Live Music: Josh Groban and the Los Angeles Philharmonic in the “July Fourth Fireworks Spectacular”

By Don Heckman Josh Groban was the headliner, but the fireworks stole the show Tuesday night at the Hollywood Bowl. Not surprising, since the L.A. Philharmonic’s annual celebration of the 4th of July is one of the Southland’s summer highlights.  And once again the evening reached its climactic ending with a blend of spectacular pyrotechnics… Read More Live Music: Josh Groban and the Los Angeles Philharmonic in the “July Fourth Fireworks Spectacular”

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Live Music: Lang Lang and Herbie Hancock at the Hollywood Bowl

By Don Heckman There were two very good reasons why the names Lang Lang and Herbie Hancock were prominently displayed on the marquee at the entrance to the Hollywood Bowl Saturday night. The first, obviously, was because they are marquee names, and that’s what it takes to fill the 18,000 plus seats in the vast,… Read More Live Music: Lang Lang and Herbie Hancock at the Hollywood Bowl