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May 16, 2012 | By David Ng
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.
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September 17, 2012 | By David Ng
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.
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August 31, 2012 | By August Brown
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.
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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.
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October 9, 2012 | By Chris Barton
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 19, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 24, 2012 | By Reed Johnson
It's not nice to trash-talk Staples Center, and certainly nobody in their right mind would diss the Hollywood Bowl. But if you're a pop star searching for a dramatic performance venue, it would be hard to beat the Castillo de San Cristóbal in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The massive fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the largest built by the Spanish colonizers in the New World, and it commands a majestic oceanside view. So it should supply a remarkable visual backdrop when pianist-singer-songwriter Arthur Hanlon and a formidable lineup of Latin pop stars come together for the "Encanto del Caribe" (Caribbean Fantasy)
ENTERTAINMENT
May 15, 2012 | By Chris Barton
Now entering its 16th year, the Skirball Cultural Center's Sunset Concert series has been a reliable source for intriguing sounds from around the globe (and a pretty great way to wait out the Thursday evening 405 commute). The series opens July 26 with a concert from Congolese singer Samba Mapangala & Orchestra Virunga, a summer-ready ensemble centered around upbeat vocal harmonies and bright guitar that appeared at last year's WOMAD Festival in Britain. With roots closer to home, the six-piece, L.A. - based band La Santa Cecilia will also perform on Aug.  23, bringing a mix of Brazilian music, Afro-Cuban rhythms and flourishes of jazz and rock.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 7, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Marilyn Manson has come down with the flu and collapsed onstage during a concert in Canada. According to reports, about an hour into his Wednesday performance in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan's TCU Place, the shock rocker began vomiting several times then passed out during his song "Beautiful People. " Manson, whose concerts are chock full of theatrics, was helped off the stage when the band and stagehands realized that the incident was not part of the performance, Billboard reported . TMZ added that the 44-year-old was not taken to the hospital but rather was taken to his hotel room to rest.
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April 15, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Meat Loaf has cited illness for the cancellation of another concert during his "Last at Bat" tour. The 65-year-old rocker pulled out of a Nottingham concert at Capital FM Arena during the farewell tour just 30 minutes before doors were scheduled to open Sunday, the Associated Press reported . The concert was the fifth of eight shows lined up for Britain on the tour that kicked off April 5. The performance was " postponed due...
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