• 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."
In the tradition of the Mississippi Delta Bluesmen, THE Dubber confronts the world with only a guitar and his words. The self- taught singer/songwriter continues reinventing himself by fusing the styles of a 30 year musical journey. Rock, Jazz and Funk, flavored with the International sounds of Reggae, Middle Eastern Music and Afro Beat, creates the complex stew that helps him express his blues in an innovative and distinct manner.Since 2005, the Washington DC born/South Carolina based musician…See More
Hosted By Comedian Stevie Mack, The Leimert Park Art Walk Comedy Show is a unique family friendly learning experience, bringing together people from various cultures in a fun, diverse and entertaining comedy showcase touching upon a wide range of topics.Social…See More
The Leimert Park Art Walk is tomorrow - as usual the last Sunday of the month. But you've never seen Leimert Park Village like this. Check out the new park, the Papillion Art gallery, the revived The World Stage Art, Education & Performance Gallery and more.
#LA Thursday 1/22
Exposition to Leimert Park:
Utility Support work at Rodeo Rd and Crenshaw Bl, will affect eastbound and westbound with full lane closure, ongoing nightly 9pm - 6am.
Exposition to Leimert Park:
Utility Support work at Crenshaw Bl from Exposition Bl to Coliseum St, will…
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Teachers' March in Selma.
To learn more about this milestone in the struggle for African-American voting rights, order our new film, Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot: bit.ly/1u2JBNM
GRAND OPENING! Join us as we celebrate the opening of our newest tot park this Saturday, January 24 from 10 am - 12 pm at the corner of Avalon and Gage in #LosAngeles. There will be #FREE music, activities and food! #parks…
Free speech isn’t free. Be sure to watch my PBS show Monday and Tuesday night for a panel discussion on the First Amendment right to free speech. My guests include publisher Larry Flynt, actress and comedian Roseanne Barr, comedian and author Maz Jobrani, ACLU legal director…
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To: Leimert Park Village / The World Stage Saturday Jazz Workshop
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