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Brian Setzer is one of those wild geniuses who keeps the Earth properly spinning on its axis – a consistent institution who you can count on while pretty much everything else comes and goes. If nothing else, he might be saving American history from the scorch of its own warped magnifying glass memory. Dont’ miss Brian’s holiday smash Christmas Rocks! Extravaganza!

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We’ve screwed up the 50’s – reduced it into one giant goof cartoon of crummy over-fattening food, leather jackets, and endless sock hops. And the 80’s showed up more or less mangled on arrival. But Brian Setzer, a punk rocker grinning across a gorgeous Gretsch splashed through the neon of the 80’s scene with a sound that channeled the earliest primal yelps of rock n’ roll. Then in the 90’s when every guy within a fedora’s throw of Hollywood wanted to form a swing band, Setzer massed a bloody orchestra and launched a blistering assault on all the zoot-suited mannequins cruising the scene. With an astonishing consistency and quality of output, an honest reverence for the American musical tradition and an idiosyncratic swagger that is itself the kind of brand that defies all contrivance, Brian’s on that short list alongside guys like Billy Gibbons, Jeff Beck, or, hell, Hendrix who inhabit their own crazy little islands where the waves around them may change direction but the guitar licks are scorching, the drinks stay cold, and the circle remains unbroken.

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WHAT: Brian Setzer Orchestra: Christmas Rocks! Extravaganza
WHERE: Gibson Amphitheater at Universal CityWalk | 100 Universal City Plaza | Universal City, CA 91608
WHEN: Saturday, December 22, 2012  | 8:15 pm

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The Grammy Awards are always an exciting time in music and history, but what about past Grammy Awards shows? If you just watched the Grammy Awards now is a good time tow learn more at the Grammy Museum.

The Grammy Museum explores and celebrates the enduring legacies of all forms of music; the creative process; the art and technology of the recording process; and the history of Grammy Awards, the premier recognition of recorded music accomplishment.

The Grammy Museum is an exciting and interactive celebration of the power of music occupying a vibrant new space at the heart of L.A. LIVE in downtown Los Angeles. This entertainment district provides Los Angeles’ residents, commuters, guests, and tourists with a world-class sports and entertainment destination. Four floors of cutting edge exhibits, interactive experiences, and films provide a one-of-a-kind visitor experience — engaging, educational, celebratory, and inspirational.

The Museum’s 30,000 square feet of cutting edge experiences, films, and exhibits offer an exciting, multimedia, and interactive celebration of the power of music. You begin your journey in the first floor lobby, where you are greeted by an array of exciting design elements and audio/visual programming that prepare you for the experience to come. From here, you take an elevator to the fourth floor, where the gallery experience begins.

The moment the elevator doors open, you are fully immersed in the Grammy experience. A hallway of music welcomes you. The passageway opens up to an exciting gallery space filled with content-rich interactives, films, and artifacts. These can be explored in any order you choose. Both on their own and taken as a whole, they reveal the legacy of recorded music and the many ways in which it intertwines with social and cultural history.

The third floor takes you behind the scenes into the art and technology of the recording process. This exciting array of exhibits and interactive experiences can be explored in any order and features the voices and stories of musicians, producers, and engineers. The fascinating intersection of art, technology, and business that brings records to your ears is illuminated — and you’ll even get a hands-on chance at what it takes to produce them!

Your experience culminates in an in-depth exploration of the Grammy Awards telecast. This blend of film, artifacts, and graphics takes you deep inside the Grammy Awards, letting you experience all the glamour, recognition, and celebration.

Journeying down to the second floor, you’re taken behind the scenes one more memorable time. Taking a comfortable seat in the Museum’s 200-seat Clive Davis Theater, you have a chance to witness The Making of a Grammy Moment. Shot backstage throughout the 50th Annual Grammy Celebration, this film lets you feel first hand the excitement of the Grammy show.

Special exhibits:

  • GEORGE HARRISON: LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD
  • MICHAEL JACKSON
  • THE BEATLES LOVE: A FIFTH ANNIVERSARY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL SHOWCASE
  • ELVIS IN THE MOVIES
  • INSTRUMENTS OF ART
  • TROUBLE IN PARADISE: MUSIC AND LOS ANGELES, 1945-1975

After a visit to the Grammy Museum you’ll appreciate the awards show even more and learn of its history. A great place for music lovers and family outings.

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WHAT: The Grammy Museum
WHEN: Monday-Friday 11:30 am-7:30 pm | Saturday-Sunday 10:00 am-7:30 pm
WHERE: 800 West Olympic Blvd. | Los Angeles, CA 90015

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