The Hollywood Black Film Festival (dubbed “The Black Sundance”) provided a panoply of inspiration, education and imagination with five days (October 2-6, 2013) of film screenings, panels, talks, workshops, pitchathons and live-readings. Wrapping up it’s 13th year, HBFF was launched by Founder and Executive Director, Tanya Kersey, to “showcase the most innovative and inspiring work […]
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The Silicon Beach Fest opening party at the Viceroy in Santa Monica started out small, but quickly grew to a packed house. For the first day, I wasn’t able to get view the website for the Festival schedule because, as I was told, the site was overwhelmed with traffic and crashed. It was too much […]
Los Angeles is a bricolage of races, cultures, creeds, religions and styles. When I headed out to Hollywood for what I thought was a St. Patrick’s Day event, I quickly realized the event was not exactly about wearing green or day drinking with people dressed up as leprechauns. I asked if I was at the […]
Common at South Coast Collective (SoCo) Perusing a mélange of trendsetting home furnishings and accessories in a meandering environment that included Zen gardens and courtyards, all while sipping on tantalizing cocktails like the ‘Carpe Dia’ made with Milagro tequila, fresh blackberries, lime juice and agave nectar, then being treated to a vivifying performance by Grammy-award winning hip-hop artist, […]