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13th Annual Taste of Soul-Fun, Food, Family & Entertainment

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Nov 12, 2018

Taste of Soul-Fun, Food, Family and Entertainment

Los Angeles- Bakewell Media has brought it on once again. I’m speaking of the 13th Annual Taste of Soul. This huuuuge festival, the largest street festival in Los Angeles, and perhaps, in the nation for that matter, was held on Saturday, October 20th.

The Taste of Soul is a family-friendly event, as was held on “The Shaw” as Crenshaw is affectionately known as, between Stocker Boulevard to the South, and Rodeo Road on the North.

Bakewell Media loaded up all the bases with some heavy hitter, whose performances... (more)

Tags: taste of soul, 94.7 the wave, bakewell media, chosen recovery gospel group, head krack, jody watley, erin stevenson, sister sledge

37th Annual Watts Towers Day of the Drum Festival

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Oct 19, 2018

37th Annual Watts Towers Day of the Drum Festival

Los Angeles- Southern California Salseros had many options to move and groove this past weekend without breaking the bank.

I joined several hundred people from all over the Greater Los Angeles area at Watts Towers Arts Center, Saturday, September 29, 2018. Presented by Department of Cultural Affairs and Friends of the Watts Towers Art Center, the Day of the Drum Festival celebrated community cultures through music, dance, and inter-active performances.

The crowd and I came together for this popular festival... (more)

Tags: watts towers art center, ndugu chancler, xochipilli, kinnara taiko, garifuna cultural group, tambor, magatte fall, rayford griffin

LA Phil @ 100 X CicLAvia Let the Good Times Roll

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Oct 19, 2018

LA Phil at 100 x CicLAvia-Let the Good Times Roll

Los Angeles- One hundred thousand attendees heeded the invite from the LA Phil for a FREE celebration with hundreds of musicians, artists, dancers, family activities and much more!

You can consider yourself fortunate if you took part of this history-making event. This event, one of many, put the spotlight on the LA Phil as it started its Centennial season with an epic festival showcasing L.A.’s creative spirit, with 1800 musicians, artists, and dancers gathered to perform at the festival’s six hubs and along the eight-mile... (more)

Tags: hollywood bowl, los angeles philharmonic, ciclavia, walt disney concert hall, poncho sanchez latin band, lula washington dance theatre, pink martini

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 www.pacificstandardtime.org 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)

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