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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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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

2015 Long Beach Bayou Festival Line-up Announced

By Ricky Ricardo, published on May 6, 2015

2015 Long Beach Bayou Festival Line-up Announced

Long Beach- Summer is fast approaching. The kids will be out of school to enjoy the hot summer days. If you are like most people, this is also the time to start planning the family vacation.

Long Beach, California is an idea destination, due to its melting pot (i.e., Gumbo) of cultures. If this sounds like your idea of a staycation, you can find many interesting things to do in Long Beach.

The 29th Annual Long Beach Bayou Festival line-up was recently announced. This festival continues to be a popular family friendly event... (more)

Tags: long beach bayou festival, benoit entertainment group, steve riley, geno delafose, zac harmon

Jazz Reggae Festival-Going in a New Direction

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Apr 27, 2015

Jazz Reggae Festival-Going in a New Direction

Los Angeles-The Undergraduate Student Association Council (USAC), Cultural Affairs Commission presented the 29th Annual Jazz Reggae Festival, Saturday, April 25th, at the UCLA Tennis Center.

There was a lot of chatter before, during, and after the festival on Social Media (Facebook, Twitter) about the direction that the festival is heading. I’m sure that there will be more talking to come, once people realized that the festival was held a month earlier than in previous years.

JRF 2015 provided a fresh interpretation of its... (more)

Tags: jazz reggae festival, ucla, wale, portugal.the man, lido, marian hill, jmsn, shwayze, kehlani, ce'cile, anderson.paak, keznamdi

New Orleans Musical Legends Park

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Apr 19, 2015

Musical Legends Park in New Orleans

New Orleans- “The city of New Orleans welcomed 9.52 million visitors in 2014 that spent a record-breaking $6.81 billion, according to a University of New Orleans Hospitality Research Center Study commissioned by the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau and New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation (NOTMC). The spending is the highest in the city’s history, more than doubling post-Katrina numbers from 2006.”

This is the perfect time for you to discover New Orleans, the culturally enriched city in the nation. You too can be in the numbers,... (more)

Tags: new orleans musical legends park, freddy staehle, steven rohbock, french quarter, cafe beignets

32nd Annual French Quarter Festival-Taking it to the Streets

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Apr 16, 2015

French Quarter Festival-Taking it to the Streets

New Orleans- Spring is upon us. Locals can see the rainbow through the gray clouds. Yes, as they say, April showers brings May flowers. There were lots of showers in the region for the 32nd Annual French Quarter Festival presented by Chevron.

The rain didn’t dampen the spirit or enthusiasm of the estimated 386,000 festival goers in attendance to enjoy the music, food, special events and historic French Quarter. Unfortunately, inclement weather impacted attendance, which hit a record 733,000 festival goers last year.

Festival... (more)

Tags: new orleans, french quarter, french quarter festival presented by chevron, marci schramm

Third Annual Grand Park Downtown Book Fest

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Mar 30, 2015

Third Annual Grand Park Downtown Book Fest

Los Angeles- Spring is in the air. This could mean one thing, time to get out to enjoy all of the amenities that Southern California has to offer. You can go to the beach, the mountains, desert, amusement parks or the various relaxing, well maintained parks that dot throughout the city.

Thousands of book lovers from points near and far descended on Grand Park in Downtown Los Angeles. The occasion, The Music Center Presents the Third Annual Grand Park Downtown Book Fest, featuring Artizen Lab, in a salute to local creative community.

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Tags: the music center, los angeles poet laureate luis j. rodriguez, youth poet laureate amanda gorman, grand park los angeles

The Music Center Presents the 3rd Annual Grand Park Bookfest

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Mar 12, 2015

The Music Center Present the 3rd Annual Grand Park Downtown BookFest

Los Angeles- The Music Center Presents Grand Park Downtown Book Fest, scheduled to return for the third year in a row. What is unique about this book festival, it is the only book festival in Los Angeles that focused exclusively on the creativity of local authors, publishers, booksellers and aspiring literary creators. This expansive outdoor literary experience offers book lovers of all ages access not only to a large coalition of Los Angeles-based presses, publishers and authors, but also to book related experiences,... (more)

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