A capitol job of restoration
Stands 26 feet high by 88 feet in length
The sun had faded the larger-than-life images on the south-facing wall outside the Capitol Records building in Hollywood, and the famous music company wanted it restored. Artist Richard Wyatt was asked to re-do the mural he first painted in 1990. Rather than repaint the images, only to see them fade again years later, Wyatt re-did the images in tile. The artwork, now much more permanent, was recently unveiled. The mural stands 26 feet high by 88 feet in length and depicts the likenesses of Chet Baker, Gerry Mulligan, Charlie Parker, Tito Puente, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Shelley Manne, Dizzy Gillespie, Billie Holiday and Duke Ellington. However, from left, only Ella Fitzgerald, Nat Cole, Tito Puente, Dizzy Gillespie (on trumpet), Billie Holiday, and Duke Ellington are captured in this photograph.
A people newly delighted in liberty by federal decree yet tormented by popular scorn and legal indifference exemplified courage amid a rapidly changing national landscape during the 1940s. New citizens from Eastern Europe, the Orient and Latin America would call America home from New York City to Chicago, from San Francisco to Seattle, and from Louisiana and Texas and throughout the Southwest. As immigrants came to America, African Americans were also on the move, migrating from the South to better opportunities in a burgeoning new industrial age.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Howard Theatre, the historic arts landmark that launched the careers of Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Marvin Gaye and The Supremes, re-opened after a $29-million renovation and a 32-year hiatus. The Howard Theatre came back to life with an opening lineup that included Wale, Wanda Sykes, The Roots, Robert Randolph, Taj Mahal, Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def), Meshell Ndegeocello, Bad Brains, Chuck Brown, Chuck Berry, Esperanza Spalding and a weekly Sunday Brunch featuring the Harlem Gospel Choir. The full schedule is available at www.thehowardtheatre.com.
Jazz enthusiasts and musicians throughout the world are mourning the recent passing of one of its greatest, most innovative legends, James Moody, 85, who died in his San Diego home after an extensive battle with pancreatic cancer.
Moody’s clever command of the saxophone and the flute, launched his career and propelled him to the heights of individual achievement and peer respect.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Free meningitis vaccinations will be available beginning today at the AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s pharmacies in West Hollywood and Hollywood and its Men’s Wellness Center in East Hollywood.
The vaccinations are being made available in response to the recent death of a West Hollywood man from bacterial meningitis and cases of a potentially life-threatening strain of the disease that has circulated in men-who-have-sex-with-men in New York, foundation president Michael Weinstein said
LOS ANGELES, CALIF. — The Los Angeles Police Department will conduct sobriety and driver license checkpoints and beefed-up anti-driving under the influence patrols in Hollywood, Hyde Park, Eagle Rock and South Los Angeles from Friday night to midnight Saturday.
A saturation patrol will be deployed in Hollywood from 6 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday, the department announced today.