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Groovin' in the Land of Liberty with Music & Fireworks

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Jul 5, 2013

Groovin" in the Land of Liberty with Music and Fireworks

Los Angeles-All across the United States, people celebrated the 4th of July in numerous ways. There were parades, picnics in the park, block parties, camping, chillaxin' on the beach, lake, river or by the pool, just to name a few.

I joined thousands of revelers in Exposition Park for two over-lapping, outstanding Independence Day Celebrations. My first stop was the KJLH Exposition Park Fireworks Extravaganza & Music Festival. This event was held in collaboration with KJLH 102.3 FM Radio Free, Councilmember... (more)

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BHCP LIVE! with Alexander O'Neal and Cherrelle

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Jul 1, 2013

BHCP LIVE! with Alexander O'Neal and Cherrelle

Los Angeles-A huge spotlight always shines over Los Angeles and Hollywood year round. This was brightly apparent during the month of June. June 7, 1979, former President Jimmy Carter officially recognized the cultural and financial contributions of Black music by declaring the month of June as Black Music Month.

In 2009, President Barack Obama defined June as African-American Music Appreciation Month(source National Museum of African American Music).

May 3, 2013- President Barack Obama issued a Proclamation declaring... (more)

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Long Beach Bayou & Blues Festival-This is Your Party

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Jun 24, 2013

Long Beach Bayou & Blues Festival-This is Your Party

Long Beach-I returned to the Rainbow Lagoon Park Saturday, June 22nd and Sunday, June 23rd for the 27th Annual Long Beach Bayou and Blues Festival. This is a great way to welcome in the Summer season in a festive celebration by partying and dancing with family, friends. Natives of Louisiana and Texas were joined by locals to get their weekend dose of Louisiana culture through music, dance and food.

The festival got under with with the Bayou Brothers entertaining the crowd making their way unto the festival grounds.... (more)

Tags: long beach bayou and blues festival, mardi gras in long beach, rainbow lagoon

Joyous Camaraderie at Playboy Jazz Festival

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Jun 17, 2013

Joyous Camaraderie at Playboy Jazz Festival

Hollywood - The Playboy Jazz Festival, 35th edition, returned to the iconic, historic landmark Hollywood Bowl on Saturday, June 15th and Sunday, June 16th. The Playboy Jazz Festival presented in cooperation with the L.A. Philharmonic Association is an annual event in which thousands of music aficionados travel from near and far to attend the festival. The Hollywood Bowl continous to contribute magnificently to the cultural heritage of the City of Los Angeles.

The program got under way by ushering in a new era with multi-talented... (more)

Tags: hollywood bowl, 35th annual playboy jazz festival

27th Annual Long Beach Bayou & Blues Festival

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Jun 9, 2013

27th Annual Long Beach Bayou and Blues Festival

Long Beach-Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler- Let the Good Times Roll. I can't seem to get the following lyrics out of my head. The lyrics are featured front and center in my mind everytime I prepare to attend another music festival. For me, this is a good thing to be having these symptoms this time of the year. The lyrics I'm referring to are "Young and Old;Let's Get Together and Let the Good Times Roll."

Benoit Entertainment Group,LLC extend an invitation to you, you and especially you, to join lovers of all things Louisiana... (more)

Tags: long beach bayou and blues festival, mardi gras in long beach, peter tork, the monkees

Jazz in June! Celebrated@California African American Museum

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Jun 5, 2013

Jazz in June! Celebrated at California African American Museum

Los Angeles- Summer is edging closer and closer. Most people will be singing "School is out for the Summer," and other theme related tunes. This is also the time to break out a different set of clothings for the warm weather days.

If you live in Southern California, Summer also ushers in eclectic music festivals and concerts. These popular concerts and festivals will be taking place in parks, shopping centers, coffee shops, and musuems to name a few. I'm sure that your dance card (social calendar) is full... (more)

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Playboy Jazz Festival at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Jun 3, 2013

Playboy Jazz Festival Returns to Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza

Los Angeles -The Playboy Jazz Festival Free Community Concert Series returned to the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, Sunday, June 2nd. This was the second concert of the series leading up to the 35th Anniversary Playboy Jazz Festival at the historic, landmark Hollywood Bowl, Fathers Day Weekend, June 15-16, 2013.

A capacity crowd attended this free outdoor event that was held on the newly remodeled Entertainment Promenade, outside of the RAVE Theaters, on a beautiful sunny, Sunday afternoon. Sharron King, Capri... (more)

Tags: baldwin hills crenshaw plaza, 1 +one, patrice rushen, ndugu chancler, paul jackson jr., capri capital partners, harmony project jazz ensemble, bhcplive!

JazzReggae Festival-Hot Fun in the Summertime

By Ricky Ricardo, published on May 28, 2013

JazzReggae Festival-Hot Fun in the Summertime

Los Angeles-Summer doesn't began until several weeks from now. Unofficially, JazzReggae Festival welcomed the summer season, Memorial Day Weekend, Sunday, May 26th and Monday, May 27th on the Intramural Field at UCLA.

In its 27 years of existence, the JazzReggae Festival at UCLA has made a striking name for itself, becoming the largest student-run festival in the United States. The popularity of the festival resulted in a complete sell out of both days in 2011. The festival is known world wide for bringing together... (more)

Tags: jazzreggae festival, ziggy marley, mr.vegas, marcia griffiths, kes the band, ryan mcdermott, jhene aiko, common, santigold, barrington levy, grouch & eligh

Taste of Hawthorne-United Grooves and Food

By Ricky Ricardo, published on May 20, 2013

Taste of Hawthorne - United Grooves & Food

Hawthorne - In the past, I have attended many "Taste of" events throughout Los Angeles, and in both the City of Santa Monica and Redondo Beach. I was one of thousands who were in attendance for the inaugural Taste of Hawthorne, Sunday, May 19th at the Hawthorne Airport.

Residents of the Southbay and greater Los Angeles were happy to attend the 1st Annual Taste of Hawthorne Presented by The Economic Development Council. A special mention and shout out to Susan Hillyer, Executive Director, California Produced. She was very... (more)

Tags: taste of hawthorne, the economic development council, you were great last night, the young musicians performance academy, ozomatli, california produced

In the Groove at Temecula Wine & Music Festival

By Ricky Ricardo, published on May 8, 2013

In the Groove at Temecula Wine & Music Festival

Temecula -The 9th Annual Temecula Wine and Music Festival was held on Saturday, May 4th.Thousands of music lovers was in attendance as the organizers of the event served up a delightful and enjoyable mix of Pop, Smooth jazz and R&B music. This popular festival was held in a calm, relaxing atmosphere of Vail Lake Resort, 38000 Highway 79 in Temecula.

The festival producer promised and delivered "a world class music and a unique wine tasting experience from Temecula's award winning wineries all at the Temecula Wine... (more)

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