KINKY | OCT 5 | MEXICO
An intelligent manifestation of rock, electronic, and Mexican rhythms, Kinky produces riveting sounds and mixes that have earned them a reputation for being musical pioneers.
LES NUBIANS | OCT 19 | FRANCE
Accompanied by their full band, Les Nubians return to the Luckman stage to perform their latest album Nü Revolution.
COLIN HAY | OCT 26 | USA
In a special performance brought to you by the Levitt Pavilion, the Luckman welcomes Australian singer Colin Hay, best known as the lead singer of Men At Work.
ISABELLA ROSSELLINI | NOV 2 | ITALY
The legendary actress and model makes her Luckman debut with the Los Angeles-premiere of Green Porno. Initially produced as a series of original short films for the Sundance Channel, Rossellini and co-writer Jean-Claude Carrière adapt their project for the stage and explore the mating rituals of various species from arthropods to pachyderms.
LUCKMAN JAZZ ORCHESTRA | NOV 9 | USA
The Luckman Jazz Orchestra, led by acclaimed musician and conductor Charles Owens, is an internationally admired ensemble of Los Angeles’ greatest jazz musicians. Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as “one of the finest musical organizations” around, the LJO returns to the Luckman stage with a tribute to jazz legends!
ROKIA TRAORÉ | NOV 23 | MALI
At the forefront of the Malian roots movement, Rokia Traoré’s music is celebrated for exploring traditional African rhythms by merging them with American blues and soul beats. Making her Los Angeles debut at the Luckman, Rokia Traoré will perform her new album, Beautiful Africa.
SINÉAD O'CONNOR | NOV 24 | IRELAND
Just a few months after her triumphant, back-to-back, sold-out performances at New York City’s Lincoln Center this summer, Sinéad O’Connor makes her Luckman debut in what will be her only Los Angeles performance of the year.
ANTONIO ZAMBUJO | JAN 25 | PORTUGAL
The preeminent force in the resurrection of male fado singers in a genre traditionally dominated by females, Antonio Zambujo makes his debut performance at the Luckman with his earthy and atmospheric interpretations of Portugal’s national musical gems.
BEN SOLLEE | FEB 8 | USA
Known for his unique mix of folk, bluegrass, jazz, and R&B, cellist Ben Sollee has redefined these genres of music with his unique and intricate arrangements. Matched by his smoky vocal stylings, Sollee’s music is deeply rooted in his tales of human experience and emotion. NPR calls his music “an inspired collection of acoustic, folk and jazz flavored songs, filled with hope and the earnest belief that the world is good.”
KIBBUTZ | FEB 22 | ISRAEL
Israel’s most innovative and prominent dance company, Kibbutz makes their highly-anticipated return to the Luckman with the critically-acclaimed new work, If At All.
YEMEN BLUES | MAR 2 | ISRAEL
Conjuring up a rich and diverse musical palette with the use of percussion, oud, horns, and strings, Yemen Blues' myriad influences carry over to the stage, where the ensemble navigates from the boisterous to the romantic and from joyous celebration to anguished balladry.
ASAF AVIDAN | MAR 8 | ISRAEL
Singer-songwriter Asaf Avidan has taken the international music community by storm with his unique brand of folk and blues and his signature vocal sound, reminiscent of jazz greats and rock legends alike.
KARSH KALE | APR 12 | UK/US
Visionary composer and producer Karsh Kale will present Classical Science Fiction, a new groundbreaking work of classical Indian fusion and electronica.
CARLA BRUNI | APR 26 | FRANCE
Singer, songwriter, model, photographer, and former first lady of France, Carla Bruni will make a very rare Los Angeles appearance to perform selections from her fourth studio album, Little French Songs.
LUCKMAN JAZZ ORCHESTRA | MAY 10 | USA
The LJO represented the city of Los Angeles as cultural ambassadors in Europe and South America and is one of the finest big band jazz ensembles in the world.
TICKETS & INFORMATION
Tickets for all events are on sale now and are available on Ticketmaster and via the Luckman Box Office at 323-343-6600.
The Luckman Gallery is a 3,600 square foot space located at the top of the Street of the Arts at the Luckman Fine Arts Comlex. Since its inaugural exhibition in 1994, it has emerged as one of the most respected galleries in Los Angeles because of the range and breath of its exhibitions. Admission to the Luckman Gallery is free.
GROUND TRUTHS • on view now through Oct 26
Argentine-born, Los Angeles-based artist Carlos Mollura returns to the arts scene with his first solo exhibition in nearly a decade. The show will feature a new installation of his industrial plastic inflatables that respond to and occupy the entire gallery space, a combination of both architecture and interventionist sculpture.
PRIMER III • on view Nov 9 through Dec 21
One painter. One sculptor. One video artist. One photographer. This recurring exhibition, Primer lll, focuses on promising artists who are part of Los Angeles’ vibrant art community, and provides a space for their work to receive more attention.
CARLOS MOLLURA • on view Jan 18 through Mar 15
Argentine-born, Los Angeles-based artist Carlos Mollura returns in his first solo exhibition in nearly a decade. The show will feature a new installation of his industrial plastic inflatables that respond to and occupy the entire gallery space, a combination of both architecture and interventionist sculpture.
AFTER LIFE • on view Mar 29 through May 24
This exhibition examines how death and mourning have been addressed by visual artists - ranging from 19th century post-mortem photographs to work in various media by international contemporary artists.
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The Luckman Fine Arts Complex is the home of professional visual and performing arts on the campus of California State University, Los Angeles. Since 1994, the Luckman has delivered cutting edge music, dance, theatre, and visual arts from around the world to the Los Angeles community. Located just five miles east of downtown, the Luckman Complex is home to three unique spaces: the Luckman Theatre with a capacity of nearly 1,200, the Intimate Theatre with modular seating of up to 300, and the 3,600 square foot Kunsthalle-like Luckman Gallery. The Luckman furthers its mission of presenting exceptional world-class arts events by bringing once-in-a-lifetime experiences from all corners of the globe to Los Angeles.