The Chopin room at the Polish American Museum is an exhibit of which director Gerald Kochan is particularly proud. As a Polish American, Kochan realizes how important it is to educate others about Poland's rich heritage. What better way to begin than by celebrating the life of Frederic Chopin, Poland's great composer?
Born to Compose
Chopin's father Nicholas was French. After Nicholas immigrated to Poland and found work as a bookkeeper, he met Justyna Krzyanowska and the two married. Frederic was born Fryderyk Francziszek Szopen March 1, 1810, although some scholars believe his... Read More
Myth: It will be perfect if I plan well in advance.
Truth: Nothing man made is ever perfect. Yes, you can strive for perfection but don’t sweat the small stuff so much that you miss out on the important part- enjoying your own wedding! Plan it all out in detail if you wish to and make sure you hire reliable contractors and vendors; this will ensure that you get the best services available.
Myth: I will have to invite every distant relative to the wedding because it is a onetime celebration.
Truth: Not really. This is YOUR wedding and you have the power to plan and schedule... Read More
Elin Ekdahl, better known as DJ Kiraz, first made her mark on the electronic music scene as a DJ in Japan where she's played some of Tokyo's biggest clubs and music events. Famous for making her fans want to dance, DJ Kiraz mixes a wide range of tracks including everything from soothingly hypnotic 120 to 130 bpm deep house tracks, to her fast paced hardstyle 140+ bpm tracks, and everything in between.
Over the last year the talented Swedish-born beauty has also been gaining attention in the U.S. playing on the same bill as many of the world's leading trance DJs like Simon Patterson,... Read More
Poncho Sanchez Heats Up LACMA’s Latin Sounds Concert Series Los Angeles- Latin Sounds is a free weekly outdoor concert series, held each Saturday through September. The concerts take place at LACMA on the grassy lawn area behind the Hammer Building, Hancock Park, from 5-7PM. I can’t think of a better setting to listen and dance to the contagious Latin rhythms provided each Saturday by a stellar line-up of great musicians. Salseros and lovers of the Latin Sounds of Salsa and Latin jazz were thrilled to kick-off the Summer season with a fiery set of Latin jazz and Salsa served up generously by... Read More
2015 Long Beach Bayou Festival Line-up Announced
Long Beach- Summer is fast approaching. The kids will be out of school to enjoy the hot summer days. If you are like most people, this is also the time to start planning the family vacation.
Long Beach, California is an idea destination, due to its melting pot (i.e., Gumbo) of cultures. If this sounds like your idea of a staycation, you can find many interesting things to do in Long Beach.
The 29th Annual Long Beach Bayou Festival line-up was recently announced. This festival continues to be a popular family friendly event... Read More
Jazz Reggae Festival-Going in a New Direction
Los Angeles-The Undergraduate Student Association Council (USAC), Cultural Affairs Commission presented the 29th Annual Jazz Reggae Festival, Saturday, April 25th, at the UCLA Tennis Center.
There was a lot of chatter before, during, and after the festival on Social Media (Facebook, Twitter) about the direction that the festival is heading. I’m sure that there will be more talking to come, once people realized that the festival was held a month earlier than in previous years.
JRF 2015 provided a fresh interpretation of its... Read More
Musical Legends Park in New Orleans
New Orleans- “The city of New Orleans welcomed 9.52 million visitors in 2014 that spent a record-breaking $6.81 billion, according to a University of New Orleans Hospitality Research Center Study commissioned by the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau and New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation (NOTMC). The spending is the highest in the city’s history, more than doubling post-Katrina numbers from 2006.”
This is the perfect time for you to discover New Orleans, the culturally enriched city in the nation. You too can be in the numbers,... Read More
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