DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES –
With all the attention paid to the historic theaters during Night On Broadway we sat down with Escott Norton, Executive Director of the Los Angeles Historic Theater Foundation. Founded in 1987 the non-profit volunteer driven foundation focuses on the protection, preservation, and restoration of historic theaters around Los Angeles. Their current effort, New Broadway Los Angeles, is designed to identify and draw the crowds who can support a resurgence of these architectural treasures to their former glory.
The Downtown Clergy Council organizes a roundtable discussion known as Trust Talks. Here, community stakeholders from many different walks of life participate in a facilitated dialogue about the challenges we face as a neighborhood and in someways as a nation. Members of the LAPD, elected officials staff, business owners and residents exchange stories and feelings in a safe and open way. Delonte Gholston is a pastor and one of the lead organizers on the project. The next Trust Talks event takes place Feb. 27th, from 10a-1p at Centenary United Methodist Church 300 S Central Ave Los Angeles.