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Yosuke Kitazawa is a Los Angeles-based writer and producer, whose work includes writings on music, history and the Japanese American experience. He has produced numerous archival music projects, including the Grammy-nominated Japan Archival Series for Light In The Attic Records. He recently launched his own record label, Temporal Drift. He is the former Site Editor of KCET Departures.

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Artbound

We Are All Part of Many Worlds: Nobuko Miyamoto’s Barrier-Breaking Art and Activism

In her decades of activism, Nobuko Miyamoto has bridged the divides of art forms and race in a quest for social justice.
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Lost LA

The Photographer Who Captured the Insider's View of Manzanar

Toyo Miyatake's photographs provide an intimate window into the world of Japanese Americans in Los Angeles in its darkest times in Manzanar and through its most joyous occasions. Learn about the man behind the lens.
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Departures

Atomic Cafe and the Old Brick Building in Little Tokyo

Inside the old brick building was a place where the misfits and weirdos could rub shoulders with the locals and the businessmen, sometimes even with the Yakuza.
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CicLAvia Comes to the San Fernando Valley

The 5.5 mile route will stretch from North Hollywood to Studio City, and will provide easy access to attractions along the L.A. River.
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Departures

The Rise and Fall of Henry "Don Enrique" Dalton, the British Ranchero of the San Gabriel Valley

The British-born merchant married the "Most Beautiful Girl in Los Angeles," and owned much of the land that formed the foothills of the San Gabriels. But his good fortune and wealth had all but vanished by the end of his life.
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Departures

Leimert Theater: Envisioning a Neighborhood Landmark

The Vision Theater, located in Leimert Park, is one of the most overlooked of Los Angeles' classic theaters.
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Departures

Walter H. Leimert and the Selling of a Perfect Planned Community

Walter H. Leimert was so confident with his new westside L.A. development that for the first time in his career, he lent his own name to the subdivision, creating the neighborhood we now know as Leimert Park.
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Departures

Keeping the Musical Spirit of Leimert Park Alive

The spirit of Leimert Park was alive and well at the annual African Arts & Music Festival.
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Departures

What the Community Says: Leimert Park

We asked our readers to submit their stories and memories of Leimert Park -- let's hear what they have to say.
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Mike 'The Poet' Sonksen Honored for Distinguished Service in Poetry

The venerable Venice poetry institution Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center held its annual Awards Dinner on July 14, honoring two individuals who have…
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