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Tanya Tucker’s ‘Bring My Flowers Now’ Stuns Troubadour Audience

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WEST HOLLYWOOD (Rolling Stone) — During a two-night stint at the fabled Troubadour in West Hollywood this past October, Tanya Tucker mixed classic hits, such as “San Antonio Stroll” and “It’s a Little Too Late (to Do the Right Thing Now),” with songs from her multiple-Grammy-nominated While I’m Livin’.

A blend of material exhibiting her decades-long gift for ballsy swagger and tender reflection, Tucker’s live show at the Troubadour included a devastatingly gorgeous rendition of the song that gave her current LP its title.

This piano-and-vocal live version of “ Bring My Flowers Now ” is prefaced by Tucker’s sincere appreciation for the fans that have followed her since her 1972 debut with “Delta Dawn,” at just 13 years old. “I guarantee there’s no way my life would be as special if you weren’t […]

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WeHo ‘Winter Sounds’ Presents Dhara World Music on Jan 11

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WEST HOLLYWOOD — Winter weekend evenings in WeHo are filled with modern classical, jazz and world music as the City of West Hollywood presents its 2019/2020 Winter Sounds Free Indoor Concert Series.

The concerts are on the second Saturday of the month at 5 p.m. through February 2020.

The January concert features Dhara World Music, a multi-faceted group that features Vineet Vyas, Rajib Karmakar, James Waterman, Joseph Salcedo, and Amir Oosman.

Each member has studied the traditions of Indian music, West African rhythms, Persian music, Latin percussion, and more. Dhara seamlessly fuses these backgrounds and idioms to bring audiences a unique experience.

Next Show: Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 5 p.m. at the City of West Hollywood’s Council Chambers/Public Meeting Room at West Hollywood Library, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.

City of West Hollywood Winter Sounds concerts are free to attend and while RSVPs are not required, they are requested at weho.org/wintersounds. Limited first-come, first-served seating will be available in the Council Chambers.

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Free ‘Winter Sounds’ Indoor Concert Series: Nick Mancini Quartet Dec 14

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WEST HOLLYWOOD — Experience Winter weekend evenings filled with modern classical, jazz, and world music as the City of West Hollywood presents its 2019/2020 Winter Sounds Free Indoor Concert Series.

The concert series takes place on the second Saturday of the month at 5 p.m. from December 2019 through February 2020.

The series will kick-off with the Nick Mancini Quartet. Vibraphonist Nick Mancini has been performing professionally since the age of 15.

Here’s a sample of Mancini’s style from his Youtube page :

Nick Mancini earned his masters degree from Manhattan School of Music and spent 10 years honing his craft in New York City before relocating to Los Angeles.

He’s performed and recorded with a wide range of artists including Arturo Sandoval, Kamasi Washington, Peter Erskine, Poncho Sanchez, and Solange.

As both a band leader and side man, Nick has appeared at some of New York’s most notable venues such as the Apollo Theater, Birdland, The Blue Whale, as well as appearing at the LACMA Friday Night Jazz series.

City of West Hollywood Winter Sounds concerts are free to attend and while RSVPs are not required, they are encouraged at wintersounds.

Limited first-come, first-served seating will be available in the Council Chambers.

Time and place:
Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 5 p.m. at the City of West Hollywood’s Council Chambers/Public Meeting Room at West Hollywood Library, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.

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Diana Ross, Faith Evans to Headline Free World AIDS Day Concerts

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LOS ANGELES — AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, is once again set to hold a variety of free concerts, community events and formal observations in many of the 43 countries around the globe that AHF serves in, to mark World AIDS Day, formally observed each year on December 1.

Primetime Emmy Award-winner, Billy Porter, will host a Los Angeles concert at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre with Grammy award-winner Faith Evans, singer/songwriter, Daya and entertainer Miss Shalae.

Three other concerts will be held in the U.S., in Dallas, Miami and Atlanta, with the incomparable Diana Ross featured as special guest at the Dallas concert on November 29. There will also be scores of other events set in the 15 U.S. states that AHF operates in, as well as more than 100 additional AHF World AIDS Day commemorations and events around the globe.

Primetime Emmy Award-winner, Billy Porter, will host a Los Angeles concert at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre with Grammy award-winner Faith Evans, singer/songwriter, Daya and entertainer Miss Shalae on December 1st (Graphic: Business Wire)
  • LOS ANGELES – Dec. 1 (Sunday) – 2019 Primetime Emmy Award-winner, Billy Porter, will host a concert at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre with Grammy award-winner Faith Evans, singer/songwriter Daya and entertainer Miss Shalae. Partnering with AHF is Impulse United, which is celebrating its 10-year anniversary.
  • DALLAS – Nov. 29 (Friday) – AHF is partnering with respected local AIDS organization, AIN, to host a free concert with the incomparable Diana Ross. Joining Ms. Ross will be R&B singer KeKe Wyatt and singer, actress Teyana Taylor. The concert will take place at the Bomb Factory. 
  • ATLANTA – Dec. 5 (Thursday) at Center Stage Atlanta will be Grammy nominated artists Deborah CoxRaheem DeVaughnand rapper KCamp.
  • MIAMI – Dec. 7 (Saturday) – The Adrienne Arscht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami Dade County is the site with performances by singer/songwriter India and multi-talented musician Amara La Negra.

Under its “Keep the Promise!” banner, AHF will acknowledge progress made in the global fight against HIV and AIDS. These AHF World AIDS Day events also serve as a stark reminder to world leaders and others that there were over 1 million AIDS deaths and as many as 2.3 million new HIV infections occurring in the last year—and that there is still much work to be globally to defeat this epidemic.

This year, AHF is also honoring “Our Champions” at all its U.S. World AIDS Day events. “Our Champions” are select group of individuals, both living and dead, who have made a profound impact in the decades-long fight against HIV and AIDS, and these champions include local community advocates, important figures like Princess Diana, Connie Norman, Elizabeth Taylor, Larry Kramer, Pedro Zamora and others, who will be recognized, remembered and honored nationwide.

According to UNAIDS and W.H.O., over 38.9 million people are living with HIV/AIDS around the world. Each year, it is estimated that as many as 2.3 million people become infected with the virus and up to 1 million die of AIDS-related causes. While millions of people today are accessing lifesaving antiretroviral therapy, millions more still desperately need it. The end of the epidemic is only possible if governments and world leaders Keep the Promise on AIDS.

A list of AHF’s U.S. World AIDS Day events can be accessed at: www.ahf.org/wad/.

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