Leimert Park rennaissance continues with jazz legend Barbara Morrison; Norton exhibit space and Maverick's Flats *Update with Correction


Legendary jazz singer Barbara Morrison said Leimert Park is  "as close to Harlem as you're going to get in Los
Angeles."Louis Sahagun of the Los Angeles Times recapped all the excitement going on in Leimert Park these days,
• 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.
• The opening of Maverick's Flat - WHERE IT'S AT.

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)

Maverick's Flats
opened for dinner this week and will start having shows in Febuary.
CHECK OUT THE MENU.
"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."

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Comment by Kim Vinson on December 31, 2010 at 10:33pm

Leimert Park is the heartbeat, the essence of a socially conscious,musically engaging, with written and vocal expressive arts, as well as poetically innovative prose. It specially gives respect and honor to the ones who paved the way and set the foundation from the zygote stages of Jazz.

Back even before Buddy Bolden who furiously created beauty with his "hot music" at the turn of the 19th century. yes, Leimert Park is a mecca of trues Music, Arts, and more.

Mavericks Flat stands as a pillar and it will be great to have the venue back as not only an eatery, but a place where America's music- Jazz as well as R&B flourishes and connects us all as music is universal cross every boundary and space and time.

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