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Ocho Rios Grill

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Aug 4, 2013

Ocho Rios Grill

Lawndale - I like to visit and try new restaurants around town to try various dishes on their menu. I'm not a food critic by any measure. The enclosed is a blog of my recent visit to Ocho Rios Grill. This is a new restaurant in the Southbay that opened for business in May 2013. Ocho Rios Grill is Jamaican-American Cuisine in the city of Lawndale, California. The address is 14400 Hawthorne Blvd, on the Southeast corner of Hawthorne Blvd., and Rosecrans Avenue. Located inside the strip mall that is anchored by Millennium Shoes and Big Savers Foods.

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Tags: california, ocho rios grill, restaurants in lawndale

5th Annual Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Aug 4, 2013

The Brazilians are Coming! The Brazilians are Coming! This has a catchy, captivating ring to it. Hundreds of Brazilians and other fans of Brazilian cinema invaded Hollywood, Wednesday, July 31 thru Sunday, August 4, 2013. The festival was held at the American Cinematheque Egyptian Theater in Hollywood.

I had the honor and pleasure to be invited to the Opening Night Ceremonies featuring a Red Carpet Arrivals. Many Brazilian and several American celebrities strolled downed the Red Carpet, posed for photographers and were interviewed by invited media.

This is a partial list... (more)

Tags: hollywood brazilian film festival, american cinematheque egyptian theater, brazilian filmmakers

Back in the Day at Central Avenue Jazz Festival

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Jul 29, 2013

Back in the Day at Central Avenue Jazz Festival

Los Angeles - The Coalition for Responsible Community Development and 9th District Los Angeles City Councilmember Curren D. Price, Jr., presented the 18th Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival on Saturday, July 27th and Sunday, July 28th on 42nd and Central Avenue.

The festival ushered in a new era with the re-furbished, grand opening of the historic Dunbar Hotel. The Dunbar Hotel is now open as housing for Senior citizens. The festival also welcomed recently elected Los Angeles City Councilmember Curren D. Price, Jr., to... (more)

Tags: central avenue jazz festival, dunbar hotel, jr., 9th district los angeles city councilmember curren d. price, coalition for responsible community development

BHCP LIVE! with Horoscopos de Durango

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Jul 29, 2013

BHCP LIVE! with Horoscopos de Durango

Los Angeles-The BHCP LIVE! Free Summer Concert Series, set in Los Angeles' historic Baldwin Hills Crenshaw neighborhood-a vibrant, entertainment and cultural destination. Past performers of the BHCP LIVE! have included local talents Sy Smith, and Supa Lowery Brothers; as well as world renowned artists Stephanie Mills, Sheila E, Kelly Price, Ginuwine, Rachelle Ferrell & Ledisi, just to name a few.

The 4th Season of BHCP LIVE! has already lived up to the hype and delivered on the promise of Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza management,... (more)

Tags: baldwin hills crenshaw plaza, bhcp live!, horoscopos de durango, vicki and marisol terrazas

20th Annual Long Beach Crawfish Festival

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Jul 15, 2013

20th Annual Long Beach Crawfish Festival

Long Beach - The Summer outdoor festival season is in full gear. It is not too late to break out and dust off your dancing shoes, and splatter on some sunscreen. If you are not already in a party mood, have I got the correct remedy for you, family, friends and fellow co-workers.

The 2013 Long Beach Crawfish Festival will be held on Saturday, August 3rd from 12 noon - 11PM, and Sunday, August 4th from 12 noon-10PM. This is an event that you don't want to miss, if you live in Los Angeles or surrounding communities or planning on... (more)

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BHCP LIVE!-Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick The Ruler

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Jul 12, 2013

BHCP LIVE! with Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick the Ruler

By Ricky Richardson

Los Angeles-The Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza popular BHCP LIVE! is the place to be throughout the Summer months in Los Angeles. They have already hosted R&B band Loose Ends and Klymaxx-an all-female R&B/funk group. The Mall collaborated with the Playboy Jazz Festival for a special concert featuring 1+One consisting of Patrice Rushen and Ndugu Chancler with special guest Paul Jackson Jr. and The Harmony Project. Several weeks ago, Alexander O'Neal and Cherrelle graced the stage.

Thursday,... (more)

Tags: bhcp live!, doug e. fresh, the fresh crew, slick rick the ruler

Harold and Belles Block Party and Crawfish Boil

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Jul 7, 2013

Harold and Belles Block Party and Crawfish Boil

Los Angeles- Summer would not be complete without a Block Party. Throw in some all you can eat cuisine, entertainment, dance lessons, and face paintings for the kids. You now have the recipe for a successful down home Southern Style Party.

Shout out to Ryan and Jessica Legaux for the 5th Annual Harold and Belles Restaurant Block Party and Crawfish Boil. This annual event was held on Saturday, July 6th, outside in the parking lot and side street.

Several hundred people made their way to the block party which was held... (more)

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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

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