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What You're Doing Tonight: March 18

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    What You're Doing Tonight: March 18
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    The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion from March 18-22.

    ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER: A world-renowned troupe -- so renowned, in fact, that an Ailey group just performed for President Obama and his family at the Kennedy Center -- leaps into the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for five nights of amazing performances. The dances change nightly, with some repeating; check out the full schedule for details. On the roster is Anniversary Highlights, as well as the dances Go in Grace and Revelations and Suite Otis. Wednesday, March 18-Sunday, March 22. 135 N. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles. 213-365-3500

    KEN BURNS: Hellooo, history. Seems like a few years ago history was too often relegated to the cobwebbiest corners of our attentions. And then along came documentary-maker extraordinaire Ken Burns, who turned photos and letters and other documents lost to time into gripping storytelling devices. Whether you were riveted by his look at the Civil War, or baseball, or jazz -- we're particularly keen to see the series he's working on now, which focuses on the national parks -- this Distinguished Speakers evening promises to be highly informative. Wednesday, March 18. Pasadena Civic, 300 E. Green Street, Pasadena.

    ALSO ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18: "American Idol" soul man Taylor Hicks rocks The Roxy; Fado great Mariza is at Walt Disney Concert Hall; and Peepshow Menagerie shakes it at Bordello Bar.