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September 9, 2008

The Paley Center for Media Announces New Los Angeles Series PaleyAfterDark

This inaugural season salutes musicians Peter Buffett, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Dave Brubeck, and Charles Strouse
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Peter Buffett event to feature special guest Warren Buffett

Los Angeles, CA—The Paley Center for Media (formerly The Museum of Television & Radio) announces the launch of a dynamic new membership group, PaleyAfterDark. This new program will offer members the opportunity to meet media thought leaders, stars, and creators at intimate and elegant private receptions around a series of exclusive events. The inaugural PaleyAfterDark season will celebrate luminaries from the world of music through a series of four lavish programs showcasing each artist in concert and conversation. These multimedia events will be illuminated with rare footage of each artist from the Paley Center's vast media archive.  Private receptions with the artists will precede each program.

Kicking off the series in Los Angeles on October 3 will be acclaimed multimedia musician/composer Peter Buffett with special guest Warren Buffett. The award-winning songwriting duo Alan and Marilyn Bergman stop by on November 3 to share anecdotes from their storied 50-year personal and musical partnership interspersed with performances from the legendary Bergman songbook. On January 26, 2009, Broadway composer Charles Strouse and guests will offer a rare evening of story and song as his latest musical Minsky's makes its theatrical debut in Los Angeles that month. Later in the spring on April 7, the Paley Center celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the most successful album in jazz, Time Out, and the virtuoso genius behind the masterpiece, Dave Brubeck.

"Where in Los Angeles can you be entertained by Frank, Ella, Fred, Barbra, and other icons on screen while enjoying live performances by the Bergmans, Buffett, Strouse, and Brubeck? Only here at the Paley Center," remarked Pat Mitchell, the president and chief executive officer of The Paley Center for Media. "We are excited to launch PaleyAfterDark, a new unique series for the Los Angeles cultural scene this season as we turn our lens to the art and artistry of these extraordinary musicians."


PaleyAfterDark schedule in Los Angeles is as follows:
*Please note the schedule is subject to change*
     
The private receptions begin at 6:00 p.m. and the events with live performances at 7:00 p.m. For ticket information, please go to paleycenter.org or call 310.786.1000.

Peter Buffett in Concert and Conversation
with special guest Warren Buffett

Friday, October 3, 2008
Multiamedia musician Peter Buffett is an acclaimed composer for advertising (MTV spots), television documentaries (500 Nations), and theatrical films (Dances with Wolves). Peter will play, sing, and share exclusive videos of his work and philanthropic activities.
In person: Peter Buffett and Warren Buffett

"Nice ‘n' Easy": The Lyrics of Alan and Marilyn Bergman
Monday, November 3, 2008
Celebrating fifty years of a musical partnership which has produced some of the greatest love songs such as "How Do You Keep The Music Playing," "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life," and "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" as well as captured every major musical award, Alan and Marilyn Bergman will perform some of their songs with special guests and share about how they write together and live together.
In person: Alan and Marilyn Bergman with special guests to be announced.   

"Put on a Happy Face": A Salute to Charles Strouse
Monday, January 26, 2009
Join the Paley Center's tribute to Charles Strouse, the composer of great Broadway hits including Bye Bye Birdie, Applause, and Annie, celebrating his illustrious career with live performances by special guests and rare archival footage from the Paley Center's collection.
In person: Charles Strouse with special guests to be announced.

Time Out at 50: An Evening with Dave Brubeck
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
The Paley Center salutes the historic release of Time Out, a seminal jazz masterpiece released fifty years ago and the man behind the album, Dave Brubeck. Highlighting his legendary career, Dave Brubeck will be joined by special guests and the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet.
In person: Dave Brubeck, the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet, and special guests to be announced.

NOTE: All Los Angeles events take place at The Paley Center for Media, 465 N. Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills.



About The Paley Center for Media

The Paley Center for Media, with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the collection and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media. Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry.  For more information, please visit www.paleycenter.org.

 

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