Live Music: Gustavo Dudamel Conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl in an evening of Beethoven.

By Don Heckman It was warm at the Hollywood Bowl Tuesday night – warm verging toward hot, one of those Bowl evenings when the temperature, and conversations about the temperature, can distract listeners from the music on stage. But not on this night, a night in which Ludwig van Beethoven, Gustavo Dudamel and the L.A.… Read More Live Music: Gustavo Dudamel Conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl in an evening of Beethoven.

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Picks of the Week: July 21 – 27 In Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City, London, Paris and Tokyo

By Don Heckman It’s another warm Summer week, with many international jazz clubs shuttered in their annual July -August hiatus. But there’s still some fine music to be heard. Los Angeles – July 22. (Tues.) Strunz and Farah. The dynamic guitar duo of Costa Rica’s Jorge Strunz and Iran’s Ardeshir Farah, showcase their irresistibly eclectic… Read More Picks of the Week: July 21 – 27 In Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City, London, Paris and Tokyo

Picks of the Week Dec. 1 – 7: Grammy Noms, Eubanks, Botti, L.A. Phil, Barbieri, Feinstein, Keillor and More

Picks of the Week: Dec. 1 – 7. Television  – Dec. 3. (Wed.) Grammy Nominations. The nominations for the 51stannual Grammy Awards will be announced on live, prime time television for the first time (with the usual three hour delay for the West Coast). L L Cool J and Taylor Swift will host the hour-long… Read More Picks of the Week Dec. 1 – 7: Grammy Noms, Eubanks, Botti, L.A. Phil, Barbieri, Feinstein, Keillor and More