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Rapper Lil Yase shot dead at northern California train station

Alexander Mark Antonyyo Jr killed over Thanksgiving weekend in shooting at Dublin train stationA 26-year-old northern California rapper was gunned down over the Thanksgiving weekend, another in the growing list of fatal shootings in the region this year.Police in Dublin, in the San Francisco Bay Area, identified Alexander Mark Antonyyo Jr, who goes by the stage name Lil Yase, as the victim of a shooting at a train station on Saturday. Officers located Antonyyo at a nearby hospital, where he was ...
Tags: Music, California, San Francisco, US news, Rap, Hip-hop, Dublin, San Francisco Bay Area, Lil Yase, Alexander Mark Antonyyo Jr, Antonyyo


Anaheim’s Drive-In OC announces Tori Kelly concerts in support of her new Christmas album

Singer-songwriter Tori Kelly has announced she’ll be headlining City National Grove of Anaheim’s Drive-In OC in support of her latest album, “A Tori Kelly Christmas.” The Canyon Lake native will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21 and Tuesday, Dec. 22. Tickets are $185-$350 per vehicle (with up to five patrons per vehicle) and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 4 via AXS.com. Kelly first gained national attention via a series of self-posted YouTube videos and as a semi-finalist of “American Idol” ...
Tags: Music, Holidays, California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Miami, Santa, Hamilton, Concerts, Sam Cooke, Capitol Records, Kelly, Anaheim, Meena, Universal CityWalk


Things to do – online and in-person – in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Nov. 26-Dec. 3

  Leon Keer’s “In Case of Lost Childhood,” acrylic on hand cut wood panel, is part of the “Nexus Three” online exhibit from Brand Library and Art Center in Glendale. (Photo courtesy of Leon Keer/Brand Library and Art Center)   Take a chance on cultural and educational experiences, Nov. 26-Dec. 3   EVENTS   Los Angeles Christmas Market: A pop-up shopping experience, opens 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 27. Check website on Covid-19 precautions. Photo with Santa Claus — in a sleigh with non-reflective...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Books, Music, Comedy, Movies, Abc, California, La, Israel, Christmas, America, Los Angeles, Events, Sport, Dance


Lorde urges climate action ahead of new book on Antarctica trip

New Zealand singer says Donald Trump, Great Thunberg and California wildfires spurred her to visit before it turns ‘to slush’The singer Lorde has written an impassioned entreaty for the world to face the climate emergency head-on after visiting Antarctica.Lorde said Donald Trump, California wildfires and the advocacy of Greta Thunberg spurred her to “head south” in a bid to visit the frozen continent before it turned “to slush”. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, Lorde, Climate Change, California, Environment, Antarctica, New Zealand, Donald Trump California, Greta Thunberg, Donald Trump Great Thunberg, Antarctica Lorde


Don’t Miss the Festival of Arts First Ever Virtual Gala! “Simply ARTrageous: Live the Legacy! 12/5/20

This First-Ever Virtual Gala for  Laguna Beach’s Festival of the Arts promises to be pretty amazing. This is the first-ever event of this type and it’s a fundraiser for the Pageant of the Masters as well as the Festival of Arts. These two events ae absolutely mesmerizing. The great concert element of this Gala will […] The post Don't Miss the Festival of Arts First Ever Virtual Gala! "Simply ARTrageous: Live the Legacy! 12/5/20 first appeared on LA-Story.com.
Tags: Family, Music, Featured, Celebrity, Entertainment, California, Women, Charity, Uncategorized, Lifestyle, Events, Entrepreneurs, Strategy, Social Media, Seo, Going Green


Louie Anderson talks COVID-era comedy, ‘Coming 2 America’ ahead of Costa Mesa show

Comedian, writer and actor Louie Anderson can’t wait to get back in front of a live audience. Since the start of the pandemic, he’s been a guest on a few podcasts, watched and rewatched several television shows and even learned how to play Dungeons & Dragons for a virtual charity event that benefited the Wounded Warrior Project. “I realized, Oh my God, I wish I would have played Dungeons & Dragons before, I really enjoyed it,” Anderson said of getting out of his comfort zone. “I had a lot of fun...
Tags: Amazon, Music, Comedy, California, America, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Hulu, Eddie, Anderson, Eddie Murphy, Concerts, Zach Galifianakis, Christine, Louie Anderson


Aimee Mann weds ‘Bachelor No. 2’ and ‘Magnolia’ albums together for Black Friday Record Store Day reissue

Singer-songwriter Aimee Mann says it was just luck that she was working on songs for the album that became “Bachelor No. 2,” while her friend the writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson was writing the screenplay for “Magnolia.” “We were both starting our creative processes at the same time,” Mann says recently from her home in Los Angeles. “And so we were talking about the themes that we were writing about. “I remember him coming to the studio a couple of times while we were recording,” she says. ...
Tags: Music, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Long Beach, Paul Thomas Anderson, Coachella, Jimmy Iovine, Anderson, Interscope, Harry Nilsson, Napa Valley, Mann, Jerry Maguire


Bobby Brown’s 28-Year-Old Son Bobby Jr. Found Dead at His Home in Los Angeles

Bobby Brown has experienced the loss of yet another child, as his son Bobby Brown Jr. has died. According to TMZ, via a close family source, Bobby Jr. was found dead Wednesday (Nov. 18) in his home in the Los Angeles area. He was 28 years old. Bobby Jr. was the half-brother of Bobbi Kristina, Bobby Brown’s daughter with Whitney Houston, who passed away back in 2015 just six months after she was found unresponsive in a bathtub. The coroner later determined that Bobbi Kristina had drowned in the t...
Tags: Celebs, California, Los Angeles, Pop Culture, Jazz, Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown, Bobbi Kristina, Bobby, Bobby Jr, R.I.P, Celebrity Kids, Kim Ward, Bobby Brown Jr, Bobby Jr Found Dead, Bobbi Kristina Bobby Brown


Arquitekto Verbal – “The Feature Presentation” (Album Review)

Arquiteko Verbal is a bilingual Los Angeles based hip hop artist who mixes complex rhyme schemes with refreshing production to take his listeners on a trip into his mind on every track. I recently got the chance to listen to his latest body of work, “The Feature Presentation”. This album sounds like it was made for vinyl! I’ll gladly say off the bat that this is filled with 11 super cool tracks, all produced by Orchestrated Sounds, and some very carefully curated features to make it all come to...
Tags: Reviews, California, Los Angeles, CA, Albums, Jazz, Album Review, Los Angeles Hip Hop, Underground Hip Hop, Arquitekto Verbal, The Feature Presentation, Undergroundhiphopblog.com, Arquitekto


The Month In Hardcore: November 2020

One guy has on boxing gloves. His Power Trip shirt is tucked into some gym shorts. I think there’s a mouthguard in his mouth. This is a few days before Halloween, so the whole ensemble is presumably a costume. But it’s functional, too. Because this guy is just out here punching the shit out of everyone. So is everyone else. It’s just a room full of motherfuckers whomping each other and then occasionally pausing for long enough to group-yell some lyrics about killing cops. The camera barely even ...
Tags: Music, UK, New York, Sweden, California, Chicago, New Jersey, Belgium, Jesus, San Jose, Party, Drain, Oakland, Leeds, MMA, Columbus


Marilyn Manson Hangs Up On Interviewer When Asked About Evan Rachel Wood’s Abuse Allegations

Marilyn Manson hung up after being asked about Evan Rachel Wood’s abuse allegations during a telephone interview for the UK magazine Metal Hammer. In 2018, Wood spoke in front of the House Judiciary Subcommittee in support of the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill Of Rights Act. In her testimony, she said that she was assaulted and detailed an abusive relationship with a timeline that seems to match up with the period that she was in a relationship with Manson. She again spoke the following year in...
Tags: Music, UK, News, California, Wood, Marilyn Manson, Manson, House Judiciary Subcommittee, Metal Hammer, Evan Rachel Wood


Hear a Rare First Recording of Janis Joplin’s Hit “Me and Bobby McGee,” Written by Kris Kristofferson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irU5oihACj4 “You can’t think of that song without thinking of Janis,” says Kris Kristofferson of Janis Joplin’s raw, bittersweet, posthumous “Me and Bobby McGee.” Kristofferson, who wrote the song, only heard Joplin’s version after her death, when he returned to California after playing the Isle of Wight in 1970. He met the producer of Joplin’s last album, Pearl, in L.A., who told him to come to the studio “to play me her recording of ‘Bobby McGee.’ And it...
Tags: Google, Music, California, College, Washington, Los Angeles, Louisiana, Janis Joplin, Federico Fellini, Gulf, Foster, Facebook Twitter, Kristofferson, Kris Kristofferson, Joplin, Barbara


Drakeo The Ruler – “Fights Don’t Matter”

Five days ago, Drakeo The Ruler, overlord of the LA rap underground, got out of jail. Drakeo helped create a strain of jumpy, restless, casually wordy street-rap that’s essentially become the sound of California, but he hasn’t been around to see it. For the better part of two years, Drakeo has been in jail, awaiting trail. He was acquitted on murder charges last year, but then he was arrested again and held without bail on charges of shooting and conspiracy, stemming from the same incident. Last...
Tags: Music, California, La, New Music, Don, Jeff Weiss, Drakeo The Ruler, Drakeo


J.Lately – “Hydrate” Ft. Dizzy Wright

J.Lately (Northern California) and Dizzy Wright (Las Vegas) link up to trade verses about the 420 reasons why they are winning on their own terms, and admit that every now and then, even they have to stop to “Hydrate”.The post J.Lately - "Hydrate" Ft. Dizzy Wright first appeared on UndergroundHipHopBlog.
Tags: California, Jazz, Las Vegas, Singles, Dizzy Wright, Wright, J.Lately


Misfit Soto – “So Many Years”

Misfit Soto is a Mexican-American rapper, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. He has sparked his own movement with California Hip-Hop, and the Chicano Rap scene. He has become quite the triple threat as he now uses a collective of what he has learned to not only make a living but better create his own vision as well. With a decade of experience in the music industry, why would anyone expect less of this artist. Misfit has captivated audiences with his lyrical content, and true to...
Tags: California, Iran, Jazz, Singles, Misfit Soto, Tunisia Balti, Mahdyar, Hans Dekline


Willie Nelson, Dracula, and Boy's Love - quick book reviews

 by Mike RhodeThere's a very minor thread linking all of these books - men kissing other men, although Dracula... you can't really call his assault "kissing." Willie Nelson : A Graphic History by T.J. Kirsch with Jesse Lonergan, Jeremy Massie, Havard S. Johansen, Coskun Kuzgun, Jason Pittman, J. T. Yost, and Adam Walmsley, NBM. 7 ½ x10, 88pp., B&W, HC, $16.99; ISBN 9781681122625; ebook: $11.99, ISBN 9781681122632  NBM offered me a review copy, but I had already bought the book from my LCS. ...
Tags: Amazon, Comics, Music, Japan, Heavy Metal, Country Music, California, Horror, US, Los Angeles, Book Review, Vienna, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Biography, Harmony


The Composer Who Has Her Students Cook And Do Nature Hikes

Gabriela Lena Frank hosts the young composers in her apprentice program at her mountainside farmstead in northern California, where, she says, “we get rid of the shame of wrong notes. We make good food and I say, ‘You get to make mistakes here.'” As one alumna put it, “It shows you that music making is an earthly thing, so why not connect to the earth while we make it?” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Music, California, Gabriela Lena Frank, 10.23.20


Hexxx – “Grip”

California emcee Hexxx is back with more west coast wicked shit on his new single “Grip”. Follow him on Instagram @hexxx760 or head over to his website HEXXX.COM  The post Hexxx – “Grip” first appeared on UndergroundHipHopBlog.
Tags: California, Jazz, Singles, Hexxx


How sneaking out to a concert at Disneyland led Lenny Kravitz into a life in music

By Julie Cantrell Let Love Rule is more than just a book or an album title, it’s become the mantra of Grammy Award-winning musician, Lenny Kravitz, a mega-star who rocked the world into the new millennium with a style all his own. Kravitz has long been recognized for breaking norms and inspiring others to be true to themselves. But that walk didn’t always come easy for the man whose life was a dance between two extremes from the start. Born the son of Sy Kravitz, an NBC news producer of Russian-...
Tags: Books, Music, Nbc, California, White House, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Brooklyn, Beverly Hills, Manhattan, David Ritz, Upper East Side, Disneyland, Lenny Kravitz


Don McLean on the tragedy behind American Pie: 'I cried for two years'

The rollicking song about the souring of the 60s has now spawned a film, a musical and a children’s book. Its creator talks about its meaning – and reveals the family deaths underlying itWhen Don McLean was 15 years old, he had a premonition that his father was going to die. Distraught, he ran to tell his grandmother. “Don’t be ridiculous, Donny, why would you say such a thing?” she said. “Because it’s going to happen,” the boy replied. A few days later, his father dropped dead right in front of...
Tags: Music, California, World news, US news, Culture, Pop and rock, Bob Dylan, Social history, Donny, Don Mclean, McLean, Palm Desert


LA Philharmonic Association cancels remainder of Walt Disney Concert Hall season because of coronavirus

After canceling its summer seasons at the Hollywood Bowl and the Ford Amphitheater earlier this year due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association has scrapped all of the remaining concerts scheduled for the 2020-21 season at Walt Disney Concert Hall through June 9, 2021. The LA Phil, which programs a variety of concerts and other performances at Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, and the Ford, announced the latest cancelation in a press release Oct. ...
Tags: California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Ford, Classical Music, Streaming, Theater, Pbs, Phil, Hollywood Bowl, LA Phil, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Gustavo Dudamel, Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, Dudamel


Spencer Davis Dead At 81

Spencer Davis, founder of mid-'60s British Invasion stalwarts the Spencer Davis Group, has died. As the Birmingham Mail reports, Davis' fellow Spencer Davis Group member Pete York claims that Davis died of a heart attack while at home in California. Davis was 81. More »
Tags: Music, News, California, Davis, Spencer Davis Group, Spencer Davis, Birmingham Mail, Pete York, The Spencer Davis Group, Spencer Davis Dead


SevidemiC – “Escalation” (EP)

California emcee SevidemiC releases his 2nd EP of the year with Escalation. The post SevidemiC – “Escalation” (EP) first appeared on UndergroundHipHopBlog.
Tags: California, Albums, Jazz, SevidemiC


California Knows How To Party

When rappers pile up a little bit of money, they move to California. It's a smart thing to do. If you've got yourself and your family installed in a rented Calabasas McMansion, then you've effectively removed yourself from all the people back home who might want something from you. For someone like Polo G or … More »
Tags: Music, California, Juicy J, Status Ain't Hood, Calabasas, Plies, Cakes da Killa, SOB X RBE, Rucci, DaBoii, AllBlack, Sheff G, NLE Choppa, Tha God Fahim, Celly Ru, Hotboii


J.Lately – “Winnebago” (Prod. By Space Cadet)

Northern California emcee J.Lately drops his new single titled “Winnebago” produced by frequent collaborator Space Cadet.  Off his upcoming album due out in early 2021, includes features from Dizzy Wright, Gavlyn, and Canadian emcee Junk. The post J.Lately - "Winnebago" (Prod. By Space Cadet) first appeared on UndergroundHipHopBlog.
Tags: California, Jazz, Singles, J.Lately, Dizzy Wright Gavlyn


Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore returns to rock, talks Rolling Stones, Talking Heads, Patti Smith influences

Just as Thurston Moore’s longtime band Sonic Youth sculpted experimental symphonies into rock and roll shapes, the guitarist says his new solo album “By The Fire” was forged from all the sounds and styles he loves. His previous release, the 2019 box set “Spirit Council,” collected three long-form guitar compositions, each refined over tours in recent years and all running long enough to fill their own CD. That project behind him, Moore says he wanted to return to the tighter format of a single a...
Tags: Books, Music, New York, London, California, New York City, San Francisco, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Mick Jagger, Hannibal Buress, Patti Smith, Donald Trump, Sonic Youth, Venus


Serial Killers (Xzibit, B-Real & Demrick) Announce New Album ‘Summer Of Sam’ & Release New Single

2020 has reaffirmed that absolute power corrupts absolutely!  Due to our current “leadership” we find ourselves at a tipping point.  The trickledown effect of this revelation has infiltrated every fabric of our society; we are at our most divided as divisiveness runs rampant as black men and women are being killed by police every day and systematic racism pervades.  We watch the news and become number to the egregious human & civil rights violations, police states, and mass isolation by a pande...
Tags: News, California, Jazz, Sam, DSP, Xzibit, B-real, DEMRICK, Serial Killers, Dem Jointz, Rick Rock, Xzibit B Real, Snoop Dogg Busta Rhymes, Sick Drumz


California Governor Signs Historic Bill That Could Result in Slavery Reparations for Black Americans

California Governor Gavin Newsom has reportedly signed a bill into law that could eventually open the door for slavery reparations for Black residents. “After watching last night’s debate, this signing can’t come too soon,” Newsom said while signing Assembly Bill 3121. “Advancing this cause where it’s not just a question on a questionnaire for a candidate running for office but actually taking shape here, that’s a meaningful moment,” Newsom added. “This conversation is so long overdue.” While th...
Tags: Politics, News, California, San Diego, Jazz, Gavin Newsom, Historical Society, Webber, Newsom, Black Americans, Shirley Weber, Slavery Reparations, Governor Gavin Newsom, George Floyd, Black California


Reason – “Sauce” (Feat. Vince Staples)

TDE-signed Southern California rapper Reason -- very much not to be confused with Logic -- is getting ready to release his sophomore album New Beginnings. He's shared songs with Schoolboy Q and Boogie and Ab-Soul already. And for his latest track, he's teamed up with fellow California rapper Vince … More »
Tags: Music, California, Southern California, Vince Staples, Vince, Boogie, Reason, TDE


Chadwick Boseman Honored With Beautiful “Black Panther” Mural in Downtown Disney

Chadwick Boseman is being honored with a mural at Downtown Disney in Disneyland in California. The mural was officially unveiled Thursday (Sep. 24) and it features powerful artwork from former Disney Imagineer Nikkolas Smith showing the late Marvel star giving the world-famous “Wakanda Forever” salute to a young, Black boy in a hospital gown wearing a “Black Panther” mask. Boseman, who passed away from colon cancer last month at the age of 43, famously visited children with cancer at St. Jude Ch...
Tags: Celebs, Movies, Instagram, California, Marvel, Disney, Pop Culture, Jazz, Chad, Disneyland, Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman, St Jude Children s Research Hospital, Downtown Disney, Challa, Chadwick



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