Down at the Bowl: The Hollywood Bowl goes "country" in the first-ever collaboration between the Los Angeles Philharmonic and singer Randy Travis, who is known for his deep voice and poignant songs. Blending his rare mix of country and popular music, Travis brings his band to two shows at the Hollywood Bowl on Sept. 8 and 9. More information: (323) 850-2000 or www.hollywoodbowl.com.
Native-American art: Starting Sept. 16, the Southwest Museum will be exhibiting works of six influential Native-American artists at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art West, located at the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue. The collection includes beadwork by Teri Greeves, paintings and jewelry by Michael Horse, paintings and sculpture by Bernie Granados Jr., and pottery sculptures by Elizabeth Abeyta. More information: (323) 953-4510.
Argentine rock hero: Fito Paez is one of Argentina's best-known rockers, having collaborated with music greats such as Caetano Veloso, Luis Alberto Spinetta, and Joaquin Sabina. Paez will be playing at the Conga Room for one night only on Sept. 14. He'll be playing hits from his latest recording, called Abre, which contains a mix of rock with tango, jazz and folk infused with Paez's own lyrics. More information: (323) 938-1696 or www.congaroom.com.
County fair: The Los Angeles County Fair opens Sept. 14 and runs through Oct. 1 at the Fairplex in Pomona, kicking off the fair's 78th year. It is one of the biggest events of its kind in the country. Throughout the two-week event, bands such as Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Styx, Cheap Trick, War, and Jethro Tull will play. Horse races will take place every day as well as pig races, flower exhibits, and livestock viewing. More information: (909) 623-3111 or www.fairplex.com.
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