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"Chinatown" screenwriter Robert Towne shares stories about screenwriting at the Writers Guild Foundation Spring Storytellers Series tonight at 7:30 PM. The Writers Guild Theater is located at 135 S. Doheny Drive in Beverly Hills. For reservations, call (323) 782-4692. Tickets are $25 for WGA members and academic faculty. Students get in for $15 with ID.

A different kind of legend will speak downtown at the Central Library tonight: Kamau Daáood -- The Language of Saxophones in performance with David Ornette Cherry. Daáood, a driving force behind Los Angeles’ black cultural renaissance, teams with keyboardist Cherry to perform poems that soar and sway with the syncopation and melodies of jazz.

The event is sold out with only stand by tickets available but be sure to scan the LA36 website as they broadcast, via broadband and TV, Central Library's ALOUD and Zocalo lectures. The Mark Taper Auditorium, part of The Central Library, is located on Fifth & Flower, Downtown Los Angeles.