CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 1994
By most accounts, Don Bondi has been a dynamic, if sometimes obstreperous, teacher of dance. He helped found the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts nine years ago. But for now at least he is tied to a desk writing arts curricula at another school while the county Office of Education decides whether he should be punished for professional misconduct for booing at a school play.
October 16, 1994 |
When the Arroyo Bookstore opened a few years ago on Figueroa Street in Highland Park, it was bursting at the seams with books and other reading materials. But after a recent move to new quarters, one of the few stores in Los Angeles concentrating on the Latino experience has a little more breathing room for its array of books, videos and recordings.
June 19, 1994 |
Organizers of last year's Expresiones de la Mujer, a festival of women's music, poetry, comedy and film, plan to do it again next Sunday afternoon at Plaza de la Raza. Last year's event attracted so many people that the women from the National Latina Alliance, a nonprofit organization, said they felt obligated to hold it a second year.
April 24, 1994
Students from the Mujeres y Hombres Nobles alternative high school will display their monoprints at a free reception from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Self-Help Graphics studio and then auction off their works. For two months, teacher Jose Antonio Aguirre has taken students to the studio at 3802 Cesar E. Chavez Ave. to work with materials and equipment there to produce the works. About 30 students participated, said Assistant Principal Annie Cabrera.
February 8, 2001
Movies Julie Dash's 1991 film "Daughters of the Dust," about a turn-of-the-century Gullah family, screens as part of the Museum of Television & Radio's observance of Black History Month. The Gullah were descendants of West Africans brought to America by the slave trade and who maintained their heritage while living on the Sea Islands off the South Atlantic coast of South Carolina and Georgia. Dash's story is about one family preparing to leave their home and move North.
October 28, 1993 |
Three decades ago, a predominantly Latino neighborhood was torn down to make way for the Los Angeles Music Center. Since that time, with rare exceptions, a Latino presence hasn't been very visible on the site. Only 2% of Mark Taper Forum subscribers are Latino. And only one play by an American Latino writer--"Zoot Suit" in 1978--has been presented at the Taper. This weekend may mark an end to that era.