The Inaugural Healthy Earth Music & Arts Fest
Debuts Earth Day Weekend
In Los Angeles’ Historic Leimert Park
Los Angeles – Earth Day Weekend will hold special significance this year when the Inaugural Healthy Earth Music & Arts Fest makes its premiere in Los Angeles’ historic Leimert Park, Saturday, April 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. In addition to this multi-cultural, sustainable lifestyle event encouraging health and environmental awareness, the festival will feature the unveiling of the humanitarian organization, Cure4Hunger’s (C4H) new agricultural technology, the “Gravity Gardens.” The event is free to the public and will also feature panel discussions, workshops and film screenings in addition to a mixed assemblage of celebrity talent, dance, music and art. Hosted by actor-humanitarian, Darris Love (Nickelodeon’s “The Secret World of Alex Mack”), activities will take place at 4300 Degnan Blvd. on the Vision Theater Back Lot, inside the Vision Theater, and on People Street in Leimert Park.
A press conference for Cure4Hunger is planned from noon to 12:30 at the Vision Theater, located at 3341 W. 43rd Place and a VIP Earth Day Soiree is slated for the night before on Friday, April 22 as a special fundraiser for Cure4Hunger, from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. The fundraiser will be held in Leimert Park at the Fernando Pullum Arts Center, located at 3351 W 43rd Street. The entire weekend of events is being produced and coordinated by actor/artivist Nina Womack and her multimedia company, Transmedia 360°.
Actor-filmmaker, Cylk Cozart (“White Men Can’t Jump,” “Conspiracy Theory”) is CEO and co-founder of Cure4Hunger.org (http://cure4hunger.org) alongside Chairman and co-founder, Eric W. Williams. “We have created the world’s first self-reliant and affordable cure for global hunger by integrating innovative technologies into one sustainable solution. Our ability to grow unlimited organic food anywhere in the world inside disaster-proof domes is a historic achievement for humanity,” cites Williams. Details about their patent pending invention will be revealed at the press conference during the festival. Martin Luther King III is the Global Ambassador for the organization and will be in attendance, via video, at the conference.
Friday night’s special fundraiser for Cure4Hunger will consist of live music featuring two-time Grammy award winner, Timothy Bloom, live art and eco-fashion models, spoken word, healthy hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction of exclusive art and upscale gifts including a weekend mansion stay with private limousine service. Tickets for the fundraiser can be purchased at www.HealthyEarthFest.com.
The festival will also provide free health panels such as “Forever Young, The Art of Living Healthy” moderated by Dr. Tony O’Donnell, an expert naturopathic physician on CNBC’s KCAA 1050 AM radio. Panelists include an “all-star” line up of natural health care experts such as; addiction medicine physician and TV personality, Dr. Reef Karim; vegan chef, Babette Davis; natural skin care expert, Mindi Miller; and Stephanie Suthers, owner of the international natural hair product line, Hairobics. “The Whole Musician” panel will discuss how performers can maximize their creative potential through healthy, holistic practices and “Boost Your Financial Health” features financial experts. A motivational book author panel will also be offered to the public.
Film presentations followed by Q & A’s include “Can You Dig This?” by urban gardening expert, Ron Finley; “Dear Governor Brown” by Jon Bowermaster and actor, Mark Ruffalo; and “40 Point Plan” by filmmaker and Cure4Hunger founder, Eric W. Williams.
World music treats include the bilingual alternative rock band, Halo Circus from “American Idol”; the jazz band, Connect featuring Barbara Morrison; West African dance troupe Le Ballet Dembaya; Ali Baba from Mali with Asha Baba; Native American and Asian performers; Melvin “MDK” Kelly, the young Jimi Hendrix; and DJ Zoon and the GoGo Hoop Dance Stars to name just a few.
The youth area will be hosted by teen comedienne, Leroya Sanford (“The View”) and celebrity kids from Disney and Nickelodeon will join anti-bully rapper, Chris La Vrar (“America’s Got Talent”). Family fun includes talented performers, a youth circus provided by Le PeTIT CirQue, sports activities, face painting, Samba class, clown dancing, jewelry repurposing, solar demos, urban gardening, healthy food trucks, vendors and more!
“Organizing this free event has been a tremendous labor of love,” expresses Nina Womack of Transmedia 360°. “Earth Day is a beautiful global celebration of healing energy that will be vibrating the planet that weekend. This gathering of celebrities, artists, speakers, vendors and supporters is going to be amazing. The addition of Cure4Hunger’s global announcement offering a solution to end world hunger caps the entire historical weekend for me.”