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  • 20,000 hear Dudamel conduct a romantic and restorative program of Beethoven

    20,000 hear Dudamel conduct a romantic and restorative program of Beethoven

    Over 20,000 people made their way to the Hollywood Bowl on July 22 and July 24 to hear one of the world’s greatest conductors, Gustavo Dudamel, return to lead the LA Phil orchestra, violinist Renaud Capuçon, cellist Gautier Capuçon and pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet in a romantic and restorative...
  • Chris Paul, Doc Rivers walk if Clippers owner Donald Sterling remains on board

    Chris Paul, Doc Rivers walk if Clippers owner Donald Sterling remains on board

    NBA superstar and Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul will sit out the season in protest, if Donald Sterling is allowed to continue ownership into the upcoming season. Paul spoke with head coach and president of basketball operations Doc Rivers regarding sitting out this season. The season is...
  • Stryper does it live

    Stryper does it live

    Stryper's Live at the Whiskey finds the veteran Christian metal band at one of its old stomping grounds. The Whiskey was one of the strongholds of glam metal back in the 80s, so it makes perfect sense that this band, originally from Southern California, record a live document of its tour in support...
  • Guide to Citizens Business Bank Arena

    Guide to Citizens Business Bank Arena

    A relatively new entertainment venue, Citizens Business Bank Arena, opened in 2008. Incorporating a project costing $150 million, this state-of-the-art facility hosts events both large and small. Whether you’re watching a headlining comedy tour or a large sporting event, Citizens Business Bank Arena...
  • Guide to The Orpheum Theatre

    Guide to The Orpheum Theatre

    Since its opening in 1926, The Orpheum Theatre originated with ties to the vaudeville circuit. The venue has continued the tradition of providing stellar music and entertainment for those in Los Angeles. Newly renovated, The Orpheum Theatre hosts everything from film festivals to live concerts, with...
  • Interview with an L.A. Kings fan: The best thing about the team and being a fan

    Interview with an L.A. Kings fan: The best thing about the team and being a fan

    The 2014 Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings are growing in popularity. There is a new generation of fans coming along, and their social media presence is growing by leaps and bounds. The L.A. Kings facebook page has garnered over 300K new 'likes' just this year alone. In hopes of keeping a...
  • Rhye is back in October for a handful of U.S. tour dates

    Rhye is back in October for a handful of U.S. tour dates

    California R&B duo Rhye will soon be performing at a US venue this autumn. The group announced their latest tour dates on July 21 via their official Facebook page. Rhye laid it out for their fans in their usual casual fashion: “If you haven't noticed already, we're going on tour this fall.” The...
  • Tenth Avenue North takes us to the 'Islands'

    Tenth Avenue North takes us to the 'Islands'

    We can always depend upon Mike Donehey, lead singer and primary writer in Tenth Avenue North, to be completely open and honest through his songs. He’s already given us “By Your Side,” which reached No. 1 on the Christian CHR radio chart in 2009. The band also gave us “Hold My Heart,” which reached...
  • Against Me! creates a powerful statement with 'Transgender Dysphoria Blues'

    Against Me! creates a powerful statement with 'Transgender Dysphoria Blues'

    The most obvious difference between Against Me!’s Transgender Dysphoria Blues and 2010’s White Crosses is that its singer (Laura Jane Grace) is now a woman. But differences are really quite superficial, if that’s not too much of an understatement. If you’ve ever had the chance to see the group, all...
  • The Baseball Project pefectly mixes baseball with rock & roll

    The Baseball Project pefectly mixes baseball with rock & roll

    You don’t have to be a baseball fan to appreciate 3rd, the – appropriately enough – third album from the hardball-obsessed The Baseball Project, but it helps. This 18-track album is chock full of fantastic alternative rock. However, it’s even more fun if you have some familiarity with some its...
  • Radney Foster says all the right things with new album

    Radney Foster says all the right things with new album

    Radney Foster attained some mainstream country success as one half of Foster and Lloyd back in the '80s. And though he continues to release solo albums, he’s probably best known – if at all – as a songwriter-to-the-stars. Some of his hits for others have included “A Real Fine Place to Start” for...
  • Midas Whale sweetens the deal with debut album 'Sugar House'

    Midas Whale sweetens the deal with debut album 'Sugar House'

    You might say Midas Whale, whether collectively or individually, has made the rounds of the singing competition circuit. Jon Peter Lewis, who is one half of Midas Whale, was a finalist on the third season of "American Idol." He was also humorously (and also scientifically) referred to by Ryan...
  • Gustavo Dudamel, Rubén Blades, and the LA Phil at the Hollywood Bowl, July 29

    Gustavo Dudamel, Rubén Blades, and the LA Phil at the Hollywood Bowl, July 29

    Gustavo Dudamel, the internationally renowned conductor and Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, will conduct a program of festive orchestral selections from North, Central, and South America at the Hollywood Bowl on July 29 at 8 p.m. A performance of Latin-jazz songs by Panamanian icon...
  • Donavon Frankenreiter among the artists to see this weekend in the LA area

    Donavon Frankenreiter among the artists to see this weekend in the LA area

    Some artists just seem to embody the easygoing vibe of southern California. Donavon Frankenreiter is one of those artists. In fact, if you were going to file Frankenreiter in a music store, you might just come up with a new category called California Cool. His relaxed delivery and groovy melodies...
  • KDAY'S Fresh Fest features Cam’ron, Ma$e & Mobb Deep

    KDAY'S Fresh Fest features Cam’ron, Ma$e & Mobb Deep

    One of hip-hop’s longest standing radio stations, 93.5 KDay, will host their Fresh Fest event Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. The show will definitely be a comeback performance for many artists involved, giving the fans a fresh listen who haven’t heard from these classic artist in a while. If you aren't...
  • J. Cole brings his 'Dollar and a Dream' tour to Los Angeles

    J. Cole brings his 'Dollar and a Dream' tour to Los Angeles

    As we previously reported, J. Cole has scheduled a series of shows as part of his 'Dollar and a Dream' tour. Tonight, Los Angeles gets the opportunity to not only listen to his new tracks, but also The Come Up in full. The first of two shows tonight will be taking place at the Belasco Theater in...
  • Creekwood on what it means to be a Bluegrass-Americana band in Orange County

    Creekwood on what it means to be a Bluegrass-Americana band in Orange County

    Creekwood is a band that formed in Nashville in 2012. Since then, Andrew McBride and Cooper Nelson moved to Orange County, where the band now calls home. All members of the band (Andrew McBride, Cooper Nelson, Mathias Chaidez, Levi Duren, Rob Orr) discuss the challenges of being a bluegrass...
  • A capella group m-pact performs at Upstairs at Vitello's

    A capella group m-pact performs at Upstairs at Vitello's

    The award-winning a capella pop/jazz ensemble known as m-pact will perform on July 27 and August 24 at the trendy Studio City, Calif. nightclub Upstairs at Vitello’s. Showtimes are 8 p.m. and reservations are highly recommended. The group will perform new (and classic) m-pact music, as well as...
  • Guide to The Hollywood Palladium

    Guide to The Hollywood Palladium

    The Hollywood Palladium was designed and built in 1940 with an art deco style paid for by Norman Chandler, who was the publisher of the Los Angeles Times. The Palladium was built by Maurice Cohen, a film producer, on land that was formerly occupied by the Paramount Pictures lot. The building was...
  • A complete guide to the Los Angeles Convention Center

    A complete guide to the Los Angeles Convention Center

    The Los Angeles Convention Center opened its doors in 1971 and has since been one of the most technologically advanced and efficiently designed exhibition and convention facilities in the world. Designed by James Ingo Freed, the Center’s annex is made of green glass and white steel frames. The...
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