a sense of anxiety looming from the increased political conflict the nation faces.

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US Embassy Saigon, 2017
Oil on canvas, 60 x 80 Inches

Perez was born in San Juan in 1967 and spent his family vacations as a child traveling to museums in different countries learning about the history of art. After getting his master’s degree at Hunter College, he has had his work displayed at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the British Museum in London and many, many more galleries, universities and art centers around the world.

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US Embassy Tel Aviv, 2017
Oil on canvas, 60 x 80 Inches

The exhibition will be held at the UTA Artist Space, which is known for showcasing art talent from around the world and helping artists gain access new opportunities. Be sure to check out Enoc Perez from May 13 to June 17 at the UTA Artist Space, located on 670 S. Anderson Street, Los Angeles, CA.

Heatwave – Local Event

Joshua Roth, UTA Artist Space, and Cultural Counsel will be presenting “Heatwave” curated by Dylan Brant. The event’s opening reception takes place March 18 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The group exhibition will be on display from March 18 to April 22.

“Heatwave” will feature the work of Joe Bradley, Dan Colen, George Condo, Jonathan Horowitz,Rashid Johnson, Mike Kelley, Elad Lassry, Nate Lowman, Karen Kilimnik, Adam McEwen, Cady Noland, Rob Pruitt, Julian Schnabel, Jim Shaw, Steven Shearer, Dash Snow, Josh Smith, and Michael Williams. The artwork features collaged newsprint, silkscreen, and pen and ink to bring out the excitement and anxieties of their generation.

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Curator Dylan Brant is a New York based curator and a co-founder of Y&S, an organization dedicated to emerging contemporary artists and the co- founder of the artist run project space Entrance. He has been featured in The New York Times, Artforum, Examiner, Interview Magazine, New York Observer, Out of Order, Paper Mag, Twelv Magazine, W Magazine, Wild Magazine and Vulture.

If you happen to be in L.A. this week, be sure to catch groundbreaking new art at UTA Artist Space, located on 670 S. Anderson Street, Los Angeles, CA.

Anesthesia: The Art of Oblivion – Local Event

Multimedia artist and guitarist Billy Morrison and urban street artist Plastic Jesus are joining forces to present a one week only art exhibit titled “Anesthesia: The Art of Oblivion,” which will feature 36 pieces of modern fine art. Taking place at the former Tower Records on Sunset Boulevard, it will run for one weekend only, opening Friday, Feb. 24 with a VIP reception from 7 to 11 p.m., and open to the public Saturday, Feb. 25 from noon to 9 p.m.

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Sponsored by Gibson Brands, Inc. and Aston Martin, the event will kick things off with a VIP with a clientele that is set to include Miley Cyrus, Shepard Fairey, Billy Idol, Courtney Love, Ozzy Osbourne, David Arquette, Charlize Theron, and many more. The art is intended to show how people consume popular culture to distract themselves from the madness of the world, from social media to retail therapy to gossip magazines.

The 36 works include 12 new works by Morrison, 12 by Plastic Jesus, and an additional 12 pieces created between the pair, ranging from paintings to large-scale installation pieces. Meanwhile, co-sponsor Aston Martin will be showing off their coolest cars.

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Billy Morrison is best known for playing guitar for Billy Idol ans is a long time collecto og contemporary art. He started to make his own pieces of art during the past several years and has had three successful art shows in Los Angeles. Plastic Jesus is inspired by world events, society, politics and the urban environment to question the compliance of culture with his own combined humor, irony and criticism. He has been featured on The Huffington Post, BBC, Time Magazine, The LA Times, the LA Weekly, MSNBC, The Daily Telegraph and more.

Be sure to catch these two artists at Tower Records on Feb. 24 and 25 for a night of deep introspection and a lot of fun!

The Art of Behind the Scenes – Local Event

Los Angeles art gallery KP Projects, which specializes in contemporary and street art, will be hosting a photo exhibit called “The Art of Behind the Scenes” presented by Finch & Partners in association with Jaeger-LeCoultre that will celebrate the most overlooked photographers and moments in entertainment history. The showcase will run from Feb. 11 through Feb. 26 with a VIP cocktail reception taking place on Feb. 21.

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Anne Bancroft and Dustin Hoffman on a specially constructed set during the filming of “The Graduate.” Paramount Studios, Hollywood, 1967. Bob Willoughby.

The rare black and white prints to be displayed will show off spontaneous snapshots captured during the making of the greatest films of the 21st century, from Quentin Tarantino dancing behind camera with Uma Thurman to John Travolta on the set of “Pulp Fiction.” In addition to displaying moments that have never been seen until now, the show also aims to showcase the skills of the photographer whose talents have often been overlooked and uncelebrated.

“The Art of Behind the Scenes” premiered at the 2015 Cannes Festival and after its success was expanded and brought back the following year in 2016 where it traveled to the New York Film Festival with the show’s partners Jaeger-LeCoultre. This year’s display is the first time it is open to the general public and the first time shown in Hollywood.

KP Projects art gallery is located at 170 S. La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036. For more information on the exhibit and upcoming galleries, visit http://kpprojects.net and follow them on Facebook.