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  • LA Pride Festival in full stride for 2014

    LA Pride Festival in full stride for 2014

    It's time to break out the rainbow flags, confetti and beach balls. The fabulous life of gay pride will be in full effect all over the country, starting in June. This year the LA Pride Festival will celebrate its 44th year of gay pride in West Hollywood, June 6-8. LA Pride is the largest and one of...
  • The Wellspring to release its debut CD at Hotel Cafe May 29

    The Wellspring to release its debut CD at Hotel Cafe May 29

    The Wellspring is a duo from Los Angeles that ended up on an amazing compilation put together by Deer Lodge in Portland. The compilation is a tribute to George Jones, and was released as a sort of memorial about a year after Jones died. It's a worthwhile compilation because it shows not only Jones's...
  • Cinespia Cemetery films:  Enjoy watching movies among the dead this summer

    Cinespia Cemetery films: Enjoy watching movies among the dead this summer

    The summers in Los Angeles have a lot to offer in outdoor activities and events for the entire family. Unlike many other states in the U.S., the weather is always reasonable in Southern California from January through December. Having the luxury of fabulous weather makes taking a dip in your pool...
  • Laugh Out Loud's Comedy Ninja Film and Screenplay Festival will make you laugh

    Laugh Out Loud's Comedy Ninja Film and Screenplay Festival will make you laugh

    One of the best events in Los Angeles, the Comedy Ninja Film and Screenplay Festival will be held at the Japanese American National Museum for two days starting Friday. The Comedy Ninja Screenwriting and Film Festival event gives filmmakers a platform to reach a niche audience for their funny...
  • Moonsville Collective: A wonderful musical anomaly in Orange County

    Moonsville Collective: A wonderful musical anomaly in Orange County

    String bands aren't in great supply anywhere, but certainly not in Orange County. OC is a place where you're much more likely to find a punk or pop-punk band, so when you hear of something like a string band here, it draws attention. That is part of what makes Moonsville Collective such a unique...
  • The Los Angeles Clippers look ahead to next season

    The Los Angeles Clippers look ahead to next season

    The Los Angeles Clippers were eliminated on Thursday night by the Oklahoma City Thunder in a 104-98 loss. Despite dealing with the thoughts of their season concluding, now they will turn their attention to the off season, which could the biggest impact on their futures with the team. After the...
  • LA Galaxy's Landon Donovan achieves MLS milestone

    LA Galaxy's Landon Donovan achieves MLS milestone

    Los Angeles Galaxy forward Landon Donovan made history on Sunday by breaking the all-time goals record at 136. After a roller coaster week of emotions for Donovan, after learning he's been snubbed by the U.S. National Men's Soccer Team, he remained focused on the task at hand, which was performing...
  • Must see show of the week: Dax Riggs at The Monty Bar

    Must see show of the week: Dax Riggs at The Monty Bar

    Dax Riggs doesn't travel this far west of the Mississippi too often. Even when the Louisiana bluesman was in Acid Bath or Deadboy & The Elephantmen, Riggs stayed closed to home, often touring around his home state to those closest to his work. Luckily for Southern Californians, the Monty Bar is...
  • Justin Timberlake brings The 20/20 Experience Tour to Los Angeles

    Justin Timberlake brings The 20/20 Experience Tour to Los Angeles

    It seems sometimes like you just can’t get away from Justin Timberlake. He’s everywhere! However, that doesn’t mean it wouldn’t still be a great thing to see the singer-songwriter, actor and record producer live in person. Timberlake is due to bring The 20/20 Experience Tour (named after his most...
  • Arctic Monkeys bring their Brit pop to Southern California

    Arctic Monkeys bring their Brit pop to Southern California

    Everybody remembers the great bands from the British Invasion in the '60s. These included the Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Animals and, a little later, The Who. If you’re wondering which band may be the next great act to "invade" America, look no further than Arctic Monkeys. Arctic...
  • Lady Gaga brings the Artpop Ball to the Staples Center

    Lady Gaga brings the Artpop Ball to the Staples Center

    Nobody goes to see Lady Gaga for a gentle night of pop music—Gaga is no gentle pop singer. Instead, she’s a woman controversy loves, because she courts it. She lives to shake things up. If there isn’t at least a little trouble being made, she just isn’t having any fun. When Lady Gaga brings The...
  • Cher being worshipped and adored

    Cher brings her many costume changes to Los Angeles

    Cher is one of those rare artists that can get away with having just one name. That’s because she’s truly larger than life. If you wisely decide to see Cher on July 7 at Staples Center with 2 Kill Tour, you should realize there are many different Chers, from multiple eras. There is the Cher of Sonny...
  • Chinese American Museum exhibit breaks down the history of hot sauce

    Chinese American Museum exhibit breaks down the history of hot sauce

    The Chinese American Museum in Los Angeles will take it up a notch on the first week of June with the release of the hot sauce evolution and its origin show in Los Angeles. Cal Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities, LA Department of Cultural Affairs and El Pueblo de Los Angeles...
  • Low End Theory Festival showcases the best underground musicians, DJ’s & talent

    Low End Theory Festival showcases the best underground musicians, DJ’s & talent

    Los Angeles always features new events, offering some new experience for Los Angelenos to get excited about. Just when things started to get boring the LA flavor streak continues with the first annual “Low End Theory Festival” on June 14th and 15th at The EchoPlex and The Echo. The festival is...
  • Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra to salute Jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald

    Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra to salute Jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald

    Summer never sounded so good and you will agree when LA’s own Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra takes the stage at the Hollywood Bowl on July 9, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. to salute the legendary jazz vocalist Ella Fitzgerald. Presented as part of the LA Phil’s Wednesday night Jazz at the Bowl series, “To...
  • Book Signings with Toni Braxton, Joan Rivers and Kardashian's

    Book Signings with Toni Braxton, Joan Rivers and Kardashian's

    In the next few months, a few high-profile celebrities will be holding book-signing events around the Los Angeles area. These celebrity appearances are open to the public and are usually an informal and personal way to meet your favorite actor, athlete, or public figure. Toni Braxton, pop...
  • Smooth Hound Smith plays The Cinema Bar on 29 May

    Smooth Hound Smith plays The Cinema Bar on 29 May

    Music artists have a lot of ways to grab the attention of potential listeners: a memorable band name or album title, eye-catching cover art, or even the tags used to describe the music. Smooth Hound Smith employs all of those methods. First of all, the band's name is not something you forget easily...
  • Pixley plays rich and beautiful country music

    Pixley plays rich and beautiful country music

    Some country bands just know how to write songs that are catchy and have a tremendous amount of commercial appeal. Just by hearing one or two songs, you know that this is a band that could easily end up all over country radio stations. Pixley is a band that falls into that category. In fact, when...
  • BET Experience 2014 showcases freshman artist Ty Dolla $ign and August Alsina

    BET Experience 2014 showcases freshman artist Ty Dolla $ign and August Alsina

    This year the BET Experience in L.A. Live is turning up on the old and new school talent. One of the most anticipated events this year includes the seven artist roster with OutKast, A$AP Rocky, Rick Ross, K. Michelle, Ty Dolla $ign, August Alsina and hosted by the man known for “We Da Best” DJ...
  • Jonathan Butler gets personal on new Artistry Music release, 'Living My Dream'

    Jonathan Butler gets personal on new Artistry Music release, 'Living My Dream'

    Jonathan Butler has gone to great lengths to ensure a positive musical experience for his listeners with Living My Dream (Artistry Music, 2014). The singer/songwriter/guitarist and multiple GRAMMY Award nominee offers a diverse set of original contemporary jazz instrumentals and soul-mined vocal...
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