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Andy Hill & Renee Safier's 20th Annual Bob Dylan Fest, May 8

By T. Conboy, published on Apr 28, 2010

Twenty years ago Andy Hill decided to put together a party honoring Bob Dylan's, then, 50th birthday (May 24), at the Hermosa Saloon, in Southern California's South Bay area. He had read in the liner notes of Dylan’s Biograph retrospective set of a party in New York where guests were invited to dress up as characters from Dylan’s songs. "We rehearsed 78 songs, but got through only 44 in the four hours we had to play. The rehearsal tapes still exist. It was well attended, and the costumes were hilarious," states Andy.

Since the fest’s inception it has been held at various venues in the... (more)

Tags: festival, bob dylan, southern california

Jobob Taeleifi Hawaii Music Awards' New Artist of the Year

By T. Conboy, published on Feb 20, 2010

The Hawaii Music Awards has named pop singer-songwriter Jobob Taeleifi as its 2010 New Artist of the Year. The 14th Annual Hawaii Music Awards ceremony will be held March 27 at the Sheraton Waikiki in Honolulu. For more information please see the Music Awards’ website: http://tiny.cc/IL1B5 .

Jobob's first single release “Heartbreak Queen,” from his self-titled debut CD, has charted on Mediabase Pop Charts' Top 100 (www.mediabase.com) and is moving up weekly. The song also charted at #3 on TweenPopRadio following Miley Cyrus and Owl City. Additional songs from the CD, “Let Go” and “New... (more)

Tags: pop music, music awards, singer-songwriter, hawaii music awards, samoa

Jobob Taeleifi's 1st Single to Benefit American Samoa Relief

By T. Conboy, published on Nov 11, 2009

The first single from pop singer-songwriter Jobob Taeleifi’s self-titled debut CD, will be released November 11th on CD Baby.   From November 11 through December 11, 2009, a portion of the sales from the single “Heartbreak Queen” will go to relief efforts in American Samoa, particularly the village of Leone (LeoneTsunamiDisaster.com).   Jobob’s father was born in the village of Leone, which was devastated by the earthquake and tsunami of September 29, 2009.   Dozens of homes were destroyed and several villagers lost their lives.   The Leone Village Council is reaching out to the world community... (more)

Tags: pop music, american samoa tsunami

Resistance Then, Resist Now! @ Arlington West, Oct. 25th

By T. Conboy, published on Oct 10, 2009

The Ash Grove Foundation in its ongoing series of “Beyond November” community events will honor the 45th Anniversary of The Resistance draft resisters movement with “Resistance Then, Resist Now!” on Sunday, October 25th at Arlington West in Santa Monica, 2:00 – 4:30 p.m.   Admission is free.  The event also honors Arlington West and Veterans for Peace.   Arlington West is a temporary memorial erected every Sunday on the beach by Veterans For Peace, immediately north of the Santa Monica Pier:  http://www.arlingtonwestsantamonica.org/.

 

The Resistance was an organization of draft... (more)

Tags: iraq, hip-hop, healthcare, california, hollywood, music, santa monica

Beethoven Billy Bragg Ninth Concert

By T. Conboy, published on Jul 2, 2009

The North American premiere of Billy Bragg’s version of “Ode to Joy,” the choral finale of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony will take place Saturday, August 29th at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. The Asia America Youth Orchestra will perform the piece under the baton and musical direction of David Benoit. At the concert Bragg will perform and lead the audience in a sing-along of the choral. Commissioned in 2007, Bragg translated the German words of “Ode to Joy,” (found in the fourth movement of The Ninth), for a new generation. It was... (more)

Tags: los angeles, jazz, california, music, japan, santa monica

Ash Grove Summer Intra-national Event, July 12th

By T. Conboy, published on Jul 1, 2009

The kickoff of Ash Grove Summer, an Intra-National series, is Sunday, July 12th on the beautiful grounds of a private home at 939 San Vicente Boulevard (at Larkin Place) in Santa Monica, 1:30 – 5:30. The event is an Ash Grove Foundation fundraiser for its Summer Festival in August (date/location TBD). Performances start at 1:30 p.m. and include Michelle Shocked, blues guitarist Bernie Pearl, pianist/songwriter Sheila Nicholls, musical humorist Roy Zimmerman, poet/writer S. Pearl Sharp, S.H.I.N.E Mawusi women's drum alliance, Get Lit players – teenage wizards with poetry from the... (more)

Tags: los angeles, hip-hop, hollywood, santa monica, obama

Onyx Cafe 10th Anniversary Poetic Revival, 11/9 - Echoplex

By T. Conboy, published on Nov 5, 2008

Poets Milo Martin and Kennon B. Raines will host a poetic revival of the legendary Onyx Café, Sunday, November 9th, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Echoplex in Echo Park. In the spirit of the Onyx admission is free. Often referred to as the “last true bastion of Bohemianism” in Los Angeles it has been ten years since the Onyx lost its lease on Vermont Avenue (where Café Figaro now sits), in Los Feliz Village one block down from Skylight Books. Its weekly poetry readings featuring a house percussive jazz combo were standing-room-only events hosted by Los Angeles... (more)

Tags: los angeles, san francisco, atlanta, france, jazz, california, hollywood, music

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