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The City of Inglewood has planned an array of activities during the month of February to promote and celebrate its rich cultural diversity and the arts.  These events are designed for the entire family – they will be educational, inspirational and motivational. 

Nationally known performers will join local dancers, singers, choirs, musicians, poets and other talents at Inglewood’s 5th Annual talent showcase called “Gifts.”   This cultural celebration will feature song, dance, art, spoken word and much more.  The event is free to the public and will take place at the Veterans Memorial Building in Edward Vincent Park on Saturday, February 18, 2006.  Vincent Park is located at 330 Centinela Avenue (at the corner of Centinela Avenue and Warren Lane).  The program gets underway at 11:00 a.m., with continuous performances, demonstrations and lectures until 5:00 p.m.

On Sunday, February 19, 2006, “Expressions,” an art exhibit featuring some of Inglewood’s top artists will take place at Inglewood City Hall Community Room, One Manchester Boulevard, from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Admission is free.  Participating artists will include Michael Massenburg, Katherine Wilson, Micheal Chucks, Louise McGhee, Mamie Hansberry, Julien  Dothard, Carole McCoy and others. 

Activities will be held throughout the month.  For information about how to participate in these exciting events, or for information about other events planned at City facilities, contact the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department Cultural Office at (310) 412-8700. 

Mark your calendar and plan to attend these other events in Inglewood during Black History Month:

  • February 3 - February 19, 2006 – “Grandpa’s Truth,” a stage play presented by FNC Community Development Corporation at the Inglewood Playhouse on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m.  Sunday performances are at 4:00 p.m.  General admission tickets are $20; children under 12 and seniors, $15.  For information, call (626) 858-1907. The Inglewood Playhouse is located at 714 Warren Lane (at the center of Edward Vincent Park). 
  • Friday, February 24, 2006 – 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – An Evening of Spoken Word and Poetry featuring Inglewood’s and L.A.’s best poets and spoken word artists.  Location:  Inglewood Library  - Gladys Waddingham Lecture Hall, 101 W. Manchester Boulevard.  Admission $5.