If You Can Make It Here, You'll Want To Move To New York
"What social, political, economic and historical forces made [Los Angeles] and its cultural scene flourish?" Zocalo Public Square asks in this half-day conference, a complement to Pacific Standard Time. "How Los Angeles Invented the World" dissects how and why the world at large has lapped up culture from home-grown musical acts like the Beach Boys to less-than-realistic cinematic portrayals of the City of Angels from a city the world also claims is bereft of culture. A number of talking heads will explain just how Los Angeles came to represent America at large in music, books, film and art most likely going beyond Die Hard, Blade Runner, Beck and Bukowski. Harold M. Williams Auditorium at the Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., L.A. Sat., Nov. 19, 2-7 p.m., early check-in recommended.; free with reservations. (310) 440-7300. http://www.getty.edu/museum/programs/lectures/how_los_angeles_lecture.html
Sat., Nov. 19, 2-7 p.m., 2011
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