I got e-mails this week from Dee Dee Brown about some upcoming soulful events in the Southland.
The 4th Annual Summer Soul Jam will be kicking up a groove with a talented line-up on Saturday, August 16, from noon to 6 p.m. at the Par Three Golf Course in Compton.
Scheduled to perform are Grammy-winning singer Jody Watley, Anthony Hamilton, Johnny Gill of New Edition, Charlie Wilson of the Gap Band, and “American Idol” music director/music producer, Rickey Minor and his band.
Also, the get down and boogie concert will pay tribute to three community icons who recently passed away: singer/songwriter Isaac Hayes, comedian Bernie Mac, and community activist, “Bo” Taylor.
For more information and ticket prices check the Los Angeles Sentinel newspaper website. The Sentinel is one of the co-sponsors along with KJLH radio station and the City of Compton.
Concert under the stars at The Grove.
On Wednesday, August 20, at 8 p.m. The Grove in Los Angeles will be rocking to the sounds of The Temptations Revue featuring one of the last surviving original members of the Motown group, Dennis Edwards.
The Temptations Revue will be singing some classics like “My Girl” and “Get Ready.”
The concert is one of a summer series presented at The Grove.
Oh, and it’s free! More details on The Grove website.