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Pencil This In: Rock Star Photography, Dancing @ the Music Center

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Devo / Photo courtesy of Moshe Brakha.
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Occupation Dreamer: The Photography of Moshe Brakha” is on display at the GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE now through Aug. 9. The exhibit--the first one ever for the museum--includes 30 photographs of now-famous musicians taken by Brakha between 1976 and 1986 in New York, London, Beverly Hills, Dallas and Hollywood. Among the subjects: Madonna, The Beastie Boys, Black Flag, Miles Davis, Sting, Elvis Costello, Joni Mitchell, Madness, The Ramones, Run DMC, Sammy Hagar, Neil Young and The Thompson Twins.

The ACE Gallery in Beverly Hills hosts the Character Project traveling exhibit that features 11 photographers’ perspectives with 150 photographs from the book American Character: A Photographic Journey. The project tries to document the character of America and “pay tribute to the extraordinary people, from all walks of life, who make this country unique.” Ace Gallery closes at 6 pm tonight.

Assemblymember Paul Krekorian (D-Burbank) hosts FilmFest43 tonight at the Alex Theatre in Glendale. The festival will showcase 17 short films (music videos, documentaries and dramas) selected from 100 movies from high school students in Burbank, Glendale and Los Angeles. Five films be awarded prizes tonight. Free tickets are available via the Alex Theatre by calling their box office, (818) 243-2539 or emailing Please include “FilmFest43 tickets” in the subject line. The festival starts at 6:30 pm tonight.