Preservation Hall Foundation Announces Benefit Concert & Relief Fund for Musicians Affected by Devastating Flood

By James Pleasant New Orleans’ Preservation Hall has been a cornerstone of jazz music since its origins in the early 1960s. During this time, traditional New Orleans Jazz was becoming overshadowed by more popular styles of music such as rock … Continue reading

Moby to Headline Circle V Festival in Support of Animal Rights

By Kennedi Johnson  When American DJ and musician Moby isn’t on stage, he passionately advocates for the rights of animals. He has adopted a vegan diet, opened the vegan restaurant Little Pine in Los Angeles, and authored the pro-animal-rights book … Continue reading

Herb Alpert Foundation to Donate $10.1 Million to LACC, Giving All Music Majors a Free Education

By Laura Ferreiro Herb Alpert, whose groundbreaking style of Latin jazz has made him one of the world’s most respected trumpeters, is now paving the way for a new generation of musicians. His namesake foundation has announced that it will … Continue reading

Crystal Castles Donate Proceeds from New Album to Amnesty International

By James Pleasant Experimental electronica duo Crystal Castles is back on the scene with their fourth studio album, Amnesty (I), the group’s first since the departure of former vocalist Alice Glass in 2014. Crystal Castles, comprised of producer Ethan Kath … Continue reading

Renowned ‘Dragon Tattoo’ Composer Presents Nordic Noir Concert Benefiting LA’s Griffith Park

By Laura Ferreiro There’s no denying that Griffith Park is one of Los Angeles’ true gems. Boasting miles of gorgeous hiking and horseback riding trails, it’s also home to a bird sanctuary, museums, the Los Angeles Zoo, incredible wildlife and … Continue reading

Take Action to Earn Free Tickets to Global Citizen Festival Featuring Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, Selena Gomez & More

By Kennedi Johnson Social justice platform Global Citizen will host its fifth annual Global Citizen Festival on September 24 in New York’s Central Park, featuring an array of top performers including Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Selena Gomez, Major Lazer and Metallica. … Continue reading

Alicia Keys, Pharrell, Bono & More Come Together to Fight Racial Injustice in ‘23 Ways’ Video

By James Pleasant Singer-songwriter Alicia Keys assembled dozens of celebrities to stand in solidarity with the victims of institutional racism. In the video 23 Ways to Be Killed If You’re Black in America, part of Keys’ “We Are Here” movement, … Continue reading

Dave Stewart Brings Sweet Dreams to UK Churches for Innovative Concert Series

By Kennedi Johnson Award-winning musician Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics is launching an extremely innovative pop and rock concert series: “Church Keys.” Stewart’s own “idea factory,” Dave Stewart Entertainment, is partnering with the Churches Conservation Trust to repurpose abandoned churches … Continue reading

Lifelong Activist Kris Kristofferson to Receive Woody Guthrie Prize

By Kennedi Johnson Tackling topics from racism to poverty, folk singer and songwriter Woody Guthrie dedicated his life to voicing the issues of oppressed Americans through his music. In honor of his altruistic spirit, the Woody Guthrie Center annually awards … Continue reading

St. Vincent, Rhye, Questlove & More for First-Ever Festival of Disruption Benefiting David Lynch Foundation

By Kennedi Johnson Surrealist filmmaker and artist David Lynch has been a practitioner and advocate of Transcendental Meditation (TM) for more than 40 years. “TM is, in a word, life changing for the good,” says Lynch. In order to bring … Continue reading