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    Where would we be without a good ghost story - the things that go bump in the night, ethereal figures that materialize from nowhere, or spirit inhabitants of legends and lore? Each year www.dorothyswebsite.org invites special Guest Artists to exhibit works which in some way express or interpret the summer theme. This year the site is please to welcome the Spirit Shadow photographs of Robert Kawika Sheer. The "spirits" materialize for this photographer in the most amazing and surprising ways, especially since the images are not digitally manipulated. Each picture "captures" the spirits in a unique way, like bringing a scene from a story to life. You can find the photographs on the page below, and you can read more about Robert Kawika Sheer on the site's "Guests" page.

    A Note on the Photographs:. After Sheer opens the shutter of his 4x5 view camera, he walks into the frame of his shot (sometimes accompanied by a model) to create figures in darkness. Black clothes allow him to be invisible to the negative. To create a Spirit Shadow, he stands facing a wall with a flash device hidden in his hand. He flashes a circle of light onto the wall behind him and partially blocks the bounce of this light going back to the camera with his body. This produces a black silhouette surrounded by an aura on the negative. He then exits the pose and allows a little moonlight to slowly transform his silhouette into a translucent shadowy figure by brightening the entire scene over the course of the lengthy exposure. Since the negative can’t see him moving around, once he creates one Spirit Shadow, there’s nothing to stop him from creating more presences on the same negative. If the background is already lit, Sheer dresses in black and blocks the light with his body for a portion of the exposure. In some images, Sheer outlines a model with a flashlight pointed towards the camera to create a glowing contoured figure. Sheer’s star-trail photographs are exposures which are between five and seven hours long and record the movement of the stars across the night sky. During the exposure, a lantern often illuminates objects in the foreground. All photographs are copyright Robert Kawika Sheer and may not be reproduced without express permission from the photographer.


Downtown Alhambra Rocks on Saturday Night. Rock and Roll music every Saturday night from 7 - 11 p.m. on the Rick's Main Street Cafe's Stage, 132 W. Main Street. Concerts presented by Marini Music and Rick's. Information: (626) 289-0241.

  • September 5 - Avatar

  • September 12 - Tone Killers

  • September 19 - British Invasion (British Rock)

  • September 26 - Live Wire

The Alhambra Summer Jubilee has been cancelled for 2009.


September 26 - Founders Day Fair. "A Day at the Ranch." The Aliso Viejo Founders Day Fair will take place from noon - 6 p.m. at the Aliso Viejo Ranch, 100 Park Avenue across from AV Middle School. There will be stage and roving music and entertainment, food vendors, historical displays, panning for gold, antique farm equipment, old-fashioned games, face painting and activities for children, a beer and wine saloon and more. Admission is free; nominal charge for some activities. Information: (949) 425-2550 or www.cityofalisoviejo.com.

City of Aliso Viejo Summer Concert Series. Concerts are from 6 - 7:30 p.m. at the Grand Park Amphitheater at Town Center. Information: (949) 425-2500, www.avca.net or www.cityofalisoviejo.com

  • August 30 - Sapadilla (Calypso/Reggae)


September 18 - Rumble and Rock on the Party Block. Rumble and Rock events bring together motorcycle enthusiasts and classic rock fans on the streets of Downtown Anaheim every third Friday of the month from 4 - 10 p.m. Party block events include live rock music, street vendors, food booths, dancing in the street, opportunity drawings and more. Tonight's bands are Johnny on the Spot from 5 - 7:15 and National Dust (Southern Rock) from 7:45 - 10 p.m. Proceeds from the evening go to charity. Activities take place in Downtown Anaheim at Center Street Promenade and Lemon Street (south of Lincoln and east of Harbor Blvd). Information: (714) 956-3586 or www.downtownanaheim.com.

"The Agent Angel with a Cellphone at the Hollywood Sign." Photograph copyright Robert Kawika Sheer. Ingela Sheer writes: Using a flashlight to create the halo, it took my husband seven attempts over three nights to paint a perfect ring above the angel's head. I believe the angel is calling Mr. Gold on HBO's 'Entourage' to exclaim, "Ari baby, have I got a great photograph for your office wall!"

September 19 - 1st Annual Anaheim Music Festival. Beginning at noon, 12 different Orange County bands will take to the stage showcasing a variety of the OC's talent. Performances will take place on two stages until 10:30 p.m. at Anaheim GardenWalk, 321 W. Katella. Music will be blues/rock, latin jazz and salsa, classical, alternative, rock and more. See Gardenwalk website for full schedule. Information: (714) 635-7410 or www.anaheimgardenwalk.com.

Downtown Anaheim Farmers Market - Farmers Market hours are noon - 8 p.m. Entertainment times vary. Market is located at Center Street Promenade and Lemon Street (south of Lincoln and east of Harbor Blvd). Information: (714) 956-3568 or www.downtownanaheim.com.

  • September 3 - No live music today

  • September 10 - Variety of bands between noon - 8 p.m. Visit website for full schedule.

  • September 17 - Variety of bands between noon - 8 p.m. Visit website for full schedule.

  • September 24 - Variety of bands between noon - 8 p.m. Visit website for full schedule.

Anaheim GardenWalk Performances - Performances take place in the Gala Garden at Anaheim GardenWalk, 321 W. Katella. Times vary. Information: (714) 635-7410 or www.anaheimgardenwalk.com.

  • August 30 - John Henry Copen from 5 - 8 p.m.

  • September 3 - Matt Shockley from 6 - 9 p.m.

  • September 4 - Danny Maika from 6 - 10 p.m.

  • September 5 - Fire in Cairo from 6 - 9 p.m.

  • September 6 - Arkane Pretence from 6 - 9 p.m.

  • September 17 - John Henry Copen from 6 - 9 p.m.

  • September 18 - Danny Maika from 6 - 10 p.m.


September 12 - Stars and Stripes Community Picnic. Join the community in an old-fashioned community picnic on the City Hall Lawn, 240 West Huntington Drive, from 4 - 7 p.m. Highlights of the afternoon will be a salute to Arcadia's Hometown Heroes and the 1st Annual Arcadia's Got Talent competition. There will also be free family games and activities, balloon sculptures, and Pink's Hot Dogs available for purchase. Information: (626) 574-5113 or www.ci.arcadia.ca.us.

"Homage to Eiffel." Photograph copyright Robert Kawika Sheer. In the City of Light, I point a small flashlight toward the camera as I outline a girl's body. It takes me one minute to create this human Eiffel Tower. You can't see me behind the model because I am wearing black.

The Classical Kaleidoscope concerts at the Arcadia Public Library return October 21.


Please check back again soon for more information on Artesia events. Artesia celebrates its 50th Anniversary in October!


Azusa Pacific University Performances - Performances take place in a variety of locations on the Azusa Pacific University campus. See individual events for location and performance time. The campus is located at 901 E. Alosta Avenue. Information: (626) 815-3848 or www.apu.edu/music.

  • September 19 - Faculty Recital Series: Marek Szpakiewicz, cello. Munson Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.

  • September 27 - University Choir and Orchestra Debut Concert. John Sutton, conductor. Wilden Hall Atrium, 6 p.m.

  • September 29 - Symphony Orchestra. Christopher Russell, conductor. Upper Turner Campus Center, 7:30 p.m.

The annual Azusa Golden Days parade, carnival and celebration return in October!


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Brea Jazz Festival - Concerts are every Friday and Saturday night from September 11 - October 3, and the Festival takes place on Birch Street (at Brea Blvd. one block north of Imperial Highway). Live music begins at 6 p.m., with the featured headliner at 7:30 p.m. Seating is provided or bring your lawn chairs, and reserved seating is also available, plus a beer and wine garden. New this year is a fine arts and crafts show beginning on Fridays at 4 p.m. and Saturdays at noon. Information: (877) BREA-FUN or www.breadowntown.com.

  • September 11 - Poncho Sanchez (Latin Jazz)

  • September 12 - Thee Rhythm Kings (Traditional Jazz with Rock/R&B)

  • September 18 - Mark Carter (Smooth Jazz Guitar)

  • September 19 - Boogaloo Assassins (Latin Son/Soul/Funk)

  • September 25 - Terje Lie (Jazz Saxophone)

  • September 26 - Jose Rizo's Jazz on the Latin Side All Stars

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Sept. 25, 26, and 27 - St. Pius V Church Fall Festival. The St. Pius Fall Festival will take place Friday from 6 - 11 p.m., Saturday from 2 - 11 p.m. and Sunday from 1 - 8 p.m. There will be carnival games, rides and food vendors (fee), and admission and entertainment are free. The church is located at Beach/Orangethorpe. See website for full entertainment schedule. Information: (714) 522-2193 or www.stpius5.org.


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"The Ocean Spirit." Photograph copyright Robert Kawika Sheer. Ingela Sheer writes: At Pupukea, this apparition hold a paddle as he watches over the souls of all those who journey into the ocean along Oahu's North Shore. Kawika wears a haku head lei and a maile leaf neck lei. At first, there's no foam near him. Minutes pass. Out of the darkness a wave arrives, and he flashes its white foam to create a silhouette. My husband was forced to stay in this pose longer than expected which allowed the moonlight to reveal his skin -- the result an ethereal presence of both body and spirit. During this half-hour exposure, the white surf pounding the shoreline gets smoothed out on the negative. Mother Nature is the artist here, and she could not paint a more beautiful picture."


September 4 - Friday Night Concerts in the Plaza. Michael Sullivan (Acoustic Pop/Jazz). Concerts take place from 7 - 8:30 p.m. in Liberty Park Plaza, 19211 Studebaker Road. Information: (562) 916-1254, (562) 916-8565 or www.ci.cerritos.ca.us

September 11 - Patriot Day Concert. The City of Cerritos will host a patriotic concert on September 11 featuring the Cerritos College Community Band. There will be patriotic and Americana music, and a moment of silence will be observed in honor of the victims and heroes of September 11, 2001. The concert will take place beginning at 7 p.m. in Heritage Park, 18600 Bloomfield Avenue. Information: (562) 916-1254 or www.ci.cerritos.ca.us.


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Performances at the Shoppes at Chino Hills. The Shoppes at Chino Hills will present a variety of performances throughout the summer. See individual concert dates for performance start times. All events take place at the Shoppes at Chino Hills, 13920 City Center Drive. Information: (866) 909-0305 or www.shoppesatchinohills.com.

  • August 30 - Halau Na Pula Lehua I Ka Va Noe (Hawaiian/Hula), 4 - 6 p.m.

  • September 2 - Student peformances from The Lesson House from 5 - 7 p.m.

  • September 4 - Jump the Shark (Party Band/Covers) from 6 - 8 p.m.

  • September 5 - Curtain Call Performing Arts Academy from 1 - 3 p.m., and Conjunto Verano (Salsa) from 6 - 8 p.m.

  • September 6 - Elina (Pop/Soul) from 4 - 6 p.m.

  • September 13 - Elina (Pop/Soul) from 4 - 6 p.m.

  • September 16 - Student performances from The Lesson House from 5 - 7 p.m.

  • September 19 - Jump the Shark (Party Band/Covers) from 6 - 8 p.m.

  • September 20 - Call Me Creature (Indie Rock) from 6 - 8 p.m.

  • September 26 - K-FROG Night with The Silverados (Country). Also meet Heather Froglear and Christy McLeap, plus prizes and giveaways

  • September 27 - World of Music Vocal Exhibition from 4 - 6 p.m.

  • September 30 - Student performances from The Lesson House from 5 - 7 p.m.


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"Aliens at the Sequoias." Photograph copyright Robert Kawika Sheer. Apparently aliens enjoy giant sequoias as much as we do. These two alien tourists think the California Tree in Sequoia National Park is simply out-of-this-world. Where do they come from? Their home exists somewhere in the star trails of this 5-hour single exposure.


September 4 - Levitt on the Lawn at Scripps College. The Spring Standards (Indie-Folk Trio). Performance is from 5:30 - 7 p.m. on the Bowling Green at Scripps College, 1030 Columbia Avenue. Information: (909) 607-9372 or www.collegescalendar.org.

September 14 and 20 - Claremont Colleges Performances. On Sept. 14, Pianist Robert Edward Thies will present "An Evening of Brahms." The program will take place from 6:45 - 8 p.m. in the Marian Miner Cook Athanaeum, Claremont McKenna College, 8th Street. On Sept. 20, Celliola and Friends. Composer/cellist Tom Flaherty and violist Cynthia Fogg with friends Rachel Huang (violin) and others, performing Kodaly's Duo for violin and cello and music by Bialosky, Chambers, Flaherty, Lutoslawski, and Pierce. Performance is at 3 p.m. in Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. 4th Street. Information: (909) 607-2671, www.collegescalendar.org or www.music.pomona.edu.

Claremont Monday Night Concert Series - Concerts are from 7:30 - 9 p.m. at Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Boulevard. No dogs or alcohol allowed in park. Information: (909) 399-5490 or www.ci.claremont.ca.us

  • August 31 - Nightblooming Jazzmen (Dixieland Jazz)

  • September 7 - The Answer (Classic Rock)

Celebrate Claremont Family Festival. The Celebrate Claremont Family Festival takes place Wednesdays from 5 - 8 p.m. on First, Second and Oberlin Streets west of Indian Hill. There will be musical entertainment, green living products, fresh and organic certified farmers markets, community booths, bounce houses, a petting zoo, food vendors and other activities. Information: (714) 345-3087, (909) 626-3066, www.claremontfamilyfestival.org, www.claremontwednesdays.org or www.claremontforum.org.

  • September 2 - "Lazy" Brad Lewis (Blues-Rock/Country)

  • September 9 - Nick Nashville (Country)

  • September 16 - Billy Proulx and the Crew (Blues)

  • September 23 - The Fallen Stars (Country)

  • September 30 - The Carly Moultrie Singers (Youth Group)

Claremont Friday Nights Live. Claremont Friday Nights Live presents 38 bands in 19 weeks. Two bands each Friday night from 6 - 9 p.m. in various locations throughout Claremont through September 4. Information: (909) 399-5490 or www.myspace.com/claremontfridaynightslive.

  • September 4 - Rick Shea in Laemmle Plaza, and Matt Grovac and the Babylon Saints at City Hall

12th Annual Depot Jazz Series - Concerts will take place Friday nights from September 18 - October 16 in the front plaza of the Depot Transit Center, 200 W. First Street. Performances are from 7 - 8:30 p.m. and village shops stay open late for the evening. Bring blankets or beach chairs. Information: (909) 399-5490 or www.ci.claremont.ca.us

  • September 18 - Susie Hansen Latin Band

  • September 25 - Mark Carter (Smooth Jazz Guitar)

  • October 2 - L.A. Bluescasters


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Friday Night Band Jams at the Promenade Shops at Dos Lagos. Concerts are on Fridays from 7 - 9 p.m. in the Dos Lagos Amphitheater, 2755 Lakeshore Drive. Information: (951) 277-7601 or www.promenadeshopsatdoslagos.com

  • September 4 - The Candies (80s Covers)

  • September 11 - Anderson Hall (Rock/Alternative)

  • September 18 - Luis Oliart (Acoustic/Blues/Funk)

  • September 25 - Band Jam Finale - Jamaica Night


Weekends, September 5 - 27 - Festival of Children at South Coast Plaza. - The 8th Annual Festival of Children is a month-long celebration of the wonders of childhood with celebrity appearances, music and dance performances, activities and workshops. Most events are Saturdays and Sundays between 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. in the Carousel and Jewel Courts of South Coast Plaza, Bristol St./405 Freeway. Over 70 local children's charities participate in the event. See Festival website for full schedule. Information: (877) 492-KIDS (5437), www.festivalofchildren.org, click calendar of events, or http://www.south-coast-plaza.com/.

"The Great Star-Circle, Lake Powell." Photograph copyright Robert Kawika Sheer. Four billion years before the Swiss and Germans were making watches and cuckoos, stars were appearing to circle the North Star keeping time to the rotation of the Earth. Here their paths are recorded on the negative. A quarter turn of a star-trail line (90 degrees) equals six hours. So just eyeing it, this photo looks almost five hours long.

Metro Pointe Entertainment Series. - Performances take place Friday and Saturday evenings from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. and Sundays from 6 - 9 p.m. (through Sept. 6 only) at Metro Pointe at South Coast, 901 South Coast Drive. Stage is outdoors facing the restaurants. No lawn chairs. Information: (714) 481-5009 or www.metropointe.com.

  • August 30 - The Stumbling Brothers (Classic Pop/Rock)

  • September 4 - Blues Racket (Classic Pop/R&B/Dance)

  • September 5 - Sligo Rags (Celtic)

  • September 6 - Drexx Cannon (R&B/Dance)

  • September 11 - Party Jones (Pop/Dance/Soul)

  • September 12 - Sound FX (Jazz/Pop/Dance)

  • September 18 - C.G. Ryche (World Rhythms)

  • September 19 - SWAY (Contemporary Country/Americana)

  • September 25 - Shades of Blue (Diverse Blues)

  • September 26 - Heart and Soul (R&B/Latin/Dance)

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August 30 - Fiesta La Ballona. Annual event takes place at Veterans Park on Overland and concludes on Sunday from noon - 6 p.m. Includes carnival rides, games and vendors (fee). Sunday entertainment from noon - 6 p.m. includes Moondance (Swing), Francisco Aguabella (Afro-Cuban Jazz), Lisa Haley and the Zydecats (Zydeco), and the Culver City All Star Jazz Jam Band featuring Craig Fundyga. See website for full entertainment schedule, carnival hours and other activities. Information: (310) 253-6622 or www.fiestalaballona.org.

15th Annual Culver City Summer Music Festival. Concerts are from 7 - 9 p.m. in the Culver City Hall courtyard, 9770 Culver Blvd. (at Duquesne). Information: (310) 253-5716 or www.culvercity.org

  • September 3 - Surf City Allstars (Beach Boys/Jan and Dean)


Cypress Summer Concert Series - All performances take place at 6 p.m. on the Cypress Civic Center Green, 5275 Orange at Grindlay. Information: (714) 229-6780 or http://www.ci.cypress.ca.us

  • August 29 - Cypress "POPS" Orchestra - "Pops A La Carte"


September 12 and 13 - Toshiba Tall Ships Festival - The Ocean Institute celebrates its 25th year hosting the largest gathering of tallships on the West Coast. The festival will feature an array of family activities including live chantey music, art shows, living history demonstrations, and food vendors. Grass Park activities, Chantey concerts, arts and crafts show, living history encampments and vendor area are free. Fees for entry to Ocean Education Center, Tallship tours and cruises. Entertainment includes sea-faring music, traditional island dancers and more. Full information and schedules on website. Information: (949) 496-2274, www.tallshipsfestival.com/ or www.danapointharbor.com.

Dana Point Summer Concert Series - Concerts are from 4:30 - 6 p.m. at Heritage Park, 34400 Old Golden Lantern (August 2, 9 and 16), and at Lantern Bay Park, 25111 Park Lantern Road (August 23 and 30). Information: (949) 248-3530 or www.danapoint.org

  • August 30 - Tijana Dogs (Rock/Pop)


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"Wine Spirits at the Castello di Amorosa." Photograph copyright Robert Kawika Sheer. My wife sips from the bottle and I join her with a glass of Merlot as we celebrate a beautiful California evening in front of a small chapel that the owner of the winery imported from Italy. Our Spirit Shadows are actually created five minutes apart from each other during a half-hour exposure.


September 22 - Community Folk Music Jam. At this folk music jam, the participants sit in a circle formation with their acoustic instruments. Facilitators ensure a continuum of activity throughout the jam; guests and other non-musician visitors may sit outside the circle as space permits. The folk music jam will take place from 7 - 8:30 p.m. at the BJR Community and Senior Center, 7810 Quill Drive. Information: (562) 904-7223, (562) 904-7238 or www.downeyca.org.


September 19 - Duarte Route 66 Parade and Anniversary Picnic. The annual Route 66 Parade will take place beginning at 10 a.m. along Huntington Drive between Cotter and Mt. Olive. Grand Marshal for the parade will be Zac Sunderland, the teen who sailed around the globe. Following the parade there will be a picnic, arts and crafts show, entertainment and a classic car show at Royal Oaks Park, 2627 Royal Oaks Drive. The event will last until 4 p.m. Information: (626) 357-7931, (626) 260-0993 or www.accessduarte.com.


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September 20 - El Segundo Concerts in the Library Series Belle Air Brass. The brass ensemble will perform 10 of the best-known classical melodies of all time, along with information about the composers and their eras. Concerts take place at 2 p.m. in the Friends of the Library Room at the El Segundo Public Library, 111 West Mariposa at Main Street. Information: (310) 524-2728 or www.eslib.org.

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September 4 - Cruising Spring Street: Cruise Night and Market Night. Hot rods, low riders and live music in downtown Fontana every first Friday of the month. Event is from 5 - 10 p.m. in downtown Fontana at Sierra Avenue and Spring Street (main entrance on Sierra). Band for tonight: Original Sacrifice. Information: (909) 428-8360, www.fontana.org or www.fontanarecreation.org.


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September 20 - St. Andrews Monthly Sunday Concert Series. Danielle Belen, violin. Concerts are held at 4:30 p.m at the Episcopal Church of St. Andrew the Apostle, 1231 E. Chapman Avenue. Information: (714) 870-4350 or www.saintandrewsfullerton.org.

September 25, 26 and 27 - St. Juliana Catholic Church Fall Festival. Festival will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at St. Juliana Church, 1318 N. Acacia. There will be carnival rides, games and food vendors (fee) and entertainment. Friday evening entertainment is The Noble Ones (Classic/Soft Rock); Saturday from 3 - 5 p.m. is Alder Eagle (Blues), and from 6 - 10 the bands 2 Fifths (Rockabilly/Classic Rock) and Aerowatt (Classic Rock/Heavy Metal); and Sunday is the church talent show from 3 - 5 p.m. and Hornet Nation (Variety/Rock, Northrop-Grumman company band) from 6 - 8 p.m. Information: (714) 879-1965 or www.saintjulianachurch.org.

Fullerton Farmers Market - Live music Thursdays from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. The market is on Wilshire Avenue between Pomona and Harbor Boulevard. Also beginning at 4 p.m. food vendors, arts and crafts vendors, beer and wine garden, kids' rides and more. Information: (714) 738-6545 or www.cityoffullerton.com/depts/museum.

  • September 3 - Friends of Rock and Roll (R&B/Soul)

  • September 10 - Upstream (Caribbean/Reggae)

  • September 17 - The Answer (Classic Rock)

  • September 24 - Opeus (Classic Rock/Alt.)


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September 2 and 16 - First Baptist Church "Music at Noon" Concerts. The First Baptist Church invites the public to a free half-hour concert on the first and third Wednesday of each month. The concerts will take place from 12:10 p.m. to 12:40 p.m. in the Sanctuary at the First Baptist Church, 209 N. Louise Street. This month's performances will be: September 2: Works for Oboe by Wagner and Strauss. Catherine Del Russo, oboe, and Andrea Anderson, piano. September 16: The Kewa Ensemble will perform Mozart's Horn Quintet and Cary Belling "Mandala for String Quartet." Information: (818) 242-2113 or www.fbcglendale.net.

"The Fairy Princess Levitating Planes into the Night Sky at LAX." Photograph copyright Robert Kawika Sheer. Ingela Sheer writes: I portray the fairy princess assisting and blessing take-offs at the angels' airport as planes streak through the sky. Trust me, it's actually no fairy tale being out here. I'm walking around on a dark uneven hillside trying not to tumble and ruin my wedding dress as Robert blinds me with flashes of light.


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September 5, 6 and 7 - Labor Day Fiesta Hermosa. - Arts and crafts, cantina, two stages of live music, and beer and wine garden each day of Labor Day weekend. Fiesta is from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. at Pier/Hermosa Avenues; Pier Avenue main stage is at Pier/Strand, and Beer Garden Stage is at 11th Street/Beach Drive. See website for full schedule and details. Free parking at Northrop Grumman lot and free shuttle all day, or park at Mira Costa High School and take free Wave shuttle bus. Information: (310) 376-0951 or www.fiestahermosa.com.

  • September 5 - Pier Avenue Main Stage: Bella Donna (Stevie Nicks/Fleetwood Mac Tribute) from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Stone Free Experience (Jimi Hendrix Tribute) from 3 - 6 p.m. Beer Garden Stage: Thank U Drive Thru (Classic Hits) from 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and Heartless (Classic Rock and Roll) from 3:30 - 6:30 p.m.

  • September 6 - Pier Avenue Main Stage: The Neil Deal (Neil Young Tribute) from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Platinum Rock Stars (Boston, Foreigner and Bon Jovi Tribute) from 3 - 6 p.m. Beer Garden Stage: Kevin Misajons (One-Man Music Experience) from 11:30 - 2:30 p.m. and Identity Theft (Cover Hits) from 3:30 - 6:30 p.m.

  • September 7 - Pier Avenue Main Stage: Four Way Street (Crosby, Stills and Nash Tribute) from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Peacefrog (Doors Tribute) from 3 - 6 p.m. Beer Garden Stage: Couchois Brothers (Rock, Funk and R&B) from 11:30 - 2:30 p.m. and Soul Sacrifice (Santana Tribute) from 3:30 - 6:30 p.m.


September 10 and 18 - Public Performances at Forest Lawn. September 10 - Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra at 7:30 p.m., and September 18 - New Valley Symphony Orchestra at 2 p.m. Performances are in the Hall of Liberty at Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive. Information: (800) 568-6248 x3193, (800) 204-3131 or www.forestlawn.com.

September 14 - Samsung at&t Summer Krush Concert at Hollywood and Highland. Kelly Clarkson (American Idol) will be performing in the central courtyard of Hollywood and Highland at 6 p.m. The concert is the last stop of the nationwide Summer Krush concert tour. The Hollywood and Highland Center is located on Hollywood Boulevard next to the Kodak Theater. Information: (323) 960-2332, www.samsungsummercrush.com or www.hollywoodandhighland.com.

September 20 - 17th Annual Thai Cultural Day. The event will take place from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Barnsdall Park, 4800 Hollywood Boulevard. The opening ceremonies will take place at the Gallery Theater at noon, and there will be Thai music, dancing and kickboxing performances, children's activities, international food vendors and more. Information: (310) 827-2910 or www.thaiculturalcenter.org.

Ongoing - Music on the Courtyard at the Dome Arclight Theater. Friday and Saturday evenings with Gregg Young and the 2nd Street Steel Drum Band (Reggae/Soca/Calpyso/Tropical/Other) or Gregg Young and the 2nd Street Band (Smooth Jazz). Performances are from 6 - 9 p.m. on the courtyard at the Dome Arclight Theater, 6360 W. Sunset Blvd. Visit the theater website for directions. Information: www.arclightcinemas.com.

CityWalk Summer Block Party at Universal CityWalk - The CityWalk Summer Block Party will take place from June 25 - August 30 with something to do every night of the week. Mondays are KIIS-FM Summer Dance Crew Competitions, Tuesdays are Summer Night Swing (starting at 7:30 p.m.), Wednesdays will be CityRock Live! featuring 98.7 RockStar (starting at 7:30 p.m.) with a search for LA's best up and coming bands, Thursdays are Outdoor Movies (8 p.m., see the "Extras" section), Fridays are Flashback Fridays with music from the 60s - 90s with host and DJ Richard Blade (starting at 8 p.m.), Saturdays are Celebrity Band Saturdays with stars who act or dance by day and sing by night (starting at 8 p.m.), and Sundays are Descarga en CityWalk con Telemundo y Mun with Latin bands and celebrity appearances (starting at 5:30 p.m.). Information: www.citywalkhollywood.com.

  • August 30 - Banda Los Recoditos, El Guero y su Banda Centenano, and Flex (program begins at 5:30 p.m.)

"Bird Cage Theater." Photograph copyright Robert Kawika Sheer. The most famous building in western lore is up the street from the site of the infamous gunfight at the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona. Ingela and her "two spirit sisters" audition for a role on the stage of the Bird Cage, and I think they got the part. Certainly, the spirits of Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp inside the theater have a better view.


September 12 - Senior Saturday Community Festival. - Annual event features live music and about 75 sponsor booths with information, products and services geared toward seniors. Event takes place from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Pier Plaza at the Huntington Beach pier, Main Street/Pacific Coast Highway. Hosted by the Huntington Beach Council on Aging. There will also be a free shuttle from City Hall and the Senior Center. Information: (714) 536-9387 or www.hbcoa.org.

Surfin' Sundays Concert Series - Sunday concerts are from 1 - 4 p.m. in the parking lot behind the Surf Museum, 411 Olive (off Main Street), or at Pier Plaza (Main/Pacific Coast Highway). See individual concert dates for details. Information: (714) 960-3483 or http://www.surfingmuseum.org.

  • August 30 - CHUM and Jason Lee and the R.I.P. Tides. Museum parking lot, 1 - 4 p.m.

  • September 13 - The Fabulous Nomads, and The Goofyfoots. Museum parking lot, 1 - 4 p.m.

  • September 20 - Drum Sequel and Guitar Jam Session. Museum parking lot, 1 - 4 p.m.

Performances at Bella Terra. - Friday from 7 - 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 6 - 9 p.m. For shows on other days, see times listed. Performances take place in the amphitheater outside the Century Theaters. The Bella Terra Center's address is 7777 Edinger Avenue. Information: (714) 897-2534 or www.bellaterra-hb.com.

  • September 4 - Jaguar Band (Latin Sounds)

  • September 5 - HoDads (High Energy Classic/Surf Rock)

  • September 6 - Jaguar (Latin Sounds) from 1 - 4 p.m.

  • September 11 - Singer/Guitarist Steven James King (Alt. Soft Rock)

  • September 12 - Golden West Pops (40-piece Pops Band)

  • September 13 - Singer/Guitarist Danny Maika from 4 - 8 p.m.

  • September 18 - Northern 45 Band (Alt/Classic Rock)

  • September 19 - Huntington Beach Concert Band (60-piece symphony band)

  • September 20 - Singer/Guitarist Brooke Ramel from 2 - 5 p.m., and Singer/Guitarist Danny Maika from 6 - 8 p.m.

  • September 25 - Singer/Guitarist Kurt Hunter (Alt. Soft Rock)

  • September 26 - Singer/Guitarist Brooke Ramel from 1 - 4 p.m., and Sugah Daddy (Classic Rock) from 6 - 9 p.m.

  • September 27 - Javid and Naoko (New Flamenco Duo) from 3 - 7 p.m.

Huntington Beach Central Park Concerts - Concerts begin at 5 p.m. in Central Park (Golden West/Talbert) behind the Huntington Beach main library. Information: (714) 402-7158, (714) 891-6856, www.hbconcertband.org, or www.surfcity-hb.org

  • August 30 - Orquesta Charangoa (Cuban)

  • September 6 - Mike Henebry Orchestra (Big Band/Swing)


September 5, 6, and 7 - Labor Day Celebration and Festival Cultural Michoacano. The Festival will take place Saturday, Sunday and Monday from noon - 10 p.m. at the Hollywood Park Casino lot, Century Boulevard/Prairie Avenue. There will be carnival rides and games (fee), musical and cultural entertainment, vendors and exhibitors, a celebration of Michoacan cultural heritage, and more. Information: (818) 734-2744, www.hispaniceventsmarketing.com or www.fecademich.org.


Orange County Great Park Flights and Sounds of Summer Concerts - The Great Park in Irvine will feature live concerts on Saturday evenings and dance parties every Friday night through September. All performances begin at 8 p.m. Also free balloon rides at the Great Park on Fridays and Saturdays from 7 - 10 p.m. (Balloon is tethered to the ground and flights are subject to wind and weather conditions). Concert parking fee is $8. Also, pre-show comedy presentations begin at 7 p.m. each evening. Information: (949) 724-7420 or www.ocgp.org

  • September 4 - Steve Lucky and the Rhumba Bums (Swing/Blues/Jazz)

  • September 5 - 17 Hippies (World)

  • September 11 - Johnny Polanco (Salsa)

  • September 12 - Niyaz (World/Electronic)

  • September 18 - Merchants of Moonshine (Country)

  • September 19 - Hapa (Hawaiian)

  • September 25 - Bollywood Step Dance Party

  • September 26 - Easy Star All-Stars (Reggae)

"The Spirits of Stonehenge." Photograph copyright Robert Kawika Sheer. From left to right, the figures represent: a druid, a Camelot knight, the Norman invader, a Roman soldier, a Christian, and in the back-center, the original creator/architect/artist -- whoever she or he might be. With English Heritage's permission, I hide my costumes behind the stones and enter the frame at 3 a.m. to re-create the figures from Stonehenge's past. I work totally alone on a moonless night. Uncannily, I started to sense children giggling around me. I'm a very down-to-earth guy, but I did grow up in Hawaii -- a vibrant spiritual place -- and some say the stone circle is a vortex, so I thought if there was to be any spiritual energy it would be of the ancient curmudgeonly sort with a British accent. So why kids laughing? Perhaps Stonehenge is a spiritual Fountain of Youth!


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Noon Concerts at Biola University. This long-standing, mid-day concert series tradition presents guest artists and university faculty and students. It brings to the campus and the community a special opportunity to hear outstanding performances from a variety of artists. All performances are from 12:30 - 1 p.m. in Crowell Hall on the Biola University Campus. Campus address is 13800 Biola Drive. See website for directions. Information: (562) 903-4892 or www.biola.edu, click academics, undergraduate, and go to the Music Department link, or go to events.

  • September 9 - Orion Saxophone Quartet

  • September 16 - Neil Stipp, organist

  • September 23 - Rique Pantoja and Friends (Latin Jazz)

  • September 30 - Mimi Dye, viola


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La Verne 2009 Concerts in the Park. Concerts are from 6:30 - 9 p.m. at Heritage Park, 5001 Via De Mansion (at Wheeler). New this year: each concert has a music theme and dressing for the theme is encouraged. Information: (909) 593-2862, (909) 596-8700, www.laverneheritage.org or www.ci.la-verne.ca.us.

  • September 6 - The Answer (Classic Rock). Theme: Patriotic/Beach Wear


Laguna Beach residents: Please contact your city directly for information on summer concert programs.

"General Grant." Photograph copyright Robert Kawika Sheer. Stars etch into the negative in this six-hour exposure in King's Canyon National Park. I light up this giant sequoia with a lantern for 30 minutes. Inside the trunk are circular growth rings that mirror the curving star-lines in the sky behind the tree.


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September 11 - September 11th Remembrance Event. The City of Laguna Niguel will hold a 9/11 Remembrance Event to pay tribute to those who lost their lives, were injured, or suffered loss of family or friends in the tragedy. The event will also honor members of the military and local law enforcement and fire personnel who make daily sacrifices to keep the community safe. The event will take place in the Crown Vally Community Park amphitheater, 29751 Crown Valley Parkway, from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Bring a low-back chair or blanket for seating. Information: (949) 425-5100 or www.ci.laguna-niguel.ca.us.


Lake Arrowhead Village 2009 Summer Concert Series - All performances (unless otherwise noted) take place at 6:30 p.m. at Lake Arrowhead Village, 28200 Highway 189. Information: (909) 337-2533 or www.lakearrowheadvillage.com.

  • September 4 - Moving Pictures (Rush Tribute)

  • September 5 - Atomic Punks (Van Halen Tribute)

  • September 6 - Spazmatics (80s)

  • September 7 - Heartbreaker (Pat Penatar Tribute, 4 p.m.)

  • September 11 - The Ramonas (All Female Ramones Tribute)

  • September 12 - Whole Lotta Roses (All Female AC/DC Tribute)

  • September 18 - Platinum Rock Stars (Tribute to Bon Jovi, Def Lepard, Boston)

  • September 19 - The Joshua Tree (U2 Tribute)


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September 11 - Lakewood Patriot Day Concert - Program will be held from 6 - 8 p.m. in Del Valle Park, 5939 Henrilee Street at Woodruff. The evening will begin with country music and patriotic songs by Gold Rush Country. There will also be speeches, and a memorial candle lighting and moment of silence to pay tribute those lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of 9/11, as well as the men and women of the nation's armed forces and public safety agencies. Refreshments will be available for purchase, and dogs and alcohol are prohibited in the park. Information: (562) 866-9771 x2408 or www.lakewoodcity.org/patriotday.


September 12 - Downtown Long Beach Inaugural Latin American Parade and Festival. The city's first Latin American Parade and Festival will feature all things Latin American. The parade will begin at 3 p.m. in downtown Long Beach at Pine Avenue/7th Street, then continue down Pine Avenue to Broadway, ending at the East Village Arts District (1st/Elm). After the parade there will be a festival from 4 - 10 p.m. in the East Village Arts District. The festival will include entertainment, a food court, art lectures, children's activities and more. See website for full schedule. Information: (562) 436-4259 or http://www.downtownlongbeach.org.

Every Friday - Just After Noon Music. The First Congregational Church presents weekly concerts from 12:10 - 12:40 p.m. The church is located at 241 Cedar Avenue. Information: (562) 436-2256 or http://www.firstchurchlb.org.

Shoreline Village Music Series - Performances are from 7 - 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 - 5 p.m. on Sundays (unless otherwise noted) at Shoreline Village, 429 Shoreline Village Drive. Information: (562) 435-2668 or www.shorelinevillage.com.

  • August 30 - Scott Martin Latin Jazz

  • September 4 - J.D. Priest

  • September 5 - Third Degree (Blues)

  • September 6 - Artists TBA

  • September 7 - Artists TBA

Shark Lagoon Nights at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Shark Lagoon Nights lets all ages enjoy live music while observing the sharks at Harbor Terrace. Please note: The Aquarium itself is not open during this time. Only the Shark Lagoon and restaurant/gift shop areas are open for the evening from 6 - 9 p.m.; music is from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Admission is free and food/drinks are available for purchase. Aquarium address is 100 Aquarium Way. Information: (562) 590-3100 x0, or www.aquariumofthepacific.org.

  • September 18 - Indigenous Soul Trio (Latin Jazz)

  • September 25 - The Tydes (Surf)

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September 5 - Drum Downtown. Drum Downtown is a unique outdoor group drumming experience on the Music Center Plaza. A fun experience for all ages creating improvised rhythms with hand drums, shakers, tambourines and other percussion instruments. Instruments provided. The event is from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. in the Music Center Plaza (Grand between First and Temple). Information: (213) 972-3660 or Active Arts at http://www.musiccenter.org.

"India Spirits." Photograph copyright Robert Kawika Sheer. In this 30-minute exposure, I flashed a light towards me four times to create my very first Spirit Images. I knelt to create one figure, and this made the other three presences appear to float like genies. Above the figure on the right, a faint rainbow appears in the Rajasthan night sky.

September 5 - City of Los Angeles Birthday Celebration. The city's 228th Birthday celebration will begin at 6 a.m. with Pobladores' Historic "Walk to Los Angeles" re-enactment beginning at the San Gabriel Mission and ending in downtown Los Angeles at the El Pueblo Historical Monument (Olvera Street). The walk will be followed by a celebration at the Monument/Olvera Street from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. There will be live entertainment, free birthday cake, and more. Information: (213) 485-8372, (213) 485-8376, www.lacity.org/ELP or www.lacity.org/228.

September 5, 6, and 7 - Leimert Park Art and Music Festival. The Leimert Park Art and Music Festival will take place Labor Day weekend from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. at Leimert Park Plaza and Leimert Park Village, between Crenshaw Boulevard, Leimert Blvd. and 43rd Street. There will be jazz, blues, reggae and spoken word performances by artists like Azar Lawrence, Dwight Trible, Rhil Ranelin, Wadada, Wally Ali, and many others, African dance performances, a Family Pavilion, fashion shows, teen activities, fine arts and crafts vendors, food vendors and more. Information: (323) 319-5800, (323) 319-5819 or www.leimertparkfestival.blogspot.com.

September 6 - Target Sundays at the California African American Museum. "Celebrate Caribbean" Labor Day Festival. The Target Sundays program is from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the California African American Museum, 600 State Drive in Exposition Park. The Museum opens at 11 a.m., and the live program will begin at noon with the CAAM Public Platform. Performances will begin at 1 p.m. Parking is available at Figueroa and 39th Streets for $8 per vehicle. Information: (213) 744-2132 or www.caamuseum.org.

September 6 - East L.A. Parade and Festival. Desfile de la Independencia de Mexico en Este de Los Angeles. The parade will be held from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. between 1st Street and Cesar Chavez Boulevard in East Los Angeles. There will also be a festival which will be held at the East L.A. Civic Center at 3rd and Mednik from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Information: (310) 914-0015 or www.allaccess.la.

September 10 and 20 - USC Thornton School of Music Performances. On Sept. 10, The USC Thornton School kicks off its 125th Anniversary celebration. The evening's events will include the USC Thornton Symphony performing Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique in Bovard Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. with resident conductor Carl St. Clair. On Sept. 20, the USC Thornton Studio Guitar and Popular Music faculty will present an afternoon recital. The performance will take place in the Alfred Newman Recital Hall on the USC campus at 3 p.m. Information: (213) 740-2584 or www.usc.edu/music.

September 11 - Los Angeles Greek Festival 2009. The Festival will take place September 11 - 13 at St. Sophia Cathedral, 1324 S. Normandie Avenue. Friday night is Zorba night and the only night of free admission. There will be Greek food and pastries for purchase, live Green music and Greek folk dancing. Friday hours are 5 p.m. - 11 p.m. Information: (323) 737-2424 or www.lagreekfest.com.

September 12 and 13 - Fiestas Patrias California. The largest Hispanic Mexican Independence Day celebration in California will take place Sept. 12 and 13 from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. at Olvera Street Plaza (across from Union Station). There will be two stages of music and entertainment, arts and crafts, children's activities, a carnival (fee) and more. Information: (310) 914-0015 or www.allaccess.la.

September 18 - Dance Downtown. Put on your dancing shoes and dance under the stars from 6:30 - 10 p.m. in the Music Center Plaza (Grand between First and Temple). The evening's dance is Brazilian Samba. Complementary beginning dance lessons are provided at 6:30 p.m.; dance to live bands or DJs from 7:15 - 10 p.m. Information: (213) 972-3660 or Active Arts at www.musiccenter.org.

Select Wednesdays - Midday Organ Recital at Our Lady of Angels Cathedral. Free half-hour organ recitals at 12:45 p.m. (See date calendars to confirm concerts or call venue.) Cathedral address is 555 W. Temple. Information: (213) 680-5200 or http://www.olacathedral.org

Every Thursday - Noontime Organ Recital at FCCLA. The First Congregational Church of Los Angeles, 540 S. Commonwealth at 6th, offers weekly half-hour organ concerts on Thursdays beginning at 12:10 p.m. Concerts are open to the public. Information: (213) 385-1345 or http://www.fccla.org.

Grand Performances - Grand Performances events are held at the Watercourt of California Plaza, Grand Avenue between 4th Street and the Museum of Contemporary Art. Performance time vary - see individual performance dates. The season includes films and lecture-type events in addition to music and dance performances. Information: (213) 687-2159 or www.grandperformances.org.

  • September 12 - Emily Dickinson "This and My Heart Besides" with Linda Kelsey, actress, Anne Marie Ketchum, soprano, and Victoria Kirsch, pianist, 8 p.m.

Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles - The Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park returns for the summer with concerts Wednesday through Sunday night. Wednesday is Musica Latina, Thursday is World Music, Friday is Night Rhythms, Saturday is American Roots and Sunday is Target Children's Night. Wednesday through Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday performances begin at 6:30 p.m. The Levitt Pavilion at MacArthur Park is located in the northwest corner of the park near the intersection of West 6th Street and S. Park View Street (just west of downtown Los Angeles). Please note - this schedule remains to be confirmed. Information: (213) 384-5701 or www.levittla.org.

  • August 30 - Handsome Little Devils (Children)

  • September 2 - Huayucaltia (Latin Folk-Jazz Fusion)

  • September 3 - LIRA (Jazz)

  • September 4 - Volumen Cero (Latino Rock 'n Roll)

  • September 5 - Old Blind Dogs (Scottish Folk)

  • September 6 - INCA Peruvian Ensemble

  • September 9 - RADAID (Electronic Jazz/World)

  • September 10 - Brokedown Cadillac (Contemporary Country Rock)

  • September 11 - Korean Music Celebration

  • September 12 - Central American Independence Day Celebration with Macondo y sus Latin Brothers

  • September 13 - Mexican Independence Day Celebration, Fiesta Jarocha Conjunto Hueyapan

"Graveyard Spirits." Photograph copyright Robert Kawika Sheer. My favorite photograph is a homage to Disneyland's Haunted Mansion ride that my grandfather helped construct. It's a solo endeavor and the hardest shot I've ever done. This is attempt #8. It's my third night in the graveyard, and this eighty-minute exposure was taken between midnight and 1:20 a.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery in Santa Monica, California. From the camera, I can't see anything in the shot. It takes about 40 minutes to create all the characters on the tombstones. Then I spend an additional forty minutes sitting next to the camera continuing the exposure to allow enough time for a little moonlight to brighten and color the negative.

Los Angeles City College Noontime Concerts. The Concert Series is a one-unit class with performances open to visitors and guests from campus and the community. All performances take place from 12:10 p.m. - 1:10 p.m. in the Music Building, Clausen Hall, Room 247. Not food or drink is allowed, and no one will be admitted after 12:10 p.m. Campus address is 855 N. Vermont. Information: (323) 953-4000 x2880 or www.lacitycollege.edu.

  • September 8 - Richard Gomez (The Tuba Trio)

  • September 10 - Karen Elaine, violin and viola

  • September 15 - Kristina Sargsyan, piano

  • September 17 - Alma Nova Duo (flute and guitar)

  • September 22 - Jim Sullivan and Friends

  • September 24 - Natalie Ross and Lois Steinberg, piano and voice

  • September 29 - Dan Wanner, piano, and friends

Performances at The Colburn School - Performances are open to the public and are free of charge. See individual event information for time and location. The Colburn School is located at 200 South Grand across from the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Information: (213) 621-2200 or www.colburnschool.edu.

  • September 10 - Conservatory Performance Forum, Thayer Hall, 11 a.m.

  • September 13 - Faculty Recital: John Perry, piano, Zipper Hall, 3 p.m.

  • September 17 - Conservatory Performance Forum, Thayer Halll, 11 a.m.

  • September 26 - Colburn Conservatory Orchestra, Yehuda Gilad, music director and conductor, featuring Ronald Leonard, cello. Off-campus performance at 8 p.m. at Barnum Hall, Santa Monica High School, 601 Pico Boulevard in Santa Monica.


September 12 - 2009 Brazilian Day in Los Angeles. The Consulate General of Brazil invites the public to the 2009 "Brazilian Day in L.A." The event will take place from noon - 6 p.m. at the gardens of the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits, 5801 Wilshire Boulevard. The event celebrates Brazilian culture, and there will be Brazilian food, Brazilian art and music, vendor booths and more. Information: (323) 651-2664 x219 or www.brazilian-consulate.org.

September 23 - FAME Concert and Celebration at The Grove. Celebrate the upcoming release of the movie FAME with V Factory and Fame's Naturi Naughton and Collins Pennie. The event will take place in the Park at The Grove beginning at 7 p.m. The event will be hosted by KIIS-FM's Fat Daniel and Karli from the Block, and other members of the movie's cast will be present. The Grove is located at 189 The Grove Drive next to the Los Angeles Farmers Market. Information: (323) 900-8080 or www.thegrovela.com.

Friday Night Jazz at LACMA - Concerts are from 6 - 8 p.m. in the BP Grand Entrance of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wishire Boulevard. Admission to the museum's regular (non-ticketed) exhibits is also on a pay-as-you-wish basis after 5 p.m. Information: (323) 857-6115 or www.lacma.org.

  • September 4 - Michael Session Sextet

  • September 11 - Snooky Young

  • September 18 - BoneSoir

  • September 25 - Gary LeMel

"Sundays Live" Chamber Music Series - Concerts are at 6 p.m. at the Leo S. Bing Theater of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Visit the Sundays Live website to find other ways of listening to the concerts, including LACMA's streaming audio of the performances. Admission to the museum's regular exhibits is also on a pay-as-you-wish basis after 5 p.m. Information: (323) 857-6234 or www.sundayslive.org.

  • August 30 - Haydn Celebration Concert No. 8 with pianist Igor Lovchinsky

  • September 6 - Violinist Endre Balogh and colleagues Kevin Connoly (violin), Steven Gordon (viola), Dennis Karmazyn (cello), and Genevieve Feiwen Lee (piano), perform works by Schubert and Schumann

  • September 13 - Pianists Maria Demina and Anna von Urbans perform works by Mendelssohn

  • September 20 - Haydn Celebration Concert No. 9

  • September 27 - Cellist Marek Szpakiewicz and pianist Jiayi Shi perform music for Yom Kippur

Los Angeles Farmers Market Summer Concerts. - Thursday Night Jazz Series and Friday Night Music take place from 7 - 9 p.m. on the West Patio of the Los Angeles Farmers Market, 6333 W. 3rd at Fairfax. Information: (323) 933-9211 or www.farmersmarketla.com.

  • September 3 - Michael LeVan (Jazz)

  • September 4 - Inca (Peruvian)

  • September 10 - Catte Adams (Jazz)

  • September 11 - Saucy Monkey

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September 12 - Getty Center Family Festival. - Enjoy a day in the Gallic countryside with this festival featuring the chanteuse Jessica Fichot and the cosmopolitan sounds of Jean-Paul Monsche. Dive into picturesque folktales and be awed by the giant fantastic creatures by Dragon Knights. The days activities are inspired by the exhibition "Cast in Bronze: French Sculpture from Renaissance to Revolution." The festival will take place from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. in the Getty Center Museum Courtyard. No reservations are required. Parking at the Getty is now $15 but free after 5 p.m. Information: (310) 440-7300 or www.getty.edu.

"Balanced Rock, Garden of the Gods." Photograph copyright Robert Kawika Sheer. My niece Christina models as I outline her body with a flashlight to create a "balancing presence" at the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. Perhaps a mischievous alien positioned this boulder here many centuries ago as their idling spaceship glowed in the distance.

September 26 - Saturdays off the 405 at the Getty. - Fridays off the 405 are now Saturdays off the 405 at the Getty Center. Enjoy outdoor music and evening views of the city from 6 - 9 p.m. (cash bar and Garden Terrace Cafe open until 8:30 p.m.) The event features band performances with DJ sets to open and close the night. Tonight's artist: Rain Machine with Kyp Malone (Jazz/Bluegrass/Rock). No reservations are required. There will also be "Spotlight After Dark" art discussions at 6 and 7 p.m. Parking at the Getty is now $15 but free after 5 p.m. Information: (310) 440-7300 or www.getty.edu.

Every Sunday - West L.A. Farmers Market - Programs TBA. Market hours are 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. with performances beginning between 10 and 11 a.m. Check website for entertainment schedule availability. Also children's crafts table from 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. The West LA Farmers Market is held at 11338 Santa Monica Boulevard. Information: (310) 281-7855 or http://www.westlafarmersmarket.com

West Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Summer Concert Series The West Los Angeles Neighborhood Council 2009 summer concert series continues through September 2. Concerts begin at 7 p.m. at the West Los Angeles Civic Center Bandshell, 11338 Santa Monica Boulevard (behind the Library at Corinth). Information: (310) 281-6116 or www.wlanc.com.

  • September 2 - Ta'raach, and Aloe Blacc

Music on the Terrace at Westfield Century City. - Concerts are Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. on the 2nd Level Dining Terrace at the Westfield Century City mall through the end of October. Performances are presented by KCRW as part of their "Sounds Around Town" programs. Information: (310) 277-3898 or www.westfield.com/centurycity.

  • September 17 - Brownout (Latin Funk) and DJ Jeremy Soul

  • September 24 - Orgone (Dance Party) and DJ Raul Campos

  • October 1 - Locos Por Juana (Latin Reggae) and DJ Mario Cotto


September 19 - "The Previews" Concert Series. Angeles Consort: Janet Worsley Strauss, baroque violin, Suzanna Giordano Gignac, baroque violin and viola, Leif Woodward, baroque cello, Jason Yoshida, lute, and guest soprano Angie Solomon. "The Previews" is a series of performances for gifted young musicians ages 12 - 28. Performances take place at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1340 Eleventh Street, at 2 p.m. Information: (310) 937-7275 or www.palosverdes.com/tlcmusic.

Manhattan Beach Summer Concert Series - Concerts are on Sundays from 5 - 7 p.m. in Polliwog Park, Manhattan Beach Blvd./Redondo Ave. Information: (310) 802-5406, (310) 802-5417, www.citymb.info or http://www.ci.manhattan-beach.ca.us

  • August 30 - Brian Lynn Jones and the Misfit Cowboys (Country)

  • September 6 - Stone Soul (Soul/Motown)

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Fisherman's Village Concert Series. - Outdoor performances are from 2 - 5 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday at Fisherman's Village, 13755 Fiji Way, weather permitting. Parking is available for two hours with validation. Information: www.visitmarinadelrey.com.

  • August 30 - Eric Ekstrand Ensemble (Swing/Jump/Jazz/Boogie)

  • September 5 - Floyd and the Flyboys (Funk/Blues/Soul(

  • September 6 - Swing Syndicate (Swing/Jazz)

  • September 12 - J T Ross Band (Harmonica Blues/Jazz)

  • September 13 - 2AZZ1 (Smooth Jazz)

  • September 19 - Scott Martin Latin Soul Band (Latin Soul Jazz)

  • September 20 - Bernie Meisinger Band (American Songbook/Jazz)

  • September 26 - L.A. Love Band (Jazz/Blues/Soul)

  • September 27 - Susie Hansen Latin Jazz Band

"Calico Ghost Town Gunfight." Photograph copyright Robert Kawika Sheer. These spirit gunslingers are still battling it out on the silver-mining streets of Calico, California. I portray both gunfighters, so I'm shooting myself. I'm also a photographer, so I'm shooting myself shooting myself. I never see the facade of the building from the camera position. Two distant and barely lit lanterns eventually brighten this hour exposure.


September 3 - The Concert Hour at Saddleback College. Director of Jazz Studies Joey Sellers investigates unique modes of improvisation with his Los Angeles colleagues. Performances take place from noon - 1 p.m. in Fine Arts Room 101 of Saddleback College. College address is 28000 Marguerite Parkway. Information: (949) 582-4656 or www.saddleback.edu.

September 12 - First Annual Mission Viejo Readers Festival. The festival will feature more than two dozen authors including Lisa See, Dean Koontz and Henry Winkler, plus literary business booths, entertainment for children and adults on two stages, and food vendors from local establishments. The event, sponsored by the Friends of the Mission Viejo Library, will take place from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center and adjacent Village Green area, 24932 Veterans Way. Information: (949) 830-7100 x5105, www.mvreadersfestival.org or www.cityofmissionviejo.org.

Sept. 26 and 27 - St. Killian Church Oktoberfest. The St. Killian Oktoberfest will take place Saturday from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. There will be carnival games, rides and food vendors (fee), contests, a silent auction and beer garden, and admission and entertainment are free. The church is located at 26872 Estanciero. Call for entertainment schedule. Information: (949) 586-4440.


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September 27 - Sunday Musicale at the Newport Beach Public Library. Pluck! Music for Lute, Guitar and Russian Guitar with John Schneiderman. Performance is from 3 - 4 p.m. in the Friends Meeting Room of the Central Library, 1000 Avocado Avenue. Information: (949) 717-3800, www.newportbeachlibrary.org or www.city.newport-beach.ca.us, click library link.

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September 12 - 16th of September Celebration. The city's annual 16th of September Celebration will take place from noon - 5 p.m. on the Norwalk Civic Center Lawn, 12700 Norwalk Boulevard. There will be face painting, games and crafts, mariachi music and Latin music by Suave, food vendors, re-enactment of "El Grito," and the presentation of the Miss 16th of September Court. Information: (562) 929-5702 or www.ci.norwalk.ca.us.


September 26 - San Bernardino County Fiesta. Experience Latino culture through music, performance and visual arts. The event will take place from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park, 800 N. Archibald Avenue in Ontario. Entertainment will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will include the Mariachi Youth Academy, St. Mary's Ballet Folklorico of Redlands, and the San Bernardino Youth Symphony performing music from Spain and Argentina. There will also be visual art from Latin Countries, and food from south of the border for purchase. Admission is free, but parking at the park is $10. Information: (909) 38-PARKS or www.county-parks.com.

"Young Mr. Lincoln." Photograph copyright Robert Kawika Sheer. Ingela Sheer writes: My stovepipe hat-attired husband and I visited President Lincoln the night after his birthday (hence the wreaths). After opening the shutter, Robert stood perfectly still in front of the statue for 45 seconds. He then exited the frame allowing the "light of Lincoln" to shine through his silhouette. (To Robert's schoolmate from Punahou: we would like to hang this photograph in the Lincoln bedroom!)


September 4, 5 and 6 - Orange International Street Fair. Opening night for the annual three-day International Street Fair is September 4. Four full blocks of international food vendors and ongoing entertainment on nine stages. The event takes place in downtown Orange in the area surrounding the Orange traffic circle, Chapman/Glassell. Friday hours are 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday hours are 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. See website for full schedule of events and international "themed" areas. Please note: this event can be extremely crowded and comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Information: www.orangestreetfair.org.

September 25, 26 and 27 - St. Norberfest 2009. The St. Norberfest 2009 festival will take place Friday from 6 - 11 p.m., Saturday from noon - 11 p.m. and Sunday from noon - 9 p.m. There will be carnival games, rides and food vendors (fee), and admission and entertainment are free. The church is located at 300 E. Taft Avenue. See website for full entertainment schedule. Information: (714) 637-4360 or www.stnorbertchurch.org.


September 15 - L.A. County Arts Commission Free Concerts in Public Places. Jim "Kimo" West (Hawaiian slack key guitar). The performance will take place from 4 - 5:30 p.m. at the Hastings Branch Library, 3325 East Orange Grove Boulevard. Information: (626) 744-7263, www.lacountyarts.org or www.cityofpasadena.net.

September 19 - Fiestas Patrias. The city's Fiestas Patrias celebration will take place from noon - 5 p.m. at the Villa Parke Community Center, 363 E. Villa Street. There will be mariachi music, Aztec and Folklorico dancers, the reading of El Grito, and more. Information: (626) 744-6530 or www.cityofpasadena.net.

Levitt Pavilion Summer Concert Series. - Performances are five nights a week. Wednesday is Children's Night, Thursday is American Music Night, Friday is World Rhythms, Saturday is Musica Latina, and Sunday is Jazz Night. Shows begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday and Sunday, and at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, unless otherwise noted. Levitt Loves Kids performances also take place before the concerts at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, and Distinguished Young Artist Performances (youth ages 13 - 18 ) take place on Sundays prior to the concert at 6:30 p.m. All performances are at the Levitt Pavilion Bandshell in Memorial Park, corner of Walnut and Raymond in Old Town Pasadena. Information: (626) 683-3230 or www.levittpavilionpasadena.org.

  • August 30 - Meg Okura's Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble (Jazz/Eastern)

Pasadena Presbyterian Church Music at Noon Concerts. - June programs present a month of pianists! Concerts take place at 12:10 in the church sanctuary and are open to the public. The church is in Downtown Pasadena at the corner of Colorado and Madison. Information: (626) 793-2191 or www.ppc.net/music/noonconcerts.html.

  • September 2 - Midori, violinist

  • September 9 - Michael Sellers, pianist

  • September 16 - Third Wheel (music for flute, clarinet and bassoon)

  • September 23 - Sean O'Neal, organist

  • September 30 - Azzoni Duo (music for violin and piano)

Pasadena Senior Center Concerts in the Park. - Concerts designed for seniors take place on Tuesday nights from 6 - 7 in Levitt Pavilion (Memorial Park Bandshell), corner of Walnut and Raymond. Information: (626) 795-4331 or www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org.

  • September 1 - Great American Swing Band (Big Band/Swing)

6th Annual Summer Jazz Concert Series. - The jazz series takes place Sundays from 5 - 7 p.m. in the Vroman's bookstore courtyard, 695 East Colorado Boulevard. Information: (626) 744-0340 or www.playhousedistrict.org.

  • August 30 - "Jazz Jam" Grand Finale

"Madame Pele Re-ignites an Old Lava Flow." Photograph copyright Robert Kawika Sheer. Ingela Sheer writes: At Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kawika and I venture onto this 40-year-old lava flow in the dark of night. He then fires off a light towards me to create the figure. Next, I exit the shot while he journeys out to where the pahoehoe (smooth flow) meets the a'a (rough flow). He points a big flashlight toward the camera and walks slowly across the frame to create the glowing lava line. After finishing this one-hour exposure, we thank the location's spiritual energy and hope that the shot will turn out.


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September 6 - Courtyard Concerts at the San Bernardino County Museum. San Bernardino Symphony members will present a concert exhibiting the beauty of the strings. The San Bernardino County Museum presents a series of concerts every first Sunday of the month at 3 p.m. in the Museum courtyard. No reservations are necessary. The museum is located at 2024 Orange Tree Lane. Information: (909) 307-2669, www.sbcountymuseum.org or www.co.san-bernardino.ca.us/museum.

"Aliens in Goblin Valley, Utah." Photograph copyright Robert Kawika Sheer. Look closely and you'll see my ears on the neck of the center alien. The over-sized head and the hands are cut from cardboard. The alien lawyer Martock from Tubac (Arizona) gave me the licensing rights to portray our extraterrestrial friends. As he put it, "It's all about licensing now." By the way, Martock is the brother-in-law of Stephen Colbert's alien financial advisor Gorlock; it's a small universe.


Redondo Beach Pier Summer Concerts Except where noted, concerts are Thursdays and Saturdays at the Redondo Beach Pier from 6 to 8 p.m. Information: www.redondopier.com

  • September 3 - Boomer McLennan and the Rhythm Rangers (Country)

  • September 5 - Hula Monsters (Island)


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September 12 - Downtown Street Jam. The Downtown Street Jam presents a variety of music and entertainment in Downtown Riverside from 2 - 6 p.m., plus a performance by Poncho Sanchez (Latin Jazz) from 7 - 8:30 p.m. The events take place at Orange and Ninth Streets. Bring your own chair, and no coolers or umbrellas are permitted. Information: (951) 341-6550, www.riversidedowntown.org or www.myspace.com/downtownstreetjam.

Riverside Plaza Performances. Two sets of performances are Main Street Events and shows on the courtyard near El Torito on Friday and Saturday nights from 7 - 9 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) at Riverside Plaza. Riverside Plaza is located off Central Avenue between Riverside Avenue and DeAnza. Information: (951) 683-1066 or www.shopriversideplaza.com.

  • September 4 - Lipstick Tattoo (Classic Rock, Main Street, 7 - 9 p.m.), and Lee Zimmer (Classical Guitar, West End/El Torito Courtyard, 7 - 9 p.m.)

  • September 5 - 5th Dementia (Live Rock, Main Street, 7 - 9 p.m.), and Tom Buechi (Blues/Rock, West End/El Torito Courtyard, 7 - 9 p.m.)

  • September 11 - U.C. Riverside Salsa Club (Salsa Dance Lessons, Main Street, 6 - 10 p.m.), and Leslie Ellis (1940s/Standards, West End/El Torito Courtyard, 7 - 9 p.m.)

  • September 12 - Calypso Music Event (Calypso Beats, Main Street, 6 - 10 p.m.), and Stan "aka Lightnin" (Rock/Blues, West End/El Torito Courtyard, 7 - 9 p.m.)

  • September 18 - Arthur Murray Dance Party (Free Ballroom Dance Lessons, Main Street, 6 - 10 p.m.), and Jamaica Bob (Calypso/Island, West End/El Torito Courtyard, 7 - 9 p.m.)

  • September 19 - Survivor Strut Fashion Show (Main Street, 7 - 8:30 p.m.), and Vincent Nolan (Classic Rock, West End/El Torito Courtyard, 7 - 9 p.m.)

  • September 25 - Deaf Awareness Event (Music/Entertainment, Main Street, 6 - 9 p.m.), and Cadillac Phil (Rockabilly/Doo Wop, West End/El Torito Courtyard, 7 - 9 p.m.)

  • September 26 - Mobetta Loretta Band (Folk Rock, Main Street, 7 - 9 p.m.), and Lee Zimmer (Classical Guitar, West End/El Torito Courtyard, 7 - 9 p.m.)


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"Rainbow Bridge Star-Trail." Photograph copyright Robert Kawika Sheer. An earthly wonder along the shoreline of Lake Powell is the world's largest natural bridge; it stands almost a football field high. My camera faces south toward the equator to record straight-line star-trails. During this six-hour exposure, a lantern lights up the bridge for three hours.


September 17 - 20 - 20th Annual Stater Brothers Route 66 Rendezvous. Event covers 35 blocks in downtown San Bernadino and includes over 1900 cars. Entertainment on all four days is at the Court Street Square Stage, Court and "E" Streets. See Court Street Square entertainment listings below. Overall event hours are 6 - 10 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission to all but a limited number of events is free. Event map is available on website. Information: (909) 388-2934 or www.route-66.org.

Court Street Square Community Concert Series - Performances are Fridays from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) at Court Street Square, Court and "E" Streets in downtown San Bernardino. Information: (909) 663-1044, (909) 663-2266 or www.sbrda.org/vcourtst.htm

  • September 4 - Kenny Tomlin

  • September 5 - Mo Betta Blues

  • September 11 - Latin Society

  • September 12 - Thee Mad Latins

  • September 17 - Big Papa and the TCB (Blues/Rock/Soul) from 6:30 - 9 p.m.

  • September 18 - Ashley Runner and West 10 (Classic Rock/Country) from 6 - 9 p.m.

  • September 19 - The Legendary Mustangs (Southern Blues) from noon - 3 p.m., Neil Morrow (Rock 'n Roll) from 3:30 - 6:30 p.m., and Buzz Campbell and Hot Rod Lincoln, featuring Lee Rocker of the Stray Cats, from 7 - 9 p.m.

  • September 20 - The Original Sacrifice Band (Oldies/Funk/Latin) from 12:30 - 1:15 p.m., and Tierra, featuring the Salas Brothers, from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.


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San Dimas Farmers Market. The San Dimas Farmers Market takes place Wednesdays through the end of September from 5 - 9 p.m. Fresh produce sales, food vendors, live music (6 - 8 p.m.) and more on Bonita Avenue at the Civic Center between Walnut and Iglesia. Parking at the Library/City Hall; please do not park in the Albertson's lot. Information: (909) 581-4744 or www.sandimasfarmersmarket.com.

  • September 2 - Sandt Band (Beatles/Other)

  • September 9 - The Band Fresh (Rock/Pop/Salsa/Spanish Rock)

  • September 16 - Artists TBA

  • September 23 - Joanie Francis and the Mighty Memphis Project (Blues/Rock)

  • September 30 - The Band Fresh (Rock/Pop/Salsa/Spanish Rock)


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San Juan Capistrano Summer Nights - All performances take place from 6 - 8 p.m. in historic Town Center Park, 31806 El Camino Real. Information: (949) 493-5911 or www.sanjuancapistrano.org

  • September 16 - Best of Times (70s/80s/Rock and Roll)

"Palace of Fine Arts." Photograph copyright Robert Kawika Sheer. My wife portrays Greek goddesses holding Greek vases in front of Greek columns in San Francisco, California. She has to hold a heavy vase still for 30 seconds while I light up each column behind her.


September 12 and 13 - 3rd Annual Tri Art Festival. The two-day festival showcases the arts in San Pedro (full hours TBA). There will be dance and music performances on two stages on Mesa Street between 5th and 9th Streets, artist exhibits and a classic car show. The car show will take place from noon to 4 p.m. both days on Mesa Street between 5th and 9th. Bands performing include the Jerry Butera Band and Topics. Further details TBA. Information: (310) 831-0168 or www.triartfestival.com.


September 6 - International Family Festival and Target Sundays at the Bowers Museum. Diwali: The Indian Festival of Lights and the Target Sunday program at the museum. The Diwali celebration will take place from noon - 3:30 p.m. and will include an introduction to yoga, the art of henna, food sampling, and classical, folk and Bollywood music and dance. Museum admission is also free for Target Free Admission Sunday. The Bowers Museum is located at 2002 N. Main Street. Information: (714) 567-3600 or www.bowers.org.

September 12 and 13 - Fiestas de Independencia and Fiestas Patrias Parade. The Fiestas de Independencia will take place on Sept. 12 from 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. and on Sept. 13 from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. on Fourth Street ("Calle Cuatro") in Downtown Santa Ana between Broadway and Minter. There will be carnival rides, games and food vendors (fee), and entertainment and music. The Fiestas Patrias Parade will take place on Sunday from 4 - 6 p.m. The parade will begin at 15th and Main, continue on Main to Civic Center, and proceed west on Civic Center to Flower. Road closures will be in effect from 1 - 8 p.m. Information: (714) 843-6080 or www.santa-ana.org.

September 26 - Eclectic Company Experimental Music Series. Monthly experimental music concerts. Performances begin at 8 p.m. at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, 117 North Sycamore. Tonight's bands will be: The Lynx Technique at 8 p.m., Guppies at 9 p.m., and BellHaunts at 10 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Information: (714) 667-1517, www.theeclecticcompany.com or www.occca.org.


September 12 - 2009 Fiestas Patrias Celebration. The 2009 Fiestas Patrias celebration will be held on Saturday from 6 - 11 p.m. at the Neighborhood Center, 9255 Pioneer Boulevard. There will be live performances including mariachi bands and folklorico dancers, game booths, and a variety of food items for purchase from Puebla, this year's featured region. Shuttle service will be provided from Los Nietos Park. Information: (562) 692-0261 or www.santafesprings.org.


September 9 - Santa Monica Pier Centennial Celebration Day. The Santa Monica Pier will celebrate its 100th Birthday with a special party. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. with a grand-reopening ceremony and procession to the pier. Party on the Pier begins at 6:45 on the Pier parking deck and includes entertainment by Vybration (A Cappella), The Big Bamboo Steel Band and "King of Surf Guitar" Dick Dale. The Centennial Celebration will culminate in the evening in grand fashion with the first large-scale fireworks spectacular in 18 years. Three barges will illuminate the entire Bay and will be visible from any point along the Santa Monica Beach. Due to anticipated traffic, a one-day increase in parking fees in the area will be in effect. Parking at all beach lots will be $20 after 2 p.m., and parking in city-owned lots will be $15 after 6 p.m. Information: (310) 458-8900 or www.santamonicapier.org.

September 20 - Day of Peace 2009. The Day of Peace celebrates the United Nations International Day of Peace and all that is free and noble in the human spirit. The event will take place from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. on the Santa Monica Pier and will include live music, celebrity performances, arts and crafts and youth projects on display. Information: (310) 458-8900 or www.santamonicapier.org.

Santa Monica Pier/Twilight Dance Summer Concerts - This year marks the 100th Anniversary of the Santa Monica Pier and the 25th Anniversary of the Twilight Dance Concerts. Concerts are on Thursdays from 7 - 10 p.m. at the Santa Monica Pier, Ocean Boulevard at Colorado. Information: (310) 458-8900 or www.santamonicapier.org.

  • September 3 - An Evening with Patti Smith and her band

Beach=Culture Events at the Annenberg Community Beach House. The inaugural season of Beach=Culture events will continue at the Beach House through the end of September. See individual listings for time and description. Reservations are required. The Annenberg Community Beach House is located at 415 Pacific Coast Highway at Beach Coast Way. Parking is $8. Information: (310) 458-4904 or www.beachhouse.smgov.net.

  • September 1 - Concert with the Verdi Chorus Walter Fox Singers, 6:30 p.m. The young opera singers will present selections from Die Fledermaus, The Merry Widow, Candide, George Gershwin and others.

  • September 8 - Poetry reading by Ron Koertge, Sesshu Foster, and Eloise Klein Healy, with music by Jared Burton (Folk/Rock)

  • September 22 - "Light at the Edge," a Jacaranda concert with Steven Vanhauwaert, piano, Alyssa Park, violin, and the Denali Quartet

Live Music at the Sunday Farmers Market. - The Sunday Farmers Market takes place from 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Main Street/Ocean Park. Music is from about 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Information: (310) 458-8712, (310) 458-8411, www.smgov.net/farmers_market/index.htm or www.farmersmarket.santa-monica.org.

  • August 30 - Critical Brass

  • September 6 - Krister Axel

  • September 13 - Chris Murphy Band

  • September 20 - Christopher Hawley

  • September 27 - Oceangrass

Jazz on the Lawn 2009. - The 2009 Jazz on the Lawn concert series will take place on Sundays in August on the Santa Monica City Hall lawn, 1685 Main Street. Concerts are from 5 - 7 p.m., and free parking is available at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main Street, after 4 p.m. Information: (310) 458-8350, www.arts.santa-monica.org or www.smgov.net.

  • August 30 - John West

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Seal Beach Summer Concert Series - Concerts are Wednesdays from 6 - 8 p.m. in Eisenhower Park next to the Seal Beach Pier. Information: (562) 799-0179 or www.sealbeachchamber.org

  • September 2 - Elm Street Band (Classic Rock)

"Spirits in Corkscrew Canyon." Photograph copyright Robert Kawika Sheer. It's daylight outside, but it might as well be nighttime inside Corkscrew Canyon. This is my darkest location ever, I could barely see five feet. During this 45-minute exposure, a little imperceptible light brightens the foreground and makes five out of my six silhouettes translucent. See if you can find the natural face profile in the wall that stretches down the entire left middle of the photograph.

September 20 - CPENA Summer Concert. Artists TBA. The CPENA Summer Concert will take place from 4 - 6 p.m. at Heather Park, Heather Street/Lampson. Further details TBA. Information: www.ci.seal-beach.ca.us


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Temple City Concerts in the Park. Concerts are from 7 - 9 p.m. in the Temple City Park Peforming Arts Pavilion, 9701 Las Tunas Drive. Information: (626) 285-2171 x2328 or www.templecity.us

  • September 2 - The Answer (Classic Rock)


August 30 - Columbia Park Summer Concerts. L'il Mo and the Dynaflows. The family concerts are presented by local homeowners associations and take place from 4 - 6 p.m. at Columbia Park, 4045 West 190th Street. Bring lawn chairs/blankets. Information: (310) 618-2930 or www.torrancelive.us

Torrance Symphony performances continue and Beach Cities Symphony performances begin in October.


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September 27 - Abbot Kinney Festival - Arts and crafts, three stages of live music, dancer and performance artists, a Family Courtyard, food vendors, beer garden, Green Living area and more than 300 vendors. Event takes place from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Abbot Kinney Boulevard between Venice Boulevard and Main Street. See website for complete entertainment and activity schedules. Information: (310) 396-3772 or www.abbotkinney.org.

"Spirit Surfer, Manhattan Beach." Photograph copyright Robert Kawika Sheer. This tribute to surfing and lifeguards is my first deliberate Spirit Shadow. I open the shutter, grab my flash and my surfboard, and walk up the ramp in darkness. Pressing my back against the handrail, I flash a circle of light on the door. I then exit the frame and continue the exposure for 35 minutes so ambient light can brighten the shot. I attempted four exposures. Three failed.


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August 30 - West Covina Symphony. The West Covina Symphony, Dr. Sylvia Lee Mann, conductor and music director, presents "POPS! Goes the Symphony," a special free summer POPS concert. The performance will take place beginning at 7 p.m. at the Covina United Methodist Church, 437 W. San Bernardino Road. Information: (626) 771-0462 or www.westcovinasymphony.com.

Greater West Covina Business Association Summer Concert Series. The summer concert series sponsored by the Greater West Covina Business Association will take place on Thursdays from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the Lakes Entertainment Center, 1200 Lakes Drive. Information: (818) 489-0041 or www.greaterwestcovina.com.

  • September 3 - Latin Health and Education Fair featuring Sangria (Old School Latin/Oldies)


September 12 - sound. The SASSAS 10th Anniversary Concert. Celebrate 10 years of sound. concerts with SASSAS, the Society for the Activation of Social Space through Art and Sound which serves as a catalyst for the creation, presentation, and recognition of experimental art and sound practices in the Greater Los Angeles area. The SASSAS 10th Anniversary Concert will take place in sites in 8 Los Angeles neighborhoods located along an east/west corridor and feature more than 30 musicians drawn from the 10 year history of sound. Concerts will be presented free of charge and take place from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Performances will begin at the Sylvan Amphitheater in Eagle Rock and conclude at Beyond Baroque in Venice, with stops on Chung King Road in Chinatown, Amoeba Music in Hollywood and the Schindler House in West Hollywood among others. The performance at the Schindler House is supported in part through a City of West Hollywood Arts Grant. Information: (323) 960-5723, (323) 848-6883 or www.sassas.org.

West Hollywood "Summer Sounds" Concerts. Concerts are held beginning at 4 p.m. at Kings Road Park, 1000 Kings Road, or at 3 p.m. at Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard. See individual concerts for park location. Information: (310) 848-6883 or www.weho.org

  • August 30 - Susie Hansen Latin Band, Plummer Park


September 13 - Dia De La Familia (Day of the Family). Dia de la Familia takes place in Sigler Park, 7200 Plaza Street, from 1 - 5 p.m. The event will include live traditional music and folklorico dancers, music by the De Nada Band, food vendors and local agency displays. Information: (714) 895-2860 or www.ci.westminster.ca.us.


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September 11 - 9/11 Anniversary Observance at the Nixon Library. A special remebrance on the eighth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks will be held in the White House East Room of the Nixon Library at 10:30 a.m. Event speakers will be Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens, commentator and historian Bruce Herschensohn, and Army Intelligence officer Captain Jason Meszaros. There will also be musical presentations by the Villa Park High School Concert Band and the Orange High School Chamber Singers. Event admission is free, but admission is required to tour the galleries. The Library is located at 18001 Yorba Linda Boulevard near Imperial Highway. Information: (714) 993-3393, (714) 993-5075, www.nixonlibrary.org or www.nixonlibraryfoundation.org.

September 25, 26 and 27 - Oktoberfest at St. Martin de Porres Church. Festival will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at St. Martin de Porres Church, 19767 Yorba Linda Boulevard. Hours are Friday 5 - 11 p.m., Saturday 2 - 11 p.m. and Sunday 1 - 8 p.m. There will be carnival rides, games and food vendors (fee) and entertainment. Friday evening entertainment is Yardsale (Classic Rock); Saturday afternoon is the Rock It's (Classic Rock) and in the evening, Yardsale (Classic Rock); and Sunday is the St. Martin's Praise Band in the afternoon and Flashback (Classic Rock) in the evening. Information: (714) 970-2771 or www.smdpyl.org.

Nixon Library Family Concert Series - All performances (unless otherwise indicated) are at 2 p.m. at the Nixon Library, 18001 Yorba Linda Boulevard near Imperial Highway. Doors open at 1:15 p.m. Information: (714) 993-3393, (714) 993-5075, www.nixonlibrary.org or www.nixonlibraryfoundation.org.

  • August 30 - Music of the Magi

  • September 6 - Concert Pianist Sungae Lee

  • September 13 - Concert Pianist Chad Bowles

  • September 20 - Artist TBA

  • September 27 - British Brass Band

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