Wine Down Wednesday


Check out Wine Down Wednesday, Windsor Hills own night of fun, comedy, and wine.  The show was moved from the Hollywood area to Windsor Hills because of a desire to bring local “go to” premier  entertainment spot to our area without all of the hassle that comes with going to Hollywood.

This week’s show is hosted by Kalea McNeill and features London Brown (Fat Reggie in HBO’s Ballers), Tacarra Williams (Kevin Hart’s Next Level), and more! We create a vibe, complimentary wine is provided (early arrival suggested). Personal Chef, “Color Me Creole” will be preparing her famous Cinnamon Fried Chicken with Red Beans & Rice. Vegan options available as well. Music will be provided by DJ Young Free of the Dru League.

Wine Down Wednesday is located at Cultural Interiors, a boutique in the Slauson Overhill area where you can find gifts, artifacts, and art from ancient African, Indian, and Asian cultures.  Feel free to explore while you enjoy the show!


4421 W. Slauson Ave

8:00 Doors Open

8:30 Showtime

$5 presale, tix avail instore or online at

$10 at the door

Banc Of California Stadium Ready For Soccer




The Banc of California Stadium will host its first LA Football Club Game against Seattle Sounders April 29th at 6pm.   The recently completed $350 million, 22,000-seat, Gensler-designed stadium has been under construction since 2016. The site was previously occupied by the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena.   A ribbon-cutting ceremony held on April 18th marked the completion of the 20 months of construction.  LA Mayor Eric Garcetti, City Council President Herb Wesson, Councilmember and Coliseum Commission President Curren Price, MLS commissioner Don Garber, and Co-Owner Ervin “Magic” Johnson were just a few present for the ribbon cutting ceremony.  The new stadium is the newest landmark in Exposition Park, along with the LA Memorial Coliseum, the California African American Museum, the California Science Center, and the Natural History Museum of LA County and the under construction Lucas Museum of Narrative Art.

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LA Football Club

Kicking Off A New Era Of Soccer In Expo Park

LA’s new soccer stadium now open

LA Rams And Chargers Stadium Taking Shape


The LA Rams and Chargers Stadium are beginning to take shape.  The 70,240-seat arena will be the first indoor/outdoor stadium to be built, a clear roof above but open on all sides, no walls, so guest will enjoy the feeling of being outside yet protected from the elements.  The $2.6 billion stadium will be the largest stadium ever built at 3.1 million square feet.  The stadium is actually a giant whole in the ground; the base of the stadium is a 100ft in the ground rather than the normal max of 30ft due to the proximity to LAX.  The LA Stadium will have the largest video screen at 120 yards (dubbed Oculus) just about the same size of the football field it will be hovering directly above.  The LA Stadium will be opening in 2020 and is planned to host the Super Bowl LVI, 2023 College Football National Championship, and the 2028 Summer Olympic Games.


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Live Construction Cam

Stadium Construction


LA Rams Stadium Beginning To Take Shape 

Inglewood Stadium Video 



Radiers and Chargers Propose Stadium In Carson


So this is all over the internet but I still decided to cover it, so the Raiders and Chargers are supposed to be teaming up to build a $1.7 billion stadium in Carson near the 110 and 405 Freeway interchange. I personally believe this is a last ditch effort for both teams to get new stadiums in there current markets, playing the whole “if you don’t build us a new stadium we’re moving to LA.”  The teams are working with “Carson2gether,” a group of businesses and labor leaders. The coalition announced the project today at a news conference near the 168-acre site, a parcel at the southwest quadrant of the intersection of the 405 Freeway and Del Amo Boulevard.  No shade Carson, but I still support the stadium in Inglewood but lets see how this pencils out.

Raiders and Chargers coming to LA


Up Close & Personal With Hill Harper At Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza


Baldwin Hills Crenshaw will also host public interview with this year’s PAFF Celebrity Ambassador, Hill Harper. Known for his roles in CSI: New York, Covert Affairs and in the recent feature film The Boy Next Door alongside Jennifer Lopez, Hill is also a New York Times bestselling author and has been appointed by President Obama to serve on several advocacy committees. Harper will discuss highlights from his writing career, including Letters to a Young Brother and Letters to a Young Sister, and will offer insights to young people in the community about political advocacy and the importance of developing healthy personal finance habits. The interview will take place on February 19th at 7:00pm in BHC Center Court.

The Pan African Film And Art Festival Is Still Going On


Celebrating the achievements of African filmmakers and artists from around the world, the Pan African Film and Art Festival (PAFF) will continue through February 16th, and is expected to draw more than 35,000 people to the Crenshaw district. The twelve-day event began its history at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw in 1996 when it hosted the festival as part of its Celebration of African American Heritage Event. This year, the festival will include screenings of over 125 films at the RAVE Cinemas and several community forums, as well as an African arts and crafts festival featuring the work of more than 100 artisans, including jewelry, fashion, fine art, artifacts and quilts. As part of the festival, more than 6,000 students from across Los Angeles County and their teachers will participate in the annual StudentFest, engaging in discussions about the intersection of film and important societal issues, such as literacy, racial respect and gang prevention.

This year’s featured films will include the West Coast premiere of the documentary The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution on opening night; the world premiere of the Ethiopian film Triangle- Going to America; and the world premiere of The Man in 3B on the festival’s closing night. These highly-anticipated films will be followed by red-carpet receptions on the BHC Bridge, 2nd floor. A detailed listing of all screenings and events is available at, where tickets are also available for purchase.

Inglewood Football Stadium Gaining Momentum


I know we’ve been dazzled before with NFL talk [**cough**Farmers Field**cough**City of Industry**cough**Carson] however this Stadium in Inglewood may be really coming and the efforts from Stockbridge and the Owner of the St. Louie Rams are gaining more traction than I’ve seen from any of the other Stadium ideas (mainly because there’s an actual football team involved in the plans rather than just billionaire boy developers dreaming up ideas) So for some reason if you haven’t heard, the Hollywood Park Racetrack is being torn down and recreated into Hollywood Park Tomorrow.  The developer of this currently under construction mega-project has partnered with the owner of the Rams to build a 80, 000-seat NFL Stadium and a 6,000-seat Entertainment Venue adjacent to the stadium.  Now whats making this different than the other NFL Stadium ideas, beside the involvement of an actual football team, is that Stan Kroenke (the owner of the Rams) and Stockbridge are going to sidestep the usual pre-development process, which involves a lengthy environmental report, by putting the Stadium development on the Inglewood ballot.  The issue lies in the zoning changes necessary that’ll make it legal to build a stadium on the site.  If the planned stadium goes to a vote, Inglewood residents could be hitting the polls as soon as June to decide the stadium’s fate.  There are also regulations on building tall buildings near the airport, therefore the developers plans to sink the stadium 100 feet into the ground, making it low enough to avoid the FAA study.  The developers seem to have the communities support by collecting 20,000 signatures when only 8,400 were necessary.  So all in all guys we might actually be getting a football team……FINALLY!

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Curbed LA has the scoop on Inglewoods Stadium

HPT Gallery

Inglewood Putting Stadium on the Ballot

Senator Isadore Hall III on the Inglewoods Potential Stadium

Inglewood Stadium Developers Moving Along


Holy Shih-Tzu, Rendering Relaeased of Inglewood’s Planned Football Stadium


You guys thought I was pulling your leg when I did the Rams are moving back to LA after Superbowl post,  well I kid-you-not, LA Times just confirmed it, St. Louis Rams owner is building a football stadium on 60 acrese of land between the forum and the, under construction, Hollywood Park Tomorrow Development.   LA Times has also blessed us with first conceptual design of the what the City of Champions Football stadium is to look like (pictured above).  We all know that design get transformed several times before they actually break ground on a project, so don’t expect the stadium to look exactly like the rendering above however I think this gives us the main idea.  As far as what I can see, there’s seems to be a large pedestrian/fan plaza directly in front of the stadium with another large body of water for the area ( the Hollywood Park Tomorrow Development has a huge lake in the middle of it with river leading to a lower lake, and I thought we were in a drought).

Rams owner Stan Kroenke, purchased the 60 acres a year ago, and has seemed to partner with the owners of the 238-acre Hollywood Park developer, Stockbridge Capital Group. The plan is to add an 80,000-seat NFL stadium and 6,000-seat performance venue to the already-massive development of retail, office, hotel and residential space, Stockbridge and the Kroenke Group confirmed with The Times.  The Inglewood site Kroenke bought last year is too small for a stadium and parking, but the deal with Stockbridge, the neighboring developer, provides ample space.  The Rams have the option to to convert their lease in St. Louis to year-to-year, so I assume there gonna stay in St. Louie till the stadium is completed. The Rams declined comment on any plans to move to LA times but at this point its obivious whats going down.


Inglewood Property Value is about to SKYROCKET!!

NFL in LA: Rams To Be Moving Back to LA after SuperBowl


The Lie They Call “NFL in Los Angeles”

So this story of the boy who cried wolf is getting old where the the boy is the City of Los Angeles/AEG and the wolf is the NFL.  Will we ever see a National football game in LA again.  First AEG played us along getting us excited thinking one day we can walk out of a Laker game and right into a NFL tailgate, that seems to have fallen thru (even tho AEG is holding onto it for dear life) then we come to the Rams Owner purchasing land between the Forum and the under construction Hollywood Park Tomorrow Development to build a stadium.  At first he was suppose to be bringing a soccer team from London, and now the latest word is that the Rams will be announcing their move back to LA after the superbowl in Feb, we’ll see how that goes.  But whatever happen to the stadium out in the City of Industry.  But now the NFL says they plan on having a team in LA within the next two years looking at locations next to Dodger Stadium, and even Carson.  Well we’ll see this all pans out but seriously don’t hold your breathe.

NFL November Meeting has LA 2015 on the Agenda

 NFL says 1-2 years away from being in LA

Curbed says 2 Teams Coming to LA

Free Concerts At BHCP Leading Up To BET Experience



Eric Benet, Marsa Ambrosius, Candice Glover, RaVaughn, Eric Bellinger and more are set to headline free concerts at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza Promenade starting May 31.  These concert are scheduled every Saturday leading up to this years BET Awards and BET Experience at LA Live.  Below is the media advisory I just received.


LOS ANGELES, CA – May 23, 2014 – BET Networks and AEG today announced a partnership with Baldwin Hills Crenshaw in Los Angeles, CA to present an exciting, free weekly Saturday concert series beginning May 31 leading up to the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE presented by Coca-ColaÒ June 27 – 29, 2014.  The concerts, free of charge and open to the public, conclude with a final performance on Saturday, June 21.

Just a few of the artists scheduled to perform include Eric Benet, Marsha Ambrosuis, “American Idol” winner Candice Glover, Day 26, RaVaughn, Eric Bellinger, Adrian Marcel, Dondria, Mila J. and more.  Be sure to visit for the latest updates.

The road to BET Experience at L.A. Live presented by Coca-ColaÒ is guaranteed to be an exciting journey as the Los Angeles community gears up for the upcoming BET weekend that includes 3 nights of concerts at STAPLES Center and Club Nokia, a 2-day FREE fan fest, the Sprite Celebrity Basketball game, Genius Talks, live tapings of “106 & Park,” a Gospel showcase and more – all leading up to the “BET Awards” on Sunday, June 29, 2014.

“We’re thrilled to expand the impact of the BET Experience at L.A. Live to include a weekly concert series at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw,” said Paxton Baker, EVP and GM of Centric and BET executive in charge of BET Experience.  “We will showcase an exciting musical line-up featuring some of our Music Matters artists and a few surprises along the way on the Road to the BET Experience.”

“We are excited about our partnership with BET,” said Kenneth T. Lombard, Vice Chairman – Investments & Partner at Capri Capital Partners, the owner of Baldwin Hills Crenshaw. “For the past five years, we‘ve strived to support our community through the BHCP Live! music series.  This year’s partnership with BET through The Road to the BET Experience and its highly-acclaimed Music Matters program is another example of our commitment to bring top-notch, free entertainment to our shoppers and our surrounding communities.”

BET Networks’ music initiative, Music Matters, has a history of showcasing rising stars across multiple platforms.  From hip hop’s Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole, R&B’s Marsha Ambrosius and Elle Varner, and the elevating gospel of Mali Music and LeCrae, Music Matters is dedicated to connecting artists to their fans.

All concerts begin at 3 p.m. Outdoor seating on the promenade is limited, so guests are encouraged to arrive early.

Single day tickets and 3-day package for STAPLES Center and Club Nokia concerts are all on-sale now. Single day STAPLES Center tickets are priced starting at $59.50, $99.50 and $149.50. The 3-day STAPLES Center Concert ticket packages are $199, $299 and $399. Tickets for the Club Nokia shows are on-sale now with prices ranging from $25 to $79.50. Tickets can be purchased at or at
To have exclusive access to the best seats and roll like a true VIP throughout the weekend, a limited number of VIP Packages are available. Both the Gold and Diamond VIP Packages include the only public access to purchasing “BET Awards” tickets.  Get the best of everything with the Diamond Package that includes hospitality throughout the weekend, a special “BET Awards” red carpet experience and much more! for more information.

All information about the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE presented by Coca-ColaÒ can be found at  Guests can purchase tickets, book exclusive hotel rates and sign up for the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE presented by Coca-ColaÒ newsletter to receive updates and announcements before they are available to the general public.  Follow the Experience on Twitter @betexperience.

BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel reaches more than 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and sub-Saharan Africa. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions:, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; CENTRIC, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the 25- to 54-year-old African-American audience; BET Digital Networks – BET Gospel and BET Hip Hop, attractive alternatives for cutting-edge entertainment tastes; BET Home Entertainment, a collection of BET-branded offerings for the home environment including DVDs and video-on-demand; BET Event Productions, a full-scale event management and production company with festivals and live events spanning the globe; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET in the United Kingdom and oversees the extension of BET network programming for global distribution.

BET Networks, an entertainment powerhouse, and AEG, one of the leading entertainment companies in the world and developer/ operator of L.A. LIVE, have teamed up once again to create the BET EXPERIENCE AT L.A. LIVE (BETX), June 27 – 29, 2014 presented by Coca-ColaÒ.   This three-day festival will be filled with music and comedy concerts taking place at Club Nokia and STAPLES Center; “106 & PARK” tapings in Nokia Plaza L.A. LIVE; BET Fan Fest at the Los Angeles Convention Center including seminars, celebrity basketball games, celebrity meet & greets; GRAMMY® Museum exhibits and other special appearances.  The weekend will be capped off with the “BET Awards” on Sunday, June 29, 2014 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE.

The BET AWARDS is one of the most watched award shows on cable television according to the Nielsen Company.  The BET AWARDS franchise remains as the #1 program in cable TV history among African-Americans, and it is BET’s #1 telecast every year.  It recognizes the triumphs and successes of artists, entertainers, and athletes in a variety of categories.

Launched in 2010, the BET Music Matters initiative highlights emerging new artists by showcasing their talents through live performances including monthly showcases and the Music Matters Tour.  Music Matters has helped propel the careers of artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Marsha Ambrosius, Miguel, J. Cole, Melanie Fiona, Estelle, Elle Varner, K. Michelle, Eric Roberson, Big K.R.I.T., Emeli Sande’, Luke James, Stalley, Mali Music, Astro Kid and more.

Baldwin Hills Crenshaw (BHC) is an 870,000-square-foot retail destination located at the intersection of Crenshaw Blvd. and Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. in Los Angeles, California.  Anchored by Macys, Sears and WalMart, with over 100 specialty stores, state-of-the-art cinemas and dining options, BHC has long been recognized as the hub of the surrounding communities. From a signature concert series known as BHCP Live!, monthly Kid’s Club and a weekly Farmers’ Market to the many public services offered at the mall, it is clear that BHC is more than just a place to shop, it’s a central gathering place for the local community.  BHC is entrenched in the local lifestyle, and is committed to making this neighborhood an even better place to live, work, shop and just BE! BHC has teamed up with several leading community partners to support a variety of worthwhile events throughout the year, and continue to support programming that reflects the history and interests of our local residents.