LA’s Most Popular Art Fair Returned with Gallery Favorites, and Trends In Digital Art!

Take a look at some of the highlights of Opening night with Host Kaia Gerber To Benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®

Los Angeles, Calif. – The LA Art Show returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center from January 19 – 23, continuing its Eight year partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® under the new direction of Kassandra Voyagis and returning DIVERSEartLA curator Marisa Caichiolo, safely uniting the contemporary art community. As the city–and west coast’s–largest art fair, and one of the mostdiversely programmed in the world, the LA Art Show features a comprehensive lineup of local andinternational exhibitors ranging from the traditional contemporary and modern art to digital art and more!

Take a look at some highlights from the opening and come join the fun this weekend! 

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SAYED SABRINA PERFORMING LIVE AT THE VENICE WEST ON FEBRUARY 6, 2022.

Hollywood, Calif. Sayed Sabrina’s countless fans are going crazy, their shining songstress is doing a brand new live show on February 6, 2022 –8:00 PM at a Los Angeles local hotspot, The Venice West. Sayed will be singing her new breakout jazzy single “Ghosts.”  The Venice West has their weekly Jazz Sundays. Sayed will be performing with her stellar band, Bryan Head, Tim Fenton, Masami Kuroki, Vince White and Brad Black. Super exciting stuff is about to happen with Sayed and her band on this remarkable evening.

Sayed Sabrina’s voice is unlike any other, thrilling her audiences across the globe. Sayed’s current chart topping release, “Thou Art That”, has had 3 successful radio singles, “Goodie Two Shoes”, “The Pedestrian”, and now “Ghosts”. Sayed Sabrina’s lyrics paint a picture of bold colors, and nuances, like a fine art masterpiece; timeless, exquisite, and always cherished. The super talented Sayed Sabrina multi-tasked this project, playing the piano on all tracks, responsible for composition and lyrics of all songs, as well as producing the album. “Thou Art That” is filled with a mix of blues, funk, soul and alternative rock with a jazzy overtone, the 12-track album will for sure be a staple in your music collection, it is just that good!

Many legendary players shares this Sayed Sabrina project: Bobby Watson (Rufus, Michael Jackson), Sarah Morrow (Dr. John, Ray Charles), Gary Herbig (Elvis, Tower of Power), Carlos De La Paz (Cid, Mandrels) and Bryan Head (Dick Dale, Roger Hodgson).

Sayed Sabrina’s many accolades include; NeuFutur Magazine, “The arrangements are deep and thrushy. Inimitable vocals separatesanything else we have heard so far this year.”Blues Blast Magazine, “Sayed’s music – a sweet serving of soul stew”, and Roots Music Reports, says, “Sayed is a world-class singer songwriter”. 

Sayed Sabrina’s previous release “Big Boy Blues,” was a huge international success and is currently in its 3rd printing. Not a stranger to performing, Sayed playing on the same bill as B.B. King, Los Lobos, Jimmy Cliff, Dr. John, Leon Russell, The Temptations, The Motels to name a few. She is a consummate entertainer, with her blazing vocal prowess, fiery and enchanting, always leaving her fans wanting more.

Sayed Sabrina’s sound has been compared to Shakira with Janis Joplin sprinkled in for good measure. Whatever Sayed’sexceptional music is, it is clear that she is here to stay. Sayed is her own unique messenger, spreading her music, her way. 

The Venice West

1717 Lincoln Blvd. Venice, CA. 90291

$12 adv / $15 door

Ticket link here:

https://www.ticketweb.com/event/sayed-sabrina-the-venice-west-tickets/11670485

Two hundred seventy-six FEATURE FILMS IN CONTENTION FOR 94TH ACADEMY AWARDS.

Los Angeles, Calif. — Two hundred seventy-six feature films are eligible for the 2021 Academy Awards®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today.

To be eligible for consideration under rules provisions implemented for the 94th Academy Awards year only, feature films may open in a commercial motion picture theater in at least one of six U.S. metropolitan areas: Los Angeles County; the City of New York; the Bay Area; Chicago, Illinois; Miami, Florida; and Atlanta, Georgia, between March 1, 2021, and December 31, 2021, and complete a minimum qualifying run of seven consecutive days in the same venue. 

Drive-in theaters open nightly are included as qualifying commercial venues in the above cities.  Films intended for theatrical release but initially made available through commercial streaming, VOD service or other broadcast may qualify if the film is made available on the secure Academy Screening Room member site within 60 days of the streaming/VOD release or broadcast.  Feature films must have a running time of more than 40 minutes.

The “Reminder List of Productions Eligible for the 94th Academy Awards” is available at http://www.oscars.org/oscars/rules-eligibility.  The Reminder List also includes the performers eligible for consideration in the Acting categories.

To be eligible for Best Picture consideration, films must have submitted a confidential Academy Representation and Inclusion Standards entry as part of the submission requirements.  Meeting inclusion thresholds will not be required for eligibility in the Best Picture category until the 96th Oscars®.

Nominations voting begins on Thursday, January 27, 2022, and concludes on Tuesday, February 1, 2022.

Nominations for the 94th Academy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, February 8, 2022.

The 94th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby® Theatre at Hollywood & Highland® in Hollywood and will be televised live on ABC and in more than 200 territories worldwide.

ABOUT THE ACADEMY
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 10,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.

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PaleyFest LA—April 2 to 10— Line-up announcement coming up next Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

Are you ready for the excitement of the full lineup for PaleyFest LA—April 2 to 10—that will be announced next Tuesday, January 18?


Only Paley Members can buy tickets Tuesday through Thursday, and with a discount. Maybe this spring you’ll go to the world-famous Dolby Theatre in Hollywood to see PaleyFest LA in Person!


With reserved seating at the Dolby Theatre, the earlier you can buy a ticket, the better the seat you can choose! President’s Circle, Patron Circle, and Partner Members enjoy 3 days of advance sale before the public; Paley Supporting, Family, and Individual Members can purchase 1 day before the public.

Mark Your Calendar for Important PaleyFest Dates
For the first time in three years, PaleyFest LA returns in person as the spring’s hottest television festival with exclusive behind-the-scenes conversations with leading stars from the most acclaimed and buzzworthy TV shows, screenings of special preview and premiere content, never-before-seen TV footage, and an interactive Q&A with festival attendees.


January 18: Lineup AnnouncementJanuary 18-20: Advance tickets on sale to Paley President’s Circle, Patron Circle, and Partner Members & Citi® Cardmembers January 20: Advance tickets on sale to Paley Supporting, Family, and Individual MembersJanuary 21: Tickets on sale to the publicApril 2 to 10, 2022: Festival DatesEvents/participants subject to change.

The Grille at The Cube – Now Open in Valencia.

Grab a Bite to Eat at Santa Clarita’s Newest Dining Spot at the Cube, formerly Valencia Ice Station.

Valencia, Calif. – Whether you’ve just finished an ice skating lesson, are watching a youth hockey game or want to take a break during a public session, The Grille at The Cube is the perfect place to unwind with a delicious meal or snack. From breakfast burritos to freshly made soup to a classic cheeseburger and French fries, The Grille at The Cube has something for everyone!

Located on the mezzanine level, The Grille at The Cube offers guests a full menu, as well as a place to relax and watch all the action happening on all of The Cube’s three sheets of ice. Additionally, televisions on the mezzanine level will be tuned to a wide selection of sporting events, including every L.A. Kings game during the season.

The Grille at The Cube is not just for participants in The Cube’s many programs and classes. The restaurant is open to the public and is an ideal location to meet up with friends after work for a bite to eat and a unique, cool dining experience. In the future, an enhanced beverage center will be completed and offer adult beverages in the evenings. The Grille at The Cube is open during the following schedule:

  • Monday – Friday 
    • 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Saturday – Sunday
    • 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

For more information about The Grille at The Cube, please visit The Cube or call (661) 257-CUBE.

KAIA GERBER TO HOST LA ART SHOW OPENING NIGHT BENEFIT FOR ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL.

Los Angeles, CA (January 13, 2022) — The LA Art Show is thrilled to announce that international model and actress Kaia Gerber will be the official host of the 2022 Opening Night premiere party, kicking off the Los Angeles 2022 art season. The event will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Wednesday, January 19 from 7-11 p.m. 

Gerber, known for her love of fashion, art, and culture, is a perfect voice for the next young generation of collectors and a great supporter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® and the LA Art Show. With a passion for fostering community, whether it be her social media-based book club or lending her platform to others for the sake of education, Gerber is an exciting addition to this year’s LA Art Show. 

For going on eight years, the LA Art Show has been a strong and unwavering supporter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as it leads the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. In 2022 St. Jude continues to be the beneficiary, with 15% of all ticket proceeds going towards its life saving mission: Finding cures. Saving children.® 

In addition to food, beverages, and art, opening night attendees will be given a special sneak peek of the LA Art Show’s exciting new programming. As opening night guests navigate the fair, they will discover

some of the latest trends in art, experience new technology, and participate in discussions about the ecological state of our world. 

The LA Art Show returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center from January 19 – 23, safely uniting the contemporary art community. As the city–and west coast’s–largest art fair, and one of the most diversely programmed in the world, the LA Art Show features a comprehensive lineup of local and international exhibitors ranging from the traditional contemporary and modern art to digital art and more! 

About Kaia Gerber 

Kaia Gerber is a muse to many. She made her debut for the Young Versace ad campaign at the age of ten. Since then, she has worked with the likes of Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Isabel Marant, Loewe, Saint Laurent, Miu Miu, Versace, and countless other luxury brands. Having graced numerous interntationl and US magazine covers, as well as being honored with the Daily Front Row’s 2017 Breakout Model of the year and the 2018 Model of the Year at the British Fashion Awards, she has established herself in the new generation of fashion icons. Kaia has swiftly made her mark, working with celebrated photographers like Steven Meisel, Inez & Vinoodh, Craig McDean, Mikael Jansson, and David Sims. She has been the face of campaigns for Marc Jacob’s Beauty and the brand’s Daisy fragrance since 2016 and has been a brand ambassador for OMEGA as of 2017. In 2018 Gerber became the face of YSL Beauté and partnered with the late Karl Lagerfeld to create the Kaia x Karl collection which combined Lagerfeld’s iconic Parisian chic with Kaia’s laid-back California style. 

In addition to modeling, Gerber is also pursuing her passion for acting. She recently appeared in two episodes of Ryan Murphy’s new episodic anthology series “American Horror Stories” and also starred in Season 10 of “American Horror Story: Double Feature.” 

Gerber splits her time between NYC and LA. She is the daughter of iconic 1990’s supermodel Cindy Crawford and businessman Rande Gerber.

About the LA Art Show 

The LA Art Show creates one of the largest international art fairs in the United States, providing an exciting, immersive, insider art experience to sponsors, their select guests and VIP clients. The show attracts an elite roster of national and international galleries, acclaimed artists, highly regarded curators, architects, design professionals, along with discerning collectors. This innovative, exceptional cultural environment attracts executives and board members of Southern California businesses, state, county, and municipal government representatives, as well as leaders of the region’s cultural institutions. Attendees are trendsetters, influencers and alpha consumers, who seek and demand the newest and the best in all areas of their lives—art, design, food, technology and travel being specific passion points. www.LAArtShow.com

About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® 

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Its purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children.®It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude shares the breakthroughs it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Because of generous donors, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food, so they can focus on helping their child live. Visit St. Jude Inspire to discover powerful St. Jude stories of hope, strength, love and kindness. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook, following St. Jude on Twitter, Instagram andTikTok, and subscribing to its YouTube channel. 

GLENN WEISS RETURNS AS DIRECTOR FOR 94TH OSCARS, THE OSCARS SET TO AIR LIVE, MARCH 27, ON ABC.

Los Angeles, Calif. – The Oscars® show producer Will Packer announced today that veteran director Glenn Weiss will return to direct the 94th Oscars.  The Oscars will air live on ABC and broadcast outlets worldwide on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT.

“You need someone with the deep technical knowledge and creative insights of Glenn to create an Oscars show that truly celebrates a global love of film. I’m fortunate to be working with him,” said Packer.

Weiss has directed numerous live televised events, including six previous Oscars shows, for which he won two Primetime Emmys®, and 20 Tony Awards® shows, which earned him three directing Primetime Emmys.  He also has won eight DGA Awards for his work on the Oscars and the Tonys.  Weiss’ additional directing credits include last year’s multi-network Inaugural Night special “Celebrating America,” “The Democratic National Convention,” “The Kennedy Center Honors,” “The Primetime Emmy® Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “BET Awards,” “Peter Pan Live!,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Live from Lincoln Center,” “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular,” and many others.

The 94th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby® Theatre at Hollywood & Highland® in Hollywood and will be televised live on ABC and in more than 200 territories worldwide.

ABOUT THE ACADEMY
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 10,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.

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ACADEMY MUSEUM OF MOTION PICTURES PARTNERS WITH BLOOMBERG PHILANTHROPIES TO LAUNCH DIGITAL PLATFORMS THAT EXPAND THE MUSEUM EXPERIENCE TO VISITORS AROUND THE GLOBE .

Los Angeles, January 12, 2022 – The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, the largest museum in the US devoted to the arts, sciences, history, and social impact of movies and film artists, today announced a partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies whose generous funding has supported the development of the museum’s wide-ranging digital engagement platforms. Designed to enhance the on-site visitor experience and provide access for an off-site global audience, the Academy Museum’s digital platforms, including its website, online archives, and app, inspire a deeper understanding and appreciation of motion pictures.

Bill Kramer, Director and President of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, said, “The Academy Museum’s digital platforms will be an expansion of the museum’s dynamic, diverse, and immersive visitor experience. As part of that, our new app will connect users with the art and artists of cinema and the creative, collaborative process of filmmaking via audio tours from film artists and scholars, curated augmented reality experiences, and more. It will both enhance the visit for museumgoers and reach a wide audience beyond the museum campus. We are tremendously grateful to our partners at Bloomberg Philanthropies who have made the full scope of our digital engagement possible.”

“The Academy Museum’s varied digital platforms provide dynamic ways to experience the collection and learn more about the storytellers, image makers, and artists who contribute to the world of cinema,” said Katherine Oliver, who is a member of the Academy Museum Board and a Media and Entertainment Principal with Bloomberg Associates, Bloomberg Philanthropies’ pro bono consultancy that works in cities around the world. “Bloomberg Philanthropies is pleased to support this initiative, which will help expand the reach and impact of the museum.”

The museum’s digital platforms include its website, academymuseum.org, a comprehensive online portal where users can access details of exhibitions, film screenings, public programs, as well as an Academy Awards® History Timeline. Users can also discover digitized archival content and in-depth highlights from the Academy Museum’s permanent collection, including the Tyrannosaurus rex dinosaur input device used during the production of Jurassic Park  (1993).  Through such collection highlights, as well as archive-based digital projects like the Academy Awards® History Timeline, the museum’s website will connect visitors to an ever-growing set of digitized works on paper and still and moving images from the unparalleled collection of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, housed across the Margaret Herrick LibraryAcademy Film Archive, and the Academy Collections.

Expanding upon the museum’s core exhibition, Stories of Cinema, the app will include narrated audio tours from actor Whoopi Goldberg and casting director Kim Coleman. The museum’s Chief Artistic and Programming Officer Jacqueline Stewart has voiced the museum’s core curatorial tour, which will be available in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, and Korean.

The Academy Museum’s digital platforms also support augmented reality (AR) technology, where visitors will also be able to use the app to bring to life objects on view in the exhibitions. AR experiences launch with the animation of praxinosxope and fantascope images, bringing to life captivating pre-cinematic optical toys featured in the temporary exhibition The Path to Cinema.  Coming soon, visitors will be able to dissect film scenes, such as a seminal fight sequence from Bruce Lee’s Enter the Dragon (1973) and gain a clearer understanding of essential tools such as the animator’s desk and the multiplane camera.

The museum app will also feature content made available to museum visitors through location-aware technology. App users will be able to explore the museum using interactive maps that provide a variety of tools to connect with key museum locations, including exhibitions, theaters, the Academy Museum Store, and Fanny’s, the museum’s restaurant and café.

The app is available to download today for iOS and Android, on the Apple Store and Google Play. Please visit academymuseum.org for more information.


About the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
The Academy Museum is the largest institution in the United States devoted to the arts, sciences, and artists of moviemaking. The museum advances the understanding, celebration, and preservation of cinema through inclusive and accessible exhibitions, screenings, programs, initiatives, and collections. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano, the museum’s campus contains the restored and revitalized historic Saban Building—formerly known as the May Company building (1939)—and a soaring spherical addition. Together, these buildings contain 50,000 square feet of exhibition spaces, two state-of-the-art theaters, Shirley Temple Education Studio, and beautiful public spaces that are free and open to the public. These include: The Walt Disney Company Piazza and the Sidney Poitier Grand Lobby, which houses the Spielberg Family Gallery, Academy Museum Store, and Fanny’s restaurant and café. The Academy Museum exhibition galleries are open seven days a week, with hours Sunday through Thursday from 10am to 6pm and Friday and Saturday from 10am to 8pm.

About Bloomberg Philanthropies
Bloomberg Philanthropies invests in 810 cities and 170 countries around the world to ensure better, longer lives for the greatest number of people. The organization focuses on five key areas for creating lasting change: the Arts, Education, Environment, Government Innovation, and Public Health. Bloomberg Philanthropies encompasses all of Michael R. Bloomberg’s giving, including his foundation, corporate, and personal philanthropy as well as Bloomberg Associates, a pro bono consultancy that works in cities around the world. In 2020, Bloomberg Philanthropies distributed $1.6 billion. For more information, please visit bloomberg.org or follow us on  FacebookInstagramYouTube, and Twitter.

Universal Studios Hollywood is The Place to Make Memories with Popular Annual Pass.

Now through April 7, Guests Can Save Up to $50 on an Annual Pass Online and Experience Thrilling Attractions Throughout the Year, Including Illumination’s “The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash” and “Jurassic World—The Ride,” Featuring the Stunningly Realistic Indominus Rex.

Universal City, Calif., January 11, 2022 – It’s time for resolutions, and what better personal challenge is there than to experience Universal Studios Hollywood as many times as possible this new year with an Annual Pass, saving up to $50 online now through April 7, 2022.

Universal Studios Hollywood is the place to create picture perfect memories as guests bravely face the stunningly realistic Indominus rex in “Jurassic World—The Ride” or become one of the stray pups adopted on Illumination’s award-winnning “The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash” ride.

For anyone looking to enjoy endless entertainment throughout the year, Universal Studios Hollywood offers memorable experiences, from the magical land, “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter,” to the animated worlds of Illumination’s “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “The Simpsons Ride” in Springfield, U.S.A.  Guests also can enjoy the world-famous behind-the-scenes Studio Tour along with delectable food delights and unique and popular merchandise.

Pass Members benefit from a variety of exclusive incentives devised especially for these valued ticket holders. Discounts on general admission tickets for friends and family to the theme park along with the popular seasonal event “Halloween Horror Nights” and other special events are included in the Pass Member program. Additionally, Pass Members can enjoy sweepstakes opportunities and discounts at participating CityWalk locations.

More information about Annual Pass options are available here. Blackout dates apply to select passes, and reservations may be required for return visits. Additional restrictions apply. Like Universal Studios Hollywood on Facebook and follow @UniStudios on Instagram and Twitter.

About Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal Studios Hollywood includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour. As a leading global entertainment destination, Universal Studios Hollywood delivers highly themed immersive lands that translate to real-life interpretations of iconic movie and television shows. Attractions include “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” which features a bustling Hogsmeade village and such critically-acclaimed rides as “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” and “Flight of the Hippogriff™”, the new mega attraction “Jurassic World—The Ride” featuring the spectacularly realistic Indominus rex dinosaur, and the all-new ride “The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!” Other immersive lands include “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land” as well as “Springfield,” hometown of America’s favorite TV family, located adjacent to the award-winning “The Simpsons Ride™” and DreamWorks Theatre featuring “Kung Fu Panda Adventure.”  The world-renowned Studio Tour is Universal Studios Hollywood’s signature attraction, inviting guests behind-the-scenes of the world’s biggest and busiest movie and television production studio where they can also experience such thrill rides as “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” and “King Kong 360 3D.” Universal CityWalk, located adjacent to the theme park, features such popular restaurants as the all-new NBC Sports Grill & Brew, VIVO Italian Kitchen, Antojitos Cocina Mexicana, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville and Voodoo Doughnut, along with dynamic shopping and entertainment options, including Universal Cinema, featuring deluxe recliner seating in screening room quality theatres.

CREOLE PHENONENUM COREY LEDET ZYDECO Lands another Grammy Nomination in Best Regional Roots Album Category.

Hollywood, Calif. – From Louisiana to Hollywood, and beyond – the music industry is all a buzz, over the Grammy nomination for Corey Ledet’s self-titled album Corey Ledet Zydeco – in The Best Regional Roots Category. The competition is fierce but this seasoned, gifted musician feels that it is already a win just to be nominated. He says, “It’s a blessing, a win either way, to have my work reach this level for the 2nd time, it’s just truly an amazing feeling, holding on to my childhood dream of 30 years”.

The 64th Annual Grammy Awards promises to be super exciting, come Grammy Day all bets are off, and the second time is a charm.

No stranger to the Grammy Nomination process, Corey Ledet’s first nomination was in 2012 for his project, “Nothing But The Best”, in The Best Regional Roots Album category, for The 55th Grammy Awards. His latest project Corey Ledet Zydeco was released on January 15, 2021, produced by Corey Ledet and Louis Michot. Recorded at Dockside Studio, in Maurice Louisiana. It was engineered and mixed by Justin Tocket, and mastered by Mark Bingham at Nina Highway Studio in Henderson, Louisiana. The talent on the album is incredible, musicians: Corey Ledet, played accordion, drums, washboard and vocals. Cecil Green played the Hammond B3 Organ, Lee Allen Zeno on Bass Guitar, Grant Dermody on Harmonica, Julian Primeaux, Rhythm and Lead Guitar, and Background Vocals, Gerard Delafose on Drums, and Washboard.  The tracks include; This is all I want, Buchanan Ledet Special, Mo Marche, Pel Mo, On a Roll, Flip Flop and Fly, It’s Gonna Be Alright.

Corey Ledet Zydeco pays homage to Ledet’s family and musical heritage, which are inextricably combined. His great-grandfather, Gabriel Ledet, played professionally with the colorful early Jazz legend Bunk Johnson as an upright bassist. Grandfather, Buchanan played drums with Clifton Chenier and Rockin’ Dopsie, as Zydeco’s first drummer and invented the twice-pumped bass drumming pattern called “double clutching” that’s been an integral part of the genre ever since. Numerous members of this extended French speaking Creole family followed in their footsteps, playing professionally and non-professionally in the decades that followed. Corey’s rise to Zydeco royalty in the 21st century was bound to happen.

Working towards promoting the cultural heritage of Corey Ledet’s family’s hometown of Parks, Louisiana, he studied and incorporated Kouri-Vini, a regional dialect spoken by family members into songs on this album.

A Houston, Texas native, Ledet spent his summers with family in small-town Parks, Louisiana. The Creole culture has its roots in Louisiana, but spread across the country, including neighboring Texas. His love for the Creole/Zydeco music was instant and hard for him to ignore. Corey says, “Zydeco is feel good Louisiana Creole music, it was designed to heal the sou,l to forget your troubles, and to enjoy life even for just a little while”. Corey Ledet studied with the originators of this music; Clifton Chenier, John Delafose, and Boozoo Chavis. At the early age of 10, he picked up shows playing drums for Houston-baseband Wilbert Thibodeaux and the Zydeco Rascals and slowly learned the main instrument of the music – the accordion. He came to truly love any type of accordion – the single-note, triple-note and piano key accordions – and any others. Corey eventually moved to Louisiana fulltime, to be closer to the music he loves and knows so well. Corey Ledet is able to infuse old and new styles of Zydeco into his own unique sound from all of the people he studied and was influenced by. 

Corey Ledet also appreciates the other traditional sound indigenous to Louisiana in Cajun music and has been able to expand his repertoire to include these influences as well. Ledet’s feel good spirit comes through the music at every level. He loves to give his listeners a true dance/music experience, in the ways of old-time house parties. 

Corey Ledet is a force of nature; you will not be able to contain yourself, with his toe tapping dance style zydeco music. Feeling good is contagious, don’t fight it; the rhythm is going to get you.

Corey Ledet: https://coreyledetzydeco.bandcamp.com/album/corey-ledet-zydeco

Twitter: @coreyledet

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