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Countdown to Lummis Day The Festival of Northeast Los Angeles: Ruben Martinez and the Border Balladeers

The 5th Annual Lummis Day Festival will be held on Sunday, June 6 at two locations: Lummis Home (200 East Avenue 43) and nearby Heritage Square Museum (3801 Homer Street). The opening poetry gala begins at 10:30 am at Lummis Home. Art Exhibitions will open at Lummis Home at noon and continue through 5:00pm. Music, dance, food, comedy, and community activities take place at Heritage Square Museum, from 12:30pm-7:00pm.

Ruben Martinez and the Border Balladeers will appear at 3:30 PM on Stage 1.

From Martinez' MySpace Page:

Rubén Martínez is a fixture on L.A.'s cultural & political landscape. Writer, musician, spoken-word artist, intellectual, activist-he likes stirring the pot, mixing the genres, breaking down the borders.

Joe "City" Garcia is Rubén's longtime musical partner, conjuring vibes as varied as flamenco and r&b on acoustic & electric guitars. John Schayer and his blues-inflected bass have livened up acts like Bob Welch and Jay Gordon. Drummer Ruben Gonzalez is a native of East L.A. and of its music scene, including a stint with R&B legends The Blazers. Dennis Gurwell is a connoisseur of all things Americana, bringing his zydeco-flavored accordeón.

Lummis Day takes its name from Charles Fletcher Lummis, who joined the L.A. Times as the newspaper's first city editor in 1876. A prolific writer and photographer, Lummis was also one of the city's first librarians, founded the Southwest Museum and helped introduce the concept of multi-culturalism to Southern California. The Lummis Day Festival was created to celebrate the patchwork of cultures that enriches the city of Los Angeles.

This year's Lummis Day Festival is sponsored by the Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council, the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council, the Highland Park Heritage Trust, City Council Districts 1 and 14, Eagle Portables Inc. and Home Depot Cypress Park. The Festival's poetry events are sponsored by Poets & Writers Inc. through a grant it has received from the James Irvine Foundation. Media sponsors include KPFK public radio 90.7, Univision KMEX-34 and the Arroyo Seco Journal.


Countdown to Lummis Day June 6: The Dime Box Band

Lummis Day takes its name from Charles Fletcher Lummis, who joined the L.A. Times as the newspaper's first city editor in 1876. A prolific writer and photographer, Lummis was also one of the city's first librarians, founded the Southwest Museum and helped introduce the concept of multi-culturalism to Southern California. The Lummis Day Festival was created to celebrate the patchwork of cultures that enriches the city of Los Angeles.

Catch the Dime Box Band at 2:15 on Stage One at Heritage Square: Delightful, rockin' good country:

More about the Dime Box Band here: Dime Box Band Web Site

The 5th Annual Lummis Day Festival will be held on Sunday, June 6 at two locations: Lummis Home (200 East Avenue 43) and nearby Heritage Square Museum (3801 Homer Street). The opening poetry gala begins at 10:30 am at Lummis Home. Art Exhibitions will open at Lummis Home at noon and continue through 5:00pm. Music, dance, food, comedy, and community activities take place at Heritage Square Museum, from 12:30pm-7:00pm.

This year's Lummis Day Festival is sponsored by the Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council, the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council, the Highland Park Heritage Trust, City Council Districts 1 and 14, Eagle Portables Inc. and Home Depot Cypress Park. The Festival's poetry events are sponsored by Poets & Writers Inc. through a grant it has received from the James Irvine Foundation. Media sponsors include KPFK public radio 90.7, Univision KMEX-34 and the Arroyo Seco Journal.

More about Lummis Day here: Lummis Day 2010 Web Site


Countdown to Lummis Day, The Festival of Northeast Los Angeles: Elliot Caine Jazz Quintet

Lummis Day takes its name from Charles Fletcher Lummis, who joined the L.A. Times as the newspaper's first city editor in 1876. A prolific writer and photographer, Lummis was also one of the city's first librarians, founded the Southwest Museum and helped introduce the concept of multi-culturalism to Southern California.  The Lummis Day Festival was created to celebrate the patchwork of cultures that enriches the city of Los Angeles. 

The 5th Annual Lummis Day Festival will be held on Sunday, June 6 at two locations: Lummis Home (200 East Avenue 43) and nearby Heritage Square Museum (3801 Homer Street). The opening poetry gala begins at 10:30 am at Lummis Home. Art Exhibitions will open at Lummis Home at noon and continue through 5:00pm. Music, dance, food, comedy, and community activities take place at Heritage Square Museum, from 12:30pm-7:00pm.

This year's Lummis Day Festival is sponsored by the Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council, the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council, the Highland Park Heritage Trust, City Council Districts 1 and 14, Eagle Portables Inc. and Home Depot Cypress Park. The Festival's poetry events are sponsored by Poets & Writers Inc. through a grant it has received from the James Irvine Foundation. Media sponsors include KPFK public radio 90.7, Univision KMEX-34 and the Arroyo Seco Journal.

Opening at 1:00 PM, on Stage One at Heritage Square:  The Elliot Caine Jazz Quintet.  Trumpeter and band leader Elliot Caine has performed or recorded with a wide range of artists, including Bobby Matos, Beck, Teddy Edwards, Wyclef Jean and the Beastie Boys.  Inspired by 60's-style Blue Note Jazz, his group plays original compositions as well as the work of Lee Morgan, Hank Mobley and Donald Byrd.


 

More info: http://www.lummisday.org/


Save this date: Lummis Day 2010 is coming June 6

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The fifth annual Lummis Day Festival will move its main stages to a new location, Heritage Square Museum (3800 Homer Street) this year, where the best of home-grown Northeast L.A. music, dance, food and community resources will be presented amid the historic and architecturally significant buildings that have been preserved on the Heritage Square site.

The two-part Festival's opening morning event will take place at Lummis Home (200 East Avenue 43), where the day begins at 10:30 am with readings by L.A.'s most critically acclaimed poets along with music, art exhibits and refreshments. Art exhibits will continue there throughout the day while performances and all other activities shift to nearby Heritage Square Museum, beginning at noon.

As always, admission to all events is FREE !!!

For updates, including parking information and performance schedules, visit www.lummisday.org.

Now in its fifth year, Lummis Day celebrates the patchwork of cultures and ethnicities that enriches the Northeast Los Angeles community. The Festival is organized by the non-profit Lummis Day Community Foundation with support from Northeast L.A.'s neighborhood councils, elected officials and community groups and busineses.

http://www.lummisday.org/