• 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."
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"Remembering Oscar Brown Jr." w/ Maggie Brown @ Moss Theater
Dwight Trible - vocalist, Maggie Brown - vocalist (Oscar's daughter), John Beasley…"
Sunday, November 29th @ 7pm - The Stevie Mack Show presents live stand up comedy at The Leimert Park Art Walk This is free and it's inside KAOS Network - 4343 Leimert Blvd., LA, CA 90008 (next to the Vision Theater)Hosted By Comedian Stevie Mack, this is a fun, diverse and…See More
It's time for Thanksgiving again and a good time for Dwight Trible and friends to give their own thanks for the life and music of the late, great OSCAR BROWN JR.! Performing the music of his late mentor & friend is always a special event for Dwight, but making this even more of a treasure is the addition of OBJ's daughter, vocalist MAGGIE BROWN! You won't want to miss this! Joining Dwight & Maggie will be John Beasley on piano, Trevor Ware on bass, Breeze Smith on percussion…See More