Wednesday, February 29, 2012

VIDEO: Yun-Gun "Cryin"

My old school homie Yun-Gun drops this ill joint, "Cryin." YG produced the track, wrote the lyrics and directed the visuals. This guy is just dripping with talent. G

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Mic Quin feat. Royalty " Bad Lil Baby" Official Video

My dude Mic Quin dropped this little gem with the one and only Royalty. Filmed on the Peninsula. What do you think?

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

“Schoolyard Antics 5” Friday, March 2 @ Somos Media

Somos Media hosts its latest artwork/hip-hop showcase, "Schoolyard Antics 5," Friday, March 2 at their downtown Salinas gallery.
Featuring art work by Basic Lee, One DR, Nite Owl, Epic, AG, Cameron Thompson, Mash and Ciire. Live music from Jupiter 7, Pocas Palabras, Cerebral People, Mike360, Ed.Word, Ewok & Iconic. 
The event is free and open to all ages. For information,

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Sunday, February 26, 2012

VIDEO: Amara Miller pre-Oscar dress selection

This is courtesy of the Young Hollywood Network at They shopped with Amara Miller & her stylist, Jessica Paster.

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Peninsula girl Amara Miller turns heads on the Academy Awards red carpet

Peninsula girl Amara Miller made a splash on the red carpet at the 2012 Academy Awards. She arrived and immediately turned heads in an original gown from Italian designer Valentino Garavani. @VanityFair observed :“Only at the : The Descendants co-star Amara Miller, age 11, thanks her stylist for finding her white beaded Valentino Couture gown.”E! network personality Giuliana Rancic got the first interview with Miller on the red carpet. Rancic asked Miller about any advice she received from co-star George Clooney."This was the most important thing he gave me, "Wherever you go and whoever you meet, always treat people with kindness and humor," Miller said. Later on the red carpet, Miller was joined by her co-stars Nick Krause, Robert Forster and Matthew Lillard to chat with Ryan Seacrest.
Seacrest said to Miller "This has to got to be incredible for a young lady like yourself, Amara...""It's so exciting to be here and I'm so grateful to be on a project that's gotten this far,” said Miller. 
"The Descendants" lost out on the night's top prize, best picture, to the silent film "The Artist." The film's screenwriters won for best adapted screenplay. 

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Bang Data perform Saturday @ El Callejon in Salinas

Exciting Bay Area Latino duo Bang Data perform Saturday at El Callejon in Salinas. Show starts at 9 p.m.
Consisting of MC Deuce Eclipse (Zion I crew) and producer Juan Manuel Caipo, the group has been making noise on the Bay Area Latin Alternative scene for a few years. Their eponymous single has been a popular draw on YouTube.
Full press release after the break.

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Thursday, February 02, 2012

Screening of local doc "Derby" by Dominic Parisi Feb. 14 @ The Alternative Cafe

derby from Dominic Parisi on Vimeo.

Local film maker Dominic Parisi presents his  documentary Derby,  as part of a Valentine's Day edition of the Cinema Speakeasy series at The Alternative Cafe.

The short film, which can be viewed above, will be shown before a screening of the roller derby film "Whip It" at 8 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Alternative Cafe in Seaside. The event is free. Details below.

The Alternative Cafe presents: “Cinema Speakeasy - Totally Indie Always Free”
"Whip It"
8pm to 10pm Tuesday February 14th Free!
The Alternative Cafe
1230 Fremont blvd Seaside, CA 93955

"Whip It"

In a town near Austin, Bliss Cavendar's strong-willed mom believes Bliss, at 17, can win pageants - the key to a happy life. Bliss isn't the beauty pageant type: she's shy, quiet, and has just one friend, Pash, her fellow waitress at a diner. Things change for Bliss when she discovers a women's roller derby league in Austin, tries out, proves to be whip fast, and makes a team. Now she needs to become someone tough on the rink, keep her parents from finding out where she goes twice a week, and do something about a first crush, on a musician she meets at the derby. Meanwhile, mom still sees Bliss as Miss Bluebonnet. Things are on a collision course; will everyone get banged up?

Drama | Sport, 2009, Color.

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11-year-old Luke Herzog hosts book signing Feb. 22 @ Pacific Grove Library

Luke Herzog, the 11-year-old son of local author Brad Herzog, will host a book-signing for his debut fantasy novel "Dragon Valley" Feb. 22 in Pacific Grove.

The event takes place at 6 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Pacific Grove Library. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the library.

Luke Herzog's book is 203 pages and is being published through Why Not Books, which was formed by his parents Brad and Amy Herzog.

The back-page summary reads : In the year 2043, a renowned inventor unveils his master creation -- five scientifically spawned baby dragons. He leads them to a home, schools them in survival skills and hints at the magic that surrounds them. But can any creator retain total control over his creation? DRAGON VALLEY is an epic tale covering 1,000 years in the evolution of the dragons and their magical valley.

The book is for 8 to 12 year olds, and it is available for purchase at In addition, Luke has created a website:

WHO: 11-year-old Luke Herzog discussing and signing his debut fantasy novel, DRAGON VALLEY

WHERE: Pacific Grove Public Library (half of the proceeds will be donated to the library)

WHEN: Wednesday, February 22 at 6 pm. 

CONTACT: Brad and Amy Herzog,

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