• 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."
We're keeping our Black History Month celebration going at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw with a meet and greet event with Grammy award-winning gospel artist Erica Campbell of the chart topping duo, Mary Mary! Thursday, February 25th 2016Center Court6:30pm - 8:30pmSee More
Please mark your calendar and save the date for a very special event. On Saturday, February 20, 2016, Aba Arthur, will present her one-woman play, "Landing in Love - The Art of the Breakup".Aba Arthur is a native of Ghana, West Africa. She immigrated to the United States as a child and began a career in the Arts. Aba is a trained Actor and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in the Performing Arts, along with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from The University of Colorado-Boulder. Her…See More
LEIMERT TANK is a program designed by Leimert Park’s 20|20 Business Development and Marketing Committee for local entrepreneurs that wish to locate their business venture in Leimert Park Village. The program was developed under…See More
~Law Offices of Attorney Alphonso Kimble & Dawn “Probate” Wiley ~ Presents: Living Trusts, Probate, and Reverse Mortgage Made Simple WorkshopGet Your Affairs In Order—learn the steps necessary to protect your assets, navigate through probate, and get through the reverse mortgage process after your loved ones are gone.We will discuss several issues including:v The advantages and disadvantages of Wills and Living Trustsv How to maintain your privacy and protect your estate if you become…See More
"Pre-Chinese New Year jam broke leg... Super bow kick-off To: a month of Sun. brunches. SUCCESS
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And the Crenshaw/LAX Line’s tunnel boring machine’s name is….Harriet, as in Harriet Tubman, the former slave and key player in the so-called underground railroad that helped slaves escape the south for the north. The name was revealed at a news event this morning at the the sits where the TBM will eventually be lowered into the ground on the southeast corner of Exposition and Crenshaw boulevards.The TBM will be used to excavate the…See More