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FREE ‘59th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration’ is a Seasonal Music and Dance Spectacular Perfect for the Whole Family!
L.A.’s largest holiday celebration is perfect for the whole family!. Join this year’s co-hosts, internationally renowned mezzo-soprano Suzanna Guzmán and actor Brian White(upcoming 2019 series Ambitions, Bronx SIU, Ray Donovan), as over 20 music ensembles, choirs and dance companies from the many neighborhoods and cultures of L.A. celebrate the season during this free, three-hour holiday show. PBS SoCal and KCET will broadcast this beloved program. ... read more / view event »
Nancy Wilson, Grammy-winning jazz singer, dies at 81
December 14, 2018
Influenced by Dinah Washington, Nat “King” Cole and other stars, Wilson covered everything from jazz standards to “Little Green Apples” and in the 1960s alone released eight albums that reached the top 20 on Billboard’s pop charts. Sometimes elegant and understated, or quick and conversational and a little naughty, she was best known for such songs as her breakthrough “Guess Who I Saw Today” and the 1964 hit ”(You Don’t Know) How Glad I Am,” which drew upon Broadway, pop and jazz. ... read more »
The Lions Roar Into Union Station with Reggae Celebration at Season’s Third Cocoa Concert
Free Cocoa Bar, Christmas Craft Corner, Kids’ Zone and Santa Selfies Highlight Holiday Happenings ... read more / view event »
Music with a Mission – Striking a Chord Since 2010
The Midnight Mission (TMM) is thrilled to welcome Mission to Midnight (M2M) back for their 2nd visit. M2M is a homegrown Midnight Mission band. Comprised of residents of Skid Row, including participants in TMM’s Crisis and Bridge and Recovery Programs, M2M formed in June 2018. Each member of this eclectic rhythm & blues group brings their own flavor to this unique ensemble. The band is inspired by the daily struggles that people encounter in and out of the streets of Skid Row. Their goal is to spread a message of hope to the community that they call home with their uplifting music. Since their last visit, they have been practicing tirelessly on new material for this special performance. ... read more / view event »
Mariah Carey Receives Pandora Billionaire Plaque – Tops Holiday Songs of All Time List
November 16, 2018
Mariah Carey stopped by Pandora’s NYC office to chat about Caution and was presented with a Billions plaque for having close to 5 billion spins. In addition, she’s Pandora’s all-time leader for holiday songs with over 308 million spins alone for her classic “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” ... read more »
ComplexCon 2018 Fuses Sneaker Culture, Music, Art and Fashion  
November 8, 2018
The third annual ComplexCon brought together tens of thousands of people to Long Beach, Calif. for a weekend of retail pop-up shops with exclusive sneaker releases, in-depth moderated conversations, and musical performances.  ... read more »
Beyoncé and Jay-Z Pay Homage to Olympic Legends for Halloween
November 2, 2018
Grammy award-winning artists Beyoncé and Jay-Z wore Halloween costumes to honor historic Olympians Florence “Flo Jo” Griffith-Joyner and Tommie Smith respectively. ... read more »
Festivalgoers ‘Felt the Love’ at the 13th Annual Taste of Soul 
October 25, 2018
Saturday, October 20, marked 13 years of the largest street festival in Southern California and the Taste of Soul (TOS) nation still hasn’t come down from the festival high! ... read more »
Nipsey Hussle and Ty Dolla $ign Headline Free #TimeDone Campaign Bringing Awareness to the Past Convictions Crisis
October 25, 2018
The smooth rhythms of L.A. natives rapper Nipsey Hussle, award-winning artist Ty Dolla $ign, and R&B Bay-area artist Goapele filled the speakers at the Greek Theatre on Sunday evening, Oct. 22 for the #TimeDone campaign’s free concert. The concert served as a launching pad to raise awareness of legal prohibitions on job and housing eligibility, other barriers that 70 million Americans living with a past conviction face after completing prison sentences.  ... read more »
Chaka Khan Selected As 2019 Tournament of Roses Grand Marshal
October 18, 2018
Singer, songwriter, and philanthropist Chaka Khan was announced today as the 2019 Grand Marshal by Tournament of Roses® President Gerald Freeny. Chaka will ride in the 130th Rose Parade® presented by Honda, themed “The Melody of Life” and join in the pre-game celebration of the 105th Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual both are held on January 1, 2019. As an added bonus for millions of viewers around the world, Chaka is scheduled to perform in the parade’s Opening Spectacular.  ... read more »
Beyonce, Jay Z Appear At City Of Hope Cancer Charity Event
October 18, 2018
The singer's vocals soared as she performed three ballads including her 2009 smash hit “Halo” and “Ava Maria” after saluting the character of Warner/Chappell Music Publishing CEO Jon Platt at the City of Hope gala near Los Angeles on Thursday night. She took the stage following her husband, Jay Z, who presented Platt with the Spirit of Life award during a charity event that raised more than $6 million. ... read more »
Artist Melanie Fiona Brings the Vocal Sounds of Healing R&B Music to the Hyundai Soundstage  
October 18, 2018
In 2009, Melanie Fiona released her debut single “Give It to Me Right” which became the staple R&B song for all women who were in relationships or leaving from a romantic relationship. Nine years later, Fiona is still producing some of the greatest R&B hits. However this time, she is sharing her music with 350,000 people on the Hyundai Soundstage during the 13th annual Taste of Soul Family Festival.   ... read more »
Gerald Freeny Selects 10-Time Grammy Award Winner Chaka Khan 2019 Tournament of Roses Grand Marshal
October 17, 2018
Photo caption; 2019 Tournament of Roses Grand Marshal Chaka Khan PASADENA, Calif.  – Singer, songwriter, and philanthropist Chaka Khan was announced today as the 2019 Grand Marshal by Tournament of Roses® President Gerald Freeny. ... read more »
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and Grand Performances Collaborate to Present a Free Music Showcase as Part of Grand Ave Arts All Access Festival
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and Grand Performances collaborate to present a free showcase of its musicians, its community partners and the four Fellows of The Los Angeles Orchestra Fellowship on Saturday, November 3, 2018, as part of Grand Ave Arts All Access, a festival set in the city’s epicenter for the arts. Sharing Grand Performances’ stage from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. are Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Quartet, Street Symphony, American Youth Symphony, Trans Chorus of Los Angeles, Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles, and violinist Sydney Adedamola, violinist Ayrton Pisco, violist Bradley Parrimore and cellist Juan-Salvador Carrasco, the LA Orchestra Fellows. ... read more / view event »
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