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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
Mar 5
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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
Dec 14, 2013
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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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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 13, 2013
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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 10, 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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Last song I heard or I sang:
Feeling Good, Nina Simone and Freedom, Abbey Lincoln
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Community Arts Center

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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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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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"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

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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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"Are artist submissions still being sought for the jazz festival you just posted?"
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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
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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

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KEYNOTE MUSIC CENTER "The Ultimate Musical Experience" at Duna Csárda

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