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All the Way Live at the 32nd Annual Jazz Reggae Festival

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Jun 25, 2018

Los Angeles-In honor of the festival’s anniversary, Jazz Reggae Festival celebrated three decades of good vibes, jammin’ music and cultural enrichment with a one day festival under the beautiful Southern California sun, Monday, May 28, 2018, at the Sunset Canyon Recreation Center.

Jazz Reggae Festival is the largest student-run festival in the nation that celebrates the rich history of jazz and the culturally relevance of reggae.

32 years of music, art and community. From the festivals humble beginnings in 1986, it has continued to grow and develop while forging... (more)

Tags: jazz reggae festival, cultural affairs commission, dj qbwoy, half pint, konshens, jamila woods, charlotte day wilson, sahara grim

French Quarter Festival Reaches a Historic Milestone

By Ricky Ricardo, published on May 17, 2018

New Orleans- Spring season is upon us. This could mean only one thing in the Crescent City of New Orleans. It’s time for outdoor concert series and the start of festival season.

I recently had the pleasure of attending the French Quarter Festival presented by Chevron. The festival celebrated it’s 35th Anniversary in conjunction with the New Orleans Tricentennial. As an official Tricentennial event, the fest featured the Tricentennial Homecoming Pavilion sponsored by New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation and the One Time in New Orleans Story booth where attendees shared their... (more)

Tags: new orleans, french quarter festival presentd by chevron

Earth Day Jazz Festival 2018 in Inglewood

By Ricky Ricardo, published on May 13, 2018

The City of Inglewood and Public Works Department presented the annual Earth Day Jazz Festival. This years theme were “Celebrate Inglewood: Quality Living & Visionary Leadership”.

The City of Inglewood raised the bar on this years festival with it’s line-up of top notched entertainment.

A large crowd gathered on the South Lawn of City Hall long before the start time of 10:00am. The crowd was a mixed of Inglewood residents, people from surrounding cities as well as out of state visitors.

The City of Inglewood celebrated Earth Day Festival focused on saving... (more)

Tags: kjlh radio 102.3fm, dw3, city of inglewood earth day jazz festival, elaine gibbs, rose royce, side effect, loose ends featuring jane eugene

Queens of the New Age: Festival of Extraordinary Women

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Apr 20, 2018

Queens of the New Age: Festival of Extraordinary Women

Los Angeles- Sunday, April 7, 2018, the California African American Museum hosted and showcased the talents of a crew of amazing female artists.

Queens of the New Age: Festival of Extraordinary Women (est. 2015) is a growing creative collective and live music experience celebrating diverse female-identified producers, DJs, musicians, and multifaceted visual artists dedicated to education, empowerment, and creative expansion.

The inaugural Queens of the New Age: Festival of Extraordinary Women,... (more)

Tags: king, california african american museum, girls make beats, queens of the new age: festival of extraordinary women

26th Annual Pan African Film and Arts Festival

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Mar 14, 2018

26th Annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival-Conversations, Children’s Activities and Conscious Raising Films

Los Angeles-The first weekend of the Pan African Film and Arts Festival is a wrap! Don’t despair, there is still time to catch the festival, which runs through Monday, February 19th at the Rave Cinemark Theatres and at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza.

Yes, ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, each year we get to go on a global journey of the African diaspora through cinema and to enjoy the brilliant art work of local and international artists.

Launched... (more)

Tags: 26th annual pan african film & arts festival, perlena igbokwe, milan zoe, bet's the quad, nate parker foundation, the laker girls, the laker foundation

Cuba Antes, Ahora/Cuba Then,Now Celebration in Los Angeles

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Dec 5, 2017

Los Angeles- Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles is a beautiful, vibrant outdoor gathering place for the entire community. The park just reached a major milestone, fifth anniversary. Officials from The Music Center decided to celebrate the occasion in Grand style.

The Music Center’s Cuba: Antes, Ahora: Then, Now is part of the Pacific Standard Time click on events tab for a list of events held in conjunction with some of the current exhibits. This wonderful event is part of the stellar line-up of Winter programming that spotlight the cultures and celebrations... (more)

Tags: the music center, dayren santamaria and made in cuba, pancho amat, telmary diaz, yissy garcia, san miguel

The Taste of Soul-Soulful Sounds on

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Nov 8, 2017

The Taste of Soul-Soulful Sounds on “The Shaw”

By Ricky Richardson

Los Angeles-A crowd estimated at around 300,000 assembled up and down Crenshaw Blvd. (The Shaw), for the 12th Annual Taste of Soul Family Music Family, Saturday, October 21, 2017.

With respect to the Doobie Brothers, “Taking it to the Streets,” Taste of Soul took place on Crenshaw Blvd. Between Stocker Blvd on the South and Rodeo Road to the North, in Los Angeles.

The weather Gods looked down favorably upon this magnificent cultural celebration of all things soulful. It was warm, with a slight breeze,... (more)


Los Angeles Times The Taste presented by JetBlue Plus Card

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Sep 19, 2017

Culinary Delights-Los Angeles Times The Taste Returns Labor Day Weekend

It didn’t take long for the Los Angeles Times The Taste presented by JetBlue Plus Card to work it’s way into the culinary scene of Greater Los Angeles, to become a must attend event of the year.

The Taste presented by JetBlue Plus Card once again return to the backlots of Paramount Picture Studios in the heart of Hollywood. The Taste presented by JetBlue Plus Card is scheduled for Labor Day Weekend (September 1-3). Admission to each of the five events include unlimited tastings from the City of Angels best... (more)

Tags: los angeles times the taste presented by jetblue plus card, jonathan gold, paramount picture studios

Jammin' at the 29th Annual Long Beach Bayou Festival

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Jun 23, 2015

Jammin’ at the 29th Annual Long Beach Bayou Festival

Long Beach-For the 29th year, the City of Long Beach was the host town for the Long Beach Bayou Festival. The festival took place on Saturday, June 20 and Sunday, June 21, 2015, at the beautiful grassy knoll of Rainbow Lagoon.

This popular family-friendly festival celebrates the vibrant culture, heritage and lifestyle of New Orleans and the State of Louisiana. Festival revelers were able to enjoy food, Cajun and Zydeco and blues music, dancing, dance lessons and more engaging activities geared toward the entire family. What... (more)

Tags: long beach bayou festival, benoit entertainment group, llc, tracy niles

Poncho Sanchez Heats Up LACMA's Latin Sounds Concert Series

By Ricky Ricardo, published on May 26, 2015

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... (more)

Tags: lacma, los angeles county museum of art, poncho sanchez and his latin jazz band, latin sounds at lacma

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