Friday, May 11, 2012

15th Annual SoRo Community Festival


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

South Robertson (SoRo) Community Festival

Los Angeles, CA — This year's 15th Annual SoRo Community Festival will take place on Sunday, June 3, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The SoRo Community Festival will be located on South Robertson Boulevard between Beverlywood St. andCattaraugus St. (just North of 10 Freeway at the Robertson Boulevard exit).

Open to the public, the SoRo Festival features a live music stage, “Camp SoRo” offering attractions, a rock-climbing wall and free arts & crafts for children, and over 60 vendor booths highlighting neighborhood businesses, community information and a variety of merchandise. This year’s theme is “SoRo Sails for 15 Years.”


The SoRo Festival will also serve up a variety of culinary delights from some of Los Angeles’ hottest gourmet food trucks, including Fat Burger, No Tomatoes! Indian CafĂ© on Wheels, bool Korean BBQ Tacos & Pastels, and King Kone Ice Cream Co.

The SoRo Festival stage will spotlight live musical and dance performances from some of SoCal’s talented young performers, with appearances by World Garden Dance and Music Studio, the Jazz Vocal Ensemble from the Academy of Music at Hamilton High School, Kids of Rock Theatre and the top 40 and Latin soul sound of The Westside Crew.


A non-profit undertaking, staffed entirely by volunteers, the SoRo Festival celebrates the broad diversity and sense of unity that exists among the some 45,000 people who live or work in the seven neighborhoods encompassed in the South Robertson community. It encourages beautification and revitalization of the SoRo corridor, where people can shop, dine, and enjoy a good quality of life, and it is committed to strengthening local educational institutions.


Boasting an attendance of between 6,000 – 8,000 people who attend each year, the SoRo Festival’s proceeds support local schools and community improvement projects. The SoRo Community Festival is coordinated by the South Robertson Neighborhoods Council and SoRo, Inc. and funded in part by a grant from the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department.

We would like to invite the entire Southern California community to join our event. Admission to the SoRo Community Festival is free. Free street parking is also available.

For additional information, call (310) 837-1710 or visit SoRo Festival Official Website


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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A Classic Love for Valentine's Day

Looking for inspiration for Valentine's Day?  Why not visit the real life love story of Victorian poets Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning written in their own words.  In a collaboration between Wellesley College and Baylor University, the public can now read the original 573 hand-written letters by the two lovers during their courtship.  The letters span from the period of January 1845 until shortly after their wedding in September 1846.   Here is Robert's declaration of love from a letter dated January 9, 1946, "there is no denying it .. and spite of all I have been incredulous about .. it does seem that the feat is achieved and that I do love you, plainly, surely, more than ever, more than any day in my life before."  Visit the collection and explore their love.