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Songs in the Key of L.A.

Songs in the Key of L.A. is a multi-platform collaboration between the Library Foundation of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Public Library, and USC professor Josh Kun that brings to life the Library's extraordinary Southern California Sheet Music Collection. Consisting of sheet music pieces that range from the 1840s through the 1950s, the Collection offers a singular portrait of Los Angeles history and culture rendered in music and visual art. The motto of the project: archives should not just be preserved and maintained. Archives should come back to life. Featuring performances of "When The Girl You Love Lives in California"erformed by Aloe Blacc, Piano by Peter Dyer; "In the Valley of the San Joaquin" Performed by I See Hawks in L.A; "Where The Mission Bells Are Chiming (Down Beside The Sea)" Performed by Julia Holter Drums by Corey Fogel; "Chiapanecas" Performed by La Santa Cecilia; "Strolling 'Neath the California Moon" Performed by The Petrojvic Blasting Company.

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Hopscotch: An Opera for the 21st Century

Artbound explores the groundbreaking opera "Hopscotch," which unfolded in cars zigzagging throughout Los Angeles, telling a single story of a disappearance across time. Audiences experienced the work in both the intimacy of a car, where artists and audiences shared a confined space, and in a larger central hub, where all the journeys were live-streamed to create a dizzying panorama of life in Los Angeles.

  • 2016-08-31T20:00:00-07:00
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  • 2016-09-01T19:30:00-07:00
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  • 2016-09-04T10:30:00-07:00
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Third L.A. with Architecture Critic Christopher Hawthorne

Architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne partners with Artbound for an episode that looks into the future of Los Angeles. "Third L.A. with Architecture Critic Christopher Hawthorne" examines the city's architecture, urban planning, transportation and changing demographics, giving us a glimpse of Los Angeles as a model of urban reinvention for the nation and the world.

  • 2016-09-06T15:00:00-07:00
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  • 2016-09-07T20:00:00-07:00
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  • 2016-09-08T19:30:00-07:00
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  • 2016-09-09T16:00:00-07:00
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Charles Lummis: Reimagining the American West

In this new season, Artbound travels back to pre-industrial Los Angeles to explore one of its key and most controversial figures -- Charles Lummis. A writer and editor of the L.A. Times, avid collector and preservationist, an Indian rights activist, and founder of L.A.’s first museum -- the Southwest Museum -- Lummis’ genius and idiosyncratic personality captured the ethos of an era and a region. See what other exciting episodes this new season will offer!

  • 2016-09-14T20:00:00-07:00
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  • 2016-09-15T19:30:00-07:00
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  • 2016-09-18T10:30:00-07:00
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Artesanos / Artisans

The highly skilled labor of artisans migrating from Mexico and Latin America are the backbone of high-end design and retail in Los Angeles, producing some of the most exquisite furniture, textiles, and design goods. But they represent a creative force that seems invisible to the city. Artbound uncovers their stories and their role in making Los Angeles and Southern California the creative capital of the world.

  • 2016-09-21T20:00:00-07:00
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  • 2016-09-22T19:30:00-07:00
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  • 2016-09-25T10:30:00-07:00
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MOCA: Beyond The Museum Walls

Artbound explores the programming of the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, investigating new programming and curatorial approaches that are redefining what it means to be a 21st century museum. This episode features three new programs by The Underground Museum, Wolvesmouth, and Public Fiction.

  • 2016-09-28T20:00:00-07:00
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  • 2016-09-29T19:30:00-07:00
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  • 2016-09-30T16:00:00-07:00
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