Nordic Noir: A Night at The Greek Theatre to Benefit Wild Animals

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On September 24, we ushered in autumn in at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles by gathering under the stars for Nordic Noir – a benefit for the wild animals. 100% of the Noir profits are for Friends of Griffith Park, and ultimately, back to the park and its wildlife.

Renowned composer Jacob Groth, who loves to wander through the park when he works in LA, performed music from The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and more with the Danish Film Harmonics – the film visuals coupled with the orchestration had us spellbound.

The Finale was a Mashup = Danish Film Harmonics + L.A. Gospel Choir.

Plaid and caps were all the rage and the black goth cello was a hit. Adverting further Danish to English pronunciation discussions of his first name, the composer jokingly said he is now simply “Groth.”

P-22 is my homeboy. We learned of the mountain lion’s miraculous journey over two busy freeways, the 101 and 405, to arrive in Griffith Park in 2012. Dangerous rodenticide made him sick in 2014. Luckily, he recovered but neighbors need to be educated on ceasing the use of the poison. P-22’s presence was first discovered by Friends of Griffith Park board member biologist Miguel Ordenana. He is a symbol of all the wildlife in the park, which includes twelve bobcats and numerous other creatures. And I’m jealous of everyone who snapped a photo with him, well, his cardboard cutout.

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EIC of mxdwn.com Raymond Flotat, Music for Good’s Laura Ferreira

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Jacob Groth, Sr. VP of ASCAP Shawn Lemone

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Blogger Ana Lydia Monaco and guest

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Jacob Groth performs

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Celebrity makeup artist Beatrie Sandoval and entertainment publicist Eric Osuna.

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Jacob Groth and friends.

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Composer Michael Levine (Star Wars Detours), Shawn Lemone.

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Composers Peter Neff (Hannah Montana), Kenneth Burgomaster (Hannah Montana, Better Off Single), Evan Wise (Ratchet, Clank), and guest Peggy Johnson.

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Composer Simone Sello

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Composer Rolfe Kent (Sideways, Vampire Academy), writer Vincenza Blank

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Damaris Valverde, entertainment reporter Vincenza Blank, and music producer Nick Launay (Nick Cave, Yeah Yeah Yeahs)

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Disney Channel composers Kenneth Burgomaster, Peter Neff

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Fashion designer Melissa Birdge, artist Ashkahn Shahparina

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Director Knate Lee (Cardboard Boxer, X-Men: The New Mutants)

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Director Keith Martin and guest

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Jacob Groth, FOGP President Gerry Hans

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Director Niels Arden (Flatliners, Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) serves as guest speaker

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FOGP President Gerry Hans and board member Lucinda Phillips

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FOGP President Gerry Hans and crew

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Jacob Groth, Danish Film Harmonics perform

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Jacob Groth

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Jacob Groth and The Danish Film Harmonics

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Jacob Groth

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Jacob Groth

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Jacob Groth, Danish Film Harmonics

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Jacques Brautbar, Shawn Lemone, Rachel Perkins

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Rogue Magazine’s Heather Seidler, NBC Universal’s Robert Liu, Actress Megan Duffy

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Wonderful Poster by Luke McGarry

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Al Moggia (boardmember), Ron Brusha

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The O.C. Compose Jacques Bratbauer and guest

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Nordic inspired tapas

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Dita Dimone and guest

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with the LA-based Holman United Methodist Gospel Choir

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Photos by Preston Thalindroma and Leva Ann.

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