Opera star Marilyn Horne, film and stage diva Marni Nixon and film, television and stage veteran Harve Presnell join the L.A. Master Chorale to explore "The Golden Age of Choral Music" at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on March 24. As children, the renowned trio sang with music director Paul Salamunovich in the Roger Wagner Chorale. The program features popular American music, Broadway tunes, folk songs and patriotic anthems performed by choirs during the 1950s. More information: (213) 972-7282.
Cinematic Breakthroughs: On March 13, the UCLA Hammer Museum screens obscure short-films from the 1960s that inspired a generation of filmmakers and artists. The rarely seen films represent the excitement and freewheeling experimentation that dominated the avant-garde film world at the time. The 16mm works include shorts by Robert Crawford, Ray Wisniewski, Marie Menken and Jud Yalkut. More information: (310) 443-7000.Buddy's Blues:
Eric Clapton once said that Buddy Guy is God. Guy has rightfully attained legend status because of his fiery guitar playing and on-stage energy. Guy brings the blues to the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts on March 23. More information: (800) 300-4345.Parisii Quartet:
Classical music seems somehow sublime when it's performed at the L.A. County Museum of Art, especially when it's from the Parisii Quartet. These graduates from the Paris Conservatoire juxtapose the late quartets by Beethoven with five pieces from Boulez's "Livre" during performances at LACMA on March 19 and 21. More information: (323) 857-6010.Know Your Woollies:
The Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits offers children a chance to celebrate the world of mammoths woollies, Columbians and pygmies on March 17 and 18. Arts, crafts, films and tours of the gooey tar pits will be held both days. For the first time at the Page, you can find real tusks from prehistoric woolly mammoths. More information: (213) 763-3534.
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