"Arkestry of the Cosmos" Exhibition

 "Arkestry of the Cosmos" is an exhibition of the archives, art, and interviews of Sun Ra and members of the “Ark” at the William Grant Stills…

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Mr. Brainwash Thinking Globally, Acting Locally

Mr. Brainwash Thinking Globally, Acting Locally Can you imagine sharing your sage advice and experience in response to your kid’s misbehavior and she looks at you and says  “A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool”.Or…

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Edgar Tagle

Edgar Tagle                     Today in artist Edgar Tagle’s studio gallery, client Miguel Mendez-Ruiz displays the tattoo images of his family and Mexican heroes that earned Tagle two first-place awards at recent Body Art Expos. Awards line Tagle’s gallery called “Iguanas Arte” which opened on Washington Boulevard…

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Willie Middlebrook MTA Artist

Willie Middlebrook MTA Artist         Just when we thought  the iconic Crenshaw Boulevard was losing its grip to vanilla-flavored strip mall development, in streaks an unlikely savior, the MTA with its selection of artist Willie Middlebrook for the exclusive decoration of the Metroline station at Crenshaw and Exposition. Middlebrook is a…

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West Adams Heritage Association's Second Annual Art In Historic Places Tour

West Adams Heritage Association's Second Annual Art In Historic Places TourOn March 26, the West Adams Heritage Association (WAHA) hosted its Second Annual  Art in Historic Places tour, providing an opportunity for visitors to immerse themselves in the art and historic architecture of our community. As one traveled from one architectural delight to another, greeting friends and neighbors, talking to…

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Leo Politi Treasure

Leo Politi TreasureLeo Politi was an Italian immigrant, residing in Pico-Union, who became a famous children’s book author and illustrator. Politi celebrated the diversity of Los Angeles in over 20 books from 1930 to 1978, including popular picture books depicting the children of Chinatown, Little Tokyo, and    Olivera Street.   In 1950 he…

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Yuppets! 25 Years

Yuppets!  25 YearsAlong the Washington Corridor, behind the mysterious green awning marked "Yuppets" lies the magical home of the Blackstone USA Puppet Theatre, 187 rod puppets and one genius, Gary Jones. After meeting Blackstone Director, Gary Jones, it’s not difficult to understand Geppetto or Dr. Coppelia inventing puppets that seemingly come…

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Alan Disparte

Alan DisparteWith a push pull to move to Los Angeles, Alan Disparte, a San Francisco artist, transplanted himself this March into the whirlwind of the L. A. scene. Moving lock, stock and barrel into the basin heartland, Disparte zoomed onto the fast lane of Mid City right onto Washington Boulevard. An…

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Established in August of 2008 by writerartist Dianne V. Lawrence, The Neighborhood News covers the events, people, history, politics and historic architecture of communities throughout the Mid-City and West Adams area in Los Angeles Council District 10.

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