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Could Jim Gentile Have Been Another Mickey Mantle?

By Ed Attanasio, published on Oct 4, 2009

Jim Gentile, also nicknamed "Diamond Jim", is a former Major League Baseball first baseman and left-handed batter who played with the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers (1957-58); Baltimore Orioles (1960-63), Kansas City Athletics (1964-65), Houston Astros (1965-66) and Cleveland Indians (1966).

A powerful slugger listed at 6' 4", 215 lb, Gentile languished for eight years in the minors for a Dodgers team that already had All-Star Gil Hodges in first base. Traded to Baltimore, Gentile enjoyed his best season in 1961, hitting a career-highs .302 batting average, 46 home runs, 141 runs batted... (more)

Tags: baseball, los angeles, japan

Watts Towers- 50 Years Inspiring Art!

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Sep 29, 2009

The Watts Towers-50 Years Inspiring Art!

Los Angeles-A plethora of international drummers showcased the music and dance of their respective cultures at the 28th Annual Watts Towers Day of the Drum Festival, Saturday, September 26, 2009.

An all-star line-up of world class musicians, singers and dancers gathered for this auspicious event at the Watts Towers Arts Center, 10:00-6:00PM.

The Drum Festival featured Native American group Cuauhtemoc Mexica Dance, all women drummers SHINE Mawusi, Drumline Challenge between Centennial High School and Washington High School,... (more)

Tags: los angeles, jazz, music, japan

Emancipated Artistry, Eclectic Sentiments & Flavorful Jazz

By Kim, published on Sep 25, 2009

An afternoon sizzling in temperature presented a haven of welcome relief at the Artists' Debut at the Cheryl Hines Studio in Los Angeles on September 19th. Original works exhibit in a splendid fashion. Ms. Hines had remarkable pieces available for admiring and for sale to take home for display in your home or office.

As you may have guessed I'm not referring to the Artist "Cheryl Hines" in Beverly Hills.

I'm speaking of a vibrant and creative entrepreneur whose goal is producing natural prints.

The works of art she creates convey the... (more)

Tags: los angeles, jazz, california, music, fashion

Snooky! Take Us To The Unfeigned "Rhythm & Blues"

By Kim, published on Sep 14, 2009

Los Angeles County Museum of Art LACMA as it fondly called gave a special recognition to the legendary musician, Eugene "Snooky" Young - Trumpeter on September 11. 2009. Snooky is the "Master of the plunger" a mute used by trumpeters everywhere. This mute allows the musician to create all sorts of sounds and affects in his music.

Mr. Young received the much desired initialLos Angeles Treasure Award. Zev Yaroslavsky,Los Angeles County Supervisor for the Third district was on hand to give a special recognition to Mr. Young for giving over 60 years of ingenious artistry... (more)

Tags: los angeles, jazz, music

Filmmaker Sonja Dunson: I Wear Many Hats

By Gary Schwind, published on Sep 11, 2009

...You Can't Buy Love.

I have been in the business since I was a little girl. I've had my SAG and AFTRA cards since I was eight or nine years old. I did everything I could do in the state of Michigan. I'm from Detroit. I was Miss Michigan in the Miss USA Universe contest. I came to Los Angeles. After I arrived, I was a regular on three tevelvision series. ON DA, I co-starred with William Conrad and Harry Morgan. Also Emergency with Julie London, Kevin Tighe, and Randolph Mantooth. And prior to those, I was on Lohman and Barkley. It was comedy sketches. After that, I published my... (more)

Tags: los angeles, basketball, football, movie, hollywood, music, fashion, valentine's day

Reflections On The Los Angles Earthquake

By vundula, published on Sep 8, 2009

REFLECTIONS ON THE LOS ANGELES EARTHQUAKE

By Vundula

Ka boom! My small dinner table quivered spilling its contents. I stood silent. A cold shiver rushed through my spine. The bang scared the wits out of me. And while I fumbled for my daughter’s telephone number…boom…a repeat of lesser magnitude but all the same adding to the scare.

Yes, I was scared; but not of the earthquake. The thought of an earthquake didn’t cross my mind. I know earthquakes occur. I experienced my first earthquake in Los Angeles way back... (more)

Tags: los angeles, police

Bigger, Better, Tastier Taste Of Santa Monica

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Sep 4, 2009

...or call 310-393-9825 ext. 10.

Supporting Our Event

Sponsors are an important part in making this event happen each year. This year we give thanks to Buick Lacrosse, Albertson, Bud Light, Red Bull, Y Water, O.N.E. Drinks, The Art Institute of California – Los Angeles, Santa Monica Convention and Visitors Bureau, Santa Monica Pier Restoration Corporation, The Lobster, Bossa Nova, Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, US Bank, LU Cookies/Bisquits, Botham Plumbing & Heating, Whole Foods Santa Monica, Gardens of Santa Monica, Georgian Hotel, Le Merigot Beach... (more)

Tags: los angeles, california, environment, music, restaurant, santa monica

Back To School Moves

By Kim, published on Aug 31, 2009

Here we are at the end of August and for many a back to school groove. The 21st of August brought more unseasonal but nice cool weather at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art -Friday Night Jazz Series. The stage was well fired up with the Ben Wendell Ensemble. They shared an array of original music, and featuring some of the best on horns and a fantastic rhythm section.

Ben Wendell - Saxophone and Bassoon

Mark Ferber- Drums

Adam Benjamin - Rhodes Keyboards

Josh Nelson - Piano

Darek Oales - Bass

Ben... (more)

Tags: los angeles, jazz, music

Anything You Can Douche, I Can Douche Better

By Glenn T, published on Aug 31, 2009

There is something truly incredible about the men of Los Angeles; something that defies all logic or understanding. Because just when I think that I've seen the art of douchebaggery reach its highest, or rather, lowest point, and without even seeking it out, I come across someone (or two) ever so much worse. It's as though L.A. has become the epicenter for dressing yourself like an asshat and then acting as though you're walking around in classic Armani suit. I'm not certain whether to laugh or to cry. But, ever since I read in my April Esquire magazine about "end of the douchbag era" (courtesy... (more)

Tags: los angeles, douchebag, movie, sex, fashion

Dancing With The Stars - Season Nine

By D. E. Carson, published on Aug 18, 2009

...It would have given Biden something to do with his feet besides gnaw on them and given Obama one less thing to worry about, at least, for a while.

Sadly, however, it has also been reported that Samantha Harris will be returning to co-host the program. I guess that is what places DWTS so high in the ratings, it couples (sorry for the pun) both elements of the theatre – comedy and tragedy – into one package.

Dancing with the Stars Season Nine premieres in Los Angeles Monday, September 21 at 8:00 on ABC7.

ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Company.

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Tags: los angeles, disney, hollywood, music, obama

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