536 results for 'music'
...to a life that was an example to all of those who came in touch with him, Billy Higgins.
Mr. Higgins founded the workshop with community activist and poet, Kamau Daaood. Part of the purpose of the "Stage" as it is often called, is provide a forum where all forms of African American music, art, and poetry can be learned, and individually and collectively expressed.
Rose Gales coordinates one of the classes "the Sisters of Jazz Workshop. She is a wonderful pianist in her own rite, hosted the tribute to the renowned drummer.
There was a spectacular line up of... (more)
...trying to find a movie with as much randomness as Suspiria. The movie pulls you in and out of scenes quickly to create a confusion, but then drags out scenes to create tension and suspense. It is almost as if you are being given a virtual sense of schizophrenia through the use of editing and musical score. Argento uses music to help heighten the uneasiness within each scene by providing scenes completely void of music when regular plot items are occurring, then pouring on the psychedelic Goblins score to an extreme level whenever something is about to occur.In short, the acting is... (more)
Smooth Grooves at “Taste of Soul”
Los Angeles-The organizers of the 3rd Annual Taste of Soul couldn’t have picked a better day for this annual smorgasbord of music, food, family, friends and fun. The Taste of Soul was held on October 18, it was a beautiful day with cool weather coupled with a gentle breeze that hovered over “The Shaw.” It was all good in the hood as people were partying within the law; up and down The Shaw.
The Los Angeles Sentinel newspaper and 94.7 The Wave smooth jazz radio station hosted the 3rd Annual Taste of Soul presented... (more)
...the family's YEARLY statement. Talk about your ignorance is bliss...
Now I'll admit, I never knew what my parents' monthly nut was when I was a kid, no more than I knew (or cared, for that matter) where the Mr. Softee ice cream money came from every day when the truck played that magic music. The money just came, that's all we knew, and it came even when my Dad went on strike with the phone company for 9 months straight when I was 7 or 8. At no time did it strike me that we were rich or poor, but at no time did THIS thought strike me, either: "I'll tell my parents what clothes I... (more)
...is hosting the 10th Annual “Yuletide Yuckfest 2008,” a comedy show benefiting Toys for Tots.
Comedians Larry “Bubbles” Brown, (pictured) Jeff Applebaum, Nick Leonard and many special guests will take the stage to make people laugh for a great cause.
Also featured will be music by the band “Chubby’s All-Stars,” with special guest Viv Savage, former keyboard player for the famous band, “Spinal Tap”. Admission is $10.00 and an unwrapped toy, or $15.00 without one. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Comic Hymie Laredo, whose real name is Ed Attanasio, will host the ... (more)
...sexual rendezvous, social climate, tragedy, ecology, human conditions, life in every facet, and death of relationships, a particular time period, and ways of thinking.
She continued her career through the 1970's into the 21st century, captivating audiences with her voice, her song, her musicianship at the piano, and her benevolence.
Roberta Flack is the voice and soul that touch an audience at Bovard Auditorium on the campus of the University of Southern California on Friday, October 10, 2008. Although the hairstyle has changed a bit from "back in the day", the voice,... (more)
...voice, her song, her playing , and her giving.
Roberta Flack is the voice and soul that touch an audience at Bovard Auditorium on the campus of the University of Southern California on Friday, October 10, 2008. Although the hairstyle has changed a bit from "back in the day", the voice, musicianship, and spirit remains as magical, soulful, and remarkable as ever.
Ms. Flack was accompanied by a incredible ensemble of musicians and additional vocalist that joined her on a few pieces.
She began with a memorable gem, "Killing me Softly With His Song". The elegance and... (more)
...on Saturday, October 4th at The Warner Grand Theatre.
A 14 - piece jazz orchestra, "The Mingus Big Band is led by wonderful conductor Conrad Herwig, who plays Trombone. They performed a marvelous array of pieces that presented profound respect to one of the most inspiring and innovative musicians of the century, Charles Mingus.
The group of diverse musicians consisted of the following individuals:
Trumpets - Lew Soloff, Greg Gisbert, and Sean Jones
Saxophones - Seamus Blake, Mark Gross, Jaleel Shaw, Scott Robinson,
and Jason Marshall
Trombones -... (more)
...Health at Jazz At Drew
Los Angeles-The weather forecast for the past weekend, October 4-5, 2008 called for scattered showers. That didn’t dampen the spirit of the people in attendance. The weather forecast strengthened their resolve to attend the 18th Annual Jazz At Drew Legacy Music Series, Cultural Marketplace and Health Pavilion. This was apparent due to the fact that this was the final outdoor music festival for the year. The theme for this year’s festival was “Building Cultural Bridges Through Music: Highlighting the Healing Art of Medicine and... (more)
...real jobs. I worked in a screw factory. I didn’t know what I was doing at all. I’d get these contractors calling me at six in the morning asking me about the latest magnesium screws. I did that for two days before I got fired. I worked at a plumbing supply. I went through college with a music degree. Then I got involved in all of this.When did you realize you had a skill for all of this?I haven’t yet realized it. I always feel like one of these days that someone’s going to realize I don’t have any ability at all. Everyone’s still in the dark, which is great. As long as... (more)