• 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."
Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT) will host a Studio Concert this month to showcase new works in progress and to cultivate audiences with a love for contemporary dance. LWDT will present choreography by Lula Washington, Tamica Washington-Miller,…
Support yOur Stage - SOS - Save yOur Stage "This is everybody's World Stage. ... an investment in yourself. ...we are going to survive." - Dwight Trible, Executive Director - Interview by Ollie Bivins the Jazz messenger"Jazz state of mind" - Duke Ellington "A creative Jazz celebration of African roots, social consciousness & spiritual transcendence." - Mark Maxwell, "Humble Facilitator" KPFK 90.7 Rise @ The WORLD STAGE ~ " In 'The Village', on 'The Stage',…See More
LEGACY written by Sharon D Johnson Saturday, April 26, 2014 (12 noon) & Sunday, April 27, 2014 (3 p.m.) Featuring Tiffany Thomas (Marti), Lauren-Joy Goss (Freida), and Anjelika Washington (Serena). Peter J. Kuo, Director Part of the Acting Out INK FEST! festival of women playwrights April 25-27, 2014 (Produced by 2Cents Theatre/ KBP in association with The Los Angeles Women's Theatre Project) LEGACY Three sisters come to terms with…See More
In an effort to join the battle against childhood cancer, the MOMS Club of Culver City West will host an Alex’s Lemonade Stand on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 11am-2pm at 5389 Dobson Way (the corner of Dobson Way and Jefferson Blvd).
The MOMS Club of Culver City West chose Alex’s Lemonade Stand to be the beneficiary of their annual service project because they felt it was a worthy cause to contribute to. Service Project Coordinator Amy Kaplan is…
Saturday, April 26th I 2 PM I Concert: Pinkie Washington Salutes Ella and Her Fellas
Mayme Clayton Library and Museum continues its Jazz Appreciation Month and celebrates the birthday of jazz icon, Ella Fitzgerald, with a special matinee performance of "Ella and Her Fellas" conceived and presented by cabaret artist, Pinkie Washington.
Ms. Washington and Her Fellas will take you on a journey through the life and music of Ella Fitzgerald, who was born on April…
CPAB president Johnny Raines, Senior Lead Officer Olega and Leimert Park Business Improvement District Chairman Clint Rosamond. Meeting with illegal vendors to stop illegal vending and to restore the park at Leimert Park