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Satchmo At The Waldorf Arrives In Los Angeles

Described as “an absorbing and uplifting new play,” 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…

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Added by Jacqueline Sosa on April 29, 2015 at 2:48pm — No Comments

Social Night Of Art and Fundraising

Join us in celebrating as we honor humanity's ancestral roots through the expressions of Kemetic visual artists Marwho Hasati, Imaib Ziaweet and LA street artist GENERAL BLACK aka Zefouba Meznkhepra. 



This event is celebrating the grand opening of…

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Added by Zahib Ziaweet on April 25, 2015 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Closure at Crenshaw Boulevard between Exposition Boulevard and Coliseum Street extended three weeks

Redondo Boulevard at Florence Avenue to permanently close beginning May 1



Due to unforeseen soil conditions, Walsh/Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC) has extended the current closure on Crenshaw Boulevard between Exposition Boulevard and Coliseum Street…

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Added by Jose Ubaldo on April 23, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

The Wallis Annenberg Center For The Performing Arts Presents ‘Satchmo At The Waldorf’ In Los Angeles This Spring

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…

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Added by Jacqueline Sosa on April 22, 2015 at 1:20pm — No Comments

Winners of the first drawing Eat, Shop, Play Crenshaw Campaign

The big winner of the first Eat, Shop, Play Crenshaw was Erin Kuechenmeister (center), left JC Lacey Metro Business Liaison and rigth Shoneji Robison owner of Southern Girl Desserts. Photo Metro.

The winners of the first quarterly drawing of the…

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Added by Jose Ubaldo on April 13, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

In the News: Demographics Are Changing LA & 'Change' Has a Land-Use Champion: Sherri Franklin

Check out this interview with Sherri Franklin in the Planning Report!

Added by The Fifth Avenue Times on April 6, 2015 at 9:31am — 1 Comment

Make Music LA Registration is Open

Hello Los Angeles!

On behalf Make Music LA Board of Directors we would like to invite all of you to come out and celebrate with your family, friends, neighbors and colleagues the 4th Annual Make Music LA.

MMLA is an all day celebration of the Summer Solstice. This special event was started in…

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Added by Dorsay Dujon on April 1, 2015 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

DINING WITH THE ANCESTORS, WHEN HEROES COME TO DINNER - BOOK BY DR. ERIC J. CHAMBERS - (Illustration by Andre Harris)

MARCUS GARVEY & CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER...   PAINTING CREATED FOR THE BOOK   DINING WITH THE ANCESTORS, WHEN HEROES COME TO…

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Added by ColoredPeople.net on March 25, 2015 at 7:15am — No Comments

South L.A. Wins Emergency Preparedness Training Program

South LA Neighborhood Selected as the 2015 Emergency Plan / Full Scale Exercise Recipient!

March 23, 2015

EMD is excited to announce that the United Neighborhoods Neighborhood Council (UNNC) has been selected as the partner NC for our 2015 program.  Together, we will develop a 5 Steps to Neighborhood Preparedness Emergency Plan for their area and conduct a full scale neighborhood exercise to test that plan!  Stay tuned for…

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Added by The Fifth Avenue Times on March 25, 2015 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Go Metro to the “Eat, Shop, Play Fest” in Leimert Park on Saturday, March 21

Metro is inviting the public to spend a Saturday in the park -- Leimert Park -- March 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., to enjoy live music, delicious food and fun activities at the Eat, Shop, Play community festival in Leimert Park Village. Not only will it be fun, it will be an opportunity to support local businesses impacted by construction of the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project.

At the festival, project-area merchants will display and sell their wares, making it easy for us to help others…

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Added by Jose Ubaldo on March 19, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

CAAM CELEBRATES WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH AND HOSTS DISCUSSION WITH EDWARD LEWIS--CO FOUNDER OF ESSENCE

A Discussion with Ed Lewis, Co-founder of ESSENCE Magazine will discuss why he and three other men wanted to give black women a “voice,” and to depict their various facets of beauty, intelligence and passions.  He will share the unique journey of founding Essence and his take on the modern “Beauty Culture” as it relates to black women.  The program will be moderated by Kathleen McGhee Anderson, pioneering writer of television, stage and film.  RSVP at 213.744.2024. CAAM exhibitions…

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Added by Terri Dixon on March 15, 2015 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Road detours to accommodate excavation, decking of second Crenshaw/LAX underground light-rail station to begin March 15



The Crenshaw/MLK station -- the second underground station to be built for the Crenshaw/LAX light-rail project--, will begin excavation and decking operations at 9 p.m. Sunday, March 15, requiring full closure of Crenshaw Boulevard between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and…

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Added by Jose Ubaldo on March 9, 2015 at 9:44am — No Comments

ThaWilsonBlock Magazine Issue25 "MoM Ridaz" Bicycle Club (Echo Park)

We are pleased to announce the release of ThaWilsonBlock Magazine Issue25 featuring the "MoM Ridaz" bicycle club in Echo Park. PLUS: Extensive Interview w/ Watchyatone + Q&A w/ McSteezy + Scribes One Album Review + Rinnegan's 'Tips to Avoid the Domino Effect' and what it does to your mix + Local Artists leverage exposure through participation in community outreach + From a Local Artist's…

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Added by Pasadena Music Scene on March 13, 2015 at 12:09pm — No Comments

311 swarm: Community celebration and Jefferson Blvd. clean up on Saturday



Let’s celebrate our community, meet some neighbors and clean up Jefferson Boulevard this Saturday.

The neighborhood council for that area, NANDC, is focusing on the stretch from Vermont to Western and has enlisted local partners to help transform this main boulevard.

We’re also providing lunch from Earlez Grille.

I’m on the executive board of NANDC and we…

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Added by enhager on March 6, 2015 at 10:52am — 1 Comment

Where do I vote? Who should I vote for?

To find out where you vote, click here -https://www.lavote.net/locator/ - and put in your address. 

If you want your elected representative to care about your concerns and the issues in your community, you need to vote. 

Five percent of eligible voters decide the election and the areas they represent get more attention. Your vote helps those who are working to improve the community because it shows the people…

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Added by enhager on March 3, 2015 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Crenshaw/LAX construction update includes flurry of activities

Construction of the Crenshaw/LAX Line entered February with a flurry of activities involving tree removal, closure of a parking lot, soil boring, vibration testing, utility relocation, concrete recycling and more excavation at a variety of locations.

Walsh/Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC) is now in the process of clearing away trees previously identified and…

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Added by Jose Ubaldo on February 20, 2015 at 11:05pm — No Comments

Young Voices at CAAM--High School Symposium: Vote for your life!

100 high school students will spend the day at CAAM- touring the exhibits, making connections and discussing how the power to vote is integral to the maintenance of our civil liberties. For more information contact ewoodson@caamuseum.org.

Added by Terri Dixon on February 13, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

Officials visit new Business Solution Center for merchants impacted by Crenshaw/LAX Line construction

Los Angeles, Monday, Feb. 9, 2015.-Los Angeles Mayor and Metro Board Chair Eric Garcetti, along with Metro Board members Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts today toured Metro’s recently opened Business Solution Center to help businesses impacted by…

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Added by Jose Ubaldo on February 11, 2015 at 12:26pm — 2 Comments

Affordable Dance Classes for the Youth in Leimert Park!

Ms. Genell can keep those kids ACTIVE and ENGAGED!!! Give her a call for all the details: 818.445.6321…

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Added by Heather Lee Presha on February 7, 2015 at 1:34pm — No Comments

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Satchmo At The Waldorf Arrives In Los Angeles

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Is photographing a police officer a crime? How isolated is police misconduct? If this is what happens today, what was going on before citizens had cameras? Does it really matter what happened before the video started when an unarmed man is shot in the back as he was running away? Find out on Photography Is Not A Crime!

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Cultural historian at the Getty Museum Sunday

Getty Perspectives: Sarah Elizabeth Lewis

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The Harvard cultural historian gives a free talk at the Getty on May 3.

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Say something to get your kid in the gifted program!

Asian, white students overrepresented among LAUSD's gifted

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Asian and white students are labeled as gifted in disproportionately higher numbers than black and Latino students, according to data released by...

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First 5 California talks Garden Party with the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust

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Join us for a very special #First5Chat Twitter "Garden" Party next Tuesday, May 5 from 11 am - 12 pm PST! Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust will be our guest host and we'll be chatting about everything from #gardening with #kids to…

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Truth to power in Baltimore

Activist smacks down Wolf Blitzer: ‘You are suggesting broken windows are worse than broken spines’

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CNN host Wolf Blitzer seemed determined to make the focus of his Tuesday interview with Deray McKesson about the amount of trouble protesters had caused in Baltimore, but the…

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Health can be improved with parks - The California Endowment Reporting on Health

Playgrounds emerge from vacant lots in South LA

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Vacant and abandoned lots in Watts and other parts of South Los Angeles are being turned into parks for children and families.

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Say Happy Mother's Day with a visit to Leimert Park Village

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Zambezi Bazaar offers the best in African American cultural gifts, books, jewelry and much more. It’s the perfect place to pick up a special gift for Mothers’ Day this year!

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Celebrate a legend

Stand By Me Music Video

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"Stand By Me" by Ben E. King Music Video from the Stand By Me DVD { River @ 1:34 haha} ENJOY! ----- LYRICS "When the night has come And the land is dark And ...

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Shredding San Pedro

San Pedro Shred: Festival of Skate 2015

San Pedro Shred: Festival of Skate 2015

San Pedro Shred is back again this year and free for all skaters and families. "San Pedro Shred has been in existence for a mere two years, but the skateboard festival is already the coolest reason to visit the harbor area," wrote the LA Weekly. The summer event, which last year went down on June 14,…

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Know justice. Know peace.

Prosecutors Charge 6 Baltimore Officers in Freddie Gray Death

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The state’s attorney in Baltimore described repeated mistreatment of a 25-year-old man whose killing has set the city on edge.

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Vermont Village!

Vermont Entertainment Village Breaks Ground; Residents Ask That Local Hiring Be Cornerstone |...

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At yesterday’s groundbreaking at Manchester and Vermont, South L.A. resident Dana Gilbert…

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Citizen journalism

New ACLU Cellphone App Automatically Preserves Video of Police Encounters

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Even if the cops seize a phone and destroy it, the video will be saved.

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Conversations at CAAM - "Sweet" Alice Harris at California African American Museum

May 16, 2015 from 1pm to 2:30pm
Join CAAM for the May 16th installment of Conversations at CAAM featuring Alice Harris, known fondly as “Sweet Alice,” in an interview conducted by Ruby Quallsgray, current Secretary of CAAM’s volunteer History Council. Ms. Harris is a community organizer and founder and Executive Director of Parents of Watts (POW), a local outreach organization with multiple programs serving mainly women and children. A native of Detroit, Mrs. Harris relocated to Watts to care for her ill mother, and soon…See More
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Santa Monica Festival at Clover Park

May 9, 2015 from 11am to 6pm
For the 24th year in a row, the City of Santa Monica presents the Santa Monica Festival on Saturday, May 9, from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Clover Park. This free, family-friendly festival honors the City’s vibrant creative community and commitment to sustainability and wellbeing through a wide range of activities and performances, including an eclectic musical lineup, healthy culinary demonstrations, heart-pounding fitness activities, crafts, games, food…See More
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Satchmo At The Waldorf Arrives In Los Angeles

Described as “an absorbing and uplifting new play,” 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…See More
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Happy Hour at The Detour Bistro Bar

The Detour Bistro Bar celebrates Happy Hour daily from 3pm to 7pm. The farm fresh menu changes weekly, but samplers include small plates such as the lamb and goat cheese flatbread, roasted curry cauliflower, and shrimp tacos. Drink specials include classic cocktails, wine, and beer. The Detour Bistro Bar combines farm-to-table produce with California seasonal and a variety of regional European dishes to create a unique dining destination in Culver City. The new westside restaurant is…

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Happy Hour at The Detour Bistro Bar

The Detour Bistro Bar celebrates Happy Hour daily from 3pm to 7pm. The farm fresh menu changes weekly, but samplers include small plates such as the lamb and goat cheese flatbread, roasted curry cauliflower, and shrimp tacos. Drink specials include classic cocktails, wine, and beer. The Detour Bistro Bar combines farm-to-table produce with California seasonal and a variety of regional European dishes to create a unique dining destination in Culver City. The new westside restaurant is…

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Santa Monica Festival at Clover Park

May 9, 2015 from 11am to 6pm
For the 24th year in a row, the City of Santa Monica presents the Santa Monica Festival on Saturday, May 9, from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Clover Park. This free, family-friendly festival honors the City’s vibrant creative community and commitment to sustainability and wellbeing through a wide range of activities and performances, including an eclectic musical lineup, healthy culinary demonstrations, heart-pounding fitness activities, crafts, games, food…See More
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