Tag Archives: Ed Simon

Tom Petty, Great Musician, Good Guy

In the mid to late 70’s I lived in an area called Encino Park, north of Ventura Blvd. At the time, the “real” part of Encino hated to even call us Encino, in fact some went as far as calling … Continue reading

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Jonathan Cilia-Faro: Opera, Jazz, Don Most, It’s All Good Music

Even to the most rock/pop centric music fan, there is something about an operatic tenor’s voice that moves the spirit. Jonathan Cilia-Faro knows this well, going from a rough childhood to becoming one of the top selling artists in Europe … Continue reading

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Diana Rein One-Woman Tour Shares a Lady’s Blues

Diana Rein, the Six String Siren, is bringing the Diana Rein One-Woman Tour to The Other Door in North Hollywood on Thursday, September 14. She’ll be following this up with a performance at the San Diego Veg Fest on October … Continue reading

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Lee Rocker Talks About The Stray Cats and Rockabilly’s History

Lee Rocker has had great success in music. Starting young, from his career with his breakthrough band the Stray Cats, who sold 10 million albums and earned 23 gold and platinum records, Lee has gone on to make great music … Continue reading

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Blues Legend Guitar Shorty is Coming to the Long Beach New Blues Festival Labor Day Weekend

The Long Beach New Blues Festival returns to Long Beach this Labor Day Weekend for the fourth time. This event, in conjunction with the Long Beach New Blues Society, will bring top performers such as Janiva Magness, whose critically-acclaimed album … Continue reading

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The Total Solar Eclipse 2017 Was Awesome in Sweet, Idaho

Taken by Ed Simon for the Los Angeles Beat around 11:25am in Sweet, Idaho. What an amazing experience!

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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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