Hollywood Carnival 2017, A Celebration Of The Cultures & Traditions of The USA

Saturday June 24th, 2017, The Los Angeles Culture Festival™ (LACF) and Hollywood Carnival presented the Annual Los Angeles Culture Festival™ featuring colorful costumes, dances, food, arts & crafts, and music from around the world. As always Hollywood Boulevard was transformed into a parade of colors and festivities, vendors and spectators who annually make this a summer pilgrimage.

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11th LOS ANGELES GREEK FILM FESTIVAL BUILDING BRIDGES “AMERIKA SQUARE” AND “SON OF SOFIA” BOOKEND THE FESTIVITIES

11th LOS ANGELES GREEK FILM FESTIVAL BUILDING BRIDGES “AMERIKA SQUARE” AND “SON OF SOFIA” BOOKEND THE FESTIVITIES

Los Angeles, CA – With just over two weeks before the red carpet is rolled out, the Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (lagff.org) is officially announcing its 2017 program selection. The five-day festival takes place from June 7-11 at the Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood showcasing 13 features, 22 shorts, and 15 documentaries from around the globe including America, France, UK, Germany, Cyprus and Greece. This year’s program contains a record 40 premieres -19 U.S. , 10 west coast, 7 Los Angeles premieres and 4 world premieres within the program.

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Thrivin’ and Vibin’ at Jazz Reggae Festival

Thrivin’ and Vibin’ at Jazz Reggae Festival

Los Angeles-In honor of the festival’s 31st Anniversary, Jazz Reggae Festival celebrated three decades of good vibes, jammin’ music, delicious cultural cuisine and cultural enrichment. This was a one day affair, Monday, May 29, 2017, at the grassy, tree lined Sunset Canyon Recreation Center.

This was the perfect setting on this partially overcast day, with the sun making an appearance in the afternoon. Thousands, including UCLA students, and music lovers from throughout Greater Los Angeles area were in attendance on Memorial day for the good vibes. There were a wide array of cultural foods, arts and crafts.

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Yee -Ha! 2017 OLL Family Fun Days Wild West Weekend OLL Family Fun Days Carnival - Wild West

Yee -Ha! 2017 OLL Family Fun Days Wild West Weekend

As editor and publisher of The Immigrant Magazine, I not only get the chance to explore the beautiful and diverse cultures that make up the fabric of the USA but also to represent and bring resources to communities. It is in this spirit therefore that while working on outreach on behalf of the newly opened Comprehensive Community Healthcare Centers, Sunland (CCHC Sunland) I noticed a carnival coming up in Tujunga close to CCHC and just could not resist attending.

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SEA OF LIFE – A Solo Art Exhibition by Ann Phong

Westminster, CA – The Việt Báo Gallery is pleased to announce a solo art exhibition of new works by Ann Phong. The “Sea of Life” exhibtion will run from May 5 – 7, 2017, from12:00pm-5:00pm. The artist will be present at the opening reception on Friday, May 5thfrom 6:00pm – 8:00pm.

Phong has been known in the Vietnamese American community through her participation in many group exhibitions and art activism since the 1990s. “Sea of Life” is her rare solo exhibition which features around 40 acryclic and mixed media pieces.

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Garifuna Festival Celebrated at Museum of Latin American Art

Garifuna Festival Celebrated at Museum of Latin American Art

Long Beach-Sunday, April 23rd, the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) hosted the inaugural Garifuna Festival. The Garifuna Festival celebrates the arts, music and language of Black Caribs- Garifuna people from Central America (Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua).
The day long festival featured art workshops, children’s story time, Garifuna drumming, and face-painting. The festival also featured Garifuna craft vendors, mouthwatering food and drinks.

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