Live Jazz: Charles Lloyd and Bill Frisell in a CAP UCLA concert at Royce Hall

By Don Heckman Charles Lloyd made one of his rare Southland appearances Saturday night a Royce Hall in a CAP UCLA (Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA) concert. And, as often happens with the iconic jazz saxophonist and flutist, one couldn’t help but wish that Lloyd would leave his Santa Barbara home for… Read More Live Jazz: Charles Lloyd and Bill Frisell in a CAP UCLA concert at Royce Hall

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Live Music: Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby at Royce Hall

By Mike Finkelstein Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby brought their bluegrass collaboration to a CAP UCLA concert at Royce Hall on Friday night, playing to a very appreciative if not overflowing crowd. Backed by the amazing six-piece Kentucky Thunder bluegrass band, Skaggs and Hornsby took on music ranging from Bill Monroe to Rick James. At… Read More Live Music: Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby at Royce Hall

Dance: Lucy Guerin Inc. at Royce Hall

by Jane Rosenberg Elemental forces were at work on the stage of Royce Hall on Friday, October 4 when Lucy Guerin, the Australian choreographer, presented her North American premiere of “Weather” in a CAP UCLA concert. Nature’s seasons have long been a romantic lure for choreographers and composers – Petipa, Robbins, Glazunov, Tchaikovsky and Vivaldi,… Read More Dance: Lucy Guerin Inc. at Royce Hall

Live Music: The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra at Royce Hall

By Don Heckman Always eager to display their fascination with a far-ranging selection of music, the skilled players of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra once again showcased their remarkable versatility Sunday night in a CAP UCLA concert at Royce Hall. The program reached across more than two centuries, from Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 in… Read More Live Music: The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra at Royce Hall

Live Jazz: Rudresh Mahanthappa with Indo-Pak Coalition and Gamak at Royce Hall

By Don Heckman At first glance, Saturday night seemed to offer one of the intriguing jazz events of the season: alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa appearing with his groups Indo-Pak Coalition and Gamak in a CAP UCLA concert at Royce Hall.  Over the past decade, Mahanthappa, a second generation Indian American, has received significant recognition from… Read More Live Jazz: Rudresh Mahanthappa with Indo-Pak Coalition and Gamak at Royce Hall

Live Music: Robert Randolph and the Slide Brothers at Royce Hall

By Mike Finkelstein Last weekend at Royce Hall, CAP UCLA presented another intriguing show, as Robert Randolph and the Slide Brothers delivered a unique clinic on how to make a musical point with a steel guitar.   I’m not sure how many of us knew that the Slide Brothers use four or five non-identical steel guitars… Read More Live Music: Robert Randolph and the Slide Brothers at Royce Hall

Live Music: Steve Earl and Allison Moorer in a CAP UCLA Concert at Royce Hall

By Mike Finkelstein Last Saturday night, veteran folk singer Steve Earle and his wife Allison Moorer played a stripped down show in a CAP UCLA concert at Royce Hall.   They used a short rotation of his guitar, harmonica, and mandolin, with her guitar, accordion, and piano to give us all a reminder of how the… Read More Live Music: Steve Earl and Allison Moorer in a CAP UCLA Concert at Royce Hall