Under the name Godson, Aaron Johnson’s new EP has already been seen in stores online and on radio stations all over the world since its official release on May 13th, 2014. The album ‘Chilled Coffee’ is an all digital, instrumental acid jazz/hip hop EP with 10 original songs. His current work has over 20k plays, 275+ fans in over 40 countries with a strong base primarily in Europe and South America on Soundcloud alone.
Carol Goldman found a way to pursue all of her career passions. Yes, Carol is a visual artist but she is also an accomplished actor and designer. She trained under the famed Sandford Meisner and was an actress on New York stages and outside of her beloved city. In Chicago, she performed with a joyful talented group of actors as a member of David Mamet's St Nicolas Theater Company, as well as being a winner of a Joseph Jefferson Award. In Los Angeles, she performed on TV as a guest, semi regular and recurring on sitcoms and episodics, as well as acted in commercials, on stage and in films. After a 6 year hiatus, Carol has returned to the business of acting and is now a member of the well known Road Theatre Company.
The NoHo art community is a creative hotbed filled with talented singers, musicians, actors, dancers and visual artists. Over 50% of the people living in the district are under 35 years old. Every month, nohoartsdistrict.com will be highlighting one or two NoHo artists. If you are an artist and live or work in NoHo, please submit your bio for consideration. Today, we interviewed Joe Little, one of the most multi-talented music professionals I have seen for a while.
Tell us about your experience at Rock & Roll Fantasy Camp?
Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp was one of those experiences where I was sitting there for a moment saying to myself, "I'm actually getting paid for this?" This was probably around the time I was asked to start a blues jam with Mark Farner, Gary Hoey, and Billy Sheehan or after I helped out Alan White and his band perform the song Dream On with Steven Tyler surrounded by news cameras. Although, there were many long days and always tons of obstacles to dance around I can defiantly say that my couple years with the camp was an amazing time.
NoHo Senior Arts Colony certainly lives up to their name. The staff at Nohoartsdistrict.com can't count the number of events/activities we cover at the NoHo Senior Arts Colony We are especially fond of The Gallery@NoHoSAC for its great exhibits of animation, design, photography and fine art by well established artists who have shown internationally including at the Smithsonian. The gallery is located at 10747 Magnolia Blvd at NoHo Senior Arts Colony and is open to the public 7 days a week from 10 AM to 5 PM. A true treasure in the NoHo arts community and not to be missed.
Anthony Backman, Bob Rusch, Jeff Alan-Lee and Paul A. Hicks. photo by Andrew Shafer
Congratulations to A Theatre Connection and SkyPilot Theatre Company for presenting the West Coast Premiere of DETECTIVE PARTNER HERO VILLAIN written by Brett Neveu and directed by Jonathon Price. It was a great escape into crime noir and superheros. The play kept me guessing with a surprise ending that only a good writer and seasoned director could of pulled off.
The Nohoartsdistrict.com team has decided to showcase one NoHo artist per month. Artists will be from visual and performing arts. Criteria: Must live or work in NoHo and have been involved in some form of volunteer work within the Noho arts community. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with why you or your friend should be showcased for the Noho Arts Community Spotlight. You will be featured in the Latest News on the front page of nohoartsdistrict.com which averages 75,000 visitors per month plus a shout out to our 14,000 social media followers.
Like many people, I don't like to watch the news since most events being reported are sad and depressing. Well, nohoartsdistrict.com is reporting on a story that shows the "goodness" of humans right here in the NoHo Arts District. The story starts out with a kind and caring gesture by North Hollywood Police Division's Senior Lead Officer John Catalano. Elijah and his mother Angelica enrolled one month ago in East Valley High School. They had been homeless and now are living in a small hotel room where there is one communal stove for 200 people. "Cooking a healthy meal for my son is difficult but I am thankful I have a roof over my head and a good school that Elijah calls his second home," said Angelica.
I asked Angelica how she got into this bad situation when she had a Master's Degree from the University of Cincinnati and a 10-year work history in TV and film on the east coast. She told me that she had an oral agreement from a cable station that she had the job and that she only had to move to Los Angeles. She and Elijah came to Los Angeles only to find the job was gone and that her life savings was depleted after looking for a job for three months. Fortunately, East Valley High has a team of professionals who truly care about their students and saw that this family needed help. School Principal Carrie Allen who treats all 800 students like they were her own stepped in. She told LAPD North Hollywood Division's Lead Officer John Catalano about Elijah and his mom's plight. Officer Catalano saw one thing that needed to be taken care of immediately. Elijah had on tennis shoes that were ripped so bad he was almost walking bare footed. Elijah told Officer Catalano that his mom was trying to find him shoes but she couldn't find his size 15 plus they were very expensive. Officer Catalano on his time off ran to seven stores and finally got Elijah two pairs of tennis shoes. Officer Catalano didn't want any fanfare about doing this wonderful deed because it came from the heart.
Elijah is only 14 years old but wise for his years. "We have been through a rough time but I know we are going to be okay because we now have people who care about us said Elijah." This positive attitude comes from his mom. The first thing she said to me was that she was thankful for all the help she has received and now wants to give back to someone less fortunate than her.
Captain Whittingham of our North Hollywood Police Station told me that the station had "adopted" East Valley High and are committed to assisting students and families in a variety of ways. Elijah has enrolled in LAPD's Cadet program and once again can dream about being an inventor when he grows up!
Elijah and Angelica still need a permanent home. I hope I can write another story about the good samaritan that found them that home! For any type of assistance for this family, please contact Carrie Allen, East Valley High Principal at 818 753-4400.
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NoHo Mural Project - Mural by Levi Ponce
“As a white candle in a holy place, so is the beauty of an aged face.” - Joseph Campbell (Gaelic name Seosamh MacCathmhaoil), Irish poet.
These wise words were the inspiration behind photographer Robin Hart’s newest exhibit, “The Wisdom of Wabi-Sabi,” now open at the NoHo Senior Arts Colony Apartments, a Los Angeles senior apartment community centered around the arts. This wonderful new exhibit will be on display now through March 3, 2014, and is free to the public.
The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) Gallery 800 debuted their 2014 Season with Three Artists You Should Know which opened on January 11th with a hosted reception. Gallery 800 showcases guild members’ personal art in a series of shows throughout the year. The January 11 reception featured personal works from Production Designer/Art Director Al Brenner, Scenic Designer Chris Coakley and Graphic Designer/Illustrator Pierre Bernard, Jr. The exhibit will be on display now through February 15, 2014.