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Intoxication Of Jazz

By Kim, published on Oct 1, 2008

The preferred language of the night was Standards, Straight Ahead, and Blues at The Los Angeles County Museum of Art. An incredible songstress of Jazz, Janis Mann made many statements with her quartet on Friday, September 26, 2008.

The quartet joining Janis consisted of the following fabulous musicians

Piano – Jim Cox

Woodwinds (of all kinds) – Doug Webb

Bass – Chuck Berghoffer

Drums - Lorca Hart

Vocals - Janis Mann

Janis gave us a perfect rebuttal to the current economy crisis that faces us in this nation with a Billie Holiday favorite. A bluesy,... (more)

Tags: los angeles, jazz

Angel City Classic At Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Oct 1, 2008

3rd Annual Angel City Classic

Los Angeles-The Angel City Classic has already become one of the hottest events to attend at the beginning of the autumn season in Southern California. The Angel City Classic has already established itself as one of the premier football games between two powerhouse football teams from Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The Angel City Classic offered the best value for ones entertainment dollar compared to the game across town between UCLA and Fresno State. The Angel City Classic is one of twenty five football games played between Labor Day Weekend... (more)

Tags: los angeles, atlanta, football, california

San Francisco's Not Feeling Tommy

By Ed Attanasio, published on Sep 30, 2008

...to do? Her district suffers from bad roads, bad drunks and a sagging economy (like everywhere else). Is Tommy Lasorda at the Italian American parade really reside at the top of her list or priorities?

For those of you who don’t know or care, Lasorda is the former manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, who've had "an intense rivalry" with our hometown Giants for years and "nobody embodies that more than Tommy Lasorda," states the resolution.

The Giants aren't doing so great, it continues, and "Dodger fans are boastful and smug." Furthermore, there are "many other... (more)

Tags: baseball, los angeles, san francisco

32nd Annual Simon Rodia Watts Towers Jazz Festival

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Sep 30, 2008

Simon Rodia Watts Towers Jazz Festival

Los Angeles- The local jazz community was out en mass at the Watts Towers on September 28, 2008. There was a two-fold reason for the mass gathering of jazz enthusiasts. We were out to enjoy the music featured at the 32nd Annual Simon Rodia Watts Towers Jazz Festival. Many people were in attendance for the grand opening ceremony for the new Charles Mingus Youth Arts Center.

Mingus Family members Graham Mingus (grandson of Charles Mingus) and Sharon Mingus (daughter-in-law), Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, City Councilmember... (more)

Tags: los angeles, jazz, hollywood, music

After Getting Laid Last Friday, I Realize, No Big Deal...

By Geoffrey A. Citron, published on Sep 20, 2008

...mind a few mindless fuck-fests with a stranger. But for the rest of us, take a moment and try to see my point for a moment.

To fully understand where I come from, one must put themselves in my demographic: 21-28 year-olds living in a major American metropolis... more specifically Los Angeles, CA. Now I don't know about the night scene in "Anytown, Idaho", but here in the City of Angels, sex being sold everywhere. From the countless nightclubs on Sunset to the billboards on every street to the commercials being shot in the valley ready to beam out to televisions all across the... (more)

Tags: los angeles, hollywood, music, sex, santa monica

Peach: I Should Get One Song Out Of A Break-up

By Gary Schwind, published on Sep 15, 2008

Peach is a blues-rock guitarist from Los Angeles. In 2001, she was named Blues Artist of the Year at the LA Music Awards. She is currently writing a song with Keb' Mo'. At the Yard House in Long Beach, she discussed her songs, her love for the guitar, being named Blues Artist of the Year, and working with Taj Mahal.

What inspired you to start writing songs?That’s an interesting question. I usually only write songs when I’m in a particular state of mind to write one. I’ve written a ton of break-up songs. First the love songs, then the break-up songs. It’s kind... (more)

Tags: los angeles, music

Gourmet Taste Of Santa Monica

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Sep 15, 2008

...face to face marketing exposure. The restaurants owners benefit more when people actually visit their establishment and recommend the place to other people.

New to the Taste of Santa Monica were the Inter-active Molecular Ice Cream Lab. Chefs from the Art Institute of California Los Angeles led the crowd in making some delightfully tasty ice cream. This booth as well as the Acadie Hand Crafted French Crepes and Locanda Del Lago/Caffe Bellagio were the most popular at the festival.

A great collection of wineries were featured in the wine garden serving Signature, Petite ... (more)

Tags: los angeles, jazz, movie, california, music, santa monica

Brian Wilson: That Lucky Old Sun

By 'Mean' Mike Duffau, published on Sep 14, 2008

... 12th. The place was packed with ages ranging from the Beach Boy era to the contemporaries. It was a great crowd even though I'm not a fan of large amounts of people gathered in one area, but this was special to me. It was special and still is to me because I was watching a genius.

The Los Angeles Philharmonic opened up the show and they belted out some great sounds. Classical music is not every body's cup of tea, but it's therapeutic and soothing and good for the mind. They jammed for about thirty minutes, then Brian Wilson's band took over the controls. I was surprised that he... (more)

Tags: los angeles, california, hollywood, music

Mike Stinson: Sharing The Human Experience

By Gary Schwind, published on Sep 7, 2008

...about sharing the human experience I guess. My favorite songwriters say things that make me feelless alone in this world, although that's a trick too because we all have to go it alone at some point.

LA isn't necessarily known for country music. What made you choose to live in Los Angeles?

I was already here when I started in country music and I've never had any desire to leave. Don't think for a second that the best country songwriters are all in Nashville. Kostas has been doing it out of Montana for decades.

What was your reaction to having "Counting ... (more)

Tags: los angeles, music

Mo' Than A Cup Of Joe...

By Kim, published on Sep 5, 2008

...from customers in conversation, an unhurried atmosphere, caffeine in varied formats, and the hum of the espresso machine that almost assists the writer articulate their thoughts.

Groundwork Coffee at Traction and 3rd Street is in the very core of the Arts district in downtown Los Angeles. You can stop and chill out with a great cup of coffee, a red eye (coffee with a shot of espresso), have a snack, or lunch. The hang out is very conducive for writing, reflecting, sending an email from your laptop, couples grabbing a smooch, and ...the most refreshing of all...people... (more)

Tags: los angeles, hollywood, music, fashion, santa monica

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