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Doheny Blues Festival: Always A Good Day

By Gary Schwind, published on May 25, 2008

...I was so impressed, I came away with the band's CD Roll with You.

Finally, Watermelon Slim and The Workers took the stage and in doing so, claimed the macho award for the day. Slim said that the band finished playing in Louisiana at 1:15 AM earlier that day, and then made it to Los Angeles and ultimately to Dana Point. That is why they hadn't been able to occupy the scheduled slot filled so ably by BB and the Blues Shacks. The band did not disappoint, performing songs from both Wheel Man and the self-titled album. I'm not sure if the band slept at all between performances, but ... (more)

Tags: los angeles, germany

Cuban Music Festival:presencia Cubana En Los Angeles

By Ricky Ricardo, published on May 19, 2008

14th Annual Cuban Music Festival

Los Angeles-When the temperature rises, many people flock to air conditioned facilities such as the mall, go to the movies or go to outdoor venues like the beach or parks.

A large crowd blanketed every inch of grass of Jose Marti Plaza in Echo Park, Sunday, May 18, for the 14th Annual Cuban Music Festival sponsored by Western Union, The Annenberg Foundation and made possible through the wonderful efforts of Studio for Social Sculpture. The Cuban Music Festival “Presencia Cubana En Los Angeles” was produced by Duval Productions,... (more)

Tags: los angeles, new york, music

In Search Of Bernardina

By 'Mean' Mike Duffau, published on May 16, 2008

...very cold that reached forty degrees. She died of a heart attack.

Amadeo started a foundation in behalf of his mother called 'Bernardina Foundation.' On May 10, 2008 was the first event for the Bernardina Foundation to celebrate Mother's Day. It was held at 2845 West 7th Street, Los Angeles, Ca. 90005. It was a sellout and there will be more in the future, perhaps on Mother's Day.

The book is written in Spanish and it is currently being translated in English so you folks out there will enjoy a good inspirational read. I wouldn't be surprise if it turns out to be a... (more)

Tags: los angeles, california, police

Will Jones Ever Get His Mojo Back?

By Ed Attanasio, published on May 15, 2008

What on earth has happened to Andruw Jones? That is the question that has been haunting the Los Angeles Dodgers this season and there doesn’t seem to be a suitable answer anywhere in sight.

The Dodgers spent a ton of money on Jones and at the time I thought it might be a mistake. Joe Torre is sticking with him right now, but how long can that last?

There is going to be a point sometime during the summer when Torre realizes that it may be time to bench Jones. With four outfielders, Jones is pushing a more deserving player (Andre Ethier) to sit on the bench.

So... (more)

Tags: baseball, los angeles, atlanta

The War Against Education

By Heather Renee, published on May 15, 2008

...that make sense? The rebuilding of their country and schools must take place if we are to be viewed favorably by the world (even though we took part in destroying the place). Yet, according to a recent report by the California Teachers' Association, the current California and Los Angeles school budgets require $4.8 Billion to be cut from from our very own schools.

So, in a nutshell, our teachers aren't "qualified", our schools are substandard and antiquated (especially when compared to news schools being built for other countries), and our students lack the ability... (more)

Tags: los angeles, california, environment, music, education

Coffee Shop Etiquette

By C. Reagan, published on May 13, 2008

When visiting a coffee shop or cafe, I always have an agenda. I may be meeting someone for a date, working on a brilliant short story or reading the latest Chuck Palahniuk novel! In Los Angeles, particularly West Hollywood, it seems down-right impossible to enjoy myself while sipping iced coffee or soy lattes for a myriad of reasons:

1. Why do you, Mr. Brooks Brothers suit and perfectly coiffed hair feel the need to order your drink and over-priced baked goods extremely loudly? Why do you have a Coffee Bean gift card in line at a Starbucks and why are you giving the poor soul behind... (more)

Tags: los angeles, hollywood

Musician's Union, Local 47 Erupts With A Volcano Of Art Form

By Kim, published on May 10, 2008

The California jazz Foundation hosted a "A Jazz Explosion" on May 4, 2008 at the Local 47, Musicians' Union in Los Angeles. I'd called it a conflagration never before experienced on the planet! 4 sets of music put on by artists on a total Jazz mission.

A fire that would not be contained, spread through the auditorium and over the city with artists' unleashing Succulent Standards, Bare Boned Blues, Sensitive Straight Ahead, Heart-centered Latin Pulsations, and Versatile Vocal Selections.

The Bruce Babad Quartet featuring Bruce Babad on Alto Sax, Larry Koonse on... (more)

Tags: los angeles, jazz, california, music

Living In The Age Of Frugality

By Crowbar, published on May 10, 2008

...we find that the one place that gets hit the hardest in our budget is having money for food. Sure, we need it, have to have it, can’t survive without it, but when gas is at an insane level, rents are high, and bills are surmounting, can we really afford to eat?

If you live in Los Angeles, you understand that most supermarkets are as expensive as gas. Stores like Ralph’s, Albertsons, Trader Joes, and Vons have prices that are relatively high unless you buy “special club” items. But, really, who needs ten cans of Manwich just to save fifty cents?

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Tags: los angeles

Served The Jazz Way

By Kim, published on May 6, 2008

The weather was just right as a crowd of Jazz enthusiasts gathered to experience the glorious and tireless musicianship of Justo Almario and his wonderful ensemble on May 2, 2008 at the Friday Night Jazz Series hosted by Los Angeles County Museum of Art, in Los Angeles, California.

Justo conducted a "sound check" with the standard, "All The Things You Are" that quickly captivated our attention. His attention to melody, harmony, and the essence of the tune during his warm up was exquisitely beautiful.

Mr. Almario humbly accepted the applause and whispered into his microphone with... (more)

Tags: los angeles, jazz, california, music

AT&T Fiesta Broadway Presented By State Farm Insurance

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Apr 30, 2008

Hot Latin Music at AT&T Fiesta Broadway

The streets of downtown Los Angeles were filled with people in town for the annual AT&T Fiesta Broadway presented by State Farm Insurance. This was a huge street party celebrating Cinco de Mayo on over 36 square city blocks. The streets were lined up with vendors, some of whom were major sponsors of Fiesta Broadway. There were tons of give-aways; an equal amount of information was also handed out. Most importantly, sprinkled throughout the festival grounds were the booths featuring a non-partisan, Hispanic voter-registration campaign... (more)

Tags: los angeles, hip-hop, california, coachella, music, education

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