Mel Taylor
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The Suberb Heard Well Open-Mic at Guidance Church Gallery

September 11, 2015 from 7pm to 9:30pm
A SEPTEMBER TO REMEMBERYes, we have set the stage for tomorrows Open-Mic joint at the Guidance Church Gallery.  The stage is open to you and ready for you to express yourself as only you can in our freshly painted spacious venue.  The spotlight is on you to appear before our audience and give "awesome" creative energy.  Poetry, Spoken Word, Singing, Music & etc.. shall fill the air. Karaoke is also in the mix.This is a free community event (and we do accept love donations also) For more…See More
Sep 10
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Introduction to Entrepreneurial Training- ETP Level I at Business Enterprise Center

September 5, 2015 at 9:30am to September 19, 2015 at 11:30am
Are you ready to start you OWN business?Attend this popular 3-week Saturday morning class and learn the fundamentals of getting your business prepared for launch...For more than 34 years students have trained at VSEDC to get the info required for starting a successful business enterprise.Free classes begin the first Saturday of every month.9:30am-11:30amCall 323-789-4515 to register and begin your business journey...See More
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Mar 13, 2014
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Fantastic Open MIC Night --> The Superb Heard Well at Guidance Church Gallery

March 14, 2014 from 7pm to 9:15pm
Have Talent, Must Come..."A Genuine Peace"Is our theme during"The Season of Peace & Nonviolence"Jan 30th thru April 4th - Celebrating the lives of Mohandes Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. & Cesar Chavez~Peace Warriors~Friday, March 14th at 7 pmHosted by the talented & entertainingNea Mckinney    We raise the frequency to new levels during the Season for Peace & Nonviolence with music, spoken-word, storytelling & much more (etc.)    Be Entertaining & Entertained, come…See More
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Feb 27, 2014
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"I thank everyone in advance for signing up on the Guidance Church website and the many phone calls inquiring about this wonderful community event.  Hope to see you there on March 1st at 9 am.  "
Feb 27, 2014
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The Future of African-American Men - A Community Healing Forum at Guidance Church

March 1, 2014 from 9am to 3:30pm
~Community Healing Forum~ TopicTHE FUTURE OF THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN MENThe purpose of this Community Healing Forum is to work with the historical, emotional and psychological wounds the Trayvon Martin case brought to the surface in multiple generations of African-American men.  Our purpose is to facilitate a shift from numbness, anger, and despair to a sense of hope, inspiration, affirmation, and transformative action to build bridges of understanding and support between, and among, these…See More
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"Open MIC Night Xmas Get-2gether Fri,12/13/13@ 7pm Got Talent?Come Bring It>Crenshaw&Florence"
Dec 8, 2013
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Open MIC Night Anniversary & Nov.Birthdays' Celebration / U Got Talent? at Guidance Church Gallery

November 8, 2013 from 7pm to 9:30pm
U do Spoken Word, Poetry, Sing, Story Teller..etc. well come on up to the Community Open MIC Night Nov 8th @ 7pm, Guidance Church Gallery, 7219 Crenshaw, L.A. Our crowd loves to entertain & be entertaining. Celebrating our 5th year of having the Open MIC + we got some special November birthday folks coming out (me 11/8 also). We gonna raise the joy 2 a grand live vibe N the joint so join us and bring your talents with you to share with us.  It's a potluck so bring something looking good,…See More
Nov 4, 2013
Mel Taylor commented on Mel Taylor's event Open MIC Night Anniversary & Nov.Birthdays' Celebration / U Got Talent?
"Free community event, +  donation$ accepted.  website: http://thesuperbheardswell,"
Nov 3, 2013
Mel Taylor and Wisdom From The Field are now friends
Nov 3, 2013

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So what brings you to Leimert Park Beat? Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I love Leimert Park, it's like my second home, the people, the sounds, the restaurants. The Liemert Park Beat is a growing website destined for greatness.
Who referred you?
Bernard Parks
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The World Stage, Back to Basics
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Last song I heard or I sang:
Alicia Keys
My Leimert Park Secret:
I come to the drum circle on occasion dress as myself.
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At 9:49am on November 1, 2013, Ran Klarin said…

thanks Mel

At 1:48am on December 26, 2012, enhager said…

Give me a call tomorrow. We need to talk. Sorry I wasn't in touch sooner. 

At 10:37am on September 17, 2011, Seed of Poetry said…
hey Mel, Seed Of Poetry will be at the spoken word next month. Bringing that fire! lol be ready....
At 8:46am on September 9, 2010, enhager said…
Hey Mel, how ya been? Wanted to let you know that quite a few people are clicking on the Superb Heard Well when they come to LPB. It would b great to put of some pictures of the performance, crowds - and a video. Maybe even a blog post with snippets of the spoken word.
At 7:30pm on August 16, 2010, Lola Shalom said…
great photo
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At 12:49am on April 14, 2010, Frank Arnold said…
Quite a long way to go to church takes me 3 buses now if I don't get a ride. I'm happy with my own church and I invite you to come visit us at New Light Christian Church 4620 S Findlay St., Settle WA. 98118
At 6:27pm on June 6, 2009, said…
Greetings! Glad to meet you!

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"Xman" - Is a contestant on Rock n Roll Fantasy Camp Season 2, 2011 > On Vh1

Posted on August 24, 2011 at 5:30pm 3 Comments

Victor "XMAN" Taylor, Music Producer, Rap Artist, Bassist is at it again, but this time as a contestant on Rock n Roll Fantasy Camp, Season 2.  


XMAN has been producing music for the likes of Ice Cube, The Lynch Mob, Mack 10 and a host of others over the years.  Now he re-invents himself as a rock n roller, playing bass for the TV group known as the EX-HANG-UPS.  He states he is a musician first, regardless of the genre.  H


e has now evolved to include rock n…


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The Los Angeles Times' Christopher Knight turned his attention this week to the new show by James Hayward at Culver City's Roberts & Tilton gallery, saying: The paintings continue the artist's established practice of slathering thick, wide brushstrokes…

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100th Day Community Celebration at Crenshaw High School

October 10, 2015 from 11am to 3pm
Join Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson at his Community Celebration at Crenshaw High School to celebrate his first 100 days in office. He will share the progress he's made in his first 100 days in office, share his priorities and goals for the Eighth District, and hear from you on how we can rebuild South Los Angeles.RSVP at …See More
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For years, neighborhood activists had complained that the warehouses stocked with weapons and military equipment didn't belong in Leimert Park, a South Los Angeles commercial district…

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DojO- commented on DojO-'s event THE World STAGE Saturday _]azz \/\/orkshop "New" Coordinator Billy McCoy ♪ Oct '15
"Blue Morning Quintet (recorded @ "D'z" old Hollywood Studio)  Sat., Oct. 17th, 8:00 PM @ Post & Beam " 'Shout-out!' 'Back! At…"
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THE World STAGE Saturday _]azz \/\/orkshop "New" Coordinator Billy McCoy ♪ Oct '15 at he World Stage - Art, Education & Performance Gallery "The heart of L.A.'s African-American cultural community." - L.A. Times

October 3, 2015 at 12pm to October 31, 2015 at 2pm
Welcome, every Saturday!The Renaissance continues w/ New Coordinator Billy McCoy "A lot of good stuff." — Kim @ USC, Leader/flutist of Rubato-Elegante (formed under Sensei Latif's watch)Old or new Shaft (same theme song) "shut Yo mouth!" ("not all can dig-it") Your d_mn rite! - respectfully Yo'z  —  O-  Honor us w/ Your Presents...Experience…See More
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Business Interruption Fund spotlight: Pro Image Sports

Metro’s Business Interruption Fund was started to assist small businesses that may be impacted by construction of Metro’s Crenshaw/LAX line, the Little Tokyo area along the Regional Connector and Phase I of the Purple Line Extension.More than $1 million in grants have been awarded since the first checks were distributed to…See More
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Annual Fox Hills Community Forum

Come join us for our Annual Fox Hills Community Forum.  Our speakers this year:

- Vice Mayor Andrew Weissman - Hear the latest from Culver City’s Vice Mayor    

- Culver City Police Department - Get a report on Fox Hills neighborhood crime

- Sol Blumenfeld, Community Development Director - Learn about new developments in Culver City / Fox Hills

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Western Avenue Cleanup Breakfast and BBQ Saturday Oct. 3

Come for a breakfast snack by 9 a.m. Clean up Western Avenue with partners from all over the neighborhood. Stay for lunch! From Expo to King.Meet in MLK Park by the picnic tables.Bring gloves, hat and sunscreen.See More
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"We must end the Gun Violence in America no more mass murders!!1  Prayers go out to the the victims in Oregon.."

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