L.A.DIGEST: Thelma Houston gets Grammy replaced

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LOS ANGELES — Grammy-winning R&B singer Thelma Houston received a replacement Grammy Jan. 17 at the Grammy Museum. Her Grammy, which was received for the R&B hit “Don’t Leave Me This Way,” was damaged in the 1994 Northridge Earthquake.

The presentation was made during “An Evening With Thelma Houston” in the Clive Davis Theater. Houston performed and talked about 50 years of performing.

House of Blues seeks

aspiring musicians

LOS ANGELES — Applications are now open for the House of Blues Music Forward Foundation’s 2019 Bringing Down the House, which helps young musicians navigate the music industry, learn music business strategies, and develop the knowledge and confidence for a career in the industry, both on and off the stage.

The application period closes Feb. 11 and selected participants will be announced March 11.

The free program is open to emerging artists, ages 14-20, in Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and New Orleans.

House of Blues talent buyers will screen and select the new class based on criteria including talent, originality and sound quality. Selected participants will gather to participate in a series of Saturday working sessions throughout the spring.

During the interactive workshops, participants will connect with industry leaders to learn more about music marketing, music business, stage presence and live production.

Visit at hobmusicforward.org for more about the program, requirements and application guidelines.

College workshop

to be offered

LEMIERT PARK — College Connect 101 will host a workshop to help high school students navigate the college admission process at 7 p.m., Jan. 24, at The Metaphor Club, 433 Crenshaw Blvd. Students must reserve a spot at (310) 425-8279 or info@collegeconnect101.com.

Library offers

exercise for seniors

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — A 12-session dance/exercise class for adults 55 and older begins at 10 a.m. Jan. 25 at the Hyde Park Miriam Matthews Branch Los Angeles Public Library, 2205 W. Florence Ave. No registration is required. Patrons can come to as many classes as they want.

Organization hosts

faith, race conference

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — Justice Not Jails will host Faith and Race: Challenging the Culture of Criminalization, a day of interactive conversation and renewed commitment to dismantling all expressions of white supremacy, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 26 at Holman United Methodist Church, 3320 W. Adams Blvd.

The conference also will feature a panel of people directly affected by mass incarceration and a second panel of faith leaders who are leading the struggle to push back against racism in all its forms. Theologian/activist Charlene Sinclair will join Kelly Lytle Hernandez as the facilitators.

Space is limited. To register visit: http://bit.ly/FaithandRace2019. For information, contact Larry Foy at lfoy@im4humanintegrigy.org.

Book club discusses

Obama’s ‘Becoming’

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — The Friends Book Club meets at 4 p.m. Jan. 26 to discuss “Becoming” by Michelle Obama, at the Hyde Park Miriam Matthews Branch Los Angeles Public Library, 2205 W. Florence Ave. The book club encourages people to come even if they haven’t read it to hear about and discuss the lives of African-American women in the United States.

Stadium job fair

set in Inglewood

INGLEWOOD — The Los Angeles Stadium and Entertainment District at Hollywood Park Jobs Information and Resource Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 31, at Rogers Park, 400 W. Beach Ave.

The fair will provide opportunities to learn about the new L.A. Stadium project. There will be contractors, trade unions, training providers and other support resources in attendance. Attendees will be able to meet contractors and obtain information about available training and other resources to better prepare themselves for construction job opportunities on the project. 

For more information, call (310) 680-3761.

Food distribution

planned at park

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — A free healthy food giveaway will be held at 10 a.m. Feb. 1 at Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 3916 S. Western Ave. Giveaways include cereal, rice, beans, canned goods and other nonperishable items.

Library offers class

on healthy foods

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — Chef T. Jackson will teach how to juice and how to create healthy smoothies at 2 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Hyde Park Miriam Matthews Branch Los Angeles Public Library, 2205 W. Florence Ave. Space is limited so call (323) 750-7241 to register.

Convention center hosts

black college expo

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES — The Black College Expo will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Feb. 2, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, South Building, Kentia Hall, 1201 S. Figueroa St. The College Expo is for all students. Students can meet with representatives from more than 200 colleges.  

Compiled by Angela Parker.

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