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BENNIE MAUPIN @ The World Stage · Fri., Sept. 29th · 9PM (2nd night 2 of 2)

Posted by Jo- Koo on September 24, 2018 at 2:02am 0 Comments

Bennie Maupin Facebook (fan page) aka Mwile, Band Leader - saxes, clarinets & flute 

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The World STAGE 2018 "Autumn Jazz Concert Series +" [Upcomin': Sun., 23rd - "new" APOLLO SOUL "new" / Fri., 28th & Sat., 29th - BENNIE MAUPIN] *Updatez - Tix*

Posted by Jo- Koo on September 23, 2018 at 12:31pm 54 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 extra…

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"Welcome Homecomin'!" CLIFF BROWN & Friends @ The 'new' World STAGE Sat., Sept. 22nd 9PM ~ *updatez-TIX*

Posted by Jo- Koo on September 22, 2018 at 12:00am 1 Comment

"Remember the "Lefty-Guitarist"? Throw-Back-in-the-daze - "The Mandingo Street Warrior" young 'n handsome, Black Note contemporary. He playz a way of his own & he ownz-it. (upside-down)" -  O-!

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Cliff Brown, Band Leader -…

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DWIGHT TRIBLE + Quartet "Last Nite of Summer '18" @ The World STAGE Fri., Sept. 21st 9PM ~ *updatez-TIX*

Posted by Jo- Koo on September 21, 2018 at 12:00am 2 Comments

Gig II "One Of The Greatest Of All Time" - Image may contain: one or more people  pic by Chuck Koton 

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The PHIL RANELIN Jazz Ensemble "Dalili's Virgo Birthday Bash!" DwighTrible Presents @ The World STAGE Fri., Sept. 14th 9PM ~ *updatez - TIX*

Posted by Jo- Koo on September 14, 2018 at 8:00am 2 Comments

                                                         Indianapolis Jazz Hall Of Famer

From: The desk of Tribe Chief Maestro Phillip Arthur Ranelin, Ensemble Leader - trombone ("straight or…

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LADIES LOVE LAUGHTER "Comedy Show!" @ The STAGE Sat., Sept., 15th "Monthly - Longtime Stand-up - Every 3rd Sat. Night *updatez - TIX*

Posted by Jo- Koo on September 12, 2018 at 2:23pm 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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"La La Landz Saxman" CHARLES OWENS' Quartet " · DwighTrible Presents @ The World STAGE Sat., Sept. 8th 9PM ~

Posted by Jo- Koo on September 8, 2018 at 1:30am 0 Comments

Here's the deal - Joy CD Give-away To: The 1st (5) admissions get this free CD complements of - C.O.

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Maestro woodwind-ist Charles Owens, Quartet Leader - t-sax & flute

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"For Charles Owens, it's all about (J)azz" - Greg Burk, L.A.…

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BETTY BRYANT Trio + Special Guest "Silk" • DwighTrible Presents @ The 'new' World STAGE Fri., Sept. 7th 9PM ~ *updatez*

Posted by Jo- Koo on September 8, 2018 at 1:28am 0 Comments

"Cool Miss B" Trio "Ms. BB w/ Ric & Ken + DEBUT + Special Guest "Silk" Mark Christian Miller (see Leimert Park Beat)…

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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 posted a blog post

BENNIE MAUPIN @ The World Stage · Fri., Sept. 29th · 9PM (2nd night 2 of 2)

Bennie Maupin (fan page) aka Mwile, Band Leader - saxes, clarinets & flute .YouTube:interview - IIC Webisode 4…See More
5 hours ago
Jo- Koo commented on Jo- Koo's blog post "Welcome Homecomin'!" CLIFF BROWN & Friends @ The 'new' World STAGE Sat., Sept. 22nd 9PM ~ *updatez-TIX* [TONIGHT]
""Tickets still available" - Cliff Brown Cliff Brown & Friends " 'Highly Recommended' Cuz; duh shadow noze" -  O-!"
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Jo- Koo commented on Jo- Koo's event CLIFF BROWN "The Mandingo Street Warrior" and Friends @ The World STAGE
"  venbrite: (as per) Artist - bit.ly/jazzwithcliff  //  ¿$25 @ the door? (unconfirmed)    venbrite: The World Stage - (search) Advance TIX (highly recommend, available Now!)"
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Jo- Koo commented on Jo- Koo's blog post DWIGHT TRIBLE + Quartet "Live 'n black&white" @ The World STAGE Fri., Sept. 21st 9PM ~ *updatez-TIX* [TONIGHT]
"L.A. previews September 21-27: Dwight Trible, ... Fri. Sept. 21 -- Vocalist (and that doesn't begin to say it) Dwight Trible invokes Coltrane, Africa and the Holy Spirit with his lowgroovin quartet. At the World Stage, 4321…"
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Jo- Koo commented on Jo- Koo's blog post The World STAGE 2018 "Summer/Fall into Autumn Jazz Concert Series +" [Upcomin': Fri., Sept. 21st - DWIGHT TRIBLE + Quartet / Sat., 22nd - CLIFF BROWN & Friends] *Updatez - Tix*
"LA Jazz Quick Calendar Friday 9/21 9:00PM – Dwight Trible Saturday 9/22  9:00PM – Cliff Brown (both @) The World Stage – South L.A.         Jazz Non-Profit"
Friday
Jo- Koo commented on Jo- Koo's blog post The World STAGE 2018 "Summer/Fall into Autumn Jazz Concert Series +" [Upcomin': Fri., Sept. 21st - DWIGHT TRIBLE + Quartet / Sat., 22nd - CLIFF BROWN & Friends] *Updatez - Tix*
"LA Jazz Quick Calendar Friday 9/21 9:00PM – Dwight Trible  Saturday 9/22  9:00PM – Cliff Brown (both) – The World Stage – South L.A.         Jazz Non-Profit"
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APOLLO SOUL @ The 'new' World STAGE "Sun. Afternoon Benefit" Sept. 23rd 4 PM ~ at The World Stage Art, Education and Performance Gallery non profit 501(c)(3) " 'Best Jazz Jam' 'n 'Best South L.A. Jazz Club ' " - LAWeekly

September 23, 2018 from 4pm to 6:45pm
Apollo Soul’s members are alumni of UCLA’s undergrad ethnomusicology (J)azz program. The instrumental group pulls from a variety of influences ranging from rock and (J)azz to avant- garden and experimental electronic music. LA legends and stage regulars Roberto Miranda, Cornel Fauler, Justo Almario, and Clayton Cameron are but a few of the masters that the group has sought guidance from in the past. It is the spirit of this lineage that Apollo Soul hopes to tap into for an exciting Sunday…See More
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CLIFF BROWN "The Mandingo Street Warrior" and Friends @ The World STAGE at The World Stage " 'Best South L.A. Jazz Club' and 'Best Jazz Jam' " - LAWeekly

September 22, 2018 from 9pm to 11:30pm
Presented by Dwight Trible, Executive Director, The 'new' World STAGE Art, Education & Performance Gallery non profit 501 (c)(3)"Autumn Jazz Concert Series +" | 1st Day of Fall w/ "The Mandingo…See More
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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

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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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