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NINA DANIELS: HER COMEDY IS SET TO KILL

Posted by Olumide Alemoru on July 21, 2014 at 2:08pm 1 Comment

By Olu Alemoru

Two years before she appeared in the same professional orbit of Kim Wayans – one of her artistic idols – rising alternative comedienne/actress Nina Daniels gave the poor woman a hell of a fright.

Spotting the “In Living Color”…

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FOURTH ANNUAL SHORTS AT CAAM OFFERS INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHOWCASE THEIR WORK TO NEW AND DIVERSE AUDIENCES

Posted by Terri Dixon on July 22, 2014 at 12:48pm 0 Comments

The California African American Museum (CAAM) encourages all independent filmmakers to submit their short films to be featured in CAAM’s fourth annual Shorts at CAAM. Directors, producers, writers, actors, and editors will be given the opportunity to showcase their work to new and diverse audiences, and speak about the creativity that sparked each film. Shorts at CAAM begins Saturday, August 16 through Sunday, August 17, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Submissions accepted will…

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La Brea Corridor Community Presentations, Workshops & Surveys

Posted by Marie Michele Montano on July 21, 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments

The importance of community participation can not be stressed enough. The success of the project is determined by the involvement of the community. In the end, this planning study will be a reflection of the needs and vision of the Baldwin Hills, West Adams, Leimert Park, Windsor Hills, and surrounding communities. Although this is simply a vision plan, it can become the catalyst for the transformation of this important S. La Brea Avenue corridor. We encourage…

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West Adams Avenues

Posted by Donna Jones on July 16, 2014 at 9:25am 0 Comments

   Our annual Jazz Under the Stars/West Adams Avenues Music Festival it's 13th year!! It was begun by Bob Jones and has grown this year, it will be three whole evenings 6:30 PM TIL 11:00 PM starting on August 29th and ending on Sunday the 31st, the day before Labor Day!!1 We are looking to showcase talent and need a zydeco Band...this is new music for us!! We would love a recomendation..e-mail me at westadamsdonnaj@gmail.com or call Donna Jones at 213 705-3336

How do you feel about it?

Posted by Sara Newman on July 12, 2014 at 2:37pm 1 Comment

Hi, I'm a USC student and a life-long Los Angeleno. I've been to Leimert Park a few times in the past few weeks researching the new metro line that's underway along Crenshaw Blvd. I know that it's taken years to finally turn this idea into a reality, and now that it's underway I'd love to hear how you feel about it.

Whether it's thoughts about the construction or Metro's hiring policies or the future of the line, I'd really love to hear from you!

For the purposes of full…

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Porgy & Bess - Miles Davis (By Sam Pace)

Posted by ColoredPeople.net on July 11, 2014 at 9:18am 0 Comments

Our own Sam Pace 


SAM PACE is an artist, graphic designer and illustrator. He has exhibited in many ...…
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FILM REVIEW: DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

Posted by Olumide Alemoru on July 10, 2014 at 12:55pm 0 Comments

Steady lads!

BY OLU ALEMORU

For people – probably a tad to the right of Attila The Hun – who might like to turn San Francisco into a primeval wasteland where those smart, tech savvy, progressive humanoids are hunted down like wild cattle, the follow up to 2011’s “Rise of the Planet…

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West Adams Avenues Annual Music Festival at 2500 block of Seventh Avenue north of Adams in Los Angeles

August 29, 2014 at 6:30pm to August 31, 2014 at 11pm
Annual free Music festival in Historic West Adams Avenues. We have had the music under the Stars event for 13 years. This event was started by Bob Jones and held on 7th avenue north of West Adams, on the Sunday before Labor Day. It's grown to 3 days!!! It will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday before Labor Day August 29th,30th and 31st! Save This Day!!! Bring your box dinner or purchase a meal from on site vendors! Seventh avenue will close to vehicles and chairs and tables will rule!! Some chairs…See More
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NINA DANIELS: HER COMEDY IS SET TO KILL

By Olu AlemoruTwo years before she appeared in the same professional orbit of Kim Wayans – one of her artistic idols – rising alternative comedienne/actress Nina Daniels gave the poor woman a hell of a fright.Spotting the “In Living Color” alum at an LA bookstore, Daniels got so excited that…See More
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FOURTH ANNUAL SHORTS AT CAAM OFFERS INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHOWCASE THEIR WORK TO NEW AND DIVERSE AUDIENCES

The California African American Museum (CAAM) encourages all independent filmmakers to submit their short films to be featured in CAAM’s fourth annual Shorts at CAAM. Directors, producers, writers, actors, and editors will be given the opportunity to showcase their work to new and diverse audiences, and speak about the creativity that sparked each film. Shorts at CAAM begins Saturday, August 16 through Sunday, August 17, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Submissions accepted will include short…See More
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FOURTH ANNUAL SHORTS AT CAAM OFFERS INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHOWCASE THEIR WORK TO NEW AND DIVERSE AUDIENCES

The California African American Museum (CAAM) encourages all independent filmmakers to submit their short films to be featured in CAAM’s fourth annual Shorts at CAAM. Directors, producers, writers, actors, and editors will be given the opportunity to showcase their work to new and diverse audiences, and speak about the creativity that sparked each film. Shorts at CAAM begins Saturday, August 16 through Sunday, August 17, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Submissions accepted will include short…See More
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enhager left a comment for Connie Muhammad
"Hi Connie, I'm pretty sure the artists are set. But I didn't organize this event. I would contact Councilman Price's office to find the point person. Eddie"
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La Brea Corridor Community Presentations, Workshops & Surveys

The importance of community participation can not be stressed enough. The success of the project is determined by the involvement of the community. In the end, this planning study will be a reflection of the needs and vision of the Baldwin Hills, West Adams, Leimert Park, Windsor Hills, and surrounding communities. Although this is simply a vision plan, it can become the catalyst for the transformation of this important S. La Brea Avenue corridor. We encourage community members to participate…See More
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Marie Michele Montano's blog post was featured

La Brea Corridor Community Presentations, Workshops & Surveys

The importance of community participation can not be stressed enough. The success of the project is determined by the involvement of the community. In the end, this planning study will be a reflection of the needs and vision of the Baldwin Hills, West Adams, Leimert Park, Windsor Hills, and surrounding communities. Although this is simply a vision plan, it can become the catalyst for the transformation of this important S. La Brea Avenue corridor. We encourage community members to participate…See More
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"Are artist submissions still being sought for the jazz festival you just posted?"
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Diane Clark's event was featured

Book Talk wtih Erich Hicks, author of "Rescue at Pine Ridge: The Story of the 9th Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers". at Hyde Park Miriam Matthews Branch Library

August 2, 2014 from 2pm to 3pm
Book Talk with Erich Hicks, author of, "Rescue at Pine Ridge: The Story of the 9th Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers".See More
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PAM WARD at Washington Irving Branch Library - 2014 Literary Series at Washington Irving Branch Library

July 26, 2014 from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Creativity & Chaos: Writing "Want Some Get Some" during the '92 Riots. Discover how designer/writer and LA native Pam Ward, who lived at 6th Ave. & Washington, wrote her novel on the front porch. Prizes! Workshop! Fun! Pam received a CA Arts Council Writing Fellowship, a New Letters Award in Poetry and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in Poetry.See More
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FAMILY FILM DAY AT CAAM - 'THE BEAUTY CULTURE' at California African American Museum

July 24, 2014 from 1pm to 3:30pm
Director Lauren Greenfield's documentary she created for the Annenberg Space for Photography deals with how feminine beauty is defined, challenged and revered in modern society. Featured photographers are Albert Watson, Melvin Sokolsky, and Tyen. Actress Jamie Lee Curtis, daughter of Janet Leigh, provides commentary. CAAM is located at 600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90037.  For more information visit www.caamuseum.org or call (213)…See More
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KEYNOTE MUSIC CENTER "The Ultimate Musical Experience" at Duna Csárda

July 23, 2014 from 7pm to 9pm
DOLORES PETERSEN Presents @ Duna Csárda | Hungarian Restaurant & BakeryKeyNote Music Center:Owners -Mr. Bobby Banks, educator & producer - pianistMrs. Elaina Banks, artist performer - vocal, violin & drumsAdministrator -Ms. Lucy Blanco - vocalist (pictured)…See More
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Community Health Council's Know Your Digits! Be In Control. Campaign Kick-Off! at Ascot Los Angeles Public Library

August 7, 2014 from 10am to 1pm
Community Health Councils is launching its month long high blood pressure awareness campaign, Know Your Digits! Be In Control. The campaign will increase awareness among African Americans and Latinos in Los Angeles County on the importance of managing and preventing high blood pressure. Come join us to kick off the campaign, get your blood pressure checked and learn more about living a healthy life to manage your blood pressure. There will also be giveaways and a healthy cooking demonstration.…See More
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