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Unheard LA – live in Lawndale (ep.8)

Centinela Valley Center for the Arts, 14901 South Inglewood Avenue, Lawndale
Louis Felix/KPCC

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The “Unheard L.A.” season continues at Centinela Valley Center for the Arts in Lawndale. “Unheard L.A.” features a diverse set of stories and storytellers reflecting a range of Southern California experiences, and this August show brings those stories to the South Bay.

Appropriately enough, Lawndale is also known as “the Heart of the South Bay,” thanks to its location right at the center of the region. The land where Lawndale now sits has been home to barley fields, chicken ranches, postwar suburban homes, and L.A. independent punk rock label SST Records.

Join host Bruce A. Lemon Jr. for the live show and stick around afterward for a mixer with the participants and your fellow attendees.


Janine Bailey
Jessica Hagen
Kristen Hansen Brakeman
Meredith Lee
Mike Lambert
Julio Martinez
Sheila Reid
Stan Sellers
Angela M. Sanchez
Lenny Wille

Have a story you’d like to share? Let us know.

As part of this series, we’ll be hearing true stories from people of different walks of life and diverse experiences. While all of our programming is intended to be inclusive and for a broad audience, it’s possible certain themes or language may not be deemed appropriate for all ages. If this were a movie, we’d probably rate it PG. KPCC is a non-advocacy, nonpartisan, nonprofit media organization. The views and perspectives presented in our “Unheard L.A.” series do not constitute an endorsement by KPCC.

If you’d like more information or have any questions about the events or series, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us directly at Thank you!

KPCC In Person series "Unheard L.A. — the stories of where you live” is funded in part by a grant from The California Wellness Foundation. 

This project was also made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of California Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.