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The Taste of Soul-Soulful Sounds on “The Shaw”

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By Ricky Richardson | Guest Contributor

Los Angeles, CA. – A crowd estimated at around 300,000 assembled up and down Crenshaw Blvd. (The Shaw), for the 12th Annual Taste of Soul Family Music, Saturday, October 21, 2017. With respect to the Doobie Brothers, “Taking it to the Streets,” Taste of Soul took place on Crenshaw Blvd. Between Stocker Blvd on the South and Rodeo Road to the North, in Los Angeles.

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Voices from Leimert Park Redux

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Los Angeles, CA. – Several hundred people gathering in Leimert Park Village in front of the iconic Vision Theater, Saturday, October 14, 2017. The diverse crowd gathered on this beautiful day in Southern California to celebrate the first book launch from TSEHAI’s imprint, the Harriet Tubman Press: Voices from Leimert Park Redux: a Los Angeles Poetry Anthology.

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Jazz at Drew-A-Family Affair

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Los Angeles, CA. – I had the honor and pleasure of returning to Wonderful Watts, Saturday, October 7, 2017, for the annual Jazz at Drew. I was in the right place, at the right time, given the large turnout of jazz enthusiasts, as well as music aficionados in attendance from all over Southern California and points beyond. Continue reading Jazz at Drew-A-Family Affair

36th Annual Watts Towers Day of Drum Festival Got Rhythm

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Watts, CA. – Watts-The sun shined brightly on Saturday, September 30th in wonderful Watts for the annual Day of the Drum Festival. This was the first of a two-part festivals presented by City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), and Friends of Watts Towers Arts Center. Continue reading 36th Annual Watts Towers Day of Drum Festival Got Rhythm

Lawndale Blues and Jazz Music Festival

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Lawndale, CA – Angelenos are very familiar with the local news program Good Day L. A. I want to give a shout out to the City of Lawndale with respect to this popular program. I t was a good day in Lawndale, as the city presented its fifth annual Lawndale Blues and Jazz Music Festival, Saturday, September 23, 2017. Continue reading Lawndale Blues and Jazz Music Festival

From Janitor to Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Innovation

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By Rudi Lopez, M.A., Editor-in-Chief | rudi.benhtv@gmail.com

San Bernardino, CA. – San Barnardino Valley Community College located in the Inland Empire hosted a keynote speaker who was a former janitor who came from humble beginnings only to become one of the most iconic innovators of a product that is still popular worldwide. A conference room maxed at capacity resulting in standing room of SBVC students who were treated to the founder of their favorite snack Flamin’ Hot Crunchy Cheetos. The majority of the students were of Latino/Hispanic decent, along with students of other ethnicity welcome Mr. Richard Montanez,  Vice President of Multicultural Sales and Marketing North America for PepsiCo. Continue reading From Janitor to Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Innovation

6th Annual Power Festival Rocks South Los Angeles

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Los Angeles, CA. – Los Angeles-Community Coalition presented it’s annual Power Fest 2017, on Saturday, September 2nd. I can’t believe that it is already the 6th Annual. I remember the attending the first and second annual festival and the outstanding musical line-up that was featured. The 6th Annual Power Fest featured performances by Top Recording Artists, Special Guest speakers as well as talented, rising stars on the local music scene. Continue reading 6th Annual Power Festival Rocks South Los Angeles

The Hollywood Commandments

By Rudi Lopez, M.A. | rudi.benhtv@gmail.com

Los Angeles, CA. – The Hollywood producer, preacher, motivational speaker, and The New York Times bestselling author of The Wait, DeVon Franklin shares the spiritual lessons he learned about success in one of the most secular places: Hollywood. DeVon Franklin shocked many of his Christian friends when he told them he was pursuing a career in Hollywood, a place widely seen as the antithesis of Christian values of faith. Yet DeVon knew that by doing so, he was living out God’s calling. That decision would have a profound impact on his success in life and his religious beliefs, lessons from which he now shares. Continue reading The Hollywood Commandments

Three Decades of Jazz, Latin Jazz, Smooth Jazz with Soul Celebrated in Long Beach

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Long Beach-Rainbow Promotions, LLC. Celebrated three memorable decades of jazz, Latin Jazz, Smooth Jazz, fusion, funk, R&B, and Soul with 20,000 music aficionados, Friday, August 11-Sunday, August 13, 2017.
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