January 1, 2013 |
Bands and tribute artists will gather Sunday in Las Vegas for a concert to raise money for those affected by the Newtown, Conn., shooting spree that killed 20 students and six staffers at Sandy Hook Elementary School. “Our Town for Newtown - a Concert for Sandy Hook Elementary School” will run from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Railhead inside Boulder Station on Boulder Highway near East Desert Inn Road. The list of acts is long and still growing. Concert organizer Brody Dolyniuk said among those already signed up are tribute bands the Fab , Yellow Brick Road , Zeppelin USA and Zowie Bowie.
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.
September 28, 2012 |
The passing of Whitney Houston was a sad undertone to this year's Grammy Awards show. But several marquee artists -- including Celine Dion, Usher and Jennifer Hudson -- will pay tribute to the pop icon in a telecast special that airs Nov. 16 on CBS and tapes in a concert in Los Angeles. The telecast , "We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston," will be taped at the Nokia Theatre on Oct. 11. The event features sets by...
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.
September 6, 2013 |
NEW DELHI -- It's a battle of dueling concerts performed in a divided land. On Saturday, the Bavarian State Orchestra, conducted by Zubin Mehta, is to give a high-profile performance in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir. The concert, which has been dubbed “Ehsas-e-Kashmir,” or "The Feel of Kashmir," is seen as a way to foster peace and understanding. “This is a wonderful cultural tribute to Kashmir and its warm-hearted and hospitable people,” the German Embassy, a principal sponsor, said in a statement.
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.
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.
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.
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?