The Ford Blog
September 29, 2015 | Behind the Scenes
Ford on the Road‘s next stop is the Angel City Jazz Festival to experience the sonic wizardry of Motoko Honda and Vanessa Vo at Bransdall Art Park in Hollywood. To prepare for this leg of our journey, we asked Angel City Jazz Fest’s Rocco Somazzi to recommend some fun things to do before and after the show!
September 21, 2015 | Behind the Scenes
A golf tee, a metal screw and a ruler — not the first things that come to mind when the subject is music. But each of these items had its moment in the spotlight during my recent chat with Motoko Honda, a composer/performer whose sonic improvisations have drawn ecstatic comparisons to Radiohead, John Cage and Prokofiev.
September 16, 2015 | Behind the Scenes
Our next Ford on the Road adventure takes us to the beautiful upper ridge of the valley to catch Diavolo | Architecture in Motion’s epic US premiere L’Espace du Temps at theValley Performing Arts Center (VPAC)! To help you plan your trip, VPAC Program and Artistic Administrator Justin Souza shared his favorite things to do in the Northridge area. Take a look!
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.