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Jerry Moss Plaza at The Music Center

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135 N Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
(213) 972-7211 https://www.musiccenter.org/visit-explore/visit-explore/campus/jerry-moss-plaza/

April 2023

How Is Art A Weapon in War?

April 25, 2023 • 7:00 pm PDT
Jerry Moss Plaza at The Music Center, 135 N Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
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There is a long and global tradition of artists—visual, performing, and literary—creating arresting, even beautiful works that address the horrors of war. How is art used as a form of protest, to change minds as well as hearts? What happens to its meaning over time—as war persists, and as new battles erupt? And what does it say when war has inspired acclaimed works from artists as diverse as Pablo Picasso, Pussy Riot, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie? In 1932, amid Hitler’s…

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August 2023

Jazz Unleashed L.A.

August 5, 2023 • 8:00 pm PDT
Jerry Moss Plaza at The Music Center, 135 N Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
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Widely recognized as the progenitor of the “Stretch Music” style, Chief Adjuah (formerly known as Christian Scott) headlines an unforgettable summer night for Jazz aficionados across all generations. NPR hails Adjuah—a winner of two Edison Awards, a Doris Duke Artist Award and six Grammy® nominations—as “ushering in a new era of Jazz,” and JazzTimes Magazine describes him as “Jazz’s young style God.” The grandson of Louisiana luminary and legend Big Chief Donald Harrison Sr. and the nephew of Jazz innovator and NEA Jazz Master saxophonist-composer Big…

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Eliades Ochoa

August 19, 2023 • 8:00 pm PDT
Jerry Moss Plaza at The Music Center, 135 N Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
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Legendary Cuban singer, guitarist and songwriter Eliades Ochoa—one of the original members of the famed Buena Vista Social Club—is playing the Music Center 8/19 in support of his new album Guajiro, out now on World Circuit Records. The album features appearances from Ruben Bladés, Joan As Police Woman and Charlie Musselwhite. “It’s different from the albums I’ve done before, taking me outside my comfort zone,” Ochoa notes. “I’ve been playing traditional son cubano for many years and at this point…

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May 2024

The Music Center’s On the Record: Vinyl Fair

May 4 • 4:00 pm PDT
Jerry Moss Plaza at The Music Center, 135 N Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
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