Sweet Honey in the Rock, March 31, 8pm
A reaffirming example of the gravity of the human voice and its ability to stir the soul, Sweet Honey in the Rock is normally comprised of a sextet of exceptional African American female vocalists. With no instrumental accompaniment other than the sounds of hand and body percussion, they craft deeply moving tales of history, empowerment and hope. Now in their forth decade of wowing crowds with their original pasticcio of jazz, blues and gospel, these goddesses have the power to move mountains.
UCLA Live, 340 Royce Dr., Royce Hall, UCLA, 310.825.2101, uclalive.org, $15-$45
John Kerry and Teresa Heinz Kerry sign copies of This Moment on Earth, April 4, 6pm
Former Democratic presidential hopeful Massachusetts Senator John Kerry and his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry, have long been champions of the cause for preserving and improving the ecological state of our world. On this evening, the Senator and Mrs. Kerry will be on hand to sign copies of their new book: This Moment on Earth, an examination of our environmental status and the inspired men and women working to secure a brighter future for coming generations and ourselves.
Dutton’s Brentwood Bookstore, 11975 San Vicente Blvd., 310.476.6262, duttonsbrentwood.com, free