Live Music: Steely Dan And The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra At The Opening Night At The Hollywood Bowl, Saturday June 18th, 2016

By Devon Wendell. The first half of the opening night at The Hollywood Bowl kicked off with a heartfelt, spirited performance of Stephen Sondheim’s “Children Will Listen” by the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts Vocal Ensemble, accompanied by The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.  This was presented by The LA Phil Education Fellowship Program. … Read More Live Music: Steely Dan And The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra At The Opening Night At The Hollywood Bowl, Saturday June 18th, 2016

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills Announces 2016/17 Season

Musical Theatre: The Wallis and Cody Lassen production of Merrily We Roll Along Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by George Furth Directed by Michael Arden November 22 – December 18, 2016 Michael Arden directs this rarely staged Stephen Sondheim musical. Merrily We Roll Along travels backwards in time to navigate the bumpy history… Read More Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills Announces 2016/17 Season

I Only Have Eyes for You: The Life and Lyrics of Al Dubin at the Montalban Theatre, Hollywood

By Jane Rosenberg Al Dubin, the lyricist who, along with Harry Warren, brought us such memorable songs as “We’re in the Money,” “42nd Street,” “You’re Getting to Be a Habit With Me,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” and “September in the Rain,” is the subject of the new musical, I Only Have Eyes for You, currently running… Read More I Only Have Eyes for You: The Life and Lyrics of Al Dubin at the Montalban Theatre, Hollywood

LA Opera’s Madame Butterfly at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

By Jane Rosenberg In LA Opera’s riveting Madame Butterfly, which penetratingly explored the effects of imperialism in early twentieth century Japan, we have a Butterfly that transcended the domestic and became epic in scope. Ana Maria Martinez as Cio-Cio-San from Madame Butterfly. Photo by Ken Howard for LA Opera Everything in this new production, created… Read More LA Opera’s Madame Butterfly at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

Notes From the Left Coast: Judy Wexler at Vitello’s E Spot Lounge

By Don Heckman It was a real pleasure to return to Vitello’s Saturday night, after spending more than a year in Oregon, away from one of our favorite music rooms. Since our return, the E Spot Lounge is a considerably remodeled version of the original venue. But no problem there. Although the stage has been… Read More Notes From the Left Coast: Judy Wexler at Vitello’s E Spot Lounge