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ANTHONY WILSON "Chip-off-the-O-Block" Son of Gerald Wilson @ The 'new' World STAGE Sat., Feb. 23rd 9PM ~ *updatez*

Posted by Jo- Koo of DojO- on February 19, 2019 at 11:14pm 0 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 Weekly  Image may contain: 1 person

Anthony Wilson, Band Leader & composer - guitar

“known for a body of work that moves fluidly across genres. …Awesomely the real deal.” – Peter Hum, Ottawa Citizen…

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The 'new' World Stage [Concert Schedule] "Black History Month" Feb. 2019 "Winter Jazz Concert Series +" ~ *updatez**

Posted by Jo- Koo of DojO- on February 17, 2019 at 5:30pm 74 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 WeeklyNo photo description available.

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+ w/ JW Master of Ceremonies - Jeffrey Winston,…
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Maestro Composer JAMES H. LEARY lll w/ Legacy Ensemble/Voices - DCA Compose L.A 2019 @ The 'new' World STAGE (free) ~

Posted by Jo- Koo of DojO- on February 17, 2019 at 8:07am 0 Comments

"Black History Month" "Winter Jazz Concert Series +" Dept. of Cultural Affairs Compose L.A. feat. James H. Leary incl. The vocal stylings of Dwight Trible & Speaker Robin D.G. Kelley, Ph.D

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“Composer James H. Leary is one of LA’s great geniuses who never got the recognition he deserves, & much of his music has never been performed” - Dwight Trible

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DOUG CARN Trio "Black History Month" Presented by DwighTrible @ STAGE ~

Posted by Jo- Koo of DojO- on February 13, 2019 at 4:16am 1 Comment

 " 'BEST South L.A.' 'Jazz Club' & 'BEST Jazz Jam Session' " - LAWeekly 

Doug Carn, Trio Leader, composer, lyricist, multi-instrumentalist; keyboard, reeds & voice - organ 

"I'm basically an organ player. My forte is organ." - GC

"most successful of any Black Jazz (Records) artist."…

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LADIES LO❤️E LAUGHTER "♀ Comedy Show" @ The STAGE "Monthly - Longtime Stand-up - Sat., Feb. 16th/every 3rd Sat. Night 9PM ~ *updatez*

Posted by Jo- Koo of DojO- on February 13, 2019 at 4:15am 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 Nite ~ 

"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,,,…

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FACE THE NATION: ..State of the Union Address:

Posted by billy jones bluez on February 10, 2019 at 6:33pm 0 Comments

FACE THE NATION: ..State of the Union Address:

My Hometown - The Billy Jones Band

https://youtu.be/WNEeHZwn1nA…

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JUINI BOOTH Super Trio feat. Robert J. CARMACK, Mahesh BASOORIYA & Guilleremo E. BROWN ~ *updatez*

Posted by Jo- Koo of DojO- on February 9, 2019 at 12:53pm 1 Comment

Special To: The STAGE - Black History Month "Black As 1000 Nights: Artistry & Poems of Sun Ra

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Arthur Edward Booth aka Juini (current nickname spellin') Booth, Headliner - bass  

"All abut that bass" -  O-!

Tony Williams Lifetime Tribute, Juini Booth There Comes…

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KAHIL EL'ZABAR & The Ethnic Heritage Ensemble • DwighTrible Presents: ~ *updatez*

Posted by Jo- Koo of DojO- on February 8, 2019 at 11:30pm 0 Comments

Special To: The STAGE - Black History Month - musician, educator & community leader - Chicago Tribune's 2004 Chicagoan of The Year 2004

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Kahil El'Zabar aka Clifton Blackburn, Band Leader - drums, percussion & vox

"one of Chicago's (J)azz treasures, AACM member, holds no boundaries..." - Sean Westergaard,…

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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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The 'new' World STAGE 2019 "Winter into Spring Jazz Concert Series +" *updatez* at The World Stage

April 30, 2019 from 9pm to 11:30pm
. FYI:  *left-off* *Feb 22 Fri - Father Amde (Watts Prophets) 9pm $20 [CANCELLED]* Feb 23 Sat - Anthony Wilson 9pm *$20*See More
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Jo- Koo of DojO- commented on Jo- Koo of DojO-'s blog post The 'new' World Stage [Concert Schedule] "Black History Month" Feb. 2019 "Winter Jazz Concert Series +" ~ *updatez**
"losangeles.jazznearyou.com:  LOCAL CALENDAR - Upcoming / Just Added FEB17Sun JAMES H. LEARY Legacy Ensemble • DCA Compose LA... The World Stage Los Angeles' Leimert Park, CA FEB23Sat ANTHONY WILSON ● DwighTrible…"
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Home at LATC at Los Angeles Theatre Center

February 28, 2019 at 8pm to March 24, 2019 at 4pm
Writer/performer Nancy Ma’s coming-of-age tale about growing up sandwiched between two cultures. Desperately seeking approval from her Chinese Toisan immigrant family, Nancy journeys away from her home in New York City’s Chinatown in search of the American dream — only to learn that you can only find “home” when you accept where you come from. Feb. 28 – March 24 at The Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90013; $24- $38; For reservations and information, call (866)…See More
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Jo- Koo of DojO- commented on Jo- Koo of DojO-'s blog post The 'new' World Stage [Concert Schedule] "Black History Month" Feb. 2019 "Winter Jazz Concert Series +" ~ *updatez**
"L.A. previews February 15-21: Doug Carn, Dwight Trible,... Fri. Feb. 15 -- '70s Black Jazz Records organist Doug Carn forms a topline trio with saxist Teodross Avery and drummer Marvin "Smitty" Smith. At the World…"
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DOUG CARN Organ Trio w/ Marvin "Smitty" Smith - drums & Dr. Teodross Avery - T-sax at The 'new' World STAGE 4321 Degnan Bl., L.A.'s Leimert Park-Village

February 15, 2019 from 9pm to 11:30pm
"This Friday at the Worldstage come hear the Doug Carn organ trio with Marvin Smitty Smith on drums, and me on saxophone. Sunday we record his next album on Doodlin’ Records."…See More
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Jo- Koo of DojO- commented on Jo- Koo of DojO-'s blog post DOUG CARN Trio "Black History Month" Presented by DwighTrible @ STAGE ~
"(as per) Live On-Air (mention) by 2nd Mon. of the month Host, Ollie Bivins, (semi-retired) Co-Editor & writer, allaboutJazz/LA, later renamed Jazz messenger.  (2:25) "After the Jazz news segment, i will be playin' somethin'…"
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billy jones bluez posted a blog post

FACE THE NATION: ..State of the Union Address:

FACE THE NATION: ..State of the Union Address:My Hometown - The Billy Jones Band https://youtu.be/WNEeHZwn1nA…See More
Feb 10

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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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