Arts And Culture
7/30/12, 11:22 a.m.
The 17th annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival was, for many attendees, an important remembrance of a rich musical and cultural history.
7/29/12, 9:05 a.m.
Jazz trombonist Phil Ranelin will be performing at the Central Avenue Jazz Festival today. Even though Ranelin wasn't in LA during Central Avenue's jazz heyday, his passion for its history is what ties him to this festival.
7/27/12, 1:21 p.m.
Blues guitarist Ray Goren is described as a genius by his old-timer musical peers – and he's about to enter the seventh grade.
7/27/12, 10:26 a.m.
Etta James' son kicked off 2012's Central Avenue Jazz Festival with a performance at Friday morning's City Council meeting.
7/25/12, 6:14 p.m.
While the jazz clubs that once made Central Avenue the center for music in Los Angeles are now long gone, some South L.A. residents honor their memory at the annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival.
7/25/12, 5:27 p.m.
The Diana Holling Band will perform at the Central Avenue Jazz Festival this weekend. In a previous interview, Holling said the festival will be her biggest gig yet.
7/20/12, 3:08 p.m.
Downtown L.A.'s Grand Park opens next week. Attendees who show their Metro pass have the chance to win gift certificates, hotel stays, theater tickets and more.
7/18/12, 1:06 p.m.
She says she got a late start, but Diana Holling is done doing the "mommy thing" and ready for her biggest gig yet at the 17th annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival.
7/16/12, 12:47 p.m.
This year's event takes place July 28 and 29 and revolves around jazz and soul musical performances.
6/24/12, 12:13 a.m.
Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard turned into a carnival this past weekend. The festival, which runs until Sunday, raises money for LAPD youth programs.