Disney’s “Queen of Katwe” is based on the vibrant true story of Phiona Mutesi, a young girl from the streets of Kampala, Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess by soccer coach and former missionary Robert Katende, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.Details
The 6th Annual Taste of Mexico returns to the beautiful, charming, intimate courtyard of LA Plaza de Cultural Y Artes, 501 Main Street, Los Angeles CA. LA Plaza de Cultural Y Artes is LA’s dedicated museum of Mexican American History and culture situated in the heart of the vibrant and thriving culture scene of Downtown Los Angeles.Details
Watts, CA. – The longest running jazz festival in the city, the 40th Annual Simon Rodia Watts Towers Jazz Festival was held on Sunday, September 25, 2016. The festival was held in conjunction with the 55th Anniversary of the Watts Towers Art Center.
The 35th Annual Watts Towers Day of the Drum Festival and the 40th Annual Simon Rodia Watts Towers Jazz Festival were presented by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and Friends of Watts Towers Art Center.
The Watts Towers Art Center is a cultural institution in Los Angeles and served as a beacon for the community. The venue continued to engage the entire community, residents, visitors and tourist with guided tours of the famous Watts Towers, children’s activities, arts and crafts, and delightful array of mouthwatering food throughout the weekend.Details
In a red carpet interview for Queen Of Katwe Movie Premiere at El Capitan Movie Theatre, Hollywood, CA, Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o stops by The Immigrant Magazine, Frank Talk with Pamela Anchang, and shares a message that resonates way beyond the boundaries of her East African heritage asserting the importance and relevance of this historic film by Walt Disney.Details
Los Angeles-The Taste, Los Angeles Times annual celebration of Southern California’s vibrant, influential culinary scene, returned to the Paramount Pictures Studios backlot for another segment, Labor Day weekend, September 2-4, 2016. The Taste reflects The Times’ distinctive, award-winning coverage of all things edible, each of the five events showcased the chefs and restaurants at the heart of L.A.’s food and dining culture and included unlimited tastings from the city’s best eateries as well as specialty drinks, wine seminars and cooking demonstrations.Details
After a detailed selection process, the winners of the 2016 Arab American Book Awards have been selected and for the first time two books will receive the Evelyn Shakir Non-Fiction Award.
The two winning titles – Mona M. Amer and Germine H. Awad’s Handbook of Arab American Psychology and Moustafa Bayoumi’s This Muslim American Life: Dispatches from the War on Terror – are a direct reflection of the depth of the category that includes a wide range of submissions, from academic texts to memoirs and cookbooks.Details
Los Angeles- Every day is a good day in Los Angeles. Fritz Coleman forecast was spot on. Bill Withers recorded a joyful song entitled “Lovely Day.” Yes, ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, these were the main ingredients that contributed to the success of the 10th Anniversary Leimert Park Village Book Fair.
The 10th Anniversary Leimert Park Book Fair was held on Saturday, August 20th, from 10-6:00PM, on the outdoor promenade of the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. (BHCP).Details
Councilmember Curren D. Price, Jr. and The New 9th in conjunction with Coalition For Responsible Community Development in partnership with Concerned Citizens of South Central, Central Ave. BID and SHEROES presented the 21st Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival, Saturday, July 30, and Sunday, July 31, 2016.
This amazing family friendly festival was held along Central Avenue between Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd and Vernon Avenue. For two decades and counting, the Central Avenue Jazz Festival has helped to celebrate the musical history and culture of South Los Angeles, the west coast birthplace of Jazz music, America’s #1 art form. A huge crowd strolled up and down Central Avenue enjoying all that the festival had to offer.Details
S.F. FROZEN FILM FESTIVAL TO CELEBRATE 10TH ANNIVERSARY SHOWCASING AWARD WINNING FILM COLLECTIONS, PROMOTING YOUTH EDUCATION AND ART, AND SHOWCASING LOCAL MUSICIANS, JULY 21-23.
Three day event premieres local Bay Area and youth filmmakers alongside internationally acclaimed award winners in compelling collections of animation, dramatic, short films, experimental, surf/skate, environmental, and documentary film collections.Details
The inaugural Latin Salsa Festival took over Pershing Square in Downtown Los Angeles, Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10, 2016. Pershing Square was the perfect venue, with its abundance of trees, framed by the vibrant, Downtown Los Angeles skyline, on a picture perfect day.
Salseros and foodies were invited to spice up their life and appetite during this exciting, engaging, fun, cultural event. The festival featured tons of delicious salsas to sample in the Salsa Tasting Tent, complimented by local food vendors offering up an array of mouthwatering treats.
The kids were thoroughly engaged in the interactive Kids Zone, with jumpers, face painting etc. The Beer and Margarita Bar was a welcome addition to the festival that made for a perfect outing to spend a summer afternoon in beautiful Southern California.Details