June 6, 2012 marks the 40th anniversary of David Bowie's 1972 album "Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars."
Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars: The Motion Picture will screen Tuesday evening at the GRAMMY Museum in downtown Los Angeles in celebration of EMI's new release of the remastered 40th Anniversary Edition of David Bowie’s momentous 1972 album.
The event will be followed by a Q&A with the album’s co-producer, Ken Scott. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the box office or online.
Museum representative Andie Cox told KPCC the best way for the public to stay informed about open events is through their newsletter, noting, however, that "when the room in question is only 200 seats, tickets go fast" and the first notification will go to GRAMMY Museum members.
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Chuck D and Public Enemy occupied their Sunday with a free festival on, for, and about LA's skid row.
Organized by local non-profit Los Angeles Community Action Network, LA CAN, and hosted by Public Enemy, "Operation Skid Row" drew a crowd of hundreds to the questionably-permitted free-for-all on a stretch of Gladys Avenue downtown, and featured five hours of consciousness-raising rap and messages of social responsibility.
KPCC spoke with Chuck D about Public Enemy's involvement with "Operation Skid Row" and the Occupy movement.
"The biggest stories not being told are the realities of housing and homelessness in America. We already know the Occupy movement has shone light to the hypocrisies in America taking care of its people," said the group's frontman.
Likening the U.S. government to a car leaking oil, he asserts, "I always thought Obama was a good driver, but he's in a terrible car in need of an overhaul."