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BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: ReelAbilities Film Fest features Blind Boys of Alabama

By Bill Vaughan Entertainment Writer The inaugural ReelAbilities Film Festival: Los Angeles, dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different abilities, is taking place at Laemmle’s NoHo 7. Opening night, Oct. 11, features a blue carpet and gala for Chloé Zhao’s quiet masterpiece “The Rider.” A […]

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BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: Oyelowo and Ejiofor team up for Nigerian relief

By Bill Vaughan Entertainment Writer British thespians turned Hollywood stars David Oyelowo (“Selma” “Gringo”) and Chiwetel Ejiofor (“12 Years a Slave” “The Martian”) are teaming with other celebrity guests for The GEANCO Foundation’s annual fundraiser Oct. 6 at Spectra in the Pacific Design Center. The evening’s proceeds will fund the David Oyelowo Leadership Scholarship for Girls, […]

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BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: ‘Late Show’ band leader Jon Batiste releases intimate album

By Bill Vaughan Entertainment Writer “The Late Show” band leader, pianist and vocalist Jon Batiste has released “Hollywood Africans,” his first solo and studio album on a major record label via Verve Records. Recorded in a church-turned-studio in New Orleans and produced by T Bone Burnett, the disc is an homage to his musical heroes […]