FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Intersection of Central Avenue & Vernon Avenue Gets a New Name, “Dolphin’s of Hollywood Records Square" July 27, 2016 Counci

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Intersection of Central Avenue & Vernon Avenue Gets a New Name, “Dolphin’s of Hollywood Records Square"

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July 27, 2016

Councilman Curren Price dedicates street intersection to one of the first African-American owned record stores in Los Angeles.

WHAT: Councilmember Curren D. Price, Jr. on Thursday will dedicate the intersection of Central Avenue and Vernon Avenue in recognition to the infamous “Dolphin's of Hollywood”—one of the first Black owned record stores - founded by John Dolphin in 1948 on Central Avenue.

Councilman Price is recognizing “Dolphin's of Hollywood” legacy and the important impact it has played in the history of jazz and R&B music. Classic hits like “Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)”, by the doo-wap group “The Penguins,” were first released during a live broadcast inside Dolphin’s of Hollywood Records.

Central Avenue was a hub for jazz music in Los Angeles and brought figures such as Duke Ellington, Nat King Cole, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Lionel Hampton, Joe Turner, Billie Holiday and Charlie Parker to perform.

WHEN: Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 10 a.m.

WHERE: S. Central Ave. & E. Vernon Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90011

WHO: Councilmember Curren Price, L.A. City Council District 9 and Dolphin Family Members

Contact: Angelina Valencia Cell: (818) 355-4991 for more information.


Check Out the "Central Avenue Historic District Pop-Up Retail" Tent This Year at the Central Avenue Jazz Festival! We Will be in Booths 49 and 50.

The tent will be sponsored by CAHD to highlight businesses along Central Avenue.
Email if you would like your business featured in the tent.

Central Avenue is a Historic Cultural & Urban Enterprise Corridor that has hosted a wealth of experiences and development over the past 100 years. The Central Avenue Historic Business Improvement District plans to capture the testimony of festival goers through a 2-day live taping. Stop by the tent and share your memories!

CAHD team members will also be on hand to help businesses create Yelp, Trip Advisor, Facebook and Gmail Accounts!

Jazz Fest Flyer

The Central Avenue Historic BID

Meets Every First Wednesday of the Month

from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Location: The New 9th Constituent Services Center

4301 Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90011

323.230.7070 p | 323.230.7171 f

Upcoming Board Meeting Dates: August 3rd and September 7th. Agendas and Meeting Minutes are posted on the website here.

If you cannot attend the meeting you can dial into the conference line:

(408) 650-3123 | Access Code: 687-833-333


The Central Avenue Historic District 2nd Quarter 2016 Newsletter is now available for download. Hard copies were mailed to property owners. The Urban Design Center management team is going business to business to deliver the newsletters this week. We will post the newsletter on the CAHD website as well.

Thank you David Morrison and Rajan Hoyle for all your work pulling this together. Great team work!

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