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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

JIm Belushi Entertains Veterans for the Holiday Season

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Dec 23, 2013

Jim Belushi Entertains Veterans for the Holidays

Los Angeles- I'm sure that you have probably noticed that the start of the Holiday season is upon us. This is a season of the year that sparkles with the sights, sounds and contagious smiles. For 21 years the Veterans' Holiday Celebration organizers, led by Berry Gershenson, ushered in the season for thousands of veterans and active duty military and their families. This wonderful celebration was held on Sunday, December 8, 2013, on the grounds of the Veterans Administration.

Several thousands veterans (4,000 plus) and... (more)

Tags: veterans' holiday celebration, five star gourmet foods inc., break on through, bella donna, jim belushi & the sacred hearts

Councilmember Bernard Parks Winter Wonderland & Toy Giveaway

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Dec 16, 2013

Bernard Parks' 8th District-Winter Wonderland and Toy Giveaway

Los Angeles-Councilmember Bernard C. Parks, 8th District presented the annual Winter Wonderland and Toy Giveaway, Saturday, December 14th, 2013. This event was held from 10:00AM-1:00PM. This popular event was held at the Sears Auto Center Lower Level Parking. The location was transformed into a magical Winter Wonderland on a bright, beautiful, sunny Southern California Day.

Hundreds of children and their parents steadily streamed into the area to pick up a toy, enjoy photos with Santa, ride a tube down a bank... (more)

Tags: bernard parks winter wonderland and toy giveaway, councilmember bernard c. parks, mali nicole, yoyo, urban xtreme

Newly Elected Mayor Chris Brown Swearing in Ceremony

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Dec 6, 2013

Hawthorne's Mayor Elect Chris Brown Swearing-in Ceremony

Hawthorne-History was made in the City of Hawthorne last month. Citizens elected it's first African American Mayor. Mayor Elect Chris Brown (at age 32) is also the youngest mayor ever elected in the City of Hawthorne.

Thursday, December 5th, Hawthorne Mayor Elect Chris Brown held a public, honorary swearing in ceremony, at the Hawthorne Memorial Center, 3910 West El Segundo Blvd.

The center was beautifully decorated with patriotic red, white and blue ballons, accentuated with some seasonal poinsettas. Several... (more)

Tags: city of hawthorne, hawthorne mayor chris brown

Dancing in the Streets At Taste of Soul

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Oct 21, 2013

Dancing in the Streets at Taste of Soul

Los Angeles-Bakewell Media presented the 8th Annual Taste of Soul, Saturday, October 19, 2013. The festival returned to historic Leimert Park Village on “The Shaw” as Crenshaw Boulevard is affectionately named.

Ladies and Gentleman, boys and girls, don’t let the calendar fool you. The outdoor festival season continues in high gear with our summer like weather two weeks into the Autumn/Fall season.

There was something for everyone during this eagerly anticipated annual celebration of all things soulful of the African American community.... (more)

Tags: taste of soul, radio free 102.3 kjlh, 94.7 the wave, bakewell media

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