Los Angeles is the Entertainment Capital of the World

One of the great things about Los Angeles is that you never know when you’re going to literally encounter or find fantastic entertainment.

On any given day, also, there’s a plethora of creative things to do, go and to see.

For example, on Wednesday, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band were at the Los Angeles Sports Arena, and on Friday, I could have gone to a Andy Warhol Exhibit at the USC campus, or to rocking with Britney Spears at the Staples Center.

For instance, the day I was at MacArthur Park, I got to check out an exciting scene of Dennis Haysbert shooting his way out of a tricky situation, during a film shoot of The Unit.

A few days ago, I was downtown taking some pictures for an upcoming article, when I decided to do a little exploring.

As I was walking on Figueroa Street, I suddenly heard music—the exciting mellow drawl of a proper drum downbeat, along with funky bass played along with an eclectic and electric piano.

Of course, I stumbled upon live Jazz.

The kind of music which lures and begs you to sit down, listen, and be entertained.

Following my ears, I entered the 7+Fig.

As I approached, I had no idea what this place was, however, the first thing I discovered was a local farmer’s market.

In the heart of the city, lining one street block was several farmers, who were selling their wares to the local lunch crowd. Fruits and vegetables of all kinds were available, and lots of people were carrying bags of goodies to take home.

The strawberries looked great, and as I was rather hungry, I bought a basket and proceeded to continue my mission, to find the source of the music.

I didn’t have to go too far because right around the corner from the Farmer’s Market was an escalator beckoning me to the sound.

From there, I found an open air food court with live lunch time music.

So I made my way down for a closer look, grabbed a nice table to sit and enjoy my strawberries, plus listen to the band.

Then I leaned back, and let the music do its work. Although, I wasn’t the only one enjoying the jazz lunch entertainment, I think I was the only one that had a camera.

The percussionist is Mr. Phil Beale. He’s not only a drummer, but also an instructor, arranger, and clinician.

The group’s keyboardist is, Mr. Edell Shepherd, who is also a producer and arranger.

Surrounded by the iconic forms of the city, but in a world all its own–with 3 floors of shops, restaurants, and several other businesses–7+Fig is a great place for a relaxing lunch away from the office, right on the corner of 7th and Figueroa.

When Travelin’ Local, where do you like to go for lunch? A quiet café?

Here, in the Entertainment Capital of the world, I can listen to some cool jazz, finish my workday, and head home all within a few hours of time.

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7 comments so far

  1. Alik Levin | PracticeThis.com

    Quite cafe with jazz music is my favorite… What a great way to finish a workday!
    I am a little bit jealous ;)
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  2. LisaNewton

    @ Alik Levin I didn’t expect it, which made it even more special. I totally agree, it’s a great way to finish the workday.

  3. Barbara Swafford

    Oh Lisa, your lunches are so much more exciting than mine. Usually I’m in front of my computer screen or running an errand for the business. You’re living right. :)
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  4. LisaNewton

    @ Barbara Swafford Every once in a while, slowing down and smelling the roses, or listening to jazz, is a good thing……………:)

  5. Lisa's Chaos

    You do have so much to see and enjoy! I spied a Starbucks! Yummy!

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  6. Lara

    Now this is just too cool. A perfect afternoon jaunt downtown.

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  7. LisaNewton

    @ Lara And the weather was great too, not like today, when even now at almost 9:00pm, it’s still 81, according to the little weather widget I have.

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