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poetry, Black Poetry, Last Poets, Watts Prophets, Stillwaters, Inglewood

A Weekend in my LA

Last weekend was a busy one for me, so much so I think I may just be coming out of recovery. As I think back on it, I realize that last weekend was not only exhausting and immensely satisfying, it reminded me of all the things I love and hate about LA.

It started Thursday night with the fifties-themed reception for the Leimert Park Book Fair at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Mall. As much fun as I had dressing the part in a pin-striped sheath dress and pearls, I had to really rally up the energy to go and only planned to stay an hour.

Stillwaters' "A Night with Greatness" The Watts Prophets and the Last Poets

It's been a good couple of weeks in the arts for me. Some great films at the Pan African Film Festival, a beautiful performance of Shange's "For Colored Girls" at CSU Dominguez Hills, and, last night, bun-bun and I caught "A Night with Greatness: The Watts Prophets and the Last Poets" presented by Stillwaters in Inglewood. At $25 a head presale, $35 at the door, it was a bit pricey for a poetry event, but I think it was worth it and clearly, a lot of other people agreed.
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