FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Please Contact Kameron Myles or Lulwa Bordcosh 310 657 5511
“SULTANS OF SATIRE” UNIVERSAL MIDDLE EASTERN COMEDY SUPPORTS INDIAN & MIDDLE EASTERN/NORTH AFRICAN CHARITIES
Who: Sultans of Satire, Muslim/Christian Arab comedians with special guest Samson Koletkar, Indian Jewish Stand-Up
What: Comedy Benefit Fundraiser
Price: $20 general admission by April 15; $25 thereafter/at the door
Where: Westwood Hills Congregational Church 1789 Westwood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90025
Reservations: 323.413.2001, or online, levantinecenter.org, sultansofsatire.com
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[Los Angeles—FEB. 14, 2013] Farzad Golpayegani is one of Iran’s hottest fusion guitarists and composers. He is also a renowned painter and graphic designer who has lived in Iran, Turkey and the U.S. The band is Farzad Golpayegani on electric and acoustic guitar & violin; Ali Sanaei on bass guitar, fretless acoustic bass & acoustic guitar; and Rameel Nissan on drums, percussions and acoustic guitar. This is a one-night only concert before Farzad and his band play live at the 2013 South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin TX. The band plays live at The Mint March 1, 8 pm, 6010 W. Pico Blvd, Los Angeles 90035 to be followed by an after-party art exhibit of his work next door at the Levantine Cultural Center.
Deconstructing stereotypes: Jack G. Shaheen remembers 40 years
of commitment to positive Arab and US
understanding in evening lecture
[Monday December 10, 2012] On Wednesday December 19th, The Levantine Cultural Center presents honored media critic and film scholar Dr. Jack G. Shaheen in an intimate discussion and forum on misleading stereotypes based on Hollywood's negative portrayal of Arabs. Shaheen will be discussing his life-long commitment to illuminate social justice, with insights into the highs and lows of his 40-year quest, including his mission to reveal and terminate these damaging Arab and Muslim stigmas.
WHO: Jack G. Shaheen, media activist
WHERE: Levantine Cultural Center, 5998 W. Pico Blvd., LA 90035, street parking.
PRICE: Free to general public
INFO/RSVPs: Levantine Cultural Center, 323.413.2001, levantinecenter.org.
[Los Angeles-Monday November 27, 2012] Beginning Saturday, December 1st, the Levantine Cultural Center presents a fascinating new exhibit based on the work of film and media scholar Dr. Jack G. Shaheen's work: A is for Arab: Stereotypes in U.S. Popular Culture.
LOS ANGELES WILL BE HOME TO FIRST MULTIDISCIPLINARY ARTS CENTER
FOR THE MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA, OPENING JAN 2013
After over a decade of presenting arts and education programs in Southern California, the Levantine Cultural Center (LCC)—a 501c3 nonprofit organization that champions diverse cultures from Morocco to Afghanistan—has embarked on a 6-month campaign to raise $2 million. The Center will re-open in a new 10,000 square foot multidisciplinary space in January 2013. The LCC presents arts that promote inter-cultural dialogue and friendship, including film, theatre, music, art exhibits, author talks, classes and workshops.
The Levantine Cultural Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that champions a greater understanding of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), seeks to build a new library and resource center that will provide access to valuable research materials. The library will be open to the public beginning Monday, November 7, and will be available during regular center hours, Monday-Saturday, 10 am-6 pm.
The Hammer Museum and UCLA Live present a free lecture featuring Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf with Reza Aslan at UCLA's Royce Hall. In his role as chairman of the Cordoba Initiative, Imam Feisal directs projects that aim to heal conflict between Islamic and Western communities. As Imam of Masjid al-Farah for 27 years, a mosque located twelve blocks from Ground Zero in New York City, he has preached a message of understanding among people of all faiths. One of his projects is the Cordoba House project in Lower Manhattan, which became a cause célèbre in 2010 and he became known as the ‘Ground Zero Mosque Imam.'
Gift items! Art! Party! Join the community of American Arabs, Jews, Iranians, Greeks, Armenians, Turks, Kurds, Berbers and all the other insubordinate tribes of the Middle East, North Africa and the United States for our annual HOLIDAY BAZAAR and party.
Awesome sale prices on all art, books, music, movies, jewelry clothing, you name it! Revolutionary Me tees, Turkish jewelry, comedy DVDs...
Last-minute gift-shopping for the holidays, great stuff, and your purchases benefit the Levantine Cultural Center, a nonprofit organization that celebrates arts, culture and building stronger bridges between Americans and the Middle East.
See art from the Peace Project! Free hors d'oeuvres at the bar (cash bar).