POMONA – Calif. – Feb. 11, 2013 – The Hip Hop School of Arts (HHSA) will be holding it’s grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 4:30pm at 499 N. Garey Ave, Pomona, CA 91767. Doors open at 3:30pm.
The community of Pomona is invited to join the celebration with complimentary food and drinks, live art demonstrations, and a special showcase at 6:15pm by world-renowned artists including Air Force Crew, MC Supernatural, DJ Hazze, DJ Ralph M, and more to be announced. Confirmed guests include: Mayor Elliott Rothman of the City of Pomona; the Pomona Chamber of Commerce; producer/director of “Survivor,” Rod Spencer; director/choreographer, Adolpho “Shabba-Doo” Quinones; artist Geraldo Mejia; executive producer of “Hype Nation 3D,” Jong Lee; and global brand manager of The Bible Experience, Damuer H. Leffridge.
About the Organization: Hip Hop Performing Arts (HHPA) is a non-profit organization which, in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Pomona Valley (BGCPV), offers a unique performing arts, technical/trade program designed to transform each student’s creative energy into marketable skills through education, guidance, and self-expression. BGCPV and HHPA offer an innovative after-school series of learning activities which incorporate academic opportunities into recreational setting. Eight week programs will be open for ages 8 and up in breakdancing, deejaying, urban art, music productions, popping, locking, emceeing, and entrepreneurship.
About The Founder: Julio “Lil’ Cesar” Rivas is an original B-Boy dance pioneer who has become one of the biggest and most influential names in Hip Hop. Born in war-torn El Salvador, Lil’ Cesar escaped and found his way to one of the toughest streets of Los Angeles, where he discovered the dance form that would change his life.
Lil’ Cesar performed on stages all over the world, including Buckingham Palace for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Concert in 2002. Lil’ Cesar has traveled to more than 37 countries performing alongside artists such as Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, Ricky Martin, Madonna, Kurtis Blow, Lenny Kravitz, and Britney Spears, as well as performing on the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” He has received awards such as the “Dedication to Peace and Human Rights” award from Youth for Human Rights International and Hall of Fame award from the city of Seoul, Korea naming him a “Living Legend.”
Lil’ Cesar now dedicates his life to serving God and his beautiful family, as well as leading the youth of today out of hopelessness and into a better tomorrow.
For more information or event updates, call (909) 622-4472 or visit at: http://www.HipHopSchoolofArts.org