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Mardi Gras In Los Angeles

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Feb 22, 2007

Los Angeles-Carnival season was celebrated all over the world and concluded on Fat Tuesday, February 20, 2007. Mardi Gras came early for residents of the City of Angels in the form of the Louisiana To Los Angeles Festival. The 19th Annual LALA Mardi Gras Festival and Parade was held on February 10th. The day got under way with a colorful parade with marching bands, floats and LALA Secondline Dancers strolling down Crenshaw Blvd. to Leimert Park. The celebration continued in Leimert Park with a Mardi Gras Festival. A DJ provided music in between live entertainment. The crowd had the pleasure... (more)

Tags: los angeles, music

Gasparilla 2007 in Tampa,Florida

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Feb 21, 2007

GASPARILLA 2007 IN TAMPA, FLORIDA Photos and Text by Ricky Richardson I recently had the pleasure of visiting my home town of Tampa, Florida. My reason for visiting was to attend the festivities associated with Gasparilla 2007. Gasparilla is a three (3) part event that I had the joy of attending. This event has grown tremendously since I was a kid growing up in Tampa. This spectacular event has been taking place for over a century-103 years to be exact. The day begins with the Gasparilla Invasion Brunch presented by FLAIR, Tampa Tribune’s Magazine for Living at Tampa Convention Center. Ye... (more)

Tags: music

Francisco Aquabella Latin Jazz Quintet Heats Up LA Kings Downtown On Ice

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Dec 31, 2006

Los Angeles-The Southland’s largest holiday outdoor ice skating rink returned to Pershing Square for its ninth spectacular season. People from all over Los Angeles, out-of-town visitors, celebrities such as David Hasselhoff-(Baywatch), Seth Green(Austin Powers) and Scott Belcular (Star Trek/Quantum Leap)were seen chilling out under a beautiful Southern California sun from November 16 through January 15,2007 at the LA Kings Downtown On Ice. The Downtown On Ice was made possible by a generous sponsorship from the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, LA Kings, and Councilmember... (more)

Tags: los angeles, hockey, jazz, california

Central Avenue Jazz Festival A Cultural Renaissance

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Mar 21, 2018

Central Avenue Jazz Festival A Cultural Renaissance

Councilmember Jan Perry (9th District) welcomed thousands of constituents and visitors alike to 43rd and Central Avenue for the 15th Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival, July 24 and 25, 2010. It is hard to believe that we were celebrating the 15th Anniversary of this popular festival. I had the pleasure of attending the last thirteen years of the festivals. Jose Rizo, James Janisse and Michael Dolphin served as Master of Ceremonies.

The weather Gods look down favorably upon this event. Festival goers were treated to a sunny weekend... (more)

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