March 26, 2004 |
The remodeled Greek Theatre and the Universal Amphitheatre have announced their 2004 season lineups, ranging from daytime family festivals to hard-core rap shows. Highlights include a tribute to the late country-rock pioneer Gram Parsons featuring Norah Jones and others, an Alice Cooper Halloween production and an array of Latin rock and pop bills. This marks the third year that former rivals Nederlander Concerts and House of Blues Concerts Inc.
August 20, 2003 |
Who could blame Mariah Carey for just wanting to have fun Monday at the Universal Amphitheatre? She's weathered enough setbacks in the last two years to give five pop divas fodder for hankie-soaking "Oprah" visits: a flop movie and album ("Glitter"), a full-on nervous breakdown, the indignity of a record label paying $28 million for her not to record another album for it.
July 31, 2003 |
Amy Lee's family wasn't thrilled when she quit college after one semester three years ago when her band, Evanescence, got a record deal. It's hard to argue about the decision now, given how the band burst into the top 10 after its debut single, "Bring Me to Life," was featured on the soundtrack to the movie "Daredevil" and in a stunning video. And the album, "Fallen," has been a fixture near the top of the charts, with current U.S. sales totaling about 1.8 million since its release in March.
March 27, 2003 |
Multi-Grammy-winner Norah Jones, Neil Young & Crazy Horse and James Taylor are among the highlights of the 2003 seasons at the Greek Theatre and the Universal Amphitheatre. Though young rock bands Good Charlotte and New Found Glory have a Universal date, the emphasis at both venues is on veteran acts, including the Allman Brothers Band, Meat Loaf, Boston and Ringo Starr.
April 18, 2002 |
Boney James has played New York many times now, but his recent appearance there was special: It was his first headlining gig at the Apollo Theatre, a room where some of the greatest names of R&B launched their careers. And James somehow felt their presence. "It was wonderful," says the saxophonist. Favorite acts when he was growing up included Stevie Wonder and Earth, Wind & Fire. "It's got an aura about it, and we all felt it during the show."
March 7, 2002
Alanis Morissette has new concert date in pocket: May 3 at Universal Amphitheatre. Tickets on sale Saturday. Ryan Adams will open ... Also at Universal and on sale Saturday: Kid Rock on April 6