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September 7, 1992 | PENELOPE McMILLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Past colorful exhibits of African-style clothing, dolls, masks and jewelry at Rancho Cienega Park on Sunday was a simple, unpretentious exhibit: a traffic light, a doorknob, a lunch pail, a dust pan. They were among dozens of inventions by African-Americans included in a museum set up at the Los Angeles African Marketplace and Cultural Faire, held the past two weekends and ending at 6 p.m. today.
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September 7, 1992 | PENELOPE McMILLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Past colorful exhibits of African-style clothing, dolls, masks and jewelry at Rancho Cienega Park on Sunday was a simple, unpretentious exhibit: a traffic light, a doorknob, a lunch pail, a dust pan. They were among dozens of inventions by African-Americans included in a museum set up at the Los Angeles African Marketplace and Cultural Faire, held the past two weekends and ending at 6 p.m. today.
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August 14, 1994 | SIMON ROMERO
Africa's influence on music, dance and the arts will be showcased during the Los Angeles African Marketplace and Cultural Faire on three consecutive weekends starting Saturday at Rancho Cienega Park. A variety of musical styles--including jazz, blues, reggae, Brazilian and salsa--will highlight the festival. Among the artists scheduled to appear are Bitoto (Saturday), Cuba's premiere folkloric ensemble, Los Munequitos de Matanzas (Aug.
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August 22, 1998
Beginning today, the annual Los Angeles African Marketplace and Cultural Faire will begin hosting three weekends of art, music and educational activities celebrating the cultural heritage of Africa and of societies worldwide that have felt African influence.
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August 20, 1997 | SHOSHANA GOLDBERG
It's lunchtime at the Los Angeles African Marketplace and Cultural Faire, a three-weekend festival of arts, music, dance and food, and the air is thick with the smells of barbecued meat and curry. You're pretty hungry. You follow the smells to a food court. Then you see the long lines, the full, cluttered tables, the all-around chaos of hungry people around tasty food. But at the end of the food court, you see a large open tent full of tables and a sign that reads, "Culinary Collage Pavilion.
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August 30, 1998 | PATRICK KERKSTRA and JOE MOZINGO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As the sun began to flare Saturday in Boyle Heights and the morning shadows retreated from the sidewalk in front of the Santa Cecilia restaurant, Mariachi Plaza became unbearable for Chrisanto Medina. His leather boots and polyester-lined black wool pants left him sweltering. The line of steel eagle emblems that adorned his legs seared in the sunlight. By 11 a.m.
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August 30, 1998 | GREGORY MENA and RENEE TAWA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
On Saturday, the heat had children begging for The Throne. In Buena Park, at On Fire Four Square Church, about 1,000 children from low-income families ran in circles, chasing each other with water bottles and hoping a rainbow-wigged clown in a blue plaid jumpsuit was a good shot. If the clown hit a target on a water tank called The Throne, at least a few lucky kids would get a good drenching. "The kids look worn by the heat," said volunteer Lynda Allen, who had a water bottle at her side.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 25, 2000
Through June 25: Renaissance Pleasure Fair, Glen Helen Regional Park, 10 minutes north of the 10 Freeway on Interstate 15, Devore. (909) 880-0122. (Memorial Day and weekends.) Saturday-Monday: I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival, Old Mission Plaza, Los Olivos and Laguna streets, Santa Barbara. (805) 569-3873. Free. June 2-4: 18th Annual Salute to Recreation--Free Family Festival, Northridge Park, 18300 Lemarsh St., Northridge. (818) 756-8060.
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