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movie Motown had The Funk Brothers, L.A. had The Wrecking Crew: studio musicians who played for Sinatra, The Beach Boys, Phil Spector groups, Elvis, and dozens of others, as detailed in this documentary opening tomorrow. Pictured: Carol Kaye.

music Folk singer/songwriters Lucy Kaplansky and Richard Shindell team up again, this time for The Pine Hill Project. Its debut album, Tomorrow You're Going, is out March 17. The duo will play City Winery on March 26.

food Brisket is happy food. Come on get happy when the Brisket King is crowned at Ft. Greene's Irondale Center. $85, includes all-you-can-eat vittles and booze. Pictured is Ducks Eatery brisket, winner of last year's Brisket King.

book On March 24, The New York Review of Books publishes Aeschylus' Prometheus Bound in a new translation by Joel Agee. On March 30, 7pm, Mr. Agee will be at the Strand, with actor Ron Cephas Jones performing from the tragedy. The next night at the NYPL, Mr. Agee discusses the work with poet Tom Sleigh.

theater The recent off-Broadway play Unnatural Acts is about true events that took place at Harvard in the 1920s (covered up until 2012), when the university persecuted a group of gay students. On Monday, March 30, the play, since retitled The Secret Court, will get a one-night-only reading at Classic Stage Company, with members of the original cast. Proceeds go to the Trevor Project.

WFMU Marathon 2015 is taking place now. Support the great station.

A tease from the NoMad Hotel about NoMad Upstairs.

Furnish Green has a sale on vintage furniture on Saturday, March 21st with discounts up to 60%.

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