Author Archives: Ed Simon

Ed Simon

About Ed Simon

Ed is a native of Los Angeles who loves food and food cultures. Whether he's looking for the best ceviche in Colombia, the best poke in Hawaii, the best tequila in Jalisco or the best Taiwanese Beef Roll in Los Angeles, it's all good food! He also loves a good drink. He's had Mai Tais in Hawaii, Bourbon in Kentucky, Tequila in Mexico and Rum in Jamaica. His wine escapades have taken him to Napa, Sonoma, the Willamette Valley and the Santa Ynez Valley. And he's had beer all over the world! Music is another of Ed's passion, writing and interviewing many classic rock, rock and blues musicians. Getting the great stories of road experiences from them is a particular delight. Traveling also fits in with Ed's writing, exploring all over to find the most interesting places to visit, even in out of the way areas.

Eclipse Man Heralds in The Total Solar Eclipse Monday

The upcoming Solar Eclipse will be visible in Los Angeles on Monday, but the biggest buzz is along the path of totality, that area where it becomes a total solar eclipse and the sun disappears completely, only showing the faint … Continue reading

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Annette Conlon’s Folk U Series Brings Local Folk Music to the Vampire Lounge in Beverly Hills

Folk singer/songwriter and musician Annette Conlon is as principled about her music as she is about veganism and Americana. Now she is allowing others to experience her musical feelings as well as that of other folk artists at her new … Continue reading

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Los Angeles’ Poke Me to Open First Orange County Location

After their success with three Los Angeles locations in Westwood, the Miracle Mile and Palos Verdes, Poke Me is coming to Orange County. On Friday, August 18, they will hold a Grand Opening for their first Irvine location at Heritage … Continue reading

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Renowned Jazz Pianist Ramsey Lewis Talks About His Career, His Music and Performing at the Upcoming Long Beach Jazz Festival

The 30th Annual Long Beach Jazz Festival is arriving for three music filled days, August 11-13. Because it’s the 30th year celebration, many exciting things are happening at Rainbow Lagoon Park in Long Beach. One of the biggest treats for … Continue reading

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Don Most Talks About Happy Days, Directing and His Love of Big Band Music and Creating His New Mostly Swinging CD

Donny Most started out his career working as an actor, portraying Ralph Malph on the iconic TV show Happy Days. More roles came, on shows like Love Boat, Teen Wolf, Murder She Wrote, Star Trek: Voyager, Glee and Family Guy. … Continue reading

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Alison Arngrim Talks About Frazier Park’s Fiesta Days, Little House on the Prairie and Nellie Oleson, Her Book and Stage Show and Much More

Coming up on August 4th through 6th, Frazier Park is celebrating a milestone—-their 50th Annual Fiesta Days. To celebrate this, they have put together a three-day series of events that you won’t want to miss. The Grand Marshals for Fiesta … Continue reading

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Lisa Mann Brings the Blues Home

Lisa Mann has been playing the blues for years. Originally from West Virginia, she early on was transplanted to Portland, Oregon, where she’s been a professional musician most of her life. Her recent shows include the prestigious Waterfront Blues Festival … Continue reading

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Papermoon Gypsys, Winners of Two Awards, to Headline L.A. Music Critics Awards Showcase in Hollywood

Papermoon Gypsys, the Orange County-based blues/rock band, recently took home two L.A. Music Critics Awards, ‘Best Blues Artist’ and ‘Fan Favorite’. Several of the winners of this year’s awards will be featured at the L.A. Music Critics Awards Winners Showcase, … Continue reading

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ellee ven Shows Intense Creativity In Her New Music Video ‘Sun Up’

ellee ven, the self-proclaimed ‘groovalutionary’, has released a new video, Sun Up. She describes it as an “in the pocket deep groove” and is excited to be back at work with longtime collaborator, L.A.-based rapper Prodéje. Also in the video are … Continue reading

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Meat Street Meat Festival Gave Everyone A Chance to Enjoy Meat, Meat and More Meat

Last Sunday’s Meat Street Meat Festival was a resounding event. The Festival, which took place in Santa Ana’s Main Place Mall, brought thousands of foodies together to eat meat, meat and more meat. Items such as Bruxie’s Angry Mac and … Continue reading

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