What a Pair! 4 - A Celebrity Benefit Concert at the Wiltern Theater
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An all-star lineup -- including David Byrne, Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), Pat Mahoney (LCD Soundsystem), Kele Okereke (Bloc Party), Money Mark, Joshua Redman, Sinkane and the legendary Lijadu Sisters of Nigeria in their first live performance in 30 years -- takes the stage at the Greek to perform the futuristic, synth-heavy electronic music of elusive Nigerian artist William Onyeabor. The evening begins with a DJ set by special guest Wooden Wisdom (Elijah Wood & Zach Cowie). Onyeabor self-released eight nearly impossible-to-find albums between 1978 and 1985 in Nigeria, but after becoming a born-again Christian turned his back on his work and refused to speak about it for nearly three decades. Last year, after a five-year odyssey to track down Onyeabor and secure his permission to release his music, the Luaka Bop label issued World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who Is William Onyeabor? The album was named one of Time magazine's top ten albums of the year and Pitchfork's Best Reissue of the Year 2013. Even now, after the album's enormous success, the artist's life story remains a mystery -- and he seems content to keep it that way. Learn More
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The fourth annual What A Pair!, a concert of Broadway songs performed by an eclectic array of “pairs” of celebrity women, takes center stage at The Wiltern/LG Theatre. This enchanting evening of Broadway caliber musical theater duets will feature performances by some of Hollywood’s most accomplished and talented women in film, television, and music to benefit breast cancer research. Since its inception in 2002, What A Pair! has raised over $600,000 for breast cancer research, and this year will support the research being done at the John Wayne Cancer Institute (JWCI).
Among the stars slated to perform are Jessica Biel, Loretta Devine (Crash_), Joely Fisher (Desperate Housewives_), Marg Helgenberger (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation_), Lea Thompson (Caroline in the City_), Jean Louisa Kelly (Yes, Dear), Jorja Fox (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation), Katey Sagal (8 Simple Rules), Samantha Harris _(E! News Live), Kathleen Wilhoite (Gilmore Girls_), Sharon Lawrence (NYPD Blue), Rosa Blasi _(Strong Medicine) _and many more! Jamie Lee Curtis will be opening the show and is chairing the Host Committee for the event, which includes Penny Marshall and Marcia Cross.