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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.

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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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Afro-Latino Festival Celebrated at Museum of Latin American

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Feb 12, 2015

Long Beach-February is designated as Black History Month. During this time, communities all across the nation, celebrates the accomplishments, achievements and contributions of African Americans to the fabric of our awesome nation.

Sunday, February 8th, the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), held its annual Afro Latino Festival. This popular annual event, celebrates African heritage in the diaspora, with an emphasis on Latin America. The celebration was part of Target Free Sundays at MOLAA.

Several hundred people were in attendance to partake in the day-long festival featured... (more)

Tags: museum of latin american art, lidereibugu garifuna ensemble, matalache danzas del peru, boogaloo assasins

2015 NAMM Show-Cole Marcus Trio

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Jan 26, 2015

2015 NAMM Show-Cole Marcus Trio

Anaheim-The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is the not-for-profit-association with a mission to strengthen the $16.7 billion music products industry. NAMM is comprised of approximately 9,200 member companies located in 99 countries. NAMM events and members fund The NAMM Foundation’s efforts to promote the pleasures and benefits of music, and active participation in music making across the lifespan.

The 2015 NAMM Show returned to Anaheim Convention Center and adjacent Marriott Hotel and Hilton Hotel, January 22-25, 2015. True to its... (more)

Tags: 2015 namm show, cole marcus trio

Barbados Comes to Hollywood: Vigilante The Crossing

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Jan 26, 2015

Barbados & Caribbean Comes to Hollywood: Vigilante the Crossing

The Pan African Film and Arts Festival is scheduled to take place in Los Angeles, February 5-16, 2015 at RAVE Cinemas Baldwin Hills 15, and the adjacent Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza.

Vigilante The Crossing is an Action Drama, directed by Marcia Weekes. The cast of the movie consist of Kirk Brown, Malissa Alanna, Alyson Sealy-Smith, Peter Boyce, Shawn M. Hercules, Claudette Wadman, Adrian Greene, Kaye Foster, David Gill, Patrick Foster, Julie Chaldbaud, Levi King, Gavin Fernandez, Tricia Matthias, Rico Boyce and... (more)

Tags: vigilante the crossing, red paper bag(rpb), kirk brown, malissa alanna, marcia weekes

Music Center Presents World City Performance:Samite & H'SAO

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Jan 19, 2015

Music Center Presents World City Performance: Samite and H’SAO

Los Angeles-The weekend of January 17th-19th is designated as Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Weekend. There are events scheduled all across the United States to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Locally, The Music Center marked the occasion with a special musical performance that Promote Peace, Harmony and Understanding. This special performance, part of the dynamic cultural program, World City was held outdoors, in the W.M. Keck Children’s Amphitheater of the Walt Disney Concert Hall at The... (more)

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OneLife LA Celebrated all Human Life in Southern California

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Jan 19, 2015

OneLife LA Celebrated All Human Life in Southern California

Los Angeles- A huge event was held in Grand Park on Saturday, January 17, 2015. I happened upon this wonderful, life affirming event while enroute to The Music Center for another event.

The Grand Park event was the inaugural OneLife LA, the first large-scale event that celebrated all human life in Southern California.

The event was well underway, when I arrived at the park, which featured a stage set-up on Spring Street, on the west side of Los Angeles City Hall.

The event featured thousands of people from... (more)

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The Latin Side of Jazz Educators Network Conference

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Jan 11, 2015

The Latin Side of Jazz Educators Network Conference

San Diego- the 6th Annual Jazz Educators Network Conference ventured west, January 7-10, 2015. This is an annual showcase of all things jazz, which was held at the beautiful Manchester Grand Hyatt, in pleasant, sunny San Diego. I overheard several conversations from the east coast crowd who welcomed the respite from the freezing temperatures back home.

There was something for each and every jazz and Latin Jazz fans in attendance at the conference. There were 77 live performances by professionals, students and community groups,... (more)

Tags: manchester grand hyatt, jazz educators network conference, san diego, jesse j, bob sinicrope

2015 Jazz Educators Network Conference

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Jan 11, 2015

2015 Jazz Educators Network Conference

San Diego- The 6th Annual Jazz Educators Network Conference was scheduled from January 7th-10, 2015. This annual showcase of all things jazz was held at the beautiful Manchester Grand Hyatt, in sunny San Diego. The theme for this year’s conference is “Outreach” Sharing The Gift of Jazz.”

There is something for each and every jazz fan, who attends the conference. There were 77 live performances by professionals, students and community groups, plus 71 educational clinics, 36 research presentations, industry exhibits, networking opportunities,... (more)

Tags: jen, manchester grand hyatt, jazz educators network conference, san diego

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