The city of Los Angeles has small pockets of community - Downton LA, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Echo Park, Venice, Sliverlake, Lemeirt Park, the list goes on. Each with it's own story to tell. Each it's own constellation of vibes and every Angeleno knows what they will get when visiting or residing in these different communities. It is a rare day when this city feels whole; feels like a community. Saturday, January 21st, at the Women's March LA was one of those rare occasions.
Third World's second annual "Under The Stars" benefit concert was a memorable, star-studded experience. Taking place on the lawns of Hope Zoo in Kingston, Jamaica, the concert was packed. As the old becomes the new, Third World's "Under the Stars" benefit concert will be one to look forward to each December as the veteran band campaigns for a great cause. Click the link to read our review with guest correspondent Soren Waugh.
Attorney and professor, Tiffanie Anderson, wanted to create a channel for Jamaicans (and people throughout the African diaspora), interested in visiting and learning more about Africa. Anderson wanted to give people a way to not only get to Africa but a way to explore and discover the continent with purpose. That is why Away To Africa was created and is now in its second year; giving people a renewed sense of the natural spirit of Africa.
The 7th annual Reggae On The Mountain (ROTM) music and culture festival chronicles another success story for festival organizers Label 27. The company's mission of celebrating art, music and love can be seen, felt and heard at the growing music festival, held every summer in the mountains of Topanga Canyon, California.
Reggae artist Romain Virgo will be performing live in Los Angeles this Sunday, September 11th at The Savoy Entertainment Center in Inglewood, CA. Virgo is best known for his reggae ballads "Love Doctor," "Live My Life," "California" and "Coldside." The artist will be backed by live band Detour Posse, at his upcoming California show.
In patois, the term "large up" means to elevate, or exalt. So, it is fitting that the site of the same name shares the same intention. The site's impact has allowed the LargeUp team to expand to promotion, and organizing events such as Chronixx and more in Central Park for their first-annual SummerStage concert.
On Bob Marley's 71st birthday, February 6th of this year, Marley Natural debuted to di world it's "consciously-curated" cannabis products at a party in Los Angeles California where they showcased their budding flower, a hemp seed body care line, their black walnut accoutrements. And to keep with the times, vape.
Here at KingstonToLA, even though we love a good old pint of Guinness, we went searching for our own pot of gold. We went deep within the lush green isle of Jamaica (via the internet), and found 5 hidden isle treasures.
There are times in a campaign, where something happens, and everything just changes. Bernie Sanders and his vision for America has recently taken the country by storm. Don't miss this powerful message from one of Sanders' most important supporters.
The Trial of The Century is about to make its TV debut with the highly anticipated FX series The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.
Amber Rose has become a figure of empowerment and social justice awareness for women around the world. Yes you read that correctly.
New York Fashion Week is that week-long party you just can’t escape. It’s all over everybody’s timeline as a friendly reminder: you’re not there and missing all the fun. Having never been to NYFW, I feel that tinge of jealousy every time. KingstontoLA is planning for next year, but until then we’ll continue to admire the fashion, the celebrity parties and new models from afar. We’ve got the round up on our top moments from the most recent NYFW.
If you haven’t already heard, Action Bronson’s rap style sounds eerily similar to rap legend’s Ghostface Killah. So much so Killah has mistaken Bronson’s raps for his own. True story. Most recently, Bronson was interviewed on ESPN’s “SportsNation,” when he was asked about this similarity in tone-rap style. Bronson responded with “He’s not rapping like this no more.” Uh oh. Shots fired.
It seems as if America has a new most hated person every week. Some weeks it’s Mike Tyson, another week it’s the police, many weeks it’s Barack Obama, the list goes on. This week America’s most hated goes to Chloe Bartoli. Unfortunately for the French born stylist, pics surfaced of her hanging out with Scott Disick in Monte Carlo this past weekend. The two can be seen stroking each other’s backs, feeding each other pasta and sunbathing together on a lounge chair too close for comfort.
We’ve known Bruce Jenner as the patriarch of the Kardashian brand for years. A former Olympic star that legends were made of. Recently, Bruce Jenner made that legend status larger. The reality TV star got real real in an exclusive interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer. In the much anticipated interview, Bruce revealed that he’s had the soul of a woman ever since he could remember, and will be making a transition to a woman publicly. No longer keeping this a secret from the public eye.
Kylie Jenner & Tyga have finally put the rumors to rest. The 17-year-old posted an animated shot of herself alongside her 25-year-old beau. We’re not judging but we’re thinking it’s official. Kylie will celebrate her 18th birthday this August. She’s all grown up y’all!
She’s all grown up! Pop superstar Rihanna, burst onto the scene in 2005 with her hit single “Pon de Replay.” Remember those daze?! Well the singer turns 27 today! In unison let’s all wish her a BLESSED EARTHSTRONG. She’s doing so well for herself, especially since her split from CB. Just saying. HAPPY BIRTHDAY RI RI!!
Drama! Get your popcorn for the latest round of internet beef. It all started when Amber Rose went on The Breakfast Club morning show, where she was asked what she thought of Kylie Jenner dating Tyga (Rose is good friends with Tyga’s ex and baby mama Blacc Chyna). We think her response was a little too candid but oh well, c’est le vie. Rose flat out stated, “She’s a baby, she needs to go to bed at 7 o’clock and relax yeah … that’s ridiculous he [Tyga] should be ashamed of himself.
Chicken Gunya? Sounds like a dance craze or an exotic meal. Right? Well it’s not. It’s a mosquito born illness that is blowing through the Caribbean. There have been over one million cases of Chikungunya in the Caribbean, with the virus spreading rampantly in countries such as Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Jamaica and St. Martin. According to Carib Journal, Jamaica declared a national state of emergency in October 2014, when more than two thirds of the population contracted the virus in a very short time. Thankfully for some Caribbeans, Lindsay Lohan has been able to bring attention to the illness after recently contracting the virus while on vacation in the French Polynesian islands.