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Friday Nights at the Getty: Petra Haden & the Sell Outs

Date: Friday, November 10, 2006
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium
Admission: Free; reservations required.

The provocative and unpredictable Petra Haden and her choir of six, The Sell Outs, perform a capella covers of the Beach Boys, Bach, and the Who's classic rock album The Who Sell Out.

One of the triplet daughters of legendary jazz bassist Charlie Haden, Petra Haden grew up in a world of music and developed the remarkable talent to perfectly mimic the sounds of the instruments she was hearing around the house. Her ability to both develop complex arrangements in her head and recreate instrumental sounds with her voice were fully realized in her first solo album Imaginaryland, which was composed largely of Petra's a cappella voice collages.

Her most recent album, Petra Haden Sings: The Who Sell Out, is the latest chapter in her fascinating musical career, a technical tour de force in which she reinvents harmonies for all of The Who's singing and instrumental parts, including drums, and the mock radio commercials so integral to the The Who Sell Out experience.

About Friday Nights at the Getty
Friday Nights at the Getty is a free, contemporary performance series featuring an eclectic mix of music, dance, theater, and spoken word events.

Petra Haden

How to Get Here
The Getty Center is located at 1200 Getty Center Drive in Los Angeles, California, approximately 12 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. See Hours, Directions, Parking for directions and parking information.