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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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Movie Review: “Opening Night” at the 2016 Los Angeles Film Festival

“Opening Night” is a romantic and comedic musical take on the chaotic opening night for a Broadway musical called “One Hit Wonderland”. More simply, “Opening Night” is a musical about a musical. Nick, played by Topher Grace (That 70’s Show), is a … 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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Night Talks with Soraya Sebghati, Friday, June 17, DTLA

You see her before you hear her. And you sense her before you see her. Soraya Sebghati, songwriter and lead vocalist for Night Talks, a Los Angeles alternative rock band, takes the stage long after sundown with the metallic burn … Continue reading

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We Have The World’s Greatest Yard Sales

Out here in Los Angeles, we definitely have the greatest yard sales on the planet.  Case in point: This weekend famed guitarist Joe Bonamassa decided to have a yard sale in North Hollywood at the Third Encore music facility, and … Continue reading

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Faulkner Rocks the KMPG Center Helipad in a Private Performance in DTLA!

On a Saturday evening for Memorial Day weekend, my friend Bonnie and I were escorted to the top of the KPMG Center building’s helipad to witness a special and private video presentation of Faulkner performing songs from their new release … Continue reading

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Live Review – The Who At Staples Center

Last night, I was treated to “The Who at 50” at Staples Center. Now this is what a rock concert is supposed to look and sound like, somewhat. I’ll get to the highlights of the show in a second, but … Continue reading

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2nd Annual “Ride For Ronnie” Motorcycle Ride and Concert Sunday!

This year’s 2nd Annual “Ride For Ronnie” kicks off on Sunday after last year’s successful inaugural Motorcycle Ride and Concert, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, and it will be in Glendale this year. On site registration … Continue reading

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Led Zeppelin In Court (Again) In Los Angeles

Attorneys for Led Zeppelin were supposed to have battled this case out in a courtroom in downtown Los Angeles this week, but the case has been given a continuance. What is at stake here is the reputation of one of … Continue reading

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Remembering Michael Sheppard at The Hyperion Tavern Tribute Show and Liquid Kitty Memorial

This photograph by Jessica Hoffman may seem like an odd picture for a memorial, but anyone who really knew Michael will smile. Michael always had some deal going. He was an impresario, a mover, a shaker. He put out a … Continue reading

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