The Ford Blog
October 29, 2018
Yet another season has come to a close and we have so much to be grateful for. Each of you, our friends, made this season fun-filled and memorable. All season long, you connected over shared experiences. Perhaps you dined on The Zev with your boo. Or, you laughed with friends while trying to move your body in a new way at a JAM Session. Whatever your experiences were, we hope they made you feel like this was your place to be.
October 17, 2018 | Behind the Scenes
Heidi Duckler Dance is known for staging dance in unusual places and their show at the Ford is no exception. “In my first conversation with the Ford, they said, ‘I assume you’re not interested in the stage,’” choreographer Heidi Duckler laughs as she tells me. The space she settled on? The loading dock. “We had to carve out time for rehearsals because the space is in constant use!” Duckler says.
October 15, 2018 | Behind the Scenes
Brick by brick, Bronx-born Louie Vega has built up an epic reputation as a global master of the music that makes people groove. As a club DJ, track producer, record remixer, radio personality, recording artist and house music legend, Vega has spent the last four decades with his ear to the ground and his hands on the pulse of the very best in dance music.
October 09, 2018 | Announcements
Many years ago, Chris Wells started The Secret City as a way to create a re-energizing ritual for worn-out artists, a place to find joy, inspiration and communion with one another. Wells is an award-winning writer, actor and community leader and on October 14, he'll be using the natural beauty of the Ford as the space for the next Secret City in LA.
September 19, 2018
If your only exposure to the ravages of war is through a small screen from the relative comfort of your couch, you don’t know what war is or how its aftermath affects the men and women on the front lines. Those who have experienced it first hand, however, are profoundly affected in ways most of us will never fully comprehend. In Soldier Songs, a groundbreaking multimedia concert from award-winning composer David T. Little and filmmaker Bill Morrison, elements of theatre, opera, rock, and film are combined to contrast the perceptions and realities of war from the soldier's perspective.
September 12, 2018 | Behind the Scenes
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, LA’s Angel City Jazz Festival is known for focusing on the future of jazz, while nurturing a deep respect for its history. This year, Angel City has a special evening planned for the Ford, with singer/multi-instrumentalist Xenia Rubinos and composer/band leader Lauren Baba’s theBABAorchestra.
September 05, 2018 | Behind the Scenes
Wayne Kramer – one of Rolling Stone’s greatest guitarists of all time and co-founder of what many rock historians consider to be one of the very first punk bands, Detroit’s legendary MC5 -- is a true soul survivor. He’s conquered a serious drug addiction, served time for selling cocaine, sadly outlived three of his four MC5 bandmates and, after an against-all-odds comeback in the 1990s, is living his best life at age 70. He regularly composes music for film and television, pays it forward with his tireless activism, and continues to spread his revolutionary former band’s message.