Category Archives: Music

Pacific Opera Project Presents Donizetti’s “The Elixir of Love”

The Pacific Opera Project (POP) begins its 2017 season this Friday at the Highland Park Ebell Club with Donizetti’s “The Elixir of Love”, imaginatively set in a 1950’s soda shop, sung in Italian with English supertitles and presented with orchestra. … Continue reading

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Skaters’ “In Your Head” Video

New York band Skaters have released a quirky video for the single “In Your Head” from their upcoming album Rock And Roll Bye Bye. Directed by Josh Moore and starring Thea Norris as a “Chav Ballerina,” it features the latter sauntering and dancing … Continue reading

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Interview: James Conlon & Lisa Sutton Discuss Pittance Chamber Music’s Program of Mozart and Mendelssohn at Zipper Hall

Pittance Chamber Music presents its second concert of the 2016/17 season at 8pm this Friday, February 3rd, at Zipper Hall.  The program will feature Mozart’s Serenade No. 10 in B flat (often referred to as the “Gran Partita” after an … Continue reading

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Beat Recommends – Ace Frehley At The Saban Theater

Speaking as a KISS Army Recruit since 1976, I have to admit there have been times in recent years that the franchise and its current organization have not always lived up to the high standards we recruits wish to see … Continue reading

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An Evening with Keith Morris and Other Punk Rock Survivors

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Interview: Dennis Morris Celebrates 40 Years of Punk with “The Bollocks: A Photo Essay of the Sex Pistols”

I had a remarkable opportunity to interview Dennis Morris at The Salon (at Automatic Sweat) a while back. The interview was coupled with large prints of his photographic work that captured the most salient and critical moments in the Punk movement. We sat … Continue reading

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Alice Bag: Reign of Fear

Punk rock flourished during the reigns of Thatcher and Reagan. We expect America’s nascent oppressive regime will inspire a new movement with a new batch of protest songs. Alice Bag leads the charge with her anthem, “Reign of Fear,” which … Continue reading

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Ray Goren, 16-Year-Old Guitar Phenom, Rocks at Genghis Cohen, Talks about Leon Russell and More

Ray Goren is not your typical 16-year-old high school student. Not many guitarists his age—or any age—have shared the stage with Leon Russell and opened in Monterey for B.B. King. He’s also played with Buddy Guy, Bonnie Raitt, Robbie Kreiger … Continue reading

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Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in LA with a Parade, Festivals and Free Cake!

THE KINGDOM DAY PARADE On Monday, the 32nd annual Kingdom Day Parade will once again travel down MLK Jr. and Crenshaw in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday. The parade features marching bands, floats, equestrian units, celebrities, beauty queens, dance … Continue reading

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Can’t Wait for the Summer Festivals? Just Head Downtown to the DTLA Proud Block Party

Saturday, January 28, DTLA Proud will host the “DTLA Proud Block Party at Night on Broadway” in conjunction with the 3rd annual “Night on Broadway.” The free Block Party will be happening from 4pm – 11pm and will be located on 4th … Continue reading

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