• Barbara's highly anticipated performance space (and she's a Leimert Park Beat supporter - THANKS)
• An exhibition space funded by the Eileen Harris Norton Foundation will exhibit art and educate local children about how art can expand their learning experiences. Local artists and selections from her large collection will be highlighted, her assistant clarified. new gallery brought to you by the same people who brought us the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena.
Maverick's Flat restaurant and nightclub was named a Los Angeles historic cultural monument in recognition of the role it played in the city's pioneering black music scene with such acts as the Fifth Dimension, Earth, Wind and Fire, the Commodores and Parliament. But it's been closed for years - until last week. (More history from Ivory Shehee)
"People around here are not going to have to drive to Beverly Hills for a good steak and fine wine anymore," developer Curtis Fralen told Sahagun.
Not all the changes are positive: Obinne Onyeador is closing his African art store.
"I'm closing the place down," Onyeador told Sahagun. "A few years ago, I was selling $5,000 worth of art a month to people who wanted to make their homes look nicer. Now, many of those same people are unemployed and losing their homes, and I can't make the rent anymore."
Still local businesses agreed to contribute to a special assessment for streetlights, surveillance cameras, tree trimming and street cleaning services.
"Lots of hard work is starting to pay off in ways which will, in the long term, broaden our economic base," Brenda Shockley, president of Community Build, told Sahagun. "Our vision: a robust intersection of commerce and African American art and culture for the community and the city to build on."
Today from noon to 5 p.m. - free burritos and a preview of a community amenity that's on the way! Have you heard the good news about the Hoover Union gateway triangle place park (the name has yet to be decided) that is being rethought, remodeled, reimagined and refunded?
Come by today and…
""Sherri Franklin, founder of the Urban Design Center, has spent a quarter-century devoted to the development of affordable housing, community facility, recreational, open-space, infrastructure, economic-development, and social-enterprise…"
Storytime is a special time to make new friends and share stories, songs, play and more. This program is for children 0-5 years of age. Babies, toddlers and preschoolers are all welconme. No registration is required. Spring session will begin Wednesday, April 22 and end on June 10, 2015. Summer session will then begin on June 24, following a one week hiatus.
Space for stortyimes generously donated by the City of Culver City's Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department…
"Friends of Jazz
The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music presents Brownie Speaks A Screening of the Clifford Brown Documentary Featuring a Q&A with filmmaker Don Glanden Wednesday, April 15…"
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 year for the Eat, Shop, Play Crenshaw campaign were announced today. Prizes…See More
Come see these amazing youngsters perform at Newman Recital Hall!
Performers will include elementary jazz choirs from 32nd Street and Science Center Schools, jazz band and pop combo from Foshay Learning Center, the Los Angeles Youth Jazz Ensemble and a performance by USC Thornton mentors.
Dinner will be served at 6pm and the concert is at 7pm.
World Mural Renovation April 16 - 20th! Earth Day Week is the PERFECT time to get out in the fresh air and give our mural a fresh face!Sign up for multiple days if painting is your gig and you want to really get your brushes funky.(All brushes and paints supplied!) We will have snacks & drinks for all of our volunteers.
"Sat Apr 18th - Chuck Johnson Quartet
Trinity Lutheran Church of Hawthorne
6:00 pm, Donation
Chuck "Bari" Johnson-saxophones
4783 W. 130th Street, Hawthorne, CA 90250
The 6th ANNUAL WALK FOR LIFE & COMMUNITY FESTIVAL is hosted by P.C.I. People for Community Improvement. The Walk will also feature a Health Fair and Entertainment. This year's theme is: PROSPERING THE COMMMUNITY THROUGH UNITY. We prosper the community through highlighting Community Resources that assist in building wealth and incorporate the goals of First Lady …See More
The California African American Museum (CAAM), in collaboration with The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center invites you to a very special evening panel discussion anchored by the topic "Finding Beauty Through The Struggle," which explores how the inherent and resilient strength of the human spirit can give rise to creativity. The panel will feature playwright, actor, and professor Anna Deavere Smith who can be seen in the upcoming Broad Stage…See More