Pilgrimage 2006: Tribute to West Coast Rhythm & Blues

Tierra, The Penguins, and The Olympics at the Ford Amphitheatre, 8.26

By Oscar Arslanian
Published on LatinoLA: August 2, 2006

Pilgrimage 2006: Tribute to West Coast Rhythm & Blues

One of the premiere music events in Los Angeles, the Hollywood Arts Council?s 12th Annual Pilgrimage 2006, will bring the world of Rhythm & Blues music that was created in Los Angeles by Tierra, The Penguins and The Olympics to the Ford Amphitheatre (Saturday, August 26, 2006, 8:00 p.m.). The concert will help raise much needed funds for the Council?s art programs for children.

Pilgrimage 2006 will pay tribute to Tierra, the band named "Best R&B Vocal Group" by four leading magazines including Billboard. They started their career in East Los Angeles with a blend of rock, pop, jazz, R&B and salsa. The result was a Latin R&B rhythm which produced classics like "Together", "Gonna Find Her", "Memories" and "Zoot Suit Boogie". The band's quarter century commitment shows a dedication that can only be understood by listening to their smooth and soulful sounds

The Penguins, with original lead singer Cleve Duncan, who recorded one of the most popular records of all time ?Earth Angel? (with ?Hey Senorita? on the flip side) and The Olympics, (?Western Movies?, ?Hully Gully?) with Walter Ward will also perform and be honored for their enormous pioneering contributions to popular music having created their classic hits in South Los Angeles garages in the mid-1950s.

The annual Pilgrimage concert celebrates the art of music and raises funds for the Hollywood Arts Council?s programs for children and youth. Sponsors for the event include Kodak, The Hollywood Reporter, KJAZZ, Pacific Federal, Capitol Records, Iron Mountain.

More info at: http://www.hollywoodartscouncil.org/

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