Archive for the ‘Columnists’ Category

A Chat with Kirk Whalum

By Kim Webster There are certain instruments that talk to you or make you feel a warmth towards someone and the saxophone is in that category.  Saxophonist/songwriter Kirk Whalum says, “the emotional dynamic of that instrument is very, very wide.”  Kirk began playing the sax when he was...
December 20th, 2017 | Columnists, Kim's Kronicles | Read More

Lisa Raye Soiree

Cover and Inside Photo- The ageless Lisa Raye, still stunning at 50! Photos by Kim Webster. Los Angeles CA – HAPPY BIRTHDAY to actor, model, businesswoman, designer, director, and former First Lady of Turks & Caico Islands LisaRaye. Born September 23, 1967 in Chicago Illinois this star made...
November 17th, 2017 | Columnists, Kim's Kronicles | Read More

TD Jakes at EsoWon Bookstore

Los Angeles CA – When asked how Carlita Dorsey (from Long Beach CA) felt meeting Bishop T D Jakes, she responded, “It felt beautiful because I’ve been listening to his speeches for years. He’s an inspiration to me and to meet him today and shake his hand was the icing on the cake!” Bishop...
November 15th, 2017 | Book Reviews, Columnists, Kim's Kronicles | Read More

Three Heroes Arise in Tragedy

Cover and Inside Photo: Community heroes Melissa Vaher, Sam Basile and Joshua Miller took time out to get involved. Photo by Kim Webster.
November 14th, 2017 | Kim's Kronicles, News2 | Read More

The 28TH Annual Heroes & Legends Scholarship Awards

Cover and Inside Photo- R&B Entertainment icon Bill Withers. Photo by Kim Webster. By Kim Webster Beverly Hills CA – Master of Ceremonies Ray Parker Jr. and co-host James Reynolds presided at the 28TH Annual Heroes & Legends Scholarship Awards held at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Founder of the...
October 30th, 2017 | Entertainment, Kim's Kronicles | Read More

Long Beach Jazz Festival Celebrates Big 30

Cover photo: Jazz and music icon Barbara Morrison wows The Long Beach Jazz Festival audience. Inside photo: Jazz and R&B legend Ramsey Lewis. Both photos by Kim Webster. By Kim Webster The LB Jazz Festival has reached a milestone celebrating 30 years; Kimberly Benoit daughter of LB Jazz Festival...
September 19th, 2017 | Columnists, Kim's Kronicles | Read More

How to Confidently Accept, Embrace and Let Out Who You Truly Are

Kim Somers Egelsee. By Kim Somers Egelsee In 2017 we are caught up in pop culture, politics, social media and more. Plastic surgery, Botox, high fashion and stilettos seem to define some people like a brand. It’s easy for some to substitute material things for inner depth and beauty. The key is...
June 21st, 2017 | Columnists, Kim Somers Egelsee | Read More

Celebrating Black Music Month with First Lady of Motown Claudette Robinson

  Cover Photo: Claudette Robinson. Inside Photo: (L-R) Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson 8th District, Rae’Ven Kelly, Councilmember Curren D Price Jr. 9th District, Ms Claudette Robinson, Tamala Robinson, Norwood Young, Iris Gordy and Janie Bradford. Both photos by Kim Webster. By Kim Webster LOS...
June 13th, 2017 | Columnists, Kim's Kronicles | Read More

Billy Porter at the Grammy Museum

Cover Photo- Billy Porter electrifies, taking the stage in an eye-popping outfit. Inside Photo- Porter in a pensive mood. Photos by Rebecca Sapp. A Transition of Intention By Aimee Musser and Ross Kolde There’s a new attitude resonant in the LGBT front lines. It’s no longer an armada of mere...
June 5th, 2017 | Columnists | Read More

A J Crawford Celebrates 55 Years in the Community

A J Crawford. Cover and Inside Photos by Kim Webster. By Kim Webster “When I first came to Los Angeles, I realized you have to have some type of skill or some type of profession,” said A J Crawford who opened A and J Shoe Service Center in 1962.   He attended a trade school for shoe repair in Louisiana...
May 6th, 2017 | Community News, Kim's Kronicles | Read More