Artists on the mic | Still from "Change(Makers): The Future of Arts and Culture"

'Artists Have Been Totally Abandoned'

Ben Caldwell, a leading voice in the arts especially with marginalized communities, says artists have been totally abandoned not just in the pandemic, but even in events leading up to it. Caldwell lays out his view that the issues we're facing now aren't new for the communities he works with, they are just now more emphasized. 

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Opening Night with Pacific Symphony

Join Maestro Carl St. Clair, Pacific Symphony and five world-class pianists as they celebrate the opening of their 42nd season featuring performances by Andre Watts, Christina as well as Michelle Naughton and Olga Kern. 

  • 2020-09-30T13:00:00-07:00
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Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra N.Y.E.L.A.

Join Mekala Session and the "Ark" as they ring in the new year with a musical celebration in downtown's Grand Park. Honoring the work of Horace Tapscott amongst other musical legends, the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra is a multi-generational band that brings together the legacy of jazz music in Los Angeles. 

  • 2020-10-07T13:00:00-07:00
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Civic Imagination

Hosted by artist and designer Rosten Woo, this episode will explore civic art and culture, including looks at artist's working as first and second responders during the pandemic, the production and deconstruction of civic memory, art and abolition, and the future of public space in Los Angeles. 

  • 2020-10-14T13:00:00-07:00
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  • 2020-10-14T17:00:00-07:00
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Watts Towers Festivals

Highlights from the Annual Watts Towers Day of the Drum and Simon Rodia Watts Towers Jazz Festivals. With performances from master musicians including Dwight Trible, Kahlil El'Zabar and many more artists, Rosie Lee Hooks, director of the Watts Towers Arts Center Campus, hosts a look back at last year's festivals. 

  • 2020-10-21T13:00:00-07:00
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