Join author Josh Kun and special guests I See Hawks in L.A at the Annenberg Community Beach House, 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23for a musical tour of early Los Angeles based on rare sheet music culled from the stacks of the Los Angeles Public Library.
Songs in the Key of Los Angeles
is a multi-platform collaboration between the Library Foundation of Los Angeles
, the Los Angeles Public Library
, and USC professor Josh Kun
that brings to life the Library’s extraordinary Southern California Sheet Music Collection. Consisting of sheet music from the 1840s through the 1950s, the Collection offers a singular portrait of Los Angeles history and culture rendered in music and visual art—from California lullabies and Los Angeles waltzes, sunshine rags and sunset serenades—to emerging West Coast jazz and the legacy of Mexican folk tradition. The evening’s presentation will include archival photographs, sheet music cover art featured in the bookSongs in the Key of Los Angeles
(Angel City Press
), vintage and new recordings of the antique sheet music, as well as a special live performance from local California country stalwarts, I See Hawks in L.A.
The Beach House is located at 415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica, CA 90402 on the west side of Pacific Coast Highway. Tickets are free but space is limited. For more information call (310) 393-8282 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. or visit