Posts Tagged as "music"

Vince is the New Staple of Long Beach Hip-Hop

Jul. 15, 2015 / By
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Vince Staples communicates a deep message as an excellent storyteller from an area in Long Beach where there is very little sunshine.

Queer Rock Camp Debuts In Long Beach

Jul. 9, 2015 / By
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This year marked the debut of Long Beach-based Queer Rock Camp, the first and only of its kind in California.

Concert Review: Azealia Banks: She’s Back…

Jul. 6, 2015 / By
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The musician has shown that despite the odds stacked against her, including public spats with her record label and other famous artists, her creativity speaks for itself.

Here’s A Playlist To Get You Ready For The Puerto Rican Festival

Jun. 11, 2015 / By
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This Sunday, June 14, Long Beach’s very own Rainbow Lagoon Park will host the 20th annual Puerto Rican Festival.

Review: Kendrick Lamar’s New Album Establishes Him As A Hip-Hop Giant

Apr. 7, 2015 / By
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To Pimp A Butterfly transcends anything out right now in the hip-hop world, and is without a doubt, a hip-hop classic in the making.

How Music Is Fueling The #BlackLivesMatter Movement

Dec. 19, 2014 / By
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Local and national music is inspiring young people of color to push for #BlackLivesMatter.

Mohawks & Politics: Behind The Scenes Of The LB Crust Punk Scene

Dec. 12, 2014 / By
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These peace punks not only talk about the world’s problems, they try to do their part to fix them.

Is Hip-Hop Being Whitewashed?

Nov. 14, 2014 / By and
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While these aren’t the only two white rappers in the scene, and certainly not the only two white musicians incorporating hip-hop into their music, some hip-hop fans are very critical about what they’re calling “cultural appropriation” of black culture.

Music Review: Three International Artists To Watch in Long Beach

Oct. 24, 2014 / By
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In Long Beach, I can travel across the globe without ever having to leave my city. But above all of my Long Beach cultural lessons, what I hold close is the music. These three international musicians are my top picks for fresh and creative local music.

Commentary: Why Aren’t LB Music Fests More Diverse?

Oct. 7, 2014 / By
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Long Beach music festivals bring in hundreds of people to the city every summer, but one avid concert-goer in the city is beginning to notice that something about the festivals just isn't right.

Read This: The Infinite Circle of Black Responsibility

Mar. 2, 2014 / By
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PAUL WALDMAN

Bill O’Reilly is convinced that if only Kanye West would sing some Bing Crosby tunes, we could achieve a racial utopia...

Celebrating Gospel Music In North Long Beach

Feb. 24, 2014 / By
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This is one in a series of reports by VoiceWaves on A LOT,  a community-wide initiative presented by the Arts Council for Long Beach in collaboration with partners throughout the City of Long Beach, California...