Here, There & Everywhere: Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5 (From the Archives)

By Don Heckman Michael Jackson’s unfortunate, premature passing last week reminded me of the first time I’d seen him, thirty seven years ago, performing with his brothers at Madison Square Garden. At the time, I was covering rock and pop music for the New York Times, and the Jackson 5 performance was just another stop… Read More Here, There & Everywhere: Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5 (From the Archives)

Q & A: Larry Rosen — music entrepreneur, producer and musician, Part II

By Fernando Gonzalez This is the second part of a conversation in Miami Beach with music entrepreneur, producer and musician Larry Rosen. Part I addressed the state of the music business. This second and final installment focuses on Rosen’s work as a live jazz producer in Miami. Rosen, who has been living in Miami since… Read More Q & A: Larry Rosen — music entrepreneur, producer and musician, Part II

Live World Music: Goran Bregovic and his Wedding and Funeral Orchestra at Royce Hall

By Don Heckman UCLA Live couldn’t have made a better choice to wrap its 2008-2009 concert series than Goran Bregovic and his Wedding and Funeral Orchestra. The large, celebratory ensemble of the Sarajevo-born Bregovic – a composer, guitarist, singer and actor – delivered a 2 ½ hour, non-stop collection of music from the Balkans and… Read More Live World Music: Goran Bregovic and his Wedding and Funeral Orchestra at Royce Hall