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The Jazz Angels Present BOPLICITY 2011
September 18, 2011 09:58 PM PDT
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Saxophonist Jeff Kashiwa Performs Benefit Concert Fundraiser Supports Long Beach Area Nonprofit Youth Jazz Program

World-famous saxophonist Jeff Kashiwa will perform Saturday, Sept. 24, at a concert to benefit the Jazz Angels, a Long Beach-based nonprofit jazz education program for young musicians ages 11-17.

The event, Boplicity 2011, will take place on the campus of Cal State Long Beach at the Gerald Daniel Recital Hall. The concert begins at 6:45 p.m.

Grammy-nominated Kashiwa, a Smooth Jazz artist known for his stirring sax solos and popular compositions, is expected to perform works from his six CDs that span a professional career of more than 20 years. The concert is an opportunity to hear the Seattle native -- one of the most in-demand jazz musicians and a member of The Rippingtons featured at the Montreux and North Sea jazz festivals -- perform at his alma mater. His current projects include touring with his most recent band, the Sax Pack, a collaboration of Kashiwa and fellow signature sax players Steve Cole and Kim Waters.

“Jeff Kashiwa is one of the brightest stars on the contemporary jazz scene,” said Barry Cogert, Executive Director of the Jazz Angels. “This event is a chance to enjoy the artistry of an A-list musician while supporting a program that immerses kids in jazz and promotes the self-confidence and leadership skills characteristic of this uniquely American musical art form.”

At Boplicity 2011, Kashiwa will perform with an all-star band made up of fellow friends of the Jazz Angels. The group includes Albert Alva (saxophone), Tom Bevan (guitar), Karen Hammick (piano), Rosy Rosenquist (drums), Mark Barnes (keyboards) and Cogert (bass).

In addition to live jazz, Boplicity 2011 will feature an auction and dessert. Tickets are $25.

A VIP reception with Kashiwa will precede the concert. Tickets are $50 and include hors d’oeuvres, wine and soft drinks, and preferred concert seating. The reception begins at 5:30 p.m.

Tickets are available at www.jazzangel.org. Seating is limited.

Building Healthy Communities
February 05, 2011 03:25 PM PST
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In 2010, the California Endowment embarked on a new, 10-year strategic direction: Building Healthy Communities. Their goal is to support the development of communities where kids and youth are healthy, safe and ready to learn. One of the designated 14 Healthy Communities is the central and west side area of Long Beach.

Imagine This Radio: That Jazzy Beat
January 24, 2011 06:01 PM PST
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The Jazz Angels organization is about:

Improving the quality of life through Jazz Education, Performance, and Community Awareness.

REAL musicians educating children in the appreciation of America's true art form by giving them the tools, encouragement, and platform for live JAZZ performance with other children and professionals.

We inspire young musicians to create music in group settings. The lessons learned during this process will stay with them throughout their lives.

Book Signing-Bullet Proof I Wish I Was: The Lighting And Stage Design Of Andi Watson
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The lighting guy at a concert is an artist? That’s a question handled by a new book….Bullet Proof I Wish I Was: The Lighting And Stage Design Of Andi Watson by Chris Scoates.Chris is the director of the University Art Museum at Cal State Long Beach.

The book signing again is Friday, February 11 · 7:00pm - 10:00pm AT Fingerprints Music’s new location….420 E. 4th St. in Long Beach.

Imagine This Radio: A Conversation with Councilman Patrick O'Donnell
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Fourth District Councilman Patrick O'Donnell is in his second term, a high school teacher in Paramount and my neighbor. I recently sat down with the Councilman for a wide-ranging discussion on issues related to our district and of citywide concern.

GOLDMINE at University Art Museum, California State Univesity, Long Beach
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Contemporary Works from the Collection of Sirje and Michael Gold.
February 5 - April 10, 2011

Opening reception Feb 5, 6-8 PM
UAM@noon Feb 15, 12:15-1 PM, Gallery talk with the Golds

Sirje and Michael Gold have been collecting contemporary art for more than thirty years. UAM Director Christopher Scoates is curating an exciting new exhibition focused around these two prominent and innovative Los Angeles collectors. Unlike many other LA collections, the Gold’s collection is a remarkable cross section of established, emerging, mid-career and undiscovered artists who have been working in the region. Their thoughtful selection of paintings, works on paper, photographs and sculpture represent an unprecedented look at the diversity of aesthetic threads and array of issues that characterize work being made in and around Los Angeles today.

Long Beach Cinema: Latin American Events
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Long Beach Cinematheque is a 501 c 3 non profit dedicated to the celebration and study of classic and independent cinema. The first week in February is starting out as Latino week. Logan Crow explains.


Tell us about Long Beach
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Los Angeles Television Station KABC7 and the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach have teamed up for a great opportunity. KABC7 is holding a town hall meeting at the museum to find out more about Long Beach.

100 Black Men of Long Beach
January 22, 2011 07:47 PM PST
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Listen to how this Long Beach organization is contributing to this city and its residents.

The Week's Top Stories: Long Beach Post
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Beginning Friday, February 4th and every Friday, Imagine This Radio will feature a special segment simply called "The Week's Top Stories". Ryan ZumMallen, Editor of Long Beach Post will share his take on the top stories of the week in Long Beach.


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