July 23, 2016 – Liberty Hill Foundation Presents Our Nation Awakens – Grand Performances, Los Angeles, CA

Dexter Story music directs, conducts and co-produces Liberty Hill Foundation’s Our Nation Awakens live concert at Grand Performances on Saturday, July 23, 2016. Guest vocalists include Cody Chestnutt, Maya Jupiter, Abraham McDonald, Joey Dosik, Barbara Morrison, Rachel Fannan, Cary Brothers and Jimetta Rose.
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The beating heart of progressive Los Angeles, Liberty Hill is L.A.’s social justice foundation and has been advancing movements for social change through a strategic combination of grants, leadership training and alliance building since 1976.  When Liberty Hill began, it was a daring new foundation that turned philanthropy on its head. Today it is a national leader in social justice. Organizing and advocacy powered by Liberty Hill has changed national policies, launched movements, transformed neighborhoods, and nurtured hundreds of community leaders who respond to the experience of injustice by fighting for their rights. https://www.libertyhill.org/

Grand Performances and the Liberty Hill Foundation share values and priorities for the communities of which we are a part.  The LHF celebrates 40 years of activism in 2016 and GP celebrates 30. To that end, the LHF “Our Nation Awakens” show will feature a stellar repertoire of songs that speak to this awareness.

CONFIRMED BAND:

Bass / Co-MD: Jon Flaugher
Keys: Kenneth Crouch
Guitar: Brett Farkus
Drums: Randy Cooke
Percussion: Alberto Lopez
Tenor Saxophone: Matthew DeMerritt
Trumpet: Matt Rubin
Trombone: Justin Kirk
Background Vocal: Rosalyn Moody
Background Vocal: Rachel Fannan
MD / Conductor / Producer: Dexter Story
Co-Producer: Rocio Wyldeflower Contreras

Liberty Hill Presents Our Nation Awakens
Date: Saturday, July 23, 2016
Location: Grand Performances, DTLA
Showtime: 8pm
Set Length: 2 – 50 minute sets

http://grandperformances.org/

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August 2, 2014 – People Get Ready: A Live Soundtrack of the Civil Rights Movement – Grand Performances, California Plaza, Downtown LA, CA

Music directing and co-producing People Get Ready: A Live Soundtrack of the Civil Rights Movement at Grand Performances on Saturday, August 2.
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FREE summer concerts in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles

Dexter Story & Jonathan Rudnick bring you

PEOPLE GET READY!
A ‘LIVE’ SOUNDTRACK OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT

A vital, stirring and heartwarming Celebration of the Civil Rights Movement & 50 years of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 of Freedom and Equality with a powerful ensemble performing striking new renditions of the anthems that defiantly brought about change in the USA!

featuring

DWIGHT TRIBLE
EJYPTSIAN QUEEN
GODFREY AT LARGE
JASON JOSEPH
LAURA MACE
LES NUBIANS
MAIYA SYKES vocals, choir director
N’DAMBI
NICHELLE MONROE
WABERI JORDAN

ALBERTO LOPEZ percussion
CLAIRE COURCHENE trombone
DAMON AARON effects, voices
JAMELLE WILLIAMS trumpet
JON FLAUGHER bass
KENNETH CROUCH piano, keys
MATT DEMERRITT tenor sax
PATRICK BAILEY guitar
RONALD BRUNER drums

ACIDWASH PROJECTIONS visual narrative

DEXTER STORY music director

+ Very Special Guests

Produced by Jonathan Rudnick and Dexter Story, the team that brought you the uplifting Celebrations of Peace Go With You Gil for GIL SCOTT-HERON and Young Gifted & Nina for NINA SIMONE.

presented by GRAND PERFORMANCES

Complimentary bike valet on the Upper Plaza 

Directions + parking: http://bit.ly/17oU9ol
More info: www.grandperformances.org

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#grandperformances #peoplegetready

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January 19, 2013 – Fusicology and Hit+Run Present Dexter Story Seasons Album Release Party – Del Monte Speakeasy, Venice, CA

Hosting my release party for the Kindred Spirits Records full-length album “Seasons” on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at The Del Monte Speakeasy in Venice, CA. The party features live performance and DJs SeanO and Boss Harmony.

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Band:

Alberto Lopez – percussion
Fanny Franklin – vocals
Greg Malone – bass
Iajhi Hampden – drums
Jimetta Rose Smith – vocals, vocal arranging
Efrem “Love-Logiq” Bryant – vocals
Mark de Clive-Lowe – keyboards
Patrick Bailey – guitar
Todd M. Simon – trumpet, flugelhorn, co-music director
Tracy Wannomae – woodwinds
Yours Truly – keyboards, guitar, percussion, vocals

Saturday, January 19, 2013
9pm – 2am
The Del Monte Speakeasy
52 Winward Avenue
Venice, CA
$10
21+

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Powered by Fusicology and Hit+Run.

August 22, 2012 – Gaby Hernandez and The Light Live @ Time To Heal: A Musical Benefit For Kadeisha Hilliard’s Cancer Recovery Fund – The Virgil, Silverlake/Los Angeles, CA

Performing bass guitar with Gaby Hernandez and The Light on Wednesday, August 22nd at Belu Music Presents: Time To Heal, A Musical Benefit for Kadeisha Hilliard’s Cancer Recovery Fund featuring

YELLOW ALEX & THE FEELINGS, QUETZAL,
MIA DOI TODD & FABIANO DO NASCIMENTO,
GABY HERNANDEZ & THE LIGHT, KARA MACK,
BALANDUGU KAN, ZOOM B, and MORE!

Producer/DJ/Composer Carlos Niño says: What an incredible line-up of our friends! Wow! When
they reached out to me about a venue, I offered The Virgil . . .
thought it was going to be a whole other kind of event though.
Just saw the attached flier today and was stunned! Can’t wait!

$10, 21+, 9:00pm

The Virgil
4519 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90029

http://thevirgil.com/
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