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Thursday, September 25

Self Help Graphics & Art's 2014 Arte Es Vida Awards Night

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes

501 North Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033

5:30pm to 10:00pm

You’re invited to celebrate another year of groundbreaking art, culture and community with Self Help Graphics & Art.

Celebrating 41 Years of Art and Culture
Benefiting Self Help Graphics & Art

Special Performance by Grammy Award Winning

Mistress of Ceremonies
(The Latin Divas of Comedy, Snoop Dogg Presents the Bad Girls of Comedy, SHOWTIME special, Not Skinny Not Blonde)

Music by DJ ROB FREE

JOIN US at the 2014 Arte es Vida celebration as we honor artists,leaders, and philanthropists who make extraordinary contributions to Latino art and culture.

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton (Corporate Leader)

Yreina Cervantez (Artistic Leader)
Diane Gamboa (Artistic Leader)
John Valadez (Artistic Leader)

INDIVIDUAL TICKETS ($150) can be purchased online at www.selfhelpgraphics.com

Self Help Graphics & Art has a great opportunity for art enthusiasts and supporters.

GOLDEN TICKET ($100) can be purchased online at http://selfhelpgraphics.com/calendar/golden-ticket

For $100 you’ll receive a Golden Ticket that will offer you a chance to take home one piece from a specially curated selection of rare vintage prints.

Opportunity Drawing Will Take Place at the Arte Es Vida Gala on September 25th. Winner need not be present.

Only a limited amount of tickets will be sold to increase your chances.

1. Valdez, Patssi,The Dressing Table, 1988

2. Torrez, Eloy, The Pope of Broadway, 1984

3. Romero, Frank, Frutas y Verduras, 1989

4. Bojorquez, Chaz, L.A. Mix, 1997

Suggested donation for opportunity drawing is set forth in ticket. There are no restrictions to participate. Self Help Graphics & Art, Inc. is a nonprofit public benefit corporation. EIN 23-7311837

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Allen Stone

Mayan Theater

Los Angeles, CA 90015


Young R&B powerhouse Allen Stone is a self-described "hippie with soul," marrying social consciousness with pitch-perfect vocals reminiscent of soul greats like Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye. A gifted performer, Stone radiates charisma on stage, bringing expertly crafted songs like "Unaware" to life with an infectious, danceable energy amplified by his razor-sharp backing band. With a highly anticipated new album due out in 2014, Stone and company will treat fans to new material alongside fan favorites on their upcoming tour dates.

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Through Trying Times: Stories of Loss and Redemption in the American South

ALOUD @ Central Library

Mark Taper Auditorium 630 W. Fifth St., Los Angeles CA, CA 90071

7:15pm to 9:00pm

Charles M. Blow and Jesmyn Ward
In conversation with Robin Coste Lewis, poet and Provost's Fellow in Creative Writing and Literature, USC

New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow grew up in an out-of-time African-American Louisiana town where slavery’s legacy felt astonishingly close, reverberating in the elders’ stories and the near-constant wash of violence. Award-winning author Jesmyn Ward writes powerfully about the poverty of her Mississippi childhood and the pressures it brought on men and women, revealing disadvantages that bred a certain kind of tragedy. In this conversation, two accomplished storytellers take the stage to discuss their memoirs that pay homage to the troubled past of the South with emotional honesty and moments of stark poetry.


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Friday, September 26