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L.A. Gospel Jubilee: Rev. Alexander Hamilton & The Voices Of Inspirations with the Immanuel Gospel Community Choir at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 11/20,

5pm.  Born and raised in LA, Hamilton sang full recitals in churches by the age of three and began piano studies at the LA Conservatory of Music & Arts at the age of four.  He has played, conducted or arranged for The Staple Singers, Solomon Burke, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Bill Cosby, Lou Rawls, Sammy Davis Jr., Liza Minelli, Mabel King, Natalie Cole, Etta James, James Cleveland, Cassietta George, Bessie Grif?n, Shirley Caesar, Mahalia Jackson, and many others. He arranged & conducted Aretha Franklin’s Grammy-Award winning “Amazing Grace” Gospel album, and co-wrote the million-seller Gospel hit “He’s A Miracle Worker” with Eddie Kendrix.  1343 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica, CA. FREE. More info: www.revalexanderhamilton.com


Ahmad Jamal at UCLA’s Royce Hall, 11/20, 8pm


I See Hawks In LA, The Chapin Sisters, Randy Weeks at The Echo, 11/21


Donnie, Wayna, Amanda Dumas at Temple Bar, 11/18


Roby Lakatos at UCLA’s Royce Hall, 11/19


Homespun Family Concerts: Dan Zanes and Friends at UCLA’s Royce Hall, 11/20, 11am and 2pm.  Indie-rock singer-songwriter Dan Zanes mixes updated blues and roots classics with pop and multicultural folk songs for kids of all ages.  More info: www.UCLALive.org, call 310–825–2101.


Limbeck, Apollo Sunshine, Satisfaction, Lemon Sun at The Echo, 11/17


Art Brut, Darker My Love, The Adored at The Echo, 11/18


Clumsy Lovers, Dime Box Band at Molly Malones, 11/20


Little Feat at The Canyon Club, 11/17




Mark Murphy  with the Tom Garvin Trio at The Jazz Bakery, 11/17 – 11/20


The John James Quartet with John James, Joe Gaeta, Peter Marshall and Gene Stone at Shatzi’s, 11/23, 7- 11pm. 3110 Main St., Santa Monica. 


Dixieland Jam Session: The Belles of Bourbon Street at The Jazz Forum (Santa Monica Moose Lodge), 11/20, 1pm – 5pm.  The all girl seven piece Dixieland Band features Kati Roberts on banjo/vocals and Nina Beck on piano.  1600 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica.  (310) 937-6381. 


New Amsterdams, Tarantula A.B., Division Day at Spaceland, 11/19


The Paul Chesne Band at O’Brien’s, 11/19, 10pm.  2941 Main St., Santa Monica


Judy Chamberlain Trio at The Millenium Biltmore, 11/19.  506 S. Grand Ave., Downtown LA.  (213) 624-1011.


Neko Case at the Barnsdall Gallery Theater, 11/21


Lounge One Eleven with James Lavelle, Steve Spacek, Trouble Man, DJ Nobody at The Walt Disney Concert Hall, 11/18, 9pm. 111 S. Grand Ave., Downtown LA.


The Matt Slocum Quartet at The Vic Late Night, 11/17, 12am – 2am


Kellye Gray at The Vic, 11/17


Verdi Chorus’s 22nd Annual Fall Concert at First United Methodist Church, 11/19, 7:30pm.  1008 11th St., Santa Monica.  “The program will feature choruses from I Lombardi by Giuseppe Verdi; Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell; Mefistofele by Arigo Boito; Lakme by Leo Delibes and the Merry Widow by Franz Lehar.”  Tix and info: 310-826-8309 or  www.verdichorus.org


Roby Lakatos at UCLA’s Royce Hall, 11/19. 8pm.  More info: (310) 825-2101 or www.UCLALive.org.  Hungarian violin virtuoso Lakatos brings his ?ve-piece string band to UCLA Live in their U.S. tour debut, performing “an eclectic program ranging from original compositions and Gypsy standards to works by Charles Trenet, Leo Weiner and Chick Corea.”


Readings / Performance


Kinky Friedman, Little Jewford at The Skirball, 11/17, 8pm


PXL This 15 at Sponto Gallery, 11/19. The 15th annual film festival featuring the Fisher Price PXL 2000 toy video camera premieres Saturday.  7 Dudley Ave., Venice.  (310) 306-7330.  FREE.


Projectile Poetry: James Cushing, Tim Donnelly, John Feins, Donna Gebron, Fred Voss at Dutton’s Brentwood, 11/20


PATH: Solutions To the Absurdity of Homelessness at Dutton’s Beverly Hills, 11/17, 7pm.  People Assisting the Homeless (PATH) present “A Dialogue on Real Solutions to the Absurdity of Homelessness in America,” based on Joel John Roberts’ book “How to Increase Homelessness.”  447 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills.  RSVP: PATH (323) 644–2209.


Cornelia Funke at Diesel, A. Bookstore, 11/20


The Week Ahead


Thursday, November 17


The Greencards, Raul Malo at The Roxy


Peter Himmelman at Amoeba Music, 7pm.  FREE.


Kristin Mooney at Tangier

Old 97’s at The El Rey


Bill Lynch & The Midwestern Icons at Cozy’s


Art Brut, Every Move A Picture at Spaceland


Peter Himmelman at Amoeba Music, 7pm


Friday, November 18


Sin City Social Club: Cary Baker, Anne McCue, Michelle Shocked, Tom Fruend, Janet Robin, Jessi Alexander at The Mint


Native American Voices present Arigon Starr’s The  Red Road at The Gene Autry Museum, Griffith Park, 8pm.  RSVP: (323) 667-2000, ext. 354.  A one woman play.


Janiva Magness at Cozy’s


Austin Hanks, Chris Mills & The Miserable Bastards at Tangier


Susan Tedeschi, Jackie Greene at The Roxy


Café R&B at Harvelle’s


Arctic Monkeys, The Tyde, Army Navy at Spaceland


Innuendos, Jah Quest at Rusty’s Surf Ranch


Saturday, November 19


Susan Tedeschi, Jackie Greene at The Roxy


James Intveld Birthday Bash at Arcadia Blues Club 29 Mules CD Release Party at Lava Lounge


Raul Reynoso, The Rhythm Brothers at Boulevard Music, Culver City


John Stewart at McCabe’s


Blowin’ Smoke & The Fabulous Smokettes at Harvelle’s


USA Is A Monster, Kites, Hang the DJs at The Echo,


Sunday, November 20


Jeffrey Foucault, Mark Geary at McCabe’s


USA Is A Monster, Kites, Hang the DJs at The Echo


The Black Heart Procession, Entrance at Spaceland


Scott Turchin Band at Monsoon Restaurant, Third St. Promenade, Santa Monica.  7:30pm


Nashville Pussy at The Malibu Inn


Monday, November 21

Eugene Edwards Band, Rich McCulley Band at Taix Lounge


Chris Murphy at Schatzi’s


All Star Pro Jam at Harvelle’s


Tuesday, November 22


The High Dials, The Clean Prophets at Spaceland       


Deerhoof, Flying Luttenbachers at The Echo


Terry Hanson at Cowboy Palace, Chatsworth


Watkins Family Hour at Largo


Wednesday, November 23


The Standard, Kingsbury Manx, Heavenly States at Spaceland

Paul Williams at The Echo


Ben Vaughn’s Desert Classic at The Cinema Bar

 Deep Eddy at Harvelle’s

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