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La Brea Corridor Surveys are now Live!

The La Brea Corridor Planning Study surveys are now live, please fill one out and help us to find the best solutions to some of the connectivity, and access issues along the S. La Brea Avenue corridor between Exposition Blvd. & Stocker St. The questions on the surveys are purely voluntary, answer as many or as little as you would like. Thank You!



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Added by Marie Michele Montano on July 21, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

NINA DANIELS: HER COMEDY IS SET TO KILL

By Olu Alemoru

Two 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”…

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Added by Olumide Alemoru on July 21, 2014 at 2:08pm — 1 Comment

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…

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Added by Terri Dixon on July 22, 2014 at 12:48pm — No Comments

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…

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Added by Marie Michele Montano on July 21, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

West Adams Avenues

   Our annual Jazz Under the Stars/West Adams Avenues Music Festival it's 13th year!! It was begun by Bob Jones and has grown this year, it will be three whole evenings 6:30 PM TIL 11:00 PM starting on August 29th and ending on Sunday the 31st, the day before Labor Day!!1 We are looking to showcase talent and need a zydeco Band...this is new music for us!! We would love a recomendation..e-mail me at westadamsdonnaj@gmail.com or call Donna Jones at 213 705-3336

Added by Donna Jones on July 16, 2014 at 9:25am — No Comments

How do you feel about it?

Hi, I'm a USC student and a life-long Los Angeleno. I've been to Leimert Park a few times in the past few weeks researching the new metro line that's underway along Crenshaw Blvd. I know that it's taken years to finally turn this idea into a reality, and now that it's underway I'd love to hear how you feel about it.

Whether it's thoughts about the construction or Metro's hiring policies or the future of the line, I'd really love to hear from you!

For the purposes of full…

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Added by Sara Newman on July 12, 2014 at 2:37pm — 1 Comment

Porgy & Bess - Miles Davis (By Sam Pace)

Our own Sam Pace 


SAM PACE is an artist, graphic designer and illustrator. He has exhibited in many ...…
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Added by ColoredPeople.net on July 11, 2014 at 9:18am — No Comments

FILM REVIEW: DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

Steady lads!

BY OLU ALEMORU

For people – probably a tad to the right of Attila The Hun – who might like to turn San Francisco into a primeval wasteland where those smart, tech savvy, progressive humanoids are hunted down like wild cattle, the follow up to 2011’s “Rise of the Planet…

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Added by Olumide Alemoru on July 10, 2014 at 12:55pm — No Comments

La Brea Corridor Planning Study_ Connecting Communities to Parks

North East Trees received a grant from the State’s Natural Resources Agency to conduct a planning study focused on the S. La Brea Ave. corridor from the intersection at Exposition Blvd. to Stocker St.…

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Added by Marie Michele Montano on July 9, 2014 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Metro give advance public notice for "Century Crunch" Bridge Demolition, Street Closure Near LAX July 25-28

Plan ahead, allow extra travel time, or steer clear of airport-area traffic the weekend of July 25-28, 2014. These are the messages that the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT), Los Angeles World…

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Added by Jose Ubaldo on June 27, 2014 at 8:37am — No Comments

CELEBRATE THE FOURTH OF JULY AT THE CALIFORNIA AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM WITH COMEDIAN D’LAI, FOLLOWED BY EXPO PARK’S FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA

The California African American Museum will celebrate America’s birthday with Gleaming at Twilight for its Target Sundays at CAAM program, on Friday, July 4th, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.  Co-hosted by comedian D’Lai and actor Jeffrey Anderson-Gunter, the event will be followed by Expo Park’s annual Fireworks Extravaganza, coordinated by the offices of Councilman Curren Price of Council District Nine.

Comedian D’Lai is best known as the Season 3 semi-finalist and…

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Added by Terri Dixon on July 1, 2014 at 12:18pm — No Comments

WELL HELLO DOLLY: BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL

BY OLU ALEMORU

The global branding and licensing industry – worth countless billions – ended its annual Las Vegas jamboree at The Mandalay Bay as summer 2014 officially arrived.

With over 400 exhibitors representing more than 5,000 brands and catering to 15,000 attendees watch out in the next few months for the hottest things in toys, games and apparel.

We’re talking about the big guns; Disney Consumer Products, Hasbro, Martel, Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products,…

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Added by Olumide Alemoru on June 25, 2014 at 11:03am — No Comments

Minnie Riperton - Steven Lopez

Our own Art of Steven Lopez @ikeepmoving ‪#‎aftermidnightseries‬…

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Added by ColoredPeople.net on June 20, 2014 at 6:11am — No Comments

Horace Silver - By Sam Pace

Our own Sam Pace 
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Added by ColoredPeople.net on June 20, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Movie-going culture in 1970s in Los Angeles (Research)

DEAR MOVIEGOERS!

I'm a Ph.D student at UCLA Film and Media Studies Department. I write my dissertation on Blaxploitation cinema and my…

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Added by Ewa Drygalska on June 16, 2014 at 2:00pm — 5 Comments

Crenshaw line and LAX - The saga and construction continues

 

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The LADWP will implement a full closure of Crenshaw Bl during night time hours, between King Bl and Stocker St, in order to relocate a water line.  Crenshaw Bl will be closed on a nightly basis between King Bl and Stocker St during the hours of 10 pm to 6 am starting June 16.

This Monday June 23 METRO will have a press conference to  announce  the demolition of the Century Boulevard Bridge and Aviation Boulevard, one of the main arteries to…

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Added by enhager on June 18, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

BRASILIA 2014 COMMEMORATIVE POSTER

Some fantastic drama so far!

Monday sees Team USA and Nigeria's Super Eagles take center stage!!

Added by Olumide Alemoru on June 15, 2014 at 10:49am — No Comments

Leimert Park Art Walk Comedy Show is Empowering Our Youth

 

The Leimert Park Art Walk Comedy Show has been “Empowering Our…

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Added by Stevie Mack on June 9, 2014 at 12:33am — 1 Comment

MAAA GRAND RE-OPENING

Come all ye faithful, art lovers one and all.

Sunday’s (June 1) grand re-opening of the Museum of African-American Art (housed on the 3rd Floor of Macy’s inside the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza) brought patrons flocking back to the renowned gallery after it suffered extensive damage in March’s heavy rains.

Founded in 1976 by artist/art historian Dr. Samella Lewis, the space has been an iconic fixture for the artistic expression of African-Americans and African…

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Added by Olumide Alemoru on June 2, 2014 at 5:09pm — No Comments

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Culver City Will Host CicLAvia Next July

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The City of Culver City received notification from Metro last week that the city has been awarded a $453,600 grant to host Culver City CicLAvia in July 2015. During these CicLAvia events, whole streets are shut down to car traffic, encouraging bicyclists and pedestrians to explore the…

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"A Bed of Roses" invites you to discover your inner artist during a two hour flower arrangement and design workshop. Assemble your own masterpiece with a variety of seasonal materials hand-picked from the downtown flower district by the studio's  owner, Manuela. Learn a new skill, pamper yourself with a glass of wine, and savor this sweet summer activity. 

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Theatre Palisades Youth is excited to announce its latest youth play,  “SHREK THE MUSICAL” (book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori) will be opening on July 25th at the Pierson Playhouse in Pacific Palisades. 

Originally produced on Broadway by Dreamworks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions, Director Dorothy Dillingham Blue's production of this modern classic is sure to delight audiences aged 3 to…

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