• Hancock and Washington Break through New Dimensions at the Bowl

    [vc_row content_placement="top" el_class="frontpagetop"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_separator border_width="2"][vc_column_text]Seeing Herbie Hancock and Kamasi Washington share the stage would be way too powerful. The masters must be taken in synchronized doses to let us take in the magic. Read More

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    Entertainment for the Masses on Labor Day

    By Melina Paris, Contributing Writer The Los Angeles / Long Beach Harbor Labor Coalition presents the largest Labor Day event in the western half of United States, Sept. 4 at Wilmington’s Banning

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  • Nasty Woman Concert Delivers Great Pleasure

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Melina Paris, Music Columnist Nasty women gathered all around for the inaugural Nasty Woman Concert Series kickoff July 8 at diPiazza’s Restaurant, Lounge and Nightclub in Long Beach. Named after Donald Trump’s description of Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election cycle, this to

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  • Here’s a Concept: Quality Radio in Español

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Zamná Ávila, Assistant Editor A few months ago, I stumbled upon a radio station playing Celia Cruz’s hit song, Carnaval. I lingered on the dial hoping to catch some more cumbia, merengue or salsa. (I grew up listening  to tropical rhy

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  • With Resonance, Jimetta Rose Evokes Metta

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Melina Paris, Music Columnist In a space inhabited with luminous, clouds Jimetta Rose provided both poetry and music, June 30, during her Resonance presentation at Zebulon in Los Angeles. It was about, in her words, “healing tones, words and visuals.”

    Jimetta Rose’s

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  • Standing Where U2 Stood Against the Joshua Tree

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Lyn Jensen, Contributing Writer In the darkness of the reactionary Reagan era, U2 lit a candle, an unforgettable fire of music that mattered. Throughout the 80s these four white Christian street punks from Dublin — Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. — gave us songs that honored M

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  • Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Pays Tribute to J. Dilla

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Melina Paris, Music Columnist Re-imagining the transcendent music of legendary producer Jay Dee, (or J. Dilla) is how multi-instrumentalist, arranger and composer, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson described his June 24 show at Grand Performances. The beloved J. Dilla’s music couldn’t have b

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  • The Nasty Woman Concert Series

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    LGBTQ Feminism and the Arts Intersect

    By Kym Cunningham, Contributing Writer During the October 2016 presidential debate, Donald Trump brusquely referred to Hillary Clinton as “such a nasty woman” to discredit her comments concerning his elusive tax returns. While th

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  • Christian Scott Stretches Boundaries

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Melina Paris, Music Columnist To trumpet player, composer and producer Christian Scott, expression is supreme. His stretch music is a conversation of different cultures from both today and the past. Scott, who performed a show June 4 at the Roxy in Hollywood, expresses a musical diasp

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  • Hitting the Heart(beat)

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    Louie Cruz Beltran Embodies the Last Soldier of Spirituality

    By Kym Cunningham, Contributing Writer Although many musicians speak of feeling the rhythm of their music, few embody it the way that percussionist, singer and all-around musician

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