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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



The Nick Smith Project and Influence

Published on May 21st, 2015 | by Reporters Desk

Melina Paris, Music Columnist The Nick Smith Project is a hot one to keep an eye on. I saw Smith perform music from his latest CD, Influenced, this past March at the Jazz Chapel Room in [&hellip... Read More



Making it Big While Staying True

Published on May 14th, 2015 | by Reporters Desk

Luke Von Duke talks about the road he’s traveled from Somehow Still Alive to Fr3qu3nc3 By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor I talked to Luke Valenzuela at Alvas Showroom during a Frank Unzueta’s One World concert in [&hellip... Read More



Trippin’ the Sixties Returns to Alvas

Published on April 3rd, 2015 | by Reporters Desk

Featuring Barry McGuire and John York with Special Guest P.F. Sloan By B. Noel Barr, Music Writer Dude I went off to Altadena to catch the Trippin’ The Sixties performance by Barry McGuire and John York [&hellip... Read More



Seatbelt at The Eldorado

Published on April 3rd, 2015 | by Reporters Desk

By B.Noel Barr, Music Writer Dude On March 20, I had the opportunity to see one of my favorite, local, rockabilly bands perform. I have known Seatbelt for quite a while. I watched its progress through [&hellip... Read More



Peninsula Symphonic Winds Orchestra Shows its Diversity

Published on March 5th, 2015 | by Reporters Desk

By Melina Paris, Music ColumnistWhile attending a rehearsal for Peninsula Symphonic Winds Orchestra, the last thing I expected to hear was Queens’ 1975 hit, “Bohemian Rhapsody,” but that I did, and it was powerful.The complexity of [&hellip... Read More

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