New Performing Arts Center Coming to Leimert!

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From the LA Times:

Jazz and blues singer Barbara Morrison recalled the heyday of Leimert Park Village, a 1-square-mile center of African American art and culture south of downtown that locals like to say is “as close to Harlem as you’re going to get in Los Angeles.”

That was back in the 1970s, when the Crenshaw district community’s shady streets were lined with trendsetting nightclubs, art galleries and restaurants. “There was a creative vibe in the air that I’ve only felt in a few other places in the world,” Morrison said.

The village isn’t what it used to be. On a recent weekday, the storefronts looked a little run-down and things were so quiet that it was hard to miss the commotion at the new nonprofit Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center at West 43rd Street and Degnan Boulevard.

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