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Troubadours 

When: Fri., June 24, 9 p.m. 2011
Price: Free

Everyone who grew up in or around North Carolina knows at least a few of the sweet folk serenades of singer-songwriter and native son James Taylor. Far less familiar is the rise of the emotional, introspective musical style popularized by Taylor and others, including Carole King. Morgan Neville's new documentary, Troubadours, which premiered this year at Sundance, traces the roots of the singer-songwriter genre back to the aptly named Los Angeles club where many famous folksingers got their start: the Troubadour.

Inspired by a series of landmark reunion concerts played by King and Taylor at the club's 50th-anniversary celebration in 2007, the film traces the careers of King and Taylor, utilizing vintage clips of them performing in the late '60s. The Troubadour's list of alumni also includes such luminaries as Jackson Browne, David Crosby, Joni Mitchell, Kris Kristofferson, Bonnie Raitt, The Eagles, Elton John and many others. The film also interweaves the story of the club and its eccentric owner, Doug Weston, as the Troubadour turned West Hollywood into the epicenter of the singer-songwriter movement. The free screening is at 9 p.m.; bring a blanket to the outdoor lawn setting, and perhaps an umbrella in case of fire and rain. —Philip Hoover

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