February 16, 1991
I must reply to Jim Washburn's pop music review of Bazooka on the front page of Calendar ("Concert Under the Stars," Feb. 4). This concert took place outside on big, busy 17th Street in Costa Mesa, a street backed on both sides by residences whose occupants were unwillingly forced to listen to this so-called music. By the time it reached me through my closed windows, it became simply loud noise. This has nothing to do with the First Amendment. How about the Golden Rule, invasion of privacy, and disturbing the peace?
July 19, 2013 |
This post has been updated. See note below for details. Sunday night's performance by Tucson, Ariz.-based pop-folk vocal quartet I Hear Voices! at McCabe's in Santa Monica is more than just another gig for guitarist, songwriter and singer Bobby Kimmel, the group's nominal leader. Kimmel played a crucial role in getting live music started at the venerated folk club more than 40 years ago. At that time, Kimmel was a member of the Stone Poneys, the L.A. country-rock group that was the springboard to stardom for its lead singer, Linda Ronstadt.
May 29, 2013 |
Music pairs well with wine, according to the folks at Wente Vineyards , one of the nation's oldest, continuously operated family-owned wineries. That's why the winery, near Livermore, Calif., is kicking off its 27th season of summer concerts . Among this year's headliners: Martina McBride (June 26), Chicago (Aug. 5) and REO Speedwagon (Sept. 12). “The Wente Concerts bring together a mixture of artists from all genres including rock 'n roll, country and the classics,” said Carolyn Wente, the company's chief executive.
May 16, 2012 |
Fans of Barbara Cook who were expecting to catch the Broadway legend Saturday at the Valley Performing Arts Center in Northridge will have to wait a little longer. Cook, 84, has postponed the concert after experiencing "an unexpected reaction to medication," according to the performing arts center. The concert has been rescheduled for June 30. Tickets for Saturday's concert will be honored for the new date. Requests for refunds must be made by 4 p.m. on June 5. Cook is still scheduled to appear next week in Las Vegas for a four-day engagement at the Smith Center.
September 17, 2012 |
Babs is coming to the Bowl. As part of her 2012 concert tour -- her first in five years -- Barbra Streisand has added a performance at the Hollywood Bowl on Nov. 9. The 8 p.m. concert is the only scheduled Los Angeles stop on the tour. The concert is expected to feature the 70-year-old singer performing some of her most famous numbers, as well as appearances by jazz trumpeter Chris Botti and the operatic pop tenor group Il Volo. PHOTOS: 2012 Hollywood Bowl highlights Streisand's tour includes stops in Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Chicago, Vancouver, Las Vegas and San Jose. The Streisand concert is a lease event, so isn't part of the L.A. Philharmonic's Bowl season, which is set to conclude later this month.
August 31, 2012 |
Here's a second example of empty chairs throwing off planned conservative convention festivities this week. A planned anti-President Obama concert, " Rock the Red ," had been scheduled as counter-programming to the Democratic National Convention next week. Country artists including Travis Tritt, Charlie Daniels and Lee Brice were booked at the 11,000-seat Bojangles Coliseum for a show organized by Jason Lambert, a North Carolina Republican consultant. Though not an official Republican event, the set was planned as a conservative riposte to the DNC festivities. But the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority , which operates the Coliseum, pulled the plug on the event Thursday. Kimberly Meesters, the director of marketing for the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority, told Talking Points Memo that organizers "didn't meet their financial obligations by the deadline we require," which appears to be shorthand for very low ticket sales. In a post on their Facebook site , organizers for Rock the Red stated " Bojangles claims the change was due to low ticket sales on Ticketmaster.
May 12, 2011
POP MUSIC Ric Ocasek's defining New Wave band the Cars helped set the tone of the '80s with their synth-slicked guitar pop. They haven't done much recording or touring since 1987, but an unexpected new album finds them in overdrive, deploying the same tricks that made them essential listening. Hollywood Palladium, 6215 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood. 7 p.m. Thurs. $48.50. http://www.livenation.com.
October 9, 2012 |
With Kid Rock on the road stumping for Paul Ryan and a variety of other musicians having tacitly endorsed President Obama by asking the Romney campaign not to play their music for campaign events , jazz artists have joined in the political season with a fundraising concert planned for Tuesday night. Scheduled to kick off at 7:30 p.m. at Symphony Space on the Upper West Side in New York City, the Jazz for Obama concert features a lineup of jazz heavyweights that includes Joe Lovano, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Gretchen Parlato and Christian McBride, as well as a pair of longtime veterans of the music in guitarist Jim Hall, bassist Ron Carter and drummer Roy Haynes.