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The year was 1968. The boys in the band were returning to Pine City after a few days break in New York City. Their summer long tour was beginning to take its toll even on this six pack of hard rocking teens. They were sad yet a bit relieved that after this Friday & Saturday night at the Pine City Hullabaloo Club, they could head south again.

The band, LUKE'S CABBAGE STORE was from Warner Robins, Georgia a far cry from the bustle of New York and the other big cities they had visited this summer. Pine City on the other hand, was small town America, quaint and hospitable.... Read More

By Kim

It was a brisk, fall evening Sunday - October 19, 2008 when pupils, aficionadas, aficionados, and all others came out to the inimitable World Stage, located in the Leimert Park district of Los Angeles. We wanted to give thanks and recognition to Drummer - Billy Higgins, the founder of one of the greatest venues for Jazz, Poetry, Prose, Dance and other art forms.

The Birthday Celebration and observance was a golden opportunity to give a tribute to a life that was an example to all of those who came in touch with him, Billy Higgins.

Mr. Higgins founded the workshop with community... Read More

(I don't usually do this, but seeing as it's my 250th article for Broo, maybe I feel a little entitled? I'm plugging my annual Yuletide Yuckfest, a show I produce every year for Toys for Tots. Any Broo member who wants to attend gets in for FREE. Message me and I'll reserve a seat(s) for you. Hopefully we can have a Broo table. Maybe we can even have a Broo after show bash. I am fully expecting El G and Bill Friday, among others, to make the trek up North for this event.)

Here are the details:

On Sunday, December 7th from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Britannia Arms is hosting the 10th Annual... Read More

By Kim

Many of us remember a young, vibrant, soulful, and petite woman who wore her hair in a perfect and huge natural hair style known as an "afro-style". When she sat at the piano, began to play and sing, your heart melted. She had an aura that caused you to abandon your soul to her tender voice. She told her a story in poetic for with lyrics that spoke of love - that which was lost and present. She'd also sing of friendship, sexual rendezvous, social climate, tragedy, ecology, human conditions, life in every facet, and death of relationships, a particular time period, and ways of thinking.

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By Kim

Do you remember a young, vibrant, soulful, and petite woman who wore her hair in a perfect and huge natural hair style known as an "afro-style"? When she sat a the piano and began to play and sing, your heart melted and your soul was totally abandoned her that tender voice. She told her a story with the lyric that spoke of love - both that was lost and present, friendship, sexual rendezvous, social climate, tragedy, ecology, human conditions, life in every facet, and death on every level.

She continued her career through the 1970's into the 21st century, captivating audiences with her... Read More

Travis Keller (from buddyhead.com fame) is now DJing The Bar, (AKA “The Bronson Bar”) 5851 Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90028 Phone: 323.468-9154, every Wednesday with a gaggle of his rock n' roll friends. Expect to see faces like Jesse Hughes (singer of Eagles of Death Metal) and Jeordie "Twiggy" White (bass player for Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails, Unkle and even a couple Oasis tunes) DJing with Travis pretty much every week Expect to hear rock n' roll songs by bands such as The Stone Roses, CCR, The Verve, Sly and the Family Stone, Oasis, Funkadelic, Primal Scream, Bob Dylan, Pulp, Led... Read More

By Kim

The city of San Pedro and Los Angeles County was immersed in Jubilee, Social Consciousness, and Pleasure on Saturday, October 4th at The Warner Grand Theatre.

A 14 - piece jazz orchestra, "The Mingus Big Band is led by wonderful conductor Conrad Herwig, who plays Trombone. They performed a marvelous array of pieces that presented profound respect to one of the most inspiring and innovative musicians of the century, Charles Mingus.

The group of diverse musicians consisted of the following individuals:

Trumpets - Lew Soloff, Greg Gisbert, and Sean Jones

Saxophones... Read More

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