9th Annual African American Composer Series “Nearly Gone Gal: The Rescued Archives of Nellie Lutcher
African-American Composers Exhibition Series / Classes and Workshops / March 2017

9th Annual African American Composer Series “Nearly Gone Gal: The Rescued Archives of Nellie Lutcher

The William Grant Still Arts Center Presents Nearly Gone Gal: The Rescued Archives of Nellie Lutcher March 11-June 10, 2017 Opening Reception: Saturday, March 11, 3:00-6:00pm     Los Angeles (February 24, 2017) –  “Nearly Gone Gal: The Rescued Archives of Nellie Lutcher”,March 11-June 10, will exhibit archival recordings, newspaper articles, personal letters, original photographs, … Continue reading

On The Corner, A Presentation by Van Young – Saturday, May 14 3-4pm
African-American Composers Exhibition Series / Classes and Workshops / May 2016 / What's Happening This Week

On The Corner, A Presentation by Van Young – Saturday, May 14 3-4pm

Longtime Friends of William Grant Still Arts Center president Van Young will share some insights and thoughts into Miles Davis’s 1972 album On The Corner  in a new freeform one hour presentation all about the groundbreaking record. The exhibit will be open for viewing and, since it is the birthday of Dr. William Grant Still, we’ll have our usual cake … Continue reading

So What! – The Artistry of Miles Davis
African-American Composers Exhibition Series / April 2016 / March 2016 / What's Happening This Week

So What! – The Artistry of Miles Davis

  So What! The Artistry of Miles Davis March 12-June 4, 2016 Opening Reception:  Saturday, March 12, 3:00-6:00pm  Featuring live opening concert from 3:30-5:30pm by Project World Drum bringing together drummers and trumpeter Dr. Alphonso White, along with  electronic instruments to experiment with the Miles sounds during his fusion years in the 70s and 80s. 8th Annual Exhibition in WGSAC’s African-American Composers … Continue reading

Spring Classes Now In Session!
African-American Composers Exhibition Series / April 2016 / Classes and Workshops / February 2016 / March 2016 / What's Happening This Week

Spring Classes Now In Session!

Making music, art, dance, and theatre through the creative work of Miles Davis! The William Grant Still Arts Center’s Spring Music and Art Education Program begins again from March 15-May 7. Starting February 29-March 4, give the Center a call to reserve your space. The Spring Education program teaches music and art through the life and work … Continue reading

Love You Madly: A Portrait of Duke Ellington
African-American Composers Exhibition Series / April 2015 / June 2015 / March 2015 / May 2015

Love You Madly: A Portrait of Duke Ellington

The William Grant Still Arts Center Presents  “Love You Madly” – A Portrait of Duke Ellington March 7-June 6, 2015 Opening Reception: Saturday, March 7, 3:00-6:00pm Featuring live opening concert by Marcus L. Miller Freedom Jazz Movement The 7th Annual Exhibition in WGSAC’s African-American Composers Exhibition & Music Education Series Archival recordings, magazine articles, concert posters, original photographs, and … Continue reading

Spring Education Program for Children and Adults! Music, Art and Movement
African-American Composers Exhibition Series / April 2015 / Classes and Workshops / March 2015

Spring Education Program for Children and Adults! Music, Art and Movement

The William Grant Still Arts Center’s Spring Music and Art Education Program begins again on March 7. Starting February 23-27, give the Center a call to reserve your space. Download Class Flyer:  ENGLISH and ESPAÑOL Our Spring Education program teaches music and art through the life and work of a select African-American composer. This year, that is Duke Ellington! We … Continue reading

“I Got My Pride” – The Blues Tales of Leadbelly
African-American Composers Exhibition Series

“I Got My Pride” – The Blues Tales of Leadbelly

The William Grant Still Arts Center Presents  “I Got My Pride” – The Blues Tales of Leadbelly March 1-June 7, 2014 Opening Reception  and Concert: Saturday, March 1, 3:00-6:00pm Live music by Marcus L. Miller, “King of the Rockin’ Blues” Gregg Wright, and guest musicians featuring compositions by Leadbelly and those he influenced. Culminating Youth Concert: Saturday, … Continue reading