September 24, 2010
Ooks of Hazzard, Killsonic, Strangely Attractive and more Where: The Autumn Lights Festival, Pershing Square, 532 S. Olive Ave., L.A. When: 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday Price: Free Info: http://www.autumnlightsla.com
January 4, 2012
A list of upcoming concerts across the Southland, with on-sale dates in parentheses. Hollywood Bowl Coldplay, May 1-2 (Mon.) The Wiltern Creed, May 15 (Fri.) City National Grove of Anaheim Will Downing, Feb. 12 (Fri.) House of Blues Michael Schenker, Feb. 25; We Came as Romans, March 23; DevilDriver, April 6 (now). The Observatory Nipsey Hussle, Jan. 27 (now) House of Blues Anaheim Steel Panther, Jan. 21; D.R.U.G.S., Feb. 8; Ozomatli, Feb. 19; Katchafire, April 12; Tyrone Wells, May 25 (now)
October 18, 2012 |
One of the most anticipated jazz shows of the fall, next week's solo performances by 83-year-old jazz pianist Cecil Taylor at REDCAT, have been postponed. No new dates have been announced. The news comes just days removed from Monday's news that a second date had been added for Taylor's performance after the first show, scheduled for Oct. 24, had sold out. In a statement released by REDCAT, organizers indicated that they hoped to reschedule another date soon. The concerts were scheduled in conjunction with the Geffen Contemporary's exhibition "Blues for Smoke," a show exploring the intersection between blues music and contemporary art that opens Sunday.
August 13, 1989
As a 20-year-old concertgoer, when I see "Budweiser" plastered all over a venue, it isn't going to entice me to drink: It's just a name, as is Kodak or Pepsi. G. A. PAUL Riverside
September 11, 2012 |
In news that didn't bode well for its stability, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra has canceled the first two weeks of its new season after failing to reach an agreement with its musicians union. The new season was scheduled to begin this Friday. Citing financial troubles, the ISO was unable to come to terms with its musicians, whose contract had expired on Sept. 2. Though the musicians union had proposed a two-month extension of the existing contract and a 17% salary reduction, the ISO held firm on deeper cost-cutting demands, which reportedly include a 40% pay cut and a shortening of musicians' contracts from 52 weeks to 38. Management also wants to reduce the size of the orchestra from 87 musicians to 69. In response to the concessions by the musicians' union, the symphony said a continuation of the existing contract “would only exacerbate the ISO's already difficult financial challenges.” In the same prepared statement cited by the Indianapolis Business Journal, the ISO also said, “The gap between what the musicians union is proposing and what is essential to economically sustain the ISO's future is just too great.” Musicians were said to be stunned by the announcement to cancel performances for the next two weeks, and the ISO has left open the possibility for canceling more concerts if an agreement cannot be reached.