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2008 Los Angeles Times Festival Of Books

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Apr 29, 2008

2008 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Los Angeles-It was another scorching weekend in the City of Angels, April 26 and 27. There was a lot going on this past weekend, to the south was the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Closer to home we had both the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on the campus of UCLA and Fiesta Broadway in Downtown L.A.

I made my way over to the Festival of Books on Saturday. Despite the hot weather, I had an enjoyable experience at this year’s event.

My first stop arriving to the campus was the ETC. Stage to hear a local... (more)

Tags: los angeles, san francisco, california, coachella, music

Shh...just Relax And Listen...rewound And Remixed

By Kim, published on Apr 29, 2008

A bumper to bumper car ride on a Los Angeles congested freeway ended in a welcoming atmosphere of music satisfaction at the Parkway Grill in Pasadena on Friday, April 18th, 2008. The dinner crowd sat in a waited patiently for seating. As one entered the dining area gazing to their right, there was a cozy bar area softly beckoning patrons. All anticipating guests ready for a meal, a drink, a moment to reflect and perhaps enjoy a serenade of Jazz and Swing tunes had been drawn to the right space.

David Arnay - musician that just happens to play piano teased an ardent audience unwinding... (more)

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

Can The Lakers Get By Without Bynum?

By Ed Attanasio, published on Apr 27, 2008

The Los Angeles Lakers are on a postseason roll. They look pretty formidable right now, but the question on every Laker’s fan mind is—can this team win it all with out Andrew Bynum? The young center was supposed to be back from injury a month ago, but now it appears as though he might not be returning at all.

It hasn’t hurt them so far in the series against Denver. The Lakers have dominated every aspect of the series and shut down the Nuggets’ two big scorers—Carmelo Anthony and Allen Iverson. But, if and when they have to play teams like Utah, San Antonio... (more)

Tags: los angeles, new york, nba, california, police, shooting

Rockin' On The Santa Monica Pier For Earth Day

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Apr 22, 2008

...citizens converged on Sunday, April 20 at free festivals in cities across the nation as part of the 3rd Annual Green Apple Festival in partnership with the Earth Day Network, presented by Chase. Festivals were held in Washington DC, New York, Chicago, Miami, Dallas, San Francisco and Los Angeles. The Santa Monica Pier event brought a day of music, a wide variety of environmental organizations and educational displays on the theme of environmental awareness.

It was a chilly afternoon with a breeze coming off of the ocean.

The Green Apple Festival on the Santa Monica ... (more)

Tags: los angeles, new york, global warming, san francisco, miami, religion, california, hollywood, music, santa monica

The New List Of The Top 500

By D. E. Carson, published on Apr 22, 2008

...social impact of such a varied news organization as BrooWaHa. Our crack team of investigative reporters stands ready and willing to mash the keys of their computers churning out exposés that rival the fair and balanced news reporting of such established news media as The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and The San Francisco Chronicle. All fine print newspapers in their own right, but rivaled in the on-line arena where most of America obtains its news.

I need to send those boys over there a letter and let them know ... (more)

Tags: los angeles, new york, atlanta, disney, al gore, broowaha

Splash! A Celebration Of Mermaids & The Sea

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Apr 22, 2008

Splash! A Celebration of Mermaids & The Sea

Los Angeles- People probably mistakes me for a visiting professor as much as I have visited the campus of UCLA during the month of April. I was on campus April 12 for the Latin American Student Association’s Festival Latino. I was recently on campus April 19 for Splash! A Celebration of Mermaids & The Sea. I will be on campus this Saturday, April 26 for the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.

The weather was much better this past weekend. A welcomed respite from the recent heat wave of the previous weekend.

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Tags: los angeles, california, music, restaurant

Remembering The San Francisco Earthquake

By D. E. Carson, published on Apr 19, 2008

...rattles more than just a few teeth along the western seaboard. The quake’s magnitude is an estimate at best because seismic monitoring capabilities were not yet available, but by anyone’s estimate, the quake was massive. It was felt from as far north as Coos Bay, Oregon, as far south as Los Angeles and even beyond Carson City, Nevada. The city of Santa Rosa was obliterated and Stanford University was left in severe ruins.

There is no doubt that at the turn of the 20th Century, San Francisco was the major economic and social hub of the west. Even in the late 1800s, when people... (more)

Tags: los angeles, new york, san francisco, california, hollywood

April Is Jazz Appreciation Month

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Apr 18, 2008

...Deal” (Neal Hefti) and concluded with “Rosetta” by Earl “Father” Hines.

Saxophonist Zach Frotton was the recipient of the 1st Annual Jack Bloch, Ping Ho, and Loren Bloch Scholarship that he will use for his studies at DePaul University. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors presented an Award of Recognition to JazzAmerica for the outstanding work of the organization. Consuella Mackey, Founder/Executive Director-Operation Confidence, Commissioner on Disability City of Los Angeles presented the award to Richard Simon. Linda Ortiz from... (more)

Tags: los angeles, jazz, california, hollywood, music, education

Festival Latino "unidos Sin Fronteras"

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Apr 18, 2008

...entertaining set of Son Jarocho music from Peru, Colombia, Bolivia and Veracruz.

Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de UCLA performed dances from different regions of Mexico: Norte, Veracruz and Jalisco. This is the oldest university folklorico groups in the nation. Mariachi Los Galleros de Los Angeles played some original music.

The St.Bernard’s High School Dance Troupe danced to the beat of hip hop music. Andres Ospina blended Colombian Folk music with rock en espanol.

I was thoroughly impressed with the conscious hip hop/rap songs performed by Corner Block Music. ... (more)

Tags: los angeles, jazz, music, mexico

Villaraigosa Excoriates D. H. S. For Immigrant Raids

By D. E. Carson, published on Apr 17, 2008

... right all the time.”

Remember I wrote an article where I laid the murder of Jamile Andre Shaw, Jr., at the feet of L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa? Remember that I said that it was L.A.’s sanctuary city policy that allowed Pedro Espinosa to remain in the city because Los Angeles has an official policy of not helping Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents locate and deport known illegal aliens? Remember how I said that the reason for this policy was because Villaraigosa was trying to stack his constituency so that he could have the latino community behind him... (more)

Tags: los angeles, illegal immigration, mexico

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