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December 13, 2008
Concerts scrapped: Because of lagging ticket sales as well as a decline in individual and corporate donations, the Santa Clarita Symphony has canceled its 2009 season.
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March 24, 2014 | By Richard Verrier
Tim Warner, chief executive of Cinemark Holdings Inc., admits he'd never heard of the popular science fiction series "Doctor Who. " So the Montana native was skeptical when executives at BBC Wordwide approached him about the idea of screening a simulcast of the 50th anniversary episode of the cult-classic British TV series in Cinemark theaters across Latin America and the U.S. In late November, hundreds of "Whovians" showed up at more than...
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 2, 2011
A list of upcoming concerts across the Southland, with on-sale dates in parentheses. Hollywood Palladium Tiger Heat, Feb. 10 (Thu.); Fleet Foxes, May 7 (Fri.) Hollywood Bowl Rod Stewart & Stevie Nicks, April 17 (Mon.) Nokia Theatre Katy Perry, Aug. 5-7 (now); Ricky Martin, May 6-7; La Banda El Recodo, May 28 (Sat.) Music Box OMD, March 25 and 29; Architecture in Helsinki, June 1 (now); Yelle, May 21 (Fri.) El Rey Theatre Uh Huh Her, April 1 (now)
BUSINESS
March 16, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
The gig: As the head of Sterling Venue Ventures, Lance Sterling runs the recently renovated Saban Theatre concert venue in Beverly Hills and also owns and operates the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills. Early days: Sterling, 51, studied civil engineering at the University of Arizona. While in school, he worked in bars, nightclubs and concert venues that booked groups such as Grand Funk Railroad. "I was making more money running concerts than I would as an engineer," he said. After college, he briefly worked for a billboard company and then went into the hotel business.
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December 11, 2010 | By Oliver Gettell, Special to the Los Angeles Times
The onset of winter in Los Angeles is less a meteorological shift than a cultural one, marked by holiday decorations and seasonal shopping but not snowfall or frozen lakes. One sure signifier of yuletide in the Southland is the swell of festive concerts, and whether you prefer yours traditional, kitschy, jazzy or punk-rock, chances are there's something out there for you. Aimee Mann Christmas Show Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Aimee Mann puts together a Christmas show like none other.
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April 29, 2013 | By Jay Jones
Las Vegas concertgoers this summer will enjoy a varied lineup of musicians during the annual summer concert series at the Mandalay Bay Beach . The season kicks off May 11 with multi-platinum country music artist Gary Allan. The performance marks the climax of the Professional Bull Riders' Last Cowboy Standing event and begins at 9:30 p.m. Tickets cost $35. As temperatures heat up, so too will the music. Here's a sampling of some of the scheduled concerts: May 26: Bell Biv DeVoe will take to the stage Memorial Day weekend.
ENTERTAINMENT
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
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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)
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October 18, 2012 | By Chris Barton
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.
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March 14, 2014 | By Chris Barton
The spring reliably brings a fresh crop of music, and a new live release from saxophone colossus Sonny Rollins (May 6) and from the ongoing "Miles Davis Bootleg Series" drawn from his epic run of Fillmore dates in 1970 (March 25) are just a few albums worth investigating. Here is a selection of concerts sure to put a spring in your step: Joshua Redman Quartet, Brad Mehldau Trio: A pair of like-minded artists who completed each other's musical sentences on Mehldau's orchestral "Highway Rider" project and Redman's like-minded "Walking Shadow," the two heavyweights of contemporary jazz come together.
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March 12, 2014 | By David Ng
Ennio Morricone has postponed his upcoming concerts in Los Angeles and New York until June, citing a back injury that is preventing him from traveling long distances. The five-time Academy Award-nominated movie composer had been scheduled to conduct concerts at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on March 20 and at the Barclays Center's Cushman and Wakefield Theatre in Brooklyn on March 23. Organizers said the rescheduled concerts will take place June 13 in Brooklyn and June 15 in L.A. PHOTOS: Celebrities injured on set Morricone, who is 85 and lives in Italy, suffered a slipped disc in his back and underwent surgery to correct the injury.
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March 10, 2014 | By David Ng
A Friday evening concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall was disrupted by what Los Angeles Philharmonic officials described as a drunk audience member, causing conductor Gustavo Dudamel to halt a performance of John Corigliano's Symphony No. 1 and leave the stage.  A spokeswoman for the orchestra confirmed that an "intoxicated" patron arrived late to the concert on Friday and was prevented by ushers from entering the hall mid-performance, as is...
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March 8, 2014 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
When singer and Gibson hollow-body strummer Nick Waterhouse introduced one of his songs as "the B-side to a 45" during his record release party, you'd have been forgiven for briefly thinking the entrance to the American Legion Post 43 in Hollywood may have opened into another decade. Well, at least at first glance. Wearing horn-rimmed glasses, a smart suit and well-trimmed short hair that got mussed when he soloed, the young Los Angeles artist and his eight-piece band looked ripped from history as they pushed through a dozen-plus songs, many from his new album "Holly.
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March 8, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
Veteran New Orleans pianist, songwriter and producer Dr. John will be the honoree at a star-studded tribute concert during the city's 2014 Jazz & Heritage Festival , with friends and admirers paying tribute on May 3. Mavis Staples, Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas, Lucinda Williams, Gregg Allman and at least a dozen others will take part in the concert, dubbed “The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: A Celebration of Mac and His Music,” to...
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March 4, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Paul Simon stands to hit one out of the ballpark at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum's 75th anniversary concert in August in Cooperstown, N.Y. Simon, a  baseball fan, will share the stage with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and former New York Yankees center fielder-turned-musician Bernie Williams . Simon is slated to sing three songs at the concert set for Aug. 2, according to a Hall of Fame release. The event marks the 75th year since Stephen Carlton Clark opened the Hall of Fame in the just-barely-post-Depression town in New York state, according to the website.
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March 1, 2014 | By Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times Music Critic
Master of the viol, Jordi Savall is also a master joiner. His specialty is a narrow-seeming one, his six-stringed instrument's heyday having been the 16th and early 17th centuries when the viol was second in popularity only to the lute. Viol repertory is fertile, to be sure, but limited in historical scope and relevance (the Renaissance and Baroque eras), in sound (it is a quiet instrument), in tone (it has a dark, subdued character) and in geography (Western Europe). Yet Savall, who is Catalan and who founded and conducts the outstanding period-instrument ensemble Hespèrion XXI that will be appearing Sunday in Walt Disney Concert Hall, has what could be the broadest vision among any musicians today of how cultures connect and the historical significance of that for a modern, changing world.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 27, 2014 | By Mike Boehm
Roll over, Beethoven, and tell Tchaikovsky the news: veering sharply from traditional classical concert decorum, Leonard Slatkin told concert-goers in West Palm Beach, Fla., Tuesday night that he and the Detroit Symphony were ready for their close-up (or long shot, as the case might be), and invited them to whip out phones, snap pictures of the scene, and post them on social media to instantly commemorate the moment. Having just climaxed the scheduled program at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts with Ravel's “Bolero,”  Slatkin didn't just take the usual mute bow. According to a news release sent out Wednesday by the Detroit Symphony, which he's led as music director since 2008, he addressed the audience, saying:                "You've heard that we're the most accessible orchestra on the planet, and tonight you're going to be the most accessible audience on the planet.
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