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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, Aug. 28

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Talking Heads stopped making sense back in the 80s.
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Talking Heads stopped making sense back in the 80s.

(Aug. 29-30) That must have been the place
Back in 1983, one of the best bands around got together with an acclaimed director and ended up making one of the best rock films around. Stop Making Sense screens tomorrow and Thursday nights at the AFI Silver as part of its Totally Awesome 80s summer film series. Talking Heads performs fan favorites and a few covers and dances with a lamp at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood.

(Sept. 1) General Patton
You might know Patton Oswalt from his comedy, from his television appearances, or from voicing one of the most talented anthropomorphic mice of all time in Ratatouille. He’ll be at the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse for two shows and innumerable chortles this Saturday.

(Aug. 29-Sept. 16) Temper, Temper
Rep Stage in Columbia ushers in its 20th anniversary season with The Temperamentals tomorrow. The dramedy tells the story of how the first gay rights organization in the country came to exist in Los Angeles in the 1950s.

Music: “This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)” by Talking Heads


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