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Mike D Is the Man With the Master Plan for "Transmission LA," A Multimedia Culture & Arts Fest in April

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Mike D performs with the Beastie Boys (Photo by blythe_d via Flickr)
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Beastie Boy Mike D is the man with the master plan for an upcoming multimedia arts festival, "Transmission LA". The 21-day festival is the second "Transmission" event; the first one last year was in Berlin and was curated by Raf Simons.

Simons has given over the curatorial duties to Mike D, who will serve as artistic director for the event.

"Transmission LA: Audio Visual Club" begins April 19 and will include several artists and musicians. "Basically, we'll be transmitting an experience across several mediums and platforms," the musician explains in an interview with BlackBook.

"This show to me is a great opportunity to get into that dialogue and to reach out to artists of all types that I admire. My hope is that we together create a unique and changing arts program inclusive of painting video, installation, music, and design," said Mike D in a news release.

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The festival will be open to the public and, as a bonus, will include the first ever viewing of the Mercedes-Benz Concept Style Coupé presented within an art exhibit. More info about the show and ticketing is forthcoming; a press conference is scheduled for March 14 to reveal more about "Transmission LA."