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Dance Foundation gives $6 Million to Alvin Ailey Ballet School…Kids at Risk Out-Reach Programs

Glorya Kaufman, Carolyn B. Baker and J. Ronald Reed, the three founding members of the 501C3 Glorya Kaufman Dance Foundation are in New York to attending the Gala Opening Night celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Alvin Alley Ballet company, dancer Hope Bonkin is standing next to Reed.

“Everyone gets caught up in the elitism of the ballet company, without the summer camps I would never have promoted the gift idea”, says Reed, he continuous, “ I saw Alvin Ailey dance when I was 15 years old …and I never forgot the experience…a farm boy from Northern California…it was an awakening”.   

“This gift for educational outreach funding is a dream-of-a-lifetime come true for me” states Reed.

DO YOU AGREE WITH REED?  That charity foundations should give to Community Educational Youth Programs and not elite and expensive Ballet presentations at city owned Music Centers?

Do You Advocate Education for Skid Row Kids at Risk?

Founding members of the 501C3 "Glorya Kaufman Dance Foundation“ above are J. Ronald Reed and Glorya Kaufman at the Inner City Arts School…being honored by City Artcofounder Bob Bates…of the awesome skid row art center recently visited  A gift of 1 Million to created the Glorya Kaufman Dance Studio.

"This represents a "20 year dream” states Reed, who began donating to Inner City Arts 20 years ago while he had offices in Downtown Los Angeles.  Reed is an advocate of using art, music, and dance movement for inner city youth and heis a recient of Los Angeles City Award of Excellence awarded by Los Angeles Conservancy.

Do you believe that free music, dance and art are good learning tools for kids at risk?  

? Do you have any ideas about educational help for youth?

Handcrafted Art Deco style entry designed by J Ronald Reed.  Reed is a member of the Art Deco Society International and was recently honored by the London Art Deco Society for discovering an unknown Art Deco Historic District within Granada, Nicaragua and 16th Century Colonial UNESCO world heritage landmark city.  

The Art Deco Society London is to publish photographs and assist Reed in publishing a Walking Tour Route that identifies both Art Deco Districts in Granada.  The findings are to be presented at the World Congress being held in 2013 in Havana, Cuba which is the focus of restoration efforts for Art Deco structures in the Caribbean and Central America.

“Dario Hotel in colonial city of Granada, Nicaragua is a private residence converted into a small boutique hotel” says J Ronald Reed, a specialist in historic restoration, “the corridors, salons, rooms and gardens are all original.  You can stay at the Dario and genuinely enjoy the rich colonial Bohemian history of this city…where the Caribbean Pirates once inhabited.”

Granada is a UNESCO Heritage Landmark that is a lake port city on Lake Granada which stretches 110 miles and opens into the San Juan River where there are more than 6 Million acres of protected wildlife reserves for exploration.

Nicaragua is a major naturalism tourism location, adventure tourism like Puma Grater on Mt. Mombacho, a wildlife reserve set aside as a breeding grounds for Puma leopards…“located only 20 Kilometers from my home in Granada”, states Reed.

Fantasy Fashion Styles; Avant Garde is Theatrical and Flamboyant

Avant Garde fantasy fashion styles are an artistic rebellion (reaction) against existing political, social systems and traditional styles…experimental art in fashion. 

Just as Bohemian styles have surged in popularity as global banking and government corruption becomes headline news…

Bohemian style trends represent another form of “fantasy” fashion …worn by rebels of existing traditional styles…as a social comment of rejection of existing political systems and traditions…

Both Avant Garde and Bohemian fashion styles rely on theatrical and flamboyant edginess…Avant Garde is isolated by its structural qualities of experimentalism…white Bohemian styles relies on mix and match deconstruction of traditional fashion styles and a rejection of restriction of the traditional systems…

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J Ronald Reed and Juan O Sequeira-Salas:  restoration of the rotunda at the historic Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History.  

Reed and Sequeira were presented with a California Heritage Honor Award as well as a Los Angeles Preservation Honor Award.  

The historic structure in listed on the National Register of Historic Places and listed as a Historic Cultural Landmark Building of the City of Los Angeles.  Have you gone to see the huge Dinosaur collection at the Museum?

Lifestyle and design in tropical Nicaragua, by J. Ronald Reed…“hammocks were purchased by the Spanish in Nicaragua in 1524”, states Reed, “a time when the handmade hammocks of Masaya were considered the best in the world”…

The casual, unspoiled lifestyle of Nicaragua make this tropical country one of the top best places for investment for retirement…

Naturalism…nature tourism is becoming more popular…here we are sailing along the San Juan River in Nicaragua…entering the waterways of Guanacaste nature reserve…over 6 Million acres of pristine wildlife reserves along the San Juan River…

“the same places the great  Mark Twain visited in 1854 while sailing through Nicaragua on his way to New York city, ” states J Ronald Reed.  Reed is developing properties in Granada which is a lake port city and a UNESCO Heritage Landmark.

Will you be taking Naturalism…a nature tourism vacation?

historic property restoration specialist J Ronald Reed is developing properties in Granada Nicaragua where the ancient colonial homes included interior courtyards and patios…Reed adapts designs from the past to meet today’s needs.

Pictured is a modern house using colonial ideas in a new way for a relaxed, gracious lifestyle that is Granada in intention…use natural tropical wood doorways still made by hand in Masaya for a touch of historic fabric on walls of modern lines…

Custom Iron Gates and Entry Patio Gardens by J Ronald Reed

“Since early times ancient man decorated the front entries of their dwellings” says J Ronald Reed, “first doorway designs were to make the doorway recognizable…the trend continued until the entry doorway became an important status symbol of society…then the size of the entry courtyard ”.  Reed is the author Revival in Craftsmanship in Interior Design, published by Henry Holt NYC.  Reed he is currently design affordable luxury tropical homes with custom wrought iron gates and custom doorways to reflect our classical heritage in architectural colonial home designs.

Custom Spanish Iron Gates and Entry Courtyard by J Ronald Reed

“Since early times ancient man decorated the front entries of their dwellings” says J Ronald Reed, “first doorway designs were to make the doorway recognizable…the trend continued until the entry doorway became an important status symbol of society…then the size of the entry courtyard ”.  Reed is the author Revival in Craftsmanship in Interior Design, published by Henry Holt NYC.  Reed he is currently design affordable luxury tropical homes with custom wrought iron gates and custom doorways to reflect our classical heritage in architectural colonial home designs.

historic Granada, Nicaragua.  Shown is Calle Consulado where it connects the main Plaza to Lake Granada and the pier to take boats to visit famous Ometepe Island, a nearby UNESCO Heritage Landmark nature reserve…“Mark Twain wrote about Ometepe Island when he sailed up Lake Nicaragua in 1854” says J Ronald Reed who lives between Granada and Los Angeles, California.