December 1, 2010
EVENTS AKC/Eukanuba National Championship From pointers to Pomeranians, the prides of the purebreds will be on display at this year's championship. And although best in show won't be announced until Sunday night, the more than 2,500 dogs vying for the coveted title will be looking their best and be on their best behavior in preparation for the weekend's judging. Long Beach Convention Center , 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach. Through Sunday. Call for times. Adult day ticket for Saturday or Sunday, $20. Adult evening ticket for Saturday or Sunday, $20. (562)
April 13, 2010
Jeff Beck "Emotion & Commotion" (Atco/Rhino) 2 stars For a guy who plays guitar as well as anyone alive, Jeff Beck makes things a little easy for himself on "Emotion & Commotion," which features the former Yardbird's treatments of such heartstring-pluckers as "Over the Rainbow," "Nessun Dorma" and composer Dario Marianelli's "Elegy for Dunkirk" from the film "Atonement." Sure, Beck handles the lovely melodies with a jeweler's delicacy, turning each one over as if examining a priceless diamond.
October 28, 2009 |
Eric Clapton has pulled out of this week's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame concert in New York after undergoing gallstone surgery. Kristen Foster, a publicist for the guitarist, said Tuesday that Clapton was doing well and recuperating with his family in England. The hall says Jeff Beck will replace the 64-year-old guitarist for Friday night's show at Madison Square Garden.
February 22, 2001 |
Guitar giant Jeff Beck has been a hero to technique freaks since he came toprominence as Eric Clapton's replacement and Jimmy Page's predecessor in the iconic '60s British psychedelic blues-rock band the Yardbirds. But if you focus only on the clinical aspects of his aggressive, inventive style, you're missing the point. His melting-pot boogies and soulful blues do showcase his impeccable musicianship, but they also convey emotions as naked as any heartfelt vocal's.
April 19, 1999 |
The fans came to watch him play, and that's what Jeff Beck did. The British guitar god didn't have to speak, let alone sing, during his nearly two-hour Universal Amphitheatre concert on Saturday, because his instrumental voice came through loud and clear. The youthful 54-year-old rocker offered a few older classics, such as "Freeway Jam," but emphasized his engagement with fresh pop developments by highlighting material from his techno-fueled new collection, "Who Else!"
March 12, 1999 |
*** Jeff Beck, "Who Else!," Epic. Another rock icon taking a dip in the techno pool? "Who else," indeed, but legendary guitarist Jeff Beck? Hey, he's already inspired generations of metal bands, flirted with jazz fusion and paid homage to rockabilly hero Gene Vincent, so fans shouldn't be surprised by any turn he takes on his first album of new material in 11 years (due in stores Tuesday).