Category Archives: Interviews

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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Interview: “A Night of Oneness” at the House of Blues Features Great Music for an Excellent Cause

On July 12 at the House of Blues in Hollywood, several major artists will combine their talents for a concert to benefit ONENESS, an organization dedicated to education and oneness of humanity through mentoring in music and the arts. KC … Continue reading

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When Love Comes To Town: Ringo Celebrates 75th Birthday

When Ringo Starr comes to town, love comes to town (well, actually peace and love).  Ringo celebrated his 75th birthday today on the steps of the Capitol Records building in Hollywood, surrounded by his wife, close friends Jim Keltner, Joe … Continue reading

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‘A Man and His Prostate’ Debuts at The Malibu Playhouse on July 11th

Veteran television writer Ed. Weinberger will be making his theatrical debut with his new comedic play ‘A Man and His Prostate’ on Saturday, July 11th, 7 pm at The Malibu Playhouse.  The play will also include a brief Q & … Continue reading

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Johnny Reb’s ‘Shell Out for Charity’ Has the Humble Peanut Raising Money for Charities

As many of you know, I LOVE barbeque and food I’ve had in the South in general. Normally, I like to do restaurant reviews of some pretty incredible eats. However, at this point, it is a given that the food … Continue reading

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Lil’ Ed and The Blues Imperials to play upcoming show in Camarillo: Ed talks about Chicago Blues, the band and more

Last week, Ed Williams of Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials talked with me about many things. Lil’ Ed spoke from his longtime home in Chicago about music, Chicasgo blues, the band, his recent album Jump Start and much more. … Continue reading

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Remembering Ornette Coleman And Our 2010 Interview

“But what I really don’t understand, what is race? Does race have to have anything to do with what you don’t do and what you do do? It shouldn’t be that way. And if it is that way, what is … Continue reading

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