Jeremy Amelin, 26-year old French designer and singer, has very little of the ‘rock star’ attitude you’d expect from someone who’s accomplished so much in both fields… Finalist in the last “Star Academy” show (the French equivalent of “American Idol”), he’s performed alongside bold-face names including Celine Dion, Liza Minelli, James Blunt, Madonna, during the   Read More …

  On August 2nd, 100 artists took a swing at making golf balls a work of art…The Ghettogloss show was attended by artists, press, and a few bold-face names from the L.A. Art and Music scene…Artfully displayed on a turf strip along a ledge, the transformed golf balls took a life of their own, standing   Read More …

 On Thursday, August 2nd, for one night only, Ghettogloss presents its golf-inspired exhibit, “I Got Big Balls” at the Wilson Harding Golf Course in Griffith Park.  The multi-media exhibit includes video projections, a live band singing their own rendition of ACDC’s “I Got Big Balls”, and 100 golf balls, each with its own artistic spin   Read More …

Indie Hotspot presents its second concert of its monthly Jazz Series this Wednesday night, at 8 pm, in Silver Lake venue, El Cid.  The Indie Hotspot Jazz Series, launched in June,  hosted by musician and entertainer Kaylene Peoples, features new and established jazz talent of the highest caliber. Actor and jazz crooner Jay Jackson (a.k.a.   Read More …

I met Sophia Bastian over 1 year ago, while talking about a dress, and she gave me a copy of her demo CD…I popped it into the Stereo, and…WOW!!…With a voice that’s reminiscent of Adele, and a fresh mix of jazz and blues combined with little reggae touches, I was blown away…Add to this a   Read More …

From Nancy Wilson (Vino Jazz Festival) to Barbara Morrison (Pips) to Oleta Adams and Poncho Sanchez (Barclay Theater), Jay Jackson has performed in shows with some of the biggest names in jazz.  But no matter whom he’s singing with, his soulful, rich jazz voice is unique and special. Jay trained at the prestigious LoDuca Brothers Music Academy   Read More …

Monthly Jazz Concert Series Launches at El Cid   On June 13, 2012, jazz legends, celebrities, and jazz aficionados attended the Indie Hotspot launch of its monthly jazz concert series at El Cid venue, hosted by Kaylene Peoples with special guests Chase Masterson, Dave Pell, and Jay Jackson.  Indie Hotspot founder and show host Kaylene   Read More …

Did you know how the legendary Hollywood Rat Pack got its name?  In case you’re competing on a game show sometime in the near future, or if you’re still learning about Hollywood History after being in US for over 30 years (like me), here’s a bit of trivia for you. Apparently, the term comes from   Read More …

Dave Pell, legendary saxophone player and one of the founding fathers of West Coast jazz, mentored by Dizzy Gillespie and owner of a Lester Young saxophone, is a walking piece of Jazz history. His career as working musician started during the Big Band era.  A virtuoso player from an early age, he able to mimic   Read More …

El Cid Bar & Restaurant is a quaint and cozy venue located on Sunset Boulevard in the Silver Lake community.   I discovered it one night when I went to see the most adorable group, the Ukulele Orchestra, perform.  Aside from the fact that I thoroughly enjoyed myself (the music was great), I managed to have   Read More …

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