• A Troubadour of his Own Making

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]By Melina Paris, Music Columnist One would think the pressure is greater for those born to musical greats. But that’s not always the case, as I learned during a long and wide-ranging conversation with Chris Stills, a musician, actor and activist who is pe

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  • Quixotic with Love, Done Well and Right

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    Joshua Fischel and The Fiction’s Album Release at Dipiazza’s

    By Melina Paris, Music Columnist The record release of Quixotic was an important event on multiple levels. It was the posthumous release of the late Joshua Fischel’s project and The Fiction’s deb

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  • New Media Advance Indie Sounds

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    Los Angeles Indie-Rock band New Media have been making a name for themselves playing gigs from the West side to Long Beach.

    By Melina Paris, Music Columnist; Photo by Simone Wicks

    Last week, I witnessed a band who

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  • From Amazing Grace to the Marley Festival

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Compiled by Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor The opening night of the 27th annual Pan African Film Festival will feature Amazing Grace, the documentary about the best selling gospel album of all time —  a documentary that was filmed 46 years ag

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  • Music for the Soul

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    Setting the Standard with a Blues Holler

    By Melina Paris, Music Columnist I’ve been preoccupied by two thoughts in regard to music these past few months. First: Thank God we have “standard repertoires of music.” Standar

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  • Tropicalia Fest

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    We Got Our Money’s Worth

    By Benjamin Garcia, RLN Reporter Tropicalia, a brief, dazzling burst of barrier-breaking art and aesthetics from a half-century ago, continues to radiate inspiration to audiences that find its celebrat

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  • Ethiopian jazz band, Ethio-Cali.

    Ethio Cali Infuses Flavor at Music Tastes Good  

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    By Melina Paris, Music and Arts Columnist

    The Ethiopian jazz band, Ethio Cali, took full advantage of performing on the last day of the Music Tastes Good Festival Read More
  • Flemons Brings Broad History of the American West Forward

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]By Melina Paris, Music Columnist  Songster and multi-instrumentalist, Dom Flemons started his path busking on the streets while attending Northern Arizona University, in Flagstaff. The often well versed musicians “busk” in public places for so

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  • Kalimba channels vintage Earth, Wind and Fire.

    The Spirit of Earth Wind & Fire Shines Through Kalimba

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]By Melina Paris, Music Columnist Earth Wind & Fire was at the forefront of the evolution of pop music in the 1970s.  In a decade of experimentation, the band bridged the musical tastes of a black and white America with multicultural spiritualism.  The

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  • BBQ Kings, Rich Rigg, Marc Campbell, Tom Hartl, and Greg Dobler

    The BBQ Kings: Fired Up with The Blues!

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]By B. Noel Barr, Music Writer Dude The BBQ Kings’ perform an Americana hybrid brand of blues, rock, delta and cajun music, and may be becoming one of the best touring blues bands on the West Coast. The group will be calling th

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