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UCLA Live Announces March - June 2008 Line Up
Published February 27, 2008

Artists include Grammy winners Angelique Kidjo and Jessye Norman, Grammy-nominated Perú Negro and Qawwali musicians Mehr and Sher Ali.

On February 20 UCLA Live announced its March - June line-up. The season includes artists like Grammy-nominated Perú Negro, Grammy winners Angelique Kidjo and Jessye Norman, and Qawwali musicians Mehr and Sher Ali, all performing their critically-acclaimed work. Jazz trio Keith Jarrett, pianist, Gary Peacock, bassist, and Jack DeJohnette, percussionist, kick of the season on March 5 with a performance that will celebrate highlights from each musician’s career. In a rare appearance, legendary American lyricist and composer Stephen Sondheim will explore his career with friend and New York Times’ columnist Frank Rich on March 13. Another UCLA Live exclusive, Azar Nafisi and Marjane Satrapi, two of Iran’s leading feminist voices, will be joined in a discussion moderated by award-winning arts and culture journalist Alicia Anstead. Literary icon and humorist David Sedaris concludes the season on Saturday, June 28 with a reading featuring material from his new book, When You Are Engulfed in Flames and a book signing will follow. UCLA Live’s season will also feature Leila Haddad and the Gypsy Musicians of Upper Egypt in their US debut as well as jazz diva Dianne Reeves, whose influences range from Afro-Caribbean to gospel to contemporary pop, with Russell Malone and Romero Lubambo on guitars.

The complete March - June 2008 season is listed below. For further information or to purchase tickets, check out UCLA Live’s website www.uclalive.org.

UCLA Live Events

Mar 5, 2008 8:00 PM Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette-25th Anniversary
UCLA Live at Royce Hall
Tickets: $88, $76, $58, $40, $20 UCLA Students

Mar 9, 2008 2:00 PM Royce Hall Organ & Film-"Safety Last" (1923) starring Harold Llyod with live accompaniment by Christopher Bull, organist
UCLA Live at Royce Hall
Tickets: $25 (General Admission) $15 kids 12 and under and UCLA Students

Mar 12, 2008 8:00 PM Angélique Kidjo
UCLA Live at Royce Hall
Tickets: $46, $34, $22, $15 UCLA Students

Mar 13, 2008 8:00 PM Stephen Sondheim and host Frank Rich-"A Little Night Conversation"
UCLA Live at Royce Hall
Tickets: $74, $58, $38, $25 UCLA Students

Mar 15, 2008 8:00 PM Perú Negro
UCLA Live at Royce Hall
Tickets:$48, $36, $24, $17 UCLA Students

Mar 20, 2008 8:00 PM An Evening with Garrison Keillor
UCLA Live at Royce Hall
Tickets: $78, $56, $38,$20 UCLA Students

Mar 21, 2008 8:00 PM SFJAZZ Collective-Original Compositions & Works by Wayne Shorter
UCLA Live at Royce Hall
Tickets: $48, $36, $26, $15 UCLA Students

Mar 22, 2008 8:00 PM Leila Haddad & the Gypsy Musicians of Upper Egypt-"In the Trail of the Ghawazee"
UCLA Live at Royce Hall
Tickets: $42, $30, $22, $15 UCLA Students

Mar 28, 2008 8:00 PM An Evening with Anne Lamott & Elizabeth Gilbert
UCLA Live at Royce Hall
Tickets: $48, $36, $24, $15 UCLA Students

Mar 29, 2008 8:00 PM Academy of St. Martin in the Fields with Murray Perahia, conductor and pianist
UCLA Live at Royce Hall
Tickets: $100, $78, $56, $44, $25 UCLA Students

Apr 4-5, 2008 8:00 PM La La La Human Steps-"Amjad"
UCLA Live at Royce Hall
Tickets: $48, $36, $24, $15 UCLA Students

Apr 9-12, 2008 8:00 PM "Aurelia's Oratorio"
UCLA Live at Freud Playhouse
Tickets: $42, $28 for adults $34, $22 for kids 12 and under $15 UCLA Students

Apr 10, 2008 8:00 PM Laurie Anderson-"Homeland"
UCLA Live at Royce Hall
Tickets: $54, $42, $30, $20 UCLA Students

Apr 11, 2008 8:00 PM Akademie für Alte Music Berlin
UCLA Live at Royce Hall
Tickets: $46, $34, $26, $15 UCLA Students

Apr 12, 2008 8:00 PM Seattle Symphony with Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violinist
UCLA Live at Royce Hall
Tickets: $85, $65, $48, $36, $20 UCLA Students

Apr 16, 2008 8:00 PM Azar Nafisi & Marjane Satrapi in Conversation
UCLA Live at Royce Hall
Tickets: $38, $28, $