VIDEO: Greater Zion Church Family’s Voices of Destiny Choir Perform for the Board of Supervisors

Compton’s Greater Zion Church Family’s Voices of Destiny Choir sang at today’s Board of Supervisor’s meeting after being honored by Supervisor Ridley-Thomas.

Applications Open For Grants For Nonprofit Arts Organizations To Hire Summer Interns

Deadline to apply is December 15 – Free workshop scheduled November 18

Funding for non-profit arts organizations to hire college undergraduate interns in summer 2011 is available from the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. The guidelines, application and application instructions for the Arts Internship Program are now available on the Arts commission’s Web site. Visit or go to and click on “Internships.”

The program is for Los Angeles County-based nonprofit performing, presenting (including film and media organizations with a presenting program), arts service and literary arts organizations that are interested in mentoring an undergraduate college student for ten weeks during summer 2011. Grants of $2,500 to $3,500, depending on organizational budget size, to be used to pay interns are awarded to successful applicant organizations. To support the internships, Los Angeles County, through its Arts Commission, will give grants totaling $250,000 to approximately 75 arts organizations throughout the County. The deadline to submit an application is Wednesday, December 15, 2010.

A free application workshop will be held on Thursday, November 18 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Arts Commission offices, 1055 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 800, in downtown Los Angeles. To sign up for the workshop please visit or go to, then click on “Internships.”

Organizations interested in this program should review the guidelines before beginning an application and be aware of the following:

Only nonprofit arts organizations that possess 501(c)(3) status and are not part of a college or university are eligible for the program, including municipal arts agencies and municipal performing arts organizations.

Each organization may request only one full-time intern.

Organizations with budgets over $1.5 million are required to provide a cash match of $500.

Organizations with budgets greater than $4 million are required to provide a cash match of $1,000.

The purpose of the County’s program is to provide undergraduate students with meaningful on-the-job training and experience in working in nonprofit arts organizations, while assisting arts organizations to develop future arts leaders.

Lennox Park Community Mural Completed!

Supervisor Ridley-Thomas has worked with the youth of the Lennox Community over the summer to create “Love Is In The Air” a large mural at the entrance to the Lennox Park on the corner of Lennox Blvd and Condon Ave. This project was fully envisioned and created by the Lennox community in coordination with muralist Roger Dolin. At the Lennox Family Festival in May, the community worked with Roger to design the mural and over the subsequent three months, learned how to paint and quickly saw their vision become a work of art. This project was done in partnership with Create Now, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the Department of Parks and Recreation. There will be an official unveiling of the mural at noon on August 26th. Please join us!

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FREE Summer Concert Series Continues at Crenshaw Plaza This Thursday!

Crenshaw Plaza Music

Sy Smith
Thursday, August 5, 2010 (7-8 p.m.)
Outdoor Stage (Adjacent to Movie Theatre)

A Los Angeles based indie soul artist whose quirky sound is most refreshingly easy on the ears. Sy has sung with Whitney Houston, Macy Gray, Usher, Jamie Foxx, Me’shell N’degeocello, DJ Quik, Eric Benet, Ginuwine and Brandi.

Come early for pre-show entertainment featuring KJLH.

FREE Thursday Concert at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza!

BHCP Live! is proud to present an encore performance from trumpeter Chris Lowery and his twin brother, drummer Wes Lowery blending jazz, hip hop and R&B as they display the spirit and influence of their musical hometown of Philadelphia. The brothers have played with Musiq Soulchild, Bilal, Shakira and Wyclef Jean.

Supa Lowery Bros. Encore Performance

Thursday, July 22 (7pm, at Sears Court)

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