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Dancing in the Streets at Taste of Soul

Los Angeles-Bakewell Media presented the 8th Annual Taste of Soul, Saturday, October 19, 2013. The festival returned to historic Leimert Park Village on “The Shaw” as Crenshaw Boulevard is affectionately named.

Ladies and Gentleman, boys and girls, don’t let the calendar fool you. The outdoor festival season continues in high gear with our summer like weather two weeks into the Autumn/Fall season.

There was something for everyone during this eagerly anticipated annual celebration of all things soulful of the African American community.... Read More

Boston, the concert (7 October 2013 – at the Kresge Auditorium at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology) celebrates the renewal of the research partnership between Eni and MIT underlining their respective support for the arts. Eni is a supporter of the La Scala Chamber Orchestra’s international tour, which has already included concerts in Moscow, Istanbul and Oxford.

Fantasies from Verdi’s Operas is a musical miscellany from Verdi’s operas composed by the composer’s friends and colleagues that have lain forgotten in libraries across the world since the 19th Century.

The La... Read More

The Joint is Jumpin’ in Lawndale

Lawndale- The inaugural Lawndale Jazz and Blues Music Festival was held on September 14, 2013 from 1pm-7pm. Sponsored by the City of Lawndale and Guitar Center Southbay. The event was held outdoors at Lawndale Civic Center Plaza, 147th Street and Burin Ave.

It was a pleasant day, around 75 degrees with a nice breeze. This festival is a welcome addition to the festival circuit in the Southbay with the demise of the Long Beach Blues Festival. This festival has the potential to grow and be held at a large venue with people willing to pay to attend.

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By Kim

The perfect weather on Sunday, August 11th complimented the remarkable music shared by the RCM trio at the American Legion in Culver City. It was memorable tribute to a group of men from the Montford Point Marines, all part of an All African-American Regiment who served during World War II. They were largely unrecognized, and in the face of racism, prejudice, emotional and mental mistreatment, proved themselves loyal and fit for action. They laid down their lives for their country valiantly serving in Guam, Saipan, Tinian, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Japan and China.

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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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