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Review: The Nimoy, Sammy Miller and the Congregation

2024-02-03T01:15:30+00:00By |Categories: Music, Reviews|Tags: , , , , |

Since they began in 2014, Sammy Miller and the Congregation have played Lincoln Center, the White House and even received a standing ovation at the Newport Jazz Festival. The band call New York City home but frequently travel the world with

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Review: Bill Frisell at Ace Theater, CAP UCLA

2024-02-03T01:17:29+00:00By |Categories: Music, Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Rolling Stone published its list of the 250 BEST Guitarists of All Time and coming in at #154 was Bill Frisell. So I was excited to see Bill Frisell and review this show at the Ace Theater as Part of the

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Review: The Hollywood Bowl, Herbie Hancock Celebrates Wayne Shorter

2023-09-09T02:12:09+00:00By |Categories: Music, Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

With a backdrop showcasing the Hollywood Hills and a history of performances by musical legends, the Hollywood Bowl is without a doubt a magical place. This week (August 23, 2023), the enchanted outdoor amphitheater added another legendary performance to its vast

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Read the Reviews Hollywood Bowl Jazz Series

2023-09-09T21:18:52+00:00By |Categories: Music, Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

If you love the Hollywood Bowl, as I do, it has been offering some incredible shows this summer (2023). Plus the Hollywood Bowl Jazz Series is attracting jazz lovers everywhere. LA Phil’s Jazz Plus series is curated by Herbie Hancock and

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Review: The Hollywood Bowl Jazz Festival 2023

2023-06-27T01:30:03+00:00By |Categories: Art Parties / Exhibitions / Fairs, Music, Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This is a 2 writer review - Richard Bilow reviewed Saturday. Keith Block reviewed Sunday. Intro is by Keith Block. What use to be the Playboy Jazz Festival is now the Hollywood Bowl Jazz Festival. The first Playboy Jazz Festival took

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Review: LA Opera’s Otello at the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion

2023-05-22T22:09:21+00:00By |Categories: Music, Reviews, Theater/Poetry/Books|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

LA Opera’s Music Director James Conlon conducted a vibrant and emotionally charged performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s Otello based on William Shakespeare’s play Othello at the Music Center. Conlon explained in a pre-performance talk that Verdi had evolved away from the traditional

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Review: The LA Phil New Music Group Presents All-Reich

2023-04-04T02:14:37+00:00By |Categories: Music, Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The LA Phil New Music Group conducted by Brad Lubman at Disney Hall presented an exceptionally enjoyable evening of the meditative and entrancing music of Steve Reich, which is distinguished by his minimalist compositions of intricate repetitive patterns and harmonic gradual

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Review: LA Phil’s “Tristan Project” at Disney Hall

2022-12-12T23:12:25+00:00By |Categories: Music, Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The LA Phil conducted by Gustavo Dudamel presented the “Tristan Project”, based on Richard Wagner’s opera “Tristan and Isolde,” in three separate 80-minute concert performances at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Photo courtesy of Mathew Imaging/LA Phil The “Tristan

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Review: The LA Phil’s “The Nutcracker” at Disney Concert Hall

2022-12-05T15:24:08+00:00By |Categories: Art Parties / Exhibitions / Fairs, Music, Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Tis the season for “The Nutcracker” and it was most wonderfully presented by the LA Phil at the elegant and acoustically magnificent Disney Concert Hall. Gustavo Dudamel, the world renowned LA Phil Music and Artistic Director, masterfully conducted a rousing rendition

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Review: LA Opera’s Production of Puccini’s “Tosca” at the Music Center

2022-11-21T17:25:06+00:00By |Categories: Music, Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

LA Opera continues its 2022/23 season at The Music Center with a revival of “Tosca,” Giacomo Puccini’s riveting drama of love, jealousy, depravity, and violence within a backdrop of religious and political turmoil. Soprano Angel Blue captivates as Tosca with her range

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