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BHERC Honors Top Talent at ‘Great Day in Black Hollywood’ 
August 11, 2022
Some of the top African Americans in the entertainment and media industry will be saluted at the 28th Annual African American Film Marketplace and S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase on Friday, August 19, at 7:30 p.m., at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center, 4718 West Washington Boulevard in Los Angeles.   ... read more »
Howard Hewett & Son Christopher to Compose Musical Score for Diane E. Watson Docufilm 
August 11, 2022
Most of us remember LA’s very own Howard Hewett as the lead singer of the group Shalimar and as one of the most gifted vocalists in the post-Marvin Gaye era, who continues to woo crowds with his soulful and melodious voice to this day. Now that it’s 2022, Howard Hewett has taken on the new role of Composer and Musical Director.   ... read more »
From Atlanta to Tokyo! Zazie Beetz and Brian Tyree Henry Star in New Movie ‘Bullet Train,’
August 5, 2022
The world's fastest train puts a slew of malice individuals on a path to destruction with murderous enemies from all over the world. They are all working towards connected but contrasting goals. Fate, however, may have other plans, in the movie “The Bullet Train.” ... read more »
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Robertson Helms 2022 Leimert Park Jazz Festival 
July 28, 2022
Leimert Park Jazz Festival Executive Producer Diane Robertson, sat down with the L.A. Sentinel to pay homage to this community, which serves as the cultural heartbeat of Black Los Angeles.  ... read more »
English Named Executive VP of Impact and Inclusion at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts
July 21, 2022
The recent appointment of Jeanelle English as the executive vice president, Impact and Inclusion, at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which was recently announced by Academy CEO Bill Kramer, appears to be another move in the right direction as it relates to diversity and inclusion at the Academy. ... read more »
All-Star Celebrity Softball Game Rocks Dodgers Stadium
July 21, 2022
The 2022 All-Star Celebrity Softball Game was a highly competitive matchup that brought thrills to the crowd at Dodgers Stadium. ... read more »
Meta Pledges $10 million to Black Gaming Creators
July 7, 2022
Meta, formerly known as the Facebook, pledged $10 million to Black creators. The physical result of that promise was forged into the Black Gaming Creator Program, a space “to help up-and-coming Black creators elevate their work.” ... read more »
San Pedro Music Festival Set for July 31
June 30, 2022
Windy City Entertainment Inc. presents the 2nd Annual San Pedro Music Festivalon Sunday, July 31, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.,  at the 1500-seat, art-deco historic Warner Grand Theatre, located at 478 W 6th St., in San Pedro. ... read more »
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Lance Gross Hosts The Road to ESSENCE Festival of Culture Tour
June 30, 2022
For nearly three decades, one of the most highly anticipated events of the year continues to be the ESSENCE Music Festival. Renamed Essence Festival of Culture in 2018, the four day event (June 30-July 3) draws nearly a half-million attendees to New Orleans for an unforgettable weekend. ... read more »
‘Tale of the Lion King’ Director Paul Bryant
June 23, 2022
The veteran performer on reimagining the legendary film in a new live production ... read more »
Etienne Maurice, Founder of WalkGood LA
June 16, 2022
The Actor, Activist and Certified Yoga Instructor on turning pain into purpose ... read more »
“King James”: A Celebration of Fandom and Friendship  
June 9, 2022
Accomplished actor, producer, and Co-artic Direction at Steppenwolf Theatre, Glenn Davis, is returning to the Mark Taper Forum in the World premiere production of Rajiv Joseph’s “King James” from June 1st through July 3rd, 2022.   ... read more »
Pink Pump Affair Raises $500k for Autistic and Special Needs Children
May 26, 2022
More than $500,000 was raised for the Special Needs Network (SNN) during a fundraising drive, which culminated with the 14th annual Pink Pump Affair on May 15, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. ... read more »
Getty Center Partners with LA Phil’s Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA) for Getty’s 25th Anniversary 
May 19, 2022
For their 25th anniversary, the Getty Center has partnered with organizations across Los Angeles for free community art weekend festivals. Attendees can enjoy hands-on art workshops, live music and performances, giveaways, a photo booth, an immersive digital experience provided from Getty collections, food, and more. Getty partnered with LA Phil’s Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA) to highlight the city’s arts and culture. Opening weekend took place Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15 from 11am until 6pm in Inglewood for a two-day festival at Inglewood City Hall. Inglewood City Hall’s front lawn, Grevillea Art Park, and the Beckman YOLA Center hosted interactive workshops, and had live performances with local musicians, artisans, and visual artists. The events gave local artists and musicians a platform to showcase their talents, and vendors an opportunity to promote their business.  ... read more »
The Amazing Grace Conservatory (AGC) Celebrates the 25th anniversary on Stage Performing ‘The Lion King’ 
May 19, 2022
The Amazing Grace Conservatory (AGC) is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Building a legacy together. For two decades, members of the AGC have dedicated their time and energy to the training and development of emerging artists.  ... read more »
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