Nominees soak up NAACP Image Awards

LOS  ANGELES-The NAACP Image Awards got a grand kickoff with its annual nominees luncheon at the Loews Hollywood Hotel on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017. With the exception of “Scandal” star Joe Morton and “Black-ish” star Tracee Ellis Ross, the red carpet was missing many of the heavy hitters that are expected to show up at the actual show […]

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Trojans’ three-point party dooms Bruins

LOS ANGELES-USC. UCLA. The Unchosen Ones did the unexpected. The Chosen Ones did the unexplained. Whenever the Trojans and Bruins hookup, achievable benchmarks get tossed right out of the window. Records become obsolete. National reputation becomes nothing more than a punchline for the school coming out on the short end of the competitive stick. In this case, that would […]

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The music comes first at NAMM Show

ANAHEIM, CA-The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) annual playground held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, is a sight to behold. For the local musician wanting to network and find some of the latest music equipment, NAMM has been an oasis of resources. For the rising singer or the next upcoming great […]

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Barack Hussein Obama, my president

Barack Hussein Obama gave us hope when he won the presidency in 2008. A black man sitting in the Oval Office as president of the United States made us believe change was possible. He made it cool to be fly and to be the Commander-in-Chief at the same time. His quiet strength caught bin Laden slipping. It was […]

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Kings keep pace without goalie Quick

When Los Angeles Kings superstar goalie Jonathan Quick was injured in their 50th anniversary season opener against the Sharks in San Jose on last October, all hope seemed to be lost.  But the Kings, resilient as they usually are under head coach Darryl Sutter, have managed to keep the ship afloat.  Ranked No. 7 in […]

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Crooner Neil Sedaka keeps the music alive

Singer, songwriter, composer, pianist and living legend, Neil Sedaka, will bring his famous catalogue of music to the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills on January 14 on his exclusive 12-city concert tour.  Sedaka, 77, will be singing all of his big hits, which include “Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen,” “Calendar Girl,” “Laughter in the Rain,” “Solitaire,” […]

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