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John Coltrane's "A Love Supreme" softly resonates on a Sultry Sunday afternoon in the heart of Leimert Park at a green and calm forum neighboring Ackee Bamboo Jamaican Cuisine. People began to come in, greeting each other and settling into the good vibes surrounding the grounds.
This was no ordinary day in Leimert Park. The balloons, smiling greeters and community of artists of all kinds are gathered to celebrate Leimert Park Beat - 1,000 member statuses. Musical Entertainment was provided by DJ Tendaji Lathan. Tendaji kept us grooving with what I call the nucleus of music - Jazz to... (more)
It was a picture perfect afternoon in Los Angeles, June 26, 2011 when New York Jazz vocalist, Nancy Kelly took us on an unforgettable journey at Jazz At The A Frame snuggled in the Hollywood Hills.
The meaning of the Blues; which is without a doubt the heartbeat of Jazz was portrayed in a most engaging fashion by Ms. Kelly and her mind-blowing rhythm section.
Eric Reed - Piano
Hamilton Price - Bass
Kevin Kanner - Drums
Just a few of the engaging arrangements that graced a spellbound crowd on a perfect summer day were
Cole Porter's "You'd Be So Nice... (more)
The mall is packed
Sleigh bell sound
Children look in wonder
The deocrations abound
Glee in their young faces
Cookie crumb and hot chocolate traces
Santa's helpers stationed for wrapping
Festive boxes, bags, with holiday tags
In the midst
Nat King Cole croons
St. Nick is on his way
Its a magical, glorious, refective day
Just 1 before
Angels are rerady to soar
The heavens with Joy
Stay in that inner space
Don't let anything put you out of place
1 day after... (more)
She glides through the air to catch a tennis ball
As if she were a Sports Star
Always enjoyed ripping a Costco box to shreds
Any chance to race through the house
She'd jump in your bed
Displaying a sheepish yet daring look in a flash
Her spotted face would convey
Come on already...let's play
She hated New Year Eve Night
Parties, Noise, Illegal Shots in the air
Did not fare with "Keke Dog"
Dick Clark's Rockin' New Year's Show
She'd stare at the T.V. for the countdown and mo'... (more)
In the heart of a business laden Downtown Los Angeles is a venue that's unique.
"Ciudad Restaurant" is more than another local joint with the usual Happy Hour of blaring events or commentaries, rambling news and predictable appetizers.
It is undoubtedly one of the coolest places in the city of the Angels. This restaurant is opened for lunch, happy hour, and dinner and serves a wonderful range of Latin and South American food you'll ever experience. Yes, it’s an encounter beyond words. Dining here is glorious. The atmosphere is soft lighting, stone floors, high top chair seating... (more)
Just when you may have thought you'd exhausted the downtown Los Angeles eatery scene, take a moment and look. On one corner there's a "Bar-B-Que King" Cafe. Directly next to that is a venue called, "Refill Restaurant??"
But, on the corner of Grand and 7th is a heavenly haven. Bottega Louie. High ceilings with a touch of elegance, decorative open space giving an invitation for casual to intimate conversation at any table. The natural lightening streaming through the large windows and brick oven in plain view with conscientious attendants’ only adds to the ambiance.
Each individual... (more)
It was a lazy Sunday morning, and the church bells had already voiced a song. In the midst of the busy main streets, another song bird sweetly shares her melody with accompanying musicians sent from heaven on August 8, 2010 at the Cafe Laurent in the community of Culver City, CA.
I was oblivious to the hustle and bustle of the surrounding crowd as Patrisha Thomson gave a wonderful gift of standards, ballads, and original pieces to an attentive crowd. Her voice is one that conveys tenderness and acute awareness to melody, harmony, and the essence of each song. She lures you into the tune... (more)
Jazz in the Garden, is a musical journey that takes place during the summer months in the historical and cultural area of Leimert Park. It is hosted at the home of a most engaging Jazz Aficionada - Yvette Coleman.
This particular occasion was special for several reasons. One of the most crucial was that it was a benefit concert for the legendary "World Stage Gallery" in Leimert Park - Los Angeles, CA. The founders of this cultural oasis are the infamous Drummer, Billy Higgins and Poet and Community Arts Activist, Kamau Daaood. The mission and purpose of the World Stage to this remains... (more)
Advantaged girl...just because you stare
with a lowered scowl in your eyes
All know your disguise
Full of immaturity & lies
No one cares
That your body language dares
There’s nothing to back it
Except your bogus privileged packet
That brought you into this world
It’s not really a gift, you know
Don’t look at your nose
As if one in your presence is a so & so
Stop your whiffs and stiffs
Trying to put others down
With a huff and a frown
You’re only emanating the image... (more)
As the sun prepares for bed surrounded by a blue sky with hues of pink and orange, we find that fighting the usual freeway traffic is not an option Friday, May 28th on the kickoff of Memorial Day weekend. It was smooth sailing all the way to San Pedro.
We were about to experience some Jazz History in the making at the lovely and intimate Alva's Showroom in the heart of San Pedro, CA. This gorgegous space is perfect for those that want to experience music in the most unadulterated sense of the word. The showroom sits approximately 60 people. The tables are close but not intrusive and... (more)