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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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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.

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Fallujah: Art, Healing, and PTSD

U.S. Marine Sergeant Christian Ellis was a machine gunner in Iraq, whose platoon was ambushed, leaving him with a broken back and only one of a few survivors. Ellis returned home to join millions of Americans who struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder. He inspired the first opera about the Iraq war -- "Fallujah" -- with a score composed by Tobin Stokes, a libretto by Iraqi-American Heather Raffo, and a production by the Long Beach Opera. This documentary explores how the experience of war is transformed into a work of art.

  • 2016-10-02T10:00:00-07:00
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  • 2016-10-05T20:00:00-07:00
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Take a journey through the arts and cultural landscape of Southern California with Artbound, KCET's transmedia project that bridges the divide between online and television audiences. Through articles, essays, and thinkpieces published online by more than 50 contributors in 11 counties, Artbound's correspondents cover cultural happenings in the communities where they live, providing an inside look at art across the region. Then the Artbound audience votes online for an article to be made into a short online video.

  • 2016-10-06T19:30:00-07:00
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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.

  • 2016-10-12T20:00:00-07:00
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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.

  • 2016-10-19T20:00:00-07:00
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