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Arts and Music Festival Catering to Teens Comes to Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, CA- Bungalow Music & Arts Festival will bring LA’s best artistic teens to the stage for a festival curated just for them. Whether it be music, dance, or interactive art, the main goal of the festival is to create a safe space for teens to express themselves. The festival is slated to come this summer at the Echoplex and Echo in Los Angeles.

In addition to music and art, there will also be speakers and mentors from the community that will offer advice, tips and opportunities on topics ranging from being an artist in the city, health, college and more.

This festival will definitely be interactive and hands on featuring art pieces, college admin representatives, food trucks, and more. There will also be an exclusive area for all the parents to kick back and chat while the kids enjoy everything that the festival has to offer. 

Your teenage cannot miss this opportunity of a life time. However, to ensure that the festival will be a success, the creators have an crowdfunding campaign up where you can learn more information, and of course donate!

For more information, visit kickstarter.com/projects/1947194560/bungalow-music-and-arts-festival or follow them on Instagram @bungalowmusicfestival.


UC Riverside to Host 41st Annual Writers Week

RIVERSIDE, CA- California’s longest-running free literary event, Writers Week, will return to the University of California, Riverside for its 41st installment February 12 to February 17, 2018.

Feminist icon and National Medal of Arts recipient Maxine Hong Kingston, best-selling novelist Janet Fitch, and Haitian-American essayist and New York Times columnist Roxane Gay will headline the event, joining an additional 17 authors for an on-campus series of presentations and readings.

In keeping with the event’s emphasis on showcasing diverse voices, this year’s lineup of featured writers reflects a range of perspectives from around the country and world, said Tom Lutz, a professor of creative writing at UCR and the event’s director.

“The writers work in very different genres as well: realist novels, historical novels, slipstream, science fiction, graphic novels, memoir, autofiction, poetry, prose poetry, spoken word, fantasy, and creative nonfiction,” Lutz said.

The series is free and open to the public, and all events will take place in Room 1128 of Interdisciplinary Building North. Complimentary parking permits will be available at the kiosk on West Campus Drive at the University Avenue entrance to the campus.

Writers Week is presented by UCR’s Department of Creative Writing, with additional support from African Student Programs, the LGBT Resource Center, The Well, and the Women’s Resource Center.

This year’s participating writers are: Hadara Bar-Nadav, Sherwin Bitsui, Christ Buckley. Micah Chatterton, Charmaine Craig, Nanette Deetz, Josh Emmons, Janet Fitch, Tee Franklin, Roxane Gay, Myrian Gurba, John Jennings, Maxine Hong Kingston, Krys Lee, James Luna, Marco Maisto, Gina Nahai, Tess Taylor, Justin Torres, and Vickie Vertiz.

Harleys, Leather, Fire Trucks and Santa Join Forces for Patients at Loma Linda Children’s Hospital for the 25th Year

LOMA LINDA, CA- Harleys and motorcycles of every caliber came out to Quaid Harley-Davidson for the 25th annual toy ride benefiting Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital (LLUCH) on Sunday, December 17.

Dealer co-owners and uncle-nephew duo Glenn and Brandon Quaid both acknowledged the importance of the event while addressing the crowd of hundreds of people in attendance.

“It’s important for us to be here and show the kids some love,” said Brandon Quaid.

Over $7,000 was raised for the hospital through ride registrations and independent donations. Additionally, new, unwrapped toys were donated by riders and event attendees, filling a box truck with goodies for patients at LLUCH.

“Once again, our bikers have come together for a great cause,” said Glenn Quaid.

Loma Linda Fire Department was also on hand with a fire truck for photo ops before they led the leather-clad riders through the streets of the city toward the hospital.