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The World Stage 2018 "Autumn Jazz Concert Series +" [Upcomin' Dec. 10th - UCLA Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance Ensemble Class of 2020 JAMz] *Updatez*

Posted by Jo- Koo on December 9, 2018 at 1:30am 64 Comments

Presented by Dwight Trible, Executive Director, The 'new' World STAGE Art, Education & Performance Gallery non-profit 501(c)(3) "BEST South L.A. Jazz Club" - LA WeeklyImage may contain: 1 person

+ w/ JW Master of Ceremonies - Jeffrey Winston, Jazz philanthropic-herstorian or "The Big Bass Voice" Matt Gibson @ no…

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CHARLES OWENS " La-La Landz' 'Sax-Man' " @ The 'new' World STAGE Sat., Dec. 8th 9PM ~ *updatez-TIX*

Posted by Jo- Koo on December 8, 2018 at 3:00am 2 Comments

   Pictured:  Henry Franklin | "Seasoned Series' Yr. End Concert Closer" | Theo SandersImage may contain: 4 people, people smiling  Don Littleton (formated pics. w/o names) | Charles Owens

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Image result for charles owens  Maestro Charles Owens, Band Leader &…

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SHEREE BROWN and Friends · DwighTrible Presents @ The World STAGE Fri., Dec. 7th 9PM ~ *updatez-TIX*

Posted by Jo- Koo on December 7, 2018 at 2:30am 1 Comment

An Intimate Performance - "w/ diverse, multi-genre, Song-Writer/Songstress' -  O-!

Sheree Brown, Headliner - voice & guitar 

"80's Capital Record, successful pop/r&b/dance music artist + song-writer collaborator w/ Patrice Rushen & Kirk Franklin." - …

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BLACK NILE w/ The Brothaz SHAW - AARON 'n LAWRENCE Co-Leaders · DwighTrible Presents @ The World STAGE Sat., Dec. 1st, 9PM *updates-TIX*

Posted by Jo- Koo on December 1, 2018 at 12:00am 1 Comment

Presented by Dwight Trible, Executive Director The 'new' World STAGE Art, Education & Performance Gallery non-profit 501(c)(3) Incl. Master of Ceremony - Jeffrey Winston, Jazz philanthropic-herstorian or "The Biggest Voice in-the-World" Matt Gibson @ no extra charge ¿TBD?.…

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THE BLUE MORNING Quintet • DwighTrible Presents @ The World STAGE Fri., Nov. 30th, 9PM ~ *updatez-TIX*

Posted by Jo- Koo on November 30, 2018 at 7:00am 1 Comment

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 " Back To: The STAGE in the Village 'Welcome Back' BMQ evolved from Abdul Latif's (J)azz Workshop @ TWS"

Sophisticated Lady - early BMQ @ The 'old' World Stage w/? (check-it-out)

Back at the Chicken Shack - "Recorded back-in-the-day of Dolores Petersen's Hollywood Studio,…

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RICKIE BYARS " 'World Tour' CD Release Party " DwighTrible Presents @ The World STAGE Sat., Nov. 24th 8PM ~ *update-TIX*

Posted by Jo- Koo on November 24, 2018 at 12:30am 2 Comments

Presented by Dwight Trible, Executive Director The 'new' World STAGE Art, Education & Performance Gallery non-profit 501(c)(3) Incl. Master of Ceremony - Jeffrey Winston, Jazz philanthropic-herstorian or "The Biggest Voice in-the-World" Matt Gibson @ no extra charge ¿TBD? Image may contain: 1 person, text

EXCITING NEWS!!!!

"The wait is over, we are having my album release celebration this…

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Resources, restaurants and respites

24th Street Theatre

Bacaro LA Wine Bar

The 2-9 Cafe

Rosso's Pizzeria



Ragazzi Room

Farmers Markets



University Avenue Farmers Market
Tuesdays 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Jefferson and Hoover


Expo Center / CSU Produce Stand

Thursdays 3 - 5 pm
3980 Menlo Ave. at Martin Luther King Blvd. in front of the pool
F.A.M.E. Church Farmers Market, parking lot on the southwestern corner, every Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Expo Park Farmers Market
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturdays
South lawn of Natural History Museum

Adams/Vermont Farmers Market

2 - 5 p.m. Wednesdays
1432 W. Adams
323-777-1755
L.A. Urban Oasis Farmers Market
5010 11th Avenue
323-291-8748
7 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturdays
Central Avenue

8 a.m. - noon Saturdays
Carver Middle School
4410 McKinley at Vernon 90011
Trojan Fresh Market

11 a.m. - 4p.m. Thursdays
USC campus - Alumni Park

Exposition Park 160 acres of culture and green space in the middle of a metropolis


Expo Center - an Olympic-sized pool, a kids pool with water features and a gym
Expo Park Farmers Market
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturdays
South lawn of Natural History Museum

California Science Center California African American Museum
Natural History Museum of LA CountyRose GardenAhmanson Senior Center
Parsons Preschool

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Jo- Koo commented on Jo- Koo's event Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance 'new'‎ Jam Session @ The 'new' World Stage
"LA Jazz Quick Calendar Monday 12/10  9:00PM - Thelonious Monk Institute (of Jazz Performance) Jam Session - (feat. Ensemble Class of 2020 "All Ages Welcome") The World Stage - SouthL.A.('s Leimert Park)  …"
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[New In Your Area] TMIJP Ensemble CLASS of 2020 JAMz

"All Welcome - All Ages - Instrumentalists,Vocalists & Audience" (friendly cross-town rival participation encouraged)"Life And Musik!" - Dr. Teodross Avery"Autumn Jazz Concert Series +"·"Year-End Closer""Special" To: The 'new' World Stage "A…
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Jo- Koo commented on Jo- Koo's blog post CHARLES OWENS " La-La Landz' 'Sax-Man' " @ The 'new' World STAGE Sat., Dec. 8th 9PM ~ *updatez-TIX* [TONIGHT]
"(as per) Live On-Air (mention) by Mark Maxwell, Host aka "Humble Facilitator" (20 yr.veteran) RISE on KPFK   "And Charles Owens is goin' 2b performin' this Sat. @ TWS. I think i mention'd that a few…"
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Jo- Koo commented on Jo- Koo's blog post CHARLES OWENS " La-La Landz' 'Sax-Man' " @ The 'new' World STAGE Sat., Dec. 8th 9PM ~ *updatez-TIX* [Tommorow Night]
"L.A. previews December 7-13:  Charles Owens Sat. Dec. 8 -- Veteran saxist Charles Owens shows off his wide knowledge and peerless chops with an all-star ensemble featuring pianist Theo Saunders, bassist Henry Franklin and drummer Don…"
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Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance 'new'‎ Jam Session @ The 'new' World Stage at The World Stage Art, Education and Performance Gallery " 'Best Jazz Jam'·'Best South L.A. Jazz Club' " - LAWeekly

December 10, 2018 at 9pm to December 11, 2018 at 12am
Co-Presented by Dwight Trible, Executive Director of The 'new' World STAGE Art, Education & Performance Gallery a non profit 501(c)(3).Autumn Jazz Concert Series + TMIJP Class of 2020 JAMz "In the Village of Leimert Park"UCLAs' Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance-Ensemble/Herb Alpert School of Music . JAM SESSION This is an all ages event! (incl. friendly cross town rivals) Audience Encouraged. Admission $5Join us for a jam session at the renowned World Stage, a cultural landmark…See More
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Jo- Koo commented on Jo- Koo's blog post SHEREE BROWN and Friends · DwighTrible Presents @ The World STAGE Fri., Dec. 7th 9PM ~
"LA Jazz Quick Calendar Friday 12/7  9:00PM – Sheree Brown (& Friends) – The World Stage – SouthL.A.('s Leimert Park)          Jazz Non-Profit"
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Jo- Koo posted blog posts
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Jo- Koo commented on Jo- Koo's blog post BLACK NILE w/ The Brothaz SHAW - AARON 'n LAWRENCE Co-Leaders · DwighTrible Presents @ The World STAGE Sat., Dec. 1st, 9PM *updates-TIX* [Tomorrow Night]
"L.A. previews November 30-December 6:  Black Nile Sat. Dec. 1 -- Most exciting young (J)azz band of the year: Black Nile, bringing unstoppable African rhythm and inspired harmonic challenge. At the World Stage, 4321 Degnan Blvd., Leimert…"
Nov 30

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University Park Schools

Foshay Learning Center, a K-12 school, which was named one of America's Best Schools by Newsweek and the Washington Post

Manual Arts High School
became an Innovation Design School in 2008

32nd Street/USC Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School
is one of the the most popular magnet schools in the LAUSD

Dr. Theodore T. Alexander Jr. Science Center School, designed by renowned architect Thom Mayne, is a collaboration between the California Science Center and LAUSD

John W. Mack Elementary School
opened in 2005 and is named in honor of the man who headed the Los Angeles Urban League for 36 years

Lenicia B. Weemes Elementary School

Norwood Street Elementary School
has its own Farmers Market

Vermont Avenue Elementary School

St. Vincent School opened in 1911 and is the second oldest school in Los Angeles

St. Agnes Parish School just created a new website

University Park Services and Officials

311 call this number for all non-emergency needs. The operator, who is there 24 hours a day, can transfer you to the department that should help answer your questions and solve your problems. It works.

Councilwoman Jan Perry and her personal website.

Councilman Bernard Parks
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County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas.

North Area Neighborhood Development Council website and blog.

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