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Return of the Mecca: The Art of Islam and Hip-Hop at The William Grant Still Arts Center

October 4, 2014 to November 22, 2014
The William Grant Still Arts Center Presents Return of the Mecca: The Art of Islam and Hip-Hop Curated by Sohail Daulatzai (Razor Step) Opening Reception: Saturday, October 4, 3:00-6:00pmReturn of the Mecca: The Art of Islam and Hip-Hop showcases the connections between hip-hop culture and how, from its very foundation until today, hip-hop has been deeply influenced by its relationship to Islam.  The exhibit catalog includes a commissioned essay by Chuck D of Public Enemy, a moving interview…See More
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Return of the Mecca: The Art of Islam and Hip-Hop at The William Grant Still Arts Center

October 4, 2014 to November 22, 2014
The William Grant Still Arts Center Presents Return of the Mecca: The Art of Islam and Hip-Hop Curated by Sohail Daulatzai (Razor Step) Opening Reception: Saturday, October 4, 3:00-6:00pmReturn of the Mecca: The Art of Islam and Hip-Hop showcases the connections between hip-hop culture and how, from its very foundation until today, hip-hop has been deeply influenced by its relationship to Islam.  The exhibit catalog includes a commissioned essay by Chuck D of Public Enemy, a moving interview…See More
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Return of the Mecca: The Art of Islam and Hip-Hop at The William Grant Still Arts Center

October 4, 2014 to November 22, 2014
The William Grant Still Arts Center Presents Return of the Mecca: The Art of Islam and Hip-Hop Curated by Sohail Daulatzai (Razor Step) Opening Reception: Saturday, October 4, 3:00-6:00pmReturn of the Mecca: The Art of Islam and Hip-Hop showcases the connections between hip-hop culture and how, from its very foundation until today, hip-hop has been deeply influenced by its relationship to Islam.  The exhibit catalog includes a commissioned essay by Chuck D of Public Enemy, a moving interview…See More
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Dr. William Grant Still's Birthday Concert at William Grant Still Arts Center

May 10, 2014 from 2pm to 4pm
Pioneering, experimental classical composer of the early 20th Century, Dr. William Grant Still, will be honored with a special birthday concert in tribute to his legacy and creative output in the West Adams community on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 2-4pm. Birthday cake will be served following the concert.The concert will feature rarely performed compositions and will be held at The William Grant Still Arts Center, the Department of Cultural Affairs Community Arts Facility founded in 1977 and…See More
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Dr. William Grant Still's Birthday Concert at William Grant Still Arts Center

May 10, 2014 from 2pm to 4pm
Pioneering, experimental classical composer of the early 20th Century, Dr. William Grant Still, will be honored with a special birthday concert in tribute to his legacy and creative output in the West Adams community on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 2-4pm. Birthday cake will be served following the concert.The concert will feature rarely performed compositions and will be held at The William Grant Still Arts Center, the Department of Cultural Affairs Community Arts Facility founded in 1977 and…See More
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Book Talk: “A People’s Art History of the United States: 250 Years of Activist Art and Artists Working in Social Justice Movements” at William Grant Still Arts Center

March 26, 2014 from 7pm to 9pm
Milwaukee-based artist and writer Nicolas Lampert – author of the new book  A People’s Art History of the United States: 250 Years of Activist Art and Artists Working in Social Justice Movements  – will present a talk that connects the art of the 18th and 19th Century abolitionist movement to the prison justice abolitionist movement today.  Specifically, he will also discuss Tamms Year Ten mud stencil action in Chicago that he helped…See More
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"I Got My Pride" - The Blues Tales of Leadbelly at The William Grant Still Arts Center

March 4, 2014 at 12pm to June 7, 2014 at 5pm
The William Grant Still Arts Center Presents “I Got My Pride” – The Blues Tales of LeadbellyMarch 1-June 7, 2014Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 12Noon-5pmPart of the 6th Annual African-American Composers Exhibition & Music Education Series“I GOT MY PRIDE” – THE BLUES TALES OF LEADBELLY will exhibit…See More
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Opening Concert: "I Got My Pride" - The Blues Tales of Leadbelly at The William Grant Still Arts Center

March 1, 2014 from 3pm to 6pm
The William Grant Still Arts Center Presents “I Got My Pride” – The Blues Tales of LeadbellyMarch 1-June 7, 2014Opening Reception and Concert:Saturday, March 1, 3:00-6:00pm Live music by Marcus L. Miller, Greg Wright, and guest musicians featuring compositions by Leadbelly and those he influenced.Culminating Youth Concert: Saturday, April 26Part of the 6th Annual African-American Composers Exhibition…See More
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33rd Annual Black Doll Show: Dolls Gone Wild at The William Grant Still Arts Center

December 14, 2013 at 3pm to February 8, 2014 at 5pm
For the 33rd annual exhibition of Black Dolls, curators Dale Guy Madison and Cheryl Williams have chosen to place handmade and collectible dolls in a virtual rain forest that will transform the galleries into a jungle-like setting for this year’s theme “Dolls Gone Wild.” Dolls that reflect the wilderness – the ocean, the…See More
Dec 17, 2013
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33rd Annual Black Doll Show: Dolls Gone Wild at The William Grant Still Arts Center

December 14, 2013 at 3pm to February 8, 2014 at 5pm
For the 33rd annual exhibition of Black Dolls, curators Dale Guy Madison and Cheryl Williams have chosen to place handmade and collectible dolls in a virtual rain forest that will transform the galleries into a jungle-like setting for this year’s theme “Dolls Gone Wild.” Dolls that reflect the wilderness – the ocean, the…See More
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Community Dialogue: How Do You Serve Your Community? What Does Community Service Mean To You? at West Adams, Mid-City

November 16, 2013 from 2pm to 4pm
How Do You Serve Your Community and What Does It Mean To You?  An invitation to share in a roundtable discussion on the idea of community service and what it has meant in your own life experience, organized by the William Grant Still Arts Center in conjunction with the current exhibition Tequio Aqui, Tequio Alla. Contribute your own voice in a discussion including words from active community members.See More
Nov 14, 2013
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So what brings you to Leimert Park Beat? Tell us a little bit about yourself.
The William Grant Still Arts Center is a community arts center named after Dr. William Grant Still, the African American classical music composer. We offer music and art programs for youth, seniors and adults, readings and workshops, exhibitions, concerts, festivals, seminars, and summer and winter camps for youth as well as community meeting space.
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RBG (Red, Black & Green) Costume Party w/ Special Guest DJ Afrika Bambaataa & Brother J Performing Live at Regency West

October 31, 2014 at 9pm to November 1, 2014 at 2am
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Cubism in African American Art at California African American Museum

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