July 11, 2013 |
Michael Feinstein's work inside the Great American Songbook may seem largely derived from Broadway of the past century, but he is quick to say that the unexplored treasures from Hollywood studios are equally significant. “There are a few movie musicals that we feel we know every note from,” Feinstein said during an interview this spring at his Los Feliz home. “But beyond that there is great composition that has been bypassed coming out of most of the studios in the 1930s-1950s which is now largely unheard.
November 2, 2012 |
Pete Townshend, the Who guitarist famous for his windmill strums and battles with hearing loss, was apparently worried about the latter issue during the kickoff night of his band's latest tour. At the end of his set in Sunrise, Fla., Townshend reportedly walked offstage during an encore performance of "You Better You Bet," gesturing to sound engineers that the on-stage monitors were too loud. Townshend, 67, failed to return, even when the band played live staple "Baba O'Reilly" which closed the night.
December 12, 2012 |
On Wednesday night a heavyweight lineup of marquee acts will cram New York's Madison Square Garden for a relief concert to benefit areas devastated by October's Superstorm Sandy. Billed as "12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief," the event will feature performances by the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Kanye West, Alicia Keys, the Who, Roger Waters, Eddie Vedder, Bon Jovi, Billy Joel and Eric Clapton. As previously reported , Paul McCartney is expected to perform alongside Dave Grohl and bassist Krist Novoselic -- surviving members of pioneering grunge band Nirvana.
December 9, 2013 |
Selena Gomez slipped an F-bomb into her set during KIIS-FM's annual Jingle Ball concert in Los Angeles due to some frustration over sound problems. Audio and microphone malfunctions rattled the former Disney star and eventually led to her walking off stage Friday night at Staples Center. "Sorry, the sound isn't working!" Gomez told the crowd, according to Us Weekly and an amateur video shot at the concert. "Are you guys having a good night? I promise, a lot cooler people are gonna come out tonight.
April 3, 2011 |
The most poignant moment of Celine Dion's new show, to many in the audience, almost didn't happen — and was a tortuous 15 years in the making. The production, which recently launched a three-year run in Las Vegas, contains a number of revealing moments that Dion said would have left her feeling exposed in past years. Chief among them is a French dirge called "Ne Me Quitte Pas," a song so laden with sadness — and so revered — that she was long convinced that she couldn't pull it off. Written by the late Belgian Jacques Brel, the song translates loosely to "Don't Leave Me," and is sung from the perspective of a man who realizes, too late, that he is losing the love of his life.
July 3, 2004
Dave Grohl, Tenacious D and Liz Phair will give acoustic performances at a fundraising concert for Democratic presidential hopeful John F. Kerry at the Henry Fonda Theatre in Hollywood on Tuesday. Tickets and other information are available at www.johnkerryjuly6.com.
September 18, 2013 |
Fans of composer Danny Elfman will have a third opportunity to catch an orchestral concert of his music for the movies of Tim Burton. Organizers of the concert have added a third performance to the musical event scheduled for Oct. 30 at the Nokia Theatre at downtown's L.A. Live. "Danny Elfman's Music From the Films of Tim Burton" was initially scheduled for just one performance on Halloween night at the Nokia. After the concert sold out in a matter of minutes, organizers added a second performance for Oct. 29. The third performance, scheduled for 8:15 p.m. on Oct. 30 , will be the final opportunity to catch the concert, a spokesman for the organizers said.
August 2, 1997
Regarding Robert Hilburn's "review" of Radiohead's recent Wiltern show ("Radio-head Offers Challenging Messages," July 29), did Hilburn actually attend the concert? In his seven-paragraph "review," there is not one sentence that deals directly with the concert itself. He writes very positively about the band, its latest album, its lead singer and the themes of its songs. While I agree with much of what Hilburn has to say about the band, why doesn't he talk about the show, the event he is supposedly writing about?
August 28, 1986
The Hollywood Palladium concert scheduled for Friday featuring the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Trouble Funk has been canceled. A spokesman for the promoter, Avalon Attractions, said Wednesday that the cancellation was due to scheduling conflicts and had nothing to do with the violence at rap group Run-D.M.C.'s recent Long Beach Arena concert. Trouble Funk, a leading group in Washington's "go go" black music scene, is still scheduled to play Bogart's nightclub in Long Beach on Monday.