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Woodstock’s chief photographer and also was responsible for more than 500 album covers. Both the book and the exhibition capture not only Cash but the Carter Family, Carl Perkins and The Statler Brothers, in addition to Cash interacting with inmates, namely Glen Sherley, whose song “Greystone Chapel” was recorded by the country legend. In conjunction with the collection’s opening, the museum hosts a panel discussion with Bomar and Marshall’s former assistant, Ame- lia Davis. Grammy Museum, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., downtown; Tue., Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m.; exhibit runs thru February; $10. (213) 765- 6800, —Siran BaBayan
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A Stylistic Melting Pot
In five short years, Jacob Jonas The Com- pany has built a public and critical following for its athletic blend of ballet, street and contemporary dance. One of Jonas’ talents is incorporating dancers with different backgrounds and styles into a distinctive L.A. brew that still allows each particular style full reign. Jacob Jonas The Company’s stature was further confirmed when the Wallis selected the troupe as its 2018-19 company in residence, with the funding
and heightened visibility that brings. These performances will be followed by a different show next spring, but for this opening sortie Jonas augments two of his own dances with commissioned works from guest choreog- raphers Donald Byrd (who was one of Jonas’ mentors) and Latino choreographer Omar Román de Jesús. Wallis Annenberg Center for the Arts, Lovelace Theater, 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills; Wed.-Fri., Oct. 24-26, 8 p.m.; Sat., Oct. 27, 2 & 8 p.m.; $35. —ann HaSkinS
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Humble Work
Most of the time, curators have an idea and organize an exhibition, and then a prom-
inent critic or historian will write an essay contextualizing its ideas. While not quite
a full reversal, in the case of “One Day at a Time: Manny Farber and Termite Art,” the essay definitely came first. Manny Farber (1917-2008) was a noted critic of art and especially of film, as well as a talented and prolific painter, whose maverick style in
both pigment and prose was impassioned and subversive, academically rigorous and flat-out gorgeous. In 1962 he wrote a land- mark essay in which he coined the phrase “termite art” in making a case for visual and cinematic art that luxuriates in details of ordinary existence rather than chasing the elusive, vainglorious masterpiece. Directly inspired by the ideas Farber laid out, this exhibit was curated by Helen Molesworth and Rebecca Lowery (who leads tonight’s walkthrough), and features examples of Far- ber’s work along with some 30 other artists working in painting, sculpture, photography, film, video and sound, dating from the 1950s to the present. MOCA Grand Avenue, 250 S. Grand Ave., downtown; Thu., Oct. 25, 7 p.m.; exhibit runs thru March 11; free. (213) 621- 1741, —SHana nyS DamBroT
Animal Farm
Artist-actor Amy Raasch shines a fasci- nating light into the world we live in by telling her stories from the point of view
of animals instead of focusing merely
on human creatures. As part of the Solo Queens Fest, Raasch performs The Animal Monologues, directed by Matthew McCray, with an inventive score by noted produc- er-songwriter David Poe. Among other fanciful yet pointed fables, a sage donkey weighs in on the hysteria stirred up by quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling protest, and a descendent of the “last living 9/11 search-and-rescue dog” tries to find meaning and hope amid the wreckage of the World Trade Center. Bootleg Theater, 2200 Beverly Blvd., Echo Park; Thu., Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m.; Fri., Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 4, 1 p.m.; Thu., Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 11, 3 p.m.; $10 & $20. (213) 389-3856, —Falling JamES
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