Entertainment News

  • Founding member Harold Ray Brown, and the Evolution of WAR to The Lowrider Band

      The band War is still on the road playing shows all over the country, the only original member of the band War is Lonnie Jordan. The Lowrider Band has four of the original members of War, but contractually cannot use the name or advertise the War hits. Many lifelong War fans believe that the […]

  • REVIEW: The Terms of Us is an intelligent and deeply moving film.

    By Elia Esparza, Special to the Herald de Paris HOLLYWOOD (Herald de Paris) —  It is not easy to capture the dynamics of family dysfunction on film. The most remarkable achievement of The Terms of Usis its ability to find the balance between great sadness and joyful memories, between moments of deep painful truth and that of […]

  • Tower of Powers Bassist, Marc van Wageningen

    HOLLYWOOD (Herald de Paris) —  Tower of Power is a soul band playing soul music for 50 years. They travel the world doing usually 200 dates a year, their latest CD topped the jazz charts they are more in demand than ever. The newest member to the TOP lineup is Marc van Wageningen, he has […]

  • The MICHAEL CARABELLO interview

          SAN FRANCISCO (Herald de Paris) —  In the opening scene of the Santana band segment in the film Woodstock, there is a haunting tribal beat, then insistent hands playing congas, then a young man in an afro with a Fu Manchu mustache, his appearance, his look, his attitude and the sound he […]

  • EXCLUSIVE Interview: The Legendary Vikki Carr

    HOLLYWOOD (Herald de Paris) —  Born Florencia Bisenta de Casillas Martinez Cardona in El Paso, Texas and raised in Southern California, the eldest of seven children, Vikki Carr, began performing at the age of four singing Adeste Fidelis in Latin at a Christmas program.  She was signed to a contract with Liberty Records in 1961. […]

  • Supernatural artist Michael V. Rios

    HOLLYWOOD (Herald de Paris) —  Artist/Musician Michael Rios is best known for his artwork and visual collaboration with Carlos Santana on the multi Grammy winning CD Supernatural. I had an opportunity to visit him in his studio lined wall to wall with breathtaking art in various forms alive with vibe and full spectrum colors. A […]


Art and Culture

  • Sassan Behnam Bakhtiar

    Sassan Behnam Bakhtiar may be the new kid on the block, but his works have already been sold by Christie’s auction house, alongside those by the reputable Parviz Tanavoli, Shirin Neshat, Farhad Moshiri, Reza Derakhshani, Charles Hossein Zenderoudi and many more. The latest to sell was his portrait of Soraya Esfandiari Bakhtiari – a member […]

  • Winners and losers in Capital of Culture

    Splendour and misery have been close neighbours in Marseille for 2,600 years. And last year, when the Phoenician city was the European Capital of Culture, was no exception. Read More

  • Eastern spirit in western watercolours

    Davide Benati is unmistakable. The distinctive mark of the painter from Reggio Emilia is his large watercolours. The Riviera Times spoke to the artist about his history and exclusive work with the Marlborough Gallery in Monaco. Read More