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The Epic: A Homecoming Show

Published on December 25th, 2015 | by Reporters Desk

By Melina Paris,  Music Columnist The show started one hour late. Maybe it was jet lag from a just-concluded world tour or that he was on crutches. Yet, the moment saxophonist Kamasi Washington and his 29-piece [&hellip... Read More


Alternate Angles

Alternate Angles an Improvisational Experience

Published on September 10th, 2015 | by Reporters Desk

By Melina Paris, Music Columnist A keen curiosity follows me when it comes to renowned vocalist Dwight Trible’s projects. So, when it came to the improvisational music ensemble Alternate Angles, which he led during an Aug. [&hellip... Read More


Sherry Pruitt Delgado Brothers

Old Friends, Together Again

Published on August 6th, 2015 | by Reporters Desk

The New Blues Festival II Labor Day Weekend Blues Bash, a Proper End to Summer By Melina Paris, Music Columnist and Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor Bring the lawn chairs and the ice chests. Come Labor Day [&hellip... Read More


Kamasi Washington. Courtesy photo

Kamasi Washington’s Release is EPIC

Published on July 23rd, 2015 | by Reporters Desk

By Melina Paris, Music Columnist Epic, the title of tenor saxophonist Kamasi Washington’s latest album, is just that. The three-volume album, which Washington composed and arranged, is a journey through his musical life. Each disc with [&hellip... Read More


Dave Widow at Off The Vine

Cruising for the Blues, Looking For The Light

Published on June 26th, 2015 | by Reporters Desk

By B. Noel Barr, Music Writer Dude Before I could cross 6th Street, I had to make a quick trip to see what that righteous music that was pulling me down the block on yet another [&hellip... Read More


Bayou Fest


Published on June 11th, 2015 | by Reporters Desk

By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor The Long Beach Bayou Festival is like a big’ole picnic with live music and line dancing. Between the authentic Cajun and Creole cuisine and the top notch blues, zydeco and Cajun [&hellip... Read More


South Side Slim

Exposing the South LA Blues

Published on June 11th, 2015 | by Reporters Desk

Photo by Phillip Cooke By Melina Paris, Contributing Writer and Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ This story was updated to include the corrections regarding South Side Slim’s place of birth and a correct information to reflect that his [&hellip... Read More




Published on May 28th, 2015 | by Reporters Desk

A Match Made at Alvas By Melina Paris Music Columnist Frank Unzueta and Aaron Blake demonstrated that when done right, jazz and opera can fit together like a hand in glove. They did this during their [&hellip... Read More

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