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Pencil This In: 'Muck this House,' Tell-All Books on the Ramones and Fleetwood Mac and Paramount Animation
Linda Ramone, Tommy Ramone (the Ramones’ sole surviving founding member, producer and original drummer), and John Cafiero, editor/JRA Chief of Staff, hold a kick-off book signing for the newly released Commando: The Autobiography of Johnny Ramone tonight at 6 pm at Amoeba Music. The book is Johnny Ramone’s story and the story of The Ramones told in his own words, records and notes. “Never afraid to speak his mind, it includes raw and unflinching opinions of the band as well as his fellow peers in music and even the struggle with cancer that ultimately took him.” If you can’t make it to Amoeba tonight, there’s another signing at Marc Jacobs Bookmarc tomorrow.
Tonight at 7 pm, LAB ART—the nation's largest art gallery dedicated to street art— presents a solo art exhibit of street artist Jules Muck, known for gritty pop culture works and graffiti portraits. The show,Muck this House, is a “glimpse into the mind of an artist known for her vibrant, psychedelic portraits of popular icons like Pink and Gloria Steinem in a mixture of spray paint and oils on canvas.” Open to the public with RSVPs.
Tonight at 7:30 pm, Film Independent at LACMA presents the program 100 Years of Paramount Pictures: Animation, focusing on gems from the studio’s animations archives. First, at 7:30 pm a screening of the Oscar nominated 1999 feature length film, South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut. Following at 9 pm is a screening of animated short classics from the Fleischer Studios’ Betty Boop to a George Pal Puppetoon to Oscar winning work by John and Faith Hubley. Tickets: $10, $5 for Film Independent, LACMA Film Club, and New York Times Film Club Members.
The monthly variety show Billy's Thursday Night Fish Fry & Community Social presents an evening of music, spoken word, unusual performance and more at La Luz de Jesus Gallery. Tonight’s guests include: comedian Blaine Capatch (Comedy Central, Los Angeles Derby Dolls), Bob Forrest (Thelonious Monster / The Bicycle Thief), Dylan Dray & the Diamond Back, Puppeteer Eli Presser and more. 8-11 pm. Open to all ages and no cover.
Ken Caillat presents & signs Making Rumours: The Inside Story of the Classic Fleetwood Mac Album tonight at 7 pm at Book Soup. The album generated four top-10 singles and won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1977. It went on to become the fifth bestselling album to date. Caillat, the album's co-producer, tells the story behind the album's creation. “Its potent combination of rock-star melodrama, technical insights, and compelling portraits of five brilliant but troubled young artists at their creative peak will forever change the way you hear the album.”
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