Zhenya at LeslieSacksOpeningThis is music’s biggest week! With the Grammy Awards taking place on February 10th, the pre-Grammy celebrations, benefits and galas have begun. This year, rock icon Bruce Springsteen has been selected to be MusiCares’ Person of the Year.

See image by Eric Minh Swenson

The ‘sold out’ MusiCares gala takes place tonight, February 8th at the downtown Los Angeles Convention Center. The evening will honor Bruce Springsteen with live performances by his legendary friends and Grammy award winning talent.

lowRes ZHENYA 2012 THE BOSSThis star-studded event will be hosted by Jon Stewart and will include performances by legends such as Alabama Shakes, Jackson Browne, Kenny Chesney, Ben Harper, Emmylou Harris, Faith Hill, Jim James, Elton John, Juanes, John Legend, Natalie Maines, Tim McGraw, Tom Morello, Mumford & Sons, Patti Smith, Mavis Staples, Sting, Eddie Vedder, Neil Young, and many more.

Artist Zhenya Gershman has created a portrait of the “Boss” himself to be featured at the gala as part of a silent auction. The journey was an interesting one. Zhenya had to decide which “Bruce Sprinsteen” to paint.

She surveyed hundreds of images from his long career and watched countless videos.  See our Artist and Exhibitions Page for full article.

Toni2.9 13 FarmersMkt MardiGrasFlyerght is the start of all the Mardi Gras Madness…so start the party early, tonight at the Farmers Market on Fairfax.

Tonight enjoy some fantastic music with EB’s Rajun Cajun Dance Party and get into the cajun spirit, while you dance your hear out.

Go to the website to see a full listing of who’s playing and when.

What: Mardis Gras Party
Where: Farmers Market, West Patio, 6333 West 3rd Street, 3rd & Fairfax, LA 90036
When: 7:00 pm
Phone: (323) 933-9211
Website: www.farmersmarketla.com

Or inFri Jan8 WoodyLA-WEB Santa Monica….

At the Church in Ocean Park….stop in to see “Hard Traveling with Woody,” a show about Woody Guthrie with Randy Noojin…

$10 suggested donation, no one turned away

What: Performance
Where: Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill St. Santa Monica, CA 90405
When: 8:00 pm
Phone: 310-399-1631
Website: http://www.churchop.org