May 24, 1993 |
Southern California could use a heartfelt, focused concert in which first-rank performers bring their talents to bear in support of civil nonviolence. The "Jam for Peace" benefit Saturday at Irvine Meadows certainly wasn't it. This 9 1/2-hour endurance test was a lax and bloated affair. Its absurd 32-act bill was overstuffed with too many B-level (if that) performers and rank newcomers. Its focus on the theme at hand was practically nonexistent.