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Stevie Wonder announces he will undergo kidney transplant

LOS ANGELES — Legendary singer Stevie Wonder has announced he will undergo kidney transplant surgery in the comings months, confirming speculation that surfaced about his health recently. Wonder spoke about his health during a concert in England July 6 at the British Summer Time Hyde Park music festival.  Wonder surprised fans with news of the Read More…

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United Way’s HomeWalk raises $1.1 million for homeless

LOS ANGELES — More than 10,000 people participated in the 12th annual HomeWalk in downtown Los Angeles May 18, billed as the nation’s largest public event to end homelessness. More than $1.1 million was raised, with additional funds expected through May 31, Melissa Gersh, the interim director communications and content for United Way of Greater Read More…

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Leimert Park group provides black artists with a stage

Situated in the very heart of Leimert Park, the World Stage is an educational and performance art space dedicated to keeping the culture of African-American artists alive in Los Angeles. Founded in 1989 by the late jazz drummer Billy Higgins, and by poet and community arts activist Kamau Daáood, the organization has grown from a Read More…