October 2009 Blog Posts (9)

The Creatively Constant Collective

The Nick Mancini Collective sets the online Network Concerts ablaze







Stormy Monday was doused with a fire of passion, beauty, and joy on October 5, 2009 in a secluded studio in Glendale by Networks Concert.





Scott Willis was our host for the evening.





The venue was filled with avid aficionados and aficionadas to support the Nick Mancini Collective.





Nick Mancini - Vibes and Percussion that varied in… Continue

Added by Kim Vinson on October 29, 2009 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Remembering Mama: NPR tribute to the mother of the blues

"Everybody has played at Babe's and Ricky's."



Big Mama Thornton sang her original "Hound Dog" at the club when it was on Central Avenue. Bobby "Blue" Bland, John Lee Hooker, Deacon Jones, Ike Turner, Eric Clapton, T-Bone Walker and Albert Collins.



Thanks to Laura Mae Gross, the Blues live today in Leimert Park.



Tonight - Monday night - find your way over to Leimert… Continue

Added by enhager on October 26, 2009 at 3:11pm — No Comments

Susaye Greene - The Last Supreme



Susaye Greene was born in Houston, Texas and attended and graduated from the New York City High School of Performing Arts (Made famous in the musical Fame)



Greene sang with Ray Charles' Raelettes and was the only Raelette to sing at Ray's funeral.



She is an acomplished songwritter whose credits include "Free", which she co-wrote for Deneice Williams 1991 "This Is Niecy" album, and "I Can't Help It" co-written with Stevie… Continue

Added by ColoredPeople.net on October 24, 2009 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Pay it Forward - People!

A few years ago I saw a profound little movie called "pay it forward" which was about a little boy who ran into a person who did a good deed for him and he was obligated to do a good deed for another person even if it was a perfect stranger? That movie was a very special movie to me, because it showed random acts for kindness from one person to the next. I've always been a helping stranger type of person but after seeing that movie I became more conscious towards helping my fellow man/woman if… Continue

Added by Ernie Mixon on October 23, 2009 at 3:33am — 1 Comment

What Were Some of Your Memories of the 70's Music?

What were your memories of the 70's?



I was born in 1966.



In the early 70's I attended the American School of Brasilia, Brazil and was exposed to Led Zeppelin, AC DC, Kiss, etc... , however, I had an uncle who listened to Jazz and I will never forget when I first heard Billie Holidays' voice. It enveloped me and I was smitten.



There were a few records I had as a 10 year old and I remember The Commodores' "Easy", 1977 and 1978 "Three Times a Lady" song which I… Continue

Added by ColoredPeople.net on October 18, 2009 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

What are your thoughts on Blaxploitation films?



It's back!

Black Dynamite, starring Michael Jai White, is a spoof of blaxploitation films of the 1970s. Its premiere was at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, where Sony Worldwide Acquisitions picked it up for distribution. A release date of October 16, 2009 has been announced on the film's official Twitter feed.…





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Added by ColoredPeople.net on October 16, 2009 at 4:30pm — 5 Comments

Joe Agu - Keeping Traditions Alive - AfroRhythms.com

AfroRhythms.com



Born and raised in Enugu, Enugu State Nigeria, Joe is an experienced ethnomusicologist of Afro music and musical instruments.



Arriving in the United States in 1978, his formal education in business and engineering sciences helped him merge his love of ethnic culture and music with manufacturing and business.



In 1994, Joseph Agu, founded… Continue

Added by ColoredPeople.net on October 12, 2009 at 6:06pm — No Comments

Crenshaw Corridor one meeting closer to reality

About 50 people attended last week's meeting to discuss the $1 billion Crenshaw Corridor, a high-capacity transit system within a 10.5-mile corridor from Wilshire Boulevard south to El Segundo Boulevard, near the Los Angeles Airport.



Metro Project Manager Roderick Diaz presented transit options for Crenshaw… Continue

Added by enhager on October 5, 2009 at 10:15pm — No Comments

Water main breaks come to Leimert

On Sunday morning at 12:45 a.m. on 5th Avenue just south of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard water spilled onto the street, causing minor damage. About 50 customers lost water supply until workers restored service about 9 a.m., according to the L.A. Times' Jack Leonard.



It's part of a rash of hundreds of breaks that have occurred since the city… Continue

Added by enhager on October 5, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

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