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AUTUMN by QUEENS | 11.10.17

Celebrating Extra Ordinary Women ~ QUEENS.LA  ~

#LA! The Queens are back! This Friday, Nov. 10th @residentdtla for round II of #AUTUMNbyQUEENS this weeks billing includes LA favorites @JimettaRose, @IllCamille and moi, @wyldeflower I’ll be bringing some vinyl gems for your eardrums right at doors (8pm) Our gracious host @novenacarmel will give us the greenlight for showtime around 9pm and if I were you, I’d stick around after the show for a our groovy little dance party (if you don’t know, now you know!) featuring a very special surprise guest selecta*

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Astral Progressions | 09.17.17 | LIVE!


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Join us at the historic Ford Theatres in Hollywood for a concert under the stars. Virtuoso trumpeter and composer Josef Leimberg will make his Ford Theatres debut performing music from his recent album, Astral Progressions, a fusion of cosmic jazz with soul, R&B and hip-hop.

For his Ford performance, he will bring along some of his favorite musicians and collaborators, including singer/songwriters Bilal, Jimetta Rose Music and Jermaine Holmes (D’Angelo’s The Vanguard/Drumhedz), to perform his signature style of innovative and expansive jazz.

Gates open at 5:30pm.
Show starts promptly at 7:30pm.

Bring your food and drinks (beer and wine permitted) and picnic on the plaza. Special pre-show performance on “The Zev” terrace with Kobie Dozier (saxaphone) and Gina Ramirez (double bass)

More about Josef Leimberg:
Josef appeared on Kendrick Lamar‘s Grammy Award–winning LP To Pimp a Butterfly, and has worked with Snoop Dogg, Erykah Badu, Funkadelic, Thundercat and Dr Dre, among others.

“The West Coast jazz scene is having a moment. Led by the inimitable Kamasi Washington, it has also bred standout artists like Terrace Martin, Miles Mosley, whilst also birthing the careers of Thundercat and Flying Lotus.

“On his solo debut, “Astral Progressions,” Leimberg blasts into a decidedly cosmic realm, one that recalls Sun Ra’s transfixing work with the Mini-Moog synthesizer in the 1970s, except channeled through contemporary beat-based Los Angeles and filled with generational vigor. It’s music, thick with reverb, echo, layers of voices and a free-floating spirit that celebrates sonic spontaneity. Leimberg mixes these elements into compositions that suggest smoky cocktail jazz of the 1960s or the opening theme to a movie about a Leimert Park love affair.”—Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times

MORE ABOUT THE FORD: At 1,200 seats, the Ford Theatres creates an intimate concert experience that is a favorite among Angelenos. Each summer, the Ford hosts a diverse roster of events representing music and dance styles reflective of the communities that comprise Los Angeles County. Located in a County regional park in the Hollywood Hills, the Ford is owned by the County of Los Angeles and operated in partnership with the Department of Parks and Recreation and the Ford Theatre Foundation. The Ford Theatres 2017 Summer Season runs now through October 17. A complete season schedule, directions to the theatre and parking information can be found at Ticket prices start at $25; Reserved Seating. Tickets are available at or 323-461-3673 (for non-visual media 323-GO-1-FORD). To learn about discounts for groups of 10 or more, please visit

WHERE: Ford Theatres, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hollywood, CA 90068

HOW: (323) 461-3673 or

PARKING: Onsite, stacked. $10 per vehicle for evening shows; $1 per vehicle for morning family shows, cash only. Carpool and save: three or more people per vehicle pay only $5 for parking for evening shows. A FREE shuttle to the Ford services the Universal City/Studio City Metro Station lot at Lankershim Blvd. and Campo de Cahuenga (excluding Big World Fun and JAM Sessions). The Ford shuttle stops in the “kiss
and ride” area and cycles every 20 minutes. For non-stacked off-site parking, a FREE shuttle services the parking structure located at 3330 Cahuenga Blvd. West, Los Angeles, CA 90068 (new); parking costs $12, cash only.

OTHER: Dress appropriately for outdoor seating.
This event is part of the Artists Partnership Series, a multidisciplinary performing arts series presented in partnership with LA County-based arts organizations and producers that, combined with IGNITE @ the FORD!, JAM Sessions and Big World Fun, make up the Ford Theatres’ celebratory 2017 Summer Season. A complete season schedule, directions to the theatre and parking information can be found at
The Ford is disabled accessible. Portable wireless listening devices are available upon request.

Power Fest 2017! Saturday, September 2nd in South LA!


Community Coalition Presents:
POWER FEST 2017 | Saturday, September 2nd, 2017
Martin Luther King Junior Park 3900 S. Western Ave, Los Angeles CA 90062Join us for the 6th Annual South LA Power Fest on September 2, 2017. Power Fest is one of LA’s premier community music festivals, that attracts thousands in a day of celebration, civic empowerment, and cultural immersion in South Los Angeles.

Come enjoy great music, art installations, good food, and special activities for kids and families! You’re not going to want to miss this amazing and FREE event.

This year’s Power Fest lineup draws on the many cultural influences that call South LA home to help lift up an inclusive vision for the future of America. While events across the country have been driving us apart, Power Fest will bring us all together.

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Ro James
Ill Camille
La Chamba
Rae Khalil
Changui Majadero
Al Jackson

Bananas (Leimert Park)

with LIVE Screen Printing by Hit+Run!

FEATURING INTERACTIVE PROGRAMMING starting at 12PM in our Together We Rise LA and Empowerment Tents and our Kids Zone!

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Mothership Landing Live Stream!

The spirit of The Mothership was alive and beaming in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. Funk, celebrated under the stars cradled by the sweet, warm California summertime breeze. Under the music direction of maestro Dexter Story with an absolutely incredible cast of artists. See below follow the link to explore the universe that bloomed out of 1977 in 2017. It was and is a magical one…



It was an absolute honor to co-produce this experience for the city of Los Angeles on the magical ‘water stage’ at Grand Performances, thankful for the tremendous energy, history and ride this show took us on. Celebrating “The Music, The People & The Rhythm of The One”


Mothership Landing: Funk and The Afrofuturist Universe of ’77 @ Grand Performances


Mothership Landing: Funk and The Afrofuturist Universe of ’77
@ Grand Performances (California Plaza)
Address: 350 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90071
Date: Saturday, July 29, 2017
Time: 8-10:15pm
Admission: Free / All ages / Outdoors

40 years ago, funk music hit critical mass with the release of groundbreaking Afrofurist-themed albums like Live P-Funk Earth Tour, Funkentelechy and All ‘N All that would ignite dance floors and shape R&B and hip-hop culture forever. Join us to celebrate the cosmic genius of George Clinton, Maurice White, William “Bootsy” Collins, Bernie Worrell, Junie Morrison, Sun Ra and more…

Music Director: Dexter Story
Host: Rickey Vincent
Visuals: Señor Quizá
Producers: Rocio Wyldeflower Contreras and Dexter Story

Charles Jones
Dustin Warren
Jack Davey
Jimetta Rose
Kendra Foster
Lonnie Marshall
Novena Carmel
Shafiq Husayn

Allakoi Peete (percussion)
Brandyn Phillips (trumpet)
Chris Johnson (trombone)
Jerry Jay Flat Williams (tenor sax)
Josef Leimberg (trumpet)
Kenneth Crouch (B3 Organ)
Lonnie Marshall (bass)
Mark Cross (keys, vox)
Phillip Fisher (drums)
Woody Aplanalp (guitar)

#MothershipLandingLA #AfrofuturistUniverse77

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Mia Doi Todd & Gaby Hernandez @ World Stage!


Los Angeles is such a magical, musical, creative city. Blessed with many special folks creating ultra special, unique healing sounds for our hearts and souls. Gaby Hernandez and Mia Doi Todd are two of them, creating some of the most beautiful, honest, raw, sweet, sensual music – they will be performing LIVE in the beautiful city of LA. Don’t miss out on this intimate performance on Friday, October 21st as these two magical music makers share their spirits with us at the World Stage.

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Friday, October 21st | 9PM-12AM
@ The World Stage Performance Gallery
4321 Degnan Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90008

NUEVE | April 2016 | Bei Ru & Friends!

2016 has been a heavy year and we haven’t even gotten through half of it yet. Friday, April 29th is the final Friday of the fourth month of the year. Like every final friday of the month some of my favorite records collectors come together for #nueverecordpotluck! This year seems like it’s going so fast and it keeps getting heavier and heavier. We recently lost an icon, a revolutionary in sound, the purple one, I’m certain we’ll be spending a good while healing, remembering, dancing, celebrating and mourning. Music is medicine.
So thankful for it. This month we’ll be celebrating what heals us in revolutions of nine with Bei Ru and friends. Join the audible potluck, bring nine of your favorite records, sign up and share them!  See you on the dancefloor.



some great events to look out for:

4.22.16 | Short Stop
SOUL SLAM [MJ x Prince] 6.3.2016 | Echoplex LA