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Pencil This In: Celebrity Autobiography Readings @ Largo, Marshall Crenshaw @ Grammy Museum

Celebrities read other celeb's autobiographies tonight @ Largo. / Photo of the Little Room by Never Cool in School
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The Grammy Museum welcomes veteran singer-songwriter Marshall Crenshaw for “The Drop” -- a program where musicians talk about their recently or upcoming releases. Crenshaw will discuss and perform selections from his newest album Jaggedland. He’ll be in conversation with Museum Executive Director Robert Santelli about the songwriting, collaboration, and production behind his first new studio recording in six years. He’ll also take a few questions from the audience. The event begins at 8 pm tonight, and tickets are $14.95 ($12 for members).

The Egyptian Theatre co-presents a screening of William Wyler’s classic film The Little Foxes (1941) with the Pasadena Playhouse tonight at 7:30 pm. Based on Lillian Hellman’s play, the film stars Bette Davis who rails against society since she can’t be considered a legal heir to her Southern aristocratic family because...she’s a woman! There will be a post-screening discussion with the director of Pasadena Playhouse's production, Dámaso Rodriguez, Deborah Martinson (author of Lillian Hellman: A Life With Foxes and Scoundrels) and play cast members Rachel Sondag (Alexandra Giddens) and Sean Lee (Leo Hubbard) as well as costume designer Mary Vogt, plus David Wyler. A reception will follow that's being sponsored by Southern Literary Trail. The stage production runs until June 28.

Celebrity Autobiography: In their Own Words” takes to the Largo stage tonight at 8 pm for one night only. The benefit performance has celebrities reading the heartfelt writings of fellow celebs. And although the autobiographies aren’t necessarily written as comedy fodder, when read aloud they can by downright hysterical. Tonight’s performance schedule includes Eugene Pack, Craig Bierko, Jennifer Coolidge, Matthew Perry, Ryan Reynolds, Lesley Ann Warren, Fred Willard and Bruce Vilanch. General admission is $40 and VIP tickets (cast reception + preferred seats) are $120. The proceeds benefit the Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital Foundation.

TheFord Amphitheatre welcomes Viver Brasil in the free J.A.M. session tonight at 7 pm. The “Bahian Spirit” program that honors Afro-Brazilian spirits through dance movement and song -- and audience members are asked to participate in tonight’s session. J.A.M. sessions are free.

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