So what brings you to Leimert Park Beat? Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I have been an LA resident for the past 38 years. As a budding playright, I have had my play, "Just Old Men Talking" up in Leimert Park and at the Playhouse Theater players Theater downtown. Presently I sing with The Spiritual Hi-Tones southern quartet styled gospel group. I'm also a teacher in Central Los Angeles.
Who referred you?
I found the site while surfing the web, but I am familiar with many who perform in Leimert Park.
Black Talkies on Parade begins a two month celebration of ragtime with a screening of the film "Scott Joplin." Directed by Jeremy Kagan, this 1977 bio-pic stars Billy Dee Williams and features Clifton Davies, Art Carney and music legend Eubie Blake. The film tells the story of Joplin also known as the "King of Ragtime." Joplin composed many of the genre's greatest hits including the "Maple Leaf Rag" and "The Entertainer" and helped bring ragtime to a wider audience. Scott Joplin won an…
The new headquarters that Beat's By Dre just opened in the Hayden Tract area of Culver City isn't too much to look at from the outside -- just a couple of industrial-looking buildings. But according to some design sites on the web, the inside of the two buildings -- home to 650 employees -- is…
Photo Credit: Superstition, 2011, Mixed media on paper, by artist Yrneh Gabon BrownTHE CALIFORNIA AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM’S EXHIBITION VISIBLY INVISIBLE FOCUSES ON THE PLIGHT OF THOSE AFFLICTED WITH ALBINISMWhile addressing the issues of myth and tradition within albinism, the…See More
Register for the 8th Annual Inglewood Open Studios. Deadline is August 31, 2014. Register now...Don't miss the deadline!Event is weekend of November 8th and 9th.The event, hosted by Inglewood artists and nonprofit Inglewood Cultural Arts (ICA), will allow visitors to personally tour the studios of established and emerging artists working in drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed-media, photography, print making, installation, video and performance. A printed catalog will include an image and…See More
An explosive mash-up of music, dance, technology and silent film that offers a fresh take on this timeless tale. Original songs and powerful live performances blend with the 1925 silent film to create a show-stopping-spectacle that brings the Lon Chaney classic to three-dimensional, high-decibel life. Singers, dancers and musicians give voice to the silent film projected behind them, playing off each other, the audience and the onscreen story to create a magical exchange.