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Ivor Levene

About Ivor Levene

Ivor Levene likes to interview musicians, write about music and musicians, play music, listen to music, read about music, photograph musicians, and anything else you can think of with music. He has been involved with the music scene for over thirty years and his posts have appeared all over the place! Ivor says "I'm going to write about music as long as I have something to say".

Jeff Beck And Friends At Hollywood Bowl

Last night Los Angeles was supposed to be in attendance for “Jeff Beck and Friends, a Celebration of 50 years” at The Hollywood Bowl. Instead what was presented was essentially nine different mini-concerts, each one an amazing retrospective of a … Continue reading

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Stars And Their Cars At Morrison Hotel Gallery

Morrison Hotel Gallery at The Sunset Marquis is putting on a celebration of summer, cars, and stars from August 12 through to the 21st.  No, they aren’t celebrating the endless gridlock here that allows some to do their makeup or … Continue reading

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Beck, Burgers, And Hot Rods

I just love (endless) summer here in Los Angeles. Where else could you possibly go for a burger at the famed Mel’s Drive-In and be sitting a few tables away from famed guitar-slinger Jeff Beck? Last night, to celebrate the … Continue reading

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Everyone Prefers Blondes – Marilyn Event at Morrison Hotel Gallery

Coming up at The Morrison Hotel Gallery at Sunset Marquis is “Some Like It Hot,” an exhibition of the works of renowned photographer Milton H. Greene, in which never before seen images and footage of Marilyn Monroe are featured. In 1953, … Continue reading

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Pet Sounds at The Hollywood Bowl

Last night was a historical night for music lovers in Los Angeles. Brian Wilson played The Hollywood Bowl to a sold-out crowd, but this wasn’t a Beach Boys concert.  Wilson played the entirety of Pet Sounds, and rounded out the set … Continue reading

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The Spirit Of 76 – Ringo’s Birthday

This week marked the passage of another 7th of July, a date that makes me quickly forget about Independence Day and all its hyperbole.  In case you weren’t aware, 7/7 is Ringo Starr’s birthday, an event he celebrates every year … Continue reading

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Rock Dreams at Book Soup This Weekend

Want to re-live the Sunset Strip of the ’80s this weekend, right on the Sunset Strip?  If you’re going to take a walk down memory lane, it might as well have the soundtrack of Guns N’ Roses playing in the … Continue reading

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Hot Tickets For The Holiday Weekend

With the Fourth of July weekend almost upon us, here’s one of the hottest tickets in town that do not involve fireworks and standing out in the open, staring up at the sky. Personally, I would much rather stand in … Continue reading

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Lawyers In Led Zeppelin Case “Ramble On” In Stairway To Heaven Trial

It’s 6:50am on a hot Los Angeles morning outside of the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building and Courthouse, and I’m standing in line with twenty or so of my brethren from the media.  Writers mostly, law students, and the occasional … Continue reading

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The Recording Academy Announces New Rules For 59th Grammys

In a press release today, The Recording Academy announced rule amendments and dates to be applied to The 59th Annual Grammy Awards effective immediately. Streaming-only recordings are now eligible for an award.  Previously, a recording had to be available through … Continue reading

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