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The Amazing Grace Conservatory (AGC) Celebrates the 25th anniversary on Stage Performing ‘The Lion King’  – Los Angeles Sentinel | Los Angeles Sentinel

The Amazing Grace Conservatory (AGC) celebrates its 25th anniversary on stage by performing “The Lion King”

As an award-winning program of the NAACP, AGC focuses on young people aged 5-18, focusing on their skills and preparing them for success in the creative industries and beyond. (screen capture)

The Amazing Grace Conservatory (AGC) is celebrating its 25th anniversary together. For more than two decades, AGC members have dedicated their time and energy to training and developing emerging artists.

Their mission is: “To train and develop emerging artists and underrepresented young people in the performing, digital and media arts, offering a culturally enriching educational program in an environment that fuels their personal artistic and professional growth.

Wendy Raquel Robinson, best known for her iconic role as Regina on The Steve Harvey Show, is the co-founder / artistic director of the program. She is involved in creating a space that seeks to inspire young people to think of unlimited possibilities.

Outlining his process in an exclusive note by the founder, Robinson said: “I present to you the Amazing Grace Conservatory (AGC), an institute for training in theatrical, digital and media arts for young people and young people aged 5-18. As we begin our 25th anniversary season, it amazes me to witness the “Full Circle of Life, Love and Heritage” that has touched, moved and inspired thousands of lives over the years. “

Wendy Raquel Robinson, best known for her iconic role as Regina on The Steve Harvey Show, is the co-founder / artistic director of the program (IMDb).

She continued in her statement: “I grew up in South Central Los Angeles and witnessed socio-economic disparities that affected both me and my community. The devastation of the riots in Los Angeles in 1992, combined with the consequences of the destruction of my favorite neighborhood, our schools and our children in crisis, became a defining moment for me and the vision of the Amazing Grace Conservatory was born. “

As a NAACP-awarded program, AGC focuses on young people between the ages of 5 and 18, honing their skills and preparing them for success in the creative industries and beyond.

AGC has the tools to build the best experience for the whole family. Some upcoming events include the Lion King, which opens on May 21-22. One can also feel the excitement and connection through the generations at the celebration of the 25th anniversary on July 16 this year.

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The statement from the official press release shows that this season of “Lion King” should not be missed. This is a “night of exciting music and electrifying dance numbers”, 55 young performers aged 8-18 turn the stage into a great safari.

Other activities running through the AGC include the First Annual Sugar Hill Revival Arts Festival (SHARP). The event calls for a connection through storytelling, the stated goal, “to engage the community in recognizing the importance of the arts and to provide ways for residents to participate in social and artistic initiatives to preserve history and empower future generations.”

A circular explanatory statement (SHARP) reads: “Sugar Hill Arts Revival Festival (SHARP)

is a multifaceted initiative that sheds light on the rich art history of famous African-American artists who lived in the Sugar Hill District of Los Angeles in the 1940s and 1950s. SHARP begs the community to engage with art, culture and history through a variety of media and platforms.

The AGC will review its archives and revive original musicals such as Anny’mae and Asbury, written by Tracy Lamar Collie. The AGC also provides an annual scholarship in his honor, the “TLC” scholarship is a grant awarded to a “deserving graduate who attends an accredited (4) year university or college and specialty”.

The AGC building is located at 2401 W. Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, more information at amazinggraceconservatory.org.

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