Tagged: Juneteenth

Essential Arts: One composer’s personal reflection on Juneteenth

What’s that thumping noise? It’s not the morning newspaper being thrown at your door. It’s the Essential Arts newsletter hitting your inbox. I’m arts reporter Jessica Gelt filling in for Carolina Miranda, who is likely finding art you didn’t know about in a part of the city you rarely go. The worst of the heat wave has passed for now and the weekend is upon us, so let’s get to it.

Celebrating Juneteenth

Juneteenth is finally a federal holiday, and even though government recognition of the date that commemorates the end of slavery in America came more than a

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Juneteenth 2021 events across L.A. and Orange County

A mashup of its historic date, Juneteenth marks June 19, 1865, the day enslaved Black people in Galveston, Texas, received the news that they were free — nearly 2½ years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.

Beginning as a regional holiday, the tradition slowly spread and in recent years has burst into broader awareness with the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement and demonstrations against police killings of Black Americans.

You can celebrate Juneteenth this year with local arts and culture events, virtual or in-person, across Southern California.

Moza Mjasiri Cooper, founder of the nonprofit Black Arts Los

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Celebrate Juneteenth with these arts and culture events across SoCal

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA JUNE 19, 2020-A woman dances to the music during a Juneteenth celebration at Leimert Park Friday. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times)

A scene from Leimert Park’s 2020 Juneteenth celebration. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

A mashup of its historic date, Juneteenth marks June 19, 1865, the day enslaved Black people in Galveston, Texas, received the news that they were free — nearly 2½ years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.

Beginning as a regional holiday, the tradition slowly spread and in recent years has burst into broader awareness with the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement and demonstrations against police killings of Black Americans.

You can celebrate Juneteenth this year with local arts and culture events, virtual or

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Houston Cinema Arts Society and Museum Of African American Culture Celebrate Juneteenth And Black Music Month

Houston Cinema Arts Society and Houston Museum of African American Culture partner on screenings at Moonstruck Drive-In in celebration of both Juneteenth and Black Music Month. Miss Juneteenth will play on Saturday, June 19th at 8:30pm with $30 tickets per car and Summer of Soul will play on Wednesday, June 23rd at 8:30pm with free advanced registration.

On Saturday, June 19th at 8:30pm, HCAS and HMAAC will present A Juneteenth Celebration: Miss Juneteenth and Doretha’s Blues at Moonstruck Drive-In. The program will consist of the Texas-shot film Miss Juneteenth by Channing Godfrey Peoples, previously screened at HCAS’s Beyond Film Program

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