L.A. Digest West Edition

L.A. DIGEST: Florida band to perform at FAME

Wave Staff Report

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — The renowned Florida A&M University’s Marching 100 will perform at 8:15 a.m. Dec. 30, outside of First AME Church, 2270 S. Harvard Blvd.

The public is invited to attend the performance and worship services, which start at 7:45 a.m. The band is in town prior to its scheduled appearance at the Jan. 1 Rose Parade in Pasadena.

Library to conduct

Kwanzaa celebration

WILLOWBROOK — A special free Kwanzaa celebration practicing the fourth principle of Kwanzaa (Ujamaa) will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 29, at the A.C. Bilbrew Library, 150 E. El Segundo Blvd.

The event will feature Southern cuisine, arts and crafts activities, music and local vendors.

Information: www.LAsouthchamber.com or call (323) 282-1886.

Boy from Congo

dies during surgery

LOS ANGELES — An 8-year-old boy from the Democratic Republic of Congo who came to Los Angeles for surgery to remove a massive tumor from his face died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after a reaction to anesthesia during surgery, the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation said Dec. 22.

Matadi Sela Petit died Dec. 21. “During the delicate surgery, Matadi suffered a rare and unpredictable genetic reaction to anesthesia,” the Mutombo Foundation said in a statement posted on Twitter. “Despite the diligent efforts of his medical caregivers, Matadi did not recover and he passed away.”

The Mutombo Foundation sponsored the boy’s trip to Los Angeles with his father for the operation, performed by Dr. Ryan Osborne at Cedars-Sinai.

Mutombo is a retired NBA basketball player and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee known for his philanthropic efforts.

Sisterhood to hold

annual board event

CRENSHAW — Manifesting Sisterhood will host its bi-annual vision board event from 3 to 5 p.m., Dec. 30 at Crenshaw Yoga & Dance, 5426 Crenshaw Blvd.

All vision board materials, snacks and drinks will be provided.

The cost to participate is $25-$30.

Information: www.manifestingmewellness.com.

Lucky Lloyd and band

plan performance

LEIMERT PARK – Lucky Lloyd and the Soul Brothers will perform from 8:30 to 11 p.m., Jan. 3, at Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center, 4305 Degnan Blvd. Admission is $10.

Free class planned

for entrepreneurs

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — The city of Los Angeles Business Source will host a free three-week class on entrepreneurship beginning at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 5 at the Business Enterprise Center, 6109 S. Western Ave.

Inglewood realty

plans free class

INGLEWOOD — Keller Williams Realty will host a free introductory real estate session from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 8 at Keller Williams – Inglewood, 111 N. La Brea Ave., Suite 500.

The training sessions are run by successful real estate agents with experience in the industry.

Senator to speak

about new book

LOS ANGELES — U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris will host a discussion about the core truths that unite people and the challenges everyone faces together from 4 to 6 p.m., Jan. 13, at the Wilshire Ebell Theater, 4401 W. 8th St.

In her new book, “The Truths We Hold,” Harris draws on her own career and the work of those who have most inspired her to offer a master class in problem solving, crisis management and leadership in challenging times.

Known for being a voice for the voiceless, Harris will explore the themes of “The Truths We Hold” and share her vision of our shared struggle, purpose and values. The cost to attend starts at $41.

Information: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3923903 or call (323) 939-0126. 

Conservatory to host


WATTS-WILLOWBROOK — The Watts-Willowbrook Conservatory will host its registration/orientation at 5 p.m. Jan. 10 at the old library building, 1501 E. 103rd St.

The conservatory provides high quality music education that builds character, self-esteem and discipline for youth ages 6-18. Participants attend one-hour classes twice a week after school, where they learn to read music and play symphonic string instruments.

Applications are available online at www.sappa.net.

Phenom Girls

host vision session

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — Phenom Girls will host “Visions for the Future,” a mother/daughter vision board session from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 12 at Lewis Metropolitan CME Church, Fellowship Hall, 4900 S. Western Ave.

The event is the first of 12 sessions that will be hosted by the organization for middle-school aged girls in 2019. It is an opportunity for participants and their mothers, to get to know their fellow phenoms and mentors. Food and drinks will be provided. Please bring any magazines and art supplies you wish to use in addition to the ones we will have.

RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/visions-for-the-future-motherdaughter-vision-board-session-tickets-54072897492?aff=ebdssbdestsearch.

Compiled by Angela Parker.

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