Identifying With ’Twelve Angry Men’

November 22 Dennis J. Freeman 0

Pasadena-The premise of “12 Angry Men” is an all-time classic. The original film acted out masterfully by legendary actors Henry Fonda, Jack Klugman, Jack Warden and Ed Begley and others, is a piece of theatrical work that is simply timeless. It is one of those movies you watch that can […]



August 21 MelBTheThird 2

Los Angeles – The KHHT-FM Hot 92.3 Old School Funkfest at The Greek Theatre last Saturday was cooler than a polar bear’s toenails. I ain’t lyin. With the likes of legendary artists and musicians such as George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, The Original Lakeside, Confunkshun, Slave, and Jojo – you […]


5 Reasons Why Long Beach Jazz Festival Glitters

August 13 Dennis J. Freeman 2

Everything that glitters does not turn into gold. One exception is the Long Beach Jazz Festival that takes place every year for the past 26 years on the lovely oceanfront of Long Beach, California. Jazz festivals come and go every summer. Every one of these festivals has a different theme […]


TQ Is A Bad Man…

August 4 MelBTheThird 0

Indeed..the Westside is still–the best side.  And with TQ’s “Bad Man” Remix Featuring The Young Mores killing radio stations from here to Albuquerque, it’s easy to remember why. Yes ladies and gentleman Mr. Westside is back with more street, and more soul, to add to this game of Hip Hop.  […]


Old School Soul Music Come Alive at the Greek Theatre

LOS ANGELES-Good music never fades away. Old-fashion harmonious singing by groups like the Stylistics can’t be replaced. All those slick dance steps performed on stage by the Intruders is hard to duplicate. Collaborative duets with the musical pedigree of Peaches & Herb are a rarity these days.  And you can’t […]


The Mrs. Carter Show: Beyonce Does it and Does it Well

LOS ANGELES-When Beyonce’s globetrotting trek, dubbed “The Mrs. Carter Show” world tour,” comes to town, you’re just not going to a concert. You’re going to a two-hour extravaganza. When it comes to pure unadulterated, pulse-pounding entertainment, Beyonce is second to none. There is a reason why Mrs. Carter is so […]



July 2 MelBTheThird 2

California! Knows how to party!  California! Knows how to party! Tupac said it best yall!  In the city of L.A. the BET Awards After Party at the Belasco Theater was Kevin Hart “turnt up.”  The house was packed with beautiful people smilin’ and laughin’ and celebratin’ the accomplishments of their […]


Recalling the Forgotten Genocide of Nambia

The beautiful thing about artistic expression is that it operates out of the box. The parameters of tradition or doing things a certain way automatically gets thrown out of the window. Actors are basically on their own to create and delve into their respective characters to deliver something the audience […]


Playboy Jazz Festival Comes to the Hills

June 5 MelBTheThird 0

The Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza was cracking Sunday afternoon when the Playboy Jazz Festival selected this venue, as it does every year, to host one of its free community concerts. The energy was high among the hundreds of people attending the event. Anyone from 8 to 80 could be found […]


A ‘Bounce’ and a Smooch to Stardom

Brittany Smooch is the real deal. In the realm of the music and entertainment industry the words talent and potential are synonymous with each other.  Well, the hypnotic 18-year-old Smooch, who hails from Manhattan, New York, has already arrived. If Nicki Minaj and Rihanna are the rave today as far […]