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May 2020

May 1 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until June 13, 2020

William Grant Still Arts Center, 2520 S. West View Street
Los Angeles, CA 90016 United States

The African American Composers Series: Spanish Grease: The Life and Sounds of Willie Bobo

William Grant Still Arts Center’s 12th Annual African American Composer Series presents Spanish Grease: The Life and Sounds of Willie Bobo, an original exhibition featuring a never before released look into Willie Bobo, his family, and friends such as Mongo Santamaria Armando Peraza, Tito Puente, Richard Pryor, Cal Tjader and many more. An intimate archival experience, featuring family photos, documents, ephemera and discography of the work and life of Willie Bobo with the continuation of his legacy through his son,…

May 31 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:30 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until June 28, 2020

North Hollywood Branch – Los Angeles Public Library, 5211 Tujunga Ave
Los Angeles, CA 91601 United States


Multi-award winning Interact Theatre Company will be returning to its roots, the San Fernando Valley, where it was founded as a membership company thirty years ago, for a play reading series, “THE PULITZER PRIZE WINNERS: 10 PLAYS FROM 10 DECADES.” Celebrating the centennial of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the series is produced by Barry Heins, and hosted by the North Hollywood Amelia Earhart Regional Library, located at 5211 Tujunga Avenue. The readings will take place on the last Sunday…

June 2020

June 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
La Plaza de Cultura y Artes, 501 N. Main St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States

Plática: The African Influence in Latin American Music

From the 1500s to the present, African music has shaped and formed every other Latin American music genre. From cumbia to Afro-Peruvian music, from Son Jarocho to Son Cubano, African rhythms have made Latin Americans dance to the beat of life. Participants will learn the contributions of African rhythms and listen to an impromptu music session at the end of the evening.  Guest Speaker: Betto Arcos, Independent Radio Journalist for NPR, BBC, and KPCC. Guest Musicians: César Castro, requinto jarocho;…


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