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Los Angeles (November 27, 2018) –The William Grant Still Art Center is excited to announce it’s 39th Annual Black Doll Show, “Psychedollia” showcasing a movement in joy, through Black life, music, art, fashion and popular culture. The exhibition cites 1960’s soul and funk as a source of inspiration while also referencing flower power genres of the 1990’s hip hop and house/techno scenes, contemporary practices of futurism and transgression through delight and bliss. Psychedollia is a celebration of the monumental and small,…
Scots Festival honors nearly fifty Scottish clans & vendors throughout the weekend with professional and amateur competitions in piping, drumming, massed bands, darts, Highland dancing, and Highland athletics. The Scottish Highland Games, a precursor to today’s Olympic Games, were designed to test the strength, skill, and technique of ancient warriors by faceoff.
Sunshine Storyteller Ina Buckner-Barnette presents African and African American folktales, poetry and songs.
Create your own 12-bar blues song while listening to Lead Belly and Bessie Smith at this special heritage month program.
In an 8-act one man show, Makinto educates the audience through a performance about the history of African and African-American music.
Join us for our Winter/Spring 2020 Fandango Fridays beginning on Friday, 2/28, at 6 pm. All folks are welcome, and no experience is necessary! Make sure to bring your Son Jarocho instrument if you have one and zapateado shoes for the musical fun, and a dish to share for the potluck. ¡Que viva el Fandango!
One of the most pervasive stereotypes constructed during the post-Civil War era, and arguably the most enduring image from the days of Jim Crow, the mammy was a staple caricature in the romanticization of the Antebellum South. Popularized into the twentieth century by characters such as “Mammy” in MGM’s hit film Gone with the Wind (1939), this archetype of black domestic servitude was often depicted as good-natured, overweight, and loud. Presenting an ahistorical view of black womanhood within southern plantation…
In India, Holi announces the arrival of spring and the passing of winter. Young and old alike are covered with colors (red, green, yellow, blue, pink, orange, violet, and more). The festival, promises dance, live mantra bands, DJs, yoga teachers, and cuisine.
Musicians and cowboy poets perform stories and songs of the romantic Old West, contemporary music of the American West, and songs of the open range and the American cowboy. Free with museum admission. Adults – $14, Students and Seniors – $10, Children (3–12) – $6
This prestigious exhibition and sale showcase paintings and sculptures by 64 nationally recognized Western artists. Tuesdays – Fridays 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Saturdays – Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Adults – $14, Students and Seniors – $10, Children (3–12) – $6