L.A. Digest West Edition

L.A. DIGEST: Women discuss life in entertainment industry

Wave Staff Report

BALDWIN HILLS — More than 150 people attended a panel of women executives on both the corporate and talent sides of the entertainment business for an event produced Sept. 6 by the Black Women in Media Collective and hosted by the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza.

Panelists shared their stories on how they achieved success and offered advice on how to make it in the entertainment industry.

The panel was moderated by Carolyn Richardson, a music supervisor with more than 15 years of experience in the industry, having worked at Live Nation, Sony Music, and CBS Studios.

Ellene V. Miles, senior vice president of intersectional marketing for Sony Pictures Entertainment, was also featured on the panel, bringing years of experience working with every major studio in Hollywood and a perspective on the importance of multicultural and inclusion-based marketing strategies. Previously, Miles has overseen the implementation of multicultural publicity and marketing for clients such as Disney, Paramount Pictures, and 20th Century Fox.

Input sought on

bus line changes

BALDWIN HILLS –– The public may provide input about proposed bus service changes around the future Crenshaw/LAX light-rail line from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 15 at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza Community Room, 3650 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Presented by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the workshop is meant to encourage public participation in bus changes that will go into effect when rail service begins on the Crenshaw/LAX Line.

The major changes involve lines 40, 212, 232, 607 and 740.

Information: (213) 922-1282. To submit comments on the proposed changes, email: servicechanges@metro.net. Information about proposed changes: https://goo.gl/yJ8GRL.

Artist to display


WEST ADAMS –– The first solo show of artist Chelle Barbour, which was curated by Oscar-nominated actress Angela Bassett, will open Sept. 15 at Band of Vices Gallery, 5376 W. Adams Blvd.

The exhibit, entitled “You Is Pretty!,” will feature nearly two dozen photographic collages of black women sourced from magazines and books.

An opening reception will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Sept. 15. The exhibit will be on view until Oct. 13.

Image preview: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/3o9rxmnzkllu5io/AADwFFTmnBwIZ-Z_hbIQ5Imia?dl=0.

Wellness festival

to be held Sept. 15

HYDE PARK –– A free health and wellness festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 15 at 3711 W. 54th St.

The Healthy Soul Fest –– presented by Southern California District’s Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. –– will include holistic and healthy lifestyle activities, health screenings, fitness classes, healthy cooking demonstrations, food trucks, live music, arts and crafts, and more.

Information: http://healthysoulfest.com.

Indigenous people

topic of discussion

RANCHO PARK –– Ron Wilkins, a retired professor of African-American history, will discuss the shared histories of indigenous Mexican and African people from 3 to 5 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Palms-Rancho Public Library, 2920 Overland Ave.

Presented by the Los Angeles Public Library as a Latino Heritage program, the talk is meant to promote solidarity bonds between black and Latinos’ struggles against racism and injustice.

Information: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/lecture-black-mexican-historical-alliances-basis-present-day-unity.

Artwork sought

for new rail line

LOS ANGELES –– An open call for artwork that reflects the cultural, political and historical importance of Crenshaw’s black community runs until 11:59 p.m. Oct. 3.

Destination Crenshaw, a public art and culture experience celebrating Black Los Angeles, will be a 1.1-mile long, open-air museum that will run along Crenshaw Boulevard at the new Crenshaw/LAX Line in Hyde Park. Its opening exhibition is scheduled to debut fall 2019.

There will be opportunities for murals, sculptures, bike racks, utility boxes and more. Artists from all ages, mediums and experiences are encouraged to apply. No prior public art experience is required.

Information: http://destinationcrenshaw.la/index.php/callforartists/.

Application: https://destinationcrenshaw.submittable.com/submit/123142/destination-crenshaw-call-for-artists%20.

Library offers

language class

SOUTH LOS ANGELES –– A free online language learning class will be available at 3 p.m. every Friday in September at the Vernon Branch Library, 4504 S. Central Ave.

Families are invited to attend pirate-speaking lessons and craft-making Sept. 14, American sign language classes Sept. 21, and Korean instruction Sept. 28.

Information: https://www.lapl.org/branches/vernon.

Homeless agency

sets information meet

COMPTON––The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority will hold a community information session to discuss the current state of homelessness and how people can get involved beginning at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at Compton Housing Authority, 700 N. Bullis Road.

LAHSA was created in 1993 to address homelessness problems in the Los Angeles County.

The session is geared toward Compton and South L.A. residents.

Information: www.lahsa.org.

Inglewood hosts

Hispanic festival

INGLEWOOD — The city of Inglewood will host its annual Hispanic Heritage Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Crozier Middle School, 120 W. Regent St.

The event will recognize and celebrate the rich heritage, culture and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans.

Information: (310) 412-8750.

Compiled by Dorany Pineda.

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