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Pencil This In: Robert Randolph at the Grammy Museum, William Dalrymple at Zocaló and Booth & Pat at the Fringe

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Yesterday was the longest day of the year and summer's just begun. | Photo by Fotonomous via LAist's flickr pool.


Yesterday was the longest day of the year and summer's just begun. | Photo by Fotonomous via LAist's flickr pool.
MUSIC TALK
Tonight at 8 pm, pedal steel guitarist Robert Randolph heads to the Grammy Museum to discuss his new album, We Walk This Road, which was released today. Randolph will talk about songwriting, instrumentation and collaboration on the new album, which was produced by T Bone Burnett. There will be an audience Q&A, too. Tickets: $15.

BOOKS*
Brooke Berman reads from her memoir No Place Like Home: A Memoir in 39 Apartments tonight at 7 pm at Book Soup. Berman moved to NYC at 18 to follow her dream of a life and career in theater. She moves from apartment to apartment all over the Big City to try and make ends meet. “With each apartment, from the heavenly to the horrible, she learns more about how to heal the past, let go of excess, and keep a sense of humor while trying to stay flexible in the search for stability. No Place Like Home reminds everyone of the age-old struggle not just to find a house, but to build a true home.”

TALK
Zocaló at the Hammerwelcomes Scottish historian and travel writer William Dalrymple, author of Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India. In this program, he’ll discuss “where modern meets ancient in a transforming India, and the constant human pursuit of the divine.” 7 pm. Free.

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FRINGE
Our pick tonight for the Hollywood Fringe Festival is Booth & Pat: Two Guys, One Guitar, No Standards at ComedySportz LA at 7 pm. It’s an hour-long comedy/variety show from Booth Daniels and Patrick Frankfort who’ve been compared to “The Smothers Brothers on crystal meth.”

*Pencil pick of the day

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