One Guitar | One Week | One Song

In a world that seems to grow ever more complex by the day, it’s refreshing to come upon a simple idea that’s well executed and leads to a satisfying outcome. That’s precisely how I’d describe The Acoustic Guitar Project (AGP), “…a global music platform — and concert series — that inspires musicians to write an original song and record […]

Art, Music & Family Fun at TarFest 2015

I’m always attracted to events that help cultivate the local arts scene in Los Angeles, which is why I’m so excited about TarFest 2015, the annual music and culture festival hosted by KCSN-FM 88.5 and LAUNCH LA. This free, all ages event features an impressive roster of rising local artists and musicians, a Lagunitas Biergarten […]

Los Angeles Movie Mash-up

I was just looking up movie times on Fandango and came across this video under the Entourage listing. It’s put together by the YouTube Channel MOVIECLIPS Trailers (presented by Fandango) and I have to say it’s very well done. The mash-up features some of my favorite films set in LA, such as Blade Runner, Sunset Boulevard, LA […]

Have You Met VuHaus Yet? Curated Video From KCRW and Other Leading Public Radio Stations

KCRW has long been one of my go to sources to hear music by emerging and established artists. I highly value the distinctive taste of the station’s DJs and regularly listen to their various programs on air, online and on my mobile phone.

KCRW and the Annenberg Foundation Announce SOUND IN FOCUS

Summer in Los Angeles always presents me with a quandary. What to do on any given weekend given the vast number of options that I can choose from? While I often decide on the spur of the moment, basing my choice on friends’ availability, my previous commitments and how I happen to feel that particular day, […]

Cinema at the Edge Independent Film Festival (CATE) Returns to Santa Monica

Once again the Cinema at the Edge Independent Film Festival (CATE) will celebrate a selection of innovative films from around the world that “push industry boundaries and explore cutting-edge cinema.” Founded in 2013 and organized by Michelle Danner and Alexandra Guanieri, the event is a recent addition to the vibrant Los Angeles arts and film […]

Aaron Akins Interprets the Nat King Cole Songbook

Back in early February I had the opportunity to hear Aaron Akins perform at The Marsh Berkeley. The program was a tribute to Nat King Cole and it didn’t take long to understand why Akins put together the show. As he worked his way through such hits as “Mona Lisa,” “Nature Boy,” and “The Christmas […]