World premiere of “Intimate Stories from The Longwood
Writers Workshop” attracts overflow crowd to November 4
Fall Celebration of LAICCC’s legacy, C. Bernard Jackson’s birthday

Los Angeles Inner City Cultural Center’s annual Fall Celebration of our ever-growing legacy and the birthday of C. Bernard Jackson, ICCC’s late co-founder, artistic and executive director, drew an overflow crowd to the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center on November 4.

Presented in association with CHARTOR Entertainment and the African Grove Institute for the Arts (AGIA), the Celebration featured the world premiere of “Intimate Stories from The Longwood Writers Workshop,” read by Charles Floyd Johnson, Hattie Winston and Workshop founder Denise Nicholas, with an introduction by AGIA executive director Dr. Victor Leo Walker II.

Dr. Walker and Charles Floyd Johnson are the managing partners of CHARTOR Entertainment, which had previously collaborated with LAICCC on the presentation of the April 15 Los Angeles premiere of August Wilson’s autobiographical solo show “How I Learned What I Learned,” starring Rocky Carroll, to kick of LAICCC’s participation in UCLA’s “Beloved Community Awareness Week.”

LAICCC's Los Angeles premiere of August Wilson's
"How I Learned What I Learned," starring Rocky Carroll,
kicks off UCLA Beloved Community Awareness Week

From the top: Charles Floyd Johnson, Denise Nicholas, Hattie Winston and Dr. Victor Leo Walker II, who presented “Intimate Stories from The Longwood Writers Workshop” at LAICCC’s November 4 Fall Celebration. Photo by Burt Harris.

EVENTS: Hattie Winston, Emily Yancy star in
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Our Fall Celebration was the lead item in Broadway World’s Los Angeles newsletter on November 1:

Honors, Awards, Achievements

The Fall Celebration also honored longtime LAICCC board member Duane “Chief Yellow Feather” Shepard, Sr. with the Inner City Essence Award, and recognized actor and LAICCC stalwart Glynn Turman as the 2023 winner of the UCLA / C. Bernard Jackson Bridge Builders Award.

LAICCC’s initial participants in the Entertainment Community Fund’s Performing Arts Legacy Project Christine Avila, Gloria Calomee, JD Hall and L. Martina Young, Ph.D. were also recognized. LAICCC was the first cultural organization outside of New York City chosen to participate in the Performing Arts Legacy Project.

A video presentation documented LAICCC’s selection as a Cultural Treasure of South Los Angeles. LAICCC is one of a small number of organizations chosen to be so honored thus far as part of the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs Promise Zone Arts Initiative.

The complete program for the Fall Celebration can be found here.

Anwar Stetson’s videos of Part I and Part II of the Fall Celebration can be found at:
(PART 1) (PART 2)

Watch this page for a complete photo gallery of the event, coming soon.

NEWS: Career histories of two more LAICCC
alumni can now be viewed on the Performing
Arts Legacy Project website - More Info