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The ASCAP “On the Come Up” Showcase Giving the Spotlight to LA’s Best Upcoming Artist
September 14, 2018
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) hosted its’ annual “On the Come Up” showcase in the heart of Los Angeles at the Troubadour. This showcase is the first of three installments ASCAP plans to have. ... read more »
Justice on Trial Film Festival to Feature 12 Social Justice Films, Guest Appearances from Jennifer Siebel Newsom, David Arquette, Authors Asha Bandele & Donna Hylton
“Building Justice,” a film by Ultan Guilfoyle about architect Frank Gehry’s work with students studying the inhumanity of prison design, and "The Real Background Check," an animated short by ANWOL co-director Tiffany Johnson, will also make their debuts at the film festival. ... read more / view event »
Sandra Booker Forever Sassy: The Divine Music of Sarah Vaughan
Forever Sassy is the second evening of blackbox @ the edye, which transforms The Edye into a club featuring up-and-coming jazz and blues artists. The series is curated and hosted by The Reverend Shawn Amos; he and his house band perform at select shows during the season as well.   The program benefits Jazz Musicians Against Cancer. ... read more / view event »
The Broad Stage Presents: True Blues — Corey Harris and Guy Davis
 The Broad Stage presents True Blues– Corey Harris and Guy Davis -- on Friday, September 28 at 7:30pm.  Harris and Davis, two leading performers of acoustic blues, will each perform a set of their own before coming together onstage to celebrate the extraordinary music that has shaped their multifaceted careers. ... read more / view event »
Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun
September 13, 2018
For movies opening September 14, 2018. ... read more »
Bobby Brown’s New Prerogative: Music, Family, & Peace
September 13, 2018
The “My Prerogative” singer sat down with us to discuss his family, new music, and his new outlook on life.  He was joined by, Woody Mcclain. ... read more »
Nia Franklin Wins Miss America, Another Black Girl Rocks  
September 13, 2018
“I grew up at a predominately Caucasian school and there was only five percent minority, and I felt out of place so much because of the color of my skin,” Franklin said. “But growing up, I found my love of arts, and through music that helped me to feel positive about myself and about who I was.”  ... read more »
Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts 
Celebrates Nelson Mandela’s 100th Birthday with the
 Grammy Award-winning Joyous South African Musical Ensemble
The Soweto Gospel Choir is a Grammy Award-winning group that has collaborated with some of the biggest names in music — including U2, John Legend, Peter Gabriel, and Diana Ross — and scored an Academy Award nomination for its work on the soundtrack to Pixar’s WALL-E. The 43-member choir, drawn from churches in and around Soweto, inspires audiences, sharing the joy of faith. ... read more / view event »
WATCH: New Movie, “The Hate U Give” puts Black Lives Matter on the Big Screen
September 11, 2018
  TORONTO (AP) — The short story that begat Angie Thomas’ breakthrough young adult novel “The Hate U Give” was inspired by the shooting of Oscar Grant III, ... read more »
John Legend Wins Emmy Award and Spot in an Elite and Rare Class of Winners
September 10, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC’s live version of “Jesus Christ Superstar” won an Emmy Award on Sunday and that made three men extra happy — it meant star ... ... read more »
Actress Cicely Tyson to Receive Honorary Oscar
September 7, 2018
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Cicely Tyson, composer Lalo Schifrin and publicist Martin Levy will be getting honorary Oscar statuettes this fall at the film academy’s Governors Awards, ... read more »
Hammer Museum: Bruce Talamon & Verdine White of Earth, Wind & Fire
Photographer Bruce Talamon saw it all during the golden age of soul, R&B, and funk. Throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, he found himself backstage with an all-access pass to the heart of the music scene, photographing icons such as James Brown, Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, Rick James, Parliament-Funkadelic, Gil Scott-Heron, Aretha Franklin, the Jackson Five, Isaac Hayes, Chaka Khan, Al Green, Barry White, and Donna Summer. He is joined by one of his favorite subjects, bassist Verdine White of Earth, Wind & Fire. ... read more / view event »
Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ Still Reigns Supreme
September 6, 2018
RIAA’s platinum status was once equivalent to selling one million albums or songs, but in 2013 the company began incorporating streaming from YouTube, Spotify and other digital music services to determine certification for albums and songs. ... read more »
The Wilfandel Club Receives Grant To Continue A Legacy 
September 6, 2018
The clubhouse is the only historic site to receive a grant in Los Angeles this year.  ... read more »
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