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THE GROUNDLINGS
POLAHS Drama Fundraiser
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Thursday, May 24, 2018
7:30 PM

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Produced & Presented by Port of Los Angeles High School

Port of Los Angeles High drama students have been invited to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland this summer!

Help them get there by attending their fabulous fundraiser: A Night with Groundlings Sunday Co. alumni! The Groundlings is an improvisation and sketch comedy theatre that has been entertaining LA audiences for over 40 years.

All proceeds from ticket sales go to straight to the students!

Grand Annex concessions will be available. 

Please note that Grand Annex Anytime tickets or other member benefits do not apply. This is a self-produced and presented concert. Grand Vision Foundation is pleased to rent the Grand Annex space, welcoming a wide range of arts and community producers and their audiences to downtown San Pedro. 



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Saturday, June 2, 2018
8:00 PM

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Premier Steely Dan tribute band Pretzel Logic delivers the complex musicianship, tricky harmonies and unforgettable hooks of Steely Dan's greatest hits. From their rock guitar licks to jazzy horn lines, enjoy legendary hits like Do It Again, Reelin' in the Years, and Rikki Don't Lose That Number and many more!
 
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Friends of the San Pedro Library present:
LISA SEE
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Sunday, June 3, 2018
2:00 PM






Friends of the San Pedro Library are pleased to bring author LISA SEE back to the Harbor Area. Lisa See is the New York Times bestselling author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Peony in Love, Shanghai Girls, Dreams of Joy, and China Dolls. Her most recent novel, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, was released in March 2017.

FOR TICKETS: Please call Cecelia Moore, 310-832-6288. Tickets: $20 (ticket price includes a paperback copy of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane)

Booklist has said of the new novel, “See’s focus on the unbreakable bonds between mothers and daughters, by birth and by circumstance, becomes an extraordinary homage to unconditional love.” Ms. See has also written a mystery series that takes place in China, as well as On Gold Mountain, which is about her Chinese-American family. Her books have been published in 39 languages.

Ms. See was honored as National Woman of the Year by the Organization of Chinese American Women in 2001, was the recipient of the Chinese American Museum’s History Makers Award in 2003, and received the Golden Spike Award from the Chinese Historical Society of Southern California in 2017.

Please note that Grand Annex Anytime tickets or other member benefits do not apply. This is a self-produced and presented concert. Grand Vision Foundation is pleased to rent the Grand Annex space, welcoming a wide range of arts and community producers and their audiences to downtown San Pedro. 

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Thursday, June 7, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM





 
Are you a musician? A singer/songwriter? A poet?
 
South Bay's Open Mic at the Grand Annex is dedicated to showcasing, connecting and providing a creative outlet for musicians and spoken word artists. 

Every first Thursday of the month, in conjunction with the San Pedro Arts District's First Thursday ArtWalk, the Grand Annex in San Pedro opens its stage to musicians, singer/songwriters and poets of the South Bay and beyond. With its supportive, community vibe and excellent sound, it's the perfect stage to work out that new song and connect with new fans. The Grand Annex has hosted Grammy winners and nominees and regionally acclaimed musicians across all genres. 
 
Sign-up begin at 6:30pm
$5 Entrance includes voucher for one beer, wine or soft drink and snack
All Ages Event / 21+ for the bar 


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NEW WEST GUITAR GROUP
with Sara Gazarek
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Friday, June 15, 2018
8:00 PM

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Beautiful acoustic rhythms, vibrant classically infused single note lines and jazzy arpeggios cover the magnificent musical landscape these three players create. - Metronome Magazine
NEW WEST GUITAR GROUP has developed a wide spread reputation as one of the premier guitar ensembles in the world. Featuring guitarists Perry Smith, John Storie and Will Brahm, they perform recognizable covers, jazz standards and exciting originals. Their signature sound comes from an innovative style that highlights rhythm, beauty and laid-back virtuosity through combining acoustic and electric guitars.
Downbeat Magazine gave the band’s Summit Records release “Send One Your Love” the prestigious Editor's Pick; and the Seattle Times has praised the group as “sharp and refined.” Their music is featured regularly on NPR and jazz radio stations.

Vocalist Sara Gazarek has emerged as a strikingly original vocal artist with limitless potential. With a gorgeous, translucent voice, and three highly acclaimed CD's already under her belt, she has been hailed by the LA Times as "the next important jazz singer" and by the New York Times as "an accomplished scat improviser who [performs with an] engaging blend of confidence and cheer.”

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KEVIN CLICK
Stories & Love Songs
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Friday, June 22, 2018
8:00 PM

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Produced & Presented by Kevin Click

Join Kevin Click and his band for “Stories & Love Songs”, an intimate evening of music and laughter. Kevin will offers up a musical chronicle of his life from early songwriting to recent hits. Bring a friend along for this inspirational night. Special guest The Designed.

Please note that Grand Annex Anytime tickets or other member benefits do not apply. This is a self-produced and presented concert. Grand Vision Foundation is pleased to rent the Grand Annex space, welcoming a wide range of arts and community producers and their audiences to downtown San Pedro. 



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Saturday, September 22, 2018
8:00 PM

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A multi-instrumentalist, Flemons plays banjo, guitar, harmonica, fife, bones, bass drum, snare drum, and quills. As co-founder of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, an African-American string band, Flemons was able to explore his interest in bringing traditional music to new audiences. The band won a Grammy for its 2011 album Genuine Negro, and in 2013 he earned the title Living Blues Most Outstanding Musician for banjo from Living Blues Magazine.

Flemons has been performing solo since 2014. His music brings to life nearly 100 years of American folklore, ballads, and tunes. On stage, he easily rolls from one instrument to another, adding just enough historical context and commentary. As musician and ethnomusicologist, Flemons digs deeply into the African American roots of American folk music, jazz, and blues and has toured the nation and the world presenting traditional folk and roots music to diverse audiences.   Read More
 
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