Go Retro with Records

Published on December 1st, 2016 | by Lyn Jensen

By Lyn Jensen, Reporter Music fans, here is your chance to go retro and spend happy hours digging through record store bins. Five old-time rockin’ record stores in Long Beach and San Pedro offer a chance [&hellip... Read More


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Jimetta Rose Raises Higher Vibrations

Published on November 14th, 2016 | by Melina Paris

By Melina Paris, Music Columnist Artists, like stars, form constellations in the sky. I was reminded of this fact when I interviewed the standout jazz vocalist, Jimetta Rose. I first encountered Rose when she performed at [&hellip... Read More


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Artwalks’ Diversified Sounds

Published on October 28th, 2016 | by Melina Paris

By Melina Paris, Music Columnist Live music performances at San Pedro’s First Thursday Artwalk usually fall into two categories: cover bands or local bands. More often than not it’s the former. That’s been changing, thanks to [&hellip... Read More


Judy Wexler to be at Alvas Oct. 22.

Judy Wexler’s Jazz Infused Summer of Love

Published on October 18th, 2016 | by RLn Staff

By Melina Paris, Music Columnist Culturally and politically, today has much in common with the Summer of Love 1967. The scent of rebellion was thick as the crowds of demonstrators that filled the streets. The music [&hellip... Read More



The New Gap Band Fills The Gap

Published on October 13th, 2016 | by Melina Paris

By Melina Paris, Music Columnist For a couple generations of folk, it’s simply not a party—be it a birthday party, family reunion, house party, dance club—without the celebrative funk and rhythm and blues of  The Gap [&hellip... Read More


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Memories Made at the New Blues Festival

Published on September 22nd, 2016 | by RLn Staff

The New Blues Fest in Long Beach ended on Sept. 4, but the memories of the electrifying performances and my talks with famous blues artists still lingers. Debi of Debi and The Groove Makers was bubbly [&hellip... Read More


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Rose Personifies Power and Grace

Published on September 15th, 2016 | by Reporters Desk

By Melina Paris, Music Columnist Jimetta Rose had just released her sophomore album, The Light Bearer, when I went to see her on Aug. 19, at The World Stage in Leimert Park. It was my first [&hellip... Read More

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