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  • The Brian Setzer Orchestra will be rocking the holidays at Nokia Theatre at L.A.

    The Brian Setzer Orchestra will be rocking the holidays at Nokia Theatre at L.A.

    When there’s someone audacious enough to not only start up a big band orchestra, but to succeed at it as well, you know that guy is going to put on one heck of a show. That’s just what Brian Setzer is getting ready to do as it was announced on Friday Aug. 1, that tickets were now on sale for his...
  • Simonna: International pop star talks new album, American living & career dreams

    Simonna: International pop star talks new album, American living & career dreams

    Simonna is the epitome of what an independent artist should be in this digital music realm we live in. She is an international artist from Lithuania in love with music since she was three years old. Simonna is definitely not a lightweight. She is recognized on TiVo, has over a million followers...
  • Arturo Sandoval and Friends coming to Catalina’s Jazz Club, Aug. 22-23

    Arturo Sandoval and Friends coming to Catalina’s Jazz Club, Aug. 22-23

    Ten time Grammy award-winning artist Arturo Sandoval and Friends will perform at Catalina's Jazz Club on Friday, August 22, and Saturday, August 23, 2014. The highly-acclaimed artist will perform songs previously released on his award-winning albums as well as a few new songs. Showtimes are 8:30 p.m...
  • Own a Samsung Galaxy? Like music? Staples Center is your new home for events

    Own a Samsung Galaxy? Like music? Staples Center is your new home for events

    When Staples Center opened on October 17, 1999, it didn’t just mark the entry of another entertainment complex into the Los Angeles market, but it also brought sports and entertainment back to downtown Los Angeles. Prior to its debut, The Forum was the main concert and sports venue in the Southern...
  • OC Fair concert preview: 311 and The Wheeland Brothers

    OC Fair concert preview: 311 and The Wheeland Brothers

    This year's OC Fair has given audiences plenty of classic rock acts and throwbacks of an age gone by. But for some, to classify bands like The Offspring, Bad Religion, and on August 3, 311, as "classic rock" might be a bit painful. It has been 25 years since the Omaha, Nebraska natives got together...
  • Roger Ebert’s ‘Life Itself:’ Meet Stephen Stanton the voice behind the film

    Roger Ebert’s ‘Life Itself:’ Meet Stephen Stanton the voice behind the film

    Whether you are a film buff or not, you have heard about film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert. In an entertaining documentary about the amazing life of this film icon, “Life Itself” goes into the surprising and entertaining story about a man in love with the art of filmmaking and the...
  • Nikki Lane plays Annenberg Space for Photography

    Nikki Lane plays Annenberg Space for Photography

    Country music is filled with people who have grown frustrated with relationships and life in general. While it may not be ideal for the artist, it makes some great songs for those that enjoy country music. Think about it. From Hank Williams to Buck Owens and Steve Earle, country music has not...
  • Michael Jackson estate about to lose Neverland

    Michael Jackson estate about to lose Neverland

    Just up the 101 from Los Angeles, you’ll find the infamous Neverland Ranch. This was the house/playground once home of the late Michael Jackson. No matter what you may think of Jackson the man or the artist, this unique piece of property is one of the most fascinating pop music landmarks. Now...
  • Good times with Family Force 5

    Good times with Family Force 5

    Family Force 5's latest album, Time Stands Still, contains more overtly Christian worshipful music than many of the band’s prior releases. Examples include “Show Love,” which speaks of how being loving is a primary purpose in the Christian’s life, whereas “Walk on Water” expresses a desire to follow...
  • Midge Ure reveals his fragile side

    Midge Ure reveals his fragile side

    Although Midge Ure fought poverty and world hunger with the single “Do They Know It’s Christmas?,” a celebrity-packed track that he both co-wrote and produced, the man had to fight one of his own demons when he recently gave up drinking. You can hear his song of victory when listening to “I Survived...
  • Tom Petty has us all under his spell

    Tom Petty has us all under his spell

    Tom Petty’s & The Heartbreakers’ new Hypnotic Eye album casts a familiar, welcomed spell. Petty is not one of the beautiful people, with an accompanying pretty voice. He is, however, an expressive singer that can come off like your empathetic big brother one minute, and a grizzled cynic - with a...
  • Redneck Rodeo plays The Harp Inn in Costa Mesa

    Redneck Rodeo plays The Harp Inn in Costa Mesa

    Seeing a band perform live is always a good way to while away an evening - especially seeing a band perform its original tunes. However, sometimes - like at the end of a long week - you just want to go out and catch a band that is going to play songs that are familiar. It's understandable. After all...
  • DragonForce mixes speedy hard rock with Johnny Cash

    DragonForce mixes speedy hard rock with Johnny Cash

    DragonForce has earned a reputation as one of the fastest bands in contemporary hard rock. However, the group throws a true wild card into its latest album, Maximum Overload by covering “Ring of Fire,” an iconic hit song for legendary country star, Johnny Cash. It’s a testament to the influence of...
  • A complete guide to the Hollywood Bowl

    A complete guide to the Hollywood Bowl

    The Hollywood Bowl is an outdoor 17,376 seat amphitheater in the Hollywood Hills, and is the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. The first Hollywood Bowl season began in July of 1922 and has since become a world renowned concert venue with legends of music and...
  • Tim Booth talks about new James album

    Tim Booth talks about new James album

    To put it bluntly, La Petite Mort,” the French language-titled new album by the British band James, has a lot of death in it. The fact that the word 'death' is even in the album title, albeit written in a foreign tongue, ought to give you a big clue about its contents. However, singer and primary...
  • Matt Kemp still a Los Angeles Dodger for now

    Matt Kemp still a Los Angeles Dodger for now

    After much speculation from various parties regarding the place where Matt Kemp would end, the rumors were put to bed as the Dodgers made no moves concerning the outfielder. The last 18 games Kemp batted .397, and hit his third home runs in the last two days, along with a game winning single against...
  • UCLA QB Brett Hundley gets advice from Chargers Philip Rivers

    UCLA QB Brett Hundley gets advice from Chargers Philip Rivers

    UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley is entering his most important and impactful year, as he prepares to lead his team on the field in hopes of obtaining a Pac-12 and a BCS national championship. During the off season Hundley was fortunate to attend the Manning Passing Academy where he had an opportunity...
  • GM Mitch Kupchak of the Los Angeles Lakers talks about Kobe Bryant's expectations for his teammates.

    Mitch Kupchak talks about Kobe Bryant’s expectations for Lakers teammates

    Mitch Kupchak talks about Kobe Bryant’s expectations for Lakers teammates Five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant will attempt to have a bounce back year during the 2014-15 NBA season. Kobe has gone down with season-ending injuries the last two years leaving a lot of uncertainty surrounding the immediate...
  • Los Angeles area’s offbeat tourist attractions

    Los Angeles area’s offbeat tourist attractions

    The West Coast is known for marching to the beat of it’s own drummer. And the tourist attractions in and around Los Angeles certainly reflect that. Forget about your run of the mill history or modern art museums. Los Angeles has a wide array of museums and tourist hotspots that will either leave you...
  • Carmen Lundy redefines classic jazz vocals on ‘Soul To Soul’

    Carmen Lundy redefines classic jazz vocals on ‘Soul To Soul’

    The acclaimed composer, jazz vocalist, producer, arranger and educator Carmen Lundy believes in honesty and sincerity in music. Her artistic passion has guided her around the world, working with numerous musicians such as Geri Allen, Patrice Rushen, Teri Lynne Carrington and many others. So it...
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