Herbie Hancock Concert at Hollywood Bowl August 06, 2014 at 08:00 pm

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About Herbie Hancook

Hancock is an American Pianist, composer and bandleader while at the same time an accomplished keyboardist. Born on April 12, 1940, Hancock ‘ work in music elaborated the role of Jazz rhythm section and provided the basic architecture for post-bop sound. His most famous solo works are ‘Cantaloupe Island’, ‘Chameleon’, ‘Maiden Voyage’ and ‘Watermelon Man’. His 2007′ tribute album ‘River: The Joni Letters’ won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 2008. This was the second  jazz album ever win this award after Getz/Gilberto.

Hancock was selected as UESCO Goodwill Ambassador  for promotion of intercultural Dialogue in 2011. He practices Buddhism and is a member of Soka Gakkai International, a Buddhist Association. As a part of his religious practice, he recites Nam Rengo Kyo (the Buddhist Chant) everyday.

He joined as a professor in the faculty of Department of Music in University of California Los Angeles in 2013 where he teaches Jazz Music. He is also named Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry at Harvard University in 2014. Under this title, a person will be giving a series of six lectures on poetry by elaborating it in the broadest sense through poetic expressions.

Hancock started learning classical music at a very early age. At the age of 11, he played at young people’ concert (1952) where his work was initially recognized. On the first time when he heard Chris Anderson playing, he requested Chris to let him learn from him as a student. He recognizes Chris as his Harmonic guru. After he left Grinnell College, Hancock moved to Chicago and worked with Donald Byrd and Colman Hawkins. During the same period he started taking courses at Roosevelt University. Later, he did his graduation in Electrical Engineering and Music from Grinnell.

Concert Venue

Hollywood Bowl is located in Hollywood area of Los Angeles, California. It was built in 1929 and is famous for its band shell shape to allow the audience to listen to the best of sound quality while attending a concert or a theater show. It hosts hundreds of events every year and is considered to be one of the most attractive site for organizing musical shows and theater programs. With 17,376 seating space available, this amphitheater is capable of managing a huge crowd at all it’ events.

Ticketing and Schedule

Herbie Hancock concert at Hollywood Bowl is organized for Wednesday August 06, 2014 at 08:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased from official website of Hollywood Bowl.

Reaching the venue

Hollywood Bowl is located at 2301 North Highland Avenue, Loss Angeles. If you are coming to the venue on your own car, ample parking space is available for you to park and attend the event. Bowl Shuttles are also operated between the venue and shuttle lots. For locating the shuttle lot that suits you the best to reach the destination, you may refer to the official website of Hollywood Bowl. Metro train also operates at nearby stations and you may reach the venue conveniently through choosing your boarding and departing platforms from Metro website. For easy and convenient access to Hollywood Bowl, 1800fly1800 Town Car Service can also be hired. 

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Billy Joel’ Concert 2014 In Hollywood Bowl 2301 N Highland Avenue, Los Angeles

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About Billy Joel

William Martin Billy Joel is the sixth best selling recording artist in United States and also ranked as the third best selling solo performer. He is a pianist, songwriter and composer as well. Since the release of his first hit song ‘Piano Man’ in 1973, he has become a music icon in United States. The ‘Greater Hits’, his compilation album is the third best-selling album in United States by number of discs shipped. In 1992, he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, in 1999 Rock & Roll Hall of fame and in 2006 inducted into Long Island Music Hall of Fame.

He received Johnny Mercer Award in 2001 from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Joe received the Kennedy Center of Honors in 2013 which is the greatest national award for influencing American Culture through arts. After 1993, he stopped writing or releasing Pop/Rock material except for his two songs ‘All my Life’ and ‘Christmas in Fallujah’.

Joel inspiration was The Beetles, after watching them on The Ed Sullivan Show. He decided to pursue his career in music then. He attributed this event as the life changer while he had no plan earlier to play rock as a career. Joel constituted a musical group Echoes and left high school after the group got famous in New York. Joel also played piano on several records while working with Kama Sutra Productions and Shadow Morton. Echoes changed their name first to Emeralds and then to Lost Souls in 1965. However, in 1967 Joel left the band and joined another group Hassles, which had signed with United Artist Records.

Joel contracted with a record company name family Productions and recorded his first solo album ‘Cold Spring Harbour’, releasing it in 1971. Two of his popular songs ‘She’s Got A Way’ and ‘Everybody Loves You Now’ which were a part of his album ‘Cold Spring Harbour’ went quite unnoticed till the time they were released as live performances on ‘Songs in the Attic’ in 1981. In 1984, a remastered version of his album ‘ Cold Spring Harbour’ was released by Columbia which was ranked as 158th in United States and 95th in United Kingdom. Joel performed locally in New York in the fall of 1971 and moved to Los Angeles in 1972.

In 1973, he released his first album with Columbia the ‘Piano Man’, the title track of which became his signature song. Joel released in second album ‘Streetlife Serenade’ in Los Angeles. His album ‘The Stranger’ won Grammy Award for Record of the Year and his song ‘Just The Way You Are’ as the Song of the Year.

About the Event and venue

The concert of Billy Joel is organized in Hollywood Bowl 2301 N Highland Avenue, Los Angeles on Saturday May 17 at 8:00 pm. To reach the venue, you can use the Bowl Shuttle service, if you drive and park close to the bowl shuttle lots. You can also hire Affordable LAX Town Car Service , if you want to reach Hollywood Bowl conveniently and on time.  

1800fly1800 CELEBRATING Music Business Association Event 2014

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Music Biz 2014

Music Biz or the Music Business Association is an organization for promotion and advancement of music industry. It is a non-profit membership based organization that specifically caters to the needs of Music business through providing them the networking opportunities, vision, leadership and resources. With its great insight in the innovation and technology advancement in various aspect of music and music industry, the association is providing common grounds to the members to benefits themselves through this hub of digital initiatives and digital music. With the vast experience of its members together, the association is helping the music to develop to its best and is committed to provide long term and sustainable business prospects to the industry.

It has organized around six major music industry sectors which represents the diversity and classes of modern music business today. In the Physical Sector, the sales (retails or wholesales) is focused,  while enhancing it through provision of guidelines to retailers how to exploit the industry sales data, opportunities in recorded music, keeping CDs in print and order based manufacturing. The other sectors of Music in addition to the Physical Sector to which the association is providing assistance are Digital Sector, Information Technology Sector, Knowledge Sector, Artist Management & Touring Sector and Legal & Business Affairs Sectors.

Event this Year (2014)

The event this year will be held from May 06 to May 08 at Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, Los Angeles. Like the same event last year representation from all the delivery models of Music is expected this year as well which includes digital, physical and IT sectors among others. It will provide the opportunity of industry professionals to meet top executives from music retail business, distribution companies, mobile service providers, information technology gurus, artist and  music educators. 7 Digital Media, 101 Distribution, MAC Presents, Maker Studios, Nokia, Blackberry and Sony are among hundreds of companies who attended this mega event last year in 2013.

Experts from Top of the line companies and researchers with their work highly recognized in music industry are set to address the attendees during this 03 days conference. Student specific programs and sessions will also be a part of the conference which will include information necessary for start ups, artists, managers and the students who are enrolled in music programs in their schools, college universities or other music institutes. The event will also include addresses of senior executives of  Music Business Association announcing Scholarships classes and Board of Directors for the Association.

About the Venue

Located at 2025 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles California, Hyatt Regency Century Plaza is an elegant and unmatched venue for any great event. It is approximately 10 miles from Los Angeles International Airport. If you are using you own car you may visit the Plaza’ official website to get driving directions to reach the venue. Hiring 1800fly1800 is another good option if you want to avoid driving yourself and intend to reach the venue conveniently.

1800fly1800 CELEBRATING ECUADORIAN FESTIVAL AND PARADE 2014

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Ecuador is a democratic republic located in the South America.  The famous Galapagos Islands are also part of Ecuador. It gained its independence in 1830 with Spanish as the main language along with eleven other languages.  Because of the huge diversity of species in plants and animals available there it is considered one of the most biologically diverse countries of the world.

THE PARADE

The Ecuadorian community in Los Angeles started celebrating their independence day since 1999.  This festival parade known as Fiestas Patrias invites the other Ecuadorians as well as other people in the community to take part in their celebrations.  This platform serves as an important point for promotion of business, tourism, as well as culture of the republic.  The entrance into the parade is absolutely free.  The fun festival brings to the people its unique cuisine, dancers, crafts, musical groups and so much more to cherish.  The festival is equipped to cater thousands of people to full Ecuador cuisine menu.  The people in Ecuador eat a variety of dishes with meat, corn, potato and rice.  You will find sea food as well as fresh fruits and vegetables.  The festival shall include a display and sale of commercial products, tourism tickets, fun games for everyone as well as business promotions.  Ecuador is a medium income country that is working hard to better its economy by promoting its tourism and businesses.  This is one such platform.

DAY AND VENUE

The sixteenth annual parade shall be conducted on the 10th of August starting from Placita Olvera, Main Street, Cesar Chavez Avenue, down town Los Angeles.  Sunday is great for participation in parades.  The parade shall include car clubs, motor bikes, dance groups, beauty queens and businesses.  The parade and the festivities shall carry on from 10a.m till 6p.m evening.  Kids and adults both will have a great time in the colorful activities of the day.

TRANSPORTATION

Reaching the festival will not be much of a problem as the transport system of Los Angeles is well intact with taxis, metro and lax car services.  One finds the transportation services as convenient.  Taxis can be expensive; however there always is the metro to the rescue.  If you are less familiar with these, 1800fly1800 can always be opted for which have proved good over time.  though the peak hours are rush in spite of humongous road system, going a bit early towards the desired place is always advisable as might get stuck in a traffic jam.  This is one of the most populous metropolitan cities of America.

A CITY FULL OF LIFE

Los Angeles is well known for its never ending events and buzz life.  It is true to be known as the city of lights or the city that never sleeps.  Home to the world of stars, Hollywood, Disneyland, this place has so much in the offerings.  Spending vacations here or coming for a business this place welcomes everyone with an agenda with open arms.

MEET DOUGLAS COUPLAND, AS HE DISCUSSES HIS NEW NOVEL “WORST. PERSON. EVER.”

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About the Author

Douglas Coupland is a Canadian novelist born in December 1961 in West Germany. Thirteen of his novels have so far been published while seven non-fiction books also adds to his credit. He also contributed towards films and television by his dramatic works and screen plays. He received an honorary degree from University of British Columbia in May 2010. He further received an honorary Doctor of Letters from Simon Fraser University in 2007. In recognition of his work and contribution to literature, Douglas was also awarded honorary doctorate degree from OCAD University presented to him in University’ 2013 Convocation at Roy Thompson Hall in Toronto Ontario. He was given membership of Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 2007.

He wrote his first book Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture in 1991. The term Generation X was although existed before but he used this term in his novel to describe about the generations that were born in late 1950s and 1960s. The book was a great commercial success.

His second novel Shampoo Planet was published in 1992 which was focused on next generation ‘Global Teens’ who are born with computers and music videos surrounded them. He comes back to Generation X in his third book, Life after God (1994) which is a collection of short stories about faithless and hopeless young adults. In 1995 he wrote ‘Microserfs’ the story of which revolves around young computer programmers who are dissatisfied with this big corporate’ environment. His other novels includes Girlfriend in Coma (1998), Miss Wyoming (2001), All Families are Psychotic (2001) and God Hates Japan (2001) among others.

His non-fiction writings were Polaroids from the Dead (1996), Lara’ s Book : Lara Croft and the Tomb Raider phenomenon (1998), City of Glass (2000) and Extra Ordinary Canadians : Marshall McLuhan.

Douglas is not only a writer but also a famous visual artist and his work has been exhibited and recognized throughout North America and Europe. In collaboration with the architectural firm ‘Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg, he also designed a downtown Toronto Park in which Douglas’ own sculptures are incorporated.

Douglas is a well-known commentator on art, literature and culture in Canada, America and Europe. He was nominated for The Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2006 and 2010, and Roger Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize in 2009.

About the Event & Venue 

In his appearance at Skirball Center, Coupland will discuss about his new novel ‘Worst. Person. Ever.’ on Thursday April 17, 2014 at 1:00 pm. ‘Skirball Cultural Center is one of the world’s most dynamic and leading Cultural institution and among top of the line cultural venue in Los Angeles. With more than 600,000 foot fall every year, it welcomes all sort of ethnic and cultural events in America.

It is located at 2701 N. Sepulveda Boulevard Los Angeles. If you are coming on your own car from Lax, Take the I-405 (San Diego Freeway) North and then exit from Skirball Center Dr./Mulhland. You need to take right then to Skirball Center. For further directions for driving to the venue or taking Metro, you may visit Skirball Center’ official website. You can also hire 1800fly1800 to reach the venue.

An Event at Zocalo to Discuss: Will Obama care Really Help L.A.’s Immigrants?

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About the Event

The event is organized on Tuesday April 15, 2014 at 7:30 pm to discuss about the details and implications of The Affordable Care Act of Obama as it affect the Immigrants of Los Angeles and in general the health care services as a whole. This Act has been portrayed as to have a universal cover for health care but as a matter of fact it do not even cover the undocumented adult immigrants and they have been deprived of the benefits of this Act and in the same way the obligations. At the same time not only the undocumented immigrants but also many thousands of people who are living lawfully in the country would not be able to get cover under the Act. At the same time, the complications in this Act are more likely to affect the immigrant’s families in which the legal status of each member and the English Language skill differs. The discussion will cover how the immigrants whether they are documented or not can go through the bill which is famous for it’s difficult to understand complexities. It will also be discussed if the new clinics and further investment in health care which will take place as a result of provisions of this law will ultimately benefit the immigrants. Will the expansion of US citizen coverage and that of the Green Card holders will further isolate people who recently arrived US.

The Visitors

The health insurance study director at University of California, Los Angeles Centre for Health Policy Research, Shana Alex Lavarreda will be among the prominent speakers to discuss how immigrant’s communities in Los Angeles and throughout the California could cope with the new health care laws that are brought through this Act.

Miss Shana Alex has previously worked on numerous projects with respect to Health care which includes the Evaluation of 12 Months Continuous Eligibility in Medi-Cal Project, the California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP) and State of health insurance in California (SHIC). She is also an expert in analysis of health insurance data from California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) through which she gives comprehensive estimates on the health care services in the state. Her research particularly focuses on the discontinued heath insurance with respect to low income children and further its impact on access to health care.

Among other speakers will be CEO St. John’s Well Chid and Family Centre, Jim Mangia and health policy attorney at National Immigration Law Centre Gabrielle Lessard.

About the Venue

Situated at Goethe-Institute Los Angeles at 5750 Wilshire Boulevard, Zocalo Public Square is a place where people are connected to ideas and to each other for discussion on topics in an open, accessible and broad minded spirits.

How to Reach

If you are coming on your own car, you should enter on Wilshire at Courtyard Place, one block to the east of Curson.  Parking Fee is $1 while free street parking is available after 7 pm. You can also hire 1800fly1800 to reach the venue. If you opt to come on public transport, Metro is another option to reach Zocalo.

1800fly1800 Celebrating Playboy Jazz Festival 2014 At Hollywood Bowl

Coming Soon Playboy Jazz Festival 2014 At Hollywood Bowl

comming soon Play boy Jazz Festival 2014 at Hollywood Bowl

This is an annual event which is being held in Los Angeles since 1979 at the Hollywood Bowl.  The event was held for the first time in Chicago in 1959.  It is organised by the Playboy Enterprises which features new as well as established music icons.  Like always this festival shall be held in the month of June on a Saturday and Sunday that is 14 and 15 of April from 3 am to 11 am at the Hollywood Bowl.  It is an example of good quality entertainment and Playboy has been striving to give the maximum to its fans.  The event shall mark the 36th anniversary of the Playboy Jazz Festival.  Numerous artists like Dianne Reeves, Jamie Cullum, Kenny Barron Trio, Tia Fuller, Fantasia, and many more are coming to give you the best performances of a life time.  Enjoy yourself by planning your time and clock with the calendar for the Playboy concert.  There will be the perfect ambiance created with the high tech beautiful shell of performances matched with the gat music by the solo artists and the bands.

Tickets

This event has always been a treat for jazz and non jazz lovers both.  This event invites record number of fans to make the event a success.  Its tickets are available online on various rats depending upon the place of your seat.  You could easily buy them online through ticketmaster.com.

The Hollywood Bowl

Hollywood Bowl is an amphitheatre built in the 1920’s is located in the north of Hollywood Boulevard.  It gets its distinctive name because of its egg shell shaped construction.  This place has a long history of demolishing and reconstruction of its designed shells from acoustics point of view.  However in 2003 it as constructed keeping in view the previous designs and the most technologically advanced acoustics.  Many a great performances have been held here by well known artists and bands.  Behind the shell on can see the famous Hollywood hills and the famous Hollywood sign.  The highest number of fans made to this place is more than twenty six thousand.

Parking & Charges

Parking at the bowl can be a difficult task because it is very limited. The parking charges are $17 to $45.  General parking is available in lot A, B and C.  Lot B also has an electric cart available.  Arriving early at the bowl is an option to do away with the hassle.  The Bowl’s shuttle service also turns to provide you the service. A round trip costs $5 per person and its tickets are easily available online.  You may park your car in the neighborhood and take the shuttle for going and coming back from the concert.  The regular metro lines no.156 and 222 will be dropping you off at the Bowl.   (1800fly1800 ) are also available which let you be picked up and dropped only by a call away.  Motor bikes can also be parked in lots A and B with minimal charges of $8.