7th PHILOMENIAN, Aug 17, 2014, Beyond Baroque


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PRINCE DIABATE AND LINDA J. ALBERTANO, July 19, 2014 Motherland Music, Inglewood, CA

Featuring Bruno Coon on guitar

MOTHERLAND MUSIC     Sat. July 19th 8 PM
601 N. Eucalyptus Ave.
Inglewood, CA 90302
(310) 673-8000

PRINCE DIABATE is a direct descendent of the
Mandingo griots who are the oral historians, storytellers,
and living encyclopedias of West African Culture. Prince
Diabate has been recognized as one of the greatest
living virtuosos of the kora (West African Harp).

LINDA J. ALBERTANO is a musician and poet
who has travelled to Conakry, Guinea where
she studied kora, bolon, and n’goni (stringed
calabash instruments) with Prince Diabate and
masters of ancient musical traditions. She’s
accompanied him at the Getty Museum, the Sacred
Music Festival and other World Music venues
both grand and intimate for more than a decade.

Admission: $10    Park on Juniper near Eucalyptus

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Nearly Fatal Women, Friday, June 20th, 2014



“These three women, these three poets from the City of the Angels, have their performance licks tuned up, their wits honed bright, and a sense of humor, a collective tone, that avoids strident polemics while it affirms humane values.”

The Bookpress, Ithaca, New York

Friday June 20th 8PM

Just when you thought it was safe to utter the adverb Nearly

they’re BACK!

the serio-comic quasi-hellcats of thwarted desire

Linda J. Albertano . Laurel Ann Bogen . Suzanne Lummis


681 Venice Blvd. Venice, CA  (310) 822-3006

Tickets $12 /

Seniors and Students and Beyond Baroque members $7 


(And — No, there isn’t anything else like this.  And – No, there isn’t anyone else like us. And — No, you won’t have another chance soon.  And — Yes, there will be refreshments after.)

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LA DI DADA, Saturday, June 21, 2014


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Run for Pres_On May 3rd 2014 as part of Highways Performance Space’s 25th Anniversary, Linda J. Albertano appears in a special program of short performances celebrating the pioneering men and women who made the avant-garde scene and put LA on the performance-art map as radical changes swept through the performance-art genre, and practitioners embraced the allure of new media spectacle, increasingly drafting choreographers, musicians, actors, writers, filmmakers, and producers into something more theatrical, and all about the audience experience.

In that spirit, the night is a fast-paced program of radical work presented in five-minute increments evoking the revved up zeitgeist of the Big ‘80s.

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Poetry Hits the Streets Again

041914 Windows IV

In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, 2014,The Arroyo Arts Collective is proud to present Poetry in the Windows VI. Starting on April 19 and continuing for a month, prize-winning poems will be displayed on posters in merchants’ windows along Figueroa Street in Highland Park. Free bookmarks with the poems will be available inside the individual stores.


On Saturday, April 19, at 2 p.m. there will be a poetry walk beginning at the Highland Park Ebell Club, 131 S. Ave. 57, Los Angeles 90042. The poets will read their poems at each location. An awards reception for the poets takes place at the Highland Park Ebell Club immediately after the walk. For those unable to attend the walk, each poster will contain a QR code, allowing poetry lovers to scan each poster with their phones and hear an audio recording of the poet reading the poem.

In conjunction with Poetry in the Windows VI, Word!, a gallery exhibit of art works featuring text will be held at Rock Rose Gallery (4108 N. Figueroa St., Highland Park, 90065. The show opens as part of NELA Arts Second Saturday, April 12 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

View the posters and hear poets read their poems live at each location.
Posters will remain on view in the windows until May 31, 2014.

Poetry in the Windows VI is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.

All Poetry in the Windows VI events are presented by the Arroyo Arts Collective and made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.


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dadaland in lala land


From last year, 2013…
dadaland in lala land

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Night in the City, L.A. Noir

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The Second Annual Urban Ocean Poetry Cruise

Saturday, June 18, 2011 · 4:00pm – 6:30pm
Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, CA
100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, California

On Saturday, June 18th, at 4PM, The Second Annual Urban Ocean Poetry Cruise will be launched by the Aquarium of the Pacific. Poet and performer Linda Albertano has been working with noted Long Beach poet and professor, Elliot Fried, to add poetry to this very special event.

The “Urban Ocean Cruise” is not a typical tourist trip. It demonstrates the balance between wildlife and commerce in the harbor, as well as promoting conservation and sustainable practices at sea, The event is about two-and-a-half hours long. While inhaling the invigorating sea air, patrons will view the spectacular harbor from a vantage point ordinarily inaccessible,

A selection of sea-themed poems will be read at brief intervals during the voyage.

The Urban Ocean tour itself is well worth the investment of a Saturday afternoon (and a $30 ticket)! The funds go toward keeping this educational project about the sea alive.

If you wish, you can purchase tickets directly at the Aquarium (be sure to arrive early).

You may also order tickets online at http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/
Click on the red rectangle “Buy Tickets Now” in the upper right.
Select “Urban Ocean Cruise — resumes June 18th” from the left-hand menu.
Be sure to take note of the date, Saturday, June 18th.

Then print out your tickets and take them with you.


Or you may call 562-590-3100, press “0” and ask for THE URBAN OCEAN POETRY CRUISE. Be sure to mention the date, Saturday, June 18th.
Tickets purchased by phone are generally picked up at Will Call in front of the Aquarium (be sure to arrive early)..

PARKING is $8. PLAN TO ARRIVE by 3PM as the parking structure is quite large, and it fills up early. Also, you’ll want to get to Dock #2 (near the Aquarium) in time to find favorable seats on the vessel.



We’ve found a great little Greek restaurant nearby, and anyone who wants to dine on lamb and feta cheese can join us afterwards.

“Georges” serves tender and delicious New Zealand lamb chops family style with all the Greek fixings and trimmings for just $25 per person!

They’ll be swamped on Saturday evening, so we will need to make reservations ahead of time.

Please RSVP to me by email if you’d like to join us for a meal at George’s Greek Restaurant. HOOPAH!!!

Hope to see you there!

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