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Playboy Jazz Festival-The Tradition Continues
Hollywood-The Playboy Jazz Festival returned to the iconic Hollywood Bowl, June 14-15, 2014 for its 36th edition. For 35 years, the festival sailed under the Playboy banner. The 36th edition is under new management, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, who promised and delivered a well attended and well received festival.
Tony White and J.B. Dyas deserve a “Keeping Jazz Alive” Award for their dedication and commitment to jazz education. Once again, the LAUSD/Beyond the Bell All City Jazz Big Band opened the show with a solid... (more)
Long Beach Bayou Festival Returns to Rainbow Lagoon
Long Beach-Dust off your dancing shoes, it’s time to Let the Good Times Roll at the Long Beach Bayou Festival. This is a popular Zydeco, Blues, Creole and Cajun Festival (Louisiana culture on full display). Fun for the entire family.
The festival celebrates its 28th year, at the grassy knoll of the Rainbow Lagoon Park, in Long Beach, Saturday, June 21st and Sunday, June 22n, 2014.
A stellar line-up of artists is scheduled to entertain all attendees. Otis Taylor Band, Sonny Green, Delta Groove All-Stars, Jeffrey Broussard... (more)
Music Matters at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza
Los Angeles-BET made one giant step, of the music kind toward The Road To The BET Experience. Several thousand people were in attendance at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Mall, Saturday, May 31st for the start of this popular series of concerts.
This lively crowd could attest that Music Matter! A free star-studded Music Matters concert was held at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza Mall on the outdoor Promenade. The concert was the first of a series that takes place every Saturday, at 3PM from May 31st to June 21st, leading up to the... (more)
Grand Park’s Got Moves: The Salsa Session
Los Angeles-Los Angeles City officials would have been proud to see the multi-cultural, multi-ethnic crowd of several thousand salseros of all ages, gathered in Grand Park, on Memorial Day, just a few yards across from Los Angeles City Hall. “Creating Unity thru Salsa” stated Albert Torres, Founder of the International LA Salsa Fest (formerly Los Angeles Salsa Congress).
Summer officially or unofficially got underway with the inaugural Grand Park’s Got Moves: The Salsa Session, Monday, May 26, 2014. This exciting event, came on the heels... (more)
St. Elmo’s Village 45th Anniversary Celebration
Los Angeles-Residents of the greater Los Angeles area are fortunate to have so many options to enjoy for Memorial Day Weekend. I joined a community of creative people and visitors for St. Elmo’s Village 45th Anniversary Celebration with the theme “Celebrating the Art of Creative Survival.”
The celebration got underway on Saturday, May 24th with an eclectic musical line-up featuring DJ Nnamdi spinning tracks, guitarist and vocalist Rei Fukuda, solo jazz piano of Greg Bryant, poetry recited by Mark-Anthony Johnson, Damon Turner, V.... (more)
Prescencia Cubana Returns to Echo Park
Los Angeles-A huge, enthusiastic crowd welcomed the return of Prescencia Cubana to Echo Park on Sunday, May 18, 2014. This fantastic festival celebrated the cultural heritage of the Cuban community living throughout the greater Los Angeles area. The festival featured live performances, arts and crafts, Cuban food and coffee, and activities for children. The event also commemorates the island’s freedom from Spain on May 20, 1902.
The festival took place at Echo Park, but with a different logistical layout. The festival gave new meaning to... (more)
National Children’s Book Week at California African American Museum
By Ricky Richardson
Los Angeles-National Children’s Book Week was celebrated with a marvelous program at the California African American Museum. Literacy Day was celebrated with a program entitled “Heads are Turning; Children are Learning, Saturday, May 17, 2014.
An attentive crowd of young kids were treated to a fun-filled day of activities designed to promote literacy. Art projects, workshops, face paintings, live performances, and Public Library Info table, The Griot: Michael McCarty, Storyteller as... (more)
Victoria Sanabria Performs at the Isla Del Encanto Festival
Bell- The 2nd Annual Isla Del Encanto Festival returned to Treder Park, in the City of Bell on Sunday, April 27, 2014. Festival goers were literally able to visit the Enchanted Island of Puerto Rico, if only in their minds.
This family friendly event was produced by California Puerto Rican Parade and Festival. The California Puerto Rican Parade and Festival is a non-profit organization. The organization was founded in 1997 to preserve the history and culture of Puerto Rico in California and to keep our heritage alive... (more)
The City of Inglewood Celebrated Earth Day
Inglewood-While writing this review, I was fortunate to have the song “Earth Day Every Day” by John Denver as a musical accompaniment. This soundtrack was provided by Tanya Torres, Program Host of Canto Sin Fronteras on KPFK 90.7FM in Los Angeles.
A Global celebration of Earth Day falls on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. The City of Inglewood teamed up with the Social Justice Learning Institute for an early celebration of Earth Day on Saturday, April 19th. The title of this wonderful program was “Inglewood Rising: Earth Day Festival 2014.”... (more)
Los Angeles Lakers Pau Gasol Soars Over Festival of Books
Los Angeles-The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books held it’s own during the weekend of April 12th and 13th, considering the two huge events taking place South of Los Angeles. The 19th Edition of the Festival, with the theme Inspire Your Fire, took place on the beautiful campus of the University of Southern California (USC).
Over 150,000 book lovers came from near and far to celebrate the written word on this pleasantly warm weekend.
The festival kicked off into high gear with a roaring performance of the USC Marching... (more)