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When Nashville turned its back on country music in favor of the slick, over-produced, and video driven second rate Top Fortythat now haunts country radio, I knew the end was near. Sometime in the last century the old guard of 16th Avenue was replaced with the robot-like parade of “New Country” acts, and I started making funeral arrangements for country music. Fresh faced overpaid corporate producers who never set foot in Tennessee had started churning out Top Ten hits with only one goal in mind: Chart position.
When Nashville took its cue from their target... (more)
Los Angeles-The Latin American Student Association of UCLA Presented The 11th Annual Festival Latino with the theme “Volando Hacia Un Sueno-Soaring Towards A DREAM.” The amazing annual event took place on Saturday, April 4 @ Wilson Plaza. The festival featured incredible live music, a variety of cultural musical and dance performances; games and arts and crafts.
A cool spring breeze saturated Wilson Plaza with various aromas of Latin cuisine as attendees arrived unto the UCLA campus. Venice Bakery served Cuban sandwiches,raspados and pastelitos;Yum Yum Hotdogs... (more)
...and inspired by Brazilian culture for a long time. There is a large vibrant and thriving community of Brazilians in California thanks in part to the large influx who have settled into Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Barbara and San Francisco. We can enjoy Brazilian cuisine, martial arts, dance, music, art and get a dose of Carnaval and a full range of Brazilian cinema (animation, documentaries, featured films and short films).
The 2nd Annual Brazilian Film Festival 2009 was held on March 12-15 at the Landmark Theatres in West Los Angeles. There was a Pre-event concert featuring... (more)
...all that. The Internet is educating the ignorant. The result is democratization. The vast choices of communication on the Internet means more and more people are increasingly becoming active participants in their culture.
Instead of complaining about the self-entitled corporate flavor of music, films or even politics, we are making our own music, films and politics. Without asking anyone’s permission, we have bypassed the gatekeepers and boy are they po’d about that. So, they fight back to remain the self-perceived elite. They’ve lost. They’ve lost because bloggers exert a... (more)
International Women’s Day
Los Angeles-Ash Grove Music Presents: Beyond November- Party with a Purpose. The occasion was Celebrating International Women’s Day: Building towards Single-Payer, Universal Health. This event was held on Sunday, March 8, 2009 at the Southern California Library, 6120 S. Vermont Ave.
There were 958 events all over the world; in 12 countries celebrating International Women’s Day stated S. Pearl Sharp, poet, writer, filmmaker and Mistress of Ceremonies for today’s celebration.
Guitarist Bernie Pearl and Michael Berry-bass... (more)
...we come away with the message that Love triumphs over all, be it the love of a parent for her child, or the love of a demi-god for the race that created him. I am not disappointed that I saw the film, but be forewarned not to indulge in the ingestion of liquids during the film, or you might not make it through. Oh, and a quick aside for you Boomers who deified Bob Dylan and Simon & Garfunkle, be prepared for a jolt, as your dear idols have seen fit to sell their precious music for use in the soundtrack in this unwieldly cinematic octopus. The times they are a-changin' indeed.(more)
... Stella Adler Theatre.
This gem of a venue is located in the hub Hollywood presents a jewel in a poignant form.
Howlin' Blues & Dirty Dogs was a wonderful piece that portrayed the life of woman was not given credit for the numerous contributions she made the World of Music - Jazz and Blues Willie Mae (Big Mama) Thornton. Barbara Morrison - Jazz Legend in her own rite, does an incredibly breathe taking interpretation of “Big Mama" Thornton.
Barbara totally absorbs herself in the essence of wonderful vocalist/musician whose short life was not... (more)
... popular pre-festival community events offered free to the general public throughout the greater Los Angeles area.
Each year the 2009 Playboy Jazz Festival presented in conjunction with the L.A. Philharmonic Association serves up an eclectic smorgasbord of jazz as well as other genres of music. The 31st Annual Playboy Jazz Festival will feature a tasty buffet of straight-ahead jazz, smooth jazz, pop, Latin jazz, salsa, New Orleans R&B and brass band, jazz sprinkled with a touch of reggae, African juju music and two amazing and talented high school jazz ensembles.
Next weekend I have been invited to review an all-female clown troupe called Circus Finelli. After reading all the wonderful reviews, I can’t wait. Circus Finelli is a 40-minute comedy stage show filled with laughs, acrobatics, juggling, dance and live music. The theme is a “circus gone awry” in which each performer courageously faces disaster in her own way, transforming small problems into big catastrophes.
You heard me correctly just now when I referred to these clowns as “her”. That’s right-all of the clowns in Circus Finelli are women. Described as “four crazy, unruly, unpredictable,... (more)
Slippery highways, driving rains nor cold could stop avid supporters from coming out for an evening of engaging, stirring, compelling, and nostalgic memoirs, music, merriment and connected sharing at the St. Brigid's Black History Month Poetry Reading and Collective Sharing.
The night was consecrated with a selection of African Drumming and chants presented by Director John Beatty and the St. Brigid Drum Ministry.
Innovative Poetry was shared from a number of poets and writers. The works of art conveyed rhythms and lyric in... (more)