In this Issue:

We Tell Stories
is a 501 (c) 3 Non-Profit Organization.

5740 York Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90042


Board of Directors

Carl Weintraub, Chairman
William Turner, President
Gilbert Pacheco, Secretary
Dennis Carter, Treasurer

Larry Guzin
We Tell Stories
is grateful for the support from the following organizations:
Corporate Partnership
Employees Community Fund of Boeing California


Ahmanson Foundation
 City of Culver City Performing Arts Grant Program Fund with support from Sony Pictures Entertainment 
City of Los Angeles, Department
of Cultural Affairs

City National Bank
Employees Community Fund of Boeing California 
Los Angeles County Arts Commission

 Norris Foundation
Ralph Parsons Foundation

 Stern Memorial Trust

Arts for All  
 Centennial Plaza Park 
Children’s Creative Project
Community Arts Resources (CARS)
 Los Angeles County MTA—Go Metro

 Los Angeles Music Center
Education Division 
Los Angeles County Museum of Art 
 Los Angeles Unified School District, Arts Education Branch
North Figueroa Association
 Old LA Farmers Market
Orange County
Performing Arts Center 
 Performances to Grow On
 Festival Plaza de la Raza
Community Partners

Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council (HHPNC)
North Figueroa Association
Ed P. Reyes, District 1
Jose Huizar, District 14


Sunday, June 7th
Free Public Performances!
Diana Tanaka, Gerald James, Deena Rubinson dress 'El Anciano.'
“Cuentos de la Familia/Stories of the Family”

2:05 pm
Lummis Day Festival
Sycamore Grove Park
4702 N. Figueroa Ave
Los Angeles, CA  90065

10:30am - 7pm
Come Celebrate the Spirit and Diverse Cultures of L.A.'s Northeast Neighborhoods with Food, Music, Art, Poetry, and Dance!

Also on Sunday, June 7th

Deena Rubinson and "the Birds" rock out with Gerald James

“Proud To Be Me”
2:25 pm
Friends of Arts Education
Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts
12700 Center Court Drive
Cerritos, CA  90703

Family Arts Festival
12 pm - 4 pm
Over 20 performances on 4 stages
Music and Dance from around the world, art exhibit, musical zoo, arts & crafts, theatre exploration.
Free for the whole family. 

Book a WTS performance!

Pogo Saito, Gina Fields, David Nott

WTS can perform at your school, library, or special event.
Contact Programs Director Susan Devlin to book a show!

  Some discounts available!


"Be Creative @ Your Library"
at the
Culver City Julian Dixon Library
this Summer!

Linda Miller & Gerald James run from Stacy Turner & her flying friends.
We Tell Stories and the Culver City Julian Dixon Library celebrate the County of Los Angeles Public Library's Summer Reading Program, “Be Creative @ Your Library,” with 8 different performances about creativity and imagination. Shows are interactive, multi-cultural, and educational blending laughter and literacy together for fun-filled afternoons for parents and children alike.
“Be Creative @ Your Library” Performance Schedule

•    Wednesday, July 1 at 2 pm
    “Flying” - Stories about flight including the famous Greek myth
     “Daedalus and Icarus.”

•    Wednesday, July 8 at 2 pm
    “Music”– A French fable, an African American rap poem, and an
      African folktale entertain with musical elements.

•    Wednesday, July 15 at 2 pm
     “Riddles” – British, Nordic, and Chinese stories that tickle the mind.

•    Wednesday, July 22 at 2 pm
      “Creation Myths” – Multi-cultural myths that ancients told about the
      beginning of the world.

•    Wednesday, July 29 at 2 pm
     “How & Why?”–  Charming ‘Pourquoi’ folktales from Greece, Africa,  
      and Vietnam that explain natural phenomena.

•    Wednesday, August 5 at 2 pm

    “Tricksters”  - Chronicles of fun-loving tricksters from around the

•    Wednesday, August 12 at 2 pm         
    “Magic” – Tales from Japan, Nicaragua, and Columbia with magical

•    Wednesday, August 19 at 2 pm
     “Fiesta La Ballona” – Stories that celebrate Culver City’s heritage
      and the annual Fiesta La Ballona.
4975 Overland Blvd
Culver City, CA  90230
Performances are FREE!

For a complete schedule of events, visit “The Arts Are Alive in Culver City” at Performances are made possible in part by a grant from the City of Culver City Performing Arts Grant Program Fund with support from Sony Pictures Entertainment. Culver City Julian Dixon Library is part of the County of Los Angeles Public Library.

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 Teaching Artist Jesse Bliss & her class at 92nd Street Elementary

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