Babyface Star

10/11/2013 1:53 pm3 comments
Sean "P.Diddy" Combs and Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds.

Photos By Marty Cotwright

  HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – R&B singer, songwriter and music producer Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, who has collected 10 Grammy Awards and has penned or produced tunes for artists ranging from Whitney Houston to Michael Jackson to John Mellencamp, received the 2,508th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today. The ceremony [...]

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Veteran stunt performer Angela Meryl writes mentor book about the business

10/09/2013 7:41 pm1 comment
Veteran stunt performer Angela Meryl writes mentor book about the business

By Olu Alemoru, Staff Writer A veteran stunt performer, who has doubled the likes of Halle Berry, Beyoncé Knowles, Vivica A. Fox, Vanessa Williams and Gabrielle Union, recently added author to her resume with the release of a hands-on book about the industry. The official release for Angela Meryl’s “Stunts: [...]

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South African film commissioners report on L.A. visit

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South African film commissioners report on L.A. visit

By Olu Alemoru, Staff Writer Last weekend Angelenos got to enjoy the vibrant culture of one Africa’s leading nations with a three-day music and film festival that no doubt delighted downtown culture vultures. The inaugural South African Arts Festival came at a time when the country’s political icons, Nelson and Winnie [...]

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Korn inducted into Guitar Center RockWalk

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Korn nducted into Guitar Center’s Historic RockWalk.

Photos By Gary McCarthy

    Independent Staff Report HOLLYWOOD — Guitar Center added the Grammy Award-winning hard rock band Korn into its historic RockWalk Tuesday in a private, invitation-only ceremony. After two Grammy Awards, eleven MTV Video Music Award nominations, and millions of records sold, the members of Korn took their place among [...]

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Dodgers free parking for fans of four

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Dodger Dude

Photo by Gary McCarthy

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – It’ll pay to carpool to Dodger Stadium during the team’s playoff run. The team announced today that parking will be free for fans who have four or more passengers in a vehicle arriving at the stadium for the balance of the postseason. The announcement followed problems [...]

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Telekinetic Coffe Shop Surprise

10/08/2013 1:23 pm3 comments
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CicLAvia, “Heart of LA”

10/07/2013 2:11 pm4 comments
Ciclava with style - Los Angeles 

Photos by Gary McCarthy

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The eighth edition of will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, with 7.5 miles in downtown Los Angeles, the Westlake district, Chinatown and Boyle Heights closed to motorized vehicles. CicLAvia is open to people traveling in any direction on foot as well as by [...]

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Movie trailer: ‘The Armstrong Lie’

10/04/2013 7:21 pm2 comments
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Oxygen’s ‘Preacher’s of L.A.’ debuts next Wednesday

10/02/2013 8:01 pm3 comments
Oxygen’s ‘Preacher’s of L.A.’ debuts next Wednesday

By Olu Alemoru, Staff Writer Dissected, discussed and even derided ever since its announcement, viewers will finally get a chance to see what all the fuss might be about when “Preachers of L.A.” debuts on the Oxygen channel next Wednesday at 10 p.m. The reality show chronicles the lives of [...]

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Film on women’s liberation movement screens at Laemmle Music Hall

09/30/2013 10:50 pm14 comments
Film on women’s liberation movement screens at Laemmle Music Hall

By Olu Alemoru, Staff Writer Growing up Black and Jewish in the 1940s, Frances M. Beal overcame the racial and sexual pressures of the day to become a noted author and peace advocate. Her name may be unfamiliar to many, but she and other feminist figures will be the center [...]

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