Category Archives: Interviews

Singer Barbara Morrison is Ready for Long Beach’s Upcoming New Blues Festival II

The New Blues Festival II returns to Long Beach this year, expanded to two days and two stages with an even larger roster of musical stars. James Harman, Bernie Pearl, Teddy Lee Hooker, the New Blues Revolution, the Delgado Brothers, … Continue reading

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Queen Mary Will Host an Interactive Mixology Dinner and Challenge August 27

The Queen Mary, Long Beach’s iconic ship, has announced the newest in their acclaimed Barrel Series Dinners, to be held on Thursday, August 27. This dinner will be a fun, interactive event, the Mixology Dinner. Twain Screiber, Director of Food … Continue reading

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Tiki Oasis Conquers the Space Age with this Weekend’s Event “Yesterday’s Future Today” August 13-16

Tiki Oasis, the long running event built around music, rum and much much more, sets down on our planet from August 13 through August 16 2015 with the theme of Yesterday’s Future, Today. This four-day tribute to the Space Age … Continue reading

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The Big Bite Bacon Fest is Coming to the Queen Mary this Weekend with a New Young Chef

Coming up this weekend is the 2nd Annual Big Bite Bacon Fest. Due to popular demand, the event this year has been expanded to both Saturday and Sunday sessions. Last year’s favorite Chef Rick Garcia of the Dia de los … Continue reading

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Listen to LA Beat Writer Ed Simon Discuss the Blues Friday on the Laguna Blues Radio Show at KX93.5 FM

UPDATE: The show has been moved to August 7th On July 31st at 7pm, our own Ed Simon will be the guest of the Laguna Blues radio show, hosted by noted local blues musician Kenny “Big Daddy” Williams. They will … Continue reading

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Let’s Rock This Joint! The Mick Rock Interview At The Morrison Hotel Gallery

Were the earth to suddenly start spitting out creative geniuses in the world of music photography, surely they would materialize at the Morrison Hotel Gallery.  The works of some of the most seminal photographers in the annals of music photography … Continue reading

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Behind The Art Behind The Music – Conversations With Ernie Cefalu – Part I

It’s one of those rare days in Los Angeles. Rare not only because it’s July and the temps are just right, but rare because I’ve just spent the day discussing rock history, album covers, anecdotes about rock icons, and art … Continue reading

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Interview: Stephan Jenkins of Third Eye Blind – “The Inclusiveness Of It All”

Yesterday Stephan Jenkins of Third Eye Blind was kind enough to chat with the LA Beat between sound check and his pre-show bike ride.  What follows is an engaging, meaningful discussion with someone who takes the fans and the music very, very … Continue reading

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West Hollywood Celebrates Life and Love with 19th Annual Red Dress Party

What began as a vow between two bartenders suffering from HIV has become an annual West Hollywood event, which was joyfully celebrated last Sunday, July 19th, at West Hollywood’s popular bar Gold Coast. Bob Hastings, owner of the Gold Coast bar, … Continue reading

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The Trough Sandwich Shop Set to Open Steps From The Beach on the Balboa Peninsula

Just in time to enjoy the end of the dog days of summer, The Trough in Rancho Santa Margarita is opening a new location right on the Balboa Peninsula. The Trough, the fast casual concept from the owners of the … Continue reading

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