The Ford Blog
September 08, 2015 | Behind the Scenes
In anticipation of TAIKOPROJECT andQuetzal‘s upcoming collaboration concertat the Japanese American National Museum, we sat down with TAIKOPROJECT Managing Director Bryan Yamami to discuss his favorite things to do in Little Tokyo!
August 27, 2015 | Behind the Scenes
“How many pull-ups can you do?” That’s how Artistic Director Jacques Heim greeted me as I arrived at the Diavolo | Architecture in Motion dance studio – a warehouse in the heart of Downtown’s Arts District. Jacques and company were in the midst of rehearsal when I arrived on a nearly 100 degree day. The dozen industrial size fans cooling the space beat like drums intensifying the moment.
August 20, 2015 | Behind the Scenes
Taalam’s words rang in my ears long after I first heard them. As a poet myself, I drove and drove and drove until I reached Flypoet‘s spoken word show at The Savoy in Inglewood – a monthly haven for us wordsmiths. Heck, these lines go beyond the poet community and resonate on a quintessentially LA level: what is LA if not driving and dreams?
August 13, 2015 | Behind the Scenes
Last weekend, we hung out at the Downtown Pomona Art Walk and got sassy with the energetic dancers of Blue13 Dance Company during their Bollywood JAM Session! We’ve got a couple more JAMs coming up in Pomona (Samba in September and Cumbia in October), so we decided to ask some local JAMmers to share their favorite things to do and places to go in the area.
July 21, 2015 | Behind the Scenes
Ford on the Road’s next stop is the stunningSan Gabriel Mission Playhouse for ¡Viva la Tradición! A Tribute to Nati Cano and Los Camperos. The show brings together powerhouse mariachi artists to tell the story of musical pioneer Nati Cano’s life through music and dance. To help you make the most of your visit, we chatted with Colibri Entertainment‘s Susie Garcia about her favorite things to do in San Gabriel!
July 15, 2015 | Behind the Scenes
Walking into Don Chente is like walking into another world. Caddy corner from Staples Center, the restaurant looks like an imposing club – all mirrors and velvet red carpeting – but when I ask where I can leave my bike, the woman at the front is warm and welcoming.