September 10, 2013 |
William Shatner will take his latest musical project, a progressive-rock album he recorded with members of Yes and other prog-rock and fusion musicians, on the road for three Los Angeles-area performances during which he will perform “Ponder the Mystery” in its entirety. The album, due Oct. 8, is described as a concept album “following a man in despair through the setting sun, twilight and finally darkness, and [who] in the process, regains his joy of life.” The “Star Trek”/”T.J.
November 22, 2002 |
Determined to diversify programming at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Los Angeles Philharmonic introduced jazz and world music series at Thursday's announcement of the inaugural season in the house that Frank Gehry built. The schedule, the first under the stewardship of singer Dianne Reeves, consists of four concerts: Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette (Nov. 12, 2003); Reeves with George Duke, the L.A. Philharmonic and special guests (Jan.
March 16, 2001 |
The reunion of Roxy Music and the return of Spinal Tap are among the highlights of the Greek Theatre's 2001 season, which also includes classic pop from Tony Bennett and rock en espanol by La Ley. The season could be the last at the Greek for the Nederlander Organization, which has operated the city-owned facility for 25 years and whose contract expires Oct. 31. The season schedule will not be affected by the bidding process for a new contract, which is expected to be completed by early October.
September 4, 2000 |
All-star festival shows often leave a lot to be desired. One act dutifully follows another, each cranking out a few familiar hits and one or two new items. So give the touring Montreux Jazz Festival 2000 credit for trying something new.
January 6, 1999 |
The strengths and weaknesses of jazz in the late '90s are immediately apparent in this year's Grammy nominees. Among the strengths: The contemporary jazz performance category, despite the tendency to minimize this particular genre, is filled with first-rate outings from Pat Metheny, Marcus Miller and the Yellowjackets.
January 26, 2004 |
Opportunity and spirit were as present on the stage of Walt Disney Concert Hall on Saturday night as they were on the surface of Mars. Not in the form of robotic rovers, of course, but in the combination of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and jazz artists Billy Childs, George Duke and Dianne Reeves.
June 6, 1997 |
Al Jarreau was singing the same old tunes at the Greek Theatre Sunday night. But he brought enough twists and improvisational mischief to his set to give even the most familiar numbers a wondrous freshness. While established material might be just what you'd expect from a vocalist whose only album of the last two years is a recently released "Best of . . . " collection, the treatment of that material, especially invigorated and playful, little resembled the original recordings.
August 26, 2001
Movies The long-delayed "O," which transposes "Othello" to a contemporary boarding school, stars Mekhi Phifer, above left with Josh Hartnett, and Julia Stiles. Directed by Tim Blake Nelson, the Shakespearean tragedy was adapted by Brad Kaaya. Opens Friday. Theater Bea Arthur, best known from TV's "Maude" and "Golden Girls," will perform her one-woman show, "An Evening With Bea Arthur," songs and stories drawn from her six decades of work on stage and in film and television.