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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.

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TownHall UCLA and the Future of Public Higher Education

Dr. Albert Carnesale discusses the future of public higher education in California.

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Ford Theatres Live Sonidos Gitanos Gypsy Flamenco

Flamenco dancers singers and musicians

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Ford Theatres Live Legends of Brazil

Rich Afro Brazilian stories and legends performed through dance song and percussion

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Ford Theatres Live Legends of Brazil

Rich Afro Brazilian stories and legends performed through dance song and percussion

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Ford Theatres Live Orquestra La Moderna Tradicion

a fourteen piece ensemble from the Bay Area performs the classic music of Cuba

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