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Be-bopping with The Girls in the Band

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Mar 22, 2014

Be-bopping with The Girls in the Band

Los Angeles-In honor of Women’s History Month, the Friends of Jazz at UCLA presented the award-winning documentary The Girls in the Band. This movie, concert, Q&A and reception was held on a hot Sunday afternoon, March 16, 2014 at 2PM, inside the air conditioned Lenart Auditorium, Fowler Museum@ UCLA.

Many members of the jazz community were in attendance for an inspiring, educational and entertaining film and Q&A discussion. The Girls in the Band is an award-winning documentary film that tells the fascinating and incredible stories... (more)

Tags: fowler museum, the girls in the band, friends of jazz at ucla, nancy kissock

LAUSD Shined the Spotlight on the Arts

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Mar 19, 2014

LAUSD Shined the Spotlight on the Arts

Los Angeles-A surge of creative energy swarmed throughout the Los Angeles Unified School District from March 1-14, 2014. All of this creative energy was powered by students within the District. From March 1-14, schools across the district held school-site events that featured student musical, dance and theatrical performances. The two-week festival celebrating the arts served as a grand segue into the March 15th event at Grand Park entitled “LAUSD Arts Fest in the Park.”

The final result was a massive showcase of sparkling outpouring of the... (more)

Tags: grand park, lausd, lausd arts fest in the park, los angeles unified school district

Let the Good Times Roll at Uncle Darrow's

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Mar 9, 2014

Let The Good Times Roll at Uncle Darrow’s

Marina del Rey- Several thousand revelers were part of the steady stream of people attending the 15th Annual Uncle Darrow’s Mardi Gras West “Fat Saturday” Celebration. This fun annual celebration was held on Saturday, March 8th, inside Uncle Darrow’s Cajun Creole Eatery and the outside backlot.

The weather felt like it was Summer, coupled with a pleasant Spring breeze. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, “we experienced a minor earthquake near Marina del Rey. This light to mild quake, gave the region a jolt on Friday evening. The... (more)

Tags: uncle darrow's cajun creole eatery, 2-u-neek, t-lou super hot zydeco band

"I Got My Pride"-The Blues Tales of Leadbelly

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Mar 3, 2014

“I Got My Pride”- The Blues Tales of Leadbelly

Los Angeles-The William Grant Still Arts Center presented “I Got My Pride”-The Blues Tales of Leadbelly exhibit with an Opening Reception and Concert on Saturday, March 1st, from 3:00PM-6:00PM. This exhibit is part of the 6th Annual African-American Composers Exhibition and Music Education Series. The exhibit is on display through June 7, 2014.

(Source-Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) Huddie William Ledbetter (January 20, 1888-December 6, 1949) was an American folk and blues musician, and multi-instrumentalist, notable for his strong... (more)

Tags: william grant still arts center, leadbelly, marcus l. miller, gregg wright

Blackbird Towers Over Pan African Film & Arts Festival

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Feb 18, 2014

Blackbird Towers Over Pan African Film Festival Closing Night Gala

Los Angeles- The arrival of PAFF Closing Night Gala is a signal that our plane is making its final approach to the airport, our ship is heading to its final port and/or the train is heading down the stretch to the station. These are metaphors for our 12 day global journey through the Diaspora by way of cinema.

The 22nd Annual Pan African Film and Arts Festival Closing Night Gala official featured film were Blackbird, based on a novel by Larry Duplechan, directed by Patrik-Ian Polk.

Photographers and reporters... (more)

Tags: paff, pan african film and arts festival, baldwin hills crenshaw plaza, blackbird, patrik-ian polk, larry duplechan

22nd Annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Feb 9, 2014

22nd Annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival

Los Angeles- All roads lead to the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza and adjacent RAVE Theatres. This destination serves as the launch pad for a global journey through various countries: Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Brazil, Belgium, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Italy, Jamaica, Kenya, Morocco, Netherlands, Nigeria, South Africa, and last but not least, the United States.

This visual journey through cinema has global appeal that will open the minds of audiences, and transport them to lands far away and back home again… without enduring... (more)

Tags: paff, pan african film & arts festival, baldwin hills crenshaw plaza, rave theatres

Lennon Bus' 2014 Imagine Party

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Jan 27, 2014

Lennon Bus’ Imagine Party with Sheila E

Anaheim- The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus (Lennon bus) made a return trip to the 2014 NAMM Show on January 22nd-26th, at the Anaheim Convention Center. The Lennon Bus was stationed in a new highly visible location on the centralized Grand Plaza next to the NAMM GoPro Stage.

The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is a non-profit 501(c) (3) state-of-the-art mobile audio and HD video recording and production facility. In its seventeenth year, the bus is equipped with the very newest technology and gear. The Bus continues to be dedicated to... (more)

Tags: john lennon educational tour bus, lacm, 2014 namm show, sheila e, art alexakis, lennon bus' 2014 imagine party

2nd Annual She Rocks Awards

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Jan 26, 2014

The 2014 She Rocks Awards

Anaheim- The 2nd Annual She Rocks Awards was held on Friday, January 24, 2014. This fantastic event was held at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel Grand Ballroom E, during NAMM 2014.

I was once again fortunate to attend this event. I arrive at the location to find a capacity crowd in attendance with the overflow crowd standing at the side and back of the room. The event consisted of people from the music industry, sponsors, and media and family members of the awards recipients.

Unfortunately, I missed the opening set by The Command Sisters. Laura B. Whitmore,... (more)

Tags: 2nd annual she rocks awards, namm 2014, girls rock camp alliance, women's international music network

SCAQMD's Martin Luther King, Jr.,Day of Service Public Forum

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Jan 21, 2014

SCAQMD's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Public Forum

Hawthorne-The third weekend in January is looked upon with great anticipation. This is when Americans all across the country commemorates the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.-The Drum Major for Justice, with programs leading up to the official holiday on Monday, January 20, 2014.

A capacity multi-cultural, multi ethnic crowd gathered inside the Hawthorne Memorial Center on Saturday, January 18, to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. The program entitled "A Martin Luther King, Jr.... (more)

Tags: scaqmd, senator rodrick wright, assemblymember reginald jones-sawyer, denise nicholas, donzaleigh abernathy, william a. burke

Grand Park Ushered in 2014 in Grand Style

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Jan 1, 2014

Grand Park Ushered in 2014 in Grand Style

Los Angeles- Los Angeles County Officials, Urban Planners and other stakeholders have made Downtown Los Angeles a fun, exciting area to live, work and play. Thanks to officials at Grand Park, we can now add party to the mix. More than twenty thousand revelers celebrated New Years Eve during the inaugural Grand Park New Year's Eve Celebration.

Tuesday, December 31st (for those who didn't know) was a spectacular night to be in Grand Park. The celebration featured many interactive events geared toward the entire family. There was... (more)

Tags: dublab, sisanie, myron & e, versa-style dance company, buyepongo, grand park, grand park nye la, azul 213*, fools collective

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