Over the past 20 years an event that started off by feeding 9 people ended up growing and giving so much more, its called Gobble Gobble Give. This year on Thanksgiving Day over 24,500 men, women, and children who live on the streets were fed. 15,000 toothbrush kits, 10,000 warm hoodies and beanies. 10,000 brand new warm socks were handed out. Currently their Feed the Homeless program is in 17 cities from San Francisco to Harlem NY, from Detroit Mi to Austin Tx, from the OC to Nashville.
Skid Row Christmas is presented by Tradecraft Farms & Stick-e-vape who are celebrating their year, they decided to take their annual holiday party to another level by creating a space to gather and give back to those in need. The goal is to curate a Huge Los Angeles Christmas Celebration to raise awareness and much needed supplies for the winter. Guests are encouraged to bring an unwrapped gift to donate at the door, they will be wrapped and distributed all over the city. Gift recommendations: blankets, hoodies, packs of socks, food baskets, etc. This is a cannabis friendly event. A portion of the proceeds will go to LA’s homeless.
Ps… the cost of the VIP “Wellness” Experience is about the cost of a top shelf bouquet and comes with a bunch of highlights. You give a gift and get a gift. But a ticket: https://bit.ly/skidrowxmas
Join us for the 5th Annual Power Fest on September 3, 2016. Power Fest is the premier political music festival in South LA that attracts thousands of families in a day of celebration, empowerment, and education.
Come enjoy a great music, art installations, good food, yoga, health resources, and special activities for kids! Your not going to want to miss out.
LIVE PERFOMANCES BY: BILAL MIXEDBYALI (of TDE) PATRICK PAIGE II (of The Internet) JUNGLE FIRE RAS G EL-HARU KUROI MR.CHOC RAE KHALIL DJ WORDAMOUPH
COLORS – DJ PRINTZ
HOSTED BY: JIMETTA ROSE
FEATURING INTERACTIVE PROGRAMING from 12-3PM in our #HEALTHISWEALTH & #EMPOWERMENT TENTS!
Friday 2/27, 8pm: opening set by WILDFLOWERS DUET Oguri – dance Adam Rudolph – percussion
Saturday 2/28, 8pm: opening set by HU VIBRATIONAL Boonghee riddim music with visuals by Noureddine El Warari
Two Amazing nights of music, February 27th & 28th, 8pm Located at the Electric Lodge: 1416 Electric Avenue, Venice, CA 90291
Bennie Maupin – bass clarinet and soprano sax
Pablo Calogero – bass clarinet, tibetan trumpet
Michael Birnbryer – clarinet
Gustavo Bulgach – clarinet
Tracy Wannomae – bass clarinet
Charles Sharp – contra bass and b flat clarinet
Myka Miller – oboe and english horn
Tara Speiser- bassoon
Emily Hay – flute
Ellen Burr – flute
Fawntice Finesse – flute
Thomas Stones – flute
John Beasley – keyboards
Jeff Parker – guitar
David Johnson – vibraphone
F D Scher – lap steel guitar / korg workstation
GB – Electronics
Ronit Kirchman – violin
Shigeru Logan – violin
Cassia Streb – viola
Bill Casale – bass
Jeff Schwartz – bass
Libby Schwartz – french horn
Aaron Kahn – trumpet
Randy Gloss – percussion
Munyungo Jackson – percussion
T.J. Troy – percussion
Adam Yasmin – percussion
Allakoi Mic Holden Peete – percussion
Andrew Grueschow – percussion
Dexter Story – drums
Carlos Niño – percussion
Ignacio Caxo Lopez – percussion
Pepe Glaraza – percussion
Yaotl – percussion
Te’Amir – percussion
Chris Vagnoni – percussion
Go: Organic Orchestra is a 21st century vision of a kind of future orchestra: it is an original orchestral concept of world music improvisation started by Adam Rudolph in 2001. Since then he has taught and improvisationally conducted hundreds of musicians in both Europe and the United States, The music is composed as thematic material that provides a spontaneous orchestral context and inspiration for improvisational dialogue. The multicultural dynamic of Go: Organic Orchestra expresses a creative vision of a world without boundaries: of culture as the vessel for human understanding, empathy and sharing.
On Saturday, July 12th, in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, The Decoders will be joined by a 20-piece ensemble that will include very special guest vocalists to celebrate the life and music of female soul icon Minnie Riperton. The event is entitled Adventures From Paradise and will feature a live remixing and reinterpretation of her music, which has never been done before.
This unprecedented concert will be honoring contributors to her music such as Richard Rudolph (her husband and co-writer) Leon Ware, Charles Stepney and the psychedelic soul sounds of his multi-racial 60’s super group The Rotary Connection (of which Minnie was also a part of), as well as highlighting her work with Stevie Wonder and other great producers/songwriters like Stewart Levine and many more.
July 12th marks the date of her transition into the infinite. Falling victim to breast cancer at the young age of 31, Minnie spent her last days on earth in Los Angeles; paying tribute to her musical greatness in the last place she called home is an honor which The Decoders do not take lightly. It will be a magical night under the stars at Grand Performances, a historic outdoor live music venue in downtown LA’s California Plaza. The event is free, all ages and open to the public.
The Ensemble: Todd M. Simon – trumpet, flugelhorn, music director Adam Berg – keyboards, music director accompanied by: Blake Colie – drums
Eugene Brandon Owens – bass
Patrick Bailey – guitar
Tracy Wannomae – tenor, alto sax
Claire Courchene – trombone, cello
Pete Jacobson – cello
Thomas Lea – viola
Paul Cartwright – violin
Tylana Renga – violin
Steve Haney – percussion
Shafiq Husayn – percussion
Sly 5th Ave – Woodwinds
The vocal cast:
Thalma De Freitas & Very Special Surprise Guests!
w/ Members of the KJLH Radio Free Choir led by: Natasha Feltus