Archive for the ‘Spotlight’ Category

On July 20, 2018, the highly anticipated single “Back and Forth” was released from the all female musical group Jazz in Pink. Their first single, “Got To Be True,” co-produced by smooth jazz trumpeter Lin Rountree, was the first released in 2014, followed by the CD-1st Collection and holiday favorite “On this Christmas Day.”

Categories: Events, Spotlight

Written & Photographed by Sheryl Aronson The 13th Annual Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival (LAJFF) kicked off opening night at the Beverly Hills Fine Arts Theater on April 25th. The festival started with the premiere of the documentary, I’ve Gotta Be Me—the life story of legendary Sammy Davis Jr. Before the film was shown, there   Read More …

Categories: Events, Spotlight

I attended the Artemis Women In Action Film Festival Fourth Edition Screenings at the Laemmle Theater in Santa Monica and was thrilled to watch some shorts and a great feature. Loquita (Short, Narrative) Synopsis: A girlfriend goes over to meet her boyfriend’s parents for the first time and disaster happens. Zully Garica; Amy Schumacher; Elizabeth   Read More …

Written by Sean McKenzie Chase Masterson had a dream to one day stop bullying. As a child, she herself was bullied and stood up to bullies in school . . . “Shut Your Mouths,” was uttered to protect her only friend. Chase was just a scrawny, shy girl at the time. Sadly, her efforts turned   Read More …

Kaylene Peoples does a lot of things.  She has been called a renaissance woman more than once in the press and her musical disciplines are varied. These disciplines range from jazz, classical, and even pop.  Since her release of her first jazz album All Jazzed Up!, Kaylene has embraced “real” jazz with a bear hug. Kaylene   Read More …

Written by Sheryl Aronson Actor/Model Henry Gee from Lagos, Nigeria started off 2017 with a bang. He booked the lead for the Lagos Marathon Run Your Race with Aquafina Water commercial for Billboards, Internet and Print. He also had an amazing 2016 as an actor and a model. He played the leading role in the international   Read More …

What was meant as a tribute to CAB co-founding member Tony MacAlpine, turned into an addictive ritual of monster fusion with shredding guitars, mind-blowing drum solos, killer piano riffs, and testosterone-driven playing on behalf of Bunny Brunel, Virgil Donati, Alex Machacek, and Dennis Hamm. This lineup has played together as CAB once or twice before,   Read More …

(Concert Review April 18, 2015, at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Reading, PA) As I watched the amazing lineup of jazz royalty remembering the true legend, Joe Sample, I had never been so moved by such a fitting musical tribute. I remember it was only a little over a year ago that Wayne Henderson had   Read More …

Byline: S. McKenzie/All Photos by Arun Nevader It was a magical, unforgettable night of fusion and acoustic jazz on April 8, 2015, at the Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood. Celebrating the dual CD release for Kaylene Peoples and Bunny Brunel (My Man and Invent Your Future); together the two jazz musicians put on a   Read More …

With bright, modern, pop-art and geometric patterns, Busayo’s African traditional fabrics are more ‘fashion’ than ‘ethnic’.  Her designs combine hand-crafted fabrics printed using age-old traditional methods and dying techniques with simple, chic, stylish cuts that are perfect for the sophisticated, city-dwelling woman going about town.    Based in New York, Busayo actively contributes to creating local jobs and preserving   Read More …

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