KCRW’s 5 Things To Do This Week – Jan. 14, 2013

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KCRW’s 5 Things To Do This Week

January 14, 2013

LISTEN: Jose James

Vocalist Jose James is “sultry one moment, commanding the next,” says NPR’s Ann Powers. His new album, “No Beginning No End,” incorporates elements of R&B, neo-soul and dance music of the 1920’s. Hear it in full as part of KCRW’s Album Preview series.


HEAR: Amy Wilentz

Veteran journalist Amy Wilentz’s new book, “Farewell, Fred Voodoo,” is a portrait of Haiti’s resilient people, its colorful history, and the reporter who fell in love with them.  In this third anniversary of the Haiti quake, don’t miss her in conversation at ALOUD on Tuesday.


EAT: Tasty Dining

Tasty Dining is the actual name of this Wuhan-style Chinese restaurant in San Gabriel. Jonathan Gold recommends the chicken wing griddle, which is kind of like hot pot. Adventurous diners should think about ordering the bullfrog griddle.


SEE: Lesley Vance and Ricky Swallow

The Huntington is shaking things up! Their Art Gallery, long known for its 18th and 19th century works, is now hosting contemporary art  sculpture and paintings  from Lesley Vance and Ricky Swallow.  Head to the second floor gallery by March 11th.


WATCH: Amour

The Austrian film “Amour” has been nominated for 5 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Foreign Film. Joe Morgenstern says the film “breathes so deeply that it takes your own breath away.”