These days singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III is as well known for being father to daughters Martha and Lucy and son Rufus as he is for his own extended musical career. But Wainwright is as good as any modern songwriter in turning a phrase, and has branched out from his early days as a humorist (“Dead Skunk”) into tunes concerning life and family. Rufus was first immortalized as a nursing infant in “Rufus Is a Tit Man,” while Wainwright's divorce from wife Kate McGarrigle was lyricized in the haunting “Your Mother and I,” an attempt to explain the separation to their children. There's no better way to spend this particular musical evening in Los Angeles than at the free and outdoor MacArthur Park bandshell.

Thu., July 17, 8 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 07/17/14)

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