Part 6 – Dramatic Changes After the Formation of MusicUNTOLD

Music event programming by the Long Beach Central Area Association dramatically changed after the formation of MusicUNTOLD as event production arm of LBCAA in 2007. The previous focus was presenting so-called “Black Music” representing wholesome family entertainment with audience drawing power. Memorable performances included Kool & The Gang, Shirley Caesar, Andre Crouch, Deniece Williams, Evelyn “Champagne”…

Part 4 – Establishing Long Beach Central Area Association and MusicUNTOLD

The Long Beach Central Area Association (LBCAA) was founded in 1987 as charitable 501(c)(3) unincorporated neighborhood association in the Central Area-Sixth District of Long Beach. This was spearheaded by City of Long Beach Sixth District council member Clarence Smith in 1987, principally to co-sponsor, with the City of Long Beach, the Long Beach Martin Luther…

Part 3 – Marty Glickman

    I was blessed to attend multiple colleges on a track & field scholarship to eventually earn a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration after several interruptions to participate in the civil rights movement.  I heard an interview of Marty Glickman on NPR radio. Marty Glickman was a Jewish American Olympic track athlete who was…

Part 2 – Alicia Dwyer, “Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport”

  As President of the Long Beach Central Area Association, I focus on presenting arts programs that develop understanding, awareness, appreciation of differences, and strengthen bonds of peoplehood.  Alicia Dwyer, the daughter, of a close friend, graduated from USC School of Film and was an associate producer for the documentary Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories…