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”

Live Soul: Smokey Robinson And The Los Angeles Philharmonic At The Hollywood Bowl

By Devon Wendell                Before Smokey stole a piece of the Hollywood Bowl stage forever Friday night, the Los Angeles Philharmonic demonstrated its love for American standards.  Half of the evening’s program was a dedication to the American classic song books of Bernstein, Mancini, and Gershwin by the Philharmonic under the conduction of Sarah Hicks, but… Read More Live Soul: Smokey Robinson And The Los Angeles Philharmonic At The Hollywood Bowl