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A Thread Through History By Way Of Quilts

By Kim, published on Nov 24, 2008

The Black Quilters of Southern California showcased the quilts of many of its artists on November 23rd at Cal Poly Pomona at the W. Keith and Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery. Quilt making is a creative art form which has captured the hearts of many individuals from diverse backgrounds.

This exhibit is hosted by Donald Bernard.

Over the past 20 years or so it has emerged in Southern California. The Black Quilt Makers is a group of artists presenting quilts with themes ranging from African traditions to American culture, family unity to... (more)

Tags: california

Hold Your Breath...

By Kim, published on Nov 18, 2008

There was a nod from the head of the man who is - a master of musical arts. Everything was set for fixated amazement. His left hand was the one to watch as he began a series of chord progressions that invoked a sound of sheer pleasure from a few audience addicts, while the right hand kept a steady beat.

It was a Jazz heaven in the open air venue of The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. on a Sunday night, November 16, 2008.

McCoy Tyner, a connoisseur in the Jazz World from the days of when he was with the legendary John Coltrane Quartet presented the captivated crowd with a priceless... (more)

Tags: los angeles, jazz, music

Big Apple Jazz: Ez Woodshed Cafe

By Kim, published on Nov 14, 2008

It was located in Harlem, New York on Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd between West 131 and 132nd Street. The space was an invigorating cafe that was a true gem. Although it closed its doors June 24, 2008, the venue remains a memorable location in the hearts of many. The " Big Apple" or "Woodshed" was a favorite for afternoon Jazz seekers as they could come in and experience live Jazz performed by local jazz musicians, enjoy a cup of coffee, tea, or a soft drink, absorb a compelling read from one of the wide variety of books on hand, pick up a CD of Jazz artists ranging from John Coltrane... (more)

Tags: new york, manhattan, jazz, music

Cornell West Shares Hope And Wisdom

By Kim, published on Nov 10, 2008

An invigorating discourse was given by Dr. Cornell West, author, activist, intellectual, and tenure professor at Princeton University spoke to a standing room only crowd at Eso Won Bookstore in Leimert Park, Los Angeles on a rainy night November 1, 2008. Just 3 days prior to Americans going to the polls. Cornell gave a luminescent message with the aroma of insight he is well known to express.

His shared bits of wisdom, perceptive thoughts, and words that would move even the most cynical soul to an awakening. This discussion was couple with what he referred to... (more)

Tags: los angeles

Yes!!! President Elect Barack Obama November 4, 2008

By Kim, published on Nov 5, 2008

What words can be said that could possibly articulate the incredible joy and hopeful presence that resides in the souls of so many this night. I cannot express my feelings, my heart, my soul at this moment as I'm sure many would echo my words. As I watched, MY President Elect give his speech, gentle tears were in my eyes and I saw the eyes of others watching the speech President Obama share so profoundly with humility. He spoke of his appreciation, his devotion, his passion and love and need for the people who had elected him President of the United States of America.

Many have called... (more)

Tags: obama, civil rights, martin luther king

Tribute To Billy Higgins Orchestrated By A Rose Named Rose

By Kim, published on Oct 23, 2008

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... (more)

Tags: jazz, music

Roberta Flack...takes Us Back...revisited And Revised

By Kim, published on Oct 13, 2008

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.

... (more)

Tags: jazz, california, music, fashion

Ms. Flack, Take Us Back!

By Kim, published on Oct 12, 2008

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... (more)

Tags: jazz, california, music, fashion

Sluiced In Mingus Musicality...

By Kim, published on Oct 10, 2008

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... (more)

Tags: los angeles, new york, jazz, music

Intoxication Of Jazz

By Kim, published on Oct 1, 2008

The preferred language of the night was Standards, Straight Ahead, and Blues at The Los Angeles County Museum of Art. An incredible songstress of Jazz, Janis Mann made many statements with her quartet on Friday, September 26, 2008.

The quartet joining Janis consisted of the following fabulous musicians

Piano – Jim Cox

Woodwinds (of all kinds) – Doug Webb

Bass – Chuck Berghoffer

Drums - Lorca Hart

Vocals - Janis Mann

Janis gave us a perfect rebuttal to the current economy crisis that faces us in this nation with a Billie Holiday favorite. A bluesy,... (more)

Tags: los angeles, jazz

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