The Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Company's Historic Art Collection

The Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Company's Historic Art CollectionMuch has been written about the future of the Golden State Mutual  Life Insurance Company‘s iconic murals still hanging in the closed West Adams building located at the corner of Western and Adams.  But now, thanks to an important exhibition currently on display at the California African-American Museum (CAAM),those works…

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The 21st Annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival

The 21st Annual Pan African Film & Arts FestivalThe 21st Annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival On February 7, 2013 members of the Pan African film and arts industry slowly arrived on the red carpet in various forms of casual and formal dress at the Director’s Guild on Sunset Boulevard. Photographers jockeyed for positions on the carpet inside…

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Graffiti Grows Up

Graffiti Grows Up Graffiti has often been a negative topic of discussion in city business meetings as well as community block club meetings.  The negative view of graffiti is beginning to change with the proliferation and recognition of graffiti art – a whole different animal. You may recall a few issues back;…

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"Arkestry of the Cosmos" Exhibition

 "Arkestry of the Cosmos" is an exhibition of the archives, art, and interviews of Sun Ra and members of the “Ark” at the William Grant Stills…

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Mr. Brainwash Thinking Globally, Acting Locally

Mr. Brainwash Thinking Globally, Acting Locally Can you imagine sharing your sage advice and experience in response to your kid’s misbehavior and she looks at you and says  “A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool”.Or…

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Edgar Tagle

Edgar Tagle                     Today in artist Edgar Tagle’s studio gallery, client Miguel Mendez-Ruiz displays the tattoo images of his family and Mexican heroes that earned Tagle two first-place awards at recent Body Art Expos. Awards line Tagle’s gallery called “Iguanas Arte” which opened on Washington Boulevard…

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Willie Middlebrook MTA Artist

Willie Middlebrook MTA Artist         Just when we thought  the iconic Crenshaw Boulevard was losing its grip to vanilla-flavored strip mall development, in streaks an unlikely savior, the MTA with its selection of artist Willie Middlebrook for the exclusive decoration of the Metroline station at Crenshaw and Exposition. Middlebrook is a…

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West Adams Heritage Association's Second Annual Art In Historic Places Tour

West Adams Heritage Association's Second Annual Art In Historic Places TourOn March 26, the West Adams Heritage Association (WAHA) hosted its Second Annual  Art in Historic Places tour, providing an opportunity for visitors to immerse themselves in the art and historic architecture of our community. As one traveled from one architectural delight to another, greeting friends and neighbors, talking to…

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Established in August of 2008 by writerartist Dianne V. Lawrence, The Neighborhood News covers the events, people, history, politics and historic architecture of communities throughout the Mid-City and West Adams area in Los Angeles Council District 10.

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