• COLUMN OF THE WEEK

    March-April 2019

    HOPE AND HISTORY

    By Ross Altman, PhD

    Marian Rosa and Eleanor“History says, Don’t hope

    On this side of the grave,

    But then, once in a lifetime

    The longed-for tidal wave

    Of justice can rise up,

    And hope and history rhyme”

    --Seamus Heaney

    For March, 2019, Women’s History Month, here is a celebration of three great American women whose lives intertwine—two at the beginning and one at the end: Marian Anderson, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Mrs. Rosa Parks.

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    SPOTLIGHTS

    ZAKIR HUSSAIN & MASTERS OF PERCUSSION

    ZAKIR HUSSAIN MASTERS OF PERCUSSION

    THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2019
    8:00PM

    CAP UCLA
    UCLA Campus, Royce Hall, Westwood, CA 90095

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    RICHIE AND ROSIE
    (Richie Stearns & Rosie Newton)

    Richie and Rosie

    SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 2019 - 4:00PM

    Deep End Sessions
    Santa Paula, CA 93060

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    SUNDAY, MARCH 31, 2019 - 6:30PM

    Kalabash School of Music
    5725 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92037

    Presented by the Southern Pacific Sessions

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    FEATURE ARTICLE

    GATEKEEPERS OF FREEDOM 2018:

    TWENTY-FIVE REVIEWED CONCERTS, CDS, THEATRE PERFORMANCES AND A VERY SPECIAL GRAMMY MUSEUM EXHIBIT

    VOICES THAT STOOD UP FOR A BETTER AMERICA IN 2018

    Exclusive to FolkWorks

    By Ross Altman, PhD

    Ross AltmanHere are the Gatekeepers of Freedom for 2018—those performing and performance artists who travel, sing and record the music that keeps us sane in a mad world—who carry the torch of Woody Guthrie and Joe Hill, Pete Seeger and Paul Robeson, Marian Anderson, Billie Holiday and Phil Ochs, Utah Phillips and Rosalie Sorrels, Malvina Reynolds, Victor Jara and John Lennon. We turn to them in times of need, for inspiration, for their long memory, for satire and protest, above all, for truth.

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    CONCERT REVIEW

    GORDON LIGHTFOOT: 80 YEARS STRONG TOUR

    AT THE SABAN THEATRE IN BEVERLY HILLS - MARCH 9. 2019, 8pm

    A PAINTER PASSING THROUGH

    By Ross Altman, PhD

    Gordon Lightfoot“The folk revival lasted from 1960,” said Gordon Lightfoot in a whimsical moment,

    “to 1963—from Bob Dylan and Joan Baez to Phil Ochs to Ramblin’ Jack Elliot.” And here we are, forty-five years later, and we’re still playing their songs—Early Morning Rain, If You Could Read My Mind, The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, and Ribbon of Darkness. But we’re not playing them all—more like a Reader’s Digest Version. Gone is the epic Canadian Railroad Trilogy—gone is the second set from two years ago—it’s now a lean, clean, well-oiled 90 minute machine, with a few pauses for emphasis, but you’d never know it from the rousing reception Lightfoot receives from beginning to end. It turns out that less is more—and small is Beautiful.

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    everything but ...

    Featured at the Folk/Roots Festival

    Willy Souly will be leading an African Dance Workshop

    and featured in the Evening Concert

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    FULL CALENDAR

    MUSIC       DANCE

    TODAY'S CALENDAR 3/26/19


    MUSIC


    NO EVENTS TODAY



    DANCE


    NO EVENTS TODAY


    RECURRING EVENTS


    MUSIC


    3:30pm - 6:30pm PORT HUENEME SONG CIRCLE (SONGMAKERS)

    second & fourth Tuesday

    Hueneme Bay Clubhouse

    2600 Lido Blvd, Port Hueneme, CA

    Marty Capsuto 818-321-2118 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    5:30pm - 8:30pm DOWNEY FOLK MUSIC JAM

    fourth Tuesday

    Barbara J. Riley Community & Senior Center

    7810 Quill Drive, Downey, CA 90242

    562-904-7223

    Bea & Jim Romano 562-861-7049 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    6:30pm - 9:00pm SDBS OPEN MIC, PICKUP BANDS, FEATURED BAND

    fourth Tuesday

    Boll Weevil Restaurant (Clairemont Mesa)

    9330 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA

    858-571-6225

    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    7:00pm - 11:00pm OULD SOD TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC SESSION

    every Tuesday

    The Ould Sod

    3373 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA

    Michael Eskin 619-284-6594 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    DANCE


    8:30am - 11:00am LEISURE WORLD FOLK DANCERS

    every Saturday

    Club House 1

    Leisure World, Laguna Hills, CA

    Florence Kanderer 949-425-8456


    10:00am - 12:00pm ISRAELI & INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCING

    every Tuesday

    La Mesa Adult Enrichment Center

    8450 La Mesa Blvd., La Mesa, CA

    Rina Dalyot 619-462-8155 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    10:30am - 12:00pm UNIVERSITY OF JUDAISM

    every Tuesday

    UNIVERSITY OF JUDAISM

    5600 Mulholland Dr, Los Angeles, CA

    Natalie Stern 818-343-8009


    11:15am - 12:35pm SANTA MONICA CITY COLLEGE ISRAELI DANCING

    every Thursday

    Santa Monica College Clocktower

    1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA


    6:00pm - 8:45pm CERRITOS FOLK DANCERS

    every Tuesday

    Cerritos Senior Center

    12340 South St., Cerritos, CA

    Wen Chiang 626-303-2761 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    6:30pm - 8:30pm TROUPE MOSAIC

    every Tuesday

    Gottlieb Dance Studio

    9743 Noble Ave, North Hills, CA

    Mara Johnson 818-831-1854


    7:00pm - 9:30pm CABRILLO INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCERS

    every Tuesday

    Balboa Park Club

    2150 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA

    Georgina Sham 858-459-1336 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    7:30pm - 11:00pm CALTECH FOLK DANCERS

    every Tuesday

    Caltech Dabney Lounge

    1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena, CA

    Nancy Milligan 626-797-5157 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    7:30pm - 10:30pm TUESDAY GYPSIES - INTERNATIONAL

    every Tuesday

    Culver City Masonic Lodge

    9635 Venice Blvd., Culver City, CA

    Marian and Jim Fogle This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


COFFEE HOUSES

CONCERT VENUES CLUBS AND RESTAURANTS HOUSE CONCERTS

LOS ANGELES

212 PIER

212 Pier Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90405

310- 314-5275

ALTA COFFEE

506 31st St., Newport Beach, CA 92663

949-675-0233

BARCLAY’S COFFEE

8976 Tampa Ave., Northridge, CA 91324-3521

818-885-7744

BEAN TOWN COFFEE HOUSE

45 N Baldwin Ave, Sierra Madre, CA 91024

626-355-1596

BUTLER’S COFFEE

40125 10th St. West, Palmdale, CA 93551

661-272-9530

BUSTER’S COFFEE AND ICE CREAM

1006 Mission St., South Pasadena, CA 91030

626-441-0744

CAFE AROMA

54750 North Circle Dr., Idyllwild, CA 92549

951-659-5212

CAFE CORDIALE

14015 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

818-789-1985

CAHUENGA GENERAL STORE

5510 Cahuenga Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601

818-985-5916

COFFEE CARTEL

1820 S Catalina Ave #102, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

310-316-6554

COFFEE CONNECTION

3838 Centinela Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90066

310-391-1380

COFFEE CANTINA

3011 Mount Pinos Way, Frazier Park, CA 93225

661-245-3166

COFFEE GALLERY BACKSTAGE

2029 N Lake Ave., Altadena, CA 91001

626-398-7917

CURLEY’S CAFE

1999 E Willow St, Signal Hill, CA 90755

562-424-0018

GROUND ZERO CAFÉ

University of Southern California

615 Childs Way, Los Angeles, CA 90007

213-821-1484

IT'S A GRIND COFFEE HOUSE

29641 The Old Rd., Castaic, CA 91384

661-702-9636

IT'S A GRIND COFFEE HOUSE

13295 South St., Cerritos, CA 90703

562-402-2062

IT'S A GRIND COFFEE HOUSE

3833 Bedford Canyon Rd. #103, Corona, CA 92883

951-272-2900

IT'S A GRIND COFFEE HOUSE

175 E. Ontario Ave., Corona, CA 92879

951-278-0038

IT'S A GRIND COFFEE HOUSE

4105 Ball Rd., Cypress, CA 90630

714-484-9221

IT'S A GRIND COFFEE HOUSE

1223 S. Diamond Bar Blvd., Diamond Bar, CA 91765

909-861-5120

IT'S A GRIND COFFEE HOUSE

44100 Jefferson St., Indio, CA 92201

760-200-9474

IT'S A GRIND COFFEE HOUSE

44421 20th St. E., Lancaster, CA 93535

661-723-9606

IT'S A GRIND COFFEE HOUSE

4245 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807

562-981-0028

IT'S A GRIND COFFEE HOUSE

5933 E. Spring St. ., Long Beach, CA 90808

562-497-9848

IT'S A GRIND COFFEE HOUSE

247 Pine Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802

562-495-7100

IT'S A GRIND COFFEE HOUSE

888 E. Los Angeles Ave., Moorpark, CA 9302

805-523-3339

IT'S A GRIND COFFEE HOUSE

40444 Murrieta Hot Springs Rd., Murrieta, CA 92561

951-677-6361

IT'S A GRIND COFFEE HOUSE

28039 Scott Rd., Murrieta, CA 92584

951-679-3549

IT'S A GRIND COFFEE HOUSE

33215 State Highway 79, Temecula, CA 92592

951-303-0053

JONI'S COFFEE ROASTING CAFÉ

552 W Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey, CA 90292

310-305-7147

KULAK'S WOODSHED

5230 Laurel Canyon Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91607

818-766-9913

NOVEL CAFÉ (Main Street)

2507 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90405

310-396-7700

NOVEL CAFÉ

11 Traction Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90013

213-621-2240

NOVEL CAFÉ

1101 Gayley Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024

310-208-6410

NOVEL CAFÉ

2901 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405

310-450-8260

NOVEL CAFÉ

3760 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010

213-388-3383

NOVEL CAFÉ

2127 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405

310-396-8566

NOVEL CAFÉ PASADENA

1713 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106 

626- 683-3309

PRISCILLA’S GOURMET COFFEE

4150 W Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91505

818-843-5707

SACRED GROUNDS COFFEE HOUSE

468 W 6th St., San Pedro, CA 90731

310-514-0800

THE TALKING STICK CAFÉ

1411 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, CA 90291

310-450-6052

UN-URBAN COFFEE HOUSE

3301 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404

310-315-0056

THE WILDE THISTLE

3454 Motor Ave., West Los Angeles, CA 980034

310-730-6208

ORANGE COUNTRY

GYPSY DEN

125 North Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92701

714-835-8840

IT'S A GRIND COFFEE HOUSE

1035 N. Tustin Ave., Anaheim, CA 92807

714-632-9922

IT'S A GRIND COFFEE HOUSE

25522 Marguerite Pkwy., Mission Viejo, CA 92692

949-768-2633

THE UGLY MUG CAFE

261 N Glassell St., Orange, CA 92866

714-997-5610

SANTA BARBARA

TRINITY BACKSTAGE COFFEE HOUSE

1500 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

805-962-2970

SAN DIEGO

BIRD ROCK COFFEE ROASTERS

5627 La Jolla Blvd., San Diego, CA 92037

858-551-1707

DARK HORSE COFFEE ROASTERS

3260 Adams Ave., San Diego, CA 92116

619-344-6962

IT'S A GRIND COFFEE HOUSE

2744 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad, CA 92008

760-434-2216

JAVA JOE'S COFFEE HOUSE

3536 Adams Ave., San Diego, CA 92116

619-354-5637

LESTATS WEST COFFEE HOUSE

3343 Adams Ave., Normal Heights (San Diego), CA 92116

619-282-0437

LESTATS COFFEE HOUSE

4496 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92116

619-501-6638

MILANO COFFEE

8685 Rio San Diego Dr., San Diego, CA 92108

619-263-3335

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