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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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"Lord Knows I'm a Country Girl", by Storyteller Barbara H. Clark at Institute of Musical Arts

November 3, 2018 from 2pm to 4pm
On Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 2:00 p.m., the Institute of Musical Arts welcomes back our very own Storyteller Barbara H. Clark in “Lord Knows I’m A Country Girl”, a solo performance of original stories. Barbara, a multi- award winning storyteller, never shies away from challenging issues.

 "You can take the girl out of the country but you can't take the country out of the girl." .... It took a visit "back home" for Barbara to learn the truth of that saying. Now she shares with us some of…See More
Oct 15
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“The Sword Dance” by Yvette Brandy at Institute of Musical Arts

April 14, 2018 from 2pm to 4pm
We are excited to announce that Yvette Brandy is back for her 6th performance on the IMA stage at the Ray G. Clark Theater! Mark your calendar and plan to attend “The Sword Dance” (Storytelling with an Edge), on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.. Yvette Brandy, singer, songwriter and storyteller was born and raised on St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands.  She weaves West Indian history and culture into dynamic performances that come alive with the melodic intonations of multiple…See More
Mar 27
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“Why We Tell Stories” by Women’s Voices at Institute of Musical Arts

March 17, 2018 from 2pm to 4pm
On Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 2:00 p.m., the Institute of Musical Arts welcomes back the tenth installment of our WOMEN’S VOICES Storytelling Concert Series, with their performance, “Why We Tell Stories”.As our Women’s Voices storytellers gather for a new TELL ME A STORY workshop, they ask, “Why do we keep coming back? Why do we tell stories? We can’t all be crazy!” Amidst their laughter and musings, they start to recall stories from years past that have been important to them. They realize…See More
Feb 23
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Reflections From Behind The Walls at Institute of Musical Arts

November 18, 2017 from 2pm to 4pm
On Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 2:00 p.m., the Institute of Musical Arts welcomes back Storyteller and IMA favorite, Michael D. McCarty in his solo performance of “Reflections From Behind The Walls”.  Since 2014 Michael has been teaching inmates in nine California prisons how to find, develop and tell their stories. Come listen as he shares fascinating tales from his story creation workshops from behind the walls. Michael D. McCarty, a "natural born storyteller", began telling stories of…See More
Nov 2, 2017
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Reflections From Behind The Walls at Institute of Musical Arts

November 18, 2017 from 2pm to 4pm
On Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 2:00 p.m., the Institute of Musical Arts welcomes back Storyteller and IMA favorite, Michael D. McCarty in his solo performance of “Reflections From Behind The Walls”.  Since 2014 Michael has been teaching inmates in nine California prisons how to find, develop and tell their stories. Come listen as he shares fascinating tales from his story creation workshops from behind the walls. Michael D. McCarty, a "natural born storyteller", began telling stories of…See More
Oct 25, 2017
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Hot Pot and Other Savory Tales at The Institute of Musical Arts Building

October 21, 2017 from 2pm to 5pm
On Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 2:00 p.m., the Institute of Musical Arts welcomes back Storyteller Karen Golden in “Hot Pot and Other Savory Tales”, a solo performance of original stories. Karen Golden is a dynamic performer who delights even the most discriminating listener with an insightful blend of stories, music and philosophical musings about the great adventures of being human!Her performance style is both playful and serious as she weaves in and out of animating different characters…See More
Oct 10, 2017

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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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"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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"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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