Nate Holden Performing Arts Center
4718 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016-1516
323 964 9768
about Nate Holden Performing Arts Center
The Nate Holden Performing Arts Center is a facility of the
Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles
operated by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. The Nate Holden Performing Arts Center sits on the grounds of the former Ebony Showcase Theatre. Nick and Edna Stewart founded the Ebony Showcase Theatre in 1950. The legendary Nick Stewart was famous for his role as Lightnin’ in the Amos ‘n’ Andy television series. Nick, among the first inductees in the Academy of Television Arts and Science’s new Archive of American Television, had a full career in vaudeville, radio, movies and theater. He created the role of Br’er Bear in Disney’s Song of the South (1946) and recreated the voice for the Splash Mountain Ride at Disneyland. The Ebony Showcase Theatre, built as a beacon for Black artists and audiences of the period, is now a world class, state-of-the-art performing arts regional center primed for local, national and international events of all kinds.
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