WHAT: At the Grammy Museum, the L.A. Unified Arts Education Branch is premiering the second episode of Spotlight Arts!--an original show for PBS created under the direction of executive director Rory Pullens--
that shines the light on the local arts community. This latest episode focuses on Arts Advocacy, and highlights the stories of individuals and organizations who advance the arts, and transform the lives of students.
This event is invitation only, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHO: Some of the special guests include: Tim Robbins (actor and founder of The Actor’s Gang), Matt Sorum (musician, Guns n’ Roses, co-founder of Adopt the Arts), Ralph Johnson (Earth, Wind and Fire), Wendy Raquel Robinson (The Steve Harvey Show), and Kerry Gordy (record industry executive, son of Barry Gordy). We are also expecting L.A. Unified school board members, studio executives, executive directors of the organizations featured in the show: SPARC (world-renowned arts organization founded by Judy Baca in 1976), Get Lit (award-winning poetry and spoken word organization), Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network (including Street Poets, Inside Out Writers, and Unusual Suspects), and The Actor’s Gang (well known theatre organization founded by Tim Robbins). Many executive directors from LA’s premier arts organizations, as well as L.A. Unified leadership are also be expected to attend.
WHEN: Monday, March 6
TIME: 6 pm – 7:30 pm
WHERE: Grammy Museum Theatre
800 W Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles 90015
BACKGROUND: This star-studded premiere will highlight how the collaboration between the District and the creative industry promotes arts education. The event also will showcase L.A. Unified’s work in this field, especially the original mass media content provided to the District’s own public television station KLCS-TV. It will also celebrate community engagement in the arts.
INTERVIEWS AND PHOTOS: Press/media can photograph and interview guests, community members, and the people who create and support this invaluable network, and with parental permission, interview students.
Contact: Monica Carazo (213) 241-6766