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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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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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