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Unpainted Faces by Henry Diltz
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Live at the Ice House 1978 by Modern Folk Quartet
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The folk boom of the 1960s had its fair share of progressives, but few were able to lay four-part harmonies over odd time signatures and 1940s jazz motifs as well as the Modern Folk Quartet.
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Modern Folk Quartet by Modern Folk Quartet
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On the Modern Folk Quartet's eponymous debut, present a fresh youthful visage to a superbly chosen selection of concurrently new traditionals and original adaptations of standards from the folk music canon -- such as the one that kick-starts the affair.
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Changes by Modern Folk Quartet
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Once again, they blend their arrangements and adaptations to another impressive lineup of modern compositions from the group's contemporaries. The hearty gospel-influenced opener, "Sing Out," sets the pace for a further slew of refreshing and spirited selections.

Under the Covers film by Bill Day and Terry Schwartz.
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Album cover designer Gary Burden and Photographer Henry Diltz take a magical mystery tour into their famous album covers and the stories behind their creation. Includes music and interviews with the EAGLES, CROSBY STILLS AND NASH, JACKSON BROWN, JONI MITCHEL, & THE DOORS.
Legends of the canyon : the music and magic of 1960s Laurel Canyon produced & directed by Jon Brewer
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LEGENDS OF THE CANYON delivers the story of the advent of rock music spawned in the garden of the Hollywood Hills, Laurel Canyon. Crosby, Stills & Nash, The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, The Mamas and the Papas, Joni Mitchell, Linda Ronstadt and many other great artists of the era were all inhabitants of Laurel Canyon and brought to life the anthems of a generation from the hills of this idyllic, commune-like setting in the late 1960s.

Canyon of dreams : the magic and the music of Laurel Canyon by Harvey Kubernik
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Written by a long-time L.A. resident who knows them all, Canyon of Dreams traces the history of the community and its enduring legacy. Taking a deeply personal approach, it uses a multiple-voice narration based on exclusive interviews with the area’s musical elite. Because of their close and long-time connection with Kubernik, some of these stars are speaking openly for the first time
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To Be An Artist: Musicians, Visual Artists, Writers, and Dancers Speak by Camille Colatosti
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"To Be An Artist is a conversation with today's successful and prominent artists from a variety of disciplines: musicians, visual artists, digital artists, poets, writers, activists and scholars. All of them discuss what it means to be an artist today, how they perceive their craft and their world, and the role of art in society. They agree that artists' creativity and success come not only from the intense focus on their craft, but, also, from their development of a worldview from their wider vision and understanding of the world in which they live."

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  • Write reflections on the visit with Henry Diltz.
  • Take an original photograph and present it to the class, explaining its meaning and importance.