Category Archives: Music

Kraftwerk in 3D at the Hollywood Bowl

This is the end of a very hot California summer. Where better to enjoy it than under the stars at the Hollywood Bowl? I inherited two tickets to the Kraftwerk show last Sunday from some friends. I was thrilled. My companion, Rudi, is tall, handsome … Continue reading

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The LA Beat Talks with Chef Neal Fraser about Face Forward’s Charity Gala Happening this Saturday

On Saturday evening, Face Forward’s Seventh Annual Charity Gala themed “Havana Nights” comes to the gorgeous Vibiana event space downtown. Starting at 6pm, guests will enjoy Cuban inspired cuisine by Top Chef Master Neal Fraser, cigar lounge, mojito bar, conga … Continue reading

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Black Sabbath at the Hollywood Bowl 9/19/2016

When I was 13, I became a Black Sabbath fan. My parents, nice Baptist people, were outraged but that just made it all the better. After years of listening to James Brown and Aretha Franklin 24 /7 , I finally … Continue reading

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Theater Review: “Songs for a New World”

What happens when we put an extremely talented writer and composer together with four equally talented singers/performers? You get, of course, a night of exhilarating live musical theatre. The show is “Songs for a New World.” The composer/lyricist/playwright is the … Continue reading

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Malibu Rocks Hollywood at Lucky Strike: Mondays Just Got Good Again!

August 22nd, was the kick-off of “Malibu Rocks Hollywood” at Lucky Strike. It’s a new music series that will happen every Monday night at Lucky Strike. It is produced by Doug DeLuca of Malibu Guitar Festival and Jimmy Kimmel Live. Kenneth … Continue reading

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Album Review: Alice Bag

The pulsing drums and reverb and wah-laden guitars kicking off her debut solo album serve notice that Alice Bag is here to rock and that we all better listen up. The first track “Little Hypocrite,” which admonishes us to “stop … Continue reading

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Live Review – Sergio Mendes at Hollywood Bowl

Brazilian band leader and keyboardist Sergio Mendes has been a regular visitor to the Hollywood Bowl, undoubtedly because he’s the perfect addition to any summer lineup you could possibly conceive. Those haunting and lovely compositions by A.C. Jobim, Baden Powell, … Continue reading

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Steinstock: A Benefit for Musician Chris Stein’s Cancer Battle

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Diana Rein Talks About Her New Band the Papermoon Gypsys and the Upcoming Woodystock Rock ‘n’ Blues Festival

The 4th Annual Woodystock Festival returns to the high desert on Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2. This promises to be a great weekend of fun, blues and rock music on the 10 acre Woodardville Ranch in Apple Valley. … Continue reading

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We Got Power! Exhibit Showing Downtown October 8th

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