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...Surrogacy is procedure in which the sperm and the egg of the couple is fertilized externally using In-Vitro fertilisation and then inserted in the womb of a woman; who bears the child. Rudy Rupak, co-founder and president of Planet Hospital, a medical tourism agency with headquarters in California, said he expected to send at least 100 couples to India this year for surrogacy, up from 25 in 2007, the first year he offered the service. Lower prices in India make surrogacy affordable by middle class Americans. By some estimates Surrogacy in India is already $ 445 million business.... (more)
Funk & Soul Royalty At Long Beach Funk Fest
Long Beach-Thousands of funkateers from all over California descended upon Pine Avenue for the inaugural Long Beach Funk Festival, August 29, 2009. This was a festival of all funk and nuttin but the funk that brought together old and new funk fans to showcase where funk came from and where it’s going. This marvelous event was the brainchild of Long Beach resident and funkateer Bobby Easton of the Long Beach Band Delta Nove.This was part of the SAM (Summer and Music) series, founded by Justin Hectus, and Rand Foster and backed by... (more)
...3on3 Basketball Tournament presented by NIKE was held on a hot weekend, August 14-16, 2009. Coca Cola, Powerade and Vitamin Water were in attendance to insure that everyone stayed hydrated. A portion of player registration fees were donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California. Parks and gyms were missing a lot of basketball players this weekend. It seems like the entire street ballers were all downtown for this event. Players came from all over Los Angeles and surrounding cities.
The inter-active event took place on the streets of Staples Center and L.A.... (more)
The Ultimate Summer Groove in Southern California
The 22nd Annual Long Beach Jazz Festival was held on August 7-9, 2009, at the gorgeous grassy knoll of the Rainbow Lagoon.
Al Williams, The Founder of the Long Beach Jazz Festival and his staff of Rainbow Promotions and volunteers were blessed by the weather Gods with some ultimate Southern California weather. The weather was tolerable but pleasant with a nice breeze all weekend.
Al Williams welcomed the early arrivals ready to keep off their weekend at day one of the festival Friday evening. The crowd was asked to... (more)
...he saw what I was wearing in class during his visit to the campus (I was 29 at the time), he thought to himself "if that guy can do it, I know that I can." True story.I'm not certain if the public at large has just gotten more shameless in dressing themselves, or if it's just southern California. But for whatever reason, even with my limited capacity for noticing the same, I see egregious and shameful fashion violations every single day, and when any of them reach critical mass (the point at which I've seen them often enough that I can no longer ascribe them to just a few... (more)
... 8PM. The City of Los Angeles Presented the annual Community St. Andrews Jazz Festival, Sponsored by: Empowerment Congress and Southwest Neighborhood Council.
I heard some heavenly voices as I rounded the corner from Manchester Blvd. to St. Andrews Place to the festival site. Southern California Golden Chorale kicked off the celebration with some uplifting inspirational gospel tunes to set the tone for the afternoon.
TNT-which consist of Tony Dumas-bass, Nik Smith-keyboards and Tony Austin on drums played a couple and of jazz standards “Changes” by McCoy Tyner... (more)
Santa Monica Pier Celebrated with African Music
Santa Monica-Summer is a great time to attend the various outdoor concert series throughout the city. It doesn’t take much prodding to encourage the public to go to the beach in Southern California. Thousands have been getting their groove on at the popular Twilight Dance Series on the Santa Monica Pier.
The City of Santa Monica is celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the world famous Santa Monica Pier. This is also the 25th Anniversary of the world famous Twilight Dance Series on the pier, produced by King & Company... (more)
...Blues Festival has not only proven itself to be one of the country's pre-eminent blues festivals, but also one of the longest-lived. Aside from entertaining thousands of blues music fans, the festival also serves as a major fund-raiser for publically-supported radio station KKJZ, located at California State University in Long Beach and known as "America's Jazz and Blues Station."Young guitar master Kenny Wayne Shepherd tops the bill on Saturday, September 5 along with New Orleans’ Funky Meters featuring original members Art Neville and George Porter Jr. Also appearing Saturday are... (more)
...manager’s names and telephone numbers. Don offered to leave a message but said I “may or may not get it returned.”I bet the businesses along Moana Lane aren’t too happy to hear that AAA thinks Moana Lane is “not a good location, too dangerous.”I remember when I moved here from California, I brought with me my California AAA home and auto polices. Later those were cancelled by CSAA and AAA offered Nevada AAA policies at much higher rates. So ended my 24-year AAA home and auto coverage. I won’t be renewing my 37-year AAA membership due to lack of AAA customer service. Jari... (more)
...include: Banda Philharmonica - a 30 piece Oaxacan Brass Ensemble, made of young men and women from Los Angeles; jazz singer Dwight Trible –vocalist with the Pharoah Sanders Quartet; critically-acclaimed Bluegrass vocalist Susie Glaze – “…an important voice on the California bluegrass scene” (Bluegrass Unlimited); Kerrville Folk Festival’s 2009 New Folk Winner, singer-songwriter Ernest Troost – who combines folk and Piedmont blues style guitar pickings in his songs; Dafra Drum Ensemble - a multicultural group that performs dance and drumming... (more)