Thursday, August 24, 2006

Addie Daddio and Erik Kilpatrick are currently in rehearsal for the West Coast premiere of Levy Lee Simon’s award winning play "The Bow Wow Club."

Photos by Amanda Aardsma

“The Bow Wow Club” open’s Friday September 8th through Saturday, October 15th at the
Stella Adler Theatre
6773 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028
Tickets available at
Info: (323) 960-5521

The Bow Wow Club is about friendship, love, responsibility, and survival. After almost 20 years, five teenage friends reunite and are forced to choose between their differences or the power of their lifelong bond.

Levy Lee Simon weaves a riveting tale of what happened to
The Bow Wow Club once they left the security of the insecure streets of Harlem. The show portray’s their hopes, dreams, disappointments, successes and the shocking changes that take place in their lives. Each one of these Dawg's has looked for acceptance and compromise in a modern world that has proven to be as big an adversary as the rival gang's of their youth.

The Bow Wow Club was the recipient of the prestigious Lorraine Hansberry Award for Best Full Length Play awarded by the ACTF and the Kennedy Center.

Directed by Dan Martin
the Los Angeles Cast of The Bow Wow Club also includes:
John Marshall Jones, Nancy Cheryll Davis,Freedom,
Mamie-Louise Anderson, Terry Ellis, Larry B. Scott,Amanda Aardsma,
J.Todd Howell, Lynne Conner-Smith, Lyn Ross

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT: LEVY LEE SIMON is originally from Harlem, an award winning playwright, actor, and screenwriter. He holds an MFA from the University of Iowa's Playwright's Workshop and is the author of over twenty plays which have been produced and read in theatres around the country. Most notably, his award nominated trilogy FOR THE LOVE OF FREEDOM, about the Haitian Revolution co- produced by Danny Glover's Robey Theatre and the Greenway Arts Alliance, directed by Ben Guillory. Other notable plays by Simon include The Bow-Wow Club, 'Lorraine Hansberry Award' Best Full Length Play, Same Train OBBR Award 2004, the critically acclaimed God the Crackhouse and the Devil, CASELOAD, The Stuttering Preacher, DAD, The Drama That Was Us, The Guest at Central Park West, Wolves Over Hollywood, Letters from the Pen, The Trial of Superfly, The Real Roxanne, and more. As an actor, Levy Lee has performed On Broadway, Off-Broadway, in regional theatres around the country, England, and the Caribbean. He is a former member of Ernie McClintok's African American Studio, The Negro Ensemble Company and Circle Rep.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Did you know that Silver Lake has a Community Garden?

Lora Hall from the Manzanita Street Community Garden has asked me to extend this invite to all......

This Saturday, August 12th from 11-3 the Manzanita Street Community Garden is hosting its annual open house. There will be fresh food from the garden, a plant sale and other activities. Stop by, take a tour of the garden and say hello.

The garden is on Sunset Blvd., next to the lofts under construction just across the street from Jiffy Lube & the 4100 Bar.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006


If you've ever had a great idea
for how to improve our community...

If you've ever thought,
They should do that differently...

If you've ever complained about City services
(tree trimming, street paving, construction schedules, traffic...)

If ANY of these statements applies to you
(and let's face it, who hasn't complained about City services?)


Elections for the 2006-2007 Silver Lake Neighborhood Council Governing Board will be held on Saturday, September 30. Stakeholders like you will elect 11 new members to the Board: one representative for each of Silver Lake's seven regions and three "At Large" representatives, plus an additional representative to fill the unexpired term of late Region 3 representative Robin Dakin.

The SLNC needs candidates. If you have ever thought about getting involved in the grassroots effort to make Los Angeles government more open, more responsive, more representative, NOW is your chance. It's not as hard as it might sound - in fact, it's a great opportunity to get to know your neighbors. And that's really what the SLNC is all about: building an even stronger community in Silver Lake, and the city as a whole.

But you only have two more weeks to file! Candidate Declaration forms can be downloaded and dropped off, mailed or faxed to the SLNC office at 2898 Rowena Avenue, Suite 101. But they must be received by 6:30 PM on Wednesday, August 16. Please note that there is a mandatory candidate orientation that night at 7 PM, so if you plan to run, you or a predesignated* representative should make arrangements to attend.

Don't let this opportunity pass you by. Silver Lake needs YOU.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006


You may think that's a bold statement, but it's true. We can change the world one community at a time. Change begins with individuals and you can make a difference in the world we live in by helping your community and neighborhood.

Think about it - take a run for the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council.

There's information on the SLNC website - To find your region go to:


It's your community - get involved!


***Make a difference in your community.

Disaster Preparedness
taught by LAFD

The classes will be held at: Betty Plasencia Elementary School
Address: 31321 Cortez St. LA. CA. 90026
Cross St: Temple St.
The training will be held in the auditorium
Date: Every Thursday from August 24, to October 5, 2006
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Parking is available and lighted.
Taught by: LAFD
The course is: Free
It is a small investment of our time, making a huge difference in our lives.

Participation is important so do sign-up.
Contact Darin Williams at 323-644-1014 or email Rosie at Check out for other upcoming events.


It's that time of the month again....the SLNC has its monthly Governing Board Meeting, this Weds. at 7pm. This month the SLNC will disuss many things in our community and highlight it's Governmental Affairs Committee. Check it out, you may want to add your 2 cents and join in the fun!

"The Governmental Affairs Committee acts as a liaison between the SLNC Board and the City Council (and other governmental agencies), oversees the City's budget-making process for the SLNC, and otherwise works to improve the delivery of City services to the Community. The Committee notifies the SLNC Governing Board of pending legislation that may impact Silver Lake's stakeholders, and also reports the actions of the Board to the City Council and other government agencies."

Also, it's going to be election time for the SLNC in September. The SLNC Board is made up of community members just like get involved, think about becoming a candidate and help get things done around here!

Visit the SLNC website for all the details: