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Rising Star Fife and Drum Band featuring Shardé Thomas

Saturday, March 18, 7:00p.m.
Sunday, March 19, 4:00 p.m. | The Getty Center
Fife and drum music arrived in America's deep south in the 17th century with military marching bands and was quickly woven into musical traditions of African slaves. Today, Shardé Thomas—who leads the Rising Star Fife and Drum Band—keeps that tradition alive through fife and drum blues, one of America's last and most tangible links to this era. Presented in collaboration with the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Free; advance ticket required.

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Next in the Series
Entre Mujeres: Women Making Music Across Borders
Saturday, April 8, 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 9, 4:00 p.m.

This collaborative project features original compositions by musicians from Los Angeles and Veracruz. Featuring some of these cities' finest singers, Entre Mujeres cleverly blends traditional sounds of fandango with influences such as rock, jazz, blues, hip-hop, and African and Odissi rhythms. Free; advance ticket required. Tickets available March 23 at 9:00 a.m.

Coming in April

  Jane Kaczmerak

Selected Shorts
April Antics: Fictions & Foolery

Saturday, April 1, 4:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 2, 4:00 p.m. | The Getty Center
The popular radio show and podcast returns with some of the nation's best stage and screen actors perfoming everything from light farce to biting satire, as well as some rich, reflective tales of everyday human folly. Jane Kaczmarek hosts the series and leads an all-star cast including René Auberjonois, Yvette Nicole Brown, Tony Hale, Michael Imperioli, Justin Kirk, Joe Mande, Christina Pickles, Liev Schreiber, and Kirsten Vangsness. Tickets $20.

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