The Recording Industry Poker Tournament and KMD Productions’ 2nd Annual Showdown

The RIPT, otherwise known as The Recording Industry Poker Tournament, set up shop in the auditorium for their 2nd annual showdown on August 1st. Tournament organizers, Dave Reitzas and KMD Productions put on a fabulous event complete with tons of hot prizes and celebrity guests. The money raised went towards Sound Art, an organization which helps children of all ages get the music education they crave. What better way to give back then by playing a little Texas Hold’em?

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This Month A Fistful of Mercy

This month, Joseph Arthur, Dhani Harrison and Ben Harper revealed what they have been working on through a private show hosted by KCRW. The guys have named the project, Fistful of Mercy and fans of each of the singer/songwriters are anxious to hear what they come up with next. This debut performance (engineered by Danny Kalb and assisted by Chris Owens and Ghian Wright) was performed for around 100 of the band’s nearest and dearest and broadcasted two days later on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic to rave reviews. The album, “As I Call You Down” is due out October 5th.

Steve Martin, a Banjo and The Dixie Chicks

Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers

Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers

Whether it’s making us laugh on the legendary stages of SNL, drawing us into the pages of his vast literary accomplishments, or proving his well-honed acting chops, Steve Martin continues to display a passion unlike anyone else and an amazing drive to create. These days, Martin has perfected his banjo playin’ skills and recently teamed up with multiple Grammy Award winners, the Dixie Chicks to make a little magic in studio D with assistant Vanessa Parr. So what do you get when you combine a comic genius with the top selling female country group in America? I guess we will all just have to wait and find out!

Image: Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers. Image from trivia kings @ wikimedia commons (2012)