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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

Gardena Jazz Festival-Jazz in the Park

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Aug 25, 2014

Gardena Jazz Festival-Jazz in the Park

Gardena-The City of Gardena was in a celebratory mood once again. On Sunday, August 24th, the city held its annual Gardena Jazz Festival. This is a signature event for the City of Gardena, held in Rowley Park, from 11:30AM-7:00PM.

Founded in 2003 by then Councilmember Steven Bradford, the Gardena Jazz Festival has already proven that it is one of the best in Southern California for the global jazz community.

The crowds arrived early, before the scheduled opening of the gates at 10:00AM. They wanted to find the perfect spot to enjoy... (more)

Tags: gardena jazz festival, state assemblymember steven bradford, euge groove, raffia, karina pasian, dave koz and friends

Long Beach Jazz Festival: Sing That Summer Song

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Aug 14, 2014

Long Beach Jazz Festival-Sing That Summer Song

Long Beach-The Long Beach Jazz Festival returned to grassy knoll of the Rainbow Lagoon, on Saturday, August 9th and Sunday, August 10th. This was the 27th edition of the festival that put the City of Long Beach on the world wide jazz map. The weather was nice and pleasant for the most part on Saturday, and a bit hot on Sunday.

The 2014 Long Beach Jazz Festival theme was “A Healthy Taste of Jazz because of the generous dose of contemporary and straight ahead jazz, classic soul and R&B served up to satisfy everyone’s eclectic musical... (more)

Tags: long beach jazz festival, rainbow promotions, rainbow lagoon, al williams, kimberly benoit

Cultural Diversity Celebrated in Inglewood

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Jul 29, 2014

Cultural Diversity Celebrated in Inglewood

Inglewood- Inglewood Cultural Arts (ICA), a non-profit organization provided a surge of energy to shine the spotlight on the City of Inglewood. The occasion was the inaugural Afro Latin Music and Dance Festival, held on Saturday, July 26, from 12PM-6:00PM. The event took place at the Amphitheater in Edward Vincent, Jr. Park (formerly known as Centinela Park.

Everybody is feeling, Hot! Hot! Hot! The weather forecasters mentioned that we were in for a hot weekend. Edward Vincent, Jr. Park served as a perfect and pleasant venue, with... (more)

Tags: inglewood cultural arts, batala los angeles, batuque people, atabey, conjunto jardin, mexico68, kati hernandez, lazaro gallaraga

FIFA World Cup Fever Invades Santa Monica Place

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Jul 14, 2014

FIFA World Cup Fever Invades Santa Monica Place

Santa Monica- For the past month or so, the Global soccer community had their eyes glued to televisions, computers, cell phones and/or had their ears close to the radio, for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Depending on who one was cheering for, this journey featured many thrilling victories or devastating defeats. Overall, records crowds have been tuning into all or some matches that was televised or broadcast on the radio.

Santa Monica Place held a FIFA World Cup Viewing Party by Coca-Cola. The event took place in the... (more)

Tags: fifa world cup, 2014 fifa world cup, santa monica place

2014 BET All the Live at L.A. LIVE

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Jul 2, 2014

BET All the Way Live at L.A. LIVE

Los Angeles-Thousands of Urban music fans were in town this past weekend for the 2014 BET Awards, BET Experience at L.A. LIVE presented by Coca-Cola, June 27-29, 2014.

Visitors to Los Angeles enjoyed our Southern California hospitality, beautiful weather and proximity to Hollywood and other tourist attractions.

The BET Experience at L.A. LIVE presented by Coca-Cola featured an array of world class entertainers and the popular BETX Fan Fest. The BETZ Fan Fest was an interactive free expo featuring the BET/Centric Pavilion, Coca-Cola World... (more)

Tags: bet experience, 2014 bet awards, genius talks, l.a. live

Chillin' at the Long Beach Bayou Festival

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Jun 25, 2014

Chillin’ at the Bayou Festival

Long Beach-The arrival of the Summer Solstice is greeted with plenty of fanfare. Case in point, the official start of Summer fell on the same day as the Long Beach Bayou Festival. The festival was held on Saturday, June 21 and Sunday, June 22 2014.

Former residents of Louisiana could attest to the fact that any event is a cause for celebration. Thousands gathered on the grassy knoll of the Rainbow Lagoon for the annual Long Beach Bayou Festival. Several of the musicians commented on our beautiful, Southern California weather.

The Long Beach... (more)

Tags: long beach bayou festival, benoit entertainment group, lala(louisiana to los angeles

Playboy Jazz Festival:The Tradition Continues

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Jun 23, 2014

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)

Tags: playboy jazz festival, l.a. philharmonic association, hollwood bowl

28th Annual Long Beach Bayou Festival

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Jun 2, 2014

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)

Tags: long beach bayou festival, rainbow lagoon, lala, benoit entertainment group

Music Matters at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Jun 2, 2014

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)

Tags: baldwin hills crenshaw plaza, bet experience, eric bellinger, adrian marcel, mateo

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