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Turnament - a festival of turntablism in Los Angeles, November 7.

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  • hertzlion
    Hello unto you. This is to inform you that the Turnament festival of turntablism, produced by David Cotner in association with The Derby, takes place November
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      Hello unto you.

      This is to inform you that the Turnament festival of turntablism,
      produced by David Cotner in association with The Derby, takes place
      November 7 at the Derby Nightclub in Los Angeles. Ticket prices have
      been lowered to $25 for the evening; UCLA student discount remains at
      $20 for night (only 200 of these tickets are available).

      Friday, November 7, 2003
      · Your MC, for the first time in Los Angeles in almost two decades -
      The Rappin' Duke!

      · Ace & Duce - Los Angeles (Los Angeles Free Music Society founders)
      · amk - Los Angeles (flexidisc collages on classroom record players)
      · DJ Icy-Ice - Los Angeles (Stacks Records proprietor and hip-hop
      prime mover)
      · DJ Jester - San Antonio (URB Magazine Next 100 artists 2003)
      · DJ Quest - San Francisco (Live Human founder and "Hamster Breaks"
      mastermind)
      · DJ Smallcock - Sydney (3000 RPM of terror from Down Under)
      · Dublab Soundsystem (Daedelus, Derelict, Dr. Rock, Frosty) - Los
      Angeles (transglobal Internet broadcasting pioneers)
      · Emil Beaulieau - Lowell (America's Greatest Living Noise Artist
      performs a dignified and professional tutorial on anti-records)

      Installations (in the Derby Room)
      · DJ Meeuw - Amsterdam (king of the colourful 7" working an all-45s
      set of dancehall / ragga)
      · The New Blockaders - anti-concert
      · David Woodard - Los Angeles (lecture / exposition of the Brion Gysin
      Dreamachine)

      9:30 p.m., The Derby Nightclub (21+)
      4500 Los Feliz Boulevard (corner of Hillhurst Avenue and Los Feliz
      Boulevard)
      Los Angeles, California 90027
      323 663 8979 fon
      http://www.the-derby.com/
      Admission at the door - $25 / $20 UCLA students with valid ID
      Contact info@... for advance ticket sales information

      "From 1940 to 1960, this same building housed one of the original
      Brown Derby Restaurants. There were five in all - located in Beverly
      Hills, mid-Wilshire (the hat-shaped one), Hollywood, Los Feliz and the
      Crenshaw district. The Crenshaw location opened and closed in just a
      few months, so it is not as well known as the others.

      The idea for what is now The Derby was originally conceived by Cecil
      B. DeMille and opened in 1929 as Willard's Chicken Inn. The motto
      back then was "The chicken whose feet never hit the ground". Live
      chickens actually were raised in the kitchen! It was the gathering
      place for Hollywood's movie stars; in 1945, while on location filming
      "Mildred Pierce", Joan Crawford muttered the infamous line, "People
      have to drink somewhere. Why not here?" The dome-shaped design of the
      roof actually had a unique purpose: water was pumped up to the top of
      the dome and then ran down the sides into a moat to make this one of
      the first air-conditioned buildings."


      Future bulletins as events warrant, of course.

      http://www.turnament.com/
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