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Macy's Salutes Gordon Parks an Artistic Master

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Feb 11, 2013

Macy's Salutes Gordon Parks in Celebration of Black History Month

Los Angeles - Black History Month is the annual celebration of the achievements and accomplishments by African Americans.People are celebrating all across the country with parades, concerts, workshops and other events.

Hundreds of people gathered in the Museum of African American Art on Saturday, February 9th to honor an American icon. Macy's, The Gordon Parks Foundation and the American Black Film Festival celebrated the 100th birthday of American icon Gordon Parks. This was a special evening of conversations,as... (more)

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Carnival Time and Super Bowl Week in New Orleans

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Feb 8, 2013

New Orleans - I returned to New Orleans, Sunday, January 27 through Thursday, January 31,2013 for the umpteenth time to partake in Carnival season and Super Bowl Week activities. The locals affectionally referred to as "Super Gras". This short trip to the Crescent City, aka N'Awlins was filled with many memorable events. The theme of my visit was Family, Friends, Food and Football.

I arrived in town on January 27, a Sunday afternoon. I was fortunate to view the middle of the King Arthur parade on Canal Street at Baronne. This was a lot of fun. There was marching bands, about... (more)

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Super Bowl XLVII NFL Experience Driven by GMC

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Jan 31, 2013

NFL Expereince Driven by GMC

New Orleans - The weather Gods looked downed favorably upon New Orleans just in time for the Vince Lombardi Trophy Ceremony. The rain cleared out and the sun made a stellar appearance in the afternoon. A large contingent of Media greeted the FedEx truck as the driver arrived by police escort with the Vince Lombardi Trophy to the New Orleans Ernest N.Morial Convention Center, outside Hall B.

Super Bowl XLIV champion and former (once a Saint-always a Saint-WHO DAT!) New Orleans Saints running back Deuce McCallister carefully took control of... (more)

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Super Bowl Media Day in New Orleans

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Jan 29, 2013

Super Bowl Media Day in New Orleans

New Orleans - The most anticipated and or dreaded event (depending on who you talk to) has come and gone. I'm speaking about the Super Bowl Media Day Fueled by Gatorade. Five thousand journalists (legitimate and otherwise) from all over the world were given the chance to interview members of both the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens before a live audience, prior to Super Bowl 47, at the Mercedes Benz Super Dome. Some of the questions had nothing to do with the matter at hand, while other questions were well thought out. The coaches... (more)

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The NAMM Show 2013: All That Jazz and More

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Jan 27, 2013

The NAMM Show 2013:All That Jazz and More

Anaheim-Tens of thousands of music aficionados and I braved rainy day weather to attend The NAMM Show 2013 in Anaheim, January 24-27, 2013. I had the pleasure of attending this massive event on Friday, January 25th. This event was produced by the National Association of Music Merchants-(NAMM)-the non-profit association.

The NAMM Show 2013 featured a plethora of guitars, amps, sheet music, music related apps, mandolins, accordians, memorabilia, sound gear etc. The NAMM Show also attracts many well known musicians from various... (more)

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First Annual She Rocks Awards

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Jan 26, 2013

First Annual She Rocks Awards

Anaheim - A capacity crowd was in attendance for the First Annual Women's International Music Network Breakfast and She Rocks Awards Ceremony. The Women's International Music Network and New Bay Media bought together and celebrated women in the music industry, Friday, January 25, 2013 at the Anaheim Marriott.

This wonderful event was organized and hosted by Laura B. Whitmore, founder of the WiMN, producer of the Women's Music Summitt, and writer of Guitar World's Guitar Girl'd column. Ms Whitmore "thanked everyone for getting up early on... (more)

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Historic Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Jan 21, 2013

Inglewood-January 19-thru 21st, 2013 will doubtlessly go into the history books. This special weekend celebrates the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the inauguration of President Barack Obama being sworn in for his second term of President of the United States.

For three decaded, the city of Inglewood honors and celebrates the life and legacy of Dr.Martin Luther King, Jr. The day long celebration features an ecumenical service, followed by a family festival. "This is a wonderful way for the community to reflect on the values of Dr. King and the accommplishments... (more)

Tags: dr.martin luther king, jr., city of inglewood, jackie lacey;president barack obama

3rd Annual Rock the Red Kettle at L.A. LIVE

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Dec 16, 2012

Los Angeles - Thousands of music lovers of all ages were in attendance at L.A. LIVE, Saturday, December 15, 2012 for the Third Annual Rock the Red Kettle Concert benefiting The Salvation Army. The concert was produced by Specktor Media. During this festive season of the year, L.A. LIVE is sparkling with seasonal sounds and festive sights that produces countless smiles for all in attendance. The concert is part of AEG's Season of Giving, its annual holiday charitable initiative to provide funding and awareness opportunities for charities, foundations and non-profit organizations.

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Tags: l.a.live, the salvation army, rock the red kettle, sonus, bridgit mendler, andy grammer, hot chelle rae, owl city

There's No Place Like Olvera Street for the Holidays

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Dec 2, 2012

Los Angeles - El Pueblo de Los Angeles Monument and El Pueblo Park Association presented the 2012 Holiday Season Lighting Ceremony at historic Olvera Street. The event was held on Friday, November 30th, from 5pm-9pm, on a cold, soggy evening.

The event featured LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, Councilmember Tom LaBonge, District 4, City Attorney Carmen Trutanich, Miguel Vargas from the Office of Councilmember Jose Huizar, District 14,and some Royalty. The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Queen and Court was also present for the festivitites.

The program got under way promptly at... (more)

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L.A. LIVE Ushers in Holiday Season

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Nov 30, 2012

Los Angeles- L.A.LIVE ushered in the Holiday Season in grand style on an overcast, cold day, Wednesday, November 28th. It is amazing that rain fell in other parts of Los Angeles,but not during the program at L.A.LIVE.I wondered if Fritz Coleman said that "it was going to be like this."

Thousands gathered at L.A.LIVE for the 5th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony and the opening of LA Kings Holiday Ice during the most wonderful time of the year in the City of Angels.

A variety of celebrities were in attendance to partake in the hour long,live holiday celebration to... (more)

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