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Pencil This In: Book Signings with Rosanne Cash and an Evening of Theater Music in NoHo

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Photo from the Griffith Observatory by Larry Siu via LAist's flickr pool.

Photo from the Griffith Observatory by Larry Siu via LAist's flickr pool.
Tonight at 7:30 pm, Rosanne Cash presents and signs her book Composed at the Saban Theate in Beverly Hills. In her memoir, Cash writes about her upbringing in Southern California as the child of country legend Johnny Cash and of her relationships with her mother and her famous stepmother, June Carter Cash. Tickets: $20 without book / $35 with book. Tomorrow, she’ll be appearing at Borders in Torrance at 7pm (free).

The Ford Amphitheater is holding one of its free, interactive J.A.M. (Jazzed and Motivated) Sessions tonight at 7 pm. Break out the dancing shoes tonight for Mexicana Footbeats. Stomp with the folklorico dancers of Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet. Free, but reserve your spot at the Ford. Dancers of all levels welcome.

7 Dudley Cinema in Venice presents John Cage’s One (2007, 90m) at 6:30 pm. Free admission. “Maverick composer John Cage's black-and-white meditation on the waxing and waning of light: Candle-like apertures appear, expand, then recede from view while Cage's orchestral work 103 simmers with sustained strings and occasional punctuations from oboe, trumpet, tympani, and other instruments. One11 is a visual counterpart to Cage's 'silent' composition 4:33, questioning our concepts of emptiness.”

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The Last 10 Years is a part of Academy of New Music Theater’s Concert Series at the NoHo Arts Center. Dana Shaw and Christopher Maikish host the retrospective that celebrates originally composed musical theater of the last decade. $20.

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