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.
By Don Heckman Los Angeles – April 24. (Wed.) Barbara Morrison. A legend in her own right, the versatile Ms. Morrison celebrates the music of the iconic Ella Fitzgerald. She’ll be backed by pianist Stuart Elster, bassist Pat Senatore and drummer Lee Spath. Vibrato Grill Jazz…etc. (310) 474-9400. -April 24. (Wed.) Miles Evans Big Band. … Read More Picks of the Week: April 24 – 28
By Don Heckman Los Angeles – July 25. (Wed.) Street Corner Renaissance. With a quintet of singers whose age ranges from 50 to 72, the lush a cappella harmonies and crisp rhythms of the Renaissance convincingly bring the sound of groups such as the Ink Spots and the Chiffons vividly into the present. Catalina Bar… Read More Picks of the Week: July 24 – 29
By Don Heckman The Hollywood Bowl’s 2010 season kicked off with a typically spectacular, opening night show Friday. Three more inductions were made into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame. Each was a worthy choice, reaching from classical pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet to the legendary pop group, The Carpenters, and disco queen Donna Summer. For audiences,… Read More Live Music: Opening Night 2010 at the Hollywood Bowl with Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Richard Carpenter and Donna Summer
By Don Heckman The Picks of the Week are late this week — the result of last weekend’s busy coverage of the Playboy Jazz Festival. But better late than never, and here are my selections for at least the last part of the week. Los Angeles – June 17. (Thurs.) Braziliato. An evening of entertaining… Read More Picks of the Week: June 17 – 20