Picks of the Week: May 10 – 15

By Don Heckman Los Angeles – May 11. (Wed.)  Perla Batalla.  Blessed with a rich-toned voice, fascinated with a broad range of music, Batalla tells an engaging story with everything she sings.  Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts.     (562) 916-8501. – May 11. (Wed.)  Julia Gottlieb.  Emerging young singer Gottlieb does a showcase performance with… Read More Picks of the Week: May 10 – 15

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World Music: Mamak Khadem at the Getty Center

By Don Heckman The Getty Center’s “Sounds of L.A.” series is aimed at showcasing the Southland’s extraordinary range of creative talent.  And that franchise was in full blossom Saturday night with the appearance of singer Mamak Khadem. Perhaps best known – until now – as the remarkable voice driving the cross-cultural ensemble, Axiom of Choice,… Read More World Music: Mamak Khadem at the Getty Center