CD Review: Carole King’s “Legendary Demos”

 Carole King Legendary Demos (Hear Music/Concord Music Group) by Devon Wendell Carole King has earned legendary status under her own name as a singer/songwriter since her first solo album, Writer, in 1970 and her most critically acclaimed and top selling recording, Tapestry, in 1971. Prior to that she earned her stripes as a songwriter in NYC for Don Kirshner’s… Read More CD Review: Carole King’s “Legendary Demos”

Live Music: “A Birthday Tribute To Billie Holiday” at Catalina Bar & Grill

By Don Heckman There was a party mood in the air at Catalina Bar & Grill Wednesday night.  And with good reason.  An enthusiastic, full house crowd had turned out to celebrate what would have been Billie Holiday’s 97th birthday.  In fact, it was a few weeks beyond the actual birthdate of April 7.  But… Read More Live Music: “A Birthday Tribute To Billie Holiday” at Catalina Bar & Grill

Picks of the Week: April 25 – April 30

By Don Heckman Los Angeles – April 25. (Wed.)  Corky Hale and Freda Payne.  A Salute to Billie Holiday’s Birthday.  Lovely Freda Payne has a convincing way with the musical riches of the Holiday legacy.  And  the versatile pianist/harpist Hale, once Lady Day’s accompanist, provides the perfect setting.  Catalina Bar & Grill.   (323) 466-2210. –… Read More Picks of the Week: April 25 – April 30