Frederic Booker, Painter

Frederic Booker, PainterFrederic Booker, an architect by trade and owner/restorer of our Featured Residence, has become an accomplished full time painter. Using an investigators approach, each painting is well researched and meticulously constructed and he’ll often spend months on a single painting. Collected by luminaries such as Nelson Mandela, Michael Wayne (John Wayne’s…

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Dolls of Hope

Dolls of HopeWest Adams boys and girls of all ages recently gathered at the 9th Annual “Make a Difference Day” to help construct rag dolls for children impacted by AIDS. Called “Dolls of Hope,” these charming handmade creations are part of a national multi-year program to put a doll in the arms of…

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Annual Black Doll Exhibition

Annual Black Doll ExhibitionIn a town with few long-term traditions, here was one of the most quaint and provocative, the Annual Black Doll Exhibition celebrating its 29th anniversary at the William Grant Still Arts Center (show closed February 27th). As the title “I’ve Got a Story to Tell” implies, this show of over 800…

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MId-City Arts

MId-City ArtsWhatever your opinion of L.A’s graffiti, you can’t deny that more and more of it is looking like great art. Like it or not, graffiti has come to embody L.A.’s culture of visual stimuli – layer-upon-layer of billboards, murals, and street style. Graffiti is the ultimate expression of our…

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6th Annual African-American Quilt Show

6th Annual African-American Quilt ShowOver 80 quilts were exhibited on February 21, 2010 at the Sixth Annual Quilt Show at the Holman United Methodist Church, located at 3320 West Adams. Primarily including the work of the African-American Quilters of Los Angeles, this exhibition was organized by the Holman Art Council during Black History Month…

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Leticia Martinez

Leticia MartinezLiving off the Washington Corridor, smack in the middle of beautiful Mid-City, Leticia Martinez is a true Los Angeleno and artist.  Daughter of Mexican immigrants, sister to the barrio and wife to our last-interviewed artist for “The Neighborhood News,” Brazilian Bakari Santos. Leticia has succeeded in melding the multi-cultural…

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Amazing Grace Conservatory

Amazing Grace Conservatory                 The next time you pass Washington and  Wilton slow down if you want to see the stars of tomorrow. You’ll notice them coming and going from their dance, voice and acting classes at the Amazing Grace Conservatory, now relocated from Adams Blvd.…

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Bakari Santos

Bakari SantosBakari Santos arrived in California, hitchhiking the dusty and unpaved back roads of South America from his homeland of Brazil.  A Biology major in college with an innate curiosity, Santos ventured throughout the southern hemisphere, at times landing at…

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Renee Montgomery's Mural Photo's

Renee Montgomery's Mural Photo's  …

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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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