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BLACK HISTORY MONTH CALENDAR: Choral singers plan free concert

CARSON — The Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers of Los Angeles will give a free performance at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 4 at the Cal State Dominguez Hills University Theatre, 1000 E. Victoria St., as part of the school’s commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Watts Riots and in honor of Black History Month.

The Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers of Los Angeles is a critically acclaimed choral ensemble founded in 1968 by Albert McNeil, a longtime Los Angeles-based conductor and music instructor who sought to bring attention to African-American folk music, particularly those songs known as Negro spirituals.

Complimentary parking for the performance will be in Parking Lot 6 near the theatre.

To reserve tickets, visit www.csudh.edu/watts/schedule/jubilee or call (310) 243-3337.

Panel to discuss

black history

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti and Our Authors Study Club present a panel discussion “Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African-American Memories,” from 6 to 8 p.m., Feb. 4, at the Public Work Chambers, Los Angeles City Hall, 200 N. Spring St.

The panelists are scholars of African-American history from a variety of local universities.

A reception will take place afterwards in the City Hall Rotunda.

RSVP: (213) 403-0143.

Film festival screens

100 black films

CRENSHAW — The Pan-African Film Festival is screening more than 100 new African-American films from Feb. 4-15 at Rave Cinemas Baldwin Hills, 4020 Marlton Ave.

“Agents of Change,” this year’s centerpiece film, is a documentary about the black student-led protest movement on college campuses in the 1960s, and its connection to the Black Lives Matter movement and campus protests of today. It will screen at 7 p.m. on Feb. 11.

For a complete schedule, visit http://www.paff.org/festivals/paff-la/

College offers

variety of events

TORRANCE — El Camino College, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd., is offering a variety of free, campus-sponsored events during the month of February in celebration of Black History Month.

The celebration begins with a Black College Expo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 4 on the Library Lawn. A screening and discussion of the film “Jamaica House” is set for 1 p.m. Feb. 9 in Marsee Auditorium.

History students are presenting the “Spoken Word Lounge,” at 1 p.m. Feb. 11 in the Student Activities Center, East Lounge.

Information: www.elcamino.edu/events/blackhistorymonth/.

Jazz session

educates students

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Jazz Society is presenting free, interactive jazz education concerts at 9 a.m. and 10:25 a.m., Feb. 5 at Baldwin Hills Elementary and Magnet School, 5421 Rodeo Road.

Jazz educators and musicians Bobby Rodriguez, Ernie Fields Jr. and Charles Owens will lead the three combos.

The concert is part of the Jazz in Schools Program, which aims to educate LAUSD students in the history of the music, styles and artists.

Information: Kat Bradley, (818) 994-4661.

Play revisits

Simpson verdict

LOS ANGELES — The stage play “Watching O.J.,” which provides a glimpse into the lives of people awaiting the verdict on Oct. 3, 1995, opens at 8 p.m., Feb. 8 at the Atwater Village Theatre complex, 3269 Casitas Ave.

The story delves into the politics of race and social class surrounding the O.J. Simpson murder trial.

It runs through Feb. 28, at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays.

Tickets are $19.95 in advance at watchingoj.com or $25 at the door.

Compiled By Anne Artley. Send items to newsroom@wavepublication.com.