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Sat, Mar 23



Annual Meeting 2024!

Join us as we welcome in the new board of directors and officers! It's a great chance for members and non-members to mingle over an EPIC baked potato and listen to featured speaker David Reyes discuss how the local music scene in Pomona influenced popular music.

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Annual Meeting 2024!
Annual Meeting 2024!

Time & Location

Mar 23, 2024, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Pomona, 585 E Holt Ave, Pomona, CA 91767, USA


About the Event

The event will feature updates on past and upcoming activities of the H.S.P.V., as well as a preview of the work that will be done on the Ebell Clubhouse building as part of the $3.2 mission state grant secured for us by Assemblymemeber Freddie Rodriguez! The main event for the evening will be a talk by David Reyes on Stompin' at the Rainbow: Sounds of Pomona. This will be an exciting look at Pomona's Rainbow Ballroom and the city's influence on popular music, and author David Reyes will be signing copies of another book he wrote, Land of a Thousand Dances!  David Reyes is a Chicano music historian and archivist, classical music composer, and musician (baritone saxophone). He studied composition with Iannis Xenakis and Gyorgy Ligeti at Centre Acante, and he also studied at the Darius Milhaud Conservatory in Aix en Provence, France. He produced a three-CD set for Rhino Records called "Brown Eyed Soul," and was Associate Producer for the PBS documentary Chicano Rock. He is co-author of Land of a Thousand Dances and co-curator of the exhibit, "Roots of the Eastside Sound." Reyes composed the mini-opera entitled, "El Circo Anahuac," scored for voices, chamber ensemble. He was also producer for Death of a Salesman, April 2023, at CASA 0101 in Boyle Heights.

**This event is an annual meeting of the Historical Society of Pomona Valley.  This event is not related to any group or event named, "Sounds of Pomona."**


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    Are you looking forward to the speaker, but you can't make it in time for the potato? That's ok! Take your time and join us for the lecture, AFTER the potato! This ticket price includes the festivities, without the food!

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