SOURCE: The Studio for Southern California History

the Studio for Southern California History

March 02, 2011 21:56 ET

The Studio for Southern California History Announces Its 5th Annual Fundraiser "Los Angeles Love Stories"

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - March 2, 2011) - The Studio for Southern California History (Studio) announces its annual fundraiser at its Chinatown gallery on April 2, 2011, from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Its theme is "Los Angeles Love Stories" tying in the Studio's current exhibit "Love is Living LARGE in Los Angeles." Guests are encouraged to bring a story illustrating why they love Los Angeles which will be collected and shared throughout the evening. Performers include multi-talented Los Angeles voices including:

Lennie Bluett is an actor, dancer, pianist, and singer whose career spans the classic Hollywood period, with films like Gone With the Wind and A Cabin In the Sky, to contemporary performances in Casablanca and the Studio.

Actor Tomás Benitez has been a writer and a community cultural worker for the past 25 years beginning at Inner City Cultural Center, the Bilingual Foundation of the Arts, Self Help Graphics and Plaza de la Raza.

Rubén Martínez is a musician, poet, and writer whose books include The Other Side: Notes from the New L.A., Mexico City, and Beyond (1993); Crossing Over: A Mexican Family on the Migrant Trail (2002); and The New Americans (2004).

Luis J. Rodriguez is a multi-faceted writer whose best-known work is Always Running: La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A.. Rodriguez co-founded the Tía Chucha Press and Tía Chucha's Centro Cultural in the San Fernando Valley.

Proceeds support the Studio, a nonprofit organization dedicated to critically chronicling and disseminating the region's social history in order to foster sense of place. The Studio sponsors walking tours, exhibits and maintains an extensive library and the online resource the LA History Archive (

Tickets are $25 each for non-members and $10 for members of the Studio. Lady Bug the Clown will entertain those with children, who are free with a paying adult. Tickets are available for purchase online through the Studio's website at or at the Studio.

The Studio for Southern California History
977 N. Hill Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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