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FRITZ WI$E Light Blue Band "Encore Performance" w/ Marty KRYSTALL, Michael ALVIDREZ, Alexander ANDERSON (back) @ The STAGE Fri., Nov. 16th 9PM ~

Posted by Jo- Koo on November 12, 2018 at 4:19pm 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 World Stage 2018 "Autumn Jazz Concert Series +" [Upcomin' Nov.: Fri., 16th - FRITZ WI$E Light Blue Band | Sat. 17th - LADIES❤️LAUGHTER / 7th Annual I've Known Rivers FILM FEST.] *Updatez

Posted by Jo- Koo on November 11, 2018 at 4:30pm 63 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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LADIES LOVE LAUGHTER "Comedy Show!" @ The STAGE "Monthly - Longtime Stand-up - Sat., Nov. 17th/every 3rd Sat. Night 9PM ~ *updatez*

Posted by Jo- Koo on November 11, 2018 at 4:29pm 4 Comments

Presented by Dwight Trible, Executive Director non profit 501(c)(3) The 'new' World STAGE Art, Education & Performance Gallery "Winter Jazz Concert Series +" Featuring: LA's Funniest Female Comedians ~ 

"I'd be honored to see your beautiful smiling faces in the audience. This show is 4 years old and it is one of the longest-running female shows in the country hosted by yours truly" -
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"Come out,,, , check out,,, laugh…

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RAMON BANDA All-Star Benefit "A Band For: Banda!" Nov. 11th 1-5PM ~

Posted by Jo- Koo on November 11, 2018 at 5:00am 1 Comment

A Band For: Banda "All Star Benefit Band"

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 Feat. - Henry Franklin Sr., Dr. Teodross Avery, Roy McCurdy, Theo Saunders, Phil Ranelin, Onaje Murray, Dwight Trible, Susie Hansen, Elliot Caine, Donald Dean, Richard Simon, Justo Almario, Harold Land Jr., Mike Alvidrez, Jerrell Ballard, Hideaki Tokunaga, Dee Dee Mcneil, Bill Markus, Danny Weinstein, Munyungo Jackson, Yayo Morales, Dr. Bobby Rodriguez, Barbara Morrison, Chris Garcia, Carl Burnett,…

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LIZ WHITTED DAWSON and Jazztet w/ Kevin TONEY DwighTrible Presents Sat., Nov. 10th, 9PM ~

Posted by Jo- Koo on November 10, 2018 at 7:30am 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? Image may contain: 5 people, people smiling, people on stage and text

Mz. Liz Whitted Dawson brings her show, "The Music is the Magic" and her Jazz…

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DEXTER GORDON Tribute Performance feat. JUSTO ALMARIO and THEODROSS AVERY @ The 'new' World STAGE Fri., Nov. 9th 8PM ~

Posted by Jo- Koo on November 9, 2018 at 12:00am 1 Comment

   Concert Tribute To: DEXTER GORDON and Billy Higgins w/ Maxine Gordon via "LT's" website: Events

  Celebrating new biography w/ Two Powerhouse Tenors - In the tradition of Dexter 'n Wardell "Two Tenors" - Dynamite Rhythm Section Accompanists & Soloists "in-their-own-right" - Guaranteed Memorable - Advance Tickets highly recommended via Eventbrite

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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 blog post 7th ANNUAL: I've Known Rivers Film Festival - In Leimert Park Village @ multiple venues - Nov.: Sat., 17th & Sun.,18th, 12PM to 10PM ~
"(as per) Live On-Air (mention) by "O" Ollie Bivins, X all about Jazz/LA Jazz messenger-Co-editor/writer, RISE 2nd Mon. of-the-month Guest Host.  "(46:45) @ TWS there's a lot goin' on this wkend, Sat. & Sun.…"
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"All In The Family?" by Ann Buxie & Christina Tomiyama at Institute of Musical Arts

December 1, 2018 from 2pm to 4pm
On Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 2:00 p.m., the Institute of Musical Arts welcomes Ann Buxie and Christina Tomiyama, (both members of the advanced “Tell Me A Story” storytelling workshop) in a performance of their own original stories. What happens when families blend? You will be delighted by the answer as Ann and Tina give you a close up and personal look at their mixed race marriages. They will share the joys, surprises, and challenges they embraced as their blended families introduced them…See More
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Jo- Koo commented on Jo- Koo's blog post FRITZ WI$E Light Blue Band "Encore Performance" w/ Marty KRYSTALL, Michael ALVIDREZ, Alexander ANDERSON (back) @ The STAGE Fri., Nov. 16th 9PM ~
"Wuz Hot? Weekly Best Bet 4 Live Jazz L.A. Friday 11/16 – (The) Light Blue Band (" A Flock of 4, 'badd-axez' " -  O-!) feat. Fritz Wise, Marty Krystall, Michael Alvidrez &…"
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Jo- Koo commented on Jo- Koo's blog post FRITZ WI$E Light Blue Band "Encore Performance" w/ Marty KRYSTALL, Michael ALVIDREZ, Alexander ANDERSON (back) @ The STAGE Fri., Nov. 16th 9PM ~
"Wuz Hot? Weekly Best Bet 4 Live Jazz L.A. Friday 11/16 – (The) Light Blue Band (" A Flock of 4, 'badd-axez' " -  O-!) feat. Fritz Wise, Marty Krystall, Michael Alvidrez &…"
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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
Dwight Trible, Executive Director - The 'new' World Stage Art, Education & Performance Gallery, non profit 501(c)(3)  graphics & acebook Event pg. (last month) by Holly Wallace, Administrative Director Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music ."Autumn Jazz Concert Series +"  TMIJP Class of 2020 JAMz.UCLA Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance/Herb…See More
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FRITZ WI$E Light Blue Band "Encore Performance" w/ Marty KRYSTALL, Michael ALVIDREZ, Alexander ANDERSON (back) @ The STAGE Fri., Nov. 16th 9PM ~

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?   Fritz Wise, Front Man - drums " MOR 'Middle of the Road' influence = open mindedness = 'The best all-round drummer around' " -featured in …See More
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Jo- Koo commented on Jo- Koo's blog post RAMON BANDA All-Star Benefit "A Band For: Banda!" Nov. 11th 1-5PM ~ [TODAY - Sun. Afternoon Matinee]
"LA Jazz Quick Calendar ("Autumn Jazz Concert Series +") Sunday 11/11  1:00PM – Ramon Banda Benefit Concert – The World Stage – L.A.('s Leimert Park Village)"
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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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