Archive for Arts
Streaming Hope believes in giving artists a platform to shine! This is your opportunity to join in creating a larger platform for the artists in our local community. This Private Gala will have live entertainment, delicious food or drinks for purchase, but most importantly it will have you! This is a night where we are going to join together as the pioneers of Streaming Hope Los Angeles, breaking ground on the foundation that was laid out over one whole year. Let’s build a greater platform! Buy your tickets here! Early Bird tickets are Half Price the cost of the tickets at the door!!!
When: April 27th, 2013 at 9:00pm
Where: 3 Dog Cantina – 1615 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90028
*Source – Daily News LA – Original text here
At “Sabor de Lujo,” guests were treated to gourmet bites that captured the flavors of Mexico, Argentina, Cuba and Peru, all without leaving Hollywood. The indoor/outdoor venue, Lure was transformed into an art space, and lounge where guests had the opportunity to not only eat and imbibe, but also experience first-hand the creative process of L.A. artist Jaime “Vyal” Reyes. Reyes, a self-taught artist from East L.A. created a large art instillation that each guest had the opportunity to take a piece of home at the end of the night. The Lexus art project, “Art Galleries & Back Alleys” was the focal piece of the event. Reyes and award-winning artist Patssi Valdez teamed up to create a stunning piece of art using the Lexus CT 200h as the canvas. The result was a head-turning piece of art that also served as a conversation piece for the entire evening. In addition to “Art Galleries & Back Alleys” the event also featured pieces from Self Help Graphics & Art (SHG), a community art center in East L.A.
After making its first appearance at Milano’s International Design Week last April, the SUPER MOVES TO project is coming to Los Angeles. The project combines Super eyewear and the direct expression of the brand’s aesthetic.
This Thursday, October 25th from 7:00 – 10:30 pm it all kicks off with drinks, music and live performances by Dumbo Gets Mad featuring Cecile at Conveyor inside the Fred Segal Santa Monica store.
To get on the list email: RSVP@FNDTN.com.
Support LA dance and some of its most talent up-and-coming dancers!!
Evoke Dance Company Presents: “Modes of Discourse”
Date: November 17th
Time: 7:30pm (doors open at 7:00pm)
Cost: $15 pre-sale; $20 at the door
*General Admission Only
Buy tickets at here.
Our friends over at Just Be Cool want YOO to get Politicool.
October 21st, 2012, head on over to The Echoplex, details below.
“Voter registration by Rock The Vote™.
Live political debate between democratic club students from UCLA and USC.
Live musical performances by:
- Iman Omari
- Yonas Michael
Progressive lifestyle brand Just Be Cool is producing a political awareness event to encourage democratic participation among young voters. With the voter registration deadline being the following day – October 22nd – attendees will have the opportunity to register upon entry if they have yet to do so.
After attendees are registered and settled, a political debate will commence between students from UCLA and USC. This is the event’s key fixture to circulate political discussion, targeting the issues relevant to the younger audience in particular.
Finally, an impressive lineup of musical performers will highlight the evening’s festivities. The artists will be on hand at the conclusion of their sets for photographs and autographs as well.
About JBC. Global:
Just Be Cool (JBC) is committed to a peaceful and tolerant culture that embraces creativity and individuality. Since 2006, Just Be Cool has been communicating this message through fashion, creative showcases, and various other events to inspire the youth, and in turn, the world. JBC’s offices are located at 509 North Fairfax, in the Fairfax Village arts & fashion district of Los Angeles.
On the web at: JustBeCool.net.”
Article By: Catherine Hooper
Life on the road can be daunting for an artist. Hop on the bus, hop off the bus. Another day another city, and then back on the road again. As challenging as the road may be, there are moments in an artist’s career that make it worth it. For Washington, D.C. Phil Ade, one of those moments came during the L.A. stop of Rockie Fresh’s “Electric Highway” tour. Phil Ade began to perform his remix to the popular Dom Kennedy track, “My Type of Party.” Before he could even get a word out he told his DJ to cut the music. Since he was in L.A. he said, he had to do it right, so he brought out Dom Kennedy and Skeme. It’s moments like these, and being able to reach new fans that make the hours on the road worth it. This recent performance at Key Club brought Ade back to perform in L.A. after having stopped through during the Sneaker Pimps tour in 2010. As a city not only known for it’s entertainment, but fashion as well, it only made sense that the coveted street wear and sneaker strip on Fairfax was a must stop destination. Ade noted that on this particular trip to L.A. he was sure to hit up Supreme, Diamond Supply, Popular Demand, and Twelve Bar.
The other ”Ade,” which means royal or crown in Yoruba, fell in love with rap at an early age, despite being brought up in a strict Seventh Day Adventist household. On his track “Let It Shine,” he alludes to his upbringing, not only lyrically but musically as well. The stand-out track borrows from a popular hymn sung in church (or for many in Sunday school). “This little light of mine. I’m gonna let it shine. Let it shine. Let it shine. Let it shine.” Ade let the track set the tone for who he is, and also to encourage his fans who he refers to as “Royal Fam” or simply “fam.”
His brother was a huge Tupac fan growing up, and even went so far as to wear bandannas tied to the front like the legendary rapper, would sneak and listen to Tupac records. It was then that Phil Ade was first introduced to hip hop. The first hip hop album he ever bought was Mystical’s “Tarantula” way back in 2001– the edited version of course. It wasn’t until some years later that he discovered his knack for writing, for battling his peers after school, and that he was really quite talented. Ade spoke of notebooks filled with rhymes, and that it wasn’t until a few years ago that he began to take performing more seriously, after being introduced to Raheem DeVaughn by the brother of a friend he recorded with in college. Ade eventually left college to pursue music full time, and the rest as they say is history. As a common fixture in the DMV (the acronym made nationally popular by Wale refers to Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia), and with the success of the “Electric Highway” he is positioning himself to be known outside his hometown.
Without a doubt, Phil Ade is someone to look out for beyond his hometown, and most certainly someone “yoo” should take a close listen to. Check out the video for his track “Gone” below, and be sure to follow him on Twitter (@PhilAde_RF) and Instagram (@PhilAde_RF).
Check out his popular video “Gone” here.