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Countdown to Eagle Rock Music Festival October 2: Bonne Musique Zydeco

 Eagle Rock Music Festival, Saturday, October 2, 4:00PM to 11:00PM

"Musicians perform at eleven unique venues ranging from auto shops to formal stages to historical buildings, and even a motel balcony along Colorado Boulevard."

 Bonne Musique Zydeco stakes their claim each year on the balcony of the Eagle Rock Welcome Inn Motel.

"Bonne Musique Zydeco (BMZ), literally "good zydeco music," is a 6-member band specializing in the Creole music of Louisiana and east Texas. BMZ draws upon the style of traditional Cajun and Creole musicians, and the influences of the blues and New Orleans artists of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s to create a blend of music designed for dancing.  Zydeco is a mix of rock ’n roll, blues, Caribbean and R&B music. But it’s not rock ’n roll or blues music, it’s zydeco. "

 

 

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Video clip from the Charles Bukowski documentary, “Born into This”

They say youth is wasted on the young. Well, sometimes love is wasted on the young as well.

The video below is a clip from the Charles Bukowski documentary, "Born into This", directed by John Dullaghan. 

At around 1:17 Pamela "Cupcakes" Wood, author of the memoir "Charles Bukowski's Scarlet" remembers the mutually misunderstood nature of her relationship with Bukowski.

Pam tells me:  "The complete original sentence in the version entered at Sundance Film Festival was: "I did love him - as much as I could love any man at that time. But I considered him more of a friend..." Not sure why the film editors cut the first part... "

"I did love him - as much as I could love any man at that time".....   I could say the same of my own youthful relationships as well.  I think it is universal. 

Charles Bukowski's Scarlet is available from Sun Dog Press and from Amazon.


Countdown to Eagle Rock Music Festival 2010: Eagle Rock High School Latin Jazz Band

Eagle Rock Music Festival, Saturday, October 2, 4:00PM to 11:00PM

"Musicians perform at eleven unique venues ranging from auto shops to formal stages to historical buildings, and even a motel balcony along Colorado Boulevard."

The Ranz Auto parking lot is one such unique venue. 

The Eagle Rock High School Latin Jazz Band will perform on the Rantz Stage at 7:00 PM.

Video of ERHS Latin Jazz Band at ERMF 2009: 

 

 

 

 

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Countdown to Eagle Rock Music Festival: October 2, 2010

Eagle Rock Music Festival, October 2, 2010 4:00 - 11:00PM

This year, Free the Robots will appear on Low End Theory Stage (located near The Coffee Table Bistro)

"Chris Alfaro is Free the Robots. The genre-defying artist pulls together heavy doses of traditional jazz, psych, electronic and hip-hop, with progressive melodies and devastating drums into a rich pot of sound. His techniques create harmony between genres with the blending of obscure samples with analog and digital compositions."

 

Free the Robots at the 2009 Eagle Rock Music Festival:

   

P.S. In this Eagle Rock Music Festival 2009 video, Free the Robots is performing in the parking lot of Panang Restaurant

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Countdown to Eagle Rock Music Festival October 2: Drunk on Crutches

Comming Saturday, October 2, 2010 4:00 - 11:00 PM

The Eagle Rock Music Festival happens on Colorado Boulevard in Eagle Rock; the street is closed to auto traffic between Eagle Rock Boulevard and La Roda Drive. 

Musicians perform at eleven unique venues along the route ranging from auto shop parking lots to formal stages to historical buildings, and even a motel balcony.

Drunk on Crutches serves up smoky, sultry, rockin' Americana at 6:00 PM on the KingSize Stage located near Panang Restaurant.

 

Drunk on Crutches website

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12th Annual Eagle Rock Music Festival Coming October 2

The Eagle Rock Music Festival will welcome the eclectic, local lineup for which it is known,highlighting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the Los Angeles music scene. Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock experiments with a multitude of genres to create the truly original experience that has paved the way for many other community music festivals.  

Musicians perform at eleven unique venues ranging from auto shops to formal stages to historicalbuildings, and even a motel balcony along Colorado Blvd. that will be open to pedestrians between Eagle Rock Boulevard and Argus Street.

Here's a web site I made for Eagle Rock Music Festival 

And's here's a Google Map of the venue


NELAArt Second Saturday Art Walk Gallery Night, SEPTEMBER 11, 2010

Saturday, September 11, NELAart presents: SECOND SATURDAY GALLERY NIGHT

WHEN: The Second Saturday of Every Month  7:00-10:00p.m.
WHERE: Highland Park and surrounding neighborhoods.

NELAart Second Saturday Gallery Night is a free self-guided tour of the galleries, non-profits and artist run project spaces located in Northeast Los Angeles (NELA).

NELA has a tradition in the arts that dates back to the early 1900s.

The tradition continues with new spaces opening regularly. NELA is now one of L.A.’s most exciting destinations to view contemporary art.  

(Individual gallery hours may vary)

Avenue 50 Studios, 121 North Avenue 50

Bike Oven, 3706 North Figueroa Street

Cactus, 5434 Eagle Rock Boulevard

Cafe de Leche, 5000 York Boulevard

Center for the Arts, 2225 Colorado Boulevard

1st Defense, 5577 North Figueroa Street

Future Studio, 5558 North Figueroa Street

hi tree, 131 North Avenue 50 (behind Avenue 50 Studio)

Kristi Engle Gallery, 5002 York Boulevard

La tierra de la Cuebra, 240 South Avenue 57

Leanna Lin’s Wonderland, 5024 Eagle Rock Boulevard

MorYork Gallery, 4959 York Boulevard

New Puppy, Unit 1, 2808 Elm Street

New Stone Age Mosiacs, 4532 1/2 Eagle Rock Boulevard

Outpost for Contemporary Art, 1268 North Avenue 50

Studio Route 66, 5917 North Figueroa

She Rides the Lion, 133 North Avenue 50

Space 2710, 2710 West Avenue 34

The Glass Studio, 5052 York Boulevard

THIS, 5906 North Figueroa Street

Toros Pottery, 4962 Eagle Rock Boulevard

2 Tracks Art Studio, 135 North Avenue 50 (Next to Avenue 50 Studio)

York Studios, 5029 York Boulevard

Food trucks are rolling to Second Saturday Gallery Night:

EARLY BIRD:  12:00 – 4:00 FRYSMITH Truck  @ TOROS Pottery 3rd Annual End o’ Summer Party, 4962 Eagle Rock Boulevard

Canter’s Truck @ Cactus Gallery, 4534 Eagle Rock Blvd.

Don Chow Tacos AND Lake Street Creamery @ Leanna Lin’s Wonderland, 5024 Eagle Rock Blvd.

TamTruck @ The Glass Studio, 5052 York Boulevard

Late Night/ After Party  @  The Verdugo Bar, 3408 Verdugo Rd. Los Angeles, CA 90065 with FreshFries Truck


Southwest Museum: Saving Los Angeles First Museum and the Arroyo Culture

Register at the National Trust for Historic Presevation and vote to show your support of the the Southwest Museum.

  

 

Save the Southwest Museum

Charles Fletcher Lummis founded the Southwest Museum to be a comprehensive museum covering the history, science, and art of the American Southwest.

Founded in 1907, the Southwest Museum's permanent home was specifically chosen atop a hill overlooking the Arroyo Seco Valley and since opening in 1914, the Southwest Museum has remained the iconic symbol of Los Angeles' architectural and cultural life.

This gorgeous building became, in many ways, a pivot point that swung the city from an agrarian community to an urban metropolis of the first order.

Today, following years of "backroom negotiations" and unkept promises, the museum is permanently closed, and it's vast collection is unavailable to the public. The architecturally-designed museum structure, now used as a storage warehouse, is void of public life.

The Highland Park Heritage Trust (HPHT) is working hard to re-open the Southwest Museum and to educate the city about all the important treasures of the region's Arroyo Culture. 

Read the enter article and vote here 

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has created "This Place Matters Community Challenge" to help non-profit organizations across the country start a conversation about places that matter in our communities.

Each organization that is participating is competing to register the most support for their places, with the winning group receiving a cash award of $25,000 to support their preservation efforts!

 


Brushes of Fire and Free Form Art Exhibitions Opening at Avenue 50 Studio September 11

Sonya Fe  and Margaret Garcia


The Dead Need To Be Fed — Sonya Fe

 


Woman in Red — Margaret Garcia


The Avenue 50 Studio is proud to present Sonya Fe and Margaret Garcia in an exhibition of recent paintings.  We are honored to host two powerful artists as our participation in  Latino Heritage Month for the City of Los Angeles and in Northeast LA’s Second Saturday Art Night.

Sonya Fe:  Sonya’s large scale works in oil, wax and copal are composed of earth tones, soothing to the eye, yet whose content shakes you out of your normal comfort zone.  Fe is an exuberant person with a large personality.

Margaret Garcia:  A painter with fiery brush strokes and colors just as aggressive, Garcia’s images are as potent as the artist herself. 

Each artist delves into personal struggles matched by tremendous strength of will.   This is an exhibition you will not want to miss.
 Opening night reception:  Saturday, September 11, 7-10 pm

September 11 through October 3, 2010

Avenue 50 Studio, Inc.
a 501(c)(3) non-profit art gallery
131 North Avenue 50
Highland Park, CA  90042
323-258-1435
www.avenue50studio.com