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Jump, Jive and Swing in Beverly Hills with Jazz Music

By Ricky Ricardo, published on May 6, 2013

Jump, Jive and Swing in Beverly Hills with Jazz Music

Beverly Hills - The Playboy Jazz Festival Free Community Concert was held on May 5, "Cinco de Mayo" in the City of Beverly Hills. This is the 19th Annual Playboy Jazz Festival Free Community Concert in Beverly Hills. The concert was held at the Beverly Hills Civic Center Plaza with excellent acoustics. The sun toyed with the crowd and me on this sometimes overcast, otherwise sunny day.

Brad Williams, KJAZZ 88.1 FM, radio host served as Master of Ceremonies. The Beverly Hills High School Jazz Band, directed by Bill... (more)

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44th Annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Apr 29, 2013

44th Annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

New Orleans-The first weekend of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell is a wrap.Jazzfest is an extremely huge celebration of the unique culture and heritage of the City of New Orleans and the State of Louisiana with world class music,mouthwatering cuisine and unique crafts.Now in it's 44th year,the festival presents a smorgasbord of hundreds of bands on twelve different stages,performing virtually every style of music,to the delight of music aficionados.Jazzfest as it is affectionally known,draws... (more)

Tags: shell, new orleans jazz & heritage festival

People United for Armstrong Park presents Jazz in the Park

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Apr 26, 2013

Movin' & Grooven at Jazz in the Park

New Orleans- Food,arts and crafts and New Orleans music and dance were all part of the festivities that people enjoyed on Thursday,April 25th. People United for Armstrong Park, presented "Jazz in the Park" and Marketplace in Louis Armstrong Park, 801 N. Rampart Street.

This fun and popular cultural event featured musical performances and dances of New Skool Brass Band along with Undefeated Divas and Gents Secondline Dancers, Shannon Powell's All Star Band and Glen David Andrews.

Jazz in the Park began in Spring 2012, this... (more)

Tags: people united for armstrong park, new skool brass band, undefeated divas and gents, shannon powell, glen david andrews

Salsa Great Ray Sepulveda at The Isla Del Encanto Festival

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Apr 22, 2013

Isla Del Encanto Festival

Bell, CA.- Isla Del Encanto Festival is an annual gathering organized by The California Puerto Rican Parade and Festival. The festival celebrated and showcased the richness and vibrancy of Puerto Rican culture. This wonderful gathering of Boricuas as well as others who enjoy salsa, bachata, cumbia and merenque to celebrate the culture of Puerto Rico with music, food and family. The festival took place at Treder Park in the City of Bell. The park and surrounding area served as the perfect setting on this beautiful, Southern Californina afternoon... (more)

Tags: the california puerto rican parade and festival, ray sepulveda, chino nunez, orquesta tabaco y ron, don ivan, ricky louis, don jibaro, ray carrion, johnny polanco, martin y su grupo cache

Babe's and Ricky's Inn Blues Club

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Apr 8, 2013

Babe's and Ricky's Inn

Santa Monica - It is not too often that you get to see a great movie with the blues as its soundtrack. To top it off, movie goers were treated to a live performance of the blues at the conclusion of the movie.

I'm referring to the movie Babe's and Ricky's Inn, directed by Ramin Niami. This movie was the Centerpiece during the 21st Annual Pan African Film and Arts Festival, where the film won the Festival Programming Award. I missed the showing of the movie and the blues jam that followed during its showing at the Pan African Film and Arts Festival... (more)

Tags: ramin niami, laura mae gross, mama laura, babe's and ricky's inn, laemmle 4-plex

Target Sundays @ MOLAA Celebrates Women's History Month

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Mar 11, 2013

Target Sundays@MOLAA Celebrates Womens History Month

Long Beach - The month of March has been designated as Women's History Month and International Women's Day has been observed every year on March 8, since the early 1900's. There was over 16,000 events scheduled all across the United States and Global celebrations.

Women's History Month celebrates the achievements of women in all aspects of life. The Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach held their annual Women's History Month program on Sunday, March 10. Several hundred people were in attendance to support and... (more)

Tags: molaa, museum of latin american art, target sundays@molaa

35th Annual Playboy Jazz Festival Line-Up Announced

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Mar 1, 2013

35th Annual Playboy Jazz Festival Line-Up Announced

Hollywood- The spotlight continues to shine brightly over Hollywood. This is due to the contigent of international media corp who gathered at the Playboy Mansion, Thursday, February 28, 2013 for the Playboy Jazz Festival Press Conference.

The Press Conference was held on a beautiful, picture perfect, sunny Southern California day. The talented Los Angeles High School for the Arts Jazz Combo under the direction of Dan Castro entertained the crowd arriving to mingle on the serene, well kept lawn of the Playboy Mansion.... (more)

Tags: hollywood bowl, 35th annual playboy jazz festival

Museum of Latin American Art Celebrates Black History Month

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Feb 18, 2013

Afro-Latino Festival at Museum of Latin American Art

Long Beach-In recognition of African-American History Month, the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), hosted its annual Afro-Latino Festival, Sunday, February 17,2013. This popular event celebrated African Heritage in Latin America through captivating storytelling, movement and music. Every year I look forward to the Target Free Sundays @MOLAA Afro-Latino Festival. The crowd and I was entertained and enlightened about the African diaspora through splendid programs at Museum of Latin American Art.

On Saturday afternoon,... (more)

Tags: museum of latin american art(molaa), baba the storyteller, mandingueiro capoeira academy, lidereibugu garifuna ensemble

Macy's Salutes Gordon Parks an Artistic Master

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Feb 11, 2013

Macy's Salutes Gordon Parks in Celebration of Black History Month

Los Angeles - Black History Month is the annual celebration of the achievements and accomplishments by African Americans.People are celebrating all across the country with parades, concerts, workshops and other events.

Hundreds of people gathered in the Museum of African American Art on Saturday, February 9th to honor an American icon. Macy's, The Gordon Parks Foundation and the American Black Film Festival celebrated the 100th birthday of American icon Gordon Parks. This was a special evening of conversations,as... (more)

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Carnival Time and Super Bowl Week in New Orleans

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Feb 8, 2013

New Orleans - I returned to New Orleans, Sunday, January 27 through Thursday, January 31,2013 for the umpteenth time to partake in Carnival season and Super Bowl Week activities. The locals affectionally referred to as "Super Gras". This short trip to the Crescent City, aka N'Awlins was filled with many memorable events. The theme of my visit was Family, Friends, Food and Football.

I arrived in town on January 27, a Sunday afternoon. I was fortunate to view the middle of the King Arthur parade on Canal Street at Baronne. This was a lot of fun. There was marching bands, about... (more)

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