June 19, 1994 |
The music and stories of the black experience are among the highlights of this year's Juneteenth celebration today at the William Grant Still Community Arts Center. Performances will include a broad spectrum of sounds ranging from early spirituals, gospel, classical music and the works of contemporary African American composers, including William Grant Still.
November 23, 1993 |
The Afro-American Chamber Music Society opened its seventh season Sunday with "An Afternoon of Black Classical Music" guest conducted by Michael Morgan, music director of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. He led the Society's scrappy 30-member orchestra in a fascinating program of obscurities: Someone had done some digging.
May 9, 1993 |
Although violinist Valencia Miller holds two academic degrees in music, she said her most profound education on the topic came outside the classroom. "When I joined the Afro-American Chamber Music Society, I was suddenly exposed to composers I never knew about," said Miller, a librarian at Cerritos College and violin instructor. "I only studied the European masters. This opened up a whole new world."
February 3, 1991
Achievements and contributions made by African-Americans will be honored across the nation throughout the month of February in celebration of National Black History Month. Cerritos College will present a Black History Week Celebration running from Monday through Friday. African-American art and artifacts will be on display in the campus library through the week. The exhibit will feature posters depicting black accomplishments, historic prints and advertising, quilts and dolls.
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June 15, 2011 |
I picked him up at 10:30 Monday morning. He was waiting on the sidewalk outside his apartment with a cello, a violin, a guitar, a trumpet, a walking stick and a backpack full of music. "Good morning, Mr. Ayers. " "Good morning, Mr. Lopez. " When Nathaniel Ayers and I go places together, I'm the driver. But he's the talent, as they say, so in a sense, I'm just along for the ride. Such was the case as we headed off to the Foshay Learning Center , a K-12 school near Western Avenue and Exposition Boulevard, where Mr. Ayers was slated to perform.
June 2, 1990 |
A hodgepodge of entertainment featuring everything from Croation Kolo dancers to a performance piece about a Roman Catholic priest with AIDS will be presented at the downtown Japanese American Cultural and Community Center on Sunday. The free event, which will run from noon-5 p.m.