Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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Gardena Jazz Festival-Relaxin' in Rowley Park

Gardena-The dog days of Summer is heading into the homestretch. This could mean several things: millions of kids are heading back to school, adults are returning to universities and colleges for the Fall Semester. The end of Summer always segue into the upcoming NFL Football season.

Sadly, the end of Summer also means an end to the outdoor music festival season. The City of Gardena made sure that the Summer was escorted out with the sounds of comtemporary smooth jazz during the 11th Annual Gardena Jazz Festival.

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By Kim

Imagine a journey which takes you to the deepest back woods Juke Joint just west of the Mississippi. This is a venue that breathes and exhales the very essence of Jazz. What a Spiritual Haven and fortress from a hot summer day in L.A.

The elegant affair was dripping in the Blues, Soul, and Jazz. During this expedition you are serenaded by an angelic voice. Throughout the afternoon this angel’s halo was often tilted…just a tad, depending on the mood of the tune. She performed with sass, brass, and fervor. She is known as that "St. Louis Woman", the One and Only Denise Thimes.

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Old Skool and New Skool at Long Beach Jazz Festival

Long Beach-A record number of music aficionados descended once again on the lovely Rainbow Lagoon for the 26th Annual Long Beach Jazz Festival. The festival was held on Friday, August 9th thru Sunday, August 11, 2013.

A sadness as well as joy hovered over the festival with the news of the death of the late great piano player George Duke. Mr. Duke graced the Long Beach Jazz Festival many times in the past. We can take joy in the huge amount of music that he recorded over the years. Our collective prayers goes out to his family.

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Back in the Day at Central Avenue Jazz Festival

Los Angeles - The Coalition for Responsible Community Development and 9th District Los Angeles City Councilmember Curren D. Price, Jr., presented the 18th Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival on Saturday, July 27th and Sunday, July 28th on 42nd and Central Avenue.

The festival ushered in a new era with the re-furbished, grand opening of the historic Dunbar Hotel. The Dunbar Hotel is now open as housing for Senior citizens. The festival also welcomed recently elected Los Angeles City Councilmember Curren D. Price, Jr., to the "New... Read More

BHCP LIVE! with Horoscopos de Durango

Los Angeles-The BHCP LIVE! Free Summer Concert Series, set in Los Angeles' historic Baldwin Hills Crenshaw neighborhood-a vibrant, entertainment and cultural destination. Past performers of the BHCP LIVE! have included local talents Sy Smith, and Supa Lowery Brothers; as well as world renowned artists Stephanie Mills, Sheila E, Kelly Price, Ginuwine, Rachelle Ferrell & Ledisi, just to name a few.

The 4th Season of BHCP LIVE! has already lived up to the hype and delivered on the promise of Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza management, "Prouldy... Read More

Spotify the music streaming service is the rage though Radiohead's frontman Thom Yorke has taken a strong position that the streaming music service is not in the best interest of musicians.

It all started yesterday, when producer Nigel Godrich started tweeting negative things about Spotify. Then Yorke like a good musician picked up on the tune and and pulled all of his solo music and music from his band Atoms For Peace from Spotify.

Godrich's argument and agreed to in most by Yorke: Godrich is that:

"It's bad for new music. ... The reason is that new artists get paid f---... Read More

BHCP LIVE! with Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick the Ruler

By Ricky Richardson

Los Angeles-The Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza popular BHCP LIVE! is the place to be throughout the Summer months in Los Angeles. They have already hosted R&B band Loose Ends and Klymaxx-an all-female R&B/funk group. The Mall collaborated with the Playboy Jazz Festival for a special concert featuring 1+One consisting of Patrice Rushen and Ndugu Chancler with special guest Paul Jackson Jr. and The Harmony Project. Several weeks ago, Alexander O'Neal and Cherrelle graced the stage.

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