News from the Brown Side of Town - 6.12.06
The Hope of Glory Fellowship's Summer Jam Kickoff Concert at the Pico Rivera Sports Arena a huge success
Hoping this finds you well, feelin' fine, lookin' good, and enjoying the land, love, and music that is Aztlan. If you see somebody without a smile...give them one of yours and let's all bring out the sunshine!
Published on LatinoLA: June 13, 2006
Things were really popping in the Land of 1000 Dances this weekend, and everybody feels so much better this week!
Starting off with my '2nd Time Around Show?' on the KCLAFM, Chicano Express Radio, and Q~VO Radio network stations, the Brown Sound Music de Aztlan was heard coast to coast, and around the World.
The Hope of Glory Fellowship's Summer Jam Kickoff Concert at the Pico Rivera Sports Arena was a huge success Friday night, and love was in the air all night long, where the word of GOD was heard, felt, and shared!
The KINGS & PRIESTS, THE BROTHERS n' BLUES, Singer MELINDA DEL TORO, and The HOPE OF GLORY FELLOWSHIP BAND, CREW, and DANCERS were all in 'da zone', all giving excellent performances that 'wowed' everybody all night long.
Pastor Ray Tellez and all the members of the HOPE OF GLORY FELLOWSHIP convey their deepest thanks to RAMPART RECORD's Steven Chavez for his excellent job as stage and program manager, Phil Reyes & Larry Saenz of SOUVENIR ENTERTAINMENT for their masterful & powerful sound production, KCLA FM's FRANKIE FIRME who served as Host & Emcee, and the tireless efforts of Art, Norma, Chris, Jake, and Eric Arzaga for helping make the show such a success.
The Night Flight 2 Band brought the house down at BB King's in Universal City.
The SATISFACTION BAND played to packed houses at the Lakewood Hop and the La Mirada VFW Hall.
SANGRIA, STEVIE B, and SOTO kept the Gente happy at the Santa Fe Springs Swap Meet.
TIERRA, The PLATTERS, The COASTERS, and The DRIFTERS rocked the Gente of the San Fernando Valley at the Hansen Dam.
And it's just gonna get better!
This week, original THEE MIDNITERS founding members Benny Lopez and George Salazar, along with IMPALAS former lead singer Al Anaya, who have reformed as MIDNITES MOON, will be special studio guests on the 2nd Time Around Show this Thursday on www.kclafm.com at 6:00pm, promoting the World wide debut of their new CD. Check it out!
July 8th, the SOUL OF AZTLAN SHOW with FRANKIE FIRME, a free show for the community, will start at 5pm on Saturday at TIA CHUCHA's Cultural Center in Sylmar, featuring the premier of the documentary movie 'The West Coast East Side Sound', DJ Music by Frankie Firme, live performances by PEPE MARQUEZ and ANTHONY PRIETO, and a special send off party for acclaimed Chicano author~poet LUIS RODRIGUEZ, who has been invited to South America to promote Chicano Culture in the southern hemisphere!
Special guest & dignitaries will also be in attendance.
July 16th, Midnight productions present SLY, SLICK & WICKED, TIERRA with Rudy & Steve Salas, CHICO, and the 'Bad Boyz of East L.A. Oldies' Rocky Padilla & Cory Silva. More info coming soon!
July 29th~30th, the 13th Annual Oxnard Salsa Festival in the ?Barrio by the Sea?, Oxnard, California. For more info: www.oxnardsalsafestival.com
More news coming~ be sure to check out the calendar section on www.latinola.com
The best Chicano~Tejano music on the planet is heard on www.chicanoexpress.com with the 'Godfather of Tejano Soul' Crazy Chuy Hernandez, 24/7, coast to coast, and around the World, because, ?it?s a Brown thing, baby!?, featuring guest DJ, Frankie Firme, ?The Al Capone of the microphone, and the Hitman of West Coast Chicano soul?.
For a hyperlink list of some of the hottest and most popular Chicano websites in Aztlan, check out the 'What's new' page on www.frankiefirme.50megs.com
We ask for continued prayers for Frankie Firme's mother, Ms. Janie Chavez of the East L.A. Revue, and the familia of Night Flight 2 band member Peter Jaramillo, sending well wishes and hopes for a speedy recovery.
We also ask you all to keep a prayer in your hearts for our brave Men & Women in uniform serving overseas in Iraq Afghanistan. It ain't over yet!
For info on advertisement, marketing, band & talent booking & event information:
Stevenchavez68@hotmail.com or go to www.eastLArevue.com
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You can still access all the 411 & chisme on www.LatinoLA.com and www.eastLArevue.com , where "The Brown Side" will now be published.