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Disconnection: Dangerous Misunderstandings About Youth at William Grant Still Arts Center

May 9, 2015 from 2pm to 4pm
The William Grant Still Arts Center is honored to host youth from South Central/Inglewood-based Youth Justice Coalition and Leimert Park-based Recharge for a very special panel discussion/community forum moderated by LA’s own Poet Laureate Luis J. Rodriguez as part of the NEA's The Big…See More
May 7
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Disconnection: Dangerous Misunderstandings About Youth at William Grant Still Arts Center

May 9, 2015 from 2pm to 4pm
The William Grant Still Arts Center is honored to host youth from South Central/Inglewood-based Youth Justice Coalition and Leimert Park-based Recharge for a very special panel discussion/community forum moderated by LA’s own Poet Laureate Luis J. Rodriguez as part of the NEA's The Big…See More
May 7
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West Adams Collectors Club at William Grant Still Arts Center

March 14, 2015 at 1pm to May 2, 2015 at 3pm
The West Adams Collectors Club is a free, intergenerational workshop series on archiving grassroots histories, hosted and organized by The William Grant Still Arts Center in collaboration with community members.Eight workshops on eight Saturdays from 1:00-3:00pm.Check out the workshop schedule: http://bit.ly/1F4AApPFrom Black dolls and mix tapes to books, flyers, social movements and community…See More
Mar 18
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West Adams Collectors Club at William Grant Still Arts Center

March 14, 2015 at 1pm to May 2, 2015 at 3pm
The West Adams Collectors Club is a free, intergenerational workshop series on archiving grassroots histories, hosted and organized by The William Grant Still Arts Center in collaboration with community members.Eight workshops on eight Saturdays from 1:00-3:00pm.Check out the workshop schedule: http://bit.ly/1F4AApPFrom Black dolls and mix tapes to books, flyers, social movements and community…See More
Mar 12
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"Love You Madly" - A Portrait of Duke Ellington at William Grant Still Arts Center

March 10, 2015 at 12pm to June 6, 2015 at 5pm
The William Grant Still Arts Center Presents “Love You Madly” – A Portrait of Duke EllingtonMarch 7-June 6, 2015Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, Noon-5pmThe 7th Annual Exhibition in WGSAC’s African-American Composers Exhibition & Music Education SeriesArchival recordings, magazine articles, concert…See More
Mar 9
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Opening Tribute Concert to Duke Ellington with Marcus L Miller Freedom Jazz Movement for "Love You Madly" - A Portrait of Duke Ellington at William Grant Still Arts Center

March 7, 2015 from 3pm to 6pm
Come check out the new exhibit and enjoy the music of Duke Ellington performed by members of Freedom Jazz Movement and Project World Drum. Joining Marcus L. Miller on the band stand are Edwin Livingston - Band Page (bass), Sabine Pothier (piano), & Greg Brown (vibes).The opening reception and concert…See More
Mar 2
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34th Annual Black Doll Show: A League Supreme at West Adams

December 13, 2014 from 3pm to 6pm
The William Grant Still Arts Center Presents34th Annual Black Doll Show: A League SupremeDecember 13, 2014-February 14, 2015Opening…See More
Dec 5, 2014
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34th Annual Black Doll Show: A League Supreme at West Adams

December 13, 2014 from 3pm to 6pm
The William Grant Still Arts Center Presents34th Annual Black Doll Show: A League SupremeDecember 13, 2014-February 14, 2015Opening…See More
Dec 4, 2014
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Eight Weeks of Fall Classes at The William Grant Still Arts Center at The William Grant Still Arts Center

October 7, 2014 to November 22, 2014
The William Grant Still Arts Center has many new classes for the Fall 2014 season, in conjunction with our  Los Angeles / Islam Arts Initiative exhibition Return of The Mecca: The Art of Islam and Hip-Hop.Fall Classes are $5 per class (or $40/per session)Registration takes place September 27-October 3. To Discover Children & Youth Class Schedules, …See More
Nov 4, 2014
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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
Sep 26, 2014
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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
Sep 24, 2014
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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
Sep 24, 2014
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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
May 6, 2014
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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
Apr 29, 2014

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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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Feeling Good, Nina Simone and Freedom, Abbey Lincoln
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"Still Shopping for God", by Erica Lann-clark at Institute of Musical Arts

May 30, 2015 from 2pm to 4pm
 "Still Shopping for God"is a solo play written and performed by Erica Lann-Clark. A nationally known storyteller, solo performer and writer, Erica has been featured at major regional storytelling festivals across the country and twice at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee.   Erica's vivid, participatory storytelling opens the windows of imagination with traditional and original stories. Erica's original "Shopping for God" which was commissioned by the Marsh Theater…See More
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The California African American Museum Celebrates National Children’s Book Week with Heads are Turning, Children are Learning Literacy Event

The California African American Museum (CAAM) will host a free event for children with special celebrity book readings, writing workshops, art and more. Heads Are Turning, Children Are Learning Literacy Day will take place on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at CAAM from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Actor Donis Leonard Jr. from Showtime’s House…See More
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ONE PEACE Family Art Show at William Grant Still Arts Center

June 13, 2015 from 11am to 4pm
m.a.m.a. earth proudly presents its 3rd Annual ONE PEACE charity art event at William Grant Still Arts Center in Los Angeles, CA. The ONE PEACE art events are a beautiful way for families to spend time together and have fun with art for a good cause. The weekend will include a hands-on art project, DJ's and live music and art exhibition. The ONE PEACE exhibit features new offerings from Loren Holland, Yu Maeda, Nzuji Magalhaes, Ise Lyfe, Ronda Brown and Marley Van Peebles and will raise funds…See More
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Mènage Á Trois an Erotic Trilogy at Theatre Theater

June 30, 2015 from 7pm to 9pm
Poet’s Jazz House & Inner City Cultural Center II is honored to present Mènage Á Trois June 30th, 2015, 7:30 p.m. at Theatre Theater, 5041 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles 90019. 3 short plays presented by poets to inspire inner desire and lessons on being free, a Q&A with the writers, directors and actors, a cocktail reception with aphrodisiac waitresses, a no-host bar and free gifts.  Join us for a sensual evening of storytelling.  Mènage Á Trois will change the stigmata of…See More
May 19
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Evangelist Beverly Broadus Green - Snoop's Mom at McCarty Memorial

May 24, 2015 from 4pm to 5pm
Meet Snoop Dogg's Mom - Sunday May 24, 2015 join Evangelist Beverly Broadus Green discussing Her new book.See More
May 19
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WASHINGTON IRVING LIBRARY - 2015 LITERARY SERIES at Washington Irving Branch Library

May 30, 2015 from 1:30pm to 4pm
POETRY AS HEALING:FROM TRAUMA TO TRANSFORMATIONLuis J. Rodriguez and Peter J. Harris “make poetry a revolutionary and healing act…an everyday, every occasion, thing.” See More
May 19
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Satchmo Arrives in Los Angeles at The Wallis Annenberg Center For The Performing Arts

May 26, 2015 at 8:30pm to June 7, 2015 at 7:30pm
Described as “an absorbing and uplifting new play” by the Boston Globe, Terry Teachout’s Satchmo at The Waldorf, makes its debut in Los Angeles this May at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Running from Tuesday, May 26 through Sunday, June 7 for a limited 15-performance engagement at the Lovelace Theater, Satchmo portrays the racial struggles and musical triumphs of the man who invented jazz, Louis Armstrong. Starring Obie-winner John Douglas Thompson as Armstrong, Miles…See More
May 19
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Crenshaw / Lax Transit Project - DBE Outreach at Inglewood City Hall

May 19, 2015 from 9am to 11:30am
Join us for an update on upcoming bid opportunities for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises - DBEs on Crenshaw / Lax Transit Corridor Project.http://www.walsh-shea-corridorconstructors.comSee More
May 19
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Do you want to get a contract on the Crenshaw/LAX light rail line now under construction?

For those interested in bidding for a contract or contracts for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project now under construction, Walsh/Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC) is inviting the public and businesses to participate in the third annual Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Outreach event…See More
May 19
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2015 Ocean Swim Series

This year, Southern California Aquatics (SCAQ) has expanded its 2015 Ocean Swim Series to include safe, high quality; affordable and fun swim options during the week as well as both morning and evening sessions. SCAQ is an adult swim club that also offers pool practices at nine locations, including USC and Echo Park. Ocean…See More
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The Age of the Black Superhero?

By Olu AlemoruDepending on your point of view feisty Fast and Furious actress Michelle Rodriguez may or may not have put her foot in her mouth not so long ago admonishing “minority” thesps for “stealing white people’s superheroes.” The instant backlash brought an apology and explanation exhorting black creatives to come up with our own superhero mythologies.Historically, we did. Outside the mainstream Marvel/DC duopoly, the modern day black superhero movement was given a boost by the likes of…See More
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"CJS Quintet "15th yr" w/ Co-Leaders Chuck "Bari" Johnson - sax(s) & James "Smitty" Smith - trumpet/flugelhorn Side-Personnel:  Jonah Levine, "guest" - trombone Koji Ono - piano  Sherry…"
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