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February 15, 2001
ANAHEIM 8pm Pop Music Is "veteran wunderkind" an oxymoron? Not when you're blues guitarist-singer Jonny Lang. The kid from North Dakota hasn't turned 21 yet, but he's been headlining worldwide as well as sharing bills with such heavyweights as the Rolling Stones, B.B. King and Aerosmith. * Jonny Lang, House of Blues, 1530 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim. 8 p.m. $37.50 (714) 778-2583.
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June 1, 2010
EVENTS Wagner in L.A.: The Opera of the 21st Century? Though his epic four-part opera cycle, "The Ring," is well over a century old, Richard Wagner's influence is still apparent in contemporary music, art and philosophy. This two-day symposium, opening today, will explore Wagner's continuing cultural importance as well as his controversial personal beliefs. Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Free. (310) 443-7000. hammer.ucla.edu Great Guitars: Jonny Lang The nimble-fingered guitar prodigy visits the GRAMMY Museum's intimate sound stage to discuss his ample musical skills, his lifelong love of the blues and his latest album, "Live at the Ryman."
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June 1, 2010
EVENTS Wagner in L.A.: The Opera of the 21st Century? Though his epic four-part opera cycle, "The Ring," is well over a century old, Richard Wagner's influence is still apparent in contemporary music, art and philosophy. This two-day symposium, opening today, will explore Wagner's continuing cultural importance as well as his controversial personal beliefs. Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Free. (310) 443-7000. hammer.ucla.edu Great Guitars: Jonny Lang The nimble-fingered guitar prodigy visits the GRAMMY Museum's intimate sound stage to discuss his ample musical skills, his lifelong love of the blues and his latest album, "Live at the Ryman."
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February 17, 2010
Honda Center Los Tres with Joan Sebastian, Alejandro Fernandez and Marco Antonio Solis, April 9 (Fri.) Gibson Amphitheatre Ramon Ayala, April 17 (Fri.) Arlington Theatre Daniel Tosh, April 24 (Sat.) El Rey Theatre Ethan Bortnick and his Musical Time Machine, Feb. 28-March 1; High on Fire, April 23 (now); the Hold Steady, May 5 (Fri.) Music Box @ Fonda Stephen Stills, March 18 (now); Groove Armada, March 21 (Thu.); Fat Freddy's Drop, June 24 (Sat.
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April 12, 1997
I was at the same Jonny Lang performance at the Hard Rock on April 5 as your reviewer ("A Blues Player in Need of a Little Aging," April 7) but had a much different reaction. I was moved; I was thrilled; I was jumping up and down. I was stunned to see a teenager play gut-bucket blues and deep-grooved rhythm-and-blues with such fiery conviction. But then, I remember that the artists whose biographies I've written--Ray Charles, B.B. King, Etta James, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson--began touring at about the same age as Jonny.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 17, 2010
Honda Center Los Tres with Joan Sebastian, Alejandro Fernandez and Marco Antonio Solis, April 9 (Fri.) Gibson Amphitheatre Ramon Ayala, April 17 (Fri.) Arlington Theatre Daniel Tosh, April 24 (Sat.) El Rey Theatre Ethan Bortnick and his Musical Time Machine, Feb. 28-March 1; High on Fire, April 23 (now); the Hold Steady, May 5 (Fri.) Music Box @ Fonda Stephen Stills, March 18 (now); Groove Armada, March 21 (Thu.); Fat Freddy's Drop, June 24 (Sat.
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April 7, 1997 | NATALIE NICHOLS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Can a 16-year-old kid really play the blues? That question became worth pondering about a half-hour into teenage guitarist Jonny Lang's nearly two-hour free concert on Saturday at the Hard Rock Cafe in West Hollywood. The Minneapolis wunderkind's decent chops and fine voice carried him that far, but as the evening wore on, his limitations negated even the good-natured bar-band vibe.
NEWS
December 7, 1997 | LEE HARRIS, TIMES WRITER WRITER
In Sesame Street Kids' Guide to Life--Learning to Share (KCET, Sunday at 7 a.m.), Elmo has trouble taking turns and sharing his toys. But with the help of guest Katie Couric and some of the regular "Sesame Street" gang, including Big Bird and Cookie Monster, Elmo discovers that sharing can be fun. For ages 2 to 5. * Beginning with "The Butter Battle Book" and ending with "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," Dr. Seuss gets his own day of specials (Cartoon Network, Sunday at 7 a.m.).
ENTERTAINMENT
October 16, 1998 | NATALIE NICHOLS
** 1/2 Jonny Lang, "Wander This World," A&M. Striking out in new directions only a year after his debut release, the 17-year-old blues prodigy offers a collection that's not so blues-oriented. Instead, "Wander This World" (in stores Tuesday) reveals a young musician who's more willing to take chances than a lot of better- established acts.
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June 17, 1999 | STEVE APPLEFORD
Jonny Lang sings the blues without tears. The 18-year-old guitarist is a formidable player, with the energy and desire to make the blues his own. But for all his stomping and emoting at the Wiltern Theatre on Tuesday, Lang too often failed to make a real emotional connection with his material and his audience. Lang is another prodigy from the Stevie Ray Vaughan school of Texas blues. And while his playing chops are powerful, he wisely resisted any urge on Tuesday to show off for its own sake.
NEWS
November 6, 2003 | Steve Hochman, Special to The Times
At an age when many kids are going to college, Jonny Lang took five years off from a burgeoning music career. But it seems he spent some of that time studying too. By the sound of his concert Tuesday at the House of Blues, Lang, 22, has been boning up on what to him must be ancient history: '70s rock, blues and Southern soul. It all provided a backbone for songs from the North Dakota native's recently released "Long Time Coming" album, his first since 1998.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 15, 2001
ANAHEIM 8pm Pop Music Is "veteran wunderkind" an oxymoron? Not when you're blues guitarist-singer Jonny Lang. The kid from North Dakota hasn't turned 21 yet, but he's been headlining worldwide as well as sharing bills with such heavyweights as the Rolling Stones, B.B. King and Aerosmith. * Jonny Lang, House of Blues, 1530 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim. 8 p.m. $37.50 (714) 778-2583.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 17, 1999 | STEVE APPLEFORD
Jonny Lang sings the blues without tears. The 18-year-old guitarist is a formidable player, with the energy and desire to make the blues his own. But for all his stomping and emoting at the Wiltern Theatre on Tuesday, Lang too often failed to make a real emotional connection with his material and his audience. Lang is another prodigy from the Stevie Ray Vaughan school of Texas blues. And while his playing chops are powerful, he wisely resisted any urge on Tuesday to show off for its own sake.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 16, 1998 | NATALIE NICHOLS
** 1/2 Jonny Lang, "Wander This World," A&M. Striking out in new directions only a year after his debut release, the 17-year-old blues prodigy offers a collection that's not so blues-oriented. Instead, "Wander This World" (in stores Tuesday) reveals a young musician who's more willing to take chances than a lot of better- established acts.
NEWS
December 7, 1997 | LEE HARRIS, TIMES WRITER WRITER
In Sesame Street Kids' Guide to Life--Learning to Share (KCET, Sunday at 7 a.m.), Elmo has trouble taking turns and sharing his toys. But with the help of guest Katie Couric and some of the regular "Sesame Street" gang, including Big Bird and Cookie Monster, Elmo discovers that sharing can be fun. For ages 2 to 5. * Beginning with "The Butter Battle Book" and ending with "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," Dr. Seuss gets his own day of specials (Cartoon Network, Sunday at 7 a.m.).
ENTERTAINMENT
April 12, 1997
I was at the same Jonny Lang performance at the Hard Rock on April 5 as your reviewer ("A Blues Player in Need of a Little Aging," April 7) but had a much different reaction. I was moved; I was thrilled; I was jumping up and down. I was stunned to see a teenager play gut-bucket blues and deep-grooved rhythm-and-blues with such fiery conviction. But then, I remember that the artists whose biographies I've written--Ray Charles, B.B. King, Etta James, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson--began touring at about the same age as Jonny.
NEWS
November 6, 2003 | Steve Hochman, Special to The Times
At an age when many kids are going to college, Jonny Lang took five years off from a burgeoning music career. But it seems he spent some of that time studying too. By the sound of his concert Tuesday at the House of Blues, Lang, 22, has been boning up on what to him must be ancient history: '70s rock, blues and Southern soul. It all provided a backbone for songs from the North Dakota native's recently released "Long Time Coming" album, his first since 1998.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 31, 1997 | CHRIS RIEMENSCHNEIDER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Four years ago, Jonny Lang probably would have enjoyed seeing the autographed Stone Temple Pilots guitar on the wall of the local Hard Rock Cafe more than the nearby Stevie Ray Vaughan guitar. It was the late bluesman's old Stratocaster, though, that caught the 16-year-old blues prodigy's eye last week at the restaurant, one of a dozen Hard Rocks that Lang is playing on a brief tour. He'll be at the Hard Rock in Los Angeles on Saturday, in Newport Beach on Sunday and Universal City on April 8.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 7, 1997 | NATALIE NICHOLS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Can a 16-year-old kid really play the blues? That question became worth pondering about a half-hour into teenage guitarist Jonny Lang's nearly two-hour free concert on Saturday at the Hard Rock Cafe in West Hollywood. The Minneapolis wunderkind's decent chops and fine voice carried him that far, but as the evening wore on, his limitations negated even the good-natured bar-band vibe.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 31, 1997 | CHRIS RIEMENSCHNEIDER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Four years ago, Jonny Lang probably would have enjoyed seeing the autographed Stone Temple Pilots guitar on the wall of the local Hard Rock Cafe more than the nearby Stevie Ray Vaughan guitar. It was the late bluesman's old Stratocaster, though, that caught the 16-year-old blues prodigy's eye last week at the restaurant, one of a dozen Hard Rocks that Lang is playing on a brief tour. He'll be at the Hard Rock in Los Angeles on Saturday, in Newport Beach on Sunday and Universal City on April 8.
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