imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Calendar Publish RSS
latest news
best of news




A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List


IMC Network:

Original Cities africa: ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq kenya nigeria south africa canada: hamilton london, ontario maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg east asia: burma jakarta japan korea manila qc europe: abruzzo alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol brussels bulgaria calabria croatia cyprus emilia-romagna estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege liguria lille linksunten lombardia london madrid malta marseille nantes napoli netherlands nice northern england norway oost-vlaanderen paris/Île-de-france patras piemonte poland portugal roma romania russia saint-petersburg scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki torun toscana toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia latin america: argentina bolivia chiapas chile chile sur cmi brasil colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso venezuela venezuela oceania: adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne perth qc sydney south asia: india mumbai united states: arizona arkansas asheville atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado columbus dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca sarasota seattle tampa bay tennessee urbana-champaign vermont western mass worcester west asia: armenia beirut israel palestine process: fbi/legal updates mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer projects: print radio satellite tv video regions: oceania united states topics: biotech

Surviving Cities africa: canada: quebec east asia: japan europe: athens barcelona belgium bristol brussels cyprus germany grenoble ireland istanbul lille linksunten nantes netherlands norway portugal united kingdom latin america: argentina cmi brasil rosario oceania: aotearoa united states: austin big muddy binghamton boston chicago columbus la michigan nyc portland rochester saint louis san diego san francisco bay area santa cruz, ca tennessee urbana-champaign worcester west asia: palestine process: fbi/legal updates process & imc docs projects: radio satellite tv
printable version - js reader version - view hidden posts - tags and related articles

Pacifica Radio Archives to Host New Play About James Baldwin

by Pacifica Radio Archives Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2002 at 6:36 PM (818) 506-1077 ext. 264

Pacifica Radio Archives is holding a special event -- a benefit performance of JAMES BALDWIN DOWN FROM THE MOUNTAINTOP, a new one-man play written and performed by Tony award-nominated actor Calvin Levels, depicting the rich, impassioned life of the great novelist, playwright, essayist and civil rights activist.

Pacifica Radio Archives

The Pacifica Radio Archives to Hold Benefit Performance of



A New One Man Play Written & Performed By


Tony Award Nominated Actor

Making his Los Angeles Theater Debut

Fundraiser Aims to Help Stem Deterioration Of

Rare Recordings, Including the Voices of Malcolm X,

Martin Luther King, Fannie Lou Hamer, Langston Hughes

Lorraine Hansberry and James Baldwin

LOS ANGELES (December 30)- - Pacifica Radio Archives is holding a special event -- a benefit performance of JAMES BALDWIN DOWN FROM THE MOUNTAINTOP, a new one-man play written and performed by Tony award-nominated actor Calvin Levels, depicting the rich, impassioned life of the great novelist, playwright, essayist and civil rights activist.

The fundraiser will be held Sunday, January 12, 2003, with performances at 2 PM and 6 PM with a VIP reception from 4-6 PM at the 4305 Village Theatre at 4305 Degnan Blvd. in Leimert Park (near Crenshaw and 43rd Street).

The VIP Honorary Host Committee includes: Ed Asner, Ben Caldwell, Eso Won Books, Danny Glover, Martin Landau, David Moses, CCH Pounder, Mark Rydell, Susan Sarandon, Tavis Smiley, Paul Allen Smith, Rep. Maxine Waters, Howard Zinn & Michael Zinzun.

JAMES BALDWIN DOWN FROM THE MOUNTAINTOP is directed by ART EVANS and produced by presented by Theatre Dreams in association with Ron Richards Production.

To order tickets call: (818) 506-1077 ext. 264. TICKET PRICES: Tickets 2 PM show is .00 each. The 6 PM show is .00 each. Ticket prices include a VIP reception 4 PM-6PM. Catering for the VIP reception is courtesy of Christoria Le-Florence.

Proceeds will benefit the Save Pacifica Radio Archives Project, KAOS Network Youth Programs & Momma Di's Kitchen for the Homeless.

THE PACIFICA RADIO ARCHIVES is working to save more than 47,000 historic tapes that span half a century of radio programming. Considered by many historians and scholars to be one of the most important audio collections in the world, thousands of tapes in the Los Angeles-based Pacifica Radio Archives are in danger of permanent damage caused by aging. Internationally recognized sound preservation experts have advised Pacifica to conduct an immediate review of the endangered tapes and to transfer them to new mediums, such as digital audio.

The archives house rare recordings of internationally known writers, political activists, religious leaders and entertainers such as Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Cesar Chavez, Malcolm X, Archbishop Oscar Romero, Fannie Lou Hamer, Paul Robeson, Pablo Neruda, Langston Hughes, Rachel Carson, Lenny Bruce and of course James Baldwin.

*It's a priceless cultural record,* said Gary Handman, director of the Media Resource Center at UC Berkeley's Moffitt Library. *(Pacifica) has chronicled most of the bellwether social and political movements around the country over the last 50 years or so.* (San Francisco Chronicle November 21, 2002)

Founded in 1949 by World War II conscientious objector Lewis Hill, Pacifica Radio was created as the first non-commercial, listener-sponsored radio station in the United States. The Pacifica Radio Archives was established in 1971 to house the audio-tape collection gathered from Pacifica Radio stations, KPFK-90.7 FM here in Los Angeles, KPFA-94.1 FM in Berkeley, WBAI-99.5 FM in New York, KPFT-90.1 FM in Houston, and WPFW-89.3 FM in Washington D.C.

JAMES BALDWIN DOWN FROM THE MOUNTAINTOP traces the turbulent life of the American writer recognized for his novels on sexual and personal identity, along with plays and sharp essays on the civil rights struggle. Baldwin returns from the ethereal realm and embodies a playwright-performer on the brink of failing miserably before an opening night Broadway audience. Baldwin, intent on setting the record straight, directly addresses the audience as he recounts various topics about his life.

They include his early childhood growing up in Harlem as a prodigious reader and fiery young minister; to his first sexual experiences and love affairs; to forming and destroying a relationship with his idol Richard Wright, author of Native Son; leaving America and moving to Paris; publishing his works, including his first novel Go Tell It On The Mountain; friendship and rivalries with the likes of Marlon Brando, Loraine Hansberry, Truman Capote, Norman Mailer, William Faulkner, Langton Hughes and many others; his sour relationship with the Actors Studio; his association with Dr. Martin Luther King , Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and the civil rights movement; up until his death at his home in the South of France. Baldwin, finally summoned back to the mountaintop, leaves the performer imbued with a passion that will change his life forever.

Calvin Levels portrays the performer-playwright and James Baldwin.This is Mr. Levels Los Angeles theatre debut. In New York he has appeared in OPEN ADMISSIONS the one-act at The Ensemble Studio Theatre, David Mamet’s THE SHAWL at Lincoln Center Theatre and OPEN ADMISSIONS at the Music Box Theatre on Broadway for which he received The Theatre World Award for Outstanding New Talent, and nominations for The Tony Award, New York Drama Desk Award and New York Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Actor in a Play. He has also appeared in numerous feature films television movies and series.

Pacifica Radio Archives

3729 Cahuenga Blvd. West

North Hollywood, CA 91604


Report this post as:

Local News


lausd whistle blower A10 11:58PM

Website Upgrade A10 3:02AM

Help KCET and UCLA identify 60s-70s Chicano images A04 1:02PM

UCLA Luskin: Casting Youth Justice in a Different Light A02 11:58AM

Change Links April 2018 A01 11:27AM

Nuclear Shutdown News March 2018 M31 6:57PM

Join The Protest Rally in Glendale on April 10, 2018! M29 7:00PM

Join The Protest Rally in Glendale on April 10, 2018! M29 6:38PM

Spring 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! M19 2:02PM

Anti-Eviction Mapping Project Shows Shocking Eviction Trends in L.A. M16 5:40PM

Steve Mnuchin video at UCLA released M15 12:34AM

Actress and Philanthropist Tanna Frederick Hosts Project Save Our Surf Beach Clean Ups M06 12:10PM

After Being Told He's 'Full of Sh*t' at School Event, Mnuchin Demands UCLA Suppress Video M02 11:44AM

Resolution of the Rent Strike in Boyle Heights M01 6:28PM

What Big Brother Knows About You and What You Can Do About It M01 3:30PM

Step Up As LAPD Chief Charlie Beck Steps Down F14 2:44PM

Our House Grief Support Center Hosts 9th Annual Run For Hope, April 29 F13 12:51PM

Don’t let this LA County Probation Department overhaul proposal sit on the shelf F13 11:04AM

Echo Park Residents Sue LA Over Controversial Development F12 8:51AM

Former Signal Hill police officer pleads guilty in road-rage incident in Irvine F09 10:25PM

Calif. Police Accused of 'Collusion' With Neo-Nazis After Release of Court Documents F09 7:14PM

Center for the Study of Political Graphics exhibit on Police Abuse posters F07 9:50AM

City Agrees to Settle Lawsuit Claiming Pasadena Police Officer Had His Sister Falsely Arre F04 3:17PM

Professor's Study Highlights Health Risks of Urban Oil Drilling F04 12:42PM

Claims paid involving Pasadena Police Department 2014 to present F04 10:52AM

Pasadenans - get your license plate reader records from police F03 11:11PM

LA Times Homicide Report F03 1:57PM

More Local News...

Other/Breaking News

Xyloglossie attitudinale A23 8:07AM

Shadowgun Legends Hack and Cheats A23 7:24AM

What does the Quran Say About Islamic Dress?? A21 4:15PM

Biodiversité ou la nature privatisée A20 11:22AM

The Market is a Universal Totalitarian Religion A20 7:14AM

Book Available about Hispanics and US Civil War by National Park Service A19 5:52PM

The Shortwave Report 04/20/18 Listen Globally! A19 4:01PM

The Republican 'Prolife' Party Is the Party of War, Execution, and Bear Cub Murder A19 11:48AM

Neurogenèse involutive A18 9:21AM

Paraphysique de la dictature étatique A16 10:13AM

Book Review: "The New Bonapartists" A16 3:45AM

The West Must Take the First Steps to Russia A14 12:25PM

Théorie générale de la révolution ou hommage à feu Mikhaïl Bakounine A14 3:30AM

The Shortwave Report 04/13/18 Listen Globally! A12 3:50PM

“Lost in a Dream” Singing Competition Winner to Be Chosen on April 15 for ,000 Prize! A12 3:48PM

The World Dependent on Central Banks A12 4:43AM

Ohio Governor Race: Dennis Kucinich & Richard Cordray Run Against Mike DeWine A11 9:40PM

March 2018 Honduras Coup Again Update A10 10:52PM

Apologie du zadisme insurrectionnel A10 3:33PM

ICE contract with license plate reader company A10 1:14PM

Palimpseste sisyphéen A09 11:23PM

Black Portraiture(S) IV: The Color of Silence...Cuba No...Cambridge Yes A09 5:32AM

Prohibiting Micro-Second Betting on the Exchanges A09 4:18AM

Prosecutors treat Muslims harsher than non-Muslims for the same crimes A08 10:33PM

Amy Goodman interview on cell phone safety A08 10:29PM

Mesa, Arizona police officer kills unarmed white man A08 9:50PM

Israeli leaders should be prosecuted for war crimes A08 9:48PM

Paraphysique de l'autorité A08 12:11AM

More Breaking News...
© 2000-2018 Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy