LA Affiliate Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Cedric the Entertainer and Kelly Price join together for Free Concert at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza.

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As part of the BHCP Live! Summer Concert Series at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza Promenade, the LA Affiliate of Susan G Komen of the Cure will join NAACP Image Award Winner, Cedric the Entertainer in hosting a free live show and meet and greet with Grammy nominated, multi-platinum singer Kelly Price on Wednesday August 31st, 2011 at 7:00P.M.  This special event is a part of the Komen LA’s initiative to lower breast cancer statistics in the African American community by raising awareness of free services for early detection screenings. Statistics show that twice as many African American women die from the late stages of cancer than Caucasian women and 98 percent of women who detect breast cancer in its early stages survive.

Kelly Price, personally affected by breast cancer in which both mother and mother-in-law were diagnosed within two months of each other, is a strong supporter of breast cancer awareness and serves as an official Circle of Promise Ambassador. Following the concert, Price will host a meet and great and invite attendees to sign up for the Susan G Komen Circle of Promise; a movement that engages African American women to help end breast cancer forever by increasing awareness, support, empowerment and action.

The Los Angeles County Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® distributing more than $9 million to fund breast cancer programs and research since 1996, will have an information tent for guests interested in free health screenings offered in the community during the concert series.

For more information about the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Los Angeles County Affiliate, visit  or call 310-575-3011.


Asian Food: The Shitake Mushroom


Shitake Mushroom (Image from The Best Years In Life )

The shiitake mushroom is a wonder of a mushroom. With endless ways of cooking this delectable shroom, the shiitake makes for a true & welcome guest in the kitchen.

Shiitake mushrooms are native to China where it has been cultivated for over 100 years, typically this mushroom is cultivated on the shii tree. The first written record of a shiitake can be traced to Wu Sang Kwuang, born during the Sung Dynasty 960-1127 A.D. Some documents, however, record the mushroom being eaten as early as 199 A.D.

Shiitake mushrooms are found in a variety of cultures & cuisines. Russia produces and consumes large amounts of shiitakes, although they are mostly sold pickled. Of course the shiitake has its home in Chinese & Japanese cuisines where you will find it in miso soup.

Shiitake mushrooms are commonly sold dried in preserved packages. All you need to do to re-hydrate them is to soak them in water prior to using.

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