August 17, 1995 |
Janet Buster understood that things would never be the same for her son after that night last fall at the Universal Amphitheatre. She and 9-year-old Brody were given backstage passes to a concert by blues great B.B. King, and the two found a spot at the side of the stage, hoping for a chance to say hello to King when the show ended. That's when King saw the boy, raised his hand to stop the concert and directed the spotlight to fall on young Brody.
July 23, 1996 |
Audiences at this week's "Open House at the Hollywood Bowl," the weekly performance series for ages 3-12, are being treated to a taste of the blues courtesy of Brody Buster, a blues harmonica virtuoso fresh from the Montreux Jazz Festival who shares the bill with acclaimed storyteller Diane Ferlatte. Buster, who has played with and won the esteem of the legendary B.B.
June 24, 1994 |
The Scene: The gala pre-opening of B.B. King's Blues Club at Universal Citywalk, which will open in mid-July. Co-sponsor, Northwest Airlines, flew in an impressive lot of musical talent as well as a heap of southern barbecue from King's original club in Memphis. The evening was a benefit, raising at least $20,000 for the T.J. Martell Foundation, which funds research on leukemia, cancer and AIDS.
January 27, 1996 |
The Huntington Beach Art Center is helping to cultivate the grass roots of the Orange County rock scene by sponsoring an ongoing concert series called Playing in the Band. Chris Cole, a center staffer, launched the series, which resumes with shows Feb. 10 and March 2 in the center's main gallery at 538 Main St.
September 30, 1996 |
Leaving behind Doheny State Beach in favor of the palm trees, sand traps and putting greens of the Hyatt Newporter golf course, the Orange County Blues Festival was transformed into the Dos Equis Blues Festival over the weekend. The change of site and name were made for monetary reasons. According to Eric Jensen, who has promoted the event since it started in 1993, returning to Doheny would have meant paying 10% of the gross receipts to the state, a deal he didn't like.