Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
The Inaugural Forum for Art and Peace Children of Refugees is this Sunday 12/8 at
Khmer Arts Academy, 1364 Obispo Ave., Long Beach, California 90804 from 1:00-630 pm.
We have taken away the fee and made it "pay as you wish"
About the Artists and Presenters
All speakers and performers featured in the Inaugural Forum for Art and Peace have agreed to perform at no cost.
Toni Shapiro-Phim, Director of Programs at the Philadelphia Folklore Project
Teru Kuwayama, TED Fellow and Photojournalist, Founder of the Battlespace project
Quetzal, GRAMMY Award-winning social-political music group (Martha Gonzalez, Quetzal Flore, Tylana Enomoto, Juan Perez, and Alberto Lopez)
Yannis Adoniou, Goldie Award-winning choreographer, Founding Artistic Director of KUNST-STOFF dance company
Naazneen Diwan, Creative Writer, KalaShakti workshop facilitator, and PhD candidate at UCLA
Faisal Attrache, emerging Syrian-American filmmaker
Anna B. Scott, Artistic Director of VISCERA Performance Instigation Troupe, Afrofuturist
Leilani Chan, award-winning Founding Artistic Director of TeAda Productions, Department of Cultural Affairs Artist-in-Residence
Eriko Azuma, Founder of RedSoil production company, multidisciplinary storyteller from Tokyo
Rafa Esparza, Los Angeles-based performance artist inspired by personal narratives and kinship
Khmer Arts Academy, Cambodian classical dance organization serving the greater Long Beach area
Children of Refugees’ Inaugural Forum For Art and Peace, is made possible through the generous support of the A/P/A Institute at NYU, UCLA Asian American Studies Department, UCLA Asian American Studies Center, Sophy's Thai and Cambodian Cuisine, and individual donors.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
So excited to have The Community Birth Center hosting this event! All funds raised will go directly to the center!
Please visit their website: http://
Past People's Market has been a great success! Always with Over 25 vendors and over a hundred people show up to support their community!
Line-Up of VENDORS: (so far, still more to come!!!)
ALEGRIA XOCOLATL & ALEGRIA DE LA LUZ
Selling: Organic raw vegan chocolate & treats, lip balms & body butters.
REVOLUTIONARY AUTONOMOUS COMMUNITIES LOS ANGELES
Food: Vegan tamales and other side dish tbd, agua fresco!
Selling: Soaps and natural body butters RAC Soap. Shirts and buttons- RAC LA. Bracelets and trinkets- Handmade Items from mx donated for fundraising for RAC@TEERS & Veggie Monsters!
Selling: Homemade accessories (wallets, pouches, sleeves), printed goods (shirts and greeting cards), baby wears (beanies, legging, shoes), and natural balms and salves!
Selling: Handmade Art ( Paintings ) & Jewelry!
Selling: Young fem clothing, shoes, and accessories!
Selling: Blackgold Hand-made beadwork and beaded jewelry and Moon-light Pads, reusable Mynstrual care!
Selling: Jewelry, some books and maybe service iridology exams ( eye exams with a magnifying glass)!
R. BEYOND CREATIONS
Selling: Crochet- Gloves and hats; hair accessories, infant clothes; cards!
MOTHER MOON ARTS
Selling: Hand-made accessories- crocheted bags, scarves, hats, beaded jewelry, fine art prints!
Selling: Hair Bows!
Selling: Handmade purses, wallets, painting, art decor, jewelry!
ARTE CON ALMA
Selling: Art, paintings, framed prints, sculptures, jewelry and more!
Selling: Re-purposed art made with recycled material including: earrings, hand bags, snack bags, other jewelry, homemade paper booklets, and re-loved clothes!
Click Here for the event on Facebook!
Monday, November 18, 2013
Alliance for Women in Media Foundation & Ford Motor Company Fund $5,000 Student Media Scholarship Competition
For the full application document, visit our website.
Prize: AWMF and Ford Motor Company Fund will select one student winner to receive $5,000, payable to the winning student’s educational institution upon completion of the video.
Submission deadline is December 16, 2013.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Over a dozen community organizations are proud to support the Los Angeles theatrical run of one of this year's most provocative and timely documentary films - "THE NEW BLACK" - A FILM BY YORUBA RICHEN
This moving and insightful film has sparked meaningful dialogue and audience raves on the film festival circuit. It was awarded the Audience Award at AFI DOCS; Audience Award at PHILLY Q FEST; and the Audience Award at FRAMELINE SAN FRANCISCO; and won Best Documentary at the URBANWORLD FILM FESTIVAL.
Directed and produced by Yoruba Richen, THE NEW BLACK addresses the issue of how the African American community is dealing with the gay community in light of the recent gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights. The film documents activists, families and clergy on both sides of the campaign to legalize gay marriage and examines homophobia in the black community’s institutional pillar—the black church and reveals the Christian right wing’s strategy of exploiting this phenomenon in order to pursue an anti-gay political agenda. THE NEW BLACK takes viewers into the pews and onto the streets and provides a seat at the kitchen table as it tells the story of the historic fight to win marriage equality in Maryland and charts the evolution of this divisive issue within the black community.
“We’re at a historic moment where LGBT issues are at the forefront of the national debate," says Richen. "It's an honor for The New Black to be a part of the conversation. Partnering with Los Angeles area community organizations allows us to bring this film and important discussions to a wide range of audiences.”
Organizations supporting screenings include On Level Ground, GSA Networks, Company Unity Fellowship Church, CARE Multicultural Healing, Sky Earth Fire Organization, Sistah Sinema, Black Lesbians United (BLU), Sankofa Events Project Management, Fuller Seminary, Sista2Sista and the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC).
SpectrumQueerMedia.com’s founder Monica Anderson will moderate discussions at a number of the weekend screenings.
“Regardless of your race or religious beliefs, everyone should see this film,” says Sharon Lettman-Hicks, documentary subject and Executive Director/CEO of NBJC, the nation’s leading black LGBT civil rights organization. “The black community is not a monolith—this film makes that unequivocally clear. It’s time we weed through the stereotypes and get to the real stories around family and faith.”
To purchase limited release discount tickets to the November 2nd, 9:30pm screening visit: https://
To purchase tickets for all other Los Angeles screenings visit the Laemmle website: http://www.laemmle.com/
The exclusive engagement at The Laemmle Music Hall 3, 9036 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA runs from November 1 – 7, 2013.
For more information about The New Black visit newblackfilm.com
Credit: Kin Folkz
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
BE A PART OF FOOD POLICY HISTORY ON OCTOBER 23!
WHERE: City Hall. 200 N. Spring Street. Los Angeles, CA 90012
TIME: 8:30 am – 11:00 am
BUILDING ACCESS: Please check in on the 1st floor from the Main Street entrance to City Hall.
The building is wheelchair accessible.
MEET AT: 3rd Floor Rotunda. Program begins at 9:00 am sharp
Councilmember Paul Koretz, District 5
Councilmember Nury Martinez, District 6
Councilmember Felipe Fuentes, District 7
Councilmember Curren D. Price, Jr., District 9
Councilmember Mike Bonin, District 11
City Controller Ron Galperin
LAUSD School Board Member Steve Zimmer, LAUSD Board of Education, District 4
Dr. Paul Simon, LA County Department of Public Health, Director of Chronic Disease & Injury Prevention
You won't want to miss it.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
AB Weddings & Special Events and Athena Katalaris (Master of Ceremony) cordially invites you to "High Tea Spa Party" benefiting Planet Rehab Organization on October 20th from 1-4. It will be fun afternoon of festivities with amazing vendors, delicious appetizers provided by Olive Bistro and flavored Teas. Ladies please wear a fancy hat to go with the theme (not mandatory) but would be fun. Its a charity event to raise awareness and donations for Planet Rehab Organization which is an animal sanctuary with emphasis on reconnecting people to nature. Photographer RocknFilm will be taking fun and memorable pictures of this event. Tickets are $5 per person in advance and $10 at the door so RSVP. This is for kids and adults.
Alexa K Beauty
Jockey Person to Person- www.princenerv.com
Anita Jewles Anita Danelian
Belle Candy Accessories
Autumn Professional Massage Services
Master of Ceremony:
AB Weddings & Special Events
Coast Anabelle Hotel
Purchase Advance Tickets Here.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Michael Baisden adopts a high school class of 28 young men to spark One Dream One Team mentoring agenda
Monday, October 7, 2013
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
The Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF) is proud to announce its 2013 Opening Night Film is Winnie Mandela. Starring Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson(Dreamgirls) and Academy Award nomineeTerrence Howard (Hustle & Flow), Winnie Mandela is an epic story of love, sacrifice and courage. Moving from a remote tribal village to the sprawling metropolis of Johannesburg, South Africa, a proud young Winnie (Jennifer Hudson) soon found love with a rising political star, Nelson Mandela (Terrence Howard). When Nelson was imprisoned for protesting the brutal Apartheid government, Winnie worked tirelessly to win his freedom and to carry on his message of peace and equality. Her struggle to keep the Mandela dream alive was rewarded by years of persecution and imprisonment, including 18 months of solitary confinement.
Throughout, her resolve to fight for her freedom, her family and her country never wavered. Her leadership and unconquerable spirit caught the attention of the world and earned her the name “the mother of the nation.”
Winnie Mandela opens HBFF on Wednesday, October 2 at 7:oo PM at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre, 1615 Vine St., Hollywood, CA. After-party follows across the street at Station Hollywood, The W Hotel Hollywood, 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA.
For more info please visit HBFF website.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
"GRAMMY Camp and GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session are immersive programs that afford high school students opportunities to get hands-on experience with a variety of music industry careers, and our GRAMMY Signature Schools program provides recognition and much-needed resources to high schools to benefit their music programs," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy® and the GRAMMY Foundation. "These initiatives, along with our other GRAMMY in the Schools programs, are instructing and inspiring music's next generation."
Students and schools interested in participating in the 2014 GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session and GRAMMY Signature Schools programs can apply at www.grammyintheschools.com. Completed applications are due Oct. 22 for both programs. Oct. 22 is also the early decision deadline for students interested in attending the 10th annual GRAMMY Camp to be held in summer 2014.
The GRAMMY Foundation is also pleased to announce that recordings from the jazz program can now be purchased on iTunes, Amazon.com and other quality online music outlets. Albums released from 2007–2013 are now available for download. These projects were recorded at the world-famous Capitol Recording Studios (EMI Music) in Hollywood, Calif., by GRAMMY-winning engineers Manny Marroquin and Al Schmitt, and mastered by GRAMMY winner Bernie Grundman.
GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session
High school (public, private, parochial, home-schooled, etc.) singers and instrumentalists are encouraged to audition for GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session (formerly GRAMMY Jazz Ensembles). Selectees will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Los Angeles, the host city for the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards®, Jan. 17–27, 2014. Students will perform at high-profile GRAMMY Week events and recording sessions and will attend the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast on Jan. 26, 2014. Musical directors for the GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session are Justin DiCioccio (Manhattan School of Music), Susanna Wegner (music professional) and Dr. Ron McCurdy (USC Thornton School of Music). Students are also eligible for college scholarships through the college incentive program (more than $2 million available) offered by program partners Berklee College of Music, USC Thornton School of Music, the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, and Manhattan School of Music. The school of each selectee will receive a professional cymbal courtesy of Zildjian. The GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session program receives additional support from the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, Zildjian, Capitol Recording Studios (EMI Music), CenterStaging, and Guitar Center.
GRAMMY Signature Schools
Just as the GRAMMY Award recognizes excellence in recording, the GRAMMY Foundation's GRAMMY Signature Schools program recognizes top public high schools across the country for outstanding commitment to their music education programs. Each of the GRAMMY Signature Schools will receive a custom award and a monetary grant to benefit its music program. The top programs are designated Gold recipients. The best of the Gold recipients is designated the National GRAMMY Signature School. For schools that are economically underserved, the GRAMMY Foundation established the Enterprise Award category to recognize the efforts in music education made by these schools. GRAMMY Signature Schools recipients are determined by the Blue Ribbon Committee, a panel of top music educators and professionals.
The GRAMMY Foundation has also established the GRAMMY Signature Schools Community Award, an extension of the GRAMMY Signature Schools program. Through this alliance, the GRAMMY Foundation identifies deserving public high school music programs to receive the award and a $2,000 grant. To date, approximately $700,000 in grants has been distributed to approximately 350 schools.
The program offers selected high school students an interactive residential summer music experience. Focusing on all aspects of commercial music, this unique opportunity provides instruction by industry professionals in an immersive creative environment with cutting-edge technology in professional facilities. The program offers seven music career tracks: Audio Engineering; Electronic Music Production; Music Journalism; Music Business; Songwriting; a Performance Track for Bass, Drums, Guitar, Keyboard, Vocal, and Winds & Strings; and Video Production. All tracks culminate in media projects, recordings and/or showcase performances. Early decision applicants for GRAMMY Camp will receive a 10 percent tuition discount if selected to attend GRAMMY Camp. They receive this discount whether they are selected as part of the early decision process or drawn from the regular applicant pool. Applicants not selected via early decision will be reconsidered with the final pool of applications. The final GRAMMY Camp application deadline is March 31, 2014. In the past, approximately 70 percent of GRAMMY Camp participants who have applied for financial aid received assistance.
The GRAMMY Foundation® was established in 1989 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture. The Foundation accomplishes this mission through programs and activities that engage the music industry and cultural community as well as the general public. The Foundation works in partnership year-round with its founder, The Recording Academy®, to bring national attention to important issues such as the value and impact of music and arts education and the urgency of preserving our rich cultural heritage. In recognition of the significant role of teachers in shaping their students’ musical experiences, the GRAMMY Foundation and The Recording Academy are partnering to present our first Music Educator Award. Open to current U.S. music teachers in K through college, the Music Educator Award will be given out during GRAMMY Week 2014. For more information about our music education programs, please visit www.grammyintheschools.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, please like "GRAMMY in the Schools®" on Facebook at www.facebook.com/grammyintheschools, follow the GRAMMY Foundation on Twitter @GRAMMYFdn at www.twitter.com/GRAMMYFdn and join us on Instagram @GRAMMYFdn.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
5th Annual GENESIS EVENT
A celebration of emerging artists
Presented by Hudson Jeans
In Association with Siren Studios
Special live musical performances by
Hudson, Incan Abraham and jenny o.
DJs Bizzy, Chris Kennedy and Brandon Soileau
Art and fashion installation by
Tickets: $150 Admits One • $250 Admits Two
Proceeds to benefit The Art of Elysium Art Programs!
E.ly'.si.um: a place or condition of ideal happiness
Make a difference and give, far too many just take!
Be sure to buy your tickets from the eventbrite link above before they sell out!
Friday, September 6, 2013
Check out JB's awesome acting reel. A star has arrived!
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
150 Youth and Chorus Orchestra Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Speech w Free Concert
- Lupe Bojorquez of the 1st District, presented by Supervisor Gloria Molina
- James M. Lawson, Jr. of the 2nd District, presented by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas
- Rev. Ira Woodfin Dickason of the 3rd District, presented by Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky
- Mrs. Johnnie Savoy of the 4th District, presented by Supervisor Don Knabe
- Mr. Tecumseh Shackelford of the 5th District, presented by Supervisor Mike Antonovich
The following have confirmed their attendance:
- Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas
- Supervisor Mike Antonovich
- Reverend Ira Woodfin Dickason
- Tecumseh Shackelford
- Tim Hanlon
- Jonathan Weedman
- William Smart
- Supervisor Gloria Molina: 213-974-1111
- Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas: 213-974-2222
- Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky: 213-974-3333
- Supervisor Don Knabe: 213-974-4444
- Supervisor Mike Antonovich: 213-974-5555
- ICYOLA: 310-412-6777