10th annual Taste of Soul

Gerald Freeny Selects 10-Time Grammy Award Winner Chaka Khan 2019 Tournament of Roses Grand Marshal

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. 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. Chaka is one of the most

Taste of Soul Has Become An Institution Within The African American Community

It was summer 2005 and the conference room at the Los Angeles Sentinel office was abuzz. Sentinel Publisher/ CEO Danny Bakewell Sr. had come up with an idea. “We are going to have a food festival,” he told the staff. There would be food vendors, entertainment and a variety of community services free and open to the community. He and the staff (led by the late Brenda Marsh-Mitchell) worked out the details and about four months after the initial meeting Crenshaw Blvd. between Martin Luther King Blvd. and Rodeo Rd. was packed. About 35,000 people showed up on October 16