Beata Pozniak honoredby Women’s International League for Peace & Freedomon International Women’s Day Luncheon March 8thBy Maureen McCabe Los Angeles,CA(Hollywood Today)3/5/14/–This Saturday, March 8th, is International Women’s Day, and the Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom is celebrating by hosting their annual Women’s Day Luncheon at Taix French Restaurant (1911 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, Ca […]
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March 5th, 2014 · 1 Comment
January 27th, 2014 · 1 Comment
– History of the Grammys
By Valerie Milano
Los Angeles, CA (Hollywood Today) 1/27/14 “The very first opera house in the United States of America opened in Louisiana in 1796, that kind of sets the tone for the musical legacy that would follow for generations thereafter.” Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne told those that gathered at the Conga Room today for a wonderful Louisiana brunch, which included red beans and rice, gumbo, redfish and finished up with pecan pie and bananas foster. Lt. Gov. Dardenne spoke about the first diverse music in North America, which had come to the territory of Louisiana with the French and Ursuline Nuns literally brought Italian and French songs and hymns to Louisiana. They brought musical instruments that led to great music in the State of Louisiana. He was so excited to share the following stories. “Since 2000, for the past 13 years, every year, Louisiana has had no less than nine nominees each year and they have 12 in 2014. It’s no wonder that the Grammys got their name from a Louisiana lady, Jane Danna from New Orleans won a contest to select the name for the award to be given by the Recording Academy. Ms. Danna remembers listening to records playing loudly on her Grandmother’s Gramophone and like most mothers of the day would yell at her to turn down that Grammys and she never did and never would but she submitted that name that was selected by the Recording Academy, and is now one of the most recognized logos and brands in the world and the Grammys began thanks to a Louisiana lady.”
January 25th, 2014 · 1 Comment
Mardi Gras Indians
By Valerie Milano
Los Angeles, CA (Hollywood Today) 1/25/14 – “I am happy to be here in Los Angeles celebrating the State of Louisiana’s 12 Grammy Nominations.” Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne (pronounced DAR DEN) said to Hollywood Today at LA Live Courtyard as he, and others from the State of Louisiana tourist board, gathered to walk with “The Wild Magnolias” as they performed some great Mardi Gras music in preparation for their annual “Only in Louisiana” brunch being held tomorrow afternoon at the Conga Room at LA Live. The Wild Magnolias are a funk band from New Orleans, Louisiana, that participate in the local “Indian Masking” traditions and perform Mardi Gras music. Mardi Gras Indians are actually African-American performers in New Orleans, who dress up for Mardi Gras in suits influenced by Native American ceremonial apparel. They were dressed today in blue, yellow and purple and white. The three band members are: Theodore “Bo” Dollis (vocals); Norwood Johnson (percussion) and Gerald “Little Bo” Dollis (vocals). Bo even wore a ceremonial head-dress of blue feathers and had no trouble walking and playing his tambourine, they all were having such a great time. You can find a great deal of interesting history about the band, plus singles they have released, albums, and even international albums, which can be found at wildmagnolias.net.
December 22nd, 2013 · No Comments
By Michael HepworthInglewood,CA(Hollywood Today)12/22/13/–I first started coming to Hollywood Park in Inglewood in July of 1984 when I became a Turf writer doing a preview of the Breeders Cup which was being run at the track in November of that year for the very first time. When I walked into the press box for the […]
December 16th, 2013 · 2 Comments
By Valerie Milano
Los Angeles, CA (Hollywood Today) 12/16/13 – JFK opens with high drama. We see ominous aerial reconnaissance photos showing the Russians making rapid progress in their construction of a nuclear missile base in Cuba, a scant 7 iron shot from the Florida peninsula. Upon completion, Russian missiles would be within reach of every major city in the eastern half of the US. Superimposed is the audio of a top-level meeting of President Kennedy and his advisors.
November 22nd, 2013 · No Comments
“It’s been a great journey and I have no regrets whatsoever.” By Edward LaGrossaAustin, TX(Hollywood Today)11/22/13/–Oliver Stone is one of the most controversial and accomplished American filmmakers. He is the co-writer/writer and director of Platoon, Wall Street, Born on the Fourth of July, JFK, and Natural Born Killers, among others. His new film, U-Turn (which […]