Live Music: Katia Moraes and Sambaguru at Vitello’s

By Don Heckman Any performance by Kátia Moraes and Sambaguru is a gripping tour through the seemingly infinite rhythms and far reaching passions of Brazilian music. And their appearance at Vitello’s Friday night offered all that and more. Moraes has been one of the Southland’s most dynamic singer/dancers since the ’90s. A frequent star of… Read More Live Music: Katia Moraes and Sambaguru at Vitello’s

Live Music: Caetano Veloso at the Greek Theatre

By Don Heckman Caetano Veloso gave a masterful performance at the Greek Theatre last night.  No news there, actually, since his Los Angeles appearances have always been memorable.  Some have been small, relatively intimate, emphasizing the innate lyricism of his music.  Some have been bigger, samba-oriented events, drawing crowds of dancers into the aisles.  This… Read More Live Music: Caetano Veloso at the Greek Theatre