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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

Jazz Enthusiast will Gather for JEN Conference

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Dec 22, 2014

San Diego-Thousands of jazz enthusiasts from the global community are gatheing in San Diego, for the 6th Annual Jazz Education Network Conference. The conference will be held on January 7-10,2015, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt.

Attendees at this year's conference can look forward to 77 live performances by professional, student and community groups. There will be 71 educational clinics, 36 research presentations, industry enhibits, networking opportunities, jam sections and much more.

The San Diego event is the first time that the conference is scheduled for the West Coast. Let's... (more)

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2nd Annual Grand Park's New Year's Eve Celebration

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Dec 16, 2014

GRAND PARK BRINGS LOS ANGELES TOGETHER ONCE MORE FOR SECOND ANNUAL NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION LOS ANGELES (December 2, 2014) – Responding to overwhelming support for its first New Year’s Eve event, The Music Center today announced it will triple the size of its highly successful Grand Park’s N.Y.E. L.A., a free grand-scale multi-dimensional celebration for New Year’s Eve. The second annual Grand Park’s N.Y.E. L.A. will provide Angelenos from all parts of Los Angeles County with a central destination where they can join together to ring in the New Year. This year’s event, which takes... (more)

Tags: grand park, ceci bastida, river run north, dorothy, grand park new year's celebration

Pasadena Journal 25th Anniversary Celebration

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Dec 2, 2014

Pasadena Journal-25th Anniversary Celebration

Pasadena-Thanksgiving weekend offered Pasadena, Altadena and San Gabriel Valley residents many reasons to be Thankful. People were Blessed for their health, roof over their heads, and clothes on their back and food on their table. The Blessing of family, friends as well as the fellowship of a unified community was also voiced on Thanksgiving Day.

Saturday, November 29th also marked the 25th Anniversary of the Pasadena Journal, a local African-American newspaper serving the community with the “good news, that we can use” for the past... (more)

Tags: the pasadena journal, joe and ruthie m. hopkins, hopkins village, pasadena mayor bill bogaard, pasadena vice-mayor jackie robinson

I Am Ali-Intimate Story of Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Nov 10, 2014

I Am Ali- Intimate Story of the Boxing Legend

Los Angeles- The heat has returned to Los Angeles once again. This is unusual, when you consider that we are several weeks into the Fall season, in the homestretch for the upcoming Holiday season. Residents had the option of going to Cooling Centers, Libraries, and the Mall or to the Movies to escape the heat.

I opted for the latter. I joined a group of baby boomers, oophs! Scratch that, I meant to say a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural group of Grownups for AARP The Magazine’s 2nd Annual Movies for Grownups Los Angeles Film Showcase.... (more)

Tags: muhammad ali, aarp, movies for grownups los angeles film showcase, maryum ali, hana ali, clare lewins

Alma Del Barrio's 1st Annual Salsa Fest Sizzles!

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Oct 30, 2014

Alma Del Barrio: 1st Annual Salsa Fest Sizzles!

Westchester- For 40 year, actually 41 years, Alma Del Barrio has played an integral part in the Southern California’s Latin music community. Factor in the internet, this reach spans to the Global community. If you weren’t already aware, you can listen to the station every Saturday and Sunday from 6:00AM-6:00PM, 88.9FM. The DJ’s from the station always say “Que Siga La Rumba!”

Alma Del Barrio’s DJ’s and staff decided to celebrate this major milestone with the community on Sunday, October 26, 2014. This was the inaugural 1st Annual... (more)

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Grand Park's 3rd Annual Dia de los Muertos Celebrations

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Oct 30, 2014

Grand Park’s 3rd Annual Dia De Los Muertos Celebration

Los Angeles- Downtown skylines served as the perfect artwork to frame the beautiful, relaxing, well manicured lawn of Grand Park, on this equally beautiful Southern California day. Media were invited to Grand Park for an exclusive meet and greet of noted community artists and community groups, to learn the motivations and approaches in creating the beautiful and compelling Dia de los Muertos alters on display in Grand Park. Media were allowed access to the alters on display in advance of the park’s 3rd Annual Dia de los Muertos... (more)

Tags: grand park, self-help graphics & art, dia de los muertos, los angeles mayor eric garcetti, los angeles county supervisor gloria molina, los angeles city councilmember jose huizar

2014 South Los Angeles Power Festival

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Sep 14, 2014

2014 South Los Angeles Power Festival

Los Angeles-If you were able to go outside on Saturday, September 6th, you were greeted with some simmering hot weather. You didn’t have to be vacationing in the Caribbean’s to feel the heat. This day offered the perfect excuse to venture over to your local nearby park.

Thousands of local residents paid a visit into Martin Luther King Jr. Park (39th and Western) for an engaging afternoon with food, friends, family and fellowship with music. The venue also offered various health awareness and life style booths and a resource center. Fresh... (more)

Tags: las cafeteras, community coalition, 2014 south los angeles power festival, dj slo mo, mr. choc, malimusic, buyopongo

Taking It To The Streets for Leimert Park Music Festival

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Sep 2, 2014

Taking it to the Streets for Leimert Park Art & Music Festival

Los Angeles-A huge diverse crowd of thousands found themselves in Leimert Park Village, the epicenter and heart of African American cultural community. The crowd came to partake in and celebrate our rich and vibrant culture that was displayed Labor Day Weekend, August 30-September 1, 2014.

The occasion was the 6th Annual Leimert Park Village African Art and Music Festival presented by The Leimert ParkVillage Group and Council President Herb. J. Wesson. 2014 Festival theme “Shaping Our Destiny.”

You had... (more)

Tags: leimert park village african art and music festival, ramona stephens, karitaylor, leimert park village group

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