Events

Los Angeles Filmforum at MOCA Presents HORACE TAPSCOTT: MUSICAL GRIOT

Screening

In person: Barbara McCullough

The Los Angeles Soul Music Festival is a coming together of music enthusiasts who simply appreciate live music in its many forms. It’s a celebration of all things “Soul”. Read on…

aldabella2xcfJay Jackson Jazz presents Louis Van Taylor at Annabella, April 15 7-10 p.m., 31111 Via Colinas, Westlake Villiage,

Seating 818-991-9463

 

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Come join us at “Transversals” a concert to celebrate the International Day of Dance 2016 at the Luckman Intimate April 22, 23, at 7:30pm, and April 24 at 2:30pm. Featuring new dance works by guest artists, faculty, graduate students and alumni choreographers with talented calstate LA dancers. Read on…

I read some tweets today from frustrated folks who want to see Don Cheadle’s “Miles Ahead” (which opened on 4 screens over the weekend) but cannot just yet because it hasn’t premiered in their respective cities. And some of those people said that they’d bootleg it if they had to.

No, please, don’t bootleg it.
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Yes, it’s frustrating that a film you really want to see isn’t yet playing at a theater you have access to, but you’ll have to be patient and wait for it to get to you. I know we’re living in a time when we’re all only a matter of a few clicks away from just about anything we want, whenever we want it – including movies – but it’s not always that simple. “Miles Ahead” is not “Batman v Superman” which opened on 4200 screens nationwide, with a marketing budget that’s reportedly in the $150 million range (on top of its roughly $250 million production budget, for a total of at least $400 million). “Miles Ahead’s” entire budget (the cost to make the film, market and release it) is a tiny, tiny, tiny fraction of that. So it simply can’t be expected to open nationwide simultaneously (whether it’s 1,000 screens or 4,000).

Films of its ilk are typically released with this strategy: an initial very limited opening (usually in LA and NYC), followed by a gradual expansion over several months. You have to understand how the exhibition process works, especially in terms of how theaters book films, as well as their relationships with studios/distribution companies, how important money (marketing power, box office potential) is in all of this, and more. I’ll maybe write up a post in the future breaking this down further, including all the different strategies that can be employed in the process of distributing a film.

But for now, just don’t bootleg the film. It’s actually *small* films like this that could really use your financial support. As you’ve probably heard before, how well a film does during the early days of its release often determines how much more aggressive the distributor and theaters will be in continuing to book it. This is particular true for indies like “Miles Ahead.”

So if you’re waiting to see “Miles Ahead,” I lifted the below playdates from the film’s website which lists all the upcoming cities and theaters it’s scheduled to open in through the end of this month. Take a look below; hopefully you’ll find a theater near you. Do keep in mind that this is just for through the end of April. There might be playdates eyed for months after April which will be announced later. Although that might depend on how well the film does at the below locations, and collectively, through the next 4 weeks or so.

Release Theater Name City State
4/8/2016 CAMELVIEW AT FASHION SQUARE 14 SCOTTSDALE AZ
4/8/2016 UNIVERSITY TOWN CTR 6 CINE IRVINE CA
4/8/2016 BALDWIN HILLS 15 + XTREME LOS ANGELES CA
4/8/2016 EMBARCADERO CENTER CINEMA SAN FRANCISCO CA
4/8/2016 AMC PROMENADE 16 WOODLAND HILLS CA
4/8/2016 ATLANTIC PLUMBING CINEMA WASHINGTON DC
4/8/2016 E-STREET CINEMA WASHINGTON DC
4/8/2016 ARCLIGHT CHICAGO CHICAGO IL
4/8/2016 CENTURY CENTRE CINEMA CHICAGO IL
4/8/2016 RIVER EAST 21 CHICAGO IL
4/8/2016 CENTURY EVANSTON 18 EVANSTON IL
4/8/2016 ARCLIGHT BETHESDA BETHESDA MD
4/8/2016 AFI SILVER THEATRE & CULTURAL CENTER SILVER SPRING MD
4/8/2016 MAGIC JOHNSON 9 PLEX NEW YORK NY
4/8/2016 SHIRLINGTON 7 THEATRES ARLINGTON VA
4/8/2016 ANGELIKA FILM CENTER & CAFE MOSAIC FAIRFAX VA
4/15/2016 SHATTUCK 10 BERKELEY CA
4/15/2016 ARCLIGHT LA JOLLA LA JOLLA CA
4/15/2016 CINEARTS @ PALO ALTO SQUARE PALO ALTO CA
4/15/2016 CENTURY 16 DOWNTOWN PLEASANT HILL CA
4/15/2016 ANGELIKA CARMEL MOUNTAIN 12 SAN DIEGO CA
4/15/2016 HILLCREST CINEMA FIVE SAN DIEGO CA
4/15/2016 CINEARTS AT SANTANA ROW SAN JOSE CA
4/15/2016 REGENCY CINEMAS SIX SAN RAFAEL CA
4/15/2016 DANBURY 16 DANBURY CT
4/15/2016 GARDEN CINEMA NORWALK CT
4/15/2016 RENAISSANCE PLACE CINEMA HIGHLAND PARK IL
4/15/2016 LINCOLNSHIRE STADIUM 20 + IMAX LINCOLNSHIRE IL
4/15/2016 LOEWS BOSTON COMMON BOSTON MA
4/15/2016 COOLIDGE CNR. MOVIEHOUSE BROOKLINE MA
4/15/2016 KENDALL SQUARE CINEMA 9 CAMBRIDGE MA
4/15/2016 EMBASSY CINEMA 6 WALTHAM MA
4/15/2016 LAGOON THEATRE 5 MINNEAPOLIS MN
4/15/2016 UPTOWN THEATRE MINNEAPOLIS MN
4/15/2016 EAST HANOVER 12 EAST HANOVER NJ
4/15/2016 LOEWS NEW BRUNSWICK 18 NEW BRUNSWICK NJ
4/15/2016 AMC GARDEN STATE 16 PARAMUS NJ
4/15/2016 ROCKAWAY PLAZA 16 ROCKAWAY NJ
4/15/2016 MONTGOMERY CINEMAS 6 ROCKY HILL NJ
4/15/2016 NITEHAWK CINEMA BROOKLYN NY
4/15/2016 JACOB BURNS FILM CENTER PLEASANTVILLE NY
4/15/2016 PORT CHESTER 14 PORT CHESTER NY
4/15/2016 STONY BROOK 17 STONY BROOK NY
4/15/2016 LOEWS ROOSEVELT RACEWAY 10 WESTBURY NY
4/15/2016 LOEWS PALISADES CENTER 21 WEST NYACK NY
4/15/2016 ESQUIRE 6 CINCINNATI OH
4/15/2016 RITZ THEATRES 5 PHILADELPHIA PA
4/15/2016 ARBOR CINEMAS @ GREAT HILLS AUSTIN TX
4/15/2016 MAGNOLIA THEATRE DALLAS TX
4/15/2016 CINEMARK WEST PLANO 20 PLANO TX
4/22/2016 TIKAHTNU STADIUM 16 & IMAX ANCHORAGE AK
4/22/2016 HOLLYWOOD 18 HUNTSVILLE AL
4/22/2016 FESTIVAL PLAZA 16 MONTGOMERY AL
4/22/2016 FIESTA SQUARE 16 FAYETTEVILLE AR
4/22/2016 ARROWHEAD 14 GLENDALE AZ
4/22/2016 MOVIES 10 LAKE HAVASU CITY AZ
4/22/2016 CENTURY ORO VALLEY MARKETPLACE ORO VALLEY AZ
4/22/2016 AMC DESERT RIDGE 18 PHOENIX AZ
4/22/2016 ESPLANADE 14 THEATRE PHOENIX AZ
4/22/2016 LOFT CINEMA 2 TUCSON AZ
4/22/2016 MEDIA CENTER EIGHT BURBANK CA
4/22/2016 OTAY RANCH 12 CHULA VISTA CA
4/22/2016 AMC COVINA 30 COVINA CA
4/22/2016 CENTURY FOLSOM 14 FOLSOM CA
4/22/2016 CENTURY 20 HUNTINGTON BEACH HUNTINGTON BEACH CA
4/22/2016 UA MARKETPLACE MOVIES 6 LONG BEACH CA
4/22/2016 PLAYA VISTA 9 LOS ANGELES CA
4/22/2016 RAVE 18 LOS ANGELES CA
4/22/2016 SUNDANCE SUNSET CINEMA LOS ANGELES CA
4/22/2016 CENTURY 20 GREAT MALL MILPITAS CA
4/22/2016 MONTEREY CINEMAS 14 + XD MONTEREY CA
4/22/2016 ATLANTIC TIMES SQUARE 14 MONTEREY PARK CA
4/22/2016 ONTARIO MILLS 30 ONTARIO CA
4/22/2016 AMC 30 AT THE BLOCK ORANGE CA
4/22/2016 CENTURY STADIUM 25 ORANGE CA
4/22/2016 CINEMAS PALME D’OR PALM DESERT CA
4/22/2016 STADIUM 9 PALM SPRINGS PALM SPRINGS CA
4/22/2016 PROMENADE STADIUM 13 ROLLING HILLS ESTATES CA
4/22/2016 CENTURY 16 GREENBACK LANE SACRAMENTO CA
4/22/2016 TOWER THEATRE 3 SACRAMENTO CA
4/22/2016 AMC VAN NESS 14 SAN FRANCISCO CA
4/22/2016 EMPIRE THREE CINEMAS SAN FRANCISCO CA
4/22/2016 AMC SARATOGA 14 SAN JOSE CA
4/22/2016 PALM THEATRE 2 SAN LUIS OBISPO CA
4/22/2016 NICKELODEON FOUR SANTA CRUZ CA
4/22/2016 ROLLING HILLS 20 TORRANCE CA
4/22/2016 CENTURY 25 UNION CITY CA
4/22/2016 CENTURY DOWNTOWN 10 VENTURA CA
4/22/2016 SOUTHLANDS STADIUM 16 AURORA CO
4/22/2016 CENTURY 16 BOULDER CO
4/22/2016 MAYAN THREE DENVER CO
4/22/2016 AMC HIGHLANDS RANCH 24 HIGHLANDS RANCH CO
4/22/2016 WESTMINSTER PROMENADE 24 WESTMINSTER CO
4/22/2016 PLAINVILLE 20 PLAINVILLE CT
4/22/2016 AMC AVENTURA 24 AVENTURA FL
4/22/2016 PALACE 20 BOCA RATON FL
4/22/2016 SHADOWOOD SQUARE 16 BOCA RATON FL
4/22/2016 BOYNTON BEACH 14 BOYNTON BEACH FL
4/22/2016 AMC REGENCY 20 BRANDON FL
4/22/2016 PARADISE 24 DAVIE FL
4/22/2016 DESTIN COMMONS 14 DESTIN FL
4/22/2016 AMC MERCHANTS CROSSING 16 FT MYERS FL
4/22/2016 BELL TOWER 20 FT MYERS FL
4/22/2016 GAINESVILLE 14 GAINESVILLE FL
4/22/2016 BEACH BLVD CINEMA 12 JACKSONVILLE FL
4/22/2016 O CINEMA WYNWOOD MIAMI FL
4/22/2016 SOUTH BEACH 18 MIAMI BEACH FL
4/22/2016 HOLLYWOOD 20 NAPLES FL
4/22/2016 HOLLYWOOD 16 OCALA FL
4/22/2016 WOODLAND SQUARE 20 THEATRES OLDSMAR FL
4/22/2016 AMC ORANGE PARK 24 ORANGE PARK FL
4/22/2016 DISNEY SPRINGS 24 ORLANDO FL
4/22/2016 HOLLYWOOD 20 SARASOTA FL
4/22/2016 SARASOTA 12 SARASOTA FL
4/22/2016 AMC SUNSET PLACE 24 SOUTH MIAMI FL
4/22/2016 AMC TALLAHASSEE MALL 20 TALLAHASSEE FL
4/22/2016 GOVERNOR’S SQUARE 12 TALLAHASSEE FL
4/22/2016 AMC VETERANS 24 TAMPA FL
4/22/2016 AMC INDIAN RIVER 24 VERO BEACH FL
4/22/2016 WINTER PARK VILLAGE 20 WINTER PARK FL
4/22/2016 AMC MANSELL CROSSING 14 ALPHARETTA GA
4/22/2016 UA TARA CINEMA 4 ATLANTA GA
4/22/2016 AMC AVENUE FORSYTHE 12 CUMMING GA
4/22/2016 AMC BARRETT COMMONS 24 KENNESAW GA
4/22/2016 SUGARLOAF MILLS 18 LAWRENCEVILLE GA
4/22/2016 KAHALA MALL 8 HONOLULU HI
4/22/2016 CENTURY 20 JORDAN CREEK WEST DES MOINES IA
4/22/2016 FLICKS FOUR BOISE ID
4/22/2016 GALAXY 14 CINE BLOOMINGTON IL
4/22/2016 UNIVERSITY PLACE 8 CARBONDALE IL
4/22/2016 ARCLIGHT GLENVIEW GLENVIEW IL
4/22/2016 QUARRY THEATRE 14 HODGKINS IL
4/22/2016 YORKTOWN CINEMA 18 LOMBARD IL
4/22/2016 RANDHURST 12 MT PROSPECT IL
4/22/2016 SHOWPLACE 16 NAPERVILLE NAPERVILLE IL
4/22/2016 PEORIA THEATRES @ LANDMARK PEORIA IL
4/22/2016 SHOWPLACE 16 ROCKFORD IL
4/22/2016 STREETS OF WOODFIELD 20 SCHAUMBURG IL
4/22/2016 VILLAGE CROSSING 18 SKOKIE IL
4/22/2016 AMC SOUTH BARRINGTON 30 SOUTH BARRINGTON IL
4/22/2016 PARKWAY POINTE 8 SPRINGFIELD IL
4/22/2016 CANTERA 17 WARRENVILLE IL
4/22/2016 SHOWPLACE 11 BLOOMINGTON IN
4/22/2016 VILLAGE PARK CINEMA 17 CARMEL IN
4/22/2016 STADIUM 16 EVANSVILLE IN
4/22/2016 KEYSTONE ART CINEMA INDIANAPOLIS IN
4/22/2016 SHOWPLACE 12 TRADERS POINT INDIANAPOLIS IN
4/22/2016 SHOWPLACE 16 SCHERERVILLE IN
4/22/2016 SHOWPLACE 16 SOUTH BEND IN
4/22/2016 HONEY CREEK WEST 8 TERRE HAUTE IN
4/22/2016 LIBERTY HALL LAWRENCE KS
4/22/2016 AMC TOWN CENTER 20 LEAWOOD KS
4/22/2016 AMC STUDIO 30 OLATHE KS
4/22/2016 GLENWOOD ARTS (LEAWOOD) OVERLAND PARK KS
4/22/2016 KENTUCKY THEATRE 2 LEXINGTON KY
4/22/2016 AMC NEWPORT ON THE LEVEE 20 NEWPORT KY
4/22/2016 BATON ROUGE 16 BATON ROUGE LA
4/22/2016 ELMWOOD PALACE 20 HARAHAN LA
4/22/2016 AMHERST CINEMA ARTS CENTER AMHERST MA
4/22/2016 LOEWS LIBERTY TREE MALL 20 DANVERS MA
4/22/2016 FRAMINGHAM 16 FRAMINGHAM MA
4/22/2016 CAPE ANN COMMUNITY CINEMA GLOUCESTER MA
4/22/2016 CHARLES THEATRE BALTIMORE MD
4/22/2016 WHITE MARSH 16 BALTIMORE MD
4/22/2016 COLUMBIA MALL 14 COLUMBIA MD
4/22/2016 RIO 18 GAITHERSBURG MD
4/22/2016 RAILROAD SQUARE CINEMA WATERVILLE ME
4/22/2016 MICHIGAN ANN ARBOR MI
4/22/2016 GREAT LAKES 25 AUBURN HILLS MI
4/22/2016 AMC LIVONIA 20 LIVONIA MI
4/22/2016 MAIN ART THEATRE 3 ROYAL OAK MI
4/22/2016 AMC FORUM 30 STERLING HEIGHTS MI
4/22/2016 ZINEMA 2 DULUTH MN
4/22/2016 AMC EDEN PRAIRIE MALL 18 EDEN PRAIRIE MN
4/22/2016 SOUTHDALE 16 CINEMA EDINA MN
4/22/2016 ROCHESTER GALAXY 14 CINE ROCHESTER MN
4/22/2016 ROSEDALE 14 ROSEVILLE MN
4/22/2016 RAGTAG CINEMA COLUMBIA MO
4/22/2016 AMC CREVE COEUR 12 CREVE COEUR MO
4/22/2016 CAMPBELL 16 CINE SPRINGFIELD MO
4/22/2016 TIVOLI THEATRE 3 ST LOUIS MO
4/22/2016 MANOR TWIN CHARLOTTE NC
4/22/2016 AMC CONCORD MILLS CONCORD NC
4/22/2016 SOUTHPOINT CINEMA 17 DURHAM NC
4/22/2016 WEST ACRES 14 THEATRES FARGO ND
4/22/2016 AMC OAKVIEW 24 OMAHA NE
4/22/2016 CHERRY HILL 24 CHERRY HILL NJ
4/22/2016 AMC HAMILTON 24 HAMILTON NJ
4/22/2016 READING MANVILLE 12 MANVILLE NJ
4/22/2016 CENTURY 14 ALBUQUERQUE NM
4/22/2016 RIO 24 ALBUQUERQUE NM
4/22/2016 UA HIGHRIDGE 8 ALBUQUERQUE NM
4/22/2016 VIOLET CROWN CINEMA SANTA FE NM
4/22/2016 CENTURY ORLEANS 18 LAS VEGAS NV
4/22/2016 CENTURY SUNCOAST 16 LAS VEGAS NV
4/22/2016 TOWN SQUARE 18 LAS VEGAS NV
4/22/2016 RIVERSIDE 12 RENO NV
4/22/2016 SPECTRUM CINEMA 7 ALBANY NY
4/22/2016 MONTROSE MOVIES 12 AKRON OH
4/22/2016 NIGHTLIGHT CINEMA AKRON OH
4/22/2016 AMC EASTON TOWNE CENTER 30 COLUMBUS OH
4/22/2016 AMC LENNOX TOWN CENTER 24 COLUMBUS OH
4/22/2016 THE NEON DAYTON OH
4/22/2016 CINEMARK 24 VALLEY VIEW OH
4/22/2016 CROCKER PARK STADIUM 16 WESTLAKE OH
4/22/2016 AMC QUAIL SPRINGS 24 OKLAHOMA CITY OK
4/22/2016 AMC SOUTHROADS 20 TULSA OK
4/22/2016 CENTURY 16 BEAVERTON OR
4/22/2016 DARKSIDE CINEMAS CORVALLIS OR
4/22/2016 BROADWAY METRO EUGENE OR
4/22/2016 CENTURY 16 EASTPORT PORTLAND OR
4/22/2016 HOLLYWOOD THEATRE 3 PORTLAND OR
4/22/2016 SALEM CINEMA SALEM OR
4/22/2016 AMC NESHAMINY BENSALEM PA
4/22/2016 ZOETROPOLIS LANCASTER PA
4/22/2016 PLYMOUTH MEETING 12 PLYMOUTH MEETING PA
4/22/2016 WATERFRONT 22 WITH IMAX WEST HOMESTEAD PA
4/22/2016 CHERRYDALE STADIUM 16 GREENVILLE SC
4/22/2016 REGAL DOWNTOWN WEST 8 KNOXVILLE TN
4/22/2016 GREEN HILLS COMMONS 16 NASHVILLE TN
4/22/2016 CENTURY 12 ABILENE TX
4/22/2016 AMC BARTON CREEK MALL 14 AUSTIN TX
4/22/2016 LOOK CINEMAS DALLAS TX
4/22/2016 MODERN ART MUSEUM OF FT. WORTH FT WORTH TX
4/22/2016 FIREWHEEL 18 GARLAND TX
4/22/2016 AMC GRAPEVINE MILLS 30 GRAPEVINE TX
4/22/2016 AMC STUDIO 30 HOUSTON TX
4/22/2016 CENTURY ODESSA 12 ODESSA TX
4/22/2016 BIJOU CINEMA BISTRO SAN ANTONIO TX
4/22/2016 AMC FIRST COLONY 24 SUGARLAND TX
4/22/2016 CINEMARK AT MARKET STREET 5 THE WOODLANDS TX
4/22/2016 CINEMARK 14 WICHITA FALLS TX
4/22/2016 BROADWAY CENTRE CINEMAS 6 SALT LAKE CITY UT
4/22/2016 AMC HOFFMAN 22 ALEXANDRIA VA
4/22/2016 TYSONS CORNER 16 McLEAN VA
4/22/2016 LINCOLN SQUARE STADIUM 16 BELLEVUE WA
4/22/2016 PICKFORD FILM CENTER BELLINGHAM WA
4/22/2016 LOEWS ALDERWOOD 16 LYNNWOOD WA
4/22/2016 MERIDIAN 16 SEATTLE WA
4/22/2016 OAK TREE SIX CINEMAS SEATTLE WA
4/22/2016 RIVER PARK SQUARE 20 SPOKANE WA
4/22/2016 GRAND TACOMA 3 TACOMA WA
4/22/2016 PARKWAY PLAZA 12 TUKWILA WA
4/22/2016 CITY CENTER CINEMA 12 VANCOUVER WA
4/22/2016 ORIENTAL 3 MILWAUKEE WI
4/22/2016 MAYFAIR MALL 18 WAUWATOSA WI
4/29/2016 MOXIE CINEMA SPRINGFIELD MO

March 17, 2016

Nolan Shaheed is one of L.A.s finest trumpet players and is well known world wide in the jazz scene. Read on…

SS_AT_MBAR_PEFORMANCE2.jpgLOS ANGELES — Susan G. Komen’s Los Angeles County Race for the Cure will hold its 20th annual event at Dodger Stadium on March 12. Read on…

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Chardonnay CD ships November 20, 2015

Amy Hānaialiʻi Gilliom’s new CD Chardonnay was created to be enjoyed with her wines in mind. Read on…

LEGENDARY VOCALIST STEPHANIE SPRUILL COUPLES RELEASE OF HER SOLO CD “IT’S A JAZZ DAY” WITH UPCOMING LIVE PERFORMANCE AT THE GRAMMY MUSEUM. Read on…

bennie_maupin-benpenCome and celebrate the Birth of the Really Cool, Bennie Maupin! For 75 years our world has been given the gift of music through the perception of this extraordinary gentleman!

 

 

BENNIE MAUPIN 75TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

 

hosted by LeRoy Downs

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Friday & Saturday night August 28th & 29th

9PM

 

Featuring the brilliance of ..

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Patrice Rushen, Darek Oles, Munyungo Jackson and Gene Coy

A joyous occasion and great opportunity to see and here our very own Bennie Maupin and explore the enchantment of his adventurous sound; present and future with a giant footprint in the past!

Live Performances of Louis Van Taylor, returning from summer tour in the South of France as featured soloist with the illustrious, Kool and Gang Band, Louis Van Taylor will perform with the Gerald Wilson Orchestra at Los Angeles, Central Avenue Jazz Festival, on July 25, 2015, 4 p.m.

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The music of composer Bennie Maupin has been seen before on Plaza Noir in collaboration with dances of choreographer Seonagh Odhiambo Horne and Asava Dance. This time Maupin will again perform live with dance. Read on…

Presented by Pasadena City College & The Jackie Robinson Arts & Humanities Lecture Series 2015 AUGUSTW
Thursday, April 16th, 2015
6:30pm – 9:00pm
Center for the Performing Arts
Pasadena City College. 1570 E Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106
FREE and Open to the Public. Parking: $2 per vehicle
Doors Open at 6pm. www.pasadena.edu.
FEATURING A FILM PRESENTATION

“AUGUST WILSON: THE GROUND ON WHICH I STAND”
(6:45pm-8:10pm)
CONVERSATION/ Q&A
Special Guest Panelists:
Ella Joyce , Russell Andrews, & Michole Briana White
Moderator: Charles Reese
(8:15pm-9:00pm)

In celebration of National Poetry Month, Pasadena City College and The Jackie Robinson Arts & Humanities Lecture Series presents, CELEBRATING AUGUST WILSON…TEN YEARS LATER. This special program event will re-ignite and celebrate the literary work of Pulitzer Prize winning playwright and poet August Wilson (1945-2005) via a special film screening of the new documentary, “August Wilson: The Ground On Which I Stand;”; followed by an in-depth conversation with contemporary and seasoned professional artists who have performed, produced or bore witness to Mr. Wilson’s 10 play cycle. The special guest artists will include NAACP Image Award nominee, Actress & Producer, Ella Joyce (Roc, Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confessions Of A Marriage Counselor); Multi-Award winning Producer/Actor, Russell Andrews (CEO, StageWalkers Productions); Actress/Vocal Stylist, Michole Briana White (Ava DuVernay’s I Will Follow); and Moderator/Program Curator, Charles Reese (James Baldwin: A Soul on Fire). In addition, there will be a special performance presentation from the top three Los Angeles Regional August Wilson Monologue Competition (a partnership with Center Theatre Group/CTG). The young finalists include: Phillip Patrick Bucknor, Shalia Essley and Wayne R. Mackins-Harris.. This program series will be an engaging, educational and entertaining experience of art and culture for the soul and the senses.

Club Fais Do-Do Every Friday in April
5257 West Adams, Los Angeles, CA
323.931.4636
9:30 pm – 12:30 am

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Dwight Trible, Vocalist many jazz musicians will tell you that they prefer not to work with singers, because most jazz singers lack the ability to improvise, have no understanding of musicianship, nor any of the other traits associated with making jazz music Read on…

Will appear at Friday’s “A Great Night in Harlem” Herbie Hancock will reunite with his groundbreaking 1970s Mwandishi band at the Apollo Theater. Hancock on keyboards, Bennie Maupin (reeds), Eddie Henderson (trumpet), Julian Priester (trombone), Buster Williams (bass) and Billy Hart (drums)—this Friday night, Oct. 24, 2014. Read on…

October 26, 2014, 3 PM at Fais Do Do
featuring the iconic
Bennie Maupin Read on…

33rd Annual Watts Towers Day of the Drum Festival

Saturday, September 27, 2014 – 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Artistic Directors:  Rosie Lee Hooks, Patrice Rushen, and Munyungo D. Jackson Read on…

“BOOK RELEASE! Attention readers, the first 25 people to purchase “Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?” from REGS Books site will receive “Pursuing Your Purpose with Passion” for free. Bookphoto ReginaMixonSeptember13Yes, you heard me right…for FREE! Begin ordering your books online by going to www.regsbooks.org and get autographed copies of both books delivered to your mailbox.

We will begin shipping on September 19th so grab your copies today!

Thanks for your support and once read, please go to amazon.com and do a review–good, bad, indifferent. Just do an author a favor and write a review

Regina Mixon trailer To God Be The Glory


For more information on Regina Mixon click here.

The 5th Annual Awareness Festival presents this excellent film on Saturday, September 20, 2014, 7-9 pm Read on…

At H.O.M.E. Supper Club

LVT on stageThursday, August 28, 2014

7:30 – 10:00 p.m.

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by Jovanka  Bach
A John  Stark Guest  Production at the Odyssey Theatre

O’Neill’s Ghosts, written by award-winning playwright Jovanka Bach, is told from the tormented perspective of Eugene O’Neill as he struggles with his latest writing while being haunted by the ghosts of his alcoholic-suicidal son, Bud; his career-plagued father, James; his dope-fiend mother, Ella; and debauched older brother Jamie. O’Neill suffers pangs of conscience while ravaging his family’s troubled history as plot fodder for his many plays, but it doesn’t stop him from pushing the pen.
The drama is set in 1950’s, in the coastal Connecticut family home. As O’Neill arduously tries to concentrate on his latest work, he is haunted by the years of paternal neglect toward his eldest son, Eugene O’Neill Jr. (Bud). This relationship is reminiscent of the interactions with his own father James, mother Ella and brother Jamie. In the meanwhile, his long-suffering but dutiful wife, Carlotta struggles to uphold his privacy. The interruptions include a series of frantic calls from the family attorney concerning Eugene’s son Bud and Carlotta’s overwrought concern for their ailing dog. From her own perspective, the family’s surly Irish maid, Maude, grows even more disgusted as she tries to make sense of the family’s dysfunction.
Sadly neither O’Neill’s father, his mother, nor his brother can impress upon him enough to change the way he interacts with his own son, Bud.  The more he tries to impress his father, the more Bud’s spirit deteriorates as it becomes evident that his father will never take the time from his calling to accept him into his world. And, just as O’Neill seems to have an epiphany, it is all too late as Bud takes his own life. But, the show must go on as they say, and O’Neill continues to bury himself in his work.
Featured as Eugene O’Neill is John DiFusco, with a supporting cast of Dana Kelly, Michael Vaccaro, Lisa Thayer, Penny Orloff, Tom Groenwald and Tanya Starcevich.
The production is designed by Jaret Sacrey, with lighting and sound by Kent Inasy and stage management by Joe Morrissey. Poster designs by Lara Starcevich.
O’Neill’s Ghosts opens at the Odyssey Theatre in Santa Monica, September 5th for a limited engagement.  Performances Thursday to Saturday 8 p.m. Sundays at 2 p.m. Ph. (310) 477 2025 for reservations. Visit online at: www.OdysseyTheatre.com. Plans are to film this play just as was done with the hit Broadway play Long Day’s Journey Into Night by Eugene O’Neill, starring Jason Robards and Katherine Hepburn.

Contact: John Stark Prods. 23663 Park Capri, Apt. 129, Calabasas, Ca. 91302       Ph. (818) 222 6031 . www.JohnStarkProductions.com

Sunday, August 24, 2014 – 6pm

The World Stage returns to the Ford Theatres to recognize local jazz legend and L.A. native Billy Higgins. Read on…

STEPHANIE SPRUILL WOULD LIKE TO SPEND A NIGHT OF JAZZ, SOUL AND WORLD MUSIC WITH YOU ON JULY 24TH AT VITELLO’S IN STUDIO CITY, CALIFORNIA!!! Read on…

I hope all will come and be a part of history this Saturday May 24th 3:00 til 7:00pm The 1st Leimert Park Music Caravan
With 7 venues involved
Leimert Park Music CaravanWe will have All kinds of music , From jazz , blues , Reagge. Hip hop and Afro Beat.
With people like Barbara Morrison , Dwight Trible, Lady Dred, Micheal Session Derf Reklaw Bobby West , Steve Smith , John B. Williams and Many More…
SPREAD THE WORD!!!

Celebrations across the California State University Los Angeles campus begin at 8:00 a.m. on Monday April 28th and continue throughout the week with two performances by renowned Heidi Duckler Dance on April 29th, Read on…

Cameron Mitchell Production film has been chosen as an Official Selection in the Newport Film Festival. That makes 3 wins for best documentary short and two official selections ! 🙂 Yayyyy !! I guess hard work does pay off.

Do-Si-Do in the Sky Opening from Cameron Tucker on Vimeo.

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In the 1950’s, the U.S. Army conceived of a way to promote helicopters at national air shows across America – by square dancing with helicopters!  A team of expert pilots were assembled to perform these incredible dancing stunts.  “Boy” helicopters were dressed in straw hats and corn-cob pipes and “Girl” helicopters were dressed in skirts and long hair made from mops.  They danced to classics such as “Turkey in the Straw” and “The Arkansas Traveler”.  This team’s flagship performance at the 1956 National Air Show in Oklahoma wowed spectators as they danced their way into audiences hearts – and into aviation history!

Maurice Kitchen’s solo performance in “Testimony of a Negro” was fantastic to say the least! I was taught, I laughed, I cried, I amen’s, I gasped and I sighed. I think I experienced every emotion in the book! Read on…

And His Quartet – With Special Guest , Windy Barnes at the San Pedro Theatre Club,

Sunday April 6, 2014 5:30 PM.
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Thursday, February 20, 2014 – 8:30pm
One show – no intermission

It would be hard to imagine something more than what Buster Williams‘ all-star quartet brings to the table. Read on…

Fresh off camera from their four night sensational performance on NBC’s Hit TV Show “The Sing Off”SCR returns to where it all began, before embarking on an American road trip to meet the millions who embraced them on network tv. Read on…

Martina Arroyo, Herbie Hancock, Billy Joel, Shirley MacLaine & Carlos Santana
Will Receive 36th Annual Kennedy Center Honors Gala will be broadcast on CBS on December 29, 2013 at 9:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT Read on…

Save the date!  Featuring Stephanie Spruill

December 2013

5th, 12th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 27th & 28th

All shows 8:00 p.m. Read on…

The history of Africans in the Americas is a long and complicated one, filled with tragic twists and hopeful turns. Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. has taken on the task of telling the story in its entirety in the new PBS documentary The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross. Read on…

Location:
ELECTRIC LODGE
1416 Electric Ave
Venice, CA 90291

Go: Organic Orchestra, the dream project of composer and percussionist Adam Rudolph, marks the release of their long-awaited debut studio recording, Read on…

The 32nd Annual Watts Towers Day of the Drum Festival

Saturday September 28, 2013, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. &
The 37th Annual Simon Rodia Watts Towers Jazz Festival

Sunday September 29, 2013, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Read on…

 August 25, 2013 – March 2, 2014.  Paul Von Blum and Rosie Lee Hooks, Curators Read on…

Upcoming dance performance at the Scotiabank Dance Centre Saturday August 3rd featuring the legendary musician Bennie Maupin playing live with a solo dancer, Kaleila Jordan (choreography by Seonagh Odhiambo). Read on…

July 2013

The National Black Arts Festival is a summer festival that’s among the highlights of Atlanta’s annual calendar of events. Throughout the year, the much-acclaimed Black Arts Festival showcases performing arts, literature and visual arts produced by creative artists of African descent. Read on…

CANNES, FRANCE–Shot on a low budget of less than a million dollars, Sundance Film Festival winner “Fruitvale Station” is taking the Cannes Film Festival by storm. Read on…

On May 16, at 3pm, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission will honor Miles Davis at a Medallion Ceremony at 312 West 77th Street, the brownstone townhouse, purchased by Davis in 1958, that served as both home and working environment for the artist for 25 years. Read on…

Cinco de Mayo will celebrate with the sounds of the Gerald Wilson Orchestra at Catalina Bar and Grill in Hollywood, California, May 5, 2013, featuring guest artist, Bennie Maupin. Read on…

Istanbul, Turkey – The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Republic of Turkey, and the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz have joined together to celebrate jazz as a universal language of freedom. Read on…

A concert featuring The Ikeda Kings Orchestra conducted by Bennie Maupin  and honoring the legendary band leader, composer and arranger Gerald Wilson. April 21 at 2:00 pm Read on…

March 28, 2013, Porto-novo, Benin. Egungun Art Culture was created by Sedric Akinocho in 2010. Read on…

directed by Mischa Webley, starring Chadwick Boseman (“42”) and Tory Kittles (“Get Rich Or Die Trying,” “Miracle at St. Anna” ).  The film opens in LA on March 22nd at the Rave theatre in Baldwin Hills before heading to iTunes and DVD release on April 9th. Read on…

(US/Narrative Feature/89min) | screening at 1 p.m | Rave Cinema Theatre 15
Director: Mischa Webley Read on…

Executive Producer Jada Pinkett Smith Will Join Davis for Los Angeles Premiere
of “Free Angela and All Political Prisoners” Read on…

(NCAAA) is a private, not-for-profit institution committed to preserving and fostering the cultural arts heritage of black peoples worldwide through arts teaching, and the presentation of professional works in all fine arts disciplines. Read on…

CELEBRATE OUR 21ST ANNIVERSARY WITH US FEBRUARY 7-18, 2013 @ THE BALDWIN HILLS CRENSHAW PLAZA & RAVE CINEMAS BALDWIN HILLS 15 Read on…

DECEMBER 16, 2012 FROM 12 NOON TO 5PM LOCATION: Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center, 4305 Degnan Boulevard, Suite 101, Los Angeles, CA. Read on…

Thursday, December 6, 7:30 pm

Margo Albert Theatre

located at Plaza de la Raza,

3540 N. Mission Rd.,

Los Angeles,CA 90031 Read on…

Mark de Clive-Lowe…”i’m fresh back from a non-stop two week europe tour – thanks to everyone who came out in london, sierre, bologna, verona, milano, padova, paris and istanbul” Read on…

NOVEMBER 9-11, 2012

A GREAT DAY IN BLACK HOLLYWOOD – A SALUTE TO LOCAL CHAMPION PHOTOGRAPHERS Read on…

Saturday, November 17, 2012 from 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM (PST) Read on…

September 29-30th

Every year, thousands of music lovers, drummers, and families attend the Watts Towers Day of the Drum and Jazz Festivals the last weekend in September.   Admission is FREE for this annual two-day music festival that features world-class live music and drumming performances, Read on…

Aug. 31 – Sept. 30, 2012 Wed. – Sun.

The L.A. County Fair is turning 90 years old in 2012 and it is throwing the biggest party ever. Read on…

A riveting fusion of visuals, dance, music and fantasy that immerses audiences in Michael’s creative world and literally turns his signature moves upside down, Read on…

June 16-August 26

This series of 50 free music concerts, under the stars, at the historic Memorial Park band shell in the heart of Old Pasadena. This year marks our tenth anniversary season. Read on…

BlackGirlsCODE will hold programming workshops in seven cities across the country for girls of color during our 2012 SUMMER of CODE. Read on…

In Celebration of Black Music Month

Thursdays,  June 7, 14 & 21 Read on…

June 2, 2012 9am – 5pm

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Charity Events by Jacqueline is proud to announce the fourth annual Education for Empowerment Jazz Festival Read on…

This is an intensely personal film about children seeking to understand their parents, but it is also a heartbreaking portrait of the legacy of intolerance. In 1965, documentary filmmaker Frank DeFelitta traveled to Mississippi to shoot a film on the subject of racism in the American South. Read on…

An Exhibition of Original Paintings and Assemblage Art

Reception: Sunday, April 22, 2012 1:00 p.m. Read on…

April 26 – July 1, 2012

This exhibition presents new works recently accessioned to the California African American Museum’s Permanent Collection, several that had not been on display for almost a decade and a few that had never been shown. Read on…

Dozens of rallies are planned across the state on Monday to mark the one month anniversary of death of 17-year old Trayvon Martin.

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On the birthday of legendary artist Bob Marley, the distribution shingle has announced the acquisition of Kevin MacDonald‘s documentary “Marley” which will now premiere in theaters and on VOD and digital platforms on April 20th. Yep, that’s right, a 4/20 release for the Marley doc. Read on…

A One Man Show

a fantastic journey

Written & Performed by Evan Brenner Directed by John C. Reilly

March 2 til April 1

PROGRAM: The life of the Buddha in his own words – the evolution of his Read on…

High Chicago @ Pan African Film Festival Feb 18th @ 2:25pm Rave Cinemas 3650 W. Martin Luther King Blvd. Watch trailer, then Attend. Read on…

LOS ANGELES –  The Pan-African Film Festival will kick off festivities with a star-studded Opening Night Gala on Thursday, February 9, 2012. The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) will celebrate its 20thanniversary in grand style with a string of highly-anticipated films. Read on…

January 22, 2012 starting at 2:00 pm Featuring:  Luis J. Rodriguez reading from his book:

It Calls You Back:  An Odyssey through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing Read on…

First, you’ll feel it in your feet. Then you’ll feel it in your soul . That’s the undeniable power of FELA!

FELA! will now be presented at the Ahmanson December 13 – January 22.

Read on…

For people that cannot afford to travel to another country anytime soon, visiting “The African Diaspora in the Art of Miguel Covarrubias Driven By Color, Shaped By Culture'” Read on…

Art and Black Los Angeles 1960 – 1980

October 2, 2011 – January 8, 2012

Now Dig This! examines a pioneering group of African American artists whose work, connections, and friendships with other artists Read on…

Starring Robin Givens

The Pasadena Playhouse

Nov.1-27, 2011 Read on…

The Robey Theatre Company presents the World Premier

Written by Kurt Dana Maxey, Directed by Ben Guillory

Read on…

Friday, October 28, 2011 to Sunday, October 30, 2011 at the Redcat  “[Wadada] Leo Smith is one of the most vital musicians on the planet today.” —CODA Read on…

10th Annual Daniel Pearl World Music Days
Artist: Bennie Maupin
Date: Sunday, 10/09/2011
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Read on…

Sunday, October 2, 2011

With CAAM honoring legendary music innovator Herbie Hancock at our upcoming gala, Read on…

The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and the Friends of Watts Towers Arts Center are proud to present this annual two-day festival of music, drumming, drum circles, dancing, art exhibitions, Read on…

Men’s Meeting!

The mission of Men Educating Men About Health (MEMAH) is dedicated to raising the awareness, importance, and understanding of Men’s health issues. Read on…

Hear calypso, punta, soca and salsa, with reggae on the side at CAAM’s Labor Day Weekend Extravaganza!  Featuring Caribbean artists from the islands in brilliant costumes.  Dance to your favorite songs. Read on…

Clips from the Haitian political documentary will have their world premiere opening night at the Arclight Hollywood on Aug. 11. Read on…

Build your Communication Skills

This one-day class will help you develop the skills and strategies to

* SPEAK with confidence in one-on-one or group settings

* Whether it’s a meeting with the boss or being Emcee at an event

* ARTICULATE effectively when writing letters

* Need to resolve an uncomfortable issue and create value instead of drama

* ANSWERING DIFFICULT QUESTIONS

* Learn how to do this and not feel like a ‘loser’

* ENTREPRENUERSHIP

* Ever think about starting your own business. Learn the steps to take

* …and much more!

UCLA Extension

Saturday, July 30

9am-4pm

Call 818-745-0395 Or visit: www.dpryorpresents.com for more info (“What’s New” Tab)

(Sorry, no enrollment at the door. Enroll online ASAP)

They are all sons of Bitches Brew. In 1969, the year when he triumphed once again in Juan, Miles Davis recorded Bitches Brew, Read on…

July 6, 2011 Time: 11:00 AM The American Black Film Festival

is a unique opportunity for black filmmakers,actors, producers, journalists and film fans to get together to watch the best new releases, network and party. Read on…

Thursday, July 7, 2011, 7:30pm Bodhi Tree Bookstore,West Hollywood, CA meet producers, Shajen Joy Aziz and Cherif Aziz for a screening of a specially selected teaser from the movie, a Q&A, and book/DVD signing. Read on…

Thursday, June 23, 2011, 7pm – Films @ CAAM

Famed hip-hop DJ Jason Mizell, aka Jam Master Jay, was gunned down in his Queens studio.  Read on…

At the Temple Bar Tiki, Berkeley, CA, June 2-5 2011

Multi Grammy award winner Keoki Kahumoku and famed international ‘ukulele recording artist James Hill share their love of music Read on…

Men Educating Men About Health is proud to present this event on June 4, 2011, featuring the vocal talents of Barbara Morrison

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An Afternoon with MICHELLE ALEXANDER Saturday, May 21, 2011  12:30 p.m.4:00 p.m. Riverside Church, Manhattan

Contrary to the rosy picture of race embodied in Barack Obama’s political success and Oprah Winfrey’s financial success, legal scholar Alexander argues vigorously and persuasively Read on…

In the Age of Obama …
Police Terror, Incarceration, No Jobs, Mis-education:
WHAT FUTURE FOR OUR YOUTH?

Friday April 29 at 7:00 p.m. DeNeve Plaza Lecture Auditorium, UCLA, 351 Charles Young Drive West Read on…

A PREVIEW OF THE 18th ANNUAL LOS ANGELES WOMEN’S THEATRE FESTIVAL; OPENS MARCH 24 Read on…

The California African American Museum will kick-off Black History Month and celebrate the diverse influences and achievements in art, history and culture through a wide range of performances. Read on…

This is the first single  released from the album entitled “The Journey”. The song is “I’m Gonna Miss You” featuring Marc Nelson on vocals. Read on…

17th Annual African-American Film Marketplace and S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase

Date: December 10 – 12, 201 Raleigh Studios
5300 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 0038 Read on…

NIGHTSONG FOR THE BOATMAN BY JOVANKA BACH

Opens Nov. 19th at the Odyssey Theatre for a limited engagement

Producer John Stark, was rummaging through his dear deceased wife Jovanka Bach’s  belongings, Read on…

Sunday 3pm at Vintage Hollywood Club, Los Angeles, CA

“Harlem Renaissance Daze.” Don your fedora, strut your Zoot suit & show off your mink stole! The Towne Street Theatre honors the Wilfandel House (LA’s oldest African American women’s Read on…

Angels Piano Bar, 2460 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica

Sunday 7 November 8pm-2am | $10 on the door Read on…

Screening in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 3 8:00pm

at the El Cid Theater, Los Feliz, CA, we will be screening ALAMBAMENTO at this awesome venue, in Los Angeles, with a group of other great short films. Read on…


A HISTORIC BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

PREMIERE SCREENING OF THE NEW DOCUMENTARY

Read on…

Tavis Smiley and Cornel West Team Up For Radio Show

Princeton professor Cornel West and broadcaster Tavis Smiley are joining forces this fall Read on…

OPENS SEPTEMBER 12 AT CTG/MARK TAPER FORUM
Performances Continue Through October 17, 2010

A fresh interpretation of Tennessee Williams’ haunting memory play “The Glass Menagerie” opens at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum at the Los Angeles Music Center on Sunday, September 12 at 7 p.m. Previews are currently underway and performances continue through October 17, 2010. Read on…

Lange Productions Presents
Let Freedom Ring
Based on a true story …almost!
At
The Stella Adler Theatre

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Watts Towers Arts Center  & Charles Mingus Youth Arts Center

June 30 – July 30, 2010 Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Watts Towers Arts Center, Charles Mingus Youth Arts Center Summer Arts Camp Read on…

Sunday, June 27

Time: 10:00am to 10:00pm

Location: 4343 Leimert Blvd

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POETRY READING & BOOK SIGNING With TAAJ

The Northwest African American Museum will host TAAJ on Thursday; June 17, 2010 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm at  2300 South Massachusetts Street Seattle, Washington 98144, Phone 206-518-5237 Read on…

CURRENT EXHIBITS

Dance Theatre of Harlem: 40 Years of Firsts

February 4 – July 4, 2010 Read on…

FRI – MAY 21 6 pm – 9 pm Keynote Speaker Michael Brunker,Exec Dir Jackie Robinson Family YMCA Read on…