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"Makin' Lemonade!" by Aprille at Institute of Musical Arts Building

May 20, 2017 from 2pm to 4pm
Yes, it’s a first! A harp on our stage!  Harpist Aprille was discovered in our Tell Me Story workshop. With a little arm-twisting, we are proud to bring her to our  IMA stage for her premier storytelling show at the IMA's Ray G. Clark Theater. From her childhood in the Pacific Northwest, to her VISTA service in Baltimore in the 60s,  through love, marriages, motherhood, and her corporate work-life at AAA, Aprille weaves humorous life tales, relishing  memories and reflections from the paths…See More
May 3
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"But I Like Birthday Cake!" at Institute of Musical Arts Building

March 18, 2017 from 2pm to 4pm
Back by popular demand, the Institute of Musical Arts is proud to present the nineth (yes, "nineth") installment of our WOMEN'S VOICES Storytelling Concert Series at the IMA's Ray G. Clark Theater.Like it or not, birthdays always roll around. We can chose to ignore them or celebrate them. In our next show, a group of friends gather to celebrate one of their own with a surprise birthday party. All agree to disregard calorie count as they share a delicious birthday cake. Moved by the warmth of…See More
Feb 22
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"Taking Time to Remember” at Institute of Musical Arts

February 18, 2017 from 2pm to 4pm
The Institute of Musical Arts could not be more proud as we present Laura Duncan, in her first solo concert "Taking Time to Remember”.As a member of Women's Voices (IMA's own in-house storytelling ensemble) Laura has always been a crowd-pleaser. Laura is a retired elementary special education teacher who embarked upon storytelling as the "new chapters" in her life were unfolding and discovered that her hilarious, personal stories, spiced up by her own special laughter, never failed to…See More
Jan 31
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"Taking Time to Remember” at Institute of Musical Arts

February 18, 2017 from 2pm to 4pm
The Institute of Musical Arts could not be more proud as we present Laura Duncan, in her first solo concert "Taking Time to Remember”.As a member of Women's Voices (IMA's own in-house storytelling ensemble) Laura has always been a crowd-pleaser. Laura is a retired elementary special education teacher who embarked upon storytelling as the "new chapters" in her life were unfolding and discovered that her hilarious, personal stories, spiced up by her own special laughter, never failed to…See More
Jan 17
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Antonio Sacre is "The Storyteller" at Institute of Musical Arts

November 12, 2016 from 2pm to 4pm
We are so excited, and ready to laugh out loud, because Storyteller Antonio Sacre is returning to the IMA for the third year with his new show, “The Storyteller”. Born in Boston to a Cuban father and Irish-American mother, Antonio's hilarious stories are drawn from growing up bilingual and bicultural as a Cuban-Irish-American. With humor, (he calls himself a Leprechauno), he blends two cultures and four unbelievable stories into one compelling narrative about what it means to be paid to "lie"…See More
Oct 18, 2016
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"Finding Healing the Hard Way" Dr. Richard Palmquist at Institute of Musical Arts

October 16, 2016 from 3pm to 5pm
We are pleased to present an encore performance of "Finding Healing the Hard Way".  Dr. Richard Palmquist is hilariously entertaining, and his show last April sold completely out in 3 weeks.  We had so many people wait-listed and requests for a "re-do" that Dr. Palmquist agreed to do it again.  Don't delay in picking up tickets.  They're going fast.  "DOGS AND CATS, OH MY!!!On Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.,  Dr. Richard Palmquist, DVM, yes a veterinarian, will present a highly…See More
Oct 7, 2016
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"The Tall Tale Man" at Institute of Musical Arts

May 21, 2016 from 2pm to 4pm
"It's magic! Linda spins magic!" So exclaimed a woman as she listened to the mistress of Tall Tales spin her web around a spellbound audience. Well we located that "teller of tales" and lured her here. Yeah!!!In our next show, The Tall Tale Man, Linda King Pruitt shares family stories that have been told by her grandfather and retold to her by her father..... stories about a father who had the gift of storytelling…but not communicating...about a girl who grew up listening, but not…See More
May 7, 2016
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"Finding Healing the Hard Way" at Institute of Musical Arts

April 16, 2016 from 2pm to 4pm
DOGS AND CATS, OH MY!!! Can you believe it? ---- The Institute of Musical Arts is "dancing on the wild side" to feature what may be our most unique program yet.  On Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.,  Dr. Richard Palmquist, DVM, yes a veterinarian, will present a highly entertaining storytelling concert titled "Finding Healing the Hard Way".  Dr. Palmquist, a bit of a rebel, specializes in holistic treatment of pets. His unique program of hilarious stories reveals how he was converted to…See More
Apr 1, 2016
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“From the Mexican Border to East Los Angeles" by Storyteller, Olga Loya at Institute of Musical Arts

March 26, 2016 from 2pm to 4pm
Saturday, March 26, 2016, The Institute of Musical Arts is proud to present “From the Mexican Border to East Los Angeles", a solo performance by award-winning Storyteller, Performance Artist, Writer and Teacher, Olga Loya.   Olga Loya performs, using a mix of Spanish and English, to share traditional tales from Latin America, as well as stories from her own varied and colorful life growing up in East Los Angeles. Known nationally and described as an "alchemist" who can conjure up images and…See More
Mar 8, 2016
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"Landing in Love - the Art of the Breakup" by Aba Arthur at Institute of Musical a

February 20, 2016 from 2pm to 4pm
Please mark your calendar and save the date for a very special event. On Saturday, February 20, 2016, Aba Arthur, will present her one-woman play, "Landing in Love - The Art of the Breakup". Aba Arthur is a native of Ghana, West Africa. She immigrated to the United States as a child and began a career in the Arts. Aba is a trained Actor and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in the Performing Arts, along with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from The University of Colorado-Boulder. Her…See More
Feb 3, 2016
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"Chocolate and Other Family Values", a storytelling concert by Marilyn McPhie at Institute of Musical Arts

January 23, 2016 from 2pm to 4pm
The Institute of Musical Arts is proud to present “Chocolate and Other Family Values”, a solo performance of stories about chocolate, family and friends, by Storyteller Marilyn McPhie. Marilyn McPhie has been telling stories professionally since 1985, and has performed for groups from preschool to adult, from Massachusetts to California. She has told stories for assemblies, classes and festivals, has lectured for several colleges and universities, and has performed for schools, libraries,…See More
Jan 8, 2016
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"High Five, Daddy!", a Storytelling Concert by Antonio Sacre at Institute of Musical Arts

November 21, 2015 from 2pm to 4pm
The Institute of Musical Arts is proud to present “High Five, Daddy!", a solo performance by Storyteller Antonio Sacre.  Born in Boston to a Cuban father and Irish-American mother, Antonio's stories are drawn from his personal history growing up bilingual and bicultural as a Cuban-Irish-American. Antonio is an internationally touring bilingual storyteller, award winning author, and solo performance artist, based in Los Angeles. He earned a BA in English from Boston College and an MA in Theater…See More
Nov 9, 2015
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Digging in the Dirt by WOMEN'S VOICES at Institute of Musical Arts

September 26, 2015 from 2pm to 4pm
We are excited to be kicking off our sixth (6th) season of storytelling at the Institute of Musical Art’s Ray G. Clark Theater! On Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 2:00 p.m., our very own WOMEN’S VOICES will bring us another fantastic show, titled “Digging in the Dirt.” Experience the rich heritage of the spoken word tradition with this ensemble of storytellers who will perform original, personal stories they developed in their “Tell Me a Story” workshop.Our resourceful “Front Porch…See More
Sep 23, 2015
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"Saltfish & Dumplings 2" by Yvette Brandy at Institute of Musical Arts

June 27, 2015 from 2pm to 4pm
Please mark your calendar and plan to attend "Saltfish and Dumplings 2: Return to Harmony Rise Island", An Afternoon of Stories and Song by Yvette Brandy, on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the Institute of Musical Arts' Ray G. Clark Theater.Yvette Brandy is a singer, songwriter and storyteller. Born and raised on St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands, Yvette weaves West Indian history and culture into dynamic performances of West Indian Anansi stories, "Jumbie" (Ghost) tales,…See More
Jul 6, 2015
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"Saltfish & Dumplings 2" by Yvette Brandy at Institute of Musical Arts

June 27, 2015 from 2pm to 4pm
Please mark your calendar and plan to attend "Saltfish and Dumplings 2: Return to Harmony Rise Island", An Afternoon of Stories and Song by Yvette Brandy, on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the Institute of Musical Arts' Ray G. Clark Theater.Yvette Brandy is a singer, songwriter and storyteller. Born and raised on St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands, Yvette weaves West Indian history and culture into dynamic performances of West Indian Anansi stories, "Jumbie" (Ghost) tales,…See More
Jun 24, 2015

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A little about me:
I am a double USC grad, and practicing probate lawyer, and Exec. Director of the Institute of Musical Arts in Los Angeles. We present storytelling concerts (for adults), as well as small-scale music and dramatic performances, and have a Tea Room (by reservation only) and event rental spaces.
Your University Park secret:
I would never tell. LOL
Who referred you?
Leimert Park Beat
Profession:
Lawyer, Tea Room Owner, Performing Arts Venue Director
School you attend:
USC Grad (BA in English; JD in Law)
Or school your children attend:
Free at last, free at last, Thank God Almighty I am free at last. My daughter is an adult!!!
Preferred languages:
English
Interests:
Food, Music, Live Performance, Travel
Favorite local restaurant:
Bacaro
Favorite local business:
Bacaro

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