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L.A. DIGEST: ‘Color Purple’ featured at Pantages Theatre

Wave Staff Report

HOLLYWOOD — “The Color Purple” is in the midst of a three-week run at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre that ends June 17.

Cast members from the 2016 Broadway revival lead the touring company, including Adrianna Hicks as Celie, Carla R. Stewart as Shug Avery and Carrie Compere as Sofia.

Based on the Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and the Warner Bros./Amblin Entertainment motion picture, “The Color Purple” is adapted for the stage by Tony- and Pulitzer-winner Marsha Norman with music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray.

The revival of “The Color Purple” opened in 2013 at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory, followed by a Broadway bow in 2015. It won two 2016 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical, two Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Revival of a Musical, the 2017 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album and a Daytime Emmy.

“The Color Purple is recommended for ages 12 and up. Children under 5 will not be admitted.

Individual tickets start at $35. Prices are subject to change without notice.

For more information, visit www.ColorPurple.com.

Mall offers

pride festival

BALDWIN HILLS — A pride community festival and resource fair will be held from 6 to 9:30 p.m. June 8 at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, 3650 W. Martin Luther King Blvd.

In celebration of National Pride Month, the event will feature live music, food trucks and surprise guests, with musician and activist B-Slade headlining.

The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Pride Month commemorates the 1969 Manhattan Stonewall riots when gay community members led demonstrations against police raids.


workshops planned

INGLEWOOD––Self-made millionaire Timolin Langin will host two workshops on wealth building June 9 at Rogers Park, 400 W. Beach Ave.

The first will focus on money as a tool, how to use it to make more, and the impact of it on health, community and more. This talk is free and will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

The second will center on buying, investing and prospering from business and residential real estate. Tickets for this workshop, to be held from noon to 3 p.m., are $67 or $87 after June 4.

Information and to RSVP: (213) 453-3921, www.LiveLikeaMillionaireNow.com.

Library offers

yoga for seniors

HYDE PARK — A free yoga class for senior citizens will be held at 10 a.m. June 8 at Hyde Park Branch Library, 2205 W. Florence Ave.

Taught by local teacher Analyn Revilla, yoga is said to improve strength, flexibility and mobility. No enrollment or equipment are required. All are welcome.

Information: https://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/yoga-seniors-2.

Street Poets

host fundraiser

LOS ANGELES––A fundraising event June 9 will feature actor, musician and slam poet Saul Williams from 5:30 to 11 p.m. at 584 Mateo St.

Hosted by Street Poets –– a nonprofit that uses poetry to transform people and communities –– the event will celebrate the 20th anniversary of SLAM with food, drinks, a performance and a Q&A with Williams.

All proceeds will benefit Street Poets and its programs.

Tickets and information: (323) 737-8545, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/street-poets-fundraiser-featuring-saul-williams-tickets-45544291201?aff=ebdssbdestsearch.

Notary public

course offered

COMPTON –– A free California notary public course will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 8 at the Compton Worksource Services, 2909 E. Pacific Commerce Dr.

A workbook containing online practice tests, notarial forms, practice documents and more is optional but will be available for purchase for $25.

Information and to register: http://innovationscourses.com.

Dance group

to perform

HOLLYWOOD––The Lula Washington Dance Theater –– a nonprofit for dance artists in South Los Angeles –– will perform at 8:30 p.m. June 8 at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd.

Work by choreographers Kyle Abraham, Rennie Harris and David Rousseve, as well as by Lula Washington and Tamica Washington-Miller will be featured.

The event is part of The Ford’s Ignite series, which showcases the thought-provoking work of world-renowned contemporary artists.

Tickets are between $25 and $55.

Information: https://www.fordtheatres.org/calendar/lula-washington-dance-theatre.

Afro book club

sets discussion

DOWNTOWN –– The AfroFuturism Book Club will discuss Deji Bryce Olukotun’s “After the Flare” from 7:30 to 9 p.m. June 12 at the Last Bookstore, 453 S. Spring St.

The novel follows an African-American NASA expatriate working with the Nigerian space agency to save astronauts stuck on a space station.

Professor Tyree Boyd-Pates will lead the discussion.

Tickets are between $27 and $32 and include the book, snacks and drinks.

Information: (213) 488-0599 or https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-afrofuturism-book-club-with-tyree-boyd-pates-tickets-45875525933?aff=efbeventtix.

CNN commentator

to be guest speaker

DOWNTOWN –– Angela Rye, CNN political commentator and Congressional Black Caucus Institute member, will be the People Power Convention’s keynote speaker June 9 at Los Angeles Trade Technical College, 400 W. Washington Blvd.

Presented by nonprofit Community Coalition, the event will feature food, workshops, entertainment, a resource fair and more.

The organization also will launch the People First Platform, an initiative that aims to build a prosperous South L.A. community for black and brown families.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Information and registration: http://peoplepowerconvention.org/.

Compiled by Dorany Pineda.

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