FOR THE LOVE OF L.A.
For the Love of L.A. highlights the broad and expansive array of Angeleno creativity across diverse disciplines and geographies. New artists and works of art will be posted every Tuesday for a 13-week period. More than 35 artists in total will be featured with a platform to express their views of Los Angeles that are relevant and reflective of the current time through music, dance and visual culture.
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Daniel French and Alicia French
Treasure Out Of Darkness
Pandemic, upheaval, social justice movements. These are the fabric of our day. And right now L.A. is the epicenter of this global earthquake called COVID. It is what it is. But what will we make of it? What will we create from this time? I feel like now is a good time to talk with our families about it. To create. To find new ways to shift our culture. Thanks for sitting down with us for a few minutes while we look for treasure in the darkness together. This is our love letter, from two L.A. artists to everyone struggling right now worldwide. Our hearts go out to you and your familias in this trying time.
Born and raised in L.A.'s San Gabriel Valley, Daniel French works as a songwriter and composer as well as touring musician/co-founder of L.A. band Las Cafeteras. When he is not scouring the city's best taco spots, he's cooking up musical ways to transform the world! With Las Cafeteras, French has performed with the likes of Michael Franti, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes, and the Gypsy Kings. He has graced stages from WOMAD (UK, NZ, & Australia) to Montreal Jazz, from Bonnaroo to the Hollywood Bowl, and his music has been featured at Bernie Sanders rallies, in PBS documentaries and TV series including Kamau Bell's United Shades of America, Party of Five, and Bajo El Mismo Cielo. French earned an MFA in social art at Otis College of Art & Design. #MusicIsMedicine
Born in L.A. and raised in San Gabriel, Alicia French is a costume designer based in Covina, California. Throughout her 40-year career in costumes, her work has graced countless Southern California theater stages, celebrity parties, parades, music videos and independent films, as well as projects for corporations and mascots. French’s costume shop, Alicia’s Costumes, is located in downtown Covina, California, where she sells, rents and custom designs costumes.