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CountDown to Lummis Day June 7: The Monolators

Appearing on Stage Four, in the early afternoon, The Monolators.

From Monolators MySpace page: With their unique blend of 50's rock and 70's punk and their increasingly talked about live performances; where drumsets are used as jumping platforms, food fights ensue and an occasional head bleeds, The Monolators have come a long way since their beginning in 2002 as the husband and wife duo of Eli (vocals, guitar) and Mary (drums) Chartkoff.

The 4th annual Lummis Day will take place at three locations: Lummis Home (poetry and music from 10:30am-noon), Sycamore Grove Park (music, dance, theater and food from12:30pm-7:30pm) and Casa de Adobe (art exhibits, from 1:00pm-6:00pm).

Set for Sunday, June 7, The 4th annual Lummis Day will feature a kaleidoscopic collection of performers, including Wil-Dog (a member of L.A.'s acclaimed Ozomatli), perennial "Best Los Angeles Country Band" winners I See Hawks in L.A., virtuoso blues guitarist legend Carlos Guitarlos, poets Ruben Martinez and Suzanne Lummis, members of the Chicano comedy group Culture Clash, plus Pilipino, Native American, Mexican and Pacific Islander folk artists, poets and visual artists of various stripes and traditions.

For the community, it's a party with a purpose, a "kumbaya" for the various ethnicities and cultures that share the Northeast Los Angeles neighborhoods. And last year's attendance--about 9,000 people showed up--has turned it into one of the area's biggest annual events, a signature community arts and music showcase for the Northeast Los Angeles area ( including the neighborhoods of Highland Park, Eagle Rock, Cypress Park, Mount Washington, Montecito Heights, Hermon, El Sereno, Lincoln Heights, and Glassell Park).

Sycamore Grove Park is located at 4702 North Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90042

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Countdown to Lummis Day: Eugene Edwards Band

Eugene Edwards and his Band will appear on Stage One following BombaChante in the mid afternoon slot, Sunday, June 7 at the Lummis Day Festival.

Here's a quote from Edwards' website: "I'd like to be thought of as the guy who reintroduced whatever it was that Springsteen, Tom Petty, Elvis Costello - the post-Dylan songwriters - had. And, like The Clash has shown that if you have just one person standing in front of you, you owe it to them to sweat every bit that you have in your body - I want to be the guy who, if they want to hear one more song, I am ready to give it to them. If they're still standing at the end of a 45-minute set, I feel like I've done something wrong."

The 4th annual Lummis Day will take place at three locations: Lummis Home (poetry and music from 10:30am-noon), Sycamore Grove Park (music, dance, theater and food from12:30pm-7:30pm) and Casa de Adobe (art exhibits, from 1:00pm-6:00pm).

The 4th Annual Lummis Day: The Festival of Northeast Los Angeles will be presented on Sunday June 7 by the Autry National Center, the Annenberg Foundation and the neighborhood councils of Northeast Los Angeles (Arroyo Seco, Historic Highland Park, Greater Cypress Park, Eagle Rock, L.A. 32 and Glassell Park.) Media sponsors are KPFK Public Radio 90.7 and Univision KMEX Channel 35. Additional sponsorship is provided by the Highland Park Heritage Trust, Jose Huizar and Council District 14, Ed Reyes and Council District 1, the Department of Recreation and Parks, the Los Angeles County Arts Commisssion, and Poets Writers Inc. through a grant it has received from the James Irvine Foundation.


Franklin High School Presents - Coffee House Fest -Saturday May 30

On Saturday, May 30th from1:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Franklin's Baseball Field & grounds the Associated Student Body will produce the first community festival organized by students.

The event will feature student entertainment (four bands, Cheer, Dance Team, Drill) , educational exhibits, challenge games, carnival games, Karaoke entertainment, great food, and much much more!!!

Also presented at 2pm, in Room 281, is the Spring Drama Production of Second Class.Student admission is $3 General admission is $5.

We are working along with FHS leadership class, student body, community businesses and organizations, Teen-CPAB, Kiwanis Club, First District Councilmember Ed P. Reyes, and Principle Luis Lopez.

Festival entrance prices are $3.00 at the door, children under 4 free.

All funds raised go back to the ASB at Franklin High School.