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     The "Concerts By Date" pages list concerts by date for Los Angeles County, Orange County and the Inland Empire for the month of September 2014. For a list of all concerts in all cities available on a particular day, click the date on the calendar.  For lists for Los Angeles County, Orange County or the Inland Empire only, click on the county name to the left. Please remember that although every attempt is made to bring you the most up-to-date information, ALL SCHEDULES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. It is recommended that you confirm any performance you wish to attend.

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PLEASE READ - AN IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT THE SITE: There are two phases to www.dorothyswebsite.org. The Summer version of the site, which is here now, runs from June through the end of September. The final summer update has been posted, and the site pages will remain in this format through September 30. Chances are that the site will be down for two days, October 1st and 2nd, while the pages are being switched over to a special Fall/Winter/Spring edition for 2014-2015. Events for next weekend will be posted on Facebook/Twitter in the interim, and hopefully the site will be up again by Friday, October 3. Thank you for visiting the site, and please come back this Fall. The last summer update will take place on September 28. If you haven't had a chance yet, please take the time to visit the "Extras" page, check out this summer's Featured Artists, or view the artworks/poetry of one of this summer's Guests. If there is a band you liked and you want to know more about them, you are able to find the links to most of the bands appearing at the concerts listed on the site on the "Links" pages. Those pages also contain a pictoral essay on the Los Angeles area's new monument to the Civil Rights Movement called "Walk a Mile In My Shoes." The first two summer essays are in the Essay Archives, and the last essay in the summer series is now available. Finally, if you've enjoyed the summer and would like to help keep the site going, there are two ways you can help. You can purchase a T-shirt or other site-related items and gifts at the website's Cafe Press storefront, "dorothyswebshop", or you can donate through PayPal by clicking the link below. Donations through PayPal are not tax-deductible, but they are much appreciated. Please visit the site again in October for fall festivals, symphony concerts, university/college performances and many special events!

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"Time and the Fates of Man." The trylon (not pictured) and perisphere (round shape on the left of this picture) were two of the focal points of the 1939 New York World's Fair. The figure to the right of the perisphere was the gnomon of a giant sundial created by Paul Manship called "Time and the Fates of Man." The photograph is courtesy of the New York Public Library, digital permalink http://digitalgallery. nypl.org/nypldigital/id?1654362. The description of the sundial and figures as found in the Archives and Special Collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum is as follows: "A fifty foot sundial will furnish one of the principal artistic effects on the mile-long Central Mall of the New York World's Fair of 1939. The theme is "Time and the Fates of Man." The gnomon of the sundial is supported by the trees of life in the shade of which the three Fates are working out destiny. The figure denoting Future, on the right, holding the distaff, passes the thread of life to the woman portraying the Present, who in turn shuffles it to the Past, shown busily engaged in snipping off the thread while the crow looks on." In the fountain area adjacent to the sundial were Manship's four statues representing the times of day. An image of the fountain area is on the Concerts By City Page, and the four city/date concert listing pages each contain an image of one of the statues denoting a time of day. Paul Manship also was the creator of the well-known "Prometheus" statue in the Lower Plaza of the Rockefeller Center in New York.

     The photograph on the calendar above is not from the New York World's Fair, but it was the inspiration for the wings found on most of the pages this summer. The photograph (from the archives and special collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Image Number SSC S0000551) is of a statue called "Creative Spirit." The label on the photograph says that it was the first plaster sketch for the figure called "Creative Spirit" which was intended for the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. You can read more about "Creative Spirit" and how it relates to this summer's theme by visiting the site's "News" page.

     As with the other pages, a link to a video of the New York World's Fair of 1939 is included here. This is a travelogue-type video, but it shows images and scenery from the event. As said earlier, the World's Fairs were firmly rooted in the era(s) in which they took place, as this video partly shows.


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