Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Sun Ra's Arkestry of the Cosmos @ William Grant Still Arts Center

This Saturday 3-6pm will be the opening of the William Grant Still Arts Center's ARKESTRY OF THE COSMOS exhibit. Art, archives, and interviews on Sun Ra, members of The “Ark” and their quest to expand minds, music, and souls through musical experimentation for over a half-century.

Saturday at 3pm, you can hear a FREE special one-time performance of two former members of The Arkestra Derf Reklaw (percussion) and Dale Williams (guitar), playing along with Dwight Trible (vocals), Edwin Livingston (bass) and Marcus Miller (drums).

Through April 27, the William Grant Still Arts Center will be displaying a collection of local, national, international, and intergalactic archives, including rare photographs, videos, articles, complete vinyl discography (33 1/3s, 45s, and 78s), and original posters. Original artwork by Ramses, Ulysses Jenkins, and Aise Bourne will also be on exhibit, influenced or directly inspired by Sun Ra.

The music of Sun Ra is also being presented in conjunction with the Department of Cultural Affairs African-American Heritage Music Education Program, sponsored in part by Music LA. The William Grant Still Arts Center focuses on teaching music and cultural history through practice and playing experience via the works of groundbreaking musical innovators in the tradition of the Arts Center’s namesake, Dr. William Grant Still, to beginning and intermediate students of all ages.

February 9-April 27, 2013
Opening Reception & Concert: February 9, 3-6pm

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