Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Ericka's summer picks (July), Obama Warns Turkey

'Obama warns Erdogan international Gaza flotilla probe bad for Turkey'

Following the Israeli Navy commandos' raid in May in which nine Turkish
activists were killed Turkey has demanded international probe.

By Haaretz Service
Published 03.07.10

United States President Barak Obama warned Turkish Prime Minister Recep
Tayyip Erdogan that an international probe into Israel's deadly raid on a
Gaza-bound flotilla could have negative consequences for Turkey, British
Arabic-language daily al-Hayat reported Saturday.

According to the report, Obama warned Erdogan that the international probe
which Turkey has demanded could turn into a "double edged sword," as it
could lead to accusations against the passengers on board the
Turkish-flagged Mavi Marmara ship, some of whom were members of the
pro-Palestinian IHH organization.

The two leaders met in Canada on the sidelines of the G-20 summit last  week.

Following the Israeli Navy commandos' raid in May in which nine Turkish
activists were killed Turkey announced that it was recalling its ambassador
to Israel.

Erdogan said the incident represented a complete violation of international
law and called for an international probe into the military action.

Last month Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that his government
would insist on an international commission to investigate the raid saying
that "If an international commission is not set up and Turkey's rightful
demands are ignored, Turkey has the right to review its relations with

The foreign minister was responding to Israel's announcement Monday that it
was setting up its own inquiry, which will include two international

The May 31 Israeli raid on the flotilla, led by a Turkish NGO, took place
outside of Israel's territorial waters.

"A commission which will conduct an inquiry into an attack staged in
international waters should be international. We demand that an
international commission should be formed under the supervision of the UN
with participation of Turkey and Israel. We will insist on this matter,"
Davutoglu said.

"We believe that Israel, as a country which attacked on a civil convoy in
international waters, will not conduct an impartial inquiry," he added.

The Israeli raid has led to a severe strain in the once-close ties between
Turkey and Israel.


Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 2010 11:37 PM
Subject: re: Ericka's summer picks (July)

Ericka's Summer Picks – July (free except when noted):

*** = a super pick, not to be missed


Saturday, July 3:

Mandinga Afro-Peruvian Ensemble, Hancock Park (behind LACMA), 5-7 pm (


Wednesday, July 7:

Femi Kuti and the Hollywood Bowl (not free)


Saturday, July 10:

Braziliando, Hancock Park (behind LACMA), 5-7 pm (


Friday, July 16

***Wil-Dog Abers (of Ozomatli) y Su Banda, Levitt Pavillion, MacArthur Park;


Saturday, July 17:

***AfroReggae from Rio de Janeiro, California Plaza, 8 pm;

Plena Libre, Levitt Pavillion, MacArthur Park,

Costa Azul, , Hancock Park (behind LACMA), 5-7 pm (


Thursday, July 22:

Los Pinguos, 7 pm, Culver City,

Jovanotti and Ana Tijoux, Santa Monica Pier;


Friday, July 23:

***Ricardo Lemvo y Makina Loca, Levitt Pavillion, MacArthur Park;


Saturday, July 24:

***Ciro Hurtado, Peruvian guitarist extraordinaire, Hancock Park (behind LACMA), 5-7 pm (


Saturday July 24 and Sunday, July 25: Central Avenue Jazz Festival,


Thursday, July 29

***Yari More, salsa; Culver City,


Saturday, July 31:

Pacha Massive and Non-Stop Bhangra, California Plaza, 8 pm;



August and September Previews:


Sunday, August 1:

Café R & B, Columbia Park, Torrance, 4-6;


Thursday, August 5

Geno Delafose, Cajun and Zydeco, 7 pm, Culver City;

***Rickie Lee Jones, Santa Monica Pier;


Sunday, August 8:

Hollywood's Children's Festival of the Arts,


Wednesday, August 18:

***The Neville Brothers at the Hollywood Bowl (not free)


Thursday, August 19:

***Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas, Scottish fiddle and celtic cello, Culver City;


Thursday, September 2:

Dr. John and the Lower 911, New Orleans Icon, Santa Monica Pier;


Friday, September 3:

***Maria de Barros (Cape Verde), Levitt Pavillion, MacArthur Park;


Sunday, September 19:

***Ozomotali at the Hollywood Bowl (not free)



Free Concert Series:

Grand Performances, California Plaza, Los Angeles,

Twilight Dance and Music at the Santa Monica Pier, Thursdays;

Latin Sounds at Hancock Park, behind LACMA, Saturdays, 5-7;

Chamber Music, Sundays, 6 pm at the Bing Theater, LACMA;

Jazz at LACMA, Fridays, 6 pm;

Culver City Music Festival, Thursdays, 7 pm, in front of CC City Hall,

Skirball Sunset Concert Series, Thursdays, 8 pm;

Free Concerts in the Park, Marina del Rey, Thursdays and Saturdays;

Pershing Square, Downtown, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, free concerts Thursdays;

Free concerts at the Levitt Pavillion, MacAurthur Park (downtown), Wednesdays-Sundays;

Free concerts at the Levitt Pavilion, Memorial Park in Old Pasadena, Wednesdays-Sundays;

Saturdays off the 405, Getty Museum, 6-9 pm;

Sizzling Summer Nights at the Autry Musuem ($7 non-members), Thursdays;

L.A. County's Free Concerts in Public Places; diverse schedule of free concerts, various locations;

Free Jazz concerts at Hollywood & Highland, Tuesdays, 7-9 pm;

Free concerts at the Farmers Market (3rd and Fairfax), Thursdays (jazz) and Saturdays;

Also I Like to Rock, Thursdays, Hammer Museum, Westwood;

Friday night Sing-alongs, Keck Amphitheater, Disney Hall;

Dance Downtown; dance lessons at 6:30, dance 7:15-10:00, select Fridays, Music Center Plaza

Wild Wednesdays, Torrance Cultural Arts Center, Wednesdays, 11:45-1:15,

Sundays in the Park, Columbia Park, 4-6, Torrance;

Summer Jazz series at Descanso Gardens;

Canon summer concert series, Thursdays, Beverly Hills,

Free concerts Thursdays and Saturdays, Redondo Pier;

Venice Beach Concert series;



Series and Activities for kids:

BIG!WORLD!FUN!  12 performances for children (free; adults $5); JAFT, Saturdays at 10:00 am,

Family Fundays at the Theatricum Botanicum (Topanga), Sundays 11 am, June – October. ($8)

Summer Sounds, Music for Kids at the Hollywood, July 11-Aug 19, M-Fr, 10 or 11:15 am, $5 per person

Free art activities for children on Sundays at LACMA, 12:30-3:30,

Target Free Sundays at the Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach,

Garden Concerts for Kids at the Getty, 8/11,12,18,19,25,26;

Sundays for Kids, Hammer Museum, Westwood;


Ericka Verba
90% Associate Professor/10% Furloughed
History Department
California State University Dominguez Hills
Carson, CA 90747

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