August 5, 2010
The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards will be held Aug. 29 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles and will be broadcast on NBC at 5 p.m. Pacific time.
August 23, 2007 |
And the American Music Award goes to . . . the Nokia Theatre. The American Music Awards is moving into the new 7,100-seat downtown L.A. theater with its 35th-anniversary show on Nov. 18, and the broadcast of that ceremony on ABC will mark the national television debut of the venue. The theater will open Oct. 18 with a six-night stand by the Eagles and the Dixie Chicks. Other early bookings include Video Games Live on Oct. 19, Sugarland on Oct. 27 and Anita Baker on Nov. 3.
December 23, 2010
George Lopez is this country's reigning Latino comedian has a crossover breakthrough with his sitcom, but his stand-up is even bawdier in tackling the hilarious underside of minority life and culture in the USA. Nokia Theatre, 777 Chick Hearn Court, L.A. 8 p.m. Sun., Mon. and Wed. $39.50-$79.50. nokiatheatre.com.
August 30, 2013 |
It's been one of the most fruitful composer-director collaborations in modern Hollywood. Danny Elfman has scored 15 movies by Tim Burton, starting with "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure" in 1985 and leading up to last year's "Dark Shadows" and "Frankenweenie. " For the first time in the U.S., Elfman is to present his scores for Burton's films in an orchestral concert performance, scheduled appropriately enough for Halloween night at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. "Danny Elfman's Music from the Films of Tim Burton" will feature conductor John Mauceri leading the 87-piece Hollywood Symphony Orchestra and the 45-member Page L.A. Choir.
November 29, 2012
KIIS' Jingle Ball is an annual winter pop explosion that this year features Taylor Swift, Kesha, Justin Bieber and your usual suspects of top 40 singles fare (along with a smattering of electronic dance music stars like Zedd, Afrojack and YouTube denizen Psy). Proof positive that pop radio is maybe the most omnivorous space in music right now. Nokia Theatre, 777 Chick Hearn Court, L.A. 6 p.m. Sat and Mon. $85.25-$185.25. nokiatheatre.com.
November 24, 2011
FAMILY A beloved kids TV show leaps from the tube to the stage with Yo Gabba Gabba Live. DJ Lance Rock and his colorful monster pals Brobee, Foofa, Muno, Plex and Toodee will dance, sing and entertain with help from hip-hop artists Biz Markie and Leslie Hall. Nokia Theatre, 777 Chick Hearn Court, L.A. 2:30 and 6 p.m. Fri.; 11 a.m., 2:30 and 6 p.m. Sat. $35-$140. (213) 763-6020. http://www.nokiatheatrelalive.com
November 22, 2012
POP MUSIC Lascivious R&B singer Trey Songz debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. pop charts this year with "Chapter V," his first No 1 album. Its pleasures are obvious – Songz has a likable falsetto and just enough balance between smooth and swaggering to make his radio-ready hits feel seductive and immediate. Nokia Theatre, 77 Chick Hearn Ct., L.A. 7:30 p.m. Sun. $50-$100. Nokiatheatre.com.
March 8, 2013 |
Nothing endears Mexican diva Paquita la del Barrio to her fans more than the knowledge that, like them, she has suffered in life. Despite having recorded more than 30 albums that have sold a collective 20 million copies, Paquita manages to convey the attitude of a woman scorned but still bravely smiling through her smeared mascara. When Paquita belts out a ranchera, then turns to male members of her audience and asks, "Are you listening to me, you good-for-nothing?," there's an obvious camp value.