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Free Friday Nights at the Getty Series Features an Array of Music, and a Dance on Film Festival

The Breakestra, The Resentments, Dance Camera West, Judith Owen, and Money Mark are featured

February 27, 2002

Los Angeles--Friday Nights at the Getty continues its lineup of eclectic artists this spring with an array of musical performances and a dance on film festival. Highlights include the innovative musical group The Breakestra, with its re-envisioned brand of funk; The Resentments, Austin's cult favorite band; the Dance Camera West Festival of dance on film and video; vocalist Judith Owen; and multi-instrumentalist Mark Ramos-Nishita (a.k.a. Money Mark, recorded with the Beastie Boys). Friday Nights at the Getty events begin at 7:30 p.m. and are held in the Harold M. Williams Auditorium at 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles.

Admission to the Friday Nights at the Getty series is free, but performance reservations are required and are available on a specific date for each month's event (see schedule below). Reservations can be made by calling 310-440-7300 or visiting www.getty.edu; up to four tickets may be requested. Reservations are honored up to 15 minutes before show time. Seating is general admission and early arrival is highly recommended. Parking is $5 per car.

The Friday Nights at the Getty lineup is as follows: on Friday, March 15, The Breakestra, a 10-piece Los Angeles-based funk ensemble, melds the fervor of '60s soul with the breakbeat--the backbone of modern-day hip-hop; on Friday, March 22, The Resentments of Austin, with percussionist Dennis Kenmore, offers a distinctive acoustic blend of western/country/bluegrass/hillbilly/honky-tonk and jazz in an evening of musical surprises; and on Friday, April 12 and 19, Dance Camera West showcases the first international festival of dance on film and video to be presented in Los Angeles. On May 10, Judith Owen, a Welsh composer/vocalist/pianist, is featured; and on May 17, Mark Ramos-Nishita (Money Mark), a multi-instrumentalist/composer, performs a retro funk-jam.

The Getty is open until 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. No parking reservations are required. The Friday Nights at the Getty series provides a perfect opportunity to explore the Museum's art galleries, dine indoors or outside, and enjoy the spectacular hilltop views of L.A. at night. On Friday and Saturday, the Restaurant is open until 9 p.m. and the Cafe is open until 8:30 p.m. Call 310-440-7300 or visit www.getty.edu for Restaurant reservations.

FRIDAY NIGHTS AT THE GETTY: SCHEDULE


Friday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m. SOLD OUT
The Breakestra--This 10-piece Los Angeles-based funk ensemble melds the fervor of '60s soul with the breakbeat--the backbone of modern-day hip-hop. Its re-envisioned brand of funk revives classic tunes heavily sampled in hip-hop. These are delivered with a full euphoric groove in an eclectic mix of contemporary music, dance, and theater. Produced by Community Arts Resources.

Friday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m. SOLD OUT

Austin in L.A. with The Resentments--Austin's cult favorite group comes to the Getty with its distinctive acoustic blend of western/country/bluegrass/hillbilly/honky-tonk and jazz. Steven Bruton, Jon Dee Graham, and Judd Newcomb from Austin are joined by percussionist Dennis Kenmore. Produced by Community Arts Resources.

Friday, April 12 and 19 at 7:30 p.m.

Dance Camera West Festival--The first international festival of dance on film and video to be presented in Los Angeles is hosted by Friday Nights at the Getty in partnership with the Dance Resource Center of Greater Los Angeles. The Festival features award-winning films from international and national artists that have been honored at film and video events including New York's Dance on Camera Festival, the world's longest-running dance-film festival, hosted annually by the Lincoln Center Film Society. Each program lasts approximately 90 minutes and is subject to change.

Dance Camera West Festival: Part 1, Friday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m
The first night of the festival features the following works: Measure (2001) by the Seattle-based company 33 Fainting Spells; Men (1997), the signature work of L.A.-based choreographer Victoria Marks, directed by Margaret Williams; Wiped (2001) by Dutch filmmaker Hans Beenhaaker; Swiss filmmaker Pascal Magnin's Contrecoup (1997); Canadian Laura Taler's A Village Trilogy (1999); Sweden's Virpi Pahkinen's and Hakan Berthas' Atom by Atom (2001); and Hurtle (1998) by New Zealander Shona McCullogh. Reservations are available beginning March 26.

Dance Camera West Festival: Part 2, Friday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m.

A Very Dangerous Past Time (2000) by Laura Taler; Reines D'un Jour (1998) by Pascal Magnin and Guillermo Bothelo; Cornered (1997) by Canadian Michael Downing; Anima (2002) by L.A. movement artist Lynette Kessler and director Douglas Thompson; Rest in Peace (2000) by Dutch filmmaker Annick Vroom and the Hans Hof Ensemble; Modern Daydreams by L.A. director Mitchell Rose; and Witnessed by the Canadian group Kaeja Dance. Reservations are available beginning March 26.

Friday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Judith Owen in Concert--Welsh composer/vocalist/pianist Judith Owen weaves an unusual blend of up-tempo bounce, emotional wallop, and witty, free-association stage banter. She will be performing with Sean Hurley on bass and Herman Matthews on drums. Owen was recently a guest performer at the Getty with Richard Thompson. Produced by Community Arts Resources. Reservations are available beginning April 25.

Friday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Money Mark in Concert
--Detroit-born and L.A.-bred multi-instrumentalist/composer Mark Ramos-Nishita (a.k.a. Money Mark, recorded with the Beastie Boys) collects and reconstructs divergent musical sounds into a retro funk-jam aesthetic. Produced by Community Arts Resources. Reservations are available beginning April 25.

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