This ceremony had all the making of a Hollywood movie, as Postmaster James Smith, U.S. Postal Service District Manager William Almarez, Councilman Tom LaBonge(4th District), Congressman Xavier Becerra (United States House of Representatives, 30th District of California)were joined by Nat King Coles family-his widow, brother Freddie, two daughters-Natalie and Carole, and …
Matriarch of the blues, legendary singer Etta James was honored with the 2,223rd star on the world famous Holly wood Walk of Fame. The star for Ms. James was unveiled at 7080 Hollywood Blvd., near The Gateway of the Walk of Fame at Hollywood and LaBrea.
Johnny Grant, honorary Mayor of Hollywood and Chairman of the Walk of Fame Commi …
The Chrysler’s Old Pasadena Summer Fest was a three-day extravaganza offering event goers five spectacular events umbrellaed under one banner, including the Family Fun Fest, Summer Arts Fest, A Taste of Summer, The Sports …
Jazz Sizzles in New Exhibition At CAAM
Photo and Text by Ricky Richardson
Los Angeles-In the words of New Orleans jazz musician Jelly Roll Morton, jazz was born with a "Spanish tinge." A bilingual traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian, Latin Jazz: La Combinacion Perfecta," opened at the California African American Museum on July 16, 2005 and will remain on view until October 8, 2005.
Important industry personalities-an interesting mixture of musicians, pro …
The national advertisement stated "calling JazzFest a musical festival is like calling gumbo soup." There is a lot of truth to this statement when you consider all
Jazz At Drew Legacy Music Series & Cultural Marketplace Presented by Honda-celebrated its 14th year as one of Southern California’s most popular music and charity event. This year, as in the past, a stellar line-up of jazz, R&B legends performed for a c
August 13th-15th was a busy weekend in Los Angeles. Think of all of the various events available to attend, such as the Watts Summer Festival, St. Andrews Place Jazz Festival, St. Elmo Village Festival, and of course the Olympic Games broadcast
A small but lively and enthusiastic crowd of lovers of jazz music gathered to hear jazz, funk, local and future legends of jazz share their passion for America’s number one art form: JAZZ.
Michael Sessions Sextet kicked off the days festivities promptly at 1:00PM. This talented saxophonist is a master of all reed instruments. Backing this local legend were Steve Smith-trumpet, Ph
The newly renovated bandshell at the Hollywood Bowl cost a hefty 24 million dollars. Ask any of the 35,000 jazz fans in attendance, they would say that it was worth every penny. An improved sound system was installed as well as a new giant screens, so that people in the nosebleed section could enjoy the entire action taken place on stage.