June 20, 1993
The Afro-American Chamber Music Society will close out the 1992-93 season with a free performance featuring the works of old and new composers, including a tribute to baseball legend Jackie Robinson. The tribute to Robinson, written by composer Ed Bland, also marks the last concert in a June series celebrating Black Music Month. Bland is a local composer who has written classical compositions performed by the Detroit and Baltimore symphony orchestras.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
June 15, 2000 |
Juneteenth started as a folk holiday in Texas and has spread around the nation as the date to celebrate the end of slavery in the United States. Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, freeing slaves in the Confederate states, was signed in September 1862 and became effective Jan. 1, 1863. In Texas, however, people remained enslaved even weeks after the Civil War ended in April 1865. It wasn't until Union troops, led by Maj. Gen.