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Considering Matthew Shepard

In October of 1998, Matthew Shepard, a young gay student at the University of Wyoming in Laramie was kidnapped, severely beaten, tied to a fence and left to die in a lonely field under a blanket of stars. Five days later, when Matt passed away, the world was watching. Approaching the eve of the 20th anniversary, acclaimed GRAMMY®-winning conductor Craig Hella Johnson has created a musical response to Shepard’s tragic and untimely death that seeks to both celebrate his life and explore how we can transcend tragedy as a means to discover our common humanity. Led on the piano by Johnson, this choral drama features the full 30-member GRAMMY®-winning Conspirare choir, a small instrumental ensemble and projected imagery. Taking place as part of the City of West Hollywood and WeHo Arts' One City One Pride commemoration of this important anniversary.

Videos

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Paramount Studio Tour, Asian American Expo, and Slack Key Festival

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What's Happening LA Week of January 7, 2019

Two Bit Circus, Wild Adventures, and East LA Art Walk

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What's Happening LA Week of December 31, 2018

Chinatown After Dark, Chinese Lantern Festival, and Oshogatsu Family Festival

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What's Happening LA Week of December 24, 2018

Holiday Lights Tour, Queen Mary Christmas, and Moonlight Forest

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What's Happening LA Week of December 17, 2018

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What's Happening LA Week of December 10, 2018

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What's Happening LA Week of December 3, 2018

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