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Time: January 24, 2015 from 2pm to 4pm
Location: Institute of Musical Arts
Street: 3210 w. 54th Street
City/Town: Los Angeles, CA 90043
Website or Map: https://duelingfordollars.eve…
Phone: (323) 300-6578
Event Type: storytelling, concert, with, reception
Organized By: Institute of Musical Arts
Latest Activity: Jan 12, 2015
The Institute of Musical Arts is proud to continue our storytelling
concert series, with a very special storytelling concert on Saturday, January 24, 2015.
We call it "Dueling for Dollars".
Two long-time friends discover that they will be competing for the same prize money
in an upcoming storytelling competition. Each believes that winning is a sure thing and
shows off by telling powerful stories. But can the friendship survive this duel between
two master storytellers? "Have-mouth-will-run-it" Michael D. McCarty and Griot
Queen Ellaraino, two of L.A.'s most celebrated storytellers, will answer that question in
a "rockum, sockum" confrontation on our stage.
Ellaraino - Noted actress, educator, historian and writer, Ellaraino is well known for
her extensive repertoire as well as her costumes, as she enthralls audiences with tales
of yesterday and today. Her stories incorporate 15th Century African tales and
legends, historical material from the Old West of the mid-1800s, and diverse cultures
from the Four Corners of the World.
Michael D. McCarty - Michael D. McCarty is a multi-cultural storyteller of African,
African-American and International Folk tales, Historical tales, Stories of Science,
Spiritual stories; and stories of the brilliant and absolutely stupid things he has done in
his life. His stories inform, educate, inspire and amuse, in a style that is energetic and
enthusiastic. He has delighted audiences in the US and in more than a dozen
countries with stories that are a testament to the unity and diversity of the human
You can buy tickets to the show online: https://duelingfordollars.eventbrite.com , or by
visiting our website: http://www.imalosangeles.com/ . You may also pay by cash, check
or credit card, at the IMA office, while supplies last. As is our custom at the Institute of
Musical Arts, a catered reception will follow the performance.
We really hate the thought of disappointing anyone, so please call us at least TWO
HOURS BEFORE the performance to verify ticket availability if you do not purchase
your ticket in advance. For additional information call: (323) 300-6578.