June 20, 2008
Calendar Girls picks and clicks for June 21-27
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Pianist George Kahn's West Coast jazz sound is sure to spice up your evening as he performs tunes from his newly released album, "Cover Up." "Making a jazz album is like trying to catch lightning in a bottle," Kahn said. However bumpy the journey was, Kahn's music seems effortless, with his sixth CD spouting a unique blend of contemporary music tinged with cool jazz and incorporating sounds of the late 1950s and early 1960s. Listen for variations on favorites, such as Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb," John Mayer's "Waiting For the World to Change" and Bill Withers' "Use Me." Wed. 7 p.m. $15 (cover charge plus two drink minimum or dinner). Catalina Bar and Grill, 6725 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood. (323) 466-2210. http://georgekahn.com.
George Gershwin, born Jacob Gershowitz, composed memorable music for both the Broadway stage and classical concert halls. Even after his untimely death at the age of 38, caused by a brain tumor, his fans, fellow musicians and composers have reveled in and drawn inspiration from his talents. To commemorate Gershwin, Hershey Felder produced, wrote and performed the critically acclaimed one-man show "George Gershwin Alone," directed by Joel Zwick and featuring timeless songs such as "The Man I Love," "Someone to Watch Over Me" and "Rhapsody in Blue." Wed. 7 p.m., Thu.-Sun. Through July 29. $57-$72. The Old Globe Theater, 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego. (619) 234-5623. http://www.theoldglobe.org.
Years before The Idan Raichel Project exploded onto the Israeli music scene, there was another dreadlocked purveyor of soulful world music: Mosh Ben Ari and his ensemble, Sheva. Blending sounds from the Middle East, India, the Sahara and the West, Ben Ari espouses messages of love, peace and spirituality with an enchanting voice now recognized throughout Israel. Largely unknown to American Jews, Ben Ari is a megastar in Israel, where his songs regularly top music charts, his performances pack arenas and his name is synonymous with world music. The Los Angeles concert is part of the artist's first solo tour, which has been receiving major buzz in the Israeli community. Get your tickets soon, because it's going to be quite the scene! Thu. 7 p.m. $28-$125. Wilshire Theatre, 8440 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills. (323) 655-0111. For tickets, visit http://www.wtbh.org. For more information, visit http://www.moshbenari.com.
Celebrate the life of the original Britney Spears, but with a little less paparazzi and a lot more scandal. Tallulah Bankhead, portrayed by four-time Emmy Award-winner Valerie Harper, is coming to the stage of the Pasadena Playhouse. Bankhead, Hollywood bad girl of the 1930s and '40s, lived a life that raised so many eyebrows she even drew the scrutiny of the British secret service. Prepare yourself to be enveloped in the promiscuity, music and talent of this Southern not-so-belle in Matthew Lombardo's new play, "Looped." Fri. 8 p.m. Tue.-Sun. Through Aug. 3. $15-$65. Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena. (626) 356-7529. http://Pasadenaplayhouse.org.
Unearth long-forgotten family secrets and learn to trace your ancestors during a three-day "Genealogy Jamboree" produced by the Southern California Genealogical Society. Join genealogists, family historians, researchers, exhibitors and speakers, all advancing the use of archival records and "gen-blogging." Peter Lande will discuss "Holocaust Records as a Source for All Genealogists," with instructions on how to dig up records at Bad Arolsen. Professionals in the field will help you tackle subjects including online and traditional resources, using family health histories, finding living relatives and dealing with family secrets. Fri. 12:30-7 p.m., Sat. 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. $40-$45 (per day). Burbank Airport Marriott, 2500 Hollywood Way, Burbank. To register, call (818) 843-7247 or visit http://www.scgsgenealogy.com.
Celia Soudry also contributed to this article
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