“There is not a single entertainer around that has reached success by staying on the same career path,” actor-turned-diagnostic medical sonographer Grand L. Bush said today. “In fact, research shows that the average American between ages eighteen and forty-six will explore as many as fifteen different occupations before landing the perfect gig.
“Along the way, I’ve held jobs that tested me physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and ethically. That was good, because each experience made the next one better.”
Hours before the night’s sky is illuminated by brilliant displays of fireworks, family and friends will gather for backyard barbecues to celebrate Independence Day. It is a national holiday that is marked traditionally by patriotic semblance. From parades of fashion to inventive adult drinks, expect the red, white and blue to glow in splendor. In Los Angeles, those skilled in making mixed drinks say July 4th is an opportune time for party hosts to explore expressive ways to prepare irresistible cocktails that abound in color and explode in taste.
Ever since Walt Disney portrayed the custom of traveling from house to house in search of candy in the 1952 cartoon “Trick or Treat,” the Halloween practice has been established firmly in popular culture.
Throughout Los Angeles, residents that prefer to participate in the tradition decorate their homes with make-believe jack-o-lanterns, spider webs and fake skeletons.
Others, who choose not to be disturbed on Oct. 31, resort to just turning on their front light and leaving goodies in bowls on the front porch.
With so many neighborhoods dotting LA’s urban sprawl, parents are urged to take caution in choosing the right type of community to take their costumed children out for an evening of thrills and adventure.
Here are a few popular areas in LA to consider visiting on Halloween that promise an enjoyable and safer trick-or-treating experience.
Musicians that have mastered the art of bluegrass have also gained control of numerous music genres including country, rock and roll, rhythm and blues and jazz.
In recent years, Los Angeles has witnessed a revival of first-generation roots music that’s attracting a broader and more diverse audience.
Bluegrass bands are accomplishing this resurrection of traditional songs by incorporating gospel, neo-traditional and new grass into their repertoire to appeal to varied cultures and the next generation of musical greats.
From the kaleidoscopic landscape of L.A.’s green pastures and mountainous overlook, here are some of the best bluegrass bands in the region that are creating their own marquee of melodious excellence.
“Everyone loves to party in Hollywood,” said Vince Williamz, an actor-host who frequents some of Tinseltown’s more tantalizing and exclusive nightclubs. “You have tourists that come far and wide just to experience this town’s star-studded nightlife.”
So how does one get inside these privileged venues? “You have to know the hot spots and promoters, look good and be willing to spend lots of money,” said Williamz.
There are also other ways to wine, dine and shake and shimmy alongside famous celebrities.
Here are a few of LA’s most exclusive clubs and some tips on how to get inside.