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We haven’t finished fighting over whether or not to turn off the lights in the House of Representative chambers and already, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is sizing up his next potential run at the mayor’s office. And why shouldn’t he? After all he managed to secure most of that money back in June while he was on the stump for Hillary Clinton. Let’s not forget that the single most important part of the job of the mayor of Los Angeles is to be out crisscrossing the country for presidential candidates.
While no official offer was ever made, there was most likely some sort of... (more)
13th Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival
Los Angeles- The 13th Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival was held on July 26 and July 27 on historic Central Avenue. This year’s festival, like the ones held in the past was a huge success.
Everybody was raving about the new set-up for the festival which featured a huge canopy that covered the stage as well as the crowd. The vendors were situated along the side streets off of Central Avenue.
Every year the festival gets under way with a panel discussion with musicians who were apart of the excitement of Central Avenue... (more)
It would appear that my endless ranting about the state of music in this world has begun to spread like a cancer on the internet. Now, whether I am directly responsible or not, I will consider this a win in my book. Los Angeles band, Gas Station Robber has chosen to adopt the Radiohead, NIN code and give their music away for free via their website. Now who is Gas Station Robber? Well, you don't know them. But unlike all the other unknown bands polluting our beloved internet, this band has chosen to eliminate their crappy music carbon footprint. To do this they have put their music up... (more)
...tip of her nose. At 13 years old this is Jessica's first fight as an amateur.
Chilli was like a proud father of these two women warriors and I was absorbing the excitement and it makes me feel part of the winners circle to think that I'm involved with one of the best trainers in Los Angeles. I have trained with several different trainers in the past, but Chilli is special. He looks out for the well-being of his fighters and that's something that doesn't happen too often. He is also the coach at the Lennox Youth Athletic League, which his girls fought for.
It was a... (more)
...for us today.
I highly recommend the book written by Eric Etheridge as it creatively investigates the path of all the Freedom Riders that led the way to realization and liberation.
The book is available at Eso Won Bookstore located at 4331 Degnan, Los Angeles, CA. 90008. The cross streets are Crenshaw Blvd and Leimert.
It is also available at IMIX Bookstore at 5052 Eagle Rock Blvd, Los Angeles, CA. or at several local bookstores or even better your local grass roots bookstore of which I encourage you to patronize.... (more)
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My current occupation is working a medical library in Los Angeles. Wait, did she say medical library? Yes, to many people's surprise there are more than just the publicand academic libraries and yes you need a Master's Degree to become a Librarian. Hair bun and glasses are optional, as well as the stereotypical shusshing. I have the later down but working towards that degree.
I am glad to be a part of this project that started Books with Out Borders as the Taliban had destroyed the Medical Library of the University of Kabul in Afghanistan.
Unlike the US and othertechnological... (more)
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... all of us revolutionary jazz fans.
It is easy to attach oneself with the Elliot Caine Quintet as one listens to the body, soul, and spirit of their intense attention to blues and jazz.
The ensemble blends as one while highlighting each individual member in their own specialty. As one they are thrilling in the essence of the word.
Look for more Jazz and other great music at Farmer's Market in Los Angeles on 3rd and Fairfax on Thursday and Friday Nights through Labor Day.
Ultimately, look for the Elliot Caine Quintet whenever you see the band in your local area.(more)
...the Israeli athletes. 1976 saw several African nations boycott because the New Zealand rugby team was allowed to participate even though they played against apartheid South Africa. 1980 saw many western nations boycott in Moscow, and in 1984 the Communist bloc returned the favor, boycotting Los Angeles. However, things have returned to normal since then. People need to realize that the Olympic Games are not about politics. They should be about peace. And even if you don't agree, imagine yourself as an athlete, who is unable to compete on the biggest stage of all due to political unrest.... (more)
...so very wrong. If memory serves - you live in Venice CA. How has that been? Are there any untold stories in your neigborhood that you still intend to write about, but just haven't gotten around to it yet? Venice is most certainly where I’m at. I wouldn’t live anywhere else in Los Angeles. Untold stories you ask? Where do I start? I am currently wondering how many high teas it might take before I could feel comfortable asking my ninety year old next door neighbor if she is in fact Dorothy Darling the burlesque dancer of 1940s, Angeleno, underground fame. I wonder what... (more)
4th of July Jazz Festival With a Bang!
Los Angeles-Fireworks was not the only thing seen flying throughout the sky on our nation’s birthday. Various musical notes were flaring up all over Leimert Park Village as well. The occasion was the 6th Annual Vision Outside 4th of July Jazz Festival 2008. Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard C. Parks, District 8, and the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs presented this festival of America’s number 1 art form: JAZZ with some blues and spiced up with Afro-Cuban rhythms. James Janisse served as Master of Ceremonies.... (more)