Live Music: Noa (Achinoam Nini) in a UCLA Live Concert at Royce Hall

By Don Heckman Israeli singer Noa breezed into town for a too-brief, ninety minute set at U.C.L.A.’s Royce Hall last night.  It should’ve been, could’ve been longer.  Noa, whose full name is Achinoam Nini, is a singer-songwriter with extraordinary skills.  Well-known on the international, world music circuit, she still hasn’t received the recognition in this… Read More Live Music: Noa (Achinoam Nini) in a UCLA Live Concert at Royce Hall

Picks of the Week: Mar. 20 – 25

By Don Heckman Los Angeles – Mar. 21. (Wed.)  Zana Messia and the Balkan Soul Orchestra. Yugoslavian singer-songwriter Messia celebrates the release of her new album, Balkan Soul, featuring the arching melodies and gypsy rhythms of her songs.  Guest  performers will reportedly be in attendance as well.  Vitello’s.    (818) 769-0905. – Mar. 21. (Wed.)  Zakir… Read More Picks of the Week: Mar. 20 – 25