• 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."
Critical Mass Dance Company presents AmaTerra: A Work of Blacklight Dance Theatre at the Ivy Substation in Culver City this Saturday, June 25 at 6 pm.
Using CMDC's unique fusion of dance, circus arts and aerial arts performed under a blacklight, AmaTerra is a story of…
Hundreds of attendees turned out for Kappa Delta Sigmas' 6th Annual Honor Our Father Awards Brunch, as keynote speaker Dr. Chris L. Hickey Sr. shared enlightening stories from his book Admired Man Why? The Making of an Admired Man. LOS ANGELES - June 23, 2016 - PRLog -- "Name a man that you admire,' Dr. Chris L. Hickey Sr. begins, as the room filled with attendees took in the emotion packed stories shared by thousands of individuals surveyed for the book…See More
#TheStevieMackShow is a Talent Showcase & Networking Mixerfeaturing amateur and professional talent performing at a live event before an audience of invited entertainment industry professionals as well as friends, family, fans and invited guest.Show Date: Sunday, June 26, 20016 - doors open 6pmLocation: KAOS Network - 4343 Leimert Blvd., LA, CA 90008 TICKETS: $10. eachTicket automatically enters you in our…See More
Bestselling author/Empowerment Strategist, Deborah Smith Pegues in collaboration with West Angeles Church (Prayer Ministry), will present “Winning Strategies for the Next Level” for individuals who desire to go higher in their current occupation or to launch a new career or project. In this FREE workshop, Deborah will candidly share her success “playbook” and will officially launch her 16th book, Socially Confident in 60 Seconds. She is also the author of such transformational books as 30 Days…See More
"What's up? Billy McCoy, Workshop Coordinator
Mark your calendar - The WORLD STAGE Sat. Jazz Workshop performs free @ annual American Society - Relay for Life (Baldwin Hills) on Saturday, June 25th, from 3:00pm - 4:30pm, at the…"
The Large Ensemble Performs Free w/ Billy McCoy, Coordinator (pictured)Saturday, June 25th 3:00pm - 4:30pmBaldwin Hills Baseball Field 5401 S. Fairfax Ave. (between Stocker & Slauson)"They will be performing an hour & a half of some of the baddest, original compositions by band director, composer, pianist, theorist, educator, Billy McCoy (a…See More
Happy Sunday & Happy Father's Day!To all the amazing men out here that recognize the importance of investing time and energy in their children and those in his sphere of influence. We wish you a day filled with recognition and honor.Thank you for all you do. Always know...your engagement and presence matters more than the things…See More
If your an indie artist and your trying to take your music career to the next level you have to remember that your image and branding is everything.As an indie artist you have to remember music fans all probably have a major artist who they listen to and follow so they are use to hearing professional recorded songs and seeing professional graphics, so as an indie music artist you have to make sure your sound and graphics are on the same level.At Mixtape Cover King we specialize in working with…See More