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I Am Praying for You Alabama

10 years ago, while leading music at a local church in Belmont Shore, a tall, classy, handsome man came up to me to introduce himself and tell me how much he felt the presence of God during the worship, and that my music was the reason for that.


Darick J. Simpson is a true Southern gentlemen and one of the dearest friends I have in life. He has a heart of gold and truly cares about people and the community. It is an honor and a privilege to have worked on this project with him, and our hope is to create awareness of the continued challenges our brothers and sisters face here in the US and worldwide.  Click here to view video.


- Lina Hayek, Producer

I Am Praying for You Alabama written by Darick J. Simpson, score by Lina Hayek.

I Am Praying for You Alabama written by Darick J. Simpson, score by Lina Hayek.

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First Friday's Bixby Knolls Book Signing

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Join me for my next book signing this week at First Fridays Long Beach! I’ll be at Elise's Tea Room from 7-9P. Come by to say hello, or stay a while to hear a few pieces from #LifeLyricsLove. 

Ex-linebacker won't let cancer gain a yard

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Many thanks to the Long Beach Press-Telegram’s @RichArchibold for the feature. Click here for the full article.

Grammy Museum Book Signing

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Meet Darick J. Simpson at the Grammy Museum, an intimate  and unique venue, for a special afternoon with old Friends and new  Acquaintances! Join him to celebrate Life, Lyrics and Love.

Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

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Featured author in residence for the Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow Black History program. Click here for more on the event.

Grunion Gazette: Simpson Shows Poetic Side

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By Harry Saltsgaver

CALCAPA ANNOUNCES SIMPSON, REGION IX REP

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CalCAPA Press Release

Darick Simpson To Be Honored By CCEJ

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CCEJ  honor for work with LBCAP

PBS SOCAL AMERICAN GRADUATE

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PBS SOCAL American Graduate: Darick Simpson

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LB Program Trains Low-Income Youth

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Long Beach Program Trains Low-Income Youth In Specialized Fields

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Mayor-Elect Garcia Acts Quickly By Naming 17-Member Transition Team

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Confidence by S.O.U.L.

Summer Internship Program, music video for Confidence by S.O.U.L. (Sounds of Urban Long Beach). Summer 2009.

Colorado Music Conservatory

Action TV by S.O.U.L.