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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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In Leimert Park Village · THE World STAGE Saturday Jazz Workshop w/ Sensei LATIF ☾September☽ at The World Stage - Art, Education & Performance Gallery "The heart of L.A.'s African-American cultural community." - L.A. Times

September 6, 2014 at 12pm to September 27, 2014 at 2pm
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The Gift of Knowledge...building a children's libraries in Nine Mile, Jamaica at Cedella Booker-Marley Basic School

October 13, 2014 at 8am to October 24, 2014 at 6pm
Piccolo's Books in Long Beach, California has donated 85,000 Children's Books to Jamaica.  Volunteers will transform the cargo shipping container the books come in into a children’s reading center.  The Cedella Booker-Marley Basic School in Nine Mile; Jamaica will be the home of the very first Gift of Knowledge Children’s Center.With the assistance of the Minister of Education and the guidance of the Golden Sands Foundation and their gifts to supply the library with Solar Power, the tools and…See More
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LAFD & the Disaster Preparedness Group present Free Disaster Awareness Course (DAC) - Sept. 27, 2014 at Iglesia Cristiana Antioquia

September 27, 2014 from 7:30am to 12pm
Free Disaster Awareness Course (DAC). DAC is designed to educate and empower individuals, families and communities to prepare for and respond to emergencies. It will teach you how to prepare to survive a major disaster. The Los Angeles reg...ion is overdue...we want to be ready when a major emergency occurs. The course is 3 hours, one meeting only, taught by staff from LAFD Homeland Security Division. Great experience and fun. Don't miss it. See you there and tell your friends, family, and…See More
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House on the Hill: Mary Ellen Pleasant's Story," at Mayme Clayton Library and Museum

September 20, 2014 from 2pm to 7pm
Saturday, September 20, 2-3:30 pm I A Staged Play Reading"House on the Hill: Mary Ellen Pleasant's Story"MCLM presents a staged reading of "House on the Hill: Mary Ellen Pleasant's Story," by Sharon L Graine, Dr. Mayme Clayton's goddaughter. Don't miss this play about the19th-century African American entrepreneur.The play features Sharon L. Graine as Mary Ellen Pleasant; Kevin Dulude as Thomas Bell; Geraldine Fuentes as Theresa Bell; Chester A. Graine III as William; and singer Sylvia Boyd.…See More
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Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams and Blair Underwood in “The Trip to Bountiful” at Ahmanson Theatre at the Music Center

September 17, 2014 at 8pm to November 2, 2014 at 8pm
“The Trip to Bountiful” tells the story of Mother Watts’ (played by Cicely Tyson). She is an elderly woman forced to live with her overprotective son (Blair Underwood) and domineering daughter-in-law (Vanessa Williams). Her dream is to return for one last time to her small hometown in Bountiful, Texas. Her journey becomes a heartbreaking but ultimately life-affirming and inspiring tale that examines the fragility of memory and celebrates the enduring power of hope, faith and family.Performance…See More
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Three Full Street Closures this Weekend on Crenshaw Boulevard to Continue Building Underground Light-Rail Stations

Work on three of the future underground Crenshaw/LAX light rail stations will shut down Crenshaw Boulevard at three different locations this weekend beginning Friday night until Monday morning. The closures are needed to reconfigure traffic lanes at Crenshaw/Vernon and Crenshaw/MLK stations and on Crenshaw/Expo, Metro and Walsh/Shea Corridor Contractors (WSCC) will begin pile installation on the south wall.Here are the closure schedule and boundaries, detour maps (see below) and press releases…See More
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