Kids of all ages (and adults) will be thrilled to hear free performances by 5-time Grammy award-winning bassist and author Victor Wooten who launches his first-ever library tour on January 19, 2010 at the N. Hollywood Regional Branch. Wooten will also discuss his critically acclaimed novel “The Music Lesson”, Berkley Books, Member of Penguin Group (USA). Books and CDs will be available for purchase and to be signed by Victor after the shows.
Tue, Jan 19 (4:00–5:00pm) at N. Hollywood Regional Library, 5211 Tujunga Ave, N. Hollywood
Wed, Jan 20 (4:15 – 5:15pm) at Studio City Library, 12511 Moorpark Street, Studio City
Fri, Jan 22 (3:30 – 4:30pm) at Harbor City-Harbor Gateway, 24000 S. Western, Harbor City
Sat, Jan 23 (12:00 noon – 1:00pm) at Northridge Library, 9051 Darby Avenue, Northridge
Admission is free, but please RSVP at www.lamn.com.
Victor will also perform nightly with the Victor Wooten Band at Catalina’s Bar & Grill Jan. 17 – 20. For more info visit www.catalinajazzclub.com or call 323-466-9217.
FREE Guitar Heroes III Legends of Rock Game
At the N. Hollywood date (Jan 19), one lucky kid will win the new Guitar Heroes II Legends of Rock Game for the XBox360. Includes Game and guitar controller and new wireless guitar.
Books & Beats Keep Kids Off Streets
“We are thrilled to have someone of Victor’s caliber be the first to tour the Los Angeles Library system. He’s a towering musical talent and author of a book that teaches how to play and enjoy music from the heart,” says Tess Taylor, president and founder of the Los Angeles Music Network (LAMN), producer of the series. “Music is one of the finest inventions of mankind so we are thrilled to pair music with books for the community in this way. The power of knowledge and art gives people opportunity and education. These are especially important for kids who haven’t been encouraged to read and explore the possibilities that music and art afford them.”
The “LAMN Gets Loud in the Library” launched in 2007 with free performances by local hip-hop artists for children and teens that increased youth attendance by over 400%. Sponsored by the LAMN the series now features free live performances of music of all genres at Los Angeles area libraries. Musicians who perform original material and discuss their favorite books are a hit, especially with kids. They inspire youth to read.
Like the library itself, these performances belong to the people of Los Angeles. What better place to hear music than at the library where you can pick up a book on music at the same time? The series encourages Angelenos to become involved as performers, bookworms or fans! It is a vehicle to help people discover ways in which music and books can uplift and inspire us.
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