Upcoming Concert: DYLAN GOES HOLLYWOOD (MUSE/IQUE at The Huntington Library and The Skirball Cultural Center)

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by Tony Frankel on August 4, 2021

in Music,Theater-Los Angeles

August 18 & 19 at The Huntington; August 22 at The Skirball

For those who have never been to a MUSE/IQUE concert, it’s assemblage of transplendent talent, founder and curator Rachael Worby’s historical annotations, and a wide-ranging selection of music and spoken word. When I first encountered this awesome outfit, MUSE/IQUE immediately established itself as an accessibly modern Salon des Artistes, appropriate for any social and economic class. Worby’s Pasadena-based performing arts organization next presents as part of its 2021-22 season “Dylan Goes Hollywood” — part of L.A. Composed: A Festival of Los Angeles Music — at The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, August 18 & 19, and the Skirball Cultural Center, August 22, 2021. Doors at 6:30. Music at 7:30. Tickets available at MUSE/IQUE.

From “Mr. Tambourine Man” (from the 1965 album Bringing It All Back Home) to “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” (written for the soundtrack of the 1973 film Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid), Bob Dylan’s music and lyrics evoke powerful images and stories in our minds like no other songwriter in history. Dylan’s music has been featured hundreds of times in movies and paired with some of the most powerful and striking moments on screen, and he found himself drawn to the City of Angels time and time again. In this performance, MUSE/IQUE explores Bob Dylan on the west coast and his quintessentially cinematic songs through the Hollywood lens.
Once again, you will find artists from varied genres and styles to create a musical tapestry around a central theme or idea. “Dylan Goes Hollywood” welcomes to the MUSE/IQUE stage:
Charles Yang, vocals/violin
Wendie Malick, spoken word
Kaveh Rastegar, bass/arrangements
Jamey Tate, drums
Tim Young, guitar
Damon Zick, clarinet
LAVA (Los Angeles Vocal Choir), Jeffrey Bernstein, Music Director
Over the past decade, MUSE/IQUE has curated and presented unexpected live music adventures that shake loose the customs, norms and barriers of the traditional concert-going experience. MUSE/IQUE has never had a formal concert hall — the city is the venue — and no set genres or styles of performance are emphasized. Instead, cross-genre, multidisciplinary performances are placed in iconic community locales.
September 22, 23, & Sun. Sept. 26:
The House that Nat Built
MUSE/IQUE explores the enduring music of Nat King Cole and his impressive L.A. story, from his lasting legacy on television, on the Billboard charts, in the recording booth, and beyond.
October 13, 14, & Sun. Oct. 17
Etta At Last
MUSE/IQUE celebrates Etta’s most beloved songs and relives her most famous collaborations.
2022: “L.A. Streets Make Music”
MUSE/IQUE pop-up concerts throughout Los Angeles to be announced at a later date.
MUSE/IQUE membership begins at $200 and MUSE/IQUE members receive complimentary admission to all MUSE/IQUE events.
General admission for non-members starts at $75, and includes a trial membership, and admission to MUSE/IQUE’s next three events.

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Tim August 7, 2021 at 6:08 am

I’ve been, and these are definitely one-of-a-kind awesome events.


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